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shortstop20

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About shortstop20

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    Hit 'em straight!
  • Birthday 07/01/1986

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  1. Loving the Originals, plenty of room for the toes to move freely and absolutely zero heel slip. Also couldn't be happier with the comfort. My Eccos are gonna collect dust. These are the best golf shoes I have worn.
  2. I bought the Originals in black. Looking forward to trying them. My Eccos are size 44, this was the size they recommended for someone who normally wears an 11. My beloved Nike TW 13s are size 11 but I noticed it shows 45 in Euro size. So with that in mind, I chose to order the True Originals in size 45.
  3. @iacas how would you say the fit and comfort is on the TRUE Major as compared to Ecco? I like the Eccos but the toe box is a little small.
  4. He's the best iron player of all time.
  5. I will keep the headcover on the driver all day if I don't feel comfortable with it. Tournament earlier this year I shot 84 and got myself into trouble with the driver. Had it in the bag the next day but didn't pull it once. Hit 3 wood on every non Par 3 hole, shot 76.
  6. Path control is more consistent than face control. Sounds like your path is in to out.
  7. A 60* wedge is very unforgiving if the proper action isn't used. Most struggle with them because they're steep and/or flipping. If the 60 digs and you don't make perfect contact, you're screwed. I use mine alot within 100 yards of the hole, but I also use my 54, it just depends on the lie, pin location, wind, etc. Being able to hit a 60 properly makes it alot easier to get at those front pins.
  8. I have not played the PSI irons but I have the RSi2 irons which are pretty similar. I find them to be pretty forgiving on mishits.
  9. Good post. Personally, when I'm swinging my best, the biggest difference I feel is that my arm speed feels faster and more in sync.
  10. Don't take this personally as I too am a bad putter but if your putting is truly as bad as you describe it then I would go get fit for a putter and then get some putting lessons. Four 3 putts every 6 holes is very bad. Almost everyone has the ability to putt well, it doesn't take athleticism. That said, I would still be a little more aggressive with approaches as well and see how it impacts your score.
  11. Yes, I wasn't trying to create a strawman or anything, just giving my own experiences. The short and quick of it is that not going for pins and making birdies just doesn't jive. A player should consider themselves lucky if they make one 20+ footer per round, let alone more than that. So if you want to make birdies, that means getting it closer.
  12. I think his strategy is indeed ultra conservative for his handicap index. It'd be rare for me not to go right at the flag on anything inside 100 yards. Obviously water hazards and such change that. Even then, I'm unlikely to go center of the green, I'll go 15-20 feet away from the flag in whatever direction is safe. Even from 100-150, I am aiming right at the flag or at a safe zone near the flag, certainly not at center of the green if that's 40 feet away from the flag. He may actually be making it more likely for himself to make bogies with his strategy. Center of the green could possibly leave some very long putts depending on the course. People of our handicap indexes have a decent chance of 3 putting on a 40 or 50 footer. Taking the "gamble" of going closer to the flag makes sense there, IMO. @Jacktgolf, how many 3 putts do you have a round? Do they usually come from being a long ways from the flag?
  13. You're looking at this from the wrong angle. If you are making twelve bogeys per round then you need to make less bogeys, not make more birdies. Making 3-4 birdies per round with 12 bogies just isn't realistic. Those bogies show that you have inconsistencies in your game with are going to prevent you from making that many birdies. Just looking at my own stats I average 1 birdie, 9 pars and 8 bogies or worse per round. I also need to make less bogies.
  14. If a person is that terrible at a 50 or 60 yard shot then they need to work on their technique and practice. Blows my mind how scared of these shots people are. I lick my chops on a 50 yard wedge.
  15. I was at the 2015 PGA Championship, 2016 Ryder Cup and 2017 US Open. I have still yet to see a single PGA Tour golfer that is built like a NFL Linebacker or Safety. I'm gonna say they don't exist. I know a guy that was 2nd string TE for an NFL team a half dozen years ago and he's still much, much bigger in the upper body than any golfer I have seen at these three tournaments. Ernie Els is one of the guys i might call "big" but he's really just tall and sort of stocky. He doesn't have a thinner build like Dustin Johnson or Bubba Watson. I'm almost 6' 2", but DJ and Bubba's height still stood out to me. DJ is very lean, very athletic build. Bubba is tall of course but he doesn't have the athletic build that DJ does. When it comes to Rory, his lack of size is what stood out to me. There is literally no part of Rory that is big(correct me Erica Stoll, LOL), I don't know what these people are talking about when they say he's big. We had Defensive Backs and Linebackers that were bigger than Rory on my high school football team, let alone any discussions about NFL. These guys are almost all fit, and some of them are tall, but none of them are "big" in a fitness sense.
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