Many players suffer from fat shots. Instead of laying the sod over the ball, quite often you can get underneath the ball and pop it up, or sky it. The ultimate symptom that causes this swing fault is an overly steep swing into impact. As this video shows, the most common fault for such a steep swing is poor ball position. If the ball is placed too far back in your stance, you can’t properly sequence your downswing. Instead you’re forced to release your wrists early, and it becomes very easy to pop it up. The simple fix – keep a close eye on your ball position. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply place a shaft on the ground, pointing at your ball – setup to the ball, and you’ll get instant feedback on your ball position in relation to your stance.