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Who can hit a Gary Woodland-like stinger here?

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hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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my stinger is straight up trash right now but i want to believe there are better days ahead. anyone have video and explanation you would care to share? i'll share my garbage stinger if it helps get things going but trying to keep this a classy affair, if possible. ;)

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  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern CaliforniaMembers  19101WRX Points: 1,773Posts: 19,101 Titanium Tees
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    I have a pretty good one. Secret is to fight every instinct you have. Ball back, hit down, exaggerate deloft. Those all spell trouble.
    I show people at my schools the “easier” way to do it and they are shocked how low the ball comes out.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I have a pretty good one. Secret is to fight every instinct you have. Ball back, hit down, exaggerate deloft. Those all spell trouble.

    let's see it, sir!!

    edit: here's my best so far. could be worse, but still looks like a stiff robot compared to woodland:

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern CaliforniaMembers  19101WRX Points: 1,773Posts: 19,101 Titanium Tees
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    I’ll get a good one in the lights on my range when I get back from Monterey.

    You need to extend better in the backswing.

    You’re flexing in the backswing, then extending immediately and it’s kicking the club out.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I’ll get a good one in the lights on my range when I get back from Monterey.

    nice!

    You need to extend better in the backswing.

    You’re flexing in the backswing, then extending immediately and it’s kicking the club out.

    i'm feeling kind of daft because i don't understand any of this. could you please elaborate?

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • ironcatironcat the cat Members  559WRX Points: 133Handicap: 5Posts: 559 Golden Tee
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    Just buy a 2 iron and stop your follow through. Stinger City.

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  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern CaliforniaMembers  19101WRX Points: 1,773Posts: 19,101 Titanium Tees
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    Your chest/head/spine al get pulled down toward the ball in the backswing because you don’t extend at the waist. Then to avoid sticking the club in the ground, you lose bend at the waist to start the downswing. That’s the opposite of what should happen.

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    On -, @Shipwreck said:

    I’ve got an amazing stinger. But there are some problems with it:
    • It’s with my 60*
    • It’s when I’m trying to hit a delicate shot
    • It’s a fairway finder.....in another fairway....on another course potentially

    I got that shot in the bag, I sometimes use it out of bunkers as well, in which case I call it the ankle bitter

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  • JD3JD3 Members  5091WRX Points: 414Posts: 5,091 Titanium Tees
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    Why even bother with this shot? Balls don't spin much anymore. Even TW doesn't use it anymore. His "safe shot" now off the tee is a baby cut with a longer club, not a sawed off low draw with less club.

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  • CaddiesFaultCaddiesFault Golf Professional Members  867WRX Points: 144Handicap: -Posts: 867 Golden Tee
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    4 Iron here. Its my lowest club. Learned this one from Guido Migliozzi with the high tee stinger. Works great for me. Theres no impact with the ground so it feels much more natural and you cant hit it fat...just high on the face. I tee it off the back foot and hover the club at ball height. Tee it up like 1.5 inches or so.
    edit: resolution is better on insta.

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  • airjammerairjammer Members  1357WRX Points: 345Handicap: 4.2Posts: 1,357 Platinum Tees
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    For some people trying to hit the stinger improves impact alignments particularly in those who typically don’t get their pressure forward enough at impact

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  • Go_TimeGo_Time Members  2621WRX Points: 334Posts: 2,621 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I show people at my schools the “easier” way to do it

    Please go on....

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  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern CaliforniaMembers  19101WRX Points: 1,773Posts: 19,101 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Buckets2 said:

    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I show people at my schools the “easier” way to do it

    Please go on....

    I will Instagram it shortly. Works well on flighting wedges too.

    I call it the THREE LEFT FEEL

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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & BurghMembers  4272WRX Points: 782Posts: 4,272 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @hoselpalooza said:

    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I’ll get a good one in the lights on my range when I get back from Monterey.

    nice!

    You need to extend better in the backswing.

    You’re flexing in the backswing, then extending immediately and it’s kicking the club out.

    i'm feeling kind of daft because i don't understand any of this. could you please elaborate?

    Right shoulder over left foot.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @CaddiesFault said:

    4 Iron here. Its my lowest club. Learned this one from Guido Migliozzi with the high tee stinger. Works great for me. Theres no impact with the ground so it feels much more natural and you cant hit it fat...just high on the face. I tee it off the back foot and hover the club at ball height. Tee it up like 1.5 inches or so.
    edit: resolution is better on insta.

    this is awesome! i occasionally do the opposite with my driving iron -- tee it up about 2"-3" and hit it like driver -- but never thought to place the ball off of the back foot. can't wait to try this out.

    besides hovering the club, do you change anything about your grip or stance or swing (etc.) with this shot?

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @airjammer said:

    For some people trying to hit the stinger improves impact alignments particularly in those who typically don’t get their pressure forward enough at impact

    absolutely. two other benefits imho:
    1. natural way to learn forward shaft lean
    2. challenging way to improve shallow attack

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29953WRX Points: 3,000Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,953 Titanium Tees
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    If i have room on the left to work i can hit a pretty bad**s rope hook (i'm a lefty). There's a hole on my course that requires like a 215yd shot around a dogleg, and i'll often hit 4 iron there around the corner without getting more than like 20-25 feet in the air and it really runs when it lands.

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    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    If i have room on the left to work i can hit a pretty bad**s rope hook (i'm a lefty). There's a hole on my course that requires like a 215yd shot around a dogleg, and i'll often hit 4 iron there around the corner without getting more than like 20-25 feet in the air and it really runs when it lands.

    bubba watson, is that you? :D care to share a video from the course or range?

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29953WRX Points: 3,000Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,953 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @hoselpalooza said:

    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    If i have room on the left to work i can hit a pretty bad**s rope hook (i'm a lefty). There's a hole on my course that requires like a 215yd shot around a dogleg, and i'll often hit 4 iron there around the corner without getting more than like 20-25 feet in the air and it really runs when it lands.

    bubba watson, is that you? :D care to share a video from the course or range?

    i pretty often get compared to Bubba, i hit a massive draw with most clubs and my 3 wood and hybrid i usually step out of the swing with my left foot kinda like he does sometimes

    I don't have a video of the stinger. I have some 6 irons posted here in my WITB but it's not really the same. Maybe i'll try and get one on the range tomorrow

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    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Tour Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey Oworks Red Tank #7
  • Go_TimeGo_Time Members  2621WRX Points: 334Posts: 2,621 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    On -, @Buckets2 said:

    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I show people at my schools the “easier” way to do it

    Please go on....

    I will Instagram it shortly. Works well on flighting wedges too.

    I call it the THREE LEFT FEEL

    checks instagram every 5 minutes

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    On -, @JD3 said:

    Why even bother with this shot? Balls don't spin much anymore. Even TW doesn't use it anymore. His "safe shot" now off the tee is a baby cut with a longer club, not a sawed off low draw with less club.

    Wind. I still use driver, but drive it down low to keep it in the fairway. Works great for into and cross winds.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    I don't have a video of the stinger. I have some 6 irons posted here in my WITB but it's not really the same. Maybe i'll try and get one on the range tomorrow

    no pressure but that would be fun to see. if you post yours (rope hook) i'll post mine.

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    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20366WRX Points: 943Posts: 20,366 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @JD3 said:

    Why even bother with this shot? Balls don't spin much anymore. Even TW doesn't use it anymore. His "safe shot" now off the tee is a baby cut with a longer club, not a sawed off low draw with less club.

    For me it comes down to whether I want a toolkit full of shots to work with, or some little ****-pack.

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  • oikos1oikos1 Members  2986WRX Points: 729Posts: 2,986 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @CaddiesFault said:

    4 Iron here. Its my lowest club. Learned this one from Guido Migliozzi with the high tee stinger. Works great for me. Theres no impact with the ground so it feels much more natural and you cant hit it fat...just high on the face. I tee it off the back foot and hover the club at ball height. Tee it up like 1.5 inches or so.
    edit: resolution is better on insta.

    Guido Migliozzi style! That's just fantastic. I will be interjecting that one into the Friday foursome soon.

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    On -, @Buckets2 said:

    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    On -, @Buckets2 said:

    On -, @MonteScheinblum said:

    I show people at my schools the “easier” way to do it

    Please go on....

    I will Instagram it shortly. Works well on flighting wedges too.

    I call it the THREE LEFT FEEL

    checks instagram every 5 minutes

    My refresh button is starting to break down haha

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @airjammer said:

    this is filthy. unreal how he cracks the whip to get such low spin and low ball-flight. i want to learn how to do this!

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

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    On -, @CaddiesFault, this is such a sick shot. would definitely recommend others try. here's a scuzzy* video of me trying this at the range:

    *scuzzy weather, scuzzy range balls, scuzzy resolution and scuzzy video editing :D

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

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    On -, @ironcat said:

    Just buy a 2 iron and stop your follow through. Stinger City.

    yay for 2-irons but nay for stopping follow through, imho. stopping flow can be tough on the body.

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

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