Tip From the Archives

Deep Wedge Divots

Problem

You are having difficulties controlling the ball around the green and your divots are very deep with your wedge shots.

Cure

Do not lean the shaft of the club too much towards the target as this can prevent your release. This will cause the club to dig too deep into the ground and the ball will fly further and lower than desired.

Therapy

A lot of great golfers and distance hitters will create too much lag with their wedges during the downswing so that their hands are much further ahead of the ball at impact than they were at set up. This causes them to unintentionally deloft the clubhead at impact. Work on getting your hands in the same position at impact as they were at setup. To help promote a release, you might find it useful to imagine that you are throwing a ball underhand with your trailing hand.

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