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  1. I had gotten relatively good at piano, writing (brilliant at writing stories, so much so, I'm afraid the publisher will steal my work), clarinet, martial arts, and other things like card tricks and different card fans. These all are things I've gotten really good at, and everyone always thought they came natural to me. I know better. It took plenty of hard work to get good at these things, and I was far from a natural. I now know, through study, that I had practiced effectively, and very deeply. Daniel Coyle talks about this kind of practice in his book, The Talent Code, and when I r
  2. Sam Snead had a closed stance, and was one of the greatest winners of all time. Thing is, when he closed his stance, his shoulders remained square, as well as his hips. I believe this gave him a slight right hip tilt downward so he could tilt his shoulders to the right because of the flexed right knee. I also feel he hit a slight pull draw, which was one of the big reasons he was so powerful, especially into the wind. That would cause a low ball flight, with tons of roll. A closed stance also fixes the coming over the top a bit. It's not perfect., but I tend to come across the
  3. Instead of fixing the face alone, try something else. Think about the spin on the ball. Backspin makes the ball rise, and sidespin makes it curve. If you want to fix a fade, there's only two ways to do it. 1. You play for it 2. You hit a draw, and play for that. That's the only way you're going to fix this. Drawing the ball is a matter of tilting the backspin axis back to the left. If this is your focus, then after you try to spin the ball to the left for a while, you'll start hitting a draw. But even then, you still aim to the right and focus on allowing the curve to
  4. I average around 50 feet on my approach shots. I three putt every 4 out of 6 greens I hit. I have the putting yips. I also don't hit enough greens to have legitimate chances. I hit around 6-7 greens a round, on a good day maybe 9 or 10. I'd like to average around maybe 10. My putting yips have cost me quite a bit. Every short putt I have I miss (short putt for me is 5-7 feet. I never have 3 footers, unless we're talking chipping). Even then, on my longer putts, I can't get the ball within 6 feet. My greens play very large, sometimes 35 yards deep and wide, with the pin on the sides.
  5. I rarely make a birdie during my rounds. I would normally make one every round I played when I shot low 80's high 70's, and I find every time I make two birdies during my round I break 85 consistently and sometimes 80. I know that when I make a bogey I'm never going to recover from it, because I can't make any birdies now. I've made some ridiculous birdies in my life, such as when I drove into a fairway bunker, hit my second shot close, and holed the 15 foot putt. But I'm not consistent with it and it's frustrating. My main problem is never leaving myself enough chances. I
  6. Here's the thing. You still have to think about your shots. Everyone here is saying think less, but that's over the ball. When you're standing behind the ball, do all your thinking there. Be specific with what you want to do. We all tend to get distracted. Get clear on what you want to do with the ball.Then walk in to the ball focusing on clearing your mind. Focus on something else other than golf, like tonight's dinner, or what your girlfriend said to you that was pleasant, but don't think about your swing or results. Hit the ball. Execute the shot. The last step is to accept the result. Golf
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  8. I think learning to play a round of golf with one ball would significantly improve anyone's chances. If you play with one ball, and dont lose any, you're bound to break 100, easy. I shoot mid 80s, and am now an 8.5 handicap due to a 77 the other week. When I shot that 77, I played my Bridgestone e6 speed the whole day, with a few cleanings. When I shot 81 on a golf course I hadn't played up to that point, I used my titleist prov1x the whole time. When i lose balls, normally my score goes up by 6 shots, with just two lost balls. I lost four today in a tough 35 mph wind, and I shot my worst of t
  9. Shot an 81 today from the men's tees. Had one birdie on a par 5. Hit plenty of greens, and had 6 birdie putts inside of 8 feet from outside 140 yards, none of them converted. The rest of the time I was around 25 feet from the hole when I hit a green. Short game was good today, around 46 percent in scrambling (good for me, normally I do around 15 %.) Overall a pretty poor round.
  10. I suggested he work the ball both ways, but I can also agree with this. I play my fade 95% of the time, I only hit a draw when absolutely required. But I can certainly move it both ways on command, and exact amounts. But as I said, I prefer a fade, and that's what I hit.
  11. I don't think much of my technique anymore, I just play the game. Technique in my opinion has nothing to do with good pitching, it's all feel. Whether you use the leading edge, the bounce, take a divot or not doesn't matter. It's all feel and distance control. Reading the green on a pitch helps too, whether it's downhill, uphill, right to left, etc. But I never think of technique when I do it. It's too hard for anyone's mind to consciously force a motion from start to finish with all this in mind and still be a good pitcher of the ball. Just not going to happen mate.
  12. It's a mixture of different things. First off, if you have a solid long game, and hit around 10 greens a round, you're an above average striker. A better short game in the end will lower their score, because if you can't get up and down on 8 greens, you make bogey or worse, causing your scores to rise. If you can get up and down on those greens, say, around 6 of them, your scores will be around 6 shots lower. If you're not a solid striker, and you have a poor short game, you're probably a 100 shooter. To put it plainly, I think you're downplaying the short g
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