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About bddarnell

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  1. Went to less intrusive banner ads on the bottom and right side I see. Is this bringing in more or less pennies than the adverts back then were?
  2. I recommend Firefox with the Ad-Block Plus add-on.
  3. I was over at my Dad's last weekend and he had the 2002 DVD sitting in a drawer that he gave me. I've watched it through once and repeated the first and second lessons a couple of times. I haven't really studied McLean's method as he presents it, I'm more on the Ben Hogan 5 Lessons plan right now, but there is alot of crossover. The biggest difference that stood out to me is McLean's very relaxed attitude towards the straight left arm, he seems to feel that it is much less necessary than Hogan does.
  4. For me I picked up alot of new things when I first read through the book, but I will often discover when I read it through again I will pick up on something that I missed or something that I thought I understood but Hogan meant another way.
  5. Hilarious! The men's mustache pattern, ohhh yes! I love the maximum stereotypical goodness.
  6. Welcome! Hmm, there may be more men that play gold than ladies by my unscientific calculations, but forbidden..? Sounds like the majority of my tee offs! That's solid.
  7. Sand shots are one of the most tricky in golf and you are new to the game. Don't feel embarrassed, do some reading and watch some videos about methods for handling bunker shots and then practice.
  8. As for bunker shots, the advise that I've heard that makes the most sense is to blast the sand behind the ball. I have had the most success in bunkers when I hit the sand just behind the ball and the ball goes for the ride.
  9. I like this book, it's very cause and effect. Hogan has a reason for everything he recommends and tells you why. I found it to be a pretty easy read but to truly retain and use everything that he shows you takes some study and practice. I'm in the stage where I've read the whole book and I'm trying to assimilate and implement things as best I can. I still need to find the right swing plane in order to "groove" my swing properly. I should continue to be in a much better place with my ball striking as I go along with this material.
  10. Cut that tree branch! Nice practice area I must say. Your analysis is pretty spot on. To my eyes, you are popping up when the club gets to about hip level or slightly higher on your backswing. I've been studying Ben Hogan's swing as I learn, he covers the left wrist supination on the downswing, stating pretty plainly that to him all good golfers supinated the left wrist about like so on the downswing.
  11. $20 is a pretty good amount, not playing with real $$, just enough to add a little interest. I would still be in favor of letting 2 or 4 more players in the league before drafting if there was more interest.
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