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  1. Chipping Technique - 10- 15 yards.

    Left Elbow flex I agree is KEY to disaters!
  2. Chipping Technique - 10- 15 yards.

    Cheers, many replies of varying technique. The idea of a front foot ball is the bounce becomes and escape tool. If the bounce hits the ground an inch behind the ball a reasonable shot is still performed (try it), but a agree with hinge and hold also and when this was my prefered technique i holed more shots than i did with a putter. I'm not sure about hitting down on the ball briskly, cleanly yes but nothing rushed. I also relate to thinning can occur from deceleration or wristy shots. I think wristy shots are the one that occurs with me where i 'hinge and cringe' but to counter the slight release i used a body turn towards the target which ultimatley removed the rigid platform at address.
  3. Just keep moving dirt!! Move it long enough and the clubs will be another body part. I sleep with my putter she's that good a friend.
  4. Guys, It's been a while. I'm a fair golfer of 4 Hcp and recently hit a bit of a phase where i 'putt from the rough' - no metaphor. I had a short game lesson with a high end instructor who taught me to chip using bounce. Quickly in summary; Weight 70% front foot, Square Alignment, feet 4-5 inches apart, Ball inside left heel, Club face 1 degree open to utilise bounce, Hands no more than 5degree forward shaft lean, Stand more upright, Swing reasonably Square to square like a putter motion. It also enables with small changes to hit; Flop Shot: wider stance, low hands, same ball position. Low Run Shots: More upright hands ball centre of stance. As confirmation we were clipping balls off the green on 15-20 yard shots not even marking the turf... problem is; I hit occasional blade ball, I don't chip in as often, Distance Control. All replies appreciated. Please include detail and storys of sucess / failure. What technique do you use and how does the upper body relate in the swing?
  5. I'm a decent golfer, decent swing, known as a big hitter; 6'2" 78 kg's 26 Year Old. Swing Speed 109-110 mph was 113mph earlier in the year. Avg Carry 255, finish 270+ Biggest Killer for me is AOA is -2/-3 and Spin therefore is 3200+ I'm working on it as My 1iron at 99mph swing speed and SF of 1.41 reaches 235 routinely.
  6. I'm in favour of this. How many folk here have wondered how the XR-03 or XR-05 would compare if it was still in production... imagne XR-11S Or XR-RBZ Yeah, that gives me a smile. Also look at the Callaway McDaddy Grooved wedges. It's a sad day when these are no longer allowed in the amateurs bag because nothing makes you smile like a wedge that bites when the owner barks. All in all I'm excited.
  7. Titleist 913

    The 913 is thankfullly Surefit still so for us loyal we can swap and change more often with  the 910. I'm happy :)
  8. Titleist 910 D2 or R11 Driver

    The Question Is... Should I wait? I'm at Titlesit in August converting from the 08 Ap2's But Im booked for 2 hours and looking at a shaft refit for the 910. I think it's worth it though because if the 913 comes out in November for the guys in the UK the summer is over although we haven't seen the summet yet...!!! Frustation.
  9. Titleist 913

    The Question Is... Should I wait? I'm at Titlesit in August converting from the 08 Ap2's But Im booked for 2 hours and looking at a shaft refit for the 910. I think it's worth it though because if the 913 comes out in November for the guys in the UK the summer is over although we haven't seen the summet yet...!!! Frustation.