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  1. Had surgery on mine a few years back and it sucked... big time. Docs told me I would be able to start hitting balls 3-5 months out, but I wasn't 100% until about a year out. Despite that, I'm now pain free after years of trying everything to deal or fix it.
  2. Just have to get out there and get a feel for it. A great tip I got years ago is to head out to the practice green before the round and if the greens are faster than normal, hit a bunch of downhill putts to get the feel of hitting softer. If they're slower than normal, hit a bunch of uphillers to get the fill of hitting harder. Works wonder.
  3. Louis Oostheizen Could watch that swing all day long.
  4. 42 Index: Injuries have limited my play and I'm probably closer to a 3-5 ATM, but was at +2 a year ago. Driver Speed: 108
  5. I don't think there was anything mental. The biggest difference that took me from 80s to 70s was the tee ball. You can talk about the short game all day, but s*** rolls downhill and the tee shot sets up everything. I just reached the point where I was making fewer mistakes and overall being put in better positions.
  6. This. Preshot routines have nothing to do with slow play. Slow play stems from not being ready to go when it's your turn OR having players who are consistently in trouble. I'm one of the fastest guys out there that you'll ever play with and I have a full routine. I don't screw out there. When others are doing their thing for their shots, I'm doing my homework, so I'm ready to go as soon as they hit their shot. Hell, there's times I'm starting my routine before their ball has even landed. One of my friends is the slowest player I've ever seen and he gets us into trouble all the time. It's
  7. I do as well. I've actually taken it on 3 cruises and will do a few minutes here or there when I have a little downtime.
  8. Moving from Ohio, Bermuda baffled the s*** out of me for a couple of years, but eventually I just figured it out. I think it just takes time and eventually, I think you reach the point where it's second nature. My advice... just get reps. "The secret is in the dirt".
  9. Great training aid and one that is very easy to incorporate the feel into your real swing. And nope... not a chance I would unload mine.
  10. Or draw a line in a bunker, and see where the club strikes. Do you have a bunker on your range that you can hit full shots on? I don't and most people won't either. Using what is available when practicing.... this is by far the best way to learn low point control. I'm so grateful that my dad and coach had me do it as a kid and I was smart enough to stick with it because it's one thing in my swing that I do not have to worry about. Dornstar.....what do you find the key for you to get low point on the correct side of that line? For me, being more left arm dominant definitely shifts the l
  11. Or draw a line in a bunker, and see where the club strikes. Do you have a bunker on your range that you can hit full shots on? I don't and most people won't either. Using what is available when practicing.... this is by far the best way to learn low point control. I'm so grateful that my dad and coach had me do it as a kid and I was smart enough to stick with it because it's one thing in my swing that I do not have to worry about.
  12. Get some foot spray and put a line on the ground. Drop a ball on the line and learn to get the divot on the forward side of it. I've hit a ridiculous number of balls this way and it's one of the best things I've ever done for my game. It's a great drill even without a ball. Do 10-20 ball sets and see if you're making any improvement by counting the number of shots where you're behind the line. And before someone says anything about wasting turf, this pic was for a demonstration. If your contact point is ahead of the ball, you can hit a ton of balls on one line as you're not actually rem
  13. I can remember the exact day... It was the 2003 US Am qualifier at Camargo Country Club in Cincinnati. I was paired with Nick Flanagan who won the whole thing that year. I shot like 72-75 and he shot 63-61 or something ridiculous like that. I knew at that moment that there was a ENORMOUS difference between your average scratch golfer and an elite player. Any delusions where quickly eradicated and I knew at that point that I wasn’t nearly as good as I thought I was.
  14. @Dorn or any other DivotAction customer -- now that the mat is a bit older, any issues? How is wear? I have a CCE -- and been hitting on it for 6 months+, but have developed chronic left elbow pain. As such, thinking of adding on a "DivotAction ToGo" which is a new product that allows you to add the DA to your existing stance mat without cutting. Since I may end up taking my CCE back to Costco -- I don't want to cut into it. Thanks for any tips and reviews. +1 I too would like know/hear how the mat holds up after some prolonged use. Sorry for the late response. I moved a few months
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