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  1. Hey guys, forgive me if there's already a thread about this but I looked and didnt see one. I got fit for irons last week with trackman and my angle of attack averaged 7* (for 6 iron). I know you always want to trap the ball well, but like my fitter said "I'm trapping it too well". The average angle was something like 3*, but regardless mine is pretty steep and I've been known to take pretty lenghty/deep divots. Also this messed with my launch angles...but does anyone have any simple tips for making that angle not quite so large but still avoid "flipping" completely? Thank you!
  2. Hey guys! I've been wondering about this a while now and I figured what better place to go than here? But I've had several people tell me I should get bigger grips (I'm 6'6" so you can imagine how big my hands are) because the ones I have now are standard size and are technically "too small for me". I've been playing all my life with this size grip so you could say I've gotten used to it, but I'm hoping to basically empty out my bag and get some clubs that are made for me so I've got no more excuses! Anyways, my real question is what exactly does having the correct grip size do for you
  3. Hey guys, sorry I couldnt get this up yesterday but I was pretty busy. I tried to do everything mvmac advised and I think its slowly getting there, but it still feels weird to set up to the ball right now. Here's a 7 iron... Cheers!
  4. Great! Thank so much! Ironically enough the other day I was working on having my arms more beneath my shoulders and not reaching out so much. I'm headed to the range right now so I'll put your good advice to use and get back to you on how well it worked! Gracias!
  5. Doesn't look too bad. I'd like to see some more wrist cock at the top of you backswing which ultimately would give you more power coming through the ball (if you don't get flippy with it) and we call all you some more power! Work on that and maybe swinging more around your body after contact and things should improve! Cheers!
  6. I've been Playing Golf for: 5-6 years My current handicap index or average score is: index: 10.2 My typical ball flight is: "work in progress"...when i make a good swing its a baby draw if anything The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: duck hook/slice Videos:
  7. regarding your slice. I'm not sure if it'll work the same for you as it did (and does) for me. But as you complete your swing, feel as though you're swinging out, away from you getting the clubhead along or (for practice's sake) outside of the target line as long as possible. This should at least help to get the shot straightened out. Best of luck!
  8. Heads up, the video is private as of now. Try switching it to public by editing it on youtube!
  9. Here's, this is about the 3rd time I got out this year, still not lessons yet but I'm having one tomorrow. For the first week out of winter I'm pretty happy with it, but it could still use some work. I've really worked on not letting my right foot get completely vertical before impact, as this was a problem I had for most of last year. Cheers!
  10. Not a bad swing, however to my eye I see one big thing that could ultimately result in more consistent ball striking. Right away when you take your club away, you bend over what seems at least in this particular swing. I'm not swing genius but I've had (still have) a similar problem. To combat this I would just work on keeping your head steady and level throughout your swing. Perhaps practice looking at a mirror just "swinging" in the bathroom or something to give yourself and idea of how it feels to have a quieter head. Unfortunately I cant really pick out a particular reason in your swing fo
  11. Ok, so I got out to the range today for the first time in about 3 months I believe, and after 50-70 balls i finally got all the shanks out of my system, but by that time each and every swing I would have a sharp tiny pain in my left ankle at the end of the follow through. At times it even became difficult to shift my weight completely because of the pain I knew I had coming. Anyways, last year I was trying to flare out my toes more than I naturally did because both my instructor and golf coach told me to do so. I believe I've heard that Tiger's knee problems were somewhat a result of this twis
  12. As you can see from my signature, currently only my irons and wedges have been extended to be longer than standard. Would it be normal protocol (being 6' 4") to have also my woods be extended past standard? I am going to be seeing some fitting people near the end of the month. Thanks
  13. By fairway I meant off of tight lies in the actual fairway. I believe the quad keel was suppost to help you to get the ball up with solid contact from lies not in the "fairway" but I don't think I've atttempted to hit my 3W out of non-fairway more than twice. So I want something with a low leading edge (mine doesnt) for more confidence off of hardpan lies and more reliable contact. I've thought about maybe toying with having both a 3 and 5 wood or something and switching out my lob wedge a few times. But I've never really seriously thought about it. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
  14. Title says it all, looking for any suggestion. I don't care for my current 3-woods (see signature) address postition being square, the quad keel because I feel it's kind of iffy trying to hit off the fairway which I may encounter a few times a round, and it's just overall banged up. All the white paint that was painted in the center grooves is gone (I guess you could say that's a good thing ;) ) and the sole is losing what little beauty it had. Thanks guys.
  15. For those of you who may be wondering.. For those of yo uwho were wondering... I got off to a rough start and shot a 49 on the front nine(really the back nine, started on 10th hole) However, I played IMO some of my best golf and shot a 41 (my best 9 hole score of my life...) on the back with 6 consecutive pars :). I'm not sure if you guys can view it, but heres a link to a more detailed scorecard...let me know if you can see it. thanks http://golfshot.com/rounds/detail/110-4284593-4284716
  16. mhm..i've never thought of that. sounds like it could definitely work out. I'll have to see if I can do that. thanks for the tips! :)
  17. Thanks for replying in the first place :). haha just curious..seing as your a 2 handicap...how do you accurately calculate all your distances? (i dont own a rangefinder and propably wont in the near future..) its almost a bit of a guessing game sometimes for me..and yes...i've been working on a pre-shot routine..especially using it every time on every shot on the range to hone it in. Thanks...it'll give me something to think about. :)
  18. Here's..took these yesterday. keep in mind, for my iron swings, I was playing my natural 5-8 yard fade that works well for me. comments appreciated... 6i 3H Driver DTL Driver - FO
  19. Depending on the situation I'll either go with putter, 7i, or my 3 hybrid. IMO, if I'm trying to get it close for a near always tap in, I'll pull the putter. If I want a more aggresive line that is going straight for the hole, I'll pull 7i or hybrid depending on the distance to the hole and how much "fairway" I have to cover before I'm on the green. I'm sure many of you have heard this before but one thing I think about a lot, is something along the lines of this. Hit 10 putts from off the green, then hit 10 chips with a sandwedge (or some other high lofted club like that) compare you best
  20. Here, I cut the 3 videos down into one, hope that helps. I'm planning on going to the range today where'll I get driver, FO and DTL as well as some 6 irons and maybe shorter irons.
  21. thanks, and yea. in these particular videos I seem to be coming from the outside more than I like, and that's what I've been working on fixing. i'll try to get some better swings up here soon
  22. I see what you mean. and Im somewhere in the ball park of 6'4" to 6'5", but not completely sure. My irons have an extra inch, so they're plenty long in my opinion
  23. Okay, well first of all, heres my swings from last year ( http://thesandtrap.com/forum/thread/40744/my-swing-nikeman6 ) Since the beginnning of this year, I found I was coming over the top a ton (whether thats from the offseason or just bad habits) and have been trying to fix that and since then I'm still searching for a good, consistent swing that can be more controlled. I've been dying to get to the range, but all week the weather here in Michigan has been bad so I got some foam balls out in the wet backyard just to get this up here so I can have things to think about over spr
  24. Hey guys, so im a sophmore in high school. Our first competetive event is this Saturday. I'm a sophmore, so this is my second year on the team, which is a team of 6 people. Basically me and a senior are going to carry the team on its back...anyways. Last year my best 18 hole tournament round was 92, which included a ten, yes ten, on the 10th hole (Par 5) So it definitely could've been better, but the past is done now. What im here asking is how do you all take it to the course. Last year, more less, I felt like I was finding a sprinkler head, grabbing the "right" club, and swinging myself out
  25. Hey guys, lately i've been on the lookout for a couple decently priced, quality golf pants. Which I really havent had a problem doing. The problem is finding them in the right size. For a good fit and length, I really like 34x38s, but the closest thing I can find are 34x36s, which are just too short and not worth buying in my opinion because I'll propably find more space to grow. (Im 6'4'' and growing ;) ) I appreciate any advice. Thanks guys
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