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Foot Wedge

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About Foot Wedge

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    Formerly known as "caddystacks"
  • Birthday 03/11/1992

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    North Carolina

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    Righty
  1. My Swing (Foot Wedge)

    Big time regression. I had started kind of feeling like my hips are dipping a bit to start the downswing since it felt like it helped my tempo a bit. Silly thing is I was hitting the ball pretty well, but I COULD go left if I got quick at the top. Feeling a dip with my hips kind of kicked off the transition and felt like it helped everything move together well. I started hitting a slight cut which was more than welcome after all my time with a low-left miss, so I ran with it. I was hitting the ball well for a while, then it started to go downhill... Slight cut with all clubs was predictable with good results. That turned into a 20 yard fade off the tee, 10 yard fade with irons. Manageable. Yesterday was an uncontrollable push fade. Got myself into a lot of trouble. Even the ones that started out on line went way too far right. Not sure if the 'dip' has anything to do with it. I know it doesn't help that my hands aren't as deep in the newer video. May have to take a couple steps back here Feb 28 Swing: Swing from this week:
  2. If you want, you can start a swing thread and you'll be able to get plenty of good feedback. https://thesandtrap.com/forums/forum/13-member-swings/?do=add Here's a page on some advice to get the most out of a swing thread:
  3. PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    Live at the cut line?
  4. PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    LOL Westy...now I like him even more!
  5. Back after not playing for about 5 yrs.

    Hey Gerald good to hear your getting back into the game. Nothing wrong with hitting a fade, those sound like good distances to me. The answer you'll probably get most is to get fitted, but if you're trying to save some money, is there a place where you can at least hit a few different drivers? I wouldn't recommend buying one sight unseen and it's tough to make any recommendations since things like looks/feel/sound are very subjective. If you can, get fitted, if not, definitely hit a few to see what you get along with in terms of feel/shaft/ballflight. Some things just jive, others don't ,and a driver isn't worth the gamble. Best of luck!
  6. But I don't want a Spyder...I want to spend my money on golf...
  7. Fitcat21 I wont "@" you since you probably don't want any notifications from the site, but I'm a huge fan of the sweeping generalizations. YUUUGE. If I had a dollar for every industry that is supposedly dying because of my generation I'd be retired at 26. Thanks for the constant clickbait emails, LinkedIn, as well as the contradicting articles about the industries we're saving (which happen to be some of the one's we're "killing"???) Markets have their ebbs and flows and yet any blip makes for a pretty exciting article in a time when the non-stop news feed needs to be fed. Not to mention data can basically manipulated to back up whatever claim you're making... Where I work has a rotational program and it seems every new person through here plays golf. It's almost annoying since too many people under 30 play golf to organize straightforward foursomes. It used to be the company charity scramble had "that team" of young guys. Now there's at least 3. But hey, those are just my observations and who am I but a dumb millennial that didn't understand your post because it didn't have enough emojis. Enjoy the toke my man.
  8. Textbook Pterodactyl...swoops in, shits on everything, flies away.
  9. PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    It's like explaining a joke. If you have to do that, it was a pretty awful joke.
  10. PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    Funny, I wonder how much money in terms of man-hours, decision matrices, and back and forths at the executive level it took to come up with something that a child could tell you is just kinda weird. "These guys are good" is short sweet and to the point. This tries to pack too much philosophy into a tagline. I don't think marketing understands "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"... As for the emojis, come on how else are under-30s like myself going to be able to understand the message? Any post on this forum that doesn't use one is basically Cantonese to me...*sarcasm*
  11. The Mind Game

    For me it's a matter of perspective. My parents immigrated to the States from a country where politicians literally steal funds from the poor and a good percentage of the police is on the cartel payroll. So I grew up thankful for anything I have. Any day where I have the free time to play golf is a heck of a lot better than most in that country, or this country for that matter. Don't get me wrong, I like to challenge myself, and I won't hesitate to murmur a "sonofabitch" if I hit a bad shot, but when there are people who aren't left with the time to play a round due to the 3 jobs they're working to feed their family, I can only get so upset. I try to enjoy golf and life for what it is. If you're signing up for amateur events, I'm assuming you've got game. You have the ability to hit great shots. If you hit a bad one, forget it, take a breath, and remember what you're capable of doing. Stick to your routine and remember the next shot isn't a continuity of the last one.
  12. 2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Wow. As someone who's had some ankle issues, I really feel for Finau. Hopefully he didn't do much damage.
  13. @Quietus, I'd look for a course that has a larger short game area. There's one around me that has grass you can hit off well past the chipping green. It's 40 yards to the far flag and 50 to a drainage bowl just off the green that I aim at. For the 60 yard shot I use the same half swing as my 50 yarder but with a 50* wedge instead of 54*. If there is no course that has this, I wouldn't count out practicing off mats. There are plenty of ways to skin a cat, but for these shots, I'm striking the ball first. So I either take a divot off grass or thump the mat. The point for me is to develop confidence in the swing and make clean contact. I agree with @klineka about wanting to be as close to the hole, so this range presents a sort of high handicap paradox. The high handicapper is advised to stay out of this range because it's a difficult shot. But it's only difficult because they never practice it. Yet they never practice it because they want to avoid this shot...
  14. 2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Jason Day changing irons right before the Masters...bold move.
  15. Where to start

    Welcome to the site and to golf. We are not responsible with any future problems you may have with your budget or significant other. All jokes aside, if you're just barely starting to swing a club, there are some youtube channels out there that can explain the fundamentals of the set up, grip, and swing that you can start practicing. Where these videos stop offering too much help is in trying to solve your swing issues. (and we all have them) All the little tips and tricks they offer are not one-size-fits-all. Sure, some of them may be titled 'do XYZ to fix your slice' or something that narrows it down to your particular issue, but they don't address why you're swinging that way. It may work for some, but the author of that video hasn't seen your swing. That's where lessons come in. One of the things I've learned here is that you don't have to have a GOOD swing to have a CONSISTENT swing. We're all surprisingly consistent, so a good instructor will look at your your tendencies and give you the right drills and knowledge to help you improve your swing. It's much better to do this early than have to break bad habits later on. I've learned this the hard way. Good luck and enjoy the ride!
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