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Hollister

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  • Birthday 11/30/1969

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  1. Well, are you really having a chicken wing and are coming over the top? Do a vid. Really. Every phone has a video mode, some shoot 60 frames per second which is preferable, 30 or even 24 are better than nothing. Either do what the Pro says (search above for "stupid monkey") or do a video of your swing to get the right advice. Best, H.
  2. Do a video and look where you loose your "angles" - elbow or wrist. Really, shoot a video. Best advice to speed up the learning process. Start to own your swing...
  3. Get a video - without one you do not see improvement. Getting rid of a chicken wing might be done in five minutes, or five months. Bad things tend to stick or show up again when you work on other things. Give yourself time to improve. For your challenge you might go hunt for quick fixes. Better ask a seasoned golf pro than try to hunt for snippets here and there. Shoot a video and open up a My Swing thread in the member swings forum. You get quick help there. Otherwise it is hard to help you on the forum. And an in-person golf lesson might give you the best quick fix for better d
  4. If golf was that easy, we all would have a single handicap... Did you film yourself swinging (I did not search the forum)? I would suspect you hit the ground often before the ball (hitting it fat). With a 85mph driver swing speed you might be flipping your wrists, too. Do the above exercises until you see your chicken wing disapear and extend your arms properly. There are a lot of good videos from those two guys on youtube. Check out a golf trainer for a quick fix, but you might find http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/ or a 5SK certified golf pro a better long term
  5. You luck with your challenge... And this drill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4QOuP15wWA beginning at minute 2:20 might be another good one to make you happy... (extending arms after impact).
  6. Ooops, not that I am currently supposed to do other things... Caught a break, watched a vid, did not think it out... Touche :D Your remark puzzles me - would that be a 48° loft club head delivered at 38-40° giving it a positive attack angle of 10° to 8°? If so, what sense does putting the ball back so far in the stance make - wouldn't it move the low point further back and make hitting up harder?
  7. Zack Johnson's set-up for a flighted high spinning wedge shot explained. 45 degrees of spin loft maximes the spin - hitting down -3 deg. with a 48 deg. pitching wedge would be optimal. And off to the range we go...
  8. Yes, right, will do! Isn't 15 degrees launch angle sort of enough for my current speed? At 15/16/17, 1700rpms and 125mph the total distance would remain 228y, the carry would only increase from 182 to 189y. Hey, interesting - so there is hope for me being a decade younger! Do you know your launch angle? Are you satisfied with the regular shaft? With the TrackMan Range and the heavy, limited distance balls I am not sure if everything is fully correct. I found a few photos from last August hitting the R7 on the TrackMan Pro using a different range ball
  9. Yes, Erik, hit it too high on the face and may have lost 2mph+ doing so. Plus I hit heavy, flight reduced range balls, too. They would not be as fast as regular golf balls (lower COR). My ball speed on the TrackMan Range is usually 120 average in the range of 118 to 123 max. Smash on the TrackMan Pro unit with the same balls (and settings to normalize performance) was 1.43 and up. Again, I promise to do better to the get the SLDR hot face upping ball speed. At least I hope to get a new maximum speed on the range unit.
  10. Wow, nope. Neither convinced, nor looking for the truth in the equipment. Will try to hit it better and then see, what the "hottest face" of 2014 has to offer. Since I have permanent access to a TrackMan Range unit when practising, verifying numbers and working on my swing accordingly is possible. Thanks for the recommendations, will try to hit them in the coming weeks. Time to fess up: guilty of a click-baiting subject sporting a little ignorance... But I did not know, neither did I read, that the 460 SLDR was intended for higher club head speeds. Was that communicat
  11. Hi all, thanks for the interesting discussion. My official handicap is 28 (Europe...), I usually play around 15 over, best rounds last year were 6 and 8 over. My performance off the tee - LSW... - is too short to go flag hunting... Impact during testing was a little erratic, especially hitting the SLDR for the first time and switch back and forth to my old driver. Been pondering the alternatives fiddling with the FlightScope Trajectory Optimizer . With a swing speed of 90mph I would gain around 10yards max adjusting launch angle and spin (would need a 12 deg. dr
  12. Hi all, bought a used SLDR driver for cheap last week. Yes, I am late to the party, but finally succumbed to Taylor Made's driver marketing scheme of the last years. Been still playing a TM R7 425 and thought hoped that newer technology might help a little distance-wise. Here are the results testing my 2007 R7 425 driver against the SLDR 460. The test was done with a TrackMan Range unit using heavy, flight reduced range balls. I deleted the obviously bad shots (too much side spin, the low ball speed) to get better values for comparison. The SLDR 460 9.5 deg.
  13. Quote: The clubs, which were unveiled Tuesday at the merchandise show in Orlando, will sell for $149 for a steel shaft, or $164 for a graphite shaft. ( http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/sports/golf/hogan-a-revived-club-maker-returns-to-its-roots.html?_r=0 ) 1,050 $ for a set of seven clubs (P to 4 or 9 to 3). Very competitive! Bet we see a good deal of new Hogan irons out there soonish. Am not sure that I like the brushed look thou.
  14. Selling clubs by loft is nothing new for Mr. Koehler (SCOR wedges). I am curious if it works for an iron set, too. "Hoganfit" says it all. Getting fitted by picking the right club might be a new way to explore. And I bet it is going to be an up-price exclusive product line. Miura comes to mind. We will see how attractive the Hogan brand still is. Oh please Mike, loads of photos and try to hit a few balls with them. Am not so sure that I will get to see the clubs over here in Europe. At least not in 2015.
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