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post #271 of 523
The thing is, when you get it down, it literally only takes seconds. I just wanted to try and be as clear as possible :)
post #272 of 523
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Originally Posted by bshalcomb View Post

The thing is, when you get it down, it literally only takes seconds. I just wanted to try and be as clear as possible :)

I have never thought of putting my club across my chest to check alignment.

I think the best way I can describe it is that it seems you're checking to make sure everything is right in your set up whereas I'm checking to make sure nothing is wrong, haha.
post #273 of 523
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Originally Posted by RFKFREAK View Post

I have never thought of putting my club across my chest to check alignment.

I think the best way I can describe it is that it seems you're checking to make sure everything is right in your set up whereas I'm checking to make sure nothing is wrong, haha.
Just remember, the club across the chest trick only works if your shoulders are aligned with your feet. Another one i learned the hard way was that if you don't focus on just moving your head, you'll accidentally move your shoulders. If you're right handed, your grip could be pointing right at the target when you check, but when you turn back, your shoulders close and you're actually lined up right of target. I still catch myself doing this from time to time.
post #274 of 523
I started using the whole "intermediate target" method and it has helped. I usually take a practice swing, then get behind the ball and find the target line and an intermediate target. I then get lined up, check my feet and shoulders and do some waggling. Last round I added 2 or 3 deep breaths before swinging. I just concentrated on my breathing (very zen, I know) and it really helped me relax before shots. Very big help....until I blew up on the 15th and got too pissed to calm down. Still a work in progress but improving mentally
post #275 of 523
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Originally Posted by bshalcomb View Post


Just remember, the club across the chest trick only works if your shoulders are aligned with your feet. Another one i learned the hard way was that if you don't focus on just moving your head, you'll accidentally move your shoulders. If you're right handed, your grip could be pointing right at the target when you check, but when you turn back, your shoulders close and you're actually lined up right of target. I still catch myself doing this from time to time.

Too bad you're in Texas and probably won't make the NE TST golf outing so I could get a better idea of what you do.

 

Or maybe you can do a vid so I can get a better sense! :)

post #276 of 523
Okay, i finally found the video. I basically copied exactly what she said and added in the aiming part. http://youtu.be/-oeoXV4-2J8
post #277 of 523
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Originally Posted by bshalcomb View Post

Okay, i finally found the video. I basically copied exactly what she said and added in the aiming part. http://youtu.be/-oeoXV4-2J8

 

Pretty cool.

 

I think I'm going to incorporate this.

post #278 of 523
Hi all , new here. Played st andrewss Dukes course and shot 97.
post #279 of 523
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Originally Posted by bshalcomb View Post

I'm curious, how many guys here have a routine to set up to the ball on all their shots and putts?


I just tried one routine for every shot today with really good results. It might not be optimal, but it was the same exact thing every time.

post #280 of 523
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Hi all , new here. Played st andrewss Dukes course and shot 97.

Welcome and congrats!
post #281 of 523
Thread Starter 
My Father's Day present just arrived. I am the proud new owner of a golf buddy voice. I am hoping knowing the proper distance will be good for a couple strokes a round.
post #282 of 523
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I just tried one routine for every shot today with really good results. It might not be optimal, but it was the same exact thing every time.
It'll take practice but you're already ahead of the game by developing a repeatable process.
post #283 of 523
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It'll take practice but you're already ahead of the game by developing a repeatable process.


Yeah, I can see the benefit of having a very consistent pre-shot routine.

 

I just need one that helps me not over hit greens from 40-70 yards away, and avoids all the other stupid things I am doing. :doh:

post #284 of 523

shot a legit 96 today! pretty excited about it, inconsistent driving and long irons were made up by a better short iron and putting game.

post #285 of 523
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shot a legit 96 today! pretty excited about it, inconsistent driving and long irons were made up by a better short iron and putting game.

Congrats on breaking 100!!!
post #286 of 523
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shot a legit 96 today! pretty excited about it, inconsistent driving and long irons were made up by a better short iron and putting game.
Sounds like your scoring really saved you. Just think when you can straighten those drives out. Exciting isnt it?
post #287 of 523

thanks for the congratulations, it definately feels good.  really looking to keep my score consistently around there as i'm shooting for my official handicap.  really excited to straighten out my long shots, i hit a few great ones.. just inconsistent right now.  i really focused on keeping penalties to a minimum and it paid off. 

post #288 of 523
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Originally Posted by mburton View Post

thanks for the congratulations, it definately feels good.  really looking to keep my score consistently around there as i'm shooting for my official handicap.  really excited to straighten out my long shots, i hit a few great ones.. just inconsistent right now.  i really focused on keeping penalties to a minimum and it paid off. 
I think thats a smart strategy for breaking 100. Always account for your misses, play to the safest spot, and take your medicine. The other day I had to punch out 3 times, had 0 up and downs and only hit 4 or 5 fairways, about 4 or 5 three putts, and still somehow managed an 82. No lost balls and playing it safe on every shot let me just focus on hitting the green and getting 2 putts. Really not trying to brag, just making a point that if you manage your misses and take hero shots and danger out of the equation, you can save your round even when a lot of things are going wrong.
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