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I think it makes sense to keep the hands consistent; no gloves or a glove on each hand.  After all, the goal is to "marry" the hands together and make it feel as though they are one.  I find that with one glove I tend to tighten the hand without the glove more so than the hand with the glove.  With no gloves my hands have the same pressure and the shots seems to be better and more consistent.  Also I think the fear of the club slipping out makes me swing more in control.
I would add to this criteria: best strike on the golf ball.  There is a different sound produced when Tiger, Rory, John Senden, Luke Donald, Boo Weekley and the other good ball strikers hit the ball.  It sounds like they got every groove of the club on the back of the ball before turf.
The only issues I have with this analysis (and most analysis) is that I feel like it's neglecting the fact that these players are all trying to play a certain shot shape with nearly every shot they hit.  They're rarely trying to hit it straight because hitting a ball perfectly straight doesn't help maximize shotmaking.  Also, most tour pros prefer to play a fade shot as their stock shot because they're all trying to avoid a hook.  Knee flexion has a lot to do with shot...
For me it's about the money right now.  I'm still a college student and barely have enough money for range balls and clubs let alone lessons.  However, I'm a true student of the game and I absorb all the freely available instruction I can get my hands on.  Also, I practice consistently and I've been able to narrow down all the instructional advice and tips to only the ones that work for me.  One thing I've tried to do more consistently is film myself practicing.  I find...
I absolutely think he would be better off hitting a draw on every shot.  He naturally hits a draw and it seems his body is always wanting to move in a draw-producing motion.  I think he just looks awkward trying to hit a fade/cut.  Look at Collin Montgomerie or Ian Poulter or other more lanky players hit fades and it just looks more natural for their body types and swings.  They're more upright which produces a better fade.  Tiger has been and is more flat which produces a...
+1 for low-flying, high-spinning, suck-it-back-6-feet wedge shot!  Also, being able to pure a 230-240 yard 4 iron from the fairway on command would be cool too.
Boo Weekley!  That guy strikes the ball with authority and he does it simply and effortlessly.  Some of these other guys look like they're doing a complicated yoga stretch when they swing and it really doesn't look like there's much ummph to their strike.  With Boo you know that ball was hit solidly.
I know this thread is old but what the heck... I was testing out the new Mizuno Mp h4 5 and 4 irons today with dgs300 shafts. I play mp 53s with dgs300s and love them (except the 5 and 4 irons don't fly high enough for me because my ball flight is naturally lower, hence trying the h4s:). I loved the mp h4s and was getting the exact numbers I was after and could really work the ball on command with them. I asked the fitter if he thought I should go with an X100 soft stepped...
My question is regarding custom shaft options.  I know Ping really likes to create proprietary shafts.  What is the advantage/disadvantage to doing this rather than just simply using a 3rd party shaft that people are familiar with?  What is the process involved in creating a shaft, say the JZ or the Z-Z65 iron shafts?  I assume that it is more or less just a custom order from a major manufacturer such as True Temper.  Does this allow Ping to control quality and specs of...
At my homecourse the serious golfers (men's club guys) mostly all have a nice Clicgear pushcart usually with a 64 ounce diet coke in the cup holder:) The newbies and guys to avoid getting behind use motorized carts. The high school and college team guys sometimes carry but most use pushcarts. So at least for my home course having a Clicgear pushcart is kind of a status symbol that you don't suck at golf.
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