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  1. I'll chime in. Took up golf in my late 20s (fall of 2010). Practiced at the range a lot and played mostly executive 9 holes courses until the snow came. (Canada eh) The following spring (2011) I played my first round at a championship course, blue tees 6400 yards, par 72. Shot 98. Three months later I shot a 83 on the same course, but that was the only time I broke 90 for the rest of that golf season. In my 3rd season (2012) golfing I would mostly shoot between 86-90 with a few 81-82s thrown in. 2013 (4th season golfing) was the first time I broke 80 and broke par on 9 holes, but I only broke 80 a few times that season. Shot a lot rounds in the 82-85 range and a good amount of 80s. That was also the first time i hit single digi handicap. Like a 9.2 index... The last few years have been a lot of the one step forward and one step back with my game because I had a child and bought a fixer-upper and started working more. I shoot in the 77-78 range with a few sub 75 rounds and those 83s or 84s too. The days of playing 100+ rounds a season and practicing for hours daily are long gone. I made a commitment to my family and that's where my time is spent. These days, I play in a 18 hole mens league once a week and play 18 on every other weekend (if I'm lucky). That's it. No range time. My clubs are aging and I'm using whatever ball I find, but I'm still pretty pumped that i can put a decent number on the card, and just long for the days that I can get back to pursuing the game again!
  2. shooter

    Within 50 yds ....

    I don’t bump and run. Not something I practised much learning the game. I prefer to move the ball thru the air around the greens. If a shot can be ran up on the green then I’ll putt it.
  3. shooter

    Just Finished My Backyard Putting Green!

    That looks like a ton of effort. My wife would never allow for that, and I'd rather get away from the house, and actually focus on my game while I practise. If I was home my wife would be distracting me. Plus, the only type of backyard practise area that would actually make me get outside and use would be something like what Tiger has.
  4. Muscle memory. I'm sure you gained a ton of muscle in your weight loss journey. Since your covered with new muscles. You need to train your new body to use the new muscles correctly in sequence. With such a drastic change in weight, you can expect the same change in your swing, so your basically starting your full swing over again. The new swing won't be as time consuming as you might be affraid off, but the results will be worth the rebuild!
  5. shooter

    Driving Range Etiquette Question

    I mind my own business on the range. Even thought I see most everyone's swing flaws. I just don't care. I never give swing advice. When I see a golfer getting really down on themselves I do try and offer some words of encouragement. Something like; don't give up, you never know how close you are to that next scoring plateau if you quit, or don't let good shots get to your head but don't let bad shots get to your heart.
  6. First club purchased for my Dunlop starter set was 60* Nike wedge. I learned to use it like Picasso used he paint brush. Only using my imagination and all feel. Experimenting and trying short game shots from all over. today it’s my only club I use from within 100 yards. I make the adjustments to suit the shot at hand and is the main reason I can keep a decent cap when my ball striking takes a vacation! Don't be affair of the high lofts. It could be the key to unlock a new level of golf.
  7. shooter

    Scratch on used driver question

    Tee it high and let it fly! Shes good to go, eh
  8. New blades, is that a brand? Hybrid and blade combo. That would be interesting...but not for me!
  9. shooter

    Wedges.... my nemesis

    You got to hit down on the wedges. You hit the driver good because it's totally different delivery compared to a wedge Swing. one swing is steep and the other is flat. Normally short people have a flat swing that at times results in thin shots with wedges. Light grip pressure is paramount. firm handshake, only during business meetings. Light grip pressure. Or pay the price of high scores!
  10. shooter

    Would you watch a Ryder Cup style of NFL vs NBA?

    Not a chance. I voted no.
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    Ol Grandpa Sadlowski punks people at the range

    Fricking epic! Good ol' Canadian boy. Chirping the teenager for wearing a "beanie" in California! Haha Soft.
  12. shooter

    Hi from Metro Detroit

    Welcome. I'm just across river in South Detroit (Windsor on) haha. Cheers.
  13. shooter

    Which side?

    I'm right hand dominant ( write and throw w my right hand) but play golf and hockey using left hand equipment. Mainly because I played hockey with a left handed stick for many years before I ever learned to golf. When I did start going to the range I would rent out left and right handed clubs the first couple of times but I never felt comfortable using right handed clubs because i was used to the feeling of having my dominant (strong) hand on top of the stick, so when I finally took up the game it felt very natural to grip the club the same way as a hockey stick. I don't feel like I "pull" the club thru impact with my dominant side. It actually feels like I'm trying to get my lead side out of the way the so my hands and club have room. I have heard in the past that using your dominant hand on the top of the club will result in more control at the expense of power. Not true, in my case, I have no problem with distance and my short game is my strength. I will say that my hockey buddies that took up the game using right handed equipment, but played hockey left, never got very good at gilf. Maybe can bang a good drive during a round but score always in the high 90s. Stick to what's comfortable and mainly stick to one side. Going back and forth between what side to play from is a recipe for disaster.

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