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About edteergolf

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  1. You would be amazed to hear the expectations of my women's golf team. After listening to how good they should be I tell them that if I could just get you to hit your clubs a bit longer, you could be the number 1 player in the world on the men's tour. Just hit the green and go to work!! Last year I had them do the putt from the middle drill and nobody shot over 75. Not one of them averages 75 for the season!!
  2. Golf instructors and true students of the game absolutely talk about and investigate the other coaches. Don't get mad at the media or those who succumb to the message. Just do your thing and learn what you can from each.
  3. Man, there is way too much thinking going on in this thread. Put ball in play. Put ball on or around the green. If you miss, just get it on the green and inside 30'. If you miss the green 18 times and hit simple chips to 30' or slightly better, you just shot 90. Hit five greens and you shoot 85. Hit ten greens and you shoot 80. Want to see your potential vs your 'real' golf? Play a round, after you hole out place your golf ball in the geographical cent of the green. Putt out and add three shots on par 5's, two shots on par 4's, and one shot on par 3's. I'll bet the majority of players won't shoot over 80.
  4. It is possible that you are way off base with your statement. There is a tremendous majority that use AimpPoint, have learned it int he past, or has a caddie who is trained it. Furthermore, almost all of the tour yardage books have very detailed/measured maps of the green. Let's also not forget that most have spend one to two days preparing for a course and often building on years of experience on that particular course. Processing & feel, in my opinion, are available after you have done all the work! Don't ever believe it is just magical or a player is born with the skill. They have all done their time! I'll agree that some players eventually become very gifted and others not so much. There is still a lot of work that goes into being a good 'processor.'
  5. Jason Day uses wrist hinge, just a minimal amount. It is creating a match up of the body and wrists that deliver a useful angle of attack, launch trajectory, predictable distance, & predictable spin desired. The key is that he delivers a shaft and head relationship that is very similar to all great wedge players. That delivery is what is important, the technique is what gets the job done. However, no great wedge player has anything locked. There is hinge - more or less. There is body rotation - more or less. There is pressure transfer - more or less. There is flexion, extension, & tilt - more or less. Jason Day is a proponent for what works for him the same as every good player.
  6. Lot's of great information available. Spin can be good if you can guarantee you can produce it on call. Nothing worse than expecting roll out and the ball stops. If you can control it (and situation call for it) use it. If you can't, avoid it all costs. You are correct, super short ones don't spin very well.
  7. You are not asking too much. In fact, with proper technique you don't have to hit it perfectly solid to get a reasonable result. Why would anyone want to use a technique that only gave good results from perfect contact? There is a better way!! Ridyard, JD Pierce, Sickman
  8. You should feel uncomfortable short sided. Very few options and more difficult shots to get within 3'. Understand good approach targeting and eliminate as many short sided shots as possible. Some of the best wedge players have the easiest shots to hit. For example, for a skillful player, Woodlands shot on hole 17 wasn't the miracle the media made it out to be. It was the easiest - perfect lie = perfect contact and spin control. You don't get that ease out of 4" of rough. He had a perfect lie - not a difficult one.
  9. I teach with plywood! If you can't hit it off a hard surface you won't hit it well off anything! Width, Arc/Radius, contact, trajectory control, & spin are required to have a well rounded short game. Locking or immobilizing anything is the kiss of death. Pelz & Phil are not the answer for most players.
  10. Acetone will take it away. It won't hurt the face. FYI - water and impact tape are a horrible idea as they dramatically affect the ball flight via a change in friction and spin. Now if you are only doing it to see impact fine but you need to ignore ball flight!
  11. If it is steel it will have a greater probability of bouncing off or out of the hole. Fiberglass it may have a better chance of falling in. If it can't be made vertical than pull the damn thing. If your putt is going the correct speed (about 6-10" past the hole) it will likely go in. If going farther/faster than you have little chance anyway.
  12. Who in the hell is thinking birdie from 200 yards on a par 3!!!! Par 5 maybe. 2018 PGA Tour Stats #1 in stat - Dustin Johnson made 25.86% birdies between 175-200. That is 45 birdies on 174 holes attempted. Go out to 220+ yards - and the leader, John Rahm made birdies 41.30% of the time for 95 birdies over 230 attempts. Why more birdie percentage from 200+ yards. To make a birdie on a par three requires two shots to make a birdie on a par 5 allows for three shots. The statistic requires that the ball ends up on or about the green. Based on the fact that most of us are handicap golfers, including myself, I'm thinking there might be a better strategy than trying to make birdie. Especially since PGA are hitting 7/6 iron from 175-200 and likely 4/5 from 200+. Just my opinion.
  13. First: Get a 3' metal ruler with a hole at one end. 1. Learn to roll the ball off the end of the ruler. 2. Put a black dot in the hole of the putter and a dime at the other end. Learn to hit the dime without the aid of the ruler. 3. Do the same sequence to a practice hole. Start at 3', then 6' and then 12'. Goals 3 = 10/10, 6' = 5/10, 12' = 3/10 The ruler will cost about $4-5. The ruler and dime represent as accurate of a rule as you will ever achieve from 3'. The goal are PGA Tour make percentages so don't fall into the trap of believing you will ever make more than the above on average. Second: Download a free metronome from your app store. Set it up for 74 beats per minute and 2/4. On the first beep start your backstroke. On the second, hit the ball. You should be able to use this tempo giver or take a few beats from 1' to about 35'. This implies your putter will be moving faster on a long putt when compared to a short putt. With some work you will be able to roll the ball straight and achieve consistent distances. Later you can cover reading the green and aiming.
  14. $1000 buys you 10 lessons. Hardly a years worth. As for the first post, it depends on you goal. If you want beautiful clubs and don't care about your score than you got it. If you want to improve, you have no business with those clubs. From a coaching/teaching/fitting point of view, I don't care what you like to look at or how it feels to you. Does it hit the ball higher, longer and with tighter dispersion? If yes, buy it and go improve. Everything else is a purchase on vanity and ego. Improving has no room for ego.
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