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#1 *Mouldy

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

Apologies if this has been covered in the past but I couldn't find any relevant topics.

 

Quite a few times of late I've experienced the clubhead be knocked out of alignment on the way back, especially with hybrid, when in the rough.  Always results in a bad outcome.

 

Also have been considering it with the driver to get a smoother takeaway and being able to tee it higher.

 

One aspect that concerns me is that I think my hands and forearms would be more tense.  In terms of short irons and wedges that equals shank, I think.

 

Some literature suggests it inhibits an increase of pressure and tensions in the swing.  This would be a great benefit in my worst driver swings.  Whenever they happen I know I've strangled the grip on the way down.

 

Any views on hovering, positive and negative


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:00 PM

I'm a hoverer.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:13 PM

 
Quite a few times of late I've experienced the clubhead be knocked out of alignment on the way back, especially with hybrid, when in the rough.  Always results in a bad outcome.


If the hybrid is being knocked off line that would suggest that you are using the wrong club.
Use a club with a shorter shaft so attack angle is coming in steeper to get thru the grass eg 7i or thereabouts
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

If the ball is sitting down a little, and im using a hybrid, i hover.

No different to playing a fairway bunker or hazard for me.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

Also have been considering it with the driver to get a smoother takeaway and being able to tee it higher.

With the driver you hit the ball on the way up so waste if time hovering.
Will have no effect on takeaway. That's in your head.
Tee the ball low for a fade & high for a draw.
ball equater at top of driver face for straight flight.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:20 PM

 
One aspect that concerns me is that I think my hands and forearms would be more tense.  In terms of short irons and wedges that equals shank, I think


Exactly "you think"
Don't "think"
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:22 PM

 
Some literature suggests it inhibits an increase of pressure and tensions in the swing.  This would be a great benefit in my worst driver swings.  Whenever they happen I know I've strangled the grip on the way down.


Unless your coach gave you that "literature" bin it.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:24 PM

 
Any views on hovering, positive and negative


The only people that hover are chicks using public toilets.
See the 2nd post in this thread for confirmation
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:30 PM

Rob
In our gardeners game I saw plenty of shots played by you 3 that were poor club choice from the rough. If you get a clean look at the ball sure hybrid.
It didn't always happen that day.
Jed is a big strong lad and could pull it off
Long hitter has the swing speed but not the swing
You have to many brain farts to do it
Never ever ever back up a poor Tee shot with a another poor shot out of the rough with the wrong club.
Eg our 12 hole were I had 2 shots in the pot.
8i then hybrid
5 for 2.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:07 AM

We're you too far through your swing to stop and start again once it was knocked off alignment?
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:13 AM

The theory of hovering your driver comes from the fact that is effectively where the impact position is, this is vastly different to the impact position for your shorter wedges. Hovering with your wedges, in a normal shot situation would be really dumb.
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:38 AM

We're you too far through your swing to stop and start again once it was knocked off alignment?

Not good enough to stop Bump.  As Kiwi says, I'm being too ambitious out of average lies.  Going for 2 or 3 pointers instead of making sure it's at least 1 or 2 points.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:48 AM

Faldo recommends having the full weight of the club being supported in the hands prior to the takeaway. The reason being that the club head can be taken back by the left wrist on a controlled straight path.If the weight is not supported, with the clubhead resting on the ground, the takeaway becomes a lift and backward movement without the same control which can develop into a snatsh back.

Edited by razaar, 15 May 2016 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:51 AM

Effing filter, what was the stupid bleep Raz ?


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:55 AM

Effing filter, what was the stupid bleep Raz ?

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