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nikeman6

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About nikeman6

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  • Birthday 11/30/1994

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  • Handicap Index
    10.0
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. Hey guys, forgive me if there's already a thread about this but I looked and didnt see one. I got fit for irons last week with trackman and my angle of attack averaged 7* (for 6 iron). I know you always want to trap the ball well, but like my fitter said "I'm trapping it too well". The average angle was something like 3*, but regardless mine is pretty steep and I've been known to take pretty lenghty/deep divots. Also this messed with my launch angles...but does anyone have any simple tips for making that angle not quite so large but still avoid "flipping" completely? Thank you!
  2. Hey guys! I've been wondering about this a while now and I figured what better place to go than here? But I've had several people tell me I should get bigger grips (I'm 6'6" so you can imagine how big my hands are) because the ones I have now are standard size and are technically "too small for me". I've been playing all my life with this size grip so you could say I've gotten used to it, but I'm hoping to basically empty out my bag and get some clubs that are made for me so I've got no more excuses! Anyways, my real question is what exactly does having the correct grip size do for you, or in my case, how will larger grips benefit me now if I've grown used to (so I think) to the standard size. Thanks for the help!
  3. Hey guys, sorry I couldnt get this up yesterday but I was pretty busy. I tried to do everything mvmac advised and I think its slowly getting there, but it still feels weird to set up to the ball right now. Here's a 7 iron... Cheers!
  4. Great! Thank so much! Ironically enough the other day I was working on having my arms more beneath my shoulders and not reaching out so much. I'm headed to the range right now so I'll put your good advice to use and get back to you on how well it worked! Gracias!
  5. Doesn't look too bad. I'd like to see some more wrist cock at the top of you backswing which ultimately would give you more power coming through the ball (if you don't get flippy with it) and we call all you some more power! Work on that and maybe swinging more around your body after contact and things should improve! Cheers!
  6. I've been Playing Golf for: 5-6 years My current handicap index or average score is: index: 10.2 My typical ball flight is: "work in progress"...when i make a good swing its a baby draw if anything The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: duck hook/slice Videos:
  7. regarding your slice. I'm not sure if it'll work the same for you as it did (and does) for me. But as you complete your swing, feel as though you're swinging out, away from you getting the clubhead along or (for practice's sake) outside of the target line as long as possible. This should at least help to get the shot straightened out. Best of luck!
  8. Heads up, the video is private as of now. Try switching it to public by editing it on youtube!
  9. Here's, this is about the 3rd time I got out this year, still not lessons yet but I'm having one tomorrow. For the first week out of winter I'm pretty happy with it, but it could still use some work. I've really worked on not letting my right foot get completely vertical before impact, as this was a problem I had for most of last year. Cheers!
  10. Not a bad swing, however to my eye I see one big thing that could ultimately result in more consistent ball striking. Right away when you take your club away, you bend over what seems at least in this particular swing. I'm not swing genius but I've had (still have) a similar problem. To combat this I would just work on keeping your head steady and level throughout your swing. Perhaps practice looking at a mirror just "swinging" in the bathroom or something to give yourself and idea of how it feels to have a quieter head. Unfortunately I cant really pick out a particular reason in your swing for your high ball flight, but maybe you'd want to look at getting fit as your current clubs may not be near what you need for your swing. But overall it has pretty good timing and I like the follow through, just work on keeping that head quieter throughout the swing and I could see that handicap dropping! Best of luck!
  11. Ok, so I got out to the range today for the first time in about 3 months I believe, and after 50-70 balls i finally got all the shanks out of my system, but by that time each and every swing I would have a sharp tiny pain in my left ankle at the end of the follow through. At times it even became difficult to shift my weight completely because of the pain I knew I had coming. Anyways, last year I was trying to flare out my toes more than I naturally did because both my instructor and golf coach told me to do so. I believe I've heard that Tiger's knee problems were somewhat a result of this twisting caused in the golf swing, and I definitely don't want anything like that happening to me. I tried flaring my toes out even more but there was still definitely a pain. So, my question is, is this just a one time happening due to such a large interval of time not swinging, or is it something more serious that I should get checked out if the pain continues? Thanks as always!
  12. As you can see from my signature, currently only my irons and wedges have been extended to be longer than standard. Would it be normal protocol (being 6' 4") to have also my woods be extended past standard? I am going to be seeing some fitting people near the end of the month. Thanks
  13. By fairway I meant off of tight lies in the actual fairway. I believe the quad keel was suppost to help you to get the ball up with solid contact from lies not in the "fairway" but I don't think I've atttempted to hit my 3W out of non-fairway more than twice. So I want something with a low leading edge (mine doesnt) for more confidence off of hardpan lies and more reliable contact. I've thought about maybe toying with having both a 3 and 5 wood or something and switching out my lob wedge a few times. But I've never really seriously thought about it. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
  14. Title says it all, looking for any suggestion. I don't care for my current 3-woods (see signature) address postition being square, the quad keel because I feel it's kind of iffy trying to hit off the fairway which I may encounter a few times a round, and it's just overall banged up. All the white paint that was painted in the center grooves is gone (I guess you could say that's a good thing ;) ) and the sole is losing what little beauty it had. Thanks guys.
  15. For those of you who may be wondering.. For those of yo uwho were wondering... I got off to a rough start and shot a 49 on the front nine(really the back nine, started on 10th hole) However, I played IMO some of my best golf and shot a 41 (my best 9 hole score of my life...) on the back with 6 consecutive pars :). I'm not sure if you guys can view it, but heres a link to a more detailed scorecard...let me know if you can see it. thanks http://golfshot.com/rounds/detail/110-4284593-4284716
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