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Dang trees. I’d rather hit out of hay then have trees on golf courses.

Played a few links “style” courses and you get free reign on shot shaping. Trees force you to play a certain way...

 

Yeah, the trees I was behind shouldn't have even been in play... 😬 I had an eighty yard shot from pin high right. I've not sliced the ball like I did today in years. 

Sorry, I'm derailing the thread, to get it back on track, how do you set up for bunker shots? Where is the ball in your stance? I left 2 balls in the bunker today... 😳😳

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Yeah, the trees I was behind shouldn't have even been in play... I had an eighty yard shot from pin high right. I've not sliced the ball like I did today in years. 

Sorry, I'm derailing the thread, to get it back on track, how do you set up for bunker shots? Where is the ball in your stance? I left 2 balls in the bunker today...

 

No problem.

 

Depends. But generally I set up with a really wide stance square for normal bunker shots, but open and close for different shots. Face is square (believe it or not). But I do open the face when needed.

 

Ball is in the middle of the stance. You can practice pitch shots like that too, shallows out the swing.

 

I never try to hoist a 56, if I need it to go high just finish higher, or grab the 60

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I tried this last night at the course. I must be missing something, everything went right, about 45* right and basically rolled. I need to read this whole thread again and figure out what I am doing wrong.

Need to get a spinning pitch into my repertoire.

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I tried this last night at the course. I must be missing something, everything went right, about 45* right and basically rolled. I need to read this whole thread again and figure out what I am doing wrong.

Need to get a spinning pitch into my repertoire.


If everything is going right, lower the handle slightly. It’s only around a inch from my leg.

The face should point at the target, your feet should point 30/40 degrees left of it. Takes a bit to find the sweet spot.

Are you going for the low or the high one?
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If everything is going right, lower the handle slightly. It’s only around a inch from my leg.

The face should point at the target, your feet should point 30/40 degrees left of it. Takes a bit to find the sweet spot.

Are you going for the low or the high one?

Was trying low to start since that is close normal ball position for pitches/chips. Essentially it is just moving me closer to the ball and opening the face and feet. I am normally square face and feet.
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Was trying low to start since that is close normal ball position for pitches/chips. Essentially it is just moving me closer to the ball and opening the face and feet. I am normally square face and feet.


I’ll try to get a video today.

Has to be a pretty aggressive swing to get the club head speed higher for the added spin. That coupled with the wide open face and the low follow through is how I get the low checker.

This I use mostly from 30 yards and in. I use a different technique for anything farther than that.

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I’ll try to get a video today.

Has to be a pretty aggressive swing to get the club head speed higher for the added spin. That coupled with the wide open face and the low follow through is how I get the low checker.

This I use mostly from 30 yards and in. I use a different technique for anything farther than that.

Whenever you get a chance, I know you have a shoulder thing going on. I just need to spend more time at the practice range. I just tried it a few times before my match yesterday.
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Ok. So I learned two things today. I need a better camera, and I suck at explaining things.

Video is useless for anyone to consume.

But I left out a crucial piece. For me I have to feel like I’m trying to hit a stinger. If I get lazy they will go right every time.

I have to feel like my hands are out in front of the left leg before impact. Too bad the video sucks because I was hitting some knee high 2 checkers today.

You also don’t restrict your body. It’s much like J Days dead hand pitch shot as in your power comes from the core, not the arms.

I’m going to have to bribe my oldest daughter with ice cream to come take the video.

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. If I get lazy they will go right every time.
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Hmmm, my instructor during my short game lesson said I have a tendency to get lazy and not commit to the shot. Going to have to give this a bit more practice.
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Hmmm, my instructor during my short game lesson said I have a tendency to get lazy and not commit to the shot. Going to have to give this a bit more practice.


Yeah. It’s tough. But you really have to commit to getting those hands out in front with my type of shot or it can seriously mess you up.

I did try my technique with a squarer face today. It does work but rolls out more. The open face if you get lazy it goes directly right with the blade that wide open.

It almost feels like I’m hitting a little pull shot with my hands out that far in front... if that helps at all.
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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Video is useless for anyone to consume.

It’s hard to fathom that your video would not provide something of use in this instructional thread. I think any additional visual perspective of your setup/path/impact/finish is crucial. So even if you don’t have a single video repetition of your action to share, simple screenshots of the aforementioned positions would most likely translate more effectively than a half dozen written iterations of how this particular motion “feels” to you. I’d really like to see a simple face-on perspective.

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It’s hard to fathom that your video would not provide something of use in this instructional thread. I think any additional visual perspective of your setup/path/impact/finish is crucial. So even if you don’t have a single video repetition of your action to share, simple screenshots of the aforementioned positions would most likely translate more effectively than a half dozen written iterations of how this particular motion “feels” to you. I’d really like to see a simple face-on perspective.


Yeah. Going to need something to get my phone off the ground and not pointing towards the sky. It really skews the video.

I’ll try to get some set up and maybe a face on video out in the yard this afternoon. The lie won’t be as good so that’ll be fun.
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Ok here are the best stills I can get.

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Set up

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Top of back swing

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Half way down

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Just passed impact

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Follow through

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Ok here are the best stills I can get.

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Set up

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Top of back swing

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Half way down

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Just passed impact

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Follow through
Great pictures Shankster! I honestly think the angle is pretty good. Have you thought about a tripod if you're wanting to get a higher vantage for your camera? I picked up a 50 inch one at Wal-Mart for about $16 that I've used for swing videos and it's been great. The only problem I've had is making sure I'm in frame good.

Thanks for the photos! I was worried that my ball flight on the good shots I've hit were higher than you described (at least the ones I didn't blade), so it's good to see confirmation that these match up well with the ones I've hit. I'm hoping to hit the range this weekend and I'm definitely planning on going to the practice green to work on this.

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Hey Shanks! Just an FYI if you plan on taking more pics or even videos, you can get very inexpensive 1080p HD cameras on Amazon. Similar to Go Pro's but really inexpensive and just as good IMO. I think I got mine for around $35 and it came with a waterproof housing for rainy days or pool fun. Additionally, I bought a decent case with foam protection and it came with a buttload of cool accessories.. i.e. bendy tri pod, telescoping selfie stick, dash clips, etc, etc, etc for like $15 extra. Takes an SD card that holds like 60GB which is a ton for these golf vids. 

I actually bought it after we finished the wedge review in case I were picked for other reviews. During that process my phone kept overheating and shutting the camera off so I got tired of that.. 112* weather wasn't helping. There's software that allows you to pick out stills. All pretty user friendly too. the camera itself is totally worth the $ and helps save space on your phone with better videos too. 

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Great pictures Shankster! I honestly think the angle is pretty good. Have you thought about a tripod if you're wanting to get a higher vantage for your camera? I picked up a 50 inch one at Wal-Mart for about $16 that I've used for swing videos and it's been great. The only problem I've had is making sure I'm in frame good.

Thanks for the photos! I was worried that my ball flight on the good shots I've hit were higher than you described (at least the ones I didn't blade), so it's good to see confirmation that these match up well with the ones I've hit. I'm hoping to hit the range this weekend and I'm definitely planning on going to the practice green to work on this.

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Yeah, the flight varies from waist high to head high. That angle isn’t the best. But I quit recording when I was hitting the ankle biters because I didn’t think the video was doing what I was trying to show any justice. Guess I’ll just let it record all of practice from now on.

Hadn’t thought of doing videos till recently. I’ll pick up a tripod.
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Here’s the face on stills.

 

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Set up

 

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Top of back swing

 

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Impact

 

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Follow through

 

 

*this was a 30 yard shot

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Video from stills earlier. Same swing.

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Video from stills earlier. Same swing.


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Nice video Shankster! You weren't kidding when you said this shot would result in a draw. I watched it go up and the could see it turning over.

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Nice video Shankster! You weren't kidding when you said this shot would result in a draw. I watched it go up and the could see it turning over.

 

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That particular one was a little fat. Still ended up 2’ from my target. These aren’t as low as I would like.

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