Originally Posted by John Divney
Nope, I hit high fade with Driver, the weight is on the right foot due to the spine tilt, which is needed to hit up in the ball, to hit a high fade, or a high Draw.
I notice so many people doing this recently, is there some new viral video or something going around?
Having the ball of the left foot I guess is normal enough I guess, ideally being on the inside of the foot. But I'm seeing loads of people tilting back onto the right foot, and bringing the shaft backwards, creating what will be a massively high launch. The problem being a lot of what I'm seeing, the players arn't addressing the face correctly and leaving it open, for these big , high slices.
I tried it a few weeks back and found I was getting high launches, but was loosing a fair bit of distance, and there was a tendance to catch the ball off the bottom of the face giving me weird contact.
I tend to try not to exaggerate the loft on my driver. My driving has been some of the best of my golfing life the last 4 weeks. Actually a Mark Crossfield video put me onto something I wasn't doing. I was taking the club away in a draw path, hinging my wrists during the backswing, but wasn't bringing them back during the downswing. Would leak some drives out to the right, or if I wasn't putting the face through the ball properly was hitting these mental "slingshot hooks".
To exaggerate the action for the purpose of text, feels like I'm snapping my wrists just before impact, but what I'm actually doing is bringing my wrists back to where they should be. Mental little thing I never noticed, put it into my iron game aswell and a massive difference.
Started moving my irons a bit more towards centre and my right foot as I go into shorter irons ( I used to leave everything a bit more forward) and noticing a more pronounced draw, better strikes, and more spin from my 7iron - wedges.