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Randtrap

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  1. Yes, Patch But another part of the mental game is muscle memory. If, on the range, you can develop and repeat a swing that's successful 75 per cent of the time, your body is more likely to transfer that swing to the course and more consistently.
  2. I know what you mean about the effects of aging on the body. I hit only small buckets of balls. Usually practicing my wedges. (Last summer I spent several days refining my short game.) I then might save 20 or so balls for my irons and woods. Over practicing typically doesn't improve my swing. You mentioned tendonitis and other issues when using mats. I avoid mats like the plague. Something else that works for me is turmeric capsules. They reduce inflammation and provide an overall energy boost. There are many articles about it on the web.
  3. Also, don't forget that most range balls at best have very low compression and won't fly as far as a ball you'd have in your bag. Add to that the fact that driving ranges often don't mow low, which means ball roll is reduced.
  4. Kalnoky, there's also the difference between range balls and our own plus the possible difference in hitting surfaces. Basically, I like to hit a few range balls to loosen up plus 5 minutes of putting practice before a round.
  5. I'm with you on the LW. Opening the face in the SW is sufficient but many golfers struggle with that.
  6. Many golfers have difficulty transferring their performance from the range to the course. Maybe you can make some adjustments on the range to challenge yourself more, like being on the course.
  7. Like you, I see lots of pros using iPads to record their students. I teach beginners and do it the old school way. They hit the ball just fine without me fussing with the technology. My alignments sticks are a cheap pair of white curtain rods from Big Lots. I spray painted them fluorescent orange and I'm able to adjust the length. Works quite well.
  8. My grandfather taught me how to use a 1940s Wilson chip iron and I still use it. Sweet club from 5-10' off the green!
  9. I've tried to hit it as a fairway 3 wood. Not much luck so I bought a 3 metal wood. But the GX7 IS definitely my driver.
  10. It works great on my irons but today took the finish off my Adams Tight Lies 3 wood after a practice session. Be careful.
  11. Hey there, I'm in south Tampa. I'm mostly an inconsistent golfer. Sometimes hit a great shot and other times the ball goes where it wants!
  12. It's hot here which means green fees are low. If anyone wants to play, let me know. I don't have a handicap and don't expect a scratch golfer!
  13. Overlooking the commercials and YouTube videos for the GX-7 Metal which are a bit on the slick side, I decided at my age (65) that I could afford to try one and send it back if not satisfied. I've taken it to the range a few times and played 18 the other day with it. I'm averaging 210 yards with it off the tee, but haven't worked much from the fairway. Today, I was at the range with it and hit the ball 230-250 yards. Everyone complains about the noise at ball strike which I've discovered. However, the ball I hit today seemed to be hit in the sweet spot with little noise when striking the ball. I'm giving this club a shot because it's much better than my driver which slices sporadically. I'm 5'8" and find the shaft length to suit my swing better than the longer 460 CC drivers. Hopefully, I'll enjoy success with it on the fairway.
  14. I received the GX-7 yesterday which was a day earlier than estimated. Today I tested the club on the driving range against my driver, and am confident I will keep it. Although my average distance was slightly less than my driver, the accuracy of this club is exactly what I was looking for. At best, I may have hit it 220 yards (using low compression range balls), and hope to be more consistent with distance with continued use of the club and higher compression balls. The 44" shaft works well for me as I'm 5'8", of slight build. I'll admit I was a bit skeptical about the company as I find their advertising videos to be on hard sell side. But now, I can say the club is solid and the company shipped in a very reasonable time frame.
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