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  • HITTING WEDGES THIN - HELP

    Hey all,

    Suddenly, out of nowwhere began hitting my wedges (PW, 50, 54 and 58 degree) 'thin' on full swing approach shots...

    Always had the occasional miss in this regard, but the past 2 weeks have been brutal and it's cost me numerous penalties. Any suggestions as to what is causing this, and more importantly, any thoughts on a quick 'fix'??

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    - Ian
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  • #2
    I would try and swing the wedges feeling no hinge at all to start
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    • #3
      Easiest fix is to widen your stance imo,

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      • #4
        I went through not only thin wedge shots but shanks which is worse. I believe the issue was weight shift moving forward on downswing rather than rotating. My thought since has been working my knees, feeling that front left knee really straightening back out promoting rotation not sliding. This has helped me big time
        In the bag:
        -TaylorMade R15 driver/ aldila nv 2kxv 65g x-stiff
        -Cleveland Classic 3 Wood strong 14*
        -TaylorMade Burner 2.0 5-PW irons
        -Nike Vr 58, 54, 52 deg. wedge
        -Custom milled putter from 303SS

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        • #5
          My hunch - since it started happening suddenly - is that you may be swinging a little faster and flipping your hands at impact. Club up and try to swing smoother.
          What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
          - Arnold Palmer

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          • #6
            Thanks guys - Appreciate the advice, will put some of your suggestions into practice/play this week.

            Cheers,

            - Ian
            Taylormade M1 460 Driver 9.5D (Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 TS) (8.75D)
            Taylormade M1 3 Metal 15.0D (Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 TS) (16.5D)
            Taylormade PSI Irons (KBS C-Taper 105 S) (3-PW)
            Taylormade TP EF Satin Chrome Wedges (KBS Tour Wedge) (52D/56D/60D)
            Golf Pride CP2 Pro Jumbo Grips (All Metals/Irons)
            Taylormade Spider Tour Black 34" (20G Weights)
            SuperStroke CounterCore Pistol GT 2.0
            Taylormade Supreme Cart Bag
            Clicgear 3.5+ Push Cart
            SkyCaddie TOUCH

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            • #7
              Originally posted by vijay View Post
              My hunch - since it started happening suddenly - is that you may be swinging a little faster and flipping your hands at impact. Club up and try to swing smoother.
              I find when I start hitting my wedges thin it is because I am swinging too fast, and/or my lower body gets too far ahead of my upper body. Slowing things down and trying not to hit them too far usually works for me.

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              • #8
                Happened to me, i focus my weight on the inside of my feet (balls of foot)

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                • #9
                  I'm a digger, but if things get a bit thin, I'll usually just slip the ball back a bit in my stance and hit it a bit lower for a while till I'm back in the groove.

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                  • #10
                    Guys, used bits and pieces of the advice in practice/play last week, definitely a work in progress but saw significant improvements this past weekend - Appreciate the advice once again!

                    (PS: What seemed most effective, was slowing down my back swing and worked on reducing my natural 'hinge', and took a more 'tempo'd' and deliberately smoother, less violent swing - Once agian, early signs quite positive!!).

                    Cheers,

                    - Ian
                    Taylormade M1 460 Driver 9.5D (Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 TS) (8.75D)
                    Taylormade M1 3 Metal 15.0D (Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 TS) (16.5D)
                    Taylormade PSI Irons (KBS C-Taper 105 S) (3-PW)
                    Taylormade TP EF Satin Chrome Wedges (KBS Tour Wedge) (52D/56D/60D)
                    Golf Pride CP2 Pro Jumbo Grips (All Metals/Irons)
                    Taylormade Spider Tour Black 34" (20G Weights)
                    SuperStroke CounterCore Pistol GT 2.0
                    Taylormade Supreme Cart Bag
                    Clicgear 3.5+ Push Cart
                    SkyCaddie TOUCH

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                    • #11
                      This happens to me when I try to kill it. I also find that when trying to get lift on the ball, your body automatically creates a lifting motion. Try keeping your head down and swing down on it. The club will do all the lifting.

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