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About Addicted2Golf

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  1. Be careful doing this. If you start compensating for the shanks by standing further from the ball, your brain may start to over compensate causing you to throw your hands out at the ball. This will result in more shanks and even further frustration. The greatest advice I got when I had a minor case of the shanks was to stand slightly closer to the ball. It seems counterintuitive, but it helped me to concentrate on keeping my hands in and on the correct path.
  2. Until I can make it through a round without losing a hand full of balls, I'll be using some good condition used balls. Most of them look like they've only been hit a few times, but you can find them for less than $1 per ball (I play the Callaway tour i series). I lose them because my driver is really inconsistent. They either end up in the water, or across some other insurmountable obstruction. If its in the grass, I'll find it come hell or high water.
  3. You can be right without being a douche. Try that for a while and perhaps people will give you a little credibility.
  4. You're the most unprofessional "professional" I've ever come across. From reading your posts, I would hate to have to interact with you in person. Best of luck being the most correct person on the forum.
  5. Many thanks to those of you who have replied. The votes of confidence are as helpful as the critique when the swing starts to get a little out of control. I lose confidence in my driver pretty quickly. I had my first ever lesson today and the instructor's main thing for me to work on was just what Rexx said. He said I need to work on rotating through the ball. It was good to come home from that lesson and find the same advice given to me on here. Regarding the flatness of my swing, if you saw it a year ago I think you'd prefer how flat it is now, to how steep it used to be. I looked like I
  6. I've never seen that before. In general I think I am below average on that scale. That pretty well describes me. Until recently I didn't even have a yardage for my fairway woods. I try to step up and carry the ball 300 yards each time, when I really should have the mentality of an iron. I could see that thought alone making a big difference in my accuracy. Thanks!
  7. I was hitting wiffle balls. The first one catches the top of the fence, and the second one clears the top by a foot or 2 and lands about 10 yards into my neighbors back yard (the house is vacant, but when it was occupied the owners were okay with me retreiving any that sailed over). I didn't know it was a problem that people hit real balls around houses or I would have clarified. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks Looking at the video I can see what you mean about how rigid I look. It doesn't feel that rigid, although part of the purpose behind it is for my arms to be similar to
  8. Hey all, here are a couple driver swing videos. Any constructive critique is welcome. My swing is a work in progress right now, but as of late things have been going well across the board. When things start to get loose, my driver is the first to go. Thanks!
  9. That is the best advice I have ever received! Thank you all for your replies. I played a round a couple of weeks ago, and used my 3 wood off of most tees. There were 2 long par 5's on that course, and I couldn't seem to humble myself enough to keep the driver in the bag on those holes. The results showed that I should have. I just don't want to give up on the driver, but I hate not being confident enough to know where the ball will end up when I use it. My typical miss is too the right. I had a good friend come and watch me swing at the range today, and his assessment is that my swing plane
  10. As you can all see, my handicap isn't very good. I've been working on my short game and ball striking with my irons for quite a while and feel like things are going well, but I still can't shoot a consistent score when I get out and play. Since I started keeping my stats, I realized that when I hit fairways I score much better (seems obvious, right?). I decided to test my theory today and played a 9 hole par 3 course with holes ranging from 105 to 200 yards. I shot a 29 playing what I feel is average golf for me (when I play from the short grass). The problem is I don't get much opportunity
  11. I agree 100%. Your goal is to make money so if you find people who are willing to spend it, and give them a way to do so, they will. At the tournament I was involved in they had one of the players from the university golf team at a tee, and you could buy his drive for 5 bucks. He sat there with a dozen Pinnacle gold balls and hit them until he had a really long one in the center of the fairway.
  12. Is the word "you" obsolete? Anyways, I played in a tournament similar to what you're referring to near the end of last summer. Several thousand dollars was raised for the school of business. If the end goal is to raise money for the school then there are quite a few things that you can do to reach that goal. My suggestions: A scramble tournament draws people of all skill levels, and allows them to play together without too much work from you in this area. A shotgun start makes sure nobody is sitting around for too long. Get the word out to local businesses. It's a tax write-off for them, and
  13. I am going to side with those who have said you should be careful about jumping into the tour irons. My experience was similar to yours, and I ended up struggling quite a bit after I decided to go with some blades. I used to hit my GI Titleist 822's great on the good days, and pretty good on the bad days. I tried out some MP-32's and was hitting them great, so I decided to go for it. I ended up selling them within a few months. When I had a bad day it destroyed my game. I started getting nervous over shots that were pretty stock. I sold those clubs and got my current set that is a cavity back
  14. I apologize for hijacking this thread, but it really got me thinking. Your description to situation 1 is exactly why I was given this advice. My hips were beating my hands to the ball, which left the face wide open. The result was a push slice. Turning the hips allows my hands to catch up and get the face a bit more closed. The other benefit is that in turning the hips a bit more, the club gets to the inside a little more. As long as I start the downswing by sliding the hips, the OTT move I've constantly struggled with is reduced. I'm just thinking out loud now. Thanks for the reply.
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