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Golf Hit And Contact Types

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Golf Hit and Contact Types

Let's learn about different types of hits that a golfer might make when hitting the golf ball.

  • Flush
  • Pure
  • Solid
  • Blade
  • Skinny
  • Thin
  • Top
  • Chunk
  • Fat
  • Duff
  • Chilidip
  • Lay the Sod
  • Shank
  • Wormburner

Flush

Hitting a golf ball flush is another of saying the golf club makes great contact with the golf ball, usually producing a good shot.

Pure

Similar to hitting a ball flush, the term pure is another of describing when a golfer makes excellent contact with the golf ball

Solid

Hitting a golf ball solid is another of saying the golf club made great contact with the ball at impact.

Blade

To blade a golf ball means to hit the top part of the ball, which results in the golf ball traveling low to the ground. A golfer may blade a golf ball when attempting to hit a full shot or a chip/pitch shot. Ultimately, blading the golf ball usually results in the golf ball flying well past the indended target.

Skinny

Hitting the ball skinny means to hit a golf ball slightly on the top side of the ball, which often results in a lower flighted shot. This is another of saying to hit a ball thin.

Thin

Hitting a ball thin means the golf club only makes contact with the golf ball and fails to make a divot.

Top

Toping a golf ball consists of a golf ball striking the very top part of the golf ball, which results in the ball traveling a much shorter distance relative to the intended target.

Chunk

Chunking a shot means a golfer catches too much of the ground with the golf club upon hitting the golf ball.

Fat

Hitting a ball fat means that the golf club makes contact with the ground before striking the golf ball, leading to the ball ending up short of the intended target.

Duff

To duff a golf ball means that a golfer hits so far behind the ball on a pitch or chip shot, that the ball moves a very short distance towards the intended target.

Chilidip

Chilidip is a slang term used to describe when a golfer hits a pitch or chip shot fat, where the golf club strikes the ground before the ball.

Lay the Sod

Lay the sod is a term that describes when a golfer's club impacts the ground well behind the golf ball, leading to a poor golf shot, and a large piece of turf becoming displaces from the ground.

Shank

A shank occurs when the hosel of the golf club makes contact with the ball, shooting the ball sideways and resulting in a poor shot.

Wormburner

A wormburner, similar to blading a shot, occurs when the golf ball travels a short distance relative to the intended target and barely travels off the ground.



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