How to hit solid wedge shots off winter lies
I recently attended a workshop run my two gurus in the golf coaching world; Scott Cranfield and Steven Orr.
Steven shared research on the top 5 finesse wedge players on the US Tour for the last 5 years; Justin Rose, Justin Leonard, Luke Donald, Jim Furyk and Jason Dufner.
Traditional wedge play coaching would be:
o Ball position opposite back foot
o Weight on left
o Shaft lean
This encourages a steep angle of attack but puts a premium on perfect timing as the leading edge could easily dig into the turf, causing a duffed shot.
The top 5 players approach things differently:
o Ball position centred or just ahead of centre
o Weigh favours left but not excessive
o A neutral shaft angle which brings the bounce of the club into play
o Seeking to brush the ground 2-3” behind the ball but on a shallow angle of attack
o This brings the bounce of the club (trailing edge) into play and gives far more room for error then a leading edge led swing
o The handle rises slightly after impact
If you would like to try this approach at Parley’s outstanding short game area, please contact me to book a lesson
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