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Old 11-29-2010, 10:27 AM
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So I got out Saturday morning for a quick snow round, Hadn't played in a couple weeks. Somewhat slick teepads plus new boots that are much bigger than my old nikes meant that my first couple steps were odd. I throw RHFH and after a couple holes decided to just take a couple stpes instead of my usual 4. I started my short run up as it was by stepping back with my left foot instead of forward (sliding it behind my body a bit to give my next step more room).

After a couple holes I was throwning longer than normal, adding at least 20 feet to my drives. Was I just adding more of a body turn without knowing it? Would that make a huge difference forehand?

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:59 AM
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slowing down causes you to relax a bit and throw smoother. Throwing smooth and clean is far more important that hard or fast. I'm guessing it just forced you to slow down and corrected your mechanics naturally.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:29 AM
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4 steps? You must have big tee pads.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:14 PM
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or tiny legs
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:19 PM
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Or he starts 20' off of them like Brad Hammock.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:39 PM
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Brad Hammock would take 10 steps to travel 20'.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:40 PM
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Yes but he would start 20' back to take 10 steps to cover that and then another 6 on the tee pad and another 10 or so after...
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I dont run up on my FH but I imagine, much in the same as BH, that there could be a lot of wasted energy and misdirected force somewhere in the extra run up.
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So I got out Saturday morning for a quick snow round, Hadn't played in a couple weeks. Somewhat slick teepads plus new boots that are much bigger than my old nikes meant that my first couple steps were odd. I throw RHFH and after a couple holes decided to just take a couple stpes instead of my usual 4. I started my short run up as it was by stepping back with my left foot instead of forward (sliding it behind my body a bit to give my next step more room).

After a couple holes I was throwning longer than normal, adding at least 20 feet to my drives. Was I just adding more of a body turn without knowing it? Would that make a huge difference forehand?

First post on technidue so please be gentle.
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But seriously, I use a two step runup for FH drives off the tee.
I don't think the extra runup has as much effect on a FH throw as it does on a BH.
I started throwing FH from a standing position before I ever added the steps.
The two steps I take are more for alignment than power, it helps me to get the release point centered on the line I want.

I'm wondering how you got to a four step runup in the first place ?
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