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PostSubject: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:16 pm

Hi all

I just completed my PC and training in Bishan. So far progress is not very good, always getting blisters on my fingers and sprains in my back.

Hoping to get my handicap next year!

Now I am using Lynx Fury set.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Keep it up..... !!!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:23 pm

Thanks bro. Definitely will keep it up. Although I just started, I realised that this game is so addictive!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Congrats Ironman.

I like your username Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:36 pm

Impressive array of weapons! Haha I'm jealous!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:51 pm

Well done, Ironman Smile We all start somewhere Smile All the best in your golfing journey. Do join us when you can!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:37 pm

Alright! Thanks bro! I would love to join you guys if I can. Let me rush for my handicap!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:51 pm

welcome on board. and yes! it is addictive! hahha...

all you need is hardwork....

you will eventually get there... dun worry!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:09 pm

Yeah it is so addictive. Haha. Wah, all the bros here have advanced weaponry. LOL. Damn, but I think I will stick to my beginner set for at least two years first! Ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:10 pm

Ironman wrote:
Impressive array of weapons! Haha I'm jealous!

No lah, i am still learning also. Every range and course is a learning experience.

My kakis and me also practices in Nature Park Driving Range esp on Sat afternoon. Hope to see you there also.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:24 pm

How many balls did you hit to get blisters on your fingers?

Anyway, welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:13 am

@sillytesky: Alright bro, see you there soon!

@nyisoe: I trained once a week at the range. Hit 400 balls each time. Today the skin of my right middle finger tip got tore off. Damn painful. Then I continue to hit with a loose grip with my right hand. The vibration caused by contact with the ball caused my right finger joints to have Blue Black marks!. Wah, I think next training session I will reduce to 200 balls and wear a bandage on my middle finger. Do you suffer from the same condition?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:15 am

I can't help it. Since I joined this forum, I keep looking at the clubs you guys have and keep researching on them. Make my heart so itchy, maybe after I have improved to consistent shots, I will upgrade my set too. argh.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:49 am

Welcome,
I'm no expert but maybe you should hit 100 balls 4 times a week rather than 400 balls once a week.

Then again, I'm the lazy sort who don't like to go range.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:17 am

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Welcome,
I'm no expert but maybe you should hit 100 balls 4 times a week rather than 400 balls once a week.

Then again, I'm the lazy sort who don't like to go range.


Hi Mr.SS......this is DS. With you not going range, how do you maintain your current playing level and profficiency?

Is there a secret to profficiency longevity?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:23 am

Duval_S wrote:
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Ssquirrel wrote:
Welcome,
I'm no expert but maybe you should hit 100 balls 4 times a week rather than 400 balls once a week.

Then again, I'm the lazy sort who don't like to go range.


Hi Mr.SS......this is DS. With you not going range, how do you maintain your current playing level and profficiency?

Is there a secret to profficiency longevity?

Night training, maybe..... ROFL

Welcome Ironman. Cheers Jump

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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:37 am

[quote]@sillytesky: Alright bro, see you there soon!

@nyisoe: I trained once a week at the range. Hit 400 balls each time. Today the skin of my right middle finger tip got tore off. Damn painful. Then I continue to hit with a loose grip with my right hand. The vibration caused by contact with the ball caused my right finger joints to have Blue Black marks!. Wah, I think next training session I will reduce to 200 balls and wear a bandage on my middle finger. Do you suffer from the same condition? [/quote]

Wow, 400 is already too much lah. I already got blistering if I hit 150 balls twice a week. Blistering will be more serious if I have a lot of bad shots on that day.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Maybe I break it down into 2 visits per week and I shall knock 200 balls each time. Actually it's good to join such forums. There's so many like-minded people here (but of course the skill level is different.. lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:08 pm

i hit 90-150 balls a session, i use to hit 200+ but realize that it just make things worst. mindless pounding ball after ball will only let bad swing mistakes creep in and stay once you get tired.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:31 pm

That day I saw this guy hitting beside me, using a hybrid. Damn his shot was really powerful, but it always goes to his left. Midway through the flight, his ball will veer back to the right and land at his 12 o'clock.

I was thinking that if his ball just goes straight, it can reach farther distance. Doesn't it? Is this a type of mistake that this person slowly build up over the years, in order to keep his ball flight straight? Or did he intentionally perform such stunt?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:30 pm

Ironman wrote:
That day I saw this guy hitting beside me, using a hybrid. Damn his shot was really powerful, but it always goes to his left. Midway through the flight, his ball will veer back to the right and land at his 12 o'clock.

I was thinking that if his ball just goes straight, it can reach farther distance. Doesn't it? Is this a type of mistake that this person slowly build up over the years, in order to keep his ball flight straight? Or did he intentionally perform such stunt?

Possibly playing a power fade, I think it's supposed to go further if you do it right. On the flipside I've heard some ppl telling me that a draw shot goes further
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:53 pm

If I am correct, the ball flight that you mention is called a fade. Straight shall be far but draw will be further.

Do not need to be impress with his shot as I am sure you will and can hit the same very soon, if you put your heart in learning and train hard in your game WITH your coach.

Unless this guy able to hit every shot and fade his ball then I guess this is his natural swing. Hybrid is much easily to hit compared to wood or even long irons.

Good player usually are able to shape their ball from left to right or right to left. Look impressive but they do not usually do it, unless it is necessary.

What puzzle me was, if this guy is hitting his hybrid so well. Why is he still practice it so much in the driving range ? My opinion for driving range is to practice your worse shot not your best. Why would I be practicing my best shot when I already confidence in doing so. (unless, it is just an warm up before a round).

It is okay to hit 200 balls or more if you can or wanted to. I hit 200 balls too but I spend at least 4 hours in the driving range (including bunker, chipping and putting ). I go through my routine on every ball .. stand behind ball, pick a target .. etc

In other words, practice with a purpose. Work on your swing and made every ball count ... Again, do not forget to practice the short game (bunker, chipping and putting)...

Enjoy your journey of golf ...

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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:18 am

I would second Slinger51 and some of the bro's opinion. Hitting 400 for beginner is too much on you body and skin unless you mix and match shots and do it in at least 3 hours.

Once the body is tired, mistake start to creep in and you'll start to compensate which then leads to bad habbit. Not to mention if you duff the shot, really not good for your join and might end up with tennis elboy, wrist pain etc.

I used to hit 300-400 ball on the range over 2-3 hours. that realy kills me on off day specially left knee and elbow. Nowadays sticking to 100 ball at 2 - 3 times a week. 3 - 5 balls for longer club (driver, fairway, 3-9) and ~50 balls on S, A, P. Personaly I got more consistent result and accuracy this way.

HTH.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:43 am

dmateo wrote:
I would second Slinger51 and some of the bro's opinion. Hitting 400 for beginner is too much on you body and skin unless you mix and match shots and do it in at least 3 hours.

Once the body is tired, mistake start to creep in and you'll start to compensate which then leads to bad habbit. Not to mention if you duff the shot, really not good for your join and might end up with tennis elboy, wrist pain etc.

I used to hit 300-400 ball on the range over 2-3 hours. that realy kills me on off day specially left knee and elbow. Nowadays sticking to 100 ball at 2 - 3 times a week. 3 - 5 balls for longer club (driver, fairway, 3-9) and ~50 balls on S, A, P. Personaly I got more consistent result and accuracy this way.

HTH.

Bro, it is Slicer51 not Slinger51 .. Slinger is my mentor ... I slice my ball and my mentor shape his balls lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all. Noob here. Now training in Bishan. Just completed PC.    Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:45 am

Pak Slicer, think you need to change it to Slinger too with the number of prizes you have been wining... Beer
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