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#886 Toph

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:55 PM

What's up Doc?

All sorts of things Micky boy. Been a busy beaver last few weeks.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:03 AM

Got a very specific set of things to work on there Toph - sounds good

Seve drill sounds interesting - care to expand on that?

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:35 AM

Got a very specific set of things to work on there Toph - sounds good

Seve drill sounds interesting - care to expand on that?

He said it’s an advanced drill. He usually only shows it to his up and coming young players when they reach a certain level of expertise.
Not to be done when anyone else around in the firing line.
Start with PW. Hit a soft high bunker shot that lands nicely on the green. Should come out like you hit a good sand iron. Allowed to get a nice high lie in the sand.
Once you succeed try with 9 iron etc etc working all the way to 4 iron. A la Seve.
To do this you need to get down very low, knees very bent, adjust grip a little, maybe 10-20 degrees open, Lay the club down so the shaft angle gets close to horizontal with the 4 iron, but most importantly you can only do this with good swing mechanics, on plane, and that wood chopping motion I talked about. He reckons 90% of golfers never “get” this idea and feel.
Quite amazing to hit a soft high flop shot out of the sand with a 4 iron. Great confidence booster.
When you go back to 58 wedge you kind of feel you can do anything. Also the first time I’ve consistently hit soft high bunker shots that stop in a foot or two - with range balls. I’ve always wondered how the pros get that much spin and stop out of the sand.
He said when he was young his coach made him do it twice a week out of the practice bunker at Robins Woods. Which is a deep green side bunker to an elevated green.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:01 AM

Of course the plane is a very flat one in the above scenario.
It’s an advanced drill Weetie. Not sure it’s right for you yet. 😂
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:12 AM

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

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That’s pretty much my reaction at the time. We went over to the bunker and I said “get the 58?” And he said “no - we’ll take the PW, the 9, 7, 5 and....4”
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

He said it’s an advanced drill. He usually only shows it to his up and coming young players when they reach a certain level of expertise.
Not to be done when anyone else around in the firing line.
Start with PW. Hit a soft high bunker shot that lands nicely on the green. Should come out like you hit a good sand iron. Allowed to get a nice high lie in the sand.
Once you succeed try with 9 iron etc etc working all the way to 4 iron. A la Seve.
To do this you need to get down very low, knees very bent, adjust grip a little, maybe 10-20 degrees open, Lay the club down so the shaft angle gets close to horizontal with the 4 iron, but most importantly you can only do this with good swing mechanics, on plane, and that wood chopping motion I talked about. He reckons 90% of golfers never “get” this idea and feel.
Quite amazing to hit a soft high flop shot out of the sand with a 4 iron. Great confidence booster.
When you go back to 58 wedge you kind of feel you can do anything. Also the first time I’ve consistently hit soft high bunker shots that stop in a foot or two - with range balls. I’ve always wondered how the pros get that much spin and stop out of the sand.
He said when he was young his coach made him do it twice a week out of the practice bunker at Robins Woods. Which is a deep green side bunker to an elevated green.

 

Two things:

 

1. When are we meeting for another practise session so you can show me this drill?

 

and

 

2. "Advanced Drill" for "certain level of expertise" and your saying your GA handicap is what? Sandbagging much ahead of Nationals? :rolleyes:

 

and, sorry, one other thing ...

 

"up and coming young players" ...

 

Hahahaaaa ...



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

Everyone tells you to open the face and use a normal swing. Never heard the bend knees and flatten out the shaft before. It makes sense when you think about it. But blading a 4i would see it just hit the face and drop back in until you got it right. I am intrigued.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 12:28 PM

 I am intrigued.

I'd class you more shite than intrigued.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 12:41 PM

Two things:

1. When are we meeting for another practise session so you can show me this drill?

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2. "Advanced Drill" for "certain level of expertise" and your saying your GA handicap is what? Sandbagging much ahead of Nationals? :rolleyes:

and, sorry, one other thing ...

"up and coming young players" ...

Hahahaaaa ...

1. Yes of course
2 and 3. I am of course not up and coming. More down and going. And he was I think in two minds about showing me, but got carried away with himself and my ah ha moment.

I am away for a couple of weeks. Have to be the 13 th 14 th July or after.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:18 PM

1. Yes of course
2 and 3. I am of course not up and coming. More down and going. And he was I think in two minds about showing me, but got carried away with himself and my ah ha moment.

I am away for a couple of weeks. Have to be the 13 th 14 th July or after.


Timeline suits my schedule too.

Days getting longer, maybe fit in a Friday afternoon 18 soon too... ???
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:57 PM

Timeline suits my schedule too.

Days getting longer, maybe fit in a Friday afternoon 18 soon too... ???

Have to groove my new swing at the range first 😂😂
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:12 PM

Have to groove my new swing at the range first

It may be winter again before this happens!;) :lol:


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

It may be winter again before this happens!;) :lol:

Your not wrong 😄every time I get it sorted Joel goes and changes it all !
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

Have to groove my new swing at the range first

 

Look out, you'll get crucified on here for doing that ... :o

 

Apparently, it's much better to go onto the golf course and have NFI and loose heaps of golf balls spraying shots everywhere while you're trying to incorporate the changes recommended. :unsure:






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