Learn to cure a fat shot and golf tips for beginners in this free instructional video series on golf technique and curing your golf swing.
we're searching for the secret of golf. And one of the secrets to hitting iron shots is to take a divot after you hit the ball and not before you hit the ball. If you hit before the ball -- and hit the ground first -- which is called a "fat shot" -- the ground hits the ball. And the ball goes nowhere -- almost nowhere. It's one of the worst shots in golf. The idea is to hit the ground after you hit the ball. You've all seen tour players on TV take those divots -- believe me, it's after the ball, on the target side of the ball, not behind the ball. How do you do that? Let's do it the simplest way, with your peripheral vision. Look at the target side of the ball. You're looking at the ball, but you want to sweep the grass after you hit the ball. Harvey Penick, you taught the great Kathy Whitworth, Number 1 winner of official tour events of all time, he would say cut the grass after the ball. That's the simplest way to do it -- try to do it. Try to hit the grass after you hit the ball to avoid fat shots, and for more tips on golf,