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I'm a right-handed player and use an interlocking grip. Recently I noticed that the pinky on my right (top) hand between the hand the first joint is swollen. Anyone else experience this? It doesn't bother me (yet).   I don't like the overlap grip as much but I don't want to cause a problem long term.
Just noticed this thread and even though it's years old but thought I might add something. I also live in Bergen county but I think I'd be inclined to go to GolfTec versus driving all that way out to Crystal Springs. There's one in Englewood and Paramus.   On another note, have you tried reading Stan Utley's book on putting? It's a great book with a very simple and repeatable technique. The key to consistent putting is distance control and practice. His method is...
As a follow up to this thread, I just wanted to comment with two seasons removed from trying these wedges. The Eidolon wedges really are working out tremendously for me. They have a great feel and I have been continuously improving in my wedge play. I actually just reduced the loft on them to 51 and 55 to better fir my distance profile. I think the others are great also but I am very happy with the choice!
I'd agree with previous poster - your back swing goes way to far back. Have a look at a swing by Rory McIlroy from the front. I think his swing is perfect to emulate.   As for the slice, a slice is caused by an outside-in swing. If you looked at your swing from above you would see it moving right to left, meaning the club is farther away from your body before it hits the ball and to continues to get closer as the swing progresses. Try working the club inside-out and...
My most difficult is Crystal Springs in Northwest NJ. It is a decent course but way too many mounds and moguls for my preference. There is a par-3 there where you are way up on a gorge (pic below) and have to hit to a green that's almost like a fan blade. Nice scenery but less appealing from a gold perspective.  
I'm assuming your location is in Somerset county. Beaver Brook Country Club in the Annandale area (http://www.beaverbrookcc.com/) is a decent course and I've also heard good things about Royce Brook but I haven't played there myself.   I used to live in Monmouth County and the three primary county courses (Hominy Hill, Charleston Springs North and South) are all great though harder to secure tee times for non-residents. Additionally you could also go to Mercer Oaks...
Dear Scott,   As you begin to take up golf, I have a few tips for you. Just some things that might have been helpful and that I've learned along the way.   1) The mental aspect is as important to the game as anything you will ever do with a club itself. You will struggle with this and need to focus on a clear head. 2) Remember this: the only shot that counts is the one you are to hit next. Forget that bad one. Allowing it to cloud your thoughts will not make...
Well, I ordered the Eidolon wedges: 52 and 56. I took advantage of the customizations they offer getting a larger grip size and the firm stiffness for the shaft. They arrived today and they look really good. I can't wait to try them out!
I just bought a new set of Mizuno MP-58s at golfsmith via golftec. They did the physical measurements, Shaft optimzation, lie check plus launch monitor time. If you have one locally, it is probably at least worth checking out. I'm very happy with the result. Now, if only Spring would arrive for us Northeasterners...
I see two things: 1) if you stop the video at the 15 or 16 second mark, you have a reverse pivot in your swing. At the top of your back swing, your spine should angle backwards, away from the target or at minimum be vertical. Your spine angles toward the target. 2) You are "swaying" - sliding your hips away from the target a bit too much. There certainly will be some lateral movement but you might find it easier with less. One drill to work on that is to put a...
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