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Compressing Ball Irons

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I see many threads on front foot weight distribution. 

I would like to see what others have to say in reaction to my own thoughts.

My feel on my front foot/leg is more of ‘pushing down‘ into the soil at address. Without doing so consciously, I notice the slightest bend of my knee as a result of this pushing into the ground. I then swing. Yes, the contact is very pure. The strike solid and I feel like I’m compressing the ball. I don’t in any way lean forward. 

Try doing this on your irons. Love to get real world feedback. 

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Feel ain't real. What you think you might be doing, you might not actually be doing.

Glad it's working for you, though.

P.S. I don't even really know that I understand what you're trying to convey. Pushing into the ground would involve extending the knee, not bending it.

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Pushing off the ground extends, pushing down into turf at address bends the knee. Sure, after hitting I’m posting up on my front leg  

I hope this clarifies somewhat. And sure, a feeling is subjective at best. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Paul m said:

Pushing off the ground extends, pushing down into turf at address bends the knee. Sure, after hitting I’m posting up on my front leg  

I hope this clarifies somewhat. And sure, a feeling is subjective at best. 

Bending the knees reduces pressure downward into the ground. The only way you can push OFF the ground is by pushing INTO the ground.

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