Keeping the Ball Low
By Bobby Eldridge
Hi, I'm Bobby Eldridge, head professional at PurePoint Golf Academy. If you have been struggling with hitting the golf ball low on purpose or high on purpose, then I have some golf lessons for you.
Let's start with the golf ball that you're trying to hit as low as you can and hit a quality golf shot. Sometimes you're faced with this shot when you've hit it off the fairway and you have a tree in front of you. You're a little worried about, "Can I get to the green and hit the golf ball low on the ground?"
The next shot you're worried about is, "Can I get over the tree and get the golf ball on the green?" Sometimes you try to have your cake and eat it too. These golf lessons are going to tell you how to hit the golf ball low on purpose and then how to hit the golf ball high on purpose.
For starters, make sure that when you reach into your golf bag, before you take out a golf club, that you see the picture of the shot you're trying to hit.
If you want to try to keep the golf ball in the air as it goes underneath the tree, you'll want to pick a low lofted golf club, one that has a flatter face. I suggest going with a 7 iron.
The method that you want to be really careful of and make sure that you get it right on before you start the swing, is have the ball back in your stance, across from your right foot, a little weight on your left leg, and have the handle over on your left leg.
This will ensure that the golf ball doesn't go up in the air. From here all you have to remember is that it's a low follow-through.
You want to make sure that you keep your weight on your left leg during the backswing, but that you follow through low so the golf ball has a running effect and it won't get up in the air and hit the trees.
This is what a lot of us do. We start on our left side, we go back on our right side, and then we wind up hitting the golf ball up in the tree.
One last time: ball back in your stance, handle over toward your left pant leg, weight on your left let, arms up and down. If you follow these golf lessons, the golf ball will take off running and go underneath the tree.
About the Author
Bobby Eldridge is the Head Instructor for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches "The Simple Golf Swing" theory. You can check out PurePoint Golf instructional DVDs at http://www.golfswingguru.com/index15.htm
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