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About Ladysmanfelpz

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  1. Hey all. Fairly new to this forum and to consistently playing the game in general. I've played since high school occasionally with friends, but have dedicated time to improvement over the past 3 years. I've enjoyed this time playing a game we all love, but luckily I just received a call for medical school acceptance starting this fall and will have much less time for golf. I knew this time was coming as a pre-med kid and that's why I wanted to make the most of my of my time before starting. Well now its here and the real work begins. I'm actually kind of glad I'll have less time with this game. As a former disc golfer I was able to get to scratch within what I would say about 3 dedicated season of play. Well that's about what I spent with this game, although maybe less frequent play due to the time and cost required of golf. I was hoping to decrease my handicap by a large margin with background in athletics and some dedicated practice, but not so. It would be a great skill to have for the rest of your life to play this game at a high level (I've played with some scratch players, and to say the least it is impressive what they can do with a ball). Well couldn't tell you if it's due to my ability, or just not enough time/instruction, but it is a tough game and scratch is definitely faaaar off, and a single digit handicap I strived for may not come until later in life. I started out as a mid 90's player and would say I decreased to high 80's. Never truly figured out my handicap though. My current low scores consist of a 84 on par 70 course and 85 on my par 72. Could continue that from whites, but most times on the blues I would be low 90's. Had a few rounds over 100. It was fun to try and improve, but the last video of my swing I thought to myself, "yikes!" I'll have to finish Tathata and take some lessons next go around when I get more time to play. Although I'll be busy, its not impossible to golf through school. I'll most likely play a weekend here or there and definitely on breaks. And even tho, I didn't reach the skill I thought I'd be at with the time put in, I still love the game as much as ever. Sometimes golf is like sex. Your best doesn't come til later in life And at my level it shouldn't be too hard to get better. Now just waiting until that opportunity returns!
  2. I got the program this spring. Stopped just short of Chapter 3 as I found I'd rather spend my time playing golf and practicing than doing movements in my living room. It has some potential. As @kingfrenzo mentioned my first day out was my worst round of golf ever. Was thinking about way too much. This is my first golf program btw. I like Tathata as it fits to my swing; A strong powerful smack of the ball, letting the body unload, not caring about positions too much, but more just an athletic movement. The thing is people talk about the yoga and stretching aspect of it, which to me really wasn't there. The stretching is okay, but I need a much more intensive workout program to feel I get better balance that golf requires. Yoga is king! This is just holding some positions, that I really didn't feel strengthening my body much. I did take some tips from it, so not narcing on it, and most likely will give it a go again and complete this winter.
  3. But why? Doesn't Arccos do everything Game golf does without having to push a button? Maybe because you can't post your arccos rounds? Or can you? I just haven't seen any on here so I'm curios. And there @iacas!!! You happy now?!
  4. Question?!?! Why does everybody on here use GAME golf and not Arccos?
  5. I'm thinking I'll go for a new hybrid to get a fairer examination of the 3 head types and which I like best. It'll all come to the fitting. And trust me @WUTiger the 205 club is a big worry for me. All the strokes for me come around the greens. Really gonna switch up my practice to short game the rest of the season. I'm hitting the longer clubs great, plus I love the feeling of landing a green from far. I'm really like this set up of all 3 headtypes for my longer clubs. I know many players now like to change out their clubs for course conditions, but I don't have the skill or extra cash for that now. Like many other players have said before, if its a windy day, you should have as many holes down wind as into the wind. Liking a low launching club and a high launching club option in the bag concurrently.
  6. Looks like part of my original post was accidentally deleted. Oops Well since I have become comfortable with my 3i, trying something the polar opposite of it maybe be beneficial. A nice high hitting club that lands at 205-210 with some spin would fit perfectly. Thats why I brought up a wood, since they are known to launch higher. But I want a shaft that is controllable. Thinking I will go in and try several hybrids out and a couple woods as well and whatever I do best with on the simulator I'll give a go.
  7. Obviously this is all going to come down to a fitting, but I just wanted to go in with a few thoughts and suggestions. So stats here are I am a fairly long hitter, 265-280 carry with driver. The long end of my bag is kind of an experiment but I'm glad I did it! Now I just need to perfect it. So I am working with a wood, driving iron, and hybrid. 4 wood is 240+ club, 3 UDI 20* is 225 club (really anything 220 to 260; becoming my workhorse club as I become better with it), and a 4 hybrid at 22*. I wanted the driving iron to be a stronger loft than the hybrid as a better alternative for off the tee, more accurate, more roll, and the hybrid a higher launching, easier to hit club to hold greens at over 200. So I've become fairly proficient with the 3i, recently reaching and holding greens on par 5's in 2 lately. Now my hybrid, is currently the weakest club in my bag and struggle to reach for it. Not that I am a good hybrid hitter, its just a bad fit for me and knew this day was coming. Its an old TM original rescue #4 22* with only a 65 gram S shaft that I believe is too whippy for me. Finding my control is awful with it and can't hit a consistent shape shot. The only reason I struggle letting it go is that its older and therefore doesn't have the 'hot' faces of today's hybrids. I need this thing to go 205 to 215. Better yet would be near polar opposite of my driving iron. I want this thing launching high with a good amount of spin to hold greens. I was thinking another hybrid, but there are many options now to fill the role. Its hard to turn down an F6 baffler. In fact a 4w, driving iron, 6-7 wood wouldn't be a bad combo. It just has to hit the distance and be fairly accurate. Now that's the trouble with a wood is a longer shaft (making a 4i loft more 220 range), but I heard the F6 baffler also has a shorter shaft. This should make it more controllable and shorter. So what do you all think? Please recommend me something that hits that 205 mark and is fairly accurate and controllable. Thanks everyone. P.S. I keep the Ping Eye 2 4i, 25* loft, in the bag as well for 200 yd into the wind shots. All with 14 clubs in the bag. As you can see I'm loving the long end of the bag!
  8. This. I still hit an old TM burner superfast in 10.5 with stock S shaft. Had it since high school, 26 now, and its gone thru some changes, but can't get it to leave the bag. Got rid of the long R shaft a couple years ago for my buddies S shaft. Lately been tinkering with some Lead tape and hitting it better than ever. I was playing with a group the other day and riding with our buddy who is a scratch golfer and I pipe one right down the middle 300 with roll. I'm talking about the lead tape and different shafts I'm looking at all this other different tech. He replies, "You just put one 300 in the middle of the fairway. What else do you want?"
  9. Any news yet on where he was coming from? Purely speculation here, but it sounds like he took his pills and just wanted a nice relaxing drive and then got zonked. I really think the guy, mainly partly due to the fame, just likes to get away from people and maybe driving is his escape. Thought he could get a nice little buzz and prolly mixed some pain killers and sleeping pills or some benzo. Still waiting on the media to start covering the role of opiates in this arrest. I guess the one positive from this is that our beloved Tiger Woods is the first high profile case to be a victim of the opiate epidemic. Maybe he will bring more media attention to it and start speaking out on it. Also just have to say I'm very against the release of the dashcam footage. Can't people have any bit of privacy anymore? I think the full written report is enough for the public. Keep the audio and video for court.
  10. K I know that flex rating is arbitrary. There is no index, coefficient, or algorithm that determines it, purely just the manufacturers rating on it. That being said I've noticed near every pro swings X. Whereas near every avg Joe I know, from 5 handicap to 25 swings S or below. Some of my buddies even have 115 mph driver swing speed and still swing S, were fitted into it, although not by a top coaching pro, just launch monitor. Where these pro's will be in their 40's, Phil, Stricker, Langer and they still swing X. So what gives? Is X flex rating associated with lower handicap? If so I want to get on this train. Now I know correlation is not causation, but just something I noticed. One of my buddies is scratch and he swings X but deservedly so as he swings hard. Myself I've been trying to slow down my swing and especially slow the transition to gain consistency. I've worked on and been told by multiple people I have a smooth transition, so right now my S graphite shafts and S ZZ lites on my eye 2's work great. I tried one of his X flex drivers at the range a couple times and had trouble getting it to launch, even with a fairly quick SS of 105+. I'm trying to make golf a lifelong game and envy the smooth swings of Ernie Els and the like, but if I am missing out on some big improvement in my game, I would like to work towards the X flex. I think myself like everyone else out here, we want to become the best we can be.
  11. Just curious. I've been watching some of the videos by Mark Crossfield and other youtube pro's and there is an argument to how much shaft stiffness truly matters. Obviously too whippy is gonna lead to inconsistent strikes and dispersion. I'm a S stiff guy, like I'm sure a lot of us amateurs are, but what makes these pro's need and prefer X? Is it all the dispersion? Because it can't be swing speed. Bernhard Langer, Tom Gillis and all these guys on the champions tours still swing X even with decreasing swing speeds compared to the younger pro's. So why is it? And also are there any pro's that choose to swing a S or R flex and why?
  12. Hey everyone, So I've been really investing some time into this game the past couple years and think (hope, its golf ) that I'm making a breakthrough. I started playing in high school with buddies where my main purpose was to hit the ball as hard as I could. I'm a long lanky guy and was routinely out hitting my buddies even though they had much more experience. Where they were really envious of me is with my driver where I could pound it 265+ even back then. My irons were hit or miss, literally, where I would get a high flying 165 yd 8 iron and stick the green or duff one 10 feet. So I've been working on the control game ever since I started taking this game more seriously to no avail. I was still duffing and on the course I would find my self trying to crush it instead of just make solid contact. My long sought effort of developing a controlled swing finally started to click at the range the other day. One thing I had to continually fight myself on was coming out of my front foot. I guess to hit it far I would do the jump out of my shoes like Justin Thomas, except without near the control. I noticed I also tried to help the ball up a lot doing this, so when contact was good I would hit that high flying, but low spinning iron shot. I was finally able to just roll onto the outside of my left foot without having these anxious spasms right before I hit the ball. Honestly I think anxiety has a lot to do with golf. Many of us amateurs don't know how the shot is going to end up. Hitting a small ball with a big stick leads to a myriad of results and can literally be quite shocking when striking the ball. I think I'm finally getting over that and losing my little nervous hop right before impact. I was able to swing and roll through with a solid grip. That was another thing I would do is release or tense weird areas of my hand when striking. Its crazy how these little subtleties made such a difference. While everyone around me was hitting tops and thin shots, I was able to stay cool and composed and struck the ball great! Decreasing my nervous hop is decreasing my mishits by a large margin. I'm also way more relaxed in my stance and grip. I know its golf and this was just a one time thing, but I truly felt it and hoping I can make this change stick. Hopefully on my way to lower scores
  13. I saw the pic after the tournament and did think the attire was kind of odd. Just a little too casual and a walking billboard for Nike. But oh well. Its not like it was a major or anything. Just last years champ passing off the trophy.
  14. Okay sounds about right. My driver SS is more like 105+ and the hybrid is my worst club right now. After a solid weekend of playing and having my swing somewhat refined I hit the range the next day to try it. Even with a good swing I was getting large dispersion. No awful or erratic shots, just not a tight group. I was able to draw and fade it, but without much control. I simply felt like the head was rolling around back there. And when I tried to lay into it, it would produce a low lining fade with no potential to stop in the area I wanted anytime soon. I simply need something a little stronger and will go get fit.
  15. Can someone please explain shaft weight to me please? And is my stock 65 g too light for a hybrid?