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  • #46
    Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

    i cant believe its only a week since the GTO event and the 3skills presentation by kevin.
    i have put some reasonable time in practising this week and its paid off handsomely today
    played solo off the yellows after the last comp 3 ball had gone out even there slowcoach military golf couldnt put me off.
    it went 3,5,6,4,5,4,4,6,4,5,5,2,5,3,5,6,6,4 = 82 gross 60 nett
    im not saying every shot was "nailed" perfectly but using the 3skills has made a massive improvement to my ball striking.
    the "nail it" concept is the only instruction i will be using from now on, with time my game can only get better and better!

    happy days

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    • #47
      Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

      Todd:

      I'm in the states too. I had AJ's DVD and couldn't get the timing right. Please post a review after you receive the book. I'm not looking for a free copy, only want to know if it differs from AJ dramatically. Interestingly the picture of a nail through a golf ball is also one of his visuals.

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      • #48
        Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

        Hope you handed in that card to your handicap secretary Slats, cant be having you shooting 82 off a 22 handicap or you might find yourself getting carrots sent through the post for your horse. LOL
        Nice one keep up the good work next GTO golf day you will be in single figures then
        I have another clear sunny day in the mid 20's here slight breeze, I bet my house as soon as I am able to swing a club the rain returns.

        Keith

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        • #49
          Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

          Originally posted by keith_mufc View Post
          Hope you handed in that card to your handicap secretary Slats, cant be having you shooting 82 off a 22 handicap or you might find yourself getting carrots sent through the post for your horse. LOL
          Nice one keep up the good work next GTO golf day you will be in single figures then
          I have another clear sunny day in the mid 20's here slight breeze, I bet my house as soon as I am able to swing a club the rain returns.

          Keith
          they call it sods law!
          can only hand in cards from comps for handicap adjustments!
          id like to think in time i could get down to low teens!

          p.s off to mexico in october, do you think i should buy a poncho and sombrero?

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          • #50
            Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

            You go there playing like that you will land yourself a role in a spaghetti western lmao
            Seriously though am over the moon 3skills is working for you i hope it does the same for me i only need to drop 3 shots to get into single figures.
            I know thats possible once I get to use the 3skills drills.

            Keith

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            • #51
              Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

              Originally posted by keith_mufc View Post
              You go there playing like that you will land yourself a role in a spaghetti western lmao
              Seriously though am over the moon 3skills is working for you i hope it does the same for me i only need to drop 3 shots to get into single figures.
              I know thats possible once I get to use the 3skills drills.

              Keith
              what the good,the bad,and the ugly
              sure you will pick it up pretty quickly keith

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              • #52
                Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                Originally posted by slater170 View Post
                what the good,the bad,and the ugly
                sure you will pick it up pretty quickly keith
                That was Me you and Mark on the GTO golf day
                Your GOOD 2 or 3 holes, my BAD back and Marks UGLY back nine

                Although watching Kev use the 3 skills on his way round was worth it. Bet he wishes he could putt though

                Keith

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                • #53
                  Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                  Originally posted by Shankless View Post
                  Todd:

                  I'm in the states too. I had AJ's DVD and couldn't get the timing right. Please post a review after you receive the book. I'm not looking for a free copy, only want to know if it differs from AJ dramatically. Interestingly the picture of a nail through a golf ball is also one of his visuals.
                  I didn't purchase the AJ materials, but a few years back there was a lot of discussion on here about his approach, and some excerpts were posted, as I recall. So I'm not in a position to give a detailed comparison. But as you say, the nail through the golf ball is/was an AJ trademark, and I recall that he places great emphasis on closing/rotating the club face through the impact zone.

                  Like slats, my approach has always been to try to keep the clubface square as long as possible, on the (reasonable?) assumption that if I do this I increase the odds that it'll be square at impact. In addition, the actual time of impact is far too fast for me to do any conscious manipulation of the club face. As I recall, AJ makes much of our ability to do these things unconsciously, but since I only heard some excerpts, I can't say much more than that.

                  The "Simple Swing" system, which I recently purchased and worked with for a while, also teaches rotation of the wrists through impact, and had a drill for this. I spent a lot of time on this drill but I couldn't get the timing right, so I was pushing or pulling the ball all over the place. Indeed, I find that as soon as I start thinking about doing things with my wrists in the golf swing, it breaks down pretty fast.

                  It's not that I don't believe that this opening/closing approach can work. If I didn't believe it I wouldn't have ordered the 3 skills book. I'm hoping the book provides a fresh approach that I can work with.

                  As for the hitting down/nailing the ball aspect... To me this simply means that the club contacts the ball just before the bottom of the swing arc (for irons), therefore at the beginning point of the divot or grass scratch zone. This is something I've known as long as I've been playing golf. The question is: What's the best way to accomplish this?

                  In my own case, the start point of my typical divot is pretty far back--not too far ahead of my right foot. This is presumably because my weight tends to get stuck back on my right foot and/or I leave my hips behind. So, to "nail" the ball, do I simply place the ball way back in my stance and hit it from there, or do I try to move my arc forward by working on weight shift and hip turn? I've assumed that I should do the latter and that's what I've been working on for years, with some progress but by no means total success. Again, I'm hoping this 3 skills book will offer some fresh ideas about this, new things to practice, etc.
                  Last edited by ubizmo; 08-26-2007, 05:26 PM. Reason: The profanity filter on this forum has some odd ideas.

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                  • #54
                    Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                    Todd:

                    I just came across a video of Martin Hall. Halfway through he has a drill and a device (that you can easily make) that teaches how to make the proper divot. I plan on trying this myself this week.

                    Mr. Hall is a QSEM of The Golfing Machine and a top 100 teacher.

                    =

                    Whenever I try intentionally moving a body part I lose whatever fluidness I normaly have. Hopefully the drills in the 3 skills book will elminate this.

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                    • #55
                      Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                      Originally posted by Shankless View Post
                      Todd:

                      I just came across a video of Martin Hall. Halfway through he has a drill and a device (that you can easily make) that teaches how to make the proper divot. I plan on trying this myself this week.
                      Interesting video. I think you could accomplish the same thing using a 2nd tee two inches behind the first, and swing to clip the first (forward) tee without disturbing the second one. Or use just about anything a half inch thick--a marble, whatever.

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                      • #56
                        Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                        Originally posted by slater170 View Post
                        p.s off to mexico in october
                        Where else? LMFAO, you couldn't make this up Pedro you really couldn't.

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                        • #57
                          Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                          Originally posted by bdbl View Post
                          Where else? LMFAO, you couldn't make this up Pedro you really couldn't.
                          LFMAO too!
                          played in an open today at saddleworth golf club, its on the side of a bloody mountain!
                          shot a 1+ nett par 93, my putting which has been solid of late let me down big time
                          case in point one hole was 477yd par 5 i was on the green in 2 and carded a 5

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                          • #58
                            Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                            Joe will be posting a response to the various methods that appear on the surface similar to 3skillsgolf, they are however very different in their own ways and Joe would like to explain why...
                            Last edited by greghutton; 08-28-2007, 04:35 PM. Reason: admin

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                            • #59
                              Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                              Any news on whether people on this side of the pond can buy it?
                              Last edited by greghutton; 08-28-2007, 04:28 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                                Originally posted by snowman View Post
                                Any news on whether people on this side of the pond can buy it?

                                I ordered it. Haven't received it yet, but it hasn't even been a week yet. Meanwhile I'm just hammering my hands.

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