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arturo28mx

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About arturo28mx

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  1. PING's Color Code System

    My understanding is that the dot refers only to the head in relation to the factory standard lie angle which is black. For example, a green dot would be the head bent to be 2 degrees upright. However, if the club is longer or shorter than standard length it is up to you and your fitter to decide which color code you need now to attain the effective lie angle that you want.
  2. Which degree loft to play- Driver.

    My opinion, Most people should use at least 10.5*
  3. Shorter driver question

    Titleist drivers have removable weights. Take advantage of that. Factory Standard is red. If you need more swingweight you can install a blue weight to add one swingweight or a black weight to add two and a half swingweights. Most Titleist drivers are D3 swingweight. I am 60 years old and I have found I really like a D0 or C9 swingweight.
  4. Your experience with golf lessons

    My best lessons have been with people who have played PGA or LPGA. They just seemed to be able to identify my mistakes more quickly and give good advice on how to fix them. More expensive though. My experience.
  5. For me, pitching wedge that came with the set (45 degrees), gap wedge that came with the set (50 degrees) and Vokey 58 degree sand/lob wedge. Yes, it would seem there's a big gap between a 50 and a 58, but I can play the 50 with a shorter swing and cover all the distances, so I'm good.
  6. Sorry, another chipper question

    I use a Cleveland smart sole chipper. It has 43 degrees of loft, slightly less than my AP2 pitching wedge at 45 degrees. (a 7 iron has 34 degrees of loft or less). The major difference I see is not loft, or bounce, or even a shorter shaft. The major difference is WEIGHT. My Cleveland chipper is much heavier than a 7 iron or a pitching wedge and this gives me a lot more control to produce the distance I want on fine precise shots. When I don't have the chipper I use my pitching wedge and I can still obtain good results, but I am not as precise distance wise.
  7. I'm a woman and I want to learn how to play golf.

    I think golf is as hard as many other sports. How long would it take you to learn tennis and play reasonably well? Depends how much time you put into it. With some commitment, maybe a couple of years. Same with golf. As I tell my friends, playing golf for fun with a beer in the hand is easy. Learning to play well is a different story. I took up golf at age 52 and I made a promise to myself I would become a good golfer. I knew it would take a few years and I accepted it. After about four years I was shooting high 80's to low 90's. Not bad. But I did put a lot of effort into it. By the way, learning to play golf is the best present I have given myself in my life.
  8. 13 Degree Driver

    The shaft has a lot to do with how high the ball goes. Not just the loft. Try a stiffer shaft.
  9. Anybody use a Chipper?

    You are right. I carry a chipper because normally I play with only 12 clubs. So I have space for a couple of specialty clubs.
  10. A low spin ball may SLIGHTLY reduce your slice but it will not eliminate it. My experience.
  11. My Titleist AP2 came with Dynamic Gold S300 shafts. 130 gram shafts. For me they were too heavy to swing comfortably. And the feeling off the face was harsh. Changed shafts to XP95 R300. 95 gram shafts. now my AP2s are magnificent. Yes shafts are very important. Get fitted.
  12. Swing weight explained please

    I totally agree with this statement
  13. Swing weight explained please

    I have taken several drivers down from 45 inches to 44 inches. Swingweight went down by five points. I agree swingweight is not that important. The only consideration, for me, is to be able to feel the clubhead. If I cannot feel where the clubhead is my swing is all over the place. I just added back enough weight to feel the clubhead even though I have no idea what swinweight that would be.
  14. Anybody use a Chipper?

    My cleveland chipping wedge has 43 degrees loft, a little less than my pitching wedge at 45 degrees loft
  15. Anybody use a Chipper?

    I love my Cleveland chipper. It has a shorter shaft and a heavy head and that gives me a lot of control versus chipping with a pitching wedge or other clubs. I just mimic a putting stroke. It's a magical club because it's so easy to hit well. It also works great for getting out from under tree branches.