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  1. The tradeoff is already figured in the driver down to 5-wood. Thanks for the input.
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by dave67az Thing is, it's stories like these (below) that automatically raise suspicion and certainly give the impression that the putters are an "instant fix" (or pretty close to it) and if that's the case, and if they level the playing field to the extent that they can turn a bad putter on the Tour into an average putter and thus win tournaments that some may say weren't "earned", then we shouldn't be at all surprised that the R&A; and USGA decided to examine a serious ban on their use. Obviously with any put
  3. I agree. I'm on that side. But I'm also wondering if some of the pro-ban arguments are even technically correct.
  4. My experience is very much the opposite. EVERYBODY I've let stroke a few with my broomhandles has said 'I don't know how you can use that thing.' When I bought my first one I can still remember the sales girl saying "Good luck with this, we've all tried it and we stink'. You have to either be desperate enough or just like new challenges enough to work through a transition. Most of the stories I've heard about bellies are similar. It's a lot more difficult to learn to use a long putter than to complain that other people shouldn't be allowed to. They might help with men
  5. Could you describe your method of using the belly putter? What's different than the short putter and what is the same?
  6. Thanks. I'm voting for Garrigus 'cause he plays with only 11 clubs! I guess it's better to leave 3 out than throw in some TMs he doesn't really use. btw, I like TM just fine, I just laughed at the marketing decision there.
  7. Oh, another thing hat has been proposed here is that the hands must touch each other. That would take the 48" putter away from me altogether. There could be a scenario where I go from an un-anchored long putter to a short putter with my forearm anchored on my belly.
  8. That complies with Dave's proposed rule of club and hand to wrist can't touch body. Some people here have proposed that the forearm shouldn't touch the upper body either. I can even handle that but it sounds like you can't(yet). I think a forearm rule would create HUGE problems with judgement of legality and affect many strokes it wasn't meant to if applied objectively. If they go the other way and stick to a 'club cant touch body' only rule then the belly guys are dead but you and I are unaffected. Sounds like you use the original 'right arm only' method and not the shoulder rock th
  9. thanks, are you vouching for the safety of ordering from that particular link? I'm looking for a club to AVOID punching out!!!!!! :)
  10. 22 wouldn't be enough club for me. 19 probably borderline. I'd prefer something that goes as far as my 19* 5-wood
  11. No reason why not. Just thinking a specialty chicken stick might be inherently more accurate. I carry 3w 5w 7w 9w(27*) 5-iron I like the high trajectory and ease from poor lies. Off a tee with nothing to carry I'm fine with a 1 iron At least I was the last time I hit one 20 years ago. I don't think my swing speed has dropped much yet but at 52 it may drop soon
  12. If you've got the bug and have high hopes you should probably at least consider going with forged 'players' wedges like Vokey's or similar. I've never been a big hitter or great player and I've always thought game improvement 5-irons are great but game improvement wedges are rather pointless. Others will be along with more expert opinions than mine on particular clubs.
  13. Not a lot. I just spray it around a bit too widely for comfort in those situations with penalty strokes lurking on both sides. I'm extremely conservative on course and just hate not having a safe shot. Getting better with what I've got may well be the best path. I'm just fishing for options.
  14. Your two questions balance each other. the better you get at partial swings the larger the gaps you can live with. Technique is cheaper! I would think you're overdue to experiment with choking, 1/2-3/4 swings and just swinging easier/harder and see what you can make work the best. 45,50,55,60 would sound awfully good to me if you can arrange it. fwliw I do 48 54 60 and find the gaps are manageable but pushing it. About 100,80,60 for me. If you have particular hopes of hitting farther as you get better the gaps only get bigger.
  15. I hit my 5-wood about 200. I'm thinking about what club would be the best to use to get about that distance or a little better off the tee with trouble on both sides. Doesn't have to be useful for any other situation - I'll make room for an 'entire club' for the purpose. shortened 460cc driver? thriver? 2 hybrid? sgi long iron? some specialty 'driving iron'? I was thinking about a muscle back long iron with the idea that if i mishit it it may stay short of trouble compared to a high moi club. Crazy? Think this club should be high loft or low? I can imagine some
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