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    I played with a guy at our club last night, he's about 5'6 160 lbs and flat our hit the ball a mile. 480 yd par four he cut the corner and went driver pitching wedge.

    What was interesting was his preferred shot, he played what I would call a trap draw. He's set up with a closed clubface aimed right and swung right, ball would be a moderate ball flight and draw right back into the fairway. Played this shot from his driver to his sand wedge. He had a little bit of trouble though if he had to start the ball left off the box.

    Not sure where this would fall on the Manzella Matrix, but it was interesting to watch. He plays to about a 4 handicap.

    Guy had never had a lesson, I'm guessing 90% of pop instructors would try to change everything he did....

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    Just out of curiosity, how high does he take the club on the backswing? Above the turned shoulder plane?

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    I would say yes, slightly above the turned shoulder plane, and only took it to the top, not the finish. Kind of a JB Holmes looking takeaway.

    Not very much wrist cock at the top and very shut face. He started with the face already closed and he had almost a twistaway type takeaway, he made darn sure the face did not open at all on the takeaway and then just shoved it straight right, ball would turn left.

    It was certainly a unique motion, he also didn't have much of a roll release or horizontal hinge, I'm guessing with that shut of a face he couldn't roll it over or it would be fore left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tball88 View Post
    he played what I would call a trap draw. He's set up with a closed clubface aimed right and swung right, ball would be a moderate ball flight and draw right back into the fairway.
    HOLY SMOKES!!! That's my swing that I "invented" at the range about a month ago. I bombed it almost dead straight to a little draw. I've NEVER hit the ball that far. I made a few posts and nobody really said anything about it. I had a strong left hand grip, closed the face and swung like hell. I'm a pretty small guy as well and I was carrying the ball 260-270. The flight was pretty high and there wasn't much roll. And then one day I lost it. Tried getting her back but just couldn't do it. I'LL NEVER FORGET HER, NEVER...

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    Swing defintely worked for this cat. He got quite a bit of roll though. I thought it was pretty interesting pattern, wasn't sure how it would hold up on hard greens though.

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    PS Was this just for his driver or all clubs? Mine was just the driver. Thanks

    (I'm tempted to hit the range again and see if I can find her one last time)

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    Also, how fast was his backswing? My goal was to stress that shaft as much as I could.

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    Default The "Trap Draw" Pattern

    Easy to assemble.

    Just do the Never Slice Again 2 pattern, aim right, ball further ball, slightly stronger than neutral grip.

    Pretty much what Tiger used to do when he hit his "Harmon Stinger."
    All you have is your hand path, the force along that path, and torque about that path.


    That's your means for creating the proper D-Plane with the proper speed, for the desired shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Manzella View Post
    Easy to assemble.

    Just do the Never Slice Again 2 pattern, aim right, ball further ball, slightly stronger than neutral grip.

    Pretty much what Tiger used to do when he hit his "Harmon Stinger."
    Tiger Nsa? Really? With backswing twistaway as taught in Nsa?

    With Flat shoulder turn? ('TGM Flat Shoulder Turn')
    "birdie_man" guy

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    Can anyone explain why my ballflight wasn't low when I did this? It wasn't really high but higher than normal for my driver. Now when I try to duplicate this swing they all go pretty low and I can send it left 30 yards. Seems like I'm hitting it on the toe as well. I'd do anything to get this swing back with the driver. Thanks for any help.

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