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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 10:16 PM
What is the ideal loft for hitting a six Iron. I have been told that an iron that I would think is strong is actually the proper address position for say a 6 iron. to me it looks like a 4,or 5 iron loft at address.
Could you demonstrate from a side view angle not from this video position.
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T.R.
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10/31/2014 at 11:33 PM
Most six irons have 31 degrees of loft. At impact with elite strikers, the club presents about 20 degrees of loft. If you are in the 20 - 25 range, you are doing pretty well. Here's an old tip that explains it. http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/2157534902001
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Question from Tony D
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10/31/2014 at 6:56 PM
I just took delivery of the GSA Pro and was wondering if there is a users manual that would explain the "ideal" dynamics (measurements) that I should be looking for. I have never had any instruction that used a Trackman, or similar device, so I'm hoping to find somewhere that explains all the terminology necessary to interpret the data produced.
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Tony, Canada
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:07 AM
Hello Tony, here is some good info on the 3Bays website: http://www.3bayslife.com/gsa/golf_tips.php
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Question from Jesus S
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10/31/2014 at 2:29 PM
Hi Martin, I'm wondering when de-lofting might become a bad thing. For example, I'm an older, 5'7" golfer, my specs on my 6 iron is standard length, loft 28*. My average swing speed is 63mph (I know, I know that's pretty bad) with an average launch of 16*, average carry is 122 with total distance of 144 yards. I've lost a lot of yardage over the past few years, it's putting a strain on my ability to shoot lower scores like I used to and honestly it's frustrating as hell! The club fitter who was speccing me out said I can use more loft in order to get more distance. What do you think and what would you recommend? By the way, the drill you gave me recently to help me stop hooking has helped tremendously! Thanks! I hope you may be able to answer my question. Thanks again for another great video/lesson!
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/31/2014 at 10:00 PM
Some swing adjustments and some fitted game improvement clubs would make a huge difference for you! Don't give up!
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:14 AM
Hello Jesus, if your swing speed is low, then loft is your friend. Your six iron is my five iron, so your launch is decent and for 63 mph, 122 is good carry. What would I do? First, I'd make sure I was on the White or Senior tee if you qualify. Then, the longest iron in my bag would be a 6 iron. After that, I'd add in some nice hybrids to gap to my longest fairway would. For you, I'd think 16 or 17 degrees would be the strongest fairway wood. Hope that helps.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 1:34 PM
What type of club are you using for your "over swing" in the segment on increaseing swing speed. Using an Orange Whip for "under swing" I got. Does it just need to be something that is for example 1/2 the gram weight of your driver?
Liking it so far. Thanks, Phil
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11/1/2014 at 12:15 AM
Phil, I'm swinging an aim stick with some tape wraps for a grip on one end and a golf ball taped on the other.
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Question from Joel K
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10/31/2014 at 10:23 AM
Martin
Good work! Are you ready for Scottsdale National in mid January?
I have a Great group I play with. You would enjoy the round.
I am the high handicapper. 15.2 index
Be safe
Joel Kolb
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11/1/2014 at 12:16 AM
Love it. My only golf day, other than coaching, is Monday. If that works out, I'd love to see it and play a round. Cheers, MC
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Comment from Tim A
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10/31/2014 at 9:58 AM
Martin, you do make a strong case for Dynamic Loft. But, I would like more instruction on how to achieve the proper loft (getting hands in front of the ball). Most of us just don't know how to do that properly. Heaven knows we try, but fail more times than not. I guess the Tour Striker could teach the proper position for the proper Dynamic Loft?
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 10:51 AM
Here is a previous video Martin did on the subject that may help you, Tim:
http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/2157534902001
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:17 AM
Thanks Jim
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Question from George S
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10/31/2014 at 9:46 AM
Hi Martin my question is doesn't achieving the proper "lag" ensure the optimum dynamic loft?
Thanks George
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 10:52 AM
Not if you release that lag too soon.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:18 AM
George, there are many factors that determine a nice dynamic loft with a shallow strike. Here's an old tip that might help: http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/2157534902001
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Comment from Juan R
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10/31/2014 at 9:28 AM
Hi Martin, No material question. Always enjoy your tips. Particularly the Track Man series you have going. Love all the data. Heard you mention the location as being in Florida? Where?
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11/1/2014 at 12:20 AM
Hello Juan, I was in Orlando for the PGA Show last January and filmed these at the Marriott Resort at the back of the range. Nice place!
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Question from Dan B
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10/31/2014 at 9:03 AM
So the advice is to try for more height with our driver and less with our irons in order to achieve optimum distance with these respective clubs?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:22 AM
Hi Dan, high launch with the driver can happen with little driver loft because you can hit up on a ball suspended on a tee. To hit strong irons, you can hit down a little, but the key is the forward lean of the shaft with that shallow strike. Here's an old tip that might help: http://www.revolutiongolf.com/Plus/DailyTips/Video/2157534902001
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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 8:16 AM
Not sure if I understand the Smash Factor could you explain in more detail?
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 9:25 AM
smash factor is ball speed divided by club head speed. It describes the efficiency in which the energy of the club speed is transferred to the ball.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:25 AM
Jim said it well. Example; 100 mph swing speed, 150 mph ball speed. Ball Speed/Swing Speed = 1.50 Smash Factor. 100 mph swing speed and 140 ball speed equals 1.40 Smash Factor. The differences in Smash would be centeredness of strike.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 8:04 AM
How did you change your swing to create the different dynamic loft?
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 9:25 AM
a little more forward shaft lean at impact will do it.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:26 AM
Relaxed wrists allow the club to lag behind the moving arms and get your weight on your lead foot.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 7:54 AM
Martin, really like your teaching. How do we determine the way to stop the ball on the green. Obviously the condition of the green will affect it, hard when dried out, soft after rain or sprinkler. Changing the dynamic loft can change our distances. How do we dial those distance changes in and...
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 9:26 AM
practice
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Answer from Tom J
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10/31/2014 at 3:54 PM
WHAT? You mean I'm not paying for magic tips? Next I'll actually have to do Don's exercises! LH Tom
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 4:42 PM
LMAO Tom.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:29 AM
To stop the ball on a green you either need a lot of loft such as a wedge, or you need a lot of speed. The ball has to come down on a decent landing angle. If you have slow swing speed, you won't have a high enough landing angle impact to slow the ball enough. Spin doesn't take hold until after the first bounce and if you are coming in too flat, nothing will hold the green. Sometimes, landing on the green is not a good option if you don't hit the ball with enough club speed.
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Comment from Paul B
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10/31/2014 at 7:51 AM
great tip and explanation Martin. so would you say that attack angle (creating a good dynamic attack) is more important than swing speed (trying to swing faster) to attain hitting quality shots and farther shots? I'd guess most of the average golfers tend to think about swinging faster / clubhead speed so they can hit the ball farther, rather than attack angle and striking down on the ball. thoughts?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:32 AM
Paul, you can swing like you are on fire and if your impact conditions aren't right, the ball won't go very far. I had a great kid today who was barely 14 years old swinging it 110 mph. He didn't hit it that far because he had a high "spin loft." His dynamic loft with his driver was high because he cupped his lead wrist a little during impact. If we slow him down a bit and fix that impact condition, he'd hit it much farther.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 5:26 AM
Does that apply to the driver as well?
Phil from Ireland
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Answer from Jim G
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10/31/2014 at 11:31 AM
No. If you delofted a 10.5 degree driver by 11 degrees, as Martin did with his 6 iron in this video, you would be hitting into the ground.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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11/1/2014 at 12:35 AM
Hello Phil, with a driver, impact happens with a pretty vertical shaft as the ball is played more forward in the stance.
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/31/2014 at 2:58 AM
Difficult to understand
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Answer from Jeff K
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10/31/2014 at 12:49 PM
Difficult to help. Try using your words to ask a question.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/30/2014 at 11:44 PM
Hi Martin,
This series of instruction is great as to the physics of hitting good shots. In this video about dynamic loft, you stated that with the iron you were using, good dynamic loft required a "shallow" swing.
Moving from "physics" to "physical" how about a video showing how to make a "shallow" swing with hands in front of the club head?
Best regards,
Gary
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11/1/2014 at 12:35 AM
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Question from Anonymous
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10/30/2014 at 11:05 PM
I have often attempted this before hearing the term "dynamic loft".
The result has been at best a pulled shot and at worst a low hook
Solution please???
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/30/2014 at 11:33 PM
Clearly, your club face is pointing left of the target line when you attempt to "deloft" the face. Could it be that you don't need to reduce the loft on the face? You won't know unless you get on a radar device like a Trackman to find out. Whatever you are attempting to do is not working out. Tough to give you the right tip without know what is going on with your action before the "pull" occurs.
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Question from Anonymous
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10/30/2014 at 9:47 PM
Hi Martin this question I think is appropriate for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday.I took a lesson yesterday and I've been playing a long time like 18 years but still have "the chicken wing" alot when I come thru the ball. Pleeeeze can you or Jim give a lesson on this very common problem!?...Most of the teachers say "swing thru" That is not helpful to me...I am a lefty but was forced to play righty and I need some visualization or big tip on how to accomplish eliminating the dreaded Chicken Wing!!! or "Turkey Wing" ... thanks, barbara Mirasol Country Club
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10/30/2014 at 11:42 PM
Hello Barbara, I've had a couple of the biggest Chicken wingers in my school today that I've seen in a long time. When they use my Smart Ball, they don't chicken wing at all. Keeping something between your arms is neat, but the really neat thing is how your body responds to holding the ball. I'm happy to make more "Chicken Wing" cure videos. Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLibOU7lmwLFlRlEeka66Hl3LW709nFhhg
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Comment from Anonymous
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10/30/2014 at 8:24 PM
My understanding is the shaft should not be released until just before impact, through lag. How do we get a shallow delivery on irons whilst obtaining a shallow angle of attack. Many thanks - Julian Australia
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/30/2014 at 11:45 PM
Hi Julian, there is no "holding" the club and releasing it just before impact. Getting your weight on your lead foot as your make your way down will help you get your hands ahead of the ball so your club catches the ball before you touch the ground. Then, as you are on your way down, the push into the ground from your lead lead will shallow out the swing bottom a little. Yes, there is a lot going on with a good swing and it is amazing how simple great players make it look.
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Answer from Dan B
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10/31/2014 at 8:45 AM
I was following this until the words "lead lead" appeared. Could you clarify that, please? Thanks.
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Answer from MacGyver
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10/31/2014 at 9:34 AM
Lead leg/foot.
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Comment from Steven S
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10/30/2014 at 8:12 PM
Steve from N.J.- Great job Martin. I was able to stay with that video. Even though I use a 3,4 and 5 hybrid, I get it. I don't know why, but I just hit the hybrids better, period. Maybe cause I'm 6ft. 3inches.The clubs were custom fit for me. My swing seems to be more of a sweeping one. I usually hit only 7, 8, and 9 irons besides my wedges. Any thoughts?
Thanks again Martin,
Steve
Answer from Martin Chuck
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10/30/2014 at 11:52 PM
Steve, it sounds like your elbows are separating a little and you catch the stronger irons a little thin. No shame in using hybrids if you score better.