Typing the ball is more common for the average golfer than we may wish to admit. It usually appears when you play irons. Let’s take a look at some of the most common contributors to high hits and review some tips for solving this problem.
The swaying of the ball often results when we perform a flat swing. A flat swing is where the club head is swung around the body rather than on the top of the body. It looks like the trajectory of a baseball bat being swayed. The club returns close to the horizontal plane and is known as a flat swing. Many professional golfers such as Ben Hogan have done very well with a flat swing. However, for most golfers, a flat strike may cause the clubface to contact the ball somewhere above its equator. We get a thin, flat shot.
Another reason for the ball is too close to the ball. The swing path of the club becomes too vertical and there is a tendency to get up just before hitting the ball. This training action has the effect of tilting the ball.
Here is a simple exercise that can help you avoid hitting those flat and superior golf shots. You will need a medium iron, a few tees and a few balls.
Exercise: Throw a ball and place another tee in the ground about 4 inches back. Speak to the ball as you normally do and slowly start your back swing. If you perform your normal backswing, your club must barely touch the t-shirt that you have configured on the back.
Now, do another backswing, but this time, raise your club enough to miss the back tee. Complete your swing as you normally do. If you end up hitting both tees, you get too flat. If you miss the back tee, you enter correctly. In other words, you do not want to touch this t-shirt.
This exercise helps to remind you to come at a steeper angle. This steeper angle will help you bring the club to the head below the equator of the ball and that is the key to overcoming a head problem. When you play with your irons, this problem can become more complex. One of the secrets of the tapping is the ability to hit the ball instead of trying to scoop it.
For those who stand too high, your knees are stretched and locked. Try to bend your knees slightly. This will give you more stability and control when you hit your golf shots. Standing too high also prevents your hips from turning during swing and can affect your weight transfer throughout the swing. If you are in a good golf position, many of your inconsistent shooting problems will disappear. The solid golf stance allows you to swing properly and consistently and makes corrections much easier to implement.
For those who balance the club like a baseball bat rather than a golf club, here are some pointers:
Many golfers who end up hitting a flat blow do so because they have too much action over their hips. This includes the arms, shoulders and wrists. Ask a local or experienced professional golfer to watch you while you do some swings. This is really the only way to reduce the problem and it is a problem that you can not normally find by looking in a mirror.
Topping the Ball can be fixed if you put a little time and apply the necessary techniques to your situation. Once you have resolved your upholstery problem, you will begin to enjoy this game more.