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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. I got a bunch of new clubs, so I figured it's time to post here: Sun Mountain Tour Series Cart Bag: PXG 0211 Driver (10.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60 shaft) Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro F2 3 wood (15.5°, Kuro Kage Silver shaft) Ping G Hybrid (19°, Alta 70 shaft) PXG 0311P Irons (4-PW, True Tempur Elevate shafts) Edel Wedges (50°, 55°, 60°) Edel Classic Blade Putter Snell MTB-Black
    4 points
  3. In a perfect world, each set of tees should be "balanced", some in front of normal, some behind, so that the total yardage is fairly close to the yardage on the card. This is a recommendation for handicap purposes. If that is done, someone playing the more forward tee might get a little advantage on one hole, but be disadvantaged at a different hole. As long as the total distances are relatively close to the card yardage, it should be fair over the length of the round.
    4 points
  4. When Arnie was alive, yes. Just like the Byron Nelson Tournament. Fields are not what they were when the hosts were there. Sad, yes. True, yes. You imply that 8 of the U.S. top 10 are being disrespectful to Arnold Palmer because they aren't playing. I don't think that's fair at all.
    3 points
  5. For that price, Paige Spiranac should keep your score
    3 points
  6. Alice Cooper got some demons under control by playing a lot of golf, maybe it will work for Manziel? I don't think he'll make the PGA Tour. Best he can hope for is a DQ from a KFC Tour event, thus following in Jerry Rice's footsteps.
    3 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I used my new Clicgear 4.0 on Wednesday for 9 holes. So far so good. Much better than my 25 year old 2 wheeler. I use a stand bag and the bag did not move at all which is nice. It was on a very flat course though. I want to use it on my usual hilly course before I decide for sure that I don't need the bag cozy.
    2 points
  10. There is no reason you shouldn't be able to get the same amount of adjustment going in any direction with a club. That being said, some cast clubs with multi material construction will most likely bend less and possibly be slightly different in different directions. But assuming that the most anyone would bend a club would be a few degrees, it should be the same in any direction. I chose going flat in the video because it's the easiest to film as you don't move your body much and everything stays in focus better.
    2 points
  11. Very nice, guys. I can see some patent applications in your futures. However, on the marketing end, I'd like to suggest a more appropriate name than "Butt Board". How about the "Posterior Positional Placement Pedestal"? 😀
    2 points
  12. Generally it is a matter of swings and roundabouts compensation but the tee makers should not be placed more than 10 yards from the permanent marker. If the total length differs from the rated length by more that 100 yards, Appendix G specifies the adjustment to be made to the course rating and slope. If it is more than 300 yards the Authorised Association must be contacted.
    2 points
  13. A heart attack or stroke would seem to be likely. Of course, he might not have been a swimmer. What I wonder about is this: "Hermilo Jazmines of Lutz, Florida, was playing golf with a friend"
    2 points
  14. Special thank you to @sjduffers who set me straight on this thread. I totally misinterpreted something I heard on the radio and @sjduffersset me straight. I thank him for not calling me an idiot, but instead just kindly pointing out that I was in error. Thanks, for setting me straight.
    2 points
  15. What is a reverse overlap putting grip (and how can it help your game)? A surprising amount of golfers don't know what a reverse overlap putting grip is. Here's the rundown on the grip that Tiger and Rory use.
    2 points
  16. Me too. You should always bring your current gamer with you to test side by side with what ever you are considering. Too generic to be of much help. Having said that I always read them cover to cover. I enjoy learning about what's out there. Even id I don't plan to buy anything for the next 5 years. Incidentally, I do the same thing with Automotive reviews. I find them interesting, even though I only buy a car about every 10 years.
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. The above post is almost 13 years old. I've now played in 48 states (all but Alaska and Hawaii) and 13 countries. Total number of courses played exceeds 750. My wife no longer thinks the golf ball collection from courses played is a good hobby.
    2 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. @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
  25. Azinger just said ‘ oh...well he pulled that one..’ as the ball sticks tight to the pin about 8-10’.
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. Shot 45 for nine holes with no 7’s. Didn’t even realize it until I finished.
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Oh gosh no! Not at all. It simply shows how dominant and amazingly talented Annika really is. 🙄
    2 points
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Feeling that I’m getting much better at ball striking and even visually. All that work on rotating the body finally paid off a bit. I will have a competition in April, hope that I will get to my peak by then.
    1 point
  35. Seriously? The things some people spend their time caring about… Worst case he fixes a small dent. Like a ball mark.
    1 point
  36. Day 142: Arctic outside so I spend the morning constructing a version of @iacas Butt Board. I want to use it more for early extension work from one side. It’s only 3” deep from the other side, but I have some stock to add 1/2” for the set up work if needed. Used it for a few minutes. I also did some repair work on my nets.
    1 point
  37. I might suggest for that for golf, doing explosive leg workouts and core workouts to build speed and power might be more effective than training chest and arms...
    1 point
  38. They must have a an attachment for only 1600 Euros.
    1 point
  39. https://michigangolfjournal.com/2021/March/
    1 point
  40. The Titleist website has a tour and description of their manufacturing process for the ProV1 and ProV1X lines. It doesn’t go into great detail, but I found it interesting. I assume other balls are made in a similar fashion. Titleist Ball Plant 3 Digital Tour
    1 point
  41. Hooowwwww is right.
    1 point
  42. I’ve had so many bags I can’t count them. I must say I’ve always done well with Sun Mountain. I also must say I highly respect your ability to use a bag that isn’t the brand of your clubs. I’m so ridiculously picky about that. Should you decide on Sun Mountain I have a mint condition Blue/Silver SM I’ll give you a hell of a deal on....pics will come if you’re interested.
    1 point
  43. Glad you tried it, and hope it works well, but of course, it is very feel/thought based and we all perceive these things a little differently. I've gotten good results using that concept. There are also more technical ways to work on distance control - there is a thread that was started about the Blast Motion golf training aid, and how to use it for putting stroke. I am planning to try this out after the time change next month when there is more daylight in the evenings to get out to practice greens at a local course.
    1 point
  44. I can relate. As painful as it was for VH it sure was entertaining.
    1 point
  45. You should get it pretty quickly. I ordered mine on 2/15 and it was delivered 2/20. They're based out of AZ, and I'm in SoCal, so the shipping was pretty quick to get to me. You may experience an extra couple of days depending on where you live. Also, if you're looking for a different shaft for it, you could always look at getting something from The Golf Works. They have pretty much any shaft you'd want as well as the PXG adapter. I believe they can install the adapter for you as well for a small fee.
    1 point
  46. Some online sellers. You can look up companies from online sellers. Heads | The GolfWorks Heads at The GolfWorks Component Golf Clubheads Hireko is your one-stop shop for top quality golf component clubheads with the latest technological advances at prices for the everyday golfer. That's the Hireko performance advantage!
    1 point
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