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  1. If your pushing drives, I'd check a couple things right off the bat. First, like Mocha man said, make sure you're alignment is solid by throwing a stick or club down at your feet. Afterall, you could be hitting straight shots but just setting up right of your target line. I would then double check to see if you club face is square to the target at address and not dipping too far back in your stance. Try setting the face down so that the bottom groove is perpendicular to your target line, then take your grip. And finally, if you still are losing them to the right, try focusing o
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  3. I was reading a book named "Your 15th Club" by Bob Rotella. He began talking about a comfort zone that most golfers fall into. For instance, if you shoot consistently around the same score every time you play, you develop a margin in which your subconscious is comfortable producing shots. He went on to say that tension builds in your game when you take a couple bogeys and your score moves to just above that "comfort margin", which can explain why birdies or pars usually end up dropping soon after, getting you back on track for your usual score. But the same could be said for the other extreme
  4. 69 yesterday 34 on the front // 35 on the back I took a lot of chances off the tee and ended up with 4 putts for eagle which is a new personal record! It was my best day with the driver and 3W all season but just couldn't seem to get the putter hot. 75 today 35 on the front // 40 on the back Another good day for striking. Played a casual money match with some buddies but lost concentration on the back when everyone started taking some high scores. Overall a pretty good day though!
  5. I can offer a couple tips that seem to work well for me, it may not hurt to try them. I usually set up for a shot that I know is laying on soggy turf by choking up maybe a quarter inch on my grip, just to assure I don't catch it fat. When the fairways are spongy, thin misses will always work out better than fat ones. Next, I try to avoid "compressing" the ball into the ground, or in other words, hitting down on it, if that's what you want to call it. Instead, I try to level off my plane and come at the ball from a pretty shallow angle. This helps me avoid burying the club after impac
  6. I work at a place that does a lot of fittings and Mizuno allows free shafts and grip upgrades within reason for a flat rate around $1200 (which includes custom lie and loft). It's one of the few brands that does this so I'm surprised that they charged you so much per club. On top of that, unless you got some exotic graphite iron shafts, most standard steel shafts range in price from $40-65 per shaft. It sounds like you'd be better off taking the fitting info and ordering the clubs straight from the Mizuno factory. My only guess to why they charge what they do is because they do all o
  7. Cool thread, I have a question for ya I recently have rekindled my dedication to golf and have been improving consistently by a couple strokes per season for a couple years now. Hopefully, if things continue to go the way they are, I can be at + handicap in a few more seasons. My question is where would you say to look for someone who is craving competition? I have read a little bit on the smaller tours around the states and I'm wondering how big the commitment is, and what kind of scores would it take in order for it to be worth the time and money?
  8. I was in charge of cutting cups for a few years before I started working indoors most shifts. The rule of thumb that I went by was this: -1 out of 3 holes should give you a good birdie look (should 2-putt from most lies) -1 out of 3 should be a standard placement (a good lag putt should be rewarded) -1 of out 3 should be a slight challenge to keep a par (if you leave a shot stranded, 3-putt is almost certain) But if it was a busy weekend... most of the holes would be placed near the center to keep play moving until Monday morning rolled around, then I could go back to my u
  9. A head pro is usually either an owner or supervisor of the course and deals a lot with the reps and budgeting while the assistant attends to day to day operation stuff like tee sheets, handicaps, and inventory etc... Head pros are oftentimes certified too, while the status of assistants range.
  10. I use a range finder. It's not so much that I can't estimate what my yardages are because I'd say 90% of the time I can guess my distance within a few yards. I use mine more for practice rounds so I can gauge exactly how far I am hitting each club. My distances usually fluctuate 5-10 yards from week to week or month to month so I feel it's a good tool to keep confidence up when I'm pulling a club from the bag.
  11. From this, it actually looks like he gets the club back on plane through impact. This is wild.
  12. That's an exaggeration. He's obviously shown that he has the potential to compete but he struggles with consistency month to month. I think everyone who watches golf underestimates just how rare it is to have back to back seasons as the likes of Tiger, Jack, or Arnold- especially in a field as talented as it is in 2016. I'm a huge believer that these past few seasons have been some of the best tour golf ever played in the history of the game, especially when it's looked at in terms of depth. Week to week, it's really anyone's tournament to take, and it hasn't always been like that.
  13. Genetics definitely play a role, but not as much as people think. If you have a 6 foot frame to work with from the get-go, you will obviously be able to make a bigger swing with less effort than someone who stands 5 feet tall with shorter arms. A bigger swing path = more time to gain momentum through impact. This is where technique and flexibility come into play, though. Having a large frame/swing only correlates to distance if you can do two things, 1) swing at a high rate of speed through the slot, 2) maintain a square club face on impact. I am not a tall or big person by any means
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