Swing Fixes

There are a number of shots that are detrimental to you score. Starting with the most common, links to pages showing how to eliminate each type of bad shot are shown below

The most common is a slice – a ball that curves to the right of the target. A less extreme version is a fade. It curves slightly to the right. Fades are often hit intentionally for control or to fit a particular pin placement or other condition.

Some people struggle with fighting a hook – a ball that curves to the left of the target. A less extreme version is a draw. It curves slightly to the left. Draws are often hit intentionally to maximize distance off the tee or to fit a particular pin placement or other condition.

Topping the ball is hitting the ball on the upper half so it never gets off the ground except after a bounce directly in front of the tee.

Hitting the ball fat is hitting the ground slightly behind the ball.

Hitting the ball thin is hitting the ball up from the bottom so the trajectory is lower than intended.

Skying the ball is getting the clubhead partially under the ball so contact is made at the top edge of the clubhead. The ball goes very high and usually quite a bit shorter.

Hitting the ball thin is hitting the ball up from the bottom so the trajectory is lower than intended.

The best – and easiest – place to start for the last 4 flaws is here: Simple (and Easy) Swing Adjustments. If these easy adjustments work, there is no need to go any further.

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