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  1. Read these two classic threads and look up Key 1 (steady head) and key 2 (weight forward). Ultimately, what "lag" is all about is achieving an inline impact (key 3), which means the club shaft and your lead arm form a straight line at Impact instead of flipping, allowing you to compress the ball. If you get those two keys working reasonably well, lag will just happen, but if you aren't achieving those keys, all the "lag drills" in the world aren't gonna help you. Lag happens when other things are done correctly, you can't really isolate it as a "thing" to work on.
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  2. The whole thread is in the article below, I'd embed the tweets, but delusional high schooler has since protected his tweets. It starts with him saying he could beat Steven Bowditch, winner of two events, by 5 or something like that. Bowditch challenges him to put his money where his mouth is and the rest is kind of anticlimactic, but some ams lucked out and got to play with Bowditch. De. Lu. Sion. Al. http://golfweek.com/quick_shot/steven-bowditch-take-down-twitter-troll-criticism/
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  3. Thanks for the advice, yea I could probably get away with playing low volume music from my push cart but I would constantly be worried that someone could hear it. So I'd really like to stick to headphones. I don't particularly care how they affect my game when wearing them, because when I'm wearing them I will be playing by myself and can't report a score for handicapping purposes anyways. But honestly, I use them because they do clear my mind of work thoughts and other things and make me feel a little more peaceful which I think it helpful for stress. Golf in the evenings for me is a stress r
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  4. Weird day on the course. Shot +15 87 (+8 front, +7 back), which itself is good for me, but factor in that it was playing 7129 yards and course rating of 74/133 and it looks even better giving me a differential of 11! Now, here's the weird part, that's 10 pars, 3 bogeys, 2 triples and 3 doubles. I had 1 ball go OB, 2 lost in tall grass, and 2 in water.... Oh yeah, and only 28 putts. All in all, still probably the best round of golf I ever played. *Game Golf link will be posted later after I have a chance to adjust the pin positions.*
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  5. Keep practicing the flighted swings. Soon it will feel very comfortable and your preference may change. I find a 3/4 swing makes better contact. Keep in mind that the downswing is still full speed. Only the backswing is shorter. I sometimes start my range sessions with 1/2 and 3/4 swings just to warm up.
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  6. You're in Dallas? Ummm, sure I can play you. Sorry. I can't play you. I'm grounded. Maybe I should call out some of the pros down here. I may not be on tour or even a single digit, but I think I could take them.
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  7. You missed the point of that reply. I don't "worship" Tiger Woods, but his haters love to throw that out there as a means of discrediting anyone for being even mildly interested in arguably (quite easily) the greatest player of all time teeing it up again. Despite the fact that the "haters" are likely even more interested…
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  8. Good for you!! I have the driver, 4w, and 3h of that club. I have hit some other clubs and feel like getting the itch to buy something new but those clubs swing so well I haven't been able to get away from them yet
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  9. Trying to create/working on lag doesn't really work. You need to work on a proper, centred pivot with enough weight forward at impact and a good amount of speed. Do that and lag just happens.
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  10. I would be opposed to any policy which supports slow play. This would in essence be saying that as long as you play after 8:30 it's okay to dawdle. Good pace is not a time of day based idea - it's how everyone should be required to play from first group to last. Not every fast player or group of players has to opportunity to play early. Some have either work or family duties that put them on the course later. They have the rights as anyone else and should have the same opportunity for playing in a reasonable length of time. There is no solution in just giving up on it and splitting
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  11. I'm pretty sure you can control it from settings.. I literally get no emails from TST. I'm pretty sure you can control it from settings.. I literally get no emails from TST.
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  12. I think you missed the point: the better idea is to practice their distance putting so that they don't end up with the 3-5' putts in the first place. Practicing your distance control will help you on ALL putts on EVERY green. Practicing your 2-5' putts will only help you on your 2-5' putts, which you won't have many of if you practice your distance control in the first place (with the distance control still helping those 2-5' putts, just not to as great an extent). Of the 30-45 putts a golfer has during a round, I would imagine a fair bit less than half of those are from 2-5', while all o
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  13. ha ha, well he certainly has a lot to work with in that regard. Reminiscent of Jimmy Durante.
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  14. Yesterday's round was one of those enjoyable, competitive rounds I find myself in every so often. I walked on, and was paired with another walk on who I had never met before. Right off the bat he asked if we could play for a beer after the round. I agreed since his stated handicap was the same as mine. It turned out our games were very similar. We went back and forth with lead changes throught the 18 holes. I made a 6' putt for par on the 18th to win by one stroke. (78-79). Win or lose, these types of matches are fun. Even though we both had a good time, we each still had that
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  15. My own opinion on here will appear different if you look at it over time. I used to say I'm trying to make every putt. That's still the same, but I realize now that when I say "make the putt" that means different things to different people. To me, it means I try to just drip the ball into the hole. But to most people, trying to "make" the putt often includes trying to hit it 3 or 4 or more feet past the hole. So now my advice to all is… Inside of about 10 or 12 feet, don't leave the putt short. Your distance control will rarely be so far off that you'll have more tha
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  16. Seems like a silly question but yea, I try to make all putts... But my mindset on the 60+ footers isn't so much on making the putt. I break the putt into a couple different sections and then try to avoid any big misread areas. For example, if I'm 80-feet away in an upper elevation of the green I'll try to get it rolling and breaking towards the hole, but if there's a ridge that if I JUST MISS it... it'll go off the green, then I err on the side where it's safe. It actually happens more than you would even think, at least for me on the courses I play. So those I'm not really trying my best
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  17. I try to make every putt. Short ones I want to make sure go past the hole a bit, but as the putt gets longer, my distance-goal is AT the hole, not 12 or 18 inches past. If I'm aiming at 18 inches past, and leave it 6 inches short of the hole, I'm off by 2 feet. That same 2-foot miss PAST my 18-inch target leaves me 3 and a half feet, and that starts to become statistically miss-able. If I'm aiming to leave it at the hole, plus or minus 2 feet leaves me no more than 2 feet, and I'll miss fewer of those. Just as @Golfingdad said, my goal is BOTH, make it when reasonable, and leave it as clo
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  18. The poll has a false premise that those two options are mutually exclusive, so I didn't answer. The best way to expand the size of the hole, and thus make more putts, is to have it traveling slowly as it passes, which means it stops close and you also avoid three putts. The answer is BOTH. :)
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  19. This was a great weekend to play, and I was able to get 3 rounds in of 79, 85, and 75. What I learned over the last 3 rounds was that tempo is my key. When I make a smooth move, I get so much more out of my swing. If I try to force it, not so good. Today I had 3 birdies and made 55% of up and downs. I was 4/5 in the sand today with the thought being smooth, don't decel, and finish. Even with 2 three putts, I only needed 27 putts today. Shot of the day, with the pin 195 and 182 to cover the bunker with a slight downwind breeze, I striped a 5 iron 10 feet right of the cup. I steadied over
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  20. well you've always got Westchester CC in Rye, NY. Mamaroneck isn't too far from Yonkers either so you've got the prestigious Winged Foot. Ardsley Country Club is OK, but not worth it joining. Hampshire Country Club is pretty nice. and my favorite - Pelham Country Club. I don't know how their memberships work..but the more prestigious courses don't accept outside solicitation for membership information. You'd need to be sponsored by a member who will give you the info on joining: bond/initiation fees yearly dues etc The others you can just call and inquire. If you drive along the Hutchinson
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