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  1. tinker

    Fake club?

    If it works , use it. Brand new drivers don’t have a yard more potential. 460 cc, 860 COR is as hot as it gets. No such thing as a fake driver. Brand names don’t hit the ball, that’s why they put them on the bottom.
  2. If the original designer planted trees he envisioned tree lined fairway as the course matured. Wide open pastures are popular today because golfers, even modern pros, want to be able to bomb it anywhere and just keep playing on. But shotmaking is a big part of the game. Hit the right side of the fairway or pay the price of having to work the ball to score. I say less length, more trees.
  3. tinker

    Using Wrist Weights to Increase Swing Speed?

    Weights has nothing to do with it. Work on as full a turn as you can get and as straight a left arm as possible. This creates a larger swing arc which produces club head speed. Justin Thomas has arms that look like spaghetti noodles.
  4. tinker

    A wedge spending decision

    Price has nothing to do with the effectiveness of a wedge. It’s about sole grind, sole width and how it sets up and feels in your hand. Price is a result of brand marketing.
  5. No, expensive clubs in most cases just appeal to the brand nameitus in a lot of golfers. 17-4 or 302 stainless or carbon, chrome plated forged at the same weight and shaft perform the same in a reasonable component club as they do in an expensive brand name.
  6. Chances are your swinging outside to in , what’s called over the top. The one driver that might help is an offset driver.
  7. tinker

    Single Length Irons

    You can only learn so much from seminars and videos. Golf ball striking is learned “in the dirt”. I would sugest taking a lesson and practicing what was taught before taking another lesson. I also would get a set of cavity back irons with generous loft ( hard to find, used on e bay) and regular flex steel shafts and practice. If you can learn to hit the longer irons the rest will fall into place. Don’t try to kill the ball, hit the ball and let the clubs do their job.
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    Single Length Irons

    The whole concept makes little sense to me. If you can hit a six iron length we’ll the shorter 7,8,9 and pw should be that much easier. On the other end shortening and delisting the 4 and 5 irons requires high swing speed to achieve the same distance and trajectory as traditional lengths and lies. The reason drivers go as far as they do is because they are the longest club generating the most swing speed. Try a 37 inch driver and see how far it goes.
  9. Don’t mind any improvements as long as the original shotmaking isn’t being changed to the current “ bomb and gouge” mentality.
  10. Walmart has Wilson Zip, 2 dozen for about 20 bucks. They play great , putt soft and spin plenty for amature golfers. I’m a 10 handicap and they are all I use.
  11. Absolutely, the guy does everything first class
  12. If you swing a 7 iron in the high 90’s you need stiff shaft, end of discussion. If you don’t use woods at all sounds like you swing so hard your swing is out of control. I’m a senior golfer and I can swing a 7 iron in the 90’s, I just couldn’t hit the ball decent no matter how hard I tried.
  13. The irons you use really don’t matter much right now. Sounds like your not transferring your weight. Hitting a golf ball is like pitching a baseball, you have to finish with your belly button pointing to the target.
  14. The golf designers had it right the first time, 8 irons, 3 to pitch, traditional lofts. About 10 yard gap between clubs and all the yardage covered. Now you get 7 irons for the price of 8, you need 2 hybrids that are much more expensive than 2 irons, 4 wedges because your pitching wedge is an old 8 iron. Loft is just about every golfers friend. People stopped using 3 and 4 irons because the manufacturers delofted them to the point of uselessness, all in an effort to say their 7 iron goes farther then ever, but will it stop on a green? The same manufacturers will tell you you need an adjustable driver because you need to add loft to hit the driver well. After being in the custom golf business for 15 years I had an old set of Macgregor VIP’s rechromed, built them with new shafts to my specs and never hit the irons as good as I do now. I even hit the 2 iron and got back some of the distance I lost over the years. You have to practice but all good golfers practice. The smaller heads are easier to square and fly through the rough.

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