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  1. If you have issues controlling your speed. Hen you should get fitted for a putter. Look into Edel. Having the proper weight in a putter is key to gauging speed. Edel will also ensure your aiming your putter properly via their fitting process. Lastly, agree with the guys who recommended you checking out Aimpoint. It's very informative.
  2. If you're in your 5th year, why did you change pros? Just curious. Maybe go back to the pro you had, and see why you're setup that he taught you is 'off'. But the key item is being able to control your low point. You can look like Jim Furyk, Tommy Gainey, or Adam Scott. The key is controlling your low point.
  3. Turtle, thanks for joining the group and posting about Apple Valley and the short game instruction with Dave Stockton. It sounds like a great opportunity. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it on the 22nd. Hope you can make it to the 10/13 outing. It's a solid course and good chance to meet guys from the area. Ktroop, glad to hear you liked OQ. Look forward to meeting you next month. Oh and LOL about the 'then golf happened' comment. I played terrible yesterday and felt like I couldn't do a damn thing right with my iron play. So I know the feeling of 'golf happened'!!
  4. Looking forward to hereing your take on the Pipoe. I'm tempted to get one because I see how it can help work on my present issue AND I can see how it can help with my future issues. At the same time and can't get the little voice in my head to stop saying, "$30 plus shipping for a ball??"

    For sure. I was in the same boat for a LONG time. And didn't think the Pipoe would be worth the money. But I was too lazy to go shopping for a nerf ball, or a small ball to do the same thing as the Pipoe. I finally pulled the trigger on the Pipoe after feeling like I had hit a wall, and gotten as far as I could on my own feels, and needed something like the Pipoe to give me a more extreme feel. When I secure the Pipoe properly between the elbows, it actually feels like I'm flexing my pecs to keep my right and left elbows close. Almost like flexing your chest when you do flys with dumb bells on a bench. The pec feel is definitely new for me, and I like that as when I do swing rehearsals in front of the mirror, with the Pipoe, my geo's look nearly perfect. That's a big confidence booster because I know I'm getting the proper position. Now I just need to do it hitting balls.

  5. Pipoe arrived earlier this week, and I'm back from vaca.  Hawaii was fun, but I'm glad I'm back to Socal.

    Went to the range tonight for the first time since I returned, and experimented with the Pipoe... The results were pretty decent.  But it was definitely a challenge to actually hit balls without the Pipoe flying out from between my elbows at impact.  I'm going to try another session on Sunday, but this time 60% speed, and see if I can keep the Pipoe from flying out at impact when secured between the elbows.

    I'll try and get some videos up on Sunday.  Cheers! :beer:

  6. Originally Posted by cipher

    That is the exact feel that got me into an improved A4 position that I was aiming for.  I tuck the right elbow into the stomach at address and then feel like it stays there.  I really like the trajectory you get with it as well.

    Yeah, I try not to get too fixated on it in the backswing... More of a firm placement at address - ensure it's tight.  Then let it go...

    I found if I try and maintain that firm - or really close feel throughout, I tend to simply hit pushes out to the right.  Nice and high... But pushed too far off my target (20yds).   But if I get that firm feeling at address, then just focus on a nice smooth one piece takeaway, with the arms/shoulders/hips in sequence... I can hit some nice push draws.  Especially with the finish to A9 like DD.

  7. I just had an interesting range session... Tried to really get my elbows close at address, and maintain that.  I wanted to feel like this coming into the ball...  With that clubhead lagging behind the ball...

    And tried to cut my finish like this....

    That was fun... I hit some trajectories that were piercing.  Gonna roll with these feels for awhile and keep practicing it until the Pipoe gets here...

  8. I'm a huge BB fan, but the over-reaching connections that JP has been able to make back to WW just seems like poor execution on behalf of the writers of the show. I like SG, he is a great character. But I think they could've left him and Heuell out of the ricin cig connection. And written something that would've been more likely to tie together. Heuell being able to pick a ricin cig out of a pack of cigs, in a matter of seconds, is lazy in itself. Without all the other twist and turns they have taken the viewers down. That alone is an issue.
  9. The impact ball/pipoe - it helps with spacing between the elbows.  How will that help reduce the early extension?  Does it simply ensure that my right elbow doesn't get stuck on the side of my hip at A5++?  Ensures it gets into my belly - and gives the hands a clear path into impact?

    I've tried Drew's pipoe at the range, and it was definitely a very foreign feel.  Something that I know is missing in my right arm...

    EDIT: I just went and bought a Pipoe online Mike. Just another thing to add to my collection of gadgets!

    Originally Posted by mvmac

    Something like this might be good to look into to.  Impact Ball, Pipoe, nerf ball or a small soccer ball.  Think it would help all the stuff you mentioned in your post.

  10. My issue with the episode watching it in real-time was the confusion I had with the rapid pace of Pinkman connecting the dots so quickly.

    First watch through had me believing that Pinkman simply thought the pack of Parliaments was placed onto him by Heull with a Ricin cig.  And I was under the impression that Pinkman was pissed because he thought Walt was trying to kill him by planting a ricin cig into his pack of cigs....

    I actually had to watch it a few times before I truly understood that Pinkman realized that Walt poisoned Brock... And the problem I had with it, once I truly understood what happened, was how Pinkman would unravel that intricately wound ball of yarn so quickly.  I still don't get how he could figure out Heull lifted the Ricin cig, and then tie that back to Brock?

    But then today... In writing this post... I stumbled across this:


    The article brings a nice summary into play, and I had forgotten some of the plot twist with the ricin removal (Heull pulling the cig from Pinkman), and the manipulation of getting Jesse to believe Gus poisoned Brock.

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