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About klineka

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  • Birthday 10/30/1992

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  1. I have only watched a few of his videos but from what it seems like for me, GG extremely over-exaggerate the squatting movement when he is explaining it, and then when his students actually go to do the motion it looks pretty normal and it looks like they utilize their body very well in my opinion, which is definitely something I need to get better at. I know for myself I will need to over exaggerate a lot just to make it even a smaller change in using my body since I don't use it very much now. I haven't watched any of the videos with Dana, I will have to look those up.
  2. General Ohio Discussion

    Quick update to my previous post, I found this company that specializes in golf club paint and claims they computer-matched the colors, so I ordered the white today to try https://www.ebay.com/usr/golfclubpaint If it works then great, if not it was only $20 so not that big of a deal.
  3. Wrist Hinge and Flying Elbow - Backswing

    The arms and shoulders will always work together. They are attached. They might not work the way you want them to, or might not work the most optimal way, but they are always working together. Why do you think the flying right elbow prohibits the arms and shoulders from working together? I also disagree that it makes it very difficult to deliver the club on plane on the downswing. When combined with proper body rotation, the club will naturally drop back down and the elbow will get tucked in simply from how fast the body is rotating, which can very easily deliver the club on plane. I'm also confused by your statement that a flying elbow will lead to either an OTT or inside to outside path. OTT move produces outside to inside path for most people, so youre saying that the flying right elbow can lead to either an out to in or an in to out path? If I can get both swing paths from a flying right elbow then why is it a problem? Matched up with the correct face alignments, the ability (according to you) to go both in to out and out to in with the flying right elbow would mean that I could hit draws, cuts and straight shots (if I can do both in to out and out to in then logic would state I could also find a middle between those which would be a 0 path)
  4. Left/Right Shot Dispersion- Whats Yours?

    Thats not a bad deal for an hour. I cant find any simulators around me that are cheaper than $60/hour :( I like the format that @JonMA1 used so I'm copying it 2017: Off the tee (all clubs): 39% FW, 27% left, 35% right Approach (outside 100yds): 36% <15yds, 9% left, 19% right Approach (inside 100yds): 74% <15yds, 0% left, 2% right Whoa. I really need to work on a one way miss off the tee. If I didnt have these stats, I would have guessed it was like 50% to the right off the tee but clearly that isnt the case. The approach ones dont really surprise me, if the ball isnt straight it fades.
  5. TaylorMade M3/M4 Discussion

    I created a topic when they officially got announced by TaylorMade, you can read more about it here As far as people actually trying it out, there are dozens of YouTube and written reviews about both the M3 and M4 clubs already. I would start there.
  6. I watched this last night and then spent the next hour or more watching ggswingtips videos. He is very high energy and really advocates for using ground forces and the "pivot and turn" style of swing. I am interested to hear others thoughts on what he teaches, some of data he has shown from some of his students looks pretty impressive and seems like most of them generate a good amount of speed. I knew in the back of my mind I really needed to work on opening my hips up more (right now they are dead straight to target at impact, not open at all) and watching some of his videos was just the reminder I needed to start working on it. I do have a steeper swing too so I am hoping that by rotating more it will shallow the club out without me relying on laying it down by manipulating the right wrist as I have tried to do in the past.
  7. High handicap 2017 M1 or M2?

    The answer to your question mainly depends on your budget. If price is not an issue, then test both and choose whichever you like more. The coloring is slightly off too between the M2 and M4, just something else to consider If you have a specific budget, look for a used 2016 or 2017 model M2. You will be able to save a lot of money that way.
  8. General Ohio Discussion

    Does anyone in this group know of anyone in central Ohio that does clubhead refinishing? I have a 2017 M2 and I popped a ball up and have a pretty noticeable couple scuffs on the white crown that I would like to get removed/repaired. I have found a couple people through facebook/instagram that specialize in club refinishing, but I am hesitant of sending a $200+ driver head through the mail, dont want to take the risk of it getting lost/damaged if I could just take it and drop it off with someone local
  9. High handicap 2017 M1 or M2?

    You can still get custom fit for the club, and then buy the clubhead and the shaft separately via ebay/preowned sites. I went to a TaylorMade fitting, and was fit for the M2 and a specific shaft. I went to ebay, and got a great deal on a 2017 M2 that had a senior flex shaft in it (since the market is less for senior flex models). I then ordered the shaft I was custom fit for with the appropriate TaylorMade tip, swapped the shafts out, boom. Ended up with the brand new 2017 M2 head and the brand new shaft I was custom fit for for less than $300 total.
  10. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    I am not trying to misunderstand you, but I dont think you listened to the exact words that he stated. As I have mentioned in previous posts in this thread, Crossfield states that based on his testing, he has only seen around a 300 RPM spin difference based on weight positioning in the M1. He states that if you are concerned with getting your spin that precise, or if you are a good enough golfer to where that 300 RPM of spin will make a difference for you, then the M1 is worth it. But the majority of golfers that watch his videos do not hit it consistent enough to worry about 300 RPM of spin, therefore they would be better suited in choosing the M2 and saving some money. I dont know where you are coming up with the idea that he stated the moveable weights in the M1 dont have any noticeable effect at all. Watch his wrap up in the comparison video, he says that if you are trying to tinker with 200 RPMs of spin and a little left/right bias, the the M1 is the better option, but for most the M2 will be fine. Please explain what made you think he stated the moveable weights dont have any affect? How is he not trying to protect the consumer? He presented the data and the facts he gathered from his testing and showed how a consumer can save money while still getting a quality product. That seems to me like he is looking out for the consumer. Please explain how he is not trying to protect the consumer. Also, I have the M2 driver and the M1 3 wood in my bag at the moment, so please dont think that I am agreeing with Crossfield just because I hate the M1. It came down to cost for me. I found a really good deal for a used M1 3 wood so I went with it. I hit it really really well off the fairway on par 5s. If I would have found a great deal on an M1 driver head I would have chosen that as well.
  11. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    Also note the massive Callaway pictures... and the content of that video for the best irons isnt even Crossfields opinion, those were voted on by his followers so not much bias there... Plus at the Quest golf academy where Rick Shiels and Peter Finch film and work, are tons of staff bags with clubs in them that are in numerous of their videos yet I dont see bias from them... Simply having a staff bag or two in a video doesnt mean much IMO.
  12. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    Let me get this straight. You didnt like his video because he told you that the M2 performs just as good as the M1 when configured the same way, which could save you, as the consumer, money? As a consumer I want someone to protect me from false claims by manufacturers. I want someone with more experience, knowledge, and technology (launch monitors) to let me know when a manufacturer's claim is accurate and when its just a gimmick.
  13. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    I have never said I disagree with Taylormade's decision. I completely understand how people can think there will be bias and the sponsorship will affect his reviews. I still want to see examples of the bias before I am willing to just assume that since he's sponsored that will affect how he presents information. The explanation he provides from about 12:30-14:30 in this video is the exact reason why I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Another point along these lines is that Taylormade is the only company that has stopped sending him stuff, he confirmed with other manufacturers that they will still be sending him clubs to review, which I highly doubt they would do if they felt like he would be severely biased or severely negative towards their clubs compared to the Titleist that are in his bag. So the fact that numerous other club manufacturers still believe in him and his message enough to send him their equipment even though he is sponsored by Titleist is another reason why I am taking the "wait and see" approach before stating that the sponsorship will cause him to be biased and present different information in his club reviews. In the review video, he said, "When the weight of the M1 is dressed up to look like the M2, they are the same.. I dont see why anyone would spend more for the M1" So he was aware that he was testing them with as close to identical setups as he could get. He also acknowledged in the video that if you are a very consistent ball striker or are very desperate to lower your spin, then the M1 could help. There is a very small subset of people that strike the ball consistently enough to where that would even apply. He also stated that in his testing, he has only seen around 300 RPM of difference in clubs that have movable weights when they are in the front vs the back. Where you strike the ball on the face can contribute 2000 rpm difference in spin based on strike alone. 300 RPM difference between the two clubs if you compared M1 with weight in front to M2 is definitely not worth the $100 price difference for the majority of golfers, which is the intended audience of the reviews. Hes not reviewing these clubs to appeal to tour pros who are dialing their spin within a couple hundred RPMs. He ended the comparison by stating that unless you are really concerned with fine tuning 200 RPMs, the M2 will be fine for most. He never said there would be no reason to buy the M1. I disagree with your comparison with AWD vehicles. Whether or not a car has AWD can greatly change how the car handles in inclement weather, wet roads, off roading, etc. Not having AWD in the snow might make the vehicle get stuck and unusable. Having the adjustable weight in the front or the back of the club wont make the club unusuable, you could give a PGA player and any amateur an M1 with the weight in any position and the M2, and they would be able to use both clubs. The location of the weight doesnt make the club unusable if you are a weight forward player and the weight is in the back. AWD is something on a car that greatly impacts the locations and environments that you can operate the vehicle. Having a weight system vs not having a weight system does very little in terms of club performance and usability, which is why I dont think the AWD is a valid comparison
  14. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    That doesnt make sense to me. If you are trying to compare to clubs to see which one is "better" (which one goes further, more accurate, etc) then it makes total sense to make the two clubs as identical as possible. So youre saying that in order to make a meaningful comparison, they should be set the clubs up to be as different as possible from each other, meaning the M1 should be at 8 degrees loft with a senior flex shaft and the M2 should be at 12 degrees of loft with an XX stiff shaft? That doesnt make sense. Obviously youre going to see noticeable differences when the clubs are set up to be as different as possible from one another. I believe the point Crossfield was trying to make was that when the clubs are configured/set up the same way, there isnt any difference between them, and thus the price difference isnt justified in this situation. Entirely different situation if you want the weight forward or something like that. In my mind the better test for the M1 is testing it with the weight in various positions and seeing what impact, if any, that has on the outcome (distance, spin, accuracy, etc)
  15. Mark Crossfield vs. Taylormade

    Ok to clarify then, I dont think it is right for people to assume his reviews will be biased simply because there is a conflict of interest. If he comes out and says the M3 is the worst driver and the 917 D2 is the best, then sure I will agree that the conflict of interest is affecting his club review, but until that happens I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
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