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About wils0646

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  • Birthday 11/30/1983

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  1. I'm definitely a Packer fan...even though I live in Minneapolis. I grew up with my Dad, who used to live in Green Bay. Basically he got me started up on them and I've loved watching them ever since. I don't think we have a chance this year...maybe 8-8 at best. The offensive line troubles are going to haunt us.
  2. Wasn't it Phil who played and studied Winged Foot for two months in preparation for the Open? I hate it when people say he's not practicing enough. http://www.1010wins.com/pages/46474....ntentId=157758
  3. Well, I've been playing for 16 years (I'm 22), so there's a reason why my handicap is pretty low. It comes down to consistency. I need to be playing a lot to play to my handicap. Two summers ago, I was a 3.3 because I played 3-4 times a week. Now, I'm lucky if I play 3 times a month. I've been playing horribly and I think my swing needs fine tuning to consistently shoot better scores. Just think, my iron shots could be much better if I hit them solid. I know I have swing problems...even the dreaded chicken wing on the downswing, generating low clubhead speed. Maybe that is a reason why I'm hitting it very thin? I don't know. I thought some insight would be great on why people tend to hit it thin.
  4. I started using a crosshand grip when I had problems pulling the ball on shorter puts. It definitely helped in that regard, but the distance control became in issue. I've seen people use a bunched up crosshand grip, but that didn't feel right at all. I'm pretty content with a regular crosshand grip.
  5. I know everyone here has heard of this statement sometime in their golfing life. Well, I use that statement 18 times in a round. For some reason, I've been starting to hit the ball very thin from the fairway. However, the results aren't bad at all. Whenever I see a playing partner hitting it thin, it goes wayward, way short, way long, etc. Mine always seem to go straight and with pretty good distance control. Is there a fitting problem, swing plane problem, stance issue? I still do hit it flush, but it seems more and more of my iron shots are hit very thin without hitting the grass. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I like the results, but it must mean I could get a fitting, fix my swing/stance and start hitting flush shots with correct spin at the flag. I hit old school Tommy Armour 845s if anyone is interested.
  6. Wow, those graphics look amazing. Another huge + is that they are doubling the amount of courses. Wow.
  7. I lived in Sioux Falls for 12 years and graduated from Washington High School in 2002. My home course during high school was Prairie Green and I still love playing it when I go back. I still love that city. A lot of my friends still live there.
  8. If anyone wants to know, yes, me and my brother (pine2palm) are twins (fraternal). We both go to the same school and he is definitely the better golfer. I rarely beat him, but when I do, I never let him hear the end of it.
  9. I don't know. I've asked other people about it and they see it as closed too. Well, I guess I shouldn't complain unless I start snapping them OB every hole.
  10. Yep, I have them. It's made my short game a living hell. I used to be an above average chipper about two years ago, but all of a sudden, I developed the yips on my chips one summer. I'm even blading chips badly enough that they go 20-30 ft. past the hole. Obviously it's mental, but I don't know what to do. Anyone have any advice on what I can do for this problem?
  11. I just recently bought this club early this spring because I needed to get some new technology into my game (I had the Biggest Big Bertha until this year ). I like the feel, design, and power of the club, but I do not like the way it sits at address. If you look at Callaway's website you see that the club is designed to not rock at address to properly set the face before the swing. However, it seems to me that my face is closed at address because of this design. Do you think it's my stance at address or just a design flaw? Well, that's the only thing I don't like about that club. It made me hit hard hooks that I usually do not have. After compensating a bit by tilting the face up, I'm hitting it farther and straighter than I've hit it in a while. Anyone else have this club or reviewed it?
  12. Nope, but I've played Whistling Straits though for half price . I've always wanted to play The Bull.
  13. I just shot an 83 on a par 70 course this past Saturday. Ugh. I need to work on my chipping and putting big time. My drives were great and my irons were pretty solid. The short game always gets me and it never stops. I also wish I was playing on bent grass back in WI and not this stuff in MN. It's almost more beneficial to hit it in the rough here.
  14. I'm a 4th year student from the University of Minnesota majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development. I'm graduating in about two weeks, which is a relief. I'm currently working in an Immunology Lab on campus and hopefully I'll stay on the lab staff and get a job after I graduate. I'm in talks with them right now and it looks like I'll get the job soon. I've played about 3 rounds of golf this year and I want to get out more, but school is dragging me down.
  15. Hi guys. I just stumbled on this site a little while ago while searching just golf related stuff. It looks like it's a site I'll be on for a while. I'm a golf fanatic myself and the season is just starting up here in MN. I hope you guys accept college students. -wils
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