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Tim Arnold

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About Tim Arnold

  • Rank
    Newbie
  • Birthday 03/20/1958

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  • Your Location
    Mrchanicsburg, PA

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
    15
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. Rib fracture

    Sorry you have to wait to golf again, don't aggravate the cartilage or those ribs will really hurt. At 58 I just discovered the fountain of youth by using those massage foam & hard rollers. They loosen up those muscle knots and tightness, flush toxins and waste out, so fresh blood can get in there to heal and help recover you faster. Can't afford pro massages, but at $30 a roller recovery kit from Dick's was my ticket to feeling good again. Oh, golf game is much better now that the muscles are more supple and flexible. I like feeling great again and injury free, a lot of things improved.
  2. Ow my back

    Don't know about you, but my body isn't like it was when I was in my 20s. At 58 I just discovered the fountain of youth by using those massage foam & hard rollers. They loosen up those muscle knots and tightness; by flushing the toxins and waste out, so fresh blood can get in there and heal and help them recover faster. Can't afford pro massages, but at $30 a roller recovery kit from Dick's was my ticket to feeling good again. Oh, golf game is better now that the muscles are more supple and flexible.
  3. Help! Shorten my back swing!

    I shortened and slowed my drivers backswing by changing the shaft to a heavier one at 45" and re-adding the swing weight back to the club by changing to a lighter grip and adding lead tape to the bottom. Now using 80% power and a shorter back swing, I am hitting it more square in the center, resulting in straighter and 20-30 yards longer than before.
  4. Help! Shorten my back swing!

    You can't fix the swing, if your not swinging the properly fitted club in the 1st place; your just creating more bad habits to fix later. Most people don't realize off the shelf clubs from the MFG, might not fit them to hit it straight down the middle. That's why you can hit some clubs better than others at the range by checking the ball flight.
  5. Help! Shorten my back swing!

    Your driver shaft sounds either too flexible at tip, shaft too long, or maybe too heavy a swing weight? You should always get fitted by a pro for: length, lie, loft, shaft weight, shaft bend point, and club swing weight (which most don't do). You should always be able to feel the club head on the down swing with any club. Look up you driver specs: grip weight (low good), shaft bend point (high good), club swing weight (D2-5 good) , & shaft length (44-45 more accurate). You can go to the range to figure out club swing weight. Add lead tape near the grip = lowers SW, or add it to the head properly for increasing SW. You have to be more fit to swing higher swing weights, they will tire you out more over 18. Good Luck.
  6. OK, here's the 411 on these new grips. Excellent grip, tour velvet feel, increased the SW 4 pts. The SW increased club head feel on the way down, cuts through the turf & rough with ease, more solid powerful center contact, straighten out my weak fades, increased distance = everything I was looking for. BE CAREFUL INSTALLING THEM, THEY TEAR EASILY IN HALF. Use lots of grip lube, a starter, a vise, & 2 hands and work them down. Higher swing weight clubs will help slower swing speeds. You have to be stronger to swing heavier SW irons or it will tire you out playing 18. Check your clubs SW specs 1st at the MFG. Start with using lead tape properly on the club head at the range until you can the club head on the downswing. Then you can remove the tape after installing a lighter grip later.