In this video PGA Golf Professional Rick Shiels shows you 3 very simple and easy to do golf tips to stop you hitting behind the golf balls.

Hitting behind the golf ball is very bad for your golf game as it will cause you to lose distance on your golf shot. Hitting the ball then the turf after will help you become more consistent in your golf game, will help you hit the ball much further and will lower your golf score.

These 3 drills are easy to do and will help you hit it like the best golfers in the world including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and many more. PGA Tour players all hit the golf ball first then the ground after to help them be the most consistent golfers on the planet.


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    1. THANKS for watching and hope the video helps you hit it better!

      Make sure to like the video and subscribe to the channel for free 🙌

    2. Thank you, like it.

    3. Another thing that can help here…was an issue with my son who is learning, he was hitting behind the ball a ton. I had shown him how to turn through the ball, not swaying in backswing, trying to make divot after contacting the ball, etc…like all the stuff you said here. But what helped him was this. He wasn’t getting his hands through the ball in the downswing…his body was rotating faster than his hands were coming through the ball, so he was hitting the ground and also using contacting the ball with a very open face. The open face wasn’t because he had rolled his wrists in the backswing, he knows not to do that. So I got him to work on his timing better and really try to get his hands coming through the hitting zone quicker, so that it was more in sync with the rest of his body. Worked wonders for him almost immediately. Obviously all the things in this video are critical, but this is just another tool you can use if the others aren’t working. Also, you have to be careful because having the hands get too fast in the downswing can then cause pulls/closed clubhead at impact. But everyone visualizes or feels a swing a little differently…especially kids who are just learning. This particular one way of thinking about the swing helped with a problem that had really frustrated my son (and me since none of the other drills seemed to help).

    4. Chris Greco says:

      Solid drills. Simple to follow. Thank you.

    5. Thank you for taking the time of making these videos. I am going to take what you taught here and go to the driving range after dinner

    6. Rick, your content has really helped me get back into the game; thank you so much!

    7. JobuRum says:

      That 3rd drill looks money. Want to try it.

    8. Be Happy says:

      Anytime I have problems in my game I literally search through Rick’s videos, no matter how old they are. Thanks sir for all your dedicated videos 👍

    9. dvs1145 says:

      Older video but absolutely the best explanation of the problem and solutions to resolve it that I have seen. Rick is an excellent communicator as well as a talented golfer. Love his videos!

    10. Absolutely phenomenal videos 🔥

    11. Alec McLean says:

      Worked a treat and added at least 10 yards.

    12. JP BANKS says:

      I'm going to try your tips because I'm hitting behind the ball constantly. I'm 88 and don't wind up too easily. I also tend to use my hands more than turning through with my body or shoulders. I'm going to try your method and see what happens because I can't make my approach shots anymore and that's killing my game. Nothing more frustrating than when you're right in front of the green and hit the ball fat by hitting the ground first. Thank you.

    13. I won two sleeves recently, a couple of games later I still have the same ball and agree it’s a good ball to line up.

    14. thanks Rick! I will try the towel drill, it looks like a good one.

    15. David Barnes says:

      if i don’t quit hitting behind/chunking the ball I’m going to break my dang right wrist!

    16. Thank you again Rick. Just wanted to say I appreciate you and everything you do the golf world. I haven't been playing long,but you helped me fall in love with it. You are passionate and great at teaching. You are the best Sir. Thank you

    17. Tim Vincent says:

      Stupid question but why not just play the ball 2-3 inches ahead of the normal position if this works?

    18. P D says:

      Rick. You are a life saver. Thanks very much. Your videos are always great and intuitive. Just tried these drills and i was immediately striking the ball more consistently and cleaner….thank you again.

    19. Ben Hogan did somewhat the same drill but put a tee in his mouth with the objective of keeping the point of the tee aimed at the golf ball through contact.

    20. Ay says:

      you will make the cunt AHAHAHHA

      5:09 SECOND onwards

    21. The Dronz Dr says:

      Hope this help my iron shoots

    22. great visual

      helped me with
      understanding the terminology

      good stuff

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