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  1. I tried this for about two weeks. Was great on the range. Not so much on the course. And I couldn't hit it quite as long as Kyle.
    2 points
  2. It is called a "basketweave" raking pattern and is by far the simplest of all raking styles to create and maintain. It also evens out the chances of lies along or against the lines. A fairer way to play. Once the bunker is smoothed out (base preparation) it only takes about 20 minutes to do, so on courses with less than 70 bunkers it makes sense to do it this way. Similar to the "chessboard" pattern which is the default style in courses outside the U.S.A. In New Zealand it is mandated that bunkers must be raked thus if a player has three strokes in a bunker because it calms them dow
    2 points
  3. With SkyTrak at home, I am able to get better yardage with my clubs. Here is my wedge matrix. Each data point is an average of 5 shots. I have collected data on 3 different days. The bottom numbers are the average. This has been really helpful in breaking 90 two times in a row. I know some people have full, 3/4 and 1/2 but I like full, 2/3 and 1/3 better. I don't hit full shot with my 52 degree wedge as I have had a few disasters with it. Do you use a wedge matrix and how is your experience? If you run into similar yardage with different clubs and back swing lengths, do you prefer the sho
    1 point
  4. I'd rather a good Salvadore Dali in my sand traps. Monet for bridges over water hazards. (I mean penalty areas)
    1 point
  5. It’s a good drill to do with lifting the front heel. It’s similar to the full swing flow COVID drill. The feel I use is more planting the left foot back down and pushing back.
    1 point
  6. The Styx song Too Much Time on My Hands comes to mind.
    1 point
  7. Dang! I thought you used a long carpenter's tape measure... which, as an aid, is probably illegal. 😁 Just kidding. "Hey Bill, will you hold this end at the hole while I stretch the tape out to 30 feet?"
    1 point
  8. Day 72. Got my evolvr priority piece, and it's a wall drill. I don't even need a club and I can do it several times a day, as I did today. I'll be doing this quite a bit over the coming days before I go back to incorporating it with a club in my hands for a full swing attempt.
    1 point
  9. I think you’re on the right track with this. You don’t want to lift the heel just for the sake of lifting it, but you also don’t want to forcibly keep it down, either. Some people can make a good turn without lifting the lead heel and some can’t. The heel itself is not the important part.
    1 point
  10. Yeah, for sure! 🙂I work in Technical Support for a living and deal with end users all day long so I understand the importance of caring for the user and the importance of sharing information in forums like this. They've dropped the ball quite a bit on this one in my eyes, but hopefully they can rebuild that trust back for those of us who are willing to stick through it with them. I ended up buying Pro with the discount they gave me. Figured why not try it. It's version 3.0. They have a 30 day return policy and if it just ends up being crappy for whatever reason(s), I'll just return it an
    1 point
  11. I started doing it per my instructor. It does add a bit of rotation and then unweighting a replanting can add some speed. Best advice is to film your swing doing with and without lifting and see what changes.
    1 point
  12. Pace them off after you putt it. Or just estimate with spot checks.
    1 point
  13. I've used Game Golf to track my play and I like to break my stats down into the trends over various time periods. The charts I create quickly identify areas of my game which I need to address. I track almost everything except FIR, I break down each category into viable information which reflect all aspects of play. I can quickly update my stats reviewing the round from the Game Golf dashboard. The trends I like to see are when I trend to better play which usually occurs mid May. I typically don't put much emphasis on early season play under adverse conditions.
    1 point
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