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  1. I always enjoy a nice ‘slower’ controlled swing that results in a beautiful click off the hosel and the ball just majestically curves like a mallard flying over a mirror finished pond. Ohhhh the serenity.
    3 points
  2. I’m going to do more to make a “production” level version of this video, with some talking and stuff, but this will give you some idea in concert with the links I posted above:
    2 points
  3. You sure? Pretty certain that guy is Enrico Palazzo.
    2 points
  4. Maybe play a round or two swinging "slower" as you say just to see what you score? Might help, especially if you lose most of your strokes hitting it OB or into spots even a pro can't get up-and-down from. Agreed the sequencing is likely better when you're feeling this. Plus more center-faced contact is gonna eliminate a lot of those wild ball flights that can kill you on a hole. Start a My Swing Thread if you haven't already and film both feels. Maybe there's a difference, maybe there isn't. Might help to add to the "data" here to see if you're onto something, plus if it's somethin
    1 point
  5. Go back far enough and you'll find that players won majors hitting featheries. Doesn't mean they're valid tools today. 🙂
    1 point
  6. this. so much this. I have two ridiculous trophies I am inordinately proud of: 1 is from golf, a 2-man scramble that we have played against each other for decades. We allow 1 mulligan per golfer per nine. We routinely, in that group, break certain rules as in if they happen to both hit it ob, there is no stroke and distance, they go somewhere close, drop it with 1 stroke. The other guys can't hit out of a bunker so treat it as ground under repair. And once a year there is a round at a specific course that determines which partners get the traveling trophies to display for the next year.
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  7. Some swings from today below. I warmed up with short swings working on transition with each club, PW, 6 iron, 3W and driver. The feel is like a little pause allowing the head to keep moving back as I turn (a little float loading feel). Clouds came in for the face on so they’re a bit less resolution. I sent the driver video into Evolvr.
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  8. As hard as I can in case I make contact.
    1 point
  9. 4/30 Live View Pro camera is supposed to arrive today. I liked Mirrorvision, but setting up two iPhones on tripods (I don't have an iPad) felt tedious, and often the lazy side of me often overpowered the ambitious side of me, which often led to not recording swings. I also didn't like the subscription basis of the app, even though $35/year or something isn't all that much. With the Live View Pro, I can just leave it in the garage attached to a tripod set up at the perfect height, and I happen to have an Amazon Fire tablet that supposedly works great with Live View. Been practicing a
    1 point
  10. Umm . . . yes, I did. I have the trophies (and cash) to prove it. And I got GREAT satisfaction.
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  11. I agree and I think it's basically this: The difference between golf and the team sports is twofold: A) The team sports players all get paid salaries that are not directly related to the outcome of any one match. B) Said teams have players of varying salaries with enough influence to actually affect an outcome. A player needs incentive to be involved in a betting scandal and I just can't see how could work in golf without being so obvious as to raise red flags. If a golfer is in position to throw a match then he's also already in position to be very successful. Ima
    1 point
  12. That angle finder is sweet! If you have a modern smart phone from the last few years, you can use a leveling app and very easily check lofts. Just position the shaft straight and lean the phone against the club face. Lie angle is a bit tricky just making sure you have the head sitting level, but loft is straight forward, especially on irons. No additional tools needed.
    1 point
  13. I don’t have a gauge, but I do have my late FIL’s machinist angle gauge. I clamp the iron so the shaft is vertical as in set up and make sure the head is set correctly. I can then measure loft using the gauge. I use a level for the shaft.
    1 point
  14. As someone who "hovers" in the 18+ handicap range (per my Garmin S20), I really like dragging the old blades from the 70's out to swing with in the backyard from time to time. I have honestly thought about regripping them (hard, cracked, rotten rubber) and taking them to the course. The feedback is real, and when pured there is nothing like the sound and feel. Currently I am gaming SLDR irons (5i-PW) which I love. The tough part is that my old "blades" are a mixed back of MacGregor, Spalding, Lynx and even Northwestern....
    1 point
  15. The home plate umpire would still signal the call, which would be delivered wirelessly to him through an earpiece or something. Nothing would change from the players and fans perspective. Fans would still boo live calls that they felt were “missed.”
    1 point
  16. I doubt it's your head, except that you should find an instructor to help you simplify what you're thinking about.
    1 point
  17. I'm an Arccos Caddy fan as you can read in another thread on the subject. I'm not good enough to tell the difference between a swing made with a tag screwed into the end of the club or one without so that's not an issue - although I'm certain I felt a fly land on the clubhead right as I was in transition recently. Pretty sure that's why THAT shot went wild! I enjoy not having to screw around with things while I'm playing. I start the round and, when I'm done, I end the round. I go home and log into the Arccos dashboard and my round is there. I see each hole in a google earth type of view
    1 point
  18. Day 67. Played in a club tournament. Shot an 83 (no birdies, nine pars). Three double bogeys: a GIR + 4 putts, plus two three-putts after missing greens (one from sand, one from a short sided pitch). I also three-putted a GIR for a bogey. Eight GIR, seven near-GIR (one of which was a collar). Oh, and I won the tournament, my first tournament win since July 2019 and qualifies me for a tournament in October I was sad to miss last year.
    1 point
  19. See Day 3 in the COVID practice plan for a bit of a start on this: 30-Day Practice Plan | Golf Evolution See also these two topics:
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  20. Hands get no height from A2 to A4. Your hands, and right elbow gets stuck behind you. You have no room for your hands to get down in front of you.
    1 point
  21. The only graphite PX shafts that were made in the USA were the Hand Crafted HZDRUS line made in San Diego. This is no longer the case. All PX graphite are made in China. I am guessing they also make all the steel True Temper lines in a China factory for Asian distribution.
    1 point
  22. It's very easy to lie to yourself about this sort of thing. You can chip 20 balls in a few minutes and easily forget about a bad one if you immediately hit a good one. 9 out of 10 to "tap-in range" means 90% within 2 feet. That is better than amazing. To go from that Phil Mickelson level to to "usually 10 feet short for long" is a stretch. I have alway believed that the first step towards improvement is to be honest with yourself. And --- if you're "just off the green" and can't hit it within 10 feet, why aren't you putting?
    1 point
  23. How are you practicing your chipping? Are you dropping a bunch of balls and hitting to a single target from one spot or are you moving around to different spots and hitting to different targets after each shot? If it’s the former you’re likely just dialing in your distances due to repetition and it’s giving you a false sense of how good you are.
    1 point
  24. My short game is the biggest weakness in my golf game, but identifying the weakness doesn't mean it's a mental issue and neither does chipping well on a practice green but not on the course. The most likely problem is that when practicing chipping you're giving yourself ideal lies and easier shots to practice than you end up encountering out on the course. Every time I go to the golf course I see people around the chipping green who prop every ball up in the rough, roll it out of deep spots, and never put the ball right up against the collar. On the course your ball is more likely than no
    1 point
  25. That is very misleading about Acushnet (FJ, Titleist) Pretty much all heads, including those of Titleist are manufactured in China.They ASSEMBLE them in the U.S.A. Footjoy shoes are all made in China Footjoy clothing is mostly made in China Titleist balls are made in the U.S.A. Again - incorrect. they ASSEMBLE clubs in Phoenix - with great care and precision, of course. Ping components are manufactured in China. Every True Temper steel golf shaft is made in the U.S.A Again - not true. True Temper have been making many of its shafts in China for o
    1 point
  26. That is a light bag! Which one do you putt with?
    1 point
  27. Bunch of things to consider below Are you dropping the 58 just to drop it, or would you plan on replacing it with a long iron/hybrid? Are you good/comfortable enough with the 54/56 to use it out of bunkers? Do the courses you typically play have a lot of bunkers? What clubs do you typically hit off the tee most of the time? Are there holes where you would want to hit something like a 2 iron or hybrid but haven't been able to because you've been carrying a 58 degree? Do you have any distance gaps in the top end of your bag, say between your 3 wood and your lowest
    1 point
  28. I enjoy playing blades. I’ve never seen them as a disadvantage.
    1 point
  29. 9.1b. What to Do When Ball Moves During Backswing or Stroke If a player’s ball at rest begins moving after the player has begun the stroke or the backswing for a stroke and the player goes on to make the stroke: The ball must not be replaced, no matter what caused it to move. Instead, the player must play the ball from where it comes to rest after the stroke. If the player caused the ball to move, see Rule 9.4b to find out if there is a penalty.
    1 point
  30. Having never played with you, I find it interesting that you could take exception with anything that I wrote. What I conveyed was how I personally witness guys who love to brag about playing fast (is it really a race to the 19th hole or to a lower handicap?) and yet, they are the same guys that either can't putt from 3 feet when when it counts in match play or in Club events mainly because they constantly give themselves and others 6 footers as a "gimme". I don't know about you, but I live on a golf course. When I tee it up at 8 a.m., that is my day. I'm there to try to shoot my lowest sc
    1 point
  31. From my 50+ years of playing the game somewhat seriously, I conclude that a group that does not want to allow a faster group to play through will not, regardless of how the rules bodies change the rules to stress that they should, including the last 15 years when it was part of my duty to persuade them to do so. The last instance was a four 4-some group who m/l ordered me to tell their slow group, which was holding up the morning's entire tee sheet, to pickup and move to the next tee, and they would not. &, they likely never will, anywhere, for anyone, or reason.
    1 point
  32. Bubba turns his hips the most on Tour and he hits it the farthest. Corey Pavin restricts his hips the most on Tour and he hits it the shortest.
    1 point
  33. If you can't keep your eye on the ball, then don't keep your eye on the ball. Next time your friends are in a bookstore - or even near one - go hunt down Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. Harvey taught Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw, among others, so he has some credibility. He calls looking up the "biggest alibi ever invented to explain a terrible shot" and says that "Even Ben Hogan told me he loses sight of the ball 'somewhere in the downswing'." Focusing on keeping your head down or your eye on the ball will just restrict your range of motion. It's nice to have something simple, like keeping
    1 point
  34. Sinik, Your problem is very simple . One that most players always make until they understand why . At 0.02 you have formed your lever system in a very good athletic position . At about 0.03 your powerful shoulders have begun their rotation and pushed directly out toward the ball / target line . The hands no arms of the average human weigh approx. 28 lbs and t hey lost the battle . They had NO choice but to go out with their more powerful body parts. It is a must to drop your DOMINANT HANDS DOWN and BACK before that powerful Scapula bone goes out . Otherwise , you will never be ab
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