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  1. Left hand instruction by a Left hand instructor

    Looking for left hand instruction by a left hand instructor. I am asking for a friend. He has had instruction before and it was a right handed instructor, maybe it was the instructor but the instruction seemed awkward to my friend. He is now looking for a left handed teacher in the Ottawa area....

    Started by Stephen‎, 04-14-2009 10:24 AM
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  2. Golf Tip 10/09

    If your problem is pinpoint accuracy, then it's likely you hit a lot of greens, just well to one side or the other of your ultimate target, the hole. That means you're probably left with many a lengthy putt, the kind you're glad just to roll up close, tap in, and walk away with par. So if you can't...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 04-07-2009 02:45 PM
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  3. Kevin Haime Recommendation

    One of my xmas presents was a gift certificate at KH for lessons. Anyone have a great experience with one of their instructors? I'd like to hand pick my teacher based on someone's previous experience.

    Started by fundonny‎, 01-01-2009 10:55 AM
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  4. Golf tip 9/09

    At just about every 19th hole, you will hear how so-and-so drives the ball well over 300 yards every time he steps on the tee. And of course, they are all straight down the middle. Strange how you remember seeing this same player on the 400-yard 4th hole hitting his second shot from about 175 yards...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 03-29-2009 06:25 PM
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  5. The Technical Golf Swing

    I have been to a few different golf discussions and I have always been interested in a talk about the swing and it goes sour when people say that the information is too technical. I like technical and I like biomechanics, psychology, physiology, geometry and science ... I'm wondering if anyone...

    Started by Crackberry‎, 03-05-2009 10:32 PM
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    03-28-2009 03:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Better Golf through Fitness

    I have to tell you. I have been working with a golf personal trainer to work on my golf fitness and I have knocked 10 strokes off my game. I used to shoot 90-95 and now I am 80-85 and I even shot a 78 once.....That was awesome...Still a ways to go but its getting there. I feel so strong and...

    Started by mike smith‎, 03-22-2009 04:38 AM
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  7. Golf tip 8/09

    Probably one of the most common swing flaws is looking up before the ball has been struck. "Peeking" can ruin any shot, but most frequently plagues players hitting "finesse" shots -- a pitch over a bunker, a chip shot or a putt. And since even the slightest head movement can cause a muffed shot or...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 03-13-2009 09:30 PM
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  8. Why no run?

    My current driver of choice is the Titleist 10.5 905R with NV65 reg flex. And when i'm on it's a bomber. The problem is that there never seems to be any roll out of the drive. Now I'm not saying i'm a big hitter, far from it, but lets say if I hammer it out there 250yds, my total distance will be...

    Started by kilmidyke‎, 03-07-2009 06:14 PM
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    03-08-2009 09:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Golf tip 7/09

    The slice is possibly the most dreaded shot in golf. Most players who regularly hit the "Banana Ball" know little about it except that it wreaks havoc with their direction, steals from their distance and prevents them from seeing much of the left side of the fairway. Two Types of Slice There...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 03-07-2009 01:24 PM
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  10. GO figure- Your ultimate stance

    For years I have tried to set up square to the ball.:hissyfit: And before you asked I checked more than once if my feet were set up properly. :eek:And for years I have read that a closed stance promotes a draw and that a open stance promotes a fade and a square stance promotes a straight ball....

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 03-02-2009 08:28 PM
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    03-05-2009 06:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Training Aid - dlb + mberube

    Parts for home made version of the “sequence tube.” -1/2” copper pipe 38” or 30” long -adapter/connector from plumbing section of Canadian Tire. #63-1504-6, #63-1503-8 -12” piece of 1/2” wooden dowel -brass weight - I use 10 gram hosel weight -grip -loonie

    Started by BC MIST‎, 02-12-2009 01:35 PM
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  12. Golf tip 6/09

    Crisper Irons Typically, mechanical sloppiness will manifest itself in your iron play. Nothing dramatic perhaps, but greens in regulation seem to drop as scores start to rise. Everything may feel the same, but your medium- and short-iron approach shots aren't as crisp as they used to be. Over...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-19-2009 10:25 AM
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    02-21-2009 06:09 PM Go to last post
  13. Golf tip 2/09

    The Problem - You struggle with distance control from bunkers when the hole is clear across the green. The ball either checks up way short, or you skull it way over the green trying to carry it to the hole. The Fix - You need a lower flying shot that will run. Instead of an open clubface and...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-07-2009 07:49 PM
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  14. Golf Tip 5/09

    Fairway bunkers present a completely different challenge than do greenside bunkers. In a greenside bunker you want to hit the sand first and allow the ball to ride out on a thin wave of sand. When playing from a fairway bunker you want to hit the ball first, and to ensure that you've got to make...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-10-2009 06:34 PM
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  15. Golf tip 4/09

    In golf, you can be challenged by a variety of difficult shots. Very rarely do you have a perfectly flat lie. During every round you'll face uneven lies, including uphill, downhill and sidehill lies, where the ball is either above or below your feet. These were written for a rightie, so just...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-07-2009 07:52 PM
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  16. Golf tip 3/09

    Faulty alignment can ruin your shot before you swing the club. Aiming the body somewhere other than parallel to the target makes a good swing bad and a bad swing worse. Examples: A good player with a solid swing gets sloppy and starts aiming right of the target. He can't figure out why his...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 02-07-2009 07:51 PM
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  17. Golf tip 1/09

    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, 02-07-2009 07:48 PM
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  18. Over the top gizmo

    Seen at the Rick Boisvert's free seminar. Great gizmo for correcting an over the top move. It'll cure you real quick:lmfao

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 11-26-2008 09:09 PM
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  19. Passive hands

    I have struggled with pulls all season last year. I always thought I was coming over the top somewhat as the cause. I recently saw a video of my swing and in slow motion I saw that my path was fine from the inside. I also remember that on the swing (pull) that I checked my hands and noticed my...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 01-12-2009 11:18 AM
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  20. Moved: Tour Striker Training Club

    Started by Tourstriker‎, 01-21-2009 03:37 AM
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  21. Question Eye on the ball

    Had some time to kill after my round yesterday so went to the putting green and hit some shorter (inside 5 feet) shots. Tried, again, to keep my eye on the ball rather than lift it to see how the shot went. Tried to focus on seeing the spot where the ball had been immediately after the stroke. I...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 08-16-2008 01:10 PM
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    01-21-2009 03:01 AM Go to last post
  22. The Grip Coach

    Anyone tried "The Grip Coach"? http://www.clubclean.net/grip_coach.htm I was thinking of picking one up online (about $20 shipped), to reinforce the new/correct grips I am learning at t-to-green.

    Started by maximus‎, 01-13-2009 05:20 PM
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  23. Golftown Lesson Recommendations

    I also received lessons for christmas, but from Golftown east where Marc Levac is the head teaching pro. Not sure if there are other teachers there but if you've taken lessons from them I would love to hear your impressions. I'm assuming all lessons are in the store on the simulator area, I am...

    Started by dmr‎, 01-06-2009 09:52 PM
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    01-09-2009 06:24 PM Go to last post
  24. Teacher, Stack & Tilt

    I am now looking for a local teacher who can help me transition to this swing. Any one out there know who is familiar with it? I have watched all the videos and I seem to have easily grasped the takeaway to the top as my current swing is short and promotes an onplane approach. Looking in the...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 01-05-2009 10:20 AM
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  25. Driver vs Iron Swing

    Given all the new trends and technology, is it still 'recommended' to have the same swing with your driver as with your irons? Granted that the differences are minimal, but I used to mentally try to be less aggressive with my weight shift to the left foot (right handed golfer) with my driver. As...

    Started by PBC‎, 10-16-2008 08:21 AM
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  26. Anthony Kim choke down

    After watching AK this past season, I notice he chokes down quite a bit(couple of inches) on most if not all of his clubs. Any benefit to this...better control and better contact? I probably choke down a good inch on my clubs but I'm a short guy.

    Started by bobblehead‎, 11-19-2008 12:39 PM
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  27. Golf Schools: T to Green vs. OAC. vs. ?

    I'm looking to improve the game over the winter, and I figure joining a golf school would be a step in the right direction. I was initially set on joining the OAC (I have not yet seen the facilities, but they have been recommended by a colleague), but after looking at the "Golf Schools" section,...

    Started by maximus‎, 11-17-2008 10:14 AM
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  28. Safety nets

    Hi, I'd like to practice a bit in the basement over winter and need to buy safety nets. I don't really want the practice kits sold by Golftown as I feel I still need more protection, so I'll hang the nets in a cage format, what should prevent me from braking anything :-) Anyone know where to...

    Started by anguswf‎, 11-24-2008 10:36 AM
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    11-26-2008 10:32 AM Go to last post
  29. Putting and Short game.

    Just putting this out there. (forgive the pun) I was inconsistent with my putting and short game up until about three weeks ago. I looked at a Golf Digest article (I cannot recall which is the month of issue but it had tiger woods standing with his hands on his hips on the cover) on the...

    Started by Sparkplug‎, 08-09-2008 09:55 PM
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    10-29-2008 08:27 PM Go to last post
  30. Question The chicken or the egg, as pertains to golf...

    For Christmas I'm asking for lessons. I also want to get custom fit for some new shafts/sticks. Which should come first??? Do I want to have the custom fit sticks on a swing that might change with lessons, or do I want to take the lessons with the clubs I have now and then get custom fit with...

    Started by fundonny‎, 10-16-2008 08:43 AM
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  31. Exclamation Medicus driver

    Has anyone tried this and does it help or hinder????? Thanks

    Started by mr.mover‎, 10-04-2008 08:23 PM
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  32. Winter junior instruction

    Hi All, I am looking for advice on winter junior golf instruction/practice. My son is 13 years old. He played on the Junior CPGA Challenge tour here in Ottawa this past year. As well, he was his junior Bantam club champion. He is a 15 handicap, and wants to get more serious about golf next...

    Started by Lucky‎, 09-22-2008 01:54 PM
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    09-23-2008 12:17 PM Go to last post
  33. Control

    I have found latley that my golf has been very inconsistent. I will play a good round of golf then the next day play very bad. Or i will hit some very good shots, then some bad ones. To keep my consistency, will choking down on the club help with my control and consistency? I'm aware that i will...

    Started by paquette‎, 08-19-2008 06:46 PM
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  34. driver draw/offset setup

    now i've been playing an old cleveland launcher for a couple years now and decided today to go to golftown and try out some new drivers. bad idea. i don't know if my launcher has much offset, i don't think it does. i tried nike sq, callaway ft5, cobra ld, hi bore xls, none were the draw model but i...

    Started by Dan_0‎, 08-26-2008 08:48 PM
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  35. Need some input on why I hit right.......

    My game has gone from decent to pathetic over the last little while. I've been having problems with slicing and hitting the ball to the right in general during the last little while. I went to the range last night armed with all my clubs and set up on the grass right about in the middle...

    Started by McG‎, 08-23-2008 12:17 PM
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  36. Golf books

    Just got back from Chapters,so many golf books. Does anybody know a good instrctional book for long and short game. thanks.:thumbsup

    Started by mr.mover‎, 08-24-2008 04:40 PM
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  37. Question Heavy Club

    I have seen an ad on TV by Butch Harmon for a regulatioin size driver that has a weighted head. I am trying to get back to swinging through the ball and I think that with that type of club I could develop some muscle memory to help me follow through. Trouble is I am cheap, so If I picked up an...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 08-14-2008 12:09 PM
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    08-16-2008 06:32 AM Go to last post
  38. "Getting Stuck/Blocking"

    If you have an inside approach to the ball, but are "getting stuck" or blocking your shots to the right, should they be straight out to the right or should they slice? I feel as though I am not coming over the top yet I still slice every now and then. But if getting stuck or blocking shots...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 07-19-2008 08:09 AM
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    08-13-2008 05:40 PM Go to last post
  39. Putting woes?

    Having trouble consistently sinking those 8 footers? Or maybe it's those testy 3 footers? It may not be your technique, but your mental approach. Here's a scenario: You're 8 feet from the hole with an uphill, fairly straight putt for par. You've determine where you want to send the ball, moved to...

    Started by Goshawk‎, 07-06-2008 08:13 PM
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    08-09-2008 06:25 PM Go to last post
  40. Quick backswing... any suggestions ?

    Any ideas on how to slow down my back-swing. Have no problem on the driving range but put me on the course, even if i am playing by myself, and I pick up the speed. My co-players have mentioned this and i could use a swingthought or tip.:scratchch

    Started by Gofish2‎, 07-29-2008 11:02 PM
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    08-09-2008 05:16 PM Go to last post
  41. Medicus 5 iron

    I have a tendancy to pull my short irons (left for right hitters). Lately I've been concentrating on: 1) keeping my club along the target line longer during my follow through 2) my transfer of weight When I do these things, my ball tends to go straight. Would the Medicus 5 iron help...

    Started by JoeldMtl‎, 08-02-2008 10:19 AM
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    08-07-2008 08:09 AM Go to last post
  42. Left foot/downswing

    Hi, During a video taping session, I noticed that I am spinning my left foot out during the downswing. Should I try pointing my foot out (45 degrees) during setup? Am I swinging too hard? Mike

    Started by moochie‎, 07-31-2008 08:35 AM
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  43. The Overswing and past parallel

    When I am swinging smoothly and my backswing is parallel I tend to play my best golf. Lets think of this swing as a Jack Johnson song; makes no offense in the background and holds a very smooth tempo. This does go without saying. This golf swing can produce many GIR and quite a few pars in a...

    Started by beefstuf‎, 07-30-2008 02:05 PM
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    07-30-2008 09:25 PM Go to last post
  44. Biggest mistake???

    Biggest mistake??? http://www.break80today.com/biggest-golf-swing-mistake.html

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 07-29-2008 09:51 PM
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  45. Why do I hit the ball so high?

    This is something that has plagued me my whole golf "career" lol. I hit all my irons too high and lose distance. For instance, I had a shot today where I was about 125 yards from the green. I took out an 8 iron and hit it pretty decent. It landed about a foot short of the green and I'm sure...

    Started by McG‎, 07-27-2008 02:41 PM
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    07-28-2008 09:50 PM Go to last post
  46. Angry Help with my slice

    I really need help with my slice. Funny...and extremely frustrating thing is that I developed a slice litterally overnight! Since I started golfing a few years back, I was NEVER a slicer, not even with the long irons or woods. I did, however, happen to have a short backswing (slightly too inside as...

    Started by miller7562‎, 07-10-2008 10:36 PM
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    07-28-2008 08:06 PM Go to last post
  47. Question How to get out of wet sand

    Wasted several shots today in trying to get out of soaked sand traps. I find it hard to visualize sliding the club under the ball as if the sand were dry/fluffy. If there is no or little lip then I'd use a putter but in both instances today there was a considerable lip and hill to climb to get to...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 06-17-2008 06:40 PM
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    07-23-2008 03:43 AM Go to last post
  48. What the H....!

    I have always had a slice ... so what is it about my crazy new setup that works like a dream (I almost don't want to know). Feet - aligned 10° to 15° left of target (so lining up with the forest to the left) Grip - arms and club extended out in front with the clubface closed 10° to 15° Ball...

    Started by Started2k3‎, 07-15-2008 10:12 AM
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    07-15-2008 11:12 PM Go to last post
  49. Driving the ball

    I saw the title and had to check it out. Anybody try/use this techique for hitting the driver? I tried it at the range yesterday and it seems to work. The ball was going straight and fairly long (hard to tell distance because of the light) without a lot of effort. ...

    Started by BigFlopper‎, 07-11-2008 11:12 AM
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    07-11-2008 02:57 PM Go to last post
  50. interlock vs overlap

    I've always used an overlap grip since my father showed me the varden grip about 25 years ago. Unfortunately, whilst cutting up some avocados on monday night, I sliced into my left index finger (ouch!) up near the fingernail. The result is no way can I do the overlap (which has my left index under...

    Started by Sakuraba‎, 06-25-2008 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-11-2008 11:04 AM Go to last post

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