Attention Golfers! Need Help!  

rm_SammiSaysTo 43F
1085 posts
6/29/2006 2:39 am

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Attention Golfers! Need Help! I just started golfing. Well sorta. Took my dad for 9 holes on Fathers Day. Had a blast and think I want to continue. Here is my dilema. My dad is coming this weekend for a visit and I wanted to take him golfing again to show him I have improved. I have gone to the driving range the last three mornings for about 1 1/2 hours. This is my problem, everytime I tee off, my ball barely gets any air time. It is like a grounder. What am I doing wrong? I try and keep my head I being to nervous about hitting the grass? I think I am following through.

Any suggestions? The earliest I could find someone to give me a lesson is in a few weeks. Since that will be too late....I will try anything!

If you can't laugh, what's the fucking point!

bikercouple62 55M/55F

6/29/2006 4:42 am

You have the ball too far back in your stance! You should have the ball lined up with your left heel if you are right handed and tee the ball higher. Sometimes the matts at the driving range are teed too low, go off to the side in the grass and use a tee!

farmstud60 56M

6/29/2006 4:53 am

I am of the belief that golf is nothing more than a good walk ruined.

Anyway, sounds like you may be a little forward on the ball, and maybe too high. ( Yes, afraid the club will leave a hole halfway to China in the dirt )

I don't play golf, but did play a few 9 hole rounds in College. While it may seem you are keeping your eye on the ball, it is very easy to pull head up a fraction of a second before you hit the ball and pull arms and club up at the same time.

Maybe set up a video camera to record your swing and see if you can see what you might be doing.

LicIWill 52M
402 posts
6/29/2006 5:25 am

I think it is the boobs.

rm_SammiSaysTo 43F
872 posts
6/29/2006 5:54 am

Bikercouple..I never thought of that. I do tend to center my stance with the ball.

Farmstud..Thanks..I am sure you are right, when my dad was with me he kept saying "keep your head down", even when I felt it was down. Good idea about the video camera..but I may do that in my backyard minus the ball. I have been going out to Whitetail and when I go, there are young kids having lessons. Luckily they are all beginners so I don't look too much like a dork!

Thanks for the suggestions...will try and head out later today and see if it works!

If you can't laugh, what's the fucking point!

rm_SammiSaysTo 43F
872 posts
6/29/2006 5:55 am know what..Ted Nuggent said the same thing when I told him I wanted to learn how to shoot a compact bow, but just couldn't get set up right!

If you can't laugh, what's the fucking point!

sweetmimilove 51F  
1095 posts
6/29/2006 9:13 am

I think it's the boobies too.

bluman63 56M/53F  
92 posts
6/29/2006 1:03 pm

I have a set of clubs in the garage I have never used!! Maybe we should shoot a round! I have a couple free weeks. We'll just make sure mr. blu is drugged up good and he'll never know that I wasn't taking care of him the whole time!!!

rm_SammiSaysTo 43F
872 posts
6/29/2006 3:00 pm

Mrs. Blu..its a date! As long as you promise not to laugh at me.

If you can't laugh, what's the fucking point!

LeggMann29 47M
22 posts
6/30/2006 1:59 pm

Well, it is hard to say what you are doing wrong, but biker had a good suggestion. I am a pretty decent golfer, actually playing in a tournament next weekend. (Which is why I will be missing the Meet-n-Greet on the 9th.)

I have all of next week off, and plan on playing a few rounds, and maybe hitting the driving range so I am all practiced up for my tournament. I would gladly take you to a driving range and see if there are any pointers I could give you. I know this probably doesn't help for this weekend, but that is all I can do...

rm_SammiSaysTo 43F
872 posts
6/30/2006 3:47 pm

Legg...that sounds good. I wil take you up on that offer, as long as you promise not to laugh at me! We will talk at CJ's tomorrow about a time. Thanks!! Even though I didn't improve much, my dad was still impressed I was I guess that counts for somthing.

If you can't laugh, what's the fucking point!

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