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#121 OldBogey

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Olinda's annual awards night last night.

I wasn't expecting anything.

Not only did I pick up a m.medal, I won best putting without competing in the last two putting comps (best 8 of 12).


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

Congratulations on your win, Mouldy
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#123 OldBogey

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:50 AM

I haven't been putting much in here, so I thought I'd note the number of rounds played each month and see how they tally up throughout the year.

So for Jan 2018:

18 rounds of 18 holes

16 into GL

2 rounds of 9 holes

Hcap at start: 17.1

Hcap at eom: 14.8


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#124 OldBogey

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

My golf swing is under a state of constant improvement, or at least that's the intention.

 

I work on trying to get more length, with some success. But then I lose some accuracy so I work on restoring that.

I have an ongoing (recurring) OTT and throwing the lag.  I've also felt, for a long time, that my body swing is just going along for the ride and not driving the swing.  So my focus seems to keep varying between those three and how I might fix, and keep corrected, each of those.

 

I've cured OTT that many times that I think I have it beaten. But then a gay fade appears with the odd slice thrown in.  Did I cup my left wrist, which opens the club face, or was it OTT rearing its ugly head?  What was I thinking?  Of course, that's the problem.  We have something like a tenth of a second for the downswing and, not being a multi-tasking female, I can only think of one thing, a single swing thought.

 

My recent methods have included working on lag and firing the hips earlier.

 

As for the lag problem, I've long had the failing of an incomplete backswing. If I don't get a right angle between my left arm and the club shaft, I won't have the necessary lag to start with let alone down nearer impact. So, flat left wrist, get that club head well around behind me and "leave the club head behind" becomes the swing thought.

 

To get a bit of body drive, I've been trying to fire the hips first. Yes I had thought I was already doing that, but when I actually achieve that, I can feel a big difference to what I was previously doing. "Fire the hips" wasn't much of a swing thought although I did improve distance quite noticeably but a bit erratically. So the swing thought became more of a "cover drive".  I'm not into cricket but I could picture a batsman hitting a six to the right of yonder stumps. That worked but after a few holes I'd forget to actually do that and I'd find I'm just hitting the ball as usual.  The more effort I put into smacking the ball, the greater the variety of outcome, so I'd throttle back a bit and try to recover the round and I'm back where I started.

 

I watched a Monte Scheinblum clip recently where he used the analogy of throwing a Frisbee left handed to what was required for properly co-ordinated arms and body.  That struck a chord with me. It provides body drive, club head release and direction. So my swing thought for yesterday was "Frisbee".  I'll keep working on that for now and see where it takes me.



#125 Weetbix

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

Solid improvement in handicap there OB

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#126 OldBogey

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

Solid improvement in handicap there OB

 

Thanks Weeti.  It's cyclic - up & down.

 

Up in winter, down in summer.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:35 AM

Have you thought about getting a speed stick ?

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

Have you thought about getting a speed stick ?


I hadn't seen that particular model advertised before, but similar ones.




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