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jshots last won the day on May 12 2012

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  1. Where I live there isn't great access to a nice grass range. I found a good enough mat range, but after 2 months of hitting off of the mats I'm having a lot of shoulder pain and I'm thinking it may be because of the cheap rubber mats that are just sitting on concrete. I want to buy a strip to hit off of that I can place next to the mat, wondering if anyone has experience with mats like fiberbuilt or true strike and how soft they are? I know some of you guys do a lot of hitting off of mats.
  2. Lol I feel like I'm frustrating some people here. Let me be clear. I'm interested in Aimpoint. If I had unlimited time and money I would do it tomorrow, maybe I still will one day. The main reason I chose not to do it is that I'm already a fairly good putter and felt my money was probably better spent on a driving range card. I spent 30 min or so trying to measure grade with my feet, and I wasn't even close. I figured it would take a lot of practice to get that right for probably like less than 1 putt per round, and even if I could make gains with a lot of practice I felt like I could probably make similar gains just by putting that extra time into my regular putting practice. ❤️
  3. I am not combining them at all, but my wording was maybe confusing. I just want to know if I tested a great AimPoint putter how well would they do on a test of measuring slopes on a green (not making putts). I said well enough to make a putt because assuming a perfect putt there is some room for error.
  4. Right, because this entire post wasn't asking for data so I could make a decision on where to spend my limited golf budget. The post is titled "Is there any non anecdotal aimpoint data?" and nearly every single post is "IT WORKS FOR ME, NOTHING WILL CONVINCE YOU!" I just want to know how AimPoint helps someone hole more putts. Looking at the few Tour Pros who use AimPoint they don't seem to be stacked towards the top of SG putting. Why is that? The math part is fine. You don't even need AimPoint clinic to use it. You can stand over a putt that you know is 2% and putt until you make it and that is your 2 finger calibration. Seems pretty simple. My concern is with measuring slope. @iacas if I put you on a green where I knew all the slopes and tested you, what percentage would you be accurate enough to make the putt? How long and how much practice did that take?
  5. I'm just skeptical when someone who spends a bunch of money to take a clinic claims its the greatest thing ever. Especially when they give you no data, and show people completely irrelevant optical illusions to prove why they are point. It smells of a manipulative sales tactic. I could be easily convinced, which is why I posted this thread... someone show me some concrete data and I would probably switch!
  6. To me this is the whole problem with it. You might as well wipe away all of the practice you've done reading greens and start from scratch if its all going to be a feel thing anyways. Learning to guess a 1.7 to a 2 with your feet... good luck with that. Learning to match your arm distance to a stimp for aimpoint express and figure out the stimp with any accuracy, good luck with that. I would be seriously shocked if any of the aimpoint diehards were hitting a very high percentage of slopes within a good enough accuracy to make more putts. Maybe it helps people get in the right vicinity with a putt line, but it isn't going to get you the perfect line. Your money is better spent on other areas of your game unless you are truly terrible at reading greens.
  7. On one hand he is only 2 shots above the last place. On the other hand he is tied with Luke Donald. I feel like if he keeps getting these sponsors exemptions he will eventually post something decent, and it would be a pretty cool story for him to make a cut. It's a good example of how far scratch golfers are from tour players.
  8. Here is my first few weeks, these are my maximum speeds recorded with or without the step. Awesome! This is with 3 days a week. It is still doesn't yet transfer over to hitting a ball. My average with a ball tends to be around 114 right now, but after I go through the training I am able to hit 118 repeatedly and as high as 122 w/ a ball. On a day where I hit driver without first using the sticks I start and stay around the 114 number. Another nice thing is I hit the ball a lot straighter immediately after doing the training.
  9. You've putt that to the test? And you sure can make some but can you make more putts that way? I guess it could keep you from something that you see and subconsciously try to adjust.
  10. I don't like the Jordan Spieth thing at all. I don't get how you could possibly hit a putt on line when you aren't watching the ball, but if it works it works. A drill I like for practicing hitting a spot is to lay down 2 balls in a fairly flat spot on the green 2-3 feet from each other and play billiards golf with them. So you hit your first ball into the second ball, and you want to try to make the second ball travel as straight as you possibly can. Practice different putt power, but always move the ball to within a couple feet.
  11. Its possible that I'm being a bit optimistic at exactly 200 yards :P
  12. Does anyone use game golf by tapping on your android phone? Apparently this works and it sounds more interesting to me than a dedicated device. Wondering what the drawbacks are. And a follow up, does anyone have an extra set of tags for sale?! :P
  13. That was my thought too for the most part minus the driver carry distance chart which seems pretty significant. My current ball, Vice Pro Plus, comes in 13 yards shorter than the MTB-x, thats a whole club shorter approach! I think that is enough that I will at least give them a try.
  14. No sixes! I don't know if I've ever done this before but it was my lowest round since 2012! I would call it a great step towards my goal of breaking par this summer. This round looks a lot like my other rounds this year, the difference being that I turned my 2-3 worst holes into at worst a bogey. Blow up holes are nearly completely mental for me and also completely avoidable. Don't take the hero shot. Don't always take dead aim at the pin. I can nearly always get up and in in 3 strokes from within 135 yards, so worst case scenario find an angle to get within 135 yards. Even if I can only get within 200 yards, with a good lie I am still going to hole out in 3 strokes most of the time.
  15. Nice this is great, I tried something similar today to this and was totally able to produce a draw instead of my normal slice which is cool!
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