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  1. Here's what I think: Playing smart. Your swing is good enough (and getting better daily) that you are bound to hit a few fairways and a few greens, right? Well, obviously, you have to make sure you par those holes ... so you have to be a competent enough putter to avoid the 3 putts as often as possible. If you're shooting in the 90's, it's likely that your driver is somewhat erratic. Just make sure to eliminate (as much as possible) silly extra strokes due to penalties. Say, Goose Creek, for example. If you are prone to a right miss, then you'd be smart to use a 3 wood or lo
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  2. With enough practice anyone can get themselves down to around a 10. The question is how far below can they go from there. If you are going to be practicing might as well be forming good habits and not ingraining the bad ones. Find a pro, and work with them. Be prepared to take one step back to go two steps forward. Again, if all you want to do is get yourself to a 10 handicap or so, then just practice, practice, practice, you will make whatever swing you have consistent enough. But if it is not a fundamentally sound swing, you are not going to get much lower. Whereas for the same time invested
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  3. It absolutely won't save that many strokes. I wasn't putting forth a complete solution. The simple fact is you need to everything that has been mentioned so far to get into the single digits and stay there. I was simply adding some focus to something that doesn't often get any spotlight. And punch shots are a tool that every mid-high handicap should have. They are the ones MOST likely to need it multiple times per round. Like I said I'm not advocating hero shots, I'm talking about getting out of trouble with one shot so you can continue the march to the green. [bad drive] +
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  4. Just talked with them... Were set for Sunday, May 4th, with the first group out at 10 am. Cost is $75/player and includes cart and range balls.
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  5. Read the thread title. It's not "Center of the Green Always," it's "Stop Aiming at the Flag."
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  6. I can't resist. If you read the thread, you'd see that for [1] this advice is more often talking about left/right aim, not front/back. The general advice is aim for pin high except on flags tucked short or long, then aim for a bit closer to center of the green distance wise. Also, if you read the thread, considerations in [2] obviously play a big role. If you've got a left flag with an easy bail out left but water hugging the whole front and right of the green, then you probably want to go flag hunting cause that's the smart play. The main point of this thread is ba
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  7. You really think the handicap system favors the better player? Now that is crazy! Go to any club tournament this week and and see how often a 2 shoots a net 65...but see how often a 18 handicapper does it!
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  8. I know I'll get blasted for this, but I really don't care. I seriously feel like his career is pretty much over. The guy is almost 40 years old, and IMO, he was never the type of player that would play much past 45 on the regular tour anyway. I've never been able to picture a 47 year old Tiger Woods out on the course. So you figure how insignificant he's been this season, now the back surgery and recovery, I just don't see him being that relevant again. I totally hope I'm wrong, but that's how I feel.
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  9. Had my best driving day in a long time using the Grenade last Sun. Hit my first drive 310 into a water hazard with a crowd of about 20 watching. Thankfully it rolled right and stayed up just inside the red paint. Hit a wedge to the green and made par, good way to start. Funny thing was the starter is a buddy and he saw the green shaft and green grip, I regripped it with a Avon Chamois, and asked WTF is that. He seemed puzzled by not seeing something familiar off the rack. The next thing he said was I think you hit it in the lake. Loving the Grenade now that I have passed the adjustment period.
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  10. I would just keep playing what you have. And instead of getting clubs spend the mo ey on lessons. But if ya want a decent set fir cheap Callaway x14 are good starter set that can be had for about $100 in good shape.
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  11. GOLFWEEK By Nick Masuda April 1st, 2014 9:58 a.m. Tiger Woods parts with Sean Foley. Spotted in Erie, PA. What the hell is in Erie? http://golfweek.com/news/2014/apr/01/tiger-woods-parts-with-foley
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  12. Well tomorrow is only April 1.....and it is still a long season lol. Just make sure you hide the body well, and have an alibi.
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  13. Here is an album of Masters pictures to use as wallpapers on your computer. http://imgur.com/a/mChCF Here is how to set up a folder to use as a background slideshow so you can save them all and they will change on their own: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/create-a-desktop-background-slide-show
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  14. Or if you are going to do this, turn around and wave the group behind to tee off while you stand to the side and wait for the green to clear. Keep things moving.
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  15. The problem with all videos is that most of the time you need to have a really good understanding of the golf swing to start with, only then will the video make sense to the viewer, who can then determine if the video and message is applicable to their own swing, providing they do in fact understand their own swing! The pro teaching you has seen your swing, has observed your shots and would've determined what you should be working on improving. Do what he says, work hard at it and you will improve.
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  16. Why not join a club without up front, expensive initiation fee? That way, the worst you can do is play for a year and move on to another club. I am doing exactly that. Next year, I may join another club for a year. I love the current club but it gets bored playing one course most of the time.
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  17. My suggestion, which worked for us, would be to retire to an area that hosts many activities in addition to golf that you would enjoy. If family and/or friends happen to live there, that is a plus. Also, if there is a university in the community, that is a plus. Likewise a plentitude of medical facilities. AFTER you have moved into the area spend a few months learning about the local clubs before joining one. What makes a course isn't just the track, but mostly the guys that you will be playing with day-to-day. What I learned is that about 10-15 years after you reti
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  18. Off topic but for just for a second I thought this was a Lance Armstrong book. It's tough choosing titles though I'd guess most people won't make the association.
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  19. Thanks for the feedback. I too got wrapped into an online golf program and online golf video lessons. Dollar amount was substantial, and my frustration and inability to physically not accomplish it didn't help as well. They would put up your swing next to a pros, and compare your swing positions to theirs. Good intentions, but all I would hear is " they have a similar build to you.. So they should match up with your swing". I disagree with this, we aren't pros we aren't top amateurs .. comparing us to top level players may not be the best advice for some of us. So I went a different rou
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  20. I have watched tons of videos from chuck quinton, and clay Ballard. Their videos have done nothing but educate me and help improve my swing. I went from casting to creating lag and a divot in front of the ball. My ball striking has improved a ton. As to the marketing aspect, which some people complain about, any instructor out there today has to make money and there is good money in golf instruction. It's a free market, if you don't like them making your money then don't buy their product. Set at home and watch YouTube videos.
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  21. Quote: Everyday, I will post this message somewhere and make sure people know the truth about my work and research. Alison Thietje Mind-2-Motion oh good lord, please don't! take your harpy sh*t back to the kitchen!
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