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Is it the new swing?

Silver

I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
1,863
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I know I've changed a lot of aspects of my swing so that the whole thing is significantly more fundamentally sound...however, what this seems to have caused is errors that I used to compensate for that now, when they manifest themselves, are crazy.

For example, today, in my (first ever tournament) round of 102 at a course I've played quite a bit...although this time from the whites (69/118) where we normally play from the blues (71/122), I was actually able to pull a 115 yard 3/4 PW far enough left to hit the cartpath and send it bouncing over a tree and OB.

Oi, this is driving me crazy. My round of 93 last week was my best round ever compared to the index of the course (although I've technically scored lower before), whereas I then shoot an absolutely awful 102 today. Then again, I probably had somewhere between 7-10 3 putts today...and a (gasp!) 4 putt. My putting's usually pretty good, but today, I probably hit somewhere around 42+ putts (wasn't keeping track because of the tournament scoring).

Shoot me.
 

MAHALLEDAY

Mikey Dangerous
Nov 29, 2004
580
1
I here you Silver. I have made a few changes to my swing, and it is now what it consider far more sound than it has ever been. However like you all the kinks are not worked out, and when I let a bad habit back in its a huge error ass my swing no longer compensates.

Like in my round yesterday. shot a miserabel 46 or a par 35. Though thew wind was blowing like an angry banshee which didnt help. I still had one or two shot a hole where my swing would go all stupid on me, and the shot would be less than waht was anticipated to say the least.

It just takes time to work out the kinks.
 

Quentin

How U Doin'?
Aug 27, 2004
199
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MAHALLEDAY said:
I here you Silver. I have made a few changes to my swing, and it is now what it consider far more sound than it has ever been. However like you all the kinks are not worked out, and when I let a bad habit back in its a huge error ass my swing no longer compensates.

Like in my round yesterday. shot a miserabel 46 or a par 35. Though thew wind was blowing like an angry banshee which didnt help. I still had one or two shot a hole where my swing would go all stupid on me, and the shot would be less than waht was anticipated to say the least.

It just takes time to work out the kinks.

Happy Birthday bro. You playing today?

~QQ
 

MAHALLEDAY

Mikey Dangerous
Nov 29, 2004
580
1
I might its raining out now. I'd at least liek to hit some balls. I am playing for sure this weekend though. By for sure I mean if my lady lets me. :prop:


Not to worry though. If she ever tries to kepp me from the links, I just get her dunk take her to the woods and threaten to kill her.

And I have only had to do that like 4 times.:hunter:
 

DaveE

The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
3,986
3
Silver, something I read recently seems to apply here and since it helped me a bit I'll pass it on.

I don't remember who I was reading about so I can't give credit but the idea was that improving at golf required three things. Practice, persistence and patience.

Making changes to your swing is tough and really requires more patience than most of us have. I can tell you that four weeks ago I was ready to walk away from the game. It was only the hoing that I've done that made me think twice because of the investment I have in equipment.

Of course I also knew that if I just stuck it out that slumps, like periods of great play, always come to an end. I'm not back to where I was last summer yet but I'm enjoying game and that's ok for now.

Stick with your changes and forget about scoring for awhile. You'll enjoy the game more and if you could just go ahead and suck for a little longer you'll be helping the US team. It looks like we need all the help we can get. :p
 
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Silver

I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
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Oh, I have no intention of quitting. I just sometimes want to break whatever club I've hit like that, stick the grip in the ground, and impale myself on the broken end.

That's normal, right?
 

DaveE

The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
3,986
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Silver said:
Oh, I have no intention of quitting. I just sometimes want to break whatever club I've hit like that, stick the grip in the ground, and impale myself on the broken end.

That's normal, right?

Not just normal, I pretty sure that's the definitive answer to the question, "hows your golf going". :p
 
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sevemearse

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I asume the changes Silver are as a result of a lesson you received and if that is the case my advice would be to give it 2 weeks or 4 or 5 rounds and a couple of sessions in the range and then go back and have another. I reached a level of play recently where I was finally back playing the way I did when I was a kid just naturally and consistently hitting 36+ points I know you guys are obsessed with strokes but I generally dont play strokes. I decided that I would then get a lesson and the pro totally reconstructed my swing. In that he reversed all the patched together error corrections I had dragged into my game over the last few years. ie. Lining up extremely left of the target to correct fade, very strong grip to do the same and other unorthodox things which were working but were just plain wrong. I surprised myself with the 1st 3 rounds in how well I played but I had another casual round on Tuesday and my grip just didnt feel right so I am having another lesson on saturday and I am confident this 1 will set me off on the right track. I suppose my point is stick with the new swing if it is what a pro told you was the way to go and go back for another lesson for a bit of a refresher if it starts to stray a bit.
 
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Silver

I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
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well seve...I'm actually taking part in a coaching program where, when I'm at the training facility, I hit the ball like like a 10 handi, then when I get to the course, I hit the ball like a 50 handi

I know it'll just take time until it's all ingrained...I think a really big part of it was that I hit two buckets before the round and so I started to get tired when as the round progressed and the result was to revert to my tendencies
 

buddha33

aka Dick Ramser
Aug 31, 2004
390
0
Silver said:
I know I've changed a lot of aspects of my swing so that the whole thing is significantly more fundamentally sound...however, what this seems to have caused is errors that I used to compensate for that now, when they manifest themselves, are crazy.

For example, today, in my (first ever tournament) round of 102 at a course I've played quite a bit...although this time from the whites (69/118) where we normally play from the blues (71/122), I was actually able to pull a 115 yard 3/4 PW far enough left to hit the cartpath and send it bouncing over a tree and OB.

Oi, this is driving me crazy. My round of 93 last week was my best round ever compared to the index of the course (although I've technically scored lower before), whereas I then shoot an absolutely awful 102 today. Then again, I probably had somewhere between 7-10 3 putts today...and a (gasp!) 4 putt. My putting's usually pretty good, but today, I probably hit somewhere around 42+ putts (wasn't keeping track because of the tournament scoring).

Shoot me.


I'm in the same boat, dude. My last four rounds are as follows: 89 (first time I break 90), 103, 100, 103.

Once you think you've got it figured out, the game comes back and bites you.
At our level we're struggling for consistency. It's our inconsistency that allows us to break 90 one day and shoot 100+ the next. Stick with working on the fundamentals and the consistency will come (I hope).
 
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Silver

I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
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Yeah, well, at least I can rest at ease knowing that when my coaches (two very good players in their own right) look at my swing in practice, they can't understand why I don't score better. I guess that something happens to me out on the course. I have pretty good mental control and am usually in a pretty good space with good focus while I'm out there, so I'm not sure where that comes from necessarily.

Next round, I'm pulling out the driver and the 3 wood, and I'm going to see how well I can do with a max out of a 7 wood. Should be interesting.
 

MAHALLEDAY

Mikey Dangerous
Nov 29, 2004
580
1
Silver said:
Yeah, well, at least I can rest at ease knowing that when my coaches (two very good players in their own right) look at my swing in practice, they can't understand why I don't score better.

Yeah here that a lot too, it's rather frustrating, even pors have told me i swing great then when i tell them my handi-cao theyare rather flabbergasted.:)
 

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