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  1. oh, so it's not for fending off covid? I went to walmart on saturday morning to get my essentials during the pandemic. this included bags of long and short tees
  2. this was my first thought when courses started shutting down, but oddly I briefly saw what seemed like the opposite lol. it would be hard to justify raising the price if the whole covid thing settled down after lowering them, so i figure stores will just keep them the same
  3. starting to feel more comfortable with this. hopefully on the right track
  4. yeah, these swings arent drastically different. he has a fairly old school club face that is open his back line on the way down, so his clubface is probably not as stable through impact as it should be if he'd like to be a more accurate driver, but for chamblee to draw some arrows on his knee flex and say with a straight face that he can actually tell the difference is pretty stupid. for him to say that he can fix him in 2 seconds is even more ridiculous. fixing him in 2 seconds would suggest that all he has to do is say is , 'hey, give me .5 degree less of knee flex', and Jordan can instantly apply that, and be top 30 in strokes gained off the tee again. ugh, brandel is such a freaking dope. if brandel knew how to fix anything, he wouldnt be sucking up to george gankas
  5. the guy is only 26. he's got plenty of time to figure it out. His putting is average now, but I think much of that has to do with his troubles off the tee. A lot of guys have undergone similar changes to their swings and it took several years for it to click to the point where it was ready to perform under pressure
  6. certainly can't argue with your assessment of my backswing. I've always been relatively flat and had a hard time understanding how to blend in the wrist hinge. Since I don't believe it caused me to add any compensations on the downswing, and was I was able to shallow it out pretty good, I ended up focusing on some other things through impact. But maybe since we're all stuck inside, it might be the right time to try to change it. Is something like this more along the lines of what you'd like to see? shaft pointing inside ball line Sorry about no face on, I don't have the space really to set that up.
  7. downbylaw11

    Swing Speed

    theres a lot of people who can swing it pretty fast, but can't hit it for shit.
  8. while i appreciate that golf courses are trying to protect golfers by making us putt with the flagstick in, and having gimme putts and such, I feel like it's kind of just them making it seem like theyre trying to part of the solution. but i imagine if there was some sort of study, the amount of flu virus contracted through touching flagsticks would be very.............. um, rare. thats just my opinion. I putt with the stick in anyways, so i don't really care. but inherently, golf is a game played at a distance from most other people which makes it a great thing to do to stay active. when i was out driving yesterday, during a period when our local government has implored us to keep 6 feet apart at all times, I witnessed hundreds of people at the local park just walking about. most were couples, so i assume they don't care about social distance anyways, since its almost impossible to avoid catching it, if you are in any sort of physical relationship, but i also saw many groups, not maintaining distance, or people playing basketball, which is a sweaty, close quarters sport, which has already infected several nba'ers. i feel like most people felt like social distancing and businesses being closed meant it was a great chance to get outside and play, thinking that the fresh air is wafting the virus away from them. anyways, city officlals were pissed at what they witnessed that day, and theyre going to start handing out fines if people don't take social distance seriously, which is also going to ruin golf for many as theyll eventually shut down all non essential businesses as a result.
  9. played a local walk on course today and rarely got within 100 yards of any other person. even in the clubhouse, they had a 2 person max inside, as well as a velvet rope set up 2 feet in front of the counter to create a social distance. add to that tapping my debit card instead of touching the buttons, and I felt pretty damn safe. cashier was also wearing a mask. It was interesting to say the least, but golf to me has the ability to truly remain a viable recreational activity during even the most strict times of social distance and isolation.
  10. I've been Playing Golf for: 22 years My current handicap index or average score is: 9 My typical ball flight is: straight The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: inconsistent strike quality with driver Since myself and many others are gonna be stuck inside for quite a while, I figured I'd post a self isolation swing. apologize for parts of the club head being cut off. My backswing tends to get very loose at times, but when I feel it's connected and without many moving parts I strike the ball pretty well. Still working out the kinks with my driver, but most of that is related to the loose backswing tendency. I'm a follower of George Gankas's teachings Videos:
  11. my local driving range just installed it, but it costs extra. have yet to use it, and would probably be the type of thing I might only use once a year just to get a good idea of distances. I believe it accurately measures ball speed and traj and basically estimates the rest based off of that. club head speed and spin rate would be nice, but I don't believe it measures either.
  12. it will definitely affect how much i go to the range in the short term. I find at the range, people just cough away with little care for covering their mouths. maybe people will be more conscious of that now. I played my first round of the year last week, which had an hour frost delay, and only 9 of the 18 holes open. I hope to actually use this time to play more golf, as I feel it might be easier than normal to get a tee time. or harder, i dunno which lol
  13. oh, dont get me wrong. im not suggesting if you can't walk, to start lifting heavy. mine was more, i dealt with the nerve pain for a while, but that eventually became asymptomatic, however, i noticed it would be pretty sore after golfing, and it would ache after bending over too much. I started working out after the numbness went away. mine certainly wasnt as bad as many deal with, but given I'm a sprinkler fitter by trade and am either always lifting heavy pipe, or contorting my body in odd positions, that would be uncomfortable for my back, I decided to work out a bit. It began to rapidly improve in the weeks the followed. given that my back being in tip top shape is an important part of my job, my decision to not see a doctor and possibly be recommended surgery was purely a financial one. of course I was foolish in the first place to not report my injury at work because then I would have been covered, but alas, sometimes we make a judgement call based on experience, and when I originally hurt it, I did not think it would become a long term issue. yeah, I know, it was dumb.
  14. I think the best thing anyone with a back injury can do to help for golf is to start working out and strengthening their core and surrounding muscles. it helps heal tweaks faster imo and can aid in preventing them. I used to tweak my back constantly while golfing, though it was something that would go away in a few days, so i never worried too much about it. I then felt a pop in my back while I was at work in 2018 and believe it was a herniated disc. While it got a little better quickly, the pain and sometimes numbness lingered for weeks and months, and was aggravated every time i swung a golf club, especially longer clubs. This was especially tough as I had just had my most active year of golf yet and was looking forward to playing even more, but I couldnt practice without pain. I then said screw it and started a strength training program. nothing insane, but 4 or 5 days a week of dumbbell workouts and within a few weeks I definitely felt improvement in my back, and I continued this for the next 5 or 6 months and played pretty much pain free golf for the rest of the year. Of course being human, I stopped the workouts, and the back tweaks returned more frequently and again I tweaked it at work and am having a hard time getting over the hump. f*** the human body, am i right? I also played the best golf of my life that year too, so there are definitely benefits to working out.
  15. well, i don't know if it was an Ah ha type moment, but it was a fairly rapid thing. It was when I consciously tried to add more rotation on my downswing instead of trying to have fast hands and roll over the forearms at impact. I dropped about 10 strokes in a span of 2 months and became a much longer driver of the ball going from maxing out around 260 total if i hit a bomb to averaging more about 275 with the odd smash over 300 which is a pretty good feeling.
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