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About bm85

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  • Birthday 12/03/1985

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  1. This misconception is an issue because the way we practice is responsible for our good and bad shots. If we don't adjust, and improve our practice methods the best we can hope for is to maintain whatever our ability to execute is. Obviously not ideal if we're uncomfortable with our current scoring trends. Being oblivious to this is a reason you know guys that are athletically competent who fail to emerge into lower scoring thresholds.
  2. I used to hit 3w over driver, and dropped my 3-5 irons to use a couple hybrids. It made me feel more comfortable at the time, and there's nothing wrong with that. The issue was obviously my swing, particularly swinging steeply into the ball.
  3. Feel, spin, and wind I would guess.
  4. I initially chose weekly but after taking lessons, I changed my mind. The piece my instructor showed me was a lot to chew on. If I went weekly, I'd probably be exposed to too much information, and get a bit confused. While it's good to have a professional to help, a very important and enjoyable part of golf for me is self discovery. I like to drill a move, explore it, sleep on it, then wake up and do it again. Gotta show improvement the time, and respect it requires. Suppose it all depends on where your game is though, and then your talent, discipline, and creativity. For me changing the picture in a weeks time is pretty ambitious.
  5. Not happened to me in awhile, but I played at some junky courses when I first started. It is disturbing in that twilight zone kind of way.
  6. The above advice is sound, but assuming you purchased the set with the same length/lie, perhaps the different profile is affecting your aim or setup? Concerning your question about shafts losing stiffness, I would assume not. They are the same make/model shaft correct? Stiffness of shaft is not a universal thing to my knowledge. Various brands have a wide variety of swing weights/stiffness which can feel and perform differently.
  7. Shot 90. Had a 355 yard drive which was cool. Hit a few OOB at the start. Oddly enough I was hitting the ball very solidly, and stupid long. Ball flight was great, direction was fine, just had very poor control of my yardages.
  8. Short and quick back swing.
  9. I practice when I don't have something more important to do. Either I practice indoors at home, in my back yard, go to the practice greens, the range, or do a practice round. For me I love the practice rounds - mainly I just like being on the golf course, and you get to do a little bit of everything.
  10. I'm going with Sergio Garcia. You always have to say Spanish people's full names, because they sound cool. Obviously all of them are great, and can win - I just like the steady pace he has kept.
  11. It just looks like such an incredible place to play golf.
  12. 38. Had bogey, birdie and was even through 6. Got aggressive on a dog leg left par 4, and hit a great looking drive that almost carried the trees. It caught a branch and flicked into a 150 yd fairway bunker blocked a bit by trees. Failed miserably from there, getting a double. Think I'm going to play a practice round during off peak, where I hit out of every bunker on the course.
  13. Hitting drives "straight" for an entire round of golf is not something high handicappers can typically achieve. In addition to the advice above, I suggest trying to develop a more reasonable pattern to play golf with. Shaping the Ball is a smart thread to read if you haven't. It contains the ball flight laws, and some advice about playing golf with a pattern.
  14. I would read the following thread, and make setting up to the ball better part of my routine. Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball).
  15. Kind of hard to tell on your video, but here's a thread that might benefit you @kegan116: Why Flaring Your Feet at Address Makes Golf Easier. Nice crackin' drives there!