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Last weekend we saw a tremendous back nine battle at Augusta National between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera. There was so much to note, that little was made of the fact that Adam had a brand new driver in his bag – the Titleist 913 D3 (9.5 degree) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 shaft.
Adam has used this shaft for a few years now and only upgraded the clubhead to the latest Titleist model. His shaft is the only one of its kind – built especially for him. The shaft is built in the same manner and includes the same technology as all other Tour AD DI 8 X flex shafts, but he requested the color pattern and they agreed to build it, but just for him. Legend has it that even Tiger Woods, who uses the Tour AD DI 6 ( a lighter version), asked for the same color pattern and was turned down!
Adam’s driver shaft weighs in at a trimmed weight of just over 80 grams and measures out to a playing length of 44 3/4″. Here is Ian Fraser from Modern Golf sharing a few interesting notes on the club:
I also wanted to mention that I am honored to announce that I have been named a TrackMan University Partner.
TrackMan University Partners are highly respected members of the golf community and they share our enthusiasm for the TrackMan technology and data parameters. TrackMan University Partners will be invited as guest speakers at Users Conferences, Certification Workshops and / or other TrackMan events.
I am very excited and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you for many years to come.
I also wanted to let you know that my last day of teaching at Berkeley Hall before departing to Atlantic GC for the summer will be Saturday May 11th. I will start teaching at Atlantic on Saturday May 18th.
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I love this photograph taken by Robert Beck yesterday at the Open Championship. It reveals what it takes to hit compressed and penetrating iron shots – forward shaft lean. If you tend to hit the ball too high with your irons or haven’t taken a divot all year this is a fantastic image for you to keep in mind the next time you practice.
Remember these important points to help you get into this position at impact:
- If you have a weak grip it is almost impossible to get here. Strengthen your grip a touch and that will encourage the hands to lead and hold through the strike.
- Your weight must be forward at impact – favoring the lead foot 80%/20%. Drive the hips forward in the downswing with out the head shifting in front of the ball for proper weight distribution at impact.
- Deloft the clubface as much as possible at impact. Top players actually launch a 4 or even a 5 iron at a height similar to that which they launch the driver. Practice hitting low, punch type shots until you can hit the ball at head height.
A few additional articles to help:
Schwartzel bested Steve Stricker and Sergio Garcia by 10 strokes. This year there were only 11 golfers that made the cut in all four majors – an average number. Charl actually made the cut in all four majors last year too!
Charl Schwartzel: 274-280-285-279–1118
Steve Stricker: 283-283-283-279–1128
Sergio Garcia: 288-279-282-279–1128
Rory McIlroy: 284-268-287-291–1130
Y.E. Yang: 284-278-285-292–1132
Ryan Palmer: 282-284-289-280–1135
Phil Mickelson: 287-291-278-280–1136
Gary Woodland: 286-285-289-279–1139
Bill Haas: 290-285-294-279–1143
Bubba Watson: 289-293-289-281–1152
Edoardo Molinari: 283-291-297-292–1163
Colin McGillivray tracks the majors aggregate each year on his website www.golf-majors-champion.com and has compiled the annual results going back to 1960.
Please watch the following – it will change how you attempt to improve….
Any thoughts or ideas? Am I just plain crazy?