Congratulations. Now you will be miserable for the rest of your golfing life when in the 80’s.Broke 80 for the first time...w a 77. That included a topped 10 yard tee shot into water and 2 3 putts. Feels like a huge weight lifted.
This is a good attitude. The first time I broke 80 it was momentous and seemed like I would never do it again. I may have called a lot more people than cared to hear from me. I'm not sure when it happened, but now if I shoot in the 80s, it's a bad day and even mid 70s is pretty blah. 60s is a good round now. The point is that it's relative and a continuum. Congrats on shooting in the 70s. It's kind on magical because it's the first time your score matches with a score you see on TV. Keep playing and it will hopefully become a regular round. On to the 60s next!!I was just joking. I’m thrilled and understand the ups and downs and that the long term trends are what is important.
They just went on sale againKirklands are supposed to be like ProV's, and I believe they're getting sued because their dimples are near identical, but they go on sale infrequently and sell out quite quickly, so it's very difficult to get them. I grabbed 4 dozen last time they came around in like October/November but haven't seen anything recently.
Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention...I got to know John fairly well during my time at Golf Digest, and he's one of the good guys. (I vividly recall him teaching me in the kindest and least embarrassing possible way that "droll" is not a synonym for "dull".) Lovely piece.
I have not, but everything I've read and seen has been glowing. For the price, I think it's between these and the Snell ball. These also have the added benefit of having the cool factor.Do you play these? I actually read on article in golf digest this morning about how well they tested with spin. Are they comparable to driving distance to the high end balls out there?
This was my miss for a long time. Two things that helped were working on tempo drills. Martin Hall has some great videos for this. For me, it was a non completion of the backswing before firing my hips leading the face being open at impact.Looking for a little advice. Lately I've been having a terrible time going right, to the point where pretty much every one of my shots is a push to the right. I can feel my wrists open up during the swing and that leaves the club face wide open at impact, but no matter how much I try to overcorrect my body to keep it closed, I still open my wrists up. Any tips on how to consistently keep the clubface closed at impact? Nothing I try has worked.
Link? You get that wood?I pick up AAAAA or however many A's the company wants to put - for what appear to be hit once Pro V1's off eBay. I picked up 250 which my playing partners will eventually steal half of, for $160 with an eBay 20% off coupon that came about last month. They are basically indistinguishable from new to me, and I am not a scratch golfer so it makes no difference. It worked out to $7.68 a dozen with free shipping and it was a deal I just couldn't pass up. I have been buying from the same eBay seller for years, and am extremely happy.
So do the opposite. Set up for a huge push.Looking for a little advice. Lately I've been having a terrible time going right, to the point where pretty much every one of my shots is a push to the right. I can feel my wrists open up during the swing and that leaves the club face wide open at impact, but no matter how much I try to overcorrect my body to keep it closed, I still open my wrists up. Any tips on how to consistently keep the clubface closed at impact? Nothing I try has worked.
It doesn't, but closing your hands is a sure way to hit missiles.Thanks, I'll check out those videos. I do love distance and sometimes I sell out trying to hit the ball as far as I can, and I'm sure that doesn't help.
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@Phragle - Jerry'sGolfBalls is the seller, he has a website and a huge eBay store. I have been incredibly pleased with the quality and pricing over the years.
I ended up passing on that particular one, as I felt I needed the stiff shaft, so I picked one up that should be here next week. Thanks for keeping your eye out for me.
Have you practiced right hand dominant putting? Try putting with just your right hand on the putter.39 putts on Sat. I’m switching to crosshanded. It can’t get any worse. My shoulders are naturally open and my right hand wants to take over the putt so bad. Practiced a bit yesterday and the roll seemed really true w the left hand low. Gonna give it a whirl this weekend.
Putting is so tricky and everyone is unique, so take the following with a grain of salt.39 putts on Sat. I’m switching to crosshanded. It can’t get any worse. My shoulders are naturally open and my right hand wants to take over the putt so bad. Practiced a bit yesterday and the roll seemed really true w the left hand low. Gonna give it a whirl this weekend.
You know, I use that on chips to rake tension out. Going to try on putts that’s a great call.Putting is so tricky and everyone is unique, so take the following with a grain of salt.
I had a stretch of just AWFUL putting last year into early this season. Generally I'd consider myself to be a good putter and I was averaging around 36 putts per round through 5-6 rounds.
I was switching putters, grips, strokes, stances, etc. Decided to just commit to a single putter with the larger, 140 cc pistol shaped golf pride snsr grip and hit putts on the carpet for hours. Through practice I discovered my backstroke was too long, which was making it tough to hit putts on-line. I was also really inconsistent but generally too tight with grip pressure. Squeezing the grip really tight and then relaxing before starting my takeaway has been a good way to fix this. Since figuring this out, I'm down to 30-32 putts per round over the last 5 rounds.
TL;DR: Practice is your friend.
Today was the practice round, and the competition is the next three days. 250 teams, supposedly the biggest Member/Guest in the country. The "gift bag" we got was insane. Probably $600 worth of SWAG apiece. Amazing Stag night dinner, drinks, lots of tv's with sports, hand rolled cigars. It's paradise. We're in a very favorable flight, so I just need to play decent golf. Tomorrow is better ball. And a putting competition. Need to kick some ass.I was just invited to play in the Member/Guest at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale at the end of April. I've never played in a member guest, because I'm not a member anywhere, and I have no idea why anyone would invite me to be their guest. In truth, the guy who usually plays with my friend the member had to back out. It's a first class club with fantastic courses and I have to imagine this will be a terrific event. I haven't touched a club since October, so I need to try to shake some rust off, but I can't fucking wait.