How to Fix Poor Contact

By Glenn Mcanally

It is hard to get enthusiastic about the game of golf if you always make poor contact with the ball. Good contact can only be achieved if you hit the ball with the club's sweet spot, which is in the middle of the clubface. For many golfers, there is no better feeling than the shudder of electricity one gets with a well struck shot. Follow the steps offered here and you will find the sweet spot with more consistency.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Learn that good contact begins with proper weight transfer. As you perform your backswing, be sure to transfer your weight away from your target.
Step 2
Go through a slow motion backswing and make sure your hands and club are over your right leg. This will automatically help you keep the weight properly distributed.
Step 3
Check to make sure your shoulder turn is level. Don't dip your left shoulder or you will come down too steep on the ball. You will hit the ball with the club head's top edge and pop the ball up.
Step 4
Take a practice swing and pay specific attention to where your shoulders are throughout your swing. For the backswing, right shoulder must get right under the chin. For the downswing, left shoulder must be right under the chin. This helps maintain correct posture.
Step 5
Keep your head down. Do not let it dip down or tilt up. This will throw your club off the correct swing path and you will hit the ball with the heel of the club. (The heel is the part of the club head closest to the shaft.) Hit with the heel and your shot will just streak across the grass.

Tips & Warnings

Experiment with different tee heights to make sure that the ball is at a level that best matches your swing. Try impact tape that you can get at any golf store. Impact tape attached to your club face will tell you exactly what part of the club face hits the ball.
Experiment with different tee heights to make sure that the ball is at a level that best matches your swing.
Try impact tape that you can get at any golf store. Impact tape attached to your club face will tell you exactly what part of the club face hits the ball.
Don't lift your back at any time during the swing or else you will come down too steep and hit the ball with an ugly scrape along the top edge of the club.

About The Author

Glenn McAnally is a thriller novelist and life long golfer who lives in Southern California. His most recent work is the action thriller Endangered as well as a story credit for the upcoming Nintendo DS title Elite Forces: Unit 77. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

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