Tonight I hit my first bucket of balls since being shown module 1 by brad 2 weeks ago in Melbourne. The club I used was a 1940’s australian made east brothers 7 iron.
I was surprised how well I was able to hit such a little head. Sure, there were a few miss hits and the misses were more obvious than from my regular titleist ap2 irons. However my surprise turned into a bit of pride. The ping rep saw what I was using and he started laughing and saying “time for some technology mate, no one can hit that”. I said “well I seem to be able to hit it fine”. He handed me an i20, I had never used such a big head, every strike felt the same, numb, went almost as high as it did long, I hated it. He then gave me the new s55, it was much nicer, similar to my ap2. The guy watched me hit a few and said “see the extra ball speed you get from that head gave you the extra 20meters”. I gave back the club and thought, I winder if the 20m came from the 8* les loft on the Ping.
So to finish off. My first experience hitting balls with the module 1 motion was a massive improvement on my usual inside out swing. The only left to right ball flight was when I purposefully banked my body to the right after impact. The other thing I loved about the session was discovering that hitting a very small blade is not hard, but you do get punished for a bad strike.
Looking forward to taking my work to the course. I’m lucky enough to be teeing off at royal melbourne west this Sunday