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  1. Ping purple dot are best suited to golfers between 5'0" to 5'7", with a wrist to floor distance of 31¼" to 32½". Not too much to do with your handicap, more to do with your physicality. http://www.usedping.co.uk/ping_dot_colour.html You might need the lie angles adjusted to suit your height.
  2. Could be that your pivot out races your arms leading you to bringing the club head on an arc inside of the ball rather than more into the back of it. But, without seeing your swing, that has to be pure conjecture.
  3. What follows is an extract from the Wall Street Journal's Golf Journal, written by John Paul Newport :- "I hit my drives 270 yards." Hah! Maybe once, with the wind behind you, on a rock-hard fairway, when the ball bounced off a cart path and a squirrel advanced it an extra 10 yards. On no subject are golfers, especially male golfers, more deluded than on the distance they hit their drives, with the possible exception of their attractiveness to beverage-cart personnel. Here are the brutal facts, accumulated by Dave Pelz over several years of monitoring thousands
  4. Read this to find out. http://www.randa.org/en/RandA/News/News/2013/May/Drive-Distance.aspx 'Aint that the truth, from the guys who know.
  5. Get anything with Polaroid lenses. All the light gets let in - essential for shortsightednessand accuracy of vision, but all the glare is taken out.
  6. Try these guys - they are good. http://www.stargrip.com/index.html
  7. Hold the club in your normal grip horizontal to the ground and with your lead arm fully extended, then bend from the hips (not the waist) by pushing you arse back until the club head is resting in a natural fashion on the ground in your address position. Voila.
  8. Seems to me that you are getting there, although with lessons you might get there quicker. However, right now the ball is immaterial and the swing is paramount. You have recognised a weakness we all have in wanting to crush it and you will be able to do this more often if, as you say, you are focussed on tempo. That is not slowing the swing right down as the club head needs to be moving fast at impact and the faster the better if you want distance. Slowing down should be a focus of the back swing and transition; neither of which benefit from speed but do gain assistance fr
  9. Never, ever, alter your approach to the game to accommodate a poor swing. Focus only on improving your swing, forget your scores - right now they are irrelevant, and your game will show you the benefits in due course.
  10. Front right, 4 tees of assorted size, two balls (golf), pitch repairer and ball marker. Front left, loose change and handkerchief. Back pocket, scorecard.
  11. Its the ideal way to focus on your own golf game and not suffer the distractions of socialising when you really should be golfing. However, bunting the ball around with friends is fun. Depends on what you want to do on the day. Its your choice.
  12. Not easy to say without seeing you in action but a best guesstimate would be that you are flipping the club head towards the ball. Try to keep the wrist position you adopt at address throughout the entire shot and play, theoretically as if you were, hitting a ball sitting immediately in front (on the target side) of the ball in play.
  13. Perhaps we should all take a step back and ponder on the differences of "hinging and unhinging" through impact - totally destructive, and "bowing", a la Dustin's left hand, and "cupping", the opposite to bowing of the left hand, both seen often but without disastrous consequences at the top of the back swing - where nothing gets hit. The right hand at the top of the back swing has to cup, assume the waiter's tray carrying position, but that starts almost from take away and flattens out the cupping which is present in the left wrist at address. The waiter position of the right
  14. Its a club face issue - simply, face open to the path of the club head. You might find it helps you learn to square the club face (when you are on the range practising) if you deliberately set up with the face wide open . Your subconscious will come into play as you swing and you could experience dramatic improvement. Give it a try. I have seen this work on countless occasions.
  15. Our very own Holly Willoughboobie
  16. I suspect your right hand grip tightening is taking over the entire proceedings. Take your grip, as described in your post, then simple take your right thumb off the club - its easy to do and you can still make a normal swing. See if this helps.
  17. Cocking/Uncocking is a similar motion to hammering a nail. Vertical plane of motion. Hinging/Unhinging is a similar motion to openning and closing a door. Horizontal plane of motion. Cocking/Uncocking are essentials of a good golf shot. Hinging/Unhinging are totally destructive to a good golf shot.
  18. There is no acceleration through impact, although that should always be the intent. The club head and ball impart an equal force on each other at impact and the club head is actually slowed down by this process and will not regain any speed lost.
  19. They would be the most common in my club also if we got them for free like the Pros!
  20. Enjoy your new toys when they arrive and let us know how you get on with them please.
  21. Why don't you still go to AG and try both sets, with regular and stiff shafts, and make your own comparison. You don't have to buy them just 'cos you tried them. Just tell AG you are looking to upgrade and need help making your decision. Then go away "and have a (theoretical) think about it", once you've hit them. You will then have a real idea as to which set you need to buy from whoever.
  22. burner


    Try FreeCaddie http://www.freecaddie.com/android/FreeCaddiePro.aspx Its what I've got, its free, and it works fine. You can upgrade to the full monty if, and when, you want to.
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