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About DeadMan

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  1. Day 64: Spent 5 minutes working with the mirror again. Working on that soft wrists in transition feeling plus checking that I’m still shallow in the downswing.
  2. Day 63: Mirror work again. Working on the softening wrists feel in transition.
  3. DeadMan

    My Swing (DeadMan)

    Cross-posting from the 2019 goals thread: I have three main goals for the year, these are more results-oriented: Get my handicap under 5 and keep it under 5. Win a gross event at my club. Get selected for the 2019 Newport Cup, assuming one happens. I have a couple more process-oriented goals that I think will help me achieve those goals above. In way, these might be more important because successfully doing them will make accomplishing my main goals easier: Starting in March (when courses start to be more playable here), devote at least 50% of my practice time to short game or putting. When it's not the week of a gross tournament, when I work on my long game, devote my practice time to working on my priority piece and not just beating balls. I am probably an outlier with my short game and putting. I'm pretty bad with those, compared to my long game. I need to devote more practice time to those. 50% is probably too little practice for them to be honest, but I want to have an achievable goal. 70% isn't achievable for me. I strongly prefer the driving range to the putting or chipping green. I won't want to go practice if I can't get to the driving range a decent amount. The second point there is that I tend to spend too much time just hitting balls without any thought but seeing what my ball flight is. I think that inhibits me from progressing with my swing as much as I should. While I think that's still useful practice, especially right before a tournament when I need to know what my long game looks like, I do it too much. I can be more effective at practice by working on my priority piece, slowing down, and hitting fewer balls.
  4. DeadMan

    What are Your 2019 Golf Goals?

    Finally had some time to sit down and think about this. I have three main goals for the year, these are more results-oriented: Get my handicap under 5 and keep it under 5. Win a gross event at my club. Get selected for the 2019 Newport Cup, assuming one happens. I have a couple more process-oriented goals that I think will help me achieve those goals above. In way, these might be more important because successfully doing them will make accomplishing my main goals easier: Starting in March (when courses start to be more playable here), devote at least 50% of my practice time to short game or putting. When it's not the week of a gross tournament, when I work on my long game, devote my practice time to working on my priority piece and not just beating balls. I am probably an outlier with my short game and putting. I'm pretty bad with those, compared to my long game. I need to devote more practice time to those. 50% is probably too little practice for them to be honest, but I want to have an achievable goal. 70% isn't achievable for me. I strongly prefer the driving range to the putting or chipping green. I won't want to go practice if I can't get to the driving range a decent amount. The second point there is that I tend to spend too much time just hitting balls without any thought but seeing what my ball flight is. I think that inhibits me from progressing with my swing as much as I should. While I think that's still useful practice, especially right before a tournament when I need to know what my long game looks like, I do it too much. I can be more effective at practice by working on my priority piece, slowing down, and hitting fewer balls.
  5. DeadMan

    Buying New Irons

    That's great, but I would still suggest a more game improvement iron than the ones you're looking at. I literally just switched from Rocketbladez, which are pure game improvement irons really, to the Rogue Pros. I could easily keep playing the Rocketbladez, even at my handicap. I get the idea of growing into your irons, but that's not really something you need to do.
  6. DeadMan

    Buying New Irons

    With your handicap, I would strongly suggest looking irons that have more game improvement features than the ones you're looking at now. I have Rogue Pros, and they can be pretty punishing on mishits. I would image that a lot of the other clubs on that list are similar. In fact, I tried several of them, and they will be punishing for you. If you're okay with a couple of pretty awful shots per round, then feel free to ignore my advice.
  7. DeadMan

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I think if I would break it down, I would do: Driver: Overrated for anything beyond finding the right head for optimal spin Irons: Overrated Wedges: Overrated Putter: Underrated
  8. DeadMan

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I think club fitting is generally overrated. Thinking about it more, I think I should have been more clear about what I meant here, but that's okay because people can interpret it as they want. My view is that there are a lot of people out there who are custom fitting evangelists who claim you'll see a multiple stroke improvement by doing a custom bag fitting. I think a static club fitting with lengths is essential. Beyond that, I think most golfers don't benefit that much from a club fitting. I just got fitted for new irons, and I don't really see much of a difference. I even had my lie angle adjusted from 3 degrees upright to 1 degree upright and my ball flight is virtually the same. Most golfers, in my view, aren't going to benefit that much from a different shaft or different clubs or whatever. That said, once you're getting to be a really good golfer and small margins matter a lot more, I understand why club fitting is important. In addition, I can see how a putter fitting would be underrated. If you're having trouble aiming the putter, a putter fitting is probably essential. Similar with a wedge fitting, although I think if you get the right bounce, it doesn't matter a ton beyond that. Bottom line, though, I think a large proportion of golfers could take clubs off the rack and barely miss a beat.
  9. For me, it's Tiger. I probably wouldn't be playing golf if not for Tiger. I was 10 when he won the Masters in 1997, and in my early teens when he was truly dominant. That's when I first picked up the game, and it was because he made it a lot cooler and more accessible to younger people like me.
  10. DeadMan

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    Okay, time for a new one: Overrated/Underrated #5: Custom Club Fitting
  11. DeadMan

    Match Play- Never Again?

    I enjoy match play as well. That said, I totally understand the point @fburns is making. I try my best to tell myself that it doesn't matter and that I'm still out here to have fun. So I don't let my opponent bother me. I do my best just to treat it as a normal round on the course. It's something to think about and try. I don't think there's any problem, though, if you dislike match play and prefer stroke play.
  12. Day 62: Back to the mirror work again today. Checking my set up and that I'm still shallowing out in the downswing.
  13. DeadMan

    Why Do You Play Golf? A Two Option Poll

    Having fun for me. I tend to have the most fun when I shoot low scores, but I'd much rather have fun and shoot a high score than shoot a low score and not have fun.
  14. Day 62: Mirror work again today. Still working on that feel of soft wrists in transition.
  15. Day 61: Mirror work again today, working on that feel in transition of softening my wrists.
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