Originally Posted by Golfingdad
OK, this brings up a good question. On the third shot (the "fluff") If you remembered that the ball was sitting up, how would you have played it differently? Do you just stand taller and try to "pick it?" Or, perhaps use a less lofted club? Play it back in your stance?
I like to play those with a little more outward swing direction, which keeps things shallower. Plus if I'm not careful my body sends the clubhead to the "dirt" even if the ball is an inch above it, so basically, I would have just told myself to swing through the top of the grass, not to get all the way down to the dirt. Make sense?
Originally Posted by colin007
heres my thing with the video - it really doesn't look (to me) that theres any "let the club fall into the ball" or "let gravity work". they look like aggressive swings, powered a lot by the arms. maybe im just not seeing it for what it actually is?
Of course there's some arms, but the difference is that the handle is not being dragged through. It still "falls" and gravity still lets the wrists uncock. My pivot aids in that too. There's very little "thrust" with the arms. They're doing very, very little.
Look at how quickly the lag is thrown out. That's not because I'm actively throwing the lag out with my right wrist or anything - it's simply "coming" out.
Gravity alone is not going to get the club through the rough enough to fly the ball 30 yards.