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Confessions of a hacker

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  • I can't play golf
  • I hit 90% of my shots fat
  • I hit the ground with my driver when swinging
  • I hit my PW 110 yards
  • I can hit my driver 240 yards, but usually 190 and sky-high
  • I hit my 7i 150 yards
  • I finish on my toes and fall forward
  • I chunk when chipping
  • I shoot in the 90s
  • I have fun when playing, but want to quit after most rounds or practices
  • I swing too long, too hard, too fast
  • I've once broken 90
  • I think I know more about the swing than I really do
  • I've gotten rid of my slice, only to exchange it for a hook
  • I lack most swing fundamentals
  • I try to hit the ball
  • I lose balls all the time
  • I'm not a good short game player, or putter, it just seems so because my long game stinks

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I am right there with you, maybe we should team up

  • I can't play golf Check
  • I hit 90% of my shots fat Thin
  • I hit the ground with my driver when swinging Thin again
  • I hit my PW 110 yards Check
  • I can hit my driver 240 yards, but usually 190 and sky-high Low
  • I hit my 7i 150 yards Check
  • I finish on my toes and fall forward Check minus toes
  • I chunk when chipping either that or skull it
  • I shoot in the 90s Check
  • I have fun when playing, but want to quit after most rounds or practices say 50% of the time
  • I swing too long, too hard, too fast Definitely Check
  • I've once broken 90 Twice
  • I think I know more about the swing than I really do Check
  • I've gotten rid of my slice, only to exchange it for a hook Check
  • I lack most swing fundamentals Check
  • I try to hit the ball Check
  • I lose balls all the time Not that many, actually
  • I'm not a good short game player, or putter, it just seems so because my long game stinks Check

Let me add this:
  • In spite all of the above, I am equipped like a touring pro
  • I keep buying instructional golf books
  • When I am at the range, I am minigunning balls

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  • In spite all of the above, I am equipped like a touring pro
  • I keep buying instructional golf books
  • When I am at the range, I am minigunning balls
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* I can't play golf YEH
* I hit 90% of my shots fat NO I get a terrible hook
* I hit the ground with my driver when swinging NO I dont do that
* I hit my PW 110 yards 95 actually
* I can hit my driver 240 yards, but usually 190 and sky-high Maybe 200 with 150 if I sky
* I hit my 7i 150 yards 130 actually 120
* I finish on my toes and fall forward My heels actually
* I chunk when chipping Hit it too long
* I shoot in the 90s 80s because i play an easy course
* I have fun when playing, but want to quit after most rounds or practices No I enjoy it all the time
* I swing too long, too hard, too fast I am trying to change that
* I've once broken 90 More thn once
* I think I know more about the swing than I really do YEH
* I've gotten rid of my slice, only to exchange it for a hook That did happen to me in the middle of the year
* I lack most swing fundamentals YEH
* I try to hit the ball Most of the time I succeed
* I lose balls all the time Rough is quite short not much places to lose balls where I play so no
* I'm not a good short game player, or putter, it just seems so because my long game stinks I can be good at chipping and putting at times

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  • I can't play golf I feel like that at least half the time I play
  • I hit 90% of my shots fat I hit alot of thin shots
  • I hit the ground with my driver when swinging Haven't been doing it lately, but I used to drop-kick 3-4 drives a round
  • I hit my PW 110 yards Same here
  • I can hit my driver 240 yards, but usually 190 and sky-high Getting better in this department but I can relate
  • I hit my 7i 150 yards Same here
  • I finish on my toes and fall forward I fall backwards onto my heels alot
  • I chunk when chipping I choose to skull the ball
  • I shoot in the 90s So do I about 1/3 of the time
  • I have fun when playing, but want to quit after most rounds or practices Half the time I want to quit, and the other times I have delusions of grandeur
  • I swing too long, too hard, too fast I swing like an old man sometimes
  • I've once broken 90 I'm happy anytime I break 90
  • I think I know more about the swing than I really do I've figured out the golf swing at least 20 times, only to forget it
  • I've gotten rid of my slice, only to exchange it for a hook I am jealous you have a one-way miss
  • I lack most swing fundamentals They are overrated IMO
  • I try to hit the ball Me too
  • I lose balls all the time I have played several rounds where I ran out of balls
  • I'm not a good short game player, or putter, it just seems so because my long game stinks I know I'm playing bad when I have a 30-ft chip from the fringe, run it 30-ft past the hole but keep it on the green, and my playing partners say "nice shot"

A few more to add:

1) My practice swings are just as bad as when I'm hitting the ball. 2) On long par-3s (over 180) I would say I have about a 10% chance of hitting the green. 3) My putting can be so bad, I am not even remotely surprised when I miss 3-footers. 4) My mental game is so weak I have had meltdowns on the first hole and never recovered. 5) I have never worked so hard at something in my life and still felt like I had no clue what I was doing.

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* I'm so bad I have no expectations and therefore just enjoy it whatever happens

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Perhaps "Confessions of a duffer" is more appropriate, most who have replied have handicaps that appear to be better than the definition of a hacker.

Too true on the minigunning at the range post. I'm definitely that guy. Started getting to the point where I was fairly consistently shooting in the lower 90's and then breaking 90 a few times, and then the last couple of rounds were terrible, high 90's and then a 101. Playing conditions were terrible, but it was still pretty dejecting.

Oh well, I still love golf.

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Hacker is probably the wrong term, but I really felt like one after last nights practice. I can testify on the minigunning. The more frustrated I get, the more balls I hit and the worse are my results. A good player will take a break and start over again.

One 7i went 115 yards, the next 160. Go figure...

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Yet you choose to play irons that punish your mis-hits. I don't understand but to each there own. Who am I to say, I can only play well about half the time.

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One 7i went 115 yards, the next 160. Go figure...

That's me, too (though maybe 150 not 160). Guess which 7I comes off the range to the course with me....

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Hacker is probably the wrong term, but I really felt like one after last nights practice. I can testify on the minigunning. The more frustrated I get, the more balls I hit and the worse are my results. A good player will take a break and start over again.

How are you a 16.5 handicap, that would imply that you have some sort of game, can hit shots, putt etc. With that handicap you should be shooting in the 80's. Im lucky to break 100 and yes I do many of the things you describe but im not claiming a higher handicap than i have. Im a work in progress that will never be fully completed, anxious to go play this year but weather is not cooperating, cold, snow, cold and snow, etc.

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Get a lot shots on the courses I play. Par 72 + 16 + 6 = 94.

Also play a par 63 course, where I of course shoot below 90.

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  • I have fun when playing, but want to quit after most rounds or practices

Hear hear. See my signature.

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I supose at 99.9 handicap you would

The 99.9 is a joke to imply that I'm a beginner. I am waiting til I can consistently shoot under 100 before keeping track of a handicap.

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The 99.9 is a joke to imply that I'm a beginner. I am waiting til I can consistently shoot under 100 before keeping track of a handicap.

I knew that because HI of 99.9 doesn't exist if I am correct

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