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About patrick

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  • Birthday 11/30/1962

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  1. Most forgiving irons

    on the Uniflex shaft....I hate it! I like a stiff shaft, not due to my swing speed, but my poor tempo. Uniflex, I was whipping it left and right. Stiff, at least I know where the club head is at.
  2. Why are you not playing scratch?

    Quote: Once you achieve that just go out and have fun with your buddies and treat this as a way to relax away from the trials and tribulations of every day life. Luckily for me, there are so many things to work on in my game, that when I go to the course or the range, I never think for an instant of my trials or tribulations!!!! It really is a total escape.
  3. Why are you not playing scratch?

    ON the pressure component of playing well: Recommend seeing NYTImes article on Charlie Beijan best round ever, when he played his second round in a stupor due to his panic attack.
  4. how to shoot lower scores?

    Answering your question about getting better: Write down on your scorecard what club you hit and what happened to it. Obviously, some kind of dots and stars for shorthand. What I quickly found is that 4-9 times a round I take more than one shot into the green with a wedge. I either chunk it, overshoot, or short and have to take a 2nd shot. Try it, you’ll find out pretty quick what you need. As far as the topping I noticed when first started doing this, I stopped that when I relaxed and quit trying to kill it. Happy Holidays.
  5. Club Gapping

    Yah, I rotate a lot of stuff between my Driver and 5i: Callaway X 3w, Cleveland 4w, Titleist 21 909H, Nickent 3i Ironwood hybrid, this funky early metal 5w with a steel shaft. Totally whimsical, 3w about 220, I hit all about the rest about the same distance (about 175-195). That said, when I finally got my wedge gaps down, game became a lot more steady: Mizuno JPX 50 Supposed to be more forgiving, which implies less of a shot maker. Cast, not forged. Best wedge I’ve ever had. I do everything with it. Vokey 56 sand wedge with 14 degrees bounce, yah, launch that whole damn bunker in the air. 60, for the lob and tight troubles. Full swing: 50 goes 75, 56 goes 60, 60degrees goes 40-45. All adjustable by angle of attack and swing speed.
  6. Why are you not playing scratch?

    Re: Gonna finally take some lessons (cheap!). Some guys give lessons for less when it gets slow in the winter. Wait for it.
  7. 125 mph Swing Speed Driver Help!

    Have to agree with Plasma327: Fitting and buying appropriate stuff will help you enjoy the game more than anything else. Worth the money. When I first started, I went to the used bins, tried everything at a very low cost, probably at the total of a full bag of new stuff. I found out thru experimentation that shaft & weight is probably more important than the head manufacturer. Since long drives are your game strength, it’s a really good place to start your investment.
  8. Curious as to distances with a Dr-4w-7w combo and what long iron you start at and distance?
  9. Agree, for starting up a ball is a ball. I think I bought a dozen ProV’s when I first started, going to my friend’s CC and I just sliced every one into the woods in that round. Nice spin... Once you can hit the fairway, or at least not hit into the deep woods, but jsut the rough, you can start concentrating on the feel and flight of ball, and of course the check up, cause you’ve been working on your short game.
  10. Hybrids.

    Compared the 909H to the F in 21 and a 909 in 18(?) maybe on the launch monitor? Ended up going for the 909H 21, but regret not getting that deeper face. Because when Im tired or falling apart, it’s hard to tag that ball! If I’m swinging hard, strong and accurate, damn, it is a sweet club. ******** has many used ones for about 70 bucks and the 910s are about 100, depending on condition.
  11. Walking with partners who ride

    Not a prob to be a walker, unless lost in the tall grass. Then I just have to man up and drop a ball and take the strokes. I find it’s more enjoyable than making ppl wait on me. And for sure, if one rider hooks and the other slices and your game is on, you are waiting on them. (6900 yards)
  12. Why are you not playing scratch?

    I think ppl have alluded to this, but not spoken directly to it: It gets proportionately more difficult and requires more skill to get consistently lower scores. I was hitting in the 110’s, took 5 lessons and was quickly in the 90’s. So I’m straighter and consistent. But now distance? And putting? You watch some TV golf and watch those pro’s drain a 25 footer. More than once a round. Putting definitely requires some time and coaching. So knowledge about the swing and game and your body first, then you get more refined. And really, you know some ppl can’t be refined, lol. I like the line about golf is 90% mental and the other 10% is in your head. Some ppl get low, and then some of those issues definitely come in to play. Fun times, but every once in a while I walk off the course and say “Waht in the hell am I doing here?"
  13. Uniflex Graphite Shafts 80g

    imho...Uniflex are defintely not for everyone. I would recommend getting fitted for shaft and picking that with your preferred irons. My opinion is based on buying about 5 different single irons before buying deciding on an iron set. RAZRBlack came with the Uniflex shaft and I could never hit it consistently, even after a good warm up period on the range. One day I passed it to my friend on the range and he took several swings and was inconsistent and he handed it back and said : “That’ll screw up your swing”.