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#16 RJP9.4

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:30 AM

Golf got me into more trouble at hockey than hockey causing trouble with golf , stick with the lessons , don't expect immediate results it takes a while , if you are spending an hour on your swing spend an hour on both chipping and putting as well . Google Ben hogan's swing and see if that's what your coach is trying to get you to do .
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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:19 PM

Golf got me into more trouble at hockey than hockey causing trouble with golf , stick with the lessons , don't expect immediate results it takes a while , if you are spending an hour on your swing spend an hour on both chipping and putting as well . Google Ben hogan's swing and see if that's what your coach is trying to get you to do .

Yeah that sounds about right, Hip Pivot and club face square to target for longer etc


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Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
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Posted 09 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

Not having time to go out and hit balls this week I just had some practice swings in the garage on the mat. Still working on the slight hip tilt forward before the down swing starts and getting the club face square at impact turning rather than flipping the wrists, which causes me to come OTT.

 

Stableford on Sat, spent a good 20 min chipping as that cost me last time out. Also tried to be a little smarter only using driver on the long par 4s and par 5. Found at this time of year I was getting plenty of distance and was hitting no more than 8 iron into most greens, with the bonus of hitting a few more fairways. Bit of a mixed day my 3 wood and driver showed improvement with some pulls to the left but only one wild hook and one slice. Unfortunately my irons were poor. Seemed to hit everything fat not totally sure why thinking maybe my swing is getting a little shallow?? anybody?

Chipping improved tried to throw the ball up a bit more using 52 degree rather than PW.

Putting was ok bar 2 three putts 32 putts total.

 

33 points HC out to 15.7 (16)  feel like im making progress but still going backwards at the same time!! :huh:


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-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
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-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#19 WasabiPea_Shooter

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 07:31 PM

Cheers Not , thx for sharing, being a Tigers man , you've got the keys to the city man. Nothing's too much trouble, just make yourself comfortable and ring the bell if you need anything,
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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:47 AM

Headed down to the new Geelong Golf club yesterday to have a look and play 9 holes. Beautiful course but a lot on the short side(par 33 2150 members tees). No need to use your driver just 3w and chip/wedge into all par 4s and 166m is the longest par 3. One par 5 450m. Well bunkered and a couple of water hazards so trying to drive the greens has its dangers. Greens are a nice size only half were cut though.

 

Started of poor with 3 bogeys and a double. Struggled with everything still hitting behind the ball and putting was terrible (2 3 putts). Then I got to a couple of par 3s and it seemed to click and went one over for the last 5 holes. So 39/8/31. Hit some nice shots into the greens with my irons.

 

Think ive got to work on 1. swinging through the shot more and not hanging back

 

2. Not getting the club to far on the inside on the back swing

 

3. Getting the club back square with the top hand and not flipping with my hands


-2015 ISG Vic OOM#1 GROWLING FROG "B" Grade & Overall Winner
-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#21 RJP9.4

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:44 AM

Welcome to my world ,pts 1,2 n 3 must be something cricket does to golf swings

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 06:21 PM

Think theres something in that rjp


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-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#23 Notupnotin

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:11 AM

Stableford yesterday, went into the round focusing on not coming to far inside on the back swing and keeping my bottom hand quite on the down swing.

Also tried playing a little smarter and only hitting driver on the longer par 4s and 3w on the shorter ones.

 

Started of ok GIR............ 3 putts!! then started slightly pulling the ball left of the tee and about an inch behind with my irons. Anyway kept plugging away and then on the 7,8 and 9th it seemed to click and 3 GIR and 3 pars(and a nearest the pin :))

 

18 points on the front nine

 

Terrible start to the back nine slight pull of the tee and instead of chipping out sideways decided to go for the green via a tiny gap in the trees.............you guessed it bang middle of the tree back to my feet! another fluffed shot in the trees and I walk away with a triple and scratch! (take your medicine and chip out!!!!)

 

Started to play around with my stance and narrow it slightly and that seemed to work. Started to hit my irons clean and fairly straight and was 4 over for the last 7 holes (could have been better if a couple of putts hadn't lipped out)

 

18 points (with a scrub) on the back nine

36 points     34 putts   HC out from 15.7 to 16.0  but feel like I'm making some progress.

 

Question to you pros out there. What drill could I practice to quieten down my bottom hand and help get club head back to square?

 

cheers in advance :D  


Edited by Notupnotin, 16 November 2014 - 09:24 AM.

-2015 ISG Vic OOM#1 GROWLING FROG "B" Grade & Overall Winner
-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#24 RJP9.4

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:45 AM

dont narrow your stance , golf is a game off opposites, eg to get it to go left you aim right ,to get it to go up you hit down on it, to keep it low you narrow your stance to get to go high you widen your stance .With your driver keep a wider stance to give you a stable power base.

A drill my coach has me do is to hold another club upside down with a regular club ie so you are gripping both grips and you have a club with double shaft length ,you could use a bit of dowel heavy duty wire etc,

Take your stance, extended club should be pointing out past your left side do half swings , extended club is not to hit your left side ,so to do this you must rotate and you cant flip your right hand over.

This drill also helps with keeping your swing on plane when you do full swings 



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 01:03 PM

Cheers RJP, I can see how that could help I'll give it a go

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-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#26 Notupnotin

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

Went down to the range on Friday with thought of trying to quieten down my hands through impact. Tried your drill RJP felt really weird must admit. Was hitting of the grass and was still hitting behind the ball and not making great contact. Decided to hit a few drivers and was pleasantly surprised with the result mostly nice little draws! go figure. Hit a couple more irons at the end of the session and picked them of clean! wtf

 

Saturday morning was the final one of our clinics at the club, we worked on getting the bottom of the swing at the right point(hoola hoop drill). Hit  balls of one leg and one foot behind the other etc to get the effect of swinging round the body.

From this we figured out I possibly might be moving my head back in the backswing and making the bottom of my swing behind the ball and causing me to hit it fat. The other fault is im getting the club back to far inside causing me to flip my hands at impact causing pull hooks.

Also worked on swinging at 80% till I can get my swing grooved in.

Anyway by the end of the session I was hitting nice little draws most of the time (still with the odd pull/hook), but felt really confident I was going to play well in the comp.

 

WRONG.............. I pulled just about everything left all day with my driver/3w and still hit a lot of fat shots. As much as I tried to rectify the faults for the most part I played crap . And as much as I tried to swing within myself  my swing speed got faster as the day went on as well. Oh well I guess I know what to work on.

Any tips on controlling swing speed would be most welcome. :) As soon as I get on that tee the adrenalin takes over and I swing faster.

 

I did hit some good irons and nice short wedges so I could see some improvement. Just more practice I guess. 


Edited by Notupnotin, 24 November 2014 - 01:56 PM.

-2015 ISG Vic OOM#1 GROWLING FROG "B" Grade & Overall Winner
-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


#27 RJP9.4

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:19 PM

try talking to yourself in your swing ,eg in your backswing ,say "slow and steady " and time your swing to it or maybe" stay down and follow through " whatever takes the same time as you want your swing to take .I wouldn't go with "dont hook " cause you will .

Something for you to check on and this comes from my coach and i saw it mentioned on twitter as well , at the top of your backswing i was taught to have the club pointing at the target and your  thru swing going out towards 1 o,clock .This evidently causes flipping of your hands especially the back swing bit and lotsa hooking,especially if you have a high swing.They now say swing flatter and point the club slightly left of the target(as you look at target) at the end of your backswing , and instead of using your wrists to bring the club around into the follow thru position left of target you use hip rotation and arms .

Have someone check where you backswing is going and how far it is going ,you could be going past parallel and right of the target.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 06:40 PM

Yeah have been told the same thing in regards to pointing left of target although it does feel like im laying it off big time when I try to do it. Also worry that ill get to flat as well, have to keep an eye on the  wrists cocking up and down and not laying off. Cheer RJP


-2015 ISG Vic OOM#1 GROWLING FROG "B" Grade & Overall Winner
-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:12 PM

 somewhere along the way i had started cocking my wrists up which points the club perfectly at the target and looks good on video but causes the hook .I have to tell myself left arm straight turn left shoulder hands/wrists 45 degrees in my back swing to keep my swing flatter, my hands were nearly above my head in my backswing 

The aim of the exercise is to take the snap hook out of the picture , according to my coach if you do this stuff and dont flip/roll the wrists over at impact your bad shot becomes a weak fade and that gets you in a lot less trouble most of the time 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:19 AM

Back on course this week hopefully this is birthday season for me and haven't made it onto the course for a few weeks so it will be interesting to see how I go.  Managed to hit a few balls at the range but its not the same. Been striking my irons ok with a nice little draw but my driver still alludes me, still seem to be coming OTT with pull hooks and slices. Think I could shoot some low scores if I could get that dam club even half decent of the tee!


-2015 ISG Vic OOM#1 GROWLING FROG "B" Grade & Overall Winner
-2016 Team winner of the Vincent Cup @ Barwon Heads
-2017 ISG Vic OOM#1 Growling Frog "B" Grade Winner & N/P

-2017 GDGA Div 5 pennant winners (Winchelsea)

 

Single figures reached(9.5) on 28//8/2016
H/C 8.7 on 11/3/17

PB Round 73/9/64 (11/3/17)
http://www.golflink....49&dt=1&skip=1#

 

https://www.gamegolf.../player/keggolf





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