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ncates00 last won the day on December 2 2019

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  1. No. I only have 3: 48, 54, and 60. I’d rather have more clubs at the longer end of the bag. It is generally far easier to finesse a wedge than a long club. Additionally, when you finesse a wedge, it’s easier to retain spin and hold the green. Conversely, when taking something off a longer club, it’s harder to maintain spin and adequate landing angle to retain the green. Therefore, I’d rather have more opportunities at a stock number on the longer end of the bag than carry an additional wedge.
  2. Yes, my 60, but I'm happy to look at my 54 or 48 at times.
  3. I've got foresight, the SS sticks, and Swing Radar. I can measure ball speed when hitting driver, but I don't have the HMT for CHS. The Swing Radar doesn't seem very good to me. I guess it's better than nothing though. The Swing Radar I think gets in the way of the gc2 too, so it would be really just for measuring the sticks. I just don't know how reliable the radar is with the sticks. I've swung the sticks and seen results all over the place on the radar.
  4. This is a terrible idea. Hit down on the ball and through the ground!
  5. The point is well made. However, another thing to consider could be that the guys teed off when there was a break in the action. Meaning, there weren’t any tee times that closely ahead of them, and the subsequent groups piled in after them. Of course this is likely not true, but I’m stretching trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. More likely, they’re slow players not respecting others’ time, as you seem to indicate.
  6. Yeah most everyone is like that. We all mostly mind our own games, want people to keep up pace, and want to play with others that are nice to play a round with. No disrespect to the other posters, but the posts that said that are kind of "duh." At least you answered the question though!
  7. I like my chances. I can control my start line pretty well. I am, however, assuming that the dense cluster of trees only affects the ball and not my swing, i.e., I can take a normal swing. If, however, I cannot take a "regular" swing, then I'm chipping out.
  8. For fear of backlash for giving advice on a public forum, do what your instructor says. Or don’t. Do whatever you want.
  9. Sure. I get it. However, what’s the point of having a forum then? Work with your instructor and ignore well-intending folks then. Most of my advice has been just simple ball flight laws observations. That won’t interfere with anything an instructor says. Nothing in this thread was swing thoughts or mechanics related. In some other threads there were some mechanics, like hinging the club up more because the person is so flat. That said, the person posting on a forum has the right to post like I do to respond. They can reject it or accept it. i don’t keep up with who has an instructor and who doesn’t. And it doesn’t matter to me whether they do or not. They should know if they’re paying good money for instruction to just work on that. Simple observations as to ball flight laws doesn’t cross some mystical “over the line” advice you’re implying exists (which no line does exist on a public forum). And even if some advice does go beyond ball flight laws, again, ignore it or not; that’s up to the poster to decide. No need to referee my comments. Sure. And like I said in my response above, I merely pointed out simple ball flight laws observations to you. I never said anything mechanical to you as you appear to be a decent player and you mentioned an instructor.
  10. If that's the case, then it sounds like your path needs some work to get your curve where you want.
  11. How's your start line consistency? I'm assuming strike is reasonably good. If you start line is consistent, then it sounds like you're having path issues and that is causing you fits with curvature. If your start line is not very consistent, then you have a face issue. I would get on a good launch monitor and dial in start line. If you do that, then you've got face sorted. All you need to do from there is work on getting path where you want it to get the curve you want. To me, other than ball speed, start line is the most important data point to look at.
  12. I know the swing is dynamic, but if you like the cut, be sure to aim the face a little left of 0* and do your normal swing left. Should give you a nice little pull fade. Or, if you're wanting to hit it straighter, then don't swing so far left.
  13. Very sad. My dad sent the news to me. “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love” is one my favorite songs.
  14. Go check out the covid practice plan on this forum. I tend to only use the pitching technique around the green. I see chipping more akin to the full swing since it used the leading edge. I don’t use chipping technique much except for chipping out from under trees or hitting more of a full swing type motion.
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