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  1. I keep hitting it FAT!!!!

    My last few rounds I must of hit 8 iron shots fat!!! I just want to explode when I do it. The link below is a short video of me hitting balls at the range. Does anyone see anything in my swing that would open me up to hitting it fat. :confused ...

    Started by URstillaway‎, 06-14-2014 10:06 AM
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    06-17-2014 08:37 PM Go to last post
  2. Stack and Tilt

    I have never seen the DVDs on S&T but I think I have developed my own version of it. Basicly keeping a little more weight on my front foot, dropping my front shoulder a little bit during the take away and a nice balanced follow through. On short irons, I love it. You come down on the ball...

    Started by URstillaway‎, 07-23-2011 06:50 AM
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    06-06-2014 06:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Uncertified lessons (poll)

    Would you take lessons from an uncertified golf instructor? And no I'm not going into teaching. :P

    Started by nokids‎, 04-05-2013 08:30 AM
    • Replies: 29
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    05-20-2014 02:48 PM Go to last post
  4. Golf Ball Impact Spray

    Been using some Dr Sholl's spray lately at Gregg and Joes Winter Golf school, and was doing some searches and came across this pretty informative article about how to read the markings. Thought I'd share. It sure seems to be a pretty neat way to help understand whats going on at the range. ...

    Started by orangeTANG‎, 04-04-2014 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-23-2014 05:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Contact on face of putter

    So I have had the same putter for almost 8 years now. It's a TM Rossa CGB Daytona 1 Blade. Thing is, the wear on the face of it is clearly more towards the toe than in the center. This tells me that for years I have played my putts off center and have avoided the sweet spot of the putter. ...

    Started by abre0005‎, 04-05-2014 08:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-05-2014 08:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Push Drawers - Advice/Feelings

    Made this post on GolfWrx but figured I'd up it here also to see what people thought. For those of you who hit a push draw: Do you in a sense 'give up control' of your start direction? By that I mean, align yourselves square to your target and swing on that line without worry about the...

    Started by sabzor‎, 02-05-2014 01:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-05-2014 04:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Swing path and ball flight

    been using a swingtip and the info i get from it states that i have an inside out swing with an open club face. I am left handed and my ball flight is somewhat strait or a bit to the right would not closing the face to square make the ball go way right not sure i can figure this out inside out with...

    Started by Be-Com‎, 12-15-2013 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-01-2014 10:19 AM Go to last post
  8. My golf swing I have a wierd backswing, always have never fixed it. But, I correct all the issues when I come down at the ball and get a pure contact every time.

    Started by savosean‎, 09-12-2013 06:02 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    12-15-2013 03:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Ottawa Athletic Club Winter Golf Program

    Has anyone done this before or know what this program is like. They want $600 for this and just want to know if it is worth the $600

    Started by tclost‎, 10-24-2013 09:32 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-13-2013 01:59 PM Go to last post
  10. need lessons baaaaaaaadddddd

    hi guys first time poster here but an avid reader i m looking for some feed back from anybody who took some lessons with warren grant from total golf thinking of signing up with him any feedback is appreciated cheers

    Started by coolshodan‎, 07-06-2013 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-26-2013 03:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Productive Golf Practice

    Hey, so I just wanted to ask people what they do for productive golf practicing. I believe in its importance and making sure you make every practice efficient and put to good use on improving. There is no since wasting your time and money going to the range just to hit golf balls. It needs to be...

    Started by savosean‎, 10-24-2013 09:33 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-24-2013 10:43 AM Go to last post
  12. Cheezemaster giving lessons in Ottawa? Hi Everyone. :) I see and hear about all these people spending so much money on golf lessons, most of these golf pro's try to change your swing too much and the next thing you...

    Started by nokids‎, 10-18-2013 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-19-2013 10:57 AM Go to last post
  13. golf swing: is it really important?

    been playing golf for four years. simple as it my seem i've always thought that golf was simply about getting a ball into a hole. why do people worry about the swing when its obviously not what the game's about? I had just recently posted on distance but i can score under 90 though i've only...

    Started by cheezemaster‎, 09-23-2013 09:15 PM
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    10-02-2013 01:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Swing hard This guy is full of juicy nuggets :-)

    Started by nokids‎, 11-11-2012 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    09-29-2013 11:11 AM Go to last post
  15. Cool back to simple things.

    the key to better golf is stated on cameron strachan's website Just found this. i think it will help alot of those who struggle. Please dopnt take his work for granted. hes worked very hard on his ideas and will gladly help those in need. He makes golf simple. i share...

    Started by cheezemaster‎, 09-26-2013 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-26-2013 07:07 PM Go to last post
  16. 3 wood trouble

    I'm really having a hard time hitting my 3 wood off the fairway, it always goes a mile high. I can barely hit it over 200 yards. I have a feeling I'm hitting down on it too much (usually take some turf), but when I think of hitting down with a wood I think de-lofting the club so why is it going so...

    Started by Keeler‎, 09-25-2013 09:21 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    09-26-2013 10:26 AM Go to last post
  17. Ballooning irons - high, straight & short

    Hoping someone has some suggestions I could try at the range :-) For the last few seasons, I've been struggling with my irons. I've been hitting my irons, particularly my short irons & wedges, high, straight & quite short. For example, I was hitting my PW around 110-115 prior to these issues,...

    Started by Mr. Chi‎, 06-19-2013 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    09-25-2013 11:54 AM Go to last post
  18. Anti-casting drills

    I release my wrist hinge on my downswing too early. I pull on the grip and wrist-hinge angle goes from 90 degrees at the top to almost 180 degrees flat when the club gets to about waist high. Any suggestions/drills that will help me keep the hinge at 90 degrees until my hands get down to my knees?...

    Started by nokids‎, 09-04-2013 08:26 AM
    • Replies: 23
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    09-24-2013 11:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Approach shots

    I have been lacking on my approach shots last week, and I feel I lost all the hard work I have done over the summer. During the summer when I was golfing everyday, more then 1 round. My approach shots were perfect, always giving my self the chance for a birdie putt. Just recently I have been...

    Started by savosean‎, 09-09-2013 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-23-2013 06:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Medicus Driver?

    Hey guys, I am wondering if anyone has used the Medicus? Does it help? I am a lefty and I can hit the ball 250yds avg, however my swing is very awkward and not technical at all. I started playing golf 2.5yrs ago and have never had a lesson. With that being said, my swing is inconsistent...

    Started by Eagle_Hunter‎, 03-23-2010 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-22-2013 03:42 AM Go to last post
  21. mental help

    problem can score mid to low 80's at home course play in events at other courses score in high 90's anyone please help dave

    Started by middave‎, 08-07-2013 08:50 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-08-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  22. Help!! Chips yips are killing me...

    Hey all - wondering if anyone has ever had the chip yips? I have been struggling for a couple of years now and it is really frustrating me. I have starting to chip from the right side (I'm a lefty) and that is working but it limits my short game as I only carry a single right handed club with me...

    Started by Caveman‎, 07-22-2013 12:33 PM
    chipping, psych, putting, wif, yips
    • Replies: 8
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    08-07-2013 07:43 AM Go to last post
  23. Swing feedback

    What needs improving? Head still? More hip movement? Bend knees?

    Started by nokids‎, 08-23-2012 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 20
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    08-05-2013 04:37 PM Go to last post
  24. Question How to square Hips & Shoulders at address

    I went to visit Gregg Foley last week for a 30 minute driver lesson. He had me hitting consistent shots 30 seconds after I arrived with a few very minor tweaks. One of those tweaks was ensuring my hips were square to my target line at address. He helped me set up to it, and when I swung the ball...

    Started by orangeTANG‎, 06-28-2013 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-20-2013 11:48 PM Go to last post
  25. Draw - Ball Position

    I've been working on hitting a little push-draw as my stock shot and I think I'm running into issues with ball position. The person I had been taking instruction from keeps trying to get me to play the ball 2 inches inside my left heel for almost all clubs but I'm finding it impossible to set up...

    Started by sabzor‎, 07-16-2013 11:48 AM
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    07-16-2013 11:48 AM Go to last post
  26. Good instruction for beginner, south end

    Hi all, I have just decided to pick up the game of golf as of a couple of weeks ago. I went to golftown to get geared up with my lefty gear so am ready to get going. Hit a few balls on the driving range this week and needless to say have some room for improvement. Thinking a few lessons may not be...

    Started by jbsquash‎, 06-28-2013 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-11-2013 12:03 AM Go to last post
  27. Swing Analysis

    Here's my revamped swing. I've drastically improved my ball striking from the past couple of years especially with my irons. The driver has always been my Achilles heel, but it's has improved a lot as well. Any comments are welcomed.

    Started by 2001dc2itr‎, 07-10-2013 05:22 PM
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    07-10-2013 09:52 PM Go to last post
  28. biggest change in my swing in 30 years

    I have always believed in a simple backswing. I'm one of those guys that likes to set the club really early. I like to knife it back up in a way that feels very "one plane" to me, regardless of whether it is or not. It sets up my whole swing, and when I'm playing well it's more or less my only...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 06-20-2013 01:27 AM
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    06-20-2013 01:27 AM Go to last post
  29. Looking for Golf Instructor in South End for Women

    Like the title says... Any suggestions?

    Started by golfisforfun‎, 06-17-2013 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-18-2013 03:46 PM Go to last post
  30. Thumbs up Gregg Foley 19th Tee

    So i have been serious issues with my driver lately and after reading the forums and suggestions i tried to book a lesson with another pro closer to home as i live in the east end. He was recommended on here by a few members and after 4 attempts via e/mail and basically being ignored i thought i...

    Started by WayRey‎, 06-14-2013 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-17-2013 02:21 PM Go to last post
  31. Swing plane vs. swing path

    I was on the practice tee the other day and i asked my student what he wanted to work on. He said he wanted to swing the club on a better plane. I asked him what meant but he couldn't give me a definitive answer. Swing plane is a term used by many teachers and golfers, and if you've been around the...

    Started by Golfpro78‎, 06-11-2013 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-13-2013 11:32 PM Go to last post
  32. Divot or no divot

    Ok guys--this should be good for a couple of days. :) Just finishing in Hilton Head SC. before heading home on Sunday Me--68 this year--no lessons ever--RM handicap 14 now--no divot--Driver 240 with run-out--3 wood 215 down to pitch 100 and sand wedge 75 yds--playing 10 yrs. After watching...

    Started by big mac‎, 03-26-2013 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    05-30-2013 11:37 PM Go to last post
  33. You're not lifting your head

    How many times have you heard "keep your head down" or "keep your eye on the ball" after a topped shot? After many years of teaching, I have yet to meet someone who lifted their head. The cause of the topped shot is actually the flipping motion of the hands through impact that cause the club to...

    Started by Golfpro78‎, 05-22-2013 11:28 PM
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    05-23-2013 11:14 AM Go to last post
  34. Inside Quadrant and Pushes

    I'm aware that a proper draw (or push/draw) comes into impact with a face that is open to the target but closed compared to the path, and vice versa for a pull/cut. Now I'm normally scared of coming over the ball and hitting a big pull hook so I'm normally focused on hitting the inside quadrant of...

    Started by sabzor‎, 05-10-2013 09:57 AM
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  35. Saucer Pass

    I just finished watching Big Break Greenbrier since put them all online. Has anyone here tried saucing? I didn't see any threads after a quick search. Explanation:

    Started by Mr. Chi‎, 04-25-2013 02:28 PM
    chip, pass, sauce, saucer, yip
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    05-06-2013 12:05 PM Go to last post
  36. Maintaining the RH Flying Wedge?

    Been doing a lot of golf machine work in order to teach myself to kill the flip. What allows you to maintain the flying wedge in the right hand? If i slide and turn into an impact bag I have no issues keeping it there due to the hit of the bag but in making rehearsals through the impact zone...

    Started by sabzor‎, 03-12-2013 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-19-2013 09:06 AM Go to last post
  37. Any good Golf Swing APPS?

    I have an iPad and I have been videotaping my swing lately. Anybody know of any good apps where I can watch my swing in slomo, compare two swings and do all that fun stuff.

    Started by Bouche‎, 04-10-2013 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-17-2013 01:07 PM Go to last post
  38. How do I take improvement from the range to the golf course ?

    I recently purchased a Medicus Vision Track, a golf stance alignment guide, from Rockbottomgolf for $35. I first practiced at home without using a ball just to get the swing on the correct plane. Took it to the range a week ago and was amazed how quickly I was able to fix my slice. Went through my...

    Started by Gofish2‎, 03-23-2013 08:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-26-2013 12:26 PM Go to last post
  39. Gregg Foley at 19th Tee or Kevin Haime Golf School for lessons??

    I took lessons from Gregg Foley while he was at Kevin Haime. Great instructor and excellent practice facility (ie, that huge screen that they show you your swing on). Now that Gregg is at 19th Tee, I don't know who to pick. Gregg for the great instruction, or Kevin Haime school for the facility...

    Started by jimmycox‎, 03-13-2013 04:43 PM
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    03-15-2013 02:58 PM Go to last post
  40. Hardcore short game practice routine

    Stumbled upon this thread called 'The Ultimate Practice Routine' started by teaching instructor: Has anyone tried anything like this? I'm thinking that I don't practice my short game nearly enough, and this year I'll be...

    Started by DenisO‎, 03-06-2012 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-12-2013 11:46 AM Go to last post
  41. Too much information?

    Why don't golf instructors tell you everything that's wrong with your swing on the first lesson? Every time I see a teacher they will fix a thing here or there. Ie: alignment issue, grip issue, etc... But years later I learn stuff about the golf swing on my own and look at my swing on video and...

    Started by nokids‎, 12-04-2012 09:18 AM
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    03-06-2013 02:53 PM Go to last post
  42. Greg Foley & Joe Dubinski

    I think these guys deserve some exposure for what they stand behind... and that is giving quality instruction to us golfers out there struggling with the swing mechanics. These guys will help you understand the swing by breaking it down so that you know where your weakness is and what you need to...

    Started by The Saint‎, 02-22-2013 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-22-2013 07:37 PM Go to last post
  43. Tom Lehman on release - is this what I need to do?

    Here is the link to a Golf Channel Golf Academy with Tom Lehman. I am a short hitter, is this the secret? I don't do what he describes, I flip.

    Started by Rusty‎, 02-08-2013 12:00 AM
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    02-22-2013 09:14 AM Go to last post
  44. Local Instructor for chipping

    I'm looking for a recommendation on the best local instructor for chipping and pitching. The name Gregg Foley seems to be mentioned often when it comes to putting, but I'm specifically looking for chipping help. Let me explain. Without question I'm the Charles Barkley of chipping. I've been...

    Started by justsomeguy‎, 08-27-2012 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    01-07-2013 12:36 PM Go to last post
  45. Your Favorite Online Golf Instruction resources?

    I am spending lots of time on, and; Any other resources you suggest?

    Started by Golf41‎, 12-14-2012 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-14-2012 03:37 PM Go to last post
  46. Swing Feedback

    I thought I'd post a video to see what you guys think I could improve upon. My arm lift was flat in this one so I've been working on getting it up. I'm also not a fan of my right foot movement. BC Mist, I would be interested in what you have to say as well. Anyway here it is: ...

    Started by bNeill‎, 12-11-2012 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-13-2012 02:02 PM Go to last post
  47. Swing feedback

    I s'pose I should post up more poorly executed shots, but here is a recent drive at Arnprior. Notice anything worth mentioning? I seem to be struggling again with the bigstick. Rip me apart! :-):-)

    Started by Husband‎, 09-19-2012 11:22 AM
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    12-05-2012 09:50 PM Go to last post
  48. Swing arc - hitting from the inside question

    I typically play a fade as it's my natural shot shape, but over the past while I've decided that I would be much more comfortable playing a draw if possible. Sounds counter to most good players who fear the left side I guess but I've always had a pretty hard body rotation so the fade comes easy....

    Started by sabzor‎, 11-13-2012 10:49 AM
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    11-15-2012 11:17 AM Go to last post
  49. Hole Handicaps

    The handicap for each hole is for MATCH play. In a match play situation each hole is won or lost by total strokes compared to the other player. Check the scorecard to find where you'll get or give your strokes. Each hole has a handicap allocation number. The hole with the handicap number "1" is the...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 05:34 PM
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    08-23-2012 11:32 AM Go to last post
  50. Gregg Foley back teaching Tuesday July 24th

    For those who know Gregg and for those who don't.... Gregg is coming back Tuesday July 24th to help out with our swings. I started seeing him in the offseason and he really improved my ballstriking. Going to work on my Father and my wife's swing this year. Just thought I would put an FYI...

    Started by MoneymanJP‎, 07-16-2012 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,100
    08-21-2012 05:46 PM Go to last post

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