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Hitting Fat Cure

bubba bazinski

Well-Known Member
Oct 25, 2005
Hi all

Tuesday in my first ever post here I mentioned in the Driving Range thread about hitting fat off mats and how hitting slightly fat is a constant battle for me.

I recently returned to golf after 16 years off. Been practicing daily and working with a pro. The major problem with my hitting fat is my weight shift to my right side on the backswing. My weight gets to the outside of right leg, I get a bit of sway and this contributes to the hitting fat problem. This is not going to be a quick fix, try as I might the weight shift issue is compounded by less than healthy body parts and old habits.

The good news is that I have found a key that helps immensely in getting back to the ball first and then the ground. Simple as it may seem, it really works for me, I just imagine that I am trying to make contact with the ground about and inch or two in front of the ball. Incredible, I am now hitting a 7 iron 150 yards and no more pounding my poor fingers to death by hitting fat. I have picked up about 15 yards per club.

The other thing that has helped is making sure I get my sternum behind the ball on the backswing, this keeps me out of the reverse pivot syndrome and gets me back to contact in a better position even with my lower body issues.

Hope maybe this can help someone else



The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
Welcome Bubba.

It's been awhile since I've needed it but I've used that tip in the past and it does indeed work.

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