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GolfLug last won the day on September 17 2018

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  1. I don't fear COVID but why tempt it? Bumping elbows is a more than adequate replacement for the handshake. You can always add "I would have loved to shake your hand" or exactly what you said "I miss the handshake". The love will be felt.
  2. No worries at all. Funny thing is I get shit for playing tiny forged heads more than anything since I am not a 5 cap or better. I know exactly what I might be leaving on the table and am ok with it. Like what I like. Too hard headed to care what someone else doesn't like. @ChetlovesMer tell your buddy to man up and own it. Like Bubba's pink shaft.💪
  3. I don't think that is why most people play blades or iron shafts in their irons. My post above was absolutely in jest and I don't think there is a stigma in gaming graphite shafted irons at all. I know very good players who play hybrids all the way to their 7 iron.
  4. I think because it is golf's equivalent of of Viagra...lol.
  5. Another thought.. you could be pulling left more than usual as half shots can get a bit armsy since hips don't open as much through impact, especially if you are picking it. Solution? IDK try flaring open your front door at address. I think it helps in keeping clubface moving without rolling it shut. Alternatively, I have seen a few players 'hold' clubface open or square to target through impact with success with an open stance. Like Lee Trevino.
  6. I'll know I'm dead and in heaven...😇 I would too and I'm not half as good..
  7. It started out as a fun afternoon at chance to smash balls at range...who wouldn't enjoy that? Must have made contact 5 times out of a full bucket and blisters on the hand to show for. But that one good hit changed everything. It was instant addiction. 15 years later, it has become what can only be best described by the faithful as blind religion. The camaraderie in misery, the grind with distant sprinkles of pure joy, the competition, the science, the art, the travel, the release, where do I stop.........? Few things in life offer a feeling of greater accomplishment than a flushed 8 iron. Oh, the parks don't seem to be too bad either..
  8. @mvmac you said your deceleration side I'd faster than your dominant side, another reason you hit it straight. Care to explain this?
  9. I think SIM is supposed to reduce gear effect via twist face and the sole has a race car type angled spoiler to reduce drag. Welp, at least the website says so. Is it better. Probably. Is it $70 worth better? IDK, but I am curious as hell. Did you take it for a spin? Let us know if/when you do.
  10. Yes, most of have experienced regression with and/or without lessons. In that sense we can all co-miserate. If you really want a more informed opinion on your swing/swing changes, best to start a swing thread.
  11. Squaring up a block is one thing but moving? Bit grey. Lol. Sorry @boogielicious don't mean to hijack your thread..😊
  12. I can easily out-OCD you on this times 3. Hell, sometimes it takes me 30-35 secs just get my visual cues sorted before I can pull the trigger. I am sure you know this but I think its a peripheral vision thing. I find a point from the corner of my left eye towards the target, may be the target itself to establish a larger 'anchor' to supercede close range mis-alignment. I have hit shots 40 degs to right when I loose my distant visual 'anchor'. I try to maintain it throughout the swing. I said 'try' a few times here.. lol.
  13. Ideally, club shaft should point outside left pocket at impact. It moves 'around' the belt buckle through impact area. @finitesoup It is a VERY different feel. Use a shaft extension with a alignment stick like below to ensure club butt doesn't point 'inside' your left pocket. Not a bad drill at all.
  14. I see the chart and usually I am not one to challenge something published by a company of Ping's caliber, but 18, or even 15 yards average seems a lot. They're not saying upper end of range, which would be somewhat palatable. This means there are plenty that curve 25+yards AND put it out there 250 plus. Maybe on open linksy courses that might be be fine but on tight tree lined courses? IDK... Of course, this is purely conjecture in my part.
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