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Piz last won the day on December 30 2017

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  • Birthday 08/18/1956

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  1. Piz

    Does modern golf instruction always help?

    No type of instruction always helps.
  2. Piz

    Shanking My Wedge

    Do not say, or think, the S-word. Use one hand, wear two socks on your left foot, say three hail mary's; but do not use the S-word. It will go away if you stop calling it into existence.
  3. I don't understand any of this. With any luck...I won't.
  4. Piz

    Buying New Irons

    @Sean_D You will want to keep track of the relative differences in the lofts, lies, and lengths, of the clubs you demo. There is enough variation that a 5 iron, in one set, might represent a 4 1/2 or 5 1/2 in another. Happy hunting and good luck.
  5. Piz

    Match Play- Never Again?

    I'm with @DaveP043 on this one. And match play is, for me, a more interesting way to play golf. I don't mind stroke play but match play helps to keep me focused on what I am doing...rather than what I've done.
  6. Piz

    Why Do You Play Golf? A Two Option Poll

    The desire to improve is always there; but that isn't enough to sustain interest over a long period of time.
  7. Piz

    Why Do You Play Golf? A Two Option Poll

    I play because I like to play. While suffering through a poor round can be difficult...it beats working six ways to Sunday.
  8. Tommy Bolt...until I matured.
  9. Piz

    One Plane Swing

    I think every golf swing is a one plane swing...if you think about what the club head is doing. Face orientation aside; an efficient path has less deviation than an inefficient one. The shortest distance, between two objects, is a straight line. The one plane concept has (to my feeble brain) more to do with what the body is doing than what the club head is doing. That may be nonsense but it's how I think of it.
  10. Piz

    Should You Club Up on a Hill?

    Sometimes yes but not always. I club up most often when playing from an uphill lie. In that instance the shot usually goes higher and lands shorter than it would otherwise. The opposite is true when playing from a downhill lie. As for hitting to an elevated green...I only club up with the longer clubs. I think the higher the trajectory of the shot the less changes in elevation affect the distance.
  11. Piz

    This Is a Lot of Work to Hit a Golf Ball

    I'm not getting anything other than a blank screen. Ah...there it goes. The guy maybe threw the discus, or the hammer, in his younger days.
  12. Piz

    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    My regular foe went off the rails a month ago. Completely lost it. He called me last Friday at noon and we met up at the course. It was about 45 with rain threatening. I won 2 up but we both played great. He told me, afterwards, that he had come close to giving up the game. I don't think that was really in the cards but it was good to see my favorite playing partner playing like he can.
  13. Piz

    3/4" Off Driver Shaft

    I'm not a fan of chopping a half or three quarters off a driver. It is much better to sort out your driver swing and utilize the extra length. This is especially true as you get older. A driver ought to be the easiest club to get distance out of. The thing is...the driver takes longer to "unfold" than any other club in the bag. That's just how I think of it. I didn't start swinging a driver well until I stopped trying to hit it farther...and that took me years to understand. But I'm a smart guy who does lots of dumb things...so there's that. Point being...make friends with a driver rather than turning it into a 3 wood with a bigger head.
  14. Less is more when you are first starting out. Each club in your bag should be there for a reason. What's your most reliable 200 yard club? 175? 150? 125? 100? What suits your imagination when chipping and pitching? These are things that everyone has to work out for themselves. The four longest clubs in my bag are a driver, a 5 wood, a hybrid, and a 4 iron. At the bottom end I carry a 50 and 59 degree wedge. (Speaking of which...I should update my signature.) Anyway...numerical gapping is not important. Having clubs that cover the shots you encounter, on the course, is important.
  15. I also went for "same type". For me that's medium everything.

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