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About badfish

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    Palmer, MA

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    36 :(
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    Cold River, Belchertown, MA

    It's a pretty nice course, we usually play there 2-3 times a year. It's definitely not my best playing course though haha.
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    CT, NY, New England

    @redsoxfan I'm right up the road from you in Palmer!
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    Funny/Bizarre Internet Stuff

    Damn, I missed the boat on that one. I can slice among the best of them and I'm in Massachusetts ....
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    My Swing (badfish)

    I did notice the open stance on the driver video right away. Perhaps I should actually pay attention to the alignment stick ... Thanks @HJJ003, I appreciate the advice. I didn't even notice the flipping until you pointed that out.
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    My Swing (badfish)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years My current handicap index or average score is: 36 (typically shoot around 110-115) My typical ball flight is: Intermittent slice The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: My biggest miss is thin hits with my irons. I've been playing for about 2 years now, about 10-12 rounds per year. Oddly enough, putting is my strongest part of the game. I was slicing my driver pretty bad but have straightened that out quite a bit toward the end of last season. My biggest issue at the moment is with my irons. I have a tendency to try and swing too hard when I'm on the course and have inconsistent contact. I just got the net so I can practice at home without worrying about where the ball is going, I want to practice slow swings with good form to create quality muscle memory. Ultimately I'm looking for a good first piece of advice to focus on as I'm practicing with the net. Videos: I swear it's not my first time using a computer .....
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    Do you use a rangefinder?

    I just use my Game Golf Live to get an idea of the distance. When I'm eventually a lot better I might get a range finder but until then it won't be of much help.
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  8. Sounds like you and I have a very similar strategy haha
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    Finally introducing myself

    Thanks! Planning to get out for the first time on Saturday .... of course it's been snowing today For sure. Just warning you, it ain't gonna be pretty though Oh yeah, traffic in and out of Boston is brutal. Could take an hour or it could take 3 .... you never know!
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    Finally introducing myself

    Thanks @MarvChamp, tons of good info on here. Hopefully I can put it to good use :)
  11. Hey everyone. Been a member since last year sometime and figured I should introduce myself since I’ve been lurking for awhile. I’ve been playing golf regularly for the last 2 years now and love the game, I’m pretty bad at it though haha. I shoot around 115-120 typically but really want to improve. Since my swing is the main issue, I just bought a net so that I can practice at home and focus on my form. Once I get that all set up I’ll take video and post in the swing forum. My driving and putting is decent but my big issue is contact with the irons. I was fit for a set of Apex CF16’s a little over a year ago and they’re amazing clubs when I make clean contact. Problem is I seem to hit much cleaner indoors vs outdoors as I have a tendency to swing way too hard on the course and lose control. I’m considering getting a set of Wilson D200’s to play for the season as I work on my swing fundamentals, since they’ll be more forgiving on the course and run about $200 right now. This forum has a ton of great information and I look forward to utilizing it to help my game.
  12. I'm a newcomer to golf but as an Optician I do know glasses. I just got a set of Oakley Prism Golf sunglasses to try out but not sure if I'll like them since they're not polarized. IMO going with a polarized brown or rose lens will yield the best results for golfing. The polarization filters out the horizontal glare which gives you much clearer vision overall, and brown and rose are high contrast which allows you to better see the subtleties in terrain change.

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