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post #1 of 20
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This year I haven't golfed as much as I like, but I've had the good fortune of golfing with some guys who are fairly good. A couple of whom are club champions.
The benefit from golfing with these guys is that they have been extremely generous with golf tips, and I've gleaned a lot of good information, as well as some skill along the way.

Sometimes, I get pointers from them that makes me scratch my head and wonder if they're picking on me or if they are sincere. I'm blonde, and eager enough to improve that I tend to take them seriously.

The question is, should I?


One thing I have a terrible time with is keeping my arm straight. I'm double jointed, so when I straighten my arm using usual tips and techniques, it actually bends backwards. Creating a whole different issue with alignment.

Last night, one of the guys suggested that I 'squeeze my boobs together when I line up' and it will keep my arm straight.
I laughed at him, assuming that my attire, and the fact that he had consumed a fair amount of beer, may have something to do with the tip.
When I got home, I googled it and wouldn't you know it, they may have actually been genuine.
From the Golf Chick, Cure your Slice by Squeezing your Breasts
The real question is, Can I trust these guys?

post #2 of 20
I don't know, but what about your "nickname"? (You know, the AKA thing). Did that help your skiing?
post #3 of 20
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I don't know, but what about your "nickname"? (You know, the AKA thing). Did that help your skiing?
It did!
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

One thing I have a terrible time with is keeping my arm straight. I'm double jointed, so when I straighten my arm using usual tips and techniques, it actually bends backwards. Creating a whole different issue with alignment.

Last night, one of the guys suggested that I 'squeeze my boobs together when I line up' and it will keep my arm straight.
I laughed at him, assuming that my attire, and the fact that he had consumed a fair amount of beer, may have something to do with the tip.
When I got home, I googled it and wouldn't you know it, they may have actually been genuine.
From the Golf Chick, Cure your Slice by Squeezing your Breasts
The real question is, Can I trust these guys?

The old squeezing your boobs trick is actually viable for very well endowed ladies. (And horny "instructors"-just beware when they want to get behind you and help you through the swing motion-think I saw that in Tin Cup)

I would think more of extending your left arm-too often "to straighten" means inducing unwanted tension. And in your case sounds like the double jointed issue my cause real concerns. A little flex in you left elbow during the backswing is not necessarily bad.
post #5 of 20

gOLF AND BLONDES

Trekchick, can't, won't, don't dare, not qualified, scared to, comment on the clinching of breasts


However, keeping your left arm perfectly straight will most probably tense up your entire upper body; hands, forearms, shoulders etc. and you definitely don't want that in your golf swing. A little bend and a fluid swing would be a lot better.
post #6 of 20
I listen when someone gives me a tip only when I know and respect the game of the person giving me the tip and mostly when i'm frustrated about an uncommon problem, then i'll ask for the tip, " can you see what's causing this?" People you play with alot can recognize little differences in your swing or your putting stroke.

One thing about a swing. As in skiing, no two swings are alike. Physical differences in the human structure make us all swing differently. The best thung is to develope a swing that you can work with and that works for you. The key is replicating the swing every time, every shot.

Because of a few shoulder surgeries, I have had to modify my swing to match my abilities. The best thing I did was to shorten my backswing to compensate for the fact I no longer can keep my arm straight throughout a full backswing. So, shortening my swing has cost me some distance but has allowed me to keep the ball straighter and in play more.

As for listening to others, applying too much to your game at one time can confuse and take away from your game. I never work on new things at the course. I only make changes on the golf range.
post #7 of 20
Tips are fun and can be helpful, but you have to match out how they can accumulate and result in having you lose touch with what you absolutely need to be doing to execute your golf swing. Taking into consideration too many tips can result in detouring from essential gold swing mechanics.

There are a few gifted people that can read instruction and teach themselves the golf swing. They are the exception. There's so much good golf instruction on the internet and not a lot of concensus on technique. Jim Hardy I think is on to simplifing things with the 1& 2 plane swing and the need to choose one or the other and stick to the swing basics for each swing. Meshing them as he says will result in disaster.
post #8 of 20
The right tip at the right time can help. It seems to me this tip would bring your elbows closer together which in your case might cause the hyper-extension, double jointed thing to happen more, not less. I've never golfed, but I don't think this is the right tip for you.
post #9 of 20
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The old squeezing your boobs trick is actually viable for very well endowed ladies. (And horny "instructors"-just beware when they want to get behind you and help you through the swing motion-think I saw that in Tin Cup)
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Ring in your loins?
Horny instructors or Golf buddies with too much "refreshment"?
I am sure the guys don't invite me to golf with them because of my skills

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Trekchick, can't, won't, don't dare, not qualified, scared to, comment on the clinching of breasts


However, keeping your left arm perfectly straight will most probably tense up your entire upper body; hands, forearms, shoulders etc. and you definitely don't want that in your golf swing. A little bend and a fluid swing would be a lot better.
In this shot, my arm is not straight, yet the shot went exactly where I wanted it to go. I remember that I wasn't thinking about body alignment as much as "this water stinks and its going to spray me, yuck"

I think I think too much.

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The right tip at the right time can help. It seems to me this tip would bring your elbows closer together which in your case might cause the hyper-extension, double jointed thing to happen more, not less. I've never golfed, but I don't think this is the right tip for you.
Rod, I think you're right. It kept my arm straight, and increased my cleavage, but did nothing for my accuracy or distance.
post #10 of 20
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The real question is, Can I trust these guys?
You are telling us they want your breasts squeezed and then you ask us if you can trust them????
On behalf of all guys on the course, YESSSS!!!!!!!

I've studied everything about golf that I can get my hands on from in person lessons to magazines, books, videos, training aids and the Internet. I think I've picked up enough knowledge to share, enough knowledge to help other people but not enough to really teach the sport. It's hard to play with other people on the course and keep one's mouth shut when they are struggling badly and their problems are obvious. But unless I'm specifically asked, I'll limit help to after the round is over. Most golfers who finish a swing asking "why is it always going right" are really just asking themselves. I've had success in the past asking "do you really want to know" and then helping, but I've since learned to limit even those offers to the truly desperate. When I receive unsolicited tips on the course, I keep in mind that the best sources of information don't come this way.

The idea to maintain a triangle from the hands through the arms to the shoulders is commonly accepted as a "fundamental" aspect of a good golf swing. There are training devices designed to aid this. Women have an advantage in that the swing thought to squeeze the boobs serves the same function for free. Reading your posts and looking at your pics, there is no doubt that this tip has the potential to improve your game. Info received on the course is not necessarily wrong.

It's common knowledge that too many swing thoughts can kill a golf swing. So even good thoughts can be detrimental if they are added to a long list. There are many successful pro golfers with "bad" swings (e.g. Jim Furyk). So violating a "fundamental" is not necessarily something that needs to be fixed. Even if one does choose to fix something, performance may initially drop. So no matter how good a tip is, it may not be right for you over the short or the long term. You can get tips from anywhere and try them on your own. It's only natural that we end up doing this. Even pros do this. But most pros also mix in quality coaching to make sure they have not gone off track and to get their most difficult questions answered (e.g. how to adapt a model swing to being double jointed).

Tiger built a swing that worked, but after watching that knee pop in slow motion at the US Open, one has to wonder how much that swing was responsibile for his injuries. He knew what risks he was taking, but how many of us "joes" have no idea what our golf swing does to our body or vice versa? I was a member of a golf fitness club for a while. One of their premises is that every golfers game is effected by their fitness and planned improvements to their game should factor in their physical condition. The guy behind all this can be seen on the Golf Channel (Dr. Greg Rose) and has become hugely popular with the pros (The Titleist Performance Institute in San Diego).

So my advice is by all means try this tip on the range, but also get some professional advice even if the tip appears to work.
post #11 of 20

golf swing

Trekchick, pic looks good-hitting down on ball/coming thru etc. Lets use an analogy. You wouldn't stand at the top of Mammoth and look down under chair 23 and think to yourself before you push off; don't straighten my downhill leg, squeeze my hips toward the fall line, plant my pole down the hill not in front of me, maintain my core down the hill, etc. etc.. Chances are if you do that overthinking you will park and ride yourself right into the hill.

Like skiing work on golf at the practice range not when playing. In the time it takes to make a good golf swing you/your brain cannot think of multiple swwing mechanics. Example; when I play my biggest two flaws are swaying off the ball and taking my eye/head off the ball. When I play I attempt the address the ball property and then think to myself at address stay centered/don't sway and they let go of that thought completely and just concentrate on watching the ball. Just one swing thought.

Some of the worst rounds you can play is when you are working on your swing mechanics. Work on them at the range. When you play take ONE swing thought with you and only use that one thing. You'll have kmore frun probably play better and enjoy golf more.

Played Shoshone Course yesterday and had a cool 9th hole. 235 to middle of L dogleg and hit my drive 30 yrds beyond the fairway. Never done that before. The comments were, Not bad for an old fart, oh well I was happy.
post #12 of 20
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Rusty, this one's for you!


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Played Shoshone Course yesterday and had a cool 9th hole. 235 to middle of L dogleg and hit my drive 30 yrds beyond the fairway. Never done that before. The comments were, Not bad for an old fart, oh well I was happy.
Kudos! Pete, its always good when you feel the Force!!!

I was really improving on my game this summer, but I have a feeling its over for the moment. See full story here
post #13 of 20

Swinging

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Rusty, this one's for you!



Kudos! Pete, its always good when you feel the Force!!!

I was really improving on my game this summer, but I have a feeling its over for the moment. See full story here
Sorry about the wrist. Oh yes too, Nice putter TC.
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I was really improving on my game this summer, but I have a feeling its over for the moment. See full story here

Ouch-wishing you a quick recovery.

Mike
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Rusty, this one's for you!



Kudos! Pete, its always good when you feel the Force!!!

I was really improving on my game this summer, but I have a feeling its over for the moment. See full story here
She's never gonna make it on the tour with that grip ........

And how pathetic is it that I noticed. Age is a terrible disease
post #16 of 20
Grip ??? What Grip?? Does she have a grip or what ??- damn i missed THAT detail !!!
post #17 of 20
Whoa - I leave the golf forum for a week and look what I missed. My god that grass is just beautiful.

Trek - do you have one of her bending over to address the ball? With respect to my endearing qualities of being a male pig, I do believe I've been "busted".
post #18 of 20
What's that ?? Grass you say ??? Damn didn't see no grass at all
post #19 of 20
Bears, what color are her eyes?
post #20 of 20
MY gawd that Woman has eyes ????
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