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About Billy33

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  • Birthday 11/30/1975

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  1. I have been playing a year so my first round was not to long ago. I shot like a 127 I think. I held on to my cards and compared them for the first few months I played. I am shooting in the mid 90's now; however, I remember staying just over 100 for the Longest time. 103 to 106. I am glad those days are over. I hope to stay below 90 this year. I am a real addict. I know I hit over 1000 balls today while at work. I am a paramedic and moved out to the north end of the county when I started playing golf because it is Much slower with fewer calls. I hit balls for 5 straight hours today. I would not quit until I hit every ball at least within ten yard of where I was aiming. I really cant see how anyone can break 100 their first time out. Playing by the rules.
  2. I am also new to golf and have found that I have more difficuly working the ball with a longer club. If I dont think of it as a longer club and not swing as hard I make better contact;however, I have a more left to right ball flight which I dont want. I know through getting lessions that I have to remember that the longer the club the earlier I have to start squaring the club. I also tend to hit my longer irons more thin.
  3. I try to be a swinger;however, the closer to ball contact I get I start to hit. My practice swing is a swing. My real swing is a hit. I am very much ball reactive. I want to be more of a swinger I feel I have more abiltiy to work the ball with a swing.
  4. I get golf lessions about once every week or two, but I can't help but watch the golf channel and the lessions they give. Do you think by watching the golf channel's instructional stuff is bad for my game due to getting lessions somewhere else. I am wondering because not everyone does things the same. Thanks
  5. I wonder if a lot of brian's cocky attitude is played up to make him hated. People love watching stuff like that. Its good for ratings.
  6. I like that idea of chipping until you chip two in. The short game stuff is so boring to practice. I will try that.
  7. I alway were black shoes and black low sock. I am very much into the look and always look better than the friends I play with and they give me a hard time about it. I actually tone it down a little because my handicap to to high to were the stuff I want to. I don't want to draw to much attention to myself and look like a poser. Its ok though I have only been playing a year and can hang with my friends that have been playing for years. If I ever could hit the 30 to 60 yard pitch shot I could be betting them. I hate that shot.
  8. I have been playing golf for about a year and have taken 17 lessions. I get a lession a week. He gives me something to work on and I work on it until the next lession. It has been a building process. I have found that at time you have to get worse before you get better. For example, I got to where I could hit the ball some what straight without hitting a fat shot. I did this by always hitting a thin shot. This keep me from hitting behind the ball and it at least made it to were I could go out an play with friends without having to hit 2 or three shots to their one. I developed bad habits by doing this. I had to start to learn to hit down on the ball without helping the ball out. This took a lot of getting used to. For me one lession a week unless I found I did not have enough time during the week to practice the skill I learned I would then make my lessions every two weeks.
  9. I am also a high handicapper I just purchased the Nike VR clubs and am going back to my old clubs which are wilson Ci7. I like the look of the nikes;however, they just don't play as well to me. I have more control with my Wilsons. If you still want the Nikes I can hook you up. Mine are 2 months old and I have the receipt. They are regular flex.
  10. I just recently bought new irons. I bought the nike VR cavity. I have been playing golf for about 14 months and I am an addict. The first set of iron's I got was the Ci7's stiff flex. I have been playing with the Nike's for about two months and I feel like the Ci7's were better clubs for me. I am going to go back to my old clubs. I wish I would have never bought the nike's. My golf game started to get better, which made me want to play more and get more serious about it so I went out and bought new clubs. I guess I should not have tried to fix what was not broken.
  11. I was also wanting to get an optishot. Sounds like for the money it is a good deal.
  12. Thanks for the info. I was also looking into getting one. I am new to golf and want to get better as fast as possible. I hate when I cant go play. Did you use anything to adjust to the hight of the machine?
  13. If you get the optishot let everyone know. I was also looking at buying it.