A Great Golf Swing Produces a Great Drive

By | November 18, 2010

A Great Golf Swing – Do you think of yourself as a hack on the golf course? Are you embarrassed to tell your golf scores to anyone? Then you will want to read my blog. I am on a quest to get my golf scores to a better than hack average. Both leagues I golf on the average score for nine is 48. Is this you? My average was 49.

It has been said that the average for all golfers is 99.9 for 18 holes and there are 26 million golfers. So, don’t feel lonely. There are lots of us in that hackers range and many more even worse.

I am trying to get a grooved golf swing where I can score in the low 40′s or upper 30′s and be the best or second best golfer in the league. Would you like to do that also. Then follow me on my quest, see me work on it and learn from me. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

First I want to tell you that most of these events occurred previously and the tails about my current golfing scores have been occurring over the summer. I began this blog in October and it is now November as I post these but the current events happened June, July, August, September, October and November of 2010.

If you are just now starting to read my blog I would advise that you go to the beginning and read back up to these current posts so that you understand how life got in front of golf and what led to the loss of my golf swing and how I am getting it back.

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We arrive at the sixth hole and we are only one over par.

We are actually on the 15th hole as we are playing the back nine.

The hole goes straight out until we get to the 150 yard marker then it makes a right turn. to the green.

The golf course management has done everything possible to keep us from cutting the corner. They have put mature evergreens along the right hand edge just after the tee box. They have put trees and ferns that guard the cart path that travels along the inside path of the hole.

These trees are not for the protection of the carts but to make it hard for the average golfer to try and cut the corner. But they did not count on the one thing that makes this just an effort in futility. The 460cc drivers with a 10.5 degree loft.

These drivers get high really fast. It seems that they are 20 yards high before they get off the tee box. Then to top it off they travel about 40 yards further than the average driver. It just seems unfair for the golf course that they make a hole very challenging to only give in to the better drivers with better equipment.

Anyway, I lead off and try to cut the corner. I hit a fairly good drive and it goes straight as an arrow and over the evergreens with ease. My partner tees off and he does the same except he has a slight tail on his driver and it soars out of sight.

We had been pushing the foursome in front of us as they are really slow. Our foursome is fairly quick to play but these guys are really slow and are two holes behind the group in front of them. I caught the ranger out on the course by us and sent him up to speed these guys up. There is nothing I hate more then to wait on every shot for the group ahead to clear out. It is bad for the golf swing and timing

So we get up close to the green looking for my ball and his ball. We finally found mine and I was 70 yards from the green but I had blown through the fairway and was in the deep rough on the other side. All of a sudden, the guys in front yell to us that there was a ball up by the green.

We decide to go take a look.

Next post, more about his drive and his next one.

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