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  1. Hi folks, I have been going through the math of the PGA tour study and the SwingTru study as it relates to hip turn. I am okay with my lead hip, but my rail hip doesn't turn very well, not becuase of flexibility but mototor control. Tour players have an average of 55 degrees of turn in the backswing and 36 open when they hit the ball. Now I don't know if I can even come close to thsoe numbers but I am trying to adapt my wing to get closer. If I stand square to the ball I find I can get about 30 degrees of backswing turn. and about another 35 on the through swing. WHat I have started doing is adapting from the senior golfers moving my trail leg back and flaring it out. This has opened up my back swing to at least 50 and a lot longer backswing. The longer backswing seems to be giving me more time to built power in the turn menaing I am more open on the way down. If I am swinging back to 50 degrees and forward to 25 I am getting more speed. THis is all an apporximation of course but I hit some 3 irons last night well over 200yds and that is a lot for me. I've also been trying to be very concious of lossening my wirsts as I find it helps with the whipping acation even more. Is there any downside to starting slightly closed like this as long as I move the ball back in m stance.? Is it going to start huritng the other side of my back? If I do get the motor control eventually in my trail hip. Unlikely but possible will it be a big change to go back? Do any toru players have a closed address position like this.
  2. Very good points Chet. I try and keep my wedges pretty clean and wipe everything down before every round. Because I have joint problems in my hands I am starting to lean towards the Wilson Duo Soft. Played it last night and it gave me the least reverb of any ball I have ever played. As I improve and as they become easier to get used I might move to the Wilson Duo Pro. RIght now that is the direction I'm heading.
  3. @Vinsk and @NZ Golfer thanks for your comments and getting to sub ten is the dream. I am down to about 29 so far and have been losing a stroke a week so far this season. What I find challenging with the ProV1 is on mishits, which for me happen quite a bit. I find that the Pro V1 flys sideways more if I toe it or heel it for example where the Noodle is more self correcting. I also prefer a ball with colour and so bright green or the red side of the spectrum are what my eye leans towards. I have horrendous depth perception and so hate losing pro v1s due to their cost.
  4. For the longest time I have used golf balls that I could find in the bush or if I was really lucky used ones that I could find on Kijiji. That much said I have a deep Abiding Love for the TaylorMade noodle. I also love the stopping power of my Pro-V ones and tp5. I know that with the noodle I don't have to swing hard and it's going to go barreling down the Fairway straight as an arrow with good distance. The only issue I have with them is around the greens where if you hit a 50 yard pitch shot or 100 yard pitch shot you have to account for the fact that this ball is extremely low spin so when it hits the green it wants to roll and Roll and Roll and Roll. Practically I have found a solution by always dropping my pitches about two yards in front of the green and letting the ball bounce and roll towards the flag. In essence this works but as I have started to test newer balls the stopping power of the Pro V and tp5 shows me that's if I can be accurate with my distances I have a better shot of the ball stopping near the hole. That much said using the noodles I know that if I start the ball short of the green then it's not going to roll over the green. whereas with Pro V1 and tp5 the trade-off is if you hit it short then you have no chance to recover on the bounce and roll like you do with a noodle. So if you can think the ball that has noodle like flight characteristics in that is just deadly straight but has a similar stopping pattern as the Pro V1 I would be grateful. In addition if anyone has ever seen a video or a chart with the noodle with launch monitor data I would love to see it
  5. What are some proven strategies to recover if you have to play 18 holes of tournament golf each day for 2, 3 or even 4 days.? Right now my weekly practice is as follows Monday Off Tuesda Par 3 course focusing on distance control with irons and 40 minute putting session Wed Range Day focusing on odd numbered irons and driver. Experimental shots, hooking, slicing on purpose. Thursday 9 holes for score, maybe a short game range session Friday Another short game session (putting chipping, pitching) Saturday AM 9 holes for score, Afternoon Range session practicing shots needed for Sunday Sunday AM Hot Tub soak, drive to the course to arrive 1hour before. Warm up through bag with wedges, odd numbered irons and driver 18 holes I'd like to be able to do 18 Saturday and Sunday but need some tips on how not to be so sore Sunday if I'm going to play 2 18s in a row.
  6. Thanks both. Makes sense that it will be individual. Once pools open again i will be in better shape for recovery as that is my main relaxation activity.
  7. Just wondering if this schedule provides enough recovery in your opinion. Also general feedback appreciated. Monday: Active Recovery Tuesday: Long Game Practice/Strength Wednesday Short Game Practice Thursday 9 holes Friday Active Recovery & Short Game Practice Saturday 9 Holes and Range Day Sunday 18 holes/Strength
  8. Does anybody know of any bluetooth enabled golf ball that are available so that they would be easier to find. Thanks, Ian
  9. I am struggling to see where the ball lands, especially on tee shots. I have started to using neon orange and red balls as those are the easiest for me to see, but still lost 2 or 3 in plain site yesterday that went horribly off line. Any tips on how to quickly find your ball wold be helpful.
  10. If I took foam and put it on the club such that the only space on the club was the sweet spot would it work. Anybody ever tried this before?
  11. Awesome thanks for the tip. Just so I am not so shocked and devestated when shafts break, is it common for them to fail eventually like this? If I practiced with a similar 7 iron with a steel shaft as a practice club would it throw off my play once I moved back to my graphite clubs?
  12. First of all the Garmin Truswing is an amazing tool that gives very accurate swing metrics. So this is not a dig on the device. That much said this is a consumer warning. I have sr flex shafts that are graphite. I put the truswing on my 7 iron and left it in place thinking I would spend the winter focusing on perfecting my swing with that club and move on in the spring to others given that I have single length hybrids to wedges. My fourth time out I take a swing and the shaft snaps right below the garmin. So friends my advice is if you are going to use one of these make sure you don't tighten it too much or it might result in some surprises.
  13. Hi folks, I have been trying to learn golf online for the last few years. I first tried Paul Wilson then Graves Golf and now am trying Learninggolf.tv I would love to hear some success stories about learning golf online and what tips and tricks you can share.
  14. Just figured out my hitting averages for my best 20 rounds out of 46. We've come a long way but we have a long way to go. Good gaps though. Thanks for the advice. And yes I am a 37 right now but hoping to get that down this year since I have finally settled into a swing that I can repeat. I've been swing shopping for a while but after reading Adam Youngs book and choosing a coach that works well for me I'm hoping I can get better this year. Driver 180Y 2I 168 4I 156 5I 141 6I 131 7I 118, 8I 97 9I 101 PW 68, 52W 80 56W 68, 60W 42
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