One of the most overlooked golf swing instructions is to ensure you hit the golf ball first during your downswing.
The reason why this is one of the most important, yet overlooked, golf swing instructions is that if the sole of your club face hits the turf before striking the ball you will lose considerable yardage with your golf shot.
A reason article also addressed this golf swing tip. The relevant portion of the article reads as follows:
“Ball First. You see the pros on tv take those huge divots and you wonder how in the world they hit the ball so far when they take out so much ground at the same time. Well, the trick is the hit the ball before the ground. If a significant amount of dirt and grass get between your ball and the club face, that’s gonna suck some serious power out of your shot. So when you take your divots, make sure that you’re hitting the ball first, then the grass.” Read more…http://www.streetarticles.com/golf/simple-golf-swing-review-check-out-these-5-golf-tips.
The only time you would not want your club face to contact your ball first would be when executing a bunker shot or hitting off surfaces where there is no grass.
There are many reasons why golfers contact the turf before striking the ball and chunk their golf shot.
One such reason is the tendency of many players to offset the sole of their club face too far from the back of their ball.
Assuming you have established or locked-in a square club face at the completion of your set up routine the sweet spot of your club face must be centered as near as possible to the back of your ball without moving your ball in the process. Otherwise, your club face will contact the turf before striking your ball and you most likely will chunk your shot and lose considerable distance with your golf shot as a result.
Ideally, you want your club face to strike your ball at the lowest point of your swing arc and then take a thin layer of turf. Once you learn to do this you will benefit from one of the very best golf swing instructions.
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