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Love the upright wedge for those chips off the fringe or skirt. 

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Higher hands at address is something I need to check.

 

A former LPGA player took me under her short game wing last winter.  Much to the improvement of my score.  And yes, upright club and green side is great.  For the longest time I wanted to always lob the ball to the hole on a chip.  Now she has me using 9 iron, PW or other when appropriate and to hit with a putting stroke to get the ball on the ground and rolling as soon as possible.  Amazing improvement in distance control and proximity to the cup.

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I'll have you know i got a chipping lesson from Roger Cleveland once, Mr "i know famous people"

 

He was like "it's really easy to hit flop shots, watch"

 

And i was like---Yeah, not for me Rog.

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No I don’t know him personally but am friends with Titleist CEO in Canada …. and got to spend time with both him, and Bob Vokey, at the PGA show a few years back

 

It was great to have Scotty watch me putt a little and pitch head and neck advise and lie angles for me

 

both guys are super.   Vokey and I were emailing earlier this year about what grind currently best mimics my beloved SM2 64.07’s 

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1 hour ago, cardoustie said:

No I don’t know him personally but am friends with Titleist CEO in Canada …. and got to spend time with both him, and Bob Vokey, at the PGA show a few years back

 

It was great to have Scotty watch me putt a little and pitch head and neck advise and lie angles for me

 

both guys are super.   Vokey and I were emailing earlier this year about what grind currently best mimics my beloved SM2 64.07’s 

 

Careful card, only a CEO can drop names like that. 

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23 hours ago, cardoustie said:

Playing golf 40 years now and have learned a lot the last few months, playing scratch golf, lots of fairways and greens

 

the changes ….

 

SWING

1.  Claw / pencil / saw putting works way better using the web of my right hand (ie Fleetwood)

2.  External RS rotation is huge on downswing or as Bradley Hughes told me on Twitter… clockwise rotation of right forearm

3.  Higher hands at address.  For me it feels Bryson like but it’s normal (lesson from a former Nationwide pro)

4.  Upright the club greenside for Chips and pitches …. I was a diehard low hands guy for years.  My goodness I am catching everything so crisply and distance control is much improved

 

CLUBS

1.  Old drivers and fairways are gooooood

2.  When Scotty Cameron watches you putt and says stay Flow Neck lifetime … you should have listened sooner

 

enjoy the leaves, hope some of this helps someone
 

OK Uncle Cardy lets see

#1 works well for me now been claw gripping going on 3 years now

#4 Been doing that for many years learned that at a young age from none other than Raymond Floyd he was a friend of my old man

On the clubs I agree on #1

#2 If Scotty saw my Santa Fe he would cringe but when he saw how many putts I made with the rusty lead taped old thing he would relax and say carry on

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4 hours ago, MtlJeff said:

I'll have you know i got a chipping lesson from Roger Cleveland once, Mr "i know famous people"

 

He was like "it's really easy to hit flop shots, watch"

 

And i was like---Yeah, not for me Rog.

 

Yeah, well, I got a tip for better clearing of the hips from AJ Cole - punter for the Vegas Raiders - at my club's range one day.

 

Nice guy, REALLY good swing. Also, fellow alumnus of NCSU 🙂

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10 hours ago, aenemated said:

 

Yeah, well, I got a tip for better clearing of the hips from AJ Cole - punter for the Vegas Raiders - at my club's range one day.

 

Nice guy, REALLY good swing. Also, fellow alumnus of NCSU 🙂

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18 hours ago, aenemated said:

 

Yeah, well, I got a tip for better clearing of the hips from AJ Cole - punter for the Vegas Raiders - at my club's range one day.

 

Nice guy, REALLY good swing. Also, fellow alumnus of NCSU 🙂

 

Kickers are the best golfers, and i would know!

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On 10/14/2021 at 10:09 PM, cardoustie said:

Playing golf 40 years now and have learned a lot the last few months, playing scratch golf, lots of fairways and greens

 

the changes ….

 

SWING

1.  Claw / pencil / saw putting works way better using the web of my right hand (ie Fleetwood)

2.  External RS rotation is huge on downswing or as Bradley Hughes told me on Twitter… clockwise rotation of right forearm

3.  Higher hands at address.  For me it feels Bryson like but it’s normal (lesson from a former Nationwide pro)

4.  Upright the club greenside for Chips and pitches …. I was a diehard low hands guy for years.  My goodness I am catching everything so crisply and distance control is much improved

 

CLUBS

1.  Old drivers and fairways are gooooood

2.  When Scotty Cameron watches you putt and says stay Flow Neck lifetime … you should have listened sooner

 

enjoy the leaves, hope some of this helps someone
 

I was wondering if you got higher hands by standing more upright at address or not.  And on chips and pitches have you got closer to the ball as you got higher hands?

 

Great post indeed.

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On 10/15/2021 at 9:03 AM, Blonde Line Lizard said:

Perhaps you could expand on CLUBS-2.  

 

Do you know Cameron on a personal level?

 

2 hours ago, naval2006 said:

I was wondering if you got higher hands by standing more upright at address or not.  And on chips and pitches have you got closer to the ball as you got higher hands?

 

Great post indeed.

Higher but not closer …. except greenside

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Ball striking Round of the season yesterday … it was about 6*C, no roll due to loads of rain and 40kmh winds from the North …. Brrrrr

 

closing Captain’s Cup matches

 

38-35 for a 73 with 14 greens hit, from 6600 yards.  Played like 7000.  Hit all 9 greens on the back. 73.8/138

 

this was with a water ball and double bogey on 9 … 7i from 137 (normally my 175 club) splashed short

 

anyways, the point is the new stuff is still working … outlier but tells me I’m on the right track

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20 hours ago, cardoustie said:

Ball striking Round of the season yesterday … it was about 6*C, no roll due to loads of rain and 40kmh winds from the North …. Brrrrr

 

closing Captain’s Cup matches

 

38-35 for a 73 with 14 greens hit, from 6600 yards.  Played like 7000.  Hit all 9 greens on the back. 73.8/138

 

this was with a water ball and double bogey on 9 … 7i from 137 (normally my 175 club) splashed short

 

anyways, the point is the new stuff is still working … outlier but tells me I’m on the right track

 

It's only an outlier if you believe you can't do this consistently.   

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On 10/14/2021 at 10:09 PM, cardoustie said:

Playing golf 40 years now and have learned a lot the last few months, playing scratch golf, lots of fairways and greens

 

the changes ….

 

SWING

1.  Claw / pencil / saw putting works way better using the web of my right hand (ie Fleetwood)

2.  External RS rotation is huge on downswing or as Bradley Hughes told me on Twitter… clockwise rotation of right forearm

3.  Higher hands at address.  For me it feels Bryson like but it’s normal (lesson from a former Nationwide pro)

4.  Upright the club greenside for Chips and pitches …. I was a diehard low hands guy for years.  My goodness I am catching everything so crisply and distance control is much improved

 

CLUBS

1.  Old drivers and fairways are gooooood

2.  When Scotty Cameron watches you putt and says stay Flow Neck lifetime … you should have listened sooner

 

enjoy the leaves, hope some of this helps someone
 

I played a quick nine today.  Went for #3 and #4 and I went back to hitting the ball rock solid. My buddy spent the round telling me “you’re stopping your backswing like never before” lol.  Thanks @cardoustie, it has helped a lot.  

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6 hours ago, golfortennis said:

 

It's only an outlier if you believe you can't do this consistently.   

No I mean the outlier is the swing tips are actually working … repeatedly over a longer period

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The higher hands chipping tip has a been a big help to me too this season, after watching Lee Westwood demonstrate it on Instagram. Stand closer to the ball, higher hands (really feel like the heel of the club is in the air) and focus on a shoulder rocking action. Made a big difference.  

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On 10/15/2021 at 4:48 PM, MtlJeff said:

I'll have you know i got a chipping lesson from Roger Cleveland once, Mr "i know famous people"

 

He was like "it's really easy to hit flop shots, watch"

 

And i was like---Yeah, not for me Rog.

Ian Poulter almost hit my daughter in the foot with his shot at number 5 at the '16 Masters Par Three.  Okay, it would be a better story if he'd actually perceived he almost hit someone and engaged in personal contact (or I suppose actually hit her) -- he just breezed on by, lol!  So I guess this really isn't up there with Cleveland or Cameron. 😕

 

 

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