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11-06-2011, 16:35   #1
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Drills to take a divot ?

Hey guys,

Played today and irons were all over the gaff.
Played with two lads who took lovely big divots on all iron shots and I noticed I don't do the same. I am scorching the top of the grass at most and I feel I'm not making great contact

any drills on how to take divots ?

thanks
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Have you tried moving your ball position back slightly ?
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Hey guys,

Played today and irons were all over the gaff.
Played with two lads who took lovely big divots on all iron shots and I noticed I don't do the same. I am scorching the top of the grass at most and I feel I'm not making great contact

any drills on how to take divots ?

thanks
Taking big divots is not necessarily a good thing. You should take virtually none with the long irons and a shallow enough divots with the short irons. Taking big divots might give the impression that someone is making good contact with the ball but that may not be the case.
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11-06-2011, 22:45   #6
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ball first then divot...a good shot doesnt have to have a divot...depends how steep your attack into the balls is really....dont wanna be thinking bout divots when your first task is striking the white ball...
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Do the greenkeepers a favour and keep doing what you're doing.
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ball first then divot...a good shot doesnt have to have a divot...depends how steep your attack into the balls is really....dont wanna be thinking bout divots when your first task is striking the white ball...
Taking a huge divot doesn't mean that it occurs after the ball is hit. Hit the golf ball before hitting the ground and you should be ok (as above).
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thanks for the replies guys

I found this video

http://www.youtube.com/user/4golfonl.../1/bw4jUAVr5eo

which talks about straightening the right knee too much
This is definitely something I do (was flagged to me in my only lesson so far a while back) and perhaps is more what I need to focus on than divots
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