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  1. On 9/26/2011 at 6:01 AM, newtogolf said:

    I agree you have to enjoy pressure but in my past experiences to enjoy the pressure of the moment you need the confidence in yourself to perform under it.  I like pressure - do some of my best work under pressure but on the course I find that because I don't have full confidence in my swing the addition of pressure to a situation is enough to make things go bad.

    I completely agree with this. Enjoying pressure is one thing, but not having confidence adds on to the pressure. No matter how much I enjoy the pressure on the tees, if I can't hit a shot it's going to suck. 

    With practice comes confidence. With confidence, I enjoy pressure.

  2. On 12/4/2020 at 1:08 PM, TourSpoon said:

    My other group shows up and never warms up and gives you a mulligan on the first or second hole, doesn't play roots or rocks, and will incorporate occasionally, a group "retee

    haha thats awesome! This is exactly how my friends and I would start the round. Get to the tee box right on time or couple minutes late. No warm up. No stretching. Hit a straight hook into the woods and boom there is our first shot first mulligan of the day 😆

    First time hearing group retee. I like that as well. I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunity when I'm with my friends


    On 12/6/2020 at 8:26 AM, Edsland said:

    Most i play are in pretty good shape so I dont touch anything. 

    I agree, most course I've played at are in good shape, but I'll still move it an inch or so out to give myself the best lie I can. This includes if the ball if a little stuck, a little divot, a little mark on the ball i'll wipe, a little uneven lie, etc. It's the little things that will really get you.

  3. 1 hour ago, Groucho Valentine said:

    We just agree on a general place to play the next from with whatever penalty the shot usually is. Speeds things along and doesn't really effect the outcome of our money games too much. 

    Yup completely agree. No need to keep shanking into the water, just take a drop from the point of entry and let's move on. 


    1 hour ago, woodzie264 said:

    we can't submit those/these rounds for HCP purposes

    Yes these are fun rounds not real rounds 😄 A good reminder though

  4. 2021 Golf Goal - Golf With John 

    1. Break 90 consistently. I should hit 89 or better 7 out of 10 rounds. I know I can hit 90's because I've tried better ball (2 balls), and I was able to only hit 4 over in 9 holes. 
      1. Better course management.
      2. Thinking before my shots.
      3. Make good contact
    2. Practice range. I've gone out almost every weekday morning in Oct, putting 30 minutes and range a hour.
      1. Chipping and putting practice.
      2. Trying to get make my body to automatically do what I've learned in my lessons. 
      3. New shot shapes (how to hit a fade, draw, low, high). I realized I have no idea how to hits these. If it happens on the course, it's accidental as my only goal was to hit it straight.
    3. Play Club tournaments
      1. I've played 1 this year and it was a great time. Got to putt every hole! 
    4. Oct 2021 goal is to hit 80 from white tees
      1. Once i'm comfortable breaking into single digits, I'll move to the back tees.
      2. I was able to hit 87 1 time this past year and it was an amazing feeling.
    5. Ingrain in my brain, there are bad shots and it sucks but it's okay. We'll get through it.
  5. Here are couple things I do with my group of friends when we go out to play. I'd love to hear yours as well!

    • 1 Mulligan (drive) per front and back (although as we got better, we stopped "using" mulligans unless it's completely out of play.
    • If it's in the fairway, you can move it to give yourself a better lie (lay?). *Don't be a donkey and push it forward. 
    • If it's in the rough. No relief
    • If there's rocks, you move it to the closest none rocky area. Whether it's bunker/rough/fairways. We're not pro's and we don't want to mess our clubs up. 
    • If it goes into some weird bush type or under tree branches that makes it a pro level difficulty. Gentleman's agreement to give each other those 😛 

    What are your unofficial rules that you play with?

  6. On 11/17/2020 at 6:48 PM, gerald463 said:

    I think I may try to get photoshop soon and try to make some better ones.

    You can also use Canva. I use that for lot of editing images and it's much much cheaper than Photoshop. Easy to use as well. Let me know of the difference if you continue making other course! Good luck.

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  7. Hi,

    I'm a golfer caught with the crazy bug this year and played more rounds that I have in the past 8 years combined. It's been a fun journey. I'm working on new swing new grip so my game is fluctuating like crazy. I have a high HCP: 19.9. I have an ambitious goal of lowering this to the 10-12 range by end of next year. I'm documenting my journey through YouTube vlog and excited to share it with everyone. 

    I also got coaching for the first time, but everything is a work in progress at the moment.. a lot of 3 putts.



  8. I just started seriously this year (played more than 3 rounds). Previously, I liked playing but hated the time commitment. I'd go out drink and generally have fun. But this year, me being more serious about the game, I decided not to drink during my rounds. The reason is, I don't need alcohol to have more fun. It's simply fun being out and playing. Alcohol can wait

  9. Great job on the book! I use a range finder, but that doesn't tell me about the little creek up front or traps in the corners i can't see. I think if I had a book like this, it can help a lot with my filming too!

    [EDIT] Where did you get the images? Do you contact the course? 

  10. Only about a month and half left to go. Here are my short term goals

    1. Lessons. Purchase a set of 3 and have 1 lesson left. Complete this before December
    2. Range sessions 3 times a week
      1. 30 minutes of putt. This is important because I've been consistently having at least 2 or 3, 3 putts and some times 4 putts. 
        1. Round the clock style that Phil Mickelson teaches. Making 50 3 ft putts
        2. 5 set of Stroke speed (slow, medium, fast) 3 strokes each
      2. 40 minutes of drive and long irons. Hitting GIR is very rare for me and I think getting my drivers in play + long irons to 50-130 yards out gives me a great chance  
        1. Finding different points in the range and practicing aiming. 
        2. Mainly repetition work with my new swing
      3. 20 minutes of Wedges + Pitch. I'm most confident with hitting my wedges (10ft - 100ft), but I'm absolutely terrified of hitting a flop/skidding wedge on the greenside rough. I always overshoot or don't hit it enough. 

    What I hope this converts to more GIR. I'm currently averaging 3.8 GIR, but would like to bring it to 6. I think this is my path to a lower handicap (19.9). I record my lesson + range sessions to review at the end of the day.


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