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I am calling you out as a non-golfer IF.........................

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Definitely not, it is however a frustrating one, and I think most people can relate to that. Nothing negative about it, it's a part of the games charm, the ups and downs... If you've never had that experience though...

I've learned so many new and creative ways to swear. But it's about my shots, not anything my playing partners do or say - unless they're being jerks on purpose. Bonus, I've found so many versions of bloody marys that it balances well

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You sweet-tempered gents will never get it. Some of us wake up angry and go to bed angry. If we weren't getting angry on the golf course, we'd be getting angry somewhere else.

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If you say, "I keep picking my head up" every time you chunk a shot.

What if you say you fail to have a "steady head" (as in fail to comply with key 1)?

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If you say, "I keep picking my head up" every time you chunk a shot.


I think it's "thinning" it that usually happens but that is usually the first learned swing flaw to point out to people even though it's something else usually.

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If you say, "I keep picking my head up" every time you chunk a shot.


Actually I would say pick up your head after you hit the shot next time.

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I think it's "thinning" it that usually happens but that is usually the first learned swing flaw to point out to people even though it's something else usually.


Got it. Thanks for the clarification. :8)

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What if you say you fail to have a "steady head" (as in fail to comply with key 1)?

I would say most of the time what has caused golfers to chunk shots has little to do with head movement. Usually there is something technically wrong, and head movement is an easy patsy

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Actually I would say pick up your head after you hit the shot next time.

I hope you aren't being literal. ;-)

I don't mind if playing partners come up with every excuse in the book for their bad shots, as long as they don't try to play "coach" about mine.

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I would say most of the time what has caused golfers to chunk shots has little to do with head movement. Usually there is something technically wrong, and head movement is an easy patsy

Just to pick nits ... if you have too much head movement, then you DO have something technically wrong with your swing.  And as Lihu points out, - it being Key #1 - it's the most basic of technical flaws.

Not saying that is necessarily something that would cause chunks, but it certainly can be a flaw.

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I would say most of the time what has caused golfers to chunk shots has little to do with head movement. Usually there is something technically wrong, and head movement is an easy patsy

I agree.

When I would hit it thin I had several playing partners say, "keep your head down".  When I hit it fat they'd say nothing as they didn't seem to know what to say.

Took a lesson and saw that I was consistently lowering my head in the back swing (changing my spine angle actually) and then lifting my hands to compensate.  "Keep your head steady" advice didn't help me, I was holding my head steady relative to my neck and shoulders, the real problem was I was changing my spine angle.

I've video taped some and I've noticed this lifting your hands and the resulting 'chicken wing' is pretty common with really weak players .

I'd bet the advice, "keep your head down", is wrong most of the time or at least not precise enough for many to understand what to change.

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I agree that fundamentally you have to keep your head still. I was merely commenting on the guy that's never gonna break 120 if he counted all the shots, swings ridiculously hard every time and uses head movement excuse to ease his frustration. I also love when after 5 straight chunks he looks at you and says "did you see anything wrong with that one?"

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I agree that fundamentally you have to keep your head still. I was merely commenting on the guy that's never gonna break 120 if he counted all the shots, swings ridiculously hard every time and uses head movement excuse to ease his frustration.

I also love when after 5 straight chunks he looks at you and says "did you see anything wrong with that one?"


Naw, I would tell him it looked just as bad as the others.

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I agree that fundamentally you have to keep your head still. I was merely commenting on the guy that's never gonna break 120 if he counted all the shots, swings ridiculously hard every time and uses head movement excuse to ease his frustration.

I also love when after 5 straight chunks he looks at you and says "did you see anything wrong with that one?"

Now that's one I've heard quite a bit while I'm trying to think of something that wasn't wrong with it. :-D

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I am calling you out as a non-golfer if you arrive at your 11am tee time, and complain about the slow play as if you didn't expect it.   .....with a tee time this late??!!

c'mon man!!  You should know better!!  Hehe

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You are not a real golfer if you dont know how to dodge giving advice and ruining your game by saying "you are lifting your head up".

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