UTA_flyinghigh
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How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:41 pm

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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KROC
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:44 pm

You can not get distracted by the windmill for a starter.
 
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:49 pm

The trick is to hit it when the blade of the windmill is covering the hole.
 
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:28 pm

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:34 pm

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:56 pm

Golf lessons;  yes   yes   yes   yes   yes 
Even better if you can get the assistance of Tiger Woods coach.
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:35 pm

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!
 
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:56 pm

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:57 pm

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?
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:56 am

Give it up. Big grin

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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:07 am

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.
 
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 am

It's all in the grip. Get the grip right and the swing will follow.
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:07 am

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 

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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:09 am

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:12 am

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.
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:23 am

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
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:09 am

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:24 am

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

*ahem* Thanks for that...  grumpy 
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:38 am

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

No problem at all  Silly
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:16 am

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

[Edited 2006-06-13 01:31:24]
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AC773
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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 am

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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RE: How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:46 am

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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