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#1 Tanner25

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Did any one see Martins show last night talking about hitting fades and draws with the driver. For a fade; stand on the right side of the tee box, tee the ball low, short backswing and pull through with the chest/left side. For the draw, go to the left side of the tee box, look right, tee it high, complete/deep backswing and sling it through (lower body stalls on the sling). I went to the range and went for the driver and attempted to hit draws and I ended killing the ball dead straight. I need to practice this. But, it shows some promise. I tried the fades with irons was less successful. But, also hit some good shots. Bottom line, I think there's some hope for these techniques. Thoughts? Anyone experiment with this today?



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#2 DoctorLoomis

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

Is it possible to curve a ball employing the techniques you mentioned? Probably so. However, they are quite unnecessary and without question are suboptimal. At best.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

View PostDoctorLoomis, on 22 March 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

Is it possible to curve a ball employing the techniques you mentioned? Probably so. However, they are quite unnecessary and without question are suboptimal. At best.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

What's the optimal way? I would love to draw my driver without changing my swing or using my hands more than necessary. Particularly with swing that supposely creates a fade as Martin describes it.

Edited by sshadow2, 23 March 2012 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

View Postsshadow2, on 23 March 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What's the optimal way? I would love to draw my driver without changing my swing or using my hands more than necessary. Particularly with swing that supposely creates a fade as Martin describes it.

Step 1: train a swing that creates a consistently neutral path from a neutral setup
Step 2: alter setup alignment for desired shot shape
Step 3: ???
Step 4: PROFIT!


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

View PostEag1e, on 23 March 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

View Postsshadow2, on 23 March 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What's the optimal way? I would love to draw my driver without changing my swing or using my hands more than necessary. Particularly with swing that supposely creates a fade as Martin describes it.

Step 1: train a swing that creates a consistently neutral path from a neutral setup
Step 2: alter setup alignment for desired shot shape
Step 3: ???
Step 4: PROFIT!

Martin also made a Tiger reference during the show, he said Tiger rehearses swinging left and pulling through with his left side. I can't get over how both Tiger and Gmac were swinging left on the pre-swings today. Is this to rehearse a fade or does the swing naturally go left, even on a ball that goes straight?



Cheers, Tanner

Edited by Tanner25, 25 March 2012 - 07:59 PM.


#7 Gator_Hater

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

View PostTanner25, on 25 March 2012 - 07:58 PM, said:

View PostEag1e, on 23 March 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

View Postsshadow2, on 23 March 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What's the optimal way? I would love to draw my driver without changing my swing or using my hands more than necessary. Particularly with swing that supposely creates a fade as Martin describes it.

Step 1: train a swing that creates a consistently neutral path from a neutral setup
Step 2: alter setup alignment for desired shot shape
Step 3: ???
Step 4: PROFIT!

Martin also made a Tiger reference during the show, he said Tiger rehearses swinging left and pulling through with his left side. I can't get over how both Tiger and Gmac were swinging left on the pre-swings today. Is this to rehearse a fade or does the swing naturally go left, even on a ball that goes straight?



Cheers, Tanner

Tiger makes this rehearsal move on every swing, even when he is hitting a draw. He does this to get the feeling of his arms out racing his body. He's trying to feel the opposite of the club being stuck behind him.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

Step 1: train a swing that creates a consistently neutral path from a neutral setup
Step 2: alter setup alignment for desired shot shape
Step 3: ???
Step 4: PROFIT!
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Martin also made a Tiger reference during the show, he said Tiger rehearses swinging left and pulling through with his left side. I can't get over how both Tiger and Gmac were swinging left on the pre-swings today. Is this to rehearse a fade or does the swing naturally go left, even on a ball that goes straight?



Cheers, Tanner
[/quote]

Tiger makes this rehearsal move on every swing, even when he is hitting a draw. He does this to get the feeling of his arms out racing his body. He's trying to feel the opposite of the club being stuck behind him.
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Good call. I thinking Johnny was thinking he was rehearsing a fade swing.




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