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Post by Doc on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:14 am

This time last year we had frozen, bone hard fairways and to be fair we had a fairly dry year in the main. This all meant that most of my golf last year was on decent fairways and conditions that didn't cause too many issues. However the last couple of weeks have seen some very wet conditions and with the water table already 'full', and extra rain causes puddles in parts of the course.

Question Not played a full round recently, as i've been trying to practice, but finding these wet conditions very trying. Fully accept that 2 or 3 clubs extra need taking etc, but really struggling with hitting it fat and getting massive clumpy divots all the time. Just finding it hard to put a good strike on it. Any ideas?
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 am

Yes.

Choke down on the club a little bit.... Stay very still over the ball so very little movement... And try to feel a little 'flatter' into the ball.

Basically it's very similar to a full shot from a fairway bunker if that helps.
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Post by Doc on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 am

LondonJonnyO wrote:Yes.

Choke down on the club a little bit.... Stay very still over the ball so very little movement... And try to feel a little 'flatter' into the ball.

Basically it's very similar to a full shot from a fairway bunker if that helps.

Thanks LJ, so the secret is trying to stay still more than usual, with a fairly shallow take-away/swing. This will also mean a slightly slower, more controlled swing I take it?
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 am

The shorter shaft as a result of choking down and staying very still will take care of that. Also remember to stand a little closer to compensate for the inch or so down the shaft you've gripped it... And if you like put it back in your stance a little to ensure a 'ball-first' delivery.

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Post by raycastleunited on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:35 am

I've been moving the ball a little further back in my stance in the wet conditions to reduce chances of fat shots
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