How to Fix Your Golf Swing

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Now everything is decided. Any mistakes in the backswing and follow-through are now evident. Is the face perpendicular to the finish line? Is the ball hit cleanly, or do you hit it too thin or too fat?

If your golf swing runs smoothly in all points, you will now hit the ball with an inside-out swing curve. The club head is perpendicular to the target line. The meeting point of the ball is in the so-called sweet spot of the clubface. At the moment of impact, your hands are well in front of the club head.

Only after you have hit the ball with the club head and sent it on its journey does the club head touch the ground. Depending on the club, a divot may also be knocked out of the ground. If the club head touches the ground before the ball hits, it is said to be a fat hit. Since the ground slows down a lot, a "fat" ball flies much flatter and of course not that far.

Damaging the lawn during a golf swing is part of the game, by the way. Nobody blames you for that, not even the greenkeeper. Avoiding the racket touching the ground is usually not a good idea. A ball hit too high up (topped ball) flies even flatter and usually does not keep the direction, because it is deposited by almost every bump.


The thing about the divots

The shorter the iron, the greater the likelihood that a divot will be knocked out of the grass. This is completely normal and cannot be prevented at all. When training on the driving range, however, you can quickly add decent areas. Of course, the best thing is if you cover the divots yourself on the driving range - if possible. However, to make things a little easier for the yard workers, you should at least place their balls so that a large area can be repaired at the end and not a wild collection of smaller holes in the lawn.

How to train properly: Beginners tend to put the next ball behind a divot to make it easier to get to the ball. With the perfect golf swing, however, you first hit the ball and then hit the ground with the club head. So do it like the pros: put the ball in front of a divot. This will not distort the situation and you will no longer knock so much lawn out of the ground.