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Question from Gary S
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10/24/2014 at 11:05 PM
Martin, Revolution Golf, My left shoulder flys open more times than not before impact causing a lot of slices and chunks. How can I stay square at impact, rotate through the shot properly and make solid contact with my irons more often. I've been trying to concentrate on the position of my left shoulder and it seems to help but it's not automatic yet. Thank you Gary Sweda, age 67 Neptune Beach, FL
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10/24/2014 at 10:58 PM
My left shoulder flys open more times than not causing a lot of slices and chunks. How can I stay square at impact and turn through the shot properly. Thank you Gary Sweda age 67 Neptune Beach, FL
Comment from Jack C
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10/24/2014 at 7:20 PM
Video won't play on my iMac.
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Question from David B
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10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Hi Martin, I am a newbe to Revolution golf and am having trouble with still hitting a fade. What specific drill do you recommend i should focus on? I guess a better question is where should I concentrate as a beginner to Revolution golf?
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/24/2014 at 12:11 PM
I love the easy explainations Martin. Really imparative too understand the physics. Now it's about creating those shot shapes by practice and using the correct drills to train the muscles and gain the correct feel. Off to the range I go!
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Question from Mark G
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10/24/2014 at 11:44 AM
Greetings Martin. Will you be releasing the trackman series on DVD?
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Comment from George H
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10/24/2014 at 11:38 AM
as usual I enjoy your (prolific) episodes . But would this one not be classified as redundant
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Question from David Z
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10/24/2014 at 10:46 AM
I am now thoroughly confused. To hit it straight, I have to swing from outside to in? Why does that not produce a big slice?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 11:09 AM
David, when you are confused, you are close to learning something:) Since the swinging club isn't at the bottom of the circle, the trajectory of the head isn't going straight. You'll have to give that some thought and visualization. If you don't get it, let me know. If your swing direction (circle of your swing) is going straight and you hit the ball before the bottom of the circle, you'll have some rightward path and that is how I hit most shots and draw the ball. If I wanted to hit a straight shot, I would aim a little more left so the natural rightward direction of the head was traveling STRAIGHT at the moment of impact.
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Comment from Tom J
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10/24/2014 at 9:58 AM
The other Martin (Hall) has jumped ahead of you in the accessory race. He now sports what appears to be a swing path board made of 3 4'X8" sheets of ply with a huge hole cut into the middle for his helper of the week to stand. Are you going to take this sitting down? Although it's easier to carry the hula hoop. LH Tom
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Answer from David Z
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10/24/2014 at 10:48 AM
Yeh Martin, and Hank has a swing plane gizmo that he is selling.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 11:11 AM
I know!! How dare he get ahead of me in the gizmo department. Martin is an excellent teacher and like me, he uses a tons of tools to inspire thought and change with his students.
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Comment from Richard P
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10/24/2014 at 9:38 AM
Martin, by now I have an inventory of favorites that have had the most significant impact on ball striking. There are some lessons which seem to be critical and others which fit into the critical ones. The one of keeping my weight left and not allowing a head drift backwards in the backswing is critical to keeping the low point ahead of the ball at impact as you describe in this video. I am starting to baby draw my irons a bit. Never before. My ball striking has greatly improved. Thanks for all your teaching.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 11:12 AM
Richard, thanks for the note. Im glad the stuff is helping you. Cheers, MC
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Question from Anonymous
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10/24/2014 at 9:01 AM
I understand your very clear explanation of the draw: a natural swing path is inside out and its angle is, or should be, greater than the angle of the face. But the intentional fade is less clear. If one simply shifts one's feet aiming left of the target, unless the club face is very open, one will simply draw the ball off to the left with a normal inside out swing path. What am I missing?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 11:13 AM
You are right, you need to aim the face left of the target line, but right of where your club path travels. That creates the fade.
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Question from Tony I
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10/24/2014 at 6:25 AM
How do I stop myself from playing a "rock & roll" shot. I hit the ball high and from left to right. I can keep my weight forward but I know that I am dipping at the waist on my down stroke creaing a shot off the back foot.
Can you suggest a way that I can rotate my hips without dipping at the waist.
Regards Tony
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 12:00 PM
Hi Tony, it sounds to me like you should focus on your backswing turn. Feel like your left shoulder turns down under your chin and that your left hip moves more right than your stable left kneed. That should sync you up and keep you from dipping and provide a better chance of finishing properly.
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Answer from Tony I
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10/24/2014 at 6:09 PM
Many thanks for that, i'll give it a try and let you know how I get on.
kind regards
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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
Larry S
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/24/2014 at 12:13 PM
Hi Larry, the less loft on the head, the easier it is to curve the ball. So, you have a little "slice" deviation between club face and club path and it will show up more as you go from high loft down to low loft. In order to fix that, you'd need to get your swing path heading a little more inside out with the same club face delivery. Tons of tips for you in my archived videos to help you.
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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.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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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?
Ed, Toronto
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.