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  1. I don’t know any good instructors. However both Turnberry country club (which is basically pay as you play to join) and Terra Cotta golf academy offer indoor practice areas. Ive lived away from the area a couple years but what I did was purchase a practice membership at Golftec for the winter months and I would book hour long sessions in their bays. They had Gc2 simulators (accurate ball data) and a rather awesome camera system which helped me work on mechanics.
  2. I really like the look of these but at double the price of current high end clubs I will have to pass.
  3. I actually like leadbetters idea in this book. Most common faults are club inside at 2, a shallow backswing, and then a steep downswing. So how would you go about changing the most people by the largest margin? Suggest that they try the complete opposite! So go steep on the backswing with a cupped lead wrist and then tell them they will need to shallow the club in the downswing. Sort of genius in a way. As for how well it will work for an 18 handicapper, probably not much. But that's only because they won't actually make the changes. Also I hope he includes in the book how the lead wris
  4. @saevel25 at the edge of your ability means that you are exploring a change at a speed where you are successful roughly 80% of the time. For me this starts at about 50% swing speed and feels sooooo uncomfortable. Then as it becomes more comfortable I'll increase my swing speed. You need to be practicing slow enough that you can feel whether you made the change or you didn't make the change. (Then confirm using video) Deep practice is an exploration of your body and what the change feels like to you. Also looking forward to how @iacas will describe "the edge of your ability"
  5. Good work @iacas , practicing what you preach (how to practice)
  6. What you feel and what you actually do are very different things. I feel like my right side does not stretch at all and I struggle with too much stretch (especially in my upper back). You'll need to use a mirror or camera and check the position that way to see what if feels like to you.
  7. I want to add that I think the most valuable charts are the 1 or 2 scoring ranges better than where you are now. For example im a 75-80 shooter and found the 72-75 chart and the scratch or better chart to be the best for assessing how I can take my game to the next level.
  8. @mvmac the swing on the right is better. Really good post, it's definitely the middle way that is best. Tournament next week? Work on positions very very little... Winter timewhere you won't be on the course for 6 months? Lots of slow motion reps changing the priority piece. At least that's what has worked for me.
  9. @mvmac I'd say your greenside shots need some work... Scrambling is SV3 and looks like it could save you a couple strokes a round.
  10. Wow @iacas both of ours are freakishly on point. I look forward to seeing more of these.
  11. Just found another great Game Golf feature which can be found on the website under "Explore" and then "Compare" You can compare your statistics against different scoring benchmarks. So I was able to compare my stats against the average scratch golfer, 72-75 shooter, 75-80 shooter, 80-85 and so on. It became obvious that my GIR % and Scrambling % were the keys to going from 75-80 (my bracket based on my Game Golf Handicap) and 72-75 or a scratch golfer. Another thing I found interesting is that my stats match up almost perfectly with the average 75-80 shooter.
  12. I use the compare to the pro feature for insight. You can see Furyk, Westwood, and McDowell 1) They have about 20 yards off the tee when comparing average drive distance 2) They hit the fairway 20% more often than I do 3) They hit the green in regulation 25% more often than I do 4) They get up and down about 25% more than I do 5) my putts per round is about the same as them So this tells me I need to work on approach shots, driver, and greenside shots.
  13. My name is Cedric Theofanous, I'm 28 years old. I went to the University of Illinois and now work in Real Estate. We buy distressed homes, fix them up, and then rent them out. I live in the city of Chicago and work in the burbs. I started playing golf with my dad when I was 8 or so. From 8 until 24 I played an average of 5 to 10 times a year and would shoot somewhere in the 90's. I never got any lessons... Then I went on a golf trip to Palm Springs, stayed at PGA west, and got my ass kicked by some old Greek men. This trip was the turning point in my golf game as 2 things happened, I fell in
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