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B of H

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  1. I do 3-5 days a week of lifting and I use an app on my phone to keep track of things. With some sort of cardio at least 3 days a week (i count bikram as a cardio'ish workout) I also do Bikram and Hatha Yoga (at different studios). one week I'll lift M-W-F and do yoga T-Tr, the next week I might swim M-W, then lift T-TR then Run a 5k on friday etc... Then I might do Yoga 3 days and lift 2 etc... I do core prior to every gym workout.
  2. iMO the point being that the game has been really damaged by the USGA constantly dropping the ball on equipment. What should have probably happened a long time ago (like the 40's) is that the pro's should have been given a stock set of clubs and a stock ball to compete with. The idea that some players can improve their putting by anchoring the club to their body to me just makes no sense and goes against everything that makes competitive golf great. If hacks want to cheat on saturday mornings with their buddies then that is fine but competitive golfers should compete using as level a playin
  3. long putters should be banned. if you have a bad back then that is tough chit, were talking about competition here. Do basketball players that get old and can't jump get to play on 9 foot baskets?
  4. Well, I was around scratch for years but I think as far as shaving 2 shots off your handicap goes you should chart out your rounds and identify where the areas for improvement are and then work with someone on how to go about it. I usually hit a few balls way off line each round so I tried to shave a few strokes by learning a shorter and more compact swing... If you want to get better quick though any major swing changes will throw you in the opposite direction and then some. I'm 4 months into a new swing and i'm still a long way from learning how to use it and trusting it enough to b
  5. my .02 - putting wasn't as bad as commentators or tiger will lead you to believe. I do think he's freezing over the ball before pulling the trigger on some putts and that might be due to rust. Easy fix. - driving accuracy over the weekend was the major problem. His bogeys and worse all came from drives way off line, especially the double-cross variety. He likes to go after the ball off the tee but I don't think his new swing or soft spikes allows him to do so anymore. - iron game is as impressive as ever IMO. Overall I think his tempo and the timing of his routi
  6. hilarious, the next day he claimed that adrenaline and the heat was precisely the cause of him hitting his irons too far. nice try to misrepresent his quote though.
  7. tiger was hitting his irons just a little too far, I think this happens to a lot of people when they jump back into competition...I know it happened to me recently. I think there is just a hint of adrenaline in a competitive situation and you have to adjust to it. Some of his best shots sailed over the green and put him in some bad spots so all in all a very successful round to say the least. I'm excited to see what happens the next few days, he was like his old self out there today.
  8. there are some 240+ par 3's that I play and they were the same length when we were using balatas and persimmon heads. Now they are just 2 or 3 iron holes for most of us and perhaps 4 iron when they are downwind. I don't think 260 is even remotely a stretch these days for a downhill par 3 at the pga level.
  9. yep, thanks for the video. In addition to being a little more bent over at address..his shoulder plane is a little steeper now and his left arm is almost on exactly the same plane. It's what we saw at the masters but more refined essentially.
  10. has anyone noticed how much more bent over he is at address? I was thinking that he was a little too upright back at the masters for this new swing and it looks like he's corrected that in the clips on golf channel.
  11. the head flew off my 910D3 the next day after I hit a few drivers off the deck on the range. i'll never do it again.
  12. my swing speed is 110 and I use RIP 80's in x-flex. I tend to spin the ball more than most though. why not get a dynamic gold x100? I've got one in my hybrid and love it.
  13. jack between august of 78 and june of 80 = 0 majors how about that stat? without an injury jack went 2 1/2 years without a major win in his prime. just sayin'
  14. a lot of people, myself included, sometimes drop the club too far inside. So taking practice swings doing the opposite of your fault is a way to help alleviate this problem.
  15. it's silly for a casual golfer to get upset enough to break a club but a competitive player who spends a lot of time working on his/her game and is doing more than just playing for fun is a different story. The way I look at it is that the same type of emotion and drive that helps to fuel a person to compete at a high level can easily turn into irrational anger. Some people are better at handling these things than others. moral of the story: if you are spending 20+ hours a week on your game not including playing time then that type of physical and emotional investment is enough to mak
  16. 74 (+2), kinda average but I left about 6 shots out there, 3 being complete stupidity.
  17. I hated hybrids until I got the pro black and put a 3 iron shaft in it. If you hook hybrids try a stock length steel shaft which effectively makes the club play flatter and with less torque. The lie angle should be the same as the iron you are replacing it with at least.
  18. In order to hit the ball straight in a right to left wind you have to cut it, if you ride the wind you fly the green or bounce over. If you hit it straight then the chances of getting it close on the courses i play are slim and you bring bogey or worse into play. The point of this thread is the hardest shot, not managing your game. My handicap is probably around scratch again now, i need to update it.
  19. hybrids are for wimps who can't get it up in the air. just sayin' ;)
  20. I took a lesson today: 1) not too flat, actually on plane 2) my offline shots were coming from getting the right elbow away from the body on the backswing things are working fine now so far. he also noticed that my 3 wood's hosel wasn't sitting right (titleist screw thing) and I adjusted it and the club feels a lot better now...sweet!
  21. too steep into impact would be my guess. how you fix that is dependent on why/how you are getting too steep.
  22. the courses around here are dousing the fairways and greens and some are not mowing anything. The rough though is brown and concrete like firm in places: a tee shot that lands just off the fairway can shoot OB like it hit a cart path. I've been practicing in the afternoons but only for a few hours with a 15 min break (in the ac) in the middle and not my normal 3+ hour sessions with a short break here and there. i'll probably only play sunday morning this weekend and practice saturday from 7am to 9:30 or so.
  23. I practice them in either the bunker on the range or I aim at something that is 40 to 60 yards away from the greenside practice bunker. There is no rule that says you have to hit your practice shots at a green or a pin.
  24. When you have a tight pin on the extreme right of a green with a right to left wind and you cant risk starting it right of the green. Tree trouble Pin cut over a ridge and you dont want to spin it back in the direction of the ridge Etc...
  25. comfortable (carry) distances on stock and in control swings: driver: 275 to 280 3w: 250 2-iron: 225 3hybrid: 215 4 iron: 205 5 iron 193 6: 182 7: 172 8: 160 9: 147 w: 135 s: 115 l: 95 I gave up trying to kill the ball a long time ago, now I just try to stay in balance and keep an even tempo. I can hit each club 10 to 20 yards further if I want but I rarely try to do so in a round unless there is something to be gained (like hitting it higher and stopping it on a firm green etc...) on the course though i'll hit club from all
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