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About softjones

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  1. best swing the on the opposite side too
  2. Check out this video by @ClayB . Got to give credit because I've never heard of the bow and arrow drill anywhere else. It works. By moving back, instead of down, it keeps the weight of the club head back so your hands can lead. But yea grip doesn't matter for lag... and like said below, you must have the sequence down before any of these drills will really help.
  3. Thanks for summing it up. After a lot of work, I've gotten a better set up posture and finally let my arms hang proper. Now I can feel the club head at all times. Club head hangs back a fraction longer at the top now so my hips can clear. Helps with realizing a real release too. Golf!
  4. I play as serious as the guy I'm paired with. Love being ultra competitive but always lose..ha. Just can't stand hypocrites. The other day I was following the last group of 5 in a mens tourney. They screamed/hoot/hollered after every shot. Then one tee box they were genuinely whining about a family playing a fairway over that had some kind of loud/excited kids. "We should notify the ranger. Unacceptable. Control your kids." Self awareness people..all I need.
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  6. I think an early set shortens the back swing which reduces time for mistakes for me. I originally started learning with a one piece takeaway. Turns out I was making me way overactive with starting my body too early, then a late wrist break. I was over swinging and over the line and had no idea how much control I was losing. One day I was struggling with my irons so I started chipping to reset my brain. I was chipping great and thought to try and use that swing with my irons. Quiet lower body, slow and low takeaway for 12"(almost pushing down with my hands), then start setting wrists,
  7. Still carrying these numbers. And still melting down on 3 or 4 holes. I'll buy you a round next time you're in Orlando and you can witness my frustration first hand.
  8. Yes. My 4 iron is consistent but not my driver. I have been playing evenings with a box of balls, a range finder and walking distances off to try and figure out my distances. I just got new forged irons. Could be helping. if I don't hit my driver OB I'm landing 240. My big swing hits go further but I'm trying to figure out hitting fairways. Maybe I'm scared of the driver and not swinging as fast/confident. I started an obsessive approach to learning golf in November. I could always occasional hit bombs with any club but never knew why. My first 20 scores were 110-120. Now I'm consistently
  9. I land my 4 iron 205. driver only lands 245. I'm told this doesn't make any sense. I know nothing of swing speeds. Maybe some people hit irons better/faster?
  10. after having callaway x-12's for 14 years I finally caved and bought a new set. bought the apex pro's yesterday. I'm beyond happy.
  11. funny I'm dealing with the same issue. I golfed a lot 13 years ago. I took a juco class for fun, was hovering around shooting 100, couldn't really score with irons, but could bomb the ball off the tee. Had a nice draw too. I just started playing again last November. I tried starting from scratch via google, learned a neutral grip and eventually began playing well. I've shot low 90's for the past month. But I've pretty much had to ditch the woods and driver. I couldn't figure out my insane slice off the tee and random snap hooks. My best drives that actually went straight were only going a
  12. I will. I see it used all the time on the moving pictures. Just haven't taken the time needed.
  13. Yea I do read the slope, and yes I like have confirmation. Also, if I'm really having a hard time with the direction of the slope I bob both sides of the ball. Whichever looks closest to what the break should be I use that one. It's not perfect but helps me strike the ball confident. Occasionally I'm just flat out wrong ha. I have work to do and would like to learn every method possible. Every putt is different. And sometimes bobbing does nothing to help.
  14. Here's what I've gotten from here. Most people think it's stupid and doesn't work. But it depends what you mean by "work". Bobbing is not a magic method that reads the whole green perfectly and instantly. It's something you can use to confirm what you think the break is after you've gone through your mental checklist. This can all be done while walking up to green or waiting for your turn, then a bob takes 3 seconds. You do have to know how your putter is weighted to hold it straight. And use the correct arm and eye. This can be done on the practice green and it becomes second nature
  15. Thanks for the thoughtful response. I am open minded and am taking in what you say, I just always thought it worked. I do use it as a final assessment of the break. A quick bob to confirm what I thought the break was. So I guess it's pointless if you're already reading the green well..but if it matches what I thought the break was, and turns out to be what the break actually is, doesn't it help in giving myself a final target to aim for? Something concrete in my head to help get any doubt out of my stroke. I'm having trouble letting go of this because it means I look like a dummy out
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