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shakogolfer78

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About shakogolfer78

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    Saint John's class of 2013
  • Birthday June 27

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    Minnesota

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  1. shakogolfer78

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    I played with my Dad today and shot an 82. Ball striking was good with the irons, but my short game and putting was way off. I was fit for an Edel putter almost 10 years ago, and this is the first season I have been tempted to switch to something else. I have been missing lots of short putts including a 3 foot birdie today and another 4 foot par in the first 5 holes. I think from my memory the putter has 2* loft, and I remember the fitter having me do a small forward press to start my swing. Needless to say I was overcompensating with the press and I was not hitting my start line for the life of me. My Dad noticed my struggles and said ."You really are pressing it forward maybe try less press?" Low and behold, I did away with the press and started hitting putts on my intended start line and rolled in a 20 birdie a few holes after the change. Crazy game. Putting was back to being a strength for the back nine. Now to practice some to see if I can still hit my start line with confidence again.
  2. shakogolfer78

    What Do You Do for a Living?

    accountant trying to finish my CPA..... hoping to be able to golf a lot again once its over.
  3. shakogolfer78

    Subscribe to Golfers Journal

    Thanks for the link! I just subscribed.
  4. shakogolfer78

    Cut Golf Company Golf balls

    I was listening to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast and the guy talked about over priced golf balls from the OEMs, and suggested to try out Cut golf balls. I got a sample pack with one sleeve of all four varieties plus a trial pack of the Snell MTB black and reds. I will be putting these through the test on the course once they come in next week. Just from hearing everyone talk about Snell and being priced at about $30/dozen I think I will be sticking with one of these offerings going forward for my game and my wallet will be happier for it too!
  5. shakogolfer78

    Subscribe to Golfers Journal

    I have read the first 2 volumes and I will be getting a subscription. This is my favorite golf publication by a long shot. Love the stories and the photography! Can't wait to read no 3 and 4.
  6. shakogolfer78

    GAME GOLF Pro

    I really was hoping that the black cap I saw in the pictures was something to get better putting stats. Like many have already mentioned if we could get more accurate or detailed putting stats that would be awesome. My dad just got a GG LIVE last week. I will be teaching him how to use it this week. Hoping that he loves the unit like I do.
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    Are you a brand snob?

    Alright I am changing my answer from ehhhhhhhhh to yes..... Hello I am Shakogolfer and I am a brand snob. Now that I have been fitted for Edel wedges and a putter I would not want to use any other brand. As for my driver I have an old Adams Speedline I am looking to upgrade soon. I would love either a Ping, Titleist, Callaway, or a Srixon driver. I don't think I could get myself to buy a TM driver. I use a set of AP2 irons since my club pro got me a killer deal, but I have always been a Titleist fan and if I were shopping for a new set they would probably be Ping, Mizuno, Titleist, or Miura. I would probably pass on TM and Callaway. The only thing I don't think I am a snob about is my golf ball. I just play what I get a deal on.... Srixon, Bridgestone, Callaway, yes even TaylorMade. I don't use Titleist much because of cost really that is my only caveat. Give me a Kirkland ball for all I care. I just want a soft feel around the greens.
  8. shakogolfer78

    Anyone have problems hitting indoors?

    @Vinsk I have felt this same thing with hitting indoors too. I think part of it for me at least has to do with being a lefty. I know when I would hit in some bays to try out drivers they would have the lefties hit closer to the wall than the right-handed players due to the setup of their trackman. I haven't had much of an issue with hitting irons or wedges but I just try and avoid hitting drivers inside at all costs.
  9. shakogolfer78

    Is Phil Mickelson Going Nuts?: Hitting a moving ball at US Open

    As a lifelong Phil fan, I am really saddened that Phil did that and then tried to explain he did it to get an advantage. I can see losing it and apologizing for the mistake to some extent, but toughen up...... come on Phil I thought you were better than that.
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    indoor Putting Green

    I have had a green similar to the SKLZ Accelerator Pro for a long time in my basement. Pros: inexpensive easy set up and take down. Cons: After years of use seemed to be worn in the "slot" so putts that I would assume to have pushed/pulled always seemed to correct and still end up in the cup. A few years back, I won a Birdieball putting green (thank you Jason Day for winning at Whistling Straits) the green was a large 4' X 12' 1/2'' thick that they sell for about $200. I was skeptical that standing on the green placed on carpet would really affect the roll, but the green runs really true in my eyes. You can get different speeds, the grass has a bit of "grain" so putting one direction is a bit faster than the other, and I was impressed with the quality. If you had a spot to keep the green up permanently the double thick green is really nice as it gives the green more support and I like the way the ball can then actually drop into the hole like on a real green, but then it can't really be rolled up and put away that easily and I think they would sell a double thick mat to stand on so you have a level putt on the smaller versions. I really enjoy the birdieball green and would be open to answering any questions you have, but I just feel that the roll simulates a real green better than the standard mat. Actually looking at their site it looks like you can get a good one for about $150. 1/2'' thick (works fine for me putting in socks on some thick carpet) 4'X10' and you can customize speed and where/how many cups you want as well. I don't have any contour shims or crazy bumpers either. Just the end trim which is included in the cost. I also had that same putt a bout as a kid. Not much to say about that other than it was OK but the quality was poor and after a few time rolling it up would bend and wouldn't lay flat and the roll was mediocre at best. All in all I like my birdieball green a lot. Good quality and a ton of ways to customize it to your liking.
  11. shakogolfer78

    Subscribe to Golfers Journal

    Thanks for the link @iacas I just got the first and second issue to test out and I will be getting a subscription very soon. This is the type of golf journalism/art I care about. I absolutely love the photos and the stories. Well worth the price of admission in my eyes. I am excited to get No. 3 to see the Banff Springs article. They also have a podcast too, and I love their stories about Sweetens, Bandon Sheep farm course, and Winter Park 9.
  12. I recently moved close to a golf studio fully equipped with a full gym, indoor chipping and putting areas and most importantly a range equipped with trackman launch monitors. With the season getting such a late start in MN (we will be hitting off mats for the next month at my local range) I decided to get an introductory membership to use this golf studio's equipment to get ready for my golf trip later this month. This begs the question, How can I utilize the Trackman to get the most benefit for the next month? I plan on starting by getting my carry yardages dialed in for all my clubs including the LSW tips on multiple wedge numbers for each wedge. Outside of that, I don't have any formal lessons with their staff (I could add them if I feel so inclined) but I was wondering how else could I maximize my availability to these machines while I have the time? The instructor set me up with a My Trackman account, and after perusing the site I found a large number of videos and drills that could be of use. Any thoughts? Maybe trying to compare some of my numbers to averages from the site and look for drastic outliers?
  13. shakogolfer78

    Mark Broadie on No Laying Up podcast

    I liked the podcast. I have only read LSW and don't think I need to read Broadie's book as everything I need is in LSW!
  14. shakogolfer78

    Wisconsin, nearby, and visitors thread for 2017

    Well I guess I just can't stay away from the Badger state when it comes to golf. My dad and I are heading back to Sand Valley May 10th to play the Par 3 on and Mammoth Dunes on Thursday, 36 at Sand Valley on Friday and 18 at maybe Sentry World on the drive home Saturday. I will actually try and post pictures this year of the place as I see I didn't follow through on that last year.
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