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Mesa4234

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About Mesa4234

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    Central New Jersey

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    20.6
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    Righty

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  1. I meant to say it measured between 38 and 38.5, but still short. I have a feeling you are right, they were a -1/2 instead of +1/2. I am away on vacation for the next couple of days but I will give them a call next week. Thanks for the insight!
  2. I was a bike mechanic during college and still build bikes now, there is no standard length there either, they all do what they want. I looked at the standard length of the cf16s and the AW for example measures 35.5" but I measured around 35" to the end of the grip. The clubs were supposed to be +1/2 so even with measurement error, the club is short. The 5 iron is supposed to be 38" at standard length and I measured it to b 37.5 or so. The only club that doesn't fit the pattern is the 4 iron. Standard is 38.5" and it measured 38". Its not really noticeable on the longer clubs, but the shorter irons feel short.
  3. I recently bought a set of Apex cf16 off callaway preowned. I bought them at the suggestion of my instructor and he told me to get them +1/2 inch. When I was playing this week and at the range today, the AW seemed really short so I measured the clubs and they seem to be either standard length or in some cases a half inch shorter than spec. I measured the club basically in the position it would be in at address from the floor to the end of the grip. Is that the correct way to measure? I have a lesson next week and my instructor is also a club fitter so I will ask him, but I was just wondering in the meantime. Thanks!
  4. Just from watching the videos, I can see the my club faces are pointing toward the sky at impact. I think this could result in either the club face being open at impact, or an overcorrection that forces the ball to the left.
  5. I've been Playing Golf for: 6 months consistently with a few rounds and range tim scattered over the past 15 years or so My current handicap index or average score is: ~20 My typical ball flight is: Irons - High with a large draw/hook; Driver - High and inconsistent, slices, hooks, and when I am consistent, straight and sometimes a slight fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Irons - large draw/hook; Driver - slice/push slice Videos: Driver (sorry the sun was behind me on the face on) 7 Iron I've started playing golf consistently this year and I have gotten out about 15 times since May. I started taking a couple of lessons and there has been some improvement, but I feel super inconsistent in a majority of my rounds. I am around 6'1 and have a baseball background. My driver when it is straight carries around 260-265, and I can hit 275-280 a couple times a round. Of course, there are times when I hit it wrong and I end up with a 210 yard drive. The issue is that there are days when I hit huge slices. I've worked on eliminating the push slices by releasing the club head more, but I still get slices more often than not. However, when I focus on not coming out to in, I hit it straight or with a slight fade and sometimes a slight draw. The problem comes in when I am hitting a bunch of slices on the course and then I do everything right and hit a bomb way left. My 7 iron (and irons in general) used to be straight and skyed, but that was due to me rocking back on my backswing instead of turning. I am working on not swaying my hips, and now I seem to be hitting the ball left (more than a draw), but occasionally hit it well and but end up with a mild slice. In my lessons so far, I worked on turning at the hips instead of rocking back, and also not separating my left elbow on the downswing (which I did in both the videos...).
  6. 285 yard carry drive that trickled into a shallow greenside bunker on a short par 4. I average around 265 carry, but have a slight fade. This one went straight and didn't lose distance. Almost went up and down on the bunker shot and landed about a foot past the hole. Tapped in for birdie. Helped after the 3 putt on the par 3 before...
  7. I will say that I rounds like today, I try to look for positives. When I was just starting to play regularly this spring, it was a struggle to get to below 110. I had no control over my driver slice and I wouldn't be able to recover during a round. Today was a rough round, but there were positives and thats sometimes all you can ask for. I had 4 putts over 20 feet that either lipped out or ended up within 2 ft, and I was perfect from within 5 feet (which is something I have been working on), and I was able to figure out my drive on the back 9 and hit my longest drive ever on one hole (285 yard carry into a green side bunker on a short par 4). I need to work on hitting my new irons. I have only played two rounds with them and a couple of range sessions, and I am inconsistent, especially with the longer irons. Also, my wedges from around 80-100 out are just not that accurate.
  8. 105. Worst round in a long time but salvaged it a bit on the back 9 (I used salvaged generously). 57-48. Driver was rough today but still had a few holes where I put everything together. It’s not too much fun hitting 18 strokes worse than your last round...
  9. I honestly though it could be over there, but with the downpour, I didn't want to take any chances, especially with the visibility so low.
  10. On the 4th hole of my round today, the skies opened up and it started pouring. My second shot was from the short rough but had to go through a tree or two. I hit the shot, it felt good and made it through the trees, but no one saw it land, and we couldn't see the ball from where we were because of the rain. I hit a provisional from around the same spot and continued on the hole. When we get up to the green (after hitting the provisional and another shot with the provisional ball) I found my original ball just off the green. I then played the original ball and no one questioned it. My question is, can I go back to playing the original ball after hitting a provisional and then playing it with another shot?
  11. Somerset County. We play Quailbrook and Spooky Brook most often, and play Neshanic occasionally. I actually used to live on the 18th of Quailbrook.
  12. I just wanted to introduce myself. I have played sparingly since I was 12 or so (33 now), but over the past year and a half, I have begun to play more regularly and have played about 15 times since May. I am lucky enough to live in a county that has a great county course system, so it is easy and relatively inexpensive to get out (~$35 with cart after 3pm). I am around a 20 right now, and I definitely have my good-great holes, and then my blowups. I recently started taking a few lessons and they have helped a lot. My instructor works a lot on over-corrections that help develop muscle memory and that seems to be working well. I have gotten into the game and I hope to get better and learn more.
  13. I recently played a round with a friend and we were paired with a father and son. I was running late and got to the 1st tee 2 minutes before our tee time. I didn't warm up (which I knew was going to happen), but as soon as I got there, the father points to me and says you go first, so I did. I promptly put the first ball into the woods, which I expected, and all the father could say was "out of bounds" in the most monotone voice. I wanted to turn around and says "thanks...I can see for myself" but being that it was the first hole, I decided against. Turns out, he was a really nice guy, but the first couple holes I was waiting for him to make more comments.
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