Quick Answer: How Do You Fix Hitting Behind The Ball?

Should I keep my eye on the golf ball?

While staring at the ball for part of a FULL SWING is beneficial, keeping your eyes on the ball for the entire golf swing is bad: erratic balls and risk of injuries ensue..

Where should I look when striking the golf ball?

You are not sure where to look when hitting a golf ball. The Solution: While common advice is to focus either on the entire ball, a spot in front of the ball, a specific dimple on the ball or the back inside quarter of the golf ball there is no rule here and no proven method.

Should I look in front of the golf ball?

THINK AHEAD: KEEP YOUR FOCUS IN FRONT OF THE BALL Trying to keep your eye on the ball pretty much ensures that your club will bottom out too soon. If you want to hit crisp irons from the fairway, your focus should be well forward of the ball. … The ball just gets in the way.

Why do I keep hitting behind the ball?

Improper weight transfer and dropping the right shoulder can lead to “fat” shots. Hitting behind the golf ball, or hitting it “fat,” is a common problem, especially with high handicappers. It is a frustrating mishit that results in added strokes to the scorecard.

Why am I hitting the ground first with my driver?

Hitting the ground before the ball can have many causes. Among them are: 1) Hanging back or fall back with your weight onto your rear side through impact. 2) Releasing the club too soon.

How do I keep my head behind the golf ball at impact?

You should feel that most of your weight is loaded over the inside of your right leg. From here, let your body unwind toward the target while staying “behind the ball” through impact— that is, your head and upper body maintain their position and don’t drift closer to the target until after contact.

Should I choke up on my driver?

When a shot comes up that requires the best of your accuracy, but you still want to hit your driver, consider choking down on the grip of the club. Even moving down the grip by just an inch or two can go a long way toward improving your accuracy.