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  1. I don't mean to put a damper on things for you, but I can give you my personal experience (which seems fairly similar to yours) and my honest opinion. I was in a situation somewhat similar to yours with just a slightly earlier timescale, in that I played golf not too competitively until I decided to truly get serious starting in the spring of my junior year of high school. At this time I was approximately a 15 handicap golfer or so, occasionally getting lucky and breaking 80 (on easy courses) and but mostly shooting mid-80s to mid-90's for my scores. That spring I started working at a gol
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  2. I’ve played well over 100 rounds with Scott Parel, now on the Tour Champions. When he played with our group, the over/under side bet was always 65. He’s shot 60 three different times, once with me, on a course with a 72.9 rating and 139 slope. Also played with Wesley Bryan and Vaughn Taylor and countless D1 college guys. Most golfers have no idea of that level of play, or even the night and day difference between college and professional. If someone had illusions, they would become quickly returned to reality. Bob Clecky, former long time head pro at Augusta National, told a young go
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  3. It's a bit strange you are seeking a career advise from strangers. You should seek that kind of advise from your parents/coach or someone more close to you and knows you a lot better than from an internet forum. JMHO.
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  4. I think chronically slow people or groups will just be slow about everything. If your group takes a 'pace of play' attitude, this wouldn't be an issue as they'd get ready for putts while others are putting, the flag could come in or out as preferred if they just help each other (until they all learn to just keep the damn thing in all the time). It's a 4-some - there is plenty of people there to just be aware and forward looking - pull and replace the pin for each other, plan and prep in parallel, rake the bunker for each other if you're already out, park the cart where you can just w
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  5. Yes. your fitting is very close to what I got a few years ago. It wasn't with Edel, but a very good fitter in NH. He lengthen my shaft to 35.5, which is long for my height and flatten my lie with my existing putter. Later, I picked up another used putter and made it the exact same specs.
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  6. What kind of game? That’s one reason to play match play. Once someone’s out of the hole and hits their ESC, they pick up and move on. The only reason to keep banging your head against the wall would be in a pure stroke play format. Even then I’d tell him to move on with the understanding that he just lost all stroke play bets. FWIW, someone who can’t carry 150 yards should probably either be playing different tees, or not be playing for money at all.
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  7. It was my understanding that the new rule allowing the flagstick to be left in was intended to speed up play. I don't know about anyone else but I'm finding that it's causing just the opposite effect. One person in the foursome might want it in while others might want it out. Personally, I would prefer to keep it in all the time but some other guys I've been playing with want it in on downhill putts and out on uphill putts. Most everyone is OK with it in on long putts but once closer to the hole opinion varies. Personally, I find those testy 3 and 4 footers easier with the stick in, yet I've h
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  8. I'm no low capper and the only time I grip down is when the ball is above my feet. I try to create a swing arc that seems normal rather than odd. It's one of them "Spider senses tingling" kind of deals.
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  9. This question comes up every year. People simply don't realize that the Masters is different from regular PGA Tour events.
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  10. Exactly what Vinsk and Pretzel said, and to take off a little distance. Ex. If a nine is a 145 club, and the distance is 140, with pin at the back of the green, choking up half an inch or so will take off a few yards.
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  11. Whenever I need to hit the ball low I grip down on the club. This can be because there's a headwind, because there's a tree, or even just because the green has a big back-to-front slope and I don't want the ball to come back when it lands Usually about an inch or so for a normal low shot, for hitting it into the wind or controlling the spin. If I really want it to go low I'll grip down on the club by nearly two inches.
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  12. Interesting topic. I appreciate the science of the golf swing. It impresses me the knowledge espoused on this site from the clearly scientific thinkers. That was never my strong point. Not that I don't "get" it, or understand what is being said but I do believe there comes a point where it gets to much. I'm more of a visual learner so that may be part of it. I tend to learn seeing what @iacas or @mvmac are trying to say as opposed to reading a post on it. The great thing about this site is that video is so revered as a learning tool that someone like me is better able to grasp the scientific c
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  13. It's caused us to speed up a bit in league play. We rarely take it out. Usually, it only comes out if the wind is strong and the flag leans in the direction the putt is coming from.
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  14. random trivia: 8 PGA rounds w/18 putts Fewest number of putts in a round on PGA Tour Ken Duke is one of just eight players in PGA Tour history to use just 18 putts in a single competitive round.
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  15. be very careful about whom you take advice from, especially amateur golfer internet strangers. a lot of people tend to project their own life experiences and expectations on others, even if they don't correlate. ultimately you will probably have to look within yourself to find the right answer. separately, here's a guy who's famously said, "this ain't no hobby!" yet still manages to have fun with (drinking) buds on and off the course. enjoy!
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  16. Full swing: no idea! never hit them full. Only the driver. Normal swing: 51°: 115 56°: 105 60°: 95 3/4 swing: 51°: 85 56°: 75 60°: 65 Less than 60 yards i play my 60° by feel.
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  17. Compete as an amateur. If you stand out enough to consider going pro, there won't be any question. If you end up hating the grind and work that goes into being a top amateur, you'll know that you'd hate the life of a touring pro that much more. Who knows how good you can be? Look at Larry Nelson, didn't start until he was 21. Several guys who had a nice career (though short) on the Champions Tour took up the game late in life and discovered an unnatural talent. No harm in finding out, but just do the next thing and don't get too caught up in hitting goals. If you have to
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  18. Go out to play 9 alone. On each hole hit 4..5 balls with different Irons. Keep track of the yardages with each club and at the end of the round you will have a good idea. I normally round up irons distances in numbers divisible by 5. After that each club hit 10 yards more or less than the other. Remember than even a pro have from the fairway around a 15 yards gap between a perfect shot and a little mishit with the same club. Don´t bother remembering that a 6I carry 161 and a 7I carry 152. Just remember... 6I 160 and 7I 150 average carry. Do the same for each wedge and wood. That´s it
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  19. And they may not for awhile. In the last five years he’s made three cuts. Thats more than Tiger Woods. 🙂
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  20. Agreed. I need to do this again, but we used to go to a pretty flat par 5 and drop 10 balls or so at a specific distance to the flag and take the average.
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  21. Both of those two posts you posted have nothing to do with SuperSpeed Golf, the protocols, progress following the protocols, etc. The original question about wrist soreness was relevant because it was related to something specific that happened when doing the SuperSpeed training. You going off on a tangent about comparing grip pressure of amateurs to PGA tour players and then posting a separate link to 5 techniques to improve grip strength have absolutely nothing to do with SuperSpeed golf, which is why I said they are off topic. And no, you didnt answer the question, becaus
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  22. If you have a range finder, use it to measure the distance. Grab each club, hit 10 balls and take the average. Eliminate outliers which could include fat, or excessively thin shots. Do that with each club . BTW...check out Lowest Score Wins :LSW
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  23. Because no one at Augusta has had the talk with him yet.
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  24. Absolutely. At my peak i was playing +3 golf and still wasn't really competitive against any level of professional player. Or even the elite amateurs like Spieth, Folwer etc... Id say the distance in skill between me (as a scratch player) and an average tour pro is the same between me and a 20 handicap. They're that good. Id advance to sectionals in US open qualifying back in my glory days and be made to feel like a chop by guys who where barley hanging on in the web tour.. With hard work and dedication i suppose anything is possible. But realistically i think you're looking at a caree
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  25. Wedges are supposed to go high. If you putting a bona fide full swing on them, they will go very high. 100 yds for a 56* is above average in in line with Tour players. You should be most concerned with where the ball ends up in relation to the hole.
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  26. I carry 47, 52 and 58 degree wedges. I hit my 47 about 130 yards in the air. I can expect about 1-2 yards of check or release on it depending on green conditions. I very rarley take full swings my 52 and 58. The focus with your wedges should be controlling spin and trajectory, not so much pure distance. You could come out of your shoes to hit a GW 120 yards, sure. But it would likely have so much spin on it you'd lose that distance once the ball landed and spun back.
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  27. Yeah.. In match play anyway. In medal play you only have yourself to blame if distractions are affecting your game. But in match play if i see that banter is irritating my opponent ill talk to him even more. Especially if he's beating me.. 😆
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  28. Yep, fantasy. Sorry. The difference between a 6hcp and scratch is enormous. The difference between scratch and +3 is even greater, and the difference between +3 and a PGA Tour Pro is greater yet. The commercials are right. Those guys are ridiculously good! Golf is a great game, and one that you can play for a lifetime. There are also plenty of opportunities to make a living in and around the game without playing for your paycheck. Enjoy it for what it is.
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  29. FWIW, my wife and I played with a very close friend of ours two weekends ago. Our friend never stopped talking, even when she was hitting! It was making me crazy. I think I will wear earplugs next time.
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  30. New member, just found this thread. Started hitting balls in1964 at 8 yrs old. By the time I was 16 I was an A player in the Men's game at the course I grew up on . Turned Pro after school and played for a living for 12 years. I my opinion, the ability to play very well inside 100 yards and putting seperate the good players from the others. Length is a contributing factor, but short game is a determining factor. It is all about how fast did you get it in the hole.
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  31. Leupold offered you that because your out of warranty rangefinder failed? Damn, that’s generous!
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  32. So I ended up doing an Edel fitting and learned a lot from it. Turns out I aimed my current putter dead on. The fitter tried different sight lines and none got me on better than the same line setup. We then moved to the distance control. Turns out the weighting of my current putter was very close to what he fit me into. What did change was he fit me into a slightly longer shaft and a flatter lie. Question is if I wanted to adjust my current putter to the correct lie would it be the same for what I was fit to?
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  33. Yes it is playable. However a Corvair ain't a Corvette.
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  34. Thanks. It's not even HD, though, eh?
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  36. I think maybe I should have worded it better, I don't blame the guys for my game but found it harder mentally as I've never come across it before in the excess nature.. Also in no ways did the guys I played with have issues with me trying to focus on my at times woeful game on the day, of course, after the game we had a few drinks certainly enjoyed each other company and will likely be paired up together in the future... I personally think it was a combination of factors on the day...I didn't get the best sleep the night before and trying my best to focus on my game but let outside
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  37. Having played the hole, I have sympathy for him. The hotel is uncomfortably close for right handed slicers (and lefty hookers). Plus there are quite a few broken windows (low on the building, not the rooms). And if there are people like my group, lots of people on the hotel's observation deck offering encouragement.
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  38. A stableford format is a form of net stroke play that also limits the “damage” of a single blowup hole as well as providing an opportunity to pick up and move on in that event. It might be another option to consider...
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  40. As long as the ball is in bounds, and not in a penalty area, she would get relief, an "animal hole" is an "abnormal course condition". For details review Rule 16. You should also look at the Interpretations for Rule 16, since the location of the ball (under a bunker, near OB lines, etc) can have some impact on where you take your relief. http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=16
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  41. Maybe a little of this this weekend. Do I ever get tired of watching this? No.
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  42. Lowest Score Wins. https://lowestscorewins.com/
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  43. Money is money. He'll have to keep at it until the hole is conceded one way or another. That's part of the reason I stay away from money games and places with forced carries.
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  44. The raised lettering suggests that this is a cast club, so certainly not old or collectable. Older iron clubs were all forged, with markings stamped into them.
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  45. "Perfect number" is in the hole, I'm a convert to the closer is better school. But having said that, I feel pretty good with a "comfortably full" swing with my shortest wedge, and that goes about 80 to 85 yards.
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  46. Just got back from the golf trip. Really happy with how I played overall. Shot a 77 in my only round where we played our own individual ball. The round started out rough with 2 doubles in the first 3 holes, but included 4 birdies, the most I have ever made in a round. That was the best driving round I have ever had, my distance was up compared to last year, probably due to SuperSpeed training, and in the Driving category on GameGolf, I gained 1.63 strokes compared to a scratch golfer. I played the par 5s in 3 under par, and was on the green in 2 shots twice after really solid 5 and 6
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  47. 30 FT shot from the fringe with the putter.
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  48. Hey, just a friendly heads up, you're way out of your element here. The guy you're disagreeing with here can back everything up with hard science. Everyone aims differently and there are ways of adjusting for that so that a golfer is able to confidently aim knowing that the face is aimed where he thinks it's aimed. I putted for years with a putter that had me lined up 2 FEET out from 10 feet out, but I thought I was aimed where I was intending. I don't mean to be argumentative, but you're wrong, it's NOT "all about imagination and touch".
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  49. Yeah I'm excited for the weather to break so I can get out on the course and see what impact it has on my game. And yes based on my experiences with it I recommend it as long as you purchase the swing speed radar too. I had the sticks months before I had the radar and I found it was really difficult to stay motivated and gauge my progress since I didnt know how fast each swing was.
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