Forgot to post about my last two rounds. Shot an 81 a few weeks ago and shot a 79 yesterday. Brought my handicap down from 11.5 to a 10.3. Recently bought almost all new clubs, so finally getting used to them. Have been doing well with driving the ball and putting. My (new) iron and wedge game has been a little off. Haven't quite dialed in distances yet so I'm missing greens I think I would otherwise be hitting.
I heard something on pga golf radio from one of the coach hosts: work on your worst mistake, whatever you think it is. and just work on that until you get it...then move to the next worst mistake.
Apparently working on one thing at a time at a time lets you know when its fixed.
and write it down in your own practice book. It seems , at times, there are so many things related to golf and the swing, we seem to get caught up with trying to fix everything at once, and then forget to fix anything.
and enjoy the ride...one day you'll discover you are hitting the ball decently and want to go do it again.
In the end, you're lifting the ball. You must trust the loft. I see it all the time anyhow, people lift the ball. Backspin on the ball makes the ball rise, you don't need to make it do so. Trust the loft. And if your driver swing speed is under 90 mph, I wouldn't even bother with a 3 wood, as it needs speed to carry. Get a 5 wood if that's the case.
I have my elbow in close, but not jammed into the body. This basically makes certain the club comes in more on proper arc, while providing a good strike. I don't feel like a disconnected elbow will get you more length, just inconsistency and less solidity in strike. But don't jam the elbow, just keep it close.
Ah, thank you. That'll teach me to first read all the posts in a thread.
So, apparently, you can drop another ball, without serious intent to hit it... and you can pick it up if you find the original (within the allotted time). I'm thinking "intent" comes down to swinging at the fresh ball, or if you're Mr. DeChambeau the 4 minute scientific lead-up, caddie discussions, triple wind check, to striking the ball.