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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


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  1. I contacted Vice and they responded with: The Pro Neon and Flamingo are variants of the Pro balls. They're basically the same ball because they have the same composition composition and characteristics though you're right on the compression. See compression rates below. Compression Pro/Neon 95 Flamingo 80
  2. I want to be a monkey! Lol Ive been guilty of a lot of overthinking and recently have been focusing on removing it when Im on the course. I definitely cannot list 17 swing faults and the drills to fix them, but I will meticulously watch videos of proper swings and compare to my own. From just seeing the differences I can make the adjustment, rinse and repeat. This did give me a large pile of swing thoughts and adjustments until ingrained. I typically stand over the ball at address for 3-4 seconds running through the top 2-3 before starting the backswing. (I balance that delay to my group by not taking any practice swings). I actually started 2 days ago trying to just get up and swing, no thoughts and let the muscle memory work. It has been to decent results and Im not giving up yet. Its been hard to turn off the analytics, as thats my daily job and a lot of what I attribute my quick improvements in the beginning of my golf journey. I will devolve!
  3. Just wanted to update a little on this, as Vice's website used to not show compression ratings and some of the balls seemed identical other than the decals. I was kinda sad when I found out the flamingo balls are not the same as the Pro, really wanted those. From a response I got on their facebook page, compressions are: Drive - 90 Tour - 90 Pro - 95 Pro Plus - 85 Flamingo - 80 Neon - ? They didnt list, maybe same as Flamingo?
  4. Shaft confusion?

    I want to understand and make educated decisions on equipment and swing. I firmly believe in having a solid understanding of the fundamentals of anything you want to excel at. Good, not lucky. Study doesnt scare me, I will definitely read through that post. Thank you. My driver is straightened out, and I'm ecstatic! On my simulator, I hit 24/25 shots within 15 yards of my target line while swinging 95%ish. I want to understand why. I made a shaft change opposite of all the internet golf knowledge and it worked perfect. I do not think I am a unique butterfly and exempt, so I am trying to find help identifying the variable Im missing. My closest fitter with a launch monitor is 4 hours away, which is why I came to this community.
  5. So I am having some shaft confusion. I've read all over the internet and forums to always error on the side of a "softer" shaft, and that the majority of men are hitting shafts that are too stiff for them. I also read that the effects of too stiff of a shaft are low shots to the right and too soft of a shaft are high draws. This mechanically doesn't make any sense to me, unless your highest point of acceleration is well before impact. From golf.about.com, "The ball may tend to draw a bit more from the forward bending of the shaft at impact causing the face to rotate past square to be slightly closed." If you are accelerating through the impact as you are supposed to, a soft shaft club head would still be bent open behind the shaft at impact. At least to my understanding of physics. I bring this up because I have been fighting a high slice with my driver for years. I knew some of it was mechanics, swing plane and swinging too hard but always had an embedded itch that the damn club face was lagging too far behind. I have done work on a simulator to understand and fix my swing plane and I hit my irons well. But I could never get the driver to go straight unless I slowed down my swing quite a bit. This is a very unsatisfying and un-athletic fix in my head and put an artificial ceiling on my game. I had planned on going to a pro and being fitted for a driver properly at the end of the season, but when a great offer showed up I took a gamble. I ignored all the information above and went with my gut and got an extra stiff shaft. I definitely seem to be hitting the new driver much straighter and a better height. Is this a placebo effect? Something else? I know that regular/stiff/etc are arbitrary and there are no standards, so I tried to compare weight, torque and kickpoint. Torque and bend are the same from all I can find, but my old shaft was 58 grams( I think) and the new one is 76. I do have a good swing speed, over 100mph I'm sure. My inexpensive simulator clocks me at 110-115, but Im not sure if I believe it. My new driver has a 60 day money back guarantee, so Im trying to get help understanding whether this is in my head, new driver love, or a stiffer shaft was the correct fix for me despite all the info to the opposite. Thanks for your time and hit em well!
  6. 1 Iron Golf Clubs

    I picked up a set of 1Irons, 3-LW, a couple years ago and I love them! I love the consistent swing and confidence pulling out any of my clubs. I have no issue with club gapping as Ive read in the comments above, pretty static 10-15ish yards between clubs. Im still getting better and trying to nail down my club distances better, but Im never too far off when selecting a club. As for distance, my 3 is going around 215 and my 7 around 165. Not amazing but consistent contact is worth more to me at my level. They were a little tough to use at first as I had a crap swing, but I figured I could either be fit for my crap swing or get fitted for proper swing physics and work into it. I haven't used their woods or driver, mainly because I had a 9* driver I often ballooned and couldn't bring myself to hit a 12*. And fairway woods are the devil...
  7. Hello all, new member from Nevada. I am 36 now and started playing golf somewhere around 20ish in college, but it was primarily a vehicle for friends and heavy drinking. I recently ( 2years or so) started trying to get back into golf. I am very athletic and have always excelled at sports, but golf has been extremely frustrating and humbling. My wife says I overthink everything also lol, but Im an engineer and love(need) data. I have a inexpensive simulator at home that has helped facilitate that. I think Im finally getting to a solid swing and still progressing, and the rest is mental. My average score has lowered from 110s to 90s in those 2 years, with some 9 hole rounds in low 40s. Until I play in a tournament, then Im back in upsetting triple digits. In the bag I have a set of 1Iron brand irons and wedges that I love and spout off on given the chance. I hate fairway woods, but I carry one around for some reason, but always hit a 3 iron instead. I just switched from a Callaway X2 hot driver to a Grenade driver yesterday.I planned on waiting and doing a professional fitting with a simulator, but the price and story were too good to not give the Grenade a go. Very excited so far, but triggered a pile of questions for me and is the reason Im joining the forum! Probably enough about me for now, look forward to meeting you all!