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1puttit last won the day on October 4 2011

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  1. This is the best advice. Let's you practice setup, aim and stroke. Make sure you get a really narrow one like this. If your floor is not perfectly level you can shim it up using business cards or playing cards.
  2. Dave Pelz has a product called the "bunker board" for practicing sand shots. Looks like you can pick one up on ebay for about 50 bucks.
  3. My tips: Use an alignment stick/club and aim at a target. Nothing worse than hitting 10 balls right of your target only to find out that's exactly where you were lined up. Little changes in setup tend to creep into your game over time so using an alignment aid helps keep you on track. Go to any PGA tour event and watch the guys on the range - everyone uses an alignment aid. Don't rake & hit balls. Reset each time and go through your routine. This will give you a little time between shots and help simulate what's going to happen on the course. Like others have said, play golf on the range. Hit driver, hybrid, wedge to simulate a par5. I think the main reason people can't take their range game to the course is because at the range they hit twenty 7 irons in a row and groove that swing. But on the course you're never going to hit the same club 20 times in a row (I hope!). Understand the difference between a pre-round warm up and practice. For me, before a round is just a warm up to get loose and see how I'm hitting that day. If my 5 yard draw is now a 10 yard draw today, I'm not trying to fix it. I'm going to play with what I've got today and do my best. Practice is when you go to the range to work on some aspect of your game - driver, full swing, drills, etc. I see too many people who only "practice" before a round. You're never going to fix your issue 15 minutes before you tee off. And tinkering with your swing right before a round is a really great way to have a horrible day on the course.
  4. One tip I picked up (maybe from Zen Golf?) was recording your "Anyways" shots. An "Anyways" is any shot you take where you say in your head "I'll just hit this anyways". Like "I should really go back to the bag and get my 8, but I have my 9 iron, I'll just hit it anyways". Or "I really feel uncomfortable over the ball but I don't want to reset, I'll just hit it anyways". I usually have a few of those shots a round and they never turn out well. Not sure why it's so hard to stop and do what you know you should do. The key is to be aware that you're doing it. After each shot, ask yourself if it was an "Anyways". On your scorecard, put a tick mark every time you have an "Anyways". Just doing this will make you more aware of when you do it. Which in turn will help you eliminate this issue.
  5. The 2" extension is no problem. Your issue will be with the tip trim of the shaft. Assuming this came out of a 3 wood, the tip has already been trimmed to 3 wood spec so it will play much stiffer than normal in a driver. If it was "regular" flex in the 3 wood, it'll play stiff in the driver. Apollo makes a steel driver shaft that you can pickup for $4-5. https://www.valuegolf.com/steel-wood-shafts That may be a better option.
  6. Auto pinstriping is the easiest way to go and is removeable. Technically this makes the putter non-conforming but if you aren't playing competitively then I wouldn't worry about it.
  7. I was going to mention Evergreen. Lots of blind shots, driveable par4s, etc.. And here's the par3 over the rocks...
  8. Agree with the others, cutting them down will cause gapping and swing weight issues. Much better off trying out single length irons. Cobra F7 single length iron sets are going on ebay for around $300.
  9. Thanks for posting. Picked up a Rain jacket and a couple of pullovers for $90!
  10. Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's her demo reel before the name change https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=193483236980
  11. She's had an equipment upgrade. Holly Niederkohr as a senior on the college golf team Holly Sonders now
  12. Played golf with my brother one weekday, I had the day off and he sneaked out of work early. Now this is not all that unusual other than the fact that my brother's wife is one of those miserable people who has to track her husband's every movement, money spent, etc.. My brother has resigned himself to the fact that it's easier to sneak around and avoid conflict than to tell his wife he's taking half a day off to play some golf. This is important because if she found out that he had the audacity to take some time off and have fun without her there would be hell to pay. We play our round and I drop my brother and his stuff at his car, put my clubs away, and return the cart. As I'm walking back to the parking lot I see my brother start taking everything out of his golf bag. Turns out he's lost his wallet. After a few minutes of casual searching, he starts to freak out. Literally rips everything out of the bag and empties every pocket onto the ground. Hmm.. maybe it fell out of bag when putting the clubs into the trunk? Everything comes out of the trunk. Go back, check in the cart we returned. Check in clubhouse. Check everywhere inside the car. My bro is sweating bullets and is really starting to freak out as it dawns on him that the wallet is gone and he's going to have to explain to his wife how he lost his wallet at a golf course when he's supposed to be working! The search continues for another 20 minutes but still no wallet. It's weird because "I just had it here a minute ago". I get him calmed down and help him pack up his stuff. He's resigned to his fate and the wrath he will face. He's getting ready to leave, I glance over, and there, sitting on the dashboard of his car, is the wallet! The idiot started his car to run the AC, took his wallet out of his pocket and put it on the dash!
  13. Pat Perez: Total hot head throwing temper tantrums when things don't go his way. Nothing like a pro breaking clubs and screaming profanities. Charlie Beljan: The guy who had the panic attack on the way to winning Children's Miracle Network tournament. Everyone's entitled to their opinion but at least have the conviction to back it up. Goes on twitter and calls Obama a D-bag. Gets called on it and deletes account. Goes back to twitter a year later, bitches about not getting into Master's and ends up deleting his account again. Time to act like an adult and take responsibility for what you say/post.
  14. Grounds crew not getting out of the way and letting you play through. I understand they've got work to do but some of these guys are clueless and I'd like to play through without killing anyone. We had a guy yesterday camped out in the center of the fairway putting sand in divots. Didn't seem to bother him that he was right in the middle of the landing zone (which is why there were so many divots to be filled). Tried to wave him off but he insisted on staying in the middle of the fairway. Hard for me to hit a good tee shot when I have to aim right at him.
  15. Try the "flying wedge" drill. The flying wedge if a golfing machine term used to describe the angle of the right wrist at impact. Basically it should be bent backwards which also keeps the left wrist flat. Flat left wrist + weight forward = good impact position. Setup with your weight about 70% on front foot and do this drill:
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