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Do This to Play Amazing Golf for the Rest of Your Life

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    chuckchuck Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 10,777 Swaye's Wigwam
    I'm afraid to watch. That's a lot of pressure. What does it say about me if I'm still inconsistent after watching it?
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    Bob_CBob_C Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 9,599 Founders Club
    He's right, control the face first. That wasn't always what was taught though. Most golfers in their 40's and older were taught early that club path dictated where the ball took off, and not the face angle. It was taught that face angle dictated how it curved relative to the path. It wasn't until like 2005 or so that it was proven out (or at least accepted) that face angle dictates ~85% of initial ball flight and the path relative to the face dictates the curvature. Part of the reason why we have such a lost generation of 40 somethings on tour. Players younger than that were taught correctly earlier. That plus drastic shifts in equipment in that same timeframe, mainly the golf ball that doesn't spin like it used to. Now you need to hit up on your driver to maximize distance. With balls that spun and higher center of gravity with the driver, you needed to almost hit down with the driver to get it to go high and far. Tiger lost a few majors because the equipment got better and neutralized raw talent substantially.
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    RaceBannonRaceBannon Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 103,027 Swaye's Wigwam
    Like Tiger I learned by watching my dad

    He had a horrible swing

    Early proponent of try to smash it as hard as you can and go find it
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    DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 60,956 Founders Club

    Like Tiger I learned by watching my dad

    He had a horrible swing

    Early proponent of try to smash it as hard as you can and go find it


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    DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 60,956 Founders Club
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    Bob_CBob_C Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 9,599 Founders Club


    I did something similar behind the 9th green at Druids Glen once, in front of a giant wedding. Lots of laughs.
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    Bob_CBob_C Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 9,599 Founders Club

    Like Tiger I learned by watching my dad

    He had a horrible swing

    Early proponent of try to smash it as hard as you can and go find it

    You had to have real talent to do that then. Now you don't, in fact it's what a good instructor actually prioritizes first with young players. It's easier than ever to be good now and you don't even need to start that young, though it certainly helps.
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