By Swingpal.com staff
One of the problems that many high-handicappers have with their golf swings is a downswing that is too steep, something that can lead to several ball-striking issues.
Among the biggest issues are an over-the-top move where the clubhead cuts across the ball from out to in, making contact with the ground well behind the ball leading to fat and thin shots and a swing where the golfer is forced to stand up out of their posture in order to make decent contact.
And none of the above options are good for solid ball-striking or consistency. But the good news is that this is a problem that can be fixed if you understand what’s going on and what changes need to be made.
Accordingly, in our Tip of the Week segment, Swingpal instructor Jim Williams has a great video tip to help you flatten the club on the downswing, which will in turn shallow out your downswing and enable you to approach the ball from the inside.
Try this drill the next time you’re at the range and see if you don’t start hitting the ball more solidly and maybe even move a few shots from right to left.