Category: Topping

Topping the Ball

The bottom of the club strikes the top of the ball resulting in very low trajectory and unpredictable spin.

Hybrid Setup from the Tee to the Green

A common problem when using hybrids is playing the ball too forward in your stance and taking a sweeping stroke as you would when using a fairway wood. This causes the club to be ascending as it reaches the ball and you will top it. Since Hybrid utility clubs can be used anywhere from the…

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.

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.

Long and High Shots with a Soft Landing

Topping the ball with wedges or you need your lob shot to fly high with a soft landing near the hole. When your grip is too strong, it will release the clubface and make the ball skid at impact.