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  1. rusty35 added a post in a topic What Golf Equipment Helped You the Most?   

    couple of years ago, I picked up a set of titleist 775cb irons and thought I was hitting them a ton, esp the short irons.  When I looked up the spec sheet, i realized that the PW is only 45`.  This caused the difference between my gap wedge and the PW to be far too large to be comfortable, so I went out and found the A Wedge that matched the rest of my irons and i love it.  I realized that I was becoming far to reliant on the PW from everywhere inside of 135yards, now I have an additional lofted club that looks exactly the same, with extra loft, that I can trust 100%.
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  2. rusty35 added a post in a topic How to "Flight" Your Wedges and Short Irons   

    I've been using the Pelz 4 wedge system for a year now with some success.  was actually thinking about expanding to the 7-8-9 irons with the 10:30 and 9:00 swings. this is basically the same thing, right?
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  3. rusty35 added a post in a topic If you could have any pro's swing, whose would it be?   

    wow, I only had time to go through the first and last page so far, I will agree with Ernie, Fred, and Moe.  Has anyone mentioned Steve Elkington yet?
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  4. rusty35 added a post in a topic Gear Effect Pop Quiz, Where Did This Ball Go?   

    i'm going to assume this is some sort of club head malfunction and he very well could have hit it right down the middle.  everything else looks awfully good.
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  5. rusty35 added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    at the range
    general question:  when going to the range, do you always have something specific you are working on that day, or do you methodically work through your bag?

    I will tend to start with something easy to hit that helps me to warm up, usually an 8 or 7 iron.
    >step down 2 clubs and hit 6 or 5
    >hit some 4 irons.
    >back up to either pitching wedge or gap wedge (mainly to help tempo)
    >hit some drivers and/or 3w
    >back to some scoring clubs at intermediate targets to finish the bucket
    >finally off to the putting green and I usually play a game with a buddy to keep competition stress high

    that is a decent lunch hour for me.

    what is your routine?  or do you have one?  Do you always go to the range with a specific thought(s)?
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  6. rusty35 added a post in a topic Do Not Use a Heavy Club or Weighted Donuts   

    There is one key difference between weighted club and swing fan and that is the direction of resistance.

    Weighted club uses gravity to provide the resistance, so you may find some benefit on the backswing and follow through, but on the downswing, it simply leads to a violent move down that hurts the elbows and wrists at the bottom.  Think back to high school physics, the force vector is straight down with weighted club.

    The swing fan provides variable resistance (variability is contingent on swing speed) and that resistance is always directly opposite the path of the swing.  in my opinion, this is where the benefit lies, there is no violent snap at the bottom of the swing, the resistance is steady and consistent based on swing speed.  Imagine you could put on a scuba suit and swing 80 mph underwater!  your 'on-land' swing speed would have to get faster as a result. no?
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  7. rusty35 added a post in a topic My Swing (Rusty35)   

    Fairly productive day at the range I think.  Pretty certain I have my alignment issues cleaned up to a pretty good degree (though some of those drivers look a little sloppy with the feet, shoulders look much better (i hope)).  here is a set of 6 iron and driver videos.  My amateur opinion at this point is that i need to get the club inside my hands at that A6 position you noted.  I probably also could use a little help getting the camera set up properly lol.

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  8. rusty35 added a post in a topic My Swing (Rusty35)   

    should have noted one other thing, while the results of day one were predictably inconsistent, i did note that with my irons, my divots were a lot straighter, and I mean a lot!
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  9. rusty35 added a post in a topic My Swing (Rusty35)   

    Hey thanks mvmac, amazing how those ingrained habits just go unnoticed, I started by looking at swing plane, swing length etc, but of course, start at the start!  really makes you want to pound your head on keyboard.

    Anyways, took your advice to the range today.  Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone to spot me, or a camera, but I noticed the following..
    evaluating my aim by putting down an alignment stick after taking my stance, I am pretty good at aligning my feet when I am thinking about it.  So that is good at least. turning my shoulders is an odd sensation, make me feel like the left shoulder really drops down.  I did have another video from that same day, a 6i from the caddy view.  the camera wasn't very well set up, but it was good enough to show that a line through the shoulders would definitely be rising from right side thru left, so I wouldn't be surprised if that shift in shoulder alignment served to level them out. I have never been so conscious of my feet, hips and shoulders at address, really a terrible feeling lol.  but what the heck, we're all trying to get better.
    thanks again, I hope to have another vid soon.  cheers.
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  10. rusty35 added a topic in Member Swings   

    My Swing (Rusty35)
    Hi Everyone, my first video that mashes a bunch of driver swings.  Looking at the swing, it is fairly obvious that I come over the top and have a left to right ball flight, though every now and then i catch one and it goes (i think the last one in this set).  What I need to do is get far more consistent off the tee to set up approach shots from the fairway.

    Anyway, never took a lesson, so everything that moves or doesn't in my swing is as a result of my natural (un)giftedness.

    I'd be very interested in hearing what you have to say.  cheers, rusty

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  11. rusty35 added a post in a topic Average Distances... How far do you hit each club? and don't lie...   

    Driver 260
    3W      240
    4Hy     220
    4i         205
    5i         190
    6i         180
    7i         170
    8i          155
    9i         140
    pw        130
    gw        115 (I hope, it's new)
    sw           90
    lw         don't know, don't care, I'd rather choke down on a pw

    speaking of, I started experimenting with Dave Pelz 4x3 wedge system with some success for shots under 100yds.  I like the idea of focusing on a repeatable swing that goes a known distance.  Especially with the amount of touch I have lost over the years (and limited rounds per year)
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  12. rusty35 added a post in a topic What Do You Do for a Living?   

    I'm an accountant who has had a number of different stops in his career, but am thoroughly enjoying working for a small engineering consulting company. Working with people who are excited about what they are doing is tremendously empowering.
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  13. rusty35 added a topic in Welcome, Everyone   

    Hello from Winnipeg
    though today it feels more like Winterpeg at a brisk 5C.

    Funny how often my golf research has brought me right back here, and in looking at the reviews and the comments afterwards, this has struck me as a great repository of information and camaraderie, so if you'll take me on, I would be happy to join.

    I play mostly public courses in and around southern Manitoba and I carry as much as I can and intend to do so as long as my body will allow.

    in the bag:
    TM R1 driver set to ~12'
    TM RBZ 3W
    Mizuno mx 700 Hybrid
    Titleist 775.CB 4-GW
    Founders Club 56' SW and 60' LW
    Ping My Day Putter

    thanks for having me...kp
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