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Not a Bad Impact Position (Wife)

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Today I began working with my wife on the part of the swing that I was dreading working on with her the most: retention of wrist hinge/cock throughout the downswing.

I'm impressed with how quickly she picked this up, though, I must say. She was simply shown what the angle was, asked to retain it for as long as possible, and hit about 15 chip-length shots (that flew almost as far as her full swings before).

Then I asked her to hit a few full swings just feeling that same thing as much as she could. Not bad... Hips forward, good secondary axis tilt, left arm ahead of the shaft... The red lines show how close she got in 15 minutes to Charlie Wi (what, like I was going to discourage her by using Sergio or someone! ).

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And yes, the clubface was wide open here. She tends to hit a little draw but these weren't quite coming back. ;-) Fixed up her grip quickly and she hit one more ball before we had to duck out to Wal-Mart for our passport photos (AimPoint clinic in Ottawa in June!).

Anyway, just sharing... I'm proud of her. She's worked hard.

P.S. She still swings only moderately fast - some people just have more natural speed. But this will help her a LOT.

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What do you expect? She has a great coach!!! PB

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Erik, you are a very brave man.  Very few have had the courage to give their wife golf lessons.

Nice impact position.

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I have been teaching my girlfriend for the past few months and she really annoys me. She picks it up so quick I just tell her to do something and a few balls later she is doing it no problem.Guess thats the benefit of not building up two years of bad habits. Its great at the range, sometimes she picks up my driver and starts hitting big ones down the range and all the guys hitting balls start to get self conscious thats she is hitting them further.

The only thing holding her back is that she only really likes to golf once a week, either a trip to the range or a few holes in the evening. Do you have this problem with your wife? It seems to me that women are generally less competitive than men so they don't get as motivated to be as good. If I could get her motivated I reckon she could easily break 90. She hits it long and straight it's just her short game is not good usually 3 or 4 shots to tidy it up. Which is not good when she has it up around the green in two. I think only playing a few holes a week is not enough to develop a good short game

Very good impact position must say. Impressive :)

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Man, the subject line is interpretive.

Have fun and all that.

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I found a great coach for my wife.  I was at the range listening to her give lessons to another female golfer and they were talking about what all of the clubs are called, what different golf lingo means, how to dress, etc.  Basically everything that would make it a less awkward social gathering.  I was really taken aback by how poor of a golf coach I would be for girls since I would be focused on purely technical things assuming that her whole goal was to be as good as required to beat her friends.

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Originally Posted by uttexas

Erik, you are a very brave man.  Very few have had the courage to give their wife golf lessons.

Nice impact position.



Erik was even more brave when he was showing my wife how to hit tasty little pitch shots last month here in NC.

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I don't have a wife or good impact position.

Good job, looks very good.

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damn sexy...

impact position, of course... ;)

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Very nice, what I found is a womans brain is much differant then a mans as we all know. But I see these woman at the course taking lessions all of them seem to pick this up much faster then a man.

I think it comes down to we all want to hit the ball the way we want and are not as open to instrctions. How many use the instructions with there kids toys, if we did the toy goes togather faster but but we dont need them and it takes hours more!

I am sure your style of teaching has helped this also, apperant she values what you tell her. i wish I could pick this up as fast.

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Iacas,

Through your research, have you found that there is a standard range that you would like these angles to fall in. For example, I assume the lines that you have shown are at A5, A6 and A7. Your wife is at 57, 133 and 174. Charlie Wi is at 66, 118 and 170. Are these angles something that should or could be measured? Or are these just too dependent on body type to really be useful? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Jhwarren

Through your research, have you found that there is a standard range that you would like these angles to fall in. For example, I assume the lines that you have shown are at A5, A6 and A7. Your wife is at 57, 133 and 174. Charlie Wi is at 66, 118 and 170. Are these angles something that should or could be measured? Or are these just too dependent on body type to really be useful? Thanks.

No, no standards. Steve Striker's numbers are larger than Sergio Garcia's. Both are PGA Tour winners, Ryder Cuppers, etc.

The only one of these numbers that really matters is that it's less than 180 (on the trail side!) at impact. Anything greater than 180 (along the trail side) is flipping, and any more than about 165 becomes increasingly inefficient.

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