August 12, wkalaidjian Log in to Reply. Although the position of your right knee might seem like a small detail, it can make a big difference to the length of your swing — and in turn, it can help you stop skying the driver. Then it just hit me today on the course when thinking of this tip and what a revelation….. June 11, StianOttersen Log in to Reply. After a few seconds, the ball falls to the turf in front of you. It may be a good idea to shorten the length of the club whenever the ball is sitting up in the rough.

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Cure – The most common error is incorrect weight transfer on the way down.

If you have been going along playing a good round only be to interrupted by this shocking mistake, your confidence may not recover right away. Adjustments are therefore needed to make sure the club hits the ball cleanly.

Stop Skying The Ball Forever

They don’t need to push it against your knee, but there should be enough pressure so that you can feel the presence of the club. I was absolutely skying many drives and getting frustrated because I thought I was definitely getting behind the ball with my head but was still skying it. This is the only reason. If you are fighting a long swing, and you are skying your driver as a result, it is a good idea to focus some practice time on how your right knee is working in the swing.

However, isn’t necessarily as mj as just pushing your tee farther into the ground, because you don’t want to overcorrect and end up teeing the ball too low. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.


The nice thing about doing this drill at the golf course is that you can do it for a couple of minutes and then transition right into hitting balls. The last issue on the list that is known to cause pop up drives is a lack of lower body motion in the downswing. You make a confident, aggressive swing down through the ball, you look up — and you can’t find the ball.

What else do you recommend to get that piercing ball flight like what Stpo see you hit when you do demo swings using the driver? Indeed, it is more than likely that sky shots produced from the teeing ground came as a result of a ball that was sitting too high on a tee. As you adjust the length of your backswing, those timing mechanisms are going to be affected.

How To Stop Skying The Ball

In connection to the ball sitting up in the rough situation presented above, failing to keep your upper body angle constant throughout the swing can lead to sky shots.

Well this tip will help cure your problem shot and will help you understand why you sky skyingg driver shots.

With such a small margin of error available to you, it shouldn’t be a surprise if hpw sky a few drives from time to time. Unfortunately, many amateur golfers allow the right knee to get out of control during the backswing — which frequently leads to a long backswing and poor contact.

Specifically, the reason that it can be so difficult to adjust the length of your swing is that your fo will be affected.

All the best, Chris Rasmussen cras gmail. When your knee moves to the right, that skyng can lead your whole body to sway off balance, and a long list of problems can result. Chris, Thank you for the interest in the site and your feedback. There really is nothing worse than skying your golf driverleaving a big scratch on the paint work right on the top of the crown.


Stop Skying The Ball Forever

You Will Top It: Indeed, if you have the bad habit of bending your upper body forward and down during the downswing as you head into impact, you are increasing the likelihood of skying your shots when the ball is sitting up in the rough. Remember me for 2 weeks.

I like your idea about focusing on the label on the back of the ball as a way of staying back and will try tomorrow on the range. Following are three common causes of skying the driver off the tee —. Even if you aren’t a great golfer, you still have plenty ksying timing mechanisms already built into your swing.

Golf Driving – How To Stop Skying The Driver

Did you yo the ball up too high? Only when you are sure you have figured out what is going wrong can you move on to making the fixes required. Immediately after skying your driver, you will likely start to think of a long list of possible causes for this bad shot. I sometimes lean forward slightly but Im not ahead of the ball. Login below … Email.