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  1. Winter Depression Thread

    A surprising 60+ degree yesterday allowed my son and me to play 18. Incredibly soggy out there but golf in Maryland in January? Yes please. :)
  2. Winter improvement plan

    My plan for the winter is a simple one. Just get to the range on an approximately weekly basis. Last year I didn't go all winter and when the weather finally came around it felt like it took a couple months to just refamiliarize myself with where I was when the previous golf season ended. So, my hope this year is to simply not regress.
  3. The AP3's are absolutely stunning. Had I not purchased a new set last year that's likely what I'd have gotten.
  4. Yes, that's what I meant, sorry. This particular Golf Galaxy has their software set where the smash factor reads at 1.4 regardless of what happens. So, I've not seen what mine is.
  5. Smash factor is static on their machines, so I'm really not tuned i to what mine is. But I completely agree the best way to add yardage is improving your contact quality.
  6. This is a very interesting thread. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the grip. Seems I was wrong. :) The heelpad of the left thumb, does that just rest atop the grip more as support or is there active pressure being applied? Also, it appears you grip a bit down the club, maybe an inch or more. Is that just preference, or is there more to it than that?
  7. Oh no question. The vast majority of my time is spent on the full swing, and that's what I see others doing as well.
  8. Very true. I most certainly posed that question from within the confines of my own specific situation, rather than from the perspective of the universe outside my head. :)
  9. If you're working on grip, stance, setup to improve quality of ballstriking, is that not effective practicing.
  10. My Swing (Slugox)

    Thanks for the link. I totally didn't do that. :) Just stepped up to the ball and expected these changes to automatically implement themselves, because I'm smart like that. But I will start doing so at home in the living room.
  11. This is just about exactly where I'm at these days. I was on a monitor at Golf Galaxy a couple weeks ago and came in at 93 mph. My "bad" or off-center hits are about 220, while a solid strike gives me 235-240. If I really square one up it's 245-255.
  12. My Swing (Slugox)

    While I certainly understand the concept of the long view mentally, it's never been my forte. I know I'm not alone in wanting instantaneous results, but I do struggle with it. I figure i'll take video once a week or so, and post it here, see how it looks. I'd love to be able to make significant swing progress over the winter months. I'll try mirror work as well. Thanks for the advice.
  13. My Swing (Slugox)

    I worked on both these changes today. The grip adjustments felt alot different than I thought they would. But I managed to hit some really quality shots working with it, particularly with driver. The club felt lighter/freer, and there was considerably less tension in my hands, less grip pressure maybe? The shoulder turn is tougher sledding. I wasn't able to achieve the "downward longer" feeling nearly as often as I wanted. It works, andd I'll keep after it, it's just more complicated to get a handle on it than I initially imagined.
  14. My Swing (Slugox)

    I'll work on both those things at the range today. I had no idea my grip was out of whack. I've struggled making a full turn for quite some time, whether it's the shoulders or hips not rotating enough. Thank you for taking the time.
  15. I made a swing thread quite recently, in fact. :)

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