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Question

I can do it right with the practice swing…but not with a ball. What am I doing wrong?

David Ford
November 07, 2015

Bobby’s Answer

The ball bound factor happens to every golfer, even me.  When I make a practice swing, I can move my swing bottom WELL in front of our Dynamic #2 average of 4 inches.  But when I hit a ball, my swing bottom will move back, closer to the ball.

One of the ways that we work on moving the swing bottom forward is the Aiming Point concept.  I’ve practiced this so many times, and it’s one of the most helpful training challenges I would practice when I wasn’t hitting the ball well, because I knew after I practiced the Aiming Point concept, my ball striking would improve.

Comments

  1. Bobby, on the downswing, sometimes my right knee moves towards the ball instead of towards the target (I’m a right handed golfer). When this happens it causes me to hit the ball on the hosel. What drill can I do to get my lower body moving towards the target instead of towards the ball. If I could repeat the correct move my right heel would stay down longer giving me a more “ground up” golf swing instead of upper body dominant. Thank you. Mike Kottwitz, Dallas, Texas

  2. I have been working on the aiming point.
    By focusing “4 inches” in front of the ball. My ball compression, contact, and distance has dramatically improved!
    I am looking for help with the aiming point with my “woods”.
    With my 3 & 5 woods I have been focusing on my aiming point right behind the ball and miss is a pull or hook.
    I have been looking 4″ behind the ball with my driver.
    I am “pulling” my driver. This was not a problem before.
    Do I need the make my aiming point in a different place?
    Is there a drill or different swing thought I need not pull-hook my woods and driver?

  3. Good. But what helps me most is to consciously elevate my take away and then attempt to actually hit down on the ball rather than to scoop it. And to follow through into the grass.
    Bron Barkley

  4. Bobby, Why won’t your DVD ‘s work in my Apple desk top computer ? Can I return them for ones that will work. I’ve only opened one of three. I’m surprised as so many people have Mac Desktop Computers.

  5. Great answer. Have the same problem. As a PGA Life Member, Playing in Chapter Pro-Ams became embarrassing. When I focused on striking at an aim-spot in front, and slightly inside my intended line; Shot even par last week. Thank you. Terry Adams, PGA Life Member

  6. Thanks for the reminder Bobby! You’ve got my great practice swing on video. Still working on Impact!
    Karen

  7. golfpoppy1954@hotmail.com

    It sounds and looks solid. I’ve always tried to keep my head steady,not still. It seems to help me not to get ball bound. Thanks

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