Examine Your Ball Positioning
For those of you that hit the ball to high we know that one of the causes of this is when the handle is too far behind the ball at the moment of impact. What may be causing this problem is merely that the ball position is too far forward in your stance. Then when you take your set up your hands are already behind the ball, thereby making your shot go too high. What you would like to have happen is that when you are hitting an iron off of the ground you would like for the ball to be positioned right off the left side of your face. That would be the appropriate ball position to hit the ball on the trajectory you are looking for.
Three Clubs Drill
A real good drill to help you get the correct ball position is the three clubs drill.
- What I would like you to do is to lay one club down outside the ball to represent the target line
- Lay a second club down parallel to the first but inside the ball to represent your stance line.
- Then lay the third club down perpendicular to the first two clubs with the butt of the handle pointing at the ball.
Make Adjustments as Needed
Once you have done this you can tell exactly where your ball position is based on the location of the third club relative to your feet. If the ball is played too far forward it will be readily apparent because the third club will be right next to your front foot. Then all you have to do is adjust your stance so that the ball is slightly forward of the center of your stance in order to get the handle in the right place at impact to make the shot go lower.