Hitting Push Shots and Slice with Descending Blow?
I received the email from a golfer one day. He said he wanted to hit his irons with a descending blow and started to practice. But then, he started to hit push shots and slice.
He was a draw hitter. Draw hitters tend to sweep the ball even with their irons.
Anyway, he moved his ball to the right to hit it on the descending blow. He thought that if he moves the ball back, it will be easier to hit it before the lowest point of his swing.
Changing Ball Position
He told me that with his 7 iron, he placed the ball 1 to 2 ball-length right from the center of his stance. That is too much right for a 7 iron.
Because his ball position was too much right, he started to push it to the right or slice the ball.
So I advised him to move his ball 1 to 2 ball-length left from the center of his stance.
He did just that and started hitting it straight.
The ball position can dramatically change your ball flight. But it takes some time because you are used to old ball position and have a golf swing to match that ball position.
So if you change the ball position, you will start hitting horrible shots that you never imagined you hit.
That is because you are used to the old ball position. It will take some time to get used to the new position.
But if you keep hitting it with the new position, your golf swing will start to change to match with the new ball position.
So when changing ball position, you need to be little patient with the result.
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- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
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