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hemlock

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About hemlock

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  1. I was wondering if I could get a quick answer to my last post. I'm going to hit the course in a few hours, and would really like to know that answer to that question :)
  2. Ok so I tried your advise. I was gripping pretty hard with those 3 fingers, and there was almost none on my thumb. With the club behind the ball(preparing to swing), I could move my thumb and the club would stay stationary. Still though from backswing to downswing the club still push against my thumb. Not nearly as much as before but it still does. Is this a normal part of a swing, or am I still doing it wrong, and the club should never really push against my thumb at all?
  3. I'm still having problems with this. It seems like if I don't put pressure on the club with my thumb, it's wobble and get "out of whack". I don't know maybe I'm over thinking it. I don't want to squeeze too hard with my right hand. And for some reason it seems when I try to control with my left hand it comes from my thumb. I don't know
  4. Ok, so I haven't have had any lessons, nor will I be able to this year. But I enjoy the game and am trying to learn. So after reading stuff on here and looking at golf magazine I realize my swing really isn't proper at all. I basically swing with my arms(and thumb) and not much shoulder or hip rotation. In the article in golf magazine they said that while driving your left shoulder should end up under your chin on the backswing. And you back should end up pointing at the target. Now is this true for all clubs? In general, can that be applied to irons and wedges, or is that a different type of swing?
  5. For 1 I do think tshirts are way more comfortable than polo/collared shirts. But more importantly, comfort is more than just how something feels when you wear. Some people just don't feel(as in mentally i guess) comfortable wearing dress clothes like that. It's not their type of "fashion" and they don't feel right wearing it. Chances are alot of you that are saying you support dress codes are the same people that wear polo's everyday. To the mall, to eat, w/e.
  6. I searched for topics about this but couldn't find any, so sorry if it's been done. What do you guys think of the brush tee's? particularly this type:
  7. Pretty much the exact situation for me.
  8. I voted bad for the game. I'll explain. First of all, I agree that a beater or torn ripped up stuff is unappropriate. BUT....... I think it's very unnecessary to force people to wear colored shirts and ban jeans at most courses. When I golf I wear jean shorts and a tshirt. And I see many people doing the same. Really...at does there need to be a ban on this kinda stuff for a course the is $13 for 9 holes? I think if you're going to a course that requires a dress code you will know it. But really does it really harm you're game to see someone wearing jeans on the golf course? I personally hate the face that everyone thinks they have to wear colored shirts and plaid shorts/pants. Wear what's comfortable.
  9. hemlock

    Pain in Thumb

    More near the hard spot. It is finally starting to go away though. It might have been a combination of gripping too tight, and using my thumb to transition from my backswing to downswing.
  10. Particularly one geared towards the beginner.
  11. Can you explain that again . It sounds like good advice, but I'm not really understanding it. When you say butt of the club, do you mean the end of the grip?
  12. Sorry man :( I wish I could help you,but I have the same problem. I've never been in a tournament but in regular games.
  13. This is an offshoot of my Pain in Thumb thread http://thesandtrap.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14980 I swung the club a few times yesterday(didn't hit any balls because it still hurts). I think I may have figured out what caused my thumb to start hurting. I'll try to explain and see if you guys can make sense of it and tell me how to fix it. First of all I use a locking grip if that matters. I lock my pinky and pointer finger together. The problem comes when transitioning from the backswing to the downswing(I think that's what you call it). After I bring the club all the to start bringing the club forward I push the club down with my left thumb and then my arms follow afterward. I'm not sure, but I probably continue to push the club on the downswing with my thumb until I hit the ball. So if anyone can make sense of that, I would love to hear a remedy.
  14. hemlock

    Pain in Thumb

    First of all I'd like to thanks everyone for the replies so far. The bend is more of a hinge. I swung the club a few times yesterday(didn't hit any balls because it still hurts). I think I may have figured out what caused my thumb to start hurting. I'll try to explain and see if you guys can make sense of it and tell me how to fix it. First of all I use a locking grip if that matters. I lock my pinky and pointer finger together. The problem comes when transitioning from the backswing to the downswing(I think that's what you call it). After I bring the club all the to start bringing the club forward I push the club down with my left thumb and then my arms follow afterward. I'm not sure, but I probably continue to push the club on the downswing with my thumb until I hit the ball. So if anyone can make sense of that, I would love to hear a remedy.
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