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Hi everyone,   I could use a little help...   After many sessions on the range and practice tee, I feel like I have finally honed in on a good swing.  I have started killing the ball off of the tee (240-250 with a driver), many of them in the fairway.  I swing loose and make good contact.  I have been hitting every club very well off of the tee... On par 3s, I usually hit the green off the tee no problem and par the hole.   It is when I get to my second shot...
I would have to agree with some of the other posters... Sounds like you might be hooding or skulling the shorter irons, this would cause the ball to go pretty far but its uncontrolled.    I'm not an expert but around 200 yards with a 7i is a very long distance, I have some pretty good distance and my 7i goes about 150 when I hit it well...I think I read that Tiger Woods hits 7-irons about 175 on average.   A trip to see the pro should help...
Thanks for the input everyone.  I think I may have figured something out on the range yesterday.  I figured out that I was cutting my back swing very short, I started turning my torso more until I could  see the tip of my club out of the corner of my left eye (I am a right handed golfer).  When I turn back this far, ball striking seems to have greatly improved, shots are going MUCH farther and my push has decreased a lot.  Not really sure why turning more would help me...
My shots typically start right, and will curve farther right only a lot of them.... 
I am making a new discovery with my swing.  I have a very bad habit of pushing my shots way out to the right.  The longer my club, the worse the push (obviously).    Now I am noticing, If I line the ball up more with my front foot it seems to be corrected.  I line up pretty much any club (including gap wedge) on my front foot and the ball flies straight/slight draw with some good distance...its perfect.     I figure this is happening because my club face has more...
You can't put a set number on it.    Of course running does help with fatigue but they are two different activities.  Don't forget that on a golf course, you are walking, hiking through woods (if your like me that is) swinging clubs and concentrating.  All of these over a period of 4 hours.  Running is very healthy cross training but it's wont take care of everything.   To not get tired playing golf, play a lot of golf. 
Miracle on the 17th Green.    Very easy read, short story.  Very inspiring.  Highly recommended. 
Swimming is one of the best full body workouts you can do.  As some of the other posters mentioned, it is smart to mix up your routines and confuse your body as well.    Your core along with the rest of your body will benefit from this workout.  cross training is always an excellent idea for sports. 
Hi guys,   I'm new to the forum, my name is Chris   I took a lesson a few months ago, and the pro showed me the 'feet together' drill to help maintain balance.  I don't use it often, but I am recently starting to notice that whenever I practice it, I hit the ball great.  right down the middle and fairly far as well (with no effort).   I will add that using this drill is the ONLY time I can hit them that way.  Otherwise my shot is all over the place (fat, thin,...
Just joined myself.    I'm Chris, Also from NY.  Been playing for about 6 months now. 
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