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Started playing very sporadically a little under a year ago... got a CC membership less than 6 months ago. Played 18 once every couple weeks and wasn't making progress... shooting 120s. Handicap had been at 36 for a while. Took a couple group lessons at beginning that didn't help all that much. Then took few private lessons from a highly recommended coach and made a huge help: first lesson was sort of general stuff, second lesson chipping and pitching, third lesson more time on driver and a little practice on hybrid. Also been trying to hit the range every 1-2 weeks for about an hour. Have a 1-year-old at home so not a lot of free time.

THEN FINALLY, this past Saturday had a "double bogey" back 9 (+16). And yesterday, shot a 106... BROKE 110 FOR THE FIRST TIME! And that was with still messing up my driver pretty bad on at least 3-4 holes. I feel like I can see the path to breaking a 100! Biggest change was being able to better hit my 6-iron and driver. My 7-8-9 and wedges are pretty good. Putting isn't bad either..

Still too afraid to pull out my 4H and 5H on the course... I mis-hit my hybrids fat A LOT because my head drops down. Any pointers on how to hit hybrids better?

I have an Odyssey two-ball fang putter with a regular grip... but I really want to get one of those SuperStroke grips. Any tips on which ones to look into? I guess I might just have to try them out.

I know this is a rambling post, but I was just so pumped about finally breaking 110!

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Welcome to the forums.  Be sure to post a couple swing videos to the "Member Swings" subforum.  You might get some good advice there.  Use the search function.  Especially on how to learn and progress - there's a ton of good info here.

Congrats on breaking a milestone - keep it up. 

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Welcome to TST.. 

According to the National Golf Foundation (???) An 18 hole score of 100 is average. Anything lower than 110 is considered good. 

I suspect with a little work, you will be breaking 100 shortly.

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7 hours ago, ahelix said:

Any pointers on how to hit hybrids better?

Welcome to TST! Congrats on going under 110. With your hybrids...take your set up..then relax. Make sure your forearms and shoulders are not tense. Take your swing deliberately and turn through. 

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