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21 hours ago, iacas said:

I knew she was off to a good start, and every hole through the 7th confirmed that she was on a good pace. I didn't say anything for fear of spoiling it or alerting her to it. I even got attitude when I told her to recap her round by writing down the scores afterward… until eventually she realized she'd broken 50. :-)

Sounds like the clock is ticking. Next thing you know she'll be adding up her strokes and realize she's beaten you!

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21 hours ago, NatalieB said:

And the best part was that I played all 9 holes in 40 minutes! I ran back to and from the cart between shots and tried to take my time when I got to the ball to do my routine.

Congrats on the score! And wow, 40 minutes is showing us how to get it done. 

If you like stats, you can open up this hidden section below to see how you compare against a PGA professional:

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Obviously I'm just guessing on the real numbers, but I did what I could from your narrative. Let me know if you want to correct the yardages to rerun them.

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Nice approach on hole #4!!! It's green, so that's better than a PGA pro. Overall, your approaches seem to be the place where you can improve even more (relative to driving, short game, or putting).

 

Below, this chart says that getting near the green in regulation is key.  For the 5 holes you were on the green or near the green, you were only +3. For the 4 holes you were not near the green, you were +10.

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Listen to your dad- putts between 3 and 15ft will be the ones to practice. You get lots of them, and you could save a stroke or two over 9 holes.

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1 hour ago, chspeed said:

Sounds like the clock is ticking. Next thing you know she'll be adding up her strokes and realize she's beaten you!

And that will be one of my better, happier days… Guaranteed!

She already earns:

  • A dollar for every par.
  • Five dollars for every birdie (both are relative to the course par, not her par, which next year will be 5).
  • A dollar if she beats me on the hole.

The $30 was in lieu of her "practice bingo" game which, when we moved to outside/inside practice over the summer, became unworkable.

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I have been working on hinging my wrists at around when my left arm is horizontal on the backswing and to keep hinging my wrists until at least when it's horizontal on the downswing.

My dad says that the next thing to work on is my hips going backward a little. He says something about having no tilt so that is why I jump.

But he also says not to worry about that right now and that this looks pretty good for where I have been recently.

I am also looking at getting these new shoes for 2016: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33026586 . I wish they had them in 3.5. My :true_linkswear: shoes are getting small but a 4.0 is a bit too big for even a few months from now.

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Yes, kiddo, the hips go back a bit because you're trying to create as much speed as you can. The jumping is not only a speed piece but a reaction to the lack of SAT. Exactly.

Good job on the wrist stuff. A few more weeks of that and we'll start to work on the hips.

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1 hour ago, DrizZzY said:

Her swing is better than mine!!!

Welcome to TST!!

Don't feel bad, it's better than mine as well....

 

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I am hitting everything ridiculously badly off the toe. Toe shanks. My longer clubs go 45° right because I hit them on the corner of the toe.

 

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Toe shanks are the worst! I had them for about a year, drove me crazy. They are worse than regular shanks in my opinion because when you are playing with other golfers the toe shank shot actually gets up in the air in the general direction of the hole and kinda looks like a decent shot, then the other golfers in your group say something like "good shot", but in your heart you know it was awful and then it lands short of the bunker in front of the green and the other people are silent.  At least with a regular shanks everyone knows it was an awful swing. 

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That's emphasizing my backswing stuff. I let my hip stick out sometimes.

Today I shot 89 in an EDGA Junior Tour tournament at Mound Grove. It is my first time breaking 90. I shot 46/43 and almost had a hole in one on the 17th hole.

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Great round. Now you can set your sights on 79.

Swing is looking good also. I am jealous of how much extension you get at A8. I wish I could get even a tenth of that.

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