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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby keeks137 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYYfFDTZrk

Youtube video featuring various grips. He has pointers for people who push/slice the ball.

It's a bit cheesy and low in quality, but it got me thinking about my grip again, and I've (marginally) improved.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:51 pm

acsguitar wrote:Throw the frisbee over hand


I only do this when I have to get it over trees or something. I'm crazy inaccurate any other time.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby TheRock » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:56 pm

Great golf tip:

Bring two pairs of pants in case you get a hole in one.




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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Fade2White12 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:34 pm

TheRock wrote:Great golf tip:

Bring two pairs of pants in case you get a hole in one.




Hello? Is this thing on?


I lol'ed :-b


But seriously, one of the biggest mistakes casual golfers make is that they often take their eye off the ball before contact (keep your head down). People just have a tendency to see where the ball went before they actually hit it.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:16 pm

lift, swing as hard as possible, and yell cya ball....works everytime.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby ayebatter » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:55 am

KCollins1304 wrote: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.



Cool, introduce the guy who plays a couple of times a year to the ' Duck Hook '. ;-)
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:14 pm

TheRock wrote:Great golf tip:

Bring two pairs of pants in case you get a hole in one.




Hello? Is this thing on?


Hasselhoff laughed... ;-)
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Mugrila » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:10 pm

Try hitting your driver from your knees; this will get you to rotate on a better plane and focus on driving straight through the ball.

Worked for me at least.
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Carnac » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:42 am

No replacement for practice.

Backing off on your swing is a start, but 50% is crazy. That would probably give you a swing speed of about 40-45 mph which is not adequate to hit a ball with any expectation of a good result. Most of the time just easing off a bit, 5-10%, will usually help you.

You need to practice. Just practice swinging in your back yard. Hit whiffle balls. Go to your nearest school and use their playground fields, football fields (of course when school is not in session), and practice with your short irons or wedges. Where there is a will, there is a way. Practicing with your shorter clubs will give you better tempo and improve your confidence.

Also, sign up for some group lessons. Group lessons are much less expensive and will help you improve your game. Work on your short game (which is something the average golfer rarely does). When my son's were young (4-6 years old), I would take them to our local club and practice chipping and putting for 1-2 hours about 3 times a week. Within a couple of years they had short games better than most of the guys I played with.

Golf tips in this forum will not improve your game. Practice will improve it.

Good luck and happy golfing
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Re: Golfing Tips???

Postby Yoda » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:59 pm

The main reason why beginners slice is because they swing too fast. Their arms are ahead of the club and the club face is not square at impact. This is why slowing down the swing helps correcting the slice.
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