A fat shot in golf occurs when the cub hits the ground, often taking a big divot, before the ball. As that happens the club dramatically slows down taking all the power and distance out of the shot.
Fear of hitting the golf ball fat can cause you to start hitting it thin, or even topping the ball, as you try and keep the club away from the ground…
But I’d encourage you to take a healthy divot – particularly with a mid iron through to a wedge. However, that divot must come after the ball (“ball-then-turf” is a phrase you’ll hear from many golf coaches).In this area of the site we’ll look at what causes fat golf shots. We’ll also cover some drills and tips to help prevent fat shots
without turning them into thins and top shots.
What Causes A Fat / Duffed Golf Shot?
Watch the video below for an introduction to what a fat golf shot is and how it occurs. If you prefer, you can skip beneath the video to see the anti-fat golf lessons and drills.