Video Series


Video Transcript

I am going to start this by hitting a golf shot for you to see the divot fly out. Hopefully, the camera will pick it up. It’s a nice strike of the golf ball. I’ve taken a little bit of divot here, it’s around about the size of my hand. Now that divot broke up into a couple of different pieces, but I’ve actually got a different divot here from a shot that I hit just previously and you can see the divot there in terms of its size and in terms of the depth and actually how it would fit back into very similar to the hole I’ve just taken with my shot.

And I would suggest it’s one of the biggest differences that I see with better players or lead players, professionals and how a handicap amateur and club golfers is this concept of taking divot and certainly the size, the depth and the location of the divot. So we often see, we have lot of armature golfers, is they like to hit the ball cleanly, they like to hit the ball without taking a divot, there is almost that fear that taking a divot is probably going to hurt…than hurt the club, damage the golf course. They’re only a beginner, they don’t want to be hacker, they don’t want to dig up divots, they don’t want to get told off by the greenkeepers, but as long as you repair or replace your divots, there really is no issue with taking a divot on a golf course.

Divots are good things, the divot should come from after the golf ball, not before the ball. So if I'm hitting a shot looking at the camera this way, I'm going to take the ball then the club keeps going down and starts taking a divot. So it’s very much ball and then divot, not divot and then ball.

Now as we are striking down into the ball in that fashion, taking a divot is a good thing like I mentioned but you can’t have too much of a good thing. So your divot could be too big, it could be too deep, it could to be too wide, it could be too early and you could be taking divots with inappropriate clubs.

So in these next little miniseries of formal videos, we are going to investigate the types of divots you should be taking and if a divot can actually tell you anything about your golf swing that you are doing incorrectly.