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  1. Generally, I would say that you can't get hurt practicing a thing too much. Again that's generally. The exceptions would be if you cause injury to yourself or you are doing a drill that requires exaggeration of movement . When I think about Diminishing Returns as it relates to golf is focusing too much practice time on a skill that is nearly maxed out and other skills with more gains to yield are ignored.
  2. Usually works out to a quarter-half club more distance off a tee
  3. Or just one great shot that just requires a mediocre putt.. I've had a couple kick in eagles on par 4s but usually when you drive a par 4, it's usually a 20+ft putt.
  4. Curious...are the younger players from Europe as versed in match play today as their predecessors? Or has stroke play become the dominant form since many are traveling here to play collegiate golf?
  5. You've gotta really be good with speed control and green reading. Personally, I'd try to avoid the courses with the slowest greens as they are wreckers of putting strokes unless it's just all casually play and you don't play tournaments much.
  6. Might need to research on how to build and maintain calluses.
  7. Aimpoint express is a good video for really (over)simplifying green reading. There's a lot of experience you have to lean on for reading greens. How competing slopes can neutralize a putt. How the pull of nearby valleys or creeks, like the infamous Rae's Creek an ANGC, effect putts. How grain effects the break. Recognizing what causes a putt that slides instead of breaks, etc. It's more art than science, as such you can't read greens perfectly all the time. You hear on PGA broadcasts all the time, "that putt has been straight all day but the players read it moving left(or right)". There's just some subtleties in greens that can't be read, just memorized.
  8. Not sure I'd call that a callus. I have a callus on the side of my knuckle though it's a subtle one. Have all the normal baseball, golf, working man's calluses as well.
  9. Is the ball flight satisfactory? Ie is it holding greens, can it hold firmer greens?
  10. Maybe he stole it from the witch down the street?
  11. I've got an interclub match play event coming up and one of the par 3s is 250 yards that I either chip driver or hit 3w on. My normal rule is two or more such holes is too much for casual play. Don't know if I would call it laying up but having bail out areas on troublesome par 3s is a good idea. Most par 3s that aren't islands have some sort of bailout area. Some deceptively false bailout areas too like my par 3 15th at my home course. Plays 208ish from the tips. OB is 10 yards right of the green the length of the hole. 40 yards short and off the left edge of the green is a pond. So short is Ok as long as it's dead in front of the green. Left of the green looks safe off the tee if you carry the pond until you realize that there's a bunker on that side and if you blade your pitch, you are guaranteed OB. Really comes down to how consistent you are with the long irons/hybrids/woods.
  12. I have a very strong left hand grip, club face is square at address. Now if I rotated the face so my back of my hand was facing the target then the toe of the club would be digging into the ground...
  13. Works better, for me, on bigger greens. Small greens, the middle of the green distance doesnt give you the margins you want.My home course I play more off front and back numbers
  14. I wouldn't worry about the trees. As long as carry numbers arent suffering, there's no cause to complain. Keeping the ball under the trees, assuming these are mature 120ft+ tall trees to borrow a phrase from Bernie, "That's a good thing". Keeps the wind from affecting your drives as much. Time to panic with ball flight is when it balloons or falls out of the sky because of no spin.
  15. Reading the lies. No matter your technique, if you misread the lie, your SOL
  16. 1... you're still going to hit bad shots. You can reduce the amounts but they still jump up and bit you when you least expect it. 2...getting irons close is more of a function of strategy once your have a predictable shot pattern. If you're playing army golf(left,right,short, long), you'll need more work on your swing. As for structure... I spend most of my time in areas that I struggle. And by struggle, I mean what is costing you more strokes. The things that are giving you penalty strokes or the avg result of the shots you may as well taken a penalty. Remaining time is spent touching up on the other phases.
  17. Biggest thing is to figure out your carries. From there you can work out the roll distances for the day
  18. For me it's more on how your missing putts moreso than how many putts you take. If you're just hairlines off when you miss, your putting is in good shape unless they're 3ft straight putts you're missing
  19. That's certainly aggravating, but at least you had the opportunity to go low on the bad putting day. I'd rather complain a out not making putts than trying to a gamble to par all day
  20. I've always thought that adage was from guys that were terrible with driver and needed a plausible excuse to not practice it. And it's really self defeating. You can be an iron maestro and Phil Mickelson around the greens but if you can't get off the tee, youve burned more strokes than your specialty can make up. I'd rather mess up a 60yd pitch after a 330drive, and I've done this more than I care to admit than dribbling the ball up the fairway or chipping out of the trees constantly.
  21. I've played with one or two guys that could hit the ball a mile literally stabbing the club into the ground with irons and not much of a follow through with the driver. But guys that can do that at the near scratch or better level are few and far between
  22. It's not necessary but it's a good indicator that your swing was terrible.
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