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  1. I was speechless after I opened the package my wife and boys got me for an early birthday gift. I’d been drooling over this for several months and now... she’s mine. First impressions— the attention to detail is remarkable. The head weight is nice and heavy... the fit and finish is gorgeous. I wanted the stock green and black etched grip. Perfect in my hands. I was close to getting one of the Scotty mallets but I’m so glad this was the one. I’m sure I’ll be able to say more once the sun comes out and I can get out to the course. I’ve always been a firm believer in one having confidence in a club translates to better scores. So, I just know I’m going to drain more! Just had to share. Love love love my new Toulon. 





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  2. 2 minutes ago, iacas said:

    If you knew the answer why ask?

    I think maybe you were looking for confirmation, not an actual discussion.

    A lot of people here have a lot of experience.

    Seems like a waste to tune it out.

    Hey! As I said... in my mind I think I knew the answer. But all of y’all are a wealth of knowledge. And getting that perspective gave me different things I may not have considered as well as that confirmation. I think that’s as important as anything.  And I think that’s why forums can be as helpful as they can be. So thank you. 

  3. It was a simple post about something I feel IS mental. I know the answer. I’d asked for input, drills and your own experiences, to have maybe a little better understanding and build my knowledge from others experiences. That is all. Some of your input was terrific. And I thank you all. As for practice swings... I’ve heard countless times folks commenting on how their “practice” swing was so good etc... I was merely making an analogy. Again, mental. Have a great day. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

    It's just random chance.  Most likely, you're not doing anything different at all.  Your first shots and your second shots are just as likely to be good, or bad...you just remember those times when the second one is perfect!  If your first swing led to a good result, you're probably not dropping another ball - so you don't get to experience those times when your first shot would be great and your second one would be crap.

    That's a good thing, though, because it makes the solution easier: don't worry about any potential subtle differences between the first and second swings (tension, pressure, grip strength, etc.)...just work on your swing.  As you get better, those first shots will be better and better.

    Great advise. Much appreciated. What you’re saying makes perfect sense. I guess it’s the same principle as someone saying they have a great practice swing and step up and duff the ball. In reality, the practice swing may have been exactly like the “duff” but they didn’t have a ball before them. So it felt great but may have been equally as flawed. 

  5. I have an issue I didn’t foresee. I recently got Rogue irons 5-P and Rogue 2H & 4H. All in stuff Shaft. The 5 is at 23’ and the 4H is at 21’ I’m hitting the hybrids a country mile and the irons as well. I’m in love with them. However, it seems my 4H can go about 210-215 while my five iron I can get out to about 190 or so. I was looking at a 5H Apex or Rogue and it’s the same loft as the five iron... I’m confident that would blow past the iron. So is it legit to get a hybrid with similar loft... knowing they’ll both hit very different distances (which is what I’m wanting)? Does that make sense and would the 5H be the right club to bridge this gap? Thanks. 

  6. 10 hours ago, saevel25 said:

    First, are you actually not relaxed? What are you thinking about? How do you feel? What pressure are you feeling and why? Should you really care that much since it's just a game?

    You'd be surprised how firm you can grip the club and not cause tension in the arms. I doubt you are gripping the club that firmly.

    You are a 15 handicap, you will have a wide variation of results just by the nature of your golf swing.

    I might put it more to, you just hit a bad shot, your body has this feedback on what you just did, and the result it produced. You then make a subconscious adjustment and hit the ball well. There are a lot of instances were a person will always hit a better 2nd shot/putt than the first.

    Oh, I DO care that much !!! I have an absolute blast every single time I hit the course. But I am always trying to get better. And it’s so good to hear what others think of a given situation. I played nine this afternoon with one of my sons. The only thought I focussed on was this— loose and easy swing. I played very well. The swing thought in my mind was— smooth. Thanks. 

  7. 6 hours ago, MacDutch said:

    The second shot is like playing tennis, basketball, like walking. You don’t think about it, just do it.

    Maybe read some books about the mental part of golf.


    6 hours ago, Patch said:

    I do all my "swing thinking" at the practice range. A poor shot during practice means more to me than hitting a poor shot when playing. 

    When on the course for a score, all I really think about is club selection, and where I want the ball to go. After those two decisions have been made, I just address the ball, and hit it. The shot either goes as planned, or it doesn't. 

    I think that alot of times golfers let their brains get in their way. Over thinking has caused many a bad shot. 

    As for being relaxed during a round, I am out there to have fun, and get some exercise. Golf is not my job, and I don't really care how I play. If I play well, that's a good thing. If I play poorly, well, that's not a bad thing either. It's just a fun challenge for me. It's just my 80+/- swings against the course's 18 hole layout. 

    Most amateurs pay to play this game. Why would anyone pay to do something that can cause them undue pressure/grief when they don't have to? Just hit the ball, go find it, and hit it again. How simple is that based on the golfer's talent level?

    Hey, thanks. I’m with you on the game. I’ve never yelled or broken a club or gotten angry. I love the game beyond measure. At the same time I’m always trying to learn. I’m aleays trying to improve my game. I shoot about 90 every time I go out and am thrilled when I shoot in the 80’s. And yes, I know it’s a mental thing but I’m lioking for what other folks are doing. Peace. 

  8. I’m sure this isn’t uncommon but after a poor shot I’ll sometimes throw another ball down, quickly adress the ball and, as I said in the title... knock it pure. I know it’s easy to suggest that the pressures off, therefore it’s a nice, fluid easy swing. But is that just it? I need to relax? And I’d love to know how to do that on every shot. My only thoughts on what I’m actually doing is this— I’m gripping the club too tightly, as well as my shoulders, wrists and arms. How do I change this? Relaxing sounds so easy but I would love some thoughts on what y’all do to get in that “adress and preshot calm”. Drills and routine rituals? Thanks. 

  9. I’ve had my forged MacGregor VFoils for I believe about 13 years. Felt it was time to try something new. I got some new Callaway Rogue graphite S 5-P and the 2 and 4 Rogue Hybrids in stiff. I’ve only played nine holes, today, but right out of the Gates I’m very impressed. My MacGregor's, when I hit them pure we’re a pretty sweet feel... but not consistent. The Rogues have a totally different feel and sound.  Consistent but more forgiving I’d say. And they seem to fly a tad further. I like the feel of graphite. Light and something very forgiving about them. As for the hybrids— dare I say they’re easy to hit? Yes. And I’ve never said that about a club. Especially the 2H. It’s a rocket. In only two hours I can tell the hybrids will def be a game changer for my 18 HC game. They looks great. The feel great. They seem very easy to swing and play. I think I’m in store for e very happy relationship with my new stocks. Just thought I’d share. These clubs compliment my Epic driver, Ancienr Rossie putter and Vokies 52/60 and Cleveland’s 49/56. Hit em straight! 


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  10. I’m a 15 HC and have had a 60’ wedge in my bag for quite a few years. I recently upgraded my 52’ and 60’ Clevelands the new Vokey SM7’s. (52 S/8 bounce and 60 S/10 bounce). Wow. I can’t wait to swap out my 48 and 56. Amazing wedges. As for the 60... I really think it is the confidence you have in a club, any club. I know I can hit my 60 anywhere inside of about 50 yards and any bunker, and hit it well 4/5 times. 

  11. On 10/14/2017 at 8:25 PM, billchao said:

    Nobody can really answer that for you because everyone's swing is different. That being said, I'm not sure how adding 1° of loft is going to keep you from pulling shots.

    Point taken. The “pull” comment was a small point from a much bigger discussion. His point or comment was that the higher loft may open the club face a bit and not be a bad thing regarding the club face and my propensity to have the “pulls”. Thank you. 

  12. I got my Epic a couple months ago and for no particular reason set it at -1 degrees to 9.5 (the clubs standard head is 10.5). I changed the stock R Hzrdz shaft to a S Rogue Max. The local pro thought I should bump it up to 10.5 as it would help my “pull” tendency and get more roll. He also believes the shaft itself will help with the “pulls”. That it’s done. My question- what will a higher loft benefit/loss my swing? I’m going to give it a try but I’d love some thoughts. Thanks. 

  13. I found an Aldila shaft on Amazon for about half what Golf Galaxy sells it for. Seller has a 98% rating and says it’s factory direct and guaranteed new etc. I know GG will be expensive but is it worth the risk? Just unsure of the legit factor. I’ve always had A+ success with Amazon. Thoughts? 

  14. I prefer to walk and two weeks ago I went out at about noon. It was 90 degrees and high humidity. Brutal. One thing I've changed and maybe pushing past 50 has taught me that carrying a bag is firmly in my rearview mirror. I recently purchased a ClicGear 3.5 and it's made a world of difference. But I'll stick to waking at 7 AM which is the proper time to walk... for me, for many reasons. 

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