Transferring weight the link to better ball strikes

With any ball on the ground . When you turn right some weight naturally moves onto the right leg if you fail to transfer weight back to the front leg and “hang back” fat or thin shots result arms and hands are going to outrace you to the ball. Lots of things you can do to hit the ball first , divot after ball. One is to position the ball well left of center to make yourself move foreword to get to it. I call that walking into it.

Tommy Armour one of the best teachers had all his students stand at address with 70% of their weight already on the left leg, no one ever hit behind the ball. Claude Harmon father of the Harmon brothers made students slide there right foot up to their left foot to get the weight off the right foot and it did. Greg Norman used that for years. Go to a fairway practice bunker draw a knee place the ball on the front of the line (green side) and hit shots from sand, the bottom of the arc should be on the green side of the line. if you hit sand first the ball goes nowhere the sand does not lie you can easily see where the club is hitting.

The step drill is good. Feet together take the club back then step out like a pitcher with the left leg step and swing not swing and step the sequence would be wrong . Players use a spot one ball in front of the ball you are going to hit to make the club swing to that spot and collect the ball first on the way to that spot. I call that collect the ball on the way to the divot., some players ground the bottom of their arc 3 to 4 inches after the ball which is a good thing , no fat shots. Bottom line push off the back foot with active footwork and right knee pointing to the target and see how much weight is on the left before impact then play catch up with your arm swing and forearm release.

Go to a practice fairway bunker draw a line place the ball on the edge of the front side of the line and see where the club bottoms out, the line should still be the mark does not lie. step and throw not throw and step! It’s all about proper sequential movement .