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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Is the over-the-top move resulting in a wicked slice or a pulled hook? Most hockey players struggle with the latter, because it relates to the slap shot - full release with the hockey stick gives you that powerful draw on the golf course.
It's a little bit of both but mostly the wicked slice to the right. Ball goes left and then shoots tot he right like a bat out of hell. When I slice to the right, then I overcorrect too much and start hooking it, then I get frustrated then start slicing it again....Then I get that one perfect shot and think oh, yeah this is it, I've got it down. Then it's back to square 1 again lol. Everyone keeps saying aim to the right more if I'm hooking the ball. All that does it makes me slice again.

Instructor is making me hit the balls while half ****ed so I get used to the idea of bringing the swing down closer to my body. And i've got to be more loose he says, I'm too tense like I'm trying to ready my body for this super power shot. I was soo loose once I actually had the club fly out of my hand lol. Thank God he wasn't taking a video at the time. Let your right hand go loose HA, buh, bye club.

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It's a little bit of both but mostly the wicked slice to the right. Ball goes left and then shoots tot he right like a bat out of hell. When I slice to the right, then I overcorrect too much and start hooking it, then I get frustrated then start slicing it again....Then I get that one perfect shot and think oh, yeah this is it, I've got it down. Then it's back to square 1 again lol. Everyone keeps saying aim to the right more if I'm hooking the ball. All that does it makes me slice again.

Instructor is making me hit the balls while half ****ed so I get used to the idea of bringing the swing down closer to my body. And i've got to be more loose he says, I'm too tense like I'm trying to ready my body for this super power shot. I was soo loose once I actually had the club fly out of my hand lol. Thank God he wasn't taking a video at the time. Let your right hand go loose HA, buh, bye club.
That is where hitting a bunch of pitch shots at a pitching/chipping green would help. Just a mini abbreviated swing. Help you get the feel down.

Again I VERY much recommend Harvey Penick's little red book. Has great examples of how to visualize certain types of shots. Best for me is if I remember correctly he used a lady using an old grass/weed cutter to help get a feel for her swing. My dad happened to have an old one he got from his dad I believe. If you've ever used one of these, it is a great feeling for the swing in my opinion.

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I used to live on a golf course and life changed so it wasn't as convenient. Plus I no longer had the time to devote to it. I was a struggling average player, but did hit a hole in one. It was all luck, obviously. It was a camel's back and the pin wasn't even visible.

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I chipped in from about 160 on a Par 4, for an eagle!

Does that count?

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I chipped in from about 160 on a Par 4, for an eagle!

Does that count?

Any witnesses?
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Just my oldest son, who was 12 at the time!

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Bah. No witnesses required just for an eagle. (I say that like I get so many )

Now an albatross? Hell yeah. I might actually prefer getting an albatross over a hole in one. First off most people are like what? Wtf is that? Second, it requires two awesome/little bit of luck shots back to back.

That being said, its weird that I holed out from 100+ yards out a couple of times when I was MUCH more inexperienced as a golfer. Now? Its been quite awhile. I think something to be said for overthinking things and the mind getting in the way as we get more experienced.

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Just my oldest son, who was 12 at the time!
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Bah. No witnesses required just for an eagle. (I say that like I get so many )

Now an albatross? Hell yeah. I might actually prefer getting an albatross over a hole in one. First off most people are like what? Wtf is that? Second, it requires two awesome/little bit of luck shots back to back.

That being said, its weird that I holed out from 100+ yards out a couple of times when I was MUCH more inexperienced as a golfer. Now? Its been quite awhile. I think something to be said for overthinking things and the mind getting in the way as we get more experienced.
I was just teasing - as the saying on the golf course goes, if someone didn't see it, it didn't happen!

Yeah - an albatross would be pretty nice to have. I played in an outing with a very good player, we used his drive on a par 5, and he holed out his 4 iron for an albatross! It was the team score of -3 on a hole, but it was both of his shots so in my book he's got one. And it won our group the only skin in an outing where the skin pot hit $1200.

I had a hole-in-3 - dunked my first tee ball in the water, and holed out the next one from the tee. My buddy said it didn't count as a hole-in-one, and *sigh* he's right.
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I only played golf once.The guy I was playing with had never played before either.We stopped counting at the first hole because we were both in double figures.At the second tee one of the older members started talking to us and he was telling my friend how to stand and hold the club.He holed in one,I couldn't believe it and neither could he,but the old guy got so excited I thought he was going to have a heart attack.That was my first and last game,even though my Dad owned the golf course.
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When I was out taking my snow blower for a walk this morning, the Number one thing on my mind was how to improve my golf game. (J/k)
I enjoyed golf for the 6 months or so that I played. The key was golfing with some guys who honestly believed that you only play against yourself. No betting, no competition, just a nice way to spend an afternoon.
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I chipped in from about 160 on a Par 4, for an eagle!

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Chipped from 160? 😂 Sorry, I was thinking yards.

Certainly. Why not? I've putted for many eagles but don't recall ever getting one...except that one on a par 3.

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When I was out taking my snow blower for a walk this morning, the Number one thing on my mind was how to improve my golf game. (J/k)
I enjoyed golf for the 6 months or so that I played. The key was golfing with some guys who honestly believed that you only play against yourself. No betting, no competition, just a nice way to spend an afternoon.
That's what I'm looking for and to play with clients once in a while without looking like an idiot. But I do want to improve and play with some other buddies who play in tournaments. I like the challenge of competition once in a while.

But my 1st time was the most fun, it was a group of 6. 4 of them were avid golfers and took 2 of us rookies out (about 15 years ago). The the 2 of us had a blast!!! By the front nine we were both 6 beers in and the game couldn't have been any more funnier, although it did make the other 4 pretty pissed off and that was the last time they ever invited us to play with them. I think we both made it to the 14th hole or so before they told us to just go back to the club house and wait for them. I guess real golfers get mad when you start kicking the ball, throwing the ball and laughing like 2 little school girls all over the golf course. Or talking so loud and being so obnoxious when they're teeing up. Or maybe the range master told them to get us out of there lol, since they played on the course alot.

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Just my oldest son, who was 12 at the time!

Having him witness that shot of mine was worth the sheer price of admission!

And as fate would have it, when he was a Frosh/Fish @ Texas A&M, we were playing the on campus course there, when on the Number 3, Par 4, Texas Avenue hole, my little southpaw knocked shot number 3 in from about 175 with a 3 iron to garner his first ever birdie.

I had both the ball and the scorecard window boxed for him, where it still proudly hangs on his bedroom wall!

Since his collegiate junior year, he has continued to beat his old mans a$$ with amazing regularity!

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Sorry @arbitrator - I was only joking about a "chip" from 160 yards out. Us mere mortals call that an approach shot. 😂

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Sorry @arbitrator - I was only joking about a "chip" from 160 yards out. Us mere mortals call that an approach shot. 😂
Hell, I knew that, H-Man!

As bad as I often play, I simply refer to all of those as "prayers!"

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Hell, I knew that, H-Man!

As bad as I often play, I simply refer to all of those as "prayers!"
Have you actually been so frustrated at times and just decided to close your eyes and see if you shoot any better?

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