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  • 1st time out after reading "nail it"

    This post is also on my "ordered nail it from amazon" but I thought I'd start a new thread to reach a wider audience:


    So I read "nail it" a few times and the plan was:

    To: have 2 range sessions working on the drill for 3 skills, and then play a round of golf.

    Unfortunately my son got sick (nothing serious) and I didn't get a chance to practice.

    So I just tried to rid myself of all swing thoughts, line up well and take my time and evaluate every shot (where do I want to put this - etc).

    I would do the baseball swing drill as part of my preshot routine.

    I played a really nice game of golf with a 101 (adj 98). I am a 24 capper so, 96 would have been to cap, and this was the first full 18 of the year.

    5 pars, 5 bogies, 3 doubles (+11 for 13 holes)

    but.....

    3 triples, 1 quad, and 1 quin (+18 for 5 holes)

    The last 4 holes of the day were horrible (tiredness???).

    I hit 11 fairways and a new personal best of 5 greens. My tee shots with the 5w were excellent (I lost 2 OB though ). My irons were so so (hopefully 3 skills will help this when I get to practice). My 4h was attrocious (massive push) and got me in all sorts of trouble (I NEED to go to the range to figure this club out or take it from the bag).

    Short game was poor today and putting was so-so.

    So in conclusion, as I had no time to practice the 3 skills the jury is still out, but using the 3 skills attitude of no swing thoughts, (assess variables, preshot routine, pick target, pull trigger) I did really well.

    I think if 3 skills can help my iron play to go from so-so to good and I can work a bit more on my short game I can start making personal bests.

    The baseball drill really helped focus me on the tee, helped my attack the ball from inside.

    Hopefully this is the start of something great....

    Now to find the time to get to the damn practice tee.....
    Last edited by snowman; 08-02-2008, 01:17 AM.

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    Re: 1st time out after reading "nail it"

    stick it with it snowman, like everything else it wont change overnight!

    ive been at it nearly 12 months and am now reaping the rewards


    from being a weak fader/slicer of the ball i now draw the ball consistently

    tee shots end up in the middle of the fairway, irons are crisp and accurate


    once i learn how to putt i may be in contention


    good luck with it

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      Re: 1st time out after reading "nail it"

      Originally posted by slater170 View Post
      stick it with it snowman, like everything else it wont change overnight!

      ive been at it nearly 12 months and am now reaping the rewards


      from being a weak fader/slicer of the ball i now draw the ball consistently

      tee shots end up in the middle of the fairway, irons are crisp and accurate


      once i learn how to putt i may be in contention


      good luck with it
      Thanks slats.

      I intend to work hard at the range, particularly with the "hitting down" aspect. I'd like more distance with the irons, especially for those 170+ par 3s, it is such a disadvantage to have to hit a 7w or 4h and try and get it to stop.

      Time is very limited this year and I may not get out often so I am going to try and hit the range a lot and work on the skills for next year.

      Saying that, and I am sure a few may laugh at this, but I felt like I took a lot of confidence to the course just from reading "nail it" and I really benefitted from the "no swing thought" approach.

      I am almost literally kicking myself for rushing my tee shot on the second hole and carding a 9 (par 4) and for a few badly thought out short game shots that had me card 3 7s and 2 6s when I was right next to the green in 2. Grrrrrr.

      Oh well, 1st time out and all, so shouldn't grumble too much and had plenty of positives to take home.

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