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PostSubject: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:23 am

http://howtogolfit.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-three-big-mistakes-golfers-make.html
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:11 am

freedrop wrote:
http://howtogolfit.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-three-big-mistakes-golfers-make.html

quoting part of it; aiya Tiger Woods shld hv read this...
"There must be a witness present
The course must be par 70 or more
The course must be at least 6000 yards
Don’t get divorced
Don’t go bankrupt or lose his business"

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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:21 am

How insightful. Thanks for sharing. Now I need not go to that isetan mini golf sale already heheheheheh
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:22 am

For those who want to save their time from watching the 15min video, here is the summary at the end.

1. set a clear goal
2. don't try to buy a better golf game
3. don't underclub your approach

1. set a goal and a clear plan to execute.

The keyword is PLAN. And the key element in PLAN is TIMELINE. Knowing WHAT you need to fix, HOW to fix it, and most importantly, BY WHEN to get it fixed. If there is not deadline, it will never get done. I am often guilty of this part, because 'fixing' is so much fun that I keep doing it.

2. don't try to buy a better game

The guy shot 78 with some very very old clubs which appears not to have any game improvement technology.... hmmm.... interesting.

3. don't underclub

The BEST distance for your irons, is not the same as the AVERAGE distance. If we choose the club for the approach shot based on the BEST we've hit them on the range on a perfect lie under perfect conditions, certainly it will be shorter out on the course.
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:40 pm

Lee36328 wrote:
For those who want to save their time from watching the 15min video, here is the summary at the end.

1. set a clear goal
2. don't try to buy a better golf game
3. don't underclub your approach

1. set a goal and a clear plan to execute.

The keyword is PLAN. And the key element in PLAN is TIMELINE. Knowing WHAT you need to fix, HOW to fix it, and most importantly, BY WHEN to get it fixed. If there is not deadline, it will never get done. I am often guilty of this part, because 'fixing' is so much fun that I keep doing it.

2. don't try to buy a better game

The guy shot 78 with some very very old clubs which appears not to have any game improvement technology.... hmmm.... interesting.

3. don't underclub

The BEST distance for your irons, is not the same as the AVERAGE distance. If we choose the club for the approach shot based on the BEST we've hit them on the range on a perfect lie under perfect conditions, certainly it will be shorter out on the course.

Good points made, would also like to add
4.Losing your temper /patience

Most of us aren't good enough/ don't practise enough to merit getting so angry about a bad shot. So relax ppl!

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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Good point

I recalled Arnold Palmer once said, we have no reason to be angry if we don't dedicate enough time to practice our weak areas (or any practice at all!). We are weekend hackers...

To achieve what the Irish chap did, getting angry isn't one of his secrets to his success. But we all set expectations (unrealistic ones??) and I'm equally guilty Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:50 pm

he actually found 10 mistakes and a lot more tips/methods of how he did it.

but to learn all, you must pay US$19 a month, plus a joining fee. 60 day money back gtee. I may just want to try

we cannot buy a better golf game, but can definitely pay monthly charge Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:51 pm

1. set a clear goal
2. don't try to improve your golf game by buying new clubs
3. don't underclub your approach
4. don't lose your temper
5. bet your fortune
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:54 pm

ZX, are you suggesting chicken shit stakes from now on? Welcome back to our kampong bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:19 pm

there are 2 more videos...mistake 4-9..
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:03 pm

1. dont set a clear goal
2. don't try to improve your golf game by buying new clubs
3. underclubing your approach
4. dont focus on getting fundamentals right (posture, stance, alignment, grip)
5. don't prepare their game plan for a course beforehand
6. dont have a consistent pre-shot routine
7. dont practice the right things (just whacking balls in a loop mindlessly) or dont practice at all
8. endless search for the secret of golf, the best swing technique (there is none)
9. dont practice short game

no.10 coming in four days time
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:12 pm

I am sooooooo guilty of no. 2


i shall now go reflect, and come back with a WTS thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:13 pm

number 10. Don't trust your club distance and swing tempo.

This is a sure goner for me. Trust the club, the relax swing and the loft to deliver the distance. I keep reminding myself but sometimes excitement and adrenaline got the better of me.
Power normally resulted in stiff hand, hard grip, stiff body, hand action is the source of all disaster on my golf game.
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:23 pm

No.7 is my biggest sin
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:30 pm

eiji wrote:
I am sooooooo guilty of no. 2


i shall now go reflect, and come back with a WTS thread.

you forgot Ho's rule no.1

"for every WTS, there must be a WTB"
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:55 pm

1) I don't do practice swing on the tee box before teeing off.
2) I don't do practice swing when hitting from the fairway.
3) I don't do practice swing when chipping.
4) I don't do practice swing when putting.
5) I don't wear a glove when I play.

And all this is because I am becoming lazy recently. Are these also sins? HELP
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:26 pm

TDO wrote:
1) I don't do practice swing on the tee box before teeing off.
2) I don't do practice swing when hitting from the fairway.
3) I don't do practice swing when chipping.
4) I don't do practice swing when putting.
5) I don't wear a glove when I play.

And all this is because I am becoming lazy recently. Are these also sins? HELP

Drink Beer to relax before it's your turn to tee up.
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:17 pm

I don't think glove matter lah. I sometimes also lazy and just swing bare handed.. Smile Sometimes at the range also bare footed What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:20 pm

dmateo wrote:
I don't think glove matter lah. I sometimes also lazy and just swing bare handed.. Smile Sometimes at the range also bare footed What a Face
Personally, I think without the glove I have a better feel of the shots. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:30 pm

just a little something off my golf programs for the GRians here..


Effective Practice (Long Game)
• Always refer to notes made from lesson
• Fundamentals
• Get aligned. Use clubs or alignment sticks
• Rehearse, rehearse and rehearse
• Take your time, it’s not a race to finish your golf balls
• Remember the sound and feel of good impact
• Manage your time. (eg, 50 balls technique 30 target 10 routine)
• Practice effectively (have a clear picture of what you want to do before each shot)
• Don’t tinker. Be disciplined with what you are doing



Effective Practice (Short Game)
• Use a maximum of 10 balls
• Always practice different shots with different clubs
• Practice from as many lies possible
• Practice shots you aren’t good at
• Simulate on course game play
• Always incorporate skills tests, pressure tests into practice
• Feel, imagination should be practiced more than technique


Effective Practice(Putting)
• Practice speed (long putts)
• Practice more breaking putts that straight ones
• Develop a routine( read the line, pick a speed and execute)
• Practice hitting putts solidly (drill with the ball placed between the 2 tees, putter head width apart)


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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:05 pm

PS if u are trying his blueprint program, could you let me know how it goes, I am keen to try it out too.

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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:13 pm

yes, willing to give it a try, no harm...but only from Dec onwards. Bcoz I'd have no time to practice till then, bcoz back problem/travels etc.

by no means i hope to go very low, that takes a lot of practice time liao. I just want to consistently play 85-90. not just once every 10 games. so 90 days timetable should do it for me (see mistake no.1: no clear goal Laughing). Join the program for 3 months.
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:15 pm

jhan18 wrote:
just a little something off my golf programs for the GRians here..


Effective Practice (Long Game)
• Always refer to notes made from lesson
• Fundamentals
• Get aligned. Use clubs or alignment sticks
• Rehearse, rehearse and rehearse
• Take your time, it’s not a race to finish your golf balls
• Remember the sound and feel of good impact
• Manage your time. (eg, 50 balls technique 30 target 10 routine)
• Practice effectively (have a clear picture of what you want to do before each shot)
• Don’t tinker. Be disciplined with what you are doing



Effective Practice (Short Game)
• Use a maximum of 10 balls
• Always practice different shots with different clubs
• Practice from as many lies possible
• Practice shots you aren’t good at
• Simulate on course game play
• Always incorporate skills tests, pressure tests into practice
• Feel, imagination should be practiced more than technique


Effective Practice(Putting)
• Practice speed (long putts)
• Practice more breaking putts that straight ones
• Develop a routine( read the line, pick a speed and execute)
• Practice hitting putts solidly (drill with the ball placed between the 2 tees, putter head width apart)




What a sharing, Justin!

Am sure newbies/old birds can learn a lot from your coaching.
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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:21 pm

Then I will probably give it a try later this month after my overseas trip.

I hit my goal of breaking 90 this year, but my long term goal is still breaking 80, and playing low 80s/high 70s game. And I need as much help beside just throwing money at buying some sort of a decent game.

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PostSubject: Re: Threre Big Mistakes Golfers Make in Trying to Improve   Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:20 pm

eiji wrote:
Then I will probably give it a try later this month after my overseas trip.

I hit my goal of breaking 90 this year, but my long term goal is still breaking 80, and playing low 80s/high 70s game. And I need as much help beside just throwing money at buying some sort of a decent game.

That the goal bro .. I am sure you can do it
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