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  1. Well, I'm not gonna say "I'm back," because of how precarious this all probably is, but after two major surgeries and a lot of rehab, I actually hit range balls without pain this past Sunday for 45 minutes. Predictably, my swing is horrible now (well, worse than usual), but my only real concern is getting strong enough to be able to practice regularly. I've taken my diet seriously for almost eight months (keto) and I've lost 30 pounds, plus I rehab pretty much every day, so I'm slowly getting stronger and more flexible (six months and counting). Right now, diet/rehab/sleep are the priori
    4 points
  2. You shank your first approach shot of the day and break the back window of a BMW.
    2 points
  3. Handicap strokes only really matter in match play, and rarely in net stroke play events. Generally you get the odd numbers on the front nine, and the even numbers on the back nine. So, four shots the first time around, and then three. 1, 3, 5, 7… and then 2, 4, 6.
    1 point
  4. Thanks! Slowly but surely 😄 I feel really good! But also cautious since it's been a rough few years with all this stuff. I'm forcing myself to stay present and positive. I don't want to get too ahead of myself or too negative about these things. I'm very happy I've made it to this point. I'll probably head back to the range on Friday for another go at it, forcing myself to leave after 45 minutes max. Hopefully I remember how to practice properly so I can change things more efficiently 🙂 With golf, my only goal right now is to be able to practice regularly and pain free. If I
    1 point
  5. The 10+ inches of snow we received on November 11th is all gone. My buddies and I played yesterday. At around 9:30am it was 40 degrees and when we finished at 12:30pm it was sunny and 52 degrees with -0- wind. An all around great day for the end of November. Things do not look especially nice going forward but at least there is no significant snow forecast for the next week or so.
    1 point
  6. Happy Thanksgiving and WOOHOO!!!!!! I’m so glad to see this. And they swing wasn’t bad. At all. This all made me so happy right now! I can’t imagine how you must feel.
    1 point
  7. These poor bastards have the misfortune to be playing in the same division with the legendary Mount Union Purple Raiders of Alliance, OH. Between Larry and Vince Kehres, the program is 426-29-3 since 1986 and is the 13-time NCAA Division III Champion. So best of luck.
    1 point
  8. Happy Thanksgiving Constantine! Glad you are progressing and thanks for the update.
    1 point
  9. Awesome man. Yeah, the keto diet is really good. I've really enjoyed it and have had great success with it. Keto + powerlifting is amazing. Keep at it and welcome back.
    1 point
  10. I tried again for kicks. Getting better. Used electrical tape. Ha ha. That headcover is gonna take a long time judging from the short spurts of time I'm giving it. There is the creative element in some of my family. Guess I got some of that.
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  11. Welcome to the site! The classic gap would be either 54° and 58°, or 56° and 60°. Although you didn’t ask, I’d recommend avoiding either lob wedge. Although you’ll find them in a lot of high handicapper bags, they’re very tough to hit well and will not likely improve your scores.
    1 point
  12. Yes, that's correct. The shaft deflects downward a bit. You want the toe slightly off the ground at address. Your lie at impact would end up being too flat. Generally that causes the ball the start further to the right for a right handed golfer. It could also end up up causing you to hit the ground too early with the toe of the club and make you hit slightly fat. I think what may be happening is you're altering your setup to get the club flat on the ground and it's affecting your swing. You're probably hitting thin shots because you don't want to hit the ball fat so you're compen
    1 point
  13. Mid-life crisis. Some people buy sports cars. Steve apparently does crafts 😜
    1 point
  14. Ok....Knitting, now this. @nevets88, what's going on?
    1 point
  15. Nevets... did they hire you to paint the Sanderson Farms PGA Tournament tee markers??? 😁
    1 point
  16. Hey, c'mon Lefty, we all know DeChambeau lays 6 bricks an hour...
    1 point
  17. The Best Teachers In Your State (2019-20) - Golf Digest This is golf's most comprehensive nationwide ranking. Dave and I remain the only ones west of Nemacolin Woodlands (which is in the middle of the state). I'll console myself with the fact that we moved down on this list with my WNY PGA Teacher of the Year award. 😉
    1 point
  18. My goals are: Break Par 4 times this year Shoot under 70 at least once Reduce my Handicap to US Open qualifying Eligible (STRETCH) Play >10 stroke play tournaments Win 2 Average <75 Qualify for Championship bracket in City tournament This is going to involve a lot of work Fitness 5-7 days a week Increase explosive power Increase stamina Increase Stability and balance Increase average drive 252-270
    1 point
  19. I think this hits close to home. We REMEMBER how well we used to hit the ball, and think we can still do so. It took me a few years to realize that I was playing one set of tees too far back! Every long par 4 turned into a par 5! What's going on here? It took me a couple more years to convince my buddy to do the same. He thought he was busting it out there 260-270 every drive, when he was actually hitting it about 220-230. We started playing the gold tees and began enjoying golf again!
    1 point
  20. When my wife and I are traveling and get paired up with two men. You see the looks on their faces (thinking oh shit we have to play with lady!). I just smile and wait till she tees off and watch the looks after her drive. And then she proceeds to play better than them during the round. priceless!
    1 point
  21. This matters less than your ball speed. I would only look at the ball speed you produce because it depends on your ability to strike the ball properly. I don't think your calculation works here. You don't net dynamic loft and AoA to get to the static loft driver you need. That's a faulty assumption. In fact, how do you know that you deliver 14.4 dynamic loft? "Dynamic loft" is the loft you present at impact--not the static loft, or what is the club has at address. You change loft dynamically through the swing with the leaning of the shaft, e.g, when you deloft an iron or add loft
    1 point
  22. When you get paired up with a couple and he says “My wife has always wanted to learn how to play golf, so we thought we’d give this a try...” 😱
    1 point
  23. This is why I hit it all over the face. Less likely to wear one spot and cave it in there.
    1 point
  24. You need to back off on the Wheaties. I have the same problem with coffee. If I have too many cups of coffee; I just kind of piss the round away.
    1 point
  25. Well I still work, play golf year round, drink beer and scotch and eat as much steak as possible. Ironically, I think the golf is burning up enough calories so I don't really gain weight ( I also have a job where I am very active) so I play as much as possible. As far as the golf part....I believe that golf is like any other sport. When things start to go wrong, go back to fundamentals. Check the basics and go from there. 90% of the time that seems to work.
    1 point
  26. My instructor tells me that the more golf I play, the more I need to take lessons, not just to get better, but to make sure I don’t develop any bad habits unknowingly. I play 4-5 rounds a week and see my instructor every other week for swing checks. I have bad days on the course and will get frustrated - I usually stop golfing and see my pro right away instead of trying to figure it out myself. Do you have anyone you are working with? I find it beneficial to have lessons regularly. I see it like a car tuneup - car is running fine but you still get an oil change/service regularly just to
    1 point
  27. In the last 2.5 years, I have had surgery for prostate cancer, along with 3 follow up procedures because of complications, and a heart attack. I play, and walk, every day Mon- Fri. I can't tell you how thankful I am to be able to do that. I'll admit there are some days that I feel a bit of burnout, but I'm always glad after I played. The heart attack came despite a lot of regular exercise, good numbers on labs, no symptoms, and no family history, so I would tell the OP to start taking better care of himself, and be thankful. Also, if golf is causing this much stress, find something else to do,
    1 point
  28. If you only retired to play golf in a warmer climate, you probably should not have retired. Find another hobby, take up hiking, bike riding, swimming, volunteering your time, anything to take a break from golf. I enjoy golf immensely but that wasn't why I retired. Life is too short to be limited by just playing golf.
    1 point
  29. I've been play more than practicing this month, but have got a couple sessions in. The focus is the same, getting my hips more open at impact. Erik added palmar flexion and not letting my wrists roll-over to my last Evolvr lesson. It is slow progress on this one. I also am trying to do two more things. First, I get pretty amped up on the first tee and need to slow down. So I have been working on tempo in addition to my PP. The feel is smooth transition. It is almost like I feel the club just falling at the start, but feel ain't real. Second, maintain eye contact on the ball through
    1 point
  30. Just finally made it out this week for some golf for the first time this year. Hitting the ball decently well considering I still have quite a bit of pain in the left hand when swinging and haven't swung a club for a long time again. Just picked up some Glide 2 wedges and l look forward to playing a few rounds this year yet, if the hand holds up. I'll try and stop by here a little more often, but won't really update this thread much as I have no plans to actually work on my swing in the future.
    1 point
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