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  1. Did a quick Trackman session yesterday. Nearly wanted to throw away my clubs. Basically we were trying to get my friend to 120mph with the driver. He started at about 113 and after a few swings and some tweaks to his motion (not his swing) we got him to 119,5. Maybe 120 next time. Now to my problem - I thought I gained speed and distance in the past year since my last Trackman session. And on the course it shows. I mean my longest total drive was 312 yards. But when I hit driver on Trackman my fastest speed was 105 and it depleted me so badly I almost threw it away 🙂 But then m
  2. So... covid happened and home schooling came with it and the 2-3 times a month golfing became 0 times a month golfing. Anyway. We did a change with my swing using the DNA swing “method” as used by Tischler and others. The main change is in my right elbow. I set it back in the backswing and keep it there down to impact in the side/cover position. Meaning keeping the right hand in front of my right elbow at all times. More like Stenson, much less (or the opposite of) DJ. this is the swing from early December and many things improved from there but no videos as they are pretty poorl
  3. So all the work I’ve been putting in doing drills at home and learning about the proper movements seems to finally be showing some results. I have learned today that if your hip and shoulder turn on the backswing are correct than the shallowing of the club happens automatically. I made absolutely no effort to shallow the club on these swings, the only thought was the “correct” hip loading in the backswing and transition. I would still like to open my hips more at impact and I’d like a bit more of forward shaft lean as a result of that, but I can see the early e
  4. So played in a tournament on Thursday for the first time in over a year. A new course on which I got my ass handed to me. Shot 107, but we pretty much all sucked that day. The course is super hard and even harder when you don’t know it. For example there is a par 4 where you play your first shot to a plateau and then your second over a ravine to an elevated green. So we lasered the group in front of us at 195 yards. So I striped my 5 iron exactly where I wanted it. When we came up we saw that there was another 30-40 yards of the fairway in front of where my ball was. So I had a 180 y
  5. The best way to become a better putter is to have shorter putts.
  6. How do you suppose he was hitting a lob wedge 260?
  7. Played two more times and was the first time I really should’ve broken 90. Shot 92, I’ll only say one thing about the round - started with 9 on the par 4 first hole where my perfectly struck pitching wedge flew 10 yards over the green, got an unlucky bounce and ended near a tree stump. 2 airballs later I finally took an unplayable. Anyway... Continued to work on the hip rotation and the chair drill really helped with that. So seeing some big progress there pic 1 from November last year and pic 2 from this week, I today added a drill/feeling of stopping the flip. I’m not flippi
  8. I think with golf it’s the thing that I as a high 10s handicap can go to a course with any PGA pro and there is a chance that if we get to a par 3 that I will hit a better shot and/or get a better score than they will. I will never score as well as they do from the back or even come close, but on a single hole I might play better and that gives you the insane idea, that if you just practiced a bit more, every shot will end up like that.
  9. I’m saying there is a not negligible chance that the other factors contribute a small percentage in a number of people. I agree on everything. Looking at my last trackman session my dynamic loft was 14,7 my AoA was 3,9 my driver was 10,5. Dynamic - AoA = 10,8 in that instance.
  10. ... yet 95% of us use stock heads and shafts that “kinda” fit our swing speed.
  11. Well you can assume these factors can be the same for a golfer with 75mph and a golfer with 115mph. I do get @billchaos point about the importance of club fitting to get these things correct. But I’m still wondering if there is a large group out there that would benefit from an 15°+ driver head...
  12. Well yes, but the other factors are shaft flex, impact position etc. For example if you deliver your club slightly open it will be higher, and slightly closed lower, if your shaft unloads before the impact it will be higher, if your shaft is still loaded it will be lower etc... but like the best physics phd I decided to ignore that for now, as you can actually hit the ball with these factors not adding anything to the equation.
  13. So I’m wondering about something regarding the dynamic loft. So if I understand correctly in ideal conditions the dynamic loft with the driver is static loft + angle of attack (let’s discard opening/closing the face at impact for now - so ideal impact conditions, so no shaft unloading as well). So if we look at the trackman carry optimizer for my range. I swing in the 105-110 range. Optimal dynamic loft at +5 AoA is 16,2° so an ideal driver loft would be 11,2° at 105mph and at 110mph the numbers are 15,2° and 10,2°. If I were hitting down on the ball with an AoA o
  14. Hit a thin 5 iron on a sharp dogleg where you need to hit 180-210 on your first shot to have a look at the green so I just barely had a look around the trees and 170 yards to the green. The ball was well above my feet and in some rough. Aimed on the very right side of the green hoping the stance would add some additional draw. Hit it perfectly just managed to miss some low hanging branches and hit it to about 15’.
  15. 40 on the back 9 where I shot 53 on the front... I’ve had a couple of times where I was +1 coming to the 7th tee to just instantly implode and finish the front 9 with +8 or +10.
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