David Leadbetter: Swing Easy With Short Irons

Lower your scores with more control in your wedges.

Released on 12/1/2015

Transcript

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Okay, well I know if I hit this really full
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and really hard, I can get there with my
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most lofted sand wedge.
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Let's have a go.
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Uhg.
00:19
High, weak.
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Now if this is your problem, controlling your wedges,
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because remember, good scoring requires good wedge play.
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Don't always take your most lofted club
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and hit as hard as you can.
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What you wanna do is go to a less lofted club
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so I'm going here to my gap wedge,
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and if you can learn to do this correctly,
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your wedge play will improve immensely.
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So this is what you wanna do.
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First of all, say, take less loft.
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Choke down on the club, maybe about an inch,
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and narrow up your stance.
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These'll act like governors as far as how far you hit it.
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Thirdly, swing it back to about halfway back
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to about halfway through and think of rhythm.
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So there's four aspects are so important.
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Take the right club, narrow the stance,
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choke down on it, halfway back to halfway through,
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good rhythm.
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And if you can do that,
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we're gonna play it right now.
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Oh, so much more control.
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You want control with wedges.
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Improve your wedge play, you improve your scoring.
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