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dterrie

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  1. Welp, I bought two wedges from them in late May. I had tried a 56 a year before and liked it. The 58 degree Texas Grind is very good out of firm bunkers and tight lies. So far, though, the 52 I got is iffy out of the rough. Seems to catch a lot more than my old Vokeys. We'll see.
  2. So much fear porn about blades these days. I got a set of TM P7MBs 3-PW last fall to replace my 1984 Hogan Apex PCs. You learn to play with what you have. I don't recall there being any shot I couldn't hit with my sticks growing up. It never occurred to me that my 2 iron was hard to hit, loved that club. We're all being bombarded with negative ads and it does take a toll. In relative terms, a modern blade is way easier to hit than what I grew up with, but I don't recall anyone complaining about their clubs being too hard to hit. This is a modern phenomenon. You're not playing for money, you're playing for enjoyment. So go enjoy your new clubs.
  3. Ok if you bring the hate, but Rory's swing is killing him. When he's on, it's a thing of beauty, but he has such a dynamic transition that he can't control his irons consistently. He needs a quieter swing for his scoring irons, especially his wedges. When I has a kid, I was rarely given lessons because I had a beautiful swing nobody wanted to mess with. But it needed messing with. Same thing for Rory. Sadly, his inability to trust his swing is wrecking his confidence and attitude. He has that woe is me hangdog look about him.
  4. I'm big on cleaning my grips. A few drops of dishwashing soap, rub down by hand in warm water, and rinse so they squeak.
  5. I'm down with a hip injury, but when I get back to playing again, I need to update my wedges. I currently have old Vokey Spin Milled 54/10 and 58/12. I've always hit high stock irons, so the 58 goes nowhere unless I knock it down. My irons are P7MBs, so my pitching wedge is 47 degrees. Typical gapping would be 52,56,60, but I'm not sure a 60 makes sense if I can hit the 58 straight up in the air easily. This said, I'm wondering how much lower new wedges launch, all else being equal, like groove wear. I'm limited to an indoor launch monitor for fitting.
  6. You are not alone. As a teen, I had H&B 2 and 3 woods. Loved that 2 wood. When I finally got a driver, I often overswung, and never hit it as well as the 2 wood. Swing whatever you can hit well.
  7. Sometimes it helps to remember that there's really no such thing as a backswing and a downswing, there's just a swing. I played hockey, and it never occurred to me to break down a slapshot into separate parts. You just hit the puck. Same with golf, just hit the ball. You can break things down and look at positions in practice, but when playing, it's best to think about nothing but the desired flight and the clubface hitting the ball.
  8. 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster with golf club port.
  9. Good insoles make a world of difference.
  10. I'm and old guy with a knee replacement, so getting down low enough to accurately line up the line is more of a chore than I'm willing to put up with. Even when I try, I find it hard to be confident I've got it on line. Off the tee, I do like to put the number on the back of the ball as something to target at impact.
  11. I had a swing evaluation at a new location about 3 weeks ago. I was curious about their tech and what it might reveal about my swing as I get back into the game after a TKR. The tech is really impressive, but I've held off buying a package. The suggestions I was given were ok, but a bit on the cookie cutter side. I have a LiveView camera, which I've found really useful. I know what my swing should look, feel, and perform like, so at least for now, the visual feedback is more than enough. Once I get the obvious flaws worked out, if I still feel I'm leaving improvement on the table, maybe I'll consider a package, but I think Golf-Tec preaches stack and tilt and this is not for me. I'm not looking to change my swing, I'm just want to optimize what I have. If I feel the need, I can rent Trackman time at Golf Galaxy, and a range not too far way has Toptracer as well.
  12. It's like the drive you crush after hitting a ball OB. Free flowing, no thoughts, just hit it hard. Not sure I'd do this long term, as you might re-injure yourself, but you might want to film yourself and analyze any differences between an 80% swing and a 115% swing. I watched a Nick Faldo? video where he recommended taking a few free wheeling practice swings and then stepping up and hitting quickly before you can think about how you're swinging.
  13. Probably my old Tony Penna persimmon driver from the mid-eighties. I was a bit younger. BTW, if you've never hit a good persimmon driver, you should find one and check it out. They seem impossible to hit, but it's what you're used to.
  14. I had a iron fitting on 7/20. I tried lots of shafts and heads. For me, the Project X IO 5.5 was the clear winner. I was swinging the 7 irons at 85-90 mph. I just hit them better. You could fee the load but they still felt firm. I paired them with TaylorMade P7MB blades to replace my old '84 Hogan Apex PCs. The IO shafts had a similar feel to the Apex #4 Stiff shafts in my Hogans.
  15. Just for fun. I don't carry this club anymore, but I do play the 3-E. Waiting on a set of TaylorMade P7MBs I just ordered, which are comparatively shockingly forgiving.
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