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  Woah. Mind sharing an inside view of his philosophy behind the right ball placement? Did the lesson take more than a hour? Bet so...
Being on vacation I stumbled upon an AimPoint instructor and convinced him to give me the fundamentals lesson. That was pure luck here in Europe currently.   Woah, putting balls that close (in)to a hole I would otherwise expect me to have another 1-2 feet put left. Wished he did photos of me grinning big time.   I never thought that "reading" green with my feet could be that easy. I am thrilled to go practicing!   The downside of my private lesson - he had no...
  Count me in on that. Thats why a cam is so damn important. Self assessment and correction gets you further. I am repeating the lessons from a year ago over and over, because several things tend to revert back to where I was 18 months ago. And that is the very reason why I value distance/video instruction. Would be nice to have Erik and friends for an in-person lesson a bit nearer to where I am.   Thats the fun of golf - learning never ends. Hit, view the video, smile,...
Yeah, there we go again - brands, different lofts and distance (see my post #215)   I hit the 9i with 42 degrees loft consistently 120 yards. Your Burner Plus 9i has 40 degrees of loft - your distance should equal about mine with a lower loft. Your 8i has 36 degrees loft - mine 38. So you next distances would/should increment in about 10 yard steps.   I saw a chart listing typical distances for hi-/mid-/low handicaps - gotta dig it up. Found it true for me.
No wonder that the golf courses get longer...   Found a list of yardages for the "reasonably proficient 40-year-old male golfer of average height" hitting "modern" lofted clubs into still wind:     4-iron, 170 yards, 155 meters 5-iron, 160 yards, 146 meters 6-iron, 150 yards, 137 meters 7-iron, 140 yards, 128 meters 8-iron, 130 yards, 118 meters 9-iron, 120 yards, 109 meters   No. 3 hybrid, 185 to 190 yards, 169 - 173 meters No. 4 hybrid, 180 to...
+1 for videoing your swing.   Did you consider online lessons? I can recommend http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com good value - check it out.
OK, two weeks and two rounds later - none the wiser.   Rounds start just great. Straight shots, optimal distance, center hits, pars and bogeys. Perfect for me.   But then the swing with the 3w and 3h slowly falls apart from hole 4 and on. Tolerable 10 yard pushes off the tee first, by hole 10 I hit up to 50 yard push slices and off-center hits. It translates to the longer irons with fat or off-center hits, too. Fat is bad, off-center is 15 yards less distance,...
I do not mean to offend you with junior golf blabber. But I am still smiling after have seen this video a while ago. No voodoo, simple "truths", understandable. Nice prep talk most of us should have received while in school. But it is never too late. I few Zen ideas should be applicable to golf, too.     PS: How do tour players handle their issues? Just watch the blow-ups every Sunday on TV. Why does Charlie Wi and a lot more do not close the deal on Sundays? At...
Yep, right, on the course things have to work and thinking has to stop. Thats why I was asking for a fix. I will aim even more to the left the next time for the rest of the round and stop thinking about it.   The analysis on the driving range helped to analyze the why. Since changing to S&T two years ago, the push was always an issue, albeit a small one. I worked the last months on getting the right arm higher and the left arm "in front" of my body at to top of the...
Well, you have to ask yourself why club face and path are on the same in-to-out line at impact. You can work on both to improve the ball flight.   The best is to video your swing and have it looked at either here or by your pro. Without video it is really hard to analyze.   Here the chart I have always in my bag (to remind me and show to my friends when discussing ball flight). Closing the club face (stronger grip) should in theory help to produce to a draw (8 ->...
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