Originally Posted by clutchshot
After watching Big Break this season which had a hockey player who created his own shot called the "saucer pass" which basically consisted of him sliding the club across the ground like a hockey stick to make contact with the ball and create a chip shot, I got to thinking, how many people have something they created in thief shot bag?
Personally, I golf in southern MI and northern OH where we have a lot of thick forests. Being that I often hit into these forests, I had to create something special that wouldnt fly upwards. My standard swing is pretty common to what a swing should look like, My special shot however comes from gripping the club completely different (both palms completely on grip), weight on my toes, quarter back swing and a smack the ball.
The result a ball that flies about 4 ft high for 50 yards then rolls another 50 or more depending on club. The perfect get me out of the woods shot that works every time.
Who else has created a homemade shot?
I'm not the inventor of this but have hit the ball in trouble so many times that I am good at it, and I am the only person I know that I've seen use it.
If something is behind the ball like a tree, rock, fence, ect. impeding my back swing I stand with my back to the target so my back swing and my "forward swing" are parallel to my toe line (and the obstacle) until it almost reaches the ball to the left of my left foot. The club face is facing the target at address (or in the opposite direction I am facing). With some practice it only needs a foot or so of clearance between the ball and the obstruction to hit pretty much a full shot with any club.
Of course the ball will hook and that has to be played and the odds of pulling off a perfect shot are slim but even on a poor attempt it will advance the ball a long way in the general direction of the green (and is a lot better than taking a drop or chipping out sideways).
Edited by MS256 - 3/29/13 at 12:34am