OK, so from the discussions…50% golf instruction and playing golf info, and 50% rants.
Discussions where we say stuff and tell each other how stupid and wrong we all are.
I like it.
You may not know this, but one of my finest qualities…which I have suppressed in recent years…is to chastise and belittle people who don’t immediately agree with my brilliance. 😀
So when I revamp the website, I will still have this blog where I will continue to grace my infinite knowledge upon you, a message board where we can all duke it out, the personalized video lessons that are currently available there…and much much more and it will all be in one place. The “much, much more” will be the best part.
Aside from people hitting their wedges too far, I see other golfers trying way too hard to draw their wedges. Amateur golfers around the world are enamored with the draw and get themselves into all sorts of trouble…most especially with wedges.
Because of the high loft on wedges, it takes an extreme inside/out path to get a wedge to actually draw. When you try too hard to draw a PW, GW, SW or LW, several awful, disgusting, putrid, nasty, rank, foul, odious things can happen.
Probably the worst is rerouting your hands way too far to the inside and needing to save it with a flip to prevent the block, instead of continuing to rotate the body in sync.
I won’t list all of the bad things you can do, just take away this. You don’t have to hit a draw if it’s not your natural shot…and you don’t have to draw wedges even if a draw is your natural shot.
Most of your practice on the range should be with wedges to begin with. Make your normal comfortable swing and pay attention to the ball flight you get on the good swings and the ball flight you get on the bad swings and play for those shots.
As far as distance is concerned, you don’t need to hit your wedges for distance…you need to hit them the same distance every time and it’s hard to do that with a back swing that is too long and a 100% full out swing.
As I said, most of your practice should be with your wedges, so find a length and speed of swing that is the easiest to produce…even if you think that hits the ball too short and your friends will make fun of you.
They won’t make fun of you when you are wedging it 10 feet and in all day and taking their money.