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#16 Joe79

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

On the feeling like losing balance, it may be your over swinging or trying to smash\pound the ball rather than let the club do the work. Maybe throttle back a bit until you get comfortable then gradually rebuild speed up to current speed. This might adjust the body and get more comfortable with it!

 

The OOM or Order Of Merit (or Organising of the Madhouse depending on how you want to look at it or us :P) is a day where a group of around 40 to 50 of us get together and play with prizes and such. Its a great day with a fantastic group of golf nuts at different courses.

 

You can read through one of the threads here as we just had one on Sunday just past -> http://forums.iseekg...t-9-april-2017/

 

From memory there is one in the North, South, East and West of the inner state to cater for everyone. 


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:13 PM

Thanks for all of the comments so far.

 

Yes I usually wear golf shoes on the course, and completely agree that the street shoes aren't ideal. This was my first session back at the range since the injury (its still sore) and its much harder to use the ground forces without good grip on the ground.

 

Thanks for the comments about everything being stiff. Being a bigger guy the more I bend at the knees and hips the harder it is for me to hold stability through the swing and finish balanced. Comments noted and something I will work on.

 

My wedge game and short iron game is my strongest area. I'm super comfortable with all of the shots from within 120meters from the pin. 5 iron and above I tend to struggle with, to the point where I'm thinking of dropping my new 4 iron and going back to a hybrid. Putter is less than brilliant on some days, and only just better than ok other days, and I work less on putting than any other component because I have the attention span of a . ..... oh look a squirrel....

 

I will be looking at a couple of lessons when I fully recover, as I feel it would be good as my body forgets some things (muscle memory for lack of a better word) it will be good to rebuild from a solid foundation, focusing on key weaknesses in the swing. I think I get too flat to the plane on longer irons, causing some fat contact, lack of height, and the feeling that I need to hit it too hard to get a result, but probably best not to assume these things and get someone to spot the issues rather than guessing and stuffing up everything else.

 

As for the attire, that shirt is about 10 years old and super bright and obnoxious which is why I love it so much.

 

Newbie question, what is this OOM that has been mentioned?

 

Ha ha welcome to the nut house! 

 

Ground forces - this is a bit of a running joke and there is a back story to it, but can't be bothered explaining it all in text! 

 

Commenting on your shirt is also an homage to a running in-joke about how we as a community tend to ask newcomers, "what are you wearing" - the origin of this line of questioning is lost in the annals of time and general dribble, and considering you uploaded a video of yourself, the ensemble is there for all of us to see! 

 

Realistically we come here to talk a lot of trash, some golf and then more trash. Not the place for any real objective feedback on your golf swing because, well, most of us are a bunch of hacks anyways and lessons (as in a series of lessons where you and your coach outline what ails you at the moment and what you are hoping to achieve with the lessons) are the best method to improvement, if you find the right coach. 

 

Keep an eye out for a new thread for our next Order of Merit round in Torquay. Would be great to have a fresh face to haze! 


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

Ha ha welcome to the nut house! 

 

 

I get that vibe, yes.

 

Should fit in quite nicely.... ;)


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

what size shoes do you wear?



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:24 PM

Don't mind Inkosi. He had a mind like a sewer.more importantly........What have you got in Your freezer?
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:52 AM

 

Point 1 ..... Thanks for the comments about everything being stiff. Being a bigger guy the more I bend at the knees and hips the harder it is for me to hold stability through the swing and finish balanced. Comments noted and something I will work on.

 

Point 2 ........ 5 iron and above I tend to struggle with, to the point where I'm thinking of dropping my new 4 iron and going back to a hybrid.

 

Point 3 ........ I think I get too flat to the plane on longer irons, causing some fat contact, lack of height, and the feeling that I need to hit it too hard to get a result, but probably best not to assume these things and get someone to spot the issues rather than guessing and stuffing up everything else.

 

Point 4 ....... Newbie question, what is this OOM that has been mentioned?

 

Point 1 ...... Posture, and spine angle.

 

Point 2 ........ Man up and fix your 4 iron issues rather than admit defeat and go all girly and get a gaybrid. (What is it with you people over that side of the city and gaybrids?)

 

Point 3 .... Flat swing, check your driver video. (Nice that it stays on one plane though, perhaps just tilt the plane up a bit higher .. Posture and spine angle may take care of that) Stay down thru impact.

 

Point 4 ...... Check out the Vic Order Of Merit threads. Put your name on the list for the next event The Sands Torquay, as soon as the thread gets started. Be quick though as spots fill up quick. :)

 

And welcome ...... :)


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

Don't mind Inkosi. He had a mind like a sewer.more importantly........What have you got in Your freezer?

 

Kinky Inky eh?

 

Also, bacon. Always bacon.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

Kinky Inky eh?

 

Also, bacon. Always bacon.

BACON!!!  you have said the magic word - and now will be accepted into the luminous halls of ISG!

 

You also like playing Growling Frog which our illustrious National's Captain Goldy is a member and also is the Australian Bacon Fan Club President.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Hello....


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C Grade LD Growling Frog 11/8/18, blah blah blah,,,,this is getting to be almost monotonous..... 

C Grade LD Growling Frog 1/9/18,...maybe these are now so commonplace I should just stop listing them....

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

If you come along with 3 litres of green cordial, Goldy may well adopt you


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

I don't think there is any other flavoured cordial than green is there? If there is I don't want to know about it.... 3 litres each right?

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

That'll do it...yep.

 

Welcome brother.


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Winner B grade OOM Curlewis 2018

Other, less impressive stuff...(I know...it's marginal...)
R/Up ISG Nationals 2013 | C Grade LD Growling Frog 8/2/14, 11th hole, TM R1, HOF Patriot shaft, testicles of steel | NTP 2nd hole Kooindah Waters 2014 ISG Nationals

3 Birdies in one round The Glades 2015 ISG Nationals | R/Up 4BBB 2015 ISG Nationals | NTP 16th hole Growling Frog OOM 2017 

C Grade LD Growling Frog 26/12/17, 15th hole, Callaway BB Alpha, HOF Patriot shaft, same old testicles of steel
C Grade LD Growling Frog 11/8/18, blah blah blah,,,,this is getting to be almost monotonous..... 

C Grade LD Growling Frog 1/9/18,...maybe these are now so commonplace I should just stop listing them....

 

Low Handicap point 12.7 9/4/16

Finally...and most importantly...
Smoldy....when only the best will do.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

and this ladies and gentlemen is how awesome people are welcomed to a forum. 

 

welcome along Papa, you will do worse than joining up with the Vic boys on here.

 

 

 

as far as your swing, part of improving your setup and spine alignment will come from opening up your chest a little bit more - as in be less hunched from your shoulders, almost a feel of squeezing your shoulder blades closer together or puffing your chest out which will actually make them squared up to normal.  


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:56 PM

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:06 PM

Hello....

smell the bacon?


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