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Question

“I attended one of your clinics at The Ritz-Carlton. I have a continuous problem with hitting skulls and thin golf shots on a regular basis. I have your DVDs but wondered if you have anything specific that I could work on. I believe I’m releasing very early on the downswing and not very sure what to do.”

Butch
June 22, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

Great question Butch! I have a drill that will be perfect for you. Watch the video to see my explanation. And keep me posted on your progress!

Comments

  1. hi,
    I have all your dvds… I have a ? though. To get the swing bottom 4″ in front of the ball…… I need to
    slide my body to the left side on the downswing in order to get my swing bottom 4″ ahead of the ball. This action moves my whole body towards the target on the downswing. At my lesson, I was told this is a big no no and I should keep my body behind the ball at impact. If i keep my body behind the ball on the downswing, i cannot get the contact out in front. How can i move my body to the left side, but not my upper body without straining my back. 4″ is a lot of forward motion. any suggestions? YOur Dvds do not address this dilemma.
    thanks,
    jennifer

    1. Jennifer ,Pretty simple to cure :when you get your downswing ,put (Clamp !) your left heel energetically down:this will cause your body to move forwards and turn around the left leg (Don’t slide ,for God’s sake ).To turn on your left leg ,you have to lift the right heel ,as in every throwing motion

      1. That’s somewhat misleading. In the weight transition forward there is a small but perceptible bump towards the target that advances your swing bottom. Simply stepping down on your forward foot alone won’t get you there. The workhorse moves the lower body forward as the upper body tilts slightly away from the target (meaning the head stays behind the ball at impac).

  2. Often ,hitting thin is caused by the awful “CHICKEN WING “.If you don’t let the arms extend ,you’ll reduce the width of the arc and you will “thin” or” top” the ball .Swing with “POWERLESS ARMS “-no tension ,no force in the arms -the core propels the club,and the club head bottoms out after the ball ,creating that nice clean divot

  3. With being in the 5th year of drought in Southern California, with the fairways as hard as “adobe”. it is very difficult to take a divot with the swing bottom 4-in. beyond the ball. Do you have any suggestions ?

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