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  1. Going to try this weekend hopefully. Play a Texas scramble format with 4 of my own balls. But realistically, what score would you aim to shoot if you had 4 goes at every shot?
  2. Thanks very much. I do not personally think I am a good enough player for the mizunos (yet) so I am glad the numbers read that way. Thanks also for the shaft recommendations - I was just going along with the recommendation but good to know that there are better options out there
  3. Thanks allenc Yes all 3 with the same shafts so, I agree, quite strange. The mizunos were at the end of the fitting but I do agree that 10mph is a lot. We used a flightscope so I think it should be accurate.
  4. Just back from a club fitting at my local golf shop and hope I can get a second opinion from someone on here more knowledgable than I. I am planning to move back from my single length One Irons to a more standard set of golf clubs. As much as I liked the single length clubs I am really starting to feel I am losing distances with them. I went into the shop with the intention of buying the Taylormade M2 irons - I hit them as a rental set abroad recently and found them really nice to hit. I was fitted for the KBS Tour Stiff shaft and the club being 1 degree more upright than standard. So we started with the M2 and then a number of different clubs with varying degrees of success - everything from game improvement to blades. We hit 5 7 iron shots per set which, given that I am a 15 handicap I am very aware that I struggle to hit 5 consistent iron shots on the best of days, I didn't think was enough. By the end we had narrowed it down to 3 and this is where I would like some assistance. I really like the M2s and struck them really nice but the fitter was pushing me to go for something more bladey (if that is the technical term) - given that he was recommending another Taylormade set I can't see this being for sales reasons. The 3 below are the Taylormade M2s (2017) (Blue on table), Taylormade P790 (Red) and Mizuno MP18s (Green). I liked the feel of all 3 and the numbers seem quite consistent from a nooby overview (distance) but is there anything standing out as good/bad? I have set out 4 of the 5 shots as I hit a horror for each which affected the numbers. As background, I am currently hooking/drawing the ball a lot and the M2s carried this on. With the Mizunos I actually faded a few but this could be down to tiredness.
  5. Started working with Preston at Evolvr and the first lesson was really helpful. Picked up on my cupped left wrist and position of my hands on the backswing. Hopefully have some more videos to post soon but the range is currently too cold here!
  6. Goals for the year: 1. Shoot a round in the 70s. Currently a 15.3 h'cap and hoping to eventually get it to single figures. Feel best way is to set smaller targets, so a 79 at my local course is first up. 2. Shallow my downswing. Something I have been working on for the last month or so and still cannot master. 3. Play a "bucket-list" course. Played St Andrews Old and Carnoustie in 2017, hopefully Cruden Bay or Kingsbarns 2018.
  7. Still struggling with my downswing becoming too steep. A quick question, should my arms or hips move first when at the top of the swing? I have been generally spinning hips first with arms following but it does seem to force hands out on steeper plane
  8. Not my swing but thought I would post anyway as quite amusing/surprising if anything ... Attended the RtD finale on Sunday and spent the day taking slow mo videos of swings to go home and compare to mine. Caught this beauty of a top by Dean Burmester on 18. Any analysis on why he ended up topping it into the water? Would be interesting to see how this can be analysed and maybe give me some more understanding of a swing.
  9. Just over 30 minutes. Is the course that I was a junior member at in my local village. Have since moved into the city but remained a member, hence the commute. Plenty municipal options closer to the city if I have less time though
  10. Cheers. I tried to incorporate it into a full swing which, thinking about it, was quite stupid. Will give that thread a read
  11. Think the screen name has come back to haunt me... Tried to flatten the shaft tonight at the range but after a few really nice strikes I ended up, firstly, grounding the club a lot and then, eventually, full on hozzle rockets off to the right. Didn't get videos unfortunately but I think I shallowed the swing so much that it became very in-to-out and pushed the hozzle towards the ball. I felt my left arm was a lot flatter at the top of my backswing rather than pointing down towards the ball. Hopefully this makes sense... Do you, or anyone else, have any feelings to work on for shallowing the shaft without the swing becoming too much from the inside? The shanks have scared the life out of me!
  12. Thanks very much mate. Was back at the range yesterday before I saw your comments and ball flight a lot more consistent (a bit more of a draw than I want) but still losing a lot of distance.
  13. Maybe a Skytrak is best option? Every time I come close to buying I talk myself out and convince myself it's either the top end models or nothing. Going to try find a couple neighbours who I don't know yet. Chip in and hope at least one has a 9 foot room/garage.
  14. Always the hybrid for me. Feel a lot more confident that I will get a proper strike on it for some reason
  15. Been watching too many simulators on eBay that I really shouldn't buy. Come January I have no doubt I will cave and buy through depression of no golf until April (Scotland)
  16. Really enjoy these European Tour videos recently. Would love to see similar with the PGA big guns, get more insight into each character
  17. I've been Playing Golf for: 18 years My current handicap index or average score is: 15.3 My typical ball flight is: high draw/hook or high block The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hitting ground before ball, coming up short Videos: As a bit of background, I have been working on my swing for a couple of years now and have gone from having a big slice all the way past straight shots (which lasted about a month) to hooking. I then contracted the shanks about a year ago and had to take some time off but this is me back working on it again. I am a boring 15 handicap golfer in that I generally never birdie, hardly blow up, par a few times and then bogey a lot. My typical hole is drive slightly erratic but usually ok (can go left or right), missing GIR even when in good position off tee, getting it on next shot and then 2 putt. I am quite confident from 100 yards in but I would say my worst shots are 100-200 yards - I barely ever hit nGIR never mind near the pin. I had a lesson not long ago and have been working on my hip turn. I had previously been sliding the hips rather than turning and my shot was nearly always starting right and moving further right. Now, since my lesson, I am hooking/drawing the ball a lot more often with a bit more distance than before. I still feel as though I am hitting the ground before the ball on most shots at the range and would really like to find a drill to decrease dynamic loft - I would say my 7 iron carry is about 140 with an 80mph swing speed. From the videos, I notice that my head rises just before impact - is this ok? Not something I notice when swinging.
  18. A perfect challenge to set myself over 2018!
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