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  1. 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. 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. 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!
  4. OK good.  I was discussing putter fittings with @Beachcomber this morning.  He has the same reservations towards putter fitting that my practically legally blind wife does toward laser eye surgery.  She's afraid that after she gets it done her eyes will continue to deteriorate, thus making the expensive surgery useless.

    Beach says that since he tinkers with his putting setup that two weeks after he gets it, it won't work anymore because he'll have adjusted something.

    Obviously, my first response is to stop screwing around with your putting setup and stroke, but my next response was that I don't think it works that way.  Regardless of how you putt, the thing is fitted to your eye, so a putter you can aim with a traditional grip is a putter you can aim with a cross handed grip, or any other style.  Or is he correct about that one?

    :loco: 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.

  5. Callaway Podcast where they talk to Reed about his comments. Just need to listen from 2:50 to about 6:00 [URL=https://soundcloud.com/callawaygolf/interview-with-patrick-reed-03-10]https://soundcloud.com/callawaygolf/interview-with-patrick-reed-03-10[/URL] Executive summary - Just won the biggest tournament of his life and he was pumped up. - His goal is to be one of the best players in the world - What he really meant by his comments is that if he kept playing the way he's been, he'll become a top 5 player in the world [URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/93688/] [/URL] [URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/93689/] [/URL]

    Patrick Reeds Ego! LOL those tweets are money! LMAO

  6. Who the hell is the freak with his paws on my golf bag?! :beer:

    @mvmac thank you for posting a swing and a few feels to consider... I'll work on the right palm/wrist and try and prevent it from overflexing from A3 to A4.  Definitely would like to see that club become more square at A4 and believe you nailed the weakness in your observation.

    Sorry about being sporadic on here... Baby and work have both taken a lot of my downtime!!

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