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About ridgewalker

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  1. Good value ball

    I do it occasionally when I'm getting serious about my game. I'm no expert but I don't think all the balls are perfect. I've definitely found some new balls (premium and otherwise) that were off.
  2. tee vs deck yardage?

    My yardage is similar I'd say, but I hit the ball a higher and make better contact on average when it is teed up a little.
  3. Good value ball

    Last week I bought a couple packs (12 balls each) of Nike PD Distance balls for $11 each at Winners. I tested some of them in salt-water to see if the core balance was off but they were okay. I have been playing the RZN Black as well this year but I like the PD Distance just as much. I'll probably go get a few more packs as Winners seemed to have a bunch.
  4. What do you think my chances are going pro

    I'll approach this from a different perspective... Hit 1,000 balls a day for the next 5 years and I start to like your chances. (Not that you won't need to practice other things)
  5. First time at the driving range

    I find it's those guys with older clubs that are most apt to take your money on the course :)
  6. On wedge shots I find choking up to the lowest part of the grip increases accuracy and would probably help with not hitting them fat. You could also try opening the face some which should allow you to use the clubs bounce more and prevent that leading edge from digging in. Best of luck!
  7. Describe Your Last Round of Golf in One Sentence

    3 birdies on the front, 0/5 sand saves on the back
  8. Describe Your Last Round of Golf in One Sentence

    It's time to stop fooling around lol
  9. What's the lowest score you have ever shot?

    76 from the blues at Springbank Links (Par 72).
  10. Your Workout Today

    I did the GSP HIIT Abdominal and Core Conditioning Workout today. Time to lose the belly!!!
  11. Vokey or Cleveland?

    I love my 56* Vokey. Never had a Cleveland.
  12. Here are the yardages I would expect on an solid shot. I live about 3,400 feet above sea level so that might help me a little. D: 280 3W: 250 2i: 230 3i: 215 4i: 200 5i: 185 6i: 175 7i: 165 8i: 155 9i: 145 50* 130 56* 115 65* 70 (delofted somewhat)
  13. Putting - the frustration

    I believe PGA tour players only make about 50% of their putts from 8 feet so don't be too hard on yourself. Before I play I like to practice a lot of 3-10 foot putts (in addition to lag putts) as these are the key distances where my skill can help me sink the putt. I like to start in close around 3 feet just to make sure my putting stroke is on. Then I will work back from there, trying different angles and different holes. On putts in the 6-10 foot range I try to go through my complete putting routine that I'll use on the course. I also prefer to only use one ball to practice putting, preferably the exact type of ball I'll be playing with. Using just one ball is better for me because I focus more on each putt. It means I can't just rake another ball over if I hit a bad one, and also that I can't rely on muscle memory for the speed.