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  1. As long as regulations around equipment, training, preparation, etc... aim to remove all variables except skill, then I'm happy. If someone can drive it further because of skill (or some derivation of it like training harder to become stronger and faster) then I think the integrity of the game is intact. Now if EVERYONE is stronger and faster because of reasons X or Y or genetics or w/e, then sure, lets adjust to shape the game around what is currently the average person.
  2. Shot a 98 at Green Harbor in Marshfield, MA. 47/51 Played the blue tees and drove the fringe on a 280 yrd par 4 which felt pretty good. It felt like my best ever despite the score not showing that.
  3. Thanks for the correction billchao. That is what I meant, just came out wrong. 😶 I agree and that's why I created the thread. I know its important and knew I wasn't executing quite right. Thanks for all the clarifications. I feel its provided me with the knowledge I need to improve my iron game.
  4. I was of the understanding that the dynamic loft increase is because of their forward shaft lean. Combine that with the great compression and lag and you get some serious distance.
  5. Understood. By "pick", I just meant trying my best to make perfect contact on the club face. I wasn't actively trying to avoid the ground after the ball. Poor word choice as "picking" means something else. 😐
  6. This is all really helpful feedback. For months I have focused on hitting down with pretty poor results. I played 9 yesterday by myself and experimented with "picking" but with the other fundamentals in place. Lo and behold I took some really shallow divots right after the ball and saw some pretty good results from it.
  7. Most of us know that taking a divot just after the ball with irons is generally desired because it usually means solid contact, compression, spin, etc... I know there are some "pickers" out there that might say different but for the sake of the conversation lets assume the above statement is true. What is not clear to me is whether or not that act of taking a divot (or hitting down) is conscious. Are you folks actually "aiming" to bottom out after the ball or are you trying to pick it clean and the divot is a result of a swing mechanism like the forward weight shift? I've also heard that I should think of it like trying to hit my ball and another imaginary ball a few inches in front of my ball. This would suggest trying to achieve a very shallow swing path that just barely bottoms out after the ball.
  8. After reviewing the videos myself a second time a few things stand out to me in the face on iron perspective. 1. Instead of a hip slide, I have a whole upper body slide. My head actually stays fairly static in the early part of the swing but shifts forward passed to ball when I shift weight to my front foot. I've read that you need to stay behind the ball. Is the "steady head" key something that is supposed to be maintained throughout the whole swing? How does that work in conjunction with the weight shift and hip slide? 2. At address the ball is a little behind center. It FELT like it was an inch ahead of center or perhaps I lost track of it. I'll have to keep an eye on this...
  9. I added an inch to all my irons. Im going to take them to the range in the next day or so and focus on my posture. Any other thoughts? OTT cant be my only problem! Haha.
  10. Thanks for calling that out. Some of that may be due to my clubs being too short. Im going to lengthen them this weekend. That being said, Ill try focusing on good posture more.
  11. I went to the range today to get some video. I just posted a "My Swing" thread. Thanks for all the feedback.
  12. I've been Playing Golf for: A few months My current handicap index or average score is: 95-105 My typical ball flight is: Fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: With irons I want to be able to make solid contact leaving a divot after the ball... consistently. Videos:
  13. Any tips on finding the right instructor? I feel like there is so much misinformation surrounding the golf swing... I would want to know the instructors track record is solid before spending my hard earned money. I was looking into the folks at Evolvr because that would be really convenient, affordable, and they have a good reputation on these forums. The other option is somewhere local in eastern Massachusetts.
  14. Distance is certainly not the issue. The distance is typically right around where I thought. The ball comes off crisp and really flies, just straight right. I can feel when its off center, heel, toe, fat, thin, etc... Physics would suggest an open face.
  15. It sounds like I have no business using those clubs haha. They only ran me 75$ so I could prob get my money back on eBay. To-do: - Try moving the ball forward a bit at the range for experimentation. - Get a basic fitting and get GI irons altered to match (grips, length) - Post swing videos for feedback. Thanks for all the feedback. It helps to validate/invalidate my approach thus far.
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