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After shooting 82 yesterday hitting every fairway except 2 with drives in the 290-310 range on a 6600 yard course I was wondering how the senior tour or regular tour golfers hit the low trajectory high spin shots with their wedges. i assume the tour players hit this shot but I have only been in the gallery at a senior tour event.

 

I would assume a 3/4 swing ball back in your stance with an abbreviated follow-through but any other input would be appreciated.

 

Thanks ;) I want this shot in my bag. I gained about 30 yards since i last played w/ my driver so all these courses i used to play seem new to me.

 

Previously played to a 2.8 handicap so i can master any technique I just don't have any old golf magazines around to peruse for this shot and google isn't helping much. :crazy2:

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I think David Toms had a little piece about this in Golf Digest or Golf Magazine 4 or 5 months back. I know that's very vague but I will keep looking for it and maybe this will jog someone's memory and they'll have a better idea.

 

EDIT - I FOUND IT: http://www.golfdigest.com/search/index.ssf...200509toms.html

 

He suggested: slightly open stance, weight forward, ball back, hands slightly forward. Then just make sure to hit down on the ball / keep you hands forward. I remember that Amateurs were trying it and even the close to scratch golf found it took some getting used to. Based on your score you shouldn't have any problems picking it up with some practice.

 

Major piece of advise - don't practice this shot off of Driving range mats.

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I think David Toms had a little piece about this in Golf Digest or Golf Magazine 4 or 5 months back. I know that's very vague but I will keep looking for it and maybe this will jog someone's memory and they'll have a better idea.

 

EDIT - I FOUND IT: http://www.golfdigest.com/search/index.ssf...200509toms.html

 

He suggested: slightly open stance, weight forward, ball back, hands slightly forward. Then just make sure to hit down on the ball / keep you hands forward. I remember that Amateurs were trying it and even the close to scratch golf found it took some getting used to. Based on your score you shouldn't have any problems picking it up with some practice.

 

Major piece of advise - don't practice this shot off of Driving range mats.

 

Love it!

Thanks I don't want that shock of pain going up my arms ;) Plus I wouldnt want to bend my shafts in my wedges. It isn't expensive just annoying :crazy2:

 

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I think David Toms had a little piece about this in Golf Digest or Golf Magazine 4 or 5 months back. I know that's very vague but I will keep looking for it and maybe this will jog someone's memory and they'll have a better idea.

 

EDIT - I FOUND IT: http://www.golfdigest.com/search/index.ssf...200509toms.html

 

He suggested: slightly open stance, weight forward, ball back, hands slightly forward. Then just make sure to hit down on the ball / keep you hands forward. I remember that Amateurs were trying it and even the close to scratch golf found it took some getting used to. Based on your score you shouldn't have any problems picking it up with some practice.

 

Major piece of advise - don't practice this shot off of Driving range mats.

Thanx. Saw that article before (tried a couple of time then forgot) but just got my memory refreshed :-)

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Thank you I tried this today. I forgot to do the open stance but otherwise it seemed to work ok on the range.

 

It is fun having something other than the rainmaker on an approach shot. I haven't tried this on the course yet but i definitely will. works great with a LW from 50 out and a AW from 100 without much effort. I assume the SW would be the 75 yard club.

 

The course I usually play has such poor marking for yardages that I am probably going to get a rangefinder to make all of this easier.

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Go to the chipping green at your local and start hitting short little shots around the green trying to the hit the ball, the more you do this the better the feel you will get. There are all different ways which people play this shot so work out for yourself how you do it. Once you have got the short pitch push back until your hitting 80 meter wedges. Once you get don't get carryed away with it cause it can get you in a lot of trouble. Remember there are alot of different shots you can play from within 80m.

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