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    Favorite Thing About Golf

    For me, a relative newbie, it's the challenge of the game and the knowledge that each and every shot may (and probably will) be different even if from the very same spot and conditions. The sport is dynamic and that's what's great about it.
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    My Swing (howaboutme)

    Understood except for the line in bold. Can you explain? Thank you!
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    My Swing (howaboutme)

    I've been studying the posture post and I see (I think) similarities between what that is stating and what my current set up is. I definitely do not have a straight back and my chin is down. However, I do see where my hands are setup and that should be a bit further away from my body, which could make my stance a bit more tall and my FOV may get better. Is this what you are seeing? Thank you.
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    My Swing (howaboutme)

    Thank you very much! Another very informative article to read. :) Much appreciated.
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    My Swing (howaboutme)

    I've been Playing Golf for: Hard to say. I started to play in high school very casually and was self-taught. (I'm 42) Played off and on through college and early adulthood (mostly off, talking 1 or 2x a year). Took a huge break (more than 10 years) swinging a club then was invited to a work related event a couple of months ago and I'm hooked. Been hitting at least 1x a week since. My current handicap index or average score is: Unknown My typical ball flight is: No consistency but irons tend to be straight, whether right or left. But driver is tough for me and almost always a slice. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Driver but concentrating almost 100% on irons first First, thanks in advance. I've been lurking and reading the instructional threads and they've been so helpful. I've already applied some of what I've read that I thought was relevant. Some examples include the right grip, flaring the feet, and the 5SK videos. I've always been curious about how my swing looks so while out at the range today, I asked my 9 year old to record me. (Forgive me if the videos aren't perfect.) When I saw it replayed in real time and slow mo, it was an eye opener. I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say. Note that the clubs I am using are a pre-owned set I got not too long ago. It's a TM R9 iron set. I've been almost exclusively hitting w/ the 7i but do break out the 5i too. I got them regripped recently to a medium (had help at my local shop to determine) but assume everything else is standard. A few things that have caught my eye are: Wow, my posture is bad (I knew that). My left leg/knee turns way too much Head not in the same place through swing I seem to be crouched down too much? I seem all scrunched up at moment of impact My follow through is not consistent. You may not see it here but I sometimes am not fully in balance at end of swing. Here are the videos. Thanks! Videos: FO DTL
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Just joined a few days ago and enjoy all of the posts...love this thread. I'm a huge Tiger fan and am ecstatic of his victory. The videos above bring me back to the 2002 US Open at Bethpage where I was fortunate enough to see him win in person. I just googled some highlight videos and you can clearly see the determination and almost robotic nature that carried him to greatness. Fast forward to this year, same determination but clearly a mellowing out, for the better. Will be a fun 2019 season!
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    New from Northern VA

    Thanks all for your warm welcome! Avatar attached. I use the same screen name and avatar for any forums I join so I was ready. My goal for this fall/winter is to practice, practice and practice at the range and maybe a round of two as we hit the low season. I'd like to look into getting a lesson or two as I'm only self-taught (except I twist my head back to help keep my head down after I heard Niklaus suggest it..lol). I have started to read through some of the educational threads and I'm sold! What makes it better is I'm trying to get my two girls (4 and 9) into it too. I took them to the range last weekend with their kids irons from Dicks and they loved it! Nothing better than a family affair.
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    New from Northern VA

    Hello, Just joined and saying "hi". I've (tried) to play off and on for most of my life (42 now) but never consistent or serious. Played a round of golf at Westfields with colleagues on rentals and got hooked. So next, I recently went out and grabbed some pre-owned clubs (shoes, gloves, etc) and will now look to start practicing and learning. I'll be lurking more than posting for a while. Thanks for all of the great information!

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