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Hi Chuck, liked this lesson however on my takeaway I am having issues getting back to the lead foot. I find myself loading the trail foot but coming back to the lead is very difficult! This is resulting in topping the ball and its very frustrating! I
Martin, please address in the future right foot pressure in the downswing. I have read that players like Hogan and Snead pushed off with the right foot where as Norman's slid as you indicate in this tip. Which is correct or do you suggest for a combination of power and control?
Hey Martin can’t wait to try this. Do you want to play the ball where you normally do in your stance and where you tee the ball. Thanks
Please .... heel raise, not "heal "
Good Afternoon Chuck like the tip and will look forward to taking it to the range. One question when I try to hang back in the past to smash my driver I have a tendency to either block or fade the ball. How should I counter this?
Your club face is likely too open. Perhaps a mild grip tweak or a wrist bow will square the face more reliably for you.
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days getting lessons from Martin. Great instructor and great guy. Martin would tell you he isn't the prototypical 6'2" pro, so for him to get 115 club head speed shows you it is in the mechanics he is sharing with us. Thanks Martin!
What? I'm not 6'2" C'mon man:)
How do get your weight forward if you are “hanging” back and still on right side?
I get pressure forward... The weight can land into the lead foot with angular pressure. I don't have to be right on top of my lead foot. Think of how a great batter steps into a pitch. They step hard, rotate and use that angular force. They aren't on top of their lead foot.
Thx for the great tip-still struggling to get the hinge worked out. My question is how much pressure should be placed on the feet when setting up. More pressure helps me turn initially but then a little restrictive. 72 yrs. old. Thx.
Hi Mike, I apologize, but I don't understand your question. The pressure on your feet is commensurate with your weight until you start to flex and push your legs. You can establish a lot more pressure into the ground than your actual body weight.
Hey Martin; love hearing you tips
One thing I've struggled with over the years with ground interaction is not posting on the back leg well (trail knee drives/slides). Are you suggesting the rear foot in transition, counter-rotates against the target/ground -a la greg norman?
Hi Mark, Greg Norman's right foot slide away from the target line. He was one of the best drivers of all time. I call that the "pro skid." If a foot can skid, it must not have weight on it for that moment. Greg landed left hard in transition, so much so that his trail foot moved.
What if you were a Senior in your 70’s and wanted to hinge the ball for extra speed? I can turn, just not as far, but every now and then, I feel like I have swung so easy and yet the ball travels an extra 20-25 yards! Could I be lagging the downswing to get a bigger body turn?
Hi John, it sounds like the beauty of perfect timing. We mustn't confuse effort with speed and sometimes great sequence give great speed.