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PostSubject: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:53 pm

Have been playing poorly recently because of the rain. The ground is always muddy (was in sembawang) and the sand are hard. I keep fatting my iron; any advice. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Wait for the raining season to be over ??? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:56 pm

Not much of advise from me since I am not a good player yet. However, in mental game, remember everybody will be playing in the same wet condition as you. If your golf buddies have the same hcp or skill level as you and they can play well .. then not you ?

As long as you have not fear in any condition you play in. Do not even think that you will hit flat because it is wet during your address .. you will not ...

Always do a practice swing and keep to your normal routine before the actual swing ...

As for hard sand .. try to use a less bounce wedge and do more of the up and down swing rather the round the body swing ...
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:05 pm

"Ask the pro" thread is kind of moot point when it comes to fixing someone's swing fault Laughing





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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:11 pm

2 key things which I have learnt the hard way of playing in the rain are:

1. Play one club up

2. I used to take alot of divot due to the soft ground...now, I up one club..and go easy on my swing..focussing on taking the ball clean...
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:10 pm

Duval_S wrote:
2 key things which I have learnt the hard way of playing in the rain are:

1. Play one club up

2. I used to take alot of divot due to the soft ground...now, I up one club..and go easy on my swing..focussing on taking the ball clean...

bro, u sure ur day job is not teaching pro? most apt advice given.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:11 pm

Psst....he self proclaimed SB but could be a pro in disguise.

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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:13 pm

is it true or more common to duff on wet ground?
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:19 pm

Lets just say the rubber range mat or a firm lie help disguise some swing flaws, especially ones that cause the fat shot.

the club just dun bounce as much on Wet ground as on the other two lies
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:22 pm

Yea man. Tell me about it.
Learnt the hard way not to dig in for wet weather.
Best to just sweep the ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:10 pm

spetnez wrote:
Have been playing poorly recently because of the rain. The ground is always muddy (was in sembawang) and the sand are hard. I keep fatting my iron; any advice. Thanks.

Mate I dont want to be harsh but if you hit "fat" shots it will not make any difference if the ground is wet or not, a fat shot is a fat shot....

The only difference maybe you get a bit muddier when ground is wet.....
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:14 pm

pushslice wrote:
"Ask the pro" thread is kind of moot point when it comes to fixing someone's swing fault Laughing

Very difficult to offer solid advice when all you get is a one line question..... of course we want to help, but we are not Genies.... sometimes is better to say nothing....

Old Kiwi quote!

"Is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:16 pm

" "Is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt "

Hey SH, you sure this saying is Kiwi Quote ???? Sounds too Confucius to me .... ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:20 pm

Tituman wrote:
" "Is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt "

Hey SH, you sure this saying is Kiwi Quote ???? Sounds too Confucius to me .... ROFL

I am always confused...... we had this sign hanging over toilet when I was growing up.... Along with one that said, "we dont swim in your toilet so please dont piss in my pool"

Never understood that we did not have a pool.......
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:37 pm

shorthitter wrote:
pushslice wrote:
"Ask the pro" thread is kind of moot point when it comes to fixing someone's swing fault Laughing

Very difficult to offer solid advice when all you get is a one line question..... of course we want to help, but we are not Genies.... sometimes is better to say nothing....

Old Kiwi quote!

"Is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
Beer

yup, thats what i meant too...no pics, no vids. So its moot to ask the pro...even if there are pics, a real solid advice comes from personal lesson.

Ask the pro, for me, is good for e.g. rules, swing theory, tour inside info, course mgt, history etc

Fixing our swing? Not the place Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:56 pm

pushslice wrote:
Lets just say the rubber range mat or a firm lie help disguise some swing flaws, especially ones that cause the fat shot.

the club just dun bounce as much on Wet ground as on the other two lies

make sense.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:55 am

Thanks for the advice. With this rainy seasons, i am sure i have plenty of chances to try your advice. End of the day, I think I should improve on my contact.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:13 pm

Bro, try this tip..without changing ur swing, no harm trying

On the range, put a cig butt 3-5cm in front of your ball. Focus on the butt and hit the butt. Forget the ball.

Still duff, then must go to a pro la Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:22 pm

since now raining, the range mat will be wet, you can see where the splash starts and that is where you make contact with the ground
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:23 pm

pushslice wrote:
Bro, try this tip..without changing ur swing, no harm trying

On the range, put a cig butt 3-5cm in front of your ball. Focus on the butt and hit the butt. Forget the ball.

Still duff, then must go to a pro la Laughing

What if dont smoke? must have cig per shot??? Very Happy Good drill though, in USA I used to use a penny, but here smallest is 5 cents... gets expensive....
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:26 pm

shorthitter wrote:
pushslice wrote:
Bro, try this tip..without changing ur swing, no harm trying

On the range, put a cig butt 3-5cm in front of your ball. Focus on the butt and hit the butt. Forget the ball.

Still duff, then must go to a pro la Laughing

What if dont smoke? must have cig per shot??? Very Happy Good drill though, in USA I used to use a penny, but here smallest is 5 cents... gets expensive....

How abt a small piece of masking tape?
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:27 pm

One butt a shot, pls dun blame me if you get cancer liao ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:45 pm

Would give it a try at the range later....Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:46 pm

the cigarette butt drill or trying to get cancer?
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:57 pm

I used to hit alot of fat shots... thats why the name duffy.... did an analysis with a head pro in WGCC and we notice there was a slight casting on the downswing. Thats why even the shifting of ball position didnt help.

My only advice on wet grounds.... shorten back swing and hit it like a ball below feet and clip the ball as clean as possible. Nevermind if you top it sometimes cos top, the ball will still go straight.... and on wet grounds, it will hydroplane.... Smile
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