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About higherplane

  • Birthday October 16

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  1. I has issues and called, way over 2 years after purchasing. They were great and fixed the unit for no charge including replacing a lost battery cover
  2. Have GPS watch and rangefinder also. Find at times it is too easy to look at watch, so for certain shots, such as 100 yds in find the range finder to be more accurate and force myself to use. If you are replacing course 150 and 100 markers would suggest a GPS watch or even phone app to start out.
  3. Congrats on your baby. I too go out at lunch, 5 min away, during week. Here is what I have found. Driving range, don't rush, and only useful for general understanding of wedge distances (60-140 yds) and working on one specific club at a time (ex. right to left w 8 iron), to improve you need a lot of shots. Putting adds value/confidence, use tees to play games. Chipping if available area is also valuable, great time to try different spins. Lastly, would plan on 3-4 days. You will be more busy than you think.
  4. This year, 2021, I am going to force myself to start with the Thinking box- external with environment, visualization and loosening swing; then Playing box, internal with at least one real practice swing, better alignment and shot.
  5. Tried to not use the wrists but can't be consistent- not sure why but different sand conditions might be part of it. In my home state we can have very heavy sand- used to prevent loss from the wind. On bump and run have been more successful not using wrists. Key is to do whatever works for you consistently. Good group question, my believe is that the Jason Day method should be the one taught as simpler.
  6. Does anyone have experience playing in either of these amateur tours? Thanks
  7. A relatively cheap alternative, using your phone is to buy this holder. Put it on an alignment stick. At range can put stick alongside bag, has a connector clamp, and in back ride push stick into ground. Amazing what you can see in your swing, especially after a lesson. Record Golf Swing - Cell Phone Clip Holder and Training Aid by SelfieGOLF TM - Golf Accessories | The Winner of the PGA Best New Product of 2017 | Compatible With Any Smart Phone (Red/Black)
  8. Have also come to the conclusion that the nearest simulator is good for relative distances ( to each shot) and dispersion. You can measure one drive against another as example but distances can be way off course actual or even another simulator.
  9. Force myself to put in 5 left handed in a row, then same for 5 right handed then 5 both handed from 6-8 ft. Stay as long as it takes. In house in the winter and on practice greens rest of year. Notice that if I do this at least once per week does improve putting on course.
  10. I am believer in seeing which hand is causing the variation. See if you can duplicate swing in left hand and then right in same position on the grip for each as your two handed grip. I have found that my right hand is the main issue to overcome.
  11. Looked at the MLM's that are affordable and have decided to rent time, $25/hour, with expensive Trackmans, perhaps once or twice a month during Winter. During week hit into net while recording video with iphone. The big issue I have had in 2020 and hopefully not in 2021 is dispersion -not available on all MLM's, specifically have tendency to have an occasional super well hit ball that is score killer (ex. 8-iron not mishit but 30 yds more-potential lost ball over green). Doing in person lessons-with masks- to address this winter.
  12. The only way to be super sure it works is to put it on the push cart to see. Or at least if online check dimensions. Have a SM Bag with a Sun Mountain push cart that does not fit, requires a few pull ups during round to get in better place - only slightly annoying.
  13. In Spring with course closed and COVID the net was my outlet, even set-up a small sand trap to hit into net. through year have also hit many balls into net. The best drill I have found is to setup phone camera for slow motion. Either behind or in front of you like on TV. I bought a little gizmo on Amazon that attaches phone to alignment stick. Tried both views with 2 phones but synching them on one screen is not worth it. Just like a lesson where the pro shows you what you are doing typically outside on phone, you have the ability to do same. What you will uncover is surprisingly
  14. Have had real trouble with this situation, 1 or 2 bad holes in a row or 5 had shots on the range. Have worked on focusing more with slow practice swings (think low and slow for takeaway) to break out of it. Need to get better at this mental confidence sinker. BTW, this is a great set of answers to what I believe is a very common topic, and everyone reacts differently. My tendency has been to swing faster - a great way to add strokes.
  15. Putting position is middle in center and must be consistent. Routine is practice from six to eight feet ( given winter and covid can do in house): 5 in row left handed, 5 right handed, 5 both hands (from Hidecki interview)- Prior to playing try to hit a few long puts on practice green - up and down; on course have to force myself to do following- read green, place ball with marking direction on top, reread to make sure, then set up, take practice swings (1-2) and then put. Remember you can only set direction and speed. This is best way I know to lower scores without practicing ev
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