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  1. Sometimes the mind has to be tricked to get the most out of a stretch. The rope trick: Lying on my back I can raise a straight leg 45 degrees... too stiff. When alone I wrap a rope around my ankle and SLOWLY pull my leg to the point of Resistance and a bit more. Done wrong I hit a wall of resistance. Done right I feel a stretch like gently pulling salt water toffee. Once any pain begins (a little pain - NOT A LOT) I relax and drop my leg......repeat 10 or more times, slowly acquiring full range of motion. Best done with another person instead of a rope. This person HAS to be sensitive enough to feel the muscle sheaths stretch. If not they will hurt you. Passive Resistance: Requires two people. I raise my leg half way to the point of resistance. My partner grabs hold of my leg and tries to push it the rest of the way.....I resist him until he says relax. Then quickly working together we go through the stretch. RESIST>>>>RESIST>>>>RESIST>>>ASSIST. This is the fastest, safest, least painful way I know of. Acrobat Massage: A real mind blower from the circus. A friend hangs his patients upside down and works their muscles. Not being bats we don't have any compensatory patterns when upside down. The mind is out of the picture. Hot and Cold: Requires really hot water, such as a hot spring, or hot tub turned up to around 110 deg F. (or a sauna). Nearby there has to be a source of cold, either a snow bank, or water. By cold I mean 45 deg F or below. It's simple, one jumps from one extreme to the other and stays there as long as they can. At first this may only be a few seconds, later when one can no longer feel the difference between hot and cold its minutes. This is my favorite way to relax. The end result is a "full body stone" - don't attempt to drive or work. Become a jelly fish and get a massage, stare at a tree or something. Divorce....what divorce? Warning: Submerging your head in freezing water is OK. But, not the hot. The brain likes it cool.
  2. I have shin splints right now from climbing steep stairs. About the only remedy is ICE, and I dread having to do it to myself. An ice pack wrapped in a towel is not cold enough. I used to treat football injuries on the bench. Fill paper cups with water and freeze. Peel back paper and rub ice on patient. The flesh needs to go numb and before this occurs every nerve is screaming to stop. When ice and fire feel the same the therapy is working. Ice a bit more after the muscle goes numb. This is torture. PS: If the muscle turns black and falls off........you went to far!
  3. > We have too! Otherwise they will continue putting bananas and watermelons on sticks and calling them "super game improvement".
  4. As an experiment I had my 56 SW graphite shafted without cutting from the tip to match the 8 iron which the clubfitter said is the right way. I matched to my 50 deg PW which is part of the club set. (Tilist Ap1's and Cleveland 588's) The feel is more lively in the short game,.... but I have not taken a full swing into a strong headwind to see it it ballons.
  5. The hard part is finding someone locally who can do it Wishons' way....that mystery Guru with all the catalogs and secret knowledge that goes beyond Taylor vs Ping vs Cleveland.
  6. I graphite shafted my wedges to match my irons, except for the 64 which is the original steel. I would match the 48 and 52 to your irons...maybe the 56. Comparing my graphite 60 to steel 64 - there's not a significant difference in feel or playability other then the loft.
  7. Putters are like shoes....you have to try them on to know if they are comfortable.
  8. A local superstore sells the Addams Watson set for $99 and the indiviual clubs for around $65. I would be tempted to go that route if I needed wedges.
  9. Here's how they keep positive feed back selling fakes: 1. I don't notice clubs fake - can't play well enough to tell - I'm happy - positive feed back 2. My clubs fake - contact paypal - paypal says contact seller - seller says, sorry, mistake make, keep clubs for $ XX price,and make golforsuckers3 good feedback.(they refund the rest and still make a profit at $ XX) - positive feed back. 3. I know fake and don't care - positive feedback 4. They send much clubs to me in the USA. (through E-bay) I makes re-listing and USA shipping - 2 positive feedbacks. 5.My clubs from HappyMaoGolf3 feel dead, so I relist them as genuine slightly used XXXX that I got for my birthday. 6. There's more! (Notice my wording - that's a tip off.) A club came into a local store for trade in that didn't look right to the manager. It was sent over to the fitter for that brand who had to study it then hit with it before calling it legit. Here's my favorite: Buy my chewing gum for $1.00 and receive positive feedback! PS: I use E-bay and Craigs List. But not on anything fakeable.
  10. It's not just another 1/2". What your going to find is the lofts and lies have changed over the past few years. (In the industry overall, not just Adams.) An old 5 iron is now a 6. An "A" shaft can measure more in the "L" range. "S" can be in the low "R"......It's a mess! You can buy good clubs separately and work them into what you have. Your local store can order how many clubs you want. This way you can be fitted, get the shaft and grip you want. The price per club is the same if you buy a full set or a broken one. I started with $112 a club. 7-8-9-P, then later added 6 & W. My old clubs fill in for 3-4-5. Woods and driver are used.
  11. There's a lot of used Scotty's where I live. $60 is a fair price for a Detour. I have toyed with one in the store, but not the White Hot. Therefore I can't help you in choosing. Besides, putters are a very personal club. It's all based on feel. With the exception of the blade designs, Used older Scotty's can be found for $60-90 in the larger So. Calif. stores. The California Series that are on his website are around $250 used.
  12. If the deals on line and not list price..........it's counterfit. (Scotty doesn't allow discounting.)
  13. At the municipal courses I play, most players are using clubs that are a few years old with one exception....the putter. The flavor of the week is vanilla, I'm now seeing a lot of white ones. I don't know about drivers, they are under cover and only an idiot pulls one on an Executive 9.
  14. Quote: It could be a slippery slope; what is next? Introducing the Mouth Putter from Acme Anvil ! Dr. Wile Coyote's research has proved that bending over and twisting your neck creates the perfect straight line pendulum stroke! Order yours today. The first 100 orders will receive absolutely free! Dr. Wile Coyote's book: "The Long Putter: How to increase your score with more yips." Yipping is not just for Coyotes.....learn from the best!
  15. There is some good stuff here. Peltz books with his gadgets and methods, balances out the Zen golf books on my shelf. As the Dali Lama says's "You need to know the rules so you can properly break them." In breaking Peltz's "rules" I know why what I'm doing works. Example: I don't like rear shafted putters and find his "pure" straight pendulum stroke imposible.
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