Category: Duffing

The Ball Is Below Your Feet

Getting a fade, slice, or duffing because the toe of your club touches the ground first and opens the face of the club.

The Ball Is Above Your Feet

Getting a draw, hook, or duffing the ball when it is lying above your feet because this makes the ball actually closer to your club than it would be if you were on a flat surface. The heel of the club touches the ground first and closes the face of the club.

Sidehill Lies Require an Upright Swing

Standing up as you swing because your sense of balance tries to keep you from falling down the slope or swinging too flat and hitting the ground before you make contact with the ball.

Stop swaying

Over shifting or swaying right during your backswing because your upper body gets outside of your right leg and your leg straightens. This can cause pull hooks, shanks, ground balls, or hitting the ball right.

A Three Dimensional Swing for Better Contact

Failure to make proper contact with the ball due to a poor swing; causing you to hook, slice, top, or duff. You fail to make solid contact if you move your right elbow up and down because you don?t get the depth you need to make a full backswing turn.

Common Chipping Mistakes

Restricting your swing while chipping, not enough loft, or easing into the ball.

Use Fairway Woods or Hybrids in the Bunker

Bunker in the fairway, your irons may dig into the sand too much, and you need more distance.

Brace For More Power

Slicing, hitting fat, or topping.

How to Hit on an Uphill Lie

When hitting from an uphill lie, gravity will make it difficult to transfer your weight to your front foot during your forward swing. The steeper the hill, the greater the draw and the more you will need to change your aim to compensate for the right to left spin.