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slabm7

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About slabm7

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  • Birthday 11/30/1978

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  1. Mcilroy -16 Woods -12 Donald -12
  2. Why all the Fowler haters? Sure he's alot flashier then most players but no player has brought more attention to golf from the younger crowd in the last 10 years than Fowler. He's not the best golf on tour but also far from the worst. He will win one day, maybe not this year or next but he has flirted enough that he will win. He is great for the game and who cares what clubs he plays or who he takes as a sponsor. I saw him live on a Sunday at an event and even though he was out of contention he still had by far the biggest following. He takes time for his fans, signs autographs after rounds until almost every kid gets one. Its great to see guys like him trying not to make golf so stuffy and bring some flash to the game.
  3. Getting good distance with irons is all about impact. Do you take a divot with your irons? If your not taking a divot then you are hitting it wrong. I used to be a sweeper and flipper. This causes a very high and short ball flight. My 9 iron was my 100 yard club. A friend and I went and watched a Pro event and it changed the way I play golf. I was amazed at how light they swing yet how far the ball flies. My 6 iron had the flight of a pros 9 iron. So after seeing them play I completely changed my swing and started hitting down on it. What a difference. My 9 iron is now my 140-145 club and I only hit about 1 shank a year. I used to hit 5-6 shanks a round when I would sweep at the ball. Now my biggest problem is an out to in swing but ball striking is no longer a worry. The one book that helped me was the Stack and Tilt. It teaches you how to consistently get good contact.
  4. I read on a sign in a course bathroom once that only %1 of golfers will ever break 80.
  5. I tried to record it to watch but nothing was on.
  6. I lift weights 3 times a week and be sure to use proper form. I have tried yoga and not a big fan. I am looking for something to create more turn in my backswing without losing control of my swing. If I can get my left hand comfortably 6 inches more behind me in my backswing I feel I can gain power without losing accuracy or possibly gain some accuracy by making it easier to get the club to the inside.
  7. He just followed it up with a 64. -20 through 36 holes.
  8. I personally am not a fan of the new proposed qualifying system. I really like the idea of Q-school. It gives anyone who wants to give there big league dream a shot to pay there money and put there game to the test. Its the only professional sport that I know that any guy can his pay entry fee and have a shot at the big time. If the stats are true and most talented golfers come from the NW tour as opposed to Q school then maybe rework the numbers, take the top 35/40 from the NW tour and maybe 10/15 from Q-school.
  9. Does anyone do a specific golf stretching routine? I am looking for something to increase my hip turn and be able to get my arm under my chin more. I feel I can get my shoulders to 90 degrees buy would like to get my arm back further with more comfort. I did some research but couldn't really find anything without someone wanting to sell me something. Thanks.
  10. Completed my usual workout last night 3 x 5 squats 3 x 5 standing press 3 x 5 pendlay rows I added 5 lbs to each of my lifts and felt good. I stepped on the scale this morning and down to 207.6. 20lbs to go.
  11. I would like to thank everyone who is getting these "new" ball flight laws out there to us weekend hackers. My normal shot has always been a large fade or huge banana ball that started straight off the club and then would go 90 degrees right once it got 150 yards out. And due to watching tv, reading golf books and obviously wrong information in magazines, I always thought my slice was due to an open club face at impact with an in to straight swing path. So I have spent money on lessons, draw biased clubs, and tried a very strong grip to help this but nothing helped and with these new laws it makes perfect sense. My divots always pointed left and the ball always went right. Which made no sense to me if the old ball flight laws applied. According to the old laws the ball should have started left. After video taping myself its very obvious I have an out to in swing. I am very excited to know the cause of my slice and now armed with the knowledge of these new laws I am hoping to cure it learn how to work the ball. Goodbye draw biased clubs!!!
  12. 4 birdies in 18 holes, came out to be my lowest score. 78.
  13. Todays workout 3 x 5 heavy squats 3 x 5 bench 1 x 5 deadlift Had a good workout, had no problem completing my weights and will add weight on Monday.
  14. I always thought you were supposed to aggressively slide your hips as opposed to aggressively turn them. Just turning them seems your weight would stay centered over your stance or even fall back on your back foot. Your weight needs to be forward at impact.
  15. Worked out in the garage tonight 3 x 5 Squats 3 x 5 Standing Press 3 x 5 Pendlay Rows I sure can tell I am eating at a calorie deficit, I did 20lbs more on my squats 3 weeks ago and felt like I had more energy then I did tonight. But the rest of the workout felt great. And the only problem with working out in the garage is I get pre occupied between sets with my golf clubs!
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