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  1. 1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    It could be a steep swing.  How many balls do you hit in a session?  You might want to limit that.  Though hitting the driver shouldn't be a problem.

    I hit about 100 balls each time and hit 80 balls with short irons AW to 8. Maybe I should just hit a small bucket with 50 balls and work on chipping instead. I will check out Bullseye brace.



  2. Slowly I started to understand that the problems with my swing is because of my over the top swing which results in standing up, butts moving forward as @cipher has shown and flipping to compensate. As long as I have an over the top swing I can't never have lag.

    I have been watching countless videos and finally today I started to understand that to fix my over the top swing I need to shallow the club at transition. Basically, at the top of the backswing, feel the right hand and wrist loose to allow gravity to pull the club head down, bending right wrist more while tucking the right elbow toward the body ( @Esox mentioned about glueing right elbow to body) at the same time and this facilitates an inside out swing. 

    I realized that the video @That L Play posted also mentioned bending right wrist either during backswing or at transition and shallowing club.

    I will do a drill that I briefly pause at the top of the backswing, shallow the club and then swing away. Of course, eventually I will not pause too long at the top. What do you think?

    Note that I am a right handed player. My videos and images were mirror image.

  3. 9 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    I especially like the range balls with the dimples beaten off them.  That way I can practice my knuckle ball shots.

    Are these knuckleballs the ones that drops down extremely quick and unexpectedly?

    Today I took an old ball that I played with and hit 20 yards passed the "240" sign. It felt good.

  4. Thank you for your replies. Today I had my laser range finder and used it for the first time on the range. With the rangefinder, I was horrified to find out that the 240 yard sign is only 210 yard away. May be the owner mislabeled the sign on purpose. I had been hitting my driver for a while here and usually carry to near the 240 yard sign and believed that I carry 230 yard which reflects what I see on the course.

  5. 7 minutes ago, colin007 said:

    Some of these shots of the course we're seeing for the first time are just stunning. This course is so beautiful...

    Not a fan of Im.

    Im has awesome short game. His irons are not sharp today. 

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  6. 12 hours ago, iacas said:

    There’s not a cut between round one and round two.

    I meant they have to play 27 holes in a row and fatigue could be a problem. For example, Collin Morikawa played 9 holes this morning and just started the second round.

  7. I just used my Wilson harmonized chipper for the first time on the course and I believe it saved me 1 to 2 strokes. I took out my rarely used 5-iron for the chipper. I used it only 2 times and both times I got up and down. I use the chipper when the balls are on the fringe, a few feet from the green and the grass is just too tall for putting. 

    There are cases where an iron is not an ideal tool to used. I have seen people using a mid iron with a putting stroke near the green. First they have to stand closer and choke down on the mid iron, second the heel of the iron is way up and now they are putting with the small toe of the club. The face of the mid iron with the heel up is also hard to square. In this case, a chipper is much better.

    No, I am not giving up on chipping with irons but I don't have enough time to practice to a point where I can guarantee I won't blade the ball or chip behind the ball.

  8. It will rain on and off for all 4 days which favors the long hitters. I am picking Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa, 2020 leaders with strokes gained/approach stat, to win. I am super excited but I don't have ESPN to watch on Thursday and Friday. I have to stream to watch featured group and Amen corner holes.

  9. These balls are long. About 10 yards longer with the driver and go straighter with less fade which is my typical ball flight which are exactly what I wanted. My problem is that they tend to bounce too much on the greens. When I hit short irons with Kirkland Signature balls or other soft balls they spin back about 1 foot or only roll forward 1 or 2 feet when hit the greens. With the Titleist Velocity balls they roll forward 4 to 20 feet during my last round. I kinda expect this with low spin balls but this is a little more that what I had hope for. I will not buy again.

  10. On 11/2/2020 at 8:41 PM, Vinsk said:

    Two drills: First get a metal yardstick and putt the ball down its length. You’ll quickly learn to correct your stroke as the ball goes off the stick..left in your case.

    Second ( and can combine this with first) is make a gate with tees or any two objects just barely wider than your putter head. Practice making your stroke without hitting your gate.

    I am trying this drill and keep hitting part of the gate but I am getting better. Balls still going left slightly but definitely better putter contact. I remember seeing Tiger using this drill. It is amazing that we don't make contact at the center of the putter often.

    IowaGreg, I tried to keep my right elbow closer to my body but didn't see a difference. I am trying a more aggressive follow through [rather than decelerating] and keep the putter head going more straight like you suggested and I think it helped a lot.



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