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  1. Hank Haney questions Bernhard Langer's Putting

    I think Bernard would be wise to just use a conventional lenght putter to remove all doubt and question. However, the USGA is standing behind him that he is not breaking the rules.
  2. Grip question… +1/8" in all clubs?

    All of mine are 3/16 larger. I replaced my irons first after being fit for larger grips than standard. The next year hybrids, the next wedges an putter. last year was a driver. The fitter recommended same size each time. It does feel better now.
  3. "The Art of the Short Game" by Stan Utley

    Well I have adopted the technique. I would say there is a "getting to know you " period that I went through. I have made it my own as I also follow Seickman's instructions. I have blended the two to something that feels right. Putts per round are down as I am hitting it closer . Also unexpectedly keeping the face at the ball through the swing has helped full swing dispersion. Crazy I know. Utley you are the man.
  4. 2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    I for one thoroughly enjoyed the US Open. The grounds were huge and offered lots of viewing opportunities (Watch the green at 13 and see them tee off at 14). The course was in beautiful shape. The play was outstanding. It was unfortunate that we the wind was down the first 3 days and we had over night rain that softened up the course. I have now crossed off 2 of the 4 majors off my bucket list. The Masters and The British Open are yet to come. I was lucky enough to be on the grounds every day of the event except Saturday. It was an amazing experience. Congrats to Brooks Koepka!
  5. 2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    I met Mr Davis this week. I have no doubts that the course will be a true test of golf. There will be a lot of uneven lies and there is a lot of elevation and blind or semi blind tee shots. The thick fescue has been over blown.
  6. 2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    I am fortunate to be working the open this year. I am eating lunch in the media center as I type this. The course is in awesome shape. The venue is huge. The golf has been impressive. these guys really work hard. 1 hour of short game practice. 1 hour long game practice. a round then another hour of short game and then long. Validates my practice routines.
  7. Does your instructor give homework?

    Yes, your instructor should give drills to work on at home or range. He should teach you how to practice and provide games to make it useful and fun. Sounds to me that you may need to find a new teacher whose methods will mesh with the way you learn. You may also want to check out the swing thoughts section of this site. Mvmac has lots of instruction videos that are very helpful.
  8. Alignment sticks and Orange Whip in mine. I would suggest that you put a plug of some kind so the handle is supported there by lifting the head up for easy grasping.
  9. Are my SM6 Vokey wedges genuine

    Go to the Titleist is website and register them. That will tell you if you have the real deal or not
  10. Fluorescent Volvik Balls

    People lose balls due to delusions of grandeur and roll by it in a cart. Maybe sometimes a best ball event and they don't care. Picked up some samples at a golf show glow in the dark yellow. nice ball. I could game them no problem. liking my Srixon Trispeed Tour at the moment though. may switch down the way when I run out of th 2 dz for the 40 packs I bought.
  11. "The Art of the Short Game" by Stan Utley

    Well time to revive this thread. Just picked up the book and completed chapter 1. Mostly an intro to the author with some kind words ffrom Peter Jacobson. I excited to see chapter 2.
  12. Well I am gaming the glide 1.0 in 54ss and 58ss. These are red dot plus 1/2 inch gold grip. My regular irons are g25 black dot plus 1/2 gold. This was done per the fitter. I love them but I would have liked to tried the WS but being a lefty. I should make it to a demo day and try the 2.0 in WS and ES. It's only money right?
  13. Orange Whip Swing Trainer

    It is a great warm up tool for those times when I show up 5 minutes before T time. Also it helps me extend my swing and tempo. I recommend it.
  14. I used to wear a glove all the time, but have since stopped and almost never do now. Why??? well I am a lefty so finding them can be a chore. I also sweat and putting them on and then taking them off several times a round is a pain and nasty. I use a towel to keep hands and grips dry. Times when I do use a glove? Last rounds of golf in the fall when it get cold and sometimes if it is raining. I do not see a performance boost either way. If I do develop clauses it is on my middle to fingers of my left non gloved hand. When I was fitted for my current set of clubs it was suggested that I go with a slightly larger grip. This has helped me feel in control of the club. I do change out the grips every other season or so. Pure grips with the air tool work well without tape. Search them out if you are interested.

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