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About a year ago I saw a golf shoe advert. stating that this or that shoe model provided the greatest traction in the world. I personally feel that  80lbs. lead diving boots would provide the greatest traction and indeed anything can constitute a 'golf shoe.'  The reader will hopefully grasp my point that ultimate traction may not be ideal, even in leightweight shoes. Why not?   Ease of movement, particularly of the leading foot as it instantly turns through...
I agree with Rusty....certainly in terms of traction I have never found better than Iomic Sticky grips. I use midsize for my woods and jumbo size for my irons.  However I wish that they did last forever! When the top of mine start to wear with my right hand thumb print I remove the grip and put it back on upside down. Combine that grip with a Cutters' glove and one can compete in hot humid inhospitable places like the U.S.A. in summer.  I've done it.   I hear the...
I was crippled with rheumatoid arthritis eight years ago. It had got worse over several decades, and reached the point that I often needed help simply to get out of bed the pain was so great. Usually it was nigh impossible to get my hands to my face for a morning wash. I decided to either top myself or fix myself. It made sense to initially give the latter a try.   I read all that I could on the condition and discovered that often the cause is an allergy. So I began...
Pursuing a great amount of lag is what a lot of golfers do believing such to be a universal head speed bedrock.   The opposite train of thought is, to use the late Mike Austin's words, "to work with gravity."   Some players naturally work with gravity whilst others naturally rely on massive lag / a very fast wrist action.   Both techniques unarguably create hitting distance and I suggest that the best technique is the one which essentially comes natural to...
Hello fellow vegans,   It's comforting to know that I am not alone.   Although the question has been largely answered I will throw in a couple of possible teasers:   The first is 'What is a golf shoe?'   I personally never wear spikes, one reason being that one's lead leg needs to turn through the knee at impact and arguably the traction caused by spikes could induce a knee injury.   Spikeless shoes (all of which  could be labelled 'golf shoes') have...
Hello fellow golfers.   I'm an old timer (age 62) who started playing in the days of persimmon woods (how I miss my 1,2,3, and 4 woods), took a short break from golf (41 years) and returned in December '06.  Shocked by today's poor quality equipment  but amazed how far it hits, notwithstanding that the balls hit shorter. I've tested the new balls against the old smaller ones.   Immediately dragged screaming onto the international longdrive circuit before I could...
Hello Again Everyone,   I will make this my very last post (as there are still questions to be answered) on this topic as I've possibly already become tiresome. So I won't re-visit this thread. (At which points attacks invariably fly in). But I'm pleased that we've had a healthy exchange of opinions.   In chronological order:   Hacker James,   Yes, exactly that.   Iacas,   I never made such a claim. I gave elementary swing advice to a regular...
Iacas,   Of course one's weight is on the front foot immediately before impact / at impact. But it all needs to be on the back foot on the back swing / most of the down swing in order to be able to create and maintain a wide swing arc which is necessary in order to create maximum swing speed and minimise hitting down on the ball too steeply and creating excessive back spin.   I have not spoken to all that many P.G.A. tour players and so cannot comment on what...
ADJUSTMENT 1:   Bend more at the knees, without sitting on your hips, them push the club out low and square and into a wider swing arc. Preserve the wide arc by retaining all weight on the right foot  until immediately before the ball is struck.   ADJUSTMENT 2:   You are coiling but then losing all of your coiled energy by uncoiling at the top of your down swing. The arms by themself generate very little hitting distance. All pros hit out to a false target 20...
Julie,   For someone who only plays once a week I admire how thoroughly you are researching matters. And with an open mind.   I  suppose that I am an unusual master club builder insofar as I specialise in woods, and only build woods. They are my passion, as is competing as a senior international longdrive competitor. Although I have built drivers for both world and European champions (which can be easily evidenced) most of my customers are regular golfers just...
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