Solid Contact in Golf

Solid contact on the club face is extremely important! It will determine whether your ball will travel the expected distance, on the intended line, and finish in the intended spot. You will see the word ‘intended’ was used quite a bit because unless you are a professional, our real intent does not always match our execution.

What does solid contact actually mean? It is a term used extensively; however terms such as this are sometimes misinterpreted and misunderstood. To me, solid contact means feeling nothing when the ball hits the club face. The ball hits the ‘sweet spot’ and all the energy transfer from the club to the ball is at its optimum level. The leaves the club face with no distribution of energy or forces to the outer areas of the club face or the shaft.

It is very difficult to explain the feel of solid contact, but we all seem to know it when we feel it. The video below explains how to make solid contact with a seven iron. I found it quite informative and thought I would share it with you!

What are your thoughts on how to make solid contact?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

8 thoughts on “Solid Contact in Golf

  1. I’ll have to try this. But often I don’t take a divot. I’ve heard people say that you can’t hit solid without taking a divot, but I don’t believe that. Pretty sure there are lots of great golfers who don’t take much of a divot.

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    • Mac

      I believe a small divot needs to be taken as well. I generally do not make solid contact without a divot. Having said that, I have played with some very good golfers who scoop the ball. Most of the pros, if not all, take a divot. So that is a good indication of the proper way to make solid contact!



    • Rick

      I take a small divot most of the time. About 2-4 inches with my irons. So I do not sweep, but would not consider myself a digger….great question and worth further research.

      How is you game coming?



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