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About metbid

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  1. One other book you might like to look at for your mental game is 'Golf is a Game of Confidence' by Dr. Bob Rotella. I found it quite interesting and it did help with my focus.
  2. We HAD two beautiful 27 hole Municipal Golf Courses here. But our Mayor (not a golf fan) has been trying to shut one down for years, claiming it didn't make enough Tourist dollars and was losing money. She used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to not open one of the courses and limited the other to 18 holes at this time. We are a City of 88,000 people and the overcrowding on the one course is going to drive a lot of golfers out of the area.
  3. The one shaft definitely looks bent...be cautious buying on eBay if it doesn't state "Returns Accepted".
  4. If you go to the range, try setting up the ball on the tee with the logo at the back, then rotate the logo clockwise towards you so it is almost directly facing you. Then swinging very slowly, try hitting the logo. You should see a straighter ball flight. As you get comfortable at hitting the logo, then increase your swing speed.
  5. @icias sorry, I will be more circumspect, offense was definitely not my aim.
  6. Racism is a very unfortunate sidelight in all human history. I was raised by very non-bigoted parents in a racially mixed community. The word 'Black' was descriptive, not definitive. It only was used to describe a person like saying "the guy in the blue shirt", it did not make them different nor define character or ethnicity. We were all humans, Americans, nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately the Liberal mind set using terms like African American, Asian American, Latino etc does define, highlight, and differentiate groups of humans, which does not help solve the issue. Ignoring thos
  7. Oh, poo....I hoped Rickie's name wouldn't come up. He's one of my favorites. That being said, I have problems with Justin Rose. Not that it would be the same if I met him in person, but he seems somewhat arrogant or entitled when watching him on tv.
  8. I've posted this before, but it might be relevant here. At the driving range, set up your teed ball so the logo is at the back and quartered in towards you. Then take a slow (VERY SLOW) swing trying to hit the logo. Be relaxed, don't worry about distance, but see if this doesn't help you hit without the big slice. Also a good point is keeping your upper left arm in contact with your body to prevent the head flying outside in or coming over the top. Once you've mastered that and the ball is going straighter, then add some speed incrementally.
  9. LOL....my thoughts exactly, I know someone in my group will pick up my wedge that way.
  10. I'm a 12.1 HC and my only preference is soft feel balls, but am not good enough to say one ball works better than another. More often one brand will be "the ball" for a few rounds, then another one will play better.....until next week. 🙂
  11. Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, this is more than occasional hanging up. They seem to conflict most of the time during the round. I had a Nike bag previously that I can't remember ever having this issue.
  12. I purchased a Cleveland CG stand bag a few months ago. At first I was very pleased with the bag, it has great features and a 14-way top for club separation (which was my main reason for the purchase). I was a little confused by the zipper inside the clothes storage compartment that opens into the bag main club area. Now I have had the bag for a while, I think I know what it is for 😞 Often the clubs tend to conflict with other shafts so much that it is hard to seat the clubs fully in the individual sleeves. I've had the 3 wood affect seating the wedges. Just guessing, but maybe the zipper i
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  14. 5SK Key #1 Steady Head When you keep your head steady and have set up with your arm/hands/club grip hanging down from your left shoulder, the ball being back in your stance means the ball and club head will be 'higher' than the bottom of the arc. So when you swing you should naturally strike the ball first. Then the swing should end with the club head descending to the low point in your arc which is back at a vertical line from your left shoulder, potentially taking a divot. We're only talking a few degrees here. The driver set up is the same, but with the ball position at or in fro
  15. This video, though not about a flat wrist, helped me immensely in maintaining a flat wrist through impact. By 'flattening out' my swing ( I had trouble coming over the top), it caused my wrist to stay in-line as well. Having lag or delay at the top is essential. When I first tried it I felt like I was out of control, but the exact opposite happened when I relaxed and let it my arms 'lag', my ball striking became crisper and more consistent.
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