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« 2014-Dec-31, 07:46 AM Reply #50 »
Watched a very good golfing segment on FOX Sports last night Butch Harmon on Golf ....for those interested it repeats Tomorrow at an ungodly hour around 1AM I think on one of the FOX Sports channels so record and watch later is possible...Butch talks in easily understood language ..not too technical either from the fundamentals of set up ball position  stance to alignment  swing and impact and eventually to club fitting...Butch is a Titleist guy and the club fitting is based on the Titleist system although the models used have since been superseded......well worth a look you're bound to learn something . Giddy Up. :thumbsup:

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« 2014-Dec-31, 11:10 AM Reply #51 »
Thanks Arsey, I'll tune in

Fronted up to play the course I grew up on, Royal Gordon on Sydneys North Shore. Sad to hear the council has plan to sell it off for housing....turds :mad:

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« 2015-Jan-03, 07:37 AM Reply #52 »
Really excellent series from Butch ........from Henderson Nevada..... I watched the final episode 6 today on putting and tips for all ages of golfers...the juniors were terrific and of  the seniors Sam Reeves 76 on a handicap of 7 is a marvel...handy to refer to remember and occasionally reinforce basics...I might try the 10 finger grip today..Harvey Pennick recommended it for those of my vintage. Giddy Up. :beer:

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« 2015-Jan-06, 09:46 AM Reply #53 »
My New Year's resolution is to fix my golf swing.

Am moving away from interlocking grip to the Vardon grip.  Also getting rid of my flying right elbow and trying to keep it tucked in to produce less snap hooks.  Have played one round already, feels a bit funny but will press on.

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« 2015-Jan-06, 05:53 PM Reply #54 »
Sky

Have you big or smallish hands?


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« 2015-Jan-06, 06:35 PM Reply #55 »
Probably smaller to medium sized hands.

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« 2015-Jan-06, 07:40 PM Reply #56 »
Stick with the interlocking grip.

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« 2015-Jan-06, 07:45 PM Reply #57 »
My grip is way too strong when using interlocking.  The back of my right hand almost faces the ground when I grip it.

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« 2015-Jan-06, 07:50 PM Reply #58 »
My grip is way too strong when using interlocking.  The back of my right hand almost faces the ground when I grip it.

I know you shouldn't lissen to high handicappers....... :shy:.... but apart from your grip you might try hitting the inside of the ball .Giddy up :thumbsup:

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« 2015-Jan-06, 07:55 PM Reply #59 »
I know you shouldn't lissen to high handicappers....... :shy:.... but apart from your grip you might try hitting the inside of the ball .Giddy up :thumbsup:
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You've lost me on that one Arsenal, what do you mean?

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« 2015-Jan-06, 08:47 PM Reply #60 »
My grip is way too strong when using interlocking.  The back of my right hand almost faces the ground when I grip it.


I tend to do the same, the more I play badly the stronger the grip gets and like you almost faces the ground. Great for my wedges but.......

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« 2015-Jan-06, 09:05 PM Reply #61 »
doesn't matter which grip you use

i use a simple ploy , try and get both vee's pointing between your right ear and shoulder .  ( if right handed )

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« 2015-Jan-07, 06:38 AM Reply #62 »
I know you shouldn't lissen to high handicappers....... :shy:.... but apart from your grip you might try hitting the inside of the ball .Giddy up :thumbsup:
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You've lost me on that one Arsenal, what do you mean?

When you line up aiming for the inside of the ball will result in your club coming from the inside rather than from over the top......a tip that works for me. Giddy Up. :thumbsup:

Best to have a lesson with your PGA professional than lissen to me.

My mate Bobby "The Blade" who is a very consistent player has recently discovered the "best grip ever" his right hand is way over the left opposite to being under and it works for him ..I tried it once and won't do it twice.
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« 2015-Jan-07, 08:20 AM Reply #63 »
if you snap hook a lot you can always start with the face of the club open, this way you can get the club back to square, and still maintain good clubhead speed.like arsie says, the butch harmon series was excellent, i have heard it all before but butch explained it better,  cheers

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« 2015-Jan-07, 08:33 AM Reply #64 »
My New Year's resolution is to fix my golf swing.

Am moving away from interlocking grip to the Vardon grip.  Also getting rid of my flying right elbow and trying to keep it tucked in to produce less snap hooks.  Have played one round already, feels a bit funny but will press on.
when practising put a glove under your right armpit and try to keep it to stay ther thru-out your swing. many tour pros practise this mainly vj,   cheers

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« 2015-Jan-07, 10:21 AM Reply #65 »
If any of you are having trouble with your game and live in Sydney, go and see the guys at Custom Golf shop Burwood. Awesome guys considering one is a Scot (from St. Andrews!) and the other is a pom. Believe it or not, the Scot's Christian name is Scott and the pom's surname is Brittain!. Anyway, I'd been playing golf for 30 years and had got down to an 8 hcp. 6 months after walking in the door and being fitted for clubs with a few swing tips thrown in, I was down to 4!
 Fantastic setup, genuine guys interested in what will work for you and your situation. No hard sell either. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Mention my name and they'll probably laugh.
 Let's just say they haven't been able to get rid of me   :lol:

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« 2015-Jan-07, 11:16 AM Reply #66 »
Rodent, spot on about getting fitted for clubs. I recently got a set and realised how unsuited I was to my old one. Massive differance

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« 2015-Jan-08, 08:11 PM Reply #67 »
I think Arsenal means, when it feels like you are hitting through the inside of the ball you are following through more as apposed to pulling off / across the ball, maybe  :chin:

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« 2015-Jan-09, 08:14 AM Reply #68 »
Had my first full round of 2015 yesterday. Was hitting it ok. Needed to go par par for 79, ended up going bogey, quad for 84. Did hit it better though.

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« 2015-Jan-13, 11:38 AM Reply #69 »
Latest releases from PING on My Golf Spy including some innovative putters is an advance on their True Roll series which has been varied to give more options.....they won't help unless you or me  who steers the putter points it in the right direction and at the right speed...lately I've found that left hand down on the putter as opposed to the normal grip gets the ball closer at the first attempt once on the green ...but I still have to make the 3-5 footer. Giddy Up. :beer:

http://www.mygolfspy.com/

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« 2015-Jan-13, 02:51 PM Reply #70 »
Some great finishes over the weekend. Swartzel blows 5 shot lead out of nowhere at the end of the last round to lose Sth African open to a field of nobodies. Jason Day shoots last round 11 under to fall one shot short in Tourny Of Champions. Jimmy Walker also looked home before Reed eagled a par four at the death to force a play off which he ultimately won.

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« 2015-Jan-18, 09:46 PM Reply #71 »
Time for bed but I have never seen anything like what is happening tonight in the Abu Dhabi open. Kaymer 10 shots in front of a a very good field with 14 holes to play. He now has 5 holes to play and he is one behind the leader. He was 1.05 before the last round started and went birdie, birdie first 2 holes which means he would have come into 1.01
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« 2015-Jan-19, 06:48 AM Reply #72 »
Kaymer blew it big time but credit to the French guy only 375 in the world ratings and hardly missed a beat Gary Stal his first major....not a copybook swing but effective Rory is the benchmark IMO and Kaymer almost perfect .......Stal's French  compatriot in the final groupings who three putted on 18 from about one metre still finished 14 under......marvellous course Abu Dhabi carved out of the desert and the falconer and his falcon waiting so patiently for the presentation which the bumbling MC had to apologise for ....for forgetting to mention Gary Stal as the winner ... a bit of trivia Kaymer is German Stal French ...Stal in German means to steal so the commentator said...very entertaining tournament .Fore :beer:

One thing about Kaymer that stood out is his bag was Logo free apart from a Sunflower which he also has on his SAP cap......he plays Taylor Made and it's most unusual for a TM player not to have the TM branded bag......Gary Stal is a Titleist player but unlike most other Titleist players doesn't use a Scotty Cameron putter ..his is a Odyssey......Kaymer uses a Ping Answer.
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« 2015-Jan-19, 07:41 AM Reply #73 »
You are right about Stal's swing. It looked like he was shanking it but he played unbelievable under a tonne of pressure. For Kaymer to end up only 3rd was crazy. He was 23 under after 4 holes and the nearest to him was 13 under. From that point Stal went 6 under and Kayner shot 6 over on one of the easiest courses these pros would see.

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« 2015-Jan-19, 07:42 AM Reply #74 »
Is this Allenby story made up? Surely there is more to it.


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