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  1. metbid

    Left Wrist Through Downswing

    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.
  2. Maybe two thoughts, think/act like you are hitting your 8 iron instead of the longer one you have in your hand. And if I am striking the ball poorly because I am trying to 'hit' the ball, I change my focus out and look at where I want my divot to start, then swing to that like a practice swing.
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    Golf Snobbery

    LOL, at my church you wouldn't even stand out. Our pastor preaches in a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up and his tattoos showing. But as far as snobbery in golf goes, I have never seen more than any other sport, and probably a lot less than some. Ever play pick-up basketball or volleyball at the Y or local gym and see the treatment the newbie or novice gets; the groans, eye rolls, curt remarks..... I play at many different courses, and often as a single and really can't remember a time I felt snobbery from the staff or other players.
  4. I bought a Sun Mountain Four 5 carry bag and when I adjust it up to carry on mid back, I barely have any of the cushion pad left on my shoulders. My home course is somewhat hilly (not too bad), so sometimes pushing a cart can be tiresome too.
  5. I do have a nice Clicgear push cart that I use a fair amount, always for 18 unless I use a rider on hot days. But when I just run out in the morning for 9 holes it is easier to just throw the bag in the car and go. I am pretty physically fit and have no trouble walking 9, just wanted to carry the bag right.
  6. I tried searching for any threads with "carry bag'' or '2 strap bag" and either my search query is bad, or the words don't show in any. Is there a proper or correct position the bag should be in on the lower back? Like on the lower back, on the pelvic bone, or just lower on the top of the gluteus? I am 68 and want to walk as many times as I can for the exercise.
  7. I was improving, my HC had dropped several points to 11.3 last year. I started this year pretty good, then had to have surgery to remove skin cancer on my arm and was laid up for over a month. Since re-starting, my HC has blossomed to a beautiful 12.3. Now that I am playing again I am still inconsistent, but believe I will improve my HC by a couple of points by season end............I hope
  8. I too played a lot of racquetball, and used the tackified glove, The only problem I see with them is that they are quite a bit thicker than a golf glove and don't give the 'feel' you get with the thinner golf glove leathers.
  9. One thing I also noticed in your swing video is that you fall away onto the heel of your left foot near the bottom of your swing. That can cause the cutting of the ball and result in a slice. It also probably robs you of some power at the bottom of your swing. I agree with @arturo28mx, I use one of the whip-type trainers and it has really helped me to stabilize my lower body and keep my weight going forward through impact.
  10. After watching the video and hearing him repeat over and over don't let the right hand move, then stating he missed putts because it moved, makes me think there are too many moving parts. Putting really isn't that complicated........
  11. metbid

    Long Iron Advice

    I too like my 3 and 4 irons. I do normally hit them farther than my 5 by about 10 to 15 yards for the 4 and the same farther than my 4 with my 3. On average good hits my 5 iron is around 175 yards, my 4 iron around 190 and my 3iron 200+. which for my age and swing speed are adequate distances. @The Wrong FairwayCould it possibly be that you are placing the ball farther forward in your stance at set up, and potentially starting to break your inline left wrist? Even a little break will still give you good loft, can 'feel' crisp, but rob distance because you lose power quickly if that happens. Being sure you are hitting down on the ball and not breaking your left wrist might help.
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    I Keep Striking the Toe

    I agree with posting a swing video to give people a chance to look at your swing. One thought, I found that I was hitting the ball out toward the toe because I was lifting my head slightly, causing me to lean away from the ball and not getting good weight transfer, 5sk key #1 and #2 issue. Once I identified that, the toe hits have virtually stopped completely.
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    All That There Is

    A little extra wine at Thanksgiving? Time is definitely linear, 20 years old today, 30 years old in ten years, you are not the same you that you were. I don't think the world is flat either.
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    line or no line putting

    I tried lines a long time ago. but they did not work for me, so I don't use lines. As a matter of fact I do something quite opposite. I usually try to get my line while waiting on others putting. Then I walk up behind my mark, visualizing my line, and set the ball down with the logo perpendicular to the hole or line. It helps me square the putter head for alignment. Weird......maybe, but it works for me

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