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#12016 Weetbix

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

Took me 6 :D


Beat me by miles

But I started before I was a teenager
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:59 AM

Was a bit over 2 hours Rob
About an hour with the bucket of balls then the rest chipping

I enjoy beating balls - it's therapeutic! And trying to find that slot where the results are consistent.
I also do a bit of pitching work sinits not all full swings.
Then I'll work on shaping shots - but I'm still not at that place yet.

Chipping does get a bit blah but I need to do it and more and more if it so I will keep working at it.

When they fix the light I'll get more bunker time in as well.

Te time goes fast I find. I enjoy it.


Do you work on all clubs or one or two particular clubs?

With chipping practise, do you track results, like say how many out of 10 shots you get within say 1m of the flag?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:12 AM

How young are you?

I'm 34 in human years now.
Quite surprising I know, I look closer to being in my mid-30's.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:32 AM

I'm 34 in human years now.
Quite surprising I know, I look closer to being in my mid-30's.

And you were 16 when you first broke 100?

Edited by Weetbix, 12 January 2018 - 06:40 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:39 AM

Do you work on all clubs or one or two particular clubs?

With chipping practise, do you track results, like say how many out of 10 shots you get within say 1m of the flag?


I'd work on most clubs. Lob wedge for pitching. For full swing I'll usually start with a wedge - gap or pitching, then move around. I won't use every club but I'll go through a club of every type. So wedges, short irons, mid irons, 5 iron, hybrid, driver. All of the new will get a go during the session.

I also go back and forth between them, I don't start at one end and run through then or anything like that.

So on Wednesday it was PW, then 8, the 4h, then driver, then back to PW, 5, driver, then I think AW. With some lob wedge pitching to the 40-50m target interspersed a couple of times.

For chipping I don't keep any stats for practice. After each set of -balls - on Wednesday it was 6 - I'll score how many were putts I'd expect to hole, how many I had given myself a decent chance and how many were missed. But I can't tell you what that averaged overall.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

And you were 16 when you first broke 100?

Yeah, when Dad took me out of soccer because it was boring I did some junior clinics and played a lot in the first few years of playing.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

Yeah, when Dad took me out of soccer because it was boring I did some junior clinics and played a lot in the first few years of playing.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

Over a decade* That is 4 trips to The Masters


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

Yeah, when Dad took me out of soccer because it was boring I did some junior clinics and played a lot in the first few years of playing.

 

Soccer. Ah, yep, b o r i n g ...

 

So, why didn't you take up surfing? I have this sense you would have been naturally attracted to surf fashion.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

I'd work on most clubs. Lob wedge for pitching. For full swing I'll usually start with a wedge - gap or pitching, then move around. I won't use every club but I'll go through a club of every type. So wedges, short irons, mid irons, 5 iron, hybrid, driver. All of the new will get a go during the session.

I also go back and forth between them, I don't start at one end and run through then or anything like that.

So on Wednesday it was PW, then 8, the 4h, then driver, then back to PW, 5, driver, then I think AW. With some lob wedge pitching to the 40-50m target interspersed a couple of times.

For chipping I don't keep any stats for practice. After each set of -balls - on Wednesday it was 6 - I'll score how many were putts I'd expect to hole, how many I had given myself a decent chance and how many were missed. But I can't tell you what that averaged overall.

 

As a fellow analytical type, and one who over things over thinking, I do believe your chipping can seriously improve if you drill down into the results of your practise more. Try 10 balls, and record each as to distance to hole, from say (from edge of green) 5m, 10m and 15m and with different clubs, so say 8 iron, PW and LW. Then, run up a spreadsheet and see the trends ...

 

Do the same for sand shots.

 

And for shots to flags at different distances from the edge of the green.

 

I know this will sound really stupid, but, I reckon your brain is wired to need to drill down into the detail, but, while it does, it let's you forget about the things that cause the problems.

 

The other way is to drink a lot and not give a rats when you practise and play. But, I sense that won't work for you.

 

As for your more 'full swing' practise. It seems from your journal of each round that misses come from club changes. You either get Driver away OK than have some issue with an Iron into the green, or Driver crap and then get some good par3 iron results. Chipping and greenside issues (i.e sand) aside (solution to that above).

 

So, perhaps, playing a course 'in your head' will help. Think of your last round, and play it hole by hole in your head. Hit Driver, then the Iron that would be needed based on the Driver result, then a chip or pitch, and got to the next hole (in your head). The analytical brain needs different input, and I find this type of practise beneficial (unless I am working on a particular swing issue or drill, then it's the same club, same drill, move or action over and over until I feel it is grooved)

 

But, then again, I'm a hack, so take all that as the $0.02 it's probably worth.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:48 PM

I think the thing we forget about in this game ....... is that there are more than a few different swings we need to perform during a round of golf ........ and getting them all correct at the specific point in time where we need them ......... is nigh on impossible for 99.9% of us.

 

The driver swing is different in that we need to hit it on the upswing.

 

With fairway woods we need to hit them with only a slightly descending strike .....

 

Irons we need to have a steeper descending blow,....

 

Wedges, chipping, bunkers, again, all sorts of variations are required depending on the shot at hand.

 

Being able to perform 5, 6, or 7 different combinations and have them all in the groove on any given day, is no doubt beyond us all . hence "our driver is good one day, but our irons are rubbish", etc, is pretty much standard fare for us at our level.


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#12027 Weetbix

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

I'm gunna have to do something like that soon. I've been trying to groove a swing change so taking the repetition approach for a while now. Bit it's now getting to the point of having that. My plan was to work on learning to shape my driver and my 5 iron punch shots - the two I believe are most beneficial for scoring - but I need to add that variety and interest into the full swing work.

As for chipping it's very much about building confidence and developing feel at the moment. I will start the games like you talk about soon. Not sure I'll spreadsheet it - not something I have done to date - but we will see.

Thanks for the thoughts - I welcome all ideas and I'm still a huge chopper so that's not an issue if you are too! :D
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Eagles: 21/10/16 17th Keysborough, 24/10/16 18th Woodlands, 15/4/18 16th Carbrook
Goal: A round at par or better!
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Winner: 2016 Nationals day 5 round at Woodlands
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

I think the thing we forget about in this game ....... is that there are more than a few different swings we need to perform during a round of golf ........ and getting them all correct at the specific point in time where we need them ......... is nigh on impossible for 99.9% of us.

The driver swing is different in that we need to hit it on the upswing.

With fairway woods we need to hit them with only a slightly descending strike .....

Irons we need to have a steeper descending blow,....

Wedges, chipping, bunkers, again, all sorts of variations are required depending on the shot at hand.

Being able to perform 5, 6, or 7 different combinations and have them all in the groove on any given day, is no doubt beyond us all . hence "our driver is good one day, but our irons are rubbish", etc, is pretty much standard fare for us at our level.


It's a very good point Gaz. But part of the fun is trying to pull them off! :)

My inconsistency has been about bedding down the swing change and my uncertainty in regard to my set up. Been inconsistent with setting up and no surprise that's led to inconsistent striking.

We will see how I manage that Sunday.
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Eagles: 21/10/16 17th Keysborough, 24/10/16 18th Woodlands, 15/4/18 16th Carbrook
Goal: A round at par or better!
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

You need to play with g. A. Y. abandon mate. Throw caution to the wind and see how you go. Go with the thought you only wanna hit each club 80 metres.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

That's quite an unusual strategy Col

Where did the 80m approach originate?
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Goal: A round at par or better!
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Winner: 2016 Nationals day 5 round at Woodlands
Winner: 2017 Nationals day 5 round at Bonnie Doon
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