MAY 30, 2010
打球两年有余，5/13/2010终于得到EAGLE，竟然是从150+YARD外用FAIRWAY WOOD 运气般的进洞。今天九洞打了45杆，是我在那场地最好成绩，3个PAR，欣慰。
最近心得, 今年开春买了CALLAWAY. 最不适应的是PUTTER和4，5，6，铁杆被HYBRID替代了
1.keep weight on one foot, if the gound is not leveled.2.start to use 8,9 for chipping, if green is long enough to work with. much better control if ball travels on the smooth green than in the air
3.after all golf is only a game of 5 in. the distance between your ears. whenever stroke, alway find the spot to land and keep that in mind while swing. you'd be surprised how smart your mind and muscle works together
4. about pudding. find your direction first with line on ball, make couple of practice swings and know the speed. and trust your judgeme by keeping eye on balls and swing easily. try to imagine the line of ball traveling to the hole. hole is your final destination, unless the green has too much break.
5. how to shoot low, keep ball near right foot. so if you need to shoot high, at left foot.
i have been training with rick recently. those are the tips he gave me. i made a lot of progress under his coach. he is good looking and sexy.2010 07 03
I am comfortably at my 90's now. Yesterday when askd the goal of this summer, I said mid 80's. Hope I am not too ambitious on this.
Rick gave me another good tip on short game. I believe he told me several times and I didn't think it would be so effective. Chipping with P, 8, 9 when ball lies on long grass. keep ball near right foot, allow wrist leading the ball and keep the wrist cocked all the way through. it bears more power and allows more distance/direction control. I am amazed.
Callaway represtative wanted to play some golf with me. Met him at couse twice after his initial invitation. felt bad didn't call back earlier. Just too busy and felt it's awkward to play with someone not known well. He is also a coach. Maybe he could give me a tip or two.
My current Callaway club distance
3 wood: 160-170
5 wood: 140-155
7 wood: 130-140
5 hybrid: 120-130
7 hybrid: 105-115
8 iron: 95-100
9 iron: 80-95
P wedge: 70-80
A wedge: 60-70
S wedge: 50-60
I have tendency to putt to right, currently I am aiming to the right edge of cup, if it is beyond 5 feet.
Start to count how many drived to fairway, how many greens in regulation, how many long putt ended within 3 feet, keep my putting under 3 strokes.
2010, 07, 05
Seems that I get more power with my swings. often I have hook, as often as fade.
This morning I played only 9 holes, ended up with pink shirt sweated wet all over. I had to give up the back 9's. had one birdie(chipped in at par 3, thanks to Rickie's new techs), 4 pars. Love greens in regulation, which gives at least a bogey. Borgie is not bad for my level. I just hate double bogey.
when you learn new tricks, you forgot the old ones. that's why blog is a good way to keep track what have been through and what need a review.
seems all Calloway clubs needs to point at left heel at address
putting stands have tendency point to right, need more attention/correction
keep legs quiet, or even heavy on one leg when ground is not even
always keep arms relaxed and long during swing
keep eyes on the ball
when in long grass, use firm hands and relaxed swing and follow through.