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PostSubject: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:45 am

Anyone experience the same.. as much as I tried... Hitting a 4i off the deck is almost a daunting task.. I hv given up and decided on hybrids for my rounds..

Any pros got any advice on this ? I still would love to hit a 4i someday...

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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:53 am

4i..!!!!....bro....I can only hit 5i....and that also I need to tee it up
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:58 am

hi bro,
heard from a pro before to hit 4i off the deck, u need to swing faster and longer lag for stronger compression. hope that i am correct here...thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:21 am

i hv removed my 4i from my bag. 4i is tough, man. Really admire those guys tt r good with irons.
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:25 am

Begbie wrote:
Anyone experience the same.. as much as I tried... Hitting a 4i off the deck is almost a daunting task.. I hv given up and decided on hybrids for my rounds..

Any pros got any advice on this ? I still would love to hit a 4i someday...


The way i see you play yesterday bro, you dont need a 4i..... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:49 am

hitting 4 iron...the harder you try to hit...the worse it become...

i would suggest to just keep it short and sweet and swing relax...dun even try to think to swing hard...maybe that could help...keke

it least it helps me ....haha
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:24 pm

blee wrote:
Begbie wrote:
Anyone experience the same.. as much as I tried... Hitting a 4i off the deck is almost a daunting task.. I hv given up and decided on hybrids for my rounds..

Any pros got any advice on this ? I still would love to hit a 4i someday...


The way i see you play yesterday bro, you dont need a 4i..... What a Face

Hybrids saved me on many of those occasions.. and they hardly bite the green. Many shots rolled past and had to chip back up..

That's also one reason why I've been putting time more on practice with my chips from ard greens, fringes etc. Helped quite a few times to save par but that element of risk for a bogey or worse still present...

So I'm hoping I could learn to hit off the deck with the 4i so that when I hit it flushed and on, it will stick rather then roll off like a hybrid does for the same..

Or u could share how u can hit ur 5 wood high and land soft like u did ... That's impressive actually..

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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:22 pm

I have a bit of a scoop in the swing that is why it is high and no distance la....
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:53 pm

blee wrote:
I have a bit of a scoop in the swing that is why it is high and no distance la....

sure a not? 5 wood from the deck 170m lands soft.. and more important.. straight and accurate..
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:05 pm

How to hit long iron:

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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:10 pm

mizzy wrote:
blee wrote:
I have a bit of a scoop in the swing that is why it is high and no distance la....

sure a not? 5 wood from the deck 170m lands soft.. and more important.. straight and accurate..

Erm, for 5 wood short lor...
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:16 pm

Thats a good video bkll... thanks for sharing..

maybe will try that at the range when I have the time...
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:25 pm

blee wrote:
I have a bit of a scoop in the swing that is why it is high and no distance la....

Didn't bubba winning the Masters say something..

its not how you swing, its how the ball gets to the hole.

u can scoop, chicken wing, hit it left and hit it right. as long as you u get the ball closer to the hole.

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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:35 pm

eiji wrote:
blee wrote:
I have a bit of a scoop in the swing that is why it is high and no distance la....

Didn't bubba winning the Masters say something..

its not how you swing, its how the ball gets to the hole.

u can scoop, chicken wing, hit it left and hit it right. as long as you u get the ball closer to the hole.

True true... no denying that.. Ideally I would like to get a shorter club to hit the approach shot and not a long iron as the percentage error is much higher...
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:38 pm

on sunday...Rex was hitting his new Yonex 3 wood closer to the hole than i think he would have hit his next longer club to it.

he setup lots of birdie opportunities with that 3 wood.


i think it just boils down to confidence.

Whether its hitting a 4 hybrid or 4iron.

In begbie's case, if its because the 4 hybrid isn't getting enough spin to land softly, he can consider getting a shaft that will either have higher launch, higher spin or higher launch/spin to help the hybrid shots land and have less roll out.

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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:46 pm

eiji wrote:
on sunday...Rex was hitting his new Yonex 3 wood closer to the hole than i think he would have hit his next longer club to it.

he setup lots of birdie opportunities with that 3 wood.


i think it just boils down to confidence.

Whether its hitting a 4 hybrid or 4iron.

In begbie's case, if its because the 4 hybrid isn't getting enough spin to land softly, he can consider getting a shaft that will either have higher launch, higher spin or higher launch/spin to help the hybrid shots land and have less roll out.

Thread Nice nice response bro. thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:04 pm

At impact, it is even important that the head stay behind the ball to increase the launch angle for a long iron.
You can also try to grip down on the 4 iron and feel like you are hitting a 7 iron and see how it goes..

At least the above works for me... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:32 pm

My understand is a hybrid is suppose to launch higher, thus land softer compared to a long iron, no?
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:51 pm

i read somewhere n hear somewhere, u suppose to set up n hit the hybrid more like a iron than u wld for a wood... more of a hitting down then a sweeping up motion....

and by right, due to design of hybrid, it suppose to launch up n land softly if hit correctly... unless u topped it...


i hit hybrids more often than long irons whether in fairway or rough.... well some1 told me, even if u topped it slightly, it will flew straighter n further as you wld with an iron... and i strongly agree with tht... Laughing

i feel hybrid really helps ppl like me who dun have time to practise n not talented at all.....
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi, for my case a bit different. I hit woods and hybrid always misdirection, so that finally give up. After 6 month, I more like use long iorn. For 4i, I like use it for second shot, it can reach my distance and direction in control.

The key point is hit the correct point of club and can not force it.

It is may different with others.


Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:06 pm

My hybrids are not launching high.. pretty low maybe most up to 2 times my height... I can see the ball spinning right to left. Getting lots of draws...and roll out pretty much another 15-20m on the fairways..

On a par 5 second shot, that's exactly what I need to maximise the distance.

Thought abt it perhaps the suggestion of a higher launch shaft for my 4 hybrid will be good alternative... And leave the existing shaft on my 3H..

With regards to the 4i.. decided to keep it in storage till I hv more time in the range.

So. any suggestion for a higher launching shaft ?

Thanks again guys ...
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:08 pm

And last to add... I can't really hit a fade with these hybrids... In my hands all I know is how to get draws from them... Makes it tougher to check too..
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:31 pm

speaking of hybrid, somehow i just cant really hit hybrid, most of the time i topped it. i can hit 4i much better than hybrid. any advice from bros here on how to hit solid with hybrid? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:59 pm

golf_snowman wrote:
hitting 4 iron...the harder you try to hit...the worse it become...

i would suggest to just keep it short and sweet and swing relax...dun even try to think to swing hard...maybe that could help...keke

it least it helps me ....haha

I agree with your swing mantra ... Just focus on making a complete turn and swing with a smooth tempo like you are swinging a 6i or 5i.
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PostSubject: Re: Can only hit my 4i off the tee.. but not off the deck...    Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Audi.. think we are from the same mould.. i can't really hit my hybrids on the course..
i have better chances hitting my 5i or 4i..

decided to forget about hybrids and focus on my irons.. maybe we are made that way.. hahahahhahaha
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