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Question from Stephen t
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10/21/2014 at 5:20 AM
How do you induce draw with a fairway wood or rescue iron when you are trying to sweep off the turf rather than hitting down as when using an iron using the trackman video as supplied? Thanks
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Comment from Graham R
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10/21/2014 at 5:04 AM
Hi Martin. You've really explained this well and after playing golf for 50 years now and trying this way and that, I finally understand the logic behind the draw. Many thanks. Graham
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Question from Anonymous
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10/21/2014 at 2:37 AM
Hi Coach, wow now there's another element which is the swing direction. As per your previous videos, you explained that club face has to be in a more closed angle relative to the club path in order to make a ball draw. Now with swing direction, can you explain how the 3 things (club face, club path and swing direction) should relate with each other?
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Question from Jeff J
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10/21/2014 at 2:20 AM
Martin, To fully comprehend the relationship of my swing direction and the cub path I would have to be using Trackman to try and figure this out?
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10/21/2014 at 1:07 AM
Hi guys just checking to see if ypu are having problems with your email system thanking you Wayne
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10/21/2014 at 12:54 AM
Martin, another fascinating insight, thank you. With my advanced years and less flexibility attaining a full swing and good weight transfer is becoming more difficult. As a result hitting the ball before the bottom of the swing arc rarely happens nowadays. Would it be better to play the ball further back in the stance with alterations to the swing and club path? Your advice would be most welcome now that my nineth decade is approaching! Thank you.
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 11:23 PM
Way to go Martin!
I tend to hit down on the ball with my driver. I can't quite master the art of swinging up on the ball, that is, bottoming my swing 2 - 3 inches behind the tee, although I try to do so on every tee shot.. So, when I align my feet and body a few degrees to the right, the ball usually goes to the right. If I line up on the target line, I usually hit a low hook, which carries about 150 yards and finds a tree to snuggle next to.

I think this video will help me. Thanks,

Gary
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Question from Jeff F
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10/20/2014 at 10:34 PM
I've been toeing the ball.could jim direct to me to some past videos dealing with that? Thank you.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 11:22 PM
Either the handle is raising because you are standing up during impact, or your path is outside in too much. http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/3018575748001 and http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/3823404889001
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Question from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 9:33 PM
Du you also use track man to analyze face and path angles for pitch and chip shots?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 10:55 PM
Yes, but most of the folks who come see me benefit from full swings. I need to do more of that.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 9:19 PM
Hi Martin, always love your stuff. Just wanted to ask you a little more about the downward attack angle. I know you have stressed getting a consistent low point in your swing. For the most part you seem to stress getting your weight or keeping your weight more on your front foot. I'm working to get more comfortable with this. How important is it as you begin your downswing and move into the ball to keep your head back and not move it ahead during your downswing? I think I remember you saying that this keeps the low point consistent throughout your swing. Thanks.

John
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10/20/2014 at 10:59 PM
Hi John, good question. You don't want to move your head toward the target much during the downswing. The hips will settle on top of the lead foot, which adds a little spine tilt away from the target. Here's an older tip to help you http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/2526995182001
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Comment from Glen R
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10/20/2014 at 8:15 PM
Good explanation. Is this correct: The in to out swing path results in the club face moving slightly across the ball (like a table tennis spin shot) which puts a side spin (combined with back spin I realize) on the ball?
Can you do this demo with a driver so I can understand how you get the in to out swing path with an upward strike with impact made after the bottom of the arc? Thanks.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:01 PM
Part 1: yes, you are correct. Part 2: happy to do that for the RG crowd.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 7:39 PM
Why do I want to draw the ball rather than right down the target line? Does the ball go farther?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:02 PM
Matching face and path for a straight shot is the hardest shot in golf. Way easier to play a mild curve.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 7:25 PM
Martin excellent video. Could you explain when you break your wrists? After, during, or before contact. I'm having trouble making contact.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:04 PM
Better explained in a video. If you are not striking it well, then I'd focus on your low point. Make sure your weight is on your lead foot at impact. Think of your swing circle touching the ground slightly after the ball. I can see that in my periphery.
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Comment from Steven S
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10/20/2014 at 6:56 PM
Steve from N.J.- Great job Martin with explaining that. I only wish it was as easy to do.
Thanks,
Steve
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:09 PM
Hi Steve, thanks for the note. I hear you. Some days I struggle, too.
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Comment from William H
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10/20/2014 at 6:54 PM
For the past couple of years, the focus of the "modern golf swing" in various formats has been the relationship between club path and face angle. Now we hear about club direction for what I think is the first time.
And isn't making contact before the bottom of the arc the number one heresy?

Lefty Bill
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:12 PM
Hi Lefty, "heresy: opinion profoundly at odds with what is generally accepted" Making contact before the bottom of the arc is the key to any decently struck full shot played off the ground. The heresy might be not hitting up on the driver, or aiming the body lines away from the target line enough for that "up" to produce a decent club path.
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/20/2014 at 10:37 PM
Are you saying making contact with the ball before the bottom of the arc is a new concept? If that were the case, no one would have taken divots after the ball until this "recent enlightenment". But you also misunderstood his reference to direction. Club path is what it sounds like, the path the club head travels through the ball. He didn't say club direction in contrast to the path though. He said swing direction, the direction of the tilted swing plane if you laid a straight rod on it level to the ground.
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Comment from ROBERT H
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10/20/2014 at 6:28 PM
Martin - great visual - thanks - p.s.looking forward to working with you next week at TS Academy - Bob Hartmann
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:12 PM
Hi Bob, thanks for the note. I'm looking forward to working with you, too!
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Question from chris s
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10/20/2014 at 6:17 PM
Sorry, do not get it.

If you hit the ball on your downswing (and take turf towards or in front of the ball), I gather that the angle will increase - eg to 6 degrees 'right' - but what are you measuring to get 6 degree 'right'? Right of what?

The.8 degree swing direction seems to be a measurement on a plane parallel to the ground i.e. the angle between the target line and a line along the plane of the swing path, but when you talk about the 6 degree club path, you are talking about an angle between what and what? I see your wand and it looks like it may be 6 degrees off vertical but I see no 'right' aspect.

Sorry, just do not get it. Please explain. A drawing or two might help. Thanks in advance,
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Answer from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 8:39 PM
Right of the target line or ball line. Titleist in CA refers to amgle of attack as forward shaft lean or why you need to get your hands and shaft(the gripped part of it at least) forward of ball to attack golf ball before you strike mother earth ball.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 9:34 PM
Hi Chris, think of it like this; erect a Ferris Wheel on a road. The Ferris Wheel is exactly perpendicular to the road (90 degrees). The chairs on the Ferris Wheel travel in a circle, up and down, but are alway traveling up or down in the direction of the road. Now, if you created some crazy ride where the Ferris Wheel (http://www.retroweb.com/lynchburg/attractions/ferris_accident.jpg)could tilt 45 degrees on that road, you have a similar situation to a golf swing. The chairs on that Ferris Wheel travel up and down, still. But, they don't travel in the direction of the road but for a brief instant (bottom of a thin divot), the moment just before they start going up. So, even though the Ferris Wheel is tilted 45 degrees to the road (target line in golf), the chairs are always going to the right of the road (target line) because we don't hit the ball at the bottom of the circle, we catch it before the bottom. Once your head gets around this, you'll be a better player.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 6:00 PM
So a fade should virtually always be played as as push fade - same neutral swing direction & early/before the bottom of the swing circle contact; except that the clubface is further open than for a draw?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/20/2014 at 11:02 PM
Sort of...you want to aim left, so the rightward face aim starts the ball left of the target line, but right of where your body is pointing. That way, the fade lands closer to your target line.
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/20/2014 at 5:49 PM
Thank you so much, this demo has cleared up so much for me.

Lynette
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10/20/2014 at 11:03 PM
Awesome! Glad it helped you.
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Comment from Tom J
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10/20/2014 at 5:02 PM
I can do very little of this stuff but I sure enjoy your presentation and information. It is presented clearly and your "aids" are extremely helpful. Now if I could break 90..... Also for those actually paying attention you seem to be moving us forward from path to face angle and now to swing direction as it differs from either. Cudos. LH Tom
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10/20/2014 at 11:04 PM
LH Tom, I'm trying to help:) Thanks for the note.