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  1. Thought I would just share some drills here that I use to hone my skills on the green. Enjoy: Clock Drill 12 tees around the hole at 4 feet. Make all 12 in a rowFailure drill (this one is brutal, not about making the putts as much as dealing with failure) 8 tees in the ground around the hole at 5 feet. Make 3 in a row at each one. If you miss, start overThis one is also meant to simulation pressure and learning how to perform under it without worrying about the failurePercentage Drill Tees at 3, 6, 9, and 12 feet at 4 spots around hole. Hit 10 balls from each tee100% at 3 feet80% at 6 feet60%
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  2. i recently found a company, Louisville golf that makes wooden woods (and uses hickory shafts on their irons and some drivers) they also make wooden putters. does anyone think these would perform good with all the metal woods, putters, and graphite shafts today?
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  3. That's not the accepted practice. You have to drop, not place, and since he's a pro, the divot is closer to the hole anyway, so you will invariably drop "behind" the divot hole (not the divot itself). It was also, at most, about two yards. It was not about getting a full swing and it was nowhere near 15 yards. He was not given a pass. He was penalized, after the bad luck of hitting the flagstick. No, we'd be penalized… two strokes.
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  4. This is why the whole thing is just so boring and unremarkable. The 18 year old who plays twice a week and has a genuine handicap of 3 may have been off 27 when Dan started. But..had his initial goal to become scratch (and I mean genuine scratch, not DIY handicapping with 9 hole scores and submitting good rounds only and giving yourself pars on 5 holes when you have time for 13 holes) and had actually done it I would have been impressed. Yet he still persists with the BS. At no stage has he said that he set the bar too high. Nothing impresses him. He just affects the laid back swagger and trie
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  5. The goal of the game is to shoot lower scores, not to play with blades.
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  6. I'd focus more on "steepening" the hips. Notice how they shallow out on the backswing, pressure/weight is too far back into your right heel. Part of why they shallow is because you stick your butt out and have some arch in your lower back at address. Makes it harder to turn steep enough. Compare your address to this guy, much "softer" looking back, no lower back arch. Will feel like you tailbone is "tucked" under you. Then on the backswing feel the right hip "rise", make it go "up". I'm guessing it's just something he just does naturally.
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  7. Congrats! Keep playing and those birdies will start coming.
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  8. Wow, so many words to basically say the following; Dan's back is still hurt, he went to Dave Oliver who he met at the McKenzie Institute (shameless plug probably in exchange for free consultation) and Dave suggested some basic stretching exercises any pseudo athlete should have known. I do the standing version of exercises every day and before practice or a round of golf. Dan should be careful, those exercises he's touting are not good for people with certain back conditions. He quit his golf club because the expense was too high given the limited number of rounds he's played. He's taking
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  9. Congrats @akammerer! This is how the addiction starts!
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  10. Played the best round of my life and it was only an 89 at my home course. Just some notes on my progress and reflection on the score. The biggest difference in my score between the hundreds I have been shooting and my 89 is the driver distance and direction. Actually my first drive only went 66 yards, but I was able to turn things around and really hit it well. Already uploaded my game golf, but let me take it one at a time. 1. Was able to save bogy after my 66 yard drive, was able to get it on the green with PW from the fairway bunker, so only 1 stroke lost. 2. Nice drive down the right
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  11. For a stock shot with most irons, play it a ball or two inside the left heel (left ear), ball or two forward of the left heel with a driver.
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  12. Just keep playing that hole and you should get your first Birdie too! Congrats!
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  13. http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/plane-conveyor.htm http://www.mythbusterstheexhibition.com/science-content/science-content-entry-1/ The main thing that really affects liftoff is the speed and direction of the air surrounding the plane, all other effects are secondary. . .just googled this problem to find some sources for you to read.
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  14. Congrats! It's a great feeling when it happens.
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  15. I've been using a google search recently, as it gives better results. In this case, search "sandtrap.com:left arm" https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=thesandtrap.com%3A left arm Some good threads of old, although not sure they specifically answer your question about drills to try:
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  16. I'm 56 and still looking for my first eagle. Had some eagle putts but I don't remember making any. Comgrats on your first and wish you many more.
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  17. Great story dude. And congrats. Now, get back out there and make your first birdie.
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  18. From the Department of People Never Change...
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  19. You are correct in your understanding. I was confused by the OP too. I think that whatever he was saying, the correct procedure has been covered, so his question should have been answered, whatever the question was.
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  20. Brandel can go shove it. By his logic we should've been nigh invincible with Tom Watson as captain last year, seeing how he had such an exceptional Ryder Cup Record compared to Paul McGinley's 2-2-5 record.
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  21. Thanks for the thorough review @dkolo. I talked to the Sun Mountain designer of the 2Five and found out a few details to go along with your review. As you point out, the bag's weight does not include the various hangtags that are on the bag right out of the box and does not incude the rainhood which ships in the clothing pocket. Regarding the points where the shoulder straps are attached to the bag, the bag does have a box X stitch at those points to make it stronger and less likely to rip out. See attached photo. About the divider system and its geometry, golfers tend to have strong prefere
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  23. Got to watch, how you grip the club effects if you should have a flat left wrist at the top of the backswing. If you have a stronger grip you can get away with a slightly bowed left wrist at the top, because your wrist starts off bowed at address. As for flat left wrist at impact. As long as your hands are ahead of the ball, mostly keeping the clubhead inline with hands and your left shoulder (or the hands slightly bowed forward), your doing ok. You can control the clubface to do what you want with the ball under those conditions easily as making a few set up adjustments. As for
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