How to hit shots higher and lower?
How to hit shots higher and lower? is a short Golf blog post explaining exactly how to do just that?
Firstly, let’s take a look at how to hit the ball lower.
There are many key points to follow to hit a shot lower.
Hitting the ball lower
Make sure that the ball position is further back in the stance than your normal ball position. This will help to make a steeper downswing which in turn will decrease the dynamic loft at impact.
Keep your hands in front of the ball at the address. Again, this will promote a steeper downswing, decreasing the loft.
Try to keep your weight over the ball during the backswing. Concentrating on keeping your left eye lower than your right eye will help you develope this skill.
This may sound too simple, but choose a club with less loft and swing it easier. In doing so, the launch angle will be lower and the reduced amount of spin at impact will help keep your ball lower in flight.
Finally, keeping the follow through as low and short as possible will help keep the ball flight lower.
Hitting the ball higher
To hit the ball higher, follow these simple steps to success.
The ball position should be placed further forward than your normal ball position. This will help to shallow out the swing arc and therefore increasing the dynamic loft at impact.
Make sure that your hands are at the same height as the ball. This will also help to shallow out the swing arc and increase the loft at impact.
Keeping your weight more behind the ball at impact will increase your loft.
Again, the easier option is to take a club with more loft and increase your swing speed. Hitting the ball more aggressively will increase the amount of backspin on the ball which in turn will create a higher trajectory.
Finally, complete the follow-through by making sure that you finish with your hands as high as possible.
There are many things that you can change to help hit the ball higher and lower, the above are the biggest changes.
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