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  1. For me, if I cock my wrists early, I take the club too far to the inside, and the result is always a push, push/fade, or push/slice.
  2. I don't mind one, maybe two tiered greens on a course. Any more than that is annoying. Nothing wrong with a little challenge, but reading greens is hard enough. Give us lousy novices a small chance for a par a couple of times on a course.
  3. Improve my long game. It is the weakest part of my game. I have to stop hitting push/push-fades/push-slices consistently. Showing some improvement.
  4. I've been fighting the same issue this year. What I have found is that I have to make a conscious effort to keep my left arm straight. If I don't, I either hit thin shots, or if I pure the shot, everything is a push-fade/slice. When I focus on keeping my left arm straight throughout the backswing and during the downswing, I have seen immediate results in distance and aim. I don't make it stiff, but I do have a to keep a conscious "left arm straight!" in my head. It forced me to learn to make a proper shoulder turn. I was doing it all wrong and bending my left arm to compensate. I found
  5. More of a layout/rules than shotmaking complaint. I don't like tees so far from the hole that the course uses that as an excuse to make you ride instead of walk.
  6. I don't focus on my left wrist, though I do focus on my right wrist, which I try to get into a "waiter tray" position--like I'm a waiter holding a tray--this makes my left wrist flat. This helps me guarantee during the downswing that my right palm is facing down when the club gets parallel. Otherwise, I'm holding the face wide open at impact and end up with a push fade/slice. This is the biggest issue with my swing right now.
  7. Morton actually includes that in the price--length, lie color code, grip color code. I'm thinking that since I would like to get the 4-iron, go ahead and get both from Morton and save on shipping. I'm basically looking for a sanity check to see if there is anything I have not considered.
  8. The shaft on my Ping G15 6-iron broke. It's the standard AWT shaft, regular flex. It was a mishap, and not a club defect that led to the breakage. I can get a replacement at Morton Golf Sales for $50.00 plus shipping. I've been looking at Morton, and considering adding a 4-iron to my setup since I have been hitting the 5-iron so well. Or I could send the pieces to PING to repair the club. Replace or repair? Any recommendations? Thanks!
  9. Let me qualify this post with the following: 1. If I had a handicap, I would be a high-handicap golfer 2. I have not yet had a full practice session with this club yet, only a comparison/tryout session 3. What works for me may not work for you That having been said, after trying different putters, yesterday I settled on the Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7. I was given some cash at Christmas to go buy a new putter, and now that the weather is nice was finally able to get and try some. I have tried different putters before on the indoor mats at different stores, but was holding
  10. When I hit the ball well, I don't take large divots, but I do scuff the grass in front of the ball. In my very limited experience, I have found that cutting into the grass and making "pro-type" divots that send grass flying thirty feet in front of me is highly dependent on the style of club I am using. My irons are Ping G15s with a very wide sole. These tend to slide over the grass rather than cut into the grass. However, my sand wedge is a Cleveland Trusty Rusty, which has a sharp blade type leading edge, and it cuts into the grass quite easily and I get larger divots with it.
  11. Whenever I pop one up from the tee, I usually say something to the effect of "Beautiful 9 iron shot."
  12. If you are shooting for even bogey going into the last hole, the last hole will explode (Happened to me yesterday).
  13. I'll agree that if the course is busy, a single playing through another group isn't going to get you anywhere except right behind the next group in front of you. However, the rules of golf are pretty clear: A single has standing to play through. This is from the etiquette section: Priority on the Course Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, priority on the course is determined by a group’s pace of pla y. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round. The term “group” includes a single player. Also se
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