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  1. I play the Srixon Soft (14 index) and by far the best value around.,.think the're $20/box now (even the new version). They feel pretty darn soft and better (cheaper) than the Titleist Velocity..and I like that green arrow pointer. I think their close to 90 compression..probably why they feel soft.
  2. Cool! Verizon was offering me $130 for it as credit. I was speaking another friend and he said NO WAY..and if I can still download songs/apps then that will be awesome. I'd like to use it as a golf GPS, but that, I heard, requires cellular/wireless serivce..right?
  3. I was thinking that you could still download apps/songs via the wi-fi in the house or wherever that has free wi-fi..no?
  4. Will the iPhone be able to operate as a iPod and gaming device without cellular/wireless service? I am still interested in downloading apps and songs into the iPhone, but will it work without wireless service?
  5. Wow, I bet you get a nice signal with all that metal..no?
  6. Smart move..I cut the cord last year. At first, I was extremely hesitant as I would miss the GC and some other shows. In reality, I really didn't watch either of them on a regular basis. I got rid of my cable (still have internet service though..obviously). I have kids too, 9 and 7, but they weren't into TV also. We have a ROKU player and they get enough entertainment out of that with Netflix. When the golf season kicks off, OTA HD is plenty good, just buy a cheapo HDTV antenna (heck, mine cost $9.95 from Radio Shack) all the main ones are on CBS and I that is free HDTV. It is just as clear as DirecTV or cable too.
  7. I see what you mean..well..the right hip area then..lol
  8. Erik, thank you for the graphics..Yes, what I precisely mean though. If you look at both those swings, the right hip is in line with the ball at impact. I think, as far as feel goes, this is one of the most important aspects to maintain during a round. For me, when I start having problems, my lower body is either trying to pull/rotate too fast. When I make a conscious effort to make my right hip pass through at the same time (roughly) as I make impact, it seems to work really well (for me). The contact with the ball seems perfect. I personally think that "clearing the left side" is very subjective as timing is an issue, just because you clear it what about the rest? If you pass the right hip at impact, technically, your left side should already have "cleared" to be here. I apologize if this topic has been digested on numerous levels, just what "I" try to keep in mind when I play. YMMV
  9. hmm..best way for me to describe it would be that on the downswing, the right hip (righties) should meet the ball at the same time your hands do going through impact..best way for me to describe it. (assuming we're all on the same page with weight already forward and hands ahead of the clubhead) I've heard this is what is called as "firing through" with the hips.
  10. I've noticed, or believe, that when things go awry on the course with getting this and that in tune with the backswing and downswing..etc..for me..if all else fails, just make sure the contact with the ball is the same with the right hip going through..would you guys agee?
  11. ..that fold/collapses when you pull the bag support/handle up..it's the part that would support the golf bag when lying on the golf push cart. It basically collapses like a suitcase would. Can't find it for the life of me..it's a popular brand too..anyone?
  12. For me, the 65g felt great..but just too light..there's no overpowering the 75g. I have lost no distance..just better timing and consistency.
  13. What I really noticed was when I make my shoulder turn it "feels" like a shoulder turn..
  14. Been in a slump lately, but decided to walk (not push cart) with bag on my back..and shot an 88...decided to sell Speed Cart..lol
  15. I've been currently playing a Aldila NV-S 65R on my driver. It always felt kinda "wild" and light. I would have to intentionally try to slow down my swing..which I would then hit it well..but most of the time they were low draws/hooks. I decided to install a heavier shaft (same make) and use a 75R..man..what a difference. It literally feels much better weighted and really keeps my tempo the same. I'm more of a swinger than a hitter, and this increase in shaft weight has really done wonders. Has anyone else seen/witnessed the same or similar?
  16. Pretty cool..probably alot harder than I can imagine. I'd love to try it though..
  17. modeled after on of my playing buds..lol
  18. Just played yesterday with the "Tracer" ball..very entertaining..and easy to find. I highly recommend it if anyone plays early/dusk. It feels kinda hard, but designed to only go 80% of regular distance.
  19. Well, it's getting lighter later now..and we play early..usually teeing off by 0600. I've seen a few guys playing with those blinking, "tracer", type golf balls. Is there one that everyone plays with or the one to get? How do they feel? Most likely we will only need it for the first few holes then it should be light enough to switch. I was looking at this one: http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30030043/?lcode=CI&ci;_src=17588969&ci;_sku=30030043&prof;=21&camp;=7814&affcode;=cr545521&cid;=19453082231&networkType;=search&tcode;=GOOGLE&cm;_mmc=Google-_-Product+Listing+Ads-_-All+Product+Listings-_-{keyword}&url;=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.golfsmith.com%2Fproducts%2F30030043%2F%26lcode%3DCI%26ci_src%3D17588969%26ci_sku%3D30030043&gclid;=CNbBxIfT5rICFcV7QgodPxIAaQ ..is this the industry standard when it comes to the "glow-in-the dark" type ball?
  20. Okay, in this article, also GD, it states that it's to also create more club head speed. So, we have: 1. Feel of the club head. 2. Club Speed. Monday Swing Analysis: Like Rory, re-route the club Saturday, September 8, 2012 Comments (3) By Roger Schiffman Managing Editor Golf Digest Twitter @RogerSchiffman Have you noticed an interesting thing about Rory McIlroy's swing as he's been on his tear this summer? Yes, he seems to be playing effortlessly--driving the ball beautifully, sticking his wedges and making a boatload of putts. But I'm talking about something that seems a little different in his swing. As I discuss what I've seen with some of my colleagues in the golf business, it's pretty clear that Rory is doing two things he didn't use to do: (1) He's starting the downswing with a more pronounced hip bump and then active lower-body turn. (2) His downswing plane is noticeably inside his backswing plane. I think they are related. The hip bump in No. 1 leads to No. 2. And No. 2 is a really good thing if you want to swing the club into the ball from inside the target line, thereby creating a shallower and more powerful angle of attack. And No. 2 is also one way to gain feel and sensitivity for the clubhead. As my good friend and teacher, Jim Flick, once told me, re-routing the club to the inside on the downswing is usually preferable than re-routing the other way (though some great players did that, namely Sam Snead and Bobby Jones). For the average golfer, Jim would much rather see a Jim Furyk move (dropping the club to the inside) than a Bruce Lietzke move (looping it to the outside). Why is that? When you swing into the ball from the inside, you can create extra clubhead speed with less effort, and it's easier to draw the ball, which not only rolls more but has a more penetrating flight. This is especially good if you are a weaker player and need distance rather than control. But why re-route the club to get it to the inside? Why not simply take the club back to the inside initially? Because if you swing the club straighter back (the modern term is wider), you can create a bigger swing arc before you re-route the club to the inside. Generally, the bigger the arc, the more clubhead speed you can generate (see Davis Love III, John Daly, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson). Here's what Jim says to do: Swing the club straight back with your hands and arms (not your shoulders--that would cause the club to go back on an inside path). Then, as your first move down, shift your weight to the outside of your left foot while keeping your shoulders turned. While still keeping your shoulders turned, feel as if you simply drop your arms and the club down to the ball. You need to feel this move with your arms, not your hands, which only would flatten the clubshaft. Jim says to think of Jack Nicklaus' key of keeping his shirt buttons facing to the right of the ball as you swing through impact. All of this combined will allow you to swing the club into the ball more from the inside, resulting in more delay of the wrists, and longer, more powerful shots that curve from right to left (for a right-hander). Prominent tour players (present and past) who make this inside move on the downswing include: --Rickie Fowler --Sergio Garcia --Nick Price --Hubert Green --Fred Couples --Lee Trevino --Gary Koch --Miller Barber --Lorena Ochoa Read More http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/blogs/theinstructionblog/2012/09/weekend-tip-1.html#ixzz28Ahzemo4 Doen't say that re-routing is necessarily the easier swing, more consistent swing..either. Sure, if you do it correctly and consistently (which I say it is more difficult to be consistent with) then you would reap these beenfits. But, I'm still not sold to this re-routing method and there are other ways to generate speed.
  21. Well, as I see no reply, here's one I found from GD. So, the main reason is to feel the club head at the transition..hmmm. If that's all it does, so I can feel the weight of the head, then I don't plan on switiching. I feel the weight of the head, plenty, and it's a straight road..no curves to deal with. Doesn't it make sense to come back down on the same road yout travelled? Why do a figure "8", when you can just deal with a straight line segment? Weekend Tip: Re-route the club for accuracy Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments (0) I was speaking with Jim Flick a few days ago. He was telling me about his induction on Wednesday into the PGA of America's Hall of Fame. This is a great honor for the 81-year-old Master Teacher, who has coached more than 200 tour pros, including Jack Nicklaus and Tom Lehman, taught in 23 countries and headed more than 1,000 multi-day academies during his 51-plus years of teaching. But he didn't want to talk about himself. He wanted to tell me how he's learned that the players who have re-routed the club from the backswing to the downswing have traditionally been the most accurate. Photo by Allan Henry "Why is that?" I asked. He said it's because re-routing the club gives you more feel for where the clubhead is throughout your swing. It feels heavier and lighter when the clubhead is on a different plane than the shaft. Players who swing the club back and through on an identical path might have swings that look pretty, but they tend to miss shots in both directions because they might not be able to feel the weight of the clubhead. Players who re-route the club usually have just one miss. They eliminate one side of the golf course. There are great examples throughout history. Lee Trevino, for example, took the club back outside, then looped it severely to the inside and rarely missed to the left. Jim Furyk is perhaps the ultimate modern-day example. He's one of the most accurate drivers on the PGA Tour. Bruce Lietzke was a great example of looping the other way, another very accurate driver. Other re-routers from the past include Julius Boros, Hubert Green, Miller Barber, Fuzzy Zoeller, Sam Snead, even the great Bobby Jones. Today's most noted re-routers include Nick Price, Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler, all accurate drivers. Perhaps the hottest player today who re-routes is Keegan Bradley, ( pictured here ). In an upcoming issue of Golf Digest he notes that on the backswing he purposely takes the club back so the clubhead is outside his hands. Then he tries to drop the clubhead "into the slot" on the downswing. There doesn't seem to be a fairway he's afraid of. If you're hitting pulls, pull-slices and pull-hooks, you might try re-routing your club on the downswing. Do it first with slow-motion swings on the range or in front of a mirror. It might take a few swings to get the feel of it. But there's a good chance it will straighten your ball flight and you'll become a more accurate driver. Roger Schiffman Managing Editor Golf Digest Read More http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/blogs/theinstructionblog/2011/11/weekend-tip-re-route-the-club.html#ixzz28Aewzw1A Well as I see there aren't any replies here's one from GD:
  22. Why do they teach to bring the club straight back on the backswing and then re-route and drop the elbow and come on the inside on the downswing? Personally, I do not play this way and my back swing (which stays on the inside with elbows close to body) mimics my downswing. It seems like such a big disconnect to have a swing back, re-route, then swing down on the inside. What are the benefits of this way? I used to play this way, but there are just to many timing issues to get consistent. If anything, with my swing, it tends to push the ball at it's worst..but too me that's not a big deal. A close friend of mine, swings like I mentioned before with the re-routing, but he says it's because he has a big mid-section (chubby guy), and would get stuck any other way. He obviously clears his hips through so he can get through with coming from the inside after..lol. Just curious what you guys have to say and why you swing the way you do.
  23. it's gonna come down to Kaymer/Stricker..oh boy.
  24. BTW, anyone know where they sell the Ryder Cup hats these guys are wearing..or is it not available?
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