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Crafty

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About Crafty

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  • Birthday 11/30/1990

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  1. Getting new shafts.

    The UST Axivcore Tour Green is going to run you about $140 new plus roughly twenty dollars for reshafting costs.
  2. left arm at impact?

    Although it is mechanically correct, there are certainly ways to swing a golf club efficiently without keeping the left arm straight at impact. I believe the most significant example is Retief Goosen, who strikes the ball with a relatively loose left arm at impact. Although it may cause inconsistencies in ball striking for some players, there are far more vital fundamentals that account for consistent and accurate ballstriking.
  3. Secret To Your Scrambling?

    Just as it applies to almost any skill set in golf, repetition is the predecessor of confidence. You have to learn to feel creative shots over and over in order to gain a confidence for hitting them. For example, I spend hours around the chipping green hitting the most ridiculous shots you could ever imagine. Plugged lies, flop shots, balls resting up against the collar, etc etc. If you hit these shots over and over you will gain, at the very least, a little bit of feel and thus add a bit of confidence when trying to hit these shots. When it comes to the trees, it is relatively obvious that ninety percent of the battle is assessing your options and choosing the best shot for that scenario. And the only thing I would really mention from there is to avoid "forcing shots". For example, a player who plays a natural thirty yard draw has little to no business trying to hit a giant fade or something to that extent. My thought process in a scrambling situation in the trees goes a little something like this: -Do I have a good chance at getting on or to a safe point around the green? and if not... -Do I have a good chance of getting it to fifty yards? and if not... -Do I have a good chance to get it to 100, 150, etc., and if not... -Can i get the ball back into the fairway or give myself and open next shot? and if not... -Is it smart to try to hit this ball or should i take an unplayable and drop in a better spot? This tends to be a fairly consistent way to assess your options in the jungle
  4. When I try to create a little cut, I try to make sure that my right hand never turns over my left for as long as possible through impact. As far as alignment, I line my feet up where i wanna start it and the clubface where i want the ball to end up. ANd then I try to execute to the greatest of my lacking abilities
  5. Weird, wacky and wonderous shots

    During a high school tournament, I completely bladed a 3 iron off the tee. It his the side of a bench 50 yards up and ended up behind me talk about embarassing Recently during another tournament, I pushed a 3 wood way right into some trees. Thinking i was in jail, I walked up to the ball and got my distance (135 with about a 20 mph direct headwind). The only shot i had was a punch under-over shot with about twenty yards of cut to a tricky front pin. I grabbed an 8 iron and knocked it in
  6. I honestly feel that switching to blades, although it has not imrpoved the fundamentals of my swing (plane, position at the top, etc), has caused me to form a more repeatable swing. The lack of perimeter weighting and thus smaller sweetspot forces you to feel where the clubhead is at throughout your swing. I feel that this has made me a much more accurate ballstriker and overall better at creating different shots simply due to the fact that i am beginning to feel the "squareness" (or lack there of) of the clubhead throughout the swing.
  7. What it Takes to Go Pro

    I hate to be rude, but i dont think people realize just how good tour players are. My home course hosts the Cox Classic , so I get a chance to compare myself with Nationwide Players as far as scores go. I am about a plus one. From the tips at my home course, I have shot under par only a small handfull of times (low of 69 i believe), and i know every last break on the greens and every miniscule bounce that you will get in the fairways. Every thursday during the Cox Classic, it is almost a given that somebody in the field shoots 62 or under. An the winner is usually somewhere around 20 under par for the tournament. So if your everyday slightly better than scratch golfer played lights out two days in a row, they might be able to make a cut. Maybe. "These guys are good" is a serious understatement.
  8. Driver shaft not stiff enough?

    I cant directly compare them but from my understanding the whiteboard is a very low launch and spin shaft that is quite stiff in all sections. If you dont mind giving up a half inch or so in the final club length, you could take the shaft out and tip trim it a half inch. This would make it feel overall a little stiffer. And if not, the aldila 85x can be had fairly cheap on ebay.
  9. I am really attracted to tight parkland layouts that force you to think and shape your ball around the course. Nice conditions are an obvious plus.
  10. Dream Bag/Equipment Setup

    Adams 9015d 9.5 w/ Fujikura 6w06 Cleveland Hibore XLS 15t w/ Fujikura "Kamo" Adams Idea Pro 18,23 w/ Ozik Altus AP2 4-9 w/ KBS Tour Vokey 48.06, 56.11, 60.04 Spin Milled Scotty Cameron Del Mar 3.5
  11. hitting the driver lower

    Teeing the ball lower would be a good start. In addition, try following through a bit lower. As a general rule of thumb, you should always make the same follow through as the trajectory you are trying to achieve (i.e. high shot= high hands in the follow through)
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