I'm glad you are having some success. Let's keep building on it.
Don't worry about having perfect divots. The turf conditions and club dictate divots in a lot of cases. As Moe Norman said, bacon strips not pork chops. If the shots feel solid, that is what you want.
With your SW; it is likely you used some throwaway. With my short game DVD, I talk about the "Tom Watson mid-sole pitch." That is a different move than the "Lee Trevino leading edge pitch." The Lee Trevino is all Tour Striker and it has its place in the wedge game. The Tom Watson version with a little throw is good as it adds some loft and takes off a bit of "hit" and spin. While spin is sexy, it is unpredictable. So, don't necessarily give up the gentle toss you used with your short wedge shots.
Martin Chuck, PGA | Inventor - Tour Striker Training Products | Instructor - The Tour Striker Golf Academy | C 541.948.2480 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tourstriker.com
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:10 PM
Subject: Follow Up - Tour Striker Assistance
Thanks again for all of your help. I really feel like my swing is slowly but surely starting to come together, fundamentally, thanks to your product and assistance.
At this point I only have two questions for you:
I know that your product is helping me because every time I attempt to make a slight deviation from that which you recommend in the video I end up coming
back to those basic fundamentals which you subscribe to.
(1) I am now hitting my irons straighter and longer with only a 3/4 back swing. However, I am having a hard time taking a divot with my irons. I have tried
focusing on the area in front of the ball at address and attempting to take a divot there. This works on an infrequent basis.
(2) I am not as consistent as I used to be with my sand wedge from 10 to 15 yards away. I feel as though I am not finishing on my follow through.
I felt like one solution to this would be to concentrate on turning my hands on the follow through.
This does seem to help but I do not want to get back in to the habit of casting my hands on the follow through.
Thank you so much for your help!