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  1. Hi everyone, I would regard myself as a beginner in that I have hit a lot of balls on the range (competently) but have only really played a dozen or so rounds of golf. I wanted to upgrade my extremely basic set of irons and wanted advice between two sets for someone of my level. The choice is between a set of Adam’s XTD clubs (2014, black metal, non-tour) or a set of Callaway Big Bertha (2008, Red coloured heads). Any advice would be Really appreciated please. Thanks
  2. I've been Playing Golf for: 2 months (after 10 years away) My current handicap index or average score is: 84 My typical ball flight is: Fade/Slice The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Driver Slice/Short Game Chunks Looking for any and all advice on my swings, been working on my into out swing and turning my hands over. I definitely have something going wrong with my driver swing, been trying for 2 weeks to get ride of a nasty slice and I can't seem to make any progress. Thanks in advance! Videos:
  3. I've golfed since I was a kid but always used someone elses clubs... I'm not 25 Active Duty military and want to golf this summer but don't have the $1000+ to get a nice full set. So I'm looking at used options or all in one sets. Anyone have suggestions on good sets or places to look for used ones? I am currently in Alaska so local places are far and few. I am about 5'10" 180lbs (idk if this helps). My main concern with a complete set is all I really need to last/be good for me is the irons as I know down the road I'll end up getting more woods first. Thanks in advance!
  4. Any advice is appreciated. My goal is to get more consistent good contact shots. Most time I end up thinning the ball or hitting it fat. Thank you! I've been Playing Golf for: 1 year My current handicap index or average score is: N/A My typical ball flight is: N/A The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: fat and thin shots Videos:
  5. I am a high handicapper shooting in the mid 90’s and have been using a set of Cleveland 588 cb irons for about 6 years(7-pw project-x stiff shafts). I have been a very casual player but recently decided I wanted to get serious about golf. My question is should I invest in a set of used “game improvement irons” ? I feel like my current irons are unforgiving although it may be my lack of practice and poor swing. Would the benefit be worth changing to something like the TaylorMade m2’s or similar clubs? Or should I just invest the money on lessons and learn to use my Cleveland 588 cb irons?
  6. So you've joined the site and posted a thread in the Member Swings forum , eh? Good for you! And if nobody's said it yet, welcome to The Sand Trap! This post will list a few quick things intended to help you make the most of the free advice you'll receive in your "My Swing" thread. Details First, if you haven't already, provide as much detail as possible. Share detail about your recent history, any past lessons you've had, any physical limitations you may have, the works. The more detailed information you can give us, the better. Honesty is the Best Policy Your handicap - and your skill level - are what they are. There's absolutely no need to fib to some strangers on the Internet about them. If you have trouble hitting the ball solidly, and you're a 19 handicapper, you won't be helping yourself to say that you're an 11 who just fades the ball a bit more than you'd like. Be honest with yourself, and be honest with others. Post Elsewhere and Mind Your Camera Angles These are mentioned in the "Rules" thread linked at the top of the Member Swings forum, but they bear repeating here as well. First, please mind your camera angles. This article explains where to set up your camera for filming your golf swing. Good camera angles help people diagnose things more readily and more accurately. Also, post somewhere else. We understand if the ability to get a "free" analysis of sorts is what drew you to the site, but there are a LOT more other threads in which you can post, share your opinions, tell us about yourself, etc. The upside for you? The more friendly you are, and the more people get to know you, the more they'll want to help you out. Several of our long-time members have a "following" in their "My Swing" threads with people cheering them on, helping them out, and watching their progress. You get more help from people who consider you a "friend" than someone who just showed up and wants some free tips. Multiple "Tips" and Prioritization So you've posted, and gotten lots of tips from people. It's no secret that Mike ( @mvmac ) and myself (Erik, @iacas ) are instructors. I'm even the guy that trains instructors, including Mike, in a system we call "5 Simple Keys®." 5SK is not a "one-swing" method, but rather focuses on the five commonalities of the game's best players. You can read more about that here . The point of that is that we don't teach "one swing" to anyone here, but feel fairly strongly that any swing advice you get should pretty much help with one of five keys. That doesn't mean the person has to say "this will help with Key #2" or even talk about 5SK at all. What this really gets down to is prioritization. It's almost impossible to try to work on several things at once. Even working on two or three things at once is virtually impossible. So we recommend that you use 5SK as a sort of "template" for guiding you towards proper prioritization. - If you struggle most hitting the ball solidly every time you swing: look at tips that speak to Keys #1-#3. - If you struggle with controlling the flight of your golf ball, but strike it solidly all the time: look at tips that speak to Keys #4 and #5. Your job? Once you've got some feedback, it's to assess the biggest problems in your game against the tips and advice you receive, then, choose only one priority item on which to work. Sometimes it's as easy as doing what the majority of people see. Sometimes you have to apply your history and understanding to choose your priority item. Sometimes your priority will be whatever the person you trust most says it is. Whatever your reasoning, try to find a single priority item, post that you're going to work on that, and let others know. Then… Work on It The best advice in the world is wasted if you don't apply it. So, once you've found your priority, work on it. What do we mean by that? Well, we don't mean to just take the tip to the range or your next round of golf and "try it out" while making full swings or keeping score. What does "work on it" really mean? Basically, it means that you should apply the 5 "S"s of Effective Practice: (this is unrelated to 5SK). Follow Up! A fellow member gives you advice. You use his advice, practice properly, and shave three strokes off your game or eliminate your slice. Unless you update your thread, the other member might never know they helped you, so update your thread and thank the guy who helped you out! Heck, update the thread while you're working on it too. Use it as a journal for the feels and videos of your practice. Post regularly. You'll continue to get more and more feedback, and more and more tips. People will begin to "follow along" with your journey towards improvement. All of these tips above are designed to help YOU get the most out of YOUR "My Swing" thread. Again, welcome to The Sand Trap .com (TST), and be sure to check out our blog , our equipment and courses sections, and of course the many other threads available for comment and chit-chat and so on in our forum .
  7. https://vimeo.com/381047754 Struggling with block/pushes any drills / recommendations / thoughts that can help? I've been Playing Golf for: 10 yrs My current handicap index or average score is: 74 My typical ball flight is: The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: block push Videos: [Delete this, Embed Videos Here - https://thesandtrap.com/how-to/embed-videos/]
  8. I normally hit all my shots straight. I would like to be able to hit a draw when I want to hit it but so far no luck. I practice in a field next to my house and with foam golf balls I can hit a big high draw. I had not played in thirty years but after my left knee replacement my nephew talked me into playing again and I'm hooked. Any help y'all can give will be appreciated. I also finish high like in the video. Thank you in advance. I normally shot 80-86. I've been Playing Golf for: 1 year after being away for 30 years. My current handicap index or average score is: 11.5 My typical ball flight is: straight or a straight pull left The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: pull left or the occasional right. I usually hit the ball straight which is great but not always good when trying to setup on certain holes. Then I will slice right at times. I can hit nice draws with irons when practicing with foam golf balls but does not translate to the course. I would love to be able to hit a small draw with real golf balls. I got a tiny draw with this shot but mostly hit my drives and irons straight. I always finish my swing high as well. Thanks for you help and advice. Videos
  9. Hello guys, I'm starting to play golf again after six years of not swinging a club. Lessons with a pro is something I will be looking into but, in the meantime, wondered if I could ask for some thoughts from this forum? Below is an embedded video of my swing. It's the first time I've been to the driving range in a very long time... I think the basics are still there but I've lost all knowledge of how to self-analyse so any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm 29, around 90kg and used to play off 12 (although, as I said, that was some years ago now). I hit around 250 yards with a driver and have always struggled with a slice. However, I have noticed that my swing has changed since I last played, probably due to me being a lot heavier now. Thanks in advance, Kirby Videos:
  10. Has anyone heard of swinglync? New kickstarter and I'm wondering if I should support?
  11. Having a little issue with video just take frame but frame looking for some advice. Trying to stop lifting my hands at the top and stop the over the top! I've been Playing Golf for: 25years My current handicap index or average score is: 7 GHIN My typical ball flight is: left to right The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: slice my irons
  12. Kor

    My Swing (Kor)

    Hi all, Was hoping I could get some advice/thoughts. Been playing almost 2 years (17 handicap).. I always seem to hit a wall though with all irons and go through a couple months of consistent shanks / mis hits. (Without exaggerating its like I am a beginner again) Going by the video i feel the error comes during my backswing - head and body come forward causing a shank. Any other tips/thoughts welcome! Why does this happen and how can I eliminate this and return to consistent golf!? Thanks Kor I've been Playing Golf for: 20 months My current handicap index or average score is: 17 My typical ball flight is: high The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: shank or shot across the ground Videos: [Delete this, Embed Videos Here]
  13. So for some back story I had played a little golf here and there up until januaty 2016, it was my junior years golf season start and I wanted to be good. I was a 100s golfer in 2015 and these were my 2016 results thus far 101, 98, 95, 93, 93, 90, 87, 91, 85 each new score is one week later and new tournament. I have started practicing everyday and now work at a golf course and have improved vastly (partly thanks to my swing coach Mark Gray I highly recommend his website www.theprozone.net) as of today my handicap calculated from April 25th to may 22nd is - 7.4, today I played 9 holes and was only 2 over. I plan to keep practicing every day this summer and am playing on the STPGA Junior Tour and the Beltway Jr Golf Tour, I will update yall with each tournament. I hope to earn a spot on a college team, scholarship or not, and eventually move up to a bigger school. I want to either be a tour pro/pro am player or a PGA caddie. I hit about 50% greens in regulation and 80% fairways and these numbers are growing higher every time I play. I can make all 10ft> putts basically and many 15ft and some 20ft. I have basically dropped 20+ strokes in 5 months and am only getting more into golf daily. Any advice, tips, recommendations, etc. Are appreciated! PS I'm 17, going into my senior year, and live in the Austin Texas metropolitan (between Driftwood and westlake).
  14. Scottyjon

    New irons

    I would like to purchase a Nike pro combo or an equivalent in another brand! Does anyone have any advice please! I am a 15-20 handicapper! Or should I dare to go for blades!
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