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Alllright. Iacas told me to post here so here we go. I am very tall and long armed. I've been playing for a year. I've gone through many sets of used clubs learning what works for me.... graphite, steel, blade, cavity back, stiff, regular, senior flex. I've watched hours and hours of YouTube instruction. So I've got some knowledge. I want to know what is best for me in regards to ball position and flex and bounce and all that. Why do Nicklaus and Norman always play the ball off the left instep, but others move it back. It seems to me you'd have to follow through with your right side much more. If I move it back I have to keep more weight back or I dig. If I move it up I have to keep more weight on my left or I top it...Does the lie of the ball dictate ball position and how steeply you swing? I can crank a 4,5,6 iron out of inch tall grass, but I chunk it off a mat or bare lie. Is this normal? I'm sure part of it is my clubs are standard length, and my groove is about 2 degrees upright (some of my clubs are bent up and don't dig as much). I also hit off the toe less with stiff shafts but get less distance....does any of this resonate with you all?
I (a righty) had a tendency to let my left wrist collapse at the top of by backswing, dropping the clubhead towards the ground and causing inconsistencies in my ball striking. I’ve worked on keeping that left wrist flat and it has improved my consistency, especially for my driver with which I was fighting a slice. I’m zeroing in on regularly hitting what I guess would be a power fade off the tee. Irons have been flying straight. However, all this requires a conscious effort and focus on feeling my left wrist stay flat. I think I let the weight of the club bring my wrist down at the top of my backswing if I don't focus on it. The last couple times I’ve played alone I stopped my backswing and started again if I felt my wrist collapse or realized it a bit too late and hit a second shot with more focus on my wrist. What I’d like to know is if there are any tips or drills for ingraining that flat left wrist. It’d be nice to make it a natural part of my swing and not something I have to focus on. Thanks in advance.