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About Rsuslow

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  1. Rsuslow

    My Swing (Rsuslow)

    I've tried to make the back swing at more of an angle, but it feels uncomfortable and I end up on the down swing, digging the club about a foot behind the ball. Is it one of those things where I just need to keep doing it for it to feel comfortable and progress?
  2. Rsuslow

    My Swing (Rsuslow)

    Wow, I assume that's a drill? Or does he really keep his elbow pinned there? Regardless, I am going to try and do that in my backyard tonight.
  3. Rsuslow

    My Swing (Rsuslow)

    So I've been working hard on fixing my swing. But, everything I do, including the suggestions here don't seem to be working. I gave up on my instructor because he was trying to make me feel things that seemed impossible to feel. Lately, I've been hitting in my back yard and started hitting flush shots. I couldn't see ball flight since it was into a net, but most shots felt extremely pure. I head out to the course this weekend felling super confident and it was just a mess. Nothing was working. I couldn't seem to duplicate the swing I was feeling. I still slice the hell out of the driver, I still can't make pure contact with my irons, and I am still seeing the 20-30 yard loss on all my clubs. The only thing I can think of, and what I've been working on, is that I'm coming over the top. I've tried all the drills online and everywhere else, but I can't seem to get my body to do it. Any ideas?
  4. For me it's 90. I've done it three times, and then everything went to hell with my swing. Now I can't make solid contact and lost 20-30 yards. Feels like I'll never see the 80's again.
  5. Rsuslow

    Taylormade P790 vs M CGB

    Yessir. Free. Which is amazing because it's like a $600 upgrade for the P790s. I think they will let me. I'm not exactly sure. It wasn't really clear, but I think I'll have to ask so I can see if I can get my hands on a set before hand. I love the look of the P790s and think I'd enjoy them if I learn to hit them well. I read somewhere that sometimes it's good to step into a blade style and learn to hit those. And as you mentioned, these have a lot of the GI features. Thanks, I'm going to call a few of my local golf stores and a local course to see if they have them or when they expect them. Then email the guy at TM and ask for a bit more time to get my hands on the CGBs. I'd just hate to get a set I'm not happy with and a set I can learn to play well with.
  6. I currently play the Taylormade M2 2017 model Irons. I love them. Unfortunately the face slots have broke and fell out of my longer irons. I contacted Taylormade today and they were very helpful. They explained they found the defect and corrected the manufacturing of the club, so the recently manufactured irons do not have this issue. Sadly, this was only corrected on the right-handed models. I am a left-handed player. The rep was outstanding. He understood my concern getting more M2's. Because they can not correct the problem for a lefty, they are offering to upgrade me to the P790's coming out this Friday or the M CGB's coming out later this month. I went to my local Dicks, and they only had the right handed P790's. They look slick. I love that they are thinner as I've always felt most game improvement irons are too thick. Sadly, I'm a 20 handicap and fear I will be doing myself a dis-service by purchasing the P790's, yet I feel I should just get them and learn to hit them. The M CGB's are supposed to be a true game improvement iron set similar to the M2's. There is limited information on the M CGB's, but I fear they will be have a larger top-line which I am not a fan of, yet I'm not sure I'm skilled enough to hit the P790's with all my off-center shots. Any advice would be much appreciated!
  7. TM just offered me these or the MCGB as a replacement to my M2 Irons. The face slot plastic on the M2s came off and while they fixed the defect for right handed clubs, they did not for left. I know I probably should do the MCGB, I really like the idea of theses. I'm a 20 handicap.
  8. Dang. I forgot August 11 due to some family stuff. But I did get in a few swings against my impact screen working on slowing the hands. August 12th Played 18. Was not pretty. Shot a 105. Looking at the video I took, I'm coming across the ball bad.
  9. August 10, Hit about 75 balls into my impact screen. Took slow deliberate swings working on keeping my trail foot from spinning out towards the ball. This has been my biggest struggle.
  10. August 9, 2017 Made slow and deliberate practice swings working on keeping my head back yet getting my weight forward. At the same time I'm keeping an eye on my shoulder tilt to make sure it's 90 degrees to my spine tilt. Did this for a few minutes then hit about 20 balls into my impact screen.
  11. I did a search and didn't see anything posted about this, but I wanted to see if anyone else is having this issue. As you can see in the pictures, my 5 Iron has a chip in the outside face slot and my 6 Iron, a little less noticeable, has is starting to pop our and crack. I'm going to be contacting TaylorMade regarding this, but I'm concerned that they will just send me two new heads that will do the same thing. I've read that people have upgraded to the 770's with a few hundred dollar up-charge, but I can't do that right now and also there is no way I can hit that club. I got the M2's because they are game improvement and now looking at it, I don't know why they would put that in there. The people these clubs are geared towards, seems they like me, would have issues with striking the center on a consistent basis. Just curious on everyone else thoughts or experiences. I have the whole M2 line from AW-4I, Rescue, 3 Wood and Driver. I love them, but this is concerning 5 Iron 6I
  12. August 8th Spent about 15 minutes working on my swing in the backyard. Working on getting the feeling of keeping my head behind the ball but getting my weight forward. Started off with super slow swings and progressed in speed up to about 75%.
  13. August 7 Did about 50 swings in my back yard with the step drill working on getting my weight forward. Tried to hit a few in the garage but ended up shanking a lot of them so I went back and did 50 more swings. Still also focusing on spine tilt at the top of the swing.
  14. August 6th Played 18. Shot a 95 which was better than it felt. Had about 5 penalties, so I know the round could have been better. Focused on taking easy smooth swings. Learned I hit better/longer shots with what feels like soft arms through impact.
  15. August 5th More work on my take away and getting my shoulder tilt on my back swing to be 90 degrees to my spine angle through some swings in my backyard while watching myself in the reflection of my sliding glass door. Then went into the garage and hit some balls into my impact screen focusing on what I was working on.

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