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Old 09-19-2020, 06:37 AM   #13751
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Hello golf forumites,

I don’t know if you noticed (likely) that I’ve been golfing a ton, and posting a lot here. As the new guy in the forum I’d like to say that you seem like a nice bunch here. Truth is that I’m hiding from some harsh realities in the game. It’s an escape from the eternal crisis going on around me, a moment of peace and clarity among the suffering and confusion.

Cest la vie.

That 2 iron though wheee.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:28 AM   #13752
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I definitely do not take the backswing far enough to see it in the corner of my eye. If anything I prefer to swing 3/4.
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:07 PM   #13753
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It only happens with 5 wood or longer club.

Went to bed at 1am. Woke at 5am. Was wide awake so I made coffee and played 18 already.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:31 AM   #13754
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story time:

i rented an apartment in 2006, but i didn't have a couch. I'm not too proud, so my brother dropped off a sidewalk free couch onto my front lawn while i was at work. the thing was pretty gross lol, so i cleaned it out. among all of the empty cigarette packs, candy wrappers, and assorted trash, i found a coin. it was so dirty and gross that i had to wash it off in the sink with soap and water. much to my surprise, it happened to be a rookie year Bo Jackson commemorative coin. i shined it up nicely and began to carry it wherever i went. bo became my childhood hero when I read Bo Knows Bo around 1994, so it seemed perfect to me that I had stumbled across this coin. the guy was such a beast. its a shame that his careers were cut short due to the injury.

I don't carry it with me everywhere these days, but i do use it for my ball marker on the golf course. bo helps to remind me of whats important(not golf) as do the pictures of dogs that i have in the see through mesh pocket of my golf bag.

also im pretty damn good at flipping it straight up in the air and catching it, so i got that going for me.

sometimes people notice the coin and they ask about it. i don't tell them the whole story. i just say yeah that's Bo Jackson, usually right before i fire a putt 10 feet past the hole. lol.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:58 AM   #13755
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fire a putt so hard it runs along the outfield wall
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:16 AM   #13756
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:58 AM   #13757
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How many of you go so far past parallel that you can see the club head in the corner of your eye? It a bit distracting, but feels right to me. I think I maintain tension well with my legs. My left heel doesn’t lift, but my pinky toe lifts laterally slightly. My right leg straightens slightly to accommodate the weight shift, but the knee doesn’t move laterally. This puts the bulk of the rotation on my hips and shoulders.

With that in mind, My upper left quad is in need of strengthening, which will help with flexibility. (Many think that bigger muscles are inflexible, but it’s the opposite. Long story short is that I need to squat deadlift and powerclean some weight. The effect will be that my legs and hips will scoff at the challenge of playing 18 holes. “Muahahaha”. -my lower body.

Lol.
Not a problem if you are (1) keeping your lead arm relatively straight, (2) are not loosening your fingers in your grip at the top of the swing to achieve this, and (3) are making good contact with the clubface at impact.

I guess another one would be that you are not throwing away your lag and casting in your downswing.

I play with one guy that has very long swing because he is flexible and long-limbed, but he throws away all his lag in the downswing so his long swing is pretty much no advantage, and is probably costing him distance, and for sure is hurting his contact.

Another guy I play with only gets just short or parallel with his swing, but his transition to downswing is under control and he retains lag way better, thus hits it farther and straighter and with better contact because (imo) he has less things in his shorter swing that can go wrong, and his clubhead speed is peaking near impact.

I think it is a given that the length of a backswing is not nearly as important as the size of the angle between the lead arm and the shaft and the end of the backswing, and how far into the downswing that angle is retained. I wanted to say how that angle is held, but that be a bad word with respect to lag.

So, seeing your club out of the corner of your eye may not be bad at all, but it could be a bad sign if you are overswinging to get to that spot.

all just my opinion of course.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:31 PM   #13758
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It’s a combination of flexibility, arm length, left arm bend, and wrist angle.

The left arm bend is not as bad as it looks because my arms are never totally straight. Even when I do overhead presses, my arms are slightly bent.

https://imgur.com/a/JeGSTyi

https://imgur.com/a/k9iuKvg

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Old 09-22-2020, 06:31 PM   #13759
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Watching Tiger open his new course owned by Johnny Morris, owner of Bass Pro Shops got this old man to thinking.

I grew up in Springfield, MO, where Bass Pro was founded. The shop started out selling bait and lures in the back of a Brown Derby liquor store, Brown Derby had several locations in Springfield at that time. Then they moved into a small space next door where they expanded their selections somewhat.

At some point things got so popular that he decided to build a new store across Campbell Street. But those of us in Missouri had never seen such a building, it was huge and filled with boats. No way this was going to work. But it did, and over the years the building got even bigger to the point where more than once he bought the land next door in order to further expand.

And of course now he has multiple locations all over the place and is known worldwide. But to actually have been in the initial location and remember what it was like way back when is fun.

Springfield was pretty interesting for a not very big place back then. Bass Pro, Bill and Payne Stewart, smokin' hot LPGA pro Cathy Reynolds, Brad Pitt, and Kathleen Turner.

//old man reminiscing.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:21 PM   #13760
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Itís a combination of flexibility, arm length, left arm bend, and wrist angle.

The left arm bend is not as bad as it looks because my arms are never totally straight. Even when I do overhead presses, my arms are slightly bent.

https://imgur.com/a/JeGSTyi

https://imgur.com/a/k9iuKvg
To be honest that is not a great position at the top of your backswing. Your hands are too close to you head and they should be further away from you. You are not in a powerful position at the top. It would seem pretty tough for you to get anything other than a downswing that is too steep from where you are.

The left arm can have a little bend, but yours is too much.

Try this. Do your backswing and get to where you are in the pics. Then push your hands out away from your head. You club will not be at parallel once you do that, but that is fine. That is where you want to be at the end of your backswing.

Here are two videos you might find helpful. They talk about the importance of width in your swing, and how to get and keep that width in your backswing.



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Old 09-22-2020, 09:25 PM   #13761
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Just turned on the Payne's Valley event, course looks pretty nice.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:26 PM   #13762
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I get away with it by laying it off and hitting from the inside. The major concern isn’t power, but club head control. Those pictures are without warming up and not hitting any shots. I tend to have to actively turn on the tight left tricep at the beginning of the round, and if I could tighten it up in addition to having a more stable chest on the downswing then I would hit less thin and fat shots.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:28 PM   #13763
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It looked like a fine course. After the first hole, I expected more though. Which is the nicest course there? Fazio's?
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Anybody have golf course recommendations for Outer Banks, North Carolina? I know I can Google it and I did that but curious what people here may have to say. Thanks in advance.
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Anybody have golf course recommendations for Outer Banks, North Carolina? I know I can Google it and I did that but curious what people here may have to say. Thanks in advance.
I've played most all the courses on the Outer Banks, but none in at least 8 years. I'm from Elizabeth City, about 30-45 miles away. I'll actually be back there next week and will be playing The Carolina Club next Saturday.

Carolina Club and The Pointe are sister courses, at least they were, and the ones I played the most, but aren't actually on the Outer Banks. They're usually well kept courses and have some fun holes, especially Carolina Club. The Currituck Club in Corolla was the nicest of the lot by far, but it's at the extreme north end of the Outer Banks and farther than I usually wanted to drive. I remember Nags Head Golf Links, Sea Scape, Duck Woods, and Kilmarlick all being nice courses, but haven't played most of them in 15-20 years and didn't really know what nice courses were back then.

The Carolina Club probably was my favorite of the bunch and I'm looking forward to playing it next weekend.
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