Originally Posted by David in FL
Thanks for the update!
Tournament golf is HARD! Trending better is great. Any insight what's causing the gap between your more casual rounds and the tournament rounds? Is it familiarity with the course, nerves, difficulty of the tournament courses, all of the above?
yes it is. i looked back at my round and i hit every fairway on the back 9 ( i was feeling more comfortable) but i only hit 3 greens all day and had 40 putts. i think the nerves effect my putting most. I'm hoping my next tourney will be better since its off in april. i don't think familiarity is too much of it because i played legends GC in temecula yesterday for the first time and did pretty well with an 87. at pelican hill everyone seemed to do bad with the exception of 3 people. the courses that we play are a little tighter than most and the greens are in a lot better shape too haha
Originally Posted by Hammer 4
Funny you mention your 3 wood. 2 weeks ago I couldn't hit mine to save my soul. Then I started hitting at about 20% to make good contact, to make long story short, I hit about 30 balls, but never swinging more than 60%. Now I can actually hit my 3 wood again, as I also did the same with my driver, and slowing way down until I'm making good contact, I gradually increase the speed every 5 or 6 balls, then step it up about 5 to 10%. So, you might give this a try, who knows, it could actually work..
the funny thing is is that i would play my fade with my 3 wood, but it started turning into more of a slice so i slowed everything down and thats when i started hitting it great. i think because with my driver and all my irons i took a half step away from the ball to help with my over the top swing it through my 3 wood off. i'll probably hit a whole bucket with just it today
Originally Posted by flopster
Kyle, this is where you miss the point on where your game is and what Mike and Erik have been trying to get through to you about, it's not just a single club issue or swing thought that's keeping you from getting the progress you want, it's your swing period and nothing else that needs work from the ground up. The last video I saw you were coming over the top still and it's not just 1 thing causing it it's a multitude of things that have to be worked on, saying I need to work on this one club will get you no where because your trying to force results with a unreliable swing at this point. Work solely on what Mike gave you for at least the next 2 weeks and then move to the next thing don't worry about scores right now cause it may get worse before it gets better, basically you need to undo a lot of habits and rebuild better ones and this is a process that takes real time. Good Luck.
oh i know my 3 wood isn't my only problem. i was just mentioning it because that was my go to club off the tee and now i can't even touch it at the course. haha and ya I'm working on a few withs with my irons. one thing i am working on that is helping a lot actually is firing my hips first. in my swing before i was moving hips and shoulders at the same time if not my shoulders first which i think was causing more of an over the top. yesterday i hit 8 greens and was scrambling great so i was happy. i think having the hips leading on my downswing is a step in the right direction.
Originally Posted by MacDutch
It's not that strange, shooting high and shooting low happens to me all the time. One day I look as if I'm a sandbagger at least single digit material, next day I shoot a nice 102.
Once I played with a friend on his course for the first time and he invited a + player to play together. I was impressed and made one bogey, rest was worse. I was a 17 HCP at that moment.
Couple of weeks later I played the same course matchplay against a 4 HCP. After 10 holes we were all square, didn't miss a fairway. He shouted HCP 17???? my @ss!!!!
Keep up the good work Kyle.
thank you. ya when i play with better people i tend to do better as well. my normal golf parter is a 7 HCP