Why do some people undercut some cut shots (i.e., hit OB ball too full)?

Some people have trouble visualizing the required ghost-ball center for a cut shot, and get influenced too much by the ball contact point. For more info and illustrations, see “Fundamentals – Part II: aiming” (BD, October, 2008).

Sometimes, cut-induced throw (CIT) is the cause; and when english (especially inside english), swerve and/or throw might be the culprit. For more info, see:

aim compensation for squirt, swerve, and throw

One way to compensate for undercutting the ball is to use outside english, but this isn’t the best approach for all people. For more info, see:

outside english resource page

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