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  1. So after what I thought were a lot of successful practices I played 18 on Thursday. I completely fell apart on the course after hitting everything on the range. On a particular par 4 I was able to hit a slice, a pull and a draw on 3 consecutive shots (the pull went OB). I had way too many things I was trying to correct at the same time.
  2. Ok so I was able to empty a couple of buckets today and while I’m not rotating enough, losing a lot of my spine angle and still early extending a bit, I was hitting the ball massively. This is a video of my 8 iron today and I really like the backswing on this one. Then like I said my problems start. I’m too steep in the transition and don’t get my hips open enough through impact. But still, some of those 8 irons went over the fence (the driving range is under repair and the fence is set up at 174 yards (lasered). So I was actually carrying my 8 iron over 174 today a few times??
  3. Killa

    Best Shot in Golf

    For me it’s the mid-long iron. I mean the long drive down the middle is one of the best things in golf for me right now. But a long iron flying directly at the flag is just $$$. I probably only hit them pure off the tee on par 3s so a 200+ yard par 3 is something where a pure iron just shines.
  4. The weather has been horrible here lately and it’s dark at 4pm so I’ve only hit the range 2 times the last two weeks. While I can swing without early extension now, I don’t get any power on the ball with that swing. And with my current “regular” swing the extension is less but it’s still there. I also don’t retain the spine angle through impact. I think this is all still related with the backswing and transition. I start the downswing wrong and from the wrong position so I’m playing catch-up all the way from there. I will continue working on my backswing to get into the proper position with the proper pressure. I do feel like I understand my swing much better than I did before. For example I can now hit a fade or a draw with the same setup, just by controlling the path of the arms - aligned directly to the target. I can exaggerate that with setup, hitting massive slices or hooks. While my goal is to move towards a draw for my stock shot, these new experiences and skills should help me on the course to better escape some tricky situations instead of just chipping out to the fairway.
  5. 🙈 reading is tech, right?
  6. Handy Speed Stick – Handy products for your golfing needs I’m thinking of buying this training tool. Saw a European Pro use it and it seems similar to the Superspeed system but it has three weights incorporated in one stick, so it uses up less room and it’s much cheaper in Europe than Super Speed. Any thoughs? How would one get a practice plan to use such a tool properly?
  7. Well it’s been raining for the past two weeks and even though I said I wouldn’t play in rain I am prepared to do that now... but everything is closed because it’s just too wet everywhere. Standing water on greens and fairways...
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  9. Was at the indoor facility for about 45 minutes today. Mostly talking about golf and hitting about 20 full swings with my friend. Tried a few things he suggested and the best was me standing really wide as a drill. And doing that I really felt the weight go forward and that REALLY opened up my hips at impact. Don’t have the video as it was on his phone but the change was drastic again. I will probably (hopefully) play a round on Thursday morning but my guess is there won’t be a change in scoring until spring when I hope these changes get ingrained and lead to better ball striking and maybe some distance. The goal I strive for are 300 yard total drives. Let’s see if I get anywhere near that.
  10. Ok so I feel like I am in a phase where I am making monumental progress in my swing changes. It feels like it was overnight but the truth is that I have been working on my backswing for the past 6-8 months but I just couldn’t get over the hump by myself. These Russel Heritage videos have really done it for me. I’m trying to not watch too many so I don’t get overwhelmed by the information. So at this point I know just enough about the golf swing, that I know, that I don’t know anything 🙂 But I do know enough to at least filter out the good information from the nonsense. And his videos really do make sense. So this is a video from today. This is almost full power (at least 90%) so now I know I will be able to implement the changes over time also on the course.
  11. First time on the range for the past week but I have been thinking and working on the early extension in the mirror with a swing stick. I also found again a great video by Russel Herritage on early extension and hip rotation that I watched (and forgot about) a year ago. the swing here is about 70%. The 7 iron goes about 100-110 yards instead of the 150-160 that is usual. I had a lot of problems hitting the ball from this position but it got much better after two buckets. here is the video I referenced earlier. It’s got a clickbait title (like all of his videos) but the information is great IMHO
  12. Imagine being a +4 and having to shoot -4 to breakeven. 🤯
  13. A friend of mine had a business partner come over from Japan. He wanted to play golf and it was December. There was only one course open, a 9 hole course, and it was right around 32°F. There was sleet falling and our guys were thinking there is no way we play. But they did play. And they didn’t turn in after the first round but played the whole 18 holes. They were all freezing and miserable. And after the round the Japanese guy says:”There are only two types of weather for golf. Good and very good.”😂
  14. I have thought about this thread a lot over the weekend. I played with a group that usually consists of 12 regulars. Since 2 were missing me and another guy were allowed to play in their monthly “tournament”. I got to watch at least 8 guys who demolished my score or at least beat me by a few strokes with swings that were nowhere close to “ideal”. a guy in my flight hit everything from the back foot, sometimes spinning so hard he nearly lost balance. And he wasn’t a long hitter (over 65 years old) My guess is he shot somewhere in the 85 range to my 96. Another guy shot 75 with a swing that I would say he can’t be better than a 20 hcp... FML
  15. Hit a chip in from about 20 yards in the rough. It went high and rolled down the slope in the hole. Too bad it was to save triple bogey 🤬
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