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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Treat your game like Mark Grace did. You need a slump buster. go to a small town bar and pick up a nasty looking, tooth missing good time and play the back 9 on her course. What do you have to lose??



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by JT88 View Post
    Treat your game like Mark Grace did. You need a slump buster. go to a small town bar and pick up a nasty looking, tooth missing good time and play the back 9 on her course. What do you have to lose??
    Front Row in Windsor Heights would be a target rich environment.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    I tried the "best club" thing this afternoon. Even my 5 wood, that usually shows me the love, spit in my face. It was a LONG 18 holes.

    Sorry to hear that. I recommend a priest.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Go to your "Happy Place". Or slow backswing, lead arm straight, hands straight through at the target.


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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Be the ball.


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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    As you prepare for the tourney:

    - Play "best lie" with a partner. Gets your mind off what you are doing on your own.

    - Don't keep score.

    - Go to a hitting range and just hit a bucket of balls.

    - Try fasting. You might hit better when you're feeling lean and mean.

    - Walk the course instead of using a cart. It subconsciously encourages you to hit longer, especially if it's hot out.

    - Do something else to train. Lift weights. Run. Swim. You may not hit any better, but you will feel better, physically and mentally.

    - Go to a course that is unknown to you and where nobody knows you and let loose.

    - Participate in the tourney as an honorary figure on the condition that you can not win...you will hit like a genius when the pressure's off.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    As you prepare for the tourney:

    - Play "best lie" with a partner. Gets your mind off what you are doing on your own.

    - Don't keep score.

    - Go to a hitting range and just hit a bucket of balls.

    - Try fasting. You might hit better when you're feeling lean and mean.

    - Walk the course instead of using a cart. It subconsciously encourages you to hit longer, especially if it's hot out.

    - Do something else to train. Lift weights. Run. Swim. You may not hit any better, but you will feel better, physically and mentally.

    - Go to a course that is unknown to you and where nobody knows you and let loose.

    - Participate in the tourney as an honorary figure on the condition that you can not win...you will hit like a genius when the pressure's off.

    "Don't Keep Score".....It does seem to take the pressure off, at least somewhat. I play with a couple of guys who "Never Keep Score", I think its the only way they can stand to play the game.

    If nothing else works just try not keeping score and concentrate on having a good time...as they say thee score isn't everything!

    Have a Great Time playing golf guys and gals...& don't take the game Uber Seriously.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    I had the same problem a few years ago and went to the pro at Longview, who I had been to for a lesson 10 years ago. This guy can watch you hit about 10 balls and then tells you what to correct.

    (I am pretty much back in the same boat this year.)



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Your golf game sucks? Join the club. See what I did there?



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Do you use a cart or walk? If you normally use a cart, try walking nine. Walking to the ball slows things down a little and gives you some time to regroup and focus on your next shot. Could help get you back on track.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    On a related note, I had my first golf lesson, and it turns out that my swing is entirely wrong (even though I get reasonably decent results). Sounds like my right arm is entirely too involved in the swing. I tried working on it a bit and couldn't get the ball up in the air for longer than 75 yards. So I quit and just accepted my bogey golfer ways.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    I had the same problem a few years ago and went to the pro at Longview, who I had been to for a lesson 10 years ago. This guy can watch you hit about 10 balls and then tells you what to correct.

    (I am pretty much back in the same boat this year.)
    I just picked up golf this year (I decided to actually put some effort into it, anyway), and after spending the first month slicing or missing every shot, I finally went in and took a couple lessons

    like he said, they'll pick up right away what you're doing wrong and how to fix it.. it was a night and day difference after a half hour or two of lessons



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    Go see John at Golf USA in Ames, $20 half hour lesson, was in same funk with long irons and shooting 90-105 and a 15 handicap, last 5-7 rounds have been 80-95, still a few issues but really helped me to focus on just a couple of managable issues. Key was grip and slow down back swing. My 2 cents worth.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Do you use a cart or walk? If you normally use a cart, try walking nine. Walking to the ball slows things down a little and gives you some time to regroup and focus on your next shot. Could help get you back on track.
    This is totally true and works, cart golf is: Hit, jump in cart and drink and talk till next shot, vs. walking you think about shot as you approach and walk past yardage markers to understand club needs. I say walking is worth 5 strokes to me, especially up close around green.



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    Re: My golf game sucks!

    A ****** day on the golf course is still better than any day at work..

    I've been playing recreationally (~7 times/year) for about 5 years now & have yet to break 100. I'm really inconsistent, plus I usually don't finish my rounds sober.. I should, & will one of these days, take a couple lessons, but until then I'll just keep chunking away at that little white ball.



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