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  1. A good par can get you back on track if you've been struggling. A great bogey (like the one mentioned above) can actually jump start a round. I think the idea is that when we let go and play to TRUE potential, it makes us happy. US=Ego, sense of self in this reality. Recovery shots REMIND US who/what we really are. However, when we make bad pars and bogeys...it is a HUGE blow to our sense of self...and those can really stall or hurt a round of golf. To me, the framing is different. There is NO score. There is NO good. There is NO bad. There is only NOW. This shot... However, applying that is extremely difficult at times...
  2. Completely disagree with this. The difference between a 5 and +2 is scoring ability and more birdies. The diff between a +2 and +6 is in between the ears. A +2 with reasonable length has all the shots. Great point here...maybe not ALL the shots, but 95-99% of them for sure. Tour conditions are extremely fast, dry and tight. I'd imagine you would have a decent adjustment period, assuming you were not playing in high level competitions prior to starting this brewster's millions biopic...
  3. Sounds like you have the right package ... +4, mini-tour/professional experience and fairly young. If money is the only barrier, work nights, practice all day, live cheap, and find a sponsor. If you're a +4 now with limited practice and hit it long enough to compete on the tour, go for it. One second at a time...it's the experience for me...quite magical actually. Thank you for the support! Really appreciate that...
  4. The modern golf posture is a joke IMVHO. The spine is curved and it twists/expands--it DOES NOT SWIVEL. If I didn't have a previous history of 3 Lumbar (L4-L5) surgeries, I'd be able to hold the old school posture better. I still think Hogan got it right with ONE picture:
  5. I absolutely love the responses to this thread! As a journeyman mini-tour/state open/monday qualifying professional golfer...I have to say yes. However, I also know how good these guys really are. I've been playing since I was about 3-4 years old. My father and uncle were drafted out of high school to play in the majors. I'm very fortunate to have the genes and hand eye coordination to play this game at an extremely high level. However, the guys on the Web/PGA would run absolute circles around me under competition pressure. Reps are required, and with limited access you really need more luck than skill. It cost $1000 just to enter a mini tour event these days, much less the practice rounds, equipment, fittings, lessons, coaching, gas, hotel, food, taxes, other obligations, etc., etc.,etc. There are tons of hidden costs... Would unlimited funds/access even my odds...yes. Trying to compete against sponsored pros w/ a military retirement check...in all honesty, it is impossible. The reason why I have so many side hustles. Of course this limits my practice time, which of course limits my growth as a professional. Would evening my odds give me a chance to make a cut or two. Absolutely. Hell, I'm pretty sure I'd get a few W's too. I have been playing, coaching and teaching golf for over 30 years now. There is no way this is possible for anyone to do over the age of 20 (with no prior sporting background) in TODAY's game without the access you speak of. Look at the danplan.com...he's been stuck for over a year now at a 2-3 hcp...but appears to have limited access too. If someone has a playing background with relative success, and a solid set of skills--this could happen. If not, I HIGHLY doubt it.
  6. Fascinating...I've actually discussed this concept many times. Might be worth the experiment...Bobby Jones had a decent track record.
  7. 1) Tuck your chin...you're not looking directly at the ball. Makes it tough to coordinate your movements. 2) Your posture and setup are EXTREMELY stiff. The golf swing is a motion, you need to loosen up a touch. 3) You come over the top because you lack X-factor mobility (hips turn, upper body stable). Your grip, back swing and forward swing are sound. If you could post a face on, we could probably fix some of that with ball position and swing intentions.
  8. Not a fan, but love his mentality. It works great for him...like Moe, Hogan, Furyk, Sergio, Knudson, Stenson, Dufner, etc. You gotta just find a method you're comfortable with.
  9. Thanks everyone...I made a bunch of edits to the video and updated the cover. Got a lot of good feedback on reddit. [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ulPJHhqzc&feature=youtu.be[/media]
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_WfkcaWY_Q&feature=youtu.be A little more info on my journey...my purpose.
  11. Solid ball, I love that the cover will last a couple of rounds and you typically save $5-10 a dozen for premium.
  12. I use a round grip on my putter and I tend to use a modified strong Hogan grip...right pinky rides in the nook of the forefinger.
  13. It's funny you mention this...I'm pretty sure this is one of the reasons why I'm still shooting 74's/76's on my bad ballstriking days, but I haven't competed in months so that's probably closer to an 80. HAHA No, honestly...I've become obsessive about the grip. Just throwing some reminders on so I no longer obsess over it. It worked for Hogan, I'm slowly replicating everything he did (at least what I can find truthful), now I want to try the 5 O'Clock reminder.
  14. Awesome everyone, thank you! I'll be working on this over the weekend hopefully!
  15. This is complicated and personal for sure. I've gone back a forth for years. I guess what I've learned is that if you have any issues with speed, putting a line on the ball can actually get in the way. If you've mastered speed control, then a line can be very beneficial. It seemed to me in the past that my best putting rounds came with a line on the ball...but I've gone away from it again because it got me too line locked. Now I'm back working on speed again... Best of Luck!
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