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mikelegacy

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About mikelegacy

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  • Birthday 11/30/1989

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    Pittsburgh, Pa

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  • Handicap Index
    20
  • Handedness
    Lefty
  1. Depends on you. I'm 6'6", and my standard clubs are just not long enough. I am someone who needs, and would benefit from custom shaft-length, lie fitting, etc. If you are average height, with average length arms, then you may just need to get a lie fitting, with will cost you like $100 max at a Golf Galaxy/Golf shop.
  2. My two biggest things are keeping my head down (im 6'6" using standard length clubs so this is imperative not to lift up or ill miss the ball completely, lol), but not overcompensating and hitting fat and to keep my focus on everything but my swing. I have a pretty decent natural swing, played hockey and baseball my whole life, so I have been swinging objects for most of my life. I know the swing planes and techniques are way different, but I caught on to golf decently fast. That being said I psyche myself out too easily and worry too much about my swing. When i'm having fun is when I'm golfing the best.
  3. A lot of these responses are very misleading. Anyone who says muscles don't matter are wrong. Completely off base at least. Muscles only matter once your technique is perfected. Getting your hips to turn correctly is key. The longest drivers on tour also have, not suprisingly, the most hip rotation in most cases. Bubba Watson even lifts his front foot off the ground slightly to allow him to rotate a little more. That being said, strength comes into it after you are unable to spin your hips any faster. That being said, any workout that allows you to strengthen your ability to turn your hips faster is going to increase your distance. Your back and core muscles will help you achieve this. Arms and shoulders also come into play obviously as well, though having strong arms isn't as important as turning your hips faster.
  4. Anyone else in Pittsburgh getting ready for the season? I'm pumped!
  5. Agreed. My opinion on the matter is that you should respect people's decisions, as they respect yours. I could care less if you are gay or straight, now if you're republican on the other hand... ;)
  6. I'm focusing this year (when the season begins) on getting more solid iron shots, especially on the longer irons in the fairways. I tend to stand up a little bit when I get tired and I have a lot of inconsistency when it comes to dipping my shoulders forward or back so I'm not hitting the ball consistent; not even consistently fat or thin.
  7. haha, I suppose it has. LOL.
  8. I realized that I hasn't drank any soda today. I normally drink Pepsi as soon as I get to work (not a coffee person) and I get headache when I don't drink caffeine. Who knows, I probably have a tumor lol
  9. I think I might grit my teeth when I swing. My headache is nearly gone, but I have pain in my jaw now. Maybe I have TMJ lol.
  10. I think I am getting a lot of recoil. I want too frustrated today. Only frustration came from having the headache. Who knows. I would think is a health problem if it happened any where else besides the driving range. I am very active though, so it's weird that I don't get it when playing hockey or working out putting stress on my body.
  11. Naw, it could be the heat though. Not really sure. It's just wierd that it mostly happens on mats and never when I am actually golfing. Only at the range.
  12. Ive been getting splitting headaches at the driving range recently. I dont really get headaches when playing a round or really doing anything else. Has anyone else experienced this? I think I might be swinging a little hard. Not sure if its a mental thing, because it happens mostly when I hit on mats. Could be repetition, could be mental, I could have a brain tumor, who knows. Just wondering if anyone else gets headaches after repeatedly hitting over and over.
  13. Had to be in the 60's for nine holes. My first actual game played was like 7 years ago, when I was 15, but I honestly only played golf 5 times until I was 20. Played probably 100 times in the past two years though.
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