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By ERoux

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  1. Hey everyone! First time here, looking for some advice because I am absolutely horrid at a full swing wedge shot, I'm not sure what the problem is but I just fat it every time. Any tips? I've tried to attack and compress the ball more but still take a massive divot behind. The only success I've had is to go up a club or 2 and half swing pitch it.

  2. J22abe


    1. Don't take full swing wedge shots.
    2. Club up.
    3. Choke up.
    4 Weight 70% on the lead leg.
    5. Don't try to hit the ball.
    6. Rotate chest and fire that hip!
  3. eric l

    eric l
    roanoke, TX

    I was in that boat not long ago. You have a few options to play with.
    Open the face just a touch to use the wedge bounce more.
    Play the ball up more like a 7 iron and be sweepy with it.
    Look at wedge grinds or a wedge fitting. You might be shocked to find that the pros are playing with much more forgiveness than you.
  4. Richard P

    Richard P
    Lorraine, QC

    First, Watch your ball position, it should be centered in your stance.
    Plexus solar over the ball ,
    Second, your hand in line with the ball.
    Third, Start your backswing with your torso (chest) not your hands.
    You have to rotate back and rotate through the ball.
    Four, Complete your swing.
    Dont try to overs wing, let the club do the job.
    You should accelerate so do not start to fast because you will decelerate.
  5. Richard P

    Richard P
    Lorraine, QC

    Honestly, I submitted some tips previously, but I forgot to tell you that the fastest way to improve is to see a pro. Tips weekend golfers gave are things that are working for them but no guarantee they will work with a particular swing.
    Have a nice season,
  6. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Couldn’t agree more. The prior posting (5 steps);all are geared to better weight transfer. Number 1 reason for fat shots is having too much weight balanced on the rear leg. The reason you are there is best solved with a pro in 2-3 lessons.
    Or you can do what I tried for years. Find the solution myself. Turns out I had a better chance of finding a unicorn.
  7. Barry M

    Barry M
    Reno, NV

    As soon as I figure it out, I'll let you know.
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Go see a teaching pro and let them work with you.

    We played Monday with a young man who had the same issues. He could hit the ball a very long way. No control on the tee, but his drives were in the 300 plus range, but in another zip code. Short game, well, really felt sorry for him. He either chunked them or hit them another mile (not really), but no control whatever. On our hole #15, par five, his drive was 90 yards from the pin. His his wedge at least 125 yards, which went over the green into the swamps. His third shot coming back, same result. Ended up taking up a 7 on the hole. His second drive to the fairway all day. His first one was on number one and we thought boy this kid has got game, until we saw his short game and his made a snowman on the par four. Nice drives. A teaching pro could really help him and make him a single digit. He has great potential. Better than average putter.

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