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Dave Tutelman

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  1. I think jlukes and bens197 are very much on the right track. A couple of points I'd like to add: Nobody has mentioned gear effect here. It actually makes a lot of difference. A high CG not only lowers the trajectory, it significantly increases the spin. Moving the CG up also moves it back, especially with wedges which have high lofts. That increases the gear effect, both vertical and horizontal. Increasing vertical gear effect increases backspin. A minor nit to pick with Manavs's post. He writes, "the further [back] the cg is , the more it's going to add loft via shaft deflection
  2. 'Fraid this isn't food for THOUGHT unless you have some idea what the guy in the video was thinking. Adam Young made this video to go along with a blog post, and watching just the video without reading the post will only promote silly thoughts and discussion. So here is Adam's blog post, which was emailed this morning. https://www.adamyounggolf.com/9-weird-golf-swing-experiments/
  3. Either one might be helpful, depending on the gap you need to fill. If you find a window screen of the proper thickness, it might make a good shim and, at the same time, serve as a coarse "trap" for the epoxy resin. But you may have to look hard to find the right thickness. Most will probably be too thick for this. The fabric that makes FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) will give a better, stronger adhesive layer because it will trap the epoxy resin in more intimate contact. But it deforms easily; you will need patience and skill to get it wrapped so it will work. Also, because it deforms so easi
  4. Let me be cynical here. So far, the discussion is treating this as a golf technology problem. Maybe it is, but let me suggest the possibility that it's a business problem, either instead or in addition. Consider: TrueGolfFit sells a fitting. That is the product; it is how the company makes its profit. The "shops" sell golf clubs, not fittings. If they have higher margins on brand A or even model Z, they will be seriously tempted to sell you brand A or model Z. I'd like to think that they wouldn't go TOO far from what their fitting was saying, but if it were close...
  5. Date but don't marry. Chisag, I like your metaphor, and would like to extend it. I have a harem of swing keys, keys I have married because they do work for me -- even if only some of the time. I understand impact and what I want the clubhead and even the shaft to be doing at impact. To a lesser extent, but still a useful extent, I understand my own swing and its flaws, and enough physics to understand what should be happening in the swing. Most days, the keys I bring to the course don't work well. But after a few holes, I understand what is wrong with my swing that day, and look in
  6. DIAGNOSIS: I don't think it was anything as sensible nor functional as a swingweight adjustment. Much more likely to be one of the other suggestions so far: Counterfeit. Botched repair or modification, so they just glued it back together quick and dirty. PRESCRIPTION: The best I've seen among the suggestions so far is a properly fit shim. If you can't find one, let me critique the glass shafting beads. They might be part of a solution -- or not. They were intended to fit much smaller gaps than the .022" that you have near the tip of the shaft. (Probably more l
  7. I walk whenever they will let me. Some courses insist on riding. They claim it's speed of play. I am sure it is revenue. In fact, Cart-Path-Only rules make the play VERY slow. I have been in plenty of foursomes on a CPO day with just one guy riding, and we walkers are ALWAYS waiting for the rider. A few of the reasons to prefer walking: Exercise! This is a BIG one. THE big one. Bouncing around in a cart is in fact harder on my back than walking. Fewer lost balls. I don't lose the line of the shot going where a cart has to go. Always have the right club with me, e
  8. I did precisely that in 2002. Pistol grip turned sideways and up the wrist several inches. Functioned pretty much the way my arm lock putter does today. I didn't like it then, because I had trouble controlling distance -- even though it was uncanny in getting the line right. But in my early 70s I developed the yips. The arm lock putter controls it better than anything else I can do.
  9. Dave Ocean, NJ I play golf 3 times a week, weather permitting. I walk all the time, and push a Clicgear cart. (Heavy but very sturdy.) Thanks for this opportunity.
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