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  1. I was listening to The Drive podcast. The interview was with Eric Chehab, an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist. One topic came up about why they were seeing knee strain from people who perform a lot of lunges and squats. With lunges it is due to people putting improper loading on the front knee. In a proper lunge that knee should take on little to no loading. The glut should take on the loading. When people are too far forward in the lunge they are wearing down the front knee. Just a tip for those who might be seeing knee pain with their lunges or know they are doing them incorrectly now.
  2. The origin of this ruling goes back 40 or more years before Tiger's incident. An elderly lady encountered a large fallen bough over her ball. She was too week to move it on her own but together with her companions, they managed it. The question was raised with the R&A resulting in the Decision that Tiger took took advantage of.
  3. I would recommend playing the same kind of ball for your entire round for anyone who can reasonably afford it. Between rounds you can try out different balls to see what works best for you or what you like the most. That said, this doesn't mean you have to go out and buy 10 dozen ProV1's to play. If you use a popular budget model golf ball you should be able to at least partially replenish your stock with what you find from other golfers. I've seen plenty of Noodle or Top-flite balls, though I can't say I particularly recommend the Top-flites. A good option for people who want plenty of golf balls that feel good and perform reasonably well for beginners, without having a large cost attached, is the Snell Get Sum ball. If you order them by the 6 Dozen they're about $14.20 per dozen, and they're good balls.
  4. No need, just hook up that chain to two or three regular golf carts, what’s the use of a foursome if they’re not there to help move a few “loose impediments”? 😂
  5. I think of right arm connected more in terms of the pitch elbow feeling. It is discussed in the thread below. My instructor, who posted this video in this thread, has a really good drill for this. The feel for me isn't staying connected per se . It is more that my right arm is pushing against my left hand and that keeps my right elbow in the proper position to start the down swing. When your right elbow stays in the 'pitch elbow' position, it helps stop early release of your club hinge or casting. Flying elbows can get stuck behind the body and cause lots of problems.
  6. I actually kind of like these and will use them for indoor drills to improve my contact.
  7. For a right handed golfer... During the downswing, the most active muscles are the right subscapularis, the right pectoralis major, right anterior deltoid, right latissimus dorsi, right triceps, and right external oblique - coupled with the (slightly slower) left side infraspinatus and left posterior deltoid. Imagine throwing a frisbee with your left hand. Imagine baseball pitching submarine style with your right side. If you swing an extra driver shaft only with your left hand only and right hand only, you will see the right side is faster. The combination of the two sides creates a swing speed between the high of the right side and the low of the left side... but together, they are faster and more stable and repeatable than a one arm only swing. Weight shift/hips/legs don't really contribute much, but they DO contribute and provide stability. Also... Forearm and hand strength and speed is important. Most important is to ensure that you dont create imbalances that cause injuries. Studies have been done and you can google the info I provided. I have thoroughly researched the hip rotation speed question and have concluded that it is a waste (waist (pun)) of time to focus on drills to increase hip rotational speed. Hopefully this info helps some people searching for the correct approach to swing speed. Overspeed training, stretching, and power training all help tremendously. Hope this helps.
  8. It was hanging on the stick in the right of the video. Not sure why it is important though.
  9. Last day of 2018. A year ago, I couldn't even lift more that 5 pounds after knee and hernia surgery. Seems like a long time ago. Did a major redesign of my stance platform. the issue with the old setup was it not being level. This caused several issues, aligning the camera and the ball being above my feet on the mat all the time. So I started over. To reduce weight, I used 1 x 2" poplar, which is light and strong. My mat is 1.5" thick, so I needed to make a well. I used 1/4" plywood for the bottom of the well and added 1/2" neoprene to adjust the height and give more cushion. For the top, I used 1/2" plywood and a thin rug. I had to do a lot of leveling because there is a 3.5" drop from the top right corner to the bottom left. Below are photos of the process. Started the frame off for the well. Shown here with the mat in it for sizing. Then I had to level the frame. You can see the overall height I needed to boost the frame. I added the feet and now it was level. I added the plywood top. The finally the rug. What isn't shown are rubbed pads for the feet and the neoprene padding. I used a bit of velcro to keep the mat attached to the pad. The whole stand weighs around 30 - 35 pounds. I got wheels for it to put on the rear end if it was too heavy. But for now, I don't need them. So this is what an engineer does on his Christmas vacation!😀
  10. I like PGA the Village courses and have played them a number of times. I've also played PGA National a few times which I didn't like nearly as much, however I didn't play the Champions course so that might be a lot better than the rest of them. Palm Beach National is a fun affordable course too.
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