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Do you take practice swings?
Practice swings are for wusses! I'm go for show!
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I'll take one swing and then, KABOOM!
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2 practice swings for me, thankyouverymuch
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I usually do 3. Gets my body warmed up.
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I'll dig a bunker before I hit an actual shot!
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PostSubject: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:58 pm

Having recently played with ZX, I realized that he hits amazing shots (long and straight) without ever taking a practice swing. I also noticed that Monty doesn't take practice swings.

From my perspective, my practice swings appear decent but then the actual swing is quite the opposite. I'm considering skipping practice swings altogether. I was wondering what you all do... practice swings perchance?

For those who are keen, here's a good article on this topic.

I should say that I think taking practice swings before using short irons/wedges is useful since that's where precision is most important.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:08 pm

I totally agree....its amazing that ZX does not take practising swing...he really ensure that its ' one shot , one kill'....maybe he was a snipper during army days.

for me, there is no long game...also, I do slow motion of simulating the swing plane....and be very careful not to unnecessarily waste any good shot......
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:11 pm

Practice is one of my pre-shot routine.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:15 pm

I used to NOT taking practice swing because when I did, my shot became worse...

After attending lesson, I realized it was because I did not have a consistent thought when I did my practice swing... My coach encouraged me to think about accelerating through the ball because fear was (and still is) my biggest problem. I realized my shot now has become more consistent due to my practice swing....

In the beginning, my practice swing really looks like the real swing (same arc, same speed, taking divot). But now, it is like a lesser swing without taking a divot... It appears to be as effective because my thought is still the same and I liked this better because i have to repair less divot...
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:32 pm

Most of the time I don't. Everytime when I do practice swing is seem okay and when I actually hit the ball "tock"and god knows where, sometimes no where. When I address the ball I will tell myself what I am supposed to do and just do it. I know, practice swing is important but......to each its own I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:38 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Having recently played with ZX, I realized that he hits amazing shots (long and straight) without ever taking a practice swing. I also noticed that Monty doesn't take practice swings.

I should say that I think taking practice swings before using short irons/wedges is useful since that's where precision is most important.


TS, we are family man, so its normal for us to have practise swings...

i suspect ZX is a geylang crowd, u know those places how to have practise swings, dun talk about mulligans.... bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:43 pm

slinger wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Having recently played with ZX, I realized that he hits amazing shots (long and straight) without ever taking a practice swing. I also noticed that Monty doesn't take practice swings.

I should say that I think taking practice swings before using short irons/wedges is useful since that's where precision is most important.


TS, we are family man, so its normal for us to have practise swings...

i suspect ZX is a geylang crowd, u know those places how to have practise swings, dun talk about mulligans.... bounce

ROFL ROFL ROFL

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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:47 pm

slinger wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Having recently played with ZX, I realized that he hits amazing shots (long and straight) without ever taking a practice swing. I also noticed that Monty doesn't take practice swings.

I should say that I think taking practice swings before using short irons/wedges is useful since that's where precision is most important.


TS, we are family man, so its normal for us to have practise swings...

i suspect ZX is a geylang crowd, u know those places how to have practise swings, dun talk about mulligans.... bounce

LOL!!! Wah... almost pee'd myself laughing.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:41 pm

I have 2 practice swing behind the ball and not on the ball ,it a routine that my coach and me put in place to elaborate an absolute focus to not care anything exept the flag i had the tendency to look at all trouble.... in between me and the flat . It also to make my focus and aim more sharper. i saw a lot of social or addict golfer taking practicing on the ball it isnot the good way to practice as when you stand on the ball you should just swing it . i think everything should be done behind the ball it give an oportunity to think and see the best way to play your shot and aim at . when i stand at the ball , i'm aiming and fire at the pin . and if i'm lucky enough i'll be near the pin ...
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:30 pm

I used to take just 1 practice swing before each shot. However, if my flight is playing a little slow, I skip my practice swing to save a little time.

In the end, I got so used to just hitting the ball that I stopped any practice swings altogether. I found there is absolutely no difference on how the shot turns out. It's all in the mind and 1 extra swing would not change anything for me... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:44 pm

i think you can skip the practice swing but some form of waggling to keep the hands loose is still necessary

shifu, pls spare me!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:31 am

no.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:34 pm

My practice swing always seems better than my actualt swing. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:36 pm

Kookk wrote:
My practice swing always seems better than my actualt swing. Laughing

Ain't that the truth for many of us here.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:52 am

asahi wrote:
Kookk wrote:
My practice swing always seems better than my actualt swing. Laughing

Ain't that the truth for many of us here.

Bro, my actual swing same as practice swing lei.. but hor, cannot connect. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:14 am

i do 1 - 2 times before actual shot
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:15 am

i do practice swing for pitching and chipping. For longer irons and woods i dont usually do practice swing but i do take sometime for the set up
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PostSubject: Re: Do you take practice swings?   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:36 am

asahi wrote:
Kookk wrote:
My practice swing always seems better than my actualt swing. Laughing

Ain't that the truth for many of us here.

Guess it is all in the mind.
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