What causes a golf drive to pop up?

Why am I popping up my drives in golf?

If you’re popping up your drives, with the club going under the ball through impact, you’re probably swinging down too steeply. The club might also be coming from outside the target line. The cause of this problem is usually an overactive right hand, arm and shoulder on the downswing.

How do I fix my drive going right?

How To Fix Your Slice: 7 Simple Steps To Straight Golf Shots

  1. Don’t Aim Left.
  2. Position Your Golf Ball Properly in Your Setup.
  3. Take Note of Your Divots.
  4. Fix Your Grip.
  5. Keep Your Elbow Tucked During Your Backswing.
  6. Transfer Your Weight.
  7. Release the Club Prior to Impact.

Why do I pull my fairway woods?

Another reason your swing is producing pulled shots might be that the ball is too far forward in your stance. A ball that is too far forward makes it hard to release the club as it’s happening to far up in your swing. Move the ball slightly back in your stance but make sure that it is positioned properly for each club.

Why do my drives go straight right?

It sounds simple, but this basic misalignment is a common culprit. Ball Position: The ball might be too far back in your stance. This causes you to make contact when the club is still swinging to right field. Backswing: You might be too far inside on the backswing, pulling the club away from the target line.

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What causes weak golf shots to the right?

According to Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Hank Haney, it’s mostly because of a bad grip and a steep angle of attack. “Make your grip stronger, so your hands are turned away from the target and your palms are parallel to each other,” says Haney. “Also, gripping it too tight keeps the hands from releasing through impact.

Why do my drives curve right?

A golf ball curves to the right when the club face is to the right of the swing path. It is a rather simple ball flight law that the ball will curve away from the swing path. For example, if your club face is to the left of the target line the ball will still curve right if your swing path is even further left.

Why am I suddenly topping my driver?

I’ve learned that topping comes from getting out of sequence. A golfer who tops the ball usually releases the club early on the downswing instead of starting down from the ground up. You get a cupping action in the left wrist at impact, with the clubhead moving ahead of the hands.