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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:14 pm

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I think "swing easy" always give a wrong perception, at least for me. Swing easy has always been a question for me. Cos if it means slowing down the swing speed, then I will not get the distance that is suppose to be achieve on the long iron. Long irons can be practise my shortening your back swing and like what you say on pt 4 and 5, maintain tempo and hitting the sweet spot. Without the proper impact on the ball, there is no way the ball will take off on a long iron. next time, try this... tell yourself its a 9 iron while you are hitting a 6 iron. Sometimes the problem likes in the mind rather than the swing.

I agree with you about the term "swing easy"

I think it should be that you swing as fast as you would with the shorter irons... the tendency for us is that we try to swing faster/harder as the club gets longer... Guess this is the mentality because we expect the ball to travel further with the longer club so we "help" it by swing faster....
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:18 pm

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for me the key factor is the grip, I can hit it further if I hold it lighter

on impact or on takeaway? not everyone has the smooth swaying legs like you....

during takeaway lah ... I have weak knees, that's why my left knee collapse during backswing ...

Got to be specific mah... if not, people might just follow and you will see clubs flying at driving ranges. Then they will say a long hitter in the forum teach one.... then he they cannot achieve what you say, they might say you are buaya, trying to spoil their swing. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:30 pm

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for me the key factor is the grip, I can hit it further if I hold it lighter

on impact or on takeaway? not everyone has the smooth swaying legs like you....

during takeaway lah ... I have weak knees, that's why my left knee collapse during backswing ...

Got to be specific mah... if not, people might just follow and you will see clubs flying at driving ranges. Then they will say a long hitter in the forum teach one.... then he they cannot achieve what you say, they might say you are buaya, trying to spoil their swing. Smile

yah hor ...

for me gripping light during takeaway will take my hands out and encourage body turn, big muscle translates to stronger impact and longer distance ...
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:35 pm

@ ZX, you coming to SSN tomorrrow.????

Maybe I can learn fm you how to hit 7iron
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:10 pm

bro duval, you joking right? nothing to learn from me lah, esp when I'm playing so crappily now ... try to join Duffy's range sessions and you'll learn more Smile
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 pm

D, ZX and even Duffy is wrong model for you. Their game is GIR.

You should model after bro Golfool, grandmaster TSS or master SBH.
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:40 pm

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D, ZX and even Duffy is wrong model for you. Their game is GIR.

You should model after bro Golfool, grandmaster TSS or master SBH.



yeap, you are rite, bro ZX and Duffy are power players...

I need to play with my swing twin to see how I am swinging
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:26 pm

You guys are so wrong abt TSS... He will not GIR when he is not putting well.
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:21 pm

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D, ZX and even Duffy is wrong model for you. Their game is GIR.

You should model after bro Golfool, grandmaster TSS or master SBH.



yeap, you are rite, bro ZX and Duffy are power players...

I need to play with my swing twin to see how I am swinging

My 7 iron is probably the longest iron I am comfortable hitting...used to be 150m but these days, it's 150 yards (similar to what Rex said).... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:26 pm

Lets not forget, there is no benchmark distance for any irons... everybody is different. So doesnt mean if you are bigger than someone, or taller than someone, you should be hitting longer than that person... Keep practising, and if you guys really want to improve in the game like my you-know-who... look for a proper coach to get things sstraighten out....Time and efforts will pay off...

(Steady hor... i put the thread back on track)


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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:51 pm

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Used to be able to hit 150m with my 7i in the range but jus one day it dropped to 130m on a good hit and I cant seem to get it back to 150m... already wacked another 1,000 balls since and not 1 reach the 150m mark. Anyone got any tips or good swing seq video to share?

Clubs I'm using - TM Burner TP 2010 with NSPRO 950gh stiff

Garylin, you might want to check this http://golf.about.com/od/beginners/l/blclubdistance.htm , as ong you're within that range, you should be fine. It is better to understand what is each of your irons distance, you can offset the distance by choosing the iron where you're comfortable with the distance, think of not forcing your swing, usually easy swing and follow thru help. When you're on the course, it's important to have course management also.
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Actually, ask yourself:

Do you want to hit your irons far or do you want to hit your irons close?

If you are trying to be a top class individual aiming to be competitive with the big boys, I will agree that having distance is a huge advantage and a very impt feature.

However, if your target is to break 100/90/80 at a golf course, then I can tell you that your distances are what the average Singaporean male will be hitting judging by all the different ppl I have played with.

Hitting it further does not guarantee you to be closer to the pin. However, to squeeze every inch out of your potential, learn to find what is your fastest comfortable tempo. That tempo will be one where you constantly make solid contact with the fastest speed where you do not swing out of your shoes and lose balance.

I agree with duffy about the wrong notion hearing it all too often from ppl telling their buddies to swing easy. Many people when you tell them to swing faster or harder will expend most of their energy on their upswings. I guess the proper thing to say will be to slow down the backswing and unleash the downswing. There's no way your ball is going anywhere close to 150m by swinging it easy (unless you are built like Arnold Schwarz).

Also for irons, learn to hit down instead of flipping at the ball. Many people add loft at impact and 2 causes are trying to help the ball up in the air and swinging your arms faster and your body failing to catch up.

My swing thought to get max distance is when I am holding an 8 iron, I will 'think' of delofting it to a 7 iron at impact and try to hit it over the green. Of course, I do not hit it over the green all the time la but it helps me get pin high most of the time.

Trust me, I broke 80 the 1st time as a teen hitting 7 irons 130m and driving max 210m. Distance is not everything but it will improve as you find the sweet spot more often.

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:20 pm

duffader wrote:
Lets not forget, there is no benchmark distance for any irons... everybody is different. So doesnt mean if you are bigger than someone, or taller than someone, you should be hitting longer than that person... Keep practising, and if you guys really want to improve in the game like my you-know-who... look for a proper coach to get things sstraighten out....Time and efforts will pay off...

(Steady hor... i put the thread back on track)



Duffy, beri steady!

Razz

I hit about 135m. No complaints and not obsessed with getting more distance out of my swing.
Instead more focus now on finding out my consistent flight path from those repeatable swings that I do so that I can be more accurate in where I want the ball to land.

Along the way, you will improve and perhaps get some tips from fellow golfer (e.g. Duffy) that may help you to attain more distance.

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:24 pm

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duffader wrote:
Lets not forget, there is no benchmark distance for any irons... everybody is different. So doesnt mean if you are bigger than someone, or taller than someone, you should be hitting longer than that person... Keep practising, and if you guys really want to improve in the game like my you-know-who... look for a proper coach to get things sstraighten out....Time and efforts will pay off...

(Steady hor... i put the thread back on track)



Duffy, beri steady!

Razz

I hit about 135m. No complaints and not obsessed with getting more distance out of my swing.
Instead more focus now on finding out my consistent flight path from those repeatable swings that I do so that I can be more accurate in where I want the ball to land.

Along the way, you will improve and perhaps get some tips from fellow golfer (e.g. Duffy) that may help you to attain more distance.

Very Happy

Will help whenever i can..... its good to share good tips... One ah pek kick my butt at tjg puteri... i think his 7 iron less than 130m. But he came back 77.
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:26 pm

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Trust me, I broke 80 the 1st time as a teen hitting 7 irons 130m and driving max 210m. Distance is not everything but it will improve as you find the sweet spot more often.


OMG, i broke 80 last year.....

i am so far behind..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:28 pm

Eh Kooteh.

Dun threadjack leh.

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:33 pm

i agree with Rex and Duffy... hitting it far doesn't do you much good... i play my 7i to 150m carry now and i'm a great deal more consistent and shooting slightly improved scores as when i forced my 7i to 180... so if your 7i plays to 130m, stick with it...
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:42 pm

yeap, i dun force distance anymore, just want it to play either straight or with slide fade with a +- 5metre accuracy and i will be happy

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 pm

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yeap, i dun force distance anymore, just want it to play either straight or with slide fade with a +- 5metre accuracy and i will be happy

me too, i will be happy like a boy in a candy store....
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:25 pm

thanks everyone for the inputs.. think i found the problem today:

1) Standing too near
2) nvr release my hand on impact

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:39 pm

garylin wrote:
thanks everyone for the inputs.. think i found the problem today:

1) Standing too near
2) nvr release my hand on impact

cheers!

What is "release hand on impact"? I always hear that, but don't really know what it means?
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:02 am

its something like letting ur right hand go over ur left during impact.. the left hand is like sideway hammering the ball i think.. dont really know how to explain..
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:21 am

garylin, how you found out the 2 items?
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:24 am

actually hor, till now, i still dun really understand how to hit a golf ball......

looks simple n yet bloody difficult...... after reading everyone's opinion n take, it's more confusing then ever.... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 7-iron?   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:51 am

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garylin, how you found out the 2 items?

get a few golf kakis to watch me hit the ball.. haha...
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