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Question from Larry S
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10/23/2014 at 11:38 PM
With a 6 iron and up I hit it straight. With irons longer I tend to push irons right, thought I can hit a 3 hybrid & 5 Wood straight. Why do I have trouble with 5 irons and longer? Thanks
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Question from Colin F
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10/23/2014 at 11:19 PM
Pretty complex concept swing path/club path(not the same?) club face another factor relating to speed of the "release"; where should the divot be pointing then, to the left for a RHander? Always wondered if they shouldn't be straight to the target at least for that moment of impact. ???
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 11:31 PM
Colin, to hit a straight shot, yes, the divot would point a fraction left. If the divot was pointing straight, then the club path would be a little right at the moment of impact. Yes, this is a lot, but better to know than be naive in the dark.
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Comment from Steven S
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10/23/2014 at 9:29 PM
Steve from N.J.- Great job Martin. I struggle with what my swing will do day to day. Now I see why.
Thaks again,
Steve S.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:18 PM
Glad that made sense for you. I confused a lot of folks at home:) Cheers, MC
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Comment from Tosh H
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10/23/2014 at 8:08 PM
It's too bad Moe Norman's swing wasn't subjected to such an analysis. It would have been interesting to see how he achieved his straight shots in terms of swing path, etc., as determined by Track Man.
Or perhaps, his shots weren't exactly straight but just had less curve in them than shots made by other pros.
Perhaps you could comment on this. Thanks.
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10/23/2014 at 10:23 PM
Hi Tosh, I watched him hit thousands of shots. He did hit it very straight and if it curved, it was a slight draw. Since he hit the ball on the way down, he would have a swing direction (hula hoop) aiming left of target to get the straight club path. I'm sure Moe would light up a Trackman. As would Ben Hogan.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 6:25 PM
Martin, we have been talking about club face and swing path for the longest time. Suddenly swing direction and club path came onto the scene. Can you clarify that?
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Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:25 PM
Club path and swing direction are different things. I've said it a bunch, but I guess I didn't emphasis it enough. Since the swing shape is tilted, the more you catch the ball before the bottom of your swing (ie; hitting down), the more rightward the club path is AT THE MOMENT of the strike on that swing direction. If you hit the ball after the bottom, like a driver, your club path is going left based on a straight swing direction.
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Comment from Charles G
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10/23/2014 at 6:21 PM
Martin, I understand why you're using the Trackman but it's too much science for me. What should the attack angle be for the various irons. Is there one that's universal? As for as hitting to right field is there a way to set up that makes it easier?
Most folks probably love the Trackman so don't go by me. I stunk at the sciences and am more touchy feely.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:28 PM
Hi Charles, I know this data isn't for everyone. I use it with most students, but sometimes I don't even tell people their numbers. If you want the attack angle on iron shots, I'm afraid I have to refer you to www.trackmangolf.com. They have all the averages for you to review. If you want a rightward club path, aiming right of the target line will help you have a rightward club path. I have a rightward club path aiming straight and swinging straight.
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Comment from John W
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10/23/2014 at 6:16 PM
I think you should patent the "GolfHoop" Martin. The points you demonstrate using it are really
interesting and informative for anyone who wants to know how a golf swing works.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:29 PM
Thanks John!
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 6:05 PM
Martin - very interesting - R U saying that U have to have a slight 'over the top' move with the club face square to the target line????
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:29 PM
I'm saying your swing direction (hula hoop) has to be directed a little left of the target line in order to deliver a straight club path for a ball on the ground that you don't want to chunk:)
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Answer from Bob P
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10/24/2014 at 2:53 AM
This fits together with the idea that the shorter the club is, the more open the stance should be. With a shorter club, the swing attack angle is more into the ground (steeper) so the open stance compensates for impact being well before the bottom of the swing.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:46 PM
Doesn't apply to a drive since you're trying to hit up on the ball no?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:30 PM
To hit a straight driver with a positive attack angle, you have to aim right of the target line.
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:45 PM
Thankyou for the ahhaa moment. This is the best explanation for hitting a straight golf shot yet.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:30 PM
Thanks!
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Comment from Russell M
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10/23/2014 at 5:45 PM
...yet the longest ball is the straight ball, since contact is not oblique, but flush !
It is also (given equal degrees of swing accuracy in terms of path) the most accurate, since sidespin will move the ball sideways (to some extent unpredictably) on landing.
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Comment from Jeff B
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10/23/2014 at 5:31 PM
Sounds to me like if you had a little bit of out-to-in swing path (like so many of us have) you'd be perfectly set to hit a lot of straight iron shots! ;)
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:36 PM
Exactly, a little leftward swing path produces a straight club path at impact because the ball is struck before the bottom of the swing.
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:29 PM
Comment Mike B. You always lay it out simple Martin I always appreciate the info thanks
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:36 PM
Thanks Mike. I appreciate the note.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:26 PM
Since I am a lefty, does the negative for me go to the right and positive would be to the left?
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/23/2014 at 9:26 PM
Negative is left of target line regardless of the player being right or left handed.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:38 PM
Yes, to hit a straight shot, you need a slightly rightward swing direction.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:22 PM
Does that mean the clubface is also 0.0, so the straight shotn(no sidespin) will start straight and continue straight?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:40 PM
Yes. Club path 0.0, Club face 0.0. Centered strike = straight shot.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:19 PM
???
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Answer from Archie B
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10/23/2014 at 10:12 PM
This is the only realistic comment so far on today's gobbledegook.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:42 PM
Archie, he posted a ??? which means he doesn't understand what I said. I watched the video and it is pretty clear and exactly as I intended the information to be conveyed. Thus, the concept is of what produces a straight ball, is like saying the earth is round when people believe it to be flat.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:19 PM
Martin, actually wasn't what you first hit draw? Club path going to the outside -4.4 degrees, and club face -0.1 degrees.
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/23/2014 at 9:32 PM
His club path was -0.1. It didn't show his face angle to know the shot shape. But if the club path were -4.4 and the face -0.1, that would produce a fade.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:44 PM
Club path was -0.1 and swing direction was -4.4. Face was pretty square. Straight ball; or at least straight enough not to see much curve.
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Answer from Anonymous
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10/24/2014 at 12:13 AM
Thanks Martin, I personally think you're GREAT!! I've got to come and get some instruction from you. I'm 66, and 98% of my game is great, I just can't get out of the t-box with any distance. I've taken lessons, gotten fitted for a driver, etc. and yet I struggle with the lag, etc, and actually I think I'm probably try tooooo hard to hit the perfect draw witgh a slight draw. I have no problem hitting a draw with my irons, and actually hit my 5 wood off the fairway almost as far as I hit my driver. Most people say I've got a great swing, but no distance. Do you have any packages say for a week long lessons, that can I learn how to hit the driver correctly in the course of a week or so. I'm tired of people who say I can teach you this, or that then can't deliver, or only partly. I'd pay you double your fee if your could teach me what I want to do, which is hit the ball on average 225 yds (not asking for much there)with a slight draw. If you can't I only pay 50% of what you normally charge for lessons. I'm just tired of the lessons I've had at the local golf courses with their so call PGA Pro's, and they're really not that good. I've watched all your video's and I do believe in you. Anyway are you up for the challenge??
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 3:22 PM
What is the difference between swing path and club path, it seems like they should be the same?
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Answer from Jim G
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10/23/2014 at 4:06 PM
the swing path is the plane of the arc created by the swing. The hula hoop represents the swing plane and if the ball is at 6:00 on the ground, if you were to draw a line from 9:00 thru 3:00 the direction that line points is the swing path. Now, as the club follows that arc the only time it is traveling in the same direction as the swing path is right around the contact point with the ball . Prior to contact it is traveling downward and from left to right and after contact it is traveling upward and right to left (right hander). Martin explained this just a few days ago. Maybe you missed it.
http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/3849082205001
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Answer from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 5:31 PM
I believe you are wrong here. The line from 9:00 thru 3:00 in your example would be the swing path. But the ball is not contacted at the bottom of the swing arc. Therefore the only time the club path is going the same direction as the swing path is after contact with the ball.
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Answer from Jim G
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10/23/2014 at 5:59 PM
Re read my statement. I said "right around the contact point" Not AT the contact point.
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Answer from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 6:50 PM
But after contact the club is still going down and left until it reaches the bottom of the swing arc, at which time it starts going up and left. A small point I know, but someone could interpret your comments and 'right around the contact point' as being 6:00.
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Answer from Archie B
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10/23/2014 at 10:22 PM
As world-famous golf expert Archie B repeatedly tells himself: "Just line up carefully on the target then hit the darn thing!" Want any more advice, Jim/Martin/Trackman company? Just phone.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/23/2014 at 10:55 PM
Swing path is where the whole swing is aiming. Club path is where the club's direction is at the moment of impact. The club head is only going straight at 6:00 and 12:00 on a the circle.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 2:52 PM
from bob what is the relationship of the club face to the swing path and to the club path. thx
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Question from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 1:04 PM
Martin, in your video lessons on how to hit a draw, you encourage us to point the club face a little to the right when addressing the ball and then of course, directing the swing path to be more right of that. I actually see three ways to do this: 1.) stand parallel to the target line and open the face while keeping the grip neutral. 2.) stand parallel to the target line and pull the right foot back to close your stance and point the club face just right of target. 3.) Create a "new" target line just right of the actual target line. Stand parallel to this new line and with a neutral grip, align the club face along the new line.
As you may surmise, I am confused as to what method you would use to point the club face just right of your target. Please provided some clarification. Thank you.
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Answer from Anonymous
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10/23/2014 at 6:00 PM
As your question illustrates, there are many different ways to move the ball to either direction used individually, or in combination.
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Answer from David J
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10/23/2014 at 6:02 PM
All of your strategies would work. Experiment and see what's best for you.
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/23/2014 at 9:38 PM
HOW you do it doesn't really matter. If you understand WHAT the club needs to do, you can find your own way to make it happen.