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Approach Shots Golf Tip- Low and High Ball Flight

Approach Shots Golf Tip: Low and High Ball Flight

There are a number of ways to get the ball higher and lower on your approach shots. Using this golf tip you’ll achieve your ideal ball flight trajectory through approach shots. One easy way to do this is to use your follow through position. To begin, let’s start with hitting the ball lower. First, take your normal setup position, but on your follow through cut your swing shorter and stop the club around the height of your waist. This will help you keep your hands ahead of the club face, in turn lowering the loft. As a result of this, the ball will bounce and roll once it lands on the green.

Now, let’s look at a higher shot. All setup principles will remain the same, however the difference will be your follow through position. Instead of cutting your swing off at waist height, it should feel like your hands extend upward toward the sky in a complete non-stop motion. This will help you get under the ball and elevate it higher in the air. This will allow the ball to land softly on the green.

Hopefully now you see how, whether it be a high or low ball flight, you can control your ball trajectory in your approach shots using your follow through position with this golf tip. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, it never hurts to brush up on the basics.

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