How to Hit a Golf Ball Over Water

By Tim Cusick

How to Hit a Golf Ball Over Water

Do Not Panic When Hitting a Golf Shot Over Water

You can see that I have just a short shot to the pin, it is basically 100 yards that I am from the pin. This is a relatively easy shot when you are playing the game of golf. The only problem right here is that I have some water that I have to carry over. Someone can have this shot on the golf course where there is no water and all there is is grass and there is no big deal, they can play this shot all day long. Now you put a body of water in front of the ball and all of a sudden everyone starts to panic. What you need to do is you can't make that water disappear. There is no way, you can sit there and talk yourself until you are blue in the face but that water is not going away.

Commit to Your Golf Shot and Swing with Confidence

What you have to do is you have to be committed to your shot. You have to understand what it takes for you to hit a good shot. You have to stand up here and make a good practice swing and be very committed to the swing thoughts that you have to hit a good shot. Then step up there, picture a good, make your best swing that you can make, and that shot turned out great. I had a great visual image of what I had to do. I put it to use in the swing and I got a great result. So remember, when you are hitting over a body of water, you can't make the water go away, but you have to be committed to your shot. If you do that you are going to hit better shots more often.

Category: Practice
Sub-Category:

ACTIVITY FEED

Tim E. joined GolfLink
Hollimon G. joined GolfLink

Joe E.  Scored 118 at  The Golf Club At Hawks Prairie, Links Lacey, Washington

Joe E.  Scored 110 at  Maplewood Renton, Washington

Richard S. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Learn How to Make Long Putts Speed is critical on long putts, how much your ball breaks depends on the speed that you plan to hit the ball
How to Warm Up for a Golf Game Before Your Round Find out how arriving to a golf course at least one-half hour early can help you play without tension
Ladder Chipping Drill to Develop Distance Control A great way to develop distance control, feel and sensory perception when chipping is this ladder drill that requires you chip five consecutive balls each further than the previous one