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Everything posted by dbrock504

  1. Depends on your preference. I like Golf Pride although they are pricey. My next favorite is Lamkin. I don't care for Winn because they are too soft. Again, it's preference. Other than size, I'm not sure the brand you choose actually affects anything. Certain materials like cord vs velvet give a different feel and response to the player, but that's it. The size will determine rotation for the most part. I have happy wrists and long fingers, so I use midsize grips. That helps me a lot.
  2. I would like to hear an honest answer to this. Just had the worst round I have had in months upon months. I didn't even know I knew how to suck that bad anymore. Not only did I play terrible, but the course was in awful shape and the people I was playing with were not creating a fun environment to be a part of. Clubs shall remain in the closet for a few weeks.
  3. A topic that has been debated 50+ times on this site. But yes, I used my 3 wood for over a year because I couldn't hit my driver either. I got fit for a new driver and now I use my driver more than my 3 wood. I do have days where I struggle with the driver and use the 3w still.
  4. Being a baseball player for 16 years, I used the baseball grip for a year. After that, I was told to go to interlocking and I have never looked back. Feels very comfortable and natural because I have long fingers. I still have the baseball grip with my putter however.
  5. I've finished -32 in a tournament at TPC San Antonio once on PGA 2012 The Masters. That game is such a joke once you get it all down. Pretty easy even at the hardest settings.
  6. I'm sorry, but I disagree in that comment being a legitimate point considering every ball knows what angle you hit it at and how much spin you put on it. I've snap hooked a Pinnacle Gold more than once. Yes a Pro V will exaggerate those bad angles, but who's fault is that? The ball, or the player? I am no where close to an advanced player and I am not nearly even close to acting like I can put insane spin on the ball with "pulling-the-rope" command, but I can tell you the Pro V's check up a lot more and hold more greens for me (someone who shoots 90-95). So to your last comment i
  7. What @WUTiger said. I live in TX where it's always dry. The more you pay, the softer the greens. It's all about maintenance and water.
  8. You can do whatever you want. Let people make that decision for them self. This guy, Matt Edelman, owned a range down the street from me. He offered lessons cheap ($30/hr). I almost took one from him considering they were cheap and he made a few pro cuts back in his younger days. Then I watched him hit a golf ball. I laughed at him (his swing resembled that of Charles Barkley and had a snap hook), he got mad and told me to never come back, and I never came back. 4 months later, the FBI had seized his property as being involved in the trafficking methamphetamine and growing marijuana in
  9. If you play basketball, can you defy the rules by never bouncing the ball and just running to the hoop and putting it in? In my opinion, you aren't playing golf at all if you aren't playing by the rules. If you aren't skilled enough to hit the ball down the fairway, your penalty is that you are hitting out of the rough. 99/100 times you are going to hit a crappy shot out of that bad lie, but that ONE shot you hit just right and stick on the green is the reason I play golf. That rush. That sense of accomplishment. It's my addiction. Eventually you will be better and consequently you will
  10. I actually tend to stay away from the Austin area as much because the courses are so dry. My favorite course toward that area is Onion Creek although that is private and I have only played it once. Plum Creek in Kyle is my "home course" so to speak. Moving toward San Antonio, I really like Vaaler Creek in Blanco as well as The Bandit in New Braunfels. I never played Lions, although I was supposed to and ended up having to back out. Jimmy Clay is a great course from what I hear. I need to make it out there before I graduate here in August.
  11. I can understand that, however I like to play the game within the rules. He is gaining an unfair advantage by being able to use an "anti spin" distance ball off the tee box and a spin feel ball for the greens haha. But to each his own. Well I don't feel as if I am "good enough to play one" either, but I like to play them when I find them. I really love the feel of the ball. I really like these NXT Tour S balls that are essentially the same thing as the ProV1 except an ionomer cover and not urethane. They perform similarly for me and cost less when I buy them used. They have brought me d
  12. I know it sounds simple, but, do you eat at the turn? Food is fuel! Stay hydrated, get a hot dog or something in you at the turn and get a can of swing lube (Miller Lite). It seems to help me. My front 9 is always in the high 40's and my back 9 is always in the low 40's. Go figure.
  13. I have the same problem. Got a 60* and never could get used to it. My 56* does it all.
  14. Not to be a butt head or anything, but do you really think that is the ball? You are saying that the #1 ball (arguably) on the market caused you to go from hitting low 80's to "fighting to break 90". A golf ball is not going to make the difference of 10 strokes. Everyone's swing is different and everyone's preferences are different. To say that you shouldn't hit that ball if you are an amateur is a bit naive if you ask me. P.S. to the bolded sentence: Your buddy is making an illegal move. You are not allowed to swap balls mid hole like that. http://www.usga.org/rulesfaq/rules
  15. I have this problem sometimes as well. Although there are many many things that go into this, what I find helps me is that I am over-rotating. Slow the swing speed down. Strive for a fluid swing and that should fix it a little for you. The only time I seem to snap hook like that is when I try to crush it.
  16. Hey Corey! My name is Dylan and I am right down 35 from you at Texas State University. Let me know if you want some good areas to go golf at. I know a lot of great courses in this general area! Always good to meet a fellow Texan. That Texas heat is coming indeed!
  17. This is thread is a joke
  18. I don't like people that don't know the common rules of golf. For example, my dad stands in people's lines to putt, marks and picks his ball up more than once on the greens, talks when people line up to putt, putts before his "turn", uses the "foot wedge" a lot and doesn't count a stroke, only counts 1 stroke when he looses a ball, etc. These things don't bother me too bad, because he is just a newbie, but he needs to learn. I guess I assumed he knew all of that because he watches the Golf Channel so much, but next time I will have to educate him. It just bothers me that I go out and play the
  19. I hear they are good balls from some of the others above, but I haven't tried them yet. Let me know how you like them. Based on my "specs" I would have gotten the U/6, but that's alright. I would go ahead and get a sleeve anyways. You would be surprised to see how much longer you're able to hang onto the ball through your round.
  20. I live in Houston so I have about 50 courses all within 60 minutes of me, so I don't belong to any course because of this. So I understand what you mean. However, I think you know that no matter what time you play, you might run into those "hackers" you speak of. It's just part of the game. I don't see the point in crying about it like you're doing. When I go play golf, I don't schedule anything else to do that day consequently. I guess some people just like to get all wound up and complain.
  21. You seem to be skilled enough to join a country club or a private course. Why don't you do that? You are much less likely to run into these issues and if it really means that much to you, I would think it's not a bad investment.
  22. Seriously, why are you guys still talking about this? Who cares what you do on the course if there is no one behind you? I play during the week often and there is no one there. I take my time, even take a few balls and few practice putts after I sink my playing ball to get real practice out on a course. If I'm not bothering anyone because there is no one behind me, where is the problem? Some of the things you guys argue about on here are amusing, especially considering they can be answered with common sense. It doesn't seem to be so "common" these days.
  23. Welcome back, and boy, you're a great golfer. To really answer your question and reccommend certain things, I need to know what you PREFER from your irons. Do you dislike the chunky head of the Game Improvement (GI) irons? Do you prefer the light weight head of a blade? Do you mind paying a little extra for forged irons? Do you like certain brands over others? Ex. I like Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Adams, Mizuno and dislike Taylormade, Cobra, Nike, Wilson, Cleveland. Do you like a soft feel, or do you prefer a firm hit? Do you want to feel if you hit a little thin or toward the toe or do you wan
  24. I am in Texas after all... The course I played Saturday was a much better course with lush, soft greens that didn't have any of that. I'm sorry to hear you have to play on crappy greens. Where are you playing in New Hampshire?
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