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Posts by thrasher

I'm having more fun now than I've ever had before, and my handicap continues to drop like a rock. I'm guessing that's going to change soon here though But I've always loved playing, it's just much more fun now that I can somewhat control the ball.
I would say out of 10 full 6 iron shots after being fully warmed up, I would pure 1 and at most 2 of them. Another 5-6 would be well hit but pushed/pulled a little and probably 5-10 yards short of the pured shots. The last 2-3 would be mishit a little more, with maybe a big push or hook, or really thin/fat. I usually play for my average shot, and my 6 iron flies around 175-180, on average. When I pure it, it flies 185-190, so if I have a 6 iron in my hand, I won't hit...
When you're on the course standing over the ball, think about the best shot you hit on the range with that club, and nothing else. You need positive mental imagery to make positive things happen...
This is EXACTLY how it was for before I had my first short game lesson. My short game was VERY good (closer to that of a low single digit), but I still had some improvements in technique to make that were holding me back on certain shot types. After I got my lesson, I started hitting the ball significantly further on short shots until I learned to ajdust. Now, I would say that my short game is very near that of a scratch, as I get up and down from spots that I rarely...
8 iron from 170 downwind, over a trap guarding the green to about 10 feet. Missed the putt, but my whole group collectively said "wow" when the ball left the club
110%? This is why these threads are ridiculous...nobody can swing above 100%, it's not physically possible. The point at which you cannot possibly increase the force you apply to the ball = 100%, and everything is relative to that amount of effort. I highly doubt you swing as hard as you possibly can every time you step up to the ball. Or maybe it's just me.
They're actually driveway markers, just mention them to any rep there and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. Orange sticks with white marking meant to be stuck in the ground so you know where the end of the driveway is is winter. Think they were around $2 a piece. That's exactly what they're for, so I know where I was out of alignmnent! The way I look at it, the more I practice and engrain solid fundaments, i.e. proper alignment, the more likely I am to...
without alignment sticks. I always knew I should practice with them, but I was too lazy to go out and get a set of sticks from Home Depot. Finally did it this past weekend, and DAMN, what a difference it really makes to not have to worry about your alignment. Plop 2 sticks down, make sure they are parallel, make sure your body is aligned to them, and bam, you have eliminated a whole host of potential issues relating to alignment. I will NEVER practice without them...
I don't swing hard, or easy. I swing firm...it's always been my swing thought with regards to "how hard I swing". From a percentage standpoint, I think it's around 75-85% of my max. At 90%, I can still somewhat control the ball if I'm swinging well, and it goes a mile when I flush it, but it's not worth the loss in accuracy when I don't flush it. At 100%, I have absolutely no control whatsoever, not even worth swinging that hard in my opinion.
Video is great for identifying swing flaws that you didn't know about if you don't have the help of a pro. But it also encourages you to develop a "good looking" swing...can be a good or bad thing depending on the results it produces. Personally, working with a pro who relied on video analysis did more damage than it helped. I don't care what my swing looks like, I just want it to perform, and if I can do that without complicating my swing thoughts using video, that's...
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