What causes a Low Ball Flight and How Senior Golfers can Fix this (Video)
What causes a Low Ball Flight and How Senior Golfers can Fix this (Video)

Okay so what causes a low ball flight? The most common fault is when we stand set up to the ball and we come into the impact and we actually hit up. And when we're trying to hit up, you can just imagine the club isn't actually coming down hitting into the back of the ball where we wanted to be. Its actually coming in and almost scalping the top of the ball because this club is now coming up so most amateur golf is actually one of the biggest faults that you have is that you try and help the ball up in the air and the more you try and lift the ball up in the air the more you're going to hit that ball low, so that's probably.

Let's set ourselves up. And we want to concentrate on hitting down. Remember when you play with your irons, if you hit down the ball goes up. Remember a forward movement of the club coming down. Here we have a 7-iron approximately 42 degrees aloft hit down, as we hit down and thorough it compresses the ball, it rolls back up the angle of the clubface and off the ball goes. The club does the work; we don't, in the sense of trying to help it up in the air. So now you can understand what causes it or how to put it right. Let's give you a simple tip. If I take a wood cover and we setup to the ball, I want to put the wood cover opposite my right foot so I'm going to put that down there. I'm going to put the ball in the middle of the stance. I'm going to put slightly wide as that. Now remember we want to try teach you how to hit down. What about hitting down? So let's take that ball away just to start with. Set ourselves. I'm going to basically hover the club slightly off the ground just so you feel comfortable so you're ought down here tightening up. Hover the club here. And what we're to do from here is to swing the club back and take it back without actually catching that cover so from here, take the club back and now we want you to deliver the club back to where the ball would have been without catching that cover. So from here, so there you go. I've hit down exactly where the ball was and the cover hasn't been moved okay. If you had come in with the old swing what would have happened is you would have come in and as you came in you would have caught the head cover and the head cover would have gone first. Once you've got the confidence, is then put the ball back into the position, hover the club there, take the club back, and then deliver it down. So remember cover away the more you hear this sound going back and then hit down, that ball has gone up in the air. The club has done the work. It’s very, very simple, simple drill. Go and practice this and watch the results come.
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Okay so what causes a low ball flight? The most common fault is when we stand set up to the ball and we come into the impact and we actually hit up. And when we're trying to hit up, you can just imagine the club isn't actually coming down hitting into the back of the ball where we wanted to be. Its actually coming in and almost scalping the top of the ball because this club is now coming up so most amateur golf is actually one of the biggest faults that you have is that you try and help the ball up in the air and the more you try and lift the ball up in the air the more you're going to hit that ball low, so that's probably.

Let's set ourselves up. And we want to concentrate on hitting down. Remember when you play with your irons, if you hit down the ball goes up. Remember a forward movement of the club coming down. Here we have a 7-iron approximately 42 degrees aloft hit down, as we hit down and thorough it compresses the ball, it rolls back up the angle of the clubface and off the ball goes. The club does the work; we don't, in the sense of trying to help it up in the air. So now you can understand what causes it or how to put it right. Let's give you a simple tip. If I take a wood cover and we setup to the ball, I want to put the wood cover opposite my right foot so I'm going to put that down there. I'm going to put the ball in the middle of the stance. I'm going to put slightly wide as that. Now remember we want to try teach you how to hit down. What about hitting down? So let's take that ball away just to start with. Set ourselves. I'm going to basically hover the club slightly off the ground just so you feel comfortable so you're ought down here tightening up. Hover the club here. And what we're to do from here is to swing the club back and take it back without actually catching that cover so from here, take the club back and now we want you to deliver the club back to where the ball would have been without catching that cover. So from here, so there you go. I've hit down exactly where the ball was and the cover hasn't been moved okay. If you had come in with the old swing what would have happened is you would have come in and as you came in you would have caught the head cover and the head cover would have gone first. Once you've got the confidence, is then put the ball back into the position, hover the club there, take the club back, and then deliver it down. So remember cover away the more you hear this sound going back and then hit down, that ball has gone up in the air. The club has done the work. It’s very, very simple, simple drill. Go and practice this and watch the results come.