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About benharris

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  1. @iacas What does the toe balancing upwards mean for your stroke? We know what putters in various degrees of toe hang are for and what face balanced putters are for but I wasn't sure what kind of stroke, if any, would be preferable for this style of putter.
  2. Hello everyone! One of the assistant pros at my work bought a new putter and it has a unique feature I’ve never seen in a putter. The putter is an edel E-3. It’s listed online as a torque balanced putter and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this kind of putter and if torque balancing is an actual thing or marketing mumbo jumbo.
  3. welp, that seems to be a common theme huh? Are there any drills I can work to help me with that or is it just a physical strength issue?
  4. Definitely a different feeling here. Almost feels like a half swing but gets me in a good position at the top and I was able to get just a bit more forward at impact than before. One other question for you @iacas. Does it seem like my hips get a bit too open at impact? My hips look to be somewhere around 60-65* open. Shouldn't it be closer to 40-45* at impact?
  5. I was just thinking this morning that my excessively long swing may be a contributing factor to my inability to get my hands forward considering the distance they have to cover compared to my hips. I'm playing today and will make a concerted effort to make what feels to be 3/4 swings and see how that works.
  6. I've been Playing Golf for: 6 years My current handicap index or average score is: 1.3 My typical ball flight is: push-fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: draw Videos: Hi all, First off, I apologize for video quality. Youtube compressed my videos to hell and back and I'm not entirely sure how to keep that from happening. ANYWAYS I've got a couple of swings for y'all to check out DTL and FO. These are mainly just for people to check for any glaring issues with the swing other than the obvious overswing. Believe me, I've been working on my swing length for a LONG time. One thing in specific that I'd like to work out is how in the face on view, the shaft is in a completely vertical position. I'd like to get into a little more of a shaft leaning forward, hands in front of ball position. My lower body and core have always been much stronger than my upper body/arms. I feel like this may contribute to my inability to get my hands forward at impact. Comments and feedback greatly appreciated!
  7. Like what @allenc said, blades are honestly unnecessary even for the best players. With current club technology you can get a players iron that has much more forgiveness than a typical blade and still has the capacity to work the ball left/right. I took the route you're considering by buying a set of Mizuno MP-4 blades when I was around a 18-19 handicap. Were it not for my world class stubbornness I would've given the game up long before I learned to use those clubs. If you're looking for a fair challenge to keep you working on your game without getting discouraged, I'd look into clubs like the new JPX-919's, the i210's from ping, or the AP2's from titleist. Honestly, the only thing limiting you with your clubs would maybe be the shafts you have. When/If you do get new clubs I would try to make sure your clubs have shafts that will fit your swing. That will go a long way in making sure any problems you see in your game are resulting from your swing and not from your clubs.
  8. Since, as @iacas said, amatuers more typically draw the ball with a de-lofted clubface, would the miss not be bigger with a low hook than a high slice? A lower lofted club can generate a much more significant tilt in the D-Plane than a higher lofted club right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  9. Draw/Equal I'm pretty sure I think the draw is cooler just because of a form of social conditioning. As long as I can remember, I've been told by various people, including the instructors I've taken lessons from, that the draw was the perfect result of a perfect golf swing. I was told the draw was the 'pro shot'. I know better now that's not necessarily true but whenever I see a perfectly executed draw I can't help but get a little misty-eyed...
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