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gordo865

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About gordo865

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    Knoxville, TN

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  • Handicap Index
    20s?
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    Lefty
  1. Yes please let there be no ambiguity about this. Lowering the loft with the Taylormade hosel system with open it and raising the loft will close it. Anyone who tells you they're getting results that say otherwise probably are causing those results with a change in their swing. If you look at the club at address and then change the loft and view the club at address again you will find that the club will look consistent with the changes that I have described.
  2. Lower opens the face. Higher closes it.
  3. I've actually gotten the flop shot down pretty well with my 60 degree. It's become a very useful tool in my arsenal (or lack there of). My bump and run is pretty rough. I don't really practice it too much. Flop shots get a lot of work because I chip golf balls in my back yard with my lab. She chases them down and brings them back to me. It's done wonders for my short game. I can slice a shot like hell if I want to. My miss is a hook but when I try to do a controlled draw it just gets ugly and goes straight right (I'm a lefty). Punching a shot out I don't work on too much either b
  4. Unfortunately being a lefty has one big downfall. No one ever has clubs for me to try.
  5. When you raise or lower the loft you're also opening and closing the face. You raise the loft; you close it. You lower the loft; you open it. Whatever degree amount that you change the loft just double that amount for how much you're changing the face angle. So if you lower the club 1 notch to .75 degrees lower then you're opening the face 1.5 degrees. Hope that helps.
  6. I'm up in the air between these two. Anyone have any input that can help me out?
  7. Where did you find that chart? Did you make that or is that posted somewhere?
  8. Hey guys haven't been able to play much golf lately due to time and money constrictions but I went to the driving range for the first time in over a month in a half the other day and tried to assess the damage to my swing in the time off from golf. I felt like I hit the ball pretty well for the most part but there were definitely plenty of shots I was less than pleased with as you'll see. Took a couple videos of the Driver and 6 iron as usual.
  9. If it was the full-swing brand monitor which is the one we have at the Dick's where I work then anything that starts out left of the yellow line goes left and if it starts right it goes right. Funny thing is the tee is about 4 inches to the right of the yellow line so if you hit it dead straight it will tell you that you hit a small fade. It's pretty much worthless at reading side spin.
  10. The S56's are the most recent ones in that line. I've heard mixed reviews on those ones but the majority seems to lead towards the "meh they're alright I guess" type response. The Mizuno MP-59's are crazy forgiving being a muscleback/half cavity type iron and is butter soft. The MC's from Taylormade are what I'm playing right now but if I had known I would have been able to get a PUD from Mizuno 3 weeks before hand I wouldn't have bought the MC's. The Razr X forged I can't say I've tried. Haven't found a lefty anywhere. The Titleist AP2's are a pretty good club as well. Not quite in the Realm
  11. For some reason most monitors I've encountered anywhere add about 10-15 yards to the carry for irons depending on how fast you swing, but drivers and fairways will be pretty accurate in terms of distance. I can hit a 6 iron about 185 if I'm fired up but it's usually in the 175-180 range. On the launch monitor at work I hit a 6 iron about 190-195 and I have gotten it up to 200 carry before. What type of launch monitor was at this particular store?
  12. This doesn't seem entirely like an appropriate thing to post given the fact that this isn't a marketplace posting and that he's trying to find out how much it's worth. So tell me what the purpose is in asking how much someone wants to sell something for when he just asked how much it was worth.
  13. The thing is that I used to play the closer tees until a friend of mine kept egging me on to play from the tips so we did for the first time an I played awesome.
  14. I noticed that I played better from the tips actually. I'm about the same length off the tee and I felt that I didn't have to shape my shots as much when hitting from the tips as well as I didn't have to worry as much about control. I can just open it up and let it rip. The fairway usually narrows a lot the closer to the green you get at most of the courses I play so playing from the back tees really helped me actually play better.
  15. That depends. I would recommend going somewhere where there is a launch monitor and hitting it a few times and figure out what to do based on your numbers.
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