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Dakota Atkinson

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About Dakota Atkinson

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    Established Member
  • Birthday 02/10/1994

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    Des Moines, Iowa

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
    11
  • Handedness
    Righty
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  1. 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/
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. That is incredibly deep!! One of those situations where I would take SW, make sure weight is forward, take the club back a bit steeper and pray that the outcome is decent.
  9. What'd You Shoot Today?

    +3 39 walking a quick 9 after work today. Very pleased with that score, given my last few rounds were absolutely terrible! Hadn't hit a ball in 4 days, besides putts in my apartment. I think that may have helped a little, somehow. Still moving the ball left to right, when I am used to hitting draws and hooks. I was absolutely blasting my tee shots today, which felt great. Had a few great wedge shots, but no iron shots to write home about. Made one clutch putt, short game was okay. 6 pars, 3 bogeys, no doubles. 4/7 FIR, 8/9 nGIR, 4/9 GIR, 17 putts
  10. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Played after work today, started well, ended up being one of the worst 9's I've shot all year. Was walking by myself, behind a slow 4-some in carts. Hit a perfect 5 iron for my tee shot on #1, made par... Hit GIR, made par on 2.... Then on #3, a couple in their 40's or 50's that were behind me pulled up to the tee in their cart. The 4-some had just cleared in front of me, allowing me to tee off on the par 5. I hit a drive that had a bit of a slice to it, then decided to ask if they wanted to play through. They were very cool, and nice, and we ended up playing together the rest of the way. That's where it all fell apart. I still parred the par 5 3rd, but then proceeded to make triple on 4 after going OB, double on 5, 3 putt bogey on 6... Bogeyed par 5 7th after being 180 out in the 1st cut after my tee shot. Bogeyed the 8th, and the 9th as well. Shot a 45. On 4, I hit a pull-draw tee shot on a hole where that was not acceptable. On the short par 3 5th, I slightly pulled a gap wedge and it rocketed off a mound on the backside of the green and ended up going 40 yards past the green and beyond some trees. Then I literally started shanking irons, they still had decent distance but probably went 30-75 yards to the right. I think some of it had to do with being with that couple; since they were with carts I felt like I was hurrying much faster than my normal pace and they didn't really take much time before their shots so I felt obligated to kind of rush my routine and limit practice swings. That being side, none of the circumstances should've caused me to hit the ball as poorly as I did those last 6 holes. Playing again Saturday, going to have to hit the range before then to work it out.
  11. Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    Thanks for the tip, I will let them know. Tried to sneak in 9 after work with a co-worker, only got through 5 then started playing best ball because it was getting dark at a rapid pace. Can't believe summer has already flown by :( didn't really have any time to warm up or even putt before the round, and it showed. Hit a couple decent shots I guess. Oh well. Probably wasn't a good round to track with Game, since I was playing quickly and skipped warming up and a routine, but I really want to get more rounds on here so the sample size provides significant data. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/datkinson29/round/1839510
  12. Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/datkinson29/round/1837700 http://www.gamegolf.com/player/datkinson29/round/1837343 Walked 18 today, the course had 27 holes and was set up weird on the Game system so I had to play the two 9's as separate rounds on GG. They were my first two rounds on Game, and I love it! Super cool. I will say, one time I forgot to tag my drive on the East 9 -- I think it was the 5th hole -- I blasted my drive, but kind of hooked it and it went left, hit a mound and ended up going like 340. Anyway, when I got up there I realized it hadn't registered, and I was trying to add the tee shot but I accidentally added it to the wrong hole, then I tried to correct it and kept having issues, got frustrated, then whacked my approach from 115 without full concentration. I have really been working on having a deliberate routine and giving each shot my full attention and being decisive. Well, that did not occur with this shot, and I hit a grounder about 70 yards, then had to punch, was still short, pitch up and 2 putt -- double bogey. I shouldn't have, but I'd be lying if I said that hole didn't affect my mood negatively for about the next 20 minutes - which included a bogey on a par 5 and a drive into a water hazard. Enough with that complaint. Game golf is awesome. Shot an 82 which I am happy with but felt like I could've been easily in 70's today if my short game wasn't awful. According to GG, I actually gained 0.64 strokes off the tee; but lost over 3 strokes in approach shots and short game shots, and almost 3 more strokes on the greens. I wonder how badly my punch shots affect strokes gained on approach shots. I also had two tee shots that went into water hazards, I would imagine that would hurt my strokes gained off the tee, I know I added penalty strokes on those but maybe I did something wrong because it's hard to believe I gained strokes off the tee if 2 were water balls. I will say I was hitting my tee shots great besides those two.
  13. My Swing (Dakota Atkinson)

    @boogielicious , thank you for the response! Those screenshots are helpful. I didn't realize my head moved back that much on the backswing, that is something I will try to tidy up. The downswing path does seem to look good, which I am very happy about; the part of the backswing that concerns me is how at the top from DTL view the club is pointed way to the right. I don't know if it's because of something I do with the wrists, or if its okay because the club is still square to the forearm, or what. I just know that whenever I try to change it, everything that follows in the swing is thrown way off, and I can hardly hit the ball haha.
  14. My Swing (Dakota Atkinson)

    Here's a few more vids, including some face on angles. The last 2 times I've played, I was hitting fades which I usually hit draws/hooks so that was surprising. I don't know what specifically I don't like about my backswing, but I know there is something I don't like. Also likes like an early release, and maybe that I am standing too close to the ball at set up? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
  15. 9/1 -- Spent about 15 minutes hitting putts on living room floor (hardwood). Laid a couple rods down to try to hone in my alignment and stroke. I have been solid inside 5 feet lately, but haven't sank a decent length putt in the last few rounds... Also took some swings with the swing stick from the Tittle (I use the swing stick frequently, the only thing that product was good for) and read a good chunk of "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect."
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