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  1. What's the difference between SIM and M3 ? SIM Max 3 is $250 M3 rescue is $180 Both are 19*
  2. Is myRoundPro free? I want to do this: 1) Look up yardage 2) Enter club After I hit, and do the same thing on the next shot, it will have calculated how long I hit the last club.
  3. Does the free version allow you to track distance hit with each club ?
  4. Just walked 18. The pace was perfect. 4 hours to walk. I was worried I would hold people up, but my group was walking, and so were the people behind us. Really worked out well. Being able to walk is a total game changer. 5 mile walk makes it feel like less of a huge waste of time, LOL. Carrying my bag for 18 started to get uncomfortable on my shoulder, and a bit clumsy, so I will invest in a push cart. I like the idea of walking 9 as a way to go for a nice hike.
  5. Just walked 18. The pace was perfect. 4 hours to walk. I was worried I would hold people up, but my group was walking, and so were the people behind us. Really worked out well. Being able to walk is a total game changer. 5 mile walk makes it feel like less of a huge waste of time, LOL. I am of the old school of thought. Proper golfers don't use those silly toy carts. Carrying my bag for 18 started to get uncomfortable on my shoulder, and a bit clumsy, so I will invest in a push cart. As for the round, it was a good one. I was driving straight most of the day. Possibly the best driver day of my life (I never hit driver during my 20s) I lined the driver up 2-3 inches behind the ball, to catch the ball on the upswing, and I finally got some loft on the drives. They don't go far, but many were straight. Had a few pure irons that felt great, but overall, I am hitting irons thin, and not really taking the right divot. Shot of the day? I holed out a sand shot. Open stance, back foot, 2" of damp sand. One bounce and plop, into the hole. Worst hole was +2, so that's good. I feel my misses are getting lucky. Thin iron still stays straight and in fairway. Only hit one trouble shot from under trees today.
  6. I use GolfLogix free to see how far the pin is. I'd like to be able to enter each shot and club so I can track distance hit with each club, and other stuff. Is there a popular golf app like this?
  7. Played 9 holes and tried to bring my "smooth tempo" and "no hero shots" mentality to the course. +2 +1 +2 +0 +1 +1 +1 +0 +2 = 46. I was not hitting consistently, but my errors were straight. Good damage control, with my worst holes at +2. Pleased with the result. Smooth tempo makes my misses all good. Thin an iron and it still is on the fairway, etc. I did not hit a single trouble shot (but many layups) Had a nice flop shot with little green to work with. Also had a decent bump/run w/ 8 iron. Expectations are realistic (chip onto green = win) Biggest issue is that I am getting no loft on my shots, except PW.
  8. +6 after 12 holes? On track for a 79 ? I wish I could play that well once in my lifetime. My goal is to break 90 if I work hard all summer But I have no idea how I can practice short game Where is this section of the website? I would like to get feedback
  9. Is this correct as rules of thumb? Uphill. Ball more forward in stance. Weight on back leg. Add one club length. Aim right (ball goes left) Downhill. Ball more rear in stance. Weight on front leg. Remove one club length. Aim left (ball goes right) Above feet. Choke up. More club. Aim right. Below feet. Choke up. Less club. Aim left.
  10. His average round for 9 holes is 48. Par is 33. So, he is averaging +15. If you take the 10 best of his last 20, average round is 45, which is +12. If you double that for 18 holes, he is around +24
  11. Lesson #3 Wanted to continue the theme of "smooth tempo" and just reinforce reps with lower clubs. Hit a bunch of 5i and 3i, with the same tempo with on 3i and PW. That was a huge mental leap that I never made back in the day. 3 irons, I'm not getting the classic loft, but the balls are going straight. And I am hitting a many pure balls in the sweet spot Mis-hits are also going straight, which is good. I hit driver today and was making clean contact on some balls. Driver was going low, but straight. Some were dead straight. If I am honest with myself, I could never hit driver in the Big Bertha era. With Rocketballz, I could finally hit a driver, sometimes. With smooth tempo, I got a taste of consistently ok drives. Very pleased! For a new tweak, I de-lofted the club at address, and moved my hands ahead of the ball. I think this gave a feeling of a descending blow; by de-lofting, I was hitting crisp and getting a tad more loft, ironically. Still thinking of starting the downswing with the hips to induce wrist lag, and I was hitting some pure balls. Overall, quite pleased. And I am experienced enough to not expect this to translate directly to the golf course. Going forward, more of the same. Smooth tempo, hip rotation, etc I am already smart about not making stupid decisions. I can lay up with 7i from 220 and not go for the low risk 3W into a green hazard Used to shoot 80's Now, I shoot 100+ Goal is to break 90, or at least play the irons game like that. I know the short game will not come back so quickly, if ever.
  12. Lesson #2 Today, I focused on: 1) smooth tempo. As the clubs get lower/longer, I tend to think I need to generate the distance by swinging harder. Today, I swung every club like it was a wedge. Hit the 5i and 3i smooth as butter, and no jerky muscling. I let the clubs to the work, and the result was crisper contact, longer distance, and straighter balls (even when off-center) and 2) keep the wrists not tight. Loose wrist will flip over naturally at contact, but next lesson, I will think about that more explicitly. 3) and start the downswing with the hips. That allows some wrist lag. I also kept the ball mostly in the middle of my stance for PW, 7i, and even 5i. 5i was maybe a ball towards the front foot, but nothing extreme like inside heel of front foot
  13. Lesson #1 Got some fundamentals back into my head. Squared up my address. My natural stance was slightly open. Now, I just close it a bit, and I am square. Keeping club face vertical/closed on takeback. Trying to loosen up and release wrists at contact. Like whip cracking the wrists at contact area. I tried to transfer the "smooth whip, snap the wrist" mindset to the longer clubs. Like most rec hackers, I think I have a tendency to muscle/jerk the long clubs, instead of smoothly letting the club do the work. I think that showed a glimmer of hope, as I hit a few 5 irons clean and smooth, without feeling like I was trying to crush the ball. I was hitting my PW very nicely, 100 yards, smooth and clean. Not over swinging. Pure strikes. I was hitting 7,5,3 irons progressively worse. Thin, skulled, sliced, toe, etc. Nothing like the wedge. Like a different player
  14. His average round for 9 holes is 48. Par is 36. So, he is averaging +12. If you take the 10 best of his last 20, average round is 45, which is +9. +11 handicap seems right in the correct range. Not seeing what the issue is, and it's certainly not anywhere near 100% off
  15. Lesson #1 Got some fundamentals back into my head. Squared up my address. My natural stance was slightly open. Now, I just close it a bit, and I am square. Keeping club face vertical/closed on takeback. Trying to loosen up and release wrists at contact. Like whip cracking the wrists at contact area. I tried to transfer the "smooth whip, snap the wrist" mindset to the longer clubs. Like most rec hackers, I think I have a tendency to muscle/jerk the long clubs, instead of smoothly letting the club do the work. I think that showed a glimmer of hope, as I hit a few 5 irons clean and smooth, without feeling like I was trying to crush the ball. I was hitting my PW very nicely, 100 yards, smooth and clean. Not over swinging. Pure strikes. I was hitting 7,5,3 irons progressively worse. Thin, skulled, sliced, toe, etc. Nothing like the wedge. Like a different player Lesson #2 Today, I focused on: 1) smooth tempo. As the clubs get lower/longer, I tend to think I need to generate the distance by swinging harder. Today, I swung every club like it was a wedge. Hit the 5i and 3i smooth as butter, and no jerky muscling. I let the clubs to the work, and the result was crisper contact, longer distance, and straighter balls (even when off-center) and 2) keep the wrists not tight. Loose wrist will flip over naturally at contact, but next lesson, I will think about that more explicitly. 3) and start the downswing with the hips. That allows some wrist lag. I also kept the ball mostly in the middle of my stance for PW, 7i, and even 5i. 5i was maybe a ball towards the front foot, but nothing extreme like inside heel of front foot Lesson #3 Wanted to continue the theme of "smooth tempo" and just reinforce reps with lower clubs. Hit a bunch of 5i and 3i, with the same tempo with on 3i and PW. That was a huge mental leap that I never made back in the day. 3 irons, I'm not getting the classic loft, but the balls are going straight. And I am hitting a many pure balls in the sweet spot Mis-hits are also going straight, which is good. I hit driver today and was making clean contact on some balls. Driver was going low, but straight. Some were dead straight. If I am honest with myself, I could never hit driver in the Big Bertha era. With Rocketballz, I could finally hit a driver, sometimes. With smooth tempo, I got a taste of consistently ok drives. Very pleased! For a new tweak, I de-lofted the club at address, and moved my hands ahead of the ball. I think this gave a feeling of a descending blow; by de-lofting, I was hitting crisp and getting a tad more loft, ironically. Still thinking of starting the downswing with the hips to induce wrist lag, and I was hitting some pure balls. Overall, quite pleased. And I am experienced enough to not expect this to translate directly to the golf course. Going forward, more of the same. Smooth tempo, hip rotation, etc I am already smart about not making stupid decisions. I can lay up with 7i from 220 and not go for the low risk 3W into a green hazard Used to shoot 80's Now, I shoot 100+ Goal is to break 90, or at least play the irons game like that. I know the short game will not come back so quickly, if ever.
  16. Perfect. I will shop for a used 19/21/25 loft hybrid to get me in that 180-200 range
  17. I agree. But all things being equal, you might as well buy the correct ball.
  18. Yea, when I used to play, I think I used DT solo as well. What is the current (last 10 years) model of Titliest ball for 10+ handicappers?
  19. What is the most common hybrid club to start with if I am to replace my 3W or 3i ?
  20. Interesting video. I have a slow 90mph swing speed and I don't always hit straight. I need a low spin ball (straighter) that is softer & low compression (slow swing speed). So, ProV1 is the wrong ball for me. I just bought a dozen Bridgestone E12 soft I think I am done with Titliest and will leave that ball to single digit golfers
  21. I did some reading on this topic. I have a 90mph swing speed and I don't always hit straight. I prefer a low spin ball that is softer. I just bought a dozen Bridgestone E12 soft I think I am done with Titliest and will leave that ball to single digit golfers
  22. My swing speed is about 90 mph. Regular flex shaft. When I played a lot more, I could hit my 3i straight, but it never lofted the same as my single digit handicap friends. So, loft has always been an issue, but part of that was also incorrectly using stiff shaft clubs. If the standard setup used to be, 1W, 3W, 3i, 4i, 5i.... What is today's standard setup? I would like to start with one used rescue club. I will hit the driving range and try to get some updated distances, and see where my yardage gap is. I like the idea of a hybrid with a shorter shaft. Often, at 200 yards, the lie is uneven, and the 3W is just not the right club. I need a level lie to hit it clean for 200 yards.
  23. PW = 100 6i = 150 3i = 180 3W = 180-190? Driver = 200 What distances can I expect from a 3,4,and 5 hybrid? I am not sure if I am replacing my 3W or just my 2/3/4 irons. Is a 3-hybrid a replacement for a 3W ?
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