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  1. How about Fernando Torres! Scored another big goal today. He's on fire lately and too bad he was sent off after a brilliant goal vs Barca this week. I like Barca a lot but the favoritism uefa shows them is comical. Barca lost again today so Atletico is only 3 pts back in the tables.
  2. It's very easy to sit on the couch drinking a beer, watching television and criticizing.. a 22 year old that is currently leading the masters, has led the masters for 7 consecutive rounds.. (He was also leading 2014) and is the defending champion. It's golf, mistakes will be made but this kid is really special and is becoming an enigma. People either like him and admire his skill or hate on him and are tired of him winning so much want to see him fail. Just enjoy.
  3. Should be a great final round tomorrow. Everyone knows the Masters doesn't truly start until the back nine of Augusta on Sunday.
  4. This is a quote from ESPN about Jordan when he was in the zone : "Jordan wasn’t even a 3-point shooter, but it didn’t matter. He was hot, and he was letting them fly. It all culminated with Jordan hitting that triumphant sixth 3 of the half and, as the crowd lost its mind and his teammates cackled on the bench, Jordan turned and shrugged. Even he didn’t know what was going on. It’s one of the most iconic images in NBA Finals history. Michael Jordan, the greatest player ever, hitting so many 3-pointers that he not only amazed the crowd, his opponents, his teammates, and the millions watching on TV, but he actually amazed himself. "
  5. The concept applies to any endeavor, not just sports. A composer may write several masterpieces in a row out of the blue...before returning to normal. Getting Hot, El Fuego, Locked in, On Fire, In the Zone, Playing unconscious... are all great sayings. They are simply describing an elevated state in performance where the person is executing flawlessly for a constant period of some time.. The performance streak is suddenly far better than the norm and even the persons norm even if they are elite at their trade..before they come back to earth. Its best to just enjoy it when it happens and certainly don't think about it try to make it happen. You can't, things just click perfectly for a period of time. I even remember Michael Jordan in the finals vs Blazers, he was so hot in the zone he was just throwing up shots from anywhere and made everything. He finally turned to the cameras laughing and shrugged like, "I don't know, I have no idea how I'm doing this but whatever.." It's really fun to watch when someone is in zone, but thinking about it surely destroys. Think about about major league ball player teammates do to a pitcher when he's in the zone and throwing a no hitter? They don't speak to him and everyone ignores him in the dugout... For fear of making him think about what he's doing... and it will end it. Hence that's why I usually refer to hot hand or I the zone as rather..... Playing unconscious.
  6. The semantics of the thread is a little different, however I agree with the premise. Playing with confidence and off instincts is premium. Thinking too much about technique while trying to golf your ball... never works..
  7. I address the ball square to my target. However, although it's very subtle, I do barely open my club face just the slightest (so small would not even noticeable) before my takeaway.
  8. Average bad drive... 275 yards.... So your average Good drive is......? Think about that for a minute....and then go read the PGA Tour driving distances...
  9. A Scotty Cameron Classic Newport is what you are looking for. Then again not even those go for that low of a price... for $200? You should stick with an Odyssey
  10. Ask a touring professional, if the range is a waste of time....
  11. Can't speak to others, but perhaps Dufner's is exactly what mine is, just to simply relieve any tension and get the club/body in a little fluid motion... Then go...not a rehearsal off the actual swing. Just my thought.
  12. I certainly agree higher lofted clubs are easier to hit than lower lofted clubs. However isn't the premise of the original post basically, " how do I really step on a 7 iron and get 170 yards out of it?" Makes no sense to me. This is one of those topics I should have smiled and passed over...
  13. [quote name="saevel25" url="/t/32564/how-do-you-hit-170-yards-with-7-iron/180#post_1144712"] Higher lofted clubs are less likely to curve. Less likely to curve means that the only way they go offline is if you push or pull them. This makes the more accurate. So if you take a guy who hits a 7 iron 170 versus a guy who hits 4 iron 170, the guy hitting 7 iron will have a built in advantage because 7 irons curve less than 4 irons. Also they land at a steeper angle as well, so getting them to stop on greens is an advantage as well. 7 irons will have more spin as well, another advantage. We are not talking about someone who has the inability to hit 7 irons accurately at 170 versus a guy who can hit accurate 4 irons at 170. If you can hit a 7 iron 170 you get freebie help because of hitting a shorter club length, higher lofted club. [/quote] I definitely understand the advantage of length.. and no offense but your statements are as obvious as it gets. I would be surprised if anyone didn't understand those. I truly get what you're trying to articulate but the concept is rudimentary. I'm simply saying.. If you can hit your target, the club doesn't matter.. Long short.. Who cares..a better question I guess is why? Why do want to use a 7 iron to hit a 170 target? The answer is, whatever club hits the 170 yard target. It's different for almost everyone. You completely missed my point. If you are able to hit your target, it does not matter what club you use, or curve or anything used to consistently always hit your the target. If I hit a low knock down smother punch draw with a 5 iron inside 10 ft every time to a screen 150 yds away, the club doesn't matter.. Or I step on a wedge into the same green.. All I want is the target... Whatever SHOT hits the target. Using the right shot with the right club to get the result. You either hit your target, or you don't. Period.
  14. The telling question really is.. How often do good putters replace their putter. Trust me, it's rare they do.
  15. Typically from the club grip moving around within your hand/against finger when you swing.
  16. Simply put, why does it matter what club you use at whatever distance? It has zero to do with what club. It has everything to do with distance control and controlling your spin with flight/trajectory. You either hit your targets or you don't, who cares if it's with a wedge or a 4 iron? As long as you have the right tool to hit your spot perfectly... for the next shot..
  17. To be completely honest with you, I put my iPod headphones in, keep my head down, find my area on the range, warm up with a small bucket, put my head down and walk to the putting green. Purposely. I don't want to even see people swing, or hear people talk about swings to each, and definitely not have someone go into a diatribe of how they have tips, yips, shanks and detail their occasional "300 yard drives" with their Hammer Driver.. Or how golf channel said this and that.... It works well for me. There are people who literally shoot 120 trying to talk about technique to anyone who will listen...
  18. It's in your head. So much so, you're posting on the internet about it. Keeping it in the forefront of your consciousness is your problem. Think about it. Your consistently doing the same thing, over and over.. a fraction off from something completely different. Get some info around causes and then... Let go.
  19. once you have truly found your flatstick you realize, there is no replacing. Maybe change a grip for a different feel etc, but switching putters constantly is never good.
  20. No offense, but someone that truly strikes a ball almost 300 yards with an iron but shoots 80's, must not be very straight or there is another serious issue somewhere, doubting you three putt 8x a round.. Perhaps let off the gas and reassess. Put accuracy as more of a premium or focus on the short game, or whatever you are losing all the strokes too. When you reach the next level, you will realize all the macho long ball stuff just means they hit it further.....offline and card less than desirable scores... while you smile and take their money methodically staying within yourself and golfing your ball solidly. In short, scale it back, no need to happy Gilmore crush every shot, focus on tempo and and controlled balance, with your length you will improve quickly.
  21. I will post a video soon. One tip I can give that has been working for me lately. As I'm "enjoying my backswing" with tempo, I try to get just one more inch shoulder turn as a thought and it's working beautifully. Sounds simple, which I prefer to keep things simple.. but working extremely well.
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