• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
jclark

First time milestone!

12 posts in this topic

Today I got a GUR and was putting for birdie! First time ever! Last year I was telling myself I would never get on the green in two on a par five. With a lot of practice over the winter I am already reaping the benefits early this year!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

A GUR? Thats Ground Under Repair. Sure its not a GIR (Green in Regulation).

If so, very impressive to have a HCP of 13 without ever hitting GIR, you must be an up-and-down miracle

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Lol! Green under regulation. I got on the green in two shots on a par 5.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by jclark

Lol! Green under regulation. I got on the green in two shots on a par 5.

Then weren't you putting for eagle?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep. I said birdie above, meant eagle. Sorry for the typo....should probably proof read before I post. Sorry
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

lol you're fine man, I was just a little confused

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats. I have done that twice before. Missed the putt both times. Definitely one of the most satisfying feelings I have had that is golf related. The only eagle I had was when I hit my second on a par 5 into a bunker, then holed the bunker shot.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I've traditionally been a short knocker, never could get the driver out there.  On good days I would get it out there 210.  I'm into my 3rd year playing golf and have managed to get my cap down to 13-15 without much of a driving game.  This year I dedicated myself to getting some distance off of the tee, and forced myself to move from the white tees (5500-6000 yards) to the blue tees (6000-6600).  I had my first 2 Greens Under Regulation in the last month.  Missed both Eagles, but damn that's a sweet feeling having an easy 2 putt for birdie.

Congrats on yours, and many more to come!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah that's a feat, how long was the par 5?  i drove a 300y par 4 the other day and missed my eagle putt by 6".  but it was cool to choke up a little on the driver and put the ball exactly pin high...it made me feel like i knew what i was doing!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everybody! The hole was 480 from my tee. I know, it sounds like a fairly short par 5 but that was the distance. I hit it about 280 off the tee with a second shot of 200. I hit a hybrid on the green from the rough and got the ball to stop about 20 yards past the hole. And had an impossible putt for eagle. Ended up making a par because my putting is horrible! But by gosh I had a chance at eagle!
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

milestones like this are very exciting... i remember my first eagle putt.... had two on that round!! Was awesome.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Not only are you hitting the sweet spot, but a relaxed swing like that is probably more efficiently transferring your back/shoulder/arm power through relaxed hands into the clubhead. Swing a whip as hard as you can, and you just look like a fool.  Flip is casually and correctly and the tip goes fast enough to break the sound barrier. Now that you have had a taste at a smoother and easier swing, you can start to become more consistent with those movements and correctly add more speed in the future.  Frankly, with your posted index, I'm surprised this is new to you.  I look forward to hearing how your game improves now.
    • The lessons I've had generally follow the same pattern: 1) Diagnosis (could be set up, or swing) first 5-10 mins. 2) Experiment to see if I can feel the error (5 mins). 3) Experiment to feel the correction (often with exaggeration, drills etc). 4) Skills test to see if I can implement the changes (can I do it with a 4 iron, can I massively exaggerate the desired effect) The homework is basically these 4 things. When I feel I've fixed it, or feel like something else is wrong, or I can't fix it, then I'll go back for another lesson. Has helped me go from a 27 to sub-14.
    • So the question becomes why does a 75% swing hit the middle of the clubface more often? My guess would be that the movements are in control and you're not wasting energy forcing the club to act against a more neutral motion. I feel like when I go super hard (say 110% of my usual speed) I try and thrust everything (handle, hips, hands) forward and right rather than just swinging. Is this also the reason that flighted iron shots are preferred to full swings?
    • I agree with some of the other posters. Hitting the ball square is more important than just speed. When you get a player that can match top speed and center hits..well you pretty much have a professional...lol
    • How can one possibly improve without homework? My instructor last year gave me plenty of homework.  Sadly, my schedule caused me to need to have my few lessons over too short a period and to not do all the homework.  It was a great disservice to both my attempts to improve and my instructor's time. In all honesty, the actual instructions did not give me a whole lot of information that I didn't already know from all my reading and online research.  He merely said things in different ways and applied it differently.  This very vital assistance did very little for me at the time of the lesson, but the after-lesson drills and spending the next days/weeks/months considering new ways to look at the information I've had for years was a great help. An instructor who does not give the student homework (specifically tailored to that student's issues) is nothing more than a 20 page audiobook.  And I don't think anyone here is going to suggest that one can become a great golfer by just reading the same 20 pages over and over.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. aaustin2
      aaustin2
      (32 years old)
    2. fotoguy1958
      fotoguy1958
      (59 years old)
    3. Will Binegar
      Will Binegar
      (60 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon