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Everything posted by mighty

  1. I'm no scratch or single digit player, so old or new equipment probably dont make any difference, I just play 15-20 year old second hand clubs because they look and sound better than new ones
  2. Your problem is the launch angle, you're basically topping or thinning the woods, optimal launch angle for the driver should be like 13, and 16 for the 5 wood
  3. I think 80% of weekend golfers cant hit it 260
  4. Old Cobra model 440 sz and Nike Ignite 460, all stock shafts so they are very old, I dont know if that affects the smash factor
  5. My swing speed is around 90 to 95 mph with the driver and I may get 130+ ball speed maybe 1 out of 100 times, and I'm using an illegal head that's supposed to have even higher smash factor than normal. How can the tour pros and some youtube golfers get near 1.5 smash factor every time when they are just using conforming heads? I just watched some Japanese golfer video bombing some drives that carried almost 300 yards, and his swings speed was around 128 mph, he never had one drive over 1.4 smash factor, average was around 1.35-1.39.
  6. That's weird, irons are usually harder to hit, the club faces are much smaller than drivers, if I lost the driver swing I can find it back pretty quick, but if I lost the iron swing I just keep shanking and topping, and I dont know what went wrong
  7. Only way he shot 120+ was probably because he hit 2 drives out of 10 over 300, the other 8 drives he shanked it, and he didnt know how to hit irons
  8. I dont live in America so I cant watch golf on TV like you guys, I have to watch it on computer, golf.tv is a good option,
  9. I wanted to watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational and golf.tv just did not work, I could not log in and the page did not respond to any clicking at all, anyone else got the same problem?
  10. There's lots of videos on youtube comparing balls, there should not be much difference unless you're playing 20+ year old balls or the dimples are worn out
  11. To avoid confusion, I'm talking about the club head speed, but I guess body speed, arm speed, hand speed are all correlated to the club head speed?
  12. I dont have any data, I just estimate based on watching videos of the swings, I dont think there's any device to measure it either, people here are also estimating only by analysis
  13. I think the back swing plane matters less than the speed, some guys are upright and some guys are flat, they can all play well and hit it long, but when it comes to speed, the majority of pros are not slow and I think there must be a reason. Look at the best guys right now, Rory and Brooks, they are all fast, I believe they are at least 50 mph on the back swing, and Tiger, he went from a slow back swing to fast back swing after 2000.
  14. It's pretty safe to say that most pros are fast, I think it makes less room for error
  15. So I started to pay attention to the pros' back swing swing speeds and I realized they are probably very fast, I'm not sure if there's a way to measure it, but if it looks fast on camera then it's probably is. From what I'm seeing I'm guessing they reach at least 50 mph on the back swing. If anyone has any data please share them, and is there a way to know if my back swing is on the slow side and need to speed it up?
  16. But golf requires so much precision, even if you do the major things right, small details here and there a little off probably mean death of the swing, perhaps distance loss of over 40 yards and a difference of 20 handicap. For me, little hand and arm issues had costed me 20-30 mph ball speed.
  17. People always talk about swing plane, transition, rotation, legs, hips, posture etc. Not that I think they're not important, but it seems most instructions dont focus enough on small details that make or break the golf swing. I went from ball speed in the 110s to 140 mph with the driver just by fixing my right hand, right arm and left shoulder, all I did was let my right hand take more control, adjusted my finger positions, bent my right arm less and kept my left shoulder closer to my body. Do you guys have any small details or secrets that are seldom talked about and they work like magic?
  18. My radar says my best swing is near 90 mph with the driver and it's not any slower on video than any 100+ mph swings I see on youtube, I wonder how people get those numbers and how pros hit like 100 mph with just their irons, I just cant imagine it when I'm swinging at 90 mph and at this speed I already cant see the club head moving near the ground.
  19. At the top of the back swing, I see most good players get their hands at least the same height as the top of their heads, most even go above their heads. But I cant do it, I have to bend my body down a lot to even get to any where near the top of my head, and it is an uncomfortable position and I cant generate speed. Is it because I'm a fat guy? Any advice thanks.
  20. How did Duval get qualified? He should just retire
  21. The last group will tee off after 4pm? Are they going to play without lights?
  22. It cant be a Taylormade, they make no sound
  23. Does anyone know what he's using? His driver sounds way better than all the others
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