This video lesson describes what to think about when you have a wedge in your hand and you are trying to hit it over water. A lot of times players will chunk the ball when they are faced with this situation.

Common Reasons for Chunking the Ball:

  1. Too much weight shift
  2. Hitting fat behind the ball.
  3. Trying to hit the ball too hard
  4. Decelerating at impact


When you have a wedge shot over water, use these simple tips to land safely on the green.

  1. Put the ball in the center of your stance
  2. At address put 60% of your weight on your forward foot
  3. Keep your head centered over the ball
  4. Minimize your weight shift and down and through the ball

Next time you are faced with a wedge over water, remember to put around 60% of your weight on your front foot, keep your head very steady and, without transferring your weight, hit down and accelerate through impact and you should be able to get that ball over the water no problem.


Kathy Nyman Womens Golf
Kathy Nyman

Kathy Nyman is an LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and U.S. Kids Certified Instructor at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kathy learned to play golf at the age of 15, she played for Florida State University and on the Symetra Tour after graduation. Believing in learning while playing, after earning her status as an LPGA Teaching Professional, Kathy started developing programs focused on real-life situations on the golf course. 
Kathy Nyman Rain Girl GolfIn 2013, Kathy designed an innovative and fashionable line of rainwear for women and junior golfers – Rain Girl Golf.  As a golfer herself, she knew what would be comfortable, practical and not interfere with playing the game.  Her designs were included in the “Best New Product” category at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show.  The Rain Girl Golf line has continued to grow and her unique Rain Girl hat is an increasingly popular prize at women’s events.
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