Cure For Thin Shots: Posture

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
Cure For Thin Shots: Posture
Category: Fat & Thin Shots
Sub-Category: Posture, Swing Drills, Swing Mechanics, Swing Plane, Impact
Other videos in the series Fix Your Thin Shot with Chuck Cook:

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Cure For Thin Shots: Posture

One of the reasons people will hit the ball on the bottom of the club rather than in the center of the club is that during the swing they will tend to either stand taller or pull away from the ball, bringing the arc of the swing up with them and thus catching the bottom of the club, or what we call thin. What you would like to have happen is that whatever posture you start with you would like to be able to maintain that posture, keeping the same distance from the ball throughout the swing. So that you will have the same distance from the ball at the top of the backswing, at impact, and into the first part of the follow-through as you had at address. This will allow you to make solid contact. We have a drill that will help you to do that. What I would like you to do is to take a tee and place it behind the ball just a couple of inches outside the target line. Then I would like you to take a pen and place it in your mouth. Then, while hitting, try to keep the pen pointed at the tee throughout the swing. You will be able to tell if the pen moves up or if the pen moves down, or too much to the right or to the left. If you can do this making half swings then it will help you maintain your distance from the ball as you swing. Let me demonstrate. This is how you maintain the same distance from the ball throughout your swing, allowing you to make solid contact with the ball rather than hitting it with the bottom of the clubface.

About the Instructor
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Spicewood, TX 78669
Tel: 512-329-4000

Chuck Cook is instructor to such PGA Tour greats as Payne Stewart, Tom Kite, and Corey Pavin. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #9 instructor in the world.

Subscribe Today

Get our best training tips, videos, and tee times deals -- straight to your inbox

Tee Times Deals to your inbox
Join our mailing list today!


Pablo G.  Scored 100 at  Brookside 1 Pasadena, California

Kim J.  just went PRO!

Bill S.  just went PRO!

Lance D.  just went PRO!

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Selecting The Irons In Your Bag Watch Video>>

Tee Time Deals

Monday, Mar 19 to Saturday, Mar 24

Increasing Distance: Clubhead Speed Create torque between your torso and waist to unwind your body faster and increase clubhead speed
Timing of the Wrist Hinge in the Backswing Allow the sweep of the club to naturally hinge your wrist for you during your backswing
Swing Plane This drill will help you monitor your swing plane from the backswing, downswing and follow through

Find a Golf Course

Please enter some search criteria.
Popular Golf Courses
Top 100 Courses Book Tee Times