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Ways to work on angle of attack:


HERE’S A LIST OF AREAS IN WHICH YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE ANGLE OF ATTACK REQUIRED TO HIT THE BEST SHOT.


SHOT Green side bunker ...................................Steep Fairway bunker .........................................Shallow Ball in deep rough ....................................Steep Hitting a driver off a tee ..........................Shallow Fairway wood from fairway .....................Shallow Long iron from fairway .............................Shallow Short iron from fairway ............................Steep Using a putter ..........................................Shallow Chipping ...................................................Shallow Lobbing ....................................................Steep


BEST ANGLE OF ATTACK  


Adjust your ball position Moving your ball


position forward should shallow out your angle. Placing the ball back in your stance will steepen the angle.


Weight distribution Weight positioned


Divots are a visual indicator of your angle of attack. A steep angle of attack produces deep divots, while a shallow angle results in shallow divots.


Put your weight and shaft angle forward to create a steep angle of attack.


A forward ball position with a shallow angle of attack should be used with long irons from the fairway.


back will shallow out the angle, while placing weight more forward will steepen it.





Shaft tilt Tilting the shaft


forward will steepen the angle and tilting the shaft back will shallow the angle.


 Shoulder tilt Right-handed golfers


can shallow their angle of attack by raising the left shoulder at address.





Analyze the depth of your divots


Deep divots are a sign of a steep angle of attack. Shallow divots are from a shallow angle.





Video Golf Lesson Video golf lessons are


great because you can use the motion analy- sis software to identify the angle of attack and compare swings.


For a more complete understanding of angle of attack, consult your local PGA professional. Jeff is available


for lessons. You can contact him at jhales@ poppyridgegolf.com or by calling 925/456-8233.


FALL 2012 / NCGA.ORG / 67


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