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Stephen Lee

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    Colima, Colima, Mexico
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  1. Anyone playing in the golfweek am tour finals in Hilton Head?
  2. Howard county! Born and raised in Clarksville.
  3. Yeah that's pretty much what i'm searching for. I mean ideally what i'd like to do is just tighten it up a little bit. My issue is keeping it in play at times and that's when the big miss comes out. If i can produce a shot where my miss is ok and my well struck ball is good, i'd rather have that then a great ball when i hit it well and a penalty stroke when i don't. That being said, i don't want to get too comfortable with the weights set up for consistency and possibly be sacrificing 20 yards forever Yeah sounds like we're in very similar boats. In the long run, it's not making any REAL difference but this game is of course a constant pursuit of perfection that will never end haha. Keeps me searching for every yard I can muster out of this 130lb frame!
  4. I've just moved it back to center yesterday. I haven't played yet but the past 2 months i've been hitting it out of the center face to produce a straight ball / little draw. It's felt like i've been hitting it out of the toe but in a weird good way that's hard to explain? I've felt like i've been able to release the club a lot better too with the weight in on the heel. Hopefully moving it back to center I can maintain the same release and continue to produce a straight ball flight maybe a slight fade.
  5. Yeah i understand all of that but my issue is my strikes are very consistent and not horrible so should i really be moving the weights back to try to find the center? Do I need that to maximize distance or is my distance already maximized with my new "center" now being where my strikes already are. So my main question is, do i need to move the weights back to center and go through a swing/setup change and find the center to maximize my distance or is it already maxed out with my strikes being there and the weights being moved to where they are
  6. Personally I have a 3 iron and a 5 wood that i swap based off of the course and the conditions. If we're playing about 7,100+ yards I won't usually be hitting any 3 irons off the tee unless it's a really firm course so I'll use 5 wood. Anything less than that and I'm usually hitting 3 irons off the tee 2-3 times a round. Or if it's windy I'll go 3 iron. I have a high bounce 60 degree that I pretty much never use
  7. Exactly, it's way less normal than my typical shot which is just barely on the heel, when i say on the heel I literally just mean maybe a quarter of a ball in on the heel. My last important tournament of the year is the Maryland Mid-Am in 2 weeks (I see you're from Maryland as well). I'm definitely going to keep the weights where they are for now because I find the fairway more consistently. That's worth giving up 15-20 yards for me to eliminate the big miss and probably 1-2 penalty strokes a round. But that's kind of what i expected to hear. I'll move them back to the center in August and work my strikes out towards the toe over the winter break. Side note- my distances are at 1,500 ft altitude but going back to Maryland they're down a touch from those numbers listed
  8. My typical miss with my driver is in on the heel. I VERY rarely miss out on the toe, maybe 1 in 100 shots if any. 60% are probably just a bit in on the heel, 20% way in and low on the heel, 20% dead center. That being said, usually I'll have days where typically everything is in the same place. I'm rarely missing all over the face. So i can play my miss. If i'm hitting it dead center, I can play a straight/slight draw and get maximum distance off the tee (315 or so) but i can work it either way if i want to. If I'm missing it with my typical just slightly off the heel strike, I play more of a baby fade that's super consistent but not as long (290ish). If I have the big low and in on the heel miss going, I have to play a harder cut that kills any distance on it and I average around 265. I moved the weight into the back into the heel (D1 setup on the hozzle) and it makes my 60% shot of a little in on the heel more of a center strike maybe a little toey on the new "center" and it eliminates the big miss. It allows me to play a baby draw/straight ball more consistently. My problem is that even when i'm hitting the new "center" of the club, I'm only getting 290-295 on shots that feel like they should be closer to 315+. That being said, the big miss is gone so i think it's the right setup for me. But seeing as I am a 1.3 handicap and been dropping since i started 3 years ago, am I doing the wrong thing by essentially training myself that a slight heel strike is the "center" of the club now? Will my distance forever be limited by the fact that i have to move the weights into the heel? Or should I be getting the same distance as a center struck ball with weight in the center?
  9. Agreed, that's definitely on the list for myself but I'm ok with a 20-30 minute drive if need be. Usually in that range I can find something that's affordable. I'm also moving in with my girlfriend right now so rents now have a nice 50% off sale! Also on my list is an affordable enough airport nearby but I live 2.5 hours from the airport now and it's not the worst thing in the world. So pretty much anywhere has some sort of a major airport in that range. However both of those are things I will strongly look into as well
  10. I'm looking to move again next year back to the US but I'm looking for a club that fits my needs. I've previously lived in Daytona Beach, FL and played at LPGA International (36 holes, amazing practice facilities, amenities are ok, $267 per month no cart fees after 3pm no initiation) and now I live in Colima, Mexico (18 holes, average practice facilities, 5 star amenities, great membership community, $221 per month no initiation $50 a month cart fees). Unfortunately it seems like I'm in a very small minority that picks a course and then moves based off of that. It's extremely difficult to search for memberships when I have no real criteria for my location and 99% of clubs don't put membership pricing online. It results in a ton of time spent emailing people often getting no responses and researching. That being said, I am willing to move pretty much anywhere but i don't even know where to start. Drop some suggestions below if your club or one you know of fits most of my criteria. Under $350/month including everything (I am 26 so qualify for a young executives membership or something similar in most places). Initiation fees also a minimum ideally because I tend to move around a lot. Cart fees included or able to be paid monthly, quarterly, annually, etc. I play 4-5 times a week and even if cart fees are $5 it ends up being a massive cost 18 holes in fairly good shape and long enough for me to properly prepare for courses i'll face in tournaments. I play some tournaments at 7,500+ yards so a 6,000 yard course just doesn't give me enough preparation for that Able to play year round and not hate my life out there in December Some strong membership would be nice with the ability to challenge myself against other members that are in the neighborhood of scratch or better, some membership tournaments, etc. Good practice facilities would also be nice. 3 practice holes at LPGA International allowed me to actually practice hitting wedges into greens and shots off the tee into the fairway and that was huge. But at the end of the day, a good short game area is what my game really needs A solid gym that has actual free weights not just machines and dumbbells Drop some suggestions for me! PS- i don't understand why a website like this or a service doesn't exist, I feel like it would be mutually beneficial to both the clubs and people inquiring. It's on my to-do list to start a website like this but it's a long list
  11. They should be able to bend a 54 to a 55 or 56 no problem if you're looking for a cheaper fix
  12. Any members in Mexico? I'm south of Guadalajara in Colima
  13. My typical miss with my driver is in on the heel. I VERY rarely miss out on the toe, maybe 1 in 100 shots if any. 60% are probably just a bit in on the heel, 20% way in and low on the heel, 20% dead center. That being said, usually I'll have days where typically everything is in the same place. I'm rarely missing all over the face. So i can play my miss. If i'm hitting it dead center, I can play a straight/slight draw and get maximum distance off the tee (315 or so) but i can work it either way if i want to. If I'm missing it with my typical just slightly off the heel strike, I play more of a baby fade that's super consistent but not as long (290ish). If I have the bid low and in on the heel miss going, I have to play a harder cut that kills any distance on it and I average around 265. I moved the weight into the back into the heel (D1 setup on the hozzle) and it makes my 60% shot of a little in on the heel more of a center strike maybe a little toey on the new "center" and it eliminates the big miss. It allows me to play a baby draw/straight ball more consistently. My problem is that even when i'm hitting the new "center" of the club, I'm only getting 290-295 on shots that feel like they should be closer to 315+. That being said, the big miss is gone so i think it's the right setup for me. But seeing as I am a 1.3 handicap and been dropping since i started 3 years ago, am I doing the wrong thing by essentially training myself that a slight heel strike is the "center" of the club now? Will my distance forever be limited by the fact that i have to move the weights into the heel? Or should I be getting the same distance as a center struck ball with weight in the center?
  14. i had issues with this. I emailed them and they sent me new ones pretty quickly. I can hear the noise they make when they're working so it's easy for me to tell when they're not. Not sure if anyone else hears the faint screeching noise as well. Doesnt bother me but its a good indicator of if they're working or not
  15. my thought is that he was probably trying to get a little more forgiveness than the 100's but went into the 200's vs the driving irons to launch it a little lower. just a guess
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