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Brickman

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About Brickman

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    Rochester, NY

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    22.0
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    Righty

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  1. Does anyone experience hitting sand shots that hardly get off the sand and hit the inside of the bunker? I am experiencing this bladed shot and don't know why so I'm open to suggestions. I worked on it today and I seem to be much better off hitting a normal pitch like shot out of the bunker as opposed to opening the face, exposing the bounce, etc. Interested in any thoughts.
  2. Hitting my driver

    Thanks for the tip Kalnocky. I'll work on that. Hopefully it's the answer for me like it was for you. I appreciate the help.
  3. Hit impulse

    I went to the range this morning and worked solely on may driver. After hitting a lot of good and bad shots I came to my own realization. If I try to swing hard the ball goes low and mostly left. I started swinging easy with much better tempo and the results were much better. That is going to be my one single swing thought with the driver: tempo.
  4. Hit impulse

    To me it's fixating on hitting the ball rather than swinging the club.
  5. Hit impulse

    I appreciate the tip IrishAndy. I will try it. Thanks!!!!
  6. Driver Issues

    I am having problems getting my tee shots with the driver up in the air. Most shots are only 2-4ft. off the ground so I get very little carry. I have tried playing the ball more forward in my stance and also concentrating on my trail shoulder being lower than my lead shoulder to make sure I hit the ball on the upswing. I have a problem with an over the top move and as I'm trying to analyze it I think that might be part of the problem. I have taken lessons and the pro has been working on my over the top move but I can't seem to get it corrected. Question is does anyone think this may be the root problem and any tips to help since nothing seems to be working?
  7. Hitting my driver

    I have a problem hitting my driver. My buddies say I need to get golf balls that aren't afraid of heights. I very rarely hit a driver where the flight is higher than 2-4 feet off the ground. I've made ball position adjustments and have focused on trying to set up with my right shoulder lower than my left shoulder. Nothing seems to help. I have a problem with casting the club on the downswing with an over the top move. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or how I can try to rectify. I've taken a lot of lessons but just can't eliminate the over the top move. Just thinking maybe there is a correlation between over the top and low driver trajectory.
  8. Hit impulse

    I have been having trouble with my game for quite a while. I have taken lessons and the pro and I have been working on it but things aren't improving too much. I come over the top a lot and have a hit impulse when I swing. I've tried to harness it but it's not very easy. Just wondering if anyone has had that problem and might be able to give me some tips to help shake these bad habits.
  9. Sand issues

    I am having problems getting out of a bunker. I have tried 2 or 3 different approaches (swing along my foot line, hinging my wrist quickly to get the club vertical, etc.) but seem to hit Fat shots that either leave the ball in the sand (like a chunked shot) or hit a line drive an inch or two off the sand into the side of the bunker. I swaIng hard to try to force the ball out but more times than not it takes 2 or 3 shots to get out. Any suggestions I can try. I am frustrated as hell. Thanks for any help or suggestions!
  10. Short Game

    I found out that I was pulling the club inside on my takeaway. I seem to concentrate on pulling it straight back and things are much better. Thanks for your help!
  11. Short Game

    I am in dire need of help with my short game. It includes anything 70 yards and in - chips, pitches,etc. Anything not a full swing. My problem is that I jab at the ball and don't finish the swing, almost like I'm trying to push the ball to the target. My results are shanks or weak shots that get approximately 1/3 of the way to the target. I am so frustrated and basically I feel like quitting golf because my results are so embarrassing. Can anyone give me on any suggestions to help? Tips, drills, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!