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Question

Brian Can’t Take a Divot

“Bobby I do not take a divot on any of my shots and cannot seem to no matter what I do. I therefore conclude that is why my distances are not as long as any of my playing partners. Can you recommend a drill to overcome this so I can get the 4″ ahead of the ball lowest point of the arc?”

Brian
June 16, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

If you can’t take a divot, the very best drill I can think of is the Tic Tac Toe drill. Watch the video for my explanation and a demonstration of the drill.

 

Comments

  1. Bobby,
    As a non native speaker, can you please explain what do you mean by “workhorse”?
    Thanks, Carlos (in Portugal)

  2. I must be ugh as you did not answer how we learn the tic tac toe drill how do you take the divot I have the same problem as Brian????

    1. Hi Harry, here’s a great video on our YouTube channel, where Bobby explains the Tic Tac Toe drill in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQvy8ePLvsU

      There are tons of other great videos on our YouTube channel, so be sure to check them out! And of course, even more detail on how to achieve proper impact (and ultimately play your best golf) can be found in the DVDs and The Impact Zone book.

      To better impact,
      The IZG Team

  3. Bobby, I’m making ball first contact and my swing bottom is 4 inches in front, but my divots are very deep. Is this a problem?

  4. I can not feel the shaft engage the trigger finger at the top of the backswing. Can you help with this issue?

  5. If u look in front of the ball will this help your swing bottom,also need a drill to keep back angle during the swing?

  6. Bobby: I can make practice swings and they are basically picture perfect. When I address the ball and make an actual swing I find myself falling back and my forward foot comes off the ground. What drill can I use to get the proper weigh transfer to stop lifting that foot.

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