Posting a quick video in preparation for meeting my 2023 goals. Looking back over this thread, I see a lot of the same issues are still there: too flat a swing plane with the shoulders, too much hip turn. Good news is that it looks like my hands are in a better place, but still a lot of work to be done. Really just leaving this here as a before shot in the hopes that I'm able to improve the picture in '23.
52 degree wedge from 105, hit it just long and left @ Monarch Dunes Challenge Course #9
I selected the following:
First ball, regular par-70-ish course, on a par three Seems obvious
Hole in one on a regular course where you don't play all 18 holes (or even nine holes) Unless you're just playing a hole over and over to try and make one
Par three course, > 100 yards This IMO is no different than a Par 3 on a regular course. NOTE: I didn't vote for the "under 100" option-anything TOO short is too tricked up to me and can almost be like holing out on an approach shot. That's also why I didn't vote for Regulation course with a hole under 75 yards, not that I've ever seen one that short.
Par three, regular course, < 100 yards The reason why I voted differently on this as opposed to the Par 3 course is that I haven't seen any regulation courses with anything under maybe 90 anyway.
Mulligans, Simulators and temporary greens should be self explanatory IMO.
Over the years I’ve spent SO much time working on going from steep to shallow in transition. It didn’t improve my Ballstriking much if it all. But I wasn’t particularly laid off at the top when I was focusing on this… I was just chasing a picture. I somehow thought being on plane wasn’t as good as going steep to shallow.
I’ve come to see that swing models can be classified into planar and non-planar mechanics. Non-planar being the ones with the steep to shallow move (see Matthew Wolf or Victor Hovland). While planar swings tend to go up and down on roughly the same plane (see Tiger / Fleetwood / O’Grady).
Now I see that both planar and non-planar swings can produce great golf shots consistently.
Thanks for the feedback, @Bucki1968.
May I ask what you didn’t like at Atlantic Dunes? I’ve also read that a lot of people liked it better that Harbour Town; more specifically that HT in the off-season isn’t kept at championship condition and isn’t worth the extra money.
I’d probably bite the bullet and play HT if this was the only trip to Hilton Head I was planning on doing in my life but I have this timeshare access for 37 more years 😃
For me it would have to be on a hole “designed and built” as a par 3, even on par three courses with holes less than 100yds. Don’t see where a Mulligan really qualifies as a legit hole-in-one, likewise Simulators offer perfect conditions, so real weather is not in play. Personally I have come close a couple of times of late - the ball finishing within a couple feet of the hole.