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About millsan1

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  1. millsan1

    What are Your 2019 Golf Goals?

    Swing speed - Increase my swing speed by improving my technique. There is a lot there for the taking. I would like to get near or north of 100MPH Distance - Increase distance with my clubs, at least 20 yards for Driver and less as you go down the bag. See above for how. Right now my average drive + my average 7 iron = 350-375, I need that to be above 400 to really be able to chase down pars and better. HCP - Reduce HCP to mid to low teens. Continuous improvement, along with adding length should make this doable Continue my training. Lots of meaningful practice, lessons and task specific drills. Improve course management - I am OK and generally know what to do, but need to get better. Shoot in the 80s consistently - See all above. And finally - Remove the STENCH of the 119 I put up at my course championship.
  2. millsan1

    Recap Your 2018 Goals

    Consistency is a misnomer. BUt yes, it has improved a lot. Latest GHIN has me at 21.7, with all 10 scores being in the 90s, so yes. Yes, but 3' are nearly automatic in fun rounds, but Match play they make me bite my nails Yes, I have hit well over 2,000 Chips and Pitches in practice and continue to practice them heavily, most range sessions.
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    My Swing (Little_Goo)

    I only noticed it because I was doing the same thing and my pro told me about it.
  4. millsan1

    My Swing (Little_Goo)

    Suggestions: Lift our head up. On your backswing, your left shoulder is pushing your head backwards, off the ball. Slow down a bit on your backswing.
  5. millsan1

    When does it make sense to quit?

    It may be time to quit keeping score and just going out and hitting the next shot. Let the score go and enjoy the game.
  6. millsan1

    What driver brand do you use?

    I am gaming an XR16 right now. When I went for a lesson this weekend, I had 20 minutes to kill, so I swung the Rogue. Pro asked me if I was thinking of switching, to which I replied "only if this thing adds 20 yards to my drives" I then witnessed it add 20 yards to my drives. Back to back comparison to my XR16, same simulator, etc. Thank god the rest of my game is suffering right now, or I would be $400 poorer. But next year?......
  7. millsan1

    New Wedge?

    I went from infomercial rescue clubs to a set of Cleveland wedges. I have little experience, but I can say with confidence that I LOVE these wedges and they allow me to attempt shots I couldn't think about without them. They do their job very well when I do mine.
  8. millsan1

    Warm Up

    If I have the time, here is my routine: Chip with 3 wedges, all putter to 9'oclock swings, starting with the easiest first. Half swings, working up through the bag. Full swings with 60, 7, 5 iron, driver Putt, starting with 2 footers, then 3 footers, then 4 footers, followed by some long lags to get speed control, without aiming at a hole. Strictly distance control. The idea is to get myself used to success with the short putts and short chips. This whole routine is only about 20 minutes.
  9. millsan1

    Trouble With Irons

    Try to not go so far back on the BS. My fiancee was having this problem over the weekend. I gently coached her into taking a smaller BS and she straightened out her shots and picked up distance. FWIW
  10. millsan1

    Common sense and etiquette trashed?

    This past weekend, I was on an empty course, and three holes away is a fivesome blaring good old southern rock. While I do enjoy the genre, the volume was a bit much. So I asked them to lower the volume. And by ask, I mean I yelled "turn that shit off, no one wants to hear it!" They complied.
  11. millsan1

    Wedge Gap Question

    I have a 46, 52 and 60. I bridge the gaps by opening up the lower lofted clubs.
  12. I am a high HC, so take this FWIW. I have made it my goal to develop a good technical swing and improve my results as a benefit. In all my competitive endeavors, this has served me. I have raced motorcycles, flown gliders, done technical scuba diving, long distance riding, skiing, the list goes on. In all cases, I spent a lot of time becoming technically proficient, which resulted in excellent results after the learning period. I liken the mechanical vs feel to skiers. There are two types of skiers. Both can ski any mountain and handle any terrain. One of them does it by sheer will power and years of skiing badly (mechanically), but can handle anything. The other is technically proficient and can ski anything and looks fluid and smooth. Both end up with the same results, but the technically superior skier is having an easier time of it and probably enjoying it more. I have seen this at my home course, in league play. Of the top 5 or 6 guys, only two of them have something that looks like a traditional swing. The other 4 have some really interesting mechanics. All 6 of them can whip my butt any day and twice on Sunday. But I believe that when I get my mechanics in place, and can do it with consistency, I will produce better results. This will take longer that just going by pure feel, but I am betting the end results will be better.
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    I am very new to the game, but also was in a slump a month ago. I went back to my pro, and he said, lift your chin and even out your weight at address. Bang, right back at normal for me. Like has been said, it can be something very simple.
  14. millsan1

    What tee to play from?

    I play the whites, because, I don't know. Seems like the thing. Funny thing is, I played the reds with my Fiancee and another couple this past weekend, in the interest of expediency, as we teed off after 4 and wanted to be sure we got 18 in (we did), and the course was not only shorter (obviously), it was a completely different course. The reds were not just pushed up, but some were offset, different sides of the course, etc. It totally changed the course and was a lot of fun to play. I was able to try some hero shots on some pars 4s and almost drive the greens. That being said, at this course, red is too easy for me, while white is plenty of challenge.
  15. millsan1

    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    In this week's league, I was down 3.5 to 0.5 and came back to win 5-4. Weird to quote yourself, but here we go: 1- I expect to shoot in the 90s now. 2- This buddy can't hang with me on the course, not even close. 3- I finished the league in last, but in the current season I am near the top.

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