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  1. Unless your Titleist clubs have ladies shafts, I wouldn’t recommend them. You can probably find the same era in irons pretty cheap in a regular flex graphite. Something like a Taylormade R7 or Ping G10. Heck, you could probably get some Taylormade Rac OS or Callaway X-14’s and be fine. You can search Google for Golf Digest hotlist by year that will give you an idea on game improvement irons that you might want to look at. John
  2. I use graphite in my sand but steel in my lob. But, I generally use my 58/60 LW from the bunkers. I like the same feel for the sand wedge when I’m just playing it like a short(er) iron. if it were primarily using it from sand, I’d probably go steel. John
  3. It could be a lot of things, but as a beginner, I’m thinking you are moving your weight too much to your right side causing your body to sway. If you are getting your hips outside of your right foot you’ll never make it back to the ball. A full length mirror is great to see what is going on. Note where your head is at address and then where it is at the top of your backswing. If it has moved back a few inches you’re toast. You need to steady your body and just rotate your arms around it. A half swing, or slightly more, is a good place to start. Swinging back and forth with a shorter swing may help to get the feel of transitioning the weight from the right to the left to the right, etc. without swaying your body. John
  4. Could be coming over the top. Might be the turn is throwing the club out and then you just finish left. If it is going straight left, your path and your club face are aligned. John
  5. These are really basic golf drill/explanation videos. They are simple to understand. I know there are those who can dissect the different swing positions, unfortunately I end up like Bob Hope in The Paleface (Draws from the left so lean to the right...). When I partially tore a couple of rotator cuff tendons crashing on my bike, I had a limited backsewing so I started turning more to compensate which threw a lot of things off. I found the Faldo (Leadbetter) drill to get my club set at least close to the right place. I actually played a round or two pre-setting my wrists a few years ago. Now I only do this drill to check if I am still setting up okay. This video gave me a great explanation of what can cause coming over the top and a couple of drills to eliminate it. Like everyone else I understood I was coming outside in, but the mechanics of what was causing it seem to elude me. This one was a real eye opener. For the last 6 months I have been struggling with the sequence in my downswing. Bringing the club inside was great but, it seemed like I could only do it consistently if I really lagged behind my turn. I was hitting the ball better, but it was also a timing and weight shifting nightmare. I went back to iacas' Slide Don't Turn thread and started to try to incorporate a hip slide into my swing. This video struck me as a really simple demonstration. With my swing I'm not good with a bunch of words trying to explain this or that, or a complex video with a half a dozen twists and turns. I need it simple to get that aha moment. John
  6. Injuries can happen to even the most athletic golfers... John
  7. My four would be: Bobby Jones: As arguably the founding father of modern golf in America, he deserves a spot. Arnold Palmer: Beyond being the quintessential ambassador of golf, he was the original "brand" in the sport. He turned that umbrella in to hundred of millions of dollars. Jack Nicklaus: In his era, no one had the influence that Jack had on the game. It is hard to say if Jack or Arnie had more influence on the explosion of golf courses built in the 60's and 70's, but I know of a dozen 9 hole munis close to where I grew up that are all gone. Tiger Woods: He is simply the greatest to play the game. He changed the way it was played and brought millions to the sport. Today he is "the" brand worldwide. I would not be surprised if one day he becomes the logo. John
  8. My only swing thought is to Try and incorporate the slide into my golf swing as it is something I’ve done for decades serving. As for similarities it’s academic if I’m swinging up at a tennis ball or down at a golf ball... weight shift, head and shoulder back, going straight up for the ball instead of turning my shoulders. But I’m not suggesting someone take a tennis serve and just swing down. That would be stupid. John
  9. Tennis serve slide. I have really been struggling with the proper downswing sequence and couldn't quite get it put together. Every now and then I would try to incorporate a slide, but initiating it with the left heel, left knee, right knee, or inside of the right foot, lifting the right heel, or pushing off the right foot just didn't work. It then occurred to me that I have been bumping/sliding my hips forward on every tennis serve without giving it a thought. It also occurred to me that a number of "principles" were "similar" in both, though the movements are obviously not identical. The weight shifts and not rotating the shoulders come to mind; at least in my mind. So far it is a work in progress, and it doesn't feel right at times, but overall my shots are so much cleaner; and with less effort. Timing is so important and elusive. I'm not sure if I'll need to change it up a bit as time goes on, but I don't even think of the sequence or turning in the downswing anymore as it just happens. Just thought I'd share. John
  10. I was going to suggest an online source, but just noticed you wanted graphite. John
  11. Nope. We squeaked in for the win. In some ways DJ was the hero the last 2 days considering he is coming off knee surgery. That said, no Tiger... no Cup. John
  12. I fail to understand this earning onto a cup team. Players earn prize money, wins that allow them to continue to play, rankings get them into the FedEx Cup playoffs. That is what they "earn". In some ways this is no different than other team sports. We have all seen players that rack up points during the season and then just disappear in the playoffs; while others just seem to excel in those pressure situations. For cup teams there should be no entitlement. It is all about putting together the best mix of players for the course. Royal Melbourne was the perfect course for Tiger. My goodness did he literally tear that place apart. While it is impossible, if you could put together a team with Tiger's course management, ball striking, putting, and clutch play, you would jump on it. If that left off some higher ranked multi-millionaires, so what. John
  13. This s has nothing to do with Els’ interview, (I didn’t watch it), but I am not a fan of automatic qualification based on world rankings. The captains knows them and they will most likely follow suit to some degree, but there should be more leeway to assemble the best team. Having just 4 Captains picks doesn’t allow for enough. Reversing that would at least be an improvement... 4 automatic, 8 “captain’s” picks. If your captain can’t figure it out, you have the wrong captain. John
  14. The Europeans are probably more seasoned and better. They do have 6 of them in the top 15. There’s no one comparable to McIltoy or Rahm on the Internationals. But based on how their rookies played they have potential to improve. I can see an influx of excellent Asian players down the road that might turn the tide. John
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