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jshanks26

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About jshanks26

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  • Birthday 11/03/1997

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  • Your Location
    Toronto Ontario

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
    7.7
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. So I have been playing for a short time, 19 years old now. I had always played once in a while but got addicted in 2014. Goal was to break 90 at the end of the summer, and i did. Following year got a membership and played all the time, goal was to break 80, and i did pretty early, finished the summer around a 7-8 handicap, (didnt keep an index at the time). Kept all my scores from 2016 and signed up for Golf Association of Ontario to play in tournaments this year. Had to input my scores and i am now a 2.6 handicap. When i mean addicted to golf i mean addicted, constantly playing, hitting the range properly to work on things, and always hitting fake balls in my basement and doing something golf related. Although never broke par or shot par yet on 18 holes, but a consistent 73-76 player on 6700-7000 yard course. I am a short golfer, only 5'5. I am wondering if it is necessary for me to get my clubs retro-fitted? I have cobra flyz plus irons, taylor m2 woods. I feel most comfortable w the 9iron length. I feel like my stance over the ball is just where it needs to be to hit a perfect golf shot if that means anything. Thanks, would love to know your guys thoughts:)
  2. How to get better

    Aha so did i! and i will!
  3. How to get better

    Thanks for your reply mate, ill do that, i understand what you mean about incorporated things you felt were working. I've done exactly that as well. Thanks bro, ill make sure i get to scratch
  4. How to get better

    pretty much all out, its about 245 if i control it, but if i went all out and got the sweet spot, probably around 260 carry its weird if i swing light and catch it in the sweet spot, it registers higher on the simulator, then if i swing all out and heel or toe it
  5. How to get better

    Im 18 turning 19 in the fall, i can hit the shots i imagine, i.e, fades, draws, punches, knock downs, im 5'5 133 lbs, and carry it 250 in the simulators with a swing speed hovering around 100.
  6. How to get better

    Whats up guys, this is my second post on here, i'm an avid golfer and have been since i started in the summer of 2014, now i only just started keeping a rough handicap through usga from last October until the season was over, and it varies from 8-9. now i know this has nothing to do with handicaps, but every time i play, my general expectation is to shoot sub 80, good rounds would have me around 77. This upcoming season im working at a golf course which will give me free rounds whenever i want and half off driving range, what im posting is about, is how can i hone my game to get my handicap down to a 1 or 2, i dont really have money for lessons (Student Bills), so what can i do besides playing everyday and hitting the range, to get better? Thanks!
  7. Single Digit Handicap First Year

    Its not like i played like i went to the indoor golf range like a handful of times over the winter. But me and my buddies got a membership this year and i practised a lot and started out as about a 16. It wasn't until i broke 80 (middle of July), that my cap started to get lower. I would always choke and get nervous not being able to break it. After that it was almost every round. And actually i don't play with anyone who has been playing for 40 years till last week. I play with my buddy who is a 9 and we just thought it was natural to be like this. These old guys couldn't believe that it was my second summer so thats why i made this forum to see if it was actually that rare. And buddy, according to my last 5 rounds i am a 7.7, this is the lowest its ever been. I calculate it on the USGA handicap calulator Alright guys, I never calculated my handicap actually until recently, 1. my Name is Jordan Shanks, i know shitty name for golf, 2. I hit the range once or twice a week and obsessed over the sport since the time i started. 3, i am a very good athlete, i pick up things very fast, 4. I am always watching golf videos learning things and how to course manage better. 5. i had a shit swing when i started, missing right slices with my driver every time, once i got that club fixed it put me in good spots, 6. i play the same 3 courses throughout the summer but i sometimes play the rare course that i am not a member at. 7. im not lying this isnt a hoax, i just wanted to find out peoples opinion because 3 old guys all about 10's said it was incredible that i was this ability after just 2 summers, like i never thought it was that good. 8. I learn a lot. I know my mistakes and dont make them again, like when i make a bad swing i know exactly what i did wrong, ex. lifting head, not staying through the ball long enough type things. 9. i watch a shit tonne of mark crossfield videos and practise putting in my dorm room throughout the day. So to those who think this is fake, sorry for wasting your time replying to this post but im being truthful, just looking for some opinions of more experianced golfers. P.s first 18 holes i played, 106, then 96, then 95, then 89, and so on. It was a gradual decrease. Last 18 holes score 75. and i do know the rules, no mulligans and i play the ball down and putt out every putt Thanks buddy it isn't a hoax pal, im in university, no trying to troll, i have to much work to do
  8. Single Digit Handicap First Year

    Its not like i played like i went to the indoor golf range like a handful of times over the winter. But me and my buddies got a membership this year and i practised a lot and started out as about a 16. It wasn't until i broke 80 (middle of July), that my cap started to get lower. I would always choke and get nervous not being able to break it. After that it was almost every round. And actually i don't play with anyone who has been playing for 40 years till last week. I play with my buddy who is a 9 and we just thought it was natural to be like this. These old guys couldn't believe that it was my second summer so thats why i made this forum to see if it was actually that rare. And buddy, according to my last 5 rounds i am a 7.7, this is the lowest its ever been. I calculate it on the USGA handicap calulator
  9. Single Digit Handicap First Year

    Hey, so i just started playing golf last summer (2014) at the age of 17. I started with just my grandpa's used knock off ping irons. By the end of the summer my goal was to break 90 and i did (89). Due to the Canadian weather i stopped playing at the end of September and just started again this past June. Since then until now i have got my handicap down to a 7.7. I just turned 18. Is it really good that in 9 months i have gotten down to a 7.7? This summer i played about 3 times a week and through September and October about once a week. Thanks, Jordan
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