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Thin Shot Golf Drills Introduction
The term 'top,' 'topped shot' or 'topping' means exactly what it sounds like - the club strikes the top half of the golf ball.


Thin
When a golfer hits the ball above it?s centre.
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Fat and thin shots happen because the shaft passes the left arm before impact. The left wrist bends and breaks down, and the radius of the swing changes. The club hits the ground behind the ball, or you try to save the swing and hit it thin.

Hitting the ball thin is a common problem among golfers and there can be many different reasons a golfer will do this; it is usually most evident using a wedge pitching the ball a short distance onto the green.

Thin: The ball is hit thin when it is hit above center with the clubhead traveling on too high a line.

thin-- Striking the top portion of the ball typically resulting in a poor shot.
three ball-- A golf game in which three players play against one another.

Thin shot: a poor shot where the clubhead strikes too high up on the ball, resulting in a shallow flight path.
Topped: a very thin shot that makes the ball roll rather than fly.

Thin Shot - To strike the ball above its center causing it to skip and bounce along the ground rather than rise through the air.
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A long, low shot hit by mistake with the leading edge of the club (blade).
Three off the tee
If a ball is lost, out of bounds, or unplayable from the tee shot, the player is penalized one stroke and tees off again - the third shot.

Thin - A ball hot off the bottom of the club that does not attain normal height or flight and tends to finish beyond its target.

Thin: To hit the ball thin is to strike it too high, and often times with the leading edge of the club. This usually results in a slice or a very low trajectory — also known as “skulling' the ball or “topping' the ball.

THIN SHOT
A ball hit with the leading edge of the club at precisely the middle causing a low shot with lessened distance.
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Thin : When the ball is contacted with the leading edge instead of the face of the club producing a low trajectory shot with less than the usual amount of spin. Example: He hit a good drive, but then hit his wedge thin and over the green.

Fat, thin and topped shots aren't fun, and all are caused by a swing that doesn't drive the clubhead down and through the ball. Only a 1-and-2 swing will get the job done.
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Thin
Descriptive of a shot in which the ball is hit above center and the head of the club is following too high a line.
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Thin, flat item used to mark the position of a golf ball on the green to prevent your ball obstructing other player's shots. Small coins may be used, or specifically designed discs of metal or plastic.

....A thin lie demands careful set-up !
...Lies with not much grass under the ball can be a problem, but here's are some things you can do to decrease the chances of boning the shot when you find yourself hitting from a no grass bald spot.

Imagine a thin glass rod extending straight out of the putterface all the way to the hole / target, just above the surface. You pivot the putterface so it sweeps the end of the rod in a small arc across the hole.

The firm, thin ionomer mantle offers minimum back-spin and maximum distance, while the ultra-thin cast thermoset urethane cover provides durability.

Club with a thin grooved face used to hit balls on the fairway.
Loft
The angle of the face of a club that determines how far and how high a ball will travel.

thin: To hit the top of the ball.
through the green: To hit the ball in the direction of, but past the green.
tight: The term used to describe narrow fairways.
tight lie: The ball on bare ground or very short grass.

wind shirt A thin jacket, often made of waterproof material.
Winter Rules Invoked by a golf course as a local rule when the course is very wet and muddy. Not sanctioned by the U.S.G.A.

lead tape thin adhesive strips (also comes in rolls) of lead used to add weight to a club head
Example: Lead tape is easy to apply or remove to change a club's swing weight.

Your grips shouldn't be too thick or too thin. Thick grips always feel comfortable and therefore it is easy to choose for that feeling.

Most TaylorMade drivers have a thin metal layer covering the club face. This portion of the driver receives the most damage as it is the portion which comes into contact with the ball.

3-piece golf balls (aka Multi-Layer Balls) are usually made of a large synthetic core, a thin mantel and a coat.
For optimized weight centering some manufacturers use Tungsten-weights in the centre of the synthetic core.

Waste bunkers are usually very large and thin structure running along a natural hazard like a lake or river and are design to collect wayward tee shots; ...

It is intimidating to look so far down a hillside and see what appears to be a thin green line and think, 'That's the fairway I have to hit?' Relax! ...

The pitching wedge, like all the other irons, has a thin leading edge that digs down into the sand. The sand wedge looks sort of like a pregnant pitching wedge because the back-bottom of the blade bulges out in the form of a flange.

This shot can seem intimidating for the average player, because it's easy to hit heavy or thin. It's all about proper technique: Start by placing the ball forward in your stance, open the clubface and address the ball with your hands a bit behind it.

No, it didn't appear out of thin air. It took a little reading--the right reading. And once I figured out the problem, I was on my way. But before I recount that part of the story, I'll do a quick review of a few basics.

How is it that on the PGA tour you see so many thin players hitting the ball extremely far? It is not because they are extremely powerful but rather they learned to let the club do the majority of the work when it comes to hitting the golf ball.

Lightweight materials and thin metal wall forming technology allow designers to distribute more weight to the perimeter, which in turn creates a larger sweet area and provides more forgiveness on off-center hits.

Iron: A metal golf club numbered 1-9, with a flat, thin, angled face. The lower the number, the less steep the loft. Lower numbered irons are intended to be used for longer shots.

Bent Grass: Type of grass, characterized by thin blades, found on most courses with varying seasonal climates.

The Haskell method was to improve the ball construction, by having a soft core, and winding thin rubber around this core. This ball can be hit around the 225 to 250 yard range.

In the 20th century, multi-layer balls were developed, first as wound balls consisting of a solid or liquid-filled core wound with a layer of rubber thread and a thin outer shell.

Skull - To strike the top of the ball with an upwards, glancing blow similar to "hitting it thin".

The topline of a club can range from wide, common in many "game improvement" clubs to promote confidence at address, to thin, popular in clubs designed for lower handicaps to provide a more traditional look at address.

Second, the bag has short legs, so that it sits quite low to the ground, making club selection a little more awkward than it need be. In addition, the feet do not have footpads, so all the weight of the bag lean on the thin legs, ...

(Also called topping the ball, hitting it thin, or blading.)
Skyball----hitting way under the ball causing it to severely fly very high with little forward distance.
Slice---a ball that severely curves from left to right.

Releasing the hands and uncocking the wrists prior to impact in an attempt to get the club under the ball often results in hitting the ground before the ball, or hitting the ball thin.

The dreaded dropkick and/or scoop at impact are evident when the clubhead is ahead of the hands at impact. When the bottom of the swing is behind the ball, you'll hit fat shots. When the clubhead is on its way up at impact, you'll hit thin shots.

See also: See also: Golf, Swing, Hit, Rough, Shot

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