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  1. Echo'ing what other people have said: find different thoughts that all work for you, and if you have to think of something during your swing, only think of those thoughts. It tends to work out better if your thought is more of a feeling (50% tempo, stay balanced, relax your right shoulder, etc..) rather than something specific to try to monitor (cock your wrists before your hands get to shoulder height, keep the club face pointed at the ball on backswing until club is parallel to the ground, etc.). Your active thoughts ruin more golf swings than your body does once you get even a moderate le
  2. I think that just highlights how easily you can be swayed by one piece of data. Lockey was clearly bothered by par 3s all day and hit a worse than average shot for him on yet another par 3. After that, he decided to give it a go with a chunkier iron, and maybe he was more relaxed due to it not really mattering and hit a good one and now that's why Crossfield said what he said in the moment. I don't think I can argue that SGI/GI irons do well for excessively mishit strikes compared to blades, but if you're close to the center I've seen what I'd otherwise call fliers from those same clu
  3. I only have three problems with my pushcart: my bigger bag doesn't sit extremely well on it, it's another thing that takes up space in my vehicle even when folded up, and if I'm limited for time on an open course I'd rather get the holes in rather than the exercise (so then I ride). I've ordered a smaller bag that should work better for how it fits on the cart, or carry around if my heart so desires, but I do like to push if I have the cart available. For personal preference, I'd rather carry than pull. The sort of rotation while walking doesn't do well for the types of health issues
  4. We all realize that effectively using the driver will lower our scores. So you trying to force yourself to use it puts you in a bad spot as you can't make your normal turn or whatever with your swing. At some point you must've hit a good swing, try to recreate that feeling. Or figure out which of the 5SK you are farthest from and focus on that for a while in your swing. Is your head starting to move cause you're trying to kill the ball, are you not getting your weight forward cause you're trying to guide the ball out there leading to a non-inline impact position, etc.. For me, I sta
  5. For these types of thoughts, understand what your stress is doing to your body, and how that (likely) extra tension isn't letting you do the swing you're supposed to do. For me, my tension causes me to misalign my shoulders and pull the ball into very bad spots.
  6. Without ever having any involvement with a player of their caliber, I'd argue that the pros had the mental game working properly when they are at their best, they just might not have known it or realized what exactly they're doing.
  7. Spending some time with a PGA pro to help get certain feels better ingrained into myself to have a better swing, and reading the books by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. I've always been super analytical in my daily life and their books have helped me find a place for (and handle the negativity from) my brain, and then allow my body to do what it needs to do while on the course. Everything else I read is great for between rounds, but they broke it down to something that you can hold on to during a round which makes a big difference for me when things can get too fast when going downhill...
  8. Had I known that was the type of dress code we were debating, I'd be on the other side of this particular topic!
  9. First of all, I don't understand what a wedding and a round of golf have anything to do with each other. Secondly, it seems a lot of the arguments presented are whether a dress code is good for a certain course, or for the game of golf. If a course decides it will make more money by having a certain look and appeal to a higher class of golfer, then obviously that's good for that course but I don't know if that's best for golf, and there is a difference. I don't come from a large area, or particularly well-to-do area, so most of my friends and myself grew up and learned to get into golf
  10. @iacas If you went to any super private/exclusive course, and you were allowed to wear anything you wanted from just your underwear to a 3 piece suit and anything in between, if you chose to wear just your underwear would you respect golf less? Would you respect the course less? Why? If we say that wearing certain clothes is "more good" for Golf, then we should do that everywhere. If it's truly the best thing that we can do for golf on the apparel topic, why wouldn't we want to make every golf course have a dress code? Tangentially, why is the PGA relaxing their dress code if it
  11. I don't equate respect for people that I know and like well enough to celebrate a once in a lifetime (hopefully) event to a regular leisure occurrence. But if you do, I'm glad.
  12. For the Funeral/Wedding question: it's a sign of respect to the people/family involved, not some business. That respect to a person/family I care about is what it adds. However, if I don't dress up for a round of golf, I'm not going to go out on a golf course and drive over the greens or anything, I'm going to respect the rules of golf. Clothing doesn't affect how respectful I am to a place of business. Now if I didn't do my research and went to a course that had a dress code, I'm forced to change what I'm wearing or I can't play there. I'm not debating if the establishment has the ri
  13. I would just go to the range, get used to where your weight should be, and try to find your own feeling on how you need to get there.
  14. Still not an answer, but if there isn't a good one then I guess that will help me settle my mind. Places have always been well within their rights to restrict people based on apparel. No shirt, no shoes, no service is a common motto for a reason. I still don't hear a reasonable explanation for what a dress code adds to golf. I've heard that it can make you feel better to dress up, and an informal three person survey that apparently it wouldn't bother those three people.
  15. I didn't ask if people would be "fine" dressing up for golf, I asked what it would add to golf. I routinely dress up for courses because I can't golf on them if I don't. Doesn't mean it adds to the game for myself. A great course and fancy clubhouse, that I can feel comfortable at and enjoy myself in, in any attire sounds amazing. If the only argument that you present is that I need to dress up to fit in doesn't hold a lot of water with me as if the dress code went away, then I'd still fit in. Should I not fit in to a place if I don't dress like you? That seems silly. It might be fu
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