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Everything posted by phillyk

  1. This for sure. The tougher rated the course, the better my handicap gets. The easier rated courses worsen my handicap. Can't seem to score on easier ones, it sucks.
  2. Side by side at close to the same moment in the swing, but I can definitely see a difference in the lower body. Body also looks generally less "crunched."
  3. The slightly skinnier stance and feeling of throwing hips a little more definitely looks better! Swing is definitely feeling better. Not confident in its consistency yet but I’ll keep working on it. The position at A4 is happening on its own more now. Next event is a pro am at Chambers Bay. Goal is to not over think it. Just play golf and work on the swing objectives.
  4. From my last post, I worked in 1 and 2 today and it went really well. With irons except for 2iron, which I’ll get to later, feel was skinny stance, squared up, closed chest to promote slight in to out path, then turn hips at at impact. They went and felt great! If I tried to over power it a bit, they hooked. But I took the right side completely out of play, no misses right. 2 iron always has swung differently, so it and the driver had a slightly open stance, closed club face (or looked like it), and make sure to release. Driver felt much better today. No misses right again. Putting was slightl
  5. I’ve had my night to sleep off the pathetic performance yesterday. Irons and woods were hooking and driver slicing. I have a good idea about why and where I need to go from here. 1) I need to skinny up my stance and square it up; its too wide and promoted too much slide and being open got me coming across too much; im hoping the skinnier stance will also promote a bit more turn. 2) I want to continue with the right hand slightly stronger; i think it has helped me to not over swing. 3) Need to watch my position at A4; clubface was open/down pointing Need some range time.
  6. Unfortunately I think I am in a funk. After that last good round, I have yet to feel comfortable over a ball. The last 2 rounds have been crap. Need to get some range time in and work it out. I think I know the next steps. At least I hope so. It feels really bad right now.
  7. My course started a match play bracket. Played my match last night, and finally had a decent round here. The greens here are hard to judge. A weird mix of small and huge breaks. I usually score better away than at home, despite my home course being rated easier. My round was pretty consistent, no big misses but also no real sticky shots. The guy I played against went up early (had to give him 5 strokes, my CH is +5 and his is 0), but he lost his groove on hole 8 with a push OB. I won the next 4 holes and never looked back. Match ended on hole 15, I was -5 at the time (6 birdies and a bo
  8. Are they all in-swing thoughts or are some pre-swing? Make sure to categorize the thoughts, it will help contain and simplify. Work on each of them one at a time on the range. When playing, if it gets jumbled, do you have a back up thought or swing you can use to get you through?
  9. Driver hovers around 117mph. If I try to hit one a bit harder, it can get to 120.
  10. Long story short, the dad and son snuck away after the incident but we got their info and threatened to file a police report. He called right back and gave us what we needed. Cart needed a new side panel. Not sure of what else it needed.
  11. Here’s my 9iron with a face on view. I like the move. Could still get more inline but it looks better.
  12. -11 through 11. 54 ALERT!!.... and I have him on my bench in fantasy, DOH!!! 😭
  13. I have a couple positives so far, new job and one that I'd love to do until I retire and gaining my PGA membership!
  14. Carts should definitely be 30ft from all greens and tee boxes, or better yet stay on the path when you are close. The other big thing that bugs me, as a worker, is letting kids drive. I've seen more accidents occur from kids driving than adults. The only 2 accidents last month occurred because a kid was driving when they were not supposed to. The first bullet point at our shop in the cart agreement is that you must be 21 to rent/drive the cart. One kid T-boned a cart right in front of the pro shop while the dad was on the passenger side. We all say, yeah that'll never happen if I le
  15. Great this and 2k21 golf a couple days apart... there goes call of duty.
  16. Still working with right hand grip and main thought of returning to inline position at impact. Rotation looks a little better. Obviously still very upright but not terribly worried about it right now. This was my 2iron which has been serving me very well recently.
  17. I have a feeling he will come back very strong for the US Open. It probably eats at him a little bit for the performance at PGA Championship and missing playoffs. He will want to come back big.
  18. I've played by the assumption that you can't dig feet in unless taking your stance to hit the shot. Never really questioned it, because I always felt that by digging in, I was testing the sand at the same time. Don't really need to do it elsewhere. So seems fine to me if people want to dig in elsewhere. Improving the lie is definitely different.
  19. Well, that didn’t go good. Full swing was not the same as day 1. Definitely hit some good shots, but more misses. I think I lost focus on my swing thoughts, miss was a hook. Led to 2 double bogies on the back 9. Just couldn’t properly recover, although I had one amazing 3w from a fairway bunker at 270, put it on the back of the green which led to birdie. I also over played 3 5ft putts which didn’t help. I did end on a good note with a blasted 2iron and birdie. Finished with 77. So +2 overall. Definitely pleased with the overall play. Its my best finish in the event.
  20. Playing in a two day tournament again, NW Open at Wine Valley GC. (No more walking off green early that I can see). Day 1 - focus was solely on the grip pre swing, just getting my right hand in the correct spot. The in swing thought/feel was get my hands back to where they started. By focusing on it, I was able to swing smooth. Even the swings where I tried to give an iron a little something extra, I hit really well. Except for one wedge shot, I was sticking my irons and wedges close all day. Driver was ok, a couple misses but they stayed in play. Putting was interesting because while
  21. I meant don't solely work on feels/thoughts one way. Do it multiple ways. 5min of doing drills at home is good so long as you can hit a couple balls every once in a while to enhance the work. Doing it every day for an hour or something without feedback, will make moving to hitting balls tough. Drills without hitting balls is better than no practice at all, of course. Even mental practice is better than no practice at all. But, for the best practice, it's good to apply the drills.
  22. Depends on what stage of learning you are in. In the beginning, it would be ok as you are learning a new skill/motion. As you practice more, you want to make sure the motion is applied to a real situation, as in hitting a ball. Then beyond that, applying it to playing a golf course. It can be harder to transition to course if you never hit a ball while practicing a skill.
  23. I shot a 30 at my old track’s back 9. Honestly when can trust the driver every time, good results can happen. Plus sticking it tight on one of the par 3s.
  24. This, also what kind of spin I want, and what shot I’m hitting (tee shot into par 3 or approach elsewhere). Most of the time, I’m hitting the longer club but gripping down on it and swinging a bit easier. But sometimes I’ll go bigger.
  25. Frustration may make you play bad, saying a "curse" word likely does nothing. It's an example of frustration, not frustration itself. Saying a "curse" word can be a positive emotion too.
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