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About jmomcc

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  • Birthday 11/30/1982

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  1. I used to play golf quite a bit, was really interested in improving my swing but a combination of things took me away from playing (work, an accident, study, relationship). I sold my clubs and all I have now is an old wedge and one of those tour striker 7 irons. I haven't used either in more than a year. I'm in korea and I will be moving to Canada permanently next year. I want to practice in the range a little (I don't have tons of time and I don't like practicing) over the next year and remake my swing somewhat. I don't want to be great.. I want serviceable with minimal upkeep. There is nothing more frustrating of having no idea if you'll even make solid contact. I want to golf mainly to meet people in Canada so it will be a social thing. If all else fails, I'll just get some lessons over there but I'd like to figure some out on my own first. My main problem with golf is upper body/lower body connection and interplay. This also explains why I can't dance. I am very good at anything involving hand eye co-ordination ... but this falls apart when I have to combine that with my feet. Any recommendations for a swing for an uncoordinated person? Maybe something with a set lower body?
  2. I think hes kind of joking here about how hard it is to predict this. The meat of the article is that Rory is more likely to decline slower than expected .. than Woods is to break a 5 year streak without a major. I could see a scenario where Rory beats Tiger's major record by being 80% of pre 2009 Tiger but keeping it up until 39/40. He needs good injury luck and a slower decline than normal. It's possible and I think that is the gist of the article.
  3. Is this site legit?

    Ah, in retrospect obvious. I live in Korea so I'm always on the look out for cheap shipping. Thanks folks.
  4. I was searching the internet trying to find a site that had free international shipping, when I came upon this site. I searched and I couldn't find anything about it. http://www.axgolf.com/ I'm pretty wary of it to be honest.
  5. PURE Grips

    I have the opposite question. I am 'aqua' on the ping grip scale which I think means an undersized grip. I just got some ping eye 2s with the microtaper shaft.I think its .600. I want to put some pure grips. To get to my size should i use the 580 grips or the 600 and how much tape? I'm thinking the 600 with just one layer of tape would be closest?
  6. I lift weights on a 5X5 program with two workouts. A= squats/deadlifts/overhead press B= squats/bench/row. I'd say that big movements like this help your golf swing. You can't squat heavy with proper technique and have a weak core. It's impossible. Deadlifting with proper technique will help also. These are the two most important lifts and getting these right should be the prime goal in the gym. Squatting correctly requires decent flexibility in the hips and shoulders. I do a flexibility program to help that. I would advocate weight training with big movements to be the most efficient way to improve posture and strength quickly. Throw in pull ups also.
  7. Not sure if this has been asked yet but is it possible/a good idea to combine the early wrist break from 'the 4 magic moves' with stack and tilt? I want to give stack and tilt but have also been preytty intrigued by the that concept.
  8. Korean LPGA Players - What's up with the long sleeves?

    Yea..I know that place. That is where I got my clubs regripped. It's called Shark Time I think or Shark World. I go to a range at the very end of town in yu seong gu. I very rarely get to play a course(expensive and logistically hard) but i have to keep in trim for when i go back to ireland and play my brothers. Both my brother and brother in law are head greenkeepers and avid golfers. I really wish it wasn't so expensive to play golf here because otherwise I really love this country.
  9. Korean LPGA Players - What's up with the long sleeves?

    I've lived in Korea for the last 4 years or so. Koreans do like to have lighter skin. Sun umbrellas, visors and long sleeves are very common. Also I can;t get lower that spf 30 in my local store. I use 30 because I have fair (irish) skin and i like to get a slow tan but my north american friends say they use as low as 5. Most koreans use 50. Whitening cream is very common to the extent that tanning cream is common in the west. In short, being tanned seems country. Koreans do tend to pick up tans and weight when they are abroad. I dated a girl who came back from europe brown and much heavier. the bread and cheese is terrible here..I'm not surprised she went a little crazy in France I have to admit I'm a complete sheep. I came to Korea loving tans and brown skin..but korean cultural values have seeped in. Now I find lighter skin more attractive/cute and now find the 'whining' thing that korean girls/kids do attractive rather than annoying. When in Rome..
  10. Soccer players are pro at 16 so I don't see the problem. What else would he do? Go pro and get the experience and try to build up slowly.
  11. I did my first session today. For me there were 4 points I kept in mind all the time. Weight on front leg and keep it there, let the right leg straigten, tilt into the swing(not the best way to describe it but how it feels to me) and really push the hips on the way back. I tried to really feel these sensations. I didn't really concentrate on my head (if my body isn't moving back, my head shouldn't be) and hands. My misses were hooks and balls hit fat. The reasons for these misses are explained in the book. I am delving more into the book tonight and going back tomorrow. I found it to be automatic in a sense. When I really push my hips through my ass pushes up anyway. I think you are maybe thinking about too many things at once. I would post a video. I'm just a beginner with this swing like you but I think some other guys could give u good advice with tape.
  12. What Do You Do for a Living?

    Hi. I teach English at a Uni in South Korea. Unfortunately golf is pretty expensive here compared to my part of Ireland. (on the Donegal/Derry border..lots of good cheap courses). I do have free range time at my uni though and a lot of time to practice.