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Beachcomber

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Beachcomber last won the day on August 5 2013

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About Beachcomber

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  • Birthday 11/30/1976

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  1. SCISC - Mens League

    Just wanted to send a quick note as I get contacted ~ quarterly from various golfers who must of stumbled on this thread... Unfortunately, I'm no longer playing golf at this time, nor a part of the SCISC. Not that I don't love the game, but having two babies since December of 2013 has changed how I handle my free time immensely (translation - I barely get to play anymore ). So if you're looking to play in a men's league, please contact the members on this site as they can get you connected with folks who are playing regularly, and some in organized leagues. Hit'em straight! Shawn aka Beachcomber
  2. Custom Fittings are OVERRATED?

    Definitely agree that a beginner could just purchase a set off the rack, and be good to go. But if money's not a concern, knock yourself out and get fitted. Fittings started on tour, to optimize the Pro's length off the tee (driver, 3w) and to dial in their wedges and putter. That filtered down into the masses as people wanted to play with clubs like their favorite pro used. And devices like launch monitors and radars became available for purchase that a regular teaching pro or retailer could acquire. Thus fittings became a thing. The challenge as others have said is that as you engage in instruction with a swing coach/teaching professional, your swing (arc/path/baseline) will likely shift which will make that fitting obsolete.
  3. What is really wrong with Tiger Woods?

    @mvmac So do you believe it's tempo? Should he invest in a Tour Tempo track?
  4. When they say there is 'no touching' in the champagne room... That means you too Mr. Allenby.
  5. Comprehensive Camera for Filming your Golf Swing Thread

    Hey guys, I saw I was tagged here in this thread. Just wanted to confirm that I indeed do have the GoPro Black from a few Christmas' ago. It films 240fps at WVGA resolution which is great for the golf swing. There is a 'fish eye' effect which distorts the image a little, but you can post edit that out using the proper Adobe programs. Which some of my early vids did that, but it wasn't really worth the time/effort to post edit as the net results in my opinion is that you can see what you need to see in the swing even if the video has the fish eye effect that the GoPro lens creates. God Bless!
  6. TST SoCal 2014 Fall Outing December 7th Empire Lakes

    I'm out. I'll be in Taiwan 11/30 through 12/7. Have fun!!
  7. Tiger Fires Sean Foley

    Where's Grant on the list? And of course T_Dub (ladykiller69) is working with Evolr.
  8. Dick's out of the golf business all together?

    Support them... Mizzy and Ping make nice clubs.
  9. TST SoCal 2014 Fall Outing December 7th Empire Lakes

    I may be able to join this one? My Father-in-Law is planning on visiting my wife and I around Thanksgiving (dates have yet to be confirmed). Knowing that, my availability would be better toward the beginning of November, and would be worse the closer we get to T-Day.
  10. Cocaine is a helluva drug. (6pgs in - and not one smart ass said this!?... Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
  11. So you're saying there's a chance?
  12. My Edel Putter Fitting

    I haven't done the fitting because I have vertigo when I stand over putts... That's why I can't aim, and that's why I suck at putting! Honestly, I agree that if you have settled on one setup/ball placement, and don't tool around with it... Then you should be fine with an Edel fitting. Unfortunately for me... I had/have screwed around with my putting stance, ball placement, stroke type, putter length, weight, etc. etc... In the last three years, that if I would've been fitted by Edel, I'm afraid the fitting would've been nullified by all the changes that I made? That is why I was afraid to do a fitting, and then the fitting be voided after a handful of mods I made to one of the previous items... Basically creating more variables from the initial fitting. As I mentioned to @Golfingdad my stance really changed as I wanted to be more connected, keeping my elbows on my torso, so that I was using less arms, and more torso/shoulder turn to complete the stroke. I wanted my stroke to mimic what Josh Zander is teaching (see the following video)... In order to match/memic Zander's stroke, I had to cut my putter down from 34" down to 30", and really modify the way I addressed/stood over the ball. Before, I was more of an upright putter (putter was 34") - and used my arms - and my elbows weren't connected to my torso. All of these changes in my setup/stroke, modified my vantage point when looking down the line. Now that I have solidified my setup/stroke... Maybe now would be a better time to get the Edel fitting? I still am not crazy about the lack of customization options they offer though. From what I have seen, they look dull and aren't as sexy as a fresh looking Scotty. Just my .02.
  13. Mophie Juice pack. I can go days without charging my phone with it. And I have Bluetooth, Wifi and LTE all running on the iPhone 5. It's like ~$100 accessory, but worth every penny as I travel a lot. And as GD mentioned, can use the GPS apps playing golf with no impact at all on the battery.
  14. I'd like to play somewhere other than Temecula Creek. I've played there a lot. It's nice. But for me to drive 2 hrs. I'd rather play a better course.
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