How to Fix Fat Shots with a See-Saw

Remember the see-saw from your childhood days? Find out how it can help lower your golf score with this simple drill.

Released on 10/13/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Shot at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath, Michigan

Transcript

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Remember riding the seesaw as a little kid?
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Well fixing your fat shot can be as simple
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as going up and down.
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I'm Jason Guss, and this is Breaking Bad Scores.
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The problem?
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You're hitting too far behind the golf ball
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creating a huge divot.
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The cause?
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As you make your backswing,
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your weight shifts too far to your back foot,
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making it nearly impossible to get your weight
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back to your front foot.
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The fix?
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You need to keep your weight a little more left
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at the top of your backswing,
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and a little more left at impact.
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What kind of shoot is this?
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You know, this is my favorite drill,
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because you can do it anywhere,
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and all it takes is a two by four
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and something underneath it to create a seesaw.
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Let's talk about what you've been doing in the past.
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The old you may have gotten set up
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in a pretty good position,
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but as you made your backswing, you allowed your head
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and your weight to shift too far back to the right foot.
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Now, it's going to be really difficult
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to get your weight back left at impact,
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causing you to hit that nasty fat shot.
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We're going to tilt the front of the seesaw down
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at address, and as we make our backswing
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we're going to keep it there.
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Now the good news is, it's going to be much easier
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to get your weight left at impact,
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get your divots in front of the golf ball,
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and have you striping your irons in no time.
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Hey, if this helped you, please comment below.
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