Anne Rollo 0:00
So today we’re going to answer one of the questions we get the most the most, how do I lift the ball in the air?
It’s such a common problem for people. And we’ve got three reasons why you can’t get the ball in the air, haven’t we?
Dennise Hutton 0:23
Absolutely. And I think probably the first thing we should do is explain the concept. people are always trying to lift the ball in the air. That’s right. So it’s important to understand what it is to create the concept. So the ball and the club, the ball and the club have to have a collision. And what we’re wanting is, let me just use this. Yeah, I hope that’s in the view. So here’s the ball on the ground. Yep, that’s very good. We’re very good at this. So what we’re wanting, we’re wanting this clubhead to come down and it’s going to hit the ball, then the ground that it’s sitting in. So your club head is going into this little wedge shape, I often get people who say they’re trying to hit here or even the top of the ball and you get a topic during them. So we’re wanting to make sure that the club comes in hits the ball, then the ground. So taking into this wage, and the loft of the club will lift the ball and a lean on the shaft also does that.
Anne Rollo 1:19
as well. So descending blow. Yeah.
Dennise Hutton 1:21
When we say coming down, we mean that club coming down, not your body or anything like that. What goes up? must come down. Yeah. And we want to go hit the ball.
Anne Rollo 1:30
Yes. And then the dividends after the ball. So on the closest to me, so even if the divot started right in the middle, yeah, yes, good. Yeah, but not before, not before the ball. Now if the club does hit high up on the ball, like you’re saying, because in an effort to lift it, sometimes we do that, that’s when it goes low. Yeah, that’s when you can’t get it in, you’re getting lots of topspin and topspin pushes the ball down. That’s right. So we’re going to start off with our number one reason why you can’t get the ball in the air. And the number one reason is the flick. So that’s you trying to get the ball in the air. And what most people do is break that left wrist and try to physically help the ball up in the air. And that’s when the club hits the halfway up the ball on top of the ball, and it’s going to go low. So number one reason that you probably can’t get it up in the air is you flicking the ball up and trying to lift any if
Dennise Hutton 2:18
I can interrupt the one of the things that’s really annoying, then if you do get it
Anne Rollo 2:23
to flick, and you’re somehow managed to get the fleet exactly right, the ball will actually go high and it’s me goes too high. And then the next one it scrolls across happens a lot in pitching. If you find your pitching is high and weak all the time, you could be trying to help the ball up. So you lay the skull on the ground or get a very high soft, weak one.
Dennise Hutton 2:40
Yeah, so I think it’s important for our subscribers to know that we’re telling them what’s actually happening in these three points through impact. Yes, so what’s happening through impact, you’re going to start with the club here, on this slide outside my right foot, the club’s leaning to my left groin and all I want to do there, I just want to drag that because if we do this, it makes it very, you can’t, so you’re dragging. The other thing you’ll notice is it starts helping me pivot through.
Anne Rollo 3:11
Yep, Okay, perfect. And our number two reason you can’t lift a ball in the air is LinkedIn with that same feeling of white hanging back, again, trying to help the ball our elbows look similar to this. So it all goes together, everything collapses down. As soon as we try and do the work for the ball, everything tends to go wrong. So after you’ve broken the wrist, it tends to throw the weight back as well. So the two things tend to go together. So if you want to make sure the weight comes forward, and we get that lovely trapping or compressing of the ball that Denise is talking about, we have to get the weight moving on to the left. So you can do some drills, you can maybe lift up the front foot, lift up the back foot, you can from the top, start moving the weight forward, do some practice swings and get a feel for the few tend to find yourself finishing on your back foot. And what’s our number three,
Dennise Hutton 4:01
I think the number three is really important is rotation. So if people stop their lower body rotating, yes, they’re going to flick the this stops or they’re tilting instead of rotating. And it’s also you know, without rotation, we can’t see when I’m rotating, see how I can fully release the club.
Anne Rollo 4:22
So I’m rotating the body’s turning through.
Dennise Hutton 4:24
If I stay still and don’t rotate and I try to do this I’m going to hit it back way behind and which word hope we get in the walk is on ground and yourself. We want to get the feeling and that’s where I love this drill again any so it gets the feeling of the rotation. So we just do some little swings, making sure a bit like your weight transferring that I’m letting the lower body rotate. I want to feel like I’m pivoting in this left going yeah, that’s Yeah, that’s it. That’s it. Most women that they will love. They’ll do that because we’re very flexible but most women are sorry, gentlemen. Do this as well, is they just kind of want to stop everything.
Anne Rollo 5:03
Yeah, that’s right. And if the balls not going up the air, people start to sort of get more and more focused on the ball, they get bogged right down, the body stops the elbows. And it just gets worse and worse and worse. So free yourself up, allow the body to rotate through.
Dennise Hutton 5:16
I have a little question for our viewers. And we’ll answer this question as well. Where when you’re looking, where do you look on the ball?
Anne Rollo 5:25
Huh? That’s a good question, isn’t it?
Dennise Hutton 5:29
So the balls down there? Well, we’ll just do it here. Where are you looking? Are you looking at the top? Are you looking at the side? Or are you looking in this invisible spot here? I’m looking at that invisible spot. I’m not even looking here.
Anne Rollo 5:42
I don’t mean the bottom and the back of the ball. It’s a good place to look bottom back of the ball.
Unknown Speaker 5:47
Yeah, not top of the bottom. Would you agree with this? I just look at the ball.
Anne Rollo 5:51
Yeah, yeah, I think particularly have a problem with talking and you know, not getting down under the bar not compressing it, then is a great place to look. Bottom and back of the ball. I’ve got a bonus. I’ve got a we love a pro girl in the way.
Dennise Hutton 6:06
This is just me. Okay. But But what I find is, if I can still see that spot that I’m looking back at the ball, yeah, if I can still see it here. I’m probably going to get that club. I’m going to hit the if I lose it if I can’t see that spot. Because I’ve lifted up or something’s happened. I’ve got less chance. Yeah, yeah, I don’t know. I actually never see very rarely in a full swing. Do I see the club hitting the ball? And if anyone should, I should because I don’t have as much clubhead speed, but I don’t. So I think sometimes we get so fixated and we get paralyzed by the ball. It stops the pivot that stops out. Yeah.
Anne Rollo 6:41
Yeah, it becomes the destination of the club instead of hitting through it. There’s a saying in golf hit through it not to eat yesterday. Yes. So hitting through the ball and swiping
Dennise Hutton 6:52
down underneath. And I know I know we’re going on here. But I think it is important to know this club head this block of metal has to have a collision with the ball. And it’s important that it’s called when ground it has to have
Anne Rollo 7:05
a collision a descending blow. Yeah, and you can’t do that if you are trying to lift it up. So that’s our three reasons why you can’t get the ball in the air flicking. hanging back and not rotating through