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  1. I guess the issue i have is that when I was playing a fade for a long time, I refused to change my path because it was predictable, but I was losing a lot of distance by coming over the top and keep face open...I worked to get a more "loopy" swing (which is actually the completely perfect way to describe dropping in the slot...literally feels like a loop)...I found my ball flight more penetrating, longer and more of a baby fade vs a cut...all I had to do to make this swing a fade was aim feet and shoulders open and hold face...to each his own, but coming from the inside for me definitely helped out a lot vs just accepting my weak cut
  2. I used to be nice and just humor those guys, but they dont go away...as soon as you start listening they just go on and on...that's what I'm going to say next time "I'll bring it up to my PGA teacher when I next see him but I dont make changes to my swing unless he says so"...If they come back with something after that I'll ask for their PGA pro card so he and my instructor can discuss my game...one guy literally told me to "fold my left elbow in my backswing' now I understand it's not imperative to keep your left arm 100% straight but...its a common fundamental to keep your left arm straight (especially if ur just starting, it's a good thing simple thing to think about)...I'm a 6 hc btw...funny thing is my shots were fine... nice high draws landing near target...so I dont know what this guy was doing...the craziest thing is that I have never once on the range even noticed anyones swing but my own...which leads me to believe people like this go out there with the intention of critiquing others... They really stupid thing these idiots dont get is that they may be talking to someone just starting out and could be implanting all sorts of bad habits...I've seriously never even noticed someone else's swing on the range cause I'm focused on my own...do these guys just go and watch for someone hitting bad shots and then pounce?
  3. It has been considered they are used on tour Exactly its 200 years old...written at a time when blacks werent allowed to play and women couldnt join country clubs...the entire problem with golf is the communities (well then older communities unwillingness to change)...at my country club myself and like 10 other people are the only ones under 40...we talk all the time about how we canr waitnto actually modernize our club...
  4. Agree, my problem is if the damn ball goes just off the fairway in rough and you simply just "dont find it"...you only have 3 min to look now by rule...but that ball is there and given an empty course, I'd search and search for it till I found it...but crowded course I'm dropping for free...luckily driver is my strong point Broooo if this really works I'll happily buy
  5. I really think in casual play at a public course, the club rule ahould be to agree on is allow a free drop in the vicinity of the ball if the ball should otherwise be found given more time...they preach all this stuff about increasing pace of play and such but then ur assessed a stroke for losing a ball where it's probably just right under your feet buried somewhere, often times because the rough isnt properly maintained AND there are 4 people behind you...now, clearly in a tournament or on the PGA, it cant be allowed but it's usually a non-issue because someone, somewhere will find it anyways...but on a Saturday morning at a muni, it should be free drop after a 3 min search, thats how we play and it really doesnt affect my score that differently than when I play a tournament (because my ball always gets found there)...its not like ur moving it onto the fairway or closer to the hole, if anything it encourages pace of play at public courses
  6. Not worthless advice at all, I'm a 3 HC and that's how I learned how to putt...now its come so routine that I don't look at my feet anymore...but that exact drill did wonders for me and quickly... Grab 20 balls and a flat or uphill spot on green, hit then with a stroke (back heel to front heel) focusing on a repeatable stroke...dont look up till you have hit all 20...once you have hit all 20 pace to the middle of the biggest cluster of balls and round your pace to a nice rounded distance...so if you pace off 11 steps then boom now you have a 10 ft distance stroke (obviously there will be variation depending on uphill/downhill, fast/slow greens, etc.) But you'll have starting point and over time you'll learn to adjust your stroke instead of blindly whacking at the ball...do this for 2 or 3 strokes and you'll have some good baselines...uphill 12 paces, use your 15 ft stroke, downhill 15 paces, use your 10 foot stroke...made a massive difference for me Just dont get over committed to those strokes, they're baselines while you learn feel...somedays youll do your 10 ft stroke and it will go 16 ft...at that point head back to the putting green and recalibrate or do a quick 5 ball recalibration before every round...this is the fastest way for a new player to lesen distance control imo
  7. Probably not common, but anyone can do it if you have ever hit a ball straight with and iron and driver, or made a putt, or hit a good chip...you can be scratch you just have to have the time to develop the ability to do it on command
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