Golf Tips for Fixing Weak Short Shots

By Ty Andersen

Hit Solid Golf Shots

Here is a tip for those people hitting weak or not solid golf shots.

  • Usually when they first come to me when that is happening to them the first thing I do is look at them face on, just like the camera is on me.
  • Invariably what I see is that the hands are in the wrong position, they are usually back a little bit, and a dead giveaway is that the shaft of that golf club is straight up and down. If the golf club is straight up and down I am going to expect to see a lot of weak shots going high either to the right if you are right handed or to the left if you are left handed.

All I am going to do is get them set up correctly with the club. The club is built with an angle so that the shaft and grip go forward. If I just set up on that shaft correctly and keep my hands in the proper position, which is always right here and here, now you can see I am sitting in better position to that club. That is going to allow me to hit down and through the shot instead of hitting the club in a very weak position.

Check Your Hands for More Powerful Golf Shots

So if you are having trouble hitting weak shots or not having good contact with the club check your set up with the club, check your hands and I think you will see an improvement immediately.


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About the Instructor

Ty Andersen
Ty Andersen
Director, The Ty Andersen Golf Academy
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Phone: 239-272-7086
E-mail: TyPgaPro@aol.com

Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.