The lesson of ball placement with respect to the bottom of our golf swing keeps smacking me in the face. Surprisingly, I struggle with this skill and execution from time to time. I am not sure why I do, but it is a common fault for most amateurs. The concept is very simple, however making this shot consistently can cause us fits. It seems to be a lesson I continue to learn and relearn. I am confident most amateurs feel the same way, so here is another look at how to determine where to place the ball in relation to the bottom of our golf swing.
Struggling to make consistent, solid contact with our irons is an ongoing challenge for most amateurs. Part of the issue is not having a grooved swing, but if you do (like me) then one would think that making consistent contact would be easy. Well, I can tell you with certainty that it is not. Before I delve into the topic further, here is a quick video to outline the main premise finding the bottom of our golf swing.
Hitting the ball at the right time in relation to our golf swing is a challenge that I faced all the time playing golf. At the beginning, I did not even know about his technique (oh how I wish I had) and now I struggle to make adjustments to my grooved swing. Fortunately, there is a discernable difference between hitting the ball at the proper time and not. The sound and feel are so distinct that I know immediately if I my set up and ball striking is correct.
Making the adjustments required to hit the ball first with our irons is easy and yet can have cascading effect on our game. The visual cues are different, the follow through is different, the weight shift is different and aim point is different. I realize that I listed some very challenging changes, but the differences does mean we have to change these things, they are just different. As I continue to work through the technique of hitting the ball first with my irons prior to the bottom of my swing, I will remain cognizant of the affects to my overall swing. This path of my journey is worth it and I will continue to walk this cobble stone.
To be fair, my adjustments will be smaller than most. I have already started walking this path and have found the sweet spot of contact. Unfortunately, I lose it from time to time, but I can regain the proper ball position quickly. It is a matter of staying aware, mindful, and focused. I think you will be able to achieve this as well, it just a bit of time. Good luck on your journey.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!