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post #109 of 202

My best bit of advice. Learn to play with one iron (say 7 iron) first. Learn all the shots with that, and then slowly introduce the others. Once you have mastered the mid/short irons, get some long hybrids 3i & 4i, don't even buy a driver until you can hit 70% of your tee shots down the fairway off the tee.
 

post #110 of 202

To really improve.......you need to play twice a week or more.........................................

post #111 of 202
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Originally Posted by Rounders View Post

What is your #1 golf tip you give out to friends (anyone really) to help them improve their game?

examples: "keep your head down", "don't swing so hard" etc.

Setup to the ball at address....ball position and alignment....then tempo...low and slow back and thru nice and smooth ....kinda like Freddie (I hope) .

post #112 of 202

1 - Spine angle - Rotate dont sway

2 - Rotate shoulders - Dont confuse dropping left shoulder raising right shoulder as a sign of rotation

3 - Keep lower body quite as much as possible - I see so many golfers that are starting out rotate from shoulders all the way to ankles not allowing for natural tension to turn cheast back thru shot.

post #113 of 202

Play to your best club. If you are deadly and automatic with your 8 iron from 125 play to that club. 

post #114 of 202

I have several "swing thoughts" that I have used but there is ONE that seems to work the most.

 

 

As you set up.........................think "Swing Back..........Turn Through" the ball.

post #115 of 202
In the downswing, get as much of your body forward of the golf ball while keeping your head behind it. You'll be surprised how naturally your hips shift first, then turn. So rather than say " keep the head down" I would say " keep the head behind"
post #116 of 202
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Originally Posted by jayfalz View Post

In the downswing, get as much of your body forward of the golf ball while keeping your head behind it. You'll be surprised how naturally your hips shift first, then turn. So rather than say " keep the head down" I would say " keep the head behind"

 

welcome to the Sandtrap!

 

this isnt bad advice about getting the hips forward, but it could be problematic you are actually keeping your head behind the ball (and not more or less directly over it where it should be).

post #117 of 202
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

welcome to the Sandtrap!

this isnt bad advice about getting the hips forward, but it could be problematic you are actually keeping your head behind the ball (and not more or less directly over it where it should be).
Thanks for the welcome. I would have to respectfully disagree. Look at as many images as you can of pros at impact face on, and you'll see their heads behind the ball. V1 is a great app to see lots of that.
post #118 of 202

theres room for variation - if youre setting up with your head a little behind the ball and you keep it there throughout the swing, thats fine.  its not good if you are setting up with your head over the ball and then moving it backwards on the downswing.  many people do that in an attempt to "fake" the hips pushing forward.  any backwards movement of the head is going to complicate things and introduce inconsistency.

post #119 of 202
I agree. Lateral movement with the head anytime before the ball is in flight is not necessary.
post #120 of 202

I am sick and tired of the 'rough' which here means, 90% of the time, a lost ball, esp off the tee.  So this week i am going with, gasp, the 5 wood off the the tee, and a couple of hybrids, 6-9i,  3  wedgies, and the trusty putter. Keep it in play, in the short stuff, is tomorrow's motto.  Let's hope  "this tip of the week",  works. If it don't i have only ME to blame.   

post #121 of 202

  The best way to get better is to pound the dirt and play a lot.   The generic tips........"keep your head down"  and all that crap is BS.  You need to play to get better.  by playing a lot, you'll figure it out. 

post #122 of 202
Be aware of your limitations with flexibility. You will play good golf if you hold your angles. Exercise can greatly aid in holding your body in position throughout the swing. A lot of errors are usually because of trying to push your body beyond it's limits as opposed to not knowing how to swing.
post #123 of 202
Be aware of your limitations with flexibility. You will play good golf if you hold your angles. Exercise can greatly aid in holding your body in position throughout the swing. A lot of errors are usually because of trying to push your body beyond it's limits as opposed to not knowing how to swing.
post #124 of 202

Casual golfers who play infrequently will never go anywhere..................  Just enjoy playing, and forget about any grand improvement plans.   enjoy the game.....

post #125 of 202

self explanatory

 

post #126 of 202
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Originally Posted by ace3g View Post

self explanatory

 

That's great advice if "your swing" is as great as this:

 

 

 

P.S. Palmer is thought to have a "unique" or "quirky" swing but his positions from 1 to 7 are as solid as any in the game. His follow-through is simply given too much weight in considering that.

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