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  1. It all depends on what works, and what feels good enough to give you confidence. At the 2016 PGA show, I got to interview Vokey marketing director Jeremy Stone. He recommended going through fittings to see what works best. Also, he said that Bob Vokey suggests going with the shafts you have in your irons, and softstepping the shafts in your SW and LW (the wedges you're less likely to hit full shots with). What you get with Wedge flex varies from OEM to OEM. For most, this means a Dynamic Gold S200 or S300 shaft. Several editions of Nike wedges had the S400 as stock "Wedge flex."
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  2. I played golf for a long time, but laid off for about 10 years before taking it up again about 3 years ago at the age of 60. About 2 months ago, I finally started some lessons. Indoor lessons. First lesson, my teacher tells me I need more shoulder tilt. He video'd me, drew lines across my shoulders. "Look, here's you, and here's Dustin Johnson. Notice how tilted his shoulders are? You need to do that." So I go to the range, and it works like a charm. More power, straighter, higher shots. Great. I am exuberant. I want to tell the world I've discovered the secret to ball
    2 points
  3. 110? My worst round of the entire year may have been about that. Don't make it sound worse that it actually is. To my perspective 10 strokes, the difference between a 95 and a 105, is significant.
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  4. Wow, lucky me. I have been selected by Warrior Golf to be the very first to try out their new drivers risk free, but I only have ten days to respond, or the offer will go to the next golfer in line. I guess I better hurry, huh?
    1 point
  5. Greetings everyone, HELP NEEDED! I'm usually not one to purchase a complete set of clubs together, but I found this set of Callaways on amazon. Would you guys mind checkin them out and tell me if you think its a good deal. Keep in my I would be buying them for a 10 handicap. Thanks! http://amzn.to/2iqWBb9
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  6. Ok Beef is officially the coolest guy on tour.
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  8. Harvey Penick said a good instructor can fix in one (1) hour what it would take you 6 months to figure out on your own. Or he said something very similar to that...
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  9. Yep. I've only been to a couple of others, they are usually part of a shopping mall, one was in an office building with your lawyers and insurance agents, which actually was the nicest one w/a ~55 inch flatscreen right in front of you so you can just look straight on to check out feel ain't real for both angles. I was lucky and got a deal, $500 for 6 months. It's 3 visits a week, each a 1/2 hour, but if it's not busy, you can stay longer, which I've done but I don't overstay my welcome. If you do 3x a week, let's say 3.5 months of winter, that's ~50 sessions, ~ $10 session. Simulators
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  10. I'm in! Hopefully I'll remember to do my line-up, even with the reminders!
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  11. Nice to see folks still going strong here. I've fallen off the posting bandwagon but am still practicing daily. Even during a recent trip out of town to see the in-laws, still got mirror work in each day. Just wanted to stop in and offer my encouragement to all you practice warriors out there. I've been following the 5S's and practicing daily for about 6 months now and the difference is clear. Noticeable and lasting improvement in my swing, game, and attitude. There's still a lot I know I need to work out and tons of questions/thoughts rattling around in my head, but finding this site and
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  12. Even though I'm still learning, I absolutely agree with you. There is a right way to do things; that's probably the most unpopular opinion of all. Trying to ingrain those correct mechanics i.e., make them second-nature, or "feels", is a commitment.
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  13. This is so true at so many levels. Never have I had more faith in the power of good mechanics than now. It is all about mechanics and I consider 'feels' absolutely as a part of mechanics now. Golf is a 'system'. None other than Arnold Palmer has said it (I read it in the AP special Golf Digest). Playing golf with singular instincts is possible and many blessed folks do it well for some time but I think makes it too vulnerable to insecurities and nervousness that you speak of which are inherent to all activities human. The more mature your system, less the variance caused by our fears, et
    1 point
  14. A while back they had a deal where you donate $20 to a worthy cause and get a swing evaluation free. I jumped on the offer to see what Golftec was all about. I was impressed, the dual video was enlightening. The high pressure sales pitch, not so much. I could see improving with their system but for the cost, I purchased a yearly membership at a local club.
    1 point
  15. I guess I talk too much golf around the house. My wife informed me she got on the website on the right time and day and got an order to go through. I think I'll keep her. Looking forward to trying the Costco ball out.
    1 point
  16. I just won $10M in the Nigerian lottery (just need to wire a few bucks today and then I'll be able to collect), so I can afford much better than Warrior golf clubs.
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  17. I just got invited to a free dinner for my wife and I at a really expensive restaurant by some folks who do time-shares! We are both lucky guys!
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  18. Thanks for the responses, everybody. One thing golf has taught me is that I am sort of a "true believer" for want of a better term. I find something that helps me hit the ball, and I want to tell everyone about it. If I turn my left foot outward a few degrees, and all of a sudden I start hitting the ball better, I want to tell all my friends they need to turn their left foot outward a few degrees. It'll solve all their problems! And I have to fight the urge to tell everyone on the driving range the same thing. And I have to fight the urge to start a thread and tell everyone on th
    1 point
  19. I've been going to Golftec, and my experience has been pretty good. I didn't buy the practice package, so I don't have any idea how much that would cost. I got a set of Ping irons fitted, and they charge the same price for the irons that you would pay in a golf store. Plus they throw in the fitting for free. I also signed up for 10 lessons. So far, I've taken 5, and my instructor is, in my opinion, very good. That would probably vary by instructor, though. The cost of the lessons seems kind of high, but I figure for the same price I can hit 100 buckets of balls instead and
    1 point
  20. Wrong has nothing to do with it. You need to balance: your goals - if on the line between GI and SGI, how much will you work on your game the next year? your capabilities - get clubs for the swing you have, not the swing you want. What is your HDCP? If your swingspeed with a driver is 80 MPH, probably not a good idea to order a TaylorMade M1 8.5* driver with a ProjX Hazrdus Yellow 65 shaft, X flex tipped 1". At the Golfworks school, the instructor pointed out that some pros have won tournaments with UltraGame Improvement irons: Colin Montgomerie won with original Big Ber
    1 point
  21. Simple. Specific. Slow & Short. Success. You are focusing too much on success. It probably took me 6 months to get my hips open at impact without thinking about it.
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  22. I'm 65 and was away from golf got back in with then away again and now back in. I played a lot with late 70's/early 80's clubs. if you can find a Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy, etc. and try a few different ones, even used, before you buy, it will really help. A lot of these places have monitors so you can see the numbers. I spent a few months narrowing down the potential candidates. I'm not a Dick's fan because they have a limited selection. Also sales pitches are just that. I play a light senior shaft and it is working well for me. I also have a bum shoulder so your mileage may v
    1 point
  23. Dropped them off at the Thames Hospice charity shop today :)
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  24. I was hanging out in the golf section at our local Academy sporting goods while my wife finished up some Christmas shopping a couple days ago. They had the nike rzn black and platinum on clearance for $20. You may be able to stock up on some pretty cheap while you figure out what ball to play next.
    1 point
  25. Well a teaching pro isn't a playing pro. That's no different than me beating a pro basketball coach in 1 on 1.
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  26. Then read it again? Neither of those are facts, but you state them as if they are. Sure they could. And I'd take your even money bet every day of the week and laugh all the way to the bank. Further proof you didn't read (or understand, anyway) what I wrote. Typical.
    1 point
  27. Good point - there's another important difference between golf and skiing: Learning to ski is fun. Sure, you're going to fall a lot, but you're moving downhill, and you're going to see continual progress (each successive attempt is generally better than the last). I don't think there was any point in learning to snowboard that I thought I'd give up. Learning to golf f--king sucks. It's like trying to kill a fly with a yoyo. Frustrating as hell, and unless you get that sense of "Damn, I'm going to really enjoy this eventually" (which, fortunately, I did), the urge to give up is pr
    1 point
  28. Just spent about 20 mins doing the line drill in the sand. I cant believe how difficult it is to make 5 perfect swings in row !! Its tough for me anyway. Getting better though, I couldnt do 3 in a row just a short time ago. Have any of you tried this drill. Weight transfer and a forward swing bottom is the goal. You know instantly if you missed. @Mico My practicing in the bathroom days are over, haha. A round of golf is considered practice im sure bud. 5-mins wont be too much trouble bud, you're almost there. Hit Em Good this week !!!
    1 point
  29. The rest are stupid and shouldn't even exist. Matter of fact, they should all be paying taxes to the true mascot king, Mr. Metropolitan.
    1 point
  30. For courses with really large greens... Bogey golfer or not, if it's 30 to the middle and 40 to the back ping I'm definately going to play my 40 yard shot. And if it's 30 to the pin and 40 to the middle, I'm definately playing my 30 yard shot. Aiming for the middle in those situations just doesn't make sense unless there is trouple to avoid.
    1 point
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