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post #19 of 30
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Consistent contact with hybrids/irons. I'm likely to have a beautiful drive or a frighteningly terrible one, I'm learning to deal with the drive, but after teeing off..........man it's rough. Once I'm 75yds in, I have a pretty solid chance of a good hit. I'm just missing all of my irons. Every time, 3 foot off the ground, shanked to my left, hooking to my left. :(


story of my lifeeeeeeee - but i just recently flipped this - i know how my longer irons and hybrids well but cant hit ANYTHING short - 8,9, PW, 56. I hit them all right like 30 yard. Dont know what to do


I got my hybrids, took them to the range, the first hit with the 3H off the ground was a perfect hit, a hair over 200 after carry. I did that over the next 3 swings and put the club in the bag to try something else (literally every club in my bag was new and I had never swung any of them minus my driver. I was.....antsy lol).

Then the first round I played with the new clubs, I never got a single good hit out of the irons or hybrids. I don't blame the clubs however.

post #20 of 30
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right now I'm working on learning to break 100.

 

I felt like I had great strides until this morning when I shot a 62 on 9. I literally have never played this poorly in my entire life. My coach gave me a new grip, alignment, posture, and follow through and I have been hitting the ball better then ever before. For some reason today I just couldn't even hit the ball.

 

It was hot and muggy and I felt rushed as I was playing with a older man who was riding in a cart. I don't know if that sense of being rushed is what made me play so poorly. Looking back on it I dont remember actually "thinking" about any shots. I didnt even finish a lot of puts. It was almost like I was just out there to walk around.

 

Anyone else ever deal with something like this? What did you do to get around it? Thanks

 

-Sgibs

 

Don't worry, this happened to me not recently.  I literally felt like I was back at day 1 for a day.  I was at the driving range lastnight and today at lunch...nice stroke, follow through and made some nice shots. 

 

So having a really bad day doesn't mean anything more than you had a bad day.  I recommend you take your best club [the one you're most comfortable with] and go to the range.  Key in on these items while you hit the balls:

 

1.  Don't kill the ball, let the club do the work

2.  Relax.  Have fun, don't choke the club, have a nice easy grip

3.  Try to start with nice easy fundamnentally sound swings.  Who cares how far you hit it

 

 

Doing this may help you get some confidence back.  

post #21 of 30
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story of my lifeeeeeeee - but i just recently flipped this - i know how my longer irons and hybrids well but cant hit ANYTHING short - 8,9, PW, 56. I hit them all right like 30 yard. Dont know what to do

 

Take a look at this video.  I think it's one of the better out there for a good sound iron swing.  Hopefully this helps, it did for me.

 

post #22 of 30

Mainly 2 things.....

1. relax and make a full turn

2. temo

post #23 of 30
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Take a look at this video.  I think it's one of the better out there for a good sound iron swing.  Hopefully this helps, it did for me.

 

 

thanks so much for this - i tried it out and it worked for me

 

stephengibbons.me

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post

 

Don't worry, this happened to me not recently.  I literally felt like I was back at day 1 for a day.  I was at the driving range lastnight and today at lunch...nice stroke, follow through and made some nice shots. 

 

So having a really bad day doesn't mean anything more than you had a bad day.  I recommend you take your best club [the one you're most comfortable with] and go to the range.  Key in on these items while you hit the balls:

 

1.  Don't kill the ball, let the club do the work

2.  Relax.  Have fun, don't choke the club, have a nice easy grip

3.  Try to start with nice easy fundamnentally sound swings.  Who cares how far you hit it

 

 

Doing this may help you get some confidence back.  


I'm struggling  now where I cant seem to string together consistent hits. Also I'm super confident on the range but when I get on the golf course I just lose it all. I instantly feel like I cant hit the ball

 

terrible feeling. my last two rounds of 9 holes were 62 and 58. Playing 9 tomorrow morning so should be interesting to see how things turn out tomorrow

 

stephengibbons.me

post #25 of 30

Driver and 3-wood off the deck.  If I could get off the tee and be able to hit a long 2nd shot that ends up on the green or close to it I could really start shooting some low scores.

post #26 of 30

I have really got to figure out how to stop this rediculous hook I am getting out of my Driver.  Everything else seems to work ok.

post #27 of 30
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Driver and 3-wood off the deck.  If I could get off the tee and be able to hit a long 2nd shot that ends up on the green or close to it I could really start shooting some low scores.

 

 

You know I've temporarily abandoned the 3 wood in favor of a hybrid until I can get more practice at the range.  I just can't seem to get nice solid contact with a 3 wood off the deck.

post #28 of 30
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I'm struggling  now where I cant seem to string together consistent hits. Also I'm super confident on the range but when I get on the golf course I just lose it all. I instantly feel like I cant hit the ball

 

terrible feeling. my last two rounds of 9 holes were 62 and 58. Playing 9 tomorrow morning so should be interesting to see how things turn out tomorrow

 

stephengibbons.me

 

I know exactly what you're talking about.  The last time I played I started off miserable.  I knew that my frustration was starting to surface and affect my game.  I just took a couple deep breaths and went through my swing routine in my head.  The next shot I made was a nice one, it brought me back into the game.  

post #29 of 30

Working on my iron game. Seems like anything outside of 120 has been causing me a lot of grief lately. Full swings with my 5 or 6 iron are almost always push slices so I'm probably releasing the club too late in the swing, and also swinging too hard as opposed to just letting the club do the work. I also need to improve the loft on my iron play. 

post #30 of 30

Tempo on the backswing, and the proper amount of shoulder turn on the backswing. My bad shots are from getting too aggressive and bringing my left arm too high on the backswing, taking me out of the slot. This only happens w/ my woods from the the fairway for some reason..

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