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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. A 'thin' shot is similar, only the club makes contact slightly farther down on the ball, below the equator.

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.
Three of the biggest reasons for hitting the ball thin I believe comes from: ...

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

~-- 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.
three-iron-- An iron with a relatively flat face that typically hits the ball 160-200 yards for a male player. Nickname a mid-mashie.

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

~ 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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~ See "skulling".
thread Like threading a needle, it refers to a shot directed through a tight fairway or opening.
three-putt To complete a hole in three putts.

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.

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

~: To hit the ball ~ 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.

A ball hit with the leading edge of the club at precisely the middle causing a low shot with lessened distance.

~ : 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 ~ and over the green.

Fat, ~ 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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Descriptive of a shot in which the ball is hit above center and the head of the club is following too high a line.
Thread ...

~, 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 hole has a ~ vertical metal pole extending up out of its center.

The firm, ~ ionomer mantle offers minimum back-spin and maximum distance, while the ultra-~ cast thermoset urethane cover provides durability.
372 Dual-Radius dimple design promotes a ball flight that results in longer carry and longer roll. More information >> ...

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

Fringe - The ~ strip of slightly longer grass (compared to the grass on the green) that separates the surrounding rough from the green.
Green (or Putting Surface) - The short grassy surface where the cup is located.

wind shirt A ~ 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 ~ 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. leader in the clubhouse the player with the lowest score having completed regulation play ...

Most TaylorMade drivers have a ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ structure running along a natural hazard like a lake or river and are design to collect wayward tee shots; they are usually located along the fairway and are given a slightly different treatment within the Rules.

The pitching wedge, like all the other irons, has a ~ 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 ~. 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 ~ 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. (You may find some new ideas there, as well. So read on!) ...

Bent Grass: Type of grass, characterized by ~ blades, found on most courses with varying seasonal climates.
Bermuda Grass: Type of grass found on most courses located in warmer or tropical climates. Characterized by thick blades and "grainy" surface.

How is it that on the PGA tour you see so many ~ 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.

Some models utilize heavy tungsten inserts with titanium. Lightweight materials and ~ 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.

The Haskell method was to improve the ball construction, by having a soft core, and winding ~ 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 ~ outer shell. This design allowed manufacturers to fine-tune the length, spin and "feel" characteristics of balls.

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 ~ legs, meaning that they can sink into heavy or wet ground.

(Also called topping the ball, hitting it ~, 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 ~. Inconsistent club head impact with the ball is all too common when you try to lift the ball.

This is especially true when chipping: the muscles in the hands and arms tighten, making it difficult to hinge the club up in the back swing, as it naturally should. The result is a very low-to-the-ground swing and, more often than not, a ~ shot that runs well past the hole.

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 ~ shots.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Golf, Swing, Hit, Rough, Shot?

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