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About thumper07

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  • Birthday 11/30/1984

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  1. thumper07 added a post in a topic My Swing Progress (thumper07) w/ Videos   

    thanks for the compliments guys. the field is right next to my home course. i only hit 7-8 balls then go pick them up(lots of walking, notice the weight loss from first vid and current) i do this so i dont get in the mind set of mindlessly beating balls, i focus on each ball and try to hit a certain shot. each ball gets full preshot routine and a precise target i'm trying to hit to. if im feeling lazy i'll only hit wedges so i dont have to walk real far.

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  2. thumper07 added a post in a topic Mental game   

    the results of a round should never weigh on your mind, a round of golf is simply a series of single shots that you must play one at a time. thats how you should look at it.

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  3. thumper07 added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    My Swing Progress (thumper07) w/ Videos
    I have been working on my swing and starting to see some good results. I dont use a pro or get lessons, kinda self taught. I record my swing then try and fix things that dont look right. I am currently at about a 6 hcp but thats because i cant putt. My ball flight is a high draw and my misses are blocks/hooks. As you can see i still get kinda stuck coming into the hitting area. I dont know how to fix it. Things i would like to work on are getting the club up on plane faster in the backswing i still bring it inside then come over to bring it down the correct plane. Even though i come over i am still hitting from inside. It just makes it harder to control my fade when i wanna hit one. I also have a swap during the transistion from back to down that i have kinda left alone as i feel there are some things we do naturally and everytime i try and fix it my ball striking goes to shit. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.



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  4. thumper07 added a post in a topic How good are Aldila shafts?   

    i like them, the nv is probally the best value shaft ever made.

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  5. thumper07 added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    what should i do
    ok i'm goin to make a long story as short as possible. I am 24 and have been playing since i was little(dont remember the actual year) I play RH but i do everything in life LH. Never really did any thinking about til last week when i was playing with a LH putter for fun in golf galaxy and it looked and felt real comfortable and rolled the ball real well. So anyway i bought the putter and absolutely love it, ok now i will putt lefty, makes sense. just for shits and giggles i wanted to video tape me swinging lefty. now i have never hit a ball lefty. I am also no where near a teaching professional but i know more than average i would say. i would say lefty swing is fundementally stronger than my swing now! what do you guys think?





    i think i need to get through this season, try and play some good golf and next winter really investigate this. i think if i try and change now i will be working my way through the prime of the season instead of playing and enjoying it.

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  6. thumper07 added a topic in The Grill Room   

    Stupid Holiday Morality Question
    First off Merry Christmas to everyone. OK I have a question I know is stupid, I am a volunteer firefighter, last night we did a santa detail. I dressed up as santa and we drove around many neighborhoods while i froze my ass off waving to kids and making them happy. My question is as a catholic was it wrong for me to promote christmas with santa claus, when the real reason to celebrate christmas is the birth of jesus? Now i am not losing sleep over this I would like to here everyones opinion.

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  7. thumper07 added a post in a topic How's my swing   

    how are you an 8hc with that swing? very nice swing, very nice

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  8. thumper07 added a post in a topic Putt For Dough   

    definately no insert if you want to putt well in my opinion. inserts take away what all great putters had and that is feel. i'm sorry but you could have the best stroke in the world and hit every putt exactly where you aim but if you hit it too hard through the break or leave it short and in the heart it doesn't really matter how good your stroke is. inserts just dont provide the feedback needed to putt well. I'm not just bias to camerons i really like(and used to own) a ping karsten series. even the becu pings are great putters. just my 2cents though.

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  9. thumper07 added a post in a topic Importance of palms facing each other in grip??   

    it is very important that regardless of how strong or weak your grip is, that your palms face each other. if not your hands will not work as a unit and that could be something else to compensate for.

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  10. thumper07 added a post in a topic Fitness & golf score   

    do it! i have lost about 45lbs now and between losing weight and getting healthy and working on my swing i am now down to about a 4. I was an 11 when the first video was shot. losing the weight and gaining muscle will change your game. in the first video i am hitting an 8 iron about 145 now i'm at 160.

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  11. thumper07 added a post in a topic Tiger throws driver into gallery in disgust....   

    congradualtions you caught my typographical error.
    so you never hit bad shots at golf? do you get upset when you mishit? how much time do you practice? i know your only a 12 so i assume you miss alot, do you aspire to get better? how much do you actually care about the quality of golf you play? here's the thing this man's whole life has revolved around golf. since day 1 he has been labeled a prodigy, and has lived up to it quite well i may add. He works harder than anyone on tour and deserves the right to be cut some slack. He puts so much into the game that it bothers him when he makes a mistake. I put alot of work into my game and when i play like shit i get pissed, it doesn't mean i'm a bitch, it means i care enough to be passionate. he made a mistake yesterday and apologized for it. i apologize for sounding like a dick and my piss poor grammer but i stand by what i say and what i have seen. this is being blown way out of proportion, let the guy vent. -matt
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  12. thumper07 added a post in a topic Tiger throws driver into gallery in disgust....   

    you guys that thinks tiger is an ••••••• and f'ing retards. you know why he doesn't lke making mistakes and gets pissed? its becuase everytime this man does make a mistake you guys crucify him for it. it prolly makes it worse knowing that everyshot you hit is televised. and if you think he's a bad role model for golf!? what about the golf channel's big break!! those are the whiniest, arrogant bunch of babies i have ever seen. they cuss and throw shit all the time and the golf channel is trying to help them gets jobs. so then is golf channel bad? NO its a sport and people get pissed, you idiots have nothing better to talk about so you are hammering on tiger(prolly because he is just that much better than the golfer you like). he apologized but it was NOT intentional. loosen up and if you dont like it go watch another sport.

    rant over!

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  13. thumper07 added a post in a topic Ping i15 irons   

    ditto ^ i love my i10's the 15's look GI compared to the 10's even the offset seems dramatic.

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  14. thumper07 added a post in a topic Big speed bump   

    i have an instant shank fix, when you swing through try and rotate your center over top of your left heel not your left toes, i guarentee you have too much weight on your toes and that is causing you to lean in alittle at impact. for years everytime i started hitting the ball well it was then followed by a case of the shanks. I finally figured out that when i got comfotable with my swing i would get my weight out on my toes(dont know why but it happens). give this a shot and i bet you will stop shanking.

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  15. thumper07 added a post in a topic New putter.....I think Golf Galaxy made a boo-boo!   

    yep i got my scotty for 120 when the had 50% off clearence sale

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