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About ZANDER1994

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  • Birthday 03/22/1994

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  1. Hey all, I was struggling with some low drives this year so I decided to buy a 14° SLDR driver head for $75 on ebay just as an experiment. I made a video below on what seems to be good results!
  2. So it seems there is a crack in the head of my Callaway XR Steelhead 6 iron. I noticed it on the range last week as I was bagging it. I looked online and found this club on ebay for about $40 but I’d need to get an inch added and bent up as well. For shits I came home and hit a few dozen balls on Trutrack with it. I’m getting an average 210 yds carry, with a swing speed of 102. It seems like I’m not getting any difference in performance? Wondering if I should go through the hassle of replacing it just to satisfy my need for aesthetics. Also, I cracked the center of the face of
  3. You know, as a musician I find a lot of similarities between learning a musical instrument and golf. I don’t think I’ve found any two hobbies more similar. When it comes to equipment, the similarities hold true. A professional guitarist will be able to make a cheap First Act guitar from Walmart sing in the same way a scratch golfer will play scratch golf regardless if he uses his own clubs or yours. The overall result is pretty much the same regardless of the equipment. The skill of the player eclipses it in importance. I think in both hobbies, cheap equipment has come a lo
  4. It’s a stiff Adila shaft. Two years ago I upgraded from a driver with a regular shaft. Not sure if it’s in my head but I feel like I hit the regular shaft higher. Never tested it on a launch monitor. With my irons I am usually only 2 or 3 degrees below the pga launch averages. And my club lofts are strong. I play the Callaway XR Steelheads. My irons have always been the best part of my game I think because I hit down quite a bit but also don’t really have trouble hitting the high ball.
  5. This season I was consistently shooting in the high 80s. Played some of my best golf and I am really happy with how straight I am hitting the ball right now. The ONE thing I would change in my game is simply the height of my drives. I hit about a hundred balls today on trackman and with the driver I am getting average clubhead speed of 120 mph, launch angle 7 degrees, 268 yds carry. It’s bugging the hell out of me to see these low bullet balls, and despite trying all this year to deliver more loft (I’ve had a few lessons trying to fix just this issue alone), I just can’t seem to do i
  6. My girlfriend has just gotten into golf so we’ve been hitting a lot of par 3’s lately. If there has been one positive thing about this entire Covid-19 deal, it’s actually that the courses have completely ruled out pairing people up and are spacing everyone out further, making it an excellent time for her to learn with me. Not like there’s anything else to do (: Anyway, I’ve noticed my scores have been strikingly better on these courses. I currently play off of a 17 handicap, but in the past 5 rounds I have shot +3 or +2 over thru 9. This is also playing at five different courses each time
  7. Last year I cracked the head on my old faithful R1. I took myself down to the second hand club shop and after a couple swings I picked out a 9.5 degree Calloway X Hot driver for under $80. It felt light and easy to swing, but a degree lower in loft that what I was used to. After playing with it this past season, I’ve concluded my ball flight is way too low with my driver. Top Tracer is giving me a flat carry of 265 yds average with 118mph swing speed but my apex is barely 70ft. My angle of attack is 3.8 degrees down. After reading about this online, a lot of advice I se
  8. Sounds strange I know, but all of my close friends are female. Sadly I can’t much think of a guy I’ve hung out with on the regular over the past decade. Several times I’ve had them tag along while I practice just to sip on a marg and talk between shots. The set was bought at a garage sale to put on the back of the cart mainly to avoid no ride along policies or something for them to play with if they wanted to hit a shot.
  9. I started dating a gal about a year ago and she has taken up interest in coming golfing with me. I gave her an old Wilson ladies set I happened to have in my closet and this past fall she came out about 10 times with me to local par 3’s in my area. She is rather athletic being a rock climbing fanatic herself. She takes me climbing and I take her golfing 🙂 Her swing is good. She hits a natural draw that lands right along her target line. Doesn’t really have a problem with contact or direction, though I can tell she struggles a lot with distance. I want to be able to play full distance courses w
  10. So I had to take a couple weeks off due to the gosh darn flu followed by a rainy start to June in Minnesota. When I returned to my club this past week, I was suddenly unable to get the ball in the air (an issue I haven't had since I started playing!). Everything was either a horribly toed shank or a worm burner. I finally took the afternoon today to hit the range. After 3 or 4 shots, all issues were suddenly gone. I probably hit something like 80 near perfect shots in a row. I went out on the course, shot a decent round in the high 80s and left scratching my head. I'm guessing my arms wer
  11. I think when most people hit the range, they tend to start with the wedges and work their way up. At least, that is how I do it. Sometimes I don’t have time to hit the range or even the putting green before the first tee after work however, and in those circumstances I’ve found it dramatically helps to take a few practice swings on the tee box with my wedge before pulling out the big stick. I tend to hit it a lot straighter and eliminate any feeling I’m going to slice just by doing this. Sometimes when the driver gets out of wack, I’ll do this on later holes as well. Any thoughts why this is o
  12. At 16 I played in a high school tournament the morning after getting my wisdom teeth out. There were complications with my procedure so I was on a lot of pain medication. I'll never forget walking up to the tee dizzy as a drunkard and missing the ball on my first swing... then on my second swing... and then WAP! Shanked one into the pond right over my coach's head. Needless to say I didn't finish the round. Ended up having my dad pick me up and I passed out in the passenger seat. Coach was cool about it and it made for a pretty funny story in subsequent practices.
  13. We've had a really early end to winter here in Minnesota! *knocks on wood* A couple courses have opened up and I got my first full 18 in this week. I managed to shoot a solid 91 into the wind on a somewhat higher tier course I had never played before, so I'm happy with that. Hopefully it means I'll be shooting in the mid-80s on my home courses come this summer.
  14. Yesterday I called a golf course and asked to make a reservation as a single. “Yeah sure let me see here... er, um” After listening to about five minutes of the guy on the phone clicking a computer screen I hear him whisper something to his boss and he responds ”Oh, uh, actually we do not take reservations for singles” I say “oh, alright that’s okay. So if I just show up tomorrow you think you’ll be able to get me out by pairing me up with someone? I don’t mind that at all” The response I got was “Uhhh, I mean. We will try our best”. This morning I showed up to
  15. Here is my first lesson ever (just had one at Golf Galaxy on Saturday). I was struggling with hitting a few push fades recently which is not my standard golf shot. Some adjustments to the grip fixed it right away, but I think Clint provided me a lot of other really good swing thoughts. http://www.v1sports.com/Academy/include/player.asp?academy=GGXY&accountid=2414958&swingid=4340187
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