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daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Suprfli6 posted:

Another WD due to back issues, I was hoping Tiger would stay healthy. I didn't see anything last week that looked like he was in pain so I wonder what caused this.

Unfortunately we all get old. Accepting that you can't do what you did when you were 25 isn't so easy.

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daslog
Dec 10, 2008





runoverbobby posted:

Yeah I dunno what the deal is. Back stiffness shouldn't cause a professional golfer to suddenly have the short game of a 20-handicapper. I also completely disagree with the pundits who are trying to link the changes he made to his full swing to his suddenly awful short game. Nobody's chipping stroke is anything like their full swing, nor does one affect the other (physically).

It's mental. He was on top of the world before he got caught doing the with all those pornstars. When you think you are invincible you play with amazing confidence. When it all fell apart it broke the man. Not to mention getting old sucks.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





runoverbobby posted:

I do agree that it must be something mental, but I doubt it's related to . He played very well in 2012 and fantastically in 2013 - he was the best golfer by a wide margin that season even though he didn't win a major. Maybe his injuries are starting to be accompanied by chronic pain that affects him between swings and that he can't ignore.

I was watching a replay on the Golf Channel last night. He was out there swinging like an old man trying to reclaim his youth.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Boomer The Cannon posted:

Like my favorite hockey teams (), I have decided to take up golfing. Unlike said teams, I haven't golfed in 11 years. I understand practice makes perfect, but how far should I go before getting lessons from a golf pro?

I started playing against after 15 years last August. I wish i had done the lesson first, as I would have been able to stop a lot of the bad habits that I developed when I came back. I would say "today"

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Tiger is going to play in the masters! Will he withdraw to injury before he misses the cut or will he suck it up and just miss the cut like a regular?

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





566: Days since Woods completed an official Tour event under par

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Whoever suggested the Ping G25, thanks. I just bought one off Ebay used, and it's an amazingly easy to swing club.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





EnsGDT posted:

Ramagamma, have you ever gone for lessons? If you wanna blow your friends out of the water, that is the best place to start

After two lessons, I went from shooting 125 to 105. It's completely worth it.

Edit: I also bought a Ping G25 Driver, 3 Wood, and 5 Wood used off ebay. I'm amazed at how forgiving they are.

daslog fucked around with this message at Apr 12, 2015 around 19:46

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





My wife wants learn to play golf and is taking her first lesson on Thursday. She's never swung a club in her life. Any recommendations for clubs? I don't want to invest a lot, so I would probaly buy them used on Ebay.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





What app are you guys using to track your scores?

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Started my gold league today. I played absolutely terrible, and I've lost all confidence in my swing.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





So I signed up for a golf league and I'm mystified by how the scoring works. We play on Mondays, and points are awarded as follows. 1 point for a bogey, 2 for a par, 3 for a birdie, 4 for an eagle. Players are also allocated a point total based on Handicap. I'm a bad golfer, so I get 3.5 points, while my partner gets 10.5. Then we play against another twosome and some Maths happen and we either win or lose. The Maths part is a total mystery though.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





It's definitely not per hole handicap because we don't turn in regular scorecards.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Played 9 holes tonight in my league. This is literally the best round I've ever played. It's amazing how well I can shot when I don't have a blow up hole.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Never taken a video of my swing before. I would love feedback. Forgive the bad camera phone.

https://youtu.be/cpHfzid0ffk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpHfzid0ffk

daslog fucked around with this message at Jun 4, 2015 around 22:31

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





This thread can be discouraging. I hit a bucket of balls a couple of times a week, play at least once our twice a week and I can barely break 100.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





I've seen that Paul Wilson video. It actually worked well for me. (When I don't regress to arm swinging that is)

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Ribsauce posted:

I have all my dad's old clubs. Ping I3 oversize irons with steel shafts. I have been trying to decide if I should change to game improvement irons or not.

Is it worth it? Or should I just grow into my irons?I tend to think I should stick with them but I am open to input.

I bought some Demo game improvement irons (Ping Karsten) at the end of last year when they were getting rid of last years stuff. I went from shooting 110 to to my best round ever of a 94.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





I hit the flag (not the pole, the actual flag) on a pitch on the 9th hole today and the ball dropped within 2 feet of the cup. Shot a 43.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Ribsauce posted:


If super game improvement irons help as much as changing drivers I am buying some very soon. Does anyone use "super game improvement" irons? I think the mats helped my irons last time because I had a lot of mishits today. Lesson learned, grass driving range only. Of course, it was like 100 degrees and I was in the dead sun, so that did not help.

I bought Ping Karstens last October. Was injured right after I bought them and didn't play again until April. I've gone from shooting 110 to 94. Edit: Shooting in the mid 40s for 9 holes lately.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Summit posted:

Would a ping K style driver be good if I draw the ball? Crossfield seemed to indicate it wasn't for him because it went left too much. I'm pretty bad and golfpoor so the price is appealing.

I love my Ping G25. I bought it used off EBay because someone in this thread recommended it when I asked for a Driver that was very forgiving.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Today I learned that putting the ball a little farther back in my stance helps me crush my Irons and take cool divots. I may have won another closest to the pin in leagues this week.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Tiger Woods tied for 142nd 153rd at +7 + 10 through 13 holes. +13 is the score for the current last place finisher at 156th.


Edit: The 15 year old kid shot 77 and is at +7.

daslog fucked around with this message at Jun 19, 2015 around 01:42

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





108 today. I'm back to sucking. It's more aggravating because I hit balls at the range all week and did well. Highlights include

-Slicing the Driver 4 times
-Hooking the 4 Hybrid 5 times
-Numerous thin and fat shots.

F this game.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





daslog posted:

108 today. I'm back to sucking. It's more aggravating because I hit balls at the range all week and did well. Highlights include

-Slicing the Driver 4 times
-Hooking the 4 Hybrid 5 times
-Numerous thin and fat shots.

F this game.

Just a follow up.

I went to the driving range, and proceeded to get good exercise while topping or skulling an entire basket. Scheduled a lesson for 7:30 AM Monday.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





daslog posted:

Just a follow up.

I went to the driving range, and proceeded to get good exercise while topping or skulling an entire basket. Scheduled a lesson for 7:30 AM Monday.

Follow up #2. Golf pro told me I'm a head case (he's right) and that I'm topping the ball because I'm picking up and then I'm hitting fat shots because I'm slowing my swing down trying to correct.

Shot a 45 at leagues tonight. That ties my best 9 holes ever.

Golf.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Mr. BT posted:

So my first time playing a real 18 hole course (rating 70.2/slope 125) I shot a 101.

I was playing bogey golf for a while until we got dizzy from cigars and I completely bombed a few holes including a totally reachable par 3.

In light of the above remark, is this a dreadful score? I've been taking lessons for about a month, and did get that hole-in-one, but I'm wondering if I should keep playing par 3/executive courses until I get better or the real thing?

It's a great score. Play whatever course floats your boat.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Sataere posted:

So I decided to stop by Top Golf for lunch today and I've just about had it with my swing. So dumb question time. How do I teach myself using youtube? I don't have the money to drop on lessons at the moment, but I do have unlimited balls at the range, so I figure I can just keep working until I fix it if I have to.

I tried the youtube thing and it just made it worse. Too much information and not enough feedback.

I really needed a lesson every other week just so I could have someone point out my swing faults.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Lately I've been having some problems with my 4 Hybrid, normally one of my favorite clubs. I marked a few balls with a Dry Erase marker (this leaves a nice mark on the club) and I've hitting it off the toe. I tried moving the ball closer to my body, and it didn't help.


Any ideas?

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





mattfl posted:

So apparently Tiger had another back surgery this week and is now out until sometime in 2016.

http://www.pgatour.com/news/2015/09...my-surgery.html

I honestly think he's pretty close to being done, his body just can't hold up like it used too and he's wrecked too much of it to continue to play the way he used to.

The new generation right now is so awesome I'm not even that sad.

He swings way to hard for a 40 year old.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Spieth waming up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNsgLIzN_4

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





I hit the driving range last night. First time since my knee surgery last October. It wasn't pretty...

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





I wish I had played more when I was younger. I played from age 20 to 24, took a 20 year break and now I'm into my second year back at age 46. It's really hard to improve at this game when you start so late.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Suprfli6 posted:

I feel the same way and I'm 28! Played soccer year round as a kid, only got into golf a few years ago.

Shot a 94 today. (legit 94 too). That's one of my best rounds ever, so maybe I'm full of poo poo.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





When someone hits into me, I pick their ball up and throw it into the woods.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





So this year is the second year that I've played in a golf league, and I've been playing for 2.5 years now, after a 20 year break. At 46 years old, I'm not exactly going to set the world on fire with amazing distance. I did have 3 birdie putts last week though. Unfortunately the greens were punched so I only sank one of them.

After a long winter and knee surgery, I came back slowly. I had to work out some bad habits and made some adjustments to my swing. I'm holding my hands a lot closer, getting power from twisting my torso. This had been causing me to hook/draw everything. Then I remembered that I have to add some lag into my swing like I'm trying to stab the ball and now my shots are more consistent and traveling much farther.

Things I have to work on now to break 90:

Stop hitting behind the ball. Sometimes I get lazy and don't transfer enough weight to my front foot and the club hits the ground behind the ball. It's a bad habit from having a bad knee.
Pitching: I have the Ping W,U, and S wedges. (Ping has to be special with their labels) I could use a 60 degree wedge.
3 wood and 5 wood. I never hit the 3 wood on the course, and the 5 wood I only use off the tee when I need to hit a short drive. I'm way to inconsistent with them. I can hit them on the range when I'm on a good streak, but it's a different story on the course.
Distance: I don't hit very far. Sand Wedge is 70, Gap (U) wedge is about 90-100, Pitching wedge is 105-115, etc. Long par 3s are hard for me because I have to hit a hyrid 180 yards.

My putting is decent.
I go to the range about 4 days a week.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





So did the Masters collapse destroy Jordan Spieth?

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Shot a 105 today. Just another round where time on the driving range just isn't translating to good shots on the course.

daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Having watched my handicap creep up from 20 to 21.5, I decided that I needed a new approach to practicing. I went to the range and rather than hit the same club 5 times in a row I did a simulated game from the driving range. For example, I'd hit driver, and select a 4 hybrid, 6 iron, or PW depending on how good the drive was. I also simulated 20 yard pitch shots.

My 4 and 5 hybrids are very inconsistent. I don't take a divot with these and end up with a lot of low shots that go about 150 yards. I hit the 7,8,9 and wedges pretty good, and I did surprisingly well with the 5 wood. 6 Iron was meh.

Any ideas?

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daslog
Dec 10, 2008





Omerta posted:

Don't hit balls every swing. Instead, take 5-20 practice swings and really focus on trying to implement what you're working on, then hit 1 ball. Repeat as many times as it takes.

It's boring but very effective.

Practice hitting partial shots, like hitting a 9 iron 100 yards. And always use an alignment rod.

So here is an interesting follow up. I went to the range and the pro was giving free 10 minute lessons to everyone.

I bend my knees too much (not surprising after having new surgery last year) and I don't bend over enough and I need to stick my rear end out.

This worked wonderfully for a while, then I started to lose it and find it and lose it during the rest of my range session.

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