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  1. Taking my lob wedge out when I need to add to the top of my bag. But it is interesting to hear guys opinions about removing the P wedge and choking down the 9, or taking the 9 out and choking down the 8. And to me that makes sense because I never want to be trying to nuke a short iron, force an extra 5 years out of it. That usually ends with a nasty pull left. So the P or 9 being taken out if I feel the L wedge is needed is a good option. Mostly playing Skats so gotta make birdies and greenie's to score, which means more hitting GIR than getting up and down with an L.
  2. Ha Ha mine also. I carry a sand iron and 60 degree lob wedge. I dread being in wedge distance so I use a severely choked down gap wedge or pitch and run it if there are no hazards in front. I would never remove my 3I. I love my long irons.
  3. My first post after years of lurking. No, I don't have a video (which would help). I've played for years as a 15-16 hdcp. Amateur "experts" on the course will tell me I set up with my hands too close to my body on iron shots. Because I have a large chest and small waist, setting up with my arms on top of my chest seems to extend my hands too far out and I have problems making a full turn or even a decent takeaway. So I start with my hands close to my thighs like Jim Furyk so I can fully turn, but when I come down I am not blocked. In other words, my downswing is conventional. Does anyone else have this "problem"? I get all kinds of criticism from low cappers when I'm having a bad day, which tends to happen no matter what. They the hands are my problem. Anyone else with this issue and how do you manage?
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