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Dakota Atkinson

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  1. Sometimes I do this when I start thinking too much about the shot. Get too much inside my own head, whether I am psyching myself out because its an important shot, or not committed to the shot. Hit a bad one, then drop one that doesn't matter at all, hit it flush. That definitely happens, but I think more often I hit a bad one but I could *feel* something I did wrong in the swing, drop another one with a minor tweak, and flush it. But besides both of those, there are still plenty of times I hit a bad one, drop it, hit another identical bad shot LOL
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    LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

    Does she still play the same tees?
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    What's your biggest problem in golf?

    When I am playing my best, driver is my best club, but yesterday I hit it out of bounds twice. That really hurt. Which brings in the mental aspect - I usually have a pretty positive mindset but it is extremely hard for me to 'put it past me' and stay positive after sending a drive OB. Also, I'm lucky to make anything beyond 3 feet in an 18 hole round lately, and have a lot of 3 putts. So you could say everything is pretty terrible. LOL
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    Is Ebay dead for the used golf market or anything for that matter?

    13 of the 14 clubs in my bag were purchased on eBay, all within the last 2 years. I would say they were all killer deals also. On the flip side, as a seller, I have sold a couple shafts and a putter. The shafts I would have never sold otherwise, so it was nice to get rid of them. The fees they took out on my putter sale hurt a bit. I always try selling local first, via FB marketplace or even Craigslist, but if no one is buying - making money off eBay is better than nothing.
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Of the 3 remaining majors, which course do you guys think suits Tiger the best? Shinnecock, Carnoustie, or Bellerive?
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Per Tiger Tracker on Twitter.... eagled 338 yard par 4 and hit 17/18 FIR in the pro am today. Trying to keep my expectations tempered but it is getting difficult
  7. Dakota Atkinson

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Haha. Totally agree with both points
  8. Dakota Atkinson

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    DJ and TW tee shot today. Thoughts?
  9. Dakota Atkinson

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    More fuel for the fire.. http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/day-woods-feeling-good-hitting-it-long/
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    This, and from what I remember about last year, this year's comeback has entailed a lot more reason for optimism. Pretty sure Pat Perez's comments were around Torrey/Dubai times of early 2017, when TW was clearly injured (again)
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    What is Your Punch-Out Club?

    I usually use my 5 iron. Sometimes it still gets up a bit too high but whenever I try to use my 4iron I hit a worm burner.
  12. Dakota Atkinson

    When is it too cold to golf?

    Played in 36 degree weather with minimal wind yesterday, it was great. I was layered up pretty well and had a face/neck mask on so I actually wasn't cold. I birdied the first two holes and thought the Golf Gods were rewarding me for playing in freezing temperatures, but that turned out to not be the case lol. Shot an 83.
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Is it just me or does his swing already look better than it did when he played last year?
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    I agree, avoiding Torrey sounds like a good idea. If what I have seen on Twitter is accurate, it sounds like he is not easing into anything lol, I've read from twspot's twitter that he has been at Medalist almost every day this week playing holes and spending time at the range. If he's ready to play by Hero I think that's a good spot for him, but as we all do I really just hope he takes his time and doesn't do anything too soon. Only he/his medical team know what "too soon" could be.
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    Practicing Golf - I Get Bored Easily

    I love to practice. Like you, when I'm on the course I only want to hit one ball because I find the most happiness/enjoyment out of posting a score (hopefully a good one). Unfortunately I feel that I don't have much time to practice. I get off work around 5-5:30; I usually get 2-4 days a week that I can go to the range or play 9 holes after work. The other days I go straight home to spend time with my girlfriend. I'd love to play and or practice 7 days a week, but I would probably be single (and broke) if I did that lol. I am brainstorming towards next year; my instructor owns and operates a driving range about 20 minutes from my apartment. I am going to try to strike a deal to work there once a week or so and see if I can get all-access to the range, and be able to get there between 6-7 AM and practice before work every morning. All that being said, I unfortunately do find putting practice to be pretty boring compared to the rest. It is a weakness, but I'd rather try to solve it by hitting the ball closer than to try to solve it by draining longer putts. I miss quite a few clutch 3-6 footers, and I practice those the most.

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