A 56 degree wedge is normally considered a sand wedge. Lob wedges are typically 58+ degrees. 56 degree wedges are quite a bit easier to hit than the typical 60 degree lob wedge. When I mentioned a "gap wedge", they are typically 50-54 degrees depending on the full wedge set up of a player. For example, I carry a 47 degree PW from my set, and then 52 (GW), 56 (SW), 60 (LW) from Titleist/Vokey (brand isn't that important though).
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Torrey allows them and play seemed to speed up during a period when riding carts were not allowed.
Torrey South in particular with elevated greens and a lot of green side bunkers, I can see the 2 - 3 foot area off and around the edge of the greens getting extra wear from all the push/pull cart trafic. With a push cart and the course setup all the walkers with push carts are funneled into these small pathways as they keep the carts off the green and avoid slowing play down by making trips back to their carts if they leave them back at the fairway. It's pretty much okay as the Kikuyu grass is so tough, otherwise it would be a problem.
They should just allow and encourage players to just walk the carts right onto the green.
And how about a massive mower that is on the green everyday.
I don’t drive my push cart over the green, but I do drive it over tee boxes if they are in my way.
The only reason is that a lot of them are battery driven and they might spin out on the green doing some damage that way if the user is not careful.
Yes they still have them and charge some for them. But they are crap and most of the people have their own and many are battery driven.
Hello to everyone, new poster here. Wanted to share my thoughts about this method...maybe not just this method, but the overall effect of an open stance on early extension.
I'm 57, 5 hncp, rather thick chested and inflexible, and have struggled with early extension and flipping for many years. Really, I'm a 10 hncp ballstriker and a 2 inside 25 yards.
I have watched a few "senior" themed instruction videos to address EE, and they're almost all some theme of - closed stance, get a deep shoulder turn, swing out to the right, and accept early extension. None of this worked for me...my driver especially was wildly inconsistent.
So, opening my stance and swinging out instantly improved my ballstriking through the bag. Not really sure why, but I believe a closed stance facilitates EE - if I close up, it's not difficult to straighten my back, be on my toes, and stay balanced. Moving the left foot back with the butt moving forward results in a totally unbalanced (falling forward) position which can't be maintained, so the body doesn't do it (EE).
Yes, my backswing is shorter, but I'm making better strikes and haven't lost distance.
Does this make any sense?