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Old 10-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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I also think playing in a league is an excellent suggestion. It is good for course management skills as well as seeing changes from week to week in your score.

I see soooo many people take a practice swing, then reach forward for the shot, not stepping any closer to the ball. Drives me crazy.

Also, as Rich's percentage retired increases, his handicap will decrease.

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:09 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
Exactly why I suggested the shorter course. Better than a driving range and who cares what you score on a short course ?
I care.....last year I played an "executive par 3" course that had a couple par 4s on it. Par was 30, and I shot a I DID CARE about a 29, because I will never shoot that on a "real course"........

Getting back to the discussion, it seems Rich has reasonable goals. He wants to be able to enjoy golf and break 100. Almost anyone with reasonable hand-eye coordination can break 100 consistently if they practice.

When I got to a driving range, I play "target golf". I warm up by doing some simple stretches using a couple clubs. I always start with my 60 degree wedge, and hit about 10 balls. The I hit my 56 degree, my 52 degree, and on down. Some days I hit 5-7 with each iron, other days I go every other club.

I make sure to set up the same way each time, and have the same pre-shot routine. And, I aim AT A TARGET. Sometimes it takes me over an hour to hit 80 balls because I take my time. When I am down to my last 20, I hit 5 with each club, 7 wood, 5 wood, 3 wood, and finally driver. After that I chip and putt........

I see guys and gals all the time just pound 80 balls with a driver and then leave. I have no idea what they are working on.........

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i decided to scrap my driver this year in favor of a 3 wood and the ability to keep my shots a bit more straight has far outweighed the shorter shots

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