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Having trouble with your golf game?
« 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #1 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #2 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #3 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #4 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #5 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #6 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #7 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #8 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
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 11:00:36 PM by gatoveintisiete »
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #9 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #10 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2018, 12:03:28 AM »
gato i need help firing my hips!

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
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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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #13 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #14 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #15 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2018, 06:20:10 PM »
Yup! :driving:

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #17 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 06:43:18 PM »
Holy crap, great advice. I totally understand that. Ty!

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #19 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #20 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.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 07:19:01 PM by gatoveintisiete »
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #21 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #22 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #23 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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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #24 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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