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  1. Let me help bring this thread together. 1. Turnberry is private so unless you stay at the hotel or play with a member you’re out. 2.Biltmore is nice but expensive and they let people walk at any hour of the day so it is a brutally long day. 3. Doral has the best courses. 4. Miami Beach is a very good course and it is not comparable to Normandy that is not nearly as nice. 5. Melreese is nice but you literally are playing right next to a large highway, not enjoyable. 6. Miami Shores and Miami Springs are not courses I would want to play on vacation. 7. Jacaranda is one of the best public setups in South Florida and they redid both courses last year. They have jacked up the prices but definitely worth a play. 8. Crandon is great and would be in my top 3 to play. 9. Plantation Preserve is a hidden gem, worth a drive. hope this helps.
  2. If you go to a reputable fitter like Truespec or Club Champion I don’t think you need to worry about what balls they use.
  3. I make sure to get to the course early, taking my time getting ready and situated and then doing my pre round routine. If I am rushed my anxiety is terrible. I have honed in my preshot routine that has helped me a ton, also when my mind starts talking to me I begin counting 1 -2-3-4 over and over slowly and that calms me.
  4. Not much golf in the keys, let alone key west. I recommend Vegas.
  5. Google Eldoa stretches, this is what Tiger woods used and his coach at the time Dan Hellman has worked with many golfers. I suffered lower back issues and had a few issues with my back spasming until I began doing these stretches. They are designed to help with stenosis.
  6. Putting is lot more than just a putting stroke. One common mistakes that amateurs make is a poor grip which the leads to breaking of the wrist, you will see some pros go to the claw grip to combat this. Additionally you have ball positioning which will be different depending on if your right or left eye dominant this will allow you to better see the line. Now after you figure out your grip, ball position, you can begin on your stroke. So now you get all of those right, how about reading greens? Most amateurs are not very good at reading greens so even with a good stroke you’re going to suffer. good luck looking for the silver bullet.
  7. Driver 3-5 irons 7-10 wedges 5 sand 3-5 short game 2-3 putting 4-6 GHIN is a 6 but have been as low as a 4 and once I get my irons dialed back in I will be back.
  8. I tend to think most amateurs come back to fast and it does not allow for a smooth transition. I when my iron play begins to go south I look at 3 things, grip, tempo (especially my back swing) and making sure my arms are connected to my body. a slow back swing allows you to maintain control and transition in synch.
  9. We have a group that plays weekly and like to play for money but we are not sticklers and are rather liberal within reason, ie your in the fairway in a divot, move it out but overall we like to have fun and enjoy the game. If we win money that’s a bonus. used to have a golfer buddy of mine that we used to gamble all the time and I generally would win but offer him multiple opportunities to win his money back including pushing the bet or playing extra holes but then he was winning big a few times when my game was off and I would want to push the bet he wouldn’t do it and said he wanted the money so for the sake of our friendship I stopped gambling with him.
  10. 115 smooth 3/4 PW 100 smooth 50 degree 80 smooth 56 degree or 3/4 50 degree 60 3/4 56 degree or smooth 58 degree I can hit all of my wedges harder but I lose my control.
  11. What it sounds like you’re doing is keeping your right arm tucked against your body which would allow a more repeatedly swing path. My swing gets in trouble when my arms separate from my body, I want to feel like my right arm is tucked against my body until my contact point when I extend.
  12. For the record driver 255:carry PW 105-125 club I have come to the conclusion being preached here by tracking my stats. The majority of my greens missed are coming up short. What we think we hit our clubs a lot of times is in perfect conditions done rarely. I have begun clubbing up more and it has begun paying dividends.
  13. I have used his short game methods to great success as my pro subscribes to many of his teaching methods. A few points I think are missing in teaching the short game or at least not enough emphasis is made. 1. learn to properly use the bounce, you need to feel as if your right hand is following the club with your palm up. This will make it nearly impossible to hit it fat. 2. when you take the club back feel as if the club weight takes over and let gravity take the club. 3. use his exercise of placing a coin in front of the ball and try and hit that.
  14. You’re not going to be scratch practicing for one hour. Before I was injured I practiced anywhere between 2-4 hrs at a time, probably 2/3 of that time is short game within 100 yards.
  15. How far in advance do you need to reserve your rooms and tee time for Bandon? I was schedule for next month but I blew out my knee so I am going to miss it. We had it booked for more than a year so not sure how far in advance we should book for next summer.
  16. Distance of your irons rarely make much of a difference, being consistent and knowing your numbers is more important. If you’re going to chase distance make it your driver.
  17. I have used them many times, the problem is if done indoors you don’t have the elements and everyday is different. That is why the pros sit at the range with their launch monitors during tournaments. I venture to say what most think is their average is not.
  18. After dealing with golfers elbow and fighting through pain refusing to stop playing it looks like I tore my ACL and that will finally sideline me for the next several months. Once I’m able to put weight on my injured leg (left) is there any training I can do other than putting?
  19. You need to focus on feeling your right arm come down against your body before releasing. When my arms become detached from my body my game goes south quick with poor contact.
  20. These threads are interesting to hear what people hit their irons. What most people are claiming if accurate is a) under ideal condition b) flushing their iron. what I learned is I rarely hit my irons perfect with no wind (5 handicap) and my stats show that about 60% of missed greens are me coming up short so I generally club up (especially if I have green behind the pin). So for this example I hit my 7iron 160-165 yds but will use it for 155-160.
  21. After throwing out my back twice last year I went to see a trainer that worked with tiger and specializes on golfers to give me some back specific stretches that I use a few times a week. When I am on a golf trip and will be playing a lot of golf I do them before I play and afterwards.
  22. A lot of good feed back and some not so good, one point I will make is grip the club lightly and let the weight of the club and gravity work for you, when you do this correct you really only need to take the club back and the club will do the rest.
  23. Your left hand is too strong and definitely not neutral and grips are not really subjective. I know when my game game begins suffering the first thing I go back to is my grip.
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