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  1. Pants and only pants, even if it 100 degrees. It makes the outfit look sharper and more professional. Also, plug for Alial Fital shirts, only shirts I wear. Fantastic fabric with beautiful original designs.
  2. It's been awhile! Somehow I always leave this site, thinking I have golf figured out and come running back because inevitably something goes wrong. Short update, I am no longer playing for Occidental College, I did not like the school and decided to leave. I am still stuck between a 0 and a 1 handicap... got down to a +0.6 at the beginning of summer but slowly drifted back to 0. As for the swing, there are good things and bad things. You won't like my posture, sorry but I'm not messing with it this time around. I hate to be that student but it's consistent and comfortable and not so far w
  3. Unfortunately I do not :/ and I do not have access to one either. D3 golf is not the same as D1...
  4. The whole shoulder plane and spine angle thing! I think you have made 2-3 posts about it in this thread haha My miss is a straight push that will occasionally turn into a fade. You can see that I get a little under plane in the downswing. I like to play a little draw but am really looking for something that will curve consistently, draw or fade... I think this is what you call Key #5? Clubface control?
  5. Posture looks better here. Shoulder plane a bit worse, you can see I am getting a little pulled out of posture at the top of my backswing. I'd say it is better than what it was a few months ago but still far from what you see with many tour players. I mentioned the weird alignment stick in my shirt drill in my previous post but that is awkward and cumbersome. I haven't really found a drill or feeling that I like that will help this. @iacas you have been riding me forever about this... any new thoughts? Is it even worth it to obsess over this spine angle/shoulder plane issue?
  6. 1. Win a tournament I play college golf and want to win one of the tournaments that we play in. I "won" my first ever tournament last September but I felt slighted because it was a T-1 and we ended up getting two trophies instead of playing off for 1st because we were on the same team. I want to win one outright. The conference we are in is one of the best in the country but I believe I have the talent to do it. 2. Become a plus handicap I have been between 0.5 and 2 for over a year now and it is endlessly frustrating. Honestly I have no idea how I am going to achieve this one.
  7. I am working on getting my shoulders to rotate perpendicular to my spine in my backswing... I just started working on it last week so it might be awhile before anything really improves. It is really, really hard to work on too. I have found that the issue is mostly I am a bit inflexible in my rotation. I can do the typical club across the shoulders just fine but when I get my left arm extended away from my like I am holding a club, I can't rotate nearly as far back. So part of the keeping my shoulders working the right way leads to a shorter swing which is a bit uncomfortable (throws off
  8. I mark my ball with three red dots above and right of the "Titleist" Got it from the movie Predator :)
  9. Haven't been on in a while... just thought I would share what I think is the purest swing I have a ever filmed. Sure the posture isn't perfect and the clubface is a little bit closed going back but in terms of macro things I have been working on this is so much better.
  10. Good points. Thanks for the insight (and supportive words?). You are correct that it is about quality and quantity. I should've qualified my statement. If she is going to be coming out of university and be working a job and still trying to make this work then it would be better for quantity in the limited time she would have available. But if she would be working a job then I don't know why she would be pursuing this out of college anyway. Guess I gave a half baked idea.
  11. I am in a similar boat as you and I would say don't give it up if it is really your dream. I followed a very similar path to yours, I played once or twice a year until I was 16 and then started playing competitively and caught the "golf bug." I am now 19 and down to a 1 HCP. Hoping to get it lower and have another 4 years to improve playing in college. Like you, the goal is eventually to play on the highest tour. The work it takes to get there is immense. Anyway, there are a few things I would address. Some of them have already been said but they bear repeating. 1) Money - Golf is expensive. B
  12. Here are FO and DTL swings from today. Two days later and I am laid off again, I am really comfortable in that position. Swing is looking good though, back still hurts... hopefully I'll get used to it.
  13. 1) Hole 14 at the Prospector Course, Suncadia, Washington 2) Hole 10 at the Prospector Course, Suncadia, Washington 3) Looking up towards the 18th green at Chambers Bay, Tacoma, Washington 4) Back down the fairway of the 18th at Chambers Bay, Tacoma, Washington 5) Hole 9 at Aldarra GC, Seattle, Washington 6) View down 7th fairway at The Home Course, Tacoma, Washington (Mt. Rainier in background) 7) 18th green on the right, 10th tee on the left at Thunderbird CC, Palm Springs, California 8) 12th hole at Canyon Lakes GC, Kennewick, Washington
  14. Okay maybe not freefall but definitely on the decline. He definitely fell from the limelight really quickly though. Considering he was a major winner in 2011 and RoY
  15. I don't think about hitting down at all and I take huge divots with a really steep angle of attack. I think the average pro with a 7-iron is about -4.5 degrees... I am -6 to -7 degrees but I am not thinking about hitting down at all. I am just thinking about hitting the ball, or a single swing thought, etc. The only exception is when I hit driver, then I am consciously trying to hit up on it. If I don't my AoA is -4 to -5... even with a little bit of spine tilt at set up (a la Rory) I still hit down on the ball between 0 and -1 degrees. So, not something I think about. It just happens and will
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