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  1. What is the max loft you can add to a club without making it impossible or close impossible to hit? Mainly wedges but I'll be interested to see if it's the same for irons with no bounce. For example, if I had a 52* wedge can i open it up and get it to a 64* and just aim my feet left to account for the push?
  2. I started practicing by Leading downswing with hips. But this is causing a pull draw or a block right. Rarely on target line, What to do? I have to slow down my swing about 50% to start with the hips. Is this the body getting used to the timing or setup error ?
  3. Makes sense. I do notice when I use distance balls I will get an extra 5 yards or so. Can ball also play a role? Or just coincidence of how I was swinging on that day? And how much distance do you lose in the rough? Should you club up inside the rough?
  4. The biggest cause of distance inconsistencies? I very distances depending on the days I'm playing. My 7-iron is supposed to be 150 yd, my go-to shot. On certain days it will only go 135 and then I have to Club up on every shot, and change my distance or club to adapt. What would cause me to lose about 15 yards. And this remains consistent throughout the whole entire day. Can ball be a 15 yard issue? My irons are pretty worn now. I strike it pretty good on the center and it does have good flight. It goes fairly straight with a very small fade. I do think my irons flight goes pretty high but it's more or less the same height when I hit the 7iron whether it goes 150 or 135 .
  5. Fixed driver slice but feel very flat

    Back swing feels flat, but I guess feel isnt real. Ball flight has improved so I am happy but wanted to see if it was a real fix or was it just some form of compensation to make it work. Guess it's just trust issues because I tried 4 teachers now and this one was my original one. And boy do they all teach so different and makes my swing go in different directions. I did ask if my swing was too flat and he did say no it's not flat. And I told him i think I look funny with a flat swing and he told me that my swing was funny before even seeing him lol. The only issues is I feel very tight and compact because I'm concentrating on hold the wrist dead silent.
  6. So ive been making a lot of progress with my game. Reduced most of my 3 putts to a two putt. 7 irons down are pretty easy solid shots for my approach shot. The only thing was my long irons and driver, I would slice. And when I get anxious I would fade my mid to short irons. I went to take a driver lesson / long iron and took a few shots and almost immediately the pro said he saw what was wrong. I rolled my forearms on take away and cupped my wrist and opened my club face while going back. He showed me how to have a flat wrist and also the positions it should be in on back swing. Very flat and silent dead wrist with no wrist movement at all. Felt very compact and restricted but made me use more of my torso to swing and no arms. Istarted hitting the driver straight and slight draw. Including my irons. But now I have a very very flat swing. Completely different from my regular swing. I would say my left arm on back swing is 1 or 2 inches below my armpit and not on shoulders lines. But I added a few extra yards to all my clubs and started taking divots on flushed shots. Is there anything wrong with flat golf swings? Everyone I see is usually steep. Should I keep at it?
  7. Is there anything wrong with a 2 o clock bent over stance ? I've been Bending more and more forward and noticed 2 o clock is my sweet spot. I'm closing to the ball and I feel I strike it more solid on center every time. It even improves my body turns. is 2 o clock a flaw or bandaid or I can play with this ? I used to be really upright somewhere between 12 and 1 that caused triceps to always be connected to my chest but felt it my swing was very flat. its funny how many things can creep into your game without thinking. You really gotta take journal notes and review once in a while to make sure you haven't developed anything new. putting stance is like 2 to 3 o clock now
  8. "Lowest Score Wins" by Barzeski and Wedzik

    just ordered my LSW, hope i get it before my Spain trip, so i have something to read!
  9. Recommend me a driver

    It made it to my bag! I tried it out and omg i never hit so far in my life. Although I still fade a bit, still predictable and that sound from being hit correctly is so sweet!
  10. Putting green woes, too much roll

    @saevel25, thanks for the link. I'll try this tomorrow and see what kind of results i get. Reading the other comments and watching the video, I might actually be hitting too hard and shaft too far forward (I'm picturing my stance now and i think my hands are past my left hip, but i don't remember being taught with so much shaft lean. Wonder how that snuck in naturally). My ball tends to pull left and low when i lose my tempo. And speeds off the green.
  11. Putting green woes, too much roll

    Technique for chipping? This is the one I learned from the local pro. address the ball, open face slightly, aim left slightly, weight over the left side (with head over/past the left foot). Stroke it with shoulders only no wrist or hand movements. 3 inches back, 3 inches forward. Use speed for distance not stroke length. If you need to go over a bunker, open a bit more and hinge, 3 inches back, hold hinge 3 inches forward. I tried choking up but then i feel very cramped like a ball very low to the ground. Not very comfortable for me. I have a very upright posture.
  12. Putting green woes, too much roll

    Mizuno 56 degree MP - RAW Black Ox, I think they're pretty old. Grooves are still in good shape. After the above posters, I started paying attention to my pitch/chip shots and I always aim for the middle. I think I need to aim closer to the front and allow for the roll. Seems no matter how hard i try, i'll get the middle though.
  13. Putting green woes, too much roll

    Good points and I prefer to keep the same balls. Higher spin will cause my slice to go over two fairways lol. Right now I have a controlled fade that I can predict.
  14. Putting green woes, too much roll

    Tried that and I get a pathetic no follow thru 1 yard shot lol. I see peoples people check check up and roll maybe 1 yard!
  15. My 35-75 yards chip shots are rolling off the green, almost always... it will land toward the center or before center and will roll the other half of the green and stop outside the green am I not compressing enough? I take a divot but it never seems to stop. It will look good then roll forever. Using Nike mojos and top flight d2 putting also seems to be rolling too much. I am always rolling past the cup. About 2 to 4 yards past no matter how light or short the stroke is. Always adding 2 more stoke to my score. If I can just get the ball to sit and/or lag properly to to hole. I'll be able to break 100 consistently

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