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  1. I want to share the differences between a new iron set and a 20 year old iron set. I have been playing with my Mizuno MX-20 irons for 20 years. They are a little worn so I decided to buy new Mavrik irons with 2 deg flat and 0.5 inch short. I have flipping problem with my swing and my ball flight trajectory is usually too high so I have to hit 1 or 2 more clubs compared to my golf buddies. Since my ball flight is high I specifically looked for irons with strong loft and I found the Mavrik irons to have strongest loft of all irons. Below are the comparison. Note that Mavrik basically is 1 to 1.5 club stronger in loft compared to the MX-20s. I know, I shouldn't care what clubs my friends use but psychologically I don't like it 😄. Yes, I am trying to improve my swing to solve the flipping problem. Mavrik irons' club heads are slightly smaller than the MX-20s. Frankly, I can't tell the difference when hitting these clubs if I don't see the new clubs are shinier. For the same loft, the Mavrik is slightly longer because of their much thinner face that provide more bounce.
  2. Thanks for the tip. I will look into Mevo+. I want to practice and play simulated golf rounds at home. My intend with the golf simulator is not to have to go to the range as much.
  3. The prices of QED and EYEXO are just too high for me. My budget of under $4k works better with Skytrak. With a mat, net, software, skytrak and the protective box it is just nicely under $4k. I haven't purchased anything yet. I plan to add drywall to my garage first. Most likely I will get Skytrak this December if I don't find anything better in the same price range. I have used Skytrak with my golf instructor and I like it alot except for shots over 200 yards. Under 180 yards, it is very accurate. Yes, it has way more users and reviews and it give me more confident.
  4. I just came back from the range during my lunch break and hit 100 stinger type chips around 90 yards with my 8 iron. Hope to keep this drill going.
  5. We can always dream 🤣. Here I can't even solve my flipping problem.
  6. I was rooting against Bryson. Bryson is just so big, muscular and athletic that it is hard for most average golfers to related to. His swing is also not pretty to look at. Obviously it worked for him. I am really surprised to find out that many golfers drove longer than Bryson in the tournament. I like Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and golfers with smaller stature that amateurs can related to.
  7. Thank you boogielicious, I am trying to do the chipping drill you recommended. I find it is easier to maintain lag with chipping, as soon as I try the full swing, I revert back to flipping. I hope to keep chipping with lag and then slowly increase the swing until I can maintain lag with the full swing.
  8. Sorry, I couldn't add more information on the first post because it is locked. I have attached the image at impact [from the video] which shows chicken wing and flipping. I started playing 20 years ago [in 2020] right after college with friends and coworkers help me with my swing. I took 4 lessons in around 2008 but it didn't help because I was too grooved with my bad swing. I shot anywhere from 84 (best round) to 104 in the last 15 years. I stopped playing in 2015 and returned to playing 2 months ago. Last month I played a 9-hole course twice before returning to an 18 hole course and shot 101 and 98 with many fat and thin shots. After taking lessons for the last 3 weeks I went out and shot 14 over for 16 holes last week before it turned dark and I was hitting the ball much better. I always hit the ball too high which kills my distance. Under pressure I aslo top and hit fat shots. I thought I have fixed many of my faults with 3 weeks of lessons but I am really surprised I haven't changed much watching myself on videos. Although I feel I make better contact with the ball right now. My instructor is trying to have me turn my left shoulder and point to the ball, have a bowed left wrist at the top of the backswing and more steep backswing to quiet my lower body which moves too much. I have 3 more lessons but I may add another 8 lessons after that. Many thanks,
  9. I've been Playing Golf for: 20 years My current handicap index or average score is: 18 - unofficial, but my friends give me this when we play My typical ball flight is: high, push The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: fat, thin, push, flipping at impact, chicken wing I am RIGHT handed, the videos show me left handed. I will figure out this for the next videos. Many thanks. Videos:
  10. I agree with the post but it is hard not to shoot at the pins. It is like not to swing hard AT the ball. If we can swing like our practice swings we can all play better. I will try at the center of the green the next time I come out on a course.
  11. My handicap is roughly at 18. 10 years ago at the lowest point it was 13. I took 4 years off and just started to play again 2 months ago. I started golf in 2000 without any lesson and I have many issues including backswing too flat, too much movement in right knee, bad weight shift, flipping at impact. I am taking lessons and finished the 3rd out of 8 lessons series. My goals are: 1) Hit the ball more solidly - currently I top the ball or hit it fat 4 to 6 times in a round which cost me 5 to 8 strokes. Not counting all of the pushes, hooks and slices. i) Proper weight shift at the start of backswing ii) More steep backswing with left shoulder pointing at ball iii) Bow wrist at top of backswing iv) Less arm and more hip swing 2) Become single digit handicap in 1 year i) Better putting ii) Better chipping iii) Aim at center of the green, safe side of green and not aiming at flags iv) Slow down on the course, have a pre shot routine v) Listening to golf hypnosis at sleep - to be loose when playing - I am too tense right now I will continue to take lessons until I get close to single digit handicap. My guess is 8 lesson series is probably not enough. I may take another 8 lesson series after this.
  12. Thank you, I will try to use my Android tablet or buy a used laptop. I wonder if a Chromebook works.
  13. Thank you for your responses. I am trying to practice my new backswing and hit into an impact bag 200 to 400 times a day to train my body. Working at home is great for this. I just try 30 swings every hour. My instructor told me to use only half swing for now but I kept hitting balls with my full swing at the range. It is hard. I think he is right, somehow I am able to hit more solidly and being closer to the new swing with my half swing. I will try to video my swing and post it in myswing forum.
  14. Thank you for your information. I searched and surprisingly there is only 1 golf simulator range in my area. I live in Orange County, CA. I agree that $10 to $15 is too low. I will just focus on building my own golf simulator for now.
  15. I wonder what are the odds? DJ is probably the favorite. With Collin Morikawa, JT, Rahm,and McIroy have similar odds.
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