5 Best Golf Fat Shot Drills For New Players

Fat shots in golf can easily make any golfer lose confidence. They can be difficult since many golfers think about how to hit the ball from the wrong perspective. In many cases it is able weight shift and how it transfers. The following drills can help you understand how to position yourself better to avoid such shots.

  1. Body weight shift and transfer drill. This is a simple drill that helps you understand how weight shift occurs and where it transfers. You simply take your normal address position but as you go into your backswing, keep your club in the air and bring your left foot together with your right foot. Then, take a put that foot back into its original position and swing down. You can hit the ball or just practice the motion.
  2. Keep your body weight at your back foot. This drill helps you stay in line with the ball as you swing it while ensuring you have good weight transfer. You will stand as if you are going to hit the ball, but practice the motion of getting your body in line with the ball to avoid the fat shot. Your lead foot should line up behind the ball. If your angle is too steep you end up hitting down on the ground or taking up too much grass.
  3. This drill can help you make smaller divots but your divot should occur quickly when you hit the ball. You don’t need a ball but you can use a tee to help you. The tee is placed near the path the club will take but not in its path. This helps you see where the club hits the ground after the ball is hit. Concentrate on hitting the ground in front of the ball instead of hitting the ground far away from the ball before the club head has a chance to make contact.
  4. Complete practice swings that encourage good spine angle. Your hip should come out a little more when you come to swing down and hit. This helps you also have a straighter arm when you start your shot.
  5. Complete practice shots that encourage you to hit the ball first. You can use a wooden board or a lie board. Just focus on hitting the ball first and don’t be afraid to come down on the ball. If you do this correctly you avoid damaging your club and hurting yourself.