Training Aid: The Wedge

Training Aid: The Wedge

You have always been taught by your professional that in order to chip, pitch or hit any iron shot from the fairway you need a little descent; you need to get your weight off of your back foot. In order to get your weight off your back foot, or to feel yourself getting to the left, sometimes it is useful to have a tool. I guess maybe the simplest tool known to man, when he crawled out of his cave, was the wedge. He could wedge it under a rock so it would not roll over, he could wedge it in things to help him make other tools. Well this is a wedge, it is a simple tool but boy is it effective. For chipping and pitching we simply put it under the right foot and when we put it here it automatically kicks your right knee in and gets your weight focused on the left side about 60 to 70 percent. So there we are with the wedge for chipping and pitching. A use that people don’t think about as much is this one. A wedge for the left foot. You see a lot of people that push the ball out to the right, particularly good players, that slide too far. They are in the era where everyone was trying to drive their knees to the target. Well put the wedge up against your left foot and now it braces up your left side and makes you turn up. Instead of slicing and pushing the ball out to the right you will be able to turn the ball over right to left. There you are, the simplest tool known to man, at GolfAroundTheWorld.com

Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Posture, Chipping, Pitching
About the Instructor
Gary Wiren
Gary Wiren
Trump International Golf Club
3505 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33406
Tel: 800-FOR-GARY
Tel: 800-367-4267

Dr. Gary Wiren was the PGA Teacher of the Year in 1987 and is also author of the PGA Teaching Manual. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #12 instructor in the world.


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