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| Chuck, Club, Drill, golf, Impact, Martin, Tetherow
The tour striker is superb-the best aid Ive used. It genuinely improves all my faults lag, starting down with the lower body, over the top-etc. It took me a good 30 balls to work out how to even hit it, but I can now hit the 7i pro nicely in the air. Only one problem-Im getting many pushes and weak fades. Obviously Ive used a flipping action to close the clubface. Ive always fought OTT too. Any tips how to help square the clubface without getting handsy and flipping.
@silkysmoke48 Thanks for the question. I’m a fan of a forward-ish ball position. Balls played in the center of the stance can lead to a breakdown of the lever because most people don’t aim far enough left of the target line to hit the ball down their target line. A club that hasn’t reached its low point is usually moving right. To counter that, players will break down to hit the ball along their target line. Driver is off the left instep and smash it! Cheers.
Hi Mr. Chuck. I notice your ball position with this 7 iron is opposite your left heel. I remember you saying something in another video about the low point being opposite you left shoulder. Is this where you play the ball with longer irons as well? Even farther up for the driver? Thanks!
@cmartingolf Thanks for your reply Martin. I have the Tour Striker and I love working with it. Your video and comments demontrate how imporatant it is for us not to get in the way of our own natural swing. The body has a natural instinct to get out of the way of the swinging arms unless we screw it up. If we don’t screw it up then the clubhead can follow it’s natural circular orbit, down, out and forward. It is a great sensation!
@daver19572000 Hi Daver, the uncocking and rolling you are seeing is pretty involuntary. If you are relaxed and don’t steer, the club will try and rotate about the shaft axis naturally. I tend to get “too tight” and hold this off and have to constantly remind myself. The TS (my training club) helps me relax my hands so I can get the look you are talking about. The left hip getting behind the tush line is important in aiding the correct way to get the face square. Cheers and thanks for your note.
@gduck24 It can be a tough lesson. When you get to the top, feel as though you step onto your left foot as your arms drop a little. That generally is enough to sync the arms and pivot and you can turn like mad from that point. In reality, you can hit the ball about 80 percent max distance on one foot, so timing the drop well provides the extra yardage the hands and arms don’t give you. Good luck.
I clearly am not doing this. I stuck an old shaft through my belt loop and went to hit som balls in the net. It is completely different than I have ever swung. Hurts your hands pretty bad when you swing wrong with a clubshaft through your belt loops. Very effective to say the least. I am having a hard time figuring how I can start the downswing with my lower body but still keep my arms infront of the pivot. Feels like I have to drop the hands then start the hips. Hard to do, and feels weak/sl
I love your videos. I notice that in the slowmo section at 3:04 with your left hand directly over your left thigh the back of the hand is facing us and the clubhead is directly in front of your right foot. In the next frame at 3:08 the left arm has not really changed it’s position but the back of your left hand has rotated completely to face the target and this has moved the clubhead approx. 3 feet or so. Is this rotation caused by the left hip finally moving behind the tush line?
@Westernap222 You are likely running out of right arm. If your right shoulder goes down too sharply you’ll have too much axis tilt away from the target and you won’t be able to deliver a bent right elbow and wrist to the ball. Your right elbow will straighten resulting in a flattening right wrist and this causes the toe to close rapidly = face hook.
@Westernap222 Good question. 9 out of 10 tour players have the club and right forearm in line at impact. Very few return the shaft to the address orientation; it is slightly steeper than address. Ams get the club too steep. A good feel is to try and get the heel into the ground before the toe.
MC – One other struggle – what does the shaft do DTL @ impact? I know face on it’s leaning forward, but I’ve been tinkering with this to cure the left shot as well. I’m assuming it’s the same angle as address, however I have read that it is slightly higher – could you advise? Thanks agian.
MC – My striking has improved a ton after finding my way to your videos via the ts. I continue to fight a face hook – similar to your video to Mike with the green and white ball. I’ve been working on my path as suggested in that vid, however have you seen the same problem due to the lower body, i.e a right hip towards target line, makes you hit the outside of the ball @ impact? I’m really struggling to hit that dead straight shot, again compression is great though. Thanks!
@MrRichardbirkbeck Awesome! Glad the tip helped you.
I’ve been golfing about a year and hit the ball sweet but not accurate. I tried this technique after watching your video and I cant tell you how amazed I am with the result, both with irons and the driver. The accuracy is fantastic and because the hands are forward which delofts the club i’m getting another 30yrds from each club with no effort in the swing. The hardest thing to do was to stop trying to crush the ball. A slow relaxed swings worked better 4 me. Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou.
@00179119 Sorry for the delay.
If that is the case, you are adding something to the backswing that is not helping you any…I see this all the time. Pay attention to how little you do with your backswing when doing this drill. I see a lot of “overswings” creating too much angle with the right elbow and cupping the left wrist.
Hi there, I just bought your tour striker pro 5 iron, very excited to try it out once it gets here. I find I can do the above drill where you do a partial swing and feel your right elbow attached to your right hip and I hit the ball great, But I find it really difficult to do it from the top of the full swing. Do you have any advice on how to blend the motion? Thanks! -Bryon
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