Three Quick Tips On How To Compress The Golf Ball
Boost Your Strikes with Better Compression
Improper compression of the golf ball makes your impact feel mushy and making the golf ball spin is difficult too with your mid or short irons. Moreover, you will find that you are one club shorter, when compared to your partners. If you notice professional golf players, you will notice that they compress at impact on the ball and do a divot after hitting.
It is vital to compress your golf ball between the ground and clubface to make a good strike. The ability of doing this with every shot is something that professionals are very good at. This enables them to make fades, draws, and backspins. Here are three basic tips to help compression do its wonders for you.
Tip # 1 - The right stance
Ensure you shift your entire body weight to the back leg, so you swing around your body. This gives a shallow angle of approach to the ball and a better compression. As you swing, you have to shift the weight to front leg and ensure the back shoulder comes forward through your golf ball.
Tip # 2 - Swinging accurately
When you swing, ensure the movement is more downward towards the ball, so a forward shift at impact is created. The angle between the club shaft and forearms at your swing’s top should be 90 degrees, while you do the backswing and on downswing, the club should lag behind your hands and arms until impact. This will make the shaft lean towards the target. This lag is made possible by hinging wrists while you backswing.
Tip # 3 - Shallow turn
Inconsistent or bad shots happen, when you hit a steeper downswing digging a crater on impact, or if a divot is not taken. Experts take up a divot irrespective of whether the ball is on turf or teed up. A shallow angled attack makes this possible. When you shallow out the backswing, it sets a shallow angle to the ball and forms a thin and long divot.
Turning your knuckles ground ward on impact is also effective. This compresses the golf ball trapping it properly between turf and clubface resulting in divot formation on the balls forward side.
When you do all the steps accurately, the divot should form in front of your ball showing that the ball has been successfully trapped with the swing. Good practice helps to ace at compressing the ball. You can practice by chipping balls from a bunker. Hit the ball initially and go for a divot in sand. This helps you know the impact needed for total compression of the ball with your club.