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Posts posted by saevel25

  1. Most of my back pain went away when I did the following. 

    1. Stretch
    2. Ice
    3. Be more mobile on a daily basis
    4. Get some muscle release from my chiropractor. 

    My back can still flair up, but I manage it much better than I use to. 

    If it gets bad where it is painful, I do not golf till I have a few days of being pain free. Muscle tightness for me isn't the same thing as pain. 

  2. 3 hours ago, MyLeftStrokeJustWentViral said:

    The strokes gained stuff isn’t really stats.

    It's a stat, just as advanced stats for baseball are stats. 

    3 hours ago, MyLeftStrokeJustWentViral said:

    I want to see the actual breakdown of how many fairways/greens I hit, how many putts, percentage of up/downs.

    Fairways hit doesn't matter much with out knowing distance. Lets say you hit 100% of your FIR, but you hit 7 iron off ever tee the advantage of hitting the fairway is given away. 

    How many putts doesn't matter. If you hit 1 GIR, your # of putts is going to be much lower, but the scoring isn't going to be good if you don't have birdie putts. What if someone has the same number of putts, but hit 15 GIR as the golfer who hits 1 GIR. Strokes gained encompasses this by showing you that he either had an absurdly hot putting day or an absurdly good approach game. 


  3. Yay, back was good enough to play 9 tonight. 

    Started off slow, but that is to be expected with not hitting golf balls in 11 days. I just kept with focusing on torso turn with soft left arm. Then trying to get that left knee to go down and left. For about a 4 hole stretch I got stuck with a nasty snap hook. Then I figured out working in a bit of more right side forward with the left knee stuff. I started to hit the ball much better. 

  4. Clark Howard on leading,


    Clark’s take: Leasing is OK only under these 2 circumstances

    Despite Clark’s strong feelings on the subject, he does, however, see benefits to leasing a vehicle — but only under two conditions.

    • You are a person who feels like you must drive the latest & greatest vehicle
    • Your lease is heavily subsidized


  5. I always saw leasing for people who want to avoid troublesome maintenance. If you trade back in before 30K you can avoid the higher routing maintenance cost. Also, I think leasing was more viable option years ago when cars were more troublesome. Now, cars last a really long time with routing maintenance. You can skip new tires, new brakes, and higher required maintenance. 

    Then you have the people who like brand new cars or trying different cars. 

    For me, I research out cars with good history of not having issues and time it with good dealership deals. 

  6. Are you playing the same course? Is the practice green an actual representation of what you face on the course? It could be your putting stroke. 

    Start practicing like you play. Take your time, try to bring in the feel like the putt counts for something. Also, try to work on lag putting. Try to get every putt inside 10% of the distance you are hitting putts from. So a 50-FT putt, try to get the ball inside 5-ft. 


  7. On 8/27/2020 at 7:38 AM, SAGolfLuvr said:

    Now I understand why faster swingers can have 10-12 degree driver heads. I'm trying to avoid the dreaded ballooning and lack of roll that I experienced with my old 2 plane swing.

    Don't hit down on the ball. Hitting up will increase launch and reduce spin rate. What causes this ballooning is not launch angle, but spin rate. 

    I have a clubhead speed of 115-120 mph. I hit a 10 degree driver, and probably launch it around 12-13 degrees with sub 2200 spin rate. I try to hit up 2-3 degrees. For me, it's not really beneficial to be overly precise with the numbers. The angle of attack can vary +/- a degree. The dynamic loft can change. My spin range is probably 1900 to 2500. 

  8. 11 hours ago, iacas said:

    Anyone else have a TheraGun? How about at-home STIM stuff?

    I have a hypervolt gun. It works really well. For me, my quads and calf muscles are super tight. So I try to hit those a few times a week  

    I agree, it's amazing how accustomed the body gets to certain unrelaxed positions. I remember when they finally got my upper back to relax and my shoulders started to hurt because they were stretching out. Right now it's my lats that bother me the most, and I foam roll them occasionally. 

  9. 6 hours ago, Killa said:

    but like the best physics phd I decided to ignore that for now, as you can actually hit the ball with these factors not adding anything to the equation. 

    Very unlikely that a person would present the static loft of the driver at impact. 

    Making any determination of what loft to choose is impossible. That is why club fitting is important in this regard. 

  10. 27 minutes ago, SAGolfLuvr said:

    Good Day Club Fitters and those knowledgeable on this subject.

    Question. My driver is 8.5 degrees and set to neutral. If my attack angle is 4 degrees up, then shouldn't my launch angle be close to 12.5 degrees?  

    Your loft on the driver is not loft presented at impact. you could be presenting more loft or less loft. 

  11. Went to to Erie for a lesson session and play 18. 

    Backswing Priority - Arms stay passive as body turns. Right arm stays loose and relaxed. 

    Downswing Priority - Let knee gain a big of flex so it travels down and towards target more in downswing. Then explode with extension in the left side. 

    Shot Shape Stuff - Work on face to path control. Especially with driver, getting the path less outward. 

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