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    Trying to slow my backswing down and get it less flat....still too fast and still too flat. Also trying to figure out why my irons are short. I have a decent clubhead speed ~115mph with driver, and good distance, but my irons don't seem to be going as far as they should.

    I should probably get a face on view to see if I'm flipping. This shot was actually decent. 6 iron 190, flush, but blocked it.

  2. I have a few:

    Replacing my 3 iron with a 3 Hybrid
    Buying a 12.5* driver and adjusting it to 14* to help me drive the ball higher, rather than fix my swing ( adjusted 3H and 3W to max loft also )
    When I bought my TM RSI1 Irons ( semi game improvement )
    I ditched my stand bag and bought a cart bag once I realised I would never walk a course
    I'll replace my putter if I find a good deal and like the style, no questions asked.
    Pretty much never watch golf except for majors or unless Tiger is playing....so pretty much just majors, for now.


    Also....I bought the VR_S Covert solely because of this commercial....it got me so amped up for some reason.



  3. 14 hours ago, billchao said:

    Shaft weight can be a pretty personal thing. I've read articles describing how some slower swings are better off with lighter, others heavier, some faster swingers play better with lighter, etc., so there's no rule of thumb about it. Best way to know for sure is to see a good fitter.

    That said, it does sound like shaft weight could be an issue for you. Do you still have your old clubs and is you contact better with them?

    Unfortunately I don't have my old clubs. I may just have to go see a fitter and test some other shafts out

  4. Heck of a bump here....I recently purchased some RSI 1's that came with 90g shafts. My old iron shafts were 105g....and now I feel my contact is nowhere near as consistent as it used to be. I have a fast swing ( 110ish mph...and my back swing is a little quick too ) so I am curious if having a faster swing with lighter shafts could cause the club to drift around a bit during the swing.

    I've also been dealing with the shanks lately, and am curious if a lighter shaft could exacerbate this as well ( I have a flat swing which I am aware is the main cause )

    My past 3 sets of irons have all been 105g until these 90g.

  5. No. 5 at Heritage Pointe ( Pointe Course) Calgary., AB. 454Y Par 5. Rated hardest hole on the course ( 36 holes )

    It's not a long par 5, but almost impossible to get to in two shots. You can't hit driver off the tee as you can't cut the corner because it's a giant hill with pine trees on it, and there's just too much danger around the corner anyway.

    So you tee off with a 200ish yard club, then you can attempt to go for it in 2 with a 3 Wood or a hard hybrid but good luck being able to stop it on the green. The problem being, is the green is elevated about 50 feet. It's a small green too. If you're short, you're on a steep bank if fescue and gorse and you likely won;t find your ball. If you're long you're up on a bank with fescue and gorse and you likely won't find your ball. The bail out is short right, which doesn't make sense because of the angle of the green. It's also severely sloped from back to front.

    So you layup, leaving a ~100 yard wedge to a green you can't see. The green is divided into two parts....by an enormous slope. So if you're on the wrong side, you've either got a slow putt up a giant slope, or a putt impossible to stop near the pin. I am completely OK with a bogey/double bogey on this hole.





  6. 5 minutes ago, iacas said:

    The parts shown. Your hands get too "deep." Too far left in those images. Then you have to push them out to the right in very little time, resulting in a lot of shanking.

    I see. So more steep/vertical. Thanks! I will work on this.



  7. 16 minutes ago, iacas said:

    From this deep, it's gonna be tough not to shank it.

    Let the right elbow fold up off your chest a bit more and keep your hands more in front of your shirt buttons more. Then you won't have to shove the hosel toward the golf ball late in the downswing.

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    Thanks iacas.

    When you say "keep your hands more in front of your shirt buttons", at which part of the swing should I be doing this?

  8. Hi All,

    Long time, no post....

    I am at my wits end. I started the year off with solid rounds of high 70's and low 80's. Was hitting it well, but the last 3 rounds I have played have been 100+ because I have the shanks. Bad. From driving to chipping. I have tried standing further form the ball. I have tried addressing with the ball on the toe of the club. I am too embarrassed to go to the range at this point ( although I know I need to in order to fix this ). Here is the most recent video of my swing. Not an ideal angle, but it;s all I have at the moment. I have had shanks in the past, but they usually disappear after a round, but this has been 3 rounds in a row.

    I have cured them before by placing the ball in between two tees and trying not to hit the tees. Does anyone else have any other tips, or maybe a long term fix?




  9. Lowest round of my life this weekend.

    77 ( 37/40 )

    Only 1 birdie - 210 yard par 3, 5 iron to 2 feet. A LOT of up and down pars.

    Unexpected really because I haven't played much lately, and my previous round before this one was a grinding, messy 87.

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