Golf New Years Resolution- This time next year this is what I want improved...
Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:50 PM
I had a pretty good idea of what I needed to improve but went through my stats on the TheGrint to put some actual numbers to them. Here's what stood out:
First, the good stuff:
-- Since 2014, I've improved my HCP each year. I finished 2014 at a 23.1 and as of now I'm down to the lowest I've ever been at 15.5
-- My average score has dropped each year from 99.0 -> 97.9 -> 96.7 -> 96.2 -> 93.2.
-- I picked up a full GIR from last year to this year, improving from 4.1 to 5.1
-- I've improved my par-3 GIR percentage to over 30% for the first time
Now for the improvement opportunities:
-- Putting, putting, putting. I average 35-36 putts per round. Where I really need to improve is the percentage of time I 3-putt (or worse). In 2018 I had 3+ putts a whopping 18.2% of the time. I only played Kapalua Plantation once so I can't blame it all on that. If I could cut that in half, I'd drop 1.5 strokes. For 2018, my goal is cutting my 3-putt % down to 12.6% which would drop a stroke.
-- Par-3 GIR% is 31.5%. Yes, it's over 30% for the first time ever but 31.5% is not good. My goal here is 44%, an increase of 0.5 per round.
-- Fairway % is 37.4%, 5.2 per round. Increasing by 1 per round would be 44.5% so that's my goal for 2019.
Decreasing the 3-putt % is goal #1.
Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:56 PM
FW - who knows
P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
Miura Giken CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release
Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:58 PM
Ping G400 stretch 3 wood (Ping Tour stiff)
Nike vr pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)
Nike vr pro combo 4-PW (S300)
Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"
Nike vr pro combo 3 iron
Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / Nike Method Matter B2-01 33"
Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:01 AM
Edited by mantan, 29 December 2018 - 12:01 AM.
PING G400 Max 10.5*
PING G400 5-Wood
PING G25 20* Hybrid
PING G25 23* Hybrid
Srixon Z565 5-AW
PING Glide Stealth 54*
PING Glide ES 58*
Odyssey O-Works 7s
Callaway Chrome Soft Ball (TruVis)
Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:40 PM
3 Wood: PING G30
5 Wood: PING G30
3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3
4-9: PING G30
PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48º
SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52º
LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60º
Putter: PING Sigma G Tyne H
Ball: Titleist ProV1x
Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:52 PM
I want get down to 5, which means I need to be more consistent with my long game..
also need to get in better shape.. just Golf doesn't seem to help..
Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:28 PM
Wait ........ what?
Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:31 PM
Pinhawk SL 5W
TM Superfast 5h
PING G400 7-UW Alta CB
TILLE OMG 52* & 56*
Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:11 PM
- Driver: Cobra FlyZ *10
- Wood: Cobra FlyZ 3/4 set to 16
- Hybrid: Cobra F7 set to 20
- Irons: Wilson F 100, 5-PW
- Wedges: Titleist- GW 52 SM4 - SW 56 SM4.
- Putter: Never Compromise Dinero 35"
- Ball: TM TP5
Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:51 AM
In the same vein, but somewhat opposing to the aggressive mindset, I also want to improve my decision making on approach shots. I basically aim at the flag all the time. I want to force myself to take an extra 5 seconds to look at the shot and if itís a sucker pin or a shot that doesnít fit my eye, aim more conservatively, and make a committed swing at that target.
For measurable goals, I want to drop about 35 lbs, and get my handicap, which last year ranged from 0.3-1.4 down into plus territory for an extended period. You wouldnít think it, but these two things are also somewhat opposed. Iíve played some of my best golf while around my current weight, and have seen my handicap go up when Iíve gotten around my target weight. I think thatís more coincidence than anything, and for the longevity of my ability to hit the ball a long way and my longevity period with a history of heart disease in my family, fitness needs to be a huge priority.
Tour issue TaylorMade M2 Tour, 14.9*, Aldila Rogue 125 80TX
Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
Scratch FIT 53*/58*, DS grind, DG S400
Byron Morgan B-17, 35", Blue Oil finish or Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser #1 38"
Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:04 AM
I'm in decent enough shape for a guy in his early 30's, but I'm in pretty mediocre golf shape. I am not really flexible and I end up with a sore back and shoulders far too frequently.
A couple weeks ago I did the diagnostic tests in Joey Diovisalvi's "Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing" and failed miserably. I am simply NOT flexible or balanced enough and it causes me to compensate in other ways with my swing. I started doing the workouts in that book and have already felt the difference in my swing in a couple weeks. Of course it's winter and I can't see how that translates to the course, but I'm excited to really give it a go.
Edited by MaineMariner, 30 December 2018 - 09:04 AM.
Srixon Z F45 4 wood, 17 deg.
Callaway Great Big Bertha Heavenwood, 20 deg.
Srixon Z H45 4 hybrid, 22 deg.
Cleveland Mashie 5 hybrid, 26 deg.
Mizuno JPX 850 Forged, 6 - GW
Cleveland CG16 54 deg.
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 CB 58 deg.
Wilson Staff Infinite Michigan Avenue
Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:17 AM
Yep. Getting got more GIR is the goal. That’ll take more fairways off the tee and sharpening up the iron play. Want to get to 9 hdcp
Steelhead XR 3-wood, 13.5
Rogue 4-wood, 17
Epic 4 hybrid, 23
SM6 54, 10
SM6 60, 8
SC GoLo 3, 33"
Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:15 PM
So essentially its a "death wish" you have for a resolution?
Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:09 AM
Edited by 80sFredriksson, 31 December 2018 - 09:09 AM.
Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:42 AM
2) Learn to relax, focus only on the present shot, and forget about the last horrible or amazing shot.
3) Get rid of my hook and hit more fairways off the tee.
Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:13 PM
Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:21 AM
Driver: Taylormade M3
3W: Taylormade M3
3/4: Taylormade P760
5-PW: Taylormade P730
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind
Putter: Taylormade Spider Black / Custom Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5
Ball: Taylormade TP5
Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:36 PM
Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:37 PM
On Sunday morning I'll take the back row seat
If you were wondering the secrets in the dirt.
Driver: Callaway XR Pro 9* (N/S) Oban Kiyoshi Black 65g 04 (Iomic White .60)
Callaway Epic Subzero 9* (N/S) (TC) Kiyoshi White 65g 04 Kiyoshi White 65 04 (Iomic White .60)
Fairway Wood: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited 16.5* Kiyoshi White 75g 04 (Iomic White .60)
Hybrid: Idea Pro Black 20 * Project X 6.0 (Iomic White .60)
Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades 4-PW KBS TOUR 120s PVD 1* strong/ standard lie (Iomic White .60)
Wedges: Vokey Wedgeworks 52*, 56*, 60* Soon to have KBS Matte Black 120s (Iomic White .60)
Putter: I try to change everyday to ward off monotony and consistency
Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:49 AM
I had a fairly stellar year last year, predominantly because I scrambled so well but that will only take you so far.
I played Silloth in September in supposedly 20 mph winds (think 124 yd 6 iron and 178 yd PW) it destroyed me and showed up my driving for what it is. Since then I have been working on flattening the plane and getting it inside on the way through more consistently, hopefully eliminating the over the top move and thus eliminating my stock pull.
There is still work to do and I have 3 months left to do it, I'm confident that I will.
Mizuno JPX 850 Hybrid 16* Orochi
Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi 19* TT XP
Titleist 716 AP1 4 iron
Miura PP 9003 5 -PW KBS FLT
TM R Series 50, 56,& 60 KBS Hi Rev
Scotty Cameron Select1
Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:38 PM
Edited by Oveezy, 02 January 2019 - 01:39 PM.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:45 PM
Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood (16.0 degree setting, -1/2")
Cobra King F7 3-4 Hybrid (21.5 degree setting)
Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - Stock Steel Shafts
Titleist Spin Milled SM 5 54/10 degree and 58/8 Degree - Stock Steel Shafts
Odyssey White Ice Rossie (34")
Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:18 PM
Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:39 PM
Keep my Club-Ho 'dark passenger' in check, I made it through 2018, and other than an Epic Flash driver, don't plan on buying any new sticks.
Break 70 again, it's been a couple of years since last done so.
Razr Fit Xtreme 4/7 woods
Epic Hyrbrid 23*
Apex Pro 5-P Recoil 110
MD Slate Forged 52
PM Grind 58
- a host of Odysseys
Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:13 PM
Taylormade 2017 M2 Tour 15* / Kuro Kage 70 X
Mizuno MP 18 Fli-Hi 2 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI (testing for fun)
Taylormade p790 3 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI
Cobra King CB (4-6) MB (7-9) / DG X100Titleist SM6 48/54/60 / Vokey Wedge Flex
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