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GolfWRX “The Shop”: How to build a single-length hybrid

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Equipment expert Brian Knudson — who has recently switched to using a single-length set — goes into “The Shop” to build a single-length hybrid… using A LOT of hot melt. Enjoy the video below!

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  1. Bruce

    Sep 26, 2018 at 11:55 am

    He misses the point on single length clubs.
    Swingweight means NOTHING – no science behind the term: developed by marketing people in the 1930’s. It is a quick and easy test which is fine, but swingweight means nothing to a golf dclub in motion.
    The correct matching criterion is moment of inertia (MOI) of THE ENTIRE GOLF CLUB – not just the head.
    He does present an interesting test – making a single length hybrid. A much better method to add weight is a mixture of shafting epoxy and tungsten powder. Make a thick paste and place the weight where you want it. I have a Wishon 2 hybrid and will give it a try by placing extra weight on the bottom of the club head near the rear to give a high ball flight. I play Wishon Stirling 4-7 and conventional variable shaft length for 8- wedges. Great set much easier to hit long and mid irons. May also try a single length 3 wood!

  2. oppie

    Sep 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    All my clubs are “single” length… perfect for my controlled variable swing… and I can’t swing a PW the same as a 7-iron… that’s for duffers who can’t hit even one club properly.

  3. Richard Douglas

    Sep 21, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Interesting primer on hot metal, but it didn’t come close to addressing the headline (written by the editorial staff, surely). In fact, he gave up the quest (which would result in a hybrid the length of his irons, but would also have the same weight and swing weight) immediately, saying he couldn’t do it.

  4. Ty

    Sep 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome video, figured this was coming after the podcast. When are you going to give us a tour of the shop and give us a run down on the tools needed to start building clubs in our own garage?

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Lesson of the Day: Better body positions during the swing = more consistent shots

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In our “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

This week, V1 Pro Mark Heinemann for this week takes a look at WRXer Jon Hughes’ swing, offering both analysis and suggestions for improvement.

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Mark is an Advanced PGA Professional based out of Swing Studio Killarney, Co Kerry South West Ireland. Mark utilizes V1 software, Flightscope, Boditrak and Sam Putt Lab when coaching players of varied ability from beginner through to professional and also offers online coaching programs.

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Looking at Jon’s swing for the first time I was very impressed and I could see that he has played golf to a high level and still maintains a single digit handicap. I felt that Jon would benefit from greater consistency and a tighter shot dispersion if he was to improve his body action. Jon’s address position was generally very sound but an increase in the amount of pressure in to his lead (left) foot would reduce his sway off the ball in the early part of his back swing. Jon’s initial takeaway involved quite a sway into his right side from which he never really recovered and got stuck behind the ball at impact resulting in a club path that was a little too much to the right from resulting in pushes or hooks depending on timing and release at impact.

Student’s action plan/Key points

  1. Increase pressure into lead foot at address, ideally 60%
  2. Reduce the body sway in the takeaway and turn around a central axis (see drills)
  3. Practice hitting fades in practice
  4. Schedule a Trackman / Flightscope session to see that club path numbers are more down and to the left, not excessively to the right.

 

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Eddie Fernandes has made big changes to his swing (and his power and consistency have gone up) by mastering the key moves in slow motion before he speeds them up. Everyone should use this kind of slow motion training to make real changes to their swing!

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