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  1. Fitting without purchase for irons only shouldn't run you Much more than $100-$150 for a very very through fitting. Fitter can probably match the courses pricing too if you ask. I've been fitted and bought directly from the fitter and also taken those specs and gone and gotten used clubs. They should be more than okay with you not purchasing then and there.
  2. Played for the first time in about a month today, hadn't touched the sticks either due life (that silly thing that gets in the way) Partner convinced me to move back tee box to play at 6600 instead of 6000. Made things interesting and a lot more fun to actually have to hit something other than driver/pw all day long. Suddenly all the traps were in play off the tee. Blasted par 3's were all 190-210 though, there may have been a lay up on one.... Ended up shooting 101 as I was mess on the greens (5 three putts) and thinned my fair share of chips. 9/14 fairways with 4 GIR. Rust started coming off on the backend with my iron game and approaches were much closer. Partner was a former assistant pro so it was fun to watch him have a few duffs as well, proves we're all mortals. New sticks are coming this week (used G30's) which have me stoked to go practice.
  3. I was quoted the following by a Top fitter: - 800 gets 4 - PW of Ping G, TM M2 or Callway XR - 130 for each additional wedge with fitting or I can get a utility wedge for any of the sets above for slightly cheaper - 3H Hybrid at $130 - Driver $350 - FW $210 Full bag was right at $1,700 - $150 for the fitting if I ordered through them. The price is right on the sets, aka the exact same amount as I'd pay in the store but it comes with some additional lie changes, length changes, and grips that I like. The shafts and the grips would add to the big box store price so I'll come out way ahead getting Irons through the fitter. I will probably go this route and call it a day. The perk is that for as long as I have the Irons, I can go back in and get them readjusted. All iron sets also come with a gapping session on the trackman and the option for a cheap ($25) follow-up session a few months later once you get comfortable with them. Cost is an issue with me so outside of the irons, I'll probably space them out as the fairway woods as combined birthday / christmas present and then the hybrid later down the line. I'm taking a pass at the driver for the time being as he suggested a shaft profile, weight and length to look for on ebay and or the golf sites. Once I have that, I can get the TM tip put in if need be and it shaved down to the length (44). His main point was that you hit your irons and the wedge the most so spend the $ there, unless you're playing to a low-cap you could go 4 iron off the tee on still have a legit shot at bogey golf.
  4. And the course can handle it. There's two around me that do 8 minute pace of plays. Course #1: Par 4 slight dog leg away, Par 5 (short) , Par 4 (dog leg), Par 3 (water carry at about 170 from the TIPS) Course #2: Par 5 (long) with water carry, Par 3 (long, 170 carry from the whites) to islandish green, Par 4 (long) with tight wooded fairway. Course #1 will cruise along even with 4 guys on opposite sides of the fairway. Course #2: Well it's just a cluster until you get past that third hole. The 2nd hole is poorly designed with the teeboxes so they can't move the "whites" anywhere up without it being too insulting. I've also noticed that on course #1, the tees are way more friendly for weekend play while course #2 plays longer with both tees and stupid pin placements. Course #2 could simply setting the "whites" and tips not crazy far back and dropping the pin more towards the center (no stupid tucked placements) and giving folks some bailout areas on the water carries. I've seen too many folks laser the flag and say it's 171 when it's 3 feet off the front edge. What the fail to realize is you can take your 185 carry club and still be a GIR. Perhaps they should all have to read LSW
  5. I think the pro shop sets a lot of the one for a course when it comes to this. I've found some courses will tell me preferred times to tee of or start me on weird holes when they know they've got a gap somewhere that should let me loop around with no issues. I play those courses A LOT. On the other hand, I played a course on Friday that had a walk up group of three ahead of me on line to play. They scheduled them for the tee time infront of me instead of pushing them to right behind me. This was 15 minutes before my tee time. Suprise, they weren't ready to tee off 7 minutes later and took a bunch of time warming up. Starter wouldn't let me off ahead of them due to the order of the sheet. Ended up skipping the third hole as I knew on the layout I could get it coming back in. Crazy part was that I was the only tee time in 3 hour block.
  6. https://www.gamegolf.com/player/101101A/round/1076736 Meh, 4 triples. Each time I got into trouble and couldn't get out of it. Either off the tee or just going bananas with thinking in my head. New course to me but it was fairly easy to follow and not a lot of hidden gotcha's (other than the water on 10.) Thought it was odd so many divots in the tee box but it was a hike to the cart so I swung away like an idiot. Rolled right on it. Finished strong. Solid drive, hooked an 8 iron OOB, stuck my second 8 iron to about 4 feet and putted in the for the par. Using the limited backswing from my last evolvr lesson seems to keep me in a better plane, I keep leaking right which is what we're current working on but it seemed I got bit more solid contact consistently, still working on trying to get right club for right distances and I could probably do club I think I should take + 1 each time.
  7. Count me in as well. It's a fairly quick trip up 77 if ya'll are playing anywhere on the south side.
  8. I draw the line at heat indexes above 95 b/c my wife will kill me if the heat doesn't. I get too uncomfortable as well in the sweaty clothes. Did you carry or push a cart? There's a crew that walks no matter what but they're all pushing clicgears with umbrellas going so they're always in the shade except for their shot.
  9. Halfswing drills via evolvr lesson with a full 'smash' swing every 5th swing in the garage. Did 4 rounds of 10 while on a conference call. My halfswing backswing puts me into an ideal spot so coach wants me to just work on adding power from that point and not going back to a whacked out backswing.
  10. When are you heading down? I'd expect all of the greens to have recovered from the first round of aerations by now (check and make sure they're not doing a second round when you're traveling). You're about a month out from the usual punch time. The courses should be in pretty good summer shape at this point. You may notice a few burnt spots here and things slightly left longer than usual due to the heat but it's prime bermuda growing weather so if the course is getting enough water, it should be taking off. The southside courses should have good wildlife, that whole area is a serious of inlets, etc and anything's going to be flocking to bases of water at this point. Expect it to be hot and humid if you're coming in the next couple of weeks, we're in the nasty part of the summer now. If you brave the heat and play mid-day or early afternoon, you should have a less than packed course.
  11. My sleeve came yesterday. We'll see if my wife's and or son's sleeve come at any point soon. They entered the exact same information as me and used my referral code so we'll see if they get theirs and I get my bonus ones.
  12. Sidenote: As mentioned above, I had a preschedule fitting today. While I full believe that it's the shooter and not the arrow that's the root of my problems, I've been playing with a mixed bag of handme downs, yard sale finds and clubs other folks wanted to get rid of cheap. B/C I'm making the time investment to get my swing right long term, I wanted to at least make sure I started with a bag of clubs that made sense for me. Current bag is a set of Adams Blue SGI Irons, handme down wedges and an R9 460 driver. Few practice swings and registered out with: 5 iron speed was: 88.3 mph Driver: 102 mph Immediate feedback is that I swing way too fast for my current set of irons. 5 iron speed was: The fitter noticed a few key things everyone picks up on, over the top and that aggressive stabbing move. I was stopping my follow through which I've been known to do. The difference being with my irons current, I've figured out some sort of move to counteract it so everything goes straight 15 degress left as I hit them. Drivers the opposite where it goes 15degrees off to the right immediately and stays straight. Fitter pretty much said agreed once I can get things cleaned up and not need whatever move I'm throwing in as compensation, I'll be in good shape (shocking, I know ). We landed on a good feeling shaft, grip that worked well (made it a bit less left) which is so much more comfortable swinging through than my current set. This would be a comfort (feel) purchase an square me a way for a long time with a 4 - PW. Prices are comparable to those out there and I recoup fitting fee if purchase through him. Driver we got a bit more distance by raising the loft but again, swing fix will be the big help there. My AOA was pretty much 0 or negative on all of them so just fixing might negate the loft. Consensus on the driver was worry about it later since I'll hit it not too often. In a couple of months (probably at the end of the year), he wants me to come back and redo the driver and wood fitting with hopefully a more in to out swing plane. All in all, it was a good experience especially for a data nerd like me, he does flight scope gapping sessions so that might be a fun adventure once I get things squared away as well.
  13. Thanks for the feedback! I know I've got slow it down the practice and have patience with the drills I'm getting as well as with making the correct swings. Swings going to have to be built properly and each bit that changes should get me closer to where I want to be.
  14. Feedback from Evolvr on the initial swings were that I needed to work on grip, arm looseness, and some quarter turns so I've spent the past two weeks or so focusing in there. Decided it was time to upload another round for feedback, mainly b/c the grip's coming around and I'm going further back that in the sample videos and wanted to make sure that was okay. Nothing fancy, halfswings with a 7 iron: Things I notice when doing the drills, if I get back past the wrist hinge, I hit the ball pretty darn straight, consistently, and not too far off when I rear back on the full swings. Going back with straight arms gets me all out of whack and I top the ever mess out of the ball, will be curious to hear coach's thoughts on that. Spending a bit of time also focusing on @iacas comment of steeping the shaft with some mirror work, it's moving ever so slightly in the right direction on the drills. Full Swing's a different story: balls are still going about 15 degrees left and straight. Trying to swing out to right just gives me a monster slice. Looks like I'm going above the plane and then my hitch at the top of the swing just puts me ontop of the plane and I can't shallow it out. Going to work on feeling like I'm taking half-swings to get more control at the top and try to avoid that hitch and move downwards. Even with that controlled feeling swing, I can get good distance and around a course. Playing this weekend and will see how that goes. I've lost my ability to hit the driver (aka not even getting solid contact); something's off there but it'll line up once I get the swing fixed.
  15. You can definitely put an e6 out of bounds. I've done it plenty . It doesn't spin as widely for me on mishits and flies generally with how you struck it. At my higher handicap it's felt good throughout all my clubs and it doesn't roll off like some of the even cheaper balls. Golfballsdirect gets them under a buck a ball which is nice.