Making Solid Contact

October 30, 2017


Three main factors determine the quality of the strike: ball position at address, location of the weight on the downswing, and flatness of the lead wrist at impact. The common contact faults—fat and thin shots—can be traced to errors in one or more of these areas.

Step 1

3 Primary Controllers

There's three controllers of what’s going to allow you to hit the ball in the center of the club face with ball first contact:

Step 2

2 Major Faults

Step 3

Learn to Control Swing Path


Play irons just forward of center
Weight on front foot at impact
Left wrist flat at impact
To fix fat shots, shift left to start down
Hit ball first, then take divot