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Wingover718

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  1. I went out and bought a 4 wood 17 degree Razr Fit Xtreme this year. I am hitting it much more consistently from all lies. It is just easier to hit than my 15 degree Callaway Diablo. I am more than happy to accept whatever distance loss there MIGHT be in exchange for the better strike. I am hitting it straighter and higher while the 3 wood was a scary slice at times off of the turf. It is working out well for me.
  2. Thanks for the info guys. I ordered the set with xp95. I'm excited for my first set of custom clubs. We'll see how I score in a few weeks. I will blame the clubs either way. :-P
  3. Pardon, the fitter recommended S300. I realize Dynamic Gold and True Temper XP95 both are available in S300.
  4. Both said I could use a stiff shaft. My x-18s were a uniflex shaft.
  5. I was recently fitted for irons. After hitting several irons at a retailer I think I would like to buy the AP1. My previous irons were x-18s. 714's come with stock XP95. It seems like that is a pretty light shaft. Should I go with the Dynamic gold S300 in lieu of the XP95 S300? Would I even feel any difference as an amateur? Should I consider KBS? I average in the mid 80's and hit my 7 iron about 165 yards. With my regular shafts I hit a high ball flight. My fitting suggested I should be hitting a stiff shaft and that I should have 1/4 to 1/2 inn of length added and 2 degree toe up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Plastic ball, metal stick, got it…
  6. Is buying off the rack(online to be more honest) and making an adjustment to lie angle a viable option?
  7. From what I have read, a half inch in height only translates to about a degree of lie. It seems a little like splitting hairs. Part of my swing or the turf could easily vary well in excess of one degree. No?
  8. To be honest I've played cheap gear and high end stuff and I don't buy into the technology of it all vs the marketing sales pitch. I've played just as well with rusty old Ben Hogan blades as I have with brand new R11's when my focus was in the right place. I see some decent clubs that set up nicely to my eye and equipment I am used to for as little as $299. Albeit, I want to upgrade from a uniflex or regular to a stiffer shaft which all fitters have recommended as distance has been one of my strengths. I see some decent sets for $399. Looking at custom AP1 or MP54/MP54 or 64 I am looking at $799 - $999. My frugal nature leads me to believe I may buy the $399 set and then splurge on a nice putter and/or fitted wedges.
  9. In November year my clubs were stolen out of my car. So, I am in the market for a new set. But, I don't feel like spending two grand at this point to get my dream set. I'm 6'1 and my knuckle to floor measurement is 34 inches. I'm playing 6 years and have threatened to break 80 a few times, but have not. I have yet to blame any of my clubs. :-) I've spoken to fitters in the past and all seem to think I can buy the rack or take the extra 1/2 inch of club and lie angle adjustment in a fitted club. My old set of irons (second set I ever owned) were Callaway X-18. Is it worth my while to pay for the custom set 1/2 inch longer or should I play my old game with new clubs for half the cost and just focus on the short game? I slightly feel my posture is suffering with the club length. But, it could be in my head as well having read the charts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  10. I'm not completely opposed to the idea, but it represents a major change for me. 3 years ago I read Putt to Win and have been using Stockton's no practice putt approach to putting. On a side note, I don't practice enough. After that round I put in some time and have seen much better putting. Not to make excuses, but the course in question has a practice green that is only two years old and is way too slow leaving me to often avoid it as it does not represent the greens on the course. I just wish I had the putting that day. It would have been nice to break 80 so early in the year.
  11. 86 is one of my better rounds of the year. I'v never broken 80. But, how I did it killed me. To have putted so poorly, it hurt. On two different holes I hit a GIR and 4 putted! I hit the practice green immediately, and even played a few extra holes to iron the kinks out. I know I can putt better, but it didn't happen today. The upside is that I did birdie two of the three par fives with tap ins after good eagle attempts. It would appear the long putts really hurt me, having left all of them short. (Long takeawaway leading to a deceleration or bottoming out the putter on the down swing) I seem to be putting well inside of six feet which is where most of my putts are. I guess I need to add lag putting to my practice? I need a bigger living room! :~(
  12. Thank you for the replies. I tried the Tour Striker 7 one day on the range last year and after 15 minutes my ball flight was markedly improved. oddly it was the only day I was on the driving range all year. I see the 7 iron as a middle ground amongst clubs. But, while I'm a middle handicapper I seem to make good contact on my 7 iron on down. While my focus is currently on my short game, and can not help but think the Tour Striker 5 iron may translate well into my longer irons, hybrid and woods with a much more similar shaft lenght and address. I'm seeing three packs for like 160ish. Maybe I should buck up.
  13. I'm a mid eighties player with high hopes. Should I buy the 5 iron or the 7 iron?:-\
  14. Take a few practice swings before you set up ov the ball brush the turf on each swing while thinking "80 percent". Take the same wing after you stand over the ball. Let the club do the work rath than swinging harder for a longer club. It sounds to me like you may be lifting from tension by over-swinging. A low ball flight is indicative of poor contact. Swing easier and stay in a nd you should clear better. A half hour with a PGA pro is a great way to start a season.
  15. It sounds like he was doing his job. Good posture, tempo and the correct grip are items every new beginner should be focusing on. The fundamentals are key. The inverse is the guy who walks away from a lesson feeling as if their instructor regurgitated so much on them in one lesson that they walked away from the lesson with zero. The building block method exists in all walks of life for a reason. Because, it works. If you want more, dig through the books section and go to town. Stick with th lessons. They work.
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