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Golfing Tips???

Postby haymarket » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:52 pm

Let me start by saying that I only golf a few times a year. I don't have the time or money to go more, but I really enjoy it. My biggest problem is that every time I swing the driver, the ball slices horribly. It never goes even close to straight. Does anyone have any tips for correcting this, or can you recommend a good website with tips for novice golfers?
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby jfg » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:19 pm

There's really no way to get better other than to practice on the course or at a driving range. Unfortunately, it is a game that requires both a lot of time and a lot of money. I quit years ago and I miss it.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Tavish » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:47 pm

Stop swinging so hard.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby ayebatter » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:58 pm

close your stance a bit (get you front foot closer to the ball than your back foot)

weaken your grip (rotate your hands towards the target a bit)

choke down on the club an inch or two and make a shorter back swing

you may lose a bit of distance, but you should be in play.

Fore ;-)

edit: by the way any one, or any combination of these could do the trick
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:38 am

I had a really bad slice last summer because I wasn't rotating my wrists so I was leaving the club face open during my downswing.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:14 am

Stop playing. It'll just drive you crazy. :-D :-o

Try this one if you insist though. :-D
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Yoda » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:27 am

Tavish wrote:Stop swinging so hard.


This is a very good advice and probably the main reason you are slicing. Whatever your current speed of the swing is, try to swing at 50% of the speed and see if that helps.

1. Slow down your swing
2. Keep your head down
3. Break your wrists as you strike the ball and follow through
4. Don't pull out the driver until you get better. It is the hardest club to use by far and it makes no sense to use it if you are not good.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:47 am

Don't use a driver getting to the green in 4 shots is better then hitting it 500 feet into the woods and taking 8 shots
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:22 pm

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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:54 pm

Throw the frisbee over hand
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