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post #451 of 617
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It's funny, but I have no idea what you're talking about.

 

/me goes to look.

 

Ah, okay, now I remember. Yeah, those are good.


Lol. Came across it again as I was re-reading on my flight home this afternoon.

post #452 of 617
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Went out to Kittyhawk today, to the short game area. I did the drill in the "Lowest Score Wins" book, getting the yardages for Quarter, Half, 3/4, and full shots for all my wedges (my three Edel Wedges)

 

Besides getting some valuable yardage information. I also found this to be a great practice drill to develop feel for different backswing lengths. So if a person is struggling with their backswing length, just work your way up your 52 degree wedge, from quarter to full shots. 

 

My favorite has to be the 3/4th swing location. I was just making GREAT contact with my wedges. The sound from a solid strike is just totally different then what I was doing before. 

 

So after this, I gave the new yardages a test run. I walked to a random location, and lasered the pin. I had 57 yards. So I took my 56 degree, at half swing length and all but one of my balls landed pin high, all of them were safely on the green. If I wanted to hit one close, I should have picked the 50 yard club and had the ball land short and roll forward. Got to think of the roll out, these yardages are carry. 

 

This is one of those things that took me about 2 hours to do, but after I was done and saw how easy it is to pick a club and a swing length. I am just like, why haven't I done this before. It's one of those "DUH" moments. 

 

@CarlSpackler, If you go out there to get the yardages. If it is in the evening (after 5pm), you can stand under that tree near the practice green and hit shots. Nice shady area. The tree doesn't bother with the trajectory or swing. It was a life saver this afternoon, that sun was a cooker. 

post #453 of 617
I haven't been out there for a few years. Probably why my short game is suffering. It's an excellent place to work. That tree is my friend. a2_wink.gif

I was actually going to head out there this evening, but the wife talked me into going to the store with her.
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@saevel25 are you gonna print out the yardages and tape them to the bottom of the shafts?

post #455 of 617
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@saevel25
 are you gonna print out the yardages and tape them to the bottom of the shafts?

I thought about printing them with a label maker and sticking them on my bag tag so I don't have to pull each club to see it yardage. I can just find the yardage on my "grid" and pull the club.
post #456 of 617
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post

I haven't been out there for a few years. Probably why my short game is suffering. It's an excellent place to work. That tree is my friend. a2_wink.gif

I was actually going to head out there this evening, but the wife talked me into going to the store with her.

 

Well if you decide to go out there this weekend let me know. You can use my laser range finder, and I'll just practice my short game while you get the yardages. 

 

 

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@saevel25 are you gonna print out the yardages and tape them to the bottom of the shafts?

 

 

Yep, going to do that tonight :-D

post #457 of 617
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Well if you decide to go out there this weekend let me know. You can use my laser range finder, and I'll just practice my short game while you get the yardages. 

 

 

 

 

Yep, going to do that tonight :-D


I'll definitely be heading out there sometime this weekend. I have a laser gadget, but would welcome the company. Hoping to get in 9 or 18 as well. clubs have been unused for over 10 days.

post #458 of 617
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I'll definitely be heading out there sometime this weekend. I have a laser gadget, but would welcome the company. Hoping to get in 9 or 18 as well. clubs have been unused for over 10 days.

 

Just shoot me a PM as to when you are heading over. I think Sunday looks the best with regards to the weather. 

post #459 of 617
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Just shoot me a PM as to when you are heading over. I think Sunday looks the best with regards to the weather. 


Will do. I'm supposed to go to Youngs with the fam today, but hey, they have a driving range and I need to update my MS thread.

post #460 of 617
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Wedges are labelled! I bought some reusable labels, so they wont get too sticky. Then I used some clear packaging tape to cover the label. The yardages are on the under side of the club, so I wont see them when I am standing over the ball at address. 

post #461 of 617
Matt, put them under the grip.

You don't need to know what the yardages are before you pull the club, you pull the club based on the trajectory you want, and use that chart to help you determine the swing.

Plus, you really won't see any stuff when you address the ball if they're under the grip.
post #462 of 617
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Matt, put them under the grip.

You don't need to know what the yardages are before you pull the club, you pull the club based on the trajectory you want, and use that chart to help you determine the swing.

Plus, you really won't see any stuff when you address the ball if they're under the grip.

 

Gotcha! 

post #463 of 617
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Wedges are labelled! I bought some reusable labels, so they wont get too sticky. Then I used some clear packaging tape to cover the label. The yardages are on the under side of the club, so I wont see them when I am standing over the ball at address. 

Matt, are those 52*, 56* and 60* wedges? 

post #464 of 617
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

Matt, are those 52*, 56* and 60* wedges? 

 

Yes they are. 

post #465 of 617
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Yes they are. 

Our full swing yardages with wedges are identical.

 

My Brotha!!!:beer: 

post #466 of 617
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

Our full swing yardages with wedges are identical.

 

My Brotha!!!:beer: 

 

 

You mean 25, 35, and 45 yards!!! Come on man, my full swing shots are the bottom numbers!!! 

post #467 of 617
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You mean 25, 35, and 45 yards!!! Come on man, my full swing shots are the bottom numbers!!! 

They're the top numbers in that pic...

 

I haven't really ever charted my partial swing numbers, I just make some practice swings trying to get a feel for how big a backswing I need to hit a certain distance and then go. Like throwing a ball. I should do this though, if for no other reason than to have less decisions to make when I'm faced with a "tweener" wedge shot. 

post #468 of 617
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

They're the top numbers in that pic...

 

I haven't really ever charted my partial swing numbers, I just make some practice swings trying to get a feel for how big a backswing I need to hit a certain distance and then go. Like throwing a ball. I should do this though, if for no other reason than to have less decisions to make when I'm faced with a "tweener" wedge shot. 

 

 

It is eye opening really. It took me about 1.5 to 2 hours. I hit 12 golf balls, the ones I play. I started with shorter and moved to full swing. 

 

Top to bottom,

First # = Shaft Parallel to ground

Second # = Shaft is about between parallel and 90 degrees

Third # = Shaft is 90 degrees

Forth # = Full Swing

 

Like I said before, I like this as just a practice drill to get use to different swing lengths. When I am on the course, I have lets say 60 yards. Lets say I need to hit it higher. I could take the 60 degree wedge and hit between the 2nd and 3rd number. 

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