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Advice Column: 'Dear Lumpy'

Tim Herron
Tim "Lumpy" Herron is a four-time PGA Tour winner, within the top 50 all-time PGA money list, and led the tour in backspin and follow through in 2008. He is also an expert on most everything. Tweet your questions to Tim at @PGALumpy.



DEAR LUMPY: What did you think of the Masters this year!?
DEAR STAN: I love watching the Masters. Adam Scott is a true champion and deserved the win after last year's Open at Lytham. However, this win makes my life so difficult. Everywhere I go, people mistake me as Adam. After his loss last year people would come up and hug me, and say better luck next time. Now, with a major under his belt, it's going to force me to stay in the house. I may have to grow a mustache.

DEAR LUMPY: I'm having trouble keeping my head from swaying during the course of the swing, and as a result, rarely make solid contact. I've been playing for almost ten years, and I feel like I've tried every tip out there, but nothing works. Please tell me you have a secret solution!!!
DEAR DRIFTER: I don't have a secret solution, just the common tips for that kind of problem, like keeping your spine angle consistent, your chin on a post and hips in a barrel. But it sounds like you've tried all of these already, so it's obvious your problem isn't golf related. You should probably get tested for shingles. 

DEAR LUMPY: I'm a 21 year old, six-handicap. I'm steady off the tee and great around the greens, but lately I've been struggling with my mid-iron accuracy. I've tried strengthening/weakening my grip and tried all sorts of shoulder/feet positioning. Do you have any suggestions?
DEAR LUCKY: I remember 21 like it was yesterday... cruisin' the lakes with Brenda Connors in my black Scirocco... might be my favorite year...

DEAR LUMPY: I played in a member/guest last week and hit three homes. I don't have a question — I just wanted to tell somebody. 

DEAR LUMPY: This past season, I had a terrible time controlling my slice. Any thoughts?
DEAR MIDDLEMAN: Yes! Send your range videos to Lumpy@GolfDigest.com. Sometimes when I come off a bad round, I like to watch someone else's bad swing.


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