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  1. Hi, recently I've been hitting my irons poorly from fairway. Duffs, tops, also hitting the ball "all over" the club face. But on the driving range, I can hit bucket after bucket with almost no bad shots. (And fairway woods shors are pretty good from both mat and grass.) I know that the mat "hides" bad shots, especially duffs, but is there any drill I can do on the mats? It's not easy to find a driving range that allows you to play from grass where I live. Or can this be a mental thing? When going from practice to play? Any advice is welcome!
  2. Recently torn intercostal muscles on left hand side. Was wondering if there's is anything wrong with my swing that has caused this or whether it's just overuse as I've been going to the range a fair bit. I'm very new to the game so have no idea really how to analyse the video. I know I could swing a bit further back on my back-swing but other than that, not much idea. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks I've been Playing Golf for: 3 months My current handicap index or average score is: Don't have one My typical ball flight is: Slight Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Anything without clean contact Videos: Imgur Post with 0 votes and 1 views. Imgur Post with 0 votes and 2 views. Imgur Post with 0 votes and 1 views.
  3. PING Introduces G410 Fairway Woods, Hybrids & Crossovers Ping G410 Fairway, Hybrid and Crossover Announcement Other Features: Maraging-Steel Face Technology A Focus on Forgiveness PING’s First Adjustable Hybrid Hose
  4. Some of us remember the original Steelhead fairways of the late '90's, and it was Callaway's best selling fairway with a rounded sole profile and unique sole design to power through various conditions and a deep face. Step forward 20 years and Doc Hoc and Callaway R&D bring you the modern Steelhead. Callaway has updated the sole design for efficiency through the turf, given it their latest cup face, and a J36 Carbon crown to move COG low to launch the ball with its deep face. It's also priced $50 less than its Epic fairway. The J36 crown is not as light as the more expensive Epic crown, which also has adjustability. The Steelhead XR's are glued hosels coming in regular models of 3,5, 7 and 9 wds; and the + models, which are 13.5 and 16 for better/tour players. I've spent 4 rounds and several range sessions with the 5 wood and recently acquired the 3 and 7 woods. Fun clubs with distance. Not really game improvement but can be - it's a fairway for all player types. I found the Steelhead XR is designed for real life course conditions -- from ease out of the rough and fairway, and a monster off the tee with that deep face. Haven't tried a bunker yet. The rounded sole and deep face matters. Doc Hoc said this fairway is not driver DNA like their other fairways, but fairway DNA - meaning it is meant for various conditions and lies. Address: set it down and club sits square. Pick it up and and you may close it. The deep face has a good amount of bulge from heel to toe but the white painted grooves give you the center position. Feel/Sound: HIgh metallic, pleasing crack, hot feel.Deep face: tee it high, let it fly - forget shallow face misgivings off the tee, this deep face makes it easy and long off the tee. Long, long. Don't know about Epic long, but as you know, people react differently to different heads. I found them long with a smile on my face. Demo.Shaft: Tensei Fairway Shaft (it is not the driver shaft) is softer/smoother at both ends than the Tensei driver shaft. The profile is based on the Blueboard shaft - mid launch/mid spin smooth. The 56-59g 55 seems to hold up to most swings and is fine off the deck. No ballooning. After swinging the 5 wd for 3 weeks and 4 rounds, all I can say is that I'm having fun with the club.Performance: Off the fairway, I earn a high mid to lowish high trajectory depending on speed and swing. I am just an R flex and I'm getting 220+ off the deck in decent conditions and warm temps, and more off the tee. It is excellent, comparatively speaking, out of the rough than your normal fairway. This is more of a total distance club than a carry monster. Ball takes off like a rocket on a mid to mid high trajectory, descending shallow, and then rolls. I drove a 265 par 4 a couple of times at Pacific Grove (okay, so that hole had some downhill features). Earned max 230 with roll with the 5 wd, in warm temps, 70-90F, slightly downhill or flat conditions. Against a strong ocean wind, I was getting 200 with a lowish trajectory. Hiit a few tee shots that ended up at 260-270 in favorable conditions. It is a total distance club. Mishits - fats go lower and roll far, face turns over and ball rolls left at end, thins go lowish, straight, far - dependent on dry conditions. Very forgiving if you are looking at the deep face, rounded sole, and wondering about launch.Again, Steelhead is not a GI fairway in the sense that it does not appear overly large at address, ballon, spin too much, or launch too high in my experience - it's like a piercing high mid to lowish high rocket launcher that rolls.I ended up also buying the 3 wood in the 55g shaft - it flat out launches off the tee like a driver's flight - arcs a bit and descends slowly. Off the deck at 15 degree, I am earning a mid flight with great roll. Bought the 7 wd in the 65g shaft and it is also a monster. Was concerned about the 65g bringing flight down, but in the 7 wd, it gets up. I think the 5 wd, if you were buying only one, is an ideal fairway. I am a tweener in terms of flex with a 95 driver speed. But I opted for R flex, and find the club controllable, not a lot of spin, no ballooning. I would not go "caveman" on shaft. The Tensei 55 will fit most players in the lower lofts. See www.callaway.com to build a club and see many no upcharge shaft choices.What I've heard about the + fairways (13.5 and 16), is that they are meant for the better/tour player - weight is a bit more forward, flatter lie angle by 2 degrees, neutral to fade bias, tough to turn over. Watch the shaft choice - may want the 55g here. The + are too much club for me, but for others, it's what they want.Fun club. Check them out if you are looking for a versatile fairway. Picture - you see a comparison of the Steelhead XR at the top versus the XR16.
  5. From the album: Memorial 2016

    © 2016, Erik J. Barzeski

  6. Need advice; I am coming back to the game of golf after a back injury and am finally ready to purchase a new set. All this new technology is confusing and I have roughly a $2000 budget to cover bag, balls, driver, irons etc. My handicap I'm unsure of but a few years ago I was hitting in high 90s. Was using Callaway's 'til I gave them away. Thought I'd never play again! I am looking at Ping G, Taylor Made M2, Callaway xr I think, and a bunch of others. They all say their the best, but what I am after is nice ball height, good feel, and forgiveness ( I tend to slice ). If you had @ 2 grand what would you buy and why?
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