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Practice makes better.

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by nututhugame, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    For me, as it is for most I assume, if i'm not regularly playing or practicing my game falls off and I lose "the feel." It angers me when I go backwards, but I don't have the time to practice like that anymore. Oh well, someday.
     
  2. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    The more i play, the better my ball striking and distance control gets, but the worse my putting gets.

    Seems like I putt a lot better the first round out. If i could get both to happen in the same round i might just have some game.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I am now lucky to play 1 or 2 times a month, I try to stay sharp by chipping and hitting a ball here and there in my back yard. It doesnt work, distance control is a mess usually and my driver is all over the place. Oddly, like Clark, my putting isnt usually that bad for how little I play.
     
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    My driver usually perks up a little when I haven't played in a while... Kind of weird considering it's the swing with the most room room for error.
     
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    No idea if I would go backwards or not...was pretty crappy to begin with anyways. Haven't swung a club in 19 months, got the urge a few weeks ago but it quickly passed.
     
  6. nututhugame

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    There was a point there where I practiced chips/pitches a lot at the course by my house. I was at the point of almost always being able to put a chip/pitch into tap in territory. Everything needs practice, but the real game-saver for me goes quickly when i'm not all in with golf. It's frustrating knowing what you used to do not that long ago and then not being able to replicate it.
     
  7. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    I just went and hit some chips, pitches, and bunker shots down at the little muni by my house this morning. I am going to take advantage of our extended good weather to do this whenever I get a chance and try to gain/maintain as much feel as I can until next season. That may not be as much as I want, but it'll be something.
     
  8. eclark53520

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    Wish I had a practice facility closer. Closest thing with a putting green is 20 minutes. Closest with a sand bunker is 35 minutes.
     
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    This was my problem too. So I went and got a few truck loads of masonry sand and made my own bunker. This had tremendous results on my game. As for putting, I putt in the house on carpet.
     
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    I like to practice. Did too little of it this year. Just joined a new club for next season that has an unbelievable practice facility. I hope to spend a lot time using it.
     
  11. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    Holy MIA batman. Where the hell have you been?
     
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    I've spent most of the last three golf seasons following my daughter around golf courses in WI and IL. That little ten year old in my avatar is now 15 and a low single digit 'cap. Plays a lot of tournament golf. I post a few other places. I open up ShotTalk once in a while and take a peak. I've been getting emails from the site so I thought I might write a post or two if I have something to add.

    Kevin
     
  13. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    Well nice to see ya and hope to see more of ya. How's your game coming along? I see you ho'd some white clubs since we last seen ya around.
     
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    Oh, I get it around. Too short off the tee, but decent with the short irons when I get them in my hands.

    Kevin
     
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    Tell us more about your daughter. Is she winning? Is she thinking about golf past high school at all yet?

    And welcome back, esox!
     
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    Thanks for asking. She won three times last Summer. She took second place in the State Junior Match Play losing on the 19th hole to one of the top five players in the state. Finished 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 6th, and 7th in other big high school events. Was 6th in a really good field early in the year in Galena, IL at Eagle Ridge. She was 2nd in her high school conference, 1st team all area, and 3rd team all state. Faded at the end of the year unfortunately, and did not play well at the State High School tournament as her swing kind of fell apart.

    So this Winter she''s working on some advanced swing moves so the year end fade never gets her again. We joined a local country club so she has a beautiful practice facility for next year. She's been hitting off of dirt and old mangy mats at our most recent place. Decent course, but terrible range and putting greens.

    She'll play college golf somewhere. She's good enough now, and she could get grant and academic money from D3 schools and we've been approached about that. D2 and D3 can't approach her until next September 1. But we'll make a few unofficial visits within the rules this Winter and next Spring. This next Spring and Summer will be very important for her.

    Kevin
     
  17. eclark53520

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    Awesome, esox! Glad to hear someone can play this game at a higher level!

    Tell her congrats on the wins and keep up the hard work!
     
  18. nututhugame

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    That is awesome. Tell her congrats on all of her success and best wishes for the future.

    How much does she charge for lessons?
     
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    That's great news, esox!

    Keep us updated! I always like to hear about young golfers taking it to the next level. Especially when they're somehow connected to the ST family!!
     

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