We all know that hitting the ball fat is very very frustrating. But as everything with golf swing mechanics, once you realize what you’re doing wrong, you can start on working on it and eventually correcting it
When trying to work on this, try to get a golfing buddy to watch your swing. Why? Because it’s nearly impossible to see what you’re doing wrong without someone else’s help. With a golfing buddy, you can ask him to observe you on you are hitting the ball fat.
Probably one reason for hitting the ball fat is because of the drop of your rear shoulder. Remember that right shoulder is for right handed golfers while left shoulder is for left-handed golfers.
When you drop your rear shoulder too much, the club usually hits the ground early which results in an improper shot.
You can try this simple exercise as your practice. Take your club while assuming your normal address. Try to move the club up to the very top of your backswing and then stop. While that is happening, slide your hips going to your target area and you can easily notice that your rear shoulder dips down as well.
Assuming you’re practicing with your friend watching you, then you can ask him to look if your shoulder drops when doing this.
You can consider concentrating on keeping your forward shoulder down. Do this multiple times and your body will get used to it. Eventually your shots will improve.
Do remember to keep your forward arm straight as you do your backswing. With that, there’s a good chance that you will end up with a good shot.
As you can see, the tips and techniques mentioned here are easy yet you need to apply constant effort in order to master it. And the best place to perform this is at the practice range.
Hitting the ball fat is one thing that a lot of golfers always commit but that doesn’t mean you have to be contented with your performance. Again practicing those tips is the best way to get it done.