New videos, side and front slow motion, and some regular speed, sorry for the quality. This was with my 5 iron. I didn't got leave any "divots" on any swing. Just can't seem to get a divot at all now.
Thanks for the help
Played in the Wednesday night 9 hole dogfight at our club this evening.
5 bogeys... 3 pars... 1 birdie = 40
My +4 Stableford score was blindly paired with a -2 Stableford score for a +2 overall. That was good enough for 2nd place and a $30 win.
I'm just feeling it right now. I hope this continues.
I have come to the conclusion that some shots just aren't worth attempting. Sometimes Stroke and Distance is the easier way out.
1) the duffed tee shot that ends up rolling down a steep slope into a lateral water hazard. You're hitting out on a steep slope - lucky if your ball stays on it. Your local knowledge of the course says "f*** it." You re-load +2 strokes and stripe one down the middle of the fairway and get a B or DB. Be thankful. It could have been a snowman.
2) the shot that ends up in the tall fescue... deep in the tall fescue, but you know you can find it because you know the course. Your local knowledge once again tells you to abandon the ball and take a S&D and drop a ball and just hit a shot because hacking your way out of that thick dry grass is a total nightmare. Stop and pick up your first shot on your way... that $4 ball is still usable.
Now a pro or low handicapper might actually try these shots, but for us higher handicappers these make blow up holes. Stroke and distance can actually be a lifesaver at times. It is something that can always be used.
There is one reason to have the latest greatest equipment. If you love having no money in your bank account and can't afford to play golf anymore, then the newest clubs are a must have. Don't get me wrong if I have a club in my bag that is not working I will replace it. But I will buy last years model from a second hand seller, and still have way better equipment than Sam Snead or Bobby Jones ever played with.