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JonMA1 last won the day on October 9 2016

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  1. http://caberfaepeaks.com That'll work. (I'm a member so I play for free). You can buy me a beer after the round.
  2. The whole idea about getting angry over a bet is just bizarre. I don't like gambling very much either. However, I've thought about challenging some of TST Michigan boys to come play my home course. Not sure what the wager could be...maybe pay for their round if they can shoot their average from the tips, or just buy a round of drinks afterwards regardless.
  3. It ain't bragging when you can back it up:) I'm glad it went that well for the student. The swing on the left is a terrible habit to get stuck in. @Gator Hazard - nipping this habit in the bud will go a long way towards solving a lot of other issues, IMO (obviously not saying that's the case with you, but I believe it is for me). After 3 years of working on this on my own, I've finally made a tiny bit of progress this year. But a lot of the time I still feel too much pressure on my trail foot through impact and follow-through. Much of my practice still goes towards getting my weight forward. It's super frustrating.
  4. How does anyone make that change in one lesson? (rhetorical question)
  5. I love my home course, but there is absolutely no effort or even concept to avoid backups. It's a resort and golf is just one of the amenities. They'll have a lot of weddings and conventions so it isn't uncommon to have groups of 8 or more go out in a very small window. Once on the course, there are no marshals so it's like the wild west. In the 4 or 5 years I've been a member there, I've only been involved in one altercation and we ended up shaking hands. I have seen others get into it however... somewhat entertaining.
  6. I work with a guy who works at Crystal Downs. He mentioned an opportunity to get me on the course this year. I told him bringing me to that course would be like inviting the Jethro Bodine (Beverly Hillbillies) and would only tarnish his reputation. The course is about 30 minutes from my house, but I blew it off because I don't believe they let just anyone play it. Plus, there are so many nice courses up here.
  7. Welcome to the site @gwland88. I'll give my assessment but keep in mind, I'm at the same level as you are so take it for what it's worth. The only thing that I can see that might cause some fat shots is some lateral head movement. It's not very much, but your head moves back a bit at the top and then you have to bring it back forward again at impact. Too much head movement can cause poor contact. As far as weight forward, I'm not knowledgable enough to say. You're getting your hips forward but your weight looks like it might be hanging back. (Please wait for a more experienced opinion before making any changes.) The positives I see are that you're getting good shaft lean and inline position with your shoulder, arm and club. You also make a good hip turn on your backswing. I think the swing is basically pretty good but could use some tweaks. Hopefully, someone who knows a bit more can offer some help. Good luck.
  8. I still have some clubs with the Pure Pro grips I bought a few years ago and they're still very tacky. I went to the Pure wraps the second time around but didn't care for them as much. I'll go back to the Pure Pros again next year.
  9. @NatalieB - I'm not the least bit ashamed to say you'd beat me like a drum. It won't be long until I'm not the only one. It's probably in due to this type of attitude... ....instead of being satisfied with your successes, you get right back to improving. Some of us can learn from that post. Keep up the good work!
  10. +1 @Shindig, as others have said, I wouldn't buy that small compressor you showed in your post. Go for the one similar to those @nevets88 suggested. Those 4-6 gallon compressor will do the job with grips and are handy for a lot of other jobs. They're loud if you run them inside, but it's a nice tool to have and will last for years. The Pure grips install and removal is fairly easy with compressed air and I've yet to have one slip.
  11. You did nothing wrong @Aguirre. It's one thing to be frustrated with slow play, quite another for them to ignore the fact that there was a group in front yours.
  12. That's a good description of what I experience... well, if you changed "weeks" to "years". I don't know enough about golf instruction to identify anything but the very poorest (which I'd been suckered into years ago). I'll compromise and say that there are instructors who, given the opportunity to learn a different teaching methodology, could become very good instructors. In other words, they have a lot of passion and desire to help students.
  13. I find trouble shots to be the most enjoyable lately. They seem to bring a nice mixture of risk and creativity. I was going through my 9 hole course for the second time yesterday. Hole 5 is normally an easy dog leg right that calls for a long iron past the corner, then a mid iron approach down to the green. However, on this day they had the white tee box set back 50 yards. On the first time through the course, I'd erroneously pulled the 5w and failed to reach my landing spot on this hole. This time I pulled the driver and played a really nice fade that cut the corner and reached the downslope rolling to within 80 yards of the center of the green. That drive might have been a candidate for shot of the week, but it stopped just close enough to a large maple tree guarding the green on the right to prevent going over it with a gap wedge. So I decided to go under the branches with an 8i punch. The punch landed on the far side of a little hill where it ran down and then uphill to the green and 6 feet past the flag.
  14. There are a lot of valid posts, but these two kind of go together and sum it up for me.^^^ I don't necessarily agree. As @Patch stated, I believe it is a two-way street. I am simply a poor student...not saying this to be modest or self-deprecating. And while I may the worst of the worst, there are many others of varying degrees who have trouble comprehending, or trouble putting into action that which they do understand. To your point, perhaps, a really, really good instructor may find a way to help those of us less-than-stellar students. But an instructor who fails to get through isn't automatically bad. There are only so many hours in the day after all.
  15. https://www.gamegolf.com/player/JonMa1/round/1714942 https://www.gamegolf.com/player/JonMa1/round/1715295 48/46 from the short tees. Hit a bunch of fairways and GIR's. Reverted back to some poorer putting today and my wedge play let me down a few times as well. Did well flighting shots from my 8i down, but hit a couple gap wedge shots thin. Irons - I hit one poor 7i shot but other than that, decent contact. Getting good distance (for me) from off the tee with my mid to long irons. Trouble shots - did very well on 2 tries. One was a low 8i bump-and-run that resulted in a birdie. The other was a 4i layup I had to curve around a tree trunk that resulted in GIR. Driver was fine. Kept everything in play while playing a fade. After practicing it during the week, I made a point of hitting the 5w today. Topped one for my only penalty, hit the others... ok. Need to put more work into it.