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  1. This 19 HC player likes the Srixon Z-star. $29.99/doz. OR the Taylormade Project-a in the same price range. Great feel around the green. Excellent off the tee. Your mileage may vary. I like a ball I can pop and stop on the green. One that checks up on a lob shot or bunker shot. Driver? They're all within 200 rpm off the tee.
  2. Tried the "Original One". It's not that forgiving. Mini-drivers aren't that forgiving. I can top a 3W off the tee a lot easier than I can a full sized driver. My swing path is I-O with a 3W but O-I with a standard length driver which results in slices and pulls. However, I don't want to give up that big forgiving club face. Especially not on the first tee. I cannot tell you how many times I've topped a hybrid and shanked an iron. Every 1/2" mishit on the club face you lose 5% distance. So I got fitted for a 44" driver from Ping. It's short. I may sacrifice a little club head speed, but I'm making center contact and thus gained distance and control. Last year Cobra made a "Tour length" F9 Driver - 44.25". I wonder if they'll do the same next year?
  3. Winn Dri-Tac grips are great for arthritic hands.
  4. I'd say the gapping depends upon your iron set and how far you hit your irons. Let's say you hit your 7 iron 155 yds. Let's say you hit your 6i 170 yds. Let's say you hit a 5i 180 yds. but you hit a 5H 185 yds. You might want to consider swapping that 5i for a 5H. Then you have 4H that you hit say 200 yds. From there you have to think about "do I get a 3H or do I switch to a FW?" Maybe you decide to go with a 5W and a 3W from there.
  5. 36 HC? Check your posture. Are you trying to help the ball into the air. The clubs are shorter than the others and can throw some people off. Do you know how to hit a punch shot? Work on hitting punch shots with your PW. See how low you can keep it and still hit your target. It's a valuable shot to know.
  6. A piped drive down the middle. Now I've got a PW onto the green, and that hole has birdie written on it now.
  7. I wanted to edit and say that the 5 iron math stuff uses traditional loft blade 5 irons, not game improvement lofted cavity backed 5 irons. Use an average of your 6 and 7 iron carry distance for this calculation depending upon the loft of your 7 iron. Here is where you should play from according to the "USGA/PGA Tee It Forward" program. Take your Average tee shot with your driver - that's average. Looks like yours is around 200 - 210 on a good day. Don't go by the "sometimes I hit a longer shot" - we all catch it on the screws once in a while.
  8. I picked up a couple dozen Srixon Z-stars on Amazon for $29.99/doz. I played a round with one a couple months ago and liked the feel. Soft around the green. So with 2 doz Chromesofts and 4 doz Z-stars, I don't think I have to worry next year unless I start playing some really bad golf.
  9. My suggestion: Find a quality 3 piece ball and buy a several boxes of them on sale. Check for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Srixon Z-Star Taylormade Project-a Titleist Velocity Callaway Chromesoft
  10. I was recently fitted for a G410 plus. 12 degree; 44", 65 g Ping Tour R at the std SW. Ordered from Ping. I went shorter than standard for more control. I didn't lose any distance. When it came in after hitting several shots on the GC Quad, we put the weight in the draw position. The thing is that it really doesn't make that much difference. But here's where it helps. With the standard length shaft my swing was outside in. With the shorter shaft my swing for some reason is inside to out. 1) If you're hitting a slice - i.e. your ball is starting straight or slightly left and bending right and heading into the woods (or away from you) your swing path is outside in and your club face is open in relation to club path. More weight in the draw position isn't going to help you. Take some lessons or aim your shots more to the left. The Ping is a very forgiving driver but you can still hit bad shots with it. 2) Do you slice your 3W? (Y/N) If not go to the shop and try a 3W shaft in it and see if that helps. If it does, thing about going an inch to 1-1/4" shorter (44.5") (have the shop butt cut the shaft and regrip). Measure the SW and buy the weight from Ping for it to bring it up to standard weight. Us higher handicappers usually find shorter clubs easier to hit.
  11. It isn't all about one loft fits all. There's conditions too. If the course is soggy, you may actually want more loft for higher flight and more carry distance to sacrifice roll out because that ball isn't going to roll much anyway. If the course conditions are dry and firm, you probably want a lower launch, less spin and more roll out. Another suggestion. For indoor at home work. Get one of those short little kids clubs for about $25 (most people have 8' ceilings). Practice the golf swing with it in super slow motion in front of a mirror. Make sure you hit every position perfectly. You can check the position of the club head to see if it is too open or too closed. Work on this for about 5 - 10 minutes a day. In super slow motion, this is a workout. If you have access to an indoor range for the winter, you probably have access to lessons.
  12. So... these things really work, huh? To be honest, I wouldn't mind picking up 5 - 7 mph with my driver. As far as speed measurement goes, I'm planning to get a Garmin Approach G80 with launch monitor & GPS after Jan 1st when my savings bucks at the golf shop kick in from the irons, driver, hybrids, and FW I bought in 2019. Those will pay for all but about $50 of it. But before I hurt myself, I've been hitting the gym. I also have a heated driving range available except when it is rainy and windy, so this winter I don't plan to lollygag like I did last year. What's the average swing speed gain you guys have been getting?
  13. It's my feet. But I bought a pair of Eccos for next season. We'll see.
  14. Quick question, Erik. I haven't carried an official handicap since 2015 for reasons. I haven't been playing competitively. Next year I'd like to do it again for reasons. I can grab a USGA membership at Pro Golf Discount and just enter my scores online. I won't be playing in a league. I just want one so Bob doesn't start horse trading for strokes that amounts to who pays for lunch. Starting Mar 15, 2020 scores start getting entered again. So does everything start over from scratch? Play my 3 rounds or six 9 hole rounds to get my HC index? Or does it go back 5 years and start with my old handicap?
  15. I have the F9 one lengths 5-SW. I played them this year. Once you get used to playing every club like a 7 iron they're easy. Fewer swing thoughts. I only carry up to the 6i. I carry standard length F9 5H & 4H.
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