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Shot 41 over nine holes Saturday. Played 2900 yards from Gold tees. One birdie, 4 Pars. If I could do this over 18, I might move back to the whites. But I am old (57). And play with 60+ .........
Shot 71 today................   on a Par 58 Executive Course, 2900 yards. Nine Pars, and five bogeys. Had 4 putts lip out. Hit about nine GIRs, a couple of FIRs. Took one "poison ivy drop." It was under 98 degrees, so it could have easily been worse. Funny how I can play decent from 150 yards in on this course, then get on a regulation-length course and struggle from 150 yards in. Think it has something to do with swinging easy, and of course, teeing it up,  if only a...
Anybody can make pars going down the center of the fairway. Varying between brain dead and spastic, I shot 41-49 for a ninety last Friday, and hit no more than three or four GIR all day (two on the front nine). I one-putted 4 of the first 5 greens, and began getting funny looks from playing partner. I told him that when my putting came back to Earth, combined with my recently acquired habit of hitting the ball high off the toe of the club, it would revert to its normal...
I apparently have an ongoing tendency to slide my hips. I think that focusing on weight transfer contributes to this. How is weight effectively transferred if the head doesn't move, and the hips only pivot about a more or less fixed axis? It would seem that the weight of the arms and the club would be the only significant weight transferred............. unless, "pushing" off the back leg (around the start of the downswing) results in the transfer of weight, back to front,...
Swing has evolved from severe out-to-in, plus other symptoms, to a current problem, most pronounced with the driver, wherein I am consistently contacting the ball high and on the toe. I have tried lots of set-up adjustments, experimented with my prescription glasses, and have intentionally swung at an imaginary ball at a location that would compensate for my misses. Any improvements have been very temporary. although one adjustment I made has improved ball flight from a...
Thorn, You are way ahead of the game if your confidence can be restored that quickly. I came to this forum because I was ready to quit, after 30 years of hacking combined with a recent resolve to improve (or quit).. Advice I received, particularly to seek professional instruction, has helped in making long term improvements. I still backslide periodically, but I now can often make adjustments mid-round to get back on track (or at least closer).   The real point is, if...
I looked for info on this and don't see alot of discussion about "oversized" fairway woods, and their playability from various lies versus forgiveness, owing to an oversized clubhead/face. More specifically, and/or said another way, I recently purchased 5, 7, and 9 fairway woods that I hit extremely well (for me) off a mat at the range. They had larger club faces than previous versions I owned, so I attributed their performance to forgiveness. In actual play, however, this...
Al Qaeda plot...... related to surplus of sand.....
During a mini-vacation last week, playing nine one evening, 3-over through 4 (Good for me).... # 5 is a Par 5 dogleg Right:   1- Tee shot entered the bunker I aimed at in the dogleg, thinking I wouldn't hit it if I aimed at it. 2- Clean lie, and a lucky swat at it left second shot on the fringe, in front, no more than 12-14' from the pin.  (Here is where the initial sin was committed, as I'm thinking Eagle or Birdie). 3- Third shot, chip, goes several feet beyond. 4-...
Check that loft on my 9 H, should have been 37*, the new 7 H I just bought is 34*..,.. doesn't look like I can squeeze an 8 H between them.........
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