My Golf Life - Day 57 (1st March) Gapping Session


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Hi, I am @robertscross and welcome to Day 57 of My Golf Life 2017 I think about golf every day, without fail. Maybe not daily but hourly or even (no pun intended) “ByTheMinute” I am a golf junkie. I can’t help it. If you’ve missed days 1- 56 then have a little look here

So today I have been to see Gavin at Custom Golf Lab. Due to new M2 bats (Driver and 3 Wood) I felt like the gap between 3 wood and my 19 degree hybrid was too big.....

Also with the start of the season fast approaching 25th March heralds the start and we'll be teeing off in the annual Captains Drive In An extra special year for me as I embark in a season long stick as Mid Handicap Captain

It was time to look at my wedge yardages. Gap Wedge (GW) I think goes (carries) about 105 and i don't know about Sand Wedge (SW) or Lob Wedge (LW) .

I want to start the season with some numbers in mind. I struggle between 50 yards and 100 yards. I never feel fully committed and often come up short. From that distance I should be hitting the green as a minimum

Larne Tracey

Thinks my problem to! Think a lot of amateurs struggle with this

Wanted to leave with a minimum of two yardages for each club. A full shot and a "grip down easy" shot.

So Gav set up the equipment and off I went... Hitting the ball decent but not as well as I'd like (3 weeks off will do that) So hit numerous PW and we got a good solid 125 yards carry. Now.... He's where the issues began

I really struggled to hit a consistent distance with a grip down easy swing. The first batch went 105 to 80. Poor.

So Gav suggested moving to full gap wedges. The wedge shafts are heavier than my irons and he felt the extra weight would allow better tempo and feel.

A full GW showed 115 carry and after a few hit and miss shots, we managed to get a 90 yard easy swing distance. Something to work with.