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Crafty

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  1. The UST Axivcore Tour Green is going to run you about $140 new plus roughly twenty dollars for reshafting costs.
  2. 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. 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
  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. 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 played a 12 year old in the second round of our state junior match play tournament. i was three under for the round and was actually down to him after fourteen holes. barely pulled it off two and one lol.
  7. You can win $750 in pro shop merchandise in one tournament and retain your amateur status
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Im a personal fan of Jose Maria Olazabal. Such a powerful rotation of his shoulders, it really fun to watch him swing when he was in his prime.
  14. 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)
  15. If you have ever seen the swing vision segments during PGA Tour coverage, you will tend to notice that their tees almost always come out of the ground unbroken and spinning through the air a bit.
  16. This might cause some quarreling, but, IMHO, the 905R is the best driver Titleist has ever made and possibly one of the best all around driver's ever produced. Just my opinion
  17. When I'm playing well, i try to "intensify" my pre-shot routine. For example, I usually pick out a small target in the distance to aim at. When I'm playing well, I pick targets even smaller. This allows me to focus on that little target instead of just a green or fairway. It really frees up your swing. I also like to take an extra look at putts to make sure im commited to a line. As for between shots, I try to carry on a conversation not related to the round with playing partners.
  18. Am I the only one thats more excited by the Adams prototype hybrid that he is hitting than the belt buckle?
  19. Basically the consensus that I have heard from some clubmaker's is that they are going to have to find a way to either get a hold of or seperate the "adapter sleeve". Once they master this, they can just take a brand new sleeve and put any shaft you want into it, eliminating the process of having to send it in to Taylormade to reshaft it.
  20. The R9 is quickly becoming the most popular driver on the PGA Tour and is finding its way in to the hands of many many non-Taylormade staffers. The ability to completely customize a driver is definitely a major improvement in club technology.
  21. There was an article about that in Golf Digest i bleive a while back. It had something to do with the fact that the ProV1x has a slightly thinner urethane cover, which somehow induces more spin than the ProV. Im not for certain but that was the case IIRC.
  22. I try not to get bogged down in the specific specs of my clubs. I like the ballflight I get with my driver, so it's good enough for me.
  23. Very true. Johnny tends to grow fond of players that he can relate to (then again don't we all ). But honestly, I think Ogilvy deserves every last bit of hype he gets, he has a very sound game.
  24. I think some of the constant hype during the match play came from the Johnny Miller effect. Once Johnny decides that he likes a player, there will be hype about that player for the rest of the tournament.
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