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  1. Doesn't bother me too much. I guess I'd rather not see it, but as others have said, not at the expense of seeing no emotion at all from them.

    That's how I feel. Frustration and exasperation is one thing. If someone was being a hothead, I don't like that. But it's better than not caring. There is so much money in golf now that it's nice to see people getting into,it and caring about the win, not the big check.

  2. This sounds like the old farts at the public course by where my in-laws live who claim that the pros couldn't figure out their greens and that they are so soft they couldn't hack it on their "real course". That real course being a slope 110 with 2 par 5s that are 3-wood, 7-iron and 2 par 4s that are drive able with irons. Somehow I don't think pros are quaking in their boots to score badly there. I don't advocate LCP unless you are forced to play and the conditions make it obvious that there are questionable debates over plugging or playing as it lies. Otherwise. The ball should be played as hit. No matter what you do, you still have to hit a good shot and you are playing the same course/rules.

  3. I am 6' 4" and slender. For years I played 1 inch longer an 2 degrees upright. When I was fitted 10 years ago they did it 3/4 of an inch longer and 3 degrees upright. I feel this is comfortable and have re-ordered this ever since. I agree with the comments about shorter drivers, better for control. All my woods are off the rack length. I should be using a slightly longer putter maybe, but again what I have is comfortable at 35 inches.

  4. I read through some of the threads about Patrick, bomber an and freedrop. I just about fell out of my chair laughing at some of them. I honestly hope Patrick57 is a troll who was making stuff up because I'd hate to think that someone really acted like that. Whoever posted that Patrick57 looks like he made a bowel movement in his swing analysis has brightened up a very slow day for me.

  5. I've taken some lessons over the past year to remove a lot of the movement from my swing and this has given me better contact and solid shots. I feel like I am hitting the club on the sweet spot a lot more. After going back and forth I decided to replace my game improvement irons with player irons. I want to force myself to swing right and use this to identify what needs to be worked on next.

  6. I do one of two things. 1 - if I am trying to groove a swing change, I will block off a lot of time and just beat balls until I feel I am mostly there with it. It usually takes me 3-4 rounds to feel comfortable on th course with it, if I do it like that. I am talking 2-4 hours. 2 - if I am trying to practice in general I don't hit the same club more than twice and I vary th shots being hit. Fade, draw, straight, high low, etc... I feel like this is overall the best way to maintain and get more comfortable with shots. If there is an identified weakness, I usually do a straight/normal shot with the first shot of a club and then the second will be what I am working on.

  7. Well, there are different ways to deal with this kind of pressure. I personally find that not focusing on the outcome and getting out of your own way so that you execute with the minimum amount of tension, you'll do better. Perhaps if your livlihood depends on it, you would feel different. I'm not wired that way, personally. Yes, putting yourself in the situations where you have to execute and having the practice to back it up is a very good plan. No doubt about it. Many successful people come from that.

  8. I voted no. Good teachers look for the way to instruct their students and that varies from student to student. Good students look for things to listen to that compliments what they need to know, or what they can understand. If you don't understand it, or it's nothing like what you do, don't listen. But it might help someone else. Just don't count on it meaning something to you.

  9. Masters and Torrey or Pebble.

    That's my vote as well. British Open next because it's usually the truest test, IMO. Let the weather decide except when they bastardize a course. I do love the US Open, but feel the harsh setup takes away from the drama since so many people are out of it since it's hard to make up shots. Great tourney, but they go too far, too often. I love watching the west coast swing.

  10. Playing from the green tees on my home course is actually a lot of fun. If you are a better golfer all of a sudden you have things like hybrids to par 4 greens and tricky shots on some par3s. Get out there and play them with new people to bring them into the game!

  11. Driver: TaylorMade RBz 9.5 3-wood: TaylorMade RBz 3-wood Hybrid: Cobra 3h baffler Irons: Mizuno MP-69 4-PW Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50.12, 56.14, 60.10, 64.07 Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 That's technically 15 and I have a R11 adjustable 4-wood as well. Based on conditions I take out either the driver, 64 degree wedge or swap the 3wood for the 4wood. The ideal set is 5-PW with all the other clubs above since I rarely use my 4-iron where I normally play and can make due with a shortened hybrid.

  12. I used one for a longer time was was inconsistent. My 3H is more reliable and goes about the same as it used to. I think if you are already playing one and it works, go for it. If you don't like hybrids, go for it. But I agree with an earlier poster, today's 3-irons are yesterday's 2-irons and the trend is towards hybrids now. My last two sets I haven't even gotta 3-iron. One because the manufactorer didn't include it in the set and the second by choice since it was a custom set. I'd rather take something off my hybrid than swing a 3-iron nowadays.

  13. Definitely speak with a professional. For years I assembled different wedge sets and went solely by loft. Now I am lucky enough to belong to a club where I play 80% of my golf and I was able to figure out the best set of wedges for my game based on both loft and bounce. I have a lot of shots off lush/wetter conditions and it was a consideration in what I purchased. I happen to love Vokey wedges. I went for a spread with my gap and sand wedges that favored those conditions, but still were service-able in other conditions. Also, take into account where you play because you might want to have a super high lob wedge. THIS year I am putting in a 64 degree wedge specifically to throw it higher on pitch and chip shots. I'm also insane about stats and reviewing what recent rounds are like, so I tinker with my overall setup. But so some analysis and see what works best. Also, what kind of shots you struggle with and what might help with those. This horribly long winter I am reviewing the Pelz wedge system which is three different shots with each wedge. If you have holes, use the loft on your wedges to help. Btw, doing it myself resulted in 60 degree wedge longer than my sand wedge and completely different styles of wedges that gave me trouble in nailing down distances. I think consistency is key with wedges, just like your iron set.
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