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Do you ground your club or hover it?


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  1. 1. Do you ground at address?

    • Driver
      19
    • Irons
      29
    • Wedges (chip/pitch)
      29
    • Putter
      28
    • None of the above
      4
  2. 2. Do you hover at address?

    • Driver
      14
    • Irons
      5
    • Wedges (chip/pitch)
      6
    • Putter
      5
    • None of the above
      20


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Call me Patrick Reed! 🙂

 

Just kidding - I generally ground everything except driver or a wood that I'm going to hit off of a tee.

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Hover driver, used to ground it about 1 foot behind the ball to feel the low point well behind the ball. All other clubs are grounded, but trying to transition to carrying a bit of the club's weight at address to better setup to the ball and avoid extra wrist hinge vertically. 

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On 7/30/2017 at 3:33 PM, 808nation said:

Does it help your game to ground your club or hover it before hitting a shot or drive? Curious to know your take on this.

 

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Growing up I spent a lot of time copying the way Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman setup and swung. I was very much a hoverer of all clubs, but after years of studying and using other methods I got into a habit of grounding my clubs. There are a lot of benefits to hovering, and your post makes me think it would benefit me to go back to the hovering style using focus and repeation to I grain them again. 

Current set makeup:

Taylormade M5 driver, 3w, &5w with Evenflow shafts

Taylormade GAPR 4h &5h

Taylormade P790 with Nippon 950 shafts
Callaway MD3 52*,PM 56*, and PM 60*
Taylormade Spider putter
 

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I hover everything but the putter: I’ve noticed my ball-striking has improved since I adopted this. (but my swing overall is much better) 

My putter stroke starts with a slight forward press, so I ground it before.

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Always grounders unite! haha Is that weird to always ground your club? I barely do it with my driver. Maybe my setup routine needs some adjustments.

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I’m a grounder. I’ve tried hovering but never stuck with it long enough to get used to it with anything other than the putter.


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I was intent on grounding my putter like Rickie Fowler a couple years ago and it worked ok for a month or two. Then came a 5 footer on my first hole in competition while hovering, it took 3 putts to get in the hole and Way too many on the front nine. I was doing it to relieve tension but it was adding tension.  I was back to grounding it on the back nine and will never hover again.

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Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Ping Grayhawk Putter

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I hover everything.  Swing speed goes slightly up and centered impact increases.  It is less comfortable around the green and with the putter but comfort is just an excuse you use when you don't want to do something.  

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I agree with the majority of comments.  Only shot I hover is the only one you're technically supposed to on - bunker shots.  Sometimes I'll tap the ground, hover, then place it back on the ground, but that's still technically grounding.

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I'm also a grounder with everything except bunker shots.

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I ground all clubs. It's what I'm most comfortable with as it helps me steady myself before taking the club back. 

Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
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I cannot hover with out grounding the putter first . I always ground the putter first then lift it some way before I putting

Wedges I do a bit of both depending on the shot

Irons/Driver and full swings , I take my grip with the club off the ground , I dont really consider that hovering .

I may waggle, regrip or milk the club then hold it steady behind the ball but technically I do not ground the club before set the club , so this really isnt hovering

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I'm more of a hoverer than a grounder....but it's nothing that I'm consciously thinking about at address.

Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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