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  1. The "Hit Reflex"

    Anyone have any drills to get that mentality out of the system? I'd really like to smooth my swing and tempo out, but just can't seem to get by that urge to knock the living snot out of the ball. Am heading down one road now and I'll report back on my results, but anyone have any ideas on how...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 05-07-2007 03:46 PM
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  2. Golf Books

    Can anyone recommend a good golf book? If so, please indicate why. Cheers Ty:cheers

    Started by Ty Webb‎, 08-18-2003 08:50 AM
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  3. Flat Right Wrist (i'm a lefty)

    Ok so no jokes about the Lefty part being my problem! :) I seem to be having a hard time keeping MY right wrist(left wrist for the rest of you) flat at the top of my back swing, i tend to cup it, which is causing me issues and power loss. Any drill you can think of to help with this? Thanks for...

    Started by Gropper‎, 05-04-2007 04:05 PM
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  4. Calling BC - Right hand drill

    I didn't want to 'jack Geoff's thread so I will do it here. BC Mist, you critique this drill but you seem to say the exact same thing as Greg does. Greg's main points: - strongly advocates a bent back right wrist - same as you (correct?)

    Started by Started2k3‎, 05-01-2007 04:31 PM
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  5. Fade is gone, draw is back...

    Hi, After having a little trouble at the start of this season with a weak slice and a huge loss of distance, I came here to share my problems and, thanks in part by your tips, I'm now hitting the ball more solid than ever. However, the main thing that made me hit the ball more solidly was...

    Started by BredStik‎, 05-03-2007 09:02 AM
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  6. Looking for two drills!

    Need help with a couple of things. 1) Need help with a drill to keep my front foot from "spinning out" during the downswing and follow through. I flare my front foot (right handed golfer) at bit at address, but it becomes more flared by the time I'm done my swing. And I think its causing me to...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 04-20-2007 10:48 PM
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  7. Chipping from last years dead rough.....??

    Is anyone else out there having trouble chipping around the greens from "last years" dead matted down rough. My chipping has been horrible from this rough as it seems to grap my club and I either hit it across the other side of the green or barely get it out of the rough. I have made an effort to...

    Started by PEI Golfing‎, 04-24-2007 09:47 PM
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  8. Swing Video This is a video a buddy took of my Tee shot in west virginia last weekend. 4 wood - left to right ball flight - 225 yards approx. this is probably one of my better examples for you guys to take a look at. So I value everyones opinion. So let...

    Started by Golfer_Gofer‎, 04-27-2007 09:47 AM
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  9. Stiff OR Reg?

    I was at GT the other day and tried the Burner driver. The sales associate said I needed a stiff flex shaft based on my swing speed avg around 100 -105. Today, I was at NB in Orleans and tried the R7 Draw. It had a regular shaft. The rep recommended not to go with a stiff based on watching how I...

    Started by XTOUR‎, 04-28-2007 06:49 PM
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  10. Observations, are they valid?

    Gday guys! Been working on my game alot recently, as playing a few of the tougher courses in the area have really shown where my game is at. At my local course, I shoot between 73 and 85 on a 68par almost any given day, (depending on the tee placements) but struggle to break 90 on the tougher...

    Started by Tonx‎, 04-29-2007 10:26 PM
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  11. Looking for good short game instruction

    Hi, Been golfing a long time. Live in downtown area. Looking for a good instructor who isn't going to reconstruct but work with what I've got, preferably in the short game area (within 100, chipping/pitching, sand), preferably close to downtown (as opposed to Kanata). Thx for any info,

    Started by Golfisgod‎, 04-24-2007 12:44 PM
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  12. Question Hitting off the toe...

    I got my set or Taylormade RAC os2 irons over the winter and have been hitting them at the range recently. It looks like I'm hitting them on the toe quite a bit. Does this mean my irons need to be adjusted in lie? Or should I be moving a touch closer to the ball. Thanks!!

    Started by Smoothie‎, 04-22-2007 05:08 PM
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  13. Swimming and Golf

    I've heard that swimming regularly develops muscles that are bad for your golf game. Has anyone else heard this? Since my knees are buggered up, I thought I'd take up swimming. Mind you, I don't think my game has anywhere to go but up.:lmfao

    Started by fundonny‎, 04-08-2007 03:09 PM
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  14. The Impact Zone

    Bobby Clampett and Andy Brumer are coming with a new book that will be published in April. From the table of contents, it looks like it is gonna be 'TGM for Dummies'... I am posting this for the golfers who got intimidated by the little yellow book (The Golfing Machine) Looks very...

    Started by sweeper‎, 03-14-2007 01:28 PM
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  15. Negativity Over Those Short Putts

    How many times have I stood over a short putt, looked at the ball, looked at the hole and the path I wish the ball to travel and said to myself, “I’m going to miss this!” How many times have I, instead of backing off and regaining my composure, not converted what I consider a “gimmee?” (Baby talk...

    Started by ExPro‎, 03-29-2007 12:02 AM
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  16. No backswing swing?

    At the 2nd annual "Better Golf Through Technology" hosted by iClub and MIT, Tomasi and Suttie presented an interesting “No Back Swing or Back Swing” research...wonder if it will "catch on"...especially for beginners? One less thing to worry about perhaps? :redface

    Started by ipoh‎, 03-30-2007 01:01 PM
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  17. Front Knee Flexed Inward?

    I saw a tip on the Golf Channel regarding the proper "action" of the front (left for righties) knee. I've since discovered that I don't do what is suggested... in fact I might be doing the opposite, but I wanted to gather thoughts as to the importance of the following: The suggestion is that...

    Started by hackzaw‎, 04-02-2007 12:50 PM
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  18. Towel drill, probably not the one you're thinking...

    Hi, I've been using a drill recently that greatly improved my swing path. When you think of the towel drill, you may think about the one using the towel under the armpit. Mine is completely different... I've been hitting pratice balls in my basement for most of the winter and noticed the...

    Started by BredStik‎, 04-02-2007 01:58 PM
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  19. about the launch monitor at golftown

    i was wondering if i can just go there, get on their monitor, tryout a few shafts and the like without buying anything....yet....i'd like to see what the ideal makeup for me is on the driver. is the monitor pretty much representative of the real swing result outdoors? just to see what is good...

    Started by Powerdraw‎, 03-29-2007 07:44 AM
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  20. Swing Change

    After fighting an Over the Top, Hit Reflex type swing for 4 years, I have decided to take the winter and make a swing change using a single axis type swing. I have been making good progress but have following question for the forum: Should I practice with only one club until the new swing is...

    Started by moochie‎, 01-29-2007 04:53 PM
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  21. My Mate and I

    Gday guys, took some vid, any suggestions are greatly welcomed. keep in mind i've only be golfing for about 8 months :D First shot is My friend, second shot is me. :D

    Started by Tonx‎, 03-02-2007 08:45 PM
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  22. Practice Facility or 9 hole course

    Just wanted to solicit some thoughts on whether I would be better off to get a membership at a practice facility or a 9 hole course? I work beside the Marshes and the cost is the same for both. Mike

    Started by moochie‎, 03-20-2007 05:12 PM
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  23. Why does everyone want a draw?

    ok, I know why, 'cause it's not a slice...still Many of thegreatest golfers of all time moved the ball left to right, Jack, I think Tiger favours a fade, can't think of any others off hand but I wouldn't be surprised to find out 90% of the top guns were fade over draw, oh yeah there's always...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 03-13-2007 11:19 PM
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  24. ็How about this golf tips site I found this site it have many golf tips Ebook and I need it. Anyone hep me to decide please

    Started by gundumx02‎, 03-17-2007 12:47 AM
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  25. More "PLANE" Truth

    golfin-buddy or anyone A plane is mathematically defined as a path of points on a flat surface extending infinitely in all directions. As all the motions in a golf swing are “circular” or rotational, the constant reference to planes seems strange. Planes then refer to positions at a particular...

    Started by BC MIST‎, 02-20-2007 02:05 PM
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  26. Art of Putting

    Art Of Putting by Stan Utley "In a welcome change from mechanistic and overly complex putting systems, Utley breaks down the putting stroke to a simple, natural motion" "A breakthrough approach to putting from the PGA tour's premier short-game guru" I am a fan of feel, and of keeping it...

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-04-2006 07:44 AM
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  27. Hitting the inside quadrant of the ball

    Why do you think a golfer should be hitting the inside quadrant of the ball? What are your opinions? Here is mine... If a (good) golfer swings on an inclined plane (a lot of golfers swing on a bent plane trying to hit the back of the ball) and the bottom of the arc of the sweetspot of the...

    Started by sweeper‎, 03-12-2007 04:10 PM
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  28. Your opinions regarding OTT

    If a golfer's downswing plane is steeper than his/her backswing plane, would you say this golfer has an over-the-top move? And why??? Please note that although the backswing and downswing planes are inclined at different angles, they both rest on the same straight line on the ground...

    Started by sweeper‎, 03-12-2007 05:54 PM
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  29. Michael Hebron

    Wow! just got the book Golf Swing Secrets and Lies, by Michael Hebron. BC MIST recommended this book quite a while ago but it was never anywhere I had looked for it. I finally ordered it online and what a book. It is a large hardback with glossy full colour. The info. will take me a loooonng...

    Started by little brit‎, 11-15-2006 11:28 PM
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  30. Why do I shank these shots?

    I have one major swing problem (not to mention all the small ones) that I can't figure out how to solve. When I am using a sand or lob wedge on a less than full shot I will about half the time shank the living daylights out of it. I have tried to swing more upright assuming that I was getting to...

    Started by dhacker1956‎, 02-18-2007 08:22 PM
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  31. Poll Poll: What's most important?

    What's the key stat for your best scores.

    Started by fundonny‎, 02-25-2007 11:58 AM
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  32. Moved: John Dunigan at your service

    Started by john dunigan‎, 02-28-2007 09:09 PM
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  33. At The Top

    Hello forum need some help on my swing At The Top. I have been basing my swing on a book called 'Such A Little Secret' by J. Wilson Barrett. His theory is that a good golf swing can be based on the masters of the past - Harvey Penick, Tommy Armour and Bobby Jones. It's a very good book. ...

    Started by EWhelan‎, 02-20-2007 12:40 PM
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  34. Reboot

    I have noticed that, every once in a while, I feel like my golf hard disk has been reformatted. What I mean is that I start hitting the ball like I have never swung a club before. I make good progress during a few practice sessions then go through a session where all goes bad. The next day, all is...

    Started by moochie‎, 02-21-2007 07:18 AM
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  35. simplicity

    "The majority of club players don’t have the talent to get wrapped up in technique, and yet that’s exactly what happens. They read about all these different theories and lose their own...

    Started by rhh7‎, 02-09-2007 08:43 AM
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  36. lessons,video sessions, club fitting...etc

    Okay, so I began playing this here game last July. Ive played at a bunch of the courses around here in the minimal amount of time, and rounds, that I have played. I managed a 114 (woohoo) at eagle creek, and of a handful of the "cheaper" places, such as Glen Mar, pakenham, oaks of cobden,...

    Started by Mike999‎, 02-16-2007 02:51 AM
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  37. Question Winter Lessons

    Hi.. Need some advice on winter golf lessons, want to get more serious about my game, especially on my short game... absolutely dying to get golfing! Any suggestions??

    Started by golfchick07‎, 02-11-2007 08:17 PM
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  38. any tricks to master this attribute?

    Gday all. Went to the local pro the other day to get this slight left hook out of my irons, and he noticed that my weight is distributed too far to the toes, especially on my left foot (im right handed) which is causing me to rise up a little during backswing. Do you guys have any quick...

    Started by Tonx‎, 02-05-2007 09:35 PM
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  39. Poll Poll: Putting Poll

    I have to know do you think Utley or Peltz is correct? Also what is more important Confidence or Knowledge when you have a 3footer for par.

    Started by GolfOttawa‎, 12-17-2006 10:39 AM
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    01-26-2007 11:23 AM Go to last post
  40. Kevin Haime Golf School OAC

    I went to the Kevin Haime golf school at the OAC a few weeks ago because I heard the Team 1200 were down there and they mentioned that you could win a membership for a week if you won a putting challenge, my wife bought me 3 lessons for xmas so I though it would be a good idea to check it out. ...

    Started by Bidou‎, 01-19-2007 01:59 PM
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  41. Practice

    I try to do some form of drills on my full swing a few times per week and practice putting and chipping as well. Problem is that I have a short attention span (especially when putting in my basement). How long do practice sessions have to be in order to be effective? All thoughts appreciated. ...

    Started by moochie‎, 01-18-2007 07:13 AM
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  42. Thumbs up Tips for the dreaded pitch shot

    Tips for the dreaded pitch shot

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-07-2007 08:44 AM
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  43. As 1 thing gets better, another gets worse...

    Gday all! At the moment, I'm finding that while my Long tee shots are becomming straighter and straighter, (almost to the stage that I rarely shank a drive anymore) My Irons are becomming worse and worse. My Swing is becomming smoother the more I practise and play, and I find it easy to...

    Started by Tonx‎, 01-01-2007 08:55 PM
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  44. Golf Lessons for Executives

    I run the Accuracy Golf Training e-School and I'm looking to put together a Customized golf school for executives. I have a few questions for the members of the golf forum. 1) Does anyone know of an excellent golf school that puts together custom programs exclusively for high level executives...

    Started by BonifiedGolfNut‎, 01-02-2007 01:19 AM
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  45. How To Feel A Real Golf Swing

    How To Feel A Real Golf Swing by Bob Toski and Davis Love, Jr. "We believe that when you feel the freedom and rhythm of the proper swinging motion for yourself, you will never lose it; you will realize, like a child on a swing, that surrender to the swinging motion is the ultimate control and...

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-05-2006 07:17 AM
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    12-24-2006 10:12 AM Go to last post
  46. Some Swing Pictures

    So I know this thread has probably been done before, not the post pictures of youself on the golf course thread, but if you got pics of you swinging a club lets see..., i didnt see any thread like that... im bored and i figured out a way to post pics onto a website so i dont have to worry about...

    Started by MusicMan‎, 12-08-2006 06:24 PM
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  47. Goal for next season

    My best round in Canada has been 90 from the blue tees at Maple Ridge: par 72, 6204 yards, rating 68.8/slope 115. My goal for next season is to play at least ten 18-hole rounds, and to shoot substantially lower than 90. I have decided to putt left hand low, with the arc style advocated by...

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-19-2006 09:26 PM
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  48. To change or not to change

    I recently acquired a Big Bertha 454 at a really good price, the club came with a Senior Flex shaft. I'm able to hit without slicing about 240 yds. My old driver had a Regular flex shaft and I got about the same distance 235/40. Am tempted to change the shaft to a Regular Flex. NOW????? would you...

    Started by Del Delaplante‎, 12-11-2006 07:55 PM
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  49. Into the fourth dimension

    Well, I finally discovered clearkey golf! Thanks to one of you, who made a reference to it, I can't find it now. I think my style is Analyzer.

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-13-2006 08:22 AM
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  50. Putting and chipping methods

    So, what putting and chipping methods do you subscribe to? How many of you are arc putters versus pils method? Did you start with one and change to another? and did you change putters to aid with this change? Chipping do you use the more robotic method of Pelz or do you use the more feel type of...

    Started by little brit‎, 02-10-2006 09:32 AM
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    12-11-2006 10:24 AM Go to last post

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