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dave. said:I only take full divots with short irons.6 and and above,its more a ruffle in the grass.
Wheelerm said:Yeah its the same as me i only take it with SW, PW, 9, 8 and 7 because i think if you take to much ground with a long Iron then you tend to get less power on the ball
mont86 said:What is the purpose for taking the divot?
Rockford35 said:It means that your angle of attack is right and you're getting under the ball instead of thinning it (not taking any grass).
It's amazing how many pros mention "divots" when talking about iron play and amateurs. The other side of the coin is having the mindset of "I gotta remember to take a divot" and you chunk 4 lbs of sod out of the ground and the ball goes 15 feet. Taking a proper divot takes time and practice. Hence why pros do it all the time, almost perfectly.
Have you ever seen Daly hit a wedge shot of about 90 yards? You could house a small community on the patch of grass that he heaves out of the ground and lands it 20 yards in front of where his divot is. But, if you were to stand next to him and watch him hit that shot, the divot hole begins slightly in front of the ball meaning he's maximized the trapping of the ball and generated good spin, the key to a good short game.
mont86 said:Is the coming from before,under or after the ball?