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About longdrive23

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  1. Very cool, envy the opportunity to be able to do this. My "big" plan/wish is to hit the Links courses in UK.... waiting for planets to align....!
  2. !! What's this!? How do I participate?
  3. Have a prize for the" most honest team" ,I.e: team that came last, and give them each a ball retriever!
  4. Nice idea. Golf balls with some limits, like the tires in racing. Getting pure strength out of equation and more ball flight control into it would be great to watch. Some of Tigers insane ball trajectories were a treat to watch!
  5. I used to use GN quite a bit earlier, but now with the booking fees and the courses offering the same rates as Golf Now (at least for a few twilight rounds I have booked), we check the rate and call the course directly. I dont play as much these days, but other golf memberships like JC golf etc seems to be more promising for the $ you put in.
  6. Few things I learnt as I overcame the slice phase. Invest time in understanding swing mechanics and what results in the ball trajectory. Tons of videos talk about this, tough to isolate the good ones in youtube - but try. Dont waste too many range sessions repeating same swing and expecting different results. Read books, ask instructors and try specific fixes to specific swing flaws. Usually its because the arms are first to take off and body is last. Reverse the order. Take high FPS videos on your smart phones (with a tripod) and analyze them and compare with videos of the pros. You are bound to find your faults. Do this to save a ton of $ that instructors charge. This is easier for high handicappers, tough without instructors as your game improves.
  7. Missing 80, but not missing playing with family - might just make the 80+ score to be OK Got myself a rangefinder and a newer 3 wood. Looking forward to using both!
  8. Looking forward to the 8th! British open is my favorite! Not the lush green carpet that the other majors are setup on.
  9. Thanks for the recap. i too dint feel the US open aura. I think its because of these: * No big names in the final strech * No major collapse * No close challenger in the final stretch. * The bombers were too long for the attempted stretched out holes. They even made a 'fescue' video since fescue wasn't a prominent factor in the game when compared to British open! That video was super lame btw.
  10. Missed the whole JM thing, what did he do or not do...?!
  11. (Im late to the thread) Looks like long hitters are the only contenders for US open.
  12. 6/2: Hit the range to work on irons and approach shots
  13. Hit the range for 1 hour and 15 mins of putting. Focussed in accuracy of iron's. Focussed on not letting hands take over in down swing.
  14. Good point. My natural ball flight is a draw. And some of the ones going further are on the far left. My ball flight is usually pretty high. Only time it's lower is when I keep the ball intentionally back.
  15. Hi All, Looking to identify subtle things that affect distance control with short irons/Wedges. With some swing improvements, my ball striking has improved and is resulting in distances with my short irons (8-PW) to vary pretty wildly... about 20+ yards of difference. Shots are hit clean, pinching off the fairway with divot in front, sounds good too. However, I overshoot the greens sometimes, PW and AW and it goes the same distance (no fat shots)... basically my the club selections for the distances are off and is impacting scoring when i overshoot the greens on some occasions (for the same distance). Any tips on what keeps the distances predictable? (eliminating other factors like wind etc) Few things I'm guessing I'm going wrong is: Inconsistent swing speeds. Some balls getting hit with steeper angle when struck. Any tips here is very much appreciated, looking to some low handicappers helping me out here. Thanks.