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About Antneye

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  1. Antneye

    Skins question

    Thanks. That makes sense
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    Skins question

    Dang it, I screwed up the example. Let's try it again. 12, 16, 22 are the players. 3rd handicap hole so the 16 and 22 each get a stroke against the 12. But the 22 is entitled to a stroke against the 16 as well. The gross scores are: 12 bogey 16 bogey 22 double bogey How do we score the skin?
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    Skins question

    We recently played a round of skins. Three players: handicaps 12, 16, 22 We got a bit confused so I'm looking for clarification. We played it so that the 16 got strokes on 4 holes, and the 22 got 10. Where we got confused was on the 5th handicap hole. The 12 shot bogey, the 14 shot bogey, and the 22 shot double. Our math said the 14 had a net par and won the hole, but then we wondered why the 22 wasn't getting a stroke against the 14 because had we been playing just the two of us the hole would have been a push. Our final interpretation was that the hole was a push because the 14 and 22 pushed relative to each other. I think we were wrong, but if so it raises the question of whether it is fair that the 22 loses strokes he would have had against the 14. I hope this makes sense. We are playing again on Thursday and want to get it right.
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    Happy Birthday Thread!

    Thanks! I'm getting closer to being able to shoot my age only 45 years away!
  5. Antneye

    Vaping is Bad for You

    The question is not whether e-cigs are safer than regulard cigarettes. It is whether vaping is safe. Kids are vaping like crazy, my son included, and we should be pouring money into research before we have another generation addicted and dying of cancer or some other disease.
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    Grades for Tiger's Performance (Hero 2017)

    I would give him an A for far exceeding expectations. I have never been a huge Tiger fan because of all the coverage he got even when he was not in contention, but I am firmly rooting for a full comeback and would love to see him return to the top. If he does get back to #1 at some point and win a few more majors, it would be very interesting to discuss what that does to the reputation/image of everyone else who won while he was away. I think it would knock them down a few pegs in relation to their place in Golf history. The present leaders are kind of like a heavyweight winning a vacated boxing title. No one ever really knocked off the champ, and if he returns to form they will have lost the title when the old champ returned. I don't know if I can look at any of them the way I have been if that happens.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

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    My Swing (Antneye)

    I got out to the range this week and propped up my phone so the video is a bit crude and only DTL. Nothing has really changed since my past post. I am getting much better with my driver, fighting a fade/slice with my irons. I am posting the video below. Since then, I managed to play a round and I was extremely pleased with the results. My driver was on all day and I was able to play the day without a single penalty stroke. Initially I was off with my irons and had some bad second shots and a poor break that lead to two triple bogeys on the first three holes. Hole by hole it got bettter and by the time I made the turn I was rolling. If not for continued "yips" with my putter I would have had a personal best 9 on the back. I managed to go 51-44 95 even with missing 3 putts from less than 4' on the back. Pretty solid improvement on my ball striking. I walked off the course very encouraged by my results even though my score is not what I would like to see.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

    I played a round this Saturday and it was similar to my last range session. My driver was improved over my recent struggles, but my irons have really developed a slice with what appears to be an OTT swing just from looking at my divots (if not OTT, it is definitely out to in at the point of contact). I am at a loss as to why this has occurred since improving my posture. I don't want to go back on my posture adjustments. I am just struggling to figure out what I am doing differently with my swing from this new setup.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

    I went out over lunch for a quick range session. My primary focus was maintaining the posture adjustments I have made. I definitely like the feel of it and the results on my driver are much improved. Of course, this is golf, so all of my other clubs were problematic. My irons were all either slight draws or big slices. Prior to this adjustment my irons were flying pretty straight with the occasional draw or fade. Even my 3 wood was slicing and that is something I have not seen in a while. I assume it is just a reaction to the new stance and it will take some work to dial the swing in so I am not going to panic. I can tell from my divots that I am definitely cutting across the ball with my irons. All divots were flowing left of target and out to in...something I have not seen in quite some time. I'm not entirely sure what to focus on with this iron issue as I felt like I was not coming over the top, but I was clearly cutting across the ball. I'm not sure when I will be able to get video of me actually hitting balls.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

    Thanks! I'll keep an eye on the chin.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

    Here is another video, this time with a 6 iron, of my adjusted posture. I know the lack of a ball minimizes the usefulness of the video, but I am strictly looking at posture and balance. This adjustment seems to have really stabilized my head from going forward but I do seem to have a slight sway back away from target (not sure if that is a major concern though). I played a round of golf on Friday and had my best day of ball striking with my driver in quite some time, but my irons were a bit erratic as I adjust to this. Feedback on this is welcome please.
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    My Swing (Antneye)

    I ended up going back to where I bought my driver to get re-fit because I wanted to eliminate the driver shaft as a cause of my driver inconsistency. I am glad I went because it ends up being one item less I have to worry about. The Pro who fitted me ended up putting me in a different stock shaft for my Cobra F7 (no charge). The new an my old are both regular, but the new one is a little stiffer down towards the club head (I forget the actual terminology) and although the two were close my results with the new shaft had a much tighter dispersion pattern. While I was getting fit he through in some tips for me. It seems I had migrated back to being pretty hunched over and my balance was pretty bad. Below are some practice swings with my adjusted posture. It looks like my head is pretty stable and not darting towards the ball as it was in the past. I can't wait to get out and hit some balls to see how it feels.
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    Winter improvement plan

    I am going to play as much as I can and try to still hit the range once or twice a week. I need to refocus on my work away from the range. Biggest item other than the basic golf stuff is losing weight. I put on 20 pounds since the beginning of summer and I am really feeling it. I need to get back in shape.

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