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COBRAboy

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COBRAboy    1

I've been Playing Golf for: 10 years

My current handicap index or average score is: around 78

My typical ball flight is:hight left to right

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: slice with the driver a couple times a round


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iacas    4,175

For your sake, please get video of you hitting a ball. The ability of other people to diagnose your swing is compromised when you don't actually post your swing. These are, at best, practice swings.

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