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About chingali

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  1. 1. Geoff Ogilvy Excellent form recently and is tough when it counts 2. Mr Woods No recent form to go on but after all he is who he is 3. Padraig Harrington I've seen him chopping around on the European Tour and missing a lot of 3 footers, it'll be out of his system by the time Arnie opens proceedings and he'll be ready to go 4. Aaron Baddely Absolute circus freak with the putter and there is enough room for him to spray it everywhere off the tee 5. Bubba Watson #1 in driving distance & T12 in putting, nice stats for Augusta Blow Ups I reckon Phil might rack up a big number due to his pigheadedness as he so often does. He's convinced of his own eternal divinity and therefore thinks he can play any shot he envisions so at some point he will proceed to dump 3 or 4 balls in to Rae's Creek in an attempt to validate to us once and for all that he is god. Personally I'd rather he tried to prove his immortality by playing in traffic whilst wearing a blindfold but hey that's just me.
  2. Good point, but if you remember Geoff did get the job done over the final few holes whereas Phil and Monty suffered badly from oxygen deprivation. The way Geoff played those last few holes of that US open were ugly but effective. That little pitch he hit from the front of the 18th took testicles the size of watermelons to pull off! Plus Phil's meltdown, it was sort of a given really wasn't it?
  3. I have no idea about Ogilvie but Ogilvy has always been superb on and around the greens. You don't win a US Open if you can't putt! Have you seen his record in the Accenture Match Play Championship? He's 17 and 2. I'm surprised he didn't get much of a mention as a potential winner, I had him pegged as big chance.
  4. Before you spend any more money without solid evidence as to what you need find a clubfitter with plenty of launch monitor experience and go see him/her and do a launch monitor session. Solid factual numbers are the best way to go.
  5. There was also no mention of whether the head accepts a parallel or tapered tip shaft, makes a BIG difference as tapered tip shafts can not be trimmed from the tip as a general rule. My best advice is to go to the shaft manufacturers web site and look up specification documents, just about all of them make them freely available.
  6. I don't make very many double bogeys and very rarely do I have a triple. Looking at my stats I'll make a double on average less than once a round and a triple once every four rounds. And I know when it is that usually I make a double or worse too. Sometimes it'll be the poor drive ending up in an impossible position or resulting in a penalty stroke, but in most cases it'll be when I have missed a green in the wrong place and I get cute and try to get it close and end up not putting with my next shot. Despite being very good around the greens it's the one part of my game I have never been able to eliminate. I think it's because I am so good around the greens that when I have a very difficult/dangerous shot I still honestly believe I can get it up and down despite what that little voice of reason in the back of my head is telling me!
  7. Personally I'd get it refinished to original. When it comes time to sell it a putter in refinished original condition should sell for more than something with YOUR initials or favourite saying and paintfilled in YOUR idea of a stylish Lime Green and Hot Purple if you know what I mean!
  8. Instead of spending money on a new set of clubs to replace a set that you obviously seem to like, take your current set along to a clubfitter and get them fitted to suit you. That'll make a bigger difference to your game than replacing what you currently have with something similar that still wasn't made to suit you. As for putters, just try as many as you can and try them outside on a real green not in a store on carpet as it makes a big difference. Next time when you are out on the course and you see someone with a putter you don't mind the look of just ask them if you can have a putt with it, in most cases they'll say yes. Here's the added bonus of trying out someone else's putter, if they are struggling with it and you like it offer them $50 or swap them yours or whatever you think is fair. You'll be surprised what people say will yes to after a couple of three putts green in a row!
  9. Have them regripped and get the loft and lie checked. If they have the correct shafts in them for you why change them, nothing will happen to a shaft to change it's spec from original other than bashing it in to something and bending/breaking. As for getting the heads refinshed, why bother if you are going to use them for another season. They have dings and scratches on them, so what? And as for worrying about the grooves, don't. Unless you have deep wear spots on the faces of some of the short irons it's not going to make a difference to the playability of the club, even up to the point where you have wear spots they'll still perform with no noticeable difference.
  10. That was the question asked in the forum title. I'm not looking to argue with you at all, I know exactly what you are saying and I agree with you, and I am pretty sure that you agree with me after pointing out that "noone in this thread has even implied that swinging a blade will miraculously fix their swing". Everything I have said is stating that they won't miraculously improve your swing, they won't even do it via non-miraculous means! So to sum this whole thing up, Yes blades will give you more feedback as to where on the clubface you are striking the ball than game improvement irons. No they won't improve your swing. Mate, I reckon we've got it nailed
  11. My reply was in response to the question "Will blade irons improve your swing?" and had nothing at all to do with diagnosing problems as the question makes no mention of it. As for being able to begin correcting swing flaws by having an indication of impact position, go out to any driving range or practice fairway and find a guy hitting it on the toe and tell him that he's hitting it on the toe and see if he can sort out his problem with no further input. In just about every instance unless you are talking about someone off less than a handicap of say 4 or 5 who has a good understanding of swing mechanics they won't be able to to. Here is the biggest positive I can see for a 14 handicapper buying a set of blades. It'll help him or her work out quickly that they need to find a teaching pro and practice more.
  12. I know quite a few people who should have the exact same thing taped to their forehead as a reminder, not to them but as a warning to others to be wary.
  13. Just did think about it for a few moments and here's what I came up with. Say I have a bad over the top move that results in me catching the ball on the toe of my 5 iron continually. With my blade 5 iron I can now feel that I am hitting the ball on the toe, however I won't stop doing so until I correct the swing flaw. Changing iron style to a blade or game improvement type club WILL NOT correct the swing flaw itself. I have absolutely no problem at all with the statement that a blade will provide more feedback, in fact I agree with it 100%. However I completely disagree that a blade (or a swing improvement iron) will improve your swing.
  14. Think about it for a few moments and apply some logic to the question and the answer is simply NO . Practice and lessons will improve your swing. Blades may be the catalyst for wanting to improve as off centre hits aren't as good therefore you either have to improve your swing or use something else.
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