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  1. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    I really need to get back to taking on course pics to add to my updates.. Oh well, had my best round by far yesterday. Shoot an 85 which translates to a -9 round with my handicap and a big jump in handicap as well. From a 18.6 to a 16.2 so really happy that my game is going better and better. Been having a few good rounds but always a few big mistakes at the end to mess with the score but yesterday I managed to keep the ball in play without penalty a single time, and only 1 bunker and that was a fairway bunker on a par 5 so not too hard to recover.
  2. I am looking to get a putting mirror to work on my shoulder alignment and eye position. Here in Sweden there is not a lot of options. What is your opinion on the different style mirrors, I can find one where you put the ball on the mirror surface but in my mind it would be better with one that has more of a slot for the ball. Just not sure where to find one where you can also see shoulder position. Any ideas?
  3. Thank you for all your input! I think you all have valid points. Yesterday I had a putting practice with a pro at my club that told me I open my shoulders a lot compared to my feet and hips and suggested I try to close the shoulders a bit to be more on line. I also tried one of those eye putting plates where you scrape the putter along a metal surface to feel the stroke, this also showed me that I often push my putter out away from me in my follow trough. When I then removed the metal thingy and only used an alignment stick and thought about those 2 things I drained putt after putt. Sure some of it was probably because I putted the same putt a ton of times but it felt a lot better. Will for sure work on those 2 things on my own with alignment sticks.
  4. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Was out this weekend and played a quick 18 holes (3h 3min round walking!) in some tough conditions (or so I thought). Winds were around 20-30mph the hole round with some rain on and off. We did know it was going to be very windy but the rain was not in the forecasts and the first round came of course when we were 3 holes in. I do not own any rain gear and only have a wind jacket, so got kinda wet. We did play the full 18 after a quick discussion at hole 9. So still during this weather I got a -3 net round in! Best round of the year and probably last year as well. Did not grab any pics but it was a fun round and I am glad I got out there. Also, I have signed up for 2 competitions during this season, both being the kind where you have 3-4 weeks to get your match/round in since one day competitions is on hold for the time being. The first competition is a 5 round stroke play at 4 different locations and the first round has a deadline on May 31. Today looking at the forecast it will be heavy winds and a lot of rain the coming 10 days.. was planing to get that round in next weekend but I guess we might have to hold of just a few days and hope for ok weather at least.
  5. So my last 3-4 rounds has been horrible when it comes to my putting.. with averages around 2,2-2,6 putts per hole this has hurt my total score very much. Missing a lot of short 3-6 footers.. Last season I considered my putting to be one of my strengths and during the winter I used a putting mat every other day or so. But now that the season has started for real here in Sweden the putting practice has gone down. So time to grab a hold of that. I will try a few drills I found online but here comes my question that has no clear answer I guess but looking for your thoughts. I read everywhere that a good preshoot routine is key before every shoot including putting, when on a course I always start with marking my ball, stepping back to read the green, I pick my line, focusing on a spot a few inches in front of my marker and line my ball to that spot. Now that I have my line I go up to the ball, getting in position and then make my putt. The line on the ball does not wobble usually so that is not a problem part for me, the read is usually ok I think but the speed is often wrong witch in turn changes how it follows the line or not. So speed is what I need to practice starting with 2-6 foot with the clockdrill for example. So if I steep out to the practice green, how much of my routine should I do before every putt? For example lining the ball upp every putt if I plan to putt around 50-100 putts every session would be very time consuming, and if I do the whole thing I guess it will take so much time that the number of putts will suffer. What are your thoughts on this? How do you practice your putting?
  6. I use both a range finder and gps in my samsung watch (via arccos). I think they compliment each other nicely. I can shoot the distance to the pin or hazard with the rangefinder and with my gps on a par 5 I glance at it to see if I have the chance to get to the green in 2 or not. Closer to the pin I use the rangefinder to get the exact distance to the pin, and if I can't see the green very well I use that number with my front/middle/back on the watch to see if the pin is close to front or back to adjust accordingly. Also I use it on the range to verify the distances from my exakt spot as the flags/distance markers can differ quite much depending on what spot on the range I stand at.
  7. Quick update on my issue. I have to admit I was wrong, it was actually the friction between the insole and shoe that made the noise even if it sounded like it came from the strings. I always use special insoles in my shoes and simply changed my golf insole for my regular insole and the noise was gone. Thanks for the input everyone!
  8. I will probably give the WD40 a go. The baby powder under the tongue deal I don´t see how that would work since the shoe does not have a tongue since it is all a single piece. I did send Puma a mail, will wait for there response before giving the WD40 a go.
  9. But the question is if this issue will go away when the string is a bit worn down or if anyone have another idea on how to get rid of the issue.
  10. I should probably have made it clear that the squeaking is coming from the strings from the BOA it self. The squeaking is gone if I loosen the BOA so my guess is that there is a sound when the tightened stings is rubbed against the plastic loops.
  11. So I bought last years model of the Puma spiked shoes with BOA (or disc as they call it). I have so far played 2 rounds in them and I am totally in love with walking in those shoes, but there is one problem.. they squeak when I walk, or move my feet at all. I don´t really get annoyed with it other then when going to putt. Any moving of my feet to adjust the stans will give a small noice that will mess with my concentration. So my question to all you BOA/Disc users out there.. have you had the same experience? Will it pass when they are a bit more broken in?
  12. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Some Lefty action in Sweden this weekend, the spring is starting to get serious around here with a lot of sun. Still a bit chilly but still good weather for golf!
  13. I ordered a clicgear 4.0 in the cool army green this weekend since they ran a 25% off one purchase on a store here in Sweden so got it for a good deal. Can´t wait to get it and feel it out. I currently run a real budget modell that does not fold when the weather is too hot and the plastic expand.. I will fit the clicgear with my cobra lightweight bag.
  14. Played a full round with the club a few days ago and it felt really secure and I had no problem pulling it out and putting it in the bag. So far so good and really happy with the solution.
  15. I just got a new grip for my putter and since Arccos has sold out on there new superstroke sensor I had to get creative. Since my plan is to get the new sensor when available I did not want to just superglue the sensor on the grip so I instead tried something else. I first cut the screw and just let a small piece left and then sanded that down to fit in the hexagonal part of the superstroke screw and then glued the screw and the sensor together so I then can just screw the senor in. So far it works however I have not yet had the chance to have the putter in the bag and go a round of golf. I will get out tomorrow and try it out. If it does not work I guess I will have to try something else.
  16. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    I get what you mean but I guess Sweden is looking at it like there is no reason to close borders when every other country closed there borders. I also don´t think that closing down an entire country is the way to go. Since there is so many small villages that is miles apart (especially in northern Sweden) close down the citys/towns/villages that is not affected. What is the reason to quarantine for example 10 000 ppl in a village where no one is affected? Better to let them go on with there lives, go to work, go to school etc. and only close down high risk areas that is already affected like major cities. I realize that different country's and cultures need to handle this differently to get the best possible outcome they can. Anyway to political now I guess. Stay safe everyone.
  17. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    I don´t think that will be a problem! Our borders are open as far as I know, the question is if you will get back into Denmark
  18. Here it´s mostly business as usual, some big companies has ordered people to work from home but since we are about 10ppl, all with their own office and really big and spacious we keep on going to work unless we feel sick or get symptoms for a cold. I do like that there is much less traffic. Other then that just try to avoid crowds, not going to the mall etc. Will get a round of golf in on Friday with a colleague and probably go to the range tomorrow after work to shoot a bucket and work on that short game so I can show him whats up!
  19. I use arccos and I really like the app and stats i get. I use a galaxy watch and really love the watch app aswell. I find that the arccos distance is almost always +-2yards of my rangefinder. Since I like many others had battery problems I did end up buying a battery pack for my galaxy s10, sort of a thick mobile case with a usb-c connection that is plugged in the phone at the bottom. It does wear out quite quickly but I do get a full round in on it, however I just put it on and let it charge the phone to 100% and keep it there I might be getting a bit more out of it if I turn it on and then off when the phone is fully charged. With the case, a fully charged phone and a separate powerbank to charge the case when it runs out I guess I could go golfing non stop the entire day lol.
  20. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Here in Sweden we have not closed the courses, it is up to every course to do as they think is correct and I know that some courses has closed the reception so all scorecards etc. is done by phone. The season is just about to start for real in the south and I have been out a couple of times, with the next round planed on Friday. I think that closing down golf courses is one of the last priorities since that is all done outside and no need to be close to one another, our elementary schools is still open and only the universities has closed and are doing online studies. Also my work is currently running as usual and it is also up to every company to decide for them self's if they want to close, work from home or keep going as usual. There is so much to worry about nowadays and getting to the golf course and hit some balls just clears my head for a little while. Stay safe everyone!
  21. Been waiting for black friday to order a Precision Pro NX7 Pro version, also found out that it was quite a bit cheaper for me to buy on the german site in € instead of the UK or US sites so got it for a really good price. Looking forward to using it in the spring (will probably shoot anything I can from my apartment until I can get it on the course..)
  22. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Don´t worry, I will be here lurking commenting be part of the fun all winter What I meant was that that was probably my last round on the course for the season, will still be putting in some time at a local range that has lights and heaters all winter long. We have an indoor practice area at my club as well, fitted with putting areas, chipping areas and some spots to shoot in to a net. I will also stand in front of the tv and putting on my puttout. I also plan to put in more time at the gym to build some strength and work on my flexibility. All in all, I will do my best to have a great start at next season and my goal for next year will be to get into single digit handicap. Will be interesting to see how the new world handicap system will make that easier or harder.. But I will get into the singles somehow
  23. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    So this might be my last update with pictures from the course this season.. Getting dark around 4pm and it´s around 40 degrees outside .. Anyway, yesterday evening we had a "night golf" event at my course it was pitch black with a light stick in the ground at the tee, one hanging in the flag and one in the hole. So good thing to know the course well since bunkers, ponds, trees etc. was invisible from tee.. The rules were that no flashlight was allowed when making a shot, only while transporting yourself to the ball. It was a lot harder then I would imagine.. to get the club to hit the ball well without seeing much was really hard the first few holes, also since it was a led ball (that lights up for 8 min when struck) the ball was hard as a rock and I had to club up at least one club. I adjusted to this by hole 3 but the hardest part was putting without being able to read the greens.. Anyway a very fun event! We were 30 players and we were 3 players coming in at the same net strokes in the end splitting the W
  24. Wow, great advice all around! Thank you for that. I will try to implement some parts of this and see what works for me. I would like to be able to spend about 30-40 minutes before my tee time but some days that´s just not possible but then again I guess I should give myself a bit of a break on those days. Can´d expect to play my best if I don´t give myself time for practice. The biggest takeaway from this is to probably have a better practice routine at the practice green. Usually I just go there and putt randomly and that will not help me much.. The 5 short putts just to boost confidence before tee off I will make a permanent part of the warm up!
  25. Normally I play at a few different courses with different green speeds. How do you adjust to that? I can have a very good putting round to just be terrible the very next round and sure some of that could be blamed on a good or bad day in general but I do feel that the different speeds of greens can set me off. If I then have a couple of bad putts in a row I become unsure on every single putt regarding the speed. I try to get a feel for the greens by warming up at the practice greens before the round but at some of the courses I usually visit the practice green is a lot slower then the course it self so then I feel great at the practice green to just be rolling miles on the first green.. So I am curious how you guys attack different green speeds and if you have any advice how to practice etc.
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