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Marty2019 last won the day on December 23 2016

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About Marty2019

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  1. Flying elbow

    Okay, I'll give it a shot. What the heck. If you're a right-handed golfer, starting in your stance have your elbows close together, with the insides of the elbows facing up. At the top of the back swing, your left wrist should be flat, and your right wrist should be cocked back. That will help you tuck in your right elbow. Then when you start down, keep your right elbow tucked in. Don't flip the club with your right hand. Keep your right wrist cocked back. Try to have your elbows close together when you hit the ball.
  2. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    That doesn't seem like it's necessarily a good thing- to unexpectedly fly over your target and land on the back of the green. It doesn't seem like something you'd want to happen. That seems like a shot you'd want to avoid.
  3. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    How about, life is short, what are you waiting for? Money that goes un-spent is completely wasted! Why are you sitting around dreaming of having something when you can actually have it? Grab life by the horns! The time for enjoyment is NOW.
  4. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    I think even better, the question could be worded, "How often does it feel like you hit the sweet spot?" Or, "How often do you think you have hit the sweet spot?" That way, there's no wrong answer. To qualify my response as much as possible, I think I hit about 3 or 4 shots per round that feel like I have hit the sweet spot. Did I hit the exact 1 millimeter in diameter spot on the club face that fits the exact definition of the exact sweet spot? Who knows? Who cares?
  5. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    Question: How would I know if I have hit the sweet spot? I'm thinking (guessing) I hit it one out of ten times, but when people who are much better than I am say they hit it less than that, I'm thinking maybe I'm mistaken, and it leaves me to wonder, how does one know that they have hit the sweet spot?
  6. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    I think the answer is pretty subjective. My idea of hitting the "sweet spot" is when I can't feel any twisting at impact, it feels like the ball is soft, and the ball seems to jump off the club and perform exactly like my best possible shot with that club. In an 18 hole round, there are maybe an average of 36 full swings. I'm just working from memory, but I think that I usually have about 3 or 4 shots per round that have that feel of hitting the sweet spot. I play game improvement clubs, so maybe my "sweet spot" is a little larger than it is for other people.
  7. How Often Do You Hit The Sweet Spot?

    I would guess I hit the exact sweet spot 1 out of 10 times. Meaning, it feels like a really solid center hit, I don't feel the club face twist even slightly and the ball flies exactly like it's supposed to. Hitting the sweet spot with my driver is one of the greatest pleasures in life. But, like I said, it only happens about 1 out of 10 times. Two days ago, I hit a 9 iron on a par 3 exactly on the sweet spot and the ball flew high and straight and stopped 6 feet from the pin. Right when it left the club, I said to the guy I was playing with, "That's a great shot." What a great feeling that is.
  8. Edit: sorry, I misread your post. My answer: life is short. Spend the money. You can always go back to the players irons if you don't like the game improvement irons.
  9. No "full" shots inside ~150 yards

    Point taken. My irons are my weakness. I have enough trouble just making consistent solid contact. So I don't swing very hard at them, and I don't hit them very far, and I guess I don't hit them hard enough or with enough downward force to make the ball spin. And I certainly don't have enough skill with them to attempt different trajectories or different spin rates. But you are right. We're all different. I put my drive in the fairway, from there I aim towards the center of the green. I couldn't spin the ball back if you put a gun to my head.
  10. No "full" shots inside ~150 yards

    Reading a discussion about drop-and-stop vs pulling it back 15 feet makes me think, "geez, these guys are a LOT better than I am." I'm just trying to hit the dang green. And if I hit it, hoping it stays on the green. Drop and stop vs yanking the cord? Anyone who can do that is REALLY GOOD as far as I'm concerned.
  11. Zero. I can't remember ever coming closer than 3 feet in about 40 years of off and on golf. I guess I need to improve my iron play.
  12. Maybe you should be honest with him. Give him all the reasons you cited in your post. Tell him you won't play with him unless he gets some decent clubs and takes a few lessons. Also, for the sake of all of us, tell him he gets a maximum of 8 swings per hole, or maybe a maximum of double-par, and then he has to pick up and go to the next hole, because he's holding up everyone else on the course.
  13. Would you rather...

    But leading and then shooting 85 means you'd be in the last group, and have all the commentators talking all day long about how bad you were playing, and how you'd get over it, and how you'd learn from it, and all that other crapicola they say to make it sound like there's some silver lining when really there isn't. The camera would be focusing on your downcast face right up until the very end at 7:30 at night. Plus, the 2nd place money is much better than "85" money.
  14. Courses without "real" senior tees.

    That's funny. The same thing happened to us last week in North Carolina. There were 4 of us, and the other 3 are some seriously bad hackers, so we decided to play from the senior tees. But we would pull up to the yellow senior tees and they were almost always just a few feet behind the ladies' tees and sometimes a HUNDRED YARDS in front of the regular member "white" tees. After a few holes of this, we started joking about how emasculated we were feeling and we went back to the white tees. It's ridiculous. Senior tees need to be between the regular member tees and the ladies' tees. No self-respecting man wants to tee off from the ladies' tees.
  15. which club is more difficult for you?

    6 iron is the most difficult for me. It's the longest iron I carry. I can't hit it at all. It's baffling. I wonder, what am I doing with the clubs that I can hit, that I am not doing with the 6 iron? I'm going to have to get a lesson from a pro, because my efforts with my 6 iron are really pathetic.