I have written about this many times and recently, but I am doing it again because I see so many people taking back swings to parallel with wedges.
People will tell me, “That is how far I hit them when I make a smooth full swing.”
That is the operative word…”full”
I am sure some of you can hit PW 140, SW 115 and LW 100…but why would you want to?
When I take a full swing with PW, I can hit it 150 yards. That is not excessively hard, just a full back swing and 80% effort, yet I rarely hit PW from over 135 on the course.
The reason is I take a shorter back swing, so I am not hitting it so hard so it is easier to control spin and trajectory…and that is what you should all be doing.
If you are hitting a hybrid from 200 yards and 7 iron 160-165 and your PW from 135…you are hitting it too hard with too long of a swing.
…and in all likelihood, many of you have back swings that are too long period and hitting the ball all arms and hands.
The shorter your swing is, the more likely you are to link it up…with any club.