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  1. Friday the 13th and he shoots 59.... Skeletor!!!
  2. Lol, that's an old swing. But yes. My posture was too upright in that swing.
  3. In his defense, there was at least one of those shorter putts that had a lot of wind. From a guy who once lived, and played a lot of golf in the Windy City, that can really play mind games with you when you're trying to make a steady stroke and you're getting blasted by the wind over a 5ft or less putt.
  4. One of my buddies has the Vison Track. It definitely will help you swing more in-to-out and help reduce the OTT move. I'd get that as it isn't an expensive training aid. And it will give you immediate feedback as it will help you visualize the proper path. And when you hit it clean, by tracing the proper path, you'll see the desired results. In fact I'm going to buy one and add it to my 'indoor swing den'.
  5. What is your desired ball flight? From the video I watched, you have nice tempo and effortless looking swing (I only watched your 7i swing video).... But you're hitting pull fade and slices because of your face and path are too far in or left. The video you can see your impact and post impact is going left. Shift your baseline right and you'll start having a chance at hitting a draw. If that is what you're looking for?
  6. I'm not a long hitter. In fact, out of the the foursome I typically play with, I'm the shortest of the group. But I can still hit my driver on average around 240 to 250. Legit. And my 3W 235 to 225 and 5W 225 to 215. Sometimes if I hit it really clean, get a nice bounce, or have wind helping each of these can go a little further. Point being that I can play some of the longer courses in the Orange County area (6,800 to 7,000 at or near sea level with wind) and play fairly decent. Typically, my rounds are right around 77 to 82. Sometimes 74 to 84. And I've found this is typically true even i
  7. My Son is still in the womb... But what I plan to do is just take him to the range and hit balls, roll putts on the practice putting green until he is around 5yrs old (perhaps older?). So simply make it 45 min to 1hr of swinging the club just for fun. Keyword, make it fun. Then when he can at least make semi-consistent contact, take him out on the executive courses in the area. And as he gets bigger and stronger, then move to the real course... All while ensuring he is having fun. Make mini games out of it. I learned to play with my Father by playing a shortish 9-hole course, and h
  8. Yep. I've had those rear their ugly head too. It's when I lean into the ball on the back swing... Have you caught any of these on video? Like this? The very first swing my head leans into the ball and hit a dead shank with an 8i.
  9. EJ, Zip! Happy Birthday boys! Here's to many birdies and eagles to the both of you!!
  10. Duff Daddy is one of the reasons I love watching PGA golf. And this story only adds karma to his stash.
  11. I go days where I will wear them. And days where I don't. I really like protecting my eyes from the sun and wind. But sometimes I just find that my lenses are too dark. So I take them off. I guess I should be more regimented with them, but I'm not.
  12. Mike thank you for resending the video. I watched it this morning. And after reading the last few post you made a light bulb went off. So today when I played, I focused on keeping the left side on the start line or alignment stick. Wow. It worked like a charm, and I hit the ball 300x better than I did last Saturday when I was trying the extension stuff. Result....76 from the tips. +2 differential. I'll take that every day. I was hitting some fabulous golf shots and felt like I could go really low with this golf swing.
  13. Jet, lots of similarities in issues... Thanks for posting. But this piece for me is the most helpful (bold). I play really good golf when I have this visual - left shoulder getting under my chin - with a steady head. I need to get back to that visual because I've been trying to get so much extension on the backswing with my right leg and trying to get that right hip deeper, that it was causing some contact issues (head leaning into the ball on the back swing). Ultimately this was leading to heel side contact - and the dreaded shank would rear its ugly head every now and then.
  14. Scrapping all this extension stuff and going back to Key #1. I can't lean into the ball on the back swing... As that is leading to death shots on the course.
  15. Good point. Question for you... Curious what you think... Did that 1/3 speed swing with the Pipoe really fix my goat humping? That was the cleanest A8 I've ever witnessed of myself! Now if I could only replicate that at full speed!!!
  16. Great episode! One thought... Shooting several AR-15's... Versus someone with a handgun and a shotgun? AR-15's would destroy Hank and Gomie. Wish they would've had a few body shots before they cut the scene. I wanted True Romance like destruction.
  17. This happens to me a lot as well... The problem I have found is when I try and work on making a full turn in my backswing... Something that really looks like this: When I make that left shoulder go low, and vertically under my chin - which causes my entire right side to extend... My head tends to leans into the ball on the back swing. So on the down swing... I have to stand up - or early extend - or I hit the ball on the heel - and sometimes shank it. It is a pain in the ass to fix... But the best thing to do is put your head on the wall, and practice your b
  18. I'd highly recommend you get a solid instructor.... The worse thing you can do is go to someone who doesn't know what they are talking about, and gets you into a position that is going to either a.) cause an injury or b.) cause you to get so frustrated that you want to quit the game. There are a lot of great instruction threads on this site. I'd recommend you check this area out: http://thesandtrap.com/f/6/instruction-and-playing-tips Simply look at 'views' count - and you'll quickly see the threads that have the most traction have tons of goodies within.
  19. A few practice swings from tonight's range session... Worked with the Pipoe which was hilarious. I can't swing more than 1/3 speed and keep it between my elbows. My swing feels so foreign right now. When I hit it well, it is awesome. When I don't hit it well, well... One thing I noticed in the down the line swing... When I really try and get extension in the back swing, like in the following photo... My head leans into the ball. Then on the downswing, my head pulls back away from the ball, and when the timing is good - I hit the ball really well. When
  20. I need lots and lots of myelin. Where do I buy this stuff?
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