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justtapitin

70-80 yards shot

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Hi guys!

I'm wondering how do you set up for wedge shot from 70-80 yrd out?

I noticed that almost all of my shots are going to right lately and not sure why….

Possible reason I can think of is my wide open stance (aiming left of target) which cause out to in swing that leads to slicing the ball?

Could it be fixed by just closing the stance???

Thanks in advance!!

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Personally I think a wide open stance for a 70-80 yard shot is overdoing it.  It's not like a little green side shot where one totally legit mechanical option is to bring the feet closer together and have the toes both pointing well towards the target.  Definitely some people play their wedges and even scoring irons with a slightly open stance, but not WAY open.

For me a 70-80 yard shot is close enough to full power that I just set up like I'm taking a full swing, maybe choke up a bit, take a 2/3-3/4 back swing, and come through smooth and easy.  You're hitting easy but you still have to commit to the shot.  One way to miss right with those is to get scared you're going to airmail the green, let the club head drag and never get it closed.

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Originally Posted by dsc123

Is it curving right or starting right?


It goes straight then curving to right.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by mdl

Personally I think a wide open stance for a 70-80 yard shot is overdoing it.  It's not like a little green side shot where one totally legit mechanical option is to bring the feet closer together and have the toes both pointing well towards the target.  Definitely some people play their wedges and even scoring irons with a slightly open stance, but not WAY open.

For me a 70-80 yard shot is close enough to full power that I just set up like I'm taking a full swing, maybe choke up a bit, take a 2/3-3/4 back swing, and come through smooth and easy.  You're hitting easy but you still have to commit to the shot.  One way to miss right with those is to get scared you're going to airmail the green, let the club head drag and never get it closed.

Thank you for the advice.

I move left foot back for about 4 inch , is this too much?

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Originally Posted by justtapitin

Thank you for the advice.

I move left foot back for about 4 inch , is this too much?

Why did you start doing that?

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Originally Posted by Mordan

Why did you start doing that?


Not sure why or how.

It just felt comfortable/natural to me that way with short irons......

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Originally Posted by justtapitin

Not sure why or how.

It just felt comfortable/natural to me that way with short irons......

Ok. I open up my stance a bit with the shorter irons and especially wedges, but do I that to reduce the amount of draw on my shots.

If you're slicing them then I'd say you don't want to be opening up your stance. You may also be setting up closed to the target with all your clubs, but noticing it more with wedges and thus opening up your stance.

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Originally Posted by Mordan

Ok. I open up my stance a bit with the shorter irons and especially wedges, but do I that to reduce the amount of draw on my shots.

If you're slicing them then I'd say you don't want to be opening up your stance. You may also be setting up closed to the target with all your clubs, but noticing it more with wedges and thus opening up your stance.


Thanks for the advice.

Neutral stance for wedge is somehow very uncomfortable but I guess practice will take it away!!

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I hit my 58* from 80 yds in, if i don't roll my hands over it stays out to the right by 10 yards.

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Originally Posted by justtapitin

Thanks for the advice.

Neutral stance for wedge is somehow very uncomfortable but I guess practice will take it away!!

What about your 8 & 9 irons, how do you address the ball with them? They shouldn't be very different and it should be a gradual progression as you go up the clubs.

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I'm trying to think of the last time I put a sizable curve on a sand wedge shot. The answer is......never. How do you slice a sand wedge???

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I'm trying to think of the last time I put a sizable curve on a sand wedge shot. The answer is......never. How do you slice a sand wedge???

shank it :p

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Originally Posted by dak4n6

I'm trying to think of the last time I put a sizable curve on a sand wedge shot. The answer is......never. How do you slice a sand wedge???

It can happen.  I have a friend that consistently does it.

To the OP, from that distance, I usually set up as normal but shorten the back swing.  For me though, I like to drive the ball in from that distance more than I drop it in, so that makes my swing a little more aggressive.

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Originally Posted by justtapitin

It goes straight then curving to right.

Thanks!

An open stance can cause a slice.  It sounds like that is your problem.  Close it up!

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Originally Posted by Mordan

What about your 8 & 9 irons, how do you address the ball with them? They shouldn't be very different and it should be a gradual progression as you go up the clubs.


I think my stance is neutral (I think) for 7 iron and I open the stance little by little as club get shorter......

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Originally Posted by dak4n6

I'm trying to think of the last time I put a sizable curve on a sand wedge shot. The answer is......never. How do you slice a sand wedge???


It is not a big slice but it'll start straight then almost always ends up on the right side...

Feels like I HAVE to aim to the left of pin.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by dsc123

An open stance can cause a slice.  It sounds like that is your problem.  Close it up!

Originally Posted by TN94z

It can happen.  I have a friend that consistently does it.

To the OP, from that distance, I usually set up as normal but shorten the back swing.  For me though, I like to drive the ball in from that distance more than I drop it in, so that makes my swing a little more aggressive.


Now I know what to work on this weekend!!!

Thanks!

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