I hope you are doing well.
Sorry to hear you resigned from your current club.....I know it was so convenient for you as you could get there using your golf cart....I hope you didn't pay an initiation and losing the cost of that initiation.
In my 52 years of playing golf....I've never heard of a course being run like a gong show...the GM and head pro seem so INCOMPETENT....and the culture doesn't seem great....a culture that doesn't seem friendly.
Glad you joined Paako....the best course in NM...but the 1 hr return drive may eventually get to you....considering you like to play daily.....I assume this might be a short term fix until you and your husband decide what other/closer course you might want to join.
It's shocking that metro Albuquerque with nearly 900,000 residents doesn't have more club choices to join.
You still sporting your 5.5 cap?.....I assume you got back your 440 M3/M5?...you planning on buying any new clubs this year?....I don't have any plans for new equip...still deciding if a new/used Hungtintion Beach putter remains in the bag.
My ball striking has improved in my last 4 rds...but still giving away 4-5 stupid strokes per rd...my cap is at 8.0....goal is to be around 6.8 - 7.5 by late July/Aug.
The lesson was bit "meh", could of been partly because I had really bad headache. It's been actually so bad that I've taken few days off course completely and had a visit to a doctor.
Instructor basically told me three things:
1. My upper back and chest are extremely tight, have so called "facet lock" if that's the right term in English
2. I slide a lot towards target during my downswing, making it hard to hit driver
3. I should check the lie angles of my clubs, 1 degree or so upright could help.
For number 2 he gave me a drill where you set yourself to impact position and start the backswing from there. I pointed out this could work as a trigger move for me, he agreed. Will work on this surely, but I feel now it's not the time. I asked him few times about my wrist condition at the top of backswing, but he didn't feel that's a problem which made be bit disappointed because I feel it clearly is after watching the day 4 drill.
Taking the wrist action as my number one priority to fix, because I feel there's many things that arched position at the top is preventing me from doing. Been working on it bit inside and today got to hit some balls.
In order to have a chance to get that cupped wrist position at the top, I felt like my backswing direction had to change, the plane looks completely different now.
I checked the wrist position multiple times before swinging, but I couldn't hold it at the top. However now it's atleast flat instead of arched, but I guess this needs much more work:
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Left wrist looks better to my eye at impact, but could it be I'm rolling my wrists over more or something? Thanks in advance!
A senior player I know likes to buy clubs from Callaway Pre-Own. He said they offer great prices/condition, trade-in value and returns if you don’t like the clubs. He is constantly swapping club through the program.
Played Pinehurst #5 this morning, finished with a 78. Drove the ball well, hit 13/15 fairways. Greens in Regulation, 3! That’s right, just missing most of them. Putting saved my round, 26 total putts, 13 a side. 8 one putts several from 5 feet of more to save par. Made two birdies, one of them from off the green from about 16ft, a real gift. The 9th hole was hilarious (at least to me). Dogleg right downhill (363 yards). Cut the corner with my 4 wood. 2nd shit is 140 downhill with the wind at my back. Immediate thought was pitching wedge. Green had a false front, flag was short middle. So I thought let’s hit an abbreviated 9 iron. Great swing, ball is high and turning right to left. Looked like it will be right on the pin. Flies the pin and rolls off the back. Up and down, one putt. Oh well!