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  1. Looking for some feedback on my swing. I have been working on it for the past couple of years, and I am finally pretty happy with it. there are still some quirks I would like to fix though. mainly my two killer misses, which are a hook, and the other is a push slice. my usual ball flight is a fairly high slight draw, but sometimes it fades a little bit as well. distance is good, and I'm happy with that. average about 285 with the driver, in the videos I am hitting my 7 iron which usually carries about 175ish. The first two shots with the behind view were both the hook I am talking about. all of the other shots were pretty solid. thanks in advance folks! I've been Playing Golf for: 15 years My current handicap index or average score is: about 10 My typical ball flight is: slight draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: slight hook (15ish yards as opposed to my usual 5) and a push slice. those are what kills my game. Videos:
  2. Piz

    NFL 2019-2020

    It isn't often that the Lions (my home town side) make it this far into the season undefeated.
  3. dress codes are probably bad for the games appeal, but for myself, I enjoy looking nice and sharp for my round.
  4. Trying to be more athletic.
  5. Maybe 2020 will be my year to beat @gogolfing 😁 Congrats Scott on another Championship...
  6. Well, this past Thursday I broke 80! Been flirting with 80 for a little while recently, and it finally happened. Been a few years since I've done that. I went back to an old "swing thought" from when I first learned the game, and suddenly found myself hitting the ball on the button! Best ball striking round I've enjoyed this year!
  7. Good playing with you guys. Always nice playing with people who can tolerate you, so big thumbs up to @Bonvivant. Always think we should give @Jeremie Boop something closer to a home game. Maybe one more time this year at Miami Shores, Homestead or Shelby Oaks.
  8. Your ball was off the green, so, did the GUR affect your lie, stance, or area of swing? Or did you merely want to putt through it? No relief. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=16&subrulenum=1 If your ball wasn't on the putting green, only bullet points 1 and 2 apply.
  9. "Shallowing the club". I've tried for years to do that whole shallow move you see so many golfers on Youtube do. It ends up making me keep my weight back and getting stuck. I even go to the range 3+ times a week and can't figure it out. In the last two years, I've had 18 in-person lessons with one pro, and my handicap kept going up [despite putting the work in], then I switched coach's and had another 10 in-person lessons, and the handicap is still 20+. I honestly think I was hitting the ball better before any instruction at all.
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    There's a reason @david_wedzik and I trademarked the phrase "Golf is Hard"®. https://thesandtrap.com/b/the_numbers_game/angles_of_error Here's a par three that is often a 7- or 8-iron (but can be a 6-iron). A driver on a par five. And another par three that plays from 190-220 yards. In all three cases, you have about +/- 2 or 3° in which to hit your shot, or else we deem the shot "a failure." Set your expectations properly, and give yourselves the credit you deserve when you DO hit a fairway or a green. It's phenomenally difficult!
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    Very good home-run hitting swing on the left. Better golf swing on the right.
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    • +1 for the putting green. On days that I don't have the time to play a round of 9 or 18, I go to my local muni, get a small (20-25) or medium (55-70) bucket of balls and work through irons/wedges and maybe of couple of drivers. This takes me between 10-25 minutes. After that, I spend 15-25 minutes putting and 10-15 minutes chipping (if the green is crowded I tend to skip chipping). Those 15-25 minutes putting 2-3 times a week are worth so much more than anything else I do during the week. I usually spend 2/3 of that putting time with 3-5 balls inside of 10 feet, varying the range all the way down to 2 feet sometimes. The other 1//3 of the time is spent on 20+ ft with just one ball, just trying to get within 3ft and finishing out as if I were playing a round. It is amazing how the 3 putts disappear when you learn to lag put for a nice easy 1-3 ft second putt. Basically a 1-1.5 hour practice session gives me way more advancement than playing the 9 or 18 holes that I would rather play. I would suggest turning at least two of your four 9 hole rounds into range/green time. I'll be following this thread for sure, as if I had the time, I would be playing the same way that you are currently.
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    • At one point we did suggest we should have live streamed our match, when @Vinsk blew a lag putt 15' past the hole and then holed the comebacker for par 🤣 There was beer involved. Lucky we thought to get the one picture in.

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