Striking The Golf Ball From the Ground and Taking a Divot

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ThatIsGoodOJ says:

Graphite?

helvetesjevla says:

practicing backspin off of the range carpets is a bad idea then i guess? since you wont get that “divot” action going on, or can you attack it from the right angle and then just ignore whats happening afterwards?

TizzyFB says:

if you hit the ball first it wont mater if your on grass or atrificial turf

itubeutude says:

good video mark.

TigerWoodsWorld says:

you r really a great teacher thanks !

4golfonline says:

yeh I use Project X 5.5 graphite i love them. Have you seen my new iPhone app if not just click the link in the banner at the top of my channel

4golfonline says:

thanks for your comments

4golfonline says:

thanks mate

4golfonline says:

@creep426 no problem don’t forget to check out my iPhone app.

thrasher144144 says:

Thanks a lot for this video. I’m new to golf
and this helped me out.

barbarosalondon says:

Hi Mark, watch a lot of your videos and they are very instructive , however you said something that a lot of teachers say that i find confusing …….”hitting more on the upswing when playing a fairway wood or a long iron from the fairway” surely it is impossible to hit on the upswing when the ball is on the ground as your clubhead would have to be coming from below ground level to acheive this ….Thanks …..keep the videos coming 

ben del bianco says:

YOU ARE A GIFT FROM THE GOLF GODS!!!

Mububban23 says:

I think it’s to do with where the lowest point of the swing arc is, compared to the IMPACT point. Think of a clock face with your head at 12 and the middle of your stance 6. Back foot shots would be maybe 7 o’clock impact point. Middle of the stance is 6 o’clock impact point, but moving the ball forward for woods makes for more like a 5 o’clock impact point. It’s very gradual but you are then hitting “on the way up” as opposed to hitting down like onto a wedge for backspin. At least I think!!!

UcanThnkItuCanDoit says:

play the ball further in your stance with fairway woods. thus you will hit them slightly more on the upswing.

UcanThnkItuCanDoit says:

sorry im tired. by further i meant, closer to your front foot. play around with your stance until you find what you like.

Clint O'Neil says:

Please come leave a comment on my swing videos! 😀

PunkRockPat says:

You are taking this too literaly, let me try to explain. What this means has to do with your swing and follow through. The further forward the ball is the more you are hitting it on the follow through or “upswing”. When the ball is placed far back in the stance you are hitting it on the downswing. Hope this makes more sense to you. Forgive my spelling errors, I’m tired.

LukeStannardGolf says:

Very interesting to see you use Graphite shafts in irons Mark, just shows that steel isn’t for everyone, and if your getting better results from graphite then why not! 😀 great vids 😉

rabbirage says:

I have to tell you, I watch so many golf videos, and you are by far the most helpful guide I have come across. Thank you so much!

james woods says:

Hi Mark, I’ve been watching your tips for a while now and they are great. The problem I have is with my irons. With my woods and hybrids I am super confident and I can really hit them. My 3&5 woods typically go 230 and 215 my 21&24 deg hybrids 200 and 185. But i’m really having trouble with the irons, the 8,9 and wedge are not too bad even though they are very short my best 9 iron barely goes 100 yards, I feel its a set up problem. I just cant get into a position where I feel comfortable

Mazwell96 says:

wtf?

TheSlashBandicoot says:

who thinks they should be taking a divot before the ball? o.O

Drew Cunningham says:

nice concise explanation, I like this guy even though he’s a Brit……he he

Drew Cunningham says:

if your only hitting a nine iron 100 yrds i would imagine you are placing the ball much to far foward in your stance and thus skying it, move the ball back in your stance and watch this vid again it offers a great explanation…..average man should be hitting a nine iron 130-ish or even more

Drew Cunningham says:

if your only hitting a nine iron 100 yrds i would imagine you are placing the ball much to far foward in your stance and thus skying it, move the ball back in your stance and watch this vid again it offers a great explanation…..average man should be hitting a nine iron 130-ish or even more

Graeme Mann says:

Theses videos help so much. 😀

Ben Kohut says:

mark what is the best advice you have for a high school golfer trying to improve their game while being indoors unable to be outside? thanks for any answer

itsmewoody82 says:

Great video and explanation.

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