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How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

So it appears my swing sucks more than a Viper towing a caravan.

How can I improve my performance ? (i.e correct stane, foot/arm positioning, etc...)

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

You can not get distracted by the windmill for a starter.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

The trick is to hit it when the blade of the windmill is covering the hole.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How can I improve my performance ?

Put the clubs down and head straight for the 19th hole.

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
So it appears my swing sucks more than a Viper towing a caravan.

You apparently haven't seen my swing. Seriously though...slow down, watch the ball, and follow through. I have a bad slice because I stay back on my right foot. I picked it up from playing softball where I do the same thing to hit it towards right field. It took a while but I overcame the slice and have now picked up a hook. It's a never nding chore to refine the swing. Good luck and just go hit a couple of buckets of balls at the range.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Seriously though...slow down, watch the ball, and follow through

What good will shitting yourself do?

I suggest you go to yell.com and go to Golf lessons.



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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Golf lessons;  yes   yes   yes   yes   yes 
Even better if you can get the assistance of Tiger Woods coach.



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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3591 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1618 times:

The only way to get better is to practice every day.

I have gone from a 24 handicap to an 18 handicap in the last 4 months. By the end of the year, I want to be in the single digits.

Find your natural swing without the ball in front of you, then put place the ball where you swing.

Practice, Practice, Practice!


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1610 times:
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Practice your ass off. Get a coach, and practice. Watch yourself on video. Practice some more. Make sure you do it slowly until you can do it fast.

Practice some more.

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
You can not get distracted by the windmill for a starter.

Beat me to it. Don't let that laughing clown piss you off, and keep in mind that the dragon is not real.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How can I improve my performance ?

Put the clubs down and head straight for the 19th hole.

That's the surest way to relieve the angst of golf.


Why did they name it "golf"?










Because all the other 4 letter words were taken....



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1610 times:

Whatever it takes to keep the clubhead square through impact, and there is a lot to manipulate to make that happen. What's your problem?


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Give it up. Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Take Lessons

Golf is one of those games that you can practice all day long and not get any better if you don't know what you are doing wrong. You might start getting more distance on your slice though - if you can call that an improvement.


User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

It's all in the grip. Get the grip right and the swing will follow.


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

This is the order:

1. Grip
2. Stance
3. Swing

I assume you've probably got the first two down, so we'll talk about your swing. The most imprtant thing to remember is to rotate around your spine. You'll be bending over a little in your stance, and that's the axis you want to follow. Keep your left arm straight, your eyes on the ball, your feet planted until the follow-through. Make sure that on your backswing, your arms are far enough ahead of you to be in line with the ball.

Yes I know it's a lot of information, but it's only scratching the surface. I would recommend a trip down to your local course. Sign up for a couple of lessons with a pro. It shouldn't cost that much, and it'll work wonders for your swing. Good luck!  bigthumbsup 

-AC773



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
appears my swing sucks more than a Viper towing a caravan

Wow... if i'd have known you and UTAette were into "swinging" at the FRA meet, i might have been nicer to you both...



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User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

As others have said there is no substitute for practice. Not just any practice, you need someone to teach you proper fundamentals so that you are practicing them. That means finding a good teacher, visiting them regularly, and practicing what they teach you in between. For putting, chipping, and pitch shots it can take years to develop "touch." If you don't practice, you won't get better.

User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 13):
Wow... if i'd have known you and UTAette were into "swinging" at the FRA meet, i might have been nicer to you both...

You? Nice? That's impossible...  Wink


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Do what I do.....pop a cold one.....then hit the driving range.

I played a couple of weeks ago for the first time in like six months, my long irons were good, my short irons rocked, I putted decently, and drove like doo-doo. Turned a perfectly good 85 or so into a 95.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 15):
You? Nice? That's impossible...

*ahem* Thanks for that...  grumpy 



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 17):
*ahem* Thanks for that... grumpy

No problem at all  Silly


User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Dont make the same mistake I did, I bought Forged Titleist clubs.

[Edited 2006-06-13 01:31:24]


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 19):
Forged Titleist clubs.

So I guess now you can say you bought "fake tits"

-AC773

Edit: BTW, I like your screenname  Wink

[Edited 2006-06-13 03:36:39]


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User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

LOL well Forged clubs are harder to hit with, they are more for pros and professional golfers, when I bought my clubs I didnt know anything about what kinds to buy, I saw TITLEIST and I was sold. lol.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 20):
Edit: BTW, I like your screenname

Good choice on yours as well. Big grin



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