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Sounds like my story. Except I went from 110’s to 130’s after my pro got me working on his “get shallow paper towel drill”

Probably have not spent enough time and money on equipment.  If you’ve ever read these forums, you would know that to score well it requires putting the latest blades in the bag.  Also a SIM 2 with a

Maybe you simply suck at golf and you’ll always suck at golf.   Accepting reality allows the healing to begin.

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Gotta pick one path and stick with it. Just guessing here, but taking info from multiple places likely contradicting each other. That plus only one year really isn’t a long enough time for true swing changes to take hold. Rethink your strategy for improving and commit to it.

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There is a convoluted environment of equipment and instruction that represents itself as aiding one’s ability to play better golf. At the fundamental level though, all that matters is the spatial relationship between the club head and ball at the point of impact.

If your swing is at least moderately repeatable, you are manipulating your body movements and timing to achieve a functional impact position. That should be inherently obvious. It follows that *any* change to this sequence, be it through instruction or equipment, will, at least initially, be destructive.

So, rather than practice, which takes time and is boring, we seek out miracle cures, which the industry is quite happy to provide.

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8 hours ago, xKono said:

Most instructors are overrated and will only f*** your game up. That's all 

 

this is what currently passes as the Hippocratic Oath for most golf professionals. 
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if you’re not referred to an elite teacher by someone who is connected, your likelihood of getting good advice/instruction is along the lines of getting a really trusty Gremlin from a used car salesman. My advice-get connected with an elite instructor in person and shell out a lot of money over three lessons to begin. $450 for 3 lessons that may change your whole outlook on the game beats the hell out of dicking around on the Internet. 

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9 hours ago, Old Tom Morris said:

Probably have not spent enough time and money on equipment.  If you’ve ever read these forums, you would know that to score well it requires putting the latest blades in the bag.  Also a SIM 2 with a TX shaft tipped at least one inch for the 315 yard drives.

What are you talking about?  315 is short.  Wxers have been know to hit their driver at least 350. 

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8 hours ago, ATLgopher said:

Sounds like my story. Except I went from 110’s to 130’s after my pro got me working on his “get shallow paper towel drill”

You should've demanded your money back.  That's brutal. 

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12 hours ago, Luv2kruz said:

When I was working on my game, I got worse before I got better. My instructor told me to expect that. Eventually, the new stuff started to work after several months and I got better. It was a case of 1 step back to take 2 steps forward. 

I'm certainly in this camp. In the past 4+ months, I've taken an estimated 32 steps forward and 29 steps back. So a little under a step forward per month. Seriously, this is how it has felt, and I'm OK with that.

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3 hours ago, phizzy30 said:

What are you talking about?  315 is short.  Wxers have been know to hit their driver at least 350. 

350? psshhh. 400 or you're not even trying.....I mean, do you even lift bruh? LOL (jk).

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Lets see, more text in the title than description in a thread.

 

I smell BS, or a troll...

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21 hours ago, xKono said:

Most instructors are overrated and will only f*** your game up. That's all 

Lowest Hdcp was 7, Shot low 80 to high 70's on a regular basis.

 

Did the whole blade thing... did the hardcore short game and putting. 

 

Chased distance and positioning. And the game collapsed.

 

Stop doing what was natural and tried to copy what I saw on TV, saw on Youtube.

 

My game is broken, cant break 90.  frustrated with the game.......

 

 

Now trying to go back to what is natural and have no idea what that is, cant seem to lock on to somethin repetitive,  but.... thats golf!  Now its go hit the ball and try to find it....

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14 minutes ago, bdcava said:

Have you tried Bob Mann Automatic Golf? It might be available on beta-max.

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14 hours ago, Exactice808 said:

Lowest Hdcp was 7, Shot low 80 to high 70's on a regular basis.

 

Did the whole blade thing... did the hardcore short game and putting. 

 

Chased distance and positioning. And the game collapsed.

 

Stop doing what was natural and tried to copy what I saw on TV, saw on Youtube.

 

My game is broken, cant break 90.  frustrated with the game.......

 

 

Now trying to go back to what is natural and have no idea what that is, cant seem to lock on to somethin repetitive,  but.... thats golf!  Now its go hit the ball and try to find it....

 

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On 5/12/2021 at 5:15 PM, xKono said:

Most instructors are overrated and will only f*** your game up. That's all 


Right, not unexpected.

 

It likely depends upon whom you watch as well. Haha.

 

Takes time to ferment a swing. It’s an ageing process. If you perturb it’s development with unwanted parasites, you’ll end up with vinegar instead of wine.

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