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Posts posted by saevel25

  1. 10 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Why have rough there? There’s also a dense bunch of pines right that serve no real purpose. Thin them out and allow recovery shots as well as easier tracking of a ball hit into them.

    I agree with this. I don’t get why they wanted to force a non driver teeshot to hit the fairway. 

    11 minutes ago, iacas said:

    but nobody is going to want to be in the valley left, so there are going to be a lot of people looking in the trees right.

    I can attest that being left here sucks.

    12 minutes ago, iacas said:

    You can’t see that the water extends around the back as much as it does, and it’s almost the same yardage from every set of tees, which doesn’t make sense to me. I wonder how the front tee players play this hole.

    Yea, it only changes the angle to the hole. It might matter more with wind direction, but I think they could consolidate the tee boxes. Maybe one way left and one way right. 

    14 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Great example here of some bad stuff,

    Not a big fan of this hole. It’s a big safety issue with the tee shot to a blind landing area. 

    16 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Generally I’m not a fan of massive features on a green when it’s a blind shot. The green has an odd shape, a big tier, and is completely blind (you can see the flagstick).

    I didn’t like that my 70 yard shot ended up in the rough when I pushed it like 5 yards right. Not a fan of blind shots to these sort of greens.


  2. 8 minutes ago, big6_76 said:

    My question is this.  Are there any drills that you all have used yourselves that will increase mobility and actually give me a better rotation?  

    Create a my swing thread and post a down the line view. It could be that you are just not turning your body well enough. Hard to say what is causing your issues with out seeing your swing. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Effington said:

    They used the "pace of play" line, but I'm not sure playing your 2 feet putts each round contributes to slow play.

    Depends on how serious you take a 2-ft putt. If you go through your routine, you might add 5-10 minutes? Just guessing. 

    2 hours ago, Effington said:

    Is playing these strict rules uncommon?

    Probably more uncommon than just giving putts. 

  4. Just now, cipher said:

    Thanks Matt! Went out and played 9 this afternoon with the feel and I loved being able to hit a Hybrid and a 3W again. I also loved not needing a different backswing for the driver as well. I haven't been able to do that for years.  

    I think what I am going to start on is going to be the same for me. Swing left for everything, lol. 

  5. Looks like your shoulder and hip pitch changes in the downswing to very flat. Not sure if maybe feeling like your right hip and right shoulder going down at the ground more, or your left hip and left shoulder going up more will help keep the club from rerouting so much. 

  6. 8 hours ago, Arob9201 said:

    I lost full composure and seemingly didn't understand how to start the downswing again. Does this every happen to you guys? Does the hip slide or bump require I keep my arms loose and almost passive? I feel that when I get fatigued, I have a hard time consistently getting this move down. Anyone have advice? 

    Depends on the golfer. Some might feel like getting the arms down sooner will help. Others might feel the hips. It's what ever feel works to produce a consistent swing. 

    If you want specific advice, post a video of your swing (create a My Swing thread). 

  7. On 9/23/2020 at 11:39 AM, iacas said:

    Yeah, I know. But I think even Gary Player would say the Old Course is a great course. It might be one of only about three he would say that about a course on which he never won, but…

    BTW, Oakmont in 1994 vs. Oakmont in 2009 or 2016? No contest. Removing thousands of trees made Oakmont WAY better.

    Brookside Country Club in Canton, Ohio. They found the original design by Donald Ross and took out over a thousand trees. It opened the views of the course and made it much more playable and visually pleasing. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Adam C said:

    Loft will always play a much larger role in spin and launch angle than any shaft will so it may make sense to get a lower lofted head to start with. I might look at a 9 degree Callaway Rogue Driver or similar. It's a couple models old at this point but you can still find them and since you already have a Callaway wouldn't be a huge change in feel. Callaway also has a great pre-owned site where you can get some really good deals on used and like new equipment.

    Not sure about that. You can lower the loft by a few degrees and get a few hundred RPM. Yet, I can see the same with a dramatic change with a driver shaft change. 

  9. Layout - 7/10
    Condition - 10/10
    Pace of Play - 7/10
    Visually Appealing - 6/10
    Cost - 8/10
    Overall - 7/10

    The home course for Kent State Golf. The course is always in great shape and have some of the best maintained greens in NE Ohio. The layout is straight forward. The course is a bit tight with some tree lined fairways, but there isn't any wonky hole designs or blind tee shots. This course has an awesome tent sale in August every year were you can find a ton of golf apparel, shoes and other items on sale. The course just doesn't have that wow factor. 

  10. Layout - 6/10
    Condition - 9/10
    Pace of Play - 7/10
    Visually Appealing - 7/10
    Cost - 7/10
    Overall - 7/10

    A pretty good golf course. The layout was decent. The fairways are narrow, but the course is straight forward and it gives you some area to bail out away from obvious hazards. A lot of the greens were on the smaller side and had a lot of slope to them. A good course to play if you are with in an hour drive. 

  11. Played this course with Erik and two of his golf team members.

    Layout - 5/10
    Condition - 6/10
    Pace of Play - 1/10
    Visually Appealing - 8/10
    Cost - 7/10

    Overall, the course looks great, but it hides some design flaws that make golfing there not that pleasant. It was difficult to figure out where to hit the ball of the tee to maximize your scoring potential. The course was very soft and we struggled to find golf balls 10 yards off the fairway. A few of the greens were a bit wonky. A lot of the fairways were to narrow. There were very little bail out areas if you didn't want to take on an aggressive angle. So, there was a lot of risk with very little reward. All of this lead to a 5 hour round of golf. I think unless you get the first tee time in the morning, you will be having a 5+ hour round of golf every time out there. The course is just set up that you will be looking for 2-3 golf balls on 75% of the holes. 

    Overall - 6.5/10

  12. Current Swing 

    6 Irons Swing 
    1. Feeling more pressure under the left foot from A4 to A5. Then feeling like I push off with my left leg only from A6 to A7
    2. Still a bit of right side forward as well
    3. Backswing is just a slower backswing, keeping my arms more passive. 

    Driver Swing - Same feeling as above. 


    General Comments
    1. I didn't know how much getting that left leg to extend would help clean up my contact and increase my turn rates. I should have been working on this more since it was one of my priority pieces. 


  13. Finally figured some things out on the range.

    1. Slower backswing to help feel the backswing length.

    2. Feel more pressure under the lead foot from A4 to A5

    3. Push off the left foot, lots of pressure feel under left heel. 

    videos to come later. 

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