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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.........

Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

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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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