September 23, 2020 at 02:42 PM
By Rick V., Team Titleist Staff
Rick V., Team Titleist StaffDuxbury, MA
**UPDATE: The sweepstakes is now closed. We'll be reaching out to our winners shortly.
Hey, Team Titleist.
A few weeks ago, we presented a special live webinar hosted by Titleist staff members Layne Savoie and Dr. Rob Neal, the co-founders of WedgeCraft. During this exclusive Team Titleist event, Layne and Doc shared a wealth of short game knowledge that they have acquired over the course of more than eight years studying and working with the world's most accomplished wedge players.
The data they collected through their study led to the identification of Seven Control Variables - core fundamentals of wedge play that the world's best have mastered and that you can learn, as well, to develop your own elite short game.
Luckily, we had the foresight to record the live webinar and from it, we were able to produce several great videos that are now available for viewing on the Titleist Instruction Center. In these videos, Doc and Layne examine a variety of short game shots and analyze the techniques used by some of the world's finest wedge players in the game, including Titleist brand ambassadors Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter and more.
To learn more about the science of wedge play, and for a deep dive into the fundamentals of three core short game shots, check out the following videos:
Wedge Play Wizardry | Part 1: Introduction to WedgeCraft
Wedge Play Wizardry | Part 2: Elite Technique of Titleist Tour Players
Wedge Play Wizardry | Part 3: Distance Wedge Keys with Jordan Spieth
Wedge Play Wizardry | Part 4: Finesse Wedge Keys with Justin Thomas
Wedge Play Wizardry | Part 5: Keys to the Lob Shot with Jason Dufner
Full Webinar: The Science of Wedge Play Featuring Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and More
For more great wedge play instruction, be sure to visit WedgeCraft.com, as well as Layne and Doc’s pages on the Titleist Instruction Center:
BONUS SWEEPSTAKES: We have a special surprise for all you short game fanatics out there. Layne and Doc have recently developed a digital wedge intensive that is available at WedgeCraft.com. This comprehensive, 12-week subscription course takes you through the Seven Control Variables and provides a weekly framework to develop and strengthen these critical short game skills. The program includes more than three hours of video content, monthly live webinars and includes over forty drills and exercises to help improve your technique and lower your scores.
And to thank the Team Titleist community for their support, Doc and Layne have been kind enough to provide digital subscriptions for six lucky members of Team Titleist!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Add a comment below in the form of a question for Doc and Layne, then hit the "Submit Reply" button.
"What adjustments do you make for a short finesse shot out of thick rough, like we saw at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot?"
"How do you know when to play a low running chip shot vs. a pitch with more carry?"
“Why do I hit so many chunks and thin shots on full wedge shots?”
"Are there any good wedge drills that I can do indoors or in the back yard?"
Yes, it's that easy. Any topic is fair game.
We’ll randomly select six (6) winners from all approved entries that are submitted by Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
A few more important details... Only one entry per person. If you send in multiple replies, you'll be disqualified from the contest. Don't forget to include all of the details outlined above or your entry will not be considered eligible.
After the drawing, Larry will respond to as many submitted questions as he can to help get our games on the right track for the rest of the season.
Keep in mind, all posts are moderated, and it may take some time for your reply to appear. We'll do our best to approve posts quickly but if you enter more than one reply, we have to disqualify you from the drawing (sorry to repeat this but we want to make sure it's clear).
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Rick Titleist Staff
September 25, 2020 at 01:23 AM
Big gap there with a lot going on for that kind of spread between 4 degrees of loft. Your driver speed must be pretty big! My suggestion is: learn to create an impact position that is consistent. Meaning that the shaft lean, attack angle and contact point are stable, then you can focus your efforts on speed control to match the appropriate yardage.
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