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About millsan1

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  1. 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?......
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    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
  5. 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.
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    Wedge Gap Question

    I have a 46, 52 and 60. I bridge the gaps by opening up the lower lofted clubs.
  7. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. millsan1

    PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    I dislike them equally. They both suck. These guys are good is just dumb. Live under par literally makes no sense. But some ad agency was well payed to come up with it, and I wasn't, so I guess I am the dumb one.
  12. millsan1

    2 Man Scramble Match Play *with Handicaps*

    Put everyone's name in a hat and draw teams. Even if a team ends up with two A players, they will be the target for everyone else. Or, split the group into two, A and B players, and put all teh A players names in one hat and all the B players names in another, and draw one from each hat. Same deal, some teams may be better than others, but it introduces a bit of a challenge. At my home course league, when we play the front 9, it is easiest to play 10 coming in, rather than just coming in. I always try to play the top dogs on that hole for a beer. Two top dogs vs me and one of the little dogs, scramble.
  13. millsan1

    3 Club Tournament

    Same thing that happens now, I pull out my 7. I do not hit my 5w nor hybrid very well, so I go to my 7i, as I know I can hit that 150 yards, 90% of the time. Where my 5w is 200 yards, 50% of the time. Where I am in my game, I am aiming to get bogey on 4s and 5s, so the extra stroke using a shorter club more often is OK for me.
  14. millsan1

    3 Club Tournament

    This sounds like a blast. I think I would do Driver, 7i, 52. Those are the 3 I use most often anyway. My driver is only a 210 club, so more like a 5w for most of you guys.
  15. millsan1

    Thank god for the wonder cure of golf..

    When playing, I do my best ot get swing thoughts out of my head. It almost always goes poorly for me if I do not do that. There are times, when my head doesn't cooperate. If that is happening, I sometimes resort to walking up to the ball and striking it right after setting up, not allowing my brain to get in the way, no waggle, no practice swing, no nothing, just set, and hit. Most times that goes well.

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