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I think the Nike suggestion is a good one. Most people could use higher loft and a shorter shaft driver than what comes standard. What you really want is a "Thriver" which is half Driver, half three wood. Typically 12-14 degrees loft, about 43 inches in length and a heavier swingweight. Not sure how far this is from you but you might want to see Rene Cleaver, PCS Professional "CLASS A" Clubmaker and 2005 International Clubmaker of the Year. http://www.clubmasters.co.uk/
Pay close attention to the bounce in your SW. If the courses you play have fluffy sand then go with 12-14 degrees of bounce. If the sand is usually hard or packed down then you should consider an SW with about 8* of bounce. It will make a big difference in your bunker play.
Books: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - a classic! I keep a copy in the washroom for a quick bit of golf wisdom during my pensive moments. Shortgame Bible by Pelz - the 3x or 4x wedge system is definately worth your time learning. Great bunker info. A must read. The LAWS of the Golf Swing by Dr. Jim Suttie - based on the premise that people with different body types will swing the club differently - what a revolutionary concept! Saved me a ton of grief as I finally...
Very Sad Hope they enjoy getting "shafted" in prison
Good to hear you're starting to get a bit more serious about the game, even if it is only due to the pressure of having to play with people from work. Some very good advice in the other posts so I won't repeat it. Just go with the flow and let the others take the lead. You might want to announce that you are a new golfer and as such will be picking up after 8 strokes so you don't slow the group down. Most of all, have fun!
He was going from green to tee through the ropes not signing autographs. My son stuck out his hat and said "Hey Brett, can I have an autograph?" Brett looked him in the eyes, rolled his eyes & said "Can't you see I'm not signing autographs right now?" in a tone that left no doubt he thought my son was an idiot for asking. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but even Tiger and Phil had the courtesy to just say "after the round" rather than purposely belittling...
I like Kelly too. The guy might be a complete whack job, but he believes what he believes and has the courage to put it out there regardless of what anyone else thinks. How many of us have the guts to do what we need to do without worrying what everyone else will think of us? And do it on national TV to boot! I remember seeing an interview with Chris Dimarco about the claw grip and how it took him over a year to screw up the courage to use it in competition even thought...
Ben Crane - Come on already, hit the freak'in ball!!! Gotta be the slowest player I've ever seen. Even slower than Glen "All" Day. Brett Quigley - For no other reason than he was a dick to my 10 year old son during practice round at the 2006 PGA Championship.
How old is your daughter? Since she is very kinesthetic she needs to feel it. Try this - have her hold a club straight out in front of her like a baseball bat. Swing back and forth like you're tryin to hit a baseball. As she swings bigger and bigger she will have to turn her shoulders. Ask her what feels more powerfull, the arm only swing or the swing with her shoulders, arms and torso working together? I have young kids. I explain that this baseball type swing is like...
I can't reccomend the "Almost Golf" balls enough - they're great. They go about 1/3 to 1/2 the distance of regular balls and are soft enough that they won't damage anything. My kids and I regularly hit these in the front yard and have hit cars, houses, etc.. with zero damage. Usually we hit short irons around the house and will walk to a nearby school to hit drivers. We actually hit AT the school so we don't spend a lot of time looking for balls in an open field. My 10...
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