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The local muni has a par 3 course that is pretty empty in the summer. It also has a great range with two practice greens on the side that you can pitch to. I have a shag bag with my own balls that I will use there or I hit the par 3 to work yardages.

 

The range is always an alternative. Something is better than nothing but you have to be aware that weird things will occasionally happen with range balls.

 

 

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^^^^^^^^this

 

Even the crappiest par 3 course will give you amazing practice. Sometimes they're difficult to find because they're mom and pop operations with little internet presence. If you can find one, I highly recommend spending some serious time there to work on that aspect of your game.

 

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Pictured: The starter at a par 3 course 40 minutes from me

 

 

 

 

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Inspired by the recent winner of the LPGA us opens, I went to the range and work on my full extension. After a few leftward shots I started stripping the ball beautifully with a 3/4 swing. I definitely feeling old as my back started to bother me a bi.

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weight 60% on forward leg and compressing the ball at impact.

 

penny drill - 

1c 12 in behind of ball

1c 12 in in front of ball

 

hit the pennies!

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weight 60% on forward leg and compressing the ball at impact.

 

penny drill -

1c 12 in behind of ball

1c 12 in in front of ball

 

hit the pennies!

Someone has been reading the golfwrx tip section. [emoji3]

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struggling with a good weight shift and a smooth release....fighting a pull hook right now

 

 

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Well I'm taking lessons and this past one we actually focused on the driver. We worked on my setup and talked about creating width in the swing both back and through. I can honestly say I've picked up at least 25 yards of carry and a much more consistent ball flight with my driver. Once I can keep my head down more consistently and keep a bit more weight on my left leg on the downswing... I'll certainly be carrying it 280+...no doubt in my mind. So exciting....

 

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just curious if anyone caught much of the Scottish open over the weekend and saw Padraig Harrington hit the ball ??

 

You know that drill where you step through after you hit the ball with your back foot to get 100 percent of your weight on your left side?  

 

He was doing that.  In a tournament.  For money.  I couldn't believe it when I saw it!  If you haven't seen it yet, check it out - http://www.golfchannel.com/video/shackelford-harringtons-swing-unorthodox-works/

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How do you guys practice from like 50-70 yards out? If my wedges were on today I would have shot really well.

I just don't know how to practice it effectively. Just pick a spot on the range that's 60 ish out?

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Both ranges I practice has markers for 47-65 yards and 3 barrels at 40-55 yards. I usually don't look at where it finish only where it lands.

 

If a marker is 60 yards and I want to hit 70 yards I just aim right on top of the pin if it land just a pin beyond the pin that's about 10 yards more. This is exactly how I aim on the course as I want to be above the holes and it's easier to aim the top of the flag than the bottom.

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Both ranges I practice has markers for 47-65 yards and 3 barrels at 40-55 yards. I usually don't look at where it finish only where it lands.

 

If a marker is 60 yards and I want to hit 70 yards I just aim right on top of the pin if it land just a pin beyond the pin that's about 10 yards more. This is exactly how I aim on the course as I want to be above the holes and it's easier to aim the top of the flag than the bottom.

Where do you live? Up North that can be a dangerous strategy. :)

 

 

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Where do you live? Up North that can be a dangerous strategy. :)

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SoCal. I love downhill putts. The more breaks the better. It's like more bang for the buck. :)

 

Hey, you'd be proud of me. I went for the green in 2 of the par 5 made both. Lip out both eagle putts. One was a force carry elevated green over water. I said to myself what would rev do? And I went for it. I give half the credit :)

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I don't typically read the golf magazine tips because they are so contradictory.  one page it will tell you to do "x" and then 3 pages later it's almost the exact opposite.  I tried teaching myself this way one year and I was so confused standing over the ball I had paralysis by analysis.

 

However - this one holds water with me because it is based on statistics and facts.

That is something I'm a true believer in.

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/swing-by-numbers-new-study-unlocks-6-swing-secrets

 

I thought a number of things were very good and the primary thing I'm trying to work on now is my shoulder tilt.  That one really stuck with me because I think I was starting to get pretty level on my shoulder turn down into the ball and was hitting some thin shots.  I'm going to really focus on getting that right shoulder down at impact and see what kind of difference it will make.

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working on shortening my backswing.  I tried it a bit last night during league play and was pleasantly surprised.  didn't give up much - if any distance - and accuracy/dispersion was much better.

 

Now if I can only get it ingrained and get over the mental hump that makes me think I need to keep taking it back I'll be set. :lol:

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I don't typically read the golf magazine tips because they are so contradictory. one page it will tell you to do "x" and then 3 pages later it's almost the exact opposite. I tried teaching myself this way one year and I was so confused standing over the ball I had paralysis by analysis.

 

However - this one holds water with me because it is based on statistics and facts.

That is something I'm a true believer in.

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/swing-by-numbers-new-study-unlocks-6-swing-secrets

 

I thought a number of things were very good and the primary thing I'm trying to work on now is my shoulder tilt. That one really stuck with me because I think I was starting to get pretty level on my shoulder turn down into the ball and was hitting some thin shots. I'm going to really focus on getting that right shoulder down at impact and see what kind of difference it will make.

Interesting article and way of splitting out pros from Joes. Be some good things for people to work on with the help of a coach.

 

 

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Interesting article and way of splitting out pros from Joes. Be some good things for people to work on with the help of a coach.

 

 

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Something I printed out and refer to every once in a while... love how video imaging and analytics are making this game better for average golfers!

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