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Hello everyone,   I posted this on the Swing Thoughts forum, but there was no response.   I was checking my grip the other day and noticed that when I adjust my grip so that the club face is square in an impact position (shaft leaning somewhat forward), and I then return to my address position (shaft still leaning slightly forward, but not as much as at impact) without adjusting my grip, the club face is closed.   Does this mean I should address the ball with a...
Hello everyone,   I was checking my grip the other day and noticed that when I adjust my grip so that the club face is square in an impact position (shaft leaning somewhat forward), and I then return to my address position (shaft still leaning slightly forward, but not as much as at impact) without adjusting my grip, the club face has closed.   Does this mean I should address the ball with a slightly closed club face, or do the dynamics of wrist movement during the...
Hi all, and thanks for the comments.   And thanks for going to the trouble of posting the video, Mike, it was very helpful as most swing videos begin with the player already addressing the ball. I notice you also step in with your feet fairly close together, and then place them to set ball position and alignment. I am going to work at this routine also because I find that when I rush this my ball position is not constant.   I also saw an interesting Chuck Cook video...
Thanks for the comments, guys.   I notice the "grip first" and "grip last" tally is just about evenly split. But with only one exception everyone sets lines the club up behind the ball before stepping into their stance and posture. Is this why it's so important to have the correct lie and shaft length clubs because variations here will affect the height of the grip at address, as well as distance from the ball?   This leads to a follow-up question.. How should the club...
Hello all,   I often struggle with my setup, probably because I tend to play too quickly, so I was wondering what routine or sequence you guys use when actually stepping in to address the ball.   Do you ground the club behind the ball, and then settle into your posture "around" the club shaft? Or do you set your posture first, and then move nearer or further from the ball until it is at the club face? Also, to help with ball position and alignment, do you find it...
Thanks, mvmac,   I am going to follow your good advice and just use the putter from that close in. No more on-course experimentation! At the very least it should take the absolute disaster results out of the picture.
Thanks mvmac and Club Rat, your posts helped.   If I read you correctly, at my level I will struggle with that "cuppy" lie however I try to play it. So all I can do is play it a little back in my stance and try to "wedge" it out with a wedge (haha) and hope for the best....   When the ball IS lying well, the putting method (with either putter or an iron) seems to be the way to go. And for anything further out I can pitch, using the bounce, which I seem to be able to...
Maybe I am not making myself clear.....   I often find myself 3 or 4 paces off the green, with the ball sitting down slightly in short, but tough grass. The challenge is not to snag the grass on the way through to the ball.   I would like to hear how more experienced players would play this shot, particularly with regard to ball position. Is the chipping-with-the-putting-method the best way in this situation also?
Mmmm, would a more central ball position not not require a shallow AOA into the ball? I am asking with regard to the "cuppy" lies that we often get with this kikuyu grass in our area. As I mentioned in my post, it's seldom that the ball lies nicely on top of the grass, even on the fringe. If the club snags that stuff on the way to the ball it's game over!   I ask because I feel that I am experimenting too much with my method. Sometimes I play the ball way back, as Pelz...
Hi Guys,   Dave Pelz advocates playing the ball way back in your stance, perhaps even outside your back foot. He says you cannot hit it fat like that. The chipping-with-a-putting-stroke video indicates a more centered ball position. Which do you find better in eliminating fat shots?   I play on kikuyu courses, which often give you a "cuppy" lie in fairly tough grass. Seldom does the ball rest nicely on top of the grass. So catching it even slightly fat is a disaster...
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