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About amoline

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  1. Jason141 new clubs

    Well, for what it's worth I currently use the Nike Vapor Pro Combo irons, which are a generation newer than the VR but nevertheless I very much enjoy them. One caveat -- on my 9 iron, the club's leading edge metal is actually worn off down to the raw finish of the club below. Since I can't be without a 9 iron for 3 weeks, I'm using it as is though Nike offered to take a look and replace it if necessary. They aren't old clubs, though, so I'm surprised that the durability isn't quite up as I think it should be. Other than that, though, they're great and even my cosmetic complaint isn't something that changes its performance. My brother who is a good junior golfer uses mostly all Callaway equipment, where as I mentioned I have lots of Nike equipment. I think that my Nike clubs accomplish the "in between" pro combo style set better than the Callaways I've tried in the past. I think that my Nikes are not the longest clubs in the world either, as compared to his similar Callaways (but he swings faster than I do, too). Then again, I don't think that any Nike pro combo set has ever pretended to be the longest iron out there, either. Just my two cents of course. But again I really must add in that no matter who has experience with what it's not very helpful to you as a golfer unless you are able to get fit... even for used models as WUTiger mentioned.
  2. My Swing (TN94z)

    Full disclaimer: not a teaching professional. Stupid question: Are you sure it's a shank (and not a bladed shot or anything)? Seemingly, any issue would get worse the longer the club you're using gets. And you don't notice any shanks or even heel strikes on other clubs? You are setup almost level over the ball, and it wouldn't hurt at least to sort out the address somewhat by having some spine tilt away from the target at address. Your body is smarter than your brain in this sense. It knows that you want spine tilt at impact, so you have to throw in a compensatory move to create it: However, throughout your swing it's not there. Because it's such a big move to compensate with, I wouldn't doubt if this is at least in part one of the reasons you are having issues with your sand wedge. One of the feels I used for much the same issue (losing my tilt) was turning with the feeling like I'm putting all of my weight into my right heel. Not sure how this may work for you, but it did OK for me and may be worth a shot. Beyond this, though I still think it could have something to do with it, my other guess would be that your wedge has a lot of bounce and would actually be topping the ball, though with your handicap going "back to single digits" you would certainly know the difference. Can you upload a video of you shanking one for us? Hope some of this helps, even if a little bit... Andrew.
  3. My Swing (amoline)

    Thanks, boogielicious! Have no doubt that that could come from trying to restrict my head moving forward. I need to practice better with the "body bump" being my lower body only and not dragging everything else along with it. (and don't know why the bold text won't go away :/ )
  4. My Swing (amoline)

    Here's a swing video today, just a wedge because I'm working on fixing some head movement things. Still, though. Bit different from last swing video, right? Advice, comments, and so forth welcome, as always. Just glad to be back here at TST! :D
  5. My Swing (guitman423)

    Son of a gun, that's the thread I was looking for. Look at that. :) Thanks for finding the link and covering for those of us less able in finding things.
  6. My Swing (guitman423)

    Total disclaimer -- I am not a professional instructor. However, I wanted to hopefully clarify a thing or two, if nothing else. Your "shallow plane -- heel hit" is actually incredibly steep Compare this to Adam Scott in a similar hand position After that you get into a position where you have no choice but to rake across it so hard that you actually just drag the hosel right into it. The fact that you can hit the ball from this position is actually a testament to your skill, in my opinion. :) You get into a very laid off (flat) position at the top, and it would feel weird to come back the same way, unless your name is Matt Kuchar. Oddly enough, your video of "steep plane" is actually more shallow than the one where you weren't choking down. Here, you actually have the club intersecting more of your trail arm instead of right across your lead arm. So here you are in fact more shallow and not steeper (so your compensatory move does not have to be so severe): So that's the easy part -- showing you what's up. For the other part, as I say I'm not a professional instructor by any means. However, a feel for me when I have had this issue in the past is you have to make your arms/hands feel like they are working in the opposite way than they currently are -- that is, they need to feel like your left hand is working "flatter" and your right hand moves along with it, so you get the club feeling like you're laying it further behind you instead of getting it more vertical. Down and in, not out and over. Lastly, you really need to be hitting a ball of some kind. Practice swings really don't help as much as you think they might. Secondly, if you got some face on video it would help, too. Record it at hip height, face on. Hitting a ball. :D My two cents -- as I said, not a pro instructor so take it for what it's worth, but I hope it gives you an idea or two. :) Andrew.
  7. My Swing (amoline)

    Well, hey folks! -- Remember me? I'm glad to be back after some time away! Sadly I've not been able to play as much golf as I would have liked, recently, but since range balls are free that's where the majority of my practice comes. I know, not the best, but it's better than nothing and keeps me entertained. Bit embarrassing to come back and see these swing videos -- eugh. Yikes, horrific! Hope everyone has been doing well. Look forward to getting back into the swing of things (swear, pun not intended) and hello to everyone new and old. Andrew
  8. My Swing (saevel25)

    Just wanted to stop by and say nice swing... :) I am struggling with the same thing, taking that club inside... though mine is much worse. You already know all the drills with alignment sticks, and what not, I'm sure, but thought I'd just mention that's one of my favorite drills now, and lately I've just been sticking it in the ground and leaving it as I work on other things at the range... it makes sure I don't yank it way inside like that. Best of luck, and can't wait to continue watching your progress. :)
  9. I watched this video awhile ago and was really hoping that I'd get something great out of it, but... I have to say, as a former flipper (every once in awhile a flip creeps in, but mostly I've just about fixed it I think), that quite literally the advice that made me stop flipping was to not throw my right wrist. After I finally learned and saw that the "release" should be a rotation style move (or at least, that's my feel), I'm doing so much better. I like lots of Monte's videos, but this video unfortunately was not the gem that I was looking for, as the title made it sound like :(
  10. My Swing (amoline)

    Well, just a small update -- Got a new driver today, woo! Hopefully I'll be able to do a small, just my opinion review with some decent info somewhere.. I'm still new, so I'm not sure if the new website has a place for these things yet.. :) Also, I did go out and get some new video about a week and a half ago, but there'd be no sense in posting it here, because truthfully there was zero change. :) Back to going slow with the alignment sticks, and this time I think I'm making some real progress, now that I know what it should both feel and look like. Also, it may not be the case, but I feel like I'm able to power through the ball better now that I've improved that. So, hopefully, I will be able to get some (actually) improved video up, soon.
  11. 117 swing speed, and you didn't feel like you were just flinging around a pool noodle? EDIT: Also if you're looking for two options off the tee, why not just opt for a 3W? I feel it would be a much better option for more consistency than just a different driver.
  12. I enjoyed reading your review! As I use TM drivers, it was interesting to see how the G30 compared to your SLDR. Glad that your G30 won out in the end though. It was really neat hearing about the fitting process, and glad it's not so scary if you aren't necessarily a very low handicap. Thanks for writing your review -- enjoy that super shiny new driver on the course.
  13. My Swing (amoline)

    Absolutely need to get new video up. I've been to the driving range twice in the past week, which isn't as much as I usually go, but both times I'd have to say trying to do this drill I've not hit a single good shot. At all. I've buried the club into the ground an awful lot though, even on short shots. It it definitely feels different, but it hasn't been the kind of different I am used to when I change something. It has been very uncomfortable different. Just st have to get another video and see what's going on I guess.
  14. Lifetime Supporter and Elite Memberships

    Great, thanks. Will check it out after the move then. : )
  15. Lifetime Supporter and Elite Memberships

    Just wondering if this is still something that we can do? Or when it will be available to sign up again?