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That's the most bizarre thing that's happened to you?  That happens to me all the time, lol.  Except my awesome drive is more like 260 down the middle.  I have noticed that putting myself into position to make a birdie or something really messes me up . .it's best if I don't even realize it . which almost never happens.  One of my best rounds ever I was playing with a stranger and we were having a really nice conversation when he goes "you just parred the last 4 holes" ....
 You can do it.  I was the most ridiculous slicer on the planet.  It took me about 3 years of sporadic lessons and some dedicated practice but I got rid of mine.  One thing I learned in that process is that I do not, ever, ever try to add club speed by swinging harder.  If I want to add club speed I make a bigger turn and try to keep my arms nice and high in the back swing (my own tendency is to have them too low).  When I actually do this the feel I have is of swinging...
Don't lose that club!  I definitely can't hit a 9wood 200 yards.    One thing tho - if you're slicing your driver "big time" keep trying to work that out on the range and get to where you don't slice it.  In my own experience with my own swing - hitting a big slice with the driver is indicative of swing issues that effect all your clubs.  I used to slice my driver big time but I didn't think I was slicing my 7 iron . . .but I was.  It was obvious from the trajectory,...
4w, 8iron.    4w because that's the only fairway wood I have and I don't hit my 3 or 4 irons all that well.  8 iron because it seems like it would give me a reasonable approach distance and not be too bad to chip and putt with.  8 iron is also the longest iron in the bag that I hit my best.  What I mean is . . I hit the 3 and 4 pretty poorly, the 5 ok, the 6 and 7 pretty good . .but I hit my 8iron through wedges so much better.  I can hit my 8 iron almost as far as my 7...
If we played at my home course off my usual white tees . .I would score a lot better.  I'm going to assume I get a really great tour pro whose having a really great day . . .and so his tee shots will carry up to 100 yards further than mine.  That's going to make a BIG difference for me in my approach shots.  In some cases he would be able to drive the par 4's or leave me with just a short chip for GIR.  Even then I wouldn't shoot par or anything .. but I'd definitely have...
Other than a few lucky shots on short par 3's, I didn't birdie any holes my first couple years of playing.  I do make some birdies now on par 4's and especially par 5's . .but, I know it sounds strange probably, birdies aren't really something I think about or try for . . .when it happens, I'm always amazed.  First of all, I don't really consider myself as having a real "birdie chance" unless I'm within 10 feet .. and that just doesn't happen that often.  And when it does,...
I either practice at the range or at home with a mat and net.  At home, I tend to do several 15-20 minute sessions per day.  In each "mini-session" I usually just swing 1 club.   At the range, I always start out with light (not enough) stretching followed by anywhere from 10-20 half swings with a wedge.  Then I'll typically work my way through the wedges and irons - often times skipping clubs here and there.  fex . .I might hit my gap, 9iron, 8iron, 6iron on 1 day but my...
In Sweden, you have to be certified before you can play golf . .I don't know much about it but that's what some Swedish co-workers told me.     Personally, I don't like the idea of getting certified/tested to play golf.  Who's going to administrate it?  How much time will it take?  How much will it cost?  blech.     I'd MUCH rather see marshals enforcing the course rules.  I'm sure they do at better courses . .but I wouldn't personally know about that, lol. 
I think what Tiger really did was bring a ton of money into the game.  Because he drew such high ratings and attendance, tournament purses went up and up.  In 1990, Greg Norman was the money list leader @ $1,165,477.  This year the top 81 players made more than that.  I think if Tiger were to suddenly announce he was never going to play again - we'd eventually see tournament purses go down . or at least not substantially increase for a very long time.     There are...
Golfs already too easy.  Soccer Golf sounds cool . .but I would keep the cups the same size and, instead, add a goalie.    IMO - making golf easier will never work.  Golf is great BECAUSE it's so hard.  If you always hit the ball where you wanted, it would take away about half of the game.    In terms of saving time and money . .I'm all for lower greens fees, unconventional courses and 9 (or 6 or even 3) hole rounds . . but the game is fine the way it is.    Yeah ....
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