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Binh Nguyen

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  1. I find women golf is interesting enough and will certainly watch it before regular PGA events without lots of big names. Had a chance to watched it live once when they played last year in Taipei, pretty nice experience. Lydia Ko was still the biggest draw even when she was not playing well recent years. And I think women golf is much more interesting than WNBA or women soccer where the difference between men and women are too large.
  2. Thanks. Remember very happy for her finally winning ones.
  3. One thing I realize is that range balls and normal balls would get you different results. I was hitting range balls only to get about 220 yards average and was a little bit frustrated cause I knew I was hitting them quite solidly and the I said what the heck. Took my two balls from the bag and hit them then poof, carried 240 yards each.
  4. Gonna dump my ping 5W for a new M6 U3. Never hit it consistently so I will try something new. With my swing is getting more consistently I Will go a little bit more aggressive on drivable par 5 from now on.
  5. Nice swing! Why the bare feet though hehe?
  6. I always wonder what is the ceiling for a weekend golfer, like say playing twice a week and go to practice twice or three times per week. And of course with the conditions that you are normal people and working on right things. To be the next level or next next level you have to do almost everything right and spend a lots of time for golf, too.
  7. Thanks! Yeah I get to play once or twice a week, maybe more or less depends on my job. In here there is no snow so we can play all year. The summer will be over soon so the golf season is beginning. Looking at the stats now, I played 76 rounds this year already lol
  8. Done, this is one of the main community and sources of golf for me. I have learned a lots since joining the site. Hope this will help the site and the community stronger.
  9. Finally feeling kind of getting there. Worked on the right thing and boom, saw a good improvement. I’m delighted.
  10. I think you only can control what you can control. You hit a bad shot, it happened and you move on. Recently I became more accepting or quickly moved on from bad shots if I know that I did what I should. But I will be mad if it was the decision making, the messed up shot routine etc things that you can control. And if there is woulda coulda I would always take that kind of decisions back, not the shots that missed the green from 120 yards because I know it happens even with the pros. Long story short I think you should still reflex back and learn from your mistakes and the move on.
  11. I came awfully close these last two months. Had like 4 81 and 3 82 rounds lol. Sometimes I choked at the last two holes or sometimes it was one blowup holes that ruined the round. But my index is trending down, 8.9 next time and I will definitely break 80 this year.
  12. Hi all, I’m back after a while. Still practicing but the range I’m going to just too crowded for setup the camera and my driver who often went with me to the range quit so I have no one to take the video for me lol. Ok that is a bad excuse haha I’m just getting lazy. Looking back the day I created the thread my index was 13, nowadays it went down to 9.8 and trending down to 9.6. Im getting better I guess. The next goal should be break 80 (shot 9 over for like 4 times these 2 months and choked up at the last 2 holes all 4 times) and being a single handicap. Playing once or twice a week, practice once or twice also. Still going to see my instructor once a month so I don’t know if an index of 7 or smt could be realistic? It is a dilemma when you want to lower your handicap but when playing for money it is a whole different game even as a 10 handicap compared to a 12 handicap imo. Still the journey is fun so I guess i will keep working hard and trying the best I can. Anyway the video was taken last week, I went to my instructor to checking my swing. I have problems aiming and as usual my head was moving too much forward. The funny thing about going to see instructor is you could not see the immediate results as I shanked the ball 9 out of 10 times trying to tweak the swing. But the very next day I shot 81, -2 to my handicap. Choking the last two hole as usual ( on green for the par 3 too far, 3 putts for bogey, hit a pretty good drive to the fairway 155 yards to the stick only topping the ball to a bad lie in the bunker and the rest was history, lost like 100$ only for the last two holes).
  13. Brooks is just a beast. Absolutely crushing the field this year but somehow I just cant root for the guy. I dont hate him or anything but well, it is just different. I were rooting for Rory but when I saw him pairing with BK I just thought to myself he had no freaking chance 😞
  14. When I hit it out of bound? Hehe Seriously people here just loves the ProV1 so you could buy a dozen lost but shiny Pro V1 for a bargain here. If I have time I often looking for good Taylormade TP5 with half the price because it is not popular. And sometimes when the mood is right I order two dozens Snell ball when I go to Japan for business and use it sparingly.
  15. Shot 81,81,82 the last three games. Could not get over the hump to break 80. Kind of encouraging because it was so close but still a little bit disappointed especially the last two rounds. I messed up the 18th hole last game, shot 3 over at par 5 after playing even for 9 straight holes ( 1 birdie and 1 bogey). Just mis hit the 2nd shot after a perfect tee shot smh. The round before that I had 3 over at par 5 at the 17th hole also 😞 Knowing even bogey could have me my best score or breaking 80 are making me a little nervous and messed up my rhythm a little bit I guess. But after all I am scoring well, my index will go from 11.9 to 10.1 next week so I should not complain much. Just keep on working and I will break 80 in no time 😄
  16. My friend just brought me my Mevo from Japan, they imported it from US so the price was like 900 usd but heck I just want to have a new toy. Test it a little bit today but the conditions were not perfect. I were hitting range balls on mats and hitting it from the 2nd floor down. And I’m not so sure placing the Mevo on the back of the mat was enough for 4 feet. Will set it up more carefully next time. Quick thoughts. Connection was good, no complain here. Irons were good too I think, my 7i went from 146 yards to 160 yards depending on how Well I hit it. The driver was much more inconsistent. My best drive was 101 mph head speed, 2842 rpm, smash factor 1.39 only carry 220 yards? I thought it should be at least 230,235 yards? Will try it more carefully next time.
  17. Only when there are two hot girls with short skirts showed up just before my line and starting to practice then I will take another 50 balls 😉
  18. Voted before fully understand the question but it would still be like 70-90% of the time. I often went 1 club smaller if the distance is just equal my best strike with the bigger club. For example if it is 165 yards and I know when I can hit the 7 very pure I can hit 165 then I will still go with the 6 iron. Just reading this I just realized my instructor really emphasizes on hitting the ball half to 3/4 swing. Almost all the drills he giving me is a half swing. I will try to play like that next time on the course. Should be interesting.
  19. Of course the mental game is not all but it is still an aspect of playing the game as physical aspect, skill aspect, game management etc as well. I believe to fulfill your golfing potential you have to improve a lots of things not only your swing.
  20. Shot 87 today. 5 over at the half with 1 birdie, 4 pars, 2 doubles with just so so driving games but a tied second shot. 1st double was a stupid hook shot into the woods, pitched it to the rough and could not got to green on 3 to save bogey. the 2nd double is just a poor luck and lacking concentration. Pushed the driver to the right AND the 2nd shot went not well as I expected. It still on the fairway with about 140 yards but the ball was on a divot. Should have focus better but hooked the ball to the bunker etc The birdie was nice, hit it to the bunker with 80 yards to play, hit a perfect sand shot to get the ball for about 7 feet and nailed the putt. Overall not a bad half at all. The 2nd half begins with fade ball into the bunker, 150 yards left but very playable. The the phone rang, had to talk for like 7 minutes and of course hit the next ball nearly into the lake. Saved it Out but still need another chip and 2 putts for double. Should have holed the putt oh well. Bombed the driver 280 yards on fairway, hit another 7 for 160 yards into the green and holed the 10 foot putt, just a perfect hole. Then it just went downhill from there. Although I hit my driver very far today but just can’t capitalize the chances to make another birdie and in the hole I didn’t hit it well I just followed with stupid decision. After all I was quite pleased with my ball striking today, the new shaft is fireee. Really hit it longer about 20,25 yards compared to the old shaft. Hit some nice irons too. Putting was decent. But somehow can’t get up and down from nGIR. The other days when I couldn’t get a GIR to save my life but my chipping was saving my asses. Not today. My index is trending down after stalling for a while so right now golf is fun again haha.
  21. I recommend reading some book by Dr Bob Rotella, could do wonder to your mental game.
  22. Shot 90 today, 40/50. Had a very nice birdie on par 5 at the 6th hole ( I was 2 over after that hole), winning it for my team but it all went down hill from there. Could not buy a par for the rest of the day, even it was nGIR and even 2 or 3 three putts. Luckily my friends struggled today too so I still came up winning a little bit. Plan to see my instructor next week. Feeling my ball striking improved a lots recently but the scores are just so so. My goal this year would be break 80.
  23. Playing at your level and teaching need two different skill sets I think. I don’t know about the US but in Japan only like top 20 of the players there could live by playing golf exclusively, the others all have to do teaching or second jobs.
  24. Cantlay is leading now. Whole new ball game
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