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  2. FunkyDionysus I'm in a VERY similar situation, in fact have the same driver (in a 9.5). I just started playing consistently this season and I've taken 3 lessons which have allowed me to get both a more consistent swing and advice from my pro. He suggested continuing lessons for a few more pointers but feels a fitting with whatever clubs would help identify at least the shafts I need; stiff or x-stiff. Lessons have been 1) 1st general look (posture was the real first finding), 2) driving setup and swing, 3) irons - he changed my grip to strong from nuetral/weak; next will be a combo chip/pitch/putting. One of my neighbors was kind enough to give me his entire set of TM R11s and I've been very happy with them thus far. I snapped the driver shaft on the 2nd round forcing me to put a stock stiff in. Although they are older than the current "new" clubs, the R11s have been more forgiving and longer to help my game. A full set of used R11s are pretty reasonable from what I've seen. Lastly, my pro suggested upgrading a driver 1st. Namely because the tech is more forgiving than the 580 and the confidence you get from a drive down the fairway. Hitting the R11 vs the 580 is really a night and day difference for me. Timing has to be spot on with my old driver. Here's my current upgrade club strategy as my funds become available. Driver - or fitted shaft Wedges (playing with most of my old ones now) Shafts for woods (if needed) Maybe a little wordy but hope this helps from a similar golf direction.
  3. I'll start out by saying I have taken a 2-3 lessons with our club pro and my swing has improved vastly and I feel it is pretty consistent. Started last yr as a 17.8 hc and currently at a 13.2. Partly to blame is my schedule; working 14 days and home for 14 days creates some rust every month.... A neighbor of mine offered his entire set of R11s if I liked them; if not simply return them. So I've played 2 rounds with them and I hit them better than my clubs. Especially the driver which seems to have solved a lot of my misses. Well on the 1st tee of the 3rd round, the shaft of the driver broke near the head. I'm wondering if I should look at getting fitted for a custom shaft that I could use in a newer head when I'm ready (probably next year). Knowing the head adapter for this R11 isn't the same as newer drivers, can this be changed out for a new adapter when the time comes? Another option I'm considering is looking at a previous gen newer driver or slightly used driver to keep my budget in line. Truth is, I'm looking to slowly upgrade my clubs as I can afford to while continuing to take a few lessons.
  4. I've been interlocking for some time now which certainly seems to be an advantage for me. Over the last month I've decreased the severity of angle(assuming I'm explaining this correctly) and decreased my grip pressure to minimize my soreness to near zero. Small adjustments making my shots a lot more confident. Now onto the next change in my swing from my pro....😞
  5. East Texas. I live just south of Tyler, town is Bullard. We live in a golf community called Eagle's Bluff.
  6. Having similar issues here zippo. Had my 2nd lesson with our pro and he suggest strengthening my left. I've felt very awkward with this and a little sore on my leading wrist after a round. Performance wise, MUCH better striking with irons last 2 rounds since the lesson. More carry with all clubs (especially 3W and rescue) and my about to turn is almost instantly solved. Other issue I'm having is periodic pulling my driver bad. Worked a little on the ranger earlier which I worked most of it out. Anyone else notice soreness with changing grip?
  7. Hello all. I'm getting into a norm playing routine since we built our house last year in a golf community. I've really enjoyed jumping in my cart and hitting the range or course. The convenience has pushed me to apply myself in learning to improve. Additionally I rotate for a living (gone 14 days and home 14 days atm), which requires I knock the rust off when I get home. Getting a few lessons, which I've never taken any before, seem to be the best for my game at the point. Ive got plenty of upgrades needed with my off and on again game, most of which is 15 yr hand me down stuff. Spouse approval useful for a long and happy household.... Really looking forward to being a part of the community instead of peering thru the virtual bushes on occasional browsing.
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