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#61 hack2489

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

Yeah the workshop is a good place to start I figure ........ it should allow me to see what if anything my base distance is .....


And, so what are the current distances?

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

I'm closing in on my 70th birthday and I'm hitting the ball as far as I ever did. I realised some time back that if I was to continue to swing the way that I did, I wouldn't be playing golf for very much longer. My approach has been to completely eliminate every possible compensation and flaw that existed in my swing. Basically, I follow the TGM methodology.

 

I might add, my back is in pretty poor shape and I manage to keep playing by making regular visits to my chiropractor. A small price to pay to keep my on the course :)


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

I'm closing in on my 70th birthday and I'm hitting the ball as far as I ever did. I realised some time back that if I was to continue to swing the way that I did, I wouldn't be playing golf for very much longer. My approach has been to completely eliminate every possible compensation and flaw that existed in my swing. Basically, I follow the TGM methodology.

 

I might add, my back is in pretty poor shape and I manage to keep playing by making regular visits to my chiropractor. A small price to pay to keep my on the course :)

 

Onya Jack-Golfer, it's good to see some of us have a couple of decades of golf left in us then...

 

Out of curiosity, what's your handicap? And how's it changed over the last 30 years (handicap system changes aside) ... can you give us some milestones of based on OTS scores over the past 30 years?

 

EDIT - I assume you've played golf for a few decades.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:41 PM

Onya Jack-Golfer, it's good to see some of us have a couple of decades of golf left in us then...

 

Out of curiosity, what's your handicap? And how's it changed over the last 30 years (handicap system changes aside) ... can you give us some milestones of based on OTS scores over the past 30 years?

 

EDIT - I assume you've played golf for a few decades.

 

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Yes, I have played golf on and off, since I was in my teens. I had to give it away for 15 years while I had business commitments. I could never afford lessons in my early days, so I was self taught. Consequently, my swing was pretty awful. Currently playing on 13hcp, that is as low as I have ever been. I might say that my handicap is now probably being influenced by my health issues as much as my swing technique. I have good days and bad days but I'm just thankful to be able to be still playing. I also play senior pennants and its not a good idea to have a handicap that you can't play too ;)

 

Now days, I am not particularly interested in just lowering my handicap. Improving my swing is far more important to me and I am prepared to have absolute shockers, if that is what it takes to eliminate a swing flaw. Persistence and patience, coupled with a good plan, does pay dividends. 

 

Over the past few years, I have had major surgery and there have been some very dark times as a result. My focus on improving my golf swing, based on TGM, has been a constant motivator to keep me out of the depths of depression. Every little improvement is a moment of elation at achieving something new. As you will know, with golf, there is ALWAYS something new.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

Looks like something Mouldy should try.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

Mouldy isn't erudite enough to comprehend TGM


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:01 PM

And, so what are the current distances?

 

The driver is probably averaging around 230 - 240m. (I generally just go by the 12th hole at Beacy, a 380m uphill par 4. It's probably about 230m uphill off the tee to the 150m markers, which is somewhere around my usual mark (if I keep it out of the trees).

 

My new 3W would be about 210-215m I guess (I haven't really sussed out the number yet).

 

With just a normal swing (not trying to do anything with the swing) these are pretty much the numbers I'd be getting ...... 3 iron 185, 4I 175, 5I is 162, 6 is 151, 7I 140, 8I 129, 9I 120, PW110, GW100, SW85, LW73, Putter, usually about a foot short, or a foot past the hole, when its not lipping out.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

 Putter, usually about a foot short, or a foot past the hole, when its not lipping out.

Ha ha funny one 






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