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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


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  1. GD's Resiliency Quiz

    30 which seems lower than most here and doesn't surprise me. When things go bad I don't always show it on the outside; however, I am most definitely boiling on the inside.
  2. Address routine

    The flat board and impact tape measure the lie angle at impact though and not at address. Guessing most golfers impact the ball a little above the shaft plane at address, I know I do.
  3. Address routine

    About mid-summer I started doing this and it has helped me not only with my club face but also with my stance. It has given me a lot more confidence that if I can make a good swing it will pay off. When teeing off, I find a spot that stands out around where I want to be on the tee box. I position my ball there. In play it is obviously different; however, there is usually some spot that you can identify to assist you with your setup.
  4. Aged Golf Balls

    Found this article which basically states a golf ball should be OK for 10 or so years in the proper conditions. I think the most important question you would need to ask yourself is what are you trying to get out of a golf ball (distance, spin, control, etc.)? There are many options now that cater to different swing speeds, shot trajectory, etc. There are options online to help narrow down the options. Here are a couple... Titleist - http://www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting/ Bridgestone - http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-fitting Srixon - http://ballselector.srixon.com/ Nike - http://www.nike.com/nikegolf/ballrecommender/us/en_us/#/
  5. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Sunday's round made up for my misfortunes on Saturday. Two doubles (just poor concentration), one bogey and 7 birdies. Finished with a 69 (Par 71/71.4). Hit some really nice approach shots and had a good amount of birdie opportunities under 10 feet. I have never been a really good wedge player. I have been working on them hard for some time. It is amazing the difference that it can make in your game. I feel that it has had a positive effect on my 9 iron and PW as well.
  6. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Was 2 under going into 16. Hit a tee shot into the rough just off the left side of the fairway. Line of sight on the left is blocked by a few trees but opens up with absolutely no trouble. Couldn't find my ball and tried to ask the group that just walked through there if they picked it up (7 runs parallel with 16). They said no. 3 guys in my group said there was no other explanation (no trouble, no gopher holes, just grass) and that I should drop and play 2. I did the right thing and re-teed putting it in the hazard on the right, ended up making an 8. Made a bogey on the next hole as I was still heated. Finished with a par. The most upsetting 74 I have shot in a long time. 15 greens in reg today so I was striking the ball well. 3 birdies, 2 bogeys and an 8.
  7. Just signed up for Evolvr. Hopefully my experience is similar to others on here.
  8. My fear is that the image on camera isn't as great as the current feel and results. As ridiculous as it sounds, even when things are good I manage to find a way to mess it up when I start filming my swing. Then that minor change leads me to changing other things and it escalates. I think the answer is simple, I just need to get on Evolvr to nail down a priority piece. It is tough for me to be a Stupid Monkey without complete confidence in the piece I am working on.
  9. LSW/Shot Zone Question

    I would agree with this and would take a similar approach but probably not as far as the centerline of the rough, probably in between the left rough and middle of the fairway. Hit it straight or with a little draw and you are on the left side of the fairway. Push it and you are on the right side of the fairway. Pull or hook and you are safe with a good opportunity to still make par. Hit a bad push or banana slice you are OB but should probably be penalized anyways. There appears to be no trouble on the left outside of the rough or another fairway. You are leaving yourself more club in when you go left over there; however, there appears to be plenty of room between the water and green to run a longer iron up there. If the hole is your nemesis, then giving yourself an opportunity at par every time should be your goal in my opinion. Targeting the left side should do that.
  10. Right now I am playing really well. I had been focusing on getting my hands deeper and not picking up the club early in the backswing. I am keeping my right elbow tucked to my side so I don't feel like the club is flattening out by getting my hands deeper. I feel that I am staying more on plane during my backswing and it has really seemed to set me up in a great position to attack the ball. Since these changes in feel, I haven't really analyzed my swing on camera. The question is, when things are going well should you just forget about analyzing your swing? Maybe I should be analyzing to see what is working? The problem I fear there is that I will find something I don't like as I always do. I will make some alteration and it will throw things off. Anyone else struggle with this or have any suggestions on how to not mess things up when you are playing well? Maybe I should just get on Evolvr finally so that I can be instructed to make the right changes and not create issues when I am playing well.
  11. "I was B-Fit for Bridgestone Tour B-330S golf balls". 1. Matt Kuchar -13 2. Hideki Matsuyama -13 3. Brian Harman -13
  12. I don't disagree that he needs reps and that he wanted to make the cut. Just wasn't the feeling I was getting when watching him go through the motions.
  13. Guess that answers my question, Tiger bounces back with a Birdie on 18. I get that he must have been burning inside on 17, just never seen him walk up and just quickly hit balls like that. Seemed like that happened quite often today and made it seem to me like he was disinterested. Part of me was thinking after 17 that he didn't really want to make the cut if he wasn't going to be in the mix coming into Saturday. Would like to see Fowler win one this weekend.
  14. Does Tiger want to make the cut? Honest question. Just seems disinterested on 17.
  15. I have a couple, I know probably not the best idea but playing well lately. Elbow glued to the right side on the takeaway along with a Rickie Fowler like takeaway (not as extreme but trying to get that feeling).