Divots: What? Me Worry?

The question at hand is interesting, because the answer depends.

Rule #1: Ball flight doesn’t lie. If you are happy with your ball flight, whether you take a divot is irrelevant. Some of golf’s best rarely take a divot. Others take half an acre of sod with them.

Rule #2: If you are having contact problems, read your divots. A deep divot with occasional solid contact may indicate too steep of an angle of approach caused by some earlier flaw, resulting in glancing impact. Shall divots, or absence thereof and a spraying shot pattern may indicate too flat of a swing plane. A lesson may be in order to determine the best correction. But again, if you’re happy with your ball flight, don’t worry about it.