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56 Degree Wedge – Crisp contact, control and spin

Okay, here I am at Tethrow, we’re talking about the Tour Striker 56 degree club right now. How this is going to help you with a bunch of shots. I love this club because you don’t have to make a full swing to understand its, uh, its benefits. So here I am face on view. What I want you to do before he hit a golf ball is just to go ahead and take the Tour Striker and let’s start how you get that rounded flange below the leading edge. And let’s just gently let it hit the ground. Now I can take my right hand off and in essence this angle is expanding on its own, into that spot, and I’m bruising away the turf right there. Okay? So it’s not about me making the shaft finding alignment with my left arm. It’s a rhythm that I can do with my left arm, only

letting that shaft seeking alignment Kinda naturally. And you’ll feel it when you do it with a golf club. And then you can do it with a right hand. Let it hit the ground. And what most amateurs are going to do out there, they’re going to go and they’re going to fire this too early. They’re not going to be able to carry, in essence, this little wedge that I’m creating my back swing to impact. Okay? So that’s the one little warning for you. So hit the ground. Let that rounded edge kind of hit the ground. Get get used to where your low point is. So little short shots, leading edge. Again, little narrow stance ball a little bit back. We’re just going to hit little shots.

Now, that little shot actually landed a little bit behind the ball. That’s okay. Now with a regular club, you might’ve hit a fat shot. They’re the faces forward on this 56. Okay. You’re learning how to have a downward strike. The tool will teach you how to have a downward strike without the fear of laying the sod over the ball. I can do better. Let’s go ahead and try it. I want to hit the ground. Let that rounded part bounce off the ground, hopefully with a bit more precision this time. Good. Now you can’t see that ball went , but it’s about 30 yards. Let me tell you what that little forward leaning shaft, downward straight shot. That’s that kind of really sexy wedge shot that amateurs go. How the pros do that? Well, you do it. It just, it’s just a function of mechanics. People when you can get that shaft lean and down, engage those groups, you hit a great little shot with spin on it. Let’s go down the line. So again, you’re going to feel this rounded part of the Tour STriker hit the ground. You can do a couple of little rehearsals, very soft hands, kind of aiming your angles. Get that sense of hitting the ground. When you can do that a few times, let’s go ahead and go ahead and put a ball in the way and let’s try to replicate that feel of of making sure that we hit the ground

and there’s a nice little pitch though, one about 45 yards, but those are the impact alignments. That’s the sensation you need to hit that little shot. Let me grab my 56 degrees sand wedge here. We’ll do the same thing. Now this has a leading edge. Clearly this has the ability to, you know, hit a fat shot, but that’s okay. You’re learning how to aim your angles, how to have precision down through impact. Let’s hit that same little shot.

Good about a 45 yard shot. Again, that’s that spinney wedge shot than amateurs. Just have a hard time hitting and clearly you could see that the leading edge in this normal traditional club took a divot. So I’m gonna really tight lie here. Fescue grass, very little room for error. This makes a lot of amateurs super nervous. What do they try to do? Traditionally they try to pick it and by picking it you can see that I topped it. Okay, so what’s your learning to do the Tour Striker is to let that club bounce, hit the ground, commit the ground one handed two handed, then put a ball in the way. When you can do it a few times with the tour striker, go ahead and get your sandwich out and replicate the feel. Good luck. I hope. I hope we improve your short game.