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Sandhills Golfe

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  1. Regarding the ball. There are so many new ball choices these days or 5A used choices at decent prices, not sure refurb anything is worth it. If money is an issue, stock up every Black Friday or Srixon has sales 2-3 times a year and some have been big Snell fans - tour ball bought on line at lower prices. In my opinion, the biggest difference in balls are green side spin. Urethane balls check up on the green, the opposite is Surlyn which will roll out. Some say buy the cheaper Surlyn and play shots that allow for roll out. I think the urethane balls (like a Srixon Q Star Tour ) are fun to watch them spin (check up) on a chip shot. In the end, there's always an ongoing debate on if either ball will affect ones score one bit.
  2. Going to Myrtle Beach in September, will be staying near Azalea Sands course. What are the best valued courses and currently in good shape?
  3. My son just moved to the Port City! Any suggestions on golf courses for public play?
  4. I prefer Lamkin grips in gray. It started with the Ace 3gen, now I prefer Crossline 360's and plus one Crossline's on the wedges.
  5. As a Sr Golfer with a bad back and bad trail knee, I am always seeking for some tip to get me in a proper backswing position. The following video is very long. But, if you care to skim through it (start at 45.12), you will see an important drill. Take your trail trail hand off the club, turn with the target side arm. Then slip back the trail arm and you have the perfect backswing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oqGxklUmsA
  6. That's like being too rich. Never enough shaft lean.
  7. It won't be that high. Buy a sleeve at your local golf shop. Personally, the balls are disappointing. The feel is just odd compared to a regular ball. The slice is reduced. But, if you are a slicer (rightie) the ball will still get into trouble on the right.
  8. You're not the intended audience for the ball which are high cappers, woman, slow swingers, sr's.
  9. Agreed. What I remember is the Top Flight Magna ball would slice and hook despite their bold claims. It appears with this new ball, it is very straight but short on distance. Straight is good Also, in my opinion, they should have went with a new name.
  10. lol and I noticed when opening up the box in the store, they were hard to get out of the box. I guess a standard golf ball box is used.
  11. The few reviews out there seem very positive. Some say, it's like the ball is teed up in the fairway. Once, they come out in yellow and retail, I will post a review. SG
  12. They are 35 compression and out today. Disappointed they are only available in white for retail. They are supposed to roll out the yellow after the initial launch. Yellow is available on the Callaway site,
  13. Balls like Q Star tour and TM Project A are nice middle of the road options. Let's face it, even if you don't need it, it's fun to see the ball check up on the green. If money is an issue, try Cut, Snell, MG, Vice etc for online direct to consumer options.
  14. I think it is ok to switch balls and experiment. If you are losing 4 balls a round, I would consider price and feel. There are so many decent choices in this category. Such as Wilson 50 elite, TopFlight D2 Feel, Bridgestone Extra Soft. If you prefer even softer balls and can go a little higher in price. Supersoft or coming soon (10-8) Supersoft magna. This is a slightly bigger ball recommended for beginners.
  15. I consider myself a slow swing and really enjoy the Q Star. The Z star is firmer and a quicker swing speed would good.
  16. Welcome, Miits. Having played a few years, I have some general comments that may help a beginner that have nothing to do with swing technique. Play par 3 courses, then executives courses and then easier 18 hole par 71/72 courses. Stay away from the ball eater courses. Gain some confidence through this process. What type of equipment do you use? If you're a beginner playing hand me down blades, you're in for a hard time. You may want o try hybrid irons or using woods instead of a 3 and 5 iron. I have HB3 by Cleveland. They can't be found now. But, they have a similar set called Launcher HB's, Good Luck! Enjoy the journey! SG
  17. He must prefer a much softer and cheaper ball. I do as well. But, there's no green side spin with the softfli's.
  18. ok, let's assume (not a stretch) that I am not turning and swaying with arm bend. What do I do? Go back to turning both shoulders and arms to make a turn? I've tried the wall drill, lead shoulder down with trail leg extension. It's great without a club. With a club, I can't get the hang of it. From there, is it a hip bump on the downswing? Thanks, SG
  19. Thanks, Club Rat, Lift and swaying is an issue. I do have spine/back soreness for 35 years. Yes, with my weight transfer, the weight rolls past my right foot. If I try to restrict it, I have knee pain. Agreed, I can take a new video. But, you are right, "I am not turning. A little sway. Bending the arms more than needed to compensate" I have tried to turn with no sway, extend the arms and the result doesn't change.
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