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    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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    Being outdoors is a way of life for me. Whether its hiking, golfing, or chillin' thats where you will find me happiest.
    Oh and did I mention my favorite past time is hanging out at the 19th hole?

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  1. I disagree. The armlock method of putting is not "bracing" or "anchoring" to any part of the body. All that is changing is an internal rotation of the lead arm wrist to stabilize club movement. I firmly believe that this method is 100% "controlled by the players hands". If you would like to explain more on why you think it should be illegal, I'm all ears.
  2. This could be a very good thing to try out if you have tremors from time to time, especially if the tremors are in your right hand (lefty). I believe that the more movements you can limit in your putting stroke makes for a more consistent and repeatable stroke.
  3. This putting method helped with my speed control quite a bit actually, I feel like it made me more consistent as far as speed is concerned. I cannot confirm or deny on if it actually added more loft, but what I can say is that when you putt with the ball lined up with your front foot you are making contact with the ball at the start of you upswing. That could be the reason for their claims.
  4. Here recently I have been watching a lot more golf than normal, probably because I am so interested in improving my game and want to see what the pro's do. One thing that struck me odd, was the technique Bryson DeChambeau uses to putt. It is obviously not the typical pendulum style putt with that massively long putter. This intrigued me as I naturally wanted to know more about the technique and the equipment he used so that I could try it and see if it improved my game any. In this review I will be going over that very method of putting as well as the equipment I used to give it a try and what kind of results I found. The Equipment After doing research about what it takes to try the arm-lock putting method I found exactly what Bryson has in his bag. As you can imagine he has a custom length, loft, and lie angled putter that probably cost an arm and a leg to get, so I resorted to altering an extra putter I had to conform to the specs required of an arm-lock. The putter I altered is a Ray Cook Silver Ray SR400, which is about $50 brand new at Academy. OEM length is 35" and it has a regular flex steel shaft with an aluminum head (Not really a fan of the putter but that another conversation). This is a very basic mallet style putter that has nice sight lines but a very lightweight head. [Insert Picture of Shaft Length Comparison with Callaway Here] The first alteration I had to do to the Ray Cook putter was to extend it up to almost my elbow joint which is 40" for me. This required me to put on a 5" shaft extension probably isn't the ideal way to get a longer shaft but considering it is just a putter I thought the structural integrity should hold up just fine. Unfortunately, my garage does not have as many tools as I want so I had to take the putter over to Dick's Sporting Goods to get all the work done. The most important part of using the arm-lock method is getting a grip that is made specifically for this style of putting. I went with the Arm-Lock AL-2 Converter Grip because it seemed to be the best grip at the time of purchase. If any of you reading this know about this technique, then you probably noticed that the grip is actually installed incorrectly. I take 100% blame for this as I did not tell the fitter that this style of putting requires the flat side of the grip to be on the same plane as the putter face. I suppose next time I will remember to leave better notes with the fitter of what I want! The Method I am by no means a pro at the proper technique for using an arm-lock putter so I will keep this section rather short and just give the basics of how I understand it. [Insert Picture of Putter Address Here] From what I understand, the reason behind the arm-lock is that it isolates the movement of your leading wrist so that you can have a more consistent putt. When addressing the ball, your leading arm must be straight at the elbow with the top of the grip pushing into your leading forearm. By locking it in your leading forearm it naturally causes your head to be behind the ball (which in my opinion helps line the ball up with the target). When swinging, you rotate your chest and shoulders in unison, so that no joint moves independently causing a bad putt. My Results Coming into this trial I had high expectations for how this was going to perform. Prior to using this style of putter I was probably hitting my lines 20% of the time and I had terrible form. Once I started training with this style of putter probably 90% of my putts are on my lines. Given I do not have any statistics on shots made or shots missed because I had no idea about MGS' existence. This putting style, even as a training aid, has helped me to hit straighter lines more consistently. The other day I broke out my old blade style putter that has a small sight mark on the head and I was able to hit straight, pure putts from the center of the head. I give credit to the rotational muscle memory I gained from the arm-lock putter. To wrap up this unofficial review, I want to say that this putting style is not for everyone but is a very unique experience to try and do something that not many other people are doing! Let me know what y'all think and if you have any questions! *More pictures coming soon!
  5. Dillon Beck Murfreesboro, Tennessee Ray Cook - Silver Ray SR400 Impact 2
  6. Perfect! I wonder why they never popped up when I was searching around here? I bet you would, I know I would drive 4 hours to make $500 in an hour! Some of those guys charge way too much to show you how to swing a club, it is outrageous.
  7. Do you like this method so far? I have been looking into the online lessons but I feel like it is hard to get any improvements off of strictly video and no in person training.
  8. I've heard of some people doing it rather quick like this, I would love to attack my handicap as aggressive as that! I am just finding it hard to find a coach around my area that is available or less than $500/hour
  9. The goal of sub 10 is what I would call my long term goal for my golf game (within 5 years), although I wouldn't mind doing it in a year lol. I figure for the time being I chip away at it one stroke at a time and just keep practicing every day! I will check on that lie angle, as I am not sure what angle they are at. Hopefully they are not the opposite of what I need.
  10. That's exactly what I wanted to know. I wasn't exactly certain that fitting my current clubs would be worth it considering that everything may change aside from the club head. I appreciate the feedback! I would love to lower my handicap down to sub 10, so I have set a pretty high bar for myself. This goal actually hit me almost a month ago, so right now I am trying to just get a good feel of where I am at as a player and see what works best.
  11. One of these days I hope to get fitted for some clubs that actually work best for me and my swing. By no means am I upset at your comments, I knew that blades probably weren't the "best" clubs I could've gotten but I wanted to feel the difference. I honestly only got them because they were a pretty good deal and I have always wanted to swing some blades! Knowing me and how cheap I can be I probably wont get fitted for new clubs until next year. On the other hand, I still have my old clubs that my dad gave me, Ping i3 os. I do not really know much about fitting or what you can and cannot do, but would it be worth taking those in to get fitted?
  12. Your buddy sounds a lot like me, maybe I should try that pile of ball trick lol. As far as another range, it is difficult for me to find another range due to the fact that the only one I know of with lights is mats only. I will look out on the web and see what I can find!
  13. That makes a lot of sense about why it seems so much easier to hit off mats. I have always heard about it being easier but didnt really understand the technicals, thank you for that! I will give that a try tonight while I am out there, maybe I can sneak past the mats and hit on the grass!
  14. I think the worries of a bad shot is what gets me.
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