I got a tip from a player on the range at the NJ state open years ago about slighting rising my hand position at address. The guy is technically a pro, but he's also a very fine player. He finished in the top 10 in the masters a couple times in the 80's. I missed the cut by a few strokes that year because i putted poorly, but man was i striping the ball.
I typically don't think much about mechanics much, but that was a tip i still focus on to this day. When i drop my hands too low my swing gets a bit narrow.
Over a single round my best streak is 5 strait birdies on holes 11-15 at burlington cc in jersey. Its the hardest stretch of holes at that particular course, too. I one putted every green on that nine. I didn't break par in that round though, i remember hooking two strait balls OB on a short par 5. I think i shot 73 that day. Ive had several 3 hole birdie runs since then but never 4 or 5 in a row.
I just looked at your Game Golf statistics, and I have to say that it looks like your three main approach clubs have roughly the same distances.
For instance, your distances from PW to 7i are almost the same. It doesn't seem to matter what club you choose inside 160 yards with the TM RSI2? Your other iron set is a bit better as far as separation, but still a weird compression from 9i to 8i***?
Given the strange compression inside 170 yards and your driving distance of 258, it looks like a range finder or GPS watch would only tell you how roughly much swing to put on any of these clubs and hope for the best?
Instead of getting more equipment to measure the distances, I would possibly look at getting clubs that behave more reasonably inside 170?
***I'm not immune to this either, I have a weird compression with my 8i, 7i, 5i which I think have been fixed within these last few weeks, but will take some time to average out in GG.However, with my driving distance of 262, I rarely use the 5i and 7i on the courses I play. This could explain why my 8i is stronger than my 7i?
Good question. A golf buddy reminded me to align myself with the slope (up or down). Now I first heard that suggestion from Jack Nicklaus in "Golf My Way" but being a thick-headed person, an occasional reminder is needed.
If he was in my way, I'd flip him out of the way with my golf club . .making sure it ends up on it's feet, of course. Otherwise, I know for a fact turtles can fend for themselves. My area is overrun with em.