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I went back to my old driver which has a shaft slacker than an Essex girls minge and found that if I swing smoothly it gets me at least 10 yards further than my newer TM thingamy.

Finally accepting my slow swing speed and not trying to melt it resulting in better , straighter. higher , longer drives!
Who would have thought it!
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Tried out the new Callaway XR16 driver for a few rounds. Didn't get on with it so hauled out my old Callaway XR Hot driver for a quick 9 holes yesterday. Back in the groove again. Put XR16 on ebay, sold it within a couple of hours.
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Managed to squeeze in a few holes before dusk
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Played against a 24 handicapper on Saturday in a 3 ball six-some, never played with him before. Great nickname - "Star Trek" as he boldly goes to parts of the course where no man has been before....
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Going to get out for 9 tonight. I was on the range on Sunday and figured some stuff out and ended up hitting the ball about as well as I ever have, but I find it impossible to transfer that to the course. Hoping a nice 9 holes on an empty course with no pressure on might help a bit.

I'd been crippled by my putting earlier in the summer but on Saturday I holed everything from inside about 10 ft, just felt really comfortable. My driving, which has been the most consistent part of my game by far over the summer, then let me down badly which wrecked the round. The rough in my place is absolutely savage at the moment too, combination of warm and wet weather.
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Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
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danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
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earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
I would have my weight on my back foot off the tee as a habit. I don't know the cause, the swing feels much the same as a decent drive and the ball comes out of the middle of the club. It just goes anything up to 20 yards right of where I'm aiming.
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Hit my first round in two years in Thursday, sneaked round in 97 shots, might need more practice
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danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
I would have my weight on my back foot off the tee as a habit. I don't know the cause, the swing feels much the same as a decent drive and the ball comes out of the middle of the club. It just goes anything up to 20 yards right of where I'm aiming.
Starting right or heavy fade with left to right spin?
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earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
I would have my weight on my back foot off the tee as a habit. I don't know the cause, the swing feels much the same as a decent drive and the ball comes out of the middle of the club. It just goes anything up to 20 yards right of where I'm aiming.
Starting right or heavy fade with left to right spin?
Both :lol:

The heavy fade is really the destructive bit though.
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It goes without saying but don't listen to any fecker on here. Go see a pro. Get it diagnosed and corrected properly.
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danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
I would have my weight on my back foot off the tee as a habit. I don't know the cause, the swing feels much the same as a decent drive and the ball comes out of the middle of the club. It just goes anything up to 20 yards right of where I'm aiming.
Starting right or heavy fade with left to right spin?
Both :lol:

The heavy fade is really the destructive bit though.
I had a similar issue and pottered about youtube looking for different solutions. I found one that seemed like it made sense and have been smashing my driver consistently long and straight ever since (with the inevitable lost shots right every now and then). It's worth taking a look before you get a chance to see a pro.
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danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
danthefan wrote:Can't keep these big dirty block slices out of my game. Missed 9 of the 15 fairways to the right, including a couple out of bounds and another in a hazard. Had enough, going for a lesson this week.
Set up and then consciously put your weight on your back foot before you swing.

Worked for me.
I would have my weight on my back foot off the tee as a habit. I don't know the cause, the swing feels much the same as a decent drive and the ball comes out of the middle of the club. It just goes anything up to 20 yards right of where I'm aiming.
Starting right or heavy fade with left to right spin?
Both :lol:

The heavy fade is really the destructive bit though.
I've managed to 'cure' something similar by straightening up my legs (less flex at the knees) and standing a touch closer to the ball with my longer clubs. Hitting it beautifully.

At just about the same time I get that right my putting goes to shite. 38 putts at the weekend. Four 3 putts and a 4 putt. Lost the competition by one, 3 putting the last two greens. :blush:
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Bought one of these to analyse my swing as my driver has been a little wayward recently.

http://www.golfskypro.com/skypro

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Played with it a couple of times. Pretty impressed with the software. Helps enormously to get an idea of what is happening in your swing, and allows you to set parameters in the app which then enables you to groove your swing and make it repeatable. Still getting the hang of it at the moment, but impressed so far.
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Royal Porthcawl Wednesday and Thursday this week !
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henry wrote:It goes without saying but don't listen to any fecker on here. Go see a pro. Get it diagnosed and corrected properly.
Quite.

DTF,

You've clearly got a few kinks in your swing, if you want to seriously get better go see a pro to start getting it fixed. There really isnt any magical cures or tips as your flaws will keep happening when your swing is under pressure i.e. when you've a decent card in your hand. It unfortunately also takes time and practice to get your muscle memory sorted.
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I had a splendid weekend, Loch Lomond Saturday, Prestwick yesterday, my 4somes partner and I shot 5 under round Prestwick (was pretty still conditions though and soft)
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
henry wrote:It goes without saying but don't listen to any fecker on here. Go see a pro. Get it diagnosed and corrected properly.
Quite.
Nonsense, its nothing a 15 handicapper with a brolly can't sort out.
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
henry wrote:It goes without saying but don't listen to any fecker on here. Go see a pro. Get it diagnosed and corrected properly.
Quite.

DTF,

You've clearly got a few kinks in your swing, if you want to seriously get better go see a pro to start getting it fixed. There really isnt any magical cures or tips as your flaws will keep happening when your swing is under pressure i.e. when you've a decent card in your hand. It unfortunately also takes time and practice to get your muscle memory sorted.
I've booked a lesson for Wednesday. I had 33 points on Saturday despite being absolutely wild off the tee so I'm hopeful if I can get it sorted I'll be doing OK.
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Playing ok at the moment but not getting enough 5/6 ft putts not feeling comfortable over them - I think I am going to go up to the putting green tonight for an hour or so.
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Taking Thursday and Friday off work this week, will play Sandmoor on Thursday which is apparently the 10th best course in Yorkshire then, if possible and weather is good, I will be playing the Marquess or Dukes at Woburn at the weekend.

Really need to work on shots that aren't a full swing, anything from 100 yards in really, I just chunk them all the time. Really annoying as I've been smashing my driving lately and I'm often left with this sort of shots on a lot par 4s at the courses I've been playing. It's got to the point where I'm actually doing better on the longer par 4s as I can swing a 7-5 Iron nicely and have more control. Won't be an issue at Woburn as the Champioship courses are longer though.
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earl the beaver wrote:Taking Thursday and Friday off work this week, will play Sandmoor on Thursday which is apparently the 10th best course in Yorkshire then, if possible and weather is good, I will be playing the Marquess or Dukes at Woburn at the weekend.

Really need to work on shots that aren't a full swing, anything from 100 yards in really, I just chunk them all the time. Really annoying as I've been smashing my driving lately and I'm often left with this sort of shots on a lot par 4s at the courses I've been playing. It's got to the point where I'm actually doing better on the longer par 4s as I can swing a 7-5 Iron nicely and have more control. Won't be an issue at Woburn as the Champioship courses are longer though.
Push for the Marquess if you can, it's fantastic! I played my first ever round of golf on the Duke's aged 11, something of a baptism of fire...
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eugenefraxby wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Taking Thursday and Friday off work this week, will play Sandmoor on Thursday which is apparently the 10th best course in Yorkshire then, if possible and weather is good, I will be playing the Marquess or Dukes at Woburn at the weekend.

Really need to work on shots that aren't a full swing, anything from 100 yards in really, I just chunk them all the time. Really annoying as I've been smashing my driving lately and I'm often left with this sort of shots on a lot par 4s at the courses I've been playing. It's got to the point where I'm actually doing better on the longer par 4s as I can swing a 7-5 Iron nicely and have more control. Won't be an issue at Woburn as the Champioship courses are longer though.
Push for the Marquess if you can, it's fantastic! I played my first ever round of golf on the Duke's aged 11, something of a baptism of fire...
I've played it quite a few times now, couldn't really pick between either, I just don't want to play the Duchess again.
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Anyone played the London shire golf course in Barnet?

Playing it tomorrow.

Will I need plenty of balls. I'm a unpredictable 18 handicapper.
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Jim Furyk is -11 after 12 in the US Tour event in Connecticut right now. Playing a par 5 and it's a par 70 - looks nailed on for a 59 or lower (spare me mocker gods please).
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on for a 58 if he pars the last or 57 with Birdie

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He makes it for a 58! Stunning!
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Shoots a 58 on a par 70 not to shabby, apparently over 613,000 rounds since the first 59 in 77 and 29 years on the PGA tour to get there :shock:
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He went out in 27 :shock:
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My golf was rubbish today, mainly due to the driving, I got lucky a couple of times where the slice I was having was pushed by the wind to carry ridiculous dog legs, nearly albatrossed the par 5 because of it after hitting a 7 iron in and running it past the pin.

Course was bone dry and the wind was properly strong, nearly had to play it like links, had a 40 yard chip and landed it on the fringe at the front of the green, raced through the back of the green probably another 30 yards of roll.

Was playing with a mate from work and fúcking hell he was just bombing it in the back 9 when he got his driving right, drove the green on a 375 yard par 4 (admittedly a massive wind) but then drove the 18th in the opposite direction dead into the wind at 280.
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Furyk - absolutely immense. He's had a 59 before I think so to be the first to beat it is some achievement :thumbdown:



As for my game, had enough so had a lesson yesterday. All the technological bells and whistles. First time Ive had a lesson using Trackman - fascinating stuff and despite my fears it would result in paralysis by analysis, it was far from that. Not sure I'll go back to a pro simply looking at the swing - quantifiable evidence is just so much more reassuring and you can get instant feedback in terms of feelings and thoughts. Also encouraging to see your potential and how to rate against the pros 8)

Also led to a setup adjustment with the driver that I'd never had made in a million years if left to my own devices - was told to put the ball back into the middle of my stance. Had the desired effect at the range. Unfortunately, odd excellent shot aside, didn't work on the course today :x
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Trackman type analysis is feckin brilliant and I just love the technology however having suffered with my ballooning fade drives for ages my club pro took all of 10 mins to diagnose problem and sort me out! Sent me to the range with a specific thing to practice and then got me along the following week to try out new drivers on the trackman. He made a huge difference to my driving and having been fitted with new driver I now I have a slight draw, an extra 30 yards and hitting every fairway. I could have kissed him!
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Got my first ever hole-in-one last week. 6 iron 160 yards. But it was a late evening practice round on my own - so no witnesses! :thumbdown:
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Had a good last week- 38pts on Monday finished 4th, 49 pts in rumble on wed, 44pts on own card which included eagle on par 5, 2 other birdies - very windy drove one par 4 first time ever 29 years- then 3 putted in p*ssing rain :(( On Thurs knocked out 1 handicapper (used to be plus 2) and 9 handicapper in quarter final of club fourball with Partner :thumbup:
Playing Lahinch on Sat hope its a decent day.
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NickM wrote:Got my first ever hole-in-one last week. 6 iron 160 yards. But it was a late evening practice round on my own - so no witnesses! :thumbdown:
We believe you.










Congrats! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Eugenefraxby

Do you fancy a round at Worplesdon tomorrow with Tah Myself and Henry??
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Openside wrote:Eugenefraxby

Do you fancy a round at Worplesdon tomorrow with Tah Myself and Henry??
That's very kind of you OS, I can't duck out of some meetings unforch, could you PM me and will deffo sort out another time, might include the kilted buffoon Hamilton...! Enjoy your game lads.
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sent email so you can edit out should you wish...
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Openside wrote:sent email so you can edit out should you wish...
Wisdom there Sir!
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