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I hate my short game again today!!!! :angry: Was 4 over for 9 holes but the biggest frustration was being greenside in 2 on a par 5 and walking off the green with a 6 after blading 2 chips and then 2 putting. Another was a 30 yard pitch that I left 60 feet short and followed up with a 3 putt. I really need to figure out this wedge issue.

Imagine your tossing a baseball underhand to the spot you want the ball to land. This will help keep your wrists quiet and help your chips.

 

 

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Imagine your tossing a baseball underhand to the spot you want the ball to land. This will help keep your wrists quiet and help your chips.

 

It is mostly devoting time to practice. I can execute on the practice green and during the round. It is just frustrating on the few holes that I completely fall apart during the round. Perhaps I just need to get out of my head. On most shots I just walk up and hit the ball and I quickly get over a bad shot. Lack of confidence in the short game has be thinking and taking practice swings and a bad shot tends to carry over between holes.

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It is mostly devoting time to practice. I can execute on the practice green and during the round. It is just frustrating on the few holes that I completely fall apart during the round. Perhaps I just need to get out of my head. On most shots I just walk up and hit the ball and I quickly get over a bad shot. Lack of confidence in the short game has be thinking and taking practice swings and a bad shot tends to carry over between holes.

The old paralysis by analysis gig huh? Yea when I kick my brain in gear on the course my ball striking goes out the window. Yesterday I was pounding the ball like a stud monkey on a banana. My cart buddy made a comment on how smooth my backswing looked and it is something I need to always play with. Well I started thinking about that smooth backswing and I got too slow and all my tempo went up in smoke. I think thinking is only to be done on the range and golfing should be done on the course.

 

I shot 40 on the front with a double on #9 after my buddy made his atta boy comment on my smooth take away comment. After consciously thinking about the takeaway on the back nine, I came in with a 45. Lucky to get that because my ball striking stunk like a skunk at a farting party. Anyways never ever think about ya swing during play. Well maybe have a waggle or two but then let er go....

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I think thinking is only to be done on the range and golfing should be done on the course.

 

OG - you're totally correct, of course, and ... I nominate you as the indisputable Honorable Yogi Berra of the group!!!

 

I re-posted your wisdom into "Favorite Golf Quotes"!

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
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It is mostly devoting time to practice. I can execute on the practice green and during the round. It is just frustrating on the few holes that I completely fall apart during the round. Perhaps I just need to get out of my head. On most shots I just walk up and hit the ball and I quickly get over a bad shot. Lack of confidence in the short game has be thinking and taking practice swings and a bad shot tends to carry over between holes.

Totally sympathize.... I'm not at your level of play, but do the same dammmed stoopit stuff. I know I can execute nice wedge shots - because I have done it, on different courses and from different situations - but then there are those times when I step in and go ...

..and golfing poo-poo dribbles out....

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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OG - you're totally correct, of course, and ... I nominate you as the indisputable Honorable Yogi Berra of the group!!!

 

I re-posted your wisdom into "Favorite Golf Quotes"!

Yea I like that caused I liked Yogi. Thanks cuz!

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Tommy Armour 845 MAX 6 - GW Irons
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Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey Arm Lock Putter 42 inch
 
 

 

 



 

 

 

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A 39 in low 49 temps with heavy wind. Very happy with the results.Driving the ball laser straight and had 2 birdies.My iron shots were pretty mediocre with 2 shots that I hit thin over the back of the green where bogey was the only outcome.For me to shoot 39 and feel like i left shots out there is a good day

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I hate my short game again today!!!! :angry:   Was 4 over for 9 holes but the biggest frustration was being greenside in 2 on a par 5 and walking off the green with a 6 after blading 2 chips and then 2 putting.  Another was a 30 yard pitch that I left 60 feet short and followed up with a 3 putt.   I really need to figure out this wedge issue.

 

One thing that helps me is to put 80% of my weight on my front foot and tilt my left shoulder down.  Little to no wrist hinge on swing and pivot on my lead leg.

Helps me get good contact with the ball almost every time.

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Drizzling all day here and mid-forties but I took 1/2 day vacation so I can finish up my wedge testing.

 

Although the conditions were miserable it was a blessing... I was the only one on a 9 hole executive course so I was able to hit many many shots... drop at specific yardages... take some videos, pics... put some balls in the bunker, etc.

 

Hopefully I got some good video and photos for my stage 2 review.

 

Although I didn't keep score I'm pleased with how I hit the ball.  Been watching a number of youtube videos lately (quite of bit of Malaska golf) and was able to fix a few problems.

 

Can't wait for the weather to clear up so I can start playing for real!

 

BTW - if you haven't yet, check out Malaska golf on youtube.  He's got some really, really good tips and the videos are short and to the point.

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One thing that helps me is to put 80% of my weight on my front foot and tilt my left shoulder down. Little to no wrist hinge on swing and pivot on my lead leg.

Helps me get good contact with the ball almost every time.

Good advice! I didn't realize it but I was either centered or slightly leaning back on chip shots. No wonder I kept on hitting them fat or blading them. Reviewed some old videos of some golf school lessons I took at OCN, and Phil Mickelsons short game DVD and suddenly I'm hitting decent chips again.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

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The foam balls you saw are a marking system for liquid fertilizer or pesticide applications.  At the end of each of the spray booms the foam is dropped so the applicator can see where he has sprayed, preventing skips or over applications.

 

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... After battling a torn labrum and frozen shoulder and just getting to where I could hit a golf ball, I came down with a very nasty intestinal bacteria infection. Lost 17lbs in 5 weeks going from 185 to 168. Long story short the first time out in 7 months and still pretty weak I shot a 78 from the senior tees at 5700 yds. 4 days later and gaining back some strength and a few more lbs I shot a 74 from a different course and the mens tees at 6300 yds. 5 bogies but 3 birdies on the back felt kinda like golf. 

... The old saying is soooooooooo true. If you have your health you have everything. It just feels amazing to be playing again and look forward to more rounds and getting back to 6700 yd courses! 

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Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
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... After battling a torn labrum and frozen shoulder and just getting to where I could hit a golf ball, I came down with a very nasty intestinal bacteria infection. Lost 17lbs in 5 weeks going from 185 to 168. Long story short the first time out in 7 months and still pretty weak I shot a 78 from the senior tees at 5700 yds. 4 days later and gaining back some strength and a few more lbs I shot a 74 from a different course and the mens tees at 6300 yds. 5 bogies but 3 birdies on the back felt kinda like golf. 

 

... The old saying is soooooooooo true. If you have your health you have everything. It just feels amazing to be playing again and look forward to more rounds and getting back to 6700 yd courses! 

 

Sorry to hear about the bacterial infection!  Being sick does put everything else in perspective...

 

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Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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Crappy 43-39 - it started well with birdie on one but I kept blocking tee shots and couldn't understand why. I got my answer on 12, the screw on my driver had come loose. My friend has the same driver so I used his the rest of the way and was one over the rest of the way. Just tightened the screw back up and should be good to go.

 

Really didn't do anything well.

 

Played River Hills in Valrico because Bayou had an outing and one of the guys was driving his car back up to CT. He keeps it down here for the winter because he's primarily in the City and comes down for at least a week each month.

 

Nice Joe Lee track in not so great shape. It's just been so dry. The good news was that even though we were playing it from 6600 yards long it played shorter than Bayou at 6350. It's all about the par 4's.

 

 

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Sorry to hear about the bacterial infection!  Being sick does put everything else in perspective...

 

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... Thanks. The roughest part was not knowing what was wrong for almost 4 weeks. Dr, Gastro, Holistic and two ER visits as the pain was so intense and I was so weak and dizzy with zero desire to eat anything. Lots and lots of tests came up negative. It took the Holistic Dr to take a very detailed stool sample and go thru much more intensive testing than the normal stool/blood/EKG/Catscan. Once we knew what it was, some crazy specific and expensive antibiotics got me started and now a regime of supplements to treat the root cause.

 

... As bad as it was, I am thankful it wasn't something more serious or life threatening. Makes me really appreciate feeling healthy and working hard to stay that way. NOW back to great rounds of golf!

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Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
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'nuff said...

 

Hadn't been able to play most of the week, so we actually endured this twice - 86 and then 84.

 

 

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40 + 43 / 83 today

 

Company was outstanding and the weather was awesome!

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Got out today and actually played golf for a change. Hit about 7 balls on the range and went out to try and beat the rain. Some good holes and some not so good holes but scraped it around at +2 through 13 when the rain really started to come down.

 

 

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... Thanks. The roughest part was not knowing what was wrong for almost 4 weeks. Dr, Gastro, Holistic and two ER visits as the pain was so intense and I was so weak and dizzy with zero desire to eat anything. Lots and lots of tests came up negative. It took the Holistic Dr to take a very detailed stool sample and go thru much more intensive testing than the normal stool/blood/EKG/Catscan. Once we knew what it was, some crazy specific and expensive antibiotics got me started and now a regime of supplements to treat the root cause.

 

... As bad as it was, I am thankful it wasn't something more serious or life threatening. Makes me really appreciate feeling healthy and working hard to stay that way. NOW back to great rounds of golf!

Off topic, and sorry guys, but just wanted to say I find this interesting..

 

Chisag - you saw several AMA traditional doctors with no answer but then found a solution and relief through wholistic therapy .. just saying in some cases it may be beneficial to keep an open mind.........

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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And on-topic:

I am very jealous of all you​ guys that consider Hi 80s a crappy score!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

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