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post #1636 of 1954
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

-You don't need to modify your swing too much. Make sure you follow through (break your wrists).

-Pretend you're hitting a 50-yard normal sand wedge shot, without trying to pick the ball off the sand. The result will be a 10-20 yard shot out of the sand.

I'm about 80% sure these are it.

I think one of the driving ranges near me has a bunker.

There was one hole where I think I took 5 shots to get out... ugh.
post #1637 of 1954
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Went to the range to work on the hip slide and I found myself either hitting way behind the ball (dipping rear shoulder) or hitting really thin and low. This will take much more practice and I will probably take some lessons also. One interesting thing I noticed was that when I play my ball further back in my stance I can't get my hips turned as well. I know not exactly novel but by moving the ball forward I could reduce the fade/push/slice. Thanks for the tips.

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If you wish, PM and I can give you some advice, I don't want to get into trouble in this thread. Sounds like when you are doing you backswing you're shifting your weight to the back leg. There's a simple solutions for that. The part that I marked "bold" is part of the solution. 

post #1638 of 1954

Ive been working on getting my swing back in shape. During the winter i took half swings in the house and hit practice balls which really screwed up my game. Right not im only hitting my clubs about 70% of what i did last season. My foot is killing me too! Its not use to supporting all my weight on its side since it had the whole winter off

post #1639 of 1954
I need to figure out how to pm using tapatalk but i went to the range and kicking my right knee in slightly before my backswing really helps me to not sway back.

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post #1640 of 1954
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

I need to figure out how to pm using tapatalk but i went to the range and kicking my right knee in slightly before my backswing really helps me to not sway back.

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I'll send you one the next week, I'm going to be out of the city so probably I will not have all the time to explain.
post #1641 of 1954
I hit the course for the first time this season over the weekend. What a shit show. It had rained hard the night before, it was gusty, and the greens were aerated a few weeks back, so less than ideal conditions. However it was cheap and I was with friends.

I shot the best round but it was still a dismal 98.

Driver was inconsistent from BRILLIANT 290 down the fairway to push block right into the woods.

Irons were actually not bad.

Short game was atrocious which is to be expected. I haven't done any putting or chipping since last season. I had three 3-putts and a few skulled chips that few the green...

I know what to work on over the coming weeks to get back down into the mid to low 80's and then hopefully FINALLY breaking into the 70's.

*sigh*
post #1642 of 1954
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I shot the best round but it was still a dismal 98.
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I know what to work on over the coming weeks to get back down into the mid to low 80's and then hopefully FINALLY breaking into the 70's.

You shot a 98, but usually shoot in the mid to low 80's? ("back down into..") That is an enormous variance.

If you're skulling chips over the green, then you're lofting the ball (and also messing up the shot). Sometimes this is necessary (bunker between you and green), but if it isn't, learn to use a 6-9 iron to chip the ball low, and plan on catching the ball slightly thin.

If you catch it fatter than planned, then you catch it just right. If you catch it thinner than planned, you thinned it, but the mix of lower launch angle, less backspin, and lack of sweet spot results in the roughly the same distance. And this strategy takes hitting the ground before the ball out of play (the ball dribling 3 feet and you have the same shot again).

This strategy will take a lot of the variance out of your chipping.

If by chip you meant 30 yds+ from the green, then yeah, just practice your SW shots. I use the word "chip" to describe iron shots very close to the green, not sure if that's what you meant.

To break into the 70's, you have to keep it in play off the tee. Play the appropriate tees and see if you can keep it on line with a 3-wood.

Also - before you play, always chip and putt a bit on the practice green, if possible. Way more valuable than hitting the range.
post #1643 of 1954
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

You shot a 98, but usually shoot in the mid to low 80's? ("back down into..") That is an enormous variance.

If you're skulling chips over the green, then you're lofting the ball (and also messing up the shot). Sometimes this is necessary (bunker between you and green), but if it isn't, learn to use a 6-9 iron to chip the ball low, and plan on catching the ball slightly thin.

If you catch it fatter than planned, then you catch it just right. If you catch it thinner than planned, you thinned it, but the mix of lower launch angle, less backspin, and lack of sweet spot results in the roughly the same distance. And this strategy takes hitting the ground before the ball out of play (the ball dribling 3 feet and you have the same shot again).

This strategy will take a lot of the variance out of your chipping.

If by chip you meant 30 yds+ from the green, then yeah, just practice your SW shots. I use the word "chip" to describe iron shots very close to the green, not sure if that's what you meant.

To break into the 70's, you have to keep it in play off the tee. Play the appropriate tees and see if you can keep it on line with a 3-wood.

Also - before you play, always chip and putt a bit on the practice green, if possible. Way more valuable than hitting the range.

I know, it's a huge variance and pissed me off. I was also getting tired/fatigued due to slow pace of play and lack of sleep the night before. There was no time to hit the practice green or even range beforehand either. All leading up to one of the worst rounds I've had in a LONG time.

Sorry, I should have said on my 30 yards and in approaches. My ACTUAL chipping (5 yards or so from the green) was one of the few parts of my game that was on point.

My tee shots were generally in play, except for 3 holes that blew me up. I just need more reps at the range and on course to get my big stick back into it.

Golf is a relatively new game to me, I've only been playing it with any sort of regularity since 3 years ago so my consistency is not going to be where I want it when coming out of a long, golf-less winter.
post #1644 of 1954
Don't worry, getting better will be easy. Just hit 20,000 balls.
post #1645 of 1954
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Don't worry, getting better will be easy. Just hit 20,000 balls.

I wish I had time or money to get swings in. It gets expensive quickly.

I did use my 3 wood on a hole that I normally drive with a cut because I wasn't confident I could get it to work for me. Nice layup that resulted in one of my few pars of the day.

Playing smarter does work better than playing LONGER.
post #1646 of 1954

Finally had the chance to play at least one round again, I miss to play a lot. I fought all the round, some poor shots here and there, but hitting the range once a week have helped a lot. Shot +1.

post #1647 of 1954
Impressive.
post #1648 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Finally had the chance to play at least one round again, I miss to play a lot. I fought all the round, some poor shots here and there, but hitting the range once a week have helped a lot. Shot +1.

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post #1649 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post


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Thanks guys. I really miss playing everyday... frown.gif

post #1650 of 1954
Read an article about keeping the ball one club head inside the left heel for all iron shots while moving the right foot in as the iron gets shorter. Helped my cut/fade/push/slice nonsense a bit but still lacking distance. Still need to practice the forward hip slide.

Getting tired of my 30 year old hand me down irons. No head mass and worn down grooves make it feel like I am hitting rocks with a hammer.

Looking at either TaylorMade rocketballz or burner 2.0 irons. They are the 2011 and 2012 models so they are greatly reduced. I hit both and the store and they feel great.
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