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  1. # of Putts from inside 10 feet (they are the only putts you should make in reality) Tour Pros are 50% at 8 feet Your putts from inside 10 feet are often for par or bogey ... must make putts a great drill is bogey, par, birdie setup a ball at 10 feet (birdie), 5 feet (par putt), 3 feet (bogey) hit each putt pick another hole and do the same pick another hole and do the same Try to score +3 or better If you do, then play from 15 feet (birdie), 8 feet (par), 5 feet (bogey) same rules and same scoring goal then move back to 20 feet (birdie), 10 feet (par), 8 feet (bogey)
  2. The problem isn't that you are awful at 50 to 100 yard shots ... its you have too many of them a round Tiger Woods would legit avoid leaving himself 60 to 120 yard shots for this reason ... he wasn't very good at them Sure I bet he would practice them in case the situation a rose during a round .. but he avoid his weakness I think you probably only need a 56* ... and your only goal from 50 to 100 yards should be to get the ball at least to the middle of the green (doesn't necessarily need to be on) Here is what a typical 16 handicap male goals should be for distance ranges less than 25 yards - within 20 feet 25 to 50 yards - on the green 50 to 100 yards - even with the middle of the green 100 to 150 - even with the front of the green 150 and beyond - within 25 yards of the front of the green to lower your scores from low 90s to mid to low 80s you need to reduce 3 putts chances and penalty shots For the avg tour pro it takes more 2 strokes from 30 feet on the green so by the chart above, if you can't get your approach within 25 yards of the green ... it's basically a penalty stroke My recommendation would be part practice and part strategy 1) you could easily go just 56* yards, learn how to hit the following 56* - 60 yards and in gw - 60 to 100 yards pw - 100 to 120 yards 9i - 120 to whatever is full 2) on any approach longer than 120 ... add 10 yards, pick a club, make a comfortable swing you don't every ball solid, this will help you get to the front of the green on mishits
  3. The whole not owning a car thing has nothing to do with insurance (that may be a line they used) If you don't own a car ... it becomes extremely difficult for people to travel cheaply and have non work activities on work nights.
  4. I have numerous rounds with those exact shoes and they are really great shoes for flat walking courses I'm currently wearing NIKE Terra Kiger (hiking shoe) due I'm playing more a hilly links style course But those Vans are hands great for flatter park course in terms of walking They are super light ... so with you have great balance ... they will work well, if you need more grounding, the high top version may be a better option
  5. Playing a par 3 course and playing one ball and putting everything out is great practice Its honestly better iron practice than hitting balls at the range
  6. If a golfer doesn't have length or avg at putting ... the odds are just not in their favor Holing out from outside of 50 no matter the score is rare So you have to be able to drive par 4s and reach par 5s in two ... still make a good length putt normally Some courses don't have drive-able par 4s or the par 5s don't encourage scoring It makes sense to me
  7. most scratch golf are prolly avg 12 ft from 30 yards ... tour pro are 10% prox from the distance away Scratch golfers typical miss get to the front of the green, tour pros are still hole high, most single digits are in an area from 20 yards short short to the front of the green It's easier to putt it close when you are closer to the green Practice with proper fundamentals and parameters are the answer beating balls isn't practice
  8. Do you think this would work??? I have tried 4-5 (38in), 6-8 (37in), 9-GW (36in). wedges at 35.5" I want to try the following 3 iron 18* 38" 4 iron 22* 37.5" 5 iron 27* 37.25" 6 iron 32* 37.125" 7 iron 37* 37" 8 iron 42* 36.875 9 iron 47* 36.75" PW 51* 36.5" GW 54* 36.5" SW 57* 36.5" LW 60* 36.5 The logic is that I want tighter gaps at the bottom of my bag where I need to be more precise versus having tighter gaps at the top where Im justing trying to hit the green versus being hole high with a wedge Is my logic valid????
  9. I currently work as an Assistant Pro at a Resort in Wisconsin and I teach in Palm Desert CA during the Winter time
  10. So you have 16 players and 5 rounds Do like 75% handicaps Stage 1 - 36 Hole Stableford (5, 3, 1, 0, -1 ... Net Eagle to Net DB) Top 8 Players Advance to Stage 2a & Bottom 8 Players advance to Stage 2b Stage 2a - Scores reset ... 36 Hole Stableford (8, 4, 1, 0, -2 ... Net Eagle to Net DB) Top 4 Players advance to Stage 3a & Bottom 4 Players advance to Stage 3b Stage 2b - Scores reset ... 3 Rounds of Net Match Play Win and Move on ... Play for fun rest of the trip Winner is crowned 2nd Flight Champion Stage 3a - Scores reset ... 18 Hole Stableford (10, 5, 1, 0, -5 ... Net Eagle to Net DB) Winner is crowned Champion of the Trip Stage 3b - Scores reset ... 18 Hole Stableford (10, 5, 1, 0, -5 ... Net Eagle to Net DB) Winner is crowned 1st Flight Champion Peter Hay - 9 Hole Horse Race ... 16 players Hole 1 ... 12 Players Advance Hole 2 ... 8 Players Advance Hole 3 ... 7 Players Advance Hole 4 ... 6 Players Advance Hole 5 ... 5 Players Advance Hole 6 ... 4 Players Advance Hole 7 ... 3 Players Advance Hole 8 ... 2 Players Advance Hole 9 ... 1 Player Wins
  11. I am from Michigan Jason Guss is very good (including his whole staff) Kyle Wittenbach
  12. I watch the putter head as it moves back and then as it swing forward my head begins to swivel towards to the target From 5 feet and in I look at the hole The ball isn't moving!!! Honestly shouldn't be that complicated
  13. I think a great hickory format is play from around 5400 yards with 4 clubs (Brassie, Mashie, Niblick, and Putter) you must wear: 1) long sleeve button up 2) vest and tie 3) pants 4) Classic Footjoys 5) Sunday Bag 6) No Rangefinders or yardage books (ideally no sprinker heads) Persimmon Format 1) 9 clubs (driver, 1i or 3 wood, 3i 5i, 7i, 9i PW, Sw, Putter) 2) Wear solid color top with like 5 buttons and matching plaid pants plus a rope hat 3) Play from 6300 yards 4) Yardage Books yes, Rangefinders no
  14. Have you ever practiced your aim???? 1) Setup a tee 3 feet away from the ball 2) Stand 1 Foot behind the ball 3) Look at the tee & take a deep breath 4) Close your eyes and walk into the ball 5) Hit the Putt with your eyes closed 6) Repeat If you make 5 in a row move back to 4 feet, etc If this gets to easy ... setup a right, middle, and left tee all about foot apart You should only really need to use a line on straighter Shorter (less than 10 foot putts) Longer Putts are not really make able ... More about getting the speed the right
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