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#1 Nbavaro33

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

Does anyone have some good information on how to hit these shots? I see them all over instagram and many pros hit them, where the ball barely lifts above 10-15 yards off the ground. How can i hit these? Any help is appreciated.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:57 AM

Others may disagree, but in my opinion the first prerequisite to make this shot useful is (driver) clubhead speed in the 120mph range. Without that kind of speed you can't really generate the launch conditions you need to hit such a low shot far enough to be useful.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:32 AM

its just a low punch shot, take a 7 iron and hit a low shot 100 yards, there's your technique, there's no magic to it, now get the clubhead speed to be able to do it with a 3 iron 200 yards
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:22 AM

Not too piss on your chips, but you don't need it. Spend time on your wedge game instead - will lower your scores. That stinger shot wont.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

Floating around a 3 handicap these days, just trying to learn new shots to help me improve.. Clubhead speed in the 120s


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

I play this shot on links courses when playing into a stiff headwind.

For me, I play the ball in the back of my stance (maybe a ball inside my right ankle), clubface is square to the ball, takeaway is flatter than my normal swing (because I want to "sweep" the ball at impact, not hit my normal descending blow which adds spin and causes the ball to balloon), and finish with an abbreviated follow through. Hands fully release but don't rise above shoulder height on the finish.

For me the ball stays low and goes about 80% of a full swing in terms of carry, and then I get a lot of rollout depending on course conditions.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Not sure where this advice is coming from. I am currently a 1.8 and like to hit low stingers on occasion. For me, it's a middle ball position, 1 club more than usual, and a half swing with a purposeful attempt to not hit too down on it.  The whole point is to not generate too much spin.  You can also achieve a more downward angle of attack by de-lofting the club, but i tend to hood the club and hook the ball when I do this.  I max out at 112 mph on my driver and a low burner is still great to have in your bag. I can't imagine why people would tell you that you have to swing 120 or more to attempt this.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

View Postboxerjoe2011, on 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

Not sure where this advice is coming from. I am currently a 1.8 and like to hit low stingers on occasion. For me, it's a middle ball position, 1 club more than usual, and a half swing with a purposeful attempt to not hit too down on it.  The whole point is to not generate too much spin.  You can also achieve a more downward angle of attack by de-lofting the club, but i tend to hood the club and hook the ball when I do this.  I max out at 112 mph on my driver and a low burner is still great to have in your bag. I can't imagine why people would tell you that you have to swing 120 or more to attempt this.

I think cuz to keep the ball that low, have to have a low launch angle and not much spin. Without a lot of speed, the ball would just fall out of the air.  Like you can club up and slow down and have a shallow AOA, but it’s not gonna go 250+ and be a true tee shot replacement like it was for Tiger.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:33 PM

120 clubhead speed?

Hit more wedges you should have them into every green!

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:20 AM

Shallow angle of attack and very little dynamic loft


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:35 AM

View Postboxerjoe2011, on 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

Not sure where this advice is coming from. I am currently a 1.8 and like to hit low stingers on occasion. For me, it's a middle ball position, 1 club more than usual, and a half swing with a purposeful attempt to not hit too down on it.  The whole point is to not generate too much spin.  You can also achieve a more downward angle of attack by de-lofting the club, but i tend to hood the club and hook the ball when I do this.  I max out at 112 mph on my driver and a low burner is still great to have in your bag. I can't imagine why people would tell you that you have to swing 120 or more to attempt this.
Not that you need 120 to attempt, but that you need around 120 to have a stinger shot similar to what tiger used to play. Anyone can hit a punch shot and hit it low, but to hit a 2i purposefully low and with low spin and have it actually make it any reasonable distance without just falling out of the sky requires something in that neighborhood of clubhead speed.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:38 AM

3 iron, ball just ahead of centre, focus on shaft lean at address being maintained. Brake the follow through, hit it as hard as you can. I like to stand up/extend on it as well.

Or just buy a driving iron. Modern balls imo suit the driving iron. Or a 2 iron (if they make them any more) which is an old fashioned 1+ iron.

Edited by David C, 13 October 2017 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:53 AM

The way I play it is by accidentally thinning the sh*t out of my driving iron. It's always unintentional but runs like a scalded dog and goes miles :) now if I could just control when I actually do it...

There's exaggerated curve on this one, but I love the flight of this from Alex Noren: https://www.instagra.../p/BVuao8HHXOc/

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:06 AM

View PostGMR, on 13 October 2017 - 12:35 AM, said:

View Postboxerjoe2011, on 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

Not sure where this advice is coming from. I am currently a 1.8 and like to hit low stingers on occasion. For me, it's a middle ball position, 1 club more than usual, and a half swing with a purposeful attempt to not hit too down on it.  The whole point is to not generate too much spin.  You can also achieve a more downward angle of attack by de-lofting the club, but i tend to hood the club and hook the ball when I do this.  I max out at 112 mph on my driver and a low burner is still great to have in your bag. I can't imagine why people would tell you that you have to swing 120 or more to attempt this.
Not that you need 120 to attempt, but that you need around 120 to have a stinger shot similar to what tiger used to play. Anyone can hit a punch shot and hit it low, but to hit a 2i purposefully low and with low spin and have it actually make it any reasonable distance without just falling out of the sky requires something in that neighborhood of clubhead speed.

yup, exactly as I said, you need to have good speed to be able to get good distance and maintain a low height for that distance

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its just a low punch shot, take a 7 iron and hit a low shot 100 yards, there's your technique, there's no magic to it, now get the clubhead speed to be able to do it with a 3 iron 200 yards

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:08 AM

Not sure where this shallow angle of attack idea comes from . Personally for me it's wack the ball miles back in stance , stand alittle closer and appreciate you will need to move the arc more left to avoid drawing it

Steep low rising bullet that is great with a 3 wood on a windy day

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:50 AM

I hit that shot all the time but it's usually by accident

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:00 AM

View Postboxerjoe2011, on 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

Not sure where this advice is coming from. I am currently a 1.8 and like to hit low stingers on occasion. For me, it's a middle ball position, 1 club more than usual, and a half swing with a purposeful attempt to not hit too down on it.  The whole point is to not generate too much spin.  You can also achieve a more downward angle of attack by de-lofting the club, but i tend to hood the club and hook the ball when I do this.  I max out at 112 mph on my driver and a low burner is still great to have in your bag. I can't imagine why people would tell you that you have to swing 120 or more to attempt this.

You forgot which site you were on, didn't you?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:38 AM

I learned this shot by constantly being under a tree, just off the right of the fairway on one particular hole. I started by just trying to hit a punch 7 iron with some decent length that would leave me a shot into the green. Every time I ended up under that tree I would try and go at it a little bit harder. Ball back, open stance and I try to keep the emblem of my glove pointed towards the ground as long as I possibly can.  Now i'm not hitting a stinger like Tiger, but I've learned to hit my own stinger that suits my game. I can keep it just about head high, slight fade and I get it in the 180-200 range depending if I use a 4 iron or hybrid.  I'd say find some trees to start hitting out of, you'll figure it out quick.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

Great shot to have but not sure it's as feasible in most public courses...it plays out better on tour because of how crazy firm the fairways are...even when it rains there the balls get a lot of run.

I play the ball 1 maybe 2 balls back of normal position, keep weight centered and turn hard left coming down...comes out low, with a tiny draw if it's 2 balls back and a tiny fade 1 ball back, and runs out well....but I literally only use it  handful of times per year....usually when there is a significant cross breeze or 3 wood is too much and i don't feel confident in my hybrid.
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