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Chip Strokes

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  1. i’ll see if i can get some impact data for you. if it’s a low-face impact problem, how would i go about bringing that contact up the face a bit? i already tee the ball with the equator of the ball about even with the top of the crown. any higher than that and my drives just go way too high
  2. thanks, but i’ve had too many TM driver heads fail on me to go back to the well again. i’ve played the avx on and off. it’s way too soft for me.
  3. thanks for the suggestion but i didn’t get along with the sim2 at all. that’s what i played before moving to my ping. plus, i went through 3 of them in two seasons, after going through two original sims. i have concerns about their durability.
  4. 12-13* usually. though i’d like to see it around 10*. i generally strike it high middle to high and slightly toe side. i have the occasional low heel miss but those are just bad swings. the impetus for this thread is my well struck drives, which are still up above 3K
  5. it’s a 9* head set to the big minus position, which puts it at about 7-7.5*
  6. i’m currently using a ping g425 lst. it’s pretty good for me, but i’m spinning it way too much. teed high, teed low, ball forward, ball back, i’ve tried it all and i can’t get the spin down below 3,000 no matter what i do. my delivery numbers are good. pretty neutral path, maybe 1-2* in to out, 2-3* up, with my main miss being a block where i don’t close the face. i’ve been on the sim plenty, and even the balls i middle up are spinning at 3200-3300. i know i’m leaving 20-30 yards on the table compared to a shot that spins 2400-2500. shaft is a ventus black 7tx and i play the bridgestone b x what’s the lowest spinning head out there? i’m thinking of trying the cobra ltdx ls this winter. any other suggestions?
  7. i’ll shoot you a message this winter once my new one is ordered up and on the way. i give a very steep MGS discount.
  8. thanks. it’s a leather grip from Best Grips. the putter is the only club in the bag likely to change actually. i think i’m doing a custom PLD this winter. shoot me a DM if you’re interested in this one, i don’t like keeping clubs laying around.
  9. i need this shot, like yesterday. i can’t, for the life of me, keep the ball low enough to pull this off. and in the rare event i do, it comes out so hot that i end up back in jail behind the green or through the other side of the fairway. luckily, my misses off the tee are usually bad enough to leave me in the next fairway with a shot over the trees and back in to play.
  10. nice poke!! looks like the TSR3 is a great fit for you. those look an awful lot like my 4W numbers
  11. i think the OWGR is due for a review anyway. the board is rife with conflicts of interest and how does the BMW PGA winner receive less points than the winner of the fortinet? im not saying LIV deserves points yet. just that there are a LOT of things in professional golf that probably need a second look.
  12. startups have to get off the ground somehow. this is really no different. i think they’ve had early success getting their foot in the door. the long term viability of the liv tour remains to be seen. i think it looks very different in the next few seasons than it did in its inaugural campaign, but i think it’s going to stick around for a while. i also think the tour has handled this badly from day one and jay monahan has looked foolish at pretty much every turn. i know the pga tour isn’t going anywhere, but i don’t think it’ll continue to have the stranglehold on pro golf that it has enjoyed for a few decades.
  13. if you don’t think LIV has been successful so far by signing 25% of the OWGR top 100 to play in an unproven upstart league, then why is the PGA tour so scared and scrambling to make changes that mirror what LIV is doing?
  14. lol ok. the PGA tour left itself in a position to be disrupted. it has been squeezing every last ounce of life out of a stale product for years now. if you don’t like what LIV is doing, you can blame their success so far on the stagnant nature of what the PGA tour offers their viewing audience. the people who don’t like LIV don’t like it because it doesn’t look like the PGA tour but they’re missing the point that it was never intended to look like the pga tour at all, and why would it? and now, in turn, the pga tour has taken several measures in an attempt to treat their superstars better and keep them from jumping ship straight out of LIV’s playbook. i’ve been down this road with you before in a different debate and i’m not about to get into another never ending back and forth with a brick wall.
  15. i put a pre-order deposit on a 2024 cadillac lyriq about a month ago. they’re supposed to start taking orders in mid-2023, which works for me since my lease is due back sometime late in 23. if delivery and reviews of the 2023 models go well, maybe this is finally the car that gets me away from the gas pump
  16. lol you’re arguing semantics. kisner was asked why he shows up when he doesn’t have a chance to win. he said because the 20th place money is still really good. it was a very PR approved way of saying “i don’t have to be that good, they still pay me.” that’s the same attitude that everyone’s worried the LIV golfers are going to adopt now that they’ve been given a guaranteed contract. the winnings being drawn from the signing money has been refuted heavily enough that i don’t know which side of the argument to believe, so i’m not gonna acknowledge that part of your argument unless you were in the room. all of the anti-liv arguments are just people saying “hey this is different from my golf, so it must be bad”. and that’s a fine stance to take, i just wish it was acknowledged.
  17. he was asked why he shows up if he can’t win and he said because the 20th place check is really nice. it’s the same thing. and LIV golfers aren’t paid per birdie, so i’m not sure what angle you’re driving at there. they were compensated before they played a single hole because the tour believes they have a certain amount of value - that’s not different in any way to a team paying a predictive salary to a player based on past performances. it’s nice to see some things haven’t changed around here in the year since i visited last.
  18. im not sure why people think golf is so special when it comes to guaranteed money guaranteed contracts have been in sports for…ever, yet you don’t see aaron judge treating games like BP or jayson tatum treating a game like a shoot around. the cream rises no matter what golf isn't special. it’s just another sport and sports are big business. will some guys coast on a fat paycheck? sure. it’s human nature. there are killers and coasters in every sport. but how is that different than kevin kisner saying he’s happy to show up and finish 20th on the PGA tour?
  19. we ended up clearing way more than i ever set out to, but the yard really needed it. we brought in a few tons of dirt to make the hill on one side of the house less severe so my landscapers have access. and then i can’t tell you how much topsoil - still waiting on the invoice for that one haha. and yea - my wife got her fruit trees. apple, pear, peach, and cherry. along with 5 blueberry bushes.
  20. i love ‘em. my instructor is a cleveland rep so i got a really good deal on them. they set up nicely behind the ball and my short game is as good as it’s ever been so something is working.
  21. it’s the one club in my bag that i can reliably hit high or low. but yeah, when i send it up in the air it lands like a pitching wedge. here’s a par 5 approach from last week. pin was 270. 250 to the front.
  22. that’s my favorite club in the whole bag. great tee club for short par 4s and i love it off the deck for long par 5s
  23. knowing us, we would’ve built and then wanted to change everything a year later anyway. definitely getting there. all outside work is done for this year but we have a few interior projects to keep us busy this winter.
  24. my wife is an absolute saint. i’ve gotten out twice a week all summer. i think i’m closing in on ~50 rounds this year.
  25. been away for a minute guys. here’s what’s in the bag now. handicap has been as low as a 7 this year, but i’m trending back up towards an 8 currently. here are the sticks, let me know what you think! driver: ping G410 LST 9* set at 7.5* shaft: ventus black 7TX tipped .5” 4W: sim2 max 3HL 16.5* shaft: ventus blue tr 8TX tipped .5” 7W: sim2 max 21* shaft: ventus black 10X tipped 1” irons: 2019 titleist T100 4-PW 1* flat shafts: dynamic gold X7 wedges: cleveland RTX zipcore raw 52/mid 56/mid 60/full shafts: dynamic gold tour issue S400 putter: sik DW 32” shaft: BGT stability tour
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