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Title: Having trouble with your golf game?
Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 27, 2018, 09:16:20 PM
Golf is fun but frustrating and hard, I’ve been through it all, tell me what’s troubling you and I’ll try to give you a no non sense quick fix.
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Post by: steve dave on July 27, 2018, 09:27:15 PM
I used to golf a lot and was really good and now never do. But when I do I’m still kinda good. Like riding a bike?


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Post by: wetwillie on July 27, 2018, 09:32:35 PM
How far should I hit my 52 degree wedge at 1/2 , 3/4, full swing respectively?  I am 6’1 180 pounds with probably a slightly above average swing speed.
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Post by: mocat on July 27, 2018, 09:36:35 PM
My 52 is my money club. 120 out, just outside the fringe, doesn't matter. Dynamite
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 27, 2018, 09:39:57 PM
How far should I hit my 52 degree wedge at 1/2 , 3/4, full swing respectively?  I am 6’1 180 pounds with probably a slightly above average swing speed.

120 full
100 3/4
70.  1/2
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Post by: wetwillie on July 27, 2018, 09:45:50 PM
I stuck a 52 with a full swing from about 110 to about 4 feet at Berkshire in Topeka last weekend and can’t remember feeling more satisfied with a swing in my life.   I recently started playing with a 60 degree and that thing when used properly is almost like cheat mode.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on July 27, 2018, 09:50:57 PM
I have superior human club speed and it results in a 75 yard slice that still ends up going 275+ yards.  What can I do that will retain my club speed but also gain in my drive distance?
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 27, 2018, 09:54:18 PM
I stuck a 52 with a full swing from about 110 to about 4 feet at Berkshire in Topeka last weekend and can’t remember feeling more satisfied with a swing in my life.   I recently started playing with a 60 degree and that thing when used properly is almost like cheat mode.

Nice shot ww,  distance control with wedges, knowing how far you hit your clubs and specifically how far your shots carry in the air are important pieces of info.  You can find this info out by hitting on a track man.  Once you know your numbers and how to adjust for wind and slope shots like that one will become more frequent.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 27, 2018, 10:17:20 PM
I have superior human club speed and it results in a 75 yard slice that still ends up going 275+ yards.  What can I do that will retain my club speed but also gain in my drive distance?

You have to square the club earlier.  If the ball is at 12:00 and your feet connect 9:00 and 3:00, when your hands are over your right thigh in the downswing the shaft should point to about 1:30 or 2:00 with the clubface square to the arc (not the target line).  Try this and let me know what happens, if you get this right I anticipate 310 with no wind.

Bonus- think of it this way your body is rotating in the golf swing and so is your clubface, if your body rotates faster than your clubface you get a slice, if the clubface rotates faster than your body you get a hook, if they are matched you get a shot that flies straight  to your swing path
Title: Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 27, 2018, 10:38:32 PM
I used to golf a lot and was really good and now never do. But when I do I’m still kinda good. Like riding a bike?


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If you are shooting 65’s I can’t help you, otherwise what’s troubling you?
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Post by: stunted on July 27, 2018, 11:58:05 PM
I have superior human club speed and it results in a 75 yard slice that still ends up going 275+ yards.  What can I do that will retain my club speed but also gain in my drive distance?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYaHvBMEd6weMbM48Pw_jNw/videos

this swing will completely get rid of the slice. i did it for a while and hit amazing immediately. id just open my stance, put the ball off my right foot, swing back and through inside keeping my arms in tight, and that was it (probably slightly different than what he teaches now). it'll look like you're not even trying. way simpler than a normal swing.

bit drawy though so i switched to a hybrid of that and a normal swing. got a skytrak recently and am trying to get really good and hit it dead straight. but if you play once in a while and want to make golf more easy and enjoyable, it's a great swing to use.

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Post by: stunted on July 28, 2018, 12:03:28 AM
gato i need help firing my hips!
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on July 28, 2018, 04:31:06 PM
 :combofan:
gato i need help firing my hips!

Flare your left toes 45 degrees open, at the top of your backswing start down by moving your left knee around to your stance line like ol’ Sammy Snead
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 01:04:16 PM
I'm gonna need you to find me a youtube video on this one. I'm 6'4", 215 and can only drive it about 215-220ish. My fairway 3 wood almost goes as far as some of my drives.  :curse: Irons have been $ this summer tho.
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Post by: stunted on August 01, 2018, 05:20:44 PM
Flare your left toes 45 degrees open, at the top of your backswing start down by moving your left knee around to your stance line like ol’ Sammy Snead

these hips don't lie, i'm getting better at it :thumbsup:
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 01, 2018, 06:13:45 PM
I'm gonna need you to find me a youtube video on this one. I'm 6'4", 215 and can only drive it about 215-220ish. My fairway 3 wood almost goes as far as some of my drives.  :curse: Irons have been $ this summer tho.

I believe you have a launch condition problem, caused by a swing path problem, you are either too in to out and hitting duck hooks or too steep and out to in hitting high week slices.  Based on what you said about hitting your irons well I think you are steep with out to in path is that right?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 06:20:10 PM
Yup! :driving:
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 01, 2018, 06:26:51 PM
I’m pretty sure I’m right so try this Wacky.  You played a little baseball I think,  think about what you have to do to pull a low and away fastball up the middle, tee one up with that feel and see what happens.  A young strong athletic guy your size should crush and you will once we get this figured out. 

In baseball you would come to impact hands in front of barrel and pound it into right center, in golf you have to let the club head square earlier so that hands and club head are more even at impact especially with the Driver
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 06:43:18 PM
Holy crap, great advice. I totally understand that. Ty!
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Post by: Tubesock on August 01, 2018, 07:00:01 PM
Holy crap, great advice. I totally understand that. Ty!

Hit some balls and let me know what happens, I suspect we will have to tweak a few more things
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 01, 2018, 07:15:07 PM
Great, now when you try it you may hit high straight ball left of target (pulls). These would be a result of squaring your clubface to this out to in path, if this happens try to adjust your club head swing path to be in to in.

In other words club head approach impact on a slightly inside the target line arc, and exiting impact on a slightly inside the target line arc.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 01, 2018, 07:25:24 PM
By the way Wacky I don’t know how much time you have for golf, but I think it would be hilarious to coach up a 100 shooter to break 80 with nothing but gE posts.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 07:45:50 PM
Man, I try, but I always would rather play than practice when I have the time. I play consistent bogey golf and get my pars every 3/4 holes. Just love playing with my dad and my cuz when I have the time.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 07:48:31 PM
My irons do make up for my lack of length for my drives. I hit my 3 Iron straight every time, 190-200ish. It’s how I stay consistent.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 01, 2018, 08:32:43 PM
Interesting fact that will help you understand this crooked driver straight iron thing, research the D plane,
Readers digest is that Irons are hit with a decending  blow while Drivers are hit with a level to ascending blow.  To hit the iron straight requires that the club head exit impact slightly to the inside but if you do the same with a driver you get a fade or slice because the angle of attack is different, driver needs to exit impact more toward the target, hence the saying let the big dog eat.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on August 02, 2018, 09:25:52 AM
hit too many duck hooks off the tee.  It makes me super mad
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Post by: kslim on August 02, 2018, 12:29:20 PM
I'm gonna need you to find me a youtube video on this one. I'm 6'4", 215 and can only drive it about 215-220ish. My fairway 3 wood almost goes as far as some of my drives.  :curse: Irons have been $ this summer tho.
your driver sounds dead, snap your wrists like a baseball swing on contact and you should be 275-300 easy. also open your club face a bit so you can put some draw on it. ball travels father that way
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 01:07:47 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: stunted on August 02, 2018, 03:49:31 PM
hit too many duck hooks off the tee.  It makes me super mad

i tried switching to a very strong grip since i've been getting wrist pain, and suddenly became impossible to hit anything past a baby draw. sounds counter-intuitive though. i can be a bit of a hooker and thought i was going to hook it even more. any idea what's going on here gato/kslim?
Title: Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 02, 2018, 05:16:52 PM
hit too many duck hooks off the tee.  It makes me super mad

Not a golf issue, you are always butthurt
Title: Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 02, 2018, 05:19:13 PM
:thumbsup:

Good golfers have passive hands through impact Wacky, avoid being flippy it leads to inconsistency
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 10:07:11 PM
I need video of myself. My #1 problem that I’ve told myself is being too tall for my clubs.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 02, 2018, 10:15:25 PM
Club fitting for tall guys comes down to arm length, you would have to have really short arms for that to be the problem.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 10:44:52 PM
I have long arms and long legs and the torso of a child.
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Post by: Spracne on August 03, 2018, 02:37:32 PM
Can someone prescribe Tiger a remedy for his driver game?
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Post by: mocat on August 03, 2018, 02:58:40 PM
Can someone prescribe Tiger a remedy for his driver game?
gato42 needs gato27
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Post by: _33 on August 04, 2018, 10:09:05 PM
I've been pulling everything.  Driver, irons, wedges.  Sometimes I pull hook.  I know that means I'm squaring the club face on an outside to inside path I just don't know how to fix it.  Tell me how to fix it.  And I don't want to do drills to fix it I just want to stand differently or something easy like that.
Title: Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 05, 2018, 08:21:25 AM
I've been pulling everything.  Driver, irons, wedges.  Sometimes I pull hook.  I know that means I'm squaring the club face on an outside to inside path I just don't know how to fix it.  Tell me how to fix it.  And I don't want to do drills to fix it I just want to stand differently or something easy like that.

When you address the ball draw an imaginary target line that bisects the golf ball,  pick out a spot on the ball inside that line to make contact with.  Keep adjusting that spot further inside until you stop pulling or start  block slicing lol.
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Post by: stunted on August 16, 2018, 03:51:52 AM
have a really good tip. if you guys have a shaky backswing, hover the golf club at address for everything. irons, chipping, putting, everything. just hover it, and wait until your weak shaky hands stop moving, and then start your takeaway. smooths the backswing out like butter.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 16, 2018, 09:01:26 AM
I've moved up on the ball and now i'm hitting it 20-25 ft further and straiter. I should have done this all along.
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Post by: ChiCat on August 16, 2018, 09:52:41 AM
I've moved up on the ball and now i'm hitting it 20-25 ft further and straiter. I should have done this all along.

You're supposed to stay out of the water :lol:

[Will delete my post when someone comes up with a better one]
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 16, 2018, 09:58:39 AM
You son of a b..... :shakesfist:
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 16, 2018, 10:04:50 AM
Gatobrags (multiple brags in one big brag) Last Sunday I’m playing the 2nd hardest hole at my country club  :gocho: it plays 432 yards from the back tees   :gocho:  slight dog leg to the left with water and tall trees guarding the left side and out of bounds to the right.  The wind was quartering behind me left to right at about 10 mph.  I lined up my driver about 10 yards left of the fairway over an enormously tall tree 260 yards away hoping the wind would push the ball back toward the fairway.  I hit the ball right on line but it stayed straight and initially thought I was boned in the trees a little bit too far left but when I get down there it’s about 10 yards left of the fairway in the thick rough but it was a bomb.  I ask one of my buddies to borrow his range finder (because in a drunken stupor I left mine in a cart at a scramble the week before).  The bushnell says I have 82 yards to the flag that is over a creek and tucked 5 paces behind a deep bunker.  I grab my 60 degree wedge line it up about 5 feet left of the flag to account for the wind and put a silky little 80% swing on it.  The ball comes out nicely and looks like it going to be pretty close but I couldn’t really tell if long or short because you can’t see the green over the bunker.  We get up there and there are 4 balls on the green but none are very close so I go look at a few possibilities but nope not my ball and you know what that means fellas only one place left to look  :gocho: I calmly plucked my ball out of the hole and casually mentioned to the guy next to me that it went in,  we finished the hole and outside of one guy that fist bumped me on the next tee box that was it.
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Post by: Shooter Jones on August 16, 2018, 11:22:32 AM
Gatobrags (multiple brags in one big brag) Last Sunday I’m playing the 2nd hardest hole at my country club  :gocho: it plays 432 yards from the back tees   :gocho:  slight dog leg to the left with water and tall trees guarding the left side and out of bounds to the right.  The wind was quartering behind me left to right at about 10 mph.  I lined up my driver about 10 yards left of the fairway over an enormously tall tree 260 yards away hoping the wind would push the ball back toward the fairway.  I hit the ball right on line but it stayed straight and initially thought I was boned in the trees a little bit too far left but when I get down there it’s about 10 yards left of the fairway in the thick rough but it was a bomb.  I ask one of my buddies to borrow his range finder (because in a drunken stupor I left mine in a cart at a scramble the week before).  The bushnell says I have 82 yards to the flag that is over a creek and tucked 5 paces behind a deep bunker.  I grab my 60 degree wedge line it up about 5 feet left of the flag to account for the wind and put a silky little 80% swing on it.  The ball comes out nicely and looks like it going to be pretty close but I couldn’t really tell if long or short because you can’t see the green over the bunker.  We get up there and there are 4 balls on the green but none are very close so I go look at a few possibilities but nope not my ball and you know what that means fellas only one place left to look  :gocho: I calmly plucked my ball out of the hole and casually mentioned to the guy next to me that it went in,  we finished the hole and outside of one guy that fist bumped me on the next tee box that was it.

Wait, these were your buddies and only one guy acknowledged what happened? Get new buddies, cause that's a really damn good shot that deserves high 5's/bumps from everyone.

(cyber high 5 from me)
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Post by: wetwillie on August 16, 2018, 11:33:56 AM
I don’t think I could hit my 60 degree 82 yards if my life depended on it
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 16, 2018, 10:10:04 PM
Gatobrags (multiple brags in one big brag) Last Sunday I’m playing the 2nd hardest hole at my country club  :gocho: it plays 432 yards from the back tees   :gocho:  slight dog leg to the left with water and tall trees guarding the left side and out of bounds to the right.  The wind was quartering behind me left to right at about 10 mph.  I lined up my driver about 10 yards left of the fairway over an enormously tall tree 260 yards away hoping the wind would push the ball back toward the fairway.  I hit the ball right on line but it stayed straight and initially thought I was boned in the trees a little bit too far left but when I get down there it’s about 10 yards left of the fairway in the thick rough but it was a bomb.  I ask one of my buddies to borrow his range finder (because in a drunken stupor I left mine in a cart at a scramble the week before).  The bushnell says I have 82 yards to the flag that is over a creek and tucked 5 paces behind a deep bunker.  I grab my 60 degree wedge line it up about 5 feet left of the flag to account for the wind and put a silky little 80% swing on it.  The ball comes out nicely and looks like it going to be pretty close but I couldn’t really tell if long or short because you can’t see the green over the bunker.  We get up there and there are 4 balls on the green but none are very close so I go look at a few possibilities but nope not my ball and you know what that means fellas only one place left to look  :gocho: I calmly plucked my ball out of the hole and casually mentioned to the guy next to me that it went in,  we finished the hole and outside of one guy that fist bumped me on the next tee box that was it.

What club is this, big stick?
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 03:20:33 AM
FSD if I told you it was hole 13 would you know which one
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 17, 2018, 10:05:03 AM
I have a tournament with my dad tomorrow in the flint hills. I would really appreciate all the T's and P's I can get from you guys. I don't want to let him down. I've really been driving my hips through the ball lately and it's been a real game changer. I still can't chip worth a crap tho.
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 17, 2018, 07:09:47 PM
FSD if I told you it was hole 13 would you know which one

I can picture this hole, but cannot place it. Which makes me think I would not.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 08:16:45 PM
CCC
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 17, 2018, 08:26:42 PM
 :thumbs:

I usually hit 3 iron, 7/8 iron (depending on wind & pin sitch) on that hole (blues). I think it's more than a 'slight' dog leg left.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 08:39:07 PM
yeah play it the same from the blues, usually a hybrid to get it a little further down there.  3 wood is a better play from the blacks if I was giving a crap that day.
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 17, 2018, 08:42:44 PM
I meant to say it 'feels' more than a slight dog leg left. Elevated green that's undulated making birdie (let alone eagle) tough. I always play my second shot a club long.

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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 08:44:57 PM
That’s why nobody gave a eff, everybody has seen plenty of lucky shots before.
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 08:52:59 PM
Since you know the course I made a 2 on #7 once from the blues on a 10 foot putt, probably 25 mph down wind.
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 17, 2018, 09:27:03 PM
Since you know the course I made a 2 on #7 once from the blues on a 10 foot putt, probably 25 mph down wind.

Been on from the blues on 7 and 11, never made my putt though.  Was 5 yards from the green on #5 once (might have been whites). Funny how the strong south wind giveths on the 4's and takeths away on the 3's.

#2 and #17 usually eat my lunch
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 17, 2018, 09:31:15 PM
Witnessed a 2 on #14 once  :horrorsurprise:

Rolled in a hybrid from ~240
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 11:01:04 PM
 Been on 3,4,7,11, and ............15 twice(in scrambles)  :horrorsurprise:

Eagles North 1,6,7,11,13,14,16,18
           South 2,4,7,9,12,17
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Post by: gatoveintisiete on August 17, 2018, 11:06:21 PM
Since you know the course I made a 2 on #7 once from the blues on a 10 foot putt, probably 25 mph down wind.

Been on from the blues on 7 and 11, never made my putt though.  Was 5 yards from the green on #5 once (might have been whites). Funny how the strong south wind giveths on the 4's and takeths away on the 3's.

#2 and #17 usually eat my lunch

how do you play #2, I quit going over, I hit something short of the creek, knock an iron short of left bunker and then try to wedge it close.  #17 is tough a lot of guys play to the middle every time but it’s always a tough 2 putt. (There’s a lot of talk about an extra club on that one too)
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 18, 2018, 07:41:45 AM
Since you know the course I made a 2 on #7 once from the blues on a 10 foot putt, probably 25 mph down wind.

Been on from the blues on 7 and 11, never made my putt though.  Was 5 yards from the green on #5 once (might have been whites). Funny how the strong south wind giveths on the 4's and takeths away on the 3's.

#2 and #17 usually eat my lunch

how do you play #2, I quit going over, I hit something short of the creek, knock an iron short of left bunker and then try to wedge it close.  #17 is tough a lot of guys play to the middle every time but it’s always a tough 2 putt. (There’s a lot of talk about an extra club on that one too)

I also quit trying to carry the creek. I'm usually in the trees on the left or right the entire length of the hole.

17 is def a plus one club.
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Post by: stunted on September 22, 2018, 07:42:00 PM
could you break down tiger's game for us? what's he doing that is allowing him to continue his dominance in this day and age? :excited:
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Post by: stunted on May 20, 2019, 12:10:47 PM
hey gato, did trackman today. is 117mph swing speed good?
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Post by: ben ji on May 20, 2019, 01:54:41 PM
I learned to play golf on a par 3 course and never learned how to hit a driver, usually tee off with an iron. I recently acquired a driver and am absolutely awful at hitting the ball.

I've been practicing with wiffle balls in my backyard and can crush everything but when I try to hit real balls on the course nothing works.

Please help me learn how to hit a driver.
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Post by: meow meow on May 20, 2019, 02:13:41 PM
if taking an actual lesson isn't your thing, find some video on youtube or something where Tom Watson or someone shows you the basics.  if that's not your thing either, play the ball forward in your stance and swing easy.
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Post by: stunted on May 20, 2019, 11:46:17 PM
what kind of shots are you hitting?

whenever i practice irons a ton and hit driver i tend to rush it. agree with mm and swing easy, on the backswing at least.
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Post by: wetwillie on May 21, 2019, 05:41:57 AM
The ball should be in your stance farther up, ideally just inside your left foot provided you are a right handed player.  With irons your swing path is steeper, with a driver you want to sweep it off the tee.  The driver itself might be an issue as well, would probably recommend a club head with 10.5 degrees of loft and a regular flex graphite shaft.
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Post by: ben ji on June 03, 2019, 04:46:49 PM
Finally getting some success with my driver so I'm hoping everyone can help me out with another issue in my golf game.

Usually my Iron game is on point but at least once a round I have a complete meltdown for like 2 holes where I cant hit an iron to save my life. I hit too far under it, take a giant chunk of ground out and the ball goes about 20 yards to the right at a 45 to 30 degree angle. I usually overcompensate by moving my right thumb back to make me hook the ball until I stop melting down.

Is this all Mental?
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 03, 2019, 05:34:47 PM
Finally getting some success with my driver so I'm hoping everyone can help me out with another issue in my golf game.

Usually my Iron game is on point but at least once a round I have a complete meltdown for like 2 holes where I cant hit an iron to save my life. I hit too far under it, take a giant chunk of ground out and the ball goes about 20 yards to the right at a 45 to 30 degree angle. I usually overcompensate by moving my right thumb back to make me hook the ball until I stop melting down.

Is this all Mental?

I suggest abandoning the worthless game of golf entirely.   Throw your full weight into fishing.   On the weekend of majors spend the morning fishing and then take a break with some cold adult beverages and watch someone else play golf.    Your life will be much more enjoyable.



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Post by: stunted on June 04, 2019, 02:09:12 PM
 i think you just need more practice really. hitting tons of balls isn't the best for hitting the ball straighter, but it'll surely improve you hand-eye and you'll hit the ball solidly.

hard to say what's wrong though, need to look at the swing
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Post by: kslim on June 04, 2019, 03:11:22 PM
Finally getting some success with my driver so I'm hoping everyone can help me out with another issue in my golf game.

Usually my Iron game is on point but at least once a round I have a complete meltdown for like 2 holes where I cant hit an iron to save my life. I hit too far under it, take a giant chunk of ground out and the ball goes about 20 yards to the right at a 45 to 30 degree angle. I usually overcompensate by moving my right thumb back to make me hook the ball until I stop melting down.

Is this all Mental?
when you chunk it 9/10 times you are raising your head before contact
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Post by: ben ji on June 08, 2019, 06:17:38 PM
If any kc EMAWS are looking to play golf with anyone let me know. My bros are only good for every other weekish and im trying to play twice a week.

Just played a solo round at teetering rock for $21 with cart and shot a 85(only 1 par 5, 21 over par)

My goal is to consistently shoot under 100 by the end of summer.
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Post by: meow meow on June 10, 2019, 09:49:44 AM
played that course last year, it's hilarious.  The heart shaped green.  The random dinosaur "art".  Fairly fun course tho.
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Post by: kslim on June 10, 2019, 10:15:26 AM
playing mcpherson this weekend, anyone ever been. ive heard its pretty nice but have never even seen it
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Post by: ben ji on June 13, 2019, 08:59:29 AM
Anyone have any recommendations for free golf apps? I recently downloaded 18 Birdies and its pretty good, just wondering if there is something better out there I am missing.

I mainly use it for the GPS showing distance to the green and to determine my handicap, also use the "shot tracking" feature to measure how far I can hit each club.
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Post by: ben ji on June 13, 2019, 09:01:46 AM
Played 9 holes on tuesday night at Heart of America with a buddy then played a solo 18 sesh at Minor Park last night....Got a legit birdie on a par 4!!! Just crushed the drive 176 yards then used my PW to put the ball about 5 ft away from the hole. Gawd that was a great feeling.
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Post by: meow meow on June 13, 2019, 10:01:31 AM
Anyone have any recommendations for free golf apps? I recently downloaded 18 Birdies and its pretty good, just wondering if there is something better out there I am missing.

I mainly use it for the GPS showing distance to the green and to determine my handicap, also use the "shot tracking" feature to measure how far I can hit each club.

i use the app SwingU, i don't track scores or handicap, but it's good for using as a gps.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 13, 2019, 10:10:54 AM
Played 9 holes on tuesday night at Heart of America with a buddy then played a solo 18 sesh at Minor Park last night....Got a legit birdie on a par 4!!! Just crushed the drive 176 yards then used my PW to put the ball about 5 ft away from the hole. Gawd that was a great feeling.
Nice work! I play Minor often. Hit a brother up.
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Post by: ben ji on June 13, 2019, 10:35:07 AM
Lets play 18 tonight
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Post by: kslim on June 13, 2019, 10:43:40 AM
golfshot or 19th hole are good apps

be careful on golfshot they have a free one and one thats 39.99
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Post by: bucket on June 22, 2019, 02:00:32 PM
A friend referred me to the Callaway pre-owned golf website and I bought a Rogue driver. I'm really excited.  :Woot:
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Post by: wetwillie on June 22, 2019, 02:39:20 PM
The new drivers are like a cheat code, it’s basically impossible to not hit some part of the sweet spot.  You will feel like a new man.
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Post by: stunted on June 23, 2019, 12:04:27 AM
nice buy, rogues are such a hot-looking club
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Post by: stunted on June 24, 2019, 05:21:20 AM
i've been getting online coaching the last few weeks, and it's helped so much. it's nice to have a structure to a swing, i never really had a swing teacher before. but its so helpful to know what's wrong instead of watching my swing on video and trying to make guesses. would recommend.
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Post by: IPA4Me on June 24, 2019, 06:24:27 AM
I took lessons a many years ago. Huge help. The day it really clicked was when he put me on the swing trainer. Forced me to feel what a good swing path with one piece takeaway should be. Highly recommend it.

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Post by: stunted on June 24, 2019, 04:01:08 PM
i think people get turned off when teachers talk about angles or anything else technical, but really that's just to find a problem, the solution is usually simple and feel-based, or fixable through drills.

there's affordable ways to get coached too, i pay $90 and will get around 5 swing reviews done, i think it's a good deal.
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Post by: ben ji on June 24, 2019, 04:28:58 PM
A friend referred me to the Callaway pre-owned golf website and I bought a Rogue driver. I'm really excited.  :Woot:

What is the link?
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Post by: bucket on June 24, 2019, 06:23:43 PM
A friend referred me to the Callaway pre-owned golf website and I bought a Rogue driver. I'm really excited.  :Woot:

What is the link?

https://www.callawaygolfpreowned.com

He got the average condition, as did I, and said they were completely fine. The only wear was you could see where the previous guy hit the ball with his irons because he hit it in the same spot every damn time.
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Post by: kslim on June 28, 2019, 08:17:24 AM
got a new set of pings, pretty pumped to go hit them
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Post by: stunted on June 28, 2019, 08:29:22 AM
which ones kslim?
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Post by: kslim on June 28, 2019, 08:59:54 AM
which ones kslim?
i210's
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Post by: ben ji on June 28, 2019, 09:21:57 AM
Guyz, I played the 9 hole Heart of America course yesterday after work and shot a 42! 5 pars! What?!?

I play this course all the time after work and my previous best score was 47, usually I shoot between 50-54.

At this pace I should be on the tour by 2021  :gocho:
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Post by: meow meow on June 28, 2019, 09:56:45 AM
what a rush!
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 28, 2019, 10:02:32 AM
I got fitted for Callaway irons two weeks ago. It was a surprise from my wife. I'm still waiting on the goddamn things to get delivered soon. Will report back.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on June 28, 2019, 11:36:51 AM
I played two weeks ago and I am NOT having trouble with my golf game currently.
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Post by: stunted on June 29, 2019, 02:13:49 AM
so i fixed early extension in my swing, and my consistency has shot up like crazy. must be one of the most important things in a swing cause it's night and day.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 03, 2019, 03:39:49 PM
They’re finally here, guys! My fitted Callaway irons!


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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 03, 2019, 03:40:23 PM
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Post by: Shooter Jones on July 05, 2019, 04:32:18 PM
Nice sticks, Wacky.

God I love golf. If I'm hitting the fairway, I've put up some good rounds this year. I need to hit them more, or get a lot better at scrambling, but have had a lot of fun this year getting more birdies than ever.

Playing at a 9 handi in 2019.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 05, 2019, 04:41:03 PM
 :thumbs:
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Post by: Shooter Jones on July 05, 2019, 04:52:04 PM
I should probs get some new clubs. My irons are 10 years old and my driver/3 wood are 3 years old.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 05, 2019, 09:17:15 PM
Tried them out this afternoon. Played pretty well. Can’t wait to get back out there.
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Post by: ben ji on July 06, 2019, 01:48:30 PM
so i fixed early extension in my swing, and my consistency has shot up like crazy. must be one of the most important things in a swing cause it's night and day.

I had to google what this was and I think early extension is the reason why on one whole every round I cant hit the ball with my Iron, will just go 20 feet to my right at a 45 degree angle. Watched a quick video on how to fix it.  :thumbs:
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Post by: stunted on July 06, 2019, 06:34:53 PM
so i fixed early extension in my swing, and my consistency has shot up like crazy. must be one of the most important things in a swing cause it's night and day.

I had to google what this was and I think early extension is the reason why on one whole every round I cant hit the ball with my Iron, will just go 20 feet to my right at a 45 degree angle. Watched a quick video on how to fix it.  :thumbs:

Yea dude. Im super pissed I never was told just to keep my ass down on the downswing. Literally my entire childhood wasted. Good video to really hammer in how important it is:

https://youtu.be/DyBVFyS9JoQ
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Post by: Spracne on July 06, 2019, 06:41:25 PM
Dat ass doe
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Post by: stunted on July 06, 2019, 06:46:39 PM
Dat ass doe

When tiger did that bend thing  :lick: :lick: :lick:
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Post by: Spracne on July 06, 2019, 06:49:43 PM
Dat ass doe

When tiger did that bend thing  :lick: :lick: :lick:
Yass daddy!
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Post by: stunted on July 06, 2019, 06:50:37 PM
How hard is it to just say "yea don't throw your hips at it" Insted "short game is most important practice your chipping". Yea it's rough ridin' important cause I was missing greens you rough ridin' dickhead coach
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 06, 2019, 06:56:51 PM
I swing all around and hit the eff out of greens yesterday, dummies.


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Post by: DaBigTrain on July 06, 2019, 07:52:28 PM
I swing all around and hit the eff out to of greens yesterday, dummies.


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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 06, 2019, 08:15:32 PM
I do everything stunts is saying is bad and I look great out there. :cool: +9 though 18 yesterday.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on July 06, 2019, 09:29:40 PM
:thumbs:
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Post by: Shooter Jones on July 07, 2019, 09:09:06 AM
If +9 is great, consider me Brian Davis.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 07, 2019, 11:35:27 AM
 :lol:
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2019, 06:54:04 PM
I do everything stunts is saying is bad and I look great out there. :cool: +9 though 18 yesterday.

Wacky, want to play at minor on Tuesday around 5?

Just shot a 97 at Fred Arbana's today  :gocho:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 07, 2019, 09:37:10 PM
Nice work, bud! Let me think about it. I’d prefer later in the week if possible though. :cheers:
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Post by: kslim on July 08, 2019, 10:11:16 AM
anyone played indian hills? playing thursday and have never even seen it. I have been told its a hard course
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Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2019, 12:53:53 PM
anyone played indian hills? playing thursday and have never even seen it. I have been told its a hard course

Nope. I was a caddy there for 1 month as a teenager and could of played it for free then but I didn't know how to golf back then.

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Post by: ben ji on August 04, 2019, 05:49:09 PM
Went to cabo with the lady and played 18 today at puerto los cabos which was next to the resort. Shot a 46 on the front (2 pars) then got hammered, ended up with a 100 overall.

The course had alot more elevation changes than i was used to and I missed about 4 short putts....My highest score was an 8 on a par 3...left of the green, then bunker, beach, bunker again...woof.

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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 04, 2019, 07:11:32 PM
Nice. Did you rent clubs or fly them in?
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Post by: ben ji on August 04, 2019, 08:07:26 PM
Nice. Did you rent clubs or fly them in?
Gf was checking a bag so i borrowed my buddys club bag and checked mine too.
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Post by: ben ji on August 05, 2019, 10:20:40 PM
Played another 18 today, course is amazing and they had a station you would hit twice every 9 holes to get food/drinks.

Not just hot dogs and beer, i had red snapper and pork tacos today and crushed alot of mixed drinks.

It was the "off season" and hot as balls when the sun was shining but for $120 I would consider it a good deal (for reference i typically dont spend over $50 per round in KC)

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