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  1. Didn’t get around to doing this on Christmas when it was in the 50’s out, so naturally it was in the 30’s when I got around to it today.
    10 points
  2. Here is mine: How bad is the trail arm breakdown? The finished is very crouched as I am afraid to break (my wife's, LOL) club on the floor joists above. A4 position:
    10 points
  3. OK, here goes. I like the feeling of width this drill provides.
    8 points
  4. This is hard. Took a lot of tries.
    8 points
  5. Sure I'll give it a shot. This is one of my drills from CHQ.. We will call it A3.5. Couldn't grab exact A4..
    7 points
  6. Yeah, Matt, you maybe could have started coasting a little earlier, maybe. Like given! (per the rules, folks!) Here's my attempt. I'm pretty happy with this. Good here: And good here, IMO: This is a good drill for just about everyone.
    7 points
  7. Here is my attempt. What I notice the most is my A6 position has my hands further in my right thigh, so a bit more lag.
    7 points
  8. I’m not 100% I did this correctly, but this was my first crack at a swing with the feelings you described.
    7 points
  9. I also find it odd that someone who states they don’t play anymore is telling us how to enjoy the game.
    6 points
  10. Above is my video, finally figured out how to add a video again. My attempt at this drill. Below is my photo/screen shot show A4 position
    5 points
  11. If you haven't watched this video before, I would recommend it for you and your friend. Link at bottom. As far as the answer to your 2 questions, 1) You friend is equally wrong and right. If you are talking about a Taylormade driver, then any change you make to the hosel will increase the lie angle. Doesn't matter if you loft up or down. If you are talking about a Ping, then its the opposite and any change to the hosel will flatten the lie. Again doesn't matter whether you loft up or down. You can't make a blanket statement about adjustable hosels because it will depend on the s
    4 points
  12. My course took down a bunch of trees. The turf quality improved, and it opened up some great views. They seeded the forested areas with fescue, and they now have long, thick grass where the trees used to be. You can bomb, but you have to chip back to the fairway, if you can find your ball. It really did not make the course easier.
    4 points
  13. I asked who was being hypocritical. You're the one who threw out the "hypocritical" stuff to begin with. No. No. We understand that. It would have been worse had he said it to someone — another example of how context matters. No, that would have been a bigger issue. It's still an issue. Look, shit like this needs to stop. Excusing it simply allows it to continue to exist. I'm not saying we over-react, but acting like what JT did or said is "okay" because it was directed "at a ball" or something and not a person is not the way to handle this stuff. What h
    4 points
  14. Not everything has to be black and white. You can have more empathy for the guy's upbringing if he was abused and still condemn his cheating. They're not mutually exclusive. In the context of this topic, you can simultaneously have a different opinion of him if you found out he was a victim of child abuse and still think he's a cheat. I'd still think he's an ass, but I'd certainly have a little more sympathy for the man.
    4 points
  15. I won't watch a tournament played at a course owned by a known golf cheater.
    4 points
  16. This is a topic with a lot of confusion surrounding it. Also has some people trying to take advantage of that confusion. So here is a video that hopefully explains what it is, and what it's not.
    4 points
  17. What this mind-bending optical illusion can teach you about golf In today's Play Smart, we're talking about periphery vision, and explaining why it's important for...
    4 points
  18. Sticking with the left leg abduction and band feels. Experimenting with a floor slider to train it more at home. I'm sure I've posted this but tendency is to get "spinny" with the hips and the left leg/hip roundhouses around the corner (left hip flexion/IR). So the slider drill gets me to feel the opposite, ER, extension and abduction. Trying to "peel" away my midline away from my left femur, and then downswing would be reversing it. When I do this I can work well into the right hip and maintain "stability" as I work out of the hip. Downswing is staying good
    4 points
  19. 3 points
  20. the "N" word is not a cuss word. The word JT used is not a cuss word. They are words that are specifically used towards specific groups of society in a derogatory way. I think most people understand social situation in that there are words you should not say and situations were certain other words you should not say at all depending on who you are or what your background is. Example, I cut down my cursing by 95% when I am in front of family, or when I am at my job, or when I am around my coworkers. There are words that do not exists in my vocabulary because I didn't grow up hearing
    3 points
  21. Yesterday at the range I was chit-chatting with a group of gentlemen and one of them mocked my cart bag. Pointing at my bright blue Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag and saying. "You can tell he doesn't ever walk the course." I said "Au contraire mon frère". While it's true I don't lug that bag around the course. I do prefer to walk and only in the last couple of years switched to using a ClicGear 3.5+. ... Also bright blue. So what's the point to my little story? ... There are three. I prefer to walk. I don't think it improves or hurts my score at all. I just like walking the course.
    3 points
  22. This is not a video you'll want to watch. It's 11 minutes long because there's a LOT of slow-motion parts with multiple swings with stuff in between. I was primarily working on A1-A3 here. This was early in a long (for me) session today. I noticed in this video that I could let my right elbow bend a little bit sooner, so I spent some of the rest of the session letting that happen. I'll be on to A3-A5 here very soon. The left knee could extend just a tiny bit sooner. 🙂 (That's for later. Much later.) I'm pretty happy with the path on these, even though I'm no
    3 points
  23. Well, kind of! Take your minds off of Justin Thomas.
    3 points
  24. Claims are something that all companies strive to be able to use. They can be very powerful for sales and even become a tag line. But there are legal implications if you are too specific. You have to prove it with data that can be defensible in court. So instead, many companies just make vague claims that either don’t mean anything and sound good or are just blatantly obvious. Something like, “with our driver, the harder you swing, the farther the ball goes.” The best one that comes to mind is Listerine, “Kills germs that cause bad breath.” Procter & Gamble sued Listerine over this cl
    3 points
  25. I don't do any of them, though I've tried looking at the ball (just the middle I guess). I still employ a bit of what I call a "fuzzy focus." Down at the ball but not at anything specific.
    3 points
  26. I would like to have water jugs on the course before all that. Very tired of having to carry around multiple water bottles every time I play. (To be fair, a lot of places have made the water on the beer cart cheaper, but I’d still like to get water from a jug for once)
    3 points
  27. I don’t have any swing advice to offer (I’m no expert by any means) but there’s a lot to read in the quoted post and paragraphs would help a lot.
    3 points
  28. Photos: Famed Lido Golf Club to be reincarnated at Sand Valley Sand Valley in Wisconsin, already home to two of the top Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses in the United States, has big plans for a third 18. And while it will be new, this track by Tom Doak won’t be… A guy on GCA has been digitally re-creating the course, and I've heard they're going to use his map to convert it to a topo-map with 1' increments. Pretty amazing. LOTS of pictures in that article that I encourage you to check out.
    3 points
  29. Hit 118 during testing after doing my protocol. Also swung my driver (without a ball) just to compare. My median was 112 today with the blue stick and topped my driver out at 112. I'd say the median driver was 110. When I hit balls the driver is 110 maxed out and 107 at the median. Mind you, I'm not trying to max out my swing when I'm hitting balls. So currently I'm around: Blue Stick Driver w/o ball Driver w/ ball Max 118 112 110 Med 112 110
    3 points
  30. Some good choices, some overdue choices, some… interesting choices… Let's see how many I know reasonably well: Scott Chisholm is only 35? Brian Creghan Jennifer Hudson I just met in Pinehurst at the PGA Teachers of the Year conference. She spent about 45 minutes talking with @NatalieB, which meant a lot. Jorge Parada Bill Schmedes III Jason Sedan Steve Sieracki (heh) David Taraschi Robbie Fritz Matt Killen John Scott Rattan (just bought Analyzr 3.0 and has a copy of LSW) Megan Padua Dan Carraher Matt DeJohn
    3 points
  31. I have the blue one and got it back in the fall of 2018 and it has worked perfectly fine for me
    3 points
  32. I have my USGA handicap through my state association, which uses GHIN. GHIN has recently changed their log-on procedures, you'll need to set up a profile. Once you've done that, you'll log in using your email and your newly established password. I'm guessing they made this change to increase the security of your account. Previously, anyone who knew your GHIN number and your last name could post scores to your record. Go to https://www.ghin.com/create-profile to get set up.
    3 points
  33. Okay, Done. Thanks Oops, that wasn't the last list. I think this is: @cipher @iacas @DeadMan @GolfLug @DaveP043 @TN94z @Slim_Pivot @Hardspoon @mvmac @klineka (only for a 9-12 spot) @criley4way @jsgolfer @ChetlovesMer open open open
    3 points
  34. The lousy use of statistics really doesn’t do it for me, though. His solution is basically: Taller rough. Taller fairways. Slower greens. Meh. I think the “solution” is that fairways and greens should be firmer. Like the Presidents Cup in Australia. Distance was less important there, and you still had to play really good golf. You had to control where you landed the ball, the spin, etc. You had to play from the fairways more so, and sometimes the angle mattered because the ball could roll. But this faces the same problem the pro-rollback people have: the PGA Tou
    3 points
  35. The Sand Trap is now on a new, faster, newer server. More importantly, it's running Invision Power Community software version 4.5.4, a BIG upgrade from 4.4.10. Over the next few days I'll be making some tweaks to a few things. Some of the pagination could be better colors. The post numbering starts over at 1 on every page, but I've written to the developer. I removed a lot of old cruft from the custom CSS file. The site is a bit cleaner, though a bit more "spaced out" in some places, too. If you have any questions, notice something goofy, or anything… post it he
    3 points
  36. As a marker, I would announce to the players in the group they would be required to say their last name and indicate their score after each hole played. OR I would call out a name and have them report their score as everyone walks to the next tee. If needed, ask for scores on the tee before anyone plays. Always try to position yourself in the area of players exiting the green in route to the next tee. After a few holes this creates a routine and you will become familiar with each player to help identify them. Communication is the key.
    3 points
  37. @woodzie264 let your right elbow come up off your chest earlier in the swing. If you keep it by pinned against your torso it has no choice but to fold as the left arm rises.
    3 points
  38. I stand corrected on this topic. A couple months ago we had my son fitted for new wedges, so I ended up trying out the ones we replaced. A Vokey 58* and Cleveland 50* wedges. I was amazed how good the feel is. I, (just like you said), ended up with only 13 clubs. I replaced (2) square strikes, and a C31 wedge. The (2) clubs I use now have so many more options than the (3) I replaced. Also the spin with these is much more than the SS. Bunker shots land and stop or rollout very little now compared to the C31. Bump and runs I just use anything from a PW-7I depending on the situation. For those th
    3 points
  39. Are they really that sacred though? Very few stamp “S” or “L” on the bottom any more. They all stamp the loft and some add the bounce or grind. Also, I think the driver would be Bam Bam, no?😀
    3 points
  40. The target market for the Titleist T400 clubs does not need to fill their bag with multiple wedges to fill gaps. People with slow swing speeds don’t have large gaps to begin with and the 49° W2 likely slots exactly where it needs to be ahead of their SW. On the other side, the long irons are easier to launch and that makes them more playable for these players. That’s more fun and maybe even lowers their scores a bit because they have a 180 club again. If these kind of clubs aren’t designed for your game, stop trying to make sense of them through that lens. A Lamborghini isn’t a bad c
    3 points
  41. Labelling doesn't matter. You are going to buy 1 driver, 2-4 woods/hybrids, and 2-3 wedges. That leaves 6-8 irons to fill in the gaps. It doesn't matter what they are labelled as long as you have proper club fitting. Then you know what you hit and that is all that matters.
    3 points
  42. I'm sure you did your due diligence and I'm certain all will be fine but I'd just give you fair warning to watch out for the @Vinskbug in this particular version which is a known ransomware variant causing the dreaded shanks in unsuspecting readers. There's also the sneaky @Double Mocha Manworm which forces the rest of us to laugh at those who've caught the shanks from the above malware. Just sayin'...
    3 points
  43. May I borrow your wife? Mind you, for financial purposes only. 😄
    3 points
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