Click here and enter your email address to watch the full video
Tyler Ferrell is the only person in the world named to Golf Digest's list of Best Young Teachers in America AND its list of Best Golf Fitness Professionals in America. Meet your new instructor.

Subscribe now to watch the full video.

Finesse Vs 9-3

The finesse wedge swing and the 9-3 swing might look similar on the surface, but each has it's place and uses. If you are a beginning golfer, the 9-3 is good enough for your stock shot around the green, but if you are a decent player, then you need to have more variety to have real success around the greens. See the differences in this video.

Tags: Chip, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:04,000
In this drill video, we're going to look at the difference between the 9 to 3 and the

00:00:04,000 --> 00:00:11,000
finesse wedge. So I've had a couple of questions from students. Basically, we use the 9 to 3 in

00:00:11,000 --> 00:00:17,000
these stockful swing drills to work on the timing of the release. So the release basically

00:00:17,000 --> 00:00:22,000
happens between shaft parallel to ground here and shaft parallel to the ground there. So we do a lot

00:00:22,000 --> 00:00:32,000
of swings where we are rehearsing that phase like so. And now, yes, you can use that as a

00:00:32,000 --> 00:00:40,000
very functional short game shot. But it does have some limitations because because I get some

00:00:40,000 --> 00:00:45,000
lag, I get my lower body initiating because I get some shaft lean, I have a lot of power

00:00:45,000 --> 00:00:51,000
and it's very hard for me to control that on really, really short shots. So I recommend the

00:00:51,000 --> 00:00:57,000
finesse wedge for the shorter shots. And I'll show you what that looks like. So from about the same

00:00:57,000 --> 00:01:02,000
backswing, instead of letting that lower body go in the club lag behind and get those really

00:01:02,000 --> 00:01:09,000
good wrist mechanics to create power, I'm going to do the opposite. And I'm going to let my arms

00:01:09,000 --> 00:01:16,000
just kind of go. Now, if we looked at the distance those two shots went, the 9 to 3 version where I

00:01:16,000 --> 00:01:23,000
used stock full swing mechanics went about twice as far as the finesse wedge swing where I used finesse

00:01:23,000 --> 00:01:31,000
wedge mechanics. So it gives you because we take away a lot of power, it gives you the ability to

00:01:31,000 --> 00:01:37,000
regulate distance a whole lot easier than just trying to zero in or narrow that stock full swing

00:01:37,000 --> 00:01:43,000
movement. So if you're a beginner, by all means use that stock full swing as your short game shot

00:01:43,000 --> 00:01:48,000
and just work on those 9 to 3 drills. But if you're getting into the mid 80s and trying to get

00:01:48,000 --> 00:01:55,000
in the 70s, you want to work on having your stock full swing be your power source and having a

00:01:55,000 --> 00:02:00,000
finesse wedge for these shots around the green.

Subscribe now for full access to our video library.