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About iceman777

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  1. My Odd Takeaway

    thanks for the reply . I am just amazed at how such an unconventional approach makes me such a better ball striker . It seems contrary to everything Ive been taught . At first I thought the swing would send my ball into the next county . I guess all that matters is how you eventually get the club to the ball .
  2. My Odd Takeaway

    My game went into the dumpster a few weeks ago , so I went to the range to start from scratch . For some reason I experimented with starting my swing by simply cocking my wrists straightupward , without turning , with the clubhead crossing over the target line , at like a 45 degree angle..Almost simultaneously , I begin to turn the shoulders and go .I have been striking the ball better than.ever, and even started taking divots .I always had a very late wrist cock and was prone to casting . Could it be this unorthodox approach is just creating more lag ? thanks .
  3. I have a painful left hip.I know the conventional wisdom calls for much weight on the left foot when chipping , but if I do this during a round, I'm in a lot of pain for the next 2 days . Does anyone have any alternative,and if I simply try to keep the weight evenly distributed , should I make any other changes? I try to keep the hands slightly ahead of the ball, and play the ball back in stance . thanks
  4. Close to giving up the game!

    Ive never been a good golfer . About 7 years or so . I was shooting about 43-48 for nine . I could be fine with that . Over the last few years ., Ive been getting progressively worse . It got so bad on father's day weekend , when I played with my son , I put the clubs in the trunk and swore it was over . Instead I told my weekly playing partner I needed to stay off the course if this was going to work . I went to the range about twice a week and started from scratch : my grip , how far I was standing from the ball , my spine angle at setup , etc . I found I was falling forward on my toes in the downswing , hitting everything low and right .I looked at a Steve Stricker slow motion swing video and concentrated on a minimal body movement swing . Im hitting it much better and now just slow down , set up correctly , and go . Stay with it . Sometimes we just need a break .
  5. Harveys ,give the eyes closed routine a shot , or just try keeping them closed at least until you have started the downswing . It eliminates concentrating on hitting the BALL
  6. Was at the range yesterday . Have yips with driver , from the top of backswing . . After being on the forum , decided not to focus on the ball . Took one practice swing . Smooth of course . Then set up to the ball , looked at a spot about one foot in front of the ball ( as a trigger ) . . Then , with eyes open , started backswing . After taking arms back about quarter way through , closed my eyes and kept them closed through the rest of backswing AND down through the ball . Hit , the longest , straightest drives in 5 years . Of course , since I didn't want anyone to see me hitting with eyes closed , I wore sunglasses . lol. Hope I have the guts to try this on the course .
  7. Side-saddle chipping?

    I tried this method yesterday at the practice range . Surprised at how well it worked . I have a tendency to skull it , and this prevented most bad shots . Playing today .Will try on the course . The only thing I noticed was it seemed to really bother my bad back and left hip .
  8. Bad Hip and Golf

    Thanks Steve . Glad you're doing well . Right now I can live with the pain .It hurts the most after I play golf , but is tolerable .. I just feel that until I really find the pain and disruption of lifestyle too much to take , I'll wait on surgery . The time out of work , horror stories about contracting hospital infections , and the hope that the techniques will continue to improve as each year passes , have caused me to hold off . Thnaks again
  9. Bad Hip and Golf

    Unfortunately , I 've developed an arthritic left hip . Trying to avoid surgery for as long as possible . Golf seems to be the worst physical activity . Does anyone have any tips to play with minimal pain? Im a righty and have tried flaring the feet , three quarter swing . The worst pain develops when I concentrate on shifting weight to my left side on downswing . Thanks
  10. challenges of senior golfers

    Driver : 43 in , 45 gram shaft , 14 degree loft , FYI , did I mention its a Taylor Made M2 WOMAN"S driver ? Please dont tell my friends , but Im 67 years old , 220 in the fairway . Im happy .
  11. I've developed arthritis in my fingers . making it difficult to maintain a firm grip throughout my swing . I came across the Quantum glove and grip site . I dont play in tournaments or in competition, only casual rounds . Has anyone tried the grips or velcro gloves ?
  12. Golfing with people who don't care about golfing

    Unfortunately Im a 20 handicapper and because few of my friends now play , I either go as a single or dont play . What I guarantee anyone I play with is , while I may stink , Ill never slow them up . If I get to seven or eight , I just pick up . Ive played with many good golfers and it seems that they are more concerned with how they are playing, and as long as I dont slow them up , they are fine .