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Divot after the ball...Reason/Fix?


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#1 shi shi

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

Hey guys, new to the instruction forum. Hoping you guys could help me out a little bit.

Heres the story im a relatively good golfer floating around more or less a 0 Hcp, and latley i have been hitting shots that feel thin and i look down at the divot and its just after the ball? Am i picking my head up? Whats going on, do you guys know any drills that would fit this situation? Thanks in advance for replys.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

I thought that a true solid golf shot with a iron resulted in a divot past where contact is made with the ball  and it meant the ball was being compressed for the most distance , just watch the pro's , it looked like every iron shot they hit has a divot following contact

Edited by RetiredMedic029, 04 November 2012 - 12:09 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

View PostRetiredMedic029, on 04 November 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

I thought that a true solid golf shot with a iron resulted in a divot past where contact is made with the ball  and it meant the ball was being compressed for the most distance , just watch the pro's , it looked like every iron shot they hit has a divot following contact

Yes, i understand where you are coming from but i would think the divot should start right as your making contact with the ball. I found this pic on the internet and i think it kindof explains my situation the divot starting after the ball. Thanks alot fo the response :nyam:
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:20 AM



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

go to 10 mins in



Edited by Finbarr Saunders, 04 November 2012 - 02:01 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

View Postshi shi, on 04 November 2012 - 12:59 AM, said:

View PostRetiredMedic029, on 04 November 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

I thought that a true solid golf shot with a iron resulted in a divot past where contact is made with the ball  and it meant the ball was being compressed for the most distance , just watch the pro's , it looked like every iron shot they hit has a divot following contact

Yes, i understand where you are coming from but i would think the divot should start right as your making contact with the ball. I found this pic on the internet and i think it kindof explains my situation the divot starting after the ball. Thanks alot fo the response :nyam:
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Not sure if trolling? What is the problem here? You say you think it should start where you hit the ball, that would be fat.....
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

You are getting your upper body moving laterally too much toward target in downswing.

Need more tilt at impact to shallow out angle of attack.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

That look pretty much perfect to me!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Defenitley not trolling..thanks for the vids guys.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

When you address the ball, your club head is at the bottom of the swing arc, when you swing your body shifts forward which in turn changes the bottom of the arc (In front of ball) which is what you want. This is how we compress the ball. Now if you feel you are hitting in front too much then you need to do what the above poster stated.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

I used to think a divot forward of the ball was a fault, now it's a goal. :-)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

on a related note I can't stop hitting fairways with my driver.  Can anyone help me out?

Seriously though, visually your divots look great.  Does your strike feel thin?  If so don't slide.  Turn away, turn thru.

But divots don't start until the ball is gone.  Dude you are a scratch golfer and could win your club championship.  You know this...


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 04 November 2012 - 01:49 AM, said:

go to 10 mins in




That is a great video.  I would love to have a copy of that.  Where did you get it?

I am not getting one started, but Clampett has a good argument in there about his thoughts on swinging down versus up with the driver.  He thoughts are at least intriguing.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

this entire thread seems fishy. never met a scratch golfer who didn't understand the divot comes after the ball. center of divot on tour is average 3-4 inches after the ball.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 05 November 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

this entire thread seems fishy. never met a scratch golfer who didn't understand the divot comes after the ball. center of divot on tour is average 3-4 inches after the ball.

I hate to say it, but I was +2 back in the 80's and 90's and didn't understand it, as I mentioned, I thought it was a fault. Pre internet golf forums... :-)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

With my 7 iron, my ball flight starts slightly right and then goes out and moves back online to the left and only goes about 215 yards.  Can any one suggest drills to improve this?    :swoon:

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