To all experienced golf players, when
putting, the Yip is a well known concept and much feared opponent
who seldom can be consciously defeated. The most prominent victim
was Bernhard Langer, well-known German golfer. Earlier, holding
the club with both hands always presented the risk of an uncoordinated
move of the hands, resulting in the danger of hitting the ball
with a lack of precision. The broomstick, a putter reaching
up to and being held at the upper chest of the player and moved
through pendulum motion, brought Mr. Langer back into the top
The putter is hereby held with the left hand under the players
chin and with the right hand moved in the rhythm of the pendulum.
The Yip was everywhere!
EVEN WHEN CHIPPING
What is good for the broomstick, is also good for the iron!
These thoughts came to the mind of the developer of Carvinggolf
- the birth of the
STEP WEDGE IRONs
PWs, 9 and 8 iron and optionally also the SW and 7 iron, all
having equally long shafts, which, however, are lengthened.
The upper end of the shaft reaches to the upper part of the
player’s chest and is held like the broomstick putter,
with the player’s left hand. The hand, chest and body
reach a static unity, thereby creating optimal conditions for
a stable center of swing, the prerequisite for an undisturbed
pendulum motion swing. The right hand is only responsible for
the pendulum motion of the swing and should not contribute to
a rotation movement. A long shaft significantly reduces swing
errors, which can occur through the movement of major joints
like shoulder, elbow and wrist, and creates a stable unity of
The unstable wrist is hereby switched off. A precise approach
technique was discovered!
THE STEP WEDGE TECHNIQUE
YIP FREE WITH
STEP WEDGE TECHNIQUE
more forward lean of the upper body,
more pronounced bending of the knees.
The STEP WEDGE TECHNIQUE is a
special swing technique using the
WEDGE IRON on the basis of physical pendulum motion,
without active body rotation. At the take away, the player partially
transfers the center of swing toward the goal by stretching
the back leg. The upper body shows a minimal forward tilt similar
to STACK and TILT without active
Within this stabilized body position, the player starts the
During the down swing. he stretches his left leg and the club
head moves like a pendulum without the use of active hand pressure
toward the ball.
The center of swing remains above, in other words, in front
of the ball.
When hitting for distance, the player achieves the swing momentum
primarily through stretching the left leg. The rhythm of the
power input is similar to that of a “swing”.
STEP WEDGE IRON - STEP WEDGE TECHNIQUE
At the start of pendulum motion,
tthe right leg is actively straightened. Weight transfer
and tilting toward the goal is passive.
yellow arrows: reactions)
IDuring the follow-through, the left leg is actively stretched.
Then a passive step toward the goal is made, and through
a “straightening” of the body
allows the pendulum to be freed.
is blocked when using the traditional chipping technique.
Pendulum motion does not take place and long distance shots
can seldom be achieved. The STEP
WEDGE TECHNIQUE solves this problem. With the STEP
WEDGE TECHNIQUE, the player, using the loading impulse
of the left leg, begins to straighten up at ball contact
and simultaneously makes a first step in the direction of
the goal. Using a stronger swing energy results in one or
more steps being needed to play the ball.
Swinging through step by step, not blocking. A harmony of
movement and fulfillment!
Uniform geometric, rhythmic and dynamic conditions are prerequisites
for an optimal golf swing. These are the advantages of the
STEP WEDGE IRON, which
have shafts of equal length. In addition, a simplification
of the swing is achieved through the elimination of wrist
activity. The swing technique is learned through the pro,
the STEP WEDGE IRON can be
ordered through Carvinggolf.
your success for € 170 net, plus shipping costs and:
ONCE UPON A TIME, THE YIP AND OTHER CHIPPING PROBLEMS EXISTED!
STEP WEDGE IRON
in length comparison with a classical iron 8.
STEP WEDGE IRON
correspond to the rules of golf by R&A.
WEDGE IRON is invented by Jürgen Bechler (innovator),
developed by SCT (institute for biomechanics) and produced
Munich, 28.1.2010 /Be, Tu, Kr
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