What did you learn this year?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:18 PM
Speaking your goals out loud, will put you into living your dream. Happened to me twise. Told my playing partners, where I'm heading with my game and started playing like a pro.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:26 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:34 AM
1. CP releases > CF releases
2. Shallow paths > steep paths
(Can you tell I'm a recovering flipper who struggles with fat shots lol)
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:47 PM
1) Need to work on overactive legs on backswing. Stabilize left leg in particular.
2) If I get 1 above fixed that should help me fix my over-rotation tendency.
3) if I get both 1 and 2 down that should help my way across the line position at the top of the swing.
4) I'm still fat. Gotta work on that too.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:51 PM
2. Putting will get me to scratch more than anything else in my game right now.
With all that said, I dropped about 2.5 strokes off my hdcp this season, (now 2.4.) so I'm glad of my progress.
Edited by torrejuan, 19 November 2012 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:00 PM
#2: Standing on a tee box, there is comfort in knowing where the ball is NOT going to go.
#3: There's even more comfort, no let's call it pure-dee pleasure, in watching your collegiate nephew outdrive you by 40 yards per hole in a 9-hole match, but still beating him 34 - 42 on the scorecard.
#3.5: There is mass confusion in being invited to play the historic Secession Club here in South Carolina and shooting a fat 84 while your host, a 9 handicap, waxes you with a 76.
#4: There is great joy in walking a practice round at Augusta with your 79 year-old dad, regardless of the pace.
#5: Orange Gatorade and raw cashews are my new go-to snackages when carrying my bag.
#6: Van de Velde spelled backwards would not change the fact that he tripled the last at Carnoustie to lose the Open Championship.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:12 PM
Lower back issue makes it too difficult to do the weight shift as he once did. Maybe that'll change.
On long putts, to control distance, peak a sneak at the hole. Keep head down and still on the shorter ones. And remember, get your dominant eye over the ball.
Wedge shots still need the legs working.
Forget the lower lofted hybrids, too closed and don't feel like changing JP's swing to accomodate them.
Stop trying to hit a 3 wood off the deck 240+ yards into par 5s. Where JP plays, it is folly.
Look to enjoy the round - not the score. Seek mental stillness, serenity now and effect a fine gait.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:57 PM
I play better when I walk rather than ride. Having some snacks throughout the round really helps my ability to focus and to keep my head in it for the full 18.
And finally, through the wonder of video, I've learned that I have the ugliest, most awkward golf swing known to man.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:00 PM