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  1. I watched this video twice. I found it very interesting. Here's what I heard. First, I think the biggest point Mark was trying to make is that a golfer should in an ideal world built their bag one club at a time. As you go to lower and lower lofted clubs, you are more and more likely to need some help getting the ball in the air. It is hard to create proper launch conditions without enough loft. Where in the bag that happens (be it your 6 iron or your 2 iron) will depend upon your delivery, your swing speed, and it will be different for everyone. Some folks can hit a 2 iron. Other folks
    5 points
  2. He collects all the data hitting shots left handed to replicate a 20 handicapper since that's what all the comments were asking for in the previous video. Goes on to talk about how much "noisy" data you would have to sift through to determine marginal differences with a 20 handicappers strike patterns, dispersions, etc as he/they tend to hit all over the club face. Goes on and talks about how people should search themselves, find the things that are important to them and work on themselves rather then chase supposed "technology" is what I got from it. Mark has a way of saying things witho
    3 points
  3. I saw it live. And while watching, I recalled some advice @iacas gave me, The first rule of short game shots is to not leave yourself with another short game shot.
    3 points
  4. I can relate. As painful as it was for VH it sure was entertaining.
    3 points
  5. I’ve broken my collarbone training for cyclocross. I remember the aftermath, severe pain and nausea, but don’t recall the actual crash other than waking up on the ground. It happened very fast. When I was 13, I broke my ankle vaulting in gymnastics. I missed the end of the board and hit the horse chest first at full speed. I woke up quite a while later with people standing over me, my leg wrapped in ice and my instructor taking my pulse. I don’t have any memory of the vault. I think pain takes precedent and the endorphins kick in.
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. I have been off for three weeks, and when I started again this week, I was concerned that I would have lost some speed. Surprised that my numbers were the same!! I am back on it!!! I have been Chairman of groups of volunteers at 2 tournaments this month. The most recent is the LECOM Suncoast Classic -- a Korn Ferry Tour event. My two teams at the LECOM event comprised almost 20% of the 400 volunteers... so it was at the course at 5:45 a.m. and the final e-mail each day around 8:00 p.m. I did that for 7 straight days.... now trying to catch up on a lot of stuff. While it was unp
    3 points
  8. What is the point of this?-So it was not an accident even though that is what we call things like this-Auto Accidents? Is anyone else as annoyed by the talking heads worrying or wondering when he can play golf again?-Dude is 45. Will be 46 before he can do much of anything athletic again.-I just hope he can walk relatively normally and pain free.--Lord knows I can not. Shut up about the golf. He is done and if by some miracle he is not then okay-But that would be a bonus to end all bonuses.
    3 points
  9. Today is my 10yr anniversary on TST! Geez I’ve gotten old. Got my new ZX7 driver with a Ventus Black 6X shaft on last Friday. Hitting it really well so far, definitely better flight. So I now have the full new set of Srixon/Cleveland gear. Zx7 driver, 3wood, and irons. Zipcore wedges and a cleveland putter. Putting has gotten better. I had to change my right hand grip as I kept using the wrist too much. Stroke feels smoother and I’m hitting my lines. Still need a bit more work on distance control. Full swing still feels solid. Main swing thought is to feel extension on the back
    2 points
  10. In TheGrint there is a place to check that selects the round as practice. You can still get "all" of your data by selection to include all of your rounds vs. handicap rounds. Trust me, I get where you are coming from but don't have an argument that will back your stance.
    2 points
  11. I just bent a Mizuno iron to failure a day ago for a new video coming out Friday. Won't spoil it, but will tell you I got more than 4 degrees out of it without issue. Also, before you go bending anything, go ahead and check the lie angles yourself so you aren't just guessing at what you need.
    2 points
  12. Can't find the article or blog but I remember reading about Paul Wood (PING engineer) talking about how from a physics standpoint, more compact heads worked better for more skilled players. Basically a longer/wider face makes it harder for the better player to square up the face and hit the center. This bit hints at it.
    2 points
  13. Q. Jon, I had some super golfing questions for you. Dustin said that with the detailed greens books, it's actually easier to learn a golf course these days than in the past. You might even be able to figure out a golf course before you even get here. I'm just curious, do you think that negates some of the challenge or perhaps even some of your advantage of having some prior golf course knowledge? JON RAHM: You mean the greens books like the little map with all the slopes? Q. Yeah. All the charting is so good now that he basically figured it out before he even arrived on site. JO
    2 points
  14. I would never suggest that the PGA of America is the only pathway to become an instructor, but it could be a big part of getting your first paying job as an instructor. Much like a college degrees, the degree may not provide the exact training you will use in a particular job, but the degree might be absolutely essential in getting the job in the first place.
    2 points
  15. @SEMI_Duffer I did my putter fitting today with Brad. I think he primarily goes putter fittings. He was great. And for all the $300, $400 & $500 putters there he steered me to a $219 Odyssey. I am very happy.
    2 points
  16. Azinger just said ‘ oh...well he pulled that one..’ as the ball sticks tight to the pin about 8-10’.
    2 points
  17. Today’s Session 2-28-21 Goals: BACKSWING: Wide takeaway, internal rotation of trail hip DOWNSWING: Hand-path = down from P4-P6 (main priority) I had success last session with goal 2 with the feeling of extending trail elbow in downswing. 7i Swing -very full speed, like gave it extra I found much success with a fake rhyme. “Swing it wide, sweet spot behind” FWIW: Sweet spot of club feels like it’s in the circle. Very far behind me. I think this is pretty good for downswing goal. Prob the best it’s been at full speed. Again,
    2 points
  18. Shot 45 for nine holes with no 7’s. Didn’t even realize it until I finished.
    2 points
  19. 2 points
  20. So you’re right, had it been the left side that was involved, it would be even worse in my estimation. But, in my anecdotal experience, people that have any sort of intra-articular fracture of the talus tend to subsequently have disproportionately higher levels chronic problems with pain and function as compared to isolated medial/lateral or bimallelolar fractures. But we can certainly keep faith alive: That article doesn’t share the extent of injury to the talus or whether or not the fracture was involving the joint surface (it’s possible to have dorsal side avulsions off the talar head
    2 points
  21. Yeah, being in orthopedic surgery, I was totally ok with the tibial rod, and I would’ve been fine with a femoral rod, but when they released that his ankle joint was involved and he had pins in the foot, prognosis for sports goes way down. 😩
    2 points
  22. Annika Sorenstam says she's 'thrilled' to participate in this week's Gainbridge LPGA "This is not a comeback. It's an appearance. And I'm just thrilled about that," Annika Sorenstam said Wednesday about her participation in this week's... It will generate some buzz at least.
    2 points
  23. Oh gosh no! Not at all. It simply shows how dominant and amazingly talented Annika really is. 🙄
    2 points
  24. Oh yeah no doubt. I'll do swings with a band to help create that wider knees feel. It's tied to all the work I've been doing to improve my hip joint stuff. This was a couple days ago.
    2 points
  25. I followed your advice, @iacas, and took a lesson with a different instructor. He pointed out how much steeper my downswing was than my backswing, and how much lateral motion I exhibited. He attributed this to an overextended back that twisted, rather than turned, through the swing. This all made sense to me, but I am skeptical of his proposed solution: to keep my body weight over my legs by standing closer to the ball, arching my thoracic spine (instead of maintaining a flat spine as I had been previously taught), and having what feels like an extremely flat swing plane. I did nothing bu
    2 points
  26. I've never been through anything that traumatic, but I broke my wrist a while back, apparently I wasn't watching where I was going and missed a step down. Even with that relatively minor mishap, I have never had any memory of the actual trip and fall. I remember walking out, and I remember finding myself face-down with a sore ankle and a REALLY sore wrist. I don't think a little memory loss around the actual incident is all that unusual. However, they're completely within their rights to withhold ANY medical details from us. Its none of our business whether Tiger banged his head, was
    2 points
  27. Good luck to you as well. I did improve my putting and short game, but full swing is where the majority of my improvement came from. I take a lesson every month, mostly full swing instruction. I have done one putting lesson, but everything else has been focused on full swing. I practice daily, but I needed to learn the 5S of good practice to make my practice effective. I probably spent 6-9 months not practicing very well, which stalled my progress. The 5-minute daily practice thread is nice for accountability in practice. My strokes gained stats show that I lose most of my strokes on
    2 points
  28. I will second this one. I did a one hour driver fitting yesterday at 2nd Swing and that was probably the max time for me. Towards the end my swing speed started dropping a little and I admit I was starting to get tired. And as has been true with my previous fitting sessions, what I thought I would like isn't what was working best for me. Just reinforces that you really need to hit a few different options and go with what is best for you and your swing.
    2 points
  29. These numbers suggest Tony Finau actually overperforms when in contention on Sundays | Golf News and Tour Information | Golf Digest These stats show that Tony Finau consistently exceeds expectations in final rounds, though that's yet to... READ THIS.
    2 points
  30. Paging @tristanhilton85 ... I believe that he just bought that exact driver.
    2 points
  31. Don't forget the Steve Irwin shirt that can hold your rangefinder, phone, yardage book, smokes and USGA rules book.
    2 points
  32. I get the "no cargo shorts" thing. They are NOT traditional, and they're a terrible look. They're baggy, wrinkly and silly. No one wants to see people in baggy, wrinkly clothes on the golf course. Besides, you don't need to be carrying "cargo" in the first place. You're not on safari. You're playing golf. You've got a golf bag with multiple pockets and, most likely a golf cart with plenty of room for most anything you'll need during 18 holes. Save the cargo shorts for your next hike in the bush.
    2 points
  33. I love putting and I'm generally considered to be a good putter, so a few things that might help: At the level you are trying to play, shooting 80, a median miss should be about 10% of distance (a tour pro is 5%). So from 40 feet you should be within 4 feet at least half the time, from 20 feet you should be within two half the time. So, and I'm making this up a little bit, if you are regularly more than 6-8 feet from 40 feet or more than 4 feet from 20 feet, you should work on your lag putting. As someone else said, make sure you're realistic. I spent a winter practicing 30 foot pu
    2 points
  34. This is foolish, and that is the kindest descriptor I could come up with. Having some measure of control has nothing to do with something being an accident. Unexpected and unintentional are the hallmarks of an accident, not whether there was any element of control. Or maybe acquire a more accurate vocabulary, because this is nonsense. You were taught wrong. Lots of accidents happen that have nothing to do with negligence.
    2 points
  35. I understand the desire to improve your putting. I 3-putt @ 25% of the time which is @ 4-5 strokes per round. I will be taking a AimPoint Express lessons to help with my reading of the greens however I do not expect it to cut 4-5 strokes off my rounds. Even pros will 3-putt from longer distances and no matter how good of a putter I become the odds say that I will 3-putt from longer distances, maybe not all of the time but the odds indicate there will be 3-Putts. My hope is to reduce 3-putts to @ 10% on average which which assuming all other things being equal may cut 2-3 strokes, not 4-5
    2 points
  36. You need to do this: Weight very much in the heels. That's a bit part of what causes that extension.
    2 points
  37. Average day in San Diego coastal. Blue sky, 70 degrees, slight breeze. My wife is down the road playing Torrey Pines right now, a 5 minute drive from our house. My vore, San Diego.
    2 points
  38. Hit some balls outside. LOOKS LIKE GOLF'S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS!
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Meh. That's what I do, Drive by Tweets. Very bad.
    1 point
  41. You're not really going to "learn" the "method of teaching" and "the latest techniques" from any one group. Your best option is to spend a few hundred hours looking around online, visiting with some instructors, taking some classes or certifications, asking questions, observing lessons, etc. Put in the sweat equity. There's no such thing as a one-and-done type class where you just learn everything you need. Some will, particularly if they're looking to hire you or allow you to teach at their facility. Some golfers will specifically seek out a PGA instructor. Teaching
    1 point
  42. Be careful about those range sessions. I had a range session yesterday that Brooks Koepka would have envied. I played today and a 36 handicapper would not have envied my round. (A little dramatic license taken here...)
    1 point
  43. Golf bag drops 20 feet from conveyor belt. And nothing anywhere near fragile.
    1 point
  44. I have, and will continue entering solo rounds. I do not play in any handicap events I only keep one to track my progress as a player. A lot of my 18 hole rounds are solo rounds as when I am playing with friends 90%+ of the rounds are 9 hole rounds (they live busier lives than me) and are rarely stroke play.
    1 point
  45. Yes, March in Michigan can be a combination of two season often, 50-60 one day, and 20-30 another. When we get into March, although, you really can see spring coming. Days are longer, snow doesn't last long after it falls, temps getting golf-able. It's coming!
    1 point
  46. The difference comes when an old pervert thinks that its appropriate to discuss the attractive woman's underwear on a nationally distributed podcast. And again, Wie has always worn "skorts" as far as I remember, so the only underwear visible was in Mr. Giuliani's fevered imagination.
    1 point
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