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  • #12291
    iRON MiCKiRON MiCK
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    Happy to have you come up to Gardiners Run for a hit on if you are near to this part of the world.
    I’m always trying to break 90. LoL

    NAGA

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    #12308
    AvatarSpecial
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    First 9 holes at Cranbourne this arvo where we have joined. My second round since taking golf back up again have mainly just been hitting the range for about 5-6 weeks now.. Shot a 53 which included a triple and a quadruple, a par and a bogey the rest doubles. Was actually really really happy with how I was striking it, only 1 real proper slice the rest were all fades or straight.

    I had three 3 putts and just missed a couple of approaches by a fraction causing it to roll off the back and then buggered the chip back up, also went coast to coast from a bunker.

    So considering all the shots I left out there was really happy I had several par and bogey opportunities that blew out due to poor play around the greens. My main concern has been how I have been striking the ball I know I can tidy the rest up if I can get the ball down there, so it was very encouraging.

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    #12313
    Avatarxrman
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    We have faith in you, because you are “Special.”

    Think of golf like playing dot to dot. Get it on the fairway, get it down the fairway, get it near the green, get it on the green, get it near the flag, get it down the hole. Work out which dot points are hurting your score and work on improving that aspect of your game.
    Work out which clubs you hit well and use them as much as you can. Leave the others in the bag or at home.

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    #12318
    iRON MiCKiRON MiCK
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    Well done on getting a membership Special. Once you settle in to a game plan for Cranburne your scores will improve.
    – To shoot 90 is 5 shots a hole.
    – Tee shot, apprach short, and chip on 2 putts for the par 4’s = Bogey
    – Tee shot short, chip on and 2 putts for the Par 3’s = Bogey
    – Tee Short, 2nd and hit the green or just short on your approach, 2 putts and Par

    You should be able to putt on (Texas wedge)instead of chipping on most holes at Cranburne, as the greens surrounds/ fringes are fairly short. This will help until you have the practice hours completed to use a wedge.

    Easy to break ninety.

    All of the above is prety basic to write down. Converting it on the course is the hard part. I know this only too well

    Good luck mate.

    NAGA

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    #12321
    AvatarDavidM
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    I had not heard of Malaska Golf, so I looked it up, very interesting.
    watched the ‘episode one’ on grip, lots of similarities to what i’m trying to do and will take it to the course on Wednesday to see how it can help Me.
    Good luck with the Journey..

    #12324
    AvatarSpecial
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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Snuck on for a practice 9 before dark when I knocked off work at 3. Had an even 50 with another three 3 putts. Slicing off the tee so didn’t have many clear second shots but after the lay up was playing quite well on the approach. 4 bogeys and 5 doubles.

    Considering I’m in the very early stages of rebuilding a swing after a couple lessons I’m very happy with the progress.

    Mite try sneak on again tomorrow if I knock off early enough.

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    #12329
    CommishCommish
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    Baby steps Special. The Stride of Pride will come soon enough. Main part is to enjoy what you are doing, no matter the score. Something I forgot about for a while and the golf just did not improve, it has of late thankfully but still lots of improvement to come, just as yourself.

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    #12418
    AvatarSpecial
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    So over the last week or so have been able to play a few practice 9s. Yesterday and today (had today off from work), was booked in for 18 and would have completed my cards for my handicap. Unfortunately we’ve had some very heavy rain here and for the first time in about 10 years ( so they say), they closed the front 9 due to the condition. And the 11th tee modified to a par 3 so it wasn’t eligible as a handicap round.

    So still have 27 holes left for my handicap. But the good news my scores are progressively getting lower and more consistent. Shot a 47 today which is my lowest since returning to golf. My issue is I probably found 1 fairway with the driver. And when I slice it it sprays straight right into the trees or next fairway so I probably only get about 100 meters of distance toward the hole so nearly every time I’m hitting a side ways lay up.

    I spose the good news is I’m still improving without finding fairways. Tried dads driver he has a jumbo grip and for some reason I felt so much more in control, hit 4 or 5 with it as practice and either found the fair way or rough on the right but still playable more of a heavy fade than a slice. Could certainly control it. So spoke to the pro shop and they are gripping my clubs to ‘oversized grip’. I really don’t know much about it but why not lets see if it helps.

    3rd lesson tomorrow, really really happy with the progress of my irons I’m either hitting them straight or a fade with clean connection and good distance. huge improvement from a slice and thinning or chunking every second one. So lets see if we can sort this driver swing out and get a handicap!

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    #12427
    Avatarxrman
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    Leave the Driver in the bag and find a club you can hit about 160 m for tee shots and stay on the fairway (4W, 5W, 3 Hybrid?)

    When you can control your slice , try the Driver again.

    #12432
    AvatarSpecial
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    Leave the Driver in the bag and find a club you can hit about 160 m for tee shots and stay on the fairway (4W, 5W, 3 Hybrid?)

    When you can control your slice , try the Driver again.

    My highest iron is a 5 i probably hit that somewhere between 150 and 160. Have a hybrid and a 3 wood. Can hit the hybrid reasonably, 3 wood comes out similar to the driver so I just leave it alone. I spose that’s why I’m persisting with trying to get the driver swing right, because at the moment I have a handle on the iron swing. If i could find just every second fairway at least I’d have shot under 90 the last few rounds, comfortably. But at the moment I;m pretty much hitting 0 fairways, second shot a lay up, 3rd shot a long shot in because I’m so far back from the sliced right tee shot.

    Fact I’m still registering pars and bogies with that type of result off the tee, If I can just figure out this driver swing I’ll be on my way.

    #12469
    AvatarCan break 80
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    Leave the Driver in the bag and find a club you can hit about 160 m for tee shots and stay on the fairway (4W, 5W, 3 Hybrid?)

    When you can control your slice , try the Driver again.

    My highest iron is a 5 i probably hit that somewhere between 150 and 160. Have a hybrid and a 3 wood. Can hit the hybrid reasonably, 3 wood comes out similar to the driver so I just leave it alone. I spose that’s why I’m persisting with trying to get the driver swing right, because at the moment I have a handle on the iron swing. If i could find just every second fairway at least I’d have shot under 90 the last few rounds, comfortably. But at the moment I;m pretty much hitting 0 fairways, second shot a lay up, 3rd shot a long shot in because I’m so far back from the sliced right tee shot.

    Fact I’m still registering pars and bogies with that type of result off the tee, If I can just figure out this driver swing I’ll be on my way.

    Cranbourne has lots of tight tree lined holes, so you are better to leave driver in bag, and play with 3w.
    nothing says you have to hit driver on any holes.

    as XRman says, you are better to be 165m in fwy with a 5 iron or hybrid than 220 in trees with a driver.

    #12472
    AvatarSpecial
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    Leave the Driver in the bag and find a club you can hit about 160 m for tee shots and stay on the fairway (4W, 5W, 3 Hybrid?)

    When you can control your slice , try the Driver again.

    My highest iron is a 5 i probably hit that somewhere between 150 and 160. Have a hybrid and a 3 wood. Can hit the hybrid reasonably, 3 wood comes out similar to the driver so I just leave it alone. I spose that’s why I’m persisting with trying to get the driver swing right, because at the moment I have a handle on the iron swing. If i could find just every second fairway at least I’d have shot under 90 the last few rounds, comfortably. But at the moment I;m pretty much hitting 0 fairways, second shot a lay up, 3rd shot a long shot in because I’m so far back from the sliced right tee shot.

    Fact I’m still registering pars and bogies with that type of result off the tee, If I can just figure out this driver swing I’ll be on my way.

    Cranbourne has lots of tight tree lined holes, so you are better to leave driver in bag, and play with 3w.
    nothing says you have to hit driver on any holes.

    as XRman says, you are better to be 165m in fwy with a 5 iron or hybrid than 220 in trees with a driver.

    I get the theory behind it in terms of it;s better for my scores but long term I have to learn how to use it!

    Had my third lesson tonight and focused on the driver, I’m not getting my hands through a head of my body so I know what I’ve got to work on with it.

    #12531
    AvatarSpecial
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    Played a few round recently, tried using my old mans old driver. It has a shorter shaft (despite him being 6ft6 thought would be longer than mine), and feels like it has a bit more weight in the head. I seem to be squaring the face up quicker with it and finding a lot more fair ways. Still have the odd one where I get a bit loose and the hands open right up goes flying right, but probably finding 2/3 fairways the last 2 rounds with it, as opposed to basically none.

    Yesterdays round started horrifically, couldn’t find a fairway to start and the irons were cutting a fair bit. Started with 55 on the front, couldn’t get much worse and then had a 44 on the back. Difference was finding more fairways, the long irons were still off but at least they were up there and i could chip on and 2 putt for a bogey. Was like 2 different golfers.

    Got the first handicap and I got to say I am a little confused. It’s 16.1 when my best round I put in was a 97. So i expect I’ll blow that right out and will be a little bit until I have a hc I can play too.

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    #12532
    CommishCommish
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    Played a few round recently, tried using my old mans old driver. It has a shorter shaft (despite him being 6ft6 thought would be longer than mine), and feels like it has a bit more weight in the head. I seem to be squaring the face up quicker with it and finding a lot more fair ways. Still have the odd one where I get a bit loose and the hands open right up goes flying right, but probably finding 2/3 fairways the last 2 rounds with it, as opposed to basically none.

    Yesterdays round started horrifically, couldn’t find a fairway to start and the irons were cutting a fair bit. Started with 55 on the front, couldn’t get much worse and then had a 44 on the back. Difference was finding more fairways, the long irons were still off but at least they were up there and i could chip on and 2 putt for a bogey. Was like 2 different golfers.

    Got the first handicap and I got to say I am a little confused. It’s 16.1 when my best round I put in was a 97. So i expect I’ll blow that right out and will be a little bit until I have a hc I can play too.

    Not sure if this is exactly right Special, but I think for the purpose of handicap they only allow for double bogey on any given hole, so even though you may have had a 97 as your best, take off any triples and above and you may have only had a 90. Same goes for the other h’cap cards. Have you been given your handicap off 3 cards or 5? If three, then yeah it will go out a bit.

    #12533
    OldBogeyOldBogey
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    A high slice is due to the club face being open in relation to the direction the club head is travelling at impact. The most likely reason is a cupped lead wrist (left wrist for RH golfers). The reason for cupping is because you want to hit the ball up so your subconcious helps you out by opening the club. You need to swing with a flat left wrist.

    Hold your left arm out horizontally, palm facing the ground, flat left wrist. Tilt your hand up, as indicating ‘stop’, your wrist is now cupped. Tilt your hand down so your palm faces your knees, that is now bowed.

    Now take your normal stance with your driver with a square club face (at right angles to the target line). Deliberately cup your left wrist and see what happens to the club face angle. If you do that through impact, you’ll get a high slice right. So do your best to always swing with a flat left wrist.

    A shorter driver is easier to control and a heavier club head provides better feel.

    People say that nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    West Gippsland Veterans Champion 2017 & 2018
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