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  1. This week it has been surprisingly warm in northeast Ohio and I've been working on my game. I have been taking lessons with this guy that videotapes my swing and helps me get my swing back to perfection for the past 3 weeks and I can tell my swing has really improved. My buddy's family owns a golf course up here (Skyland Pines) and they have a heated range. We went up there on Tuesday when it was about 40 degrees out and it was great! My swing has really revolutionized since last fall after only 3 weeks. Today it is 55 degrees and it will be my first round of 2011 with the new swing and I am k
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  2. Spin is created by the differential between the swing plane and clubface angle. Yes, it's very possible to hit a slice with an open clubface, however the largest contributor to the differential for most amateurs is swing path rather than clubface angle. Hop on out to your local range and have a look for yourself.
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  3. Not saying you should piss anywhere you feel like it, but the difference between spit and urine is, urine is sterile (unless you've got something seriuosly wrong with you, in which case you prob aren't going to be out golfing). Add chew to the eqaution and you've got not only whatever germs you happen to be carrying around but a large increase in the "disgusting" factor (in most people's opinion) as well. Animal waste is usually not harmful to humans, but more importantly, ANIMALS DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER! You on the other hand, being supposedly civilized, can choose to spit into a cup. Ju
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  4. The OP never said that spin results from swing path alone, he said that: (emphasis mine) That's still slightly incorrect (it should be "...swing path relative to face angles determines spin."), but he never said that swing path alone causes side spin.
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  5. Quote: Sidespin comes from the difference between SP and CFA. You're right. I did misstate this. To clarify, sidespin develops whenever there is a deviation from the SP and CFA. Te target line has nothing to do with it. I do, however, re-iterate my objection to the OP's statement that spin results from SP alone. Quote: Yet the vast majority of slicers do so with a clubface square to or closed to the target, so telling them to roll the clubface more (which sends the path MORE to the left) is bad advice, and confusing advice at best.
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  6. Listen, I'm glad the understanding of ball flight laws is eveolving to a more science-based model and your article (and those of many others on the net) are a good contribution towards this. That is not my argument. My argument is that folks either don't understand the ball flight laws and or simply like to throw that term around in constant criticism of just about every instructor because of what often seems to be a perceived misstatement on their part. I.e., let's pile onto this instructor because I heard what I wanted to hear and not what he actually said. The OP's post is a good exampl
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  7. The biggest problem people have with hybrids is that they try to hit them like woods. You have to swing it like an iron.
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  8. Driver fitting is certainly the latest rage, and I think there is merit to it. With that said, I played as a single-digit for quite a few years with a stock Taylormade 580XD, without thinking twice about the shaft. I think too many players get caught up in the technology/customization crazy in lieu of improving their ball-striking. Unless you are consistently hitting the ball too high/low or missing consistently one way or the other, I'd wait until you've grooved your swing. Fitting and reshafting can be expensive if you're serious about finding a good shaft. If you can, seek
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  9. The high launch is much more likely to be a result of your swing characteristics than the shaft characteristics. To launch an 8.5 degree driver that high, you have to be adding a ton of loft, either by catching the ball very much on the upswing or by flipping the club into impact. This is also why the spin rate is somewhat high -- more effective loft = more backspin. So the short answer is that swapping out the shaft probably won't provide you with a quick fix.
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  10. For me definitely. I had originally replaced my 3 iron with a 3 hiybrid but the distance gap was too great between my 4 iron and the new 3 hybrid. So, now a I carry both a 4 iron and a 4 hybrid to fill the gap. I hit the 4 hybrid about 10 yards longer the the iron.
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  11. In general I dispise spitting, in London (England) every second person is spitting everywhere which is disgusting, and also littering but that is another rant. However, on sports fields/tracks/pitches spitting is sometimes required and I have no problem with it assuming it doesnt get anyone.
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  12. There's a lot of truth to the view that 1) TW gets much, much more scrutiny that just about anyone else which can result in bias (reporting or media bias); 2) his infractions on the course are not really that big of a deal, compared for example with cheating or otherwise taking unfair advantage of competitors. Getting annoyed with yourself and spitting at inopportune moments are not exactly capital offenses, even on the sacred surface ...., 3) he is a man under an incredible amount of stress in many ways, which is bound to result in a bit of visible strain. People like me who are very
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  13. I just posted a link to this forum page on their Facebook page. Hahahaha Corporate Golf fail…
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  14. I find spitting to be pretty uncouth behavior. In some environments it is perfectly acceptable, but those are few and far between. Golf is not one of them.
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  15. That would be correct. Though it must not be mistaken with the more commonly known reverse C with the weight too far back, which is not something you want. That position is usually a result of the head being too far back. Good: [img]http://www.golfdigest.com/images/instruction/2007/09/insl05_stacktilt.jpg[/img] The S&T; reverse C is created by the feet and head staying still while the hips move forward, at no point should the head move backwards or forwards in the downswing. On the follow through at to the finish, the head can move a bit forward, which it probably will from the momentum, bu
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  16. Hello to all, I am a project manager for a Event Productions company, most of our events are the Majors of Golf. Kenny
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