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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #175 on: July 02, 2023, 10:14:10 AM »
I have a question: what is the more satisfying way of getting a birdie, if you get it through improbable means like chipping in/draining a 40’ putt/on a par3 hitting your tee shot within a few feet of the hole…or is it more satisfying to get it like how the pros do, solid drive, solid approach, drain a 10-15 footer?

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« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2023, 10:43:21 AM »
The 2nd one for sure

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #177 on: July 02, 2023, 10:54:09 AM »
no better feeling than hitting an iron shot close

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« Reply #178 on: July 02, 2023, 11:28:37 AM »
no better feeling than hitting an iron shot close

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #179 on: July 02, 2023, 12:07:56 PM »
the others feel like luck even though hitting it close is just as lucky too. for a moment you feel like a golfing god

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #180 on: July 02, 2023, 03:49:11 PM »
If I can hit my 3W off the deck, I feel like at least a demigod

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #181 on: July 02, 2023, 03:54:30 PM »
If I can hit my 3W off the deck, I feel like at least a demigod

My 3W is like the only long club I'm good at. I hit it off a tee or off the deck, doesn't matter. Use it instead of driver most times. My driving game sucks. I should probably get fitted for a driver. Maybe that's it.

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #182 on: July 02, 2023, 04:02:53 PM »
I have a question: what is the more satisfying way of getting a birdie, if you get it through improbable means like chipping in/draining a 40’ putt/on a par3 hitting your tee shot within a few feet of the hole…or is it more satisfying to get it like how the pros do, solid drive, solid approach, drain a 10-15 footer?
Eagle 3 is the best feeling. On in 2 and sink that 15' put.

Makes it even better when the guy you're gambling with and beating soundly wants double or nothing at the 18th tee box.

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #183 on: July 02, 2023, 05:55:09 PM »
If I can hit my 3W off the deck, I feel like at least a demigod

My 3W is like the only long club I'm good at. I hit it off a tee or off the deck, doesn't matter. Use it instead of driver most times. My driving game sucks. I should probably get fitted for a driver. Maybe that's it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my driver fitting on Friday, guy threw a lot of interesting data at me with the different heads and shafts and shaft lengths. Or at least I thought it was interesting and then I looked up the trackman data for the pga tour pros and  that was humbling.

But in terms of club speed and ball speed…I think I would be upper middle class (on the senior tour)

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #184 on: July 02, 2023, 06:24:55 PM »
If I can hit my 3W off the deck, I feel like at least a demigod

My 3W is like the only long club I'm good at. I hit it off a tee or off the deck, doesn't matter. Use it instead of driver most times. My driving game sucks. I should probably get fitted for a driver. Maybe that's it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my driver fitting on Friday, guy threw a lot of interesting data at me with the different heads and shafts and shaft lengths. Or at least I thought it was interesting and then I looked up the trackman data for the pga tour pros and  that was humbling.

But in terms of club speed and ball speed…I think I would be upper middle class (on the senior tour)

Data. So that's what we're calling it, huh? No judgment.

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #185 on: July 02, 2023, 08:13:08 PM »
If I can hit my 3W off the deck, I feel like at least a demigod

My 3W is like the only long club I'm good at. I hit it off a tee or off the deck, doesn't matter. Use it instead of driver most times. My driving game sucks. I should probably get fitted for a driver. Maybe that's it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my driver fitting on Friday, guy threw a lot of interesting data at me with the different heads and shafts and shaft lengths. Or at least I thought it was interesting and then I looked up the trackman data for the pga tour pros and  that was humbling.

But in terms of club speed and ball speed…I think I would be upper middle class (on the senior tour)

Data. So that's what we're calling it, huh? No judgment.

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #186 on: July 03, 2023, 08:39:01 AM »
I have a question: what is the more satisfying way of getting a birdie, if you get it through improbable means like chipping in/draining a 40’ putt/on a par3 hitting your tee shot within a few feet of the hole…or is it more satisfying to get it like how the pros do, solid drive, solid approach, drain a 10-15 footer?

In a stroke play/best ball event with money on the line: The first one.
In a practice/fun round: The second one.

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #187 on: July 03, 2023, 08:52:08 AM »
Here's a question. Par 70 course. Would you rather shoot a 70 w/ 18 pars, or a 72 w/ 8 birdies and 10 bogeys?

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2023, 08:56:07 AM »
Sign me up for any round that I can make 8 birdies over the course of 18 holes. 
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #189 on: July 03, 2023, 10:24:59 AM »
If I shot in the 70s I’d be doing Pete Weber celebrations no matter how I got there
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #190 on: July 03, 2023, 12:09:48 PM »
If I shot in the 70s I’d be doing Pete Weber celebrations no matter how I got there
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #192 on: September 24, 2023, 08:06:43 AM »
Just wanted to come in here and brag for a moment. Finally got a couple chances to play with my new sticks. On Friday, the last 7 holes…6 of them I had a birdie putt and the other one I had an eagle putt.

So now I need to go spend some time on the practice green bc i played those 7 holes at +1, but let me tell you lads it was a lot of fun stringing together so many GsIR (greens in regulation)

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #193 on: September 24, 2023, 09:37:26 AM »
Just wanted to come in here and brag for a moment. Finally got a couple chances to play with my new sticks. On Friday, the last 7 holes…6 of them I had a birdie putt and the other one I had an eagle putt.

So now I need to go spend some time on the practice green bc i played those 7 holes at +1, but let me tell you lads it was a lot of fun stringing together so many GsIR (greens in regulation)

Why are you up so early on a Sunday?

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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #194 on: September 24, 2023, 11:49:40 AM »
Just wanted to come in here and brag for a moment. Finally got a couple chances to play with my new sticks. On Friday, the last 7 holes…6 of them I had a birdie putt and the other one I had an eagle putt.

So now I need to go spend some time on the practice green bc i played those 7 holes at +1, but let me tell you lads it was a lot of fun stringing together so many GsIR (greens in regulation)

You striking it will enough now to regularly shot shape and put some back spin on the short irons?  At my peak I could hit it straight, fade, draw on command but I never have had good enough skills to get the ball to spin back.
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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #195 on: September 24, 2023, 03:49:58 PM »
Just wanted to come in here and brag for a moment. Finally got a couple chances to play with my new sticks. On Friday, the last 7 holes…6 of them I had a birdie putt and the other one I had an eagle putt.

So now I need to go spend some time on the practice green bc i played those 7 holes at +1, but let me tell you lads it was a lot of fun stringing together so many GsIR (greens in regulation)

Why are you up so early on a Sunday?

I have a 3yr old, every day is chaos

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« Reply #196 on: September 24, 2023, 03:58:02 PM »
Just wanted to come in here and brag for a moment. Finally got a couple chances to play with my new sticks. On Friday, the last 7 holes…6 of them I had a birdie putt and the other one I had an eagle putt.

So now I need to go spend some time on the practice green bc i played those 7 holes at +1, but let me tell you lads it was a lot of fun stringing together so many GsIR (greens in regulation)

You striking it will enough now to regularly shot shape and put some back spin on the short irons?  At my peak I could hit it straight, fade, draw on command but I never have had good enough skills to get the ball to spin back.

Can’t fade it with any consistency. My natural ball flight is a little bit of a draw (the new clubs have straightened it out a bit) and I can hit shots with more draw. I don’t know that I necessarily spin it back, but my ball is usually within 5 ft of my ballmark so it stays put.


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Re: Having trouble with your golf game?
« Reply #198 on: April 12, 2024, 02:16:23 PM »
Been hitting the ball a lot better lately. Worried its just the beginning of the season weirdness where everything is going right and then crashes. Just my second year really playing so i'm def playing catch up, but I'm starting to figure out why crap is happening which I think is progress. :dunno: I still struggle with the either or issue. I'm either hitting the driver pretty well and not making great contact with the irons, or I'm doing ok with the irons and I may as well not even try using my driver. Right now i'm hitting the driver the best I ever have. Long irons are the struggle. I do ok with wedge through 7-8. First lesson of the year next week so I'm hoping to get a couple things ironed out with my hands. That is where I feel i'm off on the irons. Some days i'm very uncomfortable especially with my right hand and those are the days things go bad.

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« Reply #199 on: April 12, 2024, 02:41:48 PM »
Been hitting the ball a lot better lately. Worried its just the beginning of the season weirdness where everything is going right and then crashes. Just my second year really playing so i'm def playing catch up, but I'm starting to figure out why crap is happening which I think is progress. :dunno: I still struggle with the either or issue. I'm either hitting the driver pretty well and not making great contact with the irons, or I'm doing ok with the irons and I may as well not even try using my driver. Right now i'm hitting the driver the best I ever have. Long irons are the struggle. I do ok with wedge through 7-8. First lesson of the year next week so I'm hoping to get a couple things ironed out with my hands. That is where I feel i'm off on the irons. Some days i'm very uncomfortable especially with my right hand and those are the days things go bad.

Have you tried playing 3w off the tee? I do that sometimes, because my driver game is complete crap.