Hiway1tele

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About Hiway1tele

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  • Birthday 11/10/1951

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    +30
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    Righty

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  1. You are correct...anytime I play with someone I dont know, that I get paired with..I usually play lousy...a nerve, Psychology issue as you say...when I play the local course late evnings by myself, I play far better...probably just my lack of confidence in my golf swing..I used to have the lookup issue as well...would top every shot that I looked up on...now I just swing thru it and pull it left and right...which is why I gave it up for this year...maybe I'll pick it back up next spring...
  2. usually when you dont care about the score or in the above case, you are just trying to finish, the pressure is off and you play better...anytime I went out and tried to shoot a predetermined score, like breaking 90 or whatever, I played crappy and let frustration and tempers get in the way...when I went out and didnt care about the score, I played much better...unfortunately for me, I expect to play well each time and dont have the talent do so...so it becomes a bad day very quickly....
  3. Thus far I have given it up and havent played all summer...and really havent missed it either....Maybe I'll put it on the shelf until next year and see if I miss the game at all...if not, I will be that much less frustrated and probably doing something more productive than pretending that I would actually improve at this game....I am glad to some of the guys actually playing better...
  4. Glad someone is playing well...
  5. I dont turn in that high per hole, but the issue is the same...an inconsistant long swing, and I am going to take Double on the whole...my goal is +9 on 9 holes...2 doubles or more ruins that goal...Like your self, I chip on and 2 putt most every hole for 3 shots..sometimes for two if my chips are dialed in...the difference in a Single or double is an errant long swing..when its on, life is good...when its off, I may as well walk away...
  6. It all comes down to a good fundamental, consistant swing with the bigger clubs...without that, you play high scores...the best short game wont cover a consistantly crappy swing from the big clubs...on the rare days when I can keep my Driver and Hybrids straight in front of me, and not hit 10 degree Pull Hooks or open shots, I play a great round...Most days, when the swing sucks, so does my score...as others in this thread have all agreed on, to get from 100 to 90, you need a consistant accurate swing...if your swing is inconsistant, the scores will be that way also...I have never had a double or triple because of my short game...I have had many due to a crappy swing...
  7. Sorry, Patch..Good teachers find ways to reach students...the 4th teacher found the way to explain the swing layers and function so I could understand how to learn it...its the teachers job to figure out how to teach it to teh student they are teaching...in my case, 75% of them failed at that...and I practiced every day what I was being taught...
  8. It was cooler than anticipated, so I played my regular course..another lousy day of crap swings with long clubs..left pulls, left pull hooks, I should have just walked off after a few holes and went home..Played a +12 on the front side...and a +8 on the back side...Par is 72, so I took home a 92...no thanks to my sh%t of a swing...fortunately my decent short game save many Bogeys and a few pars...
  9. My experience with instruction has been a total waste of time...two independant pro teachers, neither of who could teach anything to a beginner...3 diff coaches at GolfTec, two of which couldnt figure out how to teach a basic swing to a beginner, The 3rd who is the mgr of the facility, finally taught me the basic of the swing..so effectively 1 out 4 instructors had teh ability to teach a 30 hcp player how to have a basic swing thats repeatable and advances to the hole...It always amazes me how many so-called instructors will promise high hcp players with no ability all this improvement, take thier money, and at the end, teh player basically gets nothing from it....sports instruction in my opinion is one of teh biggest con games there is...
  10. No, I am not any better now than last year or any other time...still have no swing, and probably wont ever have it..some people are blessed with swing ability, some arent...unfortunately, Great teachers cant teach ability...
  11. Played last nite, the front 9 at a longer course than I normally play..The harder of the two they have.. 7 +1's, 1 +2 and 1 par, for a 45 score..will probably be my last day of golf for a while, as the triple digits of summer arrive this week...
  12. I read Iacas's Blog post and agree with it totally...Because my right hand was surgically cut on, I cant swing hard with big clubs, as my grip is to weak..because of this, I learned to swing slower and keep it straight in front of me..I hit my driver 180-200 yds, usually no more than 20 yards off the target line...My # 3 Hybrid maybe goes 160, #4 goes maybe 145...not a lot of distance by any means..my short game is reasonably good...I can break 100 easily on my long or short course in my area, just by taking easy straight swings...like Ernie Els does..and then 2 putting for a + 1 on most of the holes...as @iacas says, I wont get better than this, but a lot of that is my hands and lack of ability to turn any faster than I do...my goal was to improve from a +35 to +18 or so, and I have accomplished that..with my temperment, playing consistant clean shots was more of an issue than anything else...I am happy to be a 90 player...
  13. Played a longer Course today, than I usually play..Ended up with a +22, a +10 front, a +12 back...Tee shots were straight out..no complaints..First few fairway shots were to the left..so I slowed the hybrid/Iron shots way down..that kept it in front of me..all in all a 92 on a long course isnt too bad I guess... Front nine = 8 bogeys, 1 Double Bogey Back nine = 6 Bogeys, 3 Double Bogeys..
  14. If you work to get on the greens in 3 ( for Par-4's) and two put, you can play a bogey round or very close, each time...Thats how I approach it...my goal every outing is to never take more than a +1 per hole..I get close on 2, chip it on for 3, and 1 or 2 put...figure out where in that sequence you losing strokes...big clubs, small clubs, putter...if its the big swings, slow it down and keep it straight...
  15. a consistant repeatable swing is what got me to play a consistant repeatable score...its taken 3 years of some lessons and daily practice to get there for me..