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    Golfer from Draper, sophomore at BYU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Golfer from Draper, sophomore at BYU.
    Rhett Rasmussen? Good to see he is playing better now. Had a bit of a disappointing season.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Preston Summerhays, nephew of Daniel Summerhays, won the Utah Amateur today. He the youngest champion in the event's 120 year history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Preston Summerhays, nephew of Daniel Summerhays, won the Utah Amateur today. He the youngest champion in the event's 120 year history.
    punked some utah nerd too
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Preston Summerhays, nephew of Daniel Summerhays, won the Utah Amateur today. He the youngest champion in the event's 120 year history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Preston Summerhays, nephew of Daniel Summerhays, won the Utah Amateur today. He the youngest champion in the event's 120 year history.
    Kid is on a roll. Won the USGA Amateur qualifier at Soldier Hollow by turning in a 65, 60 for a 125 total. 19 under in two days and won by 8 shots.
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    Iíve got the itch to play, but Mother Nature isnít cooperating very well. In the meantime, this video is fun.

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    Snuck in a round this weekend while in St. George with the fam. I played Green Springs at least a hundred times growing up, but usually in the Summer (Spring/Fall golf in STG is pricey for a poor high school and college student). I had honestly never noticed what amazing views that course has. Gorgeous.

    I played solo, and the course was relatively empty, so it was a quick round. I did have to play through a twosome on 10. It was super satisfying to get the wave through, stick an 8-iron to 6 feet and drain the birdie. That is usually the exact opposite of what happens for me when I get waved through.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Snuck in a round this weekend while in St. George with the fam. I played Green Springs at least a hundred times growing up, but usually in the Summer (Spring/Fall golf in STG is pricey for a poor high school and college student). I had honestly never noticed what amazing views that course has. Gorgeous.

    I played solo, and the course was relatively empty, so it was a quick round. I did have to play through a twosome on 10. It was super satisfying to get the wave through, stick an 8-iron to 6 feet and drain the birdie. That is usually the exact opposite of what happens for me when I get waved through.

    Yeah - the wave through is a sure bogey if not a double.

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    I played in a work scramble last week and had a blast. When I pulled out my golf bag, I didn’t recognize the driver or 5 wood. Both were TaylorMade Aero Burners. I guess I bought them circa 2015-2016.

    At any rate, I caught the golf bug again. I spent an hour at the range and feel like I really improved my aim and allignment. I’ve taken golf lessons twice and do t necessarily feel they helped. Any tips for the DIY golfer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I played in a work scramble last week and had a blast. When I pulled out my golf bag, I didn’t recognize the driver or 5 wood. Both were TaylorMade Aero Burners. I guess I bought them circa 2015-2016.

    At any rate, I caught the golf bug again. I spent an hour at the range and feel like I really improved my aim and allignment. I’ve taken golf lessons twice and do t necessarily feel they helped. Any tips for the DIY golfer?
    the key that most high handicappers don’t realize is that it’s basically all about equipment. unless you have the latest titleist blades it’s not worth taking lessons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I played in a work scramble last week and had a blast. When I pulled out my golf bag, I didnít recognize the driver or 5 wood. Both were TaylorMade Aero Burners. I guess I bought them circa 2015-2016.

    At any rate, I caught the golf bug again. I spent an hour at the range and feel like I really improved my aim and allignment. Iíve taken golf lessons twice and do t necessarily feel they helped. Any tips for the DIY golfer?
    A few that I always seem to forget and have to constantly work on:

    1. Donít swing too hard. Find a nice, 85% swing strength and make that your repeatable swing.
    2. Learn your distances. Knowing accurate distances for each club speeds up a round and makes your missed less impactful.
    3. When the flag is in the fat part of the green, aim for the flag. When itís not, aim for the middle of the green.
    4a. For pros, length off the tee is critical. Youíre not a pro. Hitting it straight off the tee is way more important than hitting it long off the tee.
    4b. Quality chipping and putting will knock way more strokes off your score than gaining 20-30 yards off the tee.
    5. Play from the whites. No shame in that, and it helps speed up the round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    the key that most high handicappers donít realize is that itís basically all about equipment. unless you have the latest titleist blades itís not worth taking lessons.
    And PXG woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I played in a work scramble last week and had a blast. When I pulled out my golf bag, I didnít recognize the driver or 5 wood. Both were TaylorMade Aero Burners. I guess I bought them circa 2015-2016.

    At any rate, I caught the golf bug again. I spent an hour at the range and feel like I really improved my aim and allignment. Iíve taken golf lessons twice and do t necessarily feel they helped. Any tips for the DIY golfer?
    If you're interested in improving your swing at home, you can do a lot without the ball. There are a ton of good YouTube instructors out there with lots of good free videos. Pick one or two that you like and work on one aspect of your swing at a time.

    Do lots of reps without the ball. Take video of your swing and then watch in slo mo to see what you are really doing. You might think you've got a nice on plane swing going only to find out you are severely over the top.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    The short game is the easiest place to shave strokes off your game.
    Practice your 8 iron till you can't stand it any more. When you're on a course a 7 will be easy, and a 9 and wedge will seem automatic.
    Take the club away online with the pin (first ten inches) and then swing through the ball with the club head online with the pin. It the blade is square at impact - it'll be a good shot.
    Don't try to get fancy and move the ball - just try and hit it straight.
    Like DH said - 85% swing effort is best. Keeping the ball in play is always better than slowing everyone else down because your looking for your ball.
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    I've taken my son out the last two saturdays. It's been a lot of fun, although I think he's at least as interested in driving the cart than he is actually playing golf.

    The key for that kid is making it fun. So, we play a scramble, and there are times when his drive(From the red tees)/chip/putt are used, and it makes the game cooperative. For now, I'm also letting him tee up his shots from the fairway. We'll have to practice more on the range before I start making him hit from the deck.

    I realized I was hitting the ball off the toe of my club with shocking consistency, resulting in a low flight path and draw (bordering on a hook with my lower irons and woods). It turns out that on my downswing, I was standing up, causing me to reach for the ball and just barely getting the club face on the ball. I've quieted my lower body, and I'm striking my irons, 5W and 3W as well as I ever have. Driver is still a work in progress.
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