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Its all your mental game.  You are putting so much pressure on yourself to play well that you are getting in your own way.

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* and Top-Flite Gamer 2020 18*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Tommy Armour VCG 56*

Putter: Wilson Augusta

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Good post there Badger! Dead on it. I have been guilty of that myself a lot of times

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Good post there Badger! Dead on it. I have been guilty of that myself a lot of times

Same here. Sometimes I find myself trying to place shots where they need to go instead of just hitting them.

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Its all your mental game. You are putting so much pressure on yourself to play well that you are getting in your own way.

I plead guilty. Back to "Golf is not a Game of Perfect" by Dr. Bob Rotella.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Seriously guys- check out Zen Golf, by Joe Parent I think.

Just bought it. Looking forward to reading it.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Seriously guys- check out Zen Golf, by Joe Parent I think.

Just found it. Gonna go get it after work. 

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Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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Just a guess, but based on your handicap I'm thinking you are a decent ball striker and generally don't have too much trouble getting around the course. You say your big trouble is 50yds and in and putting, sounds exactly like my game.

 

Here is your first stop, read this. http://www.amazon.com/Dave-Pelzs-Short-Game-Bible/dp/0767903447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431718088&sr=8-1&keywords=dave+pelz

 

As for the lessons it comes to one question. Is your trouble technique or execution? If you have bad technique then a pro can really help you out. If it's execution then it's all about getting the reps in so when you get on the course it's second nature and you don't have to think about it.

 

Here are a couple tips that have helped me out...

 

- Take how ever many wedges you have and develop some stock shots. Take a full swing with a normal grip. Then grip down to the steel and take the same swing. Say you have 3 wedges that should give you 6 stock distances that you are comfortable with. Do the same thing with 1/2 swings and now you have 12 stock distances you are comfortable with. Try to pick your tee shot or layup to give you the best chance at ending up at one of those distances.

 

- Try to eliminate putting yourself into that trouble zone. This might mean picking a different club off the tee or laying up to a specific distance (see above) vs trying to hit it as far as you can.

 

- Go get fit for your putter. I just did that this year and realized I've been trying to play with a putter that I couldn't aim where I thought I was aiming. One of the best golf investments I've made to date. MGS did a great article on putter fitting as well.

 

http://www.mygolfspy.com/mgs-labs-fitted-vs-non-fitted-putters/

 

http://www.mygolfspy.com/mgs-labs-fitted-vs-non-fitted-putters-part-ii/

In the bag!

 

Driver: 9.5 Taylormade Burner (2007) Stiff shaft

 

3 Wood : Callaway Big Bertha

 

Maxfli Irons 4-A

 

S wedge: 56 degree Vokey

 

L wedge : 60 degree Cleveland

 

Putter : Ping Anser

 

Srixon Z star for stroke play

 

Srixon z star and Marathon for scrambles

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This is what I am looking for. I really do appreciate the information you have shared. I struggle with being random at my game. I can hit a 50 yard shot 3 ft from the pin, drop a ball and hit the exact shot 20 15 ft from the pin. My chipping was on fire today. Yesterday I could chip without Hitting it thin or getting it close. I also seem to not be able to remember every time I chip to keep my head down.

 

I kept track of the grass mark on my chips and it was scattered on the face yesterday. It is almost like I twitch on my downward action before I hit the ball. I will read up and take the info to the course.

 

Thank you.

 

Y'all have me laughing with the 19th hole.

In the bag!

 

Driver: 9.5 Taylormade Burner (2007) Stiff shaft

 

3 Wood : Callaway Big Bertha

 

Maxfli Irons 4-A

 

S wedge: 56 degree Vokey

 

L wedge : 60 degree Cleveland

 

Putter : Ping Anser

 

Srixon Z star for stroke play

 

Srixon z star and Marathon for scrambles

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Thinking about "keeping your head down" is one of the worst things you could think about during a swing. The only thing that will accomplish is preventing you from turning through the shot properly. That will make you more inconsistent than you realize.

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Thinking about "keeping your head down" is one of the worst things you could think about during a swing. The only thing that will accomplish is preventing you from turning through the shot properly. That will make you more inconsistent than you realize.

 

Thank you for the pointer!

In the bag!

 

Driver: 9.5 Taylormade Burner (2007) Stiff shaft

 

3 Wood : Callaway Big Bertha

 

Maxfli Irons 4-A

 

S wedge: 56 degree Vokey

 

L wedge : 60 degree Cleveland

 

Putter : Ping Anser

 

Srixon Z star for stroke play

 

Srixon z star and Marathon for scrambles

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Y'all have me laughing with the 19th hole.

Hey, the 19th hole is no laughing matter!!

:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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Not to mention, the 19th hole can help with chipping.  When your head is sore the next morning, you tend to keep a little more still (not down, I agree with Blade), because if you move your head during the swing it feels like it just might fall off.

:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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I play or practice just about every day. My current goal is to break 80. I've had some good chances at it with some 81's over the past few months. I think I've let myself become obsessed over my score And I have no doubt that it's hurting me. Read a few good books over the past few days. I'm playing tomorrow and my only goal for the day is to have a plan and be decisive about each shot. Trust the process and accept the outcome.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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