I have had an issue lately where shots from around 60m to 100m I have been catching them heavy most of the time. When it happens, the shot still goes roughly 75% of the distance, so its not like I am hitting a foot behind the ball. I feel as though I make reasonable contact, but I may be a cm or so just behind the ball.
Would a likely fix be something as simple as putting the ball further back in my stance, or are there other things that I should be looking at?
Keep things simple is the easy solution.
Wedges to get more spin brush the grass, then the ball stays on the face longer. Take a divot, too steep, ball stays on the face for less time, no spin.
Your issue is simple, deceleration of arms too early. To fix is simple. Get a blow up beach ball the size of a basket ball. Place ball between your elbows, hit shots from hip high back swing, hip high follow through. Your main focus or thought is to accelerate your shoulders as fast as possible. Forget about the arms. What the beach ball does is teach you connection of the arms and shoulders. In short wedges the shoulders are the power source and are easier to control speed with than the arms. The beach ball keeps your arms stiffer and reduce arm rotation to keep a squarer club face. The ball teaches you the right amount of wrist hinge and bent right elbow. Also what I love about this method far more consistent power control for distances.
I recommend 10 balls with ball and 10 with out.This action will feel weird at first although stick with it and you'll be knocking the flag out in no time.
One more drill once mastered above, is try hitting up slightly on the ball. To do this just try and swing your hands upwards slightly coming into impact along your swing path.Because the wedges are heavier when we hit down the force is greater pulling our hands downward more than normal irons, we have to resist this force. So by trying to hit up slightly will combat the issue of the hands being pulled downward and resolve the hitting fat issue.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Zenstb, 01 June 2016 - 12:28 AM.