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  1. Shot a personal best, 40 on the front nine of my local course.
  2. I hadn't thought about a 3H. Looking at upgrading my irons once I have a little bit of spending money. I beat the heck out of them while I learned how to play. Im headed out to the range. We'll see what works. Thanks again.
  3. Just for a little more reference I can consistently hit about 185-190 with my 6i. When the driver is straight it is around 270ish. Not sure what the club head speed is. I went out again today and played again with just the 6i and below. I was looking to get around a 47 for an achievable goal for the round. I ended up with a 49 after a few bad reads on the greens but my shots were solid. Sounds to me like the general consensus is to keep playing with what I am comfortable with, practice more with the longer clubs to get consistent, and slowly work them into my game. Sounds like a good plan. My long term goal is to get as close as I can to scratch. If that is a 1-3 handicap then so be it, but the ultimate goal is scratch. For a shorter term goal (as in before next school golf season) is to get down to being able to be sub 85 consistently so that I can make the varsity team, and do well by my own standards. I am looking at getting lessons, but currently don't have the $$$ for lessons. After my job for the summer I am hoping to be able to get true lessons. I am headed back to the range later this week so we will see how this all works out. Thanks for all of the ideas and help. I will keep this thread updated later if anything major changes. Thanks again.
  4. So I just need to keep playing with lower clubs until I stop getting lower and lower scores? Then I would slowly work into the larger clubs up to the driver? Alright. So work on a single longer club until it is consistent and then move up?
  5. Jaymancds

    6i and below

    Hi all, I went out yesterday to my local course which I typically get about 50-55 on the front nine holes. This is typically using all of my clubs. Well after warming up at the range I just wasn't feeling my larger clubs (4h, 3w, driver). I decided on the first tee that I would play this round with nothing bigger than my 6i, which is the longest club I can hit with my eyes closed. I hit more fairways than I ever have in one round, more GIR than before, and overall better lies for my shots. I was able to go 6i-6i-wedge to most of the greens on my local course. Long story short, I had my best round ever shooting a 45 on a par 35, and I never pulled the driver out of the bag. My question is, could this be a sustainable way to get to low scores just by hitting more fairways and better lies? I am a 6' 3" 230lb. high school junior, and I have never been able to hit my driver consistently. If this is a better way to lower my scores, would it be reasonable to take my larger clubs out of the bag and replace them with more wedges? I like my iron play as it is pretty consistent, but something goes wrong in between me and my driver. Could I be on my way to close to scratch golf just with more work on my putting and short game? Thanks
  6. Lets see if i can keep this at least PG-13 Driver- "oh god" because I cant hit it very well 3W,4H- "Hot heads" because the head socks never come off 3i- "occasionally" because I occasionally use it well 5i- "neverland" because I sky the ball everytime 6i- "Sweet Jesus" because it saves me most of the time 7i- "ouch" because I hit my ball into my face off of a tree in my first full 18 round 8i- "shovel" because I typically leave pretty big divots with it 9i- "the mistress" because I cheat on my wedges with it PW- "topical" because I top the ball alot SW- Dubbed "get wet" by a friend after I used it to chip out of water and into the hole for a bogey in my best round ever Putter- "get lucky" because I need all the luck I can get on the green.
  7. Jordan Speith - 20 Jason Day -19 Rickie Fowler -14 PING is going to help me be fast and forgiving with the new G Driver and Crossover!"
  8. I love a good 7:30 to 8:00 round during the summer. While the dew is still on the grass and its not 90 degrees.
  9. I went out yesterday and just tried to get out of my head on the first tee. Worked pretty well, and I stayed in the fairway. It was short but I used a 6 iron to tee with. Throughout the round the driver just wasn't working for me so I ended up teeing up with a 6 iron for the majority of the round. Still got some work to do, but I did see some improvement. Thanks for all of the advice.
  10. Thanks for all the advice everybody. I just gotta get out of my head. I am going out this afternoon so we will see if I can get through the first tee better by not thinking.
  11. The problem with not using the driver is that to get down to a club where I am just in auto-mode I have to go down to a 6 iron and lose any chance at a long tee shot. I had thought of maybe trying a 4 hybrid because my 3-wood is my worst club.
  12. So I am just in my head too much. Makes sense.
  13. Hi everybody, I have been playing golf fairly consistently for about a year now. I have worked hard and lowered my score from the high 120s down to the mid 90s and still working. The one thing I cant seem to fix is my nerves on the first tee. I try to do a little warm up and then full practice swings before I even put my tee in the ground. I am not sure if I am afraid of not being fully warmed up or if I am just thinking too much. The course I play is never very busy so there is typically no rush to get going, but I feel like I am rushing myself through the first shots of the round. I have a pretty nasty slice if I'm not careful, so I aim to the far left side of the fairway and hints of my slice bring the ball back into the middle-ish. Am I thinking too much? Should I warm up extra too help get out of my head? I just cant figure how to get the "cant be a slow player" mentality out of my head. Could I be afraid of the hole and this cause the problem, because it is a straight 440 yrd par 4 that I have never gotten less than a double on? I just cant figure it out. Any Ideas?
  14. Yesterday I played a round in the high 20s to low 30s and besides a strange feel through the shaft I didnt really notice a huge difference in my length. Maybe thats because the ball seemed to be rolling a mile on the fairways. I still enjoyed myself.
  15. I working on a 77 Camaro right now so that I can get to cruise in it. My dad was born in '66 and is a serious hot rodder. He has built many camaros and novas. His current build is a 68 C10 shortbed. He is helping me a lot with my car. He is one of the best body men I have ever seen. Crazy skills.
  16. Jaymancds

    Gun Laws

    I cant say that lobbying for the lack of regulation is bad. The fact that we have the legal right to guns is one of the things that make America different from the rest of the world.
  17. Jaymancds

    Gun Laws

    Leave the laws alone. As a matter of fact, loosen them so that law abiding citizens can protect themselves. Is an AR 15 gonna kill anyone? No someone has to use it to kill someone. Fix the people not the laws. You can hate on guns all day long but when somebody breaks into your house, you call someone with a gun. The more armed the general public the safer the general public. Since when do mass murderers abide by laws? To make guns illegal is the same as making law abiding citizens outlaws. You cant have fully automatic guns now days anyway so "military style" guns are not buyable. Oh and I hunt deer and hogs with a .300 Win Mag rifle capable of killing at distances well over a mile if I could see that far. That is the same caliber that the most deadly sniper in american history used, and I have never even considered using it to harm another person.
  18. I use a glove on my left hand (righty) because I think it provides a little extra grip on the club for me. Also, I forgot it one day at the range and after about 350 practice shots my hand was rather raw.
  19. My dad cheats anytime we play. I am a fair amount better than him so he just plays for the heck of it. Makes it fun for us. He has this lucky streak going of never having to chip, or putt from the fringe. I still am amazed at how he does it.
  20. Since this is my first year in golf, I havent had any notes to improve on, but I did notice improvements in my game. My putting has become much better and more consistent than what it was at the beginning. If not just 1 put I end up having a really close 2nd. Also, my driving has gotten better aswell. I started with a HUGE slice and a ton of distance. After some help from a friend I had to cut a little distance for a while to get it straightened out. Back to around 250-280 yards off the tee. My chipping has gotten better here recently as well. Something that isnt necessarily part of my game is my mental state throughout a round. I can stay a lot calmer than I was at the beginning. This has helped take somewhere between 20 and 30 shots off of my card from the beginning of april.
  21. Played 9 holes tuesday. It was really bad. shot a 63
  22. I would have serious issues with that if I was playing either with or behind him. Just walk up and hit the ball. Not that hard edit: of course thats probably why he is a pro and I am not.
  23. I played about 4 18 hole rounds and about 20 or so rounds of 9. All but one on my home course. Started in April after I finished baseball.
  24. Become at least a bogey golfer. Gonna do it by playing alot.
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