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It'd be interesting to see that on tour. I'd watch it...

Originally Posted by saevel25

I always wondered if it was possible to gain distance by letting out a grunt. You know like a tennis player. There has to be something behind it. Wouldn't that be hilarious, everytime someone tees it up on the PGA, swing and "YAAAAAAH"



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Originally Posted by saevel25

I always wondered if it was possible to gain distance by letting out a grunt. You know like a tennis player. There has to be something behind it. Wouldn't that be hilarious, everytime someone tees it up on the PGA, swing and "YAAAAAAH"



It worked for Happy Gilmore!!

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Originally Posted by saevel25

I always wondered if it was possible to gain distance by letting out a grunt. You know like a tennis player. There has to be something behind it. Wouldn't that be hilarious, everytime someone tees it up on the PGA, swing and "YAAAAAAH"

It worked for Happy Gilmore!!


Yeah but he was the mazing golf ball whacker guy...

For me, I think I stand at address, waggle to check my grip, waggle again to check my ball position and stance and then off I go.

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I'll do a couple waggles just to be sure I'm not gripping to tight, then once I set the clubhead in place, I'll exhale (that's my was of telling myself to let go of any tension), a little forward press, then GO.

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Originally Posted by saevel25

I always wondered if it was possible to gain distance by letting out a grunt. You know like a tennis player. There has to be something behind it. Wouldn't that be hilarious, everytime someone tees it up on the PGA, swing and "YAAAAAAH"



There is such a man who does something similar...he's more of a legend or god.   The one and only Jack Hamm, creator of THE HAMMER and New Hammer X Driver!!!   But he lets out a KA-POWWWWW when he is hitting his 400+ yard drives.  ha ha

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I watched it as well...actually what i picked up the most out of it was Hope's putting routine...before ever putt he would line up to it, put the putter behind the ball, then pick the putter up and place it IN FRONT of the ball. I thought it was interesting.

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I have my weight distributed on my left heel and right toes. Larger percentage of weight is towards the right foot. To initiate the swing, I kinda press the arms together and slightly out, and hands towards the target while moving lower body weight slightly from right to left, while turning the head a few degress away from the target. Then the momemtum of what I've done gets the club started.

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I do one practice takeaway (short) then a slight forward press then bring the club back.  I'm thinking of changing this because I am working on my swing with Evolvr and I want to break bad habits I picked up last year due to shoulder surgery.  If I have a new start, I'm thinking it will keep me away from old swing habits.

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I start with a small forward press. I try to keep it to small as if it gets to big it is problematic.

Sneed was lights out on Celebrity Golf. He had a stretch there of 3 birdies and was just knocking down the flag stick. Very impressive match.

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My "waggle" is actually me lifting the club up and down off of the ground with my fingers. I guess it let's me feel the weight of the club head and keep the hand muscles loose. I'll then start the swing with a small forward press and go. I have ADHD, so I can't stay still during my routine or else my mind starts overdoing it. My best shots happen when I have no swing thought other than the target.

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I watched it as well...actually what i picked up the most out of it was Hope's putting routine...before ever putt he would line up to it, put the putter behind the ball, then pick the putter up and place it IN FRONT of the ball. I thought it was interesting.

Nick price did the same thing for years. I think he just stopped doing it because he jumped on the belly putter train

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I didn't know what I did, so I looked at it on video.  After setting the club down, wiggling the feet, and waggling the club some, I push both knees a touch (maybe half a centimeter?) forward and the rebound sends me into my takeaway.  It gets me thinking about my legs and hips in the swing, which seems to be my biggest problem right now.

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"I always wondered if it was possible to gain distance by letting out a grunt. You know like a tennis player."

I have a friend who does this, entirely unconsciously. When I tell him about it or make fun of him for it he seems completely oblivious to it but it definitely works for him. Not quite as loud as a tennis player but he definitely grunts followed by a sort of sigh. He hits it further than I do. He's about a 6.

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I stand over the ball for entirely too long before I swing and really need to develop a routine. I like what iacas suggested, seems like a good thing to try out.

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I had the same problem. I found a drill about lifting and lowering the right (back) heel to begin the swing. It's helped me a lot and doesn't negatively impact the swing/tempo/etc. I don't have to do it on every swing, but there are times when I freeze and just keep staring at the ball- that I can tell I need to use a good trigger. This particular one is good because it initiates the transfer of weight to the back leg for you- so it helps both physically and mentally.

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