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  1. Equipment Check-Up at KH

    Hey all, Anyone ever done the equipment check at Keven Haime's? I am just looking to get an overall assessment of my equipment and what not and this looked like it would be a good all round review. http://kevinhaime.com/shoponline/search.asp?cid=6&sid=18 Thoughts?

    Started by colajoe‎, 07-17-2010 08:00 PM
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  2. Idea on when to get a coach

    I just start golf the summer and would like to improve my skills. Just for fun and not as pro. I've been going to the driving range like once a week. I would like to get a coach to help improve my golfing skills. Is it better to wait until I'm good at golf but my friend said I should get one...

    Started by hiyatran‎, 07-16-2010 12:22 PM
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  3. Lessons at Golf Town Trainyards or Kevin Haime?

    I'm looking to take some lessons either at Golf Town Trainyards (close to home) or at Kevin Haime's (close to work). Anyone have a pro to recommend at either place? Thanks!

    Started by WillyC‎, 06-28-2010 02:25 PM
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    07-16-2010 01:47 PM Go to last post
  4. stack and tilt

    I just thought i would ask if anyone else has tried the stack and tilt method. I've been tinkering with it for a few months now but have not made up my mind if I'm going to fully commit to it

    Started by johnjoiner‎, 01-15-2009 01:11 PM
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  5. HELP: Long vs Short iron

    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> I always struggle with my long irons, and I just can't figure out why. I've read articles online, tried different techniques/stance, spent hours at the range, nothing seems to be working consistently. I seem to...

    Started by MikeL‎, 07-09-2010 08:19 PM
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    07-14-2010 11:52 AM Go to last post
  6. My Swing - I'm Self Taught - Driver & 6i

    My swing with a driver and a 6 iron. I've included slow motion on each shot from both angles. My typical shot is a fade with 6i to my driver, I play a straight ball with my 7i-60*. A bad shot is usually a pull or I hit it fat. I usually pull it if I can't miss right. What do you think?

    Started by ZachOly‎, 06-23-2010 02:29 PM
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    07-12-2010 08:00 PM Go to last post
  7. How to hit it farther

    I am new at golf, so please don't laugh. I went out to the driving range today and was only getting about 150 yards with my driver which kind of disappoints me. The good news is that most of them were straight at least. Also, I was hitting against a stiff wind at the time, and the range balls were...

    Started by Danno‎, 04-25-2010 05:45 PM
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  8. Help me stop pulling the ball!!

    Looking for some of those "Tips" rather than heading for a lesson. Recently purchase a set of TM Rac LT's. So far I have been nothing but frustrated. 90% of my iron shots I now pull left. I can't seem to hit any greens. I have been out 5 times and have broken 100 once. A 99. I usually play mid...

    Started by jsttaylor‎, 05-29-2006 01:41 PM
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    07-08-2010 01:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Golf Tips

    Alright.. I understand taking lessons, practice and equipment is the way to go to improve your game, however, is there anyone that have some tips that helped bring their game to the next level? I'm looking for either books, websites, videos (online or DVD), or other suggestions. For example, I...

    Started by MikeL‎, 06-30-2010 03:56 PM
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    07-02-2010 01:26 PM Go to last post
  10. HELP!!! I'm Losing Distance

    I seem to be losing distance on all of my clubs. Actually it's not 100% true. My Gap and Sand wegdes are still the same distance, but everything else is at least 1 club shorter than I have been over the last few years. And my drives are roughly 25 yards shorter. I guess by reading a lot of...

    Started by MeanderingME‎, 06-17-2010 02:54 PM
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    06-25-2010 09:17 AM Go to last post
  11. How to break 80

    Open to hear from some advice and tips... I had a few closed calls so far this year (shooting between 82-85)... I get in trouble in 1-2 holes with some triples which takes away the game. My goal for the summer is to break 80 consistently. What should I do or focus on?

    Started by 314314‎, 05-20-2010 07:56 AM
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  12. Lift Weights to Play Your Best Golf

    Lift Weights to Play Your Best Golf Written By Mike Pedersen, Golf Fitness Expert Golf has always been viewed as a game of leisure. But today's golfer is leaner, stronger, and fitter. Until the last few years, golfers didn't know how to go about incorporating exercise or, specifically,...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-25-2005 07:22 AM
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  13. Tour players putting practice swings

    So watching a lot of golf on TV I noticed that the pros, when practicing their putting swings, swing a lot harder than they will be hitting it, then when they move up a couple inches, they hit it the proper speed. Anyone know why they swing so hard/fast? Is it to get loosened up or something? ...

    Started by DenisO‎, 05-28-2010 12:19 AM
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    06-03-2010 07:54 PM Go to last post
  14. How Ultimate can help your Golf

    I was watching the Big Fix the other day on the Golf channel, and came across a good tip to avoid the "over the top" move. The suggestion was to throw a frisbee with your trail hand, but not in the normal way.... but "backhand". So instead of flicking the frisbee out in the normal fashion...

    Started by Gangrel‎, 05-19-2010 11:34 AM
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    05-20-2010 11:47 AM Go to last post
  15. Hybrid in rough?

    I am confused about what to use in the rough from 150 yards or so. If I see that my ball has settled down in the "second cut" I will always put the fairway metals and hybrids in the bag and use a or 9 iron to get it out, knowing I will be short of the green. During some surfing for...

    Started by Rusty‎, 05-05-2010 11:13 AM
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    05-14-2010 11:56 AM Go to last post
  16. I think my cap just went down 5 strokes in 2 minutes

    I was sitting in the bathroom reading my news paper yesterday (its where I do my best thinking) and it came to be. If my back swing is messed up, im already going to be in a poor position at the top of my swing which will leave to a poor shot. so I thought, I know what a good swing looks like...

    Started by sillywilly‎, 05-03-2010 10:41 AM
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  17. Marc Peterson

    Does anybody know if Marc Peterson (formerly of the OAC and Rivermead) is still in the Ottawa area and giving lessons? I took lessons from him almost 14 years ago, it was the best thing I ever did for my golf swing. Being out of the game for the past 8 years, I'd like to see him again and see if he...

    Started by bulldogger75‎, 05-08-2010 11:03 PM
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    05-10-2010 10:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Golf lessons for 4 year old

    Can somebody recommend golf lessons for kids. Thanks

    Started by mato‎, 05-07-2010 12:03 PM
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    05-10-2010 03:25 PM Go to last post
  19. The Mythical Perfect Swing - Harvey Penick

    I thought I would pass this great drill on. If you practice Mr. Penicks perfect swing in slow, I mean super slow motion. LIke when you think your going too slow, go slower!! You will develop the muscle memory to repeat this perfect swing on the golf course. Things to remember. Stay...

    Started by poper‎, 04-29-2010 04:32 PM
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    04-30-2010 12:27 PM Go to last post
  20. how's my positioning?

    just wondering peoples thoughts on this. I am hitting 5-iron, hit is quite solid, slight draw.

    Started by jeffc‎, 04-23-2010 10:49 AM
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  21. What's your range routine?

    What do you do at the driving range to make your practice useful... and interesting?

    Started by mjf‎, 04-14-2010 08:02 PM
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  22. Pause at the top

    Does anyone pause at the top before the downswing ,just started doing this ball seems to go a lot straighter ,anyone else ever try this

    Started by mikelaurin‎, 04-26-2010 09:56 AM
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  23. Ping man

    I'm trying to reach Marc Levac . I heard that he is not anymore at Mer Bleue. Where can I find him? Thanks.

    Started by chipandacoke‎, 04-25-2010 09:16 PM
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  24. Star System of G.O.L.F.

    Saw an ad for this in the paper. Does anyone know about this teaching method? They have a website but it is not too detailed: http://opticalexcellence.ca/Golf.html The ad says The Star System of G.O.L.F. (Geometrically Oriented Linear Force) The science of golf artfully taught. Bruce...

    Started by Danno‎, 04-20-2010 05:40 PM
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    04-22-2010 04:40 AM Go to last post
  25. Question Set-Up Clubhead Lie Angle

    I just bought a Stance Minder to be more consistent at set up. So now my set up must be right but...........if I attach a magnet rod to the face of my iron it points right of target (I'm a lefty). This is because the toe of the club is up off the ground. If I flatten the club by elevating the butt,...

    Started by NXTLauncher‎, 04-20-2010 08:00 AM
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  26. The truth about ball flight

    For those who are not aware of the "new" ball flight laws, this may be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEHiY5iv5u4&feature=player_embedded

    Started by Domo‎, 04-14-2010 09:16 AM
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  27. Smile What's your connection?

    Everybody's always talking about WITB. What about how you grip WITB? I've always thought that one of the coolest things I've ever seen in golf is the display of lifesize bronze casts of the grips of the legends of golf (Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, etc.) at the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews. ...

    Started by LobWedge‎, 04-10-2010 02:38 PM
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  28. How to chip and run?

    Anyone have any insight for me on how to do this. Where the ball should be in stance etc. Really killing me in my short game. Thanks

    Started by XTOUR‎, 04-04-2010 05:33 PM
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    04-13-2010 09:52 PM Go to last post
  29. Ball Contact with Driver

    I'm having a problem this year with my driver. For some reason I keep hitting the ball on the upper part of the driver face instead of in the center. This is at the range so it might just be that the rubber tees are too high compared to how I tee the ball, but I'm curious if there's another reason,...

    Started by orangeTANG‎, 04-09-2010 11:29 AM
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  30. Coming out of my posture

    Hi everyone, I am a rookie golfer (second season) in my mid 30s. Really loving the game - my goal this year is to break 100. However, I'm a little discouraged after my first round of the year today at Pakenham. I scored well into the triple digits and a lot of it is because I have a...

    Started by Hardcore‎, 04-05-2010 09:18 PM
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    04-07-2010 08:52 PM Go to last post
  31. Question Pure Ball Striker.... anyone use it?

    Anyone use this? I've been reading good things about it and would like to try it. I need to work on feeling that pressure in my index finger and palm of my hand on the downswing. Anyone have one they aren't using anymore?

    Started by Smoothie‎, 04-05-2010 10:04 PM
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  32. Position of Hands at Top of Backswing

    I'm either confused (and possibly dazed), or I've actually heard conflicting advice. I was watching Gary Player on "Playing with the Pros" last night, and he mentioned that at the top of the backswing, you DO NOT want your hands laid off such that your right palm (speaking for the rightie golfer),...

    Started by hackzaw‎, 03-31-2010 09:54 AM
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    04-03-2010 09:22 PM Go to last post
  33. golf swing analysis

    I am looking at buying a swing analysis software that you can film your swing and then take a look at angles and compare it versus a tour player. Does anyone have a program they might recommend?

    Started by lastplace‎, 07-29-2009 05:40 PM
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  34. help with lining up

    Normally I am a very good putter(25-28 per round). I would rarely moss putts under 4-5 feet in length and would often sink putts in the 10-15 foot range. And on occasion I would sink one over 20 feet. But lately I have been missing regularly the short ones. My best golf buddy says my putter...

    Started by dhacker1956‎, 09-09-2009 06:27 PM
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  35. Natural Golf

    Natural Golf By NatGolfer as submitted to the OttawaGolf Forums Natural Golf is a method of swing the golf club virtually identical to the greatest ball striker of all time, Canada's Moe Norman. Many of you by now have seen the Natural Golf infomercial on The Golf Channel, and therefore have...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-25-2005 08:11 AM
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  36. 3 Ball drill cure the slice or hook

    Check this video out, have been doing this to help me control the fade and draw, or just to hit it straight, i find this to be the greatest simplest tool to help cure slice or hook. my bad guys http://www.videojug.com/film/golf-how-to-cure-a-slice-the-3-ball-drill

    Started by habsfan‎, 03-08-2010 10:19 AM
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  37. Regaining Lost Confidence

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=600 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Regaining Lost Confidence By Sean Rea </TD></TR><TR><TD>To quote Bob Rotella, “Golf is not a game of perfect” (a great book on golf psychology if you like...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-25-2005 07:31 AM
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  38. Golf tip 9/10

    One aspect of golf that clearly separates amateurs from pros is their ability to play out of bunkers. The best Tour players can get up and down from greenside sand about 50% of the time. Few casual players, even low handicappers, can boast that kind of average: Bunkering an approach shot usually...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-28-2010 03:32 PM
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  39. Golf Instruction in the Year 2010

    This isn't so much of a rant, as it is a thread to see how people perceive the golf teaching industry. With the invention of the internet, the amount of information at your fingertips is incredible. So naturally golf instruction has progressed where by simplying talking about golf swing issues...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 02-27-2010 02:09 PM
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    02-28-2010 12:30 PM Go to last post
  40. Golf Tip 8/10

    When players start missing short putts, they immediately blame their stroke when, in fact, the fault may be allowing for too much break. A putt of three feet or less usually doesn't have enough time to break more than a couple of inches before reaching the hole. If most of your short putts are...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-25-2010 06:27 AM
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  41. Golf Tip 7/10

    Nobody finds the fairway every time, and it's not unusual to have some shots in each round that end up nestled down in the rough where at least half of the ball is below the top of the grass. The problem we face when playing a ball from this lie is that the longer grass will "grab" the clubhead...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-21-2010 04:54 PM
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    02-21-2010 04:54 PM Go to last post
  42. Golf Tip 6/10

    Consistency is a key to success on the golf course. Regardless of how consistent your swing is, if your equipment is not equally as consistent, your scores could suffer. Consistent distance from your irons is a key to lower scores. The loft of your clubs is the single most important specification...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-19-2010 07:14 PM
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    02-19-2010 07:14 PM Go to last post
  43. Golf Tip 5/10

    Maintaining Your Grips Not getting the most from your game even though you practice, take lessons and play more than average. Maybe it's time to take a look at your equipment. The only place where your hands touch the club is the grip. By making sure your grips are new and that they match your...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-14-2010 08:28 AM
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  44. Golf Tip 4/10

    What is Square? No good swing comes without a good set-up, so it's important to understand what it means to set up to the ball well. One of the most misunderstood terms associated with the set-up is "square." In a square set-up, lines drawn across the feet, knees, hips, and shoulders all run...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-09-2010 07:43 PM
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    02-12-2010 02:23 PM Go to last post
  45. golf channel infomercial

    I am trying to find out the name of a product I saw on the golf channel Friday Feb 5,2010. 1pm-1:30pm. The product was a golf instructional video series, 8 volume set, by a 70sih year old short guy. Supposedly he's one of the top teachers that over the years has given advice to top pga players...

    Started by nokids‎, 02-06-2010 10:06 AM
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    02-08-2010 08:14 AM Go to last post
  46. Golf Tip 3/10

    There is no more useful--and spectacular--shot around the green than the flop shot. At least once or twice during a round you encounter conditions that require a high, soft shot that stops quickly once it hits the green. Flop shot set-up Use a sand wedge or lob wedge to maximize loft. Start...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-06-2010 08:25 AM
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  47. Golf Tip 2/10

    Accuracy and steady rhythm are rare commodities. They're elusive for one reason -- the animal urge to pound the ball. Whether it's trying to bust one 300 yards off the tee or stretch a 9-iron from 150 yards, overpowering the ball not only kills control, but makes it difficult to establish a steady...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-06-2010 08:24 AM
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  48. Golf Tip 1/10

    It's time to start thinking about the upcoming season (as well as planned golf getaways)! Getting into physical shape is very important, but so is working on those pesky "quirks" that kept the scores "elevated" and sometimes "ballooned" last season. I've decided to resurrect some helpful tips that...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-06-2010 08:22 AM
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    02-06-2010 08:22 AM Go to last post
  49. Does anyone know Stocton's Secret.

    In the Jan 10 issue of Golf Magazine there is a feature and instruction article on Dave Stockton. He provides advice on improving your putting and in the feature he swaers the writer to secrecy to the main key to putting. The only hint is that it is a body part that you aim with. So...

    Started by Sparkplug‎, 02-04-2010 12:09 PM
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  50. Swing Video from today

    Never mind...

    Started by OutOfTheRough‎, 01-29-2010 04:05 PM
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    01-29-2010 04:05 PM Go to last post

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