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  1. On a whole I get what you are saying. Even playing with my usual buddies on my league or weekend group, most if not all do as the link you provided describe, and use the same swing shot after shot. Whether a curse or a blessing, I dont fall into that category. If i go have a set bent 2° flat (Just using as an example) and go to a more upright swing I will more than likely start losing shots to the right. I am an admitted club also, I switch clubs like swings on a whim. I do get all of my irons used on the cheap now and do agree that if the specs are way off then it will be a detriment. Years ago, i did go through and have all the lies checked on a new set and they all were good stock at that point in time. I understand not all are created equal. But at this point in time as far as irons go I worry about flex and length. Right now I am not committed to swinging one way or another. It is more about what my body is capable of doing on any given day given injuries and failing joints. I am strictly speaking for myself and make no attempt to discredit those that do undergo a full fitting. But for myself presently, at 5'10" irons off the rack fit for now. I am not saying I will never go through the process but a commitment to a swing will come first. Hope this made sense.
  2. I have mixed emotions about the whole fitting thing. I know some swear by it and I am in know position to dispute that. For me personally, at this point I can only see the benefit in the woods. For irons I am and will be for a while anyway an off the rack kind of guy. I know my swing just isn't consistent enough to have lies bent one way or another. In one round I can start off with a flatter one plane swing but if my right knee flares up and I can't push off the ground as hard I will adapt and go to a more upright 2 plane swing. It's all what I can do on any given day. I even can employ 3 different grips in a round. Start with interlock and go to overlap and then maybe the 10 finger. It's all about whatever I need to do to get the ball going where I want. That said I know I'm more of an outlier and an exception and not the rule.
  3. I just picked up a set of 755's off of eBay this winter for sixty bucks. I have only used them once on an indoor simulator playing Bay hill but I was left with very good impressions of them. I can't wait for spring.
  4. Ernie Els putter shaft

    Bloodline putter. If you take your hands off the putter it will stand there on its own and not fall over. http://bloodlinegolf.com/
  5. I played these the first time Wednesday night. After I slight adjustment period I found I liked them and they had good distance for me anyway. The hardest thing to get used to was how straight it went on approach shots. I normally draw my irons and missed 4 greens to the right. They were all just right but when I talked myself into aiming more straight on, happiness followed.
  6. Interlock grip vs overlap grip?

    I had to go away from the interlock again this year. After not using it for many years, I tried returning to it this spring. But i just not have a sense for where the club head is using it. So i basically use a 9.5 finger grip where the pinky of my right hand is just riding about half way up the side of my left index finger. It is comfortable and for me anyway, I can tell where the club is.
  7. 2017 Insperity Invitational

    They came out the gates and birdied the first 8 ! I was impressed.
  8. Video at the range

    Just wanted to says thanks for the ideas guys. I went to best buy today and they had a clip that mounts right to my existing tripod. I took it straight to the range and what an eye opening experience. I had no idea that at the top of my backswing I was getting that laid off. Definitely didn't feel like I was but now I have something to work on and when that is fixed move on to the next. Really felt like I was going the right way towards the end of my practice session. Plenty of more work to be done though. Great $19.99 investment. Again thanks. Lenman
  9. Weight Forward Throughout Entire Swing

    In 2001 I sprained my right knee and already had cartalidge damage in it. Being a right handed golfer it was my trail leg. I had to do something similar to the OP. Most of my weight was forward and I had to go as far as having my right heel off the ground at a dress due to not being able to straighten my leg. That year I hit every club in the bag the farthest I ever have. The following year when I could walk right again I swing normal and my game went in the crapper for the next few years. To this day I haven't really got any of the distance back. I tried it again a little last summer with a little success but then forgot about it again. But I know I did have alot of weight forward because my right leg just did not function.
  10. Video at the range

    Thanks fellas. I didn't know they had cell phone adaptors for tripods. I still have my old tripod so will look into that. Thanks again.
  11. I usually go to the range by myself and don't really feel comfortable asking a stranger to hold my phone. So i am curious if any of you use a budget setup to video yourselves at the range ? Any ideas would go a long way here. I am just trying to see if my swing is in any way, shape or form close to what i think im feeling. Im not really looking to disect my swing frame by frame, but just see my swing and get the shot shapes and such. My old camera i used 15 years ago has long since died but i would hit a shot and motion to the camera what the ball did. I am hoping to do this again. Thanks
  12. Club turning in hands

    Having gone through this numerous times myself, what I found for me anyway, was a bad takeaway. Plus losing sequence at the top causing a regrip and boom, closed face and a hook if I actually made contact with the ball after all that went on. Sometimes I can feel it before halfway through my back swing and stop the swing and start over. Still trying to eradicate it.
  13. Are you playing the correct tees?

    Yesterday a friend and I played a course that was new to both of us. We get there and the temperature dropped and it rained lightly on us for the first 17 holes. Finally stopped on 18. We looked at the first hole and the card and since it was new to us and the weather, we decided to play the golds instead of white which put it at 5400 instead of 5800. Well I figured it would be easier since I'm a short hitter and rely heavily on the short game. I was wrong. We actually toughened up the course because now fairway bunkers were in play that normally would be out of my reach. I think I found at least 3. Lol. It made it very challenging and fun and was a new experience for me. If we go back there we might play the whites next time now we know the layout. It was a very hilly course with lots of blind shots and probly the most scenic course I had ever been on.
  14. GPS, WHY ?

    I just recently got a Garmin S2. A friend of mine has the S1 and he was showing me how it worked and when I found out you didn't have to download courses I was hooked. The S2 i got is an older model but I got it new from Amazon for $119. I absolutely love it and it helps speed up play in the foursome. Instead of everyone wandering around looking for a yardage, just look at your wrist. I think it is great. Pull right up to your ball and grab a club.
  15. Ten Finger Grip

    I started with the interlock years ago then messed with an overlap. But with age and pain in my hands I have been with the ten finger for quite a while now and though I have tried the old grips on the range I will not go back to them. My grip is what I would call a modified ten finger to the point of being almost a 9.5 finger. I get my bottom hand as close as possible to my top hand to where my pinky starts riding up the side of my index finger. If someone looks, it appears to be a 10 finger grip but the right pinky isn't really on the club, if it is just barely, but I found it the most comfortable for me.

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