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  1. I have them delivered to my office so it never comes up. Steve
  2. Very much the same allowing for the difference in our hand sizes. Steve
  3. My top hand grips goes diagonally from inside the second joint of my left hand to a point just below the pad of that hand. Right hand much more in the fingers. I learned to hold the club that way from Manny and never seen a reason to change.
  4. The sound sort of sucks but it appears to me that Manny is trying to correct two faults. First, the student has the club layed off at the end of his back swing. Manny taught us that when the club is horizontal it should also be parallel to the target line. That is what he is doing when he gets behind the student and puts his fingers on the club at the end of his back swing. It also appears to me that Manny thinks the student is swinging down instead or forward. There is a place after impact when the club is once again horizontal. At that point it should be parallel to the target line. This is the fully released point in the swing. At one time he encouraged me to ignore the ball and just swing from the end of the back swing to the fully released position allowing the ball to get in the way. Take these observation for what they're understanding I can't hear what Manny was saying nor could I see the ball flight to know what he was correcting. Steve
  5. iI don't focus on the ball. It's in my field of vision as I swing but I am not paying attention to it. I pay attention to moving the club and let the ball get in the way.. Steve
  6. Being a good chipper or pitcher of the ball requires two things. First you must be able to make consistent contact with the ball. you can work on this nearly anywhere, on the course, on the range in you back yard, anywhere. only after you are able to produce the same strike almost every time can you work on touch. that you learn by hitting lots of shots from lots of places around the green I don't think it does do much good standing in one place hitting the same shot over and over. Once you are making consistent contact your eyes will tell you how hard ti hit it. Steve
  7. Feelings are individual so what I feel and you feel need not be the same even if we are doing the same thing. Steve
  8. On very shot putts, five feet and in yes. Putts up to 15 feet need more touch than I can get with a pop stroke. Steve
  9. Swaying has never been a problem for me. That's because I was taught to address the ball with an equal amount of weight on my left and right foot and to maintain that distribution until impact. Steve
  10. It's a false choice. Even those of us who were taught what to do need to find for ourselves what that feels like. Then we play be feel, like everyone else. Steve
  11. What Manny wanted his students to swing the club, move the club back and forth around a fixed center. Just swing the club sounds trivial until you realize that most golfers who need help don't swing the club, the pull the club,push the club or use it to hit at the ball. Manny also taught his students a few things they can do to produce the swinging motion. Those things are secondary to swing the club. There are other ways to make the club swing and if a student came to Manny who was using another method but the club was swinging Manny wouldn't touch them. Steve
  12. Takes a lot of play and practice to get to scratch or better. Not nearly as much to maintain that level of play so long as you don't fool around with your swing. Steve
  13. Don't worry about the round. There is nothing you can do about your round other than hitting each shot as well as you can. Steve
  14. 56 degree wedge and let my eyes tell me how hard to hit it. Steve
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