Ok so I’m on my way of improving my putting till the next season really starts (late March - April).
What I’m currently working on is my grip and stroke. I have a 7’ mat at home and I don’t stop till I hole 10 in a row. I’ve only been doing this for 4 or 5 days now but I’ve seen an improvement already. You really need to hit the ball in the middle of the face if you want to have any chance of being good at lag putting, because a mishit will be severely punished on longer hits. I improved that by locking my left arm on the putter and not getting any slightest flip.
Another exercise I will proceed to do is to hit 5 rounds of a 3’ 5’ and 7’ putts.
So with those two drills I figure I’ll improve mightily on my bead and speed. And I might go to an Aimpoint class to get my read down this spring as well (nearest is 100 miles away).
Stood on the beach this morning and watch the Space X Crew dragon abort test. Saw the explosion through the thin layer of clouds. Kind of cool. Next will be the real deal. No more Ubering from Russia. Below is a pic from Space X, little bit better camera than me.
of course it’s possible. I was over 100 last year and made significant changes to my swing over the last year. Will be on a trackman in a month or so.
My average drive (gamegolf) is 242 yards, my longest 287. Both of these numbers have been significantly trending up the last few months, and my typical straight drive (not downhill) is about 250 yards now.
I’m a 17.4 HCP and my driver swing speed is 105-110. I’ve gotten as high as 113 after warmup and really going after it. I’m getting numbers from a GCQ launch monitor so I believe they're reliable, and on course distances back this up. Yesterday I had a drive carry 267 to the green of a short par 4. I think this carry distance is more or less aligned with a swing speed of 105-110 but I’m not an expert in this data. My ball striking is on par with my HCP so I don’t often get the ideal theoretical carry for my swing speed. I played baseball as a kid, and have been taking swing lessons for over a year which has increased my speed a bit from when I started.
Unless money is an issue, I would recommend changing driver. It is easier to get a club fit for your swing than it is to change your swing. Please remember that the amount of time you need to get a new swing perfected is long indeed. Even the best pro's struggle for a while when they change their swing, and very few amateurs have the time, patience or talent to change their swing. That being said, do consider changing your swing if your current one is very bad.