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Man you've gotta just cut your losses sometimes. No need to wallow through a swamp of bad shots. When the crap strikes me, I just call it quits or switch to silly chips only. It's so satisfying to just cut a crappy session short.

 

 

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I feel you Shankster, been there too.  Taking some time off helped me, sometimes it could be all mental.  Hope you find your game again.

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Man you've gotta just cut your losses sometimes. No need to wallow through a swamp of bad shots. When the crap strikes me, I just call it quits or switch to silly chips only. It's so satisfying to just cut a crappy session short.

 

 

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Exactly !  If you're not careful you can practice your self right into some bad muscle memory and then you're really screwed.  I'll take a short break and get back out there Tuesday.    

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Well I went out today. Played pretty good. Didn't keep score. Pretty slow so I played 4 balls. Back to normal I think.

 

 

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Well I went out today. Played pretty good. Didn't keep score. Pretty slow so I played 4 balls. Back to normal I think.

 

 

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See! No need to be drastic.

 

 

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Well Ladies and Gentlemen.

 

I think I have practiced myself into sucking at golf again. Taking a week or 3 off from my beloved game. I almost feel like curling up in a ball in the corner. I was shooting in the 70's.... then all of the sudden I can't hit the broad side of a barn from 10 yards... literally.

 

This happens once a summer. I just look down and wonder why I am standing there. Everything just looks wrong. Arms, legs, hips, shoulders... even when I hit a good shot it's lacking distance.

 

I need to go see a pro. But I think they are booked up for the rest of the year or moved back to the UK...

 

The only thing I can do well right now is putt. This is pretty much devastating because I had another weekend of golf lined up this weekend, and had some really nice places lined up for the following weekend, rather than go putt myself around the course I'll save the embarrassment....

 

 

 

- Alan

I'm there with you, right now. 10 months ago I was a 5.7 hcp, had 50% of my rounds in the 70's. Now, I shoot mid 80's to mid 90's. One day I can hit fairways and greens, but three-putt the world away, then I putt halfway decent, but I hit 2 fairways and one green a side. My hcp is trending up to 7.5 now. All in one year. Sucks. New job, less time to practice...

 

 

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Once hit 52 snap fades in a row at the range. Played the next day, nada. Maybe thinking about the target instead of hitting perfect shots was the difference?

 

 

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Yep - that's why it's important to go play for real sometimes.

 

 

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Once hit 52 snap fades in a row at the range. Played the next day, nada. Maybe thinking about the target instead of hitting perfect shots was the difference?

 

 

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That's why I don't like hitting balls on a range.  I've had to do it lately, but I would rather just play.

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I hear you mate! There are times when I get the golf bug and practice daily, only to play rounds like a busted ass.

 

I then retire the clubs for a month, play a round, and everything falls into place. [emoji15][emoji848]

 

Golf's a funny game. I recently saw a coach as I had a good case of the putting yips. A lot of practice has paid off.

 

The thing I enjoyed was learning what I was doing wrong, what was right for me, and then practicing the right thing, which lead to improvement and confidence.

 

Previously I knew I had a problem, assumed what it was, and then research and practice something based on my assumption which then lead to more problems and no confidence.

 

I love practicing, but as they say perfect practice makes perfect.

 

 

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For the last couple weeks my irons have felt really good, until yesterday. I made the ball go every direction except where I thought it should go. Left, Right, high, low, but nothing even close to what I had been doing. This game can drive you to drink in a hurry. I also play by myself most of the time. While playing 18 last weekend I noticed that I was being so hard on myself mentally that I wasn't having any fun. Since golf is my only alone time right now I realized I need to work on enjoying it more and being a little less competitive with myself. It's hard because I really want to see my handicap drop. But I make it harder than it has to be by adding tension and frustration to my rounds.

 

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Looks like you're getting that break after all Shanks.

 

I'm gonna set the over/under of new clubs in your bag upon your return at 9.5

 

My bid is still over.

 

 

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Looks like you're getting that break after all Shanks.

 

I'm gonna set the over/under of new clubs in your bag upon your return at 8.5

 

My bid is still over.

 

 

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Haha.

 

Well...

 

I'm torn between the Cobra's and the MP-18's. So make your wagers on American Muscle or Import Tuned.

 

 

- A.S.

 

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I think 10:

 

 

7 irons

Driving iron

Driver

Putter

 

 

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Wife said no to the Cobras. She hates golf, and I showed her the Cobra and the MP18. Did the this one or this one game. And she has good taste. Mizuno irons it is.

 

 

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Wife said no to the Cobras. She hates golf, and I showed her the Cobra and the MP18. Did the this one or this one game. And she has good taste. Mizuno irons it is.

 

 

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Smart Girl!

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Hmm. Wish I had the coin for Miura's... this man speaks the truth.

 

 

When asked why he would be introducing a smaller iron when the industry standard now seems to be mid-size and oversize irons, Mr. Miura responded industry fads mean nothing to me. These fads are developed by the marketing departments of the equipment manufacturers simply to boost sales and have little to do with performance.

 

What I care about is creating the most perfect performing golf clubs for golfers, and different golfers have different preferences. I believe there is a class of golfer who will very much appreciate the qualities of the Small Blade, and I have made this club for these golfers. This club is for two kinds of golfers - the first being the golfer who generally strikes the ball on the sweet spot and who wants to simply enjoy the unique pleasure of a perfect shot hit with a Miura club - the second being the golfer who really wants to improve and is looking for the most intelligent feedback on every shot he or she hits.

 

Frankly, if people can cleanse their minds of the marketing hype that has been fed to them over the years, they might find that that forged blades are not necessarily only for the single digit handicappers. You are not penalized for mishit shots to the degree people believe and there are many advantages to these clubs, for example the Small Blade cuts through rough more efficiently than any other club....

 

 

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Hmm. Wish I had the coin for Miura's... this man speaks the truth.

 

 

When asked why he would be introducing a smaller iron when the industry standard now seems to be mid-size and oversize irons, Mr. Miura responded industry fads mean nothing to me. These fads are developed by the marketing departments of the equipment manufacturers simply to boost sales and have little to do with performance.

 

What I care about is creating the most perfect performing golf clubs for golfers, and different golfers have different preferences. I believe there is a class of golfer who will very much appreciate the qualities of the Small Blade, and I have made this club for these golfers. This club is for two kinds of golfers - the first being the golfer who generally strikes the ball on the sweet spot and who wants to simply enjoy the unique pleasure of a perfect shot hit with a Miura club - the second being the golfer who really wants to improve and is looking for the most intelligent feedback on every shot he or she hits.

 

Frankly, if people can cleanse their minds of the marketing hype that has been fed to them over the years, they might find that that forged blades are not necessarily only for the single digit handicappers. You are not penalized for mishit shots to the degree people believe and there are many advantages to these clubs, for example the Small Blade cuts through rough more efficiently than any other club....

 

 

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I will need new wedges next year the fitter I use had Muira wedges sitting there I may drop some coin on them because they look amazing.

 

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