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Dakota Atkinson

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  1. He putted pretty well overall. Made a lot of big ones. The 52yard pitch into the bunker is what really hurt him. The announcers cursed him as well!! lol. Hats off to the other guy. Draining that eagle on 16 and the birdie on 17 was tough as a TW fan
  2. I agree that the flop was the right call. If it carried another yard it would have been a great shot. Even with the result of the flop, I was confident he'd get it up and down for bogey... the double really hurt. Man I was so sure he was going to drain the birdie after hitting that crazy wedge shot at 10, too. Such a turn of events from solo 1st thru 10 to outside the top 5 after 12. I wonder if TW is as crushed as I am LOL. He is going to win soon, surely!!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Of the 3 remaining majors, which course do you guys think suits Tiger the best? Shinnecock, Carnoustie, or Bellerive?
  7. 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
  8. More fuel for the fire.. http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/day-woods-feeling-good-hitting-it-long/
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Is it just me or does his swing already look better than it did when he played last year?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. +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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. @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.
  21. 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!
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