Hybrid Golf Clubs, Good For Sweeping Swing To Help Avoiding Taking Divots (Video) - by Natalie Adams
Hybrid Golf Clubs, Good For Sweeping Swing To Help Avoiding Taking Divots (Video) - by Natalie Adams Natalie Adams - PGA Teaching Pro Natalie Adams – PGA Teaching Pro

Here we’re going to have a look at whether Hybrid Golf Clubs suit a sweeping swing where you’re looking to avoid taking divots. Now usually with hybrid golf clubs, hybrids are being used and put into your bag to replace irons. So generally your hybrid needs to be swung as though it’s your iron, you need to be striking down on the ball and just taking a slightly small divot, but not a divot that’s too large. However if you look in your hybrids, depending on how wide the sole is will really dictate whether they’re going to use a sweeping swing or more of a downward strike. And if you look at the Thomas Golf Website and their hybrids they have a very, very large sole on them. So the larger the sole is, on the hybrid, the more it’s going to work like a fairway wood rather than an iron.

A very narrow sole, you’d want to play the hybrid with a downward hitting action and to take a slight divot, but if you’re looking to have a more sweeping swing to just click the ball off the top of the ground without taking the divot then the Thomas Golf utility clubs are going to be fantastic for you, because of this wider sole, because they suit the sweeping swing more. So if we’re looking at hitting this hybrid then, with his wider sole we’ll play it as though it is a fairway wood so were going to have a more sweeping swing action which will suit how this club’s set up. So we’re going to play the ball slightly further forward in the stunts and we’re going to make sure that the hands and the head of the club, clubs next to the ball, because so we got the ball, we got the hands over the crown of the utility club. So the hands are just over the top of the ball or just slightly to the right of it and that your head is then just to the right of your hands as well. So that’s the order that your golf ball, your hands over the crown of your utility club and then your head and nose just to the right of your hands should be in. You’ll find that setting up in this order is actually just onto your right side, you got slightly more weight on the right and that’s now going to approach or help you to take a more sweeping swing as you swing away and then as you approach the club back towards the ball with this approach you can be on a much gentler swing playing and much gentler angle with the club back into the ball and you’ll make a more sweeping action through the ball and into the follow through. So you won’t hit down and take the divot, you’ll just click the ball cleanly off the top. So set the ball slightly further forward in the stunts, it’s just inside the left heel, we’ve got the ball then the club head, we’re setting the hands over the top of the club head, we’re setting the head to the right of the hands, you should feel it slightly more on your right side and that’s going to promote you to take a nice, low backswing with that club head and you’re going sweep in and crisply take the ball off the turf rather than hitting down and striking a divot. So if you’re looking for a more sweeping action for a hybrid then have a look at the Thomas Golf Website, because they have hybrids with much wider soles and again another advantage of having this wide sole is that as the club sweeps and then glides over the turf it really helps you keep the club head speed up. So as you swing through you delivery a maximum club head speed to the ball and you’ll see that you’re getting really long golf shots.
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Natalie Adams - PGA Teaching Pro Natalie Adams – PGA Teaching Pro

Here we’re going to have a look at whether Hybrid Golf Clubs suit a sweeping swing where you’re looking to avoid taking divots. Now usually with hybrid golf clubs, hybrids are being used and put into your bag to replace irons. So generally your hybrid needs to be swung as though it’s your iron, you need to be striking down on the ball and just taking a slightly small divot, but not a divot that’s too large. However if you look in your hybrids, depending on how wide the sole is will really dictate whether they’re going to use a sweeping swing or more of a downward strike. And if you look at the Thomas Golf Website and their hybrids they have a very, very large sole on them. So the larger the sole is, on the hybrid, the more it’s going to work like a fairway wood rather than an iron.

A very narrow sole, you’d want to play the hybrid with a downward hitting action and to take a slight divot, but if you’re looking to have a more sweeping swing to just click the ball off the top of the ground without taking the divot then the Thomas Golf utility clubs are going to be fantastic for you, because of this wider sole, because they suit the sweeping swing more. So if we’re looking at hitting this hybrid then, with his wider sole we’ll play it as though it is a fairway wood so were going to have a more sweeping swing action which will suit how this club’s set up. So we’re going to play the ball slightly further forward in the stunts and we’re going to make sure that the hands and the head of the club, clubs next to the ball, because so we got the ball, we got the hands over the crown of the utility club. So the hands are just over the top of the ball or just slightly to the right of it and that your head is then just to the right of your hands as well. So that’s the order that your golf ball, your hands over the crown of your utility club and then your head and nose just to the right of your hands should be in.

You’ll find that setting up in this order is actually just onto your right side, you got slightly more weight on the right and that’s now going to approach or help you to take a more sweeping swing as you swing away and then as you approach the club back towards the ball with this approach you can be on a much gentler swing playing and much gentler angle with the club back into the ball and you’ll make a more sweeping action through the ball and into the follow through. So you won’t hit down and take the divot, you’ll just click the ball cleanly off the top. So set the ball slightly further forward in the stunts, it’s just inside the left heel, we’ve got the ball then the club head, we’re setting the hands over the top of the club head, we’re setting the head to the right of the hands, you should feel it slightly more on your right side and that’s going to promote you to take a nice, low backswing with that club head and you’re going sweep in and crisply take the ball off the turf rather than hitting down and striking a divot.

So if you’re looking for a more sweeping action for a hybrid then have a look at the Thomas Golf Website, because they have hybrids with much wider soles and again another advantage of having this wide sole is that as the club sweeps and then glides over the turf it really helps you keep the club head speed up. So as you swing through you delivery a maximum club head speed to the ball and you’ll see that you’re getting really long golf shots.