What Causes High Golf Shots?

What Causes High Golf Shots?

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For those of you who have a tendency to hit the ball too high it is real important that you understand what makes the ball go too high.

The Cause of High Shots

What creates that extra height in your shot is that the handle of the club is too far behind the ball. If I set the handle in the appropriate position I get the exact amount of loft that I need. As I move the handle further back then I keep adding loft, making the ball go too high. So what we have to do to help you get your desired trajectory is to start moving the handle farther forward at impact, thereby de-lofting the club making the ball go in that lower trajectory you are looking for. We have a number of drills and exercises that will help you do exactly that.

Category: High Shots
Sub-Category: Arms, Trajectory, Hands, Swing Drills
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.


ACTIVITY FEED

Swing Tip to Avoid Thin Golf Shots A breakdown of the left wrist or arm causes a change in your swing radius and thin shots
Drive the Golf Ball Further with a Longer Backswing Correct your backswing in three steps to give you more distance
2-Step Golf Technique to Hit On an Uphill Lie Tilt your body with the slope and take more club