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5/20/10 10:49 AM
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littleguy
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Brand new to the game. Any tips would be appreciated.
5/20/10 3:47 PM
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Animal Chin
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call a nice public course in your area and let one of the pros know you're a beginner and want a lesson.

where do you live?
5/20/10 5:58 PM
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PR
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yes, get lessons from a pro ASAP. Dont develop bad habits first. It'll make it much harder for you.
7/2/10 8:06 AM
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The Kangaroo
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 BE THE BALL
7/3/10 5:20 PM
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Chicken and Rice
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It's all in the hips.
7/10/10 3:58 AM
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Ze Dano
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block out the bad, in with the good
1/3/11 5:00 PM
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 Learn to have fun without shooting low unless you plan on spending a ton of money.
1/9/11 6:09 AM
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NICK MANNING
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TTT

Just moved to Vegas and looking to do a lot of golfing out here. I got some new clubs this past summer and played as much as I could.

Cool story bro.
2/13/11 2:28 PM
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cdog1955
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Don't worry about distance, the distances are built into the club, it's better to be accurate.

Learn to putt, then chip, then pitch, then move on to full swing.

Direction is a matter of face angle and swing path, learn what those items are and your on your way.
8/18/11 12:32 PM
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cdog1955 - Don't worry about distance, the distances are built into the club, it's better to be accurate.

Learn to putt, then chip, then pitch, then move on to full swing.

Direction is a matter of face angle and swing path, learn what those items are and your on your way.


i wish someone told me this when i started. First year or so i just practiced driving and low irons and saw little to no improvement of my score, then i went backwards like you said and have knocked off 10-15 strokes in 2 years.

and keep your freaking head down let it come up naturally (helped me with my slice and "skulling" the ball)


9/11/11 12:38 AM
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thenino
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When you get in the tee box remember....open a big can of swing easy....works every time
10/2/11 4:32 PM
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Good stuff here. I started playing for the first time this summer, now I'm hooked.

I started off topping the ball every time and couldn't hit for shit. I kept at it and learned to let my club to the work, get more face on the ball and to keep my knees bent.

After that I started getting lift, power and greater accuracy.

I can't seem to put all three facets of my game together yet, but I am happy with my progress.

To me, strokes don't matter it's how I hit the ball.
10/25/11 2:27 AM
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take a lesson, ask for drills to do at home, and work on your short game. 100 yards and In! I chip at my house all the time. You can never go wrong with great chipping and putting.
2/27/12 3:07 AM
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hit the little ball (golf ball) before the big ball (earth).
9/23/12 11:50 AM
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Don't spend a lot of money just yet and be patient. Also, see an instructor asap and learn a few drills to practice. Hitting a shit ton of balls with your bad swing is only making those bad habbits harder to break.
9/23/12 11:52 AM
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Flaboy239
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Also, practice putting and chipping at least 4x as much as you hit a driver. Swing down and don't try to help the ball get airborn. let the loft of the club do the work.

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