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frank hoxsey
Attended st. helens high school
Lives in Aloha, Oregon
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A few days back I picked up the Flatball from my local sporting goods store for $6.99. The Flat ball isn't really a ball, more of a disk. It is the same diameter as a golf ball but only 1/4 inch thick.

The concept is simple, if you fat or thin a regular golf ball you will still move the ball forward. If you fat or thin the Flatball you will miss it all together.

This intrigued me. Would this actually help me make solid contact? So I set to practicing with the Flatball and boy did it make me look bad. I fatted my first ten swings. NO BUENO! Bases on that I chose to start with simple pitch shots. Much better. I worked my way up to a full swing and found I was striking the Flat ball rather well. Moved to my Almostgolf balls in order to take full shots in the garage/ driving range. This is where things went down hill.

In order to strike the Flatball solid my swing became steeper and I lost control. So I filmed myself over the next hour to flatten my swing back out. And yes I was picking the ball rather cleanly!

The next night I alternated Flatball then regular ball and YES! I was making solid contact and keeping my swing in control.

Wedges........ This aid should not be used with high bounce wedges. The bounce off carpet pushes the wedge over top of the Flatball and causes you miss 9 out of 10 times. I found my best results came with 7-3 irons.

Conclusion: There are a ton of training aides out there. For $7 this isn't bad. Word to the wise if you don't understand what happens at impact. This could make a struggling golfer worse.


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I've been toying with the notion of I spending $300 (approx.) on this Swing Caddie SC100. I'm never able to dial in my inside 100yard game. What are your thoughts?
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+drjack ong , thanks
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Been working on the swing in the garage. Here I'm hitting an PW (actually an 8 iron.....oops).

#vivavideo 
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+frank hoxsey how's the swing and overall game looking? Post a video of your swing and I'll take a look
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It Taylormade's slot tech combined with Nike's Vapor tech. Wow.
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+Chris Adams that is why finding "new" tech in old clubs is so fun.
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Temporary delay at the course today. Had to stop to watch a heard of Elk just hanging out. 
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That's on my list this year to play
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WTF!!??
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Look what I'll be testing. Hope to have a review in a week or two.
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I too will not be playing on tour until my game is at a PGA tour level. This is the most I have ever had in common with +Tiger Woods​. #activeglutes


Tiger Woods says he’s making strides with his golf game, but he will not participate in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. With the Masters (April 9-12) less than one month away, Woods has just a few opportunities to hone his game before the season’s first major championship. Woo…
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I'm guessing +Ricky Potts is devastated and won't be watching golf!
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Never mind the guy on the right. But, enjoy the view from the 10th tee box at the Reserve Golf Club in Aloha Oregon. It was 57 degrees and windy. Shot a 96 on the day. Not great but, its not 100.
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+Wade Kilpatrick​, I'm always down to play with new people. I'll be in touch.
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This sign located outside a small town party supply store.
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I started my vacation today and there is golf coming. But, I need help picking my irons this week. If, you have kids you, know you can't choose one over the other.

So, I need your help. The community will select my irons this week. My fate is in your hands. Don't worry you can't choose wrong.


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Have a great vacay! Hopefully, you'll play so much that you don't have to pick "favorites" and all will be used!
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