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  1. Honestly, your chances are minimal and border on impossible. The number of tour pros who picked up the game at age 13+ is going to be tiny. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head but would be interested to hear of any that others can think of. I would wager that to become to PGA tour pro you would need enough talent to get down to a +1 handicap fairly soon after puberty and getting there without much in the way of coaching. Having that level of natural ability would leave room for top coaching to take you down to a +3 and beyond (the level needed to even have a sniff of gett
  2. Agree 100% with EJ. The instruction with evolvr is the better than every single instructor I've had in person lesson with any A LOT cheaper. 30 mins with a local pro may set you back $70 so I would say you owe it to yourself to give evolvr a shot for 2 months and see how you get on.
  3. I shall remember the name for when I'm next looking for lessons, thank you!
  4. Pull ups 3x8 Bent over rows 3x10 Weighted chin ups 3x8 T-bar rows 4x12 lat pull downs 3x12 seated bicep curls 3x12 hammer curls 3x12
  5. @Mr. Desmond 's video is exactly the one I was about to post after I read the OP. Despite being a bit of a long video to watch it is very informative. It's not a shot I play on the course yet though for two reasons: I don't practice enough short game to have the confidence in the shot nor do I have any feel for distance with it I often am not playing a urethane covered ball than will check up as I'd want. I am guilty of just playing whatever balls I find
  6. Now that is cool. But it looks like an easy maze to get through
  7. Bench press 3x10 (first time going really heavy but for a lot of sets like this. Really enjoyed mixing things with this, got the idea from a powerlifter friend) Incline DB press 4x10 Cable flys 4x12 Dips machine 8set drop set Overhead tricep extension with DB 4x10 Cable pushdowns 3x12
  8. Welcome! I will echo @David in FL in that that's some impressive speed with the relatively short club. Have you tried hitting a driver recently? I suspect that if you are swinging better than ever you might have success with the driver of you try it out again
  9. @jballard388 , If your ball speed was correct at 170mph then you could maybe squeeze you 10 more yards with optimal launch numbers but for a 155-165mph ball speed then that would be a good carry distance. A good tool to play around with is flightscope optimizer, it lets you plug in some launch numbers and see what happens! http://flightscope.com/products/trajectory-optimizer/
  10. Yesterday's results where pretty crazy! Fingers crossed Liverpool can take 3 points this afternoon to capitalise on Man city slipping up against stoke
  11. I recommend you heed this advice @webb1522 . This game is hard but it is a lot of fun! I would say as someone new to the game forget about birdies! Play with the mindset of bogey is good, par is a bonus but try to keep anything more than double bogeys off the card. One of my favourite sayings I've heard is simply, "Par is good, just make pars"... I think it came from Mark Crossfield actually
  12. Thanks for the advice. I do backup but probably not as regularly as i should... I currently back up the system to my external hard drive once a fortnight and both my system image and my data onto dropbox every week. I do often forget though.
  13. Now that I can get a solid state drive (SSD) with 250GB storage for under £120 (about $200 for everyone else in the US), I'm seriously considering upgrading my laptop with one. I've read numerous reviews that seem 100% positive, you get faster boot, longer battery life, cooler and quieter system. Currently looking at this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSSDHP-256G-G25-Internal-2-5-inch-Device/dp/B0093HMLAS/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1409399401&sr;=1-1&keywords;=250gb+ssd For me the only downside is I have a lot of media on my current hard drive, about 300GB
  14. Listening to Royal Bloods album, a great rock album IMO. They are doing very well here in the UK. Also just purchased Ed Sheeran's new album on recommendation of my sister. I'll give that a listen this week.
  15. I usually warm up by stretching for a minute or so. I then hit putts for 5 minutes to try and get i feeling for the green speed that day, although we all know a lot of putting greens play nothing like the greens on the course... I'll then move over to the warm up nets just behind the first tee and take some easy swings with my gap wedge, working my way up to full shots. i'll only hit maybe 10 shots but without much time in between, it's not practice after all. Then i feel ready to play. On the first tee, i'll usually take 5 practice swings or so though just to make sure I'm loose. I fin
  16. No saying you're right or wrong but just because someone CAN hit it X distance doesn't tell you much about handicap nor now good their long-game is. Also a lot of people here would argue that long game ability is always holding you back but that's OT. Also which driver do you play? I don't think i've ever seen anyone i know play the driver off the deck shot with and sort of success.
  17. Seems logical to me I think though, as you say, it is splitting hairs. Just use whichever you feel most comfortable with. Yes the extra 10 yards is a good weapon to have, but i know a lot of very good players choose a 4W over a 3&5W to save that space for an extra wedge or just because that little extra loft gives them that little bit more confidence in hitter the straighter off the deck and from the tee.
  18. I do feel sorry for him really. He was such a good young player at Madrid and then came to liverpool and was practically a god. Then got snapped up by the big money offers and has never really had a good game since. Sad to see him struggle so much and almost become a villain at chelsea.
  19. I guess I'm lucky then that the largest baskets of balls at my local range is only 20! If you want any more you have to go back up for seconds! Only problem is the mat are s**t, the balls are s**t and there is barely space to film swings. Practice nets are for sure the way to practice for those of us who get good instruction (i.e. know their pieces) and have access to high-speed video to keep tabs on progress
  20. Any chelsea fans here? If so i bet you're glad to have shipped out Torres for 2 years!
  21. You obviously hit the ball pretty far so this would be my thought process going through the choices... You're going to be hitting most par 5s in 2 (or have the distance to at least). I would play the 13.5 only if you need it to reach the par 5s, if you can get to all the ones with a 15 that you could a 13.5 then switch it out, those 10 yard won't gain you much but the extra height and ability to stop a 15 more quickly could be a greater scoring tool. But that trade off will depend on the courses you play. Regardless of the 3W you choose i would drop the 5W for sure. IMO, that 10/
  22. Trained back and biceps today: close grip lat pulldowns 4 sets deadlifts 4 sets close grip row machine 4 sets pullovers 3 sets DB bicep curls 3 sets Cable curls with rope 3 sets
  23. I feel your pain. I don't even have a 5sk instructor in my country I know that i probably could find very good instruction within a reasonable distance i can never bring myself to go see them. Firstly, i have seen 2 very poor instructors who are local. One told me i just needed to keep my head down and swing to a better tempo... i won't be going back to him!! Secondly, i don't really know how i could test them out before laying down a weeks worth of expendable income. (Quizzing him before hand or asking for a ten minute taster etc would come across as very rude IMO).
  24. I'm now back at university so no golf for me but back in the gym. I will be following a 4 day split: chest&triceps;, back&biceps;, shoulders&core;, legs. Probably taking a rest day every third day or so. I am aiming to bulk up to somewhere near 67-68kg from 64.2kg weighed yesterday. To do this i will be aiming to consume 100g+ of protein per day and at least 2500kcals but aiming for >3000kcals whilst lifting with maximal time under tension for 15-20 sets per day in the 10-12 rep range. I will be going heavy on squats and deadlifts though, goal is to get to a 140kg deadlift and 11
  25. Hi, welcome to the forum firstly I would agree the swing is definitely on the flat side but I cannot give you any good swing advice so best to wait for the experts to take a look. I can however recommend you have a read of this thread: Posting a swing thread is a good place to start but the more you post in other threads the more quickly people will get to know you and be willing to help and share things on your thread. Hope you stick around!
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