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Check your Shaft


Q: I bought these irons, Taylor Made Firesoles with stepless shafts last year. Even though the proshop where I got them checked my swing speed (85) I still feel the shafts are too stiff for me. I am a 58 year old male golfer, 8 handicap. I hit my driver about 235 yards and my 6iron about 153 yards. I am pretty consistent but feel I don't get t ...
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Dwight Hansen


Q: What is the process by which I can get a USGA handicap index card? I do not belong to a private club and play a different course almost every week.   - Robb Antrobus

A: Robb, you can get a USGA handicap at most semi-private and daily fee courses for a yearly fee of $20-$30 depending on the ...

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Dwight Hanson


Q: I am a fair golfer, about an 8 handicap I guess. I just played a course where I shot an 82 and my longest approach into a green was with a 7 iron, and I only hit driver two or three times. I've always thought I shouldn't move back to the back tees until I could shoot par from the blues. It seems that I will never get better with my drive ...
by Q: What tees should I play from......

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Jeff Krohn


As a golfer, is it better to shoot 90 from the blue tees or 85 from the whites?   - Matt Granger, Atlanta GA

     If you are only shooting five shots less from the white tees, then I would recommend playing the blues. The blues will give you more of a challenge which will benefit your game in the long run. Your goa ...

by Q: is it better to shoot 90 from the blue te.

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Jeff Krohn

I just returned from Colorado where I played some golf. I had trouble judging distances there, the ball definitely flew differently from what I'm used. How can I determine distances at different elevations?   - John Simoneaux, Woodstock, GA

     There is definitely a change in how far the ball travels in higher elevations. Wi ...

by Q: How can I determine distances....

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Jeff Krohn


Q: I've read them all; Hogan, Thomson, Toski & Flick, Ballard, Leadbetter and more. Without practice none of them work, that's a given. There is some real differences of opinion among these teachers. Ball position, left side dominance, right side dominance are two. These are extremely important fundamentals, correct? What are yo ...
by Q: What are your thoughts on ball position.

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Jeff Krohn


Q: I am 28 and have been playing for about 10 years. My handicap is about 12 -14 and I am having a problem with my hips getting through the shot before my upper body ( I think). The end result is I am off balance at the finish of my swing. I feel like I am falling backwards at the end of my swing. What is wrong? Thanks, ...
by Q: I feel like I am falling backwards......

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Jeff Krohn


Q: My name Is Edward and I just started playing golf in May '98. I shoot in the Mid to low 90's. I have even scored 88 once. How am I doing and what is the best area of my game to concentrate on first? My biggest problem is an "outside-in" swing path and my alignment.   - Thanks, Ed Wanambwa

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by Q: As a beginner what area should I concentra.

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Jeff Krohn


Q: We were playing last Sunday and one of our playing partners hit a ball into a area where we have lost many, so he hit a provisional ball that went into the lake. He then hit more balls into the lake and woods until he hit a decent ball. we then went up and fond his original ball. he claims that he should be able to play with no pen ...
by Q: Question concerning penalties....

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Jeff Krohn


Hello, my name is Steven and I have been playing golf now for about 8 years. I score in the mid to high 80's and play about once or twice a month. At what point (score wise) is a player ready to start some amateur tournaments, and professional tournaments. I have a long way to go but I have 25 years to practice for the senior tour. Thank ...
by Q: When are you ready to play amateur tournam.

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John Crumbley


Q: A ball comes to rest on a cartpath. How do you determine where to drop? Moreover, do you have a choice on which side of the path or is there a set standard?   - John Kauffman, Roswell, GA

      A: Dear John,
The answer to your question on dropping form a cart path can be found in rule 24-2 Immovable ...

by Q: Ball rest on cart path, where is the drop..

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John Crumbley


Q: I have not golfed in sometime, but want to get back into this year. What are the best ways to get back into golf shape, both mentally and physically. I really don't have the time to go the range as much as I would like. Is there anything I can do at home?   - Andrew Maraniss

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by Q: Best way to get back into golf shape......

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John Crumbley


Q: I have a terrible slice with all clubs except my short irons. If I am on the practice tee and look down at my divots it shows an exaggerated outside to in swing. How can I correct this. Thanks in advance.   - Thanks, Kirk McP

A: Easily over 90% of all golfers slice most of their shots, so ...

by Q: How do I correct slice.....

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John Crumbley


Q: I am 46 years old and play to a 9-10 . I play Titleist 962's 1-sw,I have a Great Big Bertha 10 degree and a Taylor Made Ti2 10.5 and a Tight Lies 16 degree 3 wood. The shafts are all stiff or firm flex in the irons and woods. I was tested on a machine last week and the driver speed was 135 and most iron shots were 95 to 99.

My qu ...

by Q: How do I correct topping the ball.....

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John Crumbley


Q: Hey guys, I hit my short (6-P) irons really good however, I have a hell of a time hitting my long (2-5) irons with any consistency. I can hit a fade or a draw with my short irons but all hit with my long irons is a low pull-hook and I don't make solid contact. What may be causing this. I am 5' 6'' and barrel chested, I have been t ...
by Q: Problem hitting long irons.

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Mark Wickenden


Q: My problem is getting my swing too long, my left elbow is breaking down how do I address this?   - Allen McKinley

A: The left elbow breaking down at the top of the backswing is usually the result of picking the club up with the arms and not coiling the shoulders properly during the back ...

by Q: Problem with left elbow.....

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Mark Wickenden


Q: I have a terrible time with standing up right at the last minute of my downswing. Of course, this tends to make me slice and/or hit behind the ball and/or top it. What the best way to train myself to stop this?   - Carl Buff

If you feel that you are 'standing up' through impact with a tendency to hit b ...

by Q: How do I stop standing up during swing....

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Mark Wickenden


Q: I'm a 9 handicap and last Dec. was very frustrated after a poor weekend golf outing. On returning to Atlanta, I decided I would switch from an interlocking grip on the driver to a 10-finger grip. I did this on the spur of the moment on the first tee box with no practice. The results were immediate and positive, with longer and strai ...
by Q: Was switching my grip a good idea.....

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Mark Wickenden


Q: My wife and I both play 27+ holes of golf on both Saturdays and Sundays for a total of 54+ holes in any one weekend. We always walk. My question is, is there some trick to do, to keep our feet from aching after each round?   - Thanks, Dan Hall

A: Great to hear you are walking when you play. ...

by Q: How do you prevent sore feet when walking.

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Mark Wickenden


Q: What can I do to improve the distance on my irons?   - Thanks, Tim Rose

To improve the distance with your irons, we need to first make sure you are striking the ball correctly. Do you take a divot after making contact with the ball? All iron shots should be made with a descending blow – clubhead s ...

by Q: How do I improve iron distance....

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Mark Wickenden


Q: Please provide tips on keeping your head down on the ball through the swing. I have developed a bad habit of looking up before I make contact with the ball.   - JFox

Trying to keep your head down or still 'on the ball' will only inhibit your motion both in the backswing and in the forward swing. Instea ...

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Mark Wickenden


I am visiting Atlanta in December. What kind of weather can I expect? How will it affect the golf ball? What can I do to prepare for it?   - Wayne Ormsby

      The weather in Georgia in December can be quite cold; however, we can also see some nice days in the 60's, so it pays t ...

by Q: Conditions in Atlanta.....

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Mark Wickenden


I have a tendency to pull the ball as a hitter in baseball would pull down the left field line. The ball flies straight, just left. Without seeing my swing, do you think you can give me a tip about what I might be doing wrong?   - Elliott Jordan

      Chances are this shot is a re ...

by Q: Having a problem pulling the ball.

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Sandy Leach


Do you think today's golfers are better than golfers of yesteryear or has technology just made that much of a difference?

     I think golfers of previous generations were better players. They had so much more to contend with other than merely swinging a golf club. Today's golfers have the benefits of exact yardage markers ...

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Sandy Leach


Why is golf so expensive?   - Rick Dorsey, Augusta, GA

     There are lots of ways to answer the question but the bottom line is, because it can be. Simple rule of economics, supply and demand. The demand is there, and thus, the prices can be high. An example, people want to play with nice brand name equipment. I ...

by Q: Why is golf so expensive.

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Sandy Leach


Q: I recently played a hole that had a flag marking the beginning of a water hazard that cut across the fairway. My second shot hit the flag and deflected into the water. Is it a normal penalty stroke and drop?   - Thanks,
Robby

A: Dear Robby,
If your ball comes to rest in the water ha ...

by Q: Hitting a penalty marker, what are the rul.

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Sandy Leach


Q: I'm a high handicapper (26) and playing for about 5 years. I've always had a slice on my ball. It's not a total slice but more like a tail slice but more than a fade. My right hand grip does not close down on my left and my thumb position is behind the club instead of over my left hand thumb which early on helped my feel as though I'd ...
by Q: Curing the slice.

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Sandy Leach


"Could you please explain what slope and rating mean on a scorecard? How do holes on a course get handicapped?"   - Danny

      The USGA Slope Rating is a measurement of difficulty of a course for players who are not scratch golfers. The lowest Slope Rating is 55 and the highes ...

by Q: What do slope and rating mean......

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Sandy Leach/Mark Wickenden


During the course of a recent round, someone asked me how I refined my game to a point where I had confidence in every shot. I was astonished by that. I think I play scared as much as anyone. I try to be confident before a shot, but doubt creeps in more often than it should. In fact, I think all golfers have shots that they would consider difficult, regardless of their skill. ...
by Q: What is the hardest shot in golf?.

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