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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    As quick as possible once I am in my posture. I will focus on the target for a few seconds, look back to the ball and go. It's something I am trying to get better at as I always have felt standing over the ball for longer very seldom results in a better outcome, as posted above. Probably 5-8 seconds max.

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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    I spend very little time over the ball, probs in the region of 5 seconds. I think it breeds a more confident, positive approach to the shot.

    Also have a quick pre-shot routine and I don't even take practice swings. This is probably from having played rounds with the better players at the club, none of whom seem to take any practice swings so have probably picked up on their habits.

    Seems to be working so far and I know that most players get a bit peeved at other players with lengthy routines.
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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    No idea but it's not long....around the 5 second mark of say.

    I do chuckle sometimes at these people having a "golfing experience"....
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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    Somewhere in between the 5 seconds and 2 min 11 secs extremes!

    I hope!

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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    Probably too long... sometimes I feel I freeze a bit (a la Westwood) but hopefully always at least 2 minutes less than the lady in the OP! 😨

    At least they called you through!

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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    If I was regularly playing with someone who took over 2 minutes to hit the ball I think I'd have to bring a portable stool and newspaper. That's about 40 minutes of waiting on the tee per round.
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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    If I was regularly playing with someone who took over 2 minutes to hit the ball I think I'd have to bring a portable stool and newspaper. That's about 40 minutes of waiting on the tee per round.
    these looked like Husband a wife. not that old either 40's max

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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    Noticed yesterday how little time Leishman spends over the ball, compared to say someone like Jason Day.

    I guess i spend less than 10 seconds over the ball, anymore and I'd really mess the shot up rather than mess it up a little bit.
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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    anything near 2 minutes is ridiculous. My pre-shot routine is to have one practice swing. A look from behind the ball to pick out a spot for alignment. setup. Settle. Hit.

    All in all probably takes 30 seconds.
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    Re: how long are you set over the ball, before you hit it ?

    2mins 11......!!!
    With the average tee intervals at around 8-9 mins at most clubs,
    Would be fantastic teeing it up behind this group.....not

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