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About mpb1472

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  • Birthday 11/30/1956

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  1. Amazed at how long and flat you can get your thumb. I got space under mine all the time. Is it very important to try and extend it as far as you can? I do it on flops around the greens when I choke up, seems to eliminate the chance of a fat shot.
  2. Approach shots struck well but just off the green enough to make me not score as well.
  3. Happy 4th of July!

    Playing golf at a few golf courses in Cape Cod Massachusetts. Weather is great and enjoying a Happy Independence Day!
  4. I was thinking of cutting my driver down but this sounds like good advice for me. I do hit it better choked up but can hook it too easily at times. I might put a midsize on instead of the wraps. Thanks.
  5. Favorite TV Show(s)

    Don't agree. I like action, and that is well done. I like corny movies and TV shows, so that is where we may differ.
  6. Favorite TV Show(s)

    Daredevil is the best comic book series so far. Even better than Arrow which is great.
  7. Ten finger / baseball grip

    I was using the ten finger grip last season but have gravitated to using the interlock. I felt that I was pulling the ball a little more than I like, though everything feels so solidly hit. The biggest con or concern for me was the amount of stress it places on my right pinky. I have strong hands, but the pain was enough to tell me that I either am not used to it or its not for me. So I use it mostly on chips around the green.
  8. I also recommend V-steel.Others to consider are Cleveland Launcher or Tour Edge CB or XCG series.
  9. How to Make a Centered Hip Turn

    Went to the heated range the past two weeks focusing on turning more. My bad shot is a pull hook. When I thought of moving my right hip back and turning behind me to the target I stuck the ball much better without pull hooks. Took away my focus on front side turning. Hope it is something constructive and lasting for my swing.
  10. There are so many styles of 3 hybrids out there that I think you should sort through. Certainly, one of them will be easier to hit consistently well than a 3 iron. There are some more iron-like and some more wood-like, whichever you prefer. I like to hit an old 2 iron I have but it is not as forgiving and versatile as a hybrid so it's in the garage. Good luck.
  11. Are you ready for some NFL Football? 2014 Edition.

    Sure it was a dumb call but the Seahawks only got that close after that ridiculous miracle catch. It was a great game with a lot of twists and turns. Well done Patriots! Anyone here think that most of the commercials were bad. I mean, "Cats in the cradle " song is about bad fathering and we see a good father's actions. Made no sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Are you ready for some NFL Football? 2014 Edition.

    Admitted Pats and Brady fan here that was initially disturbed by all the recent "deflate gate " news enough that I felt less inclined to defend them. Much of the contempt stems from the success they have achieved and the persona of the head coach, so they are an easy target. I am not happy that their legacy will always be tainted no matter what they do. It's sad in away that whatever good or great is there no one wants to see it or believe it. One thing that I find utterly ridiculous is this idea that Brady is affected more than others by getting hit. None of them handle it well but Big Ben. Taking away Brady's space and the lanes disrupts his timing is what the Giants did well and any team that has beat them. He worked on lateral movement and being more mobile for this season and it showed. He is much tougher than given credit for and is truly one of the greats. Go Pats!
  13. The Films and Movies Thread

    Thoroughly enjoyed Taken 3. Good story and love the action. Made better by the presence of Liam Neeson. A solid birdie.
  14. Great topic. I wonder which way is better, trying to keep left elbow straight or trying to keep right elbow less bent on backswing. I know there are training aids for either one. Both ways create tension I don't normally have but could be a good one to help me turn more. I am plagued with a poor left shoulder turn so perhaps by focusing on one or the other I might turn my body more and use less arms. I will work on this at the heated driving range today. Its all I can do in CT right now.
  15. Very interesting topic. Having come from a baseball background and then playing softball for over 25 years i always looked for ways to increase power. Back in my baseball days, a donut was commonly used in the on deck circle by almost everyone. Mostly to loosen up and it was important to take a few dry swings after using it or your timing would be off. So I never thought of it as a way to increase bat speed. Fast forward to my years of softball. Now in slow pitch you have to supply more of the power so it behooved you to get stronger somehow. So powerlifting did help in that regard. I did use a swing fan on off days as I got older but I did not see any better results. What did help though is a routine alluded to in this thread. Heavy- regular-light swings, 3 sets of 15 reps each on non-playing days. I placed foam with duct tape to make a heavy bat, used a whiffle ball bat with a little tape on it for the light bat. I did see some more pop in my swing . Unscientific for sure but I saw its value. I have an orange whip trainer but I use it for loosening up.