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  1. Thank you @mvmac for the useful information. Should the tempo for the "chitching" stroke also be the same as your putting stroke?
  2. Most likely it's Google Chrome that's the problem. I'm using TST on Firefox and the embedding works here.
  3. I followed the directions, but no matter how much I try, the video wouldn't embed. It could be on your end, on Google Chrome, or on the computer. I'm also a user of the MWCBoard (Under a different user name) which also uses Invision Community and had no problems embedding videos there.
  4. Hey y'all , I've decided to film my side swing. This video has 3 slow-mo shots. I'm using only a 7-iron here. The problem I've had with my swing is not being able to generate distance. For 7-iron it's basically around 130-140 but I want to get to around 150-160 range. I know that hitting the club as hard as I can won't work and I know you can generate distance even if you have a short swing. I'm abstaining from watching YouTube Golf Tutorials because YouTube doesn't seem to hold golf content creators to a higher standard. Sorry for the crappy quality and the background noise. I hope this is enough for you guys to work with. @iacas. I understand you're busy, but I would love for you to analyze my swing if you have the time. P.S. I personally found your putting pendulum drill, putting with sticks and beeps, and the article about having zero acceleration at impact to be very useful in making good, consistent strokes.
  5. Do you have other advice on getting more distance out of my clubs at this angle? I want to hit the Driver 220-230 (10-20 more yards than now) consistently, but have struggled consistently and have absolutely no idea what I have to do.
  6. I've been Playing Golf for: 12 years My current handicap index or average score is: 14.7 (I haven't updated my handicap in the past 4 years because I'm not on a High School Varsity Golf Team Anymore) My typical ball flight is: For the 9-hole round that I played because on the driving range, the direction and the curve of the shot seems to vary to the point where there's no particular order except for the 3-wood where I mostly hit it low and the Driver where I sometimes hit a low, hooked shot. For the 3-Wood on the Driving Range, it's really strange, it's the only club that I can't hit up in the air consistently (no matter the direction or the curve of the ball flight) For the Driver on the Driving Range, it's the same story. The ball flight is low at times and properly high at times and sometimes I would hit that low, hooked shot I mentioned earlier. For the other clubs, the shots are varied (both direction and curvature) to the point where there's no pattern (Part of it could be because I don't track my shots on the range). I had no problems with crushing them to the point where it's at the proper ball flight. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Tbh, I don't really know what my next step is to make it better. My goal now is to hit the ball on the course consistently 90% of the time because golf where there's no such thing as a perfect shot. After that, I will focus on hitting it to the direction I want it to go 90% of the time. On top of that I'd like to get a synopsis here on my swing too because I literally don't understand the nooks and crannies of it and don't know why it works. So I don't know how to "hack" it. All feedback is appreciated. Timestamps are provided in the description to analyze the swing you want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MrnNVPvJU4 EDIT: For some reason I'm having problems embedding the video. Sorry everyone.
  7. I do have a driveway that's at least 9 feet wide, so I can practice on that. Regarding public parks, it's prohibited in the City of San Jose to practice golf there (Park Rules and Guidelines section). My high school does have a.football field and some grassy areas primarily for P.E. purposes, but I suspect that it's also prohibited to practice there. I actually went to Golf Galaxy and practiced my driving skills using their clubs. You can try them out for free, but I think after using it for 30 minutes, you would need to pay. After reading the post, it turns that it is possible to build a Golf Net for yourself. I will definitely consider building one in the near future. Yes. I'm aware that there's a ton free info that could be useful for me. Regarding the "golf on a budget", using the driving range and going out to play on the course requires money. Something that I don't have compared to, for example, a rich person or a golfer with a country club membership. On top of that, there's no Return of Investment after you're done (assuming that you're not playing for a high school varsity golf team). One thing I wish I had was source of income so that would entice me to come back for more (that I would love to have) without worrying about spending all my money like my High School Varsity Golf Team who did a tremendous job ensuring that nothing goes wrong financially. Right now, I'm limited to practicing once a week based on the income I have at the moment. What I mean by "connections that others seem to have" is that finding golfers that live in my area and are around my age can be difficult. I have to admit I'm not the most social person or interesting person around and it is kind of on me, but networking with people isn't easy. It must be easier if golfers were born in a golfing family for example. So, it has nothing to do with the limited resources in my house, it has to do with the people that you interact with. I know this is late, I'm not trying to dodge the question here. I had finals to finish up, but because I'm done, I don't have the stress to divert my attention away from the finals now and thus I can post with ease. I hope this helps.
  8. I come from a low-income family and I'm the first in my family that can play golf, so I can't afford to pay $50 per lesson to an instructor. I'd rather spend some of that money on playing on the course for example. My school does offer a Beginner and Intermediate Golf Class though, but I've already taken my P.E. credits and don't want to waste any more. As for the 30-Day Challenge, I can only do putting (and maybe chipping/pitching depending on how much space the drill requires) because my house is significantly smaller than the room that @iacas is in and damage my house any further. I do have a question though. Is there a resource on this site for golfers on a budget? As I mentioned, it sucks that I'm a golfer and don't have the connections or the money that others seem to have.
  9. I decided to call it that because that was my username for World Golf Tour (I don't play that game anymore). 😄
  10. Hi everyone, My name is @golfindude1. I'm from San Jose, CA. I'm currently in university studying for a B.A. in Geography. I played since I was 10 years old. I played on my high school team (2 years on JV, 2 years on Varsity) and through those 4 years, I improved a lot from I believe it was 20+ handicap down to a 15-ish handicap. After I graduated, I don't go out as often as I did partly because I'm in school, the benefits while I'm under 18 expired so I have to pay the full price (more expensive), I don't have that many friends to go out and play, and there's no club golf team in my college. I hope while using this board (and r/Golf), I can get something out it. Some of the goals I have in mind are. Getting to a single handicap no matter how long it's going to take. How to read the greens better How to properly putt. (The motion, Following drills to commit to. How to give golfers, that are developing, advice on their swing How to analyze and understand a swing. Founding a club golf team at my university This is a handful, so I'm going to focus on at least 1 or 2 per week and then get better. Right now, I'd just like to know where to start.
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