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Sorry no video but on a recent visit to the driving range which I dont frequent too much, I noticed myself letting my hands dangle down and grabbing whatever club I was hitting and noticed that my swing became easier to replicate. My position on each club was almost an inch and a half or more down on the shaft. What I noticed is the swing felt shorter but my distance did not suffer. Has anyone ever tried this. Best description I would relate it to is almost like converting all my swings to a wedge like swing. With a shorter club, I felt more in control and felt like I can go after it more. I was trying to think if the one length club fits what I just did but in actuality it does not since I even choked up on my wedges. Not sure what to make of it but Im gonna take it to the course and see if it is something that I can translate to real play. Has anyone ever tried this.

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2 minutes ago, tthomasgolfer605 said:

An inch and a half down probably means your length/lie were off. Did you get fitted? 

Clubs pretty much standard length if not a 1/4 inch overlength. 

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I think that i essentially scooted the club a little closer but nothing dramatic.  I didn’t think whether the toe was more down either. The way I approached it was that I let my arms dangle down the same way I would normally but choked down until the club felt the right length. At first I thought I would hit everything thin but it was the total opposite to where I felt like I was swinging a wedge each time. And I was able to clear my body and felt like I had no fear to hit down on the ball. 

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35 minutes ago, tthomasgolfer605 said:

Nothing wrong with having a club made an inch or so short just to test. When you held the club down the shaft, did the lie angle look different? 

 

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