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About anker0071

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  1. That was my point... he obviously mastered those keys you mentioned, and I never said he didn't work on his game or practice. My point was that I needed to change my focus in regards to improvement... just my observation that I thought might be of interest to others. And by the way, "good according to me".... all I meant was his swing was not one that someone would aspire to look like. I am in no way saying that is important. Didn't mean to strike a nerve with you.
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  3. So a little back story... I work a lot on my golf swing. I feel like my swing goals are pretty simple... solid strike and developing a predictable curve. In that pursuit I research the golf swing quite a bit, go to the range, work on positions, video my swing and see what affects strike and ball flight. It gets overwhelming and frustrating at times. In the past 3 rounds I have it 10, 15, and 9 GIR respectively. I feel confident that every round I play I can produce my acceptable shape/strike from wedge to 5i. 4i thru driver is unpredictable at best. I played in a 2 day tournament and got
  4. I'm a lefty with and inter-locking grip, the wedding ring can't happen. I bought a Qalo ring online for 40 bucks... it is a silicon rubber ring. I wear it all the time now... my wife is not thrilled.
  5. Football: Rudy or Friday Night Lights Baseball: The Natural Basketball: Hoosiers Hockey: Miracle Soccer: No Clue Auto Racing: Talladega Nights Bowling: King Pin Surfing: Point Break Vaya con Dios. Golf: Caddyshack and Tin Cup Boxing: Southpaw Other all sports: Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Remember the Titans, The Program, Semi-Pro
  6. So I'm sure this has been brought up before but what are your biggest pet peeves about golf? My biggest are people not fixing pitch marks and not raking bunkers. Also, sunflower seeds on the green.
  7. I guess what I meant was it doesn't feel that different in my experience. I still feel like I have the same "good" shots, but the misses are more predictable and less penal. Also, mentally being ok with being under par for long stretches, as weird as it sounds. As a five, being under par was uncomfortable to me, but now it seems like just another good day. I don't really have the time or resources to really compete at an elite level. Just local and club tournaments are fine for me.
  8. I thought I would start a topic to share my experience of going from a 10 handicap to scratch. I'm not quite there yet, 1.2 based on last revision but I think I have learned a few things that might help others. Background info: I've played since I was 7, (33 now) other sports growing up took up most of my time, but started playing "seriously" in college. I didn't keep an official handicap then but I would guess I was around 4-6 handicap. Took three full years off after I graduated, and then played occasionally until 30. At 30, joined a club, got a handicap (started at 10) and have played at le
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    dress code

    I personally don't care what people wear at public courses. I choose to wear a collar and non-cargo pants/short (never owned any tbf). I'm more offended by the jogger pants with a cuff. But if a private club has a dress code, I support their right to have one and enforce it. We had to wear pants at the club I worked at in college, and got called out by a member one time during the winter when I wore canvas type work pants. They were khaki colored and no extra pockets and were tailored fit... just made of a heavier material that apparently was too close to denim. Kevin Kisner wears something si
  10. The black hole sun video freaked me out as a kid... those faces... yuck
  11. Broke 70 for the first time. 34-34= 68 Bogey free 2 under on the front, with a missed 3 footer for birdie on 8 . Bogeys on 11 and 12 to go to even. Birdied the par 5 13th and short par 4 15th. Literally hit the bottom of the flag stick on the par 3 16th from 187. It left a mark on the edge of the cup, and rolled to 4 feet. Missed the putt for birdie . Eagle on the par 5 17th to get to 4 under. Crazy thing is, I hit a lot of bad shots. Huge blocked 4 iron on 5 that got lucky to not go OB, tee ball in the water on 11 (bogey) and 18 (par save), and missed two 3 footers for birdie.
  12. 36-34 =70. Bogey on 18 prevented the breaking of 70... with the exception of two punches from the trees all full swing shots curved to the right (left handed) some I just didn't push enough. 14 GIR
  13. I have read the S&T book, watched the DVD's, communicate regularly with a well known S&T instructor, and the only lesson in my life has been with an S&T instructor. I have also watched many of the 5SK videos, read LSW, and obviously post and browse the content on this site. Most if not all of what I have learned about the golf swing has come from S&T, 5SK and a little from Lynn Blake. So here is my interpretation of this topic... I interpreted both in S&T and 5SK that there are commonalities all players have that strike the ball well. S&T describes it as solid bal
  14. In the competitive rounds I have won, my thoughts have been minimal, more visualizing shot shape and landing spot... and "try not to s*** myself". The rounds I have played poorly in, I go into fix mode after a bad start and I'm miserable all day. My favorite set up thought is with ball position and alignment. For example, If I want to draw the ball I get set up with the ball back enough and think "this ball will draw", then I align the face slightly open and think "this ball will push enough to end at target". Then try and hit it solid.
  15. I play with a guy from time to time that used to bother me. Not that he trash talks like the OP's buddy, but just has overbearing confidence in himself. It bothered me because I should beat him regularly, but I wasn't winning as much as I should given our ability levels. I always played worse when I played him because I would play as aggressively as he would. I play my best when I stay calm and conservative. Play for par, hit as many greens a possible (anywhere on the green) and trust that eventually a couple of birdies will fall, but in the meantime avoid big mistakes. I started really focusi
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