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  1. 3 minutes ago, Golfspy_TCB said:

    If it is any consolation, my handicap after the last few rounds has dropped to a 2.1 (course handicap of 2).  And based on the chart above, I will need to play another 700 rounds before shooting 6 under again... That seems about right.

    Per the chart yes, but based on typical tournament scores your next -6 score would just be you next tournament round 😂

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  2. 35 minutes ago, thejestes said:

     - where have you guys had a great experience getting a putter fitting?

    Bruce Rearick - Burnt Edges Consulting https://bargolfinstruction.blogspot.com. I did everything done virtually and was the most comprehensive putting instruction/ fitting that you can get.  Becuase I like putters I have drifted from what I learned but going back to improve my putting

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    I would say as a 10 or so handicap, that the OP likely has the golf knowledge in him to straighten out his drives on his own.  I would try a few simple changes before I would just have him throw up his hands and turn himself over to someone to "fix" his swing.  

    If only it was that easy. Behaving a low handicap does not always give the player the ability to fix their problems. Based on your assessment I should have been able to fix my pull hook or short game without an instructor.

    I tried but was unable to figure out why I was doing and had to get lessons.

    I would also expect that the player has tried to fix their swing otherwise they wouldn’t have been trying to find another alternative to straighten out the ball flight.

    You obliviously have you thoughts which could be valid and reasonable and could work. Suggestions for lessons are just as reasonable, just not you preference.
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  4. 5 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Agree.  They were great on my prior inquiry about my V2 getting water inside and did extend the upgrade offer.  While I don't intend to routinely connect it and forget it, it's nice to know that it doesn't ruin the battery.

    Thus far, my G3 has worked well and seems to agree with most scopes co-players are using.  It's way less bulky and the color screen and larger font is easier to see. 

    Since I generally only play golf on Sunday, I have a weekly reminder set on my calendar to remind me to charge the device since I don’t have a place I can just leave it charging 24x7

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  5. We are all looking for more speed with our clubs.  Looks like Superspeed has a new produce for gaining that speed and for only $50.   Definitely seems like a cost effective way to try and increase speed.  


    I know winter is a great time to work on speed and we have a thread dedicated to holding people accountable to work on speed increases.   All the conditions are there, just wish I had an indoor place to regularly work on speed as it gets pretty cold outdoors.  


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  6. 12 hours ago, DrStangeLove said:

    Their a couple of iphone apps that convert the accelerometers in the iphone into a surface level and determine the break based on distance and green speed (should be the same as aimpoint with actual measurments)

    True, as the break calculation is simply a math problem.  The advantage of the aim point system is that it is legal to use during play.  The app would be beneficial for practice to make a read and then check what you came up with.  But as @cksurfdudesaid, that is why you buy the husky level to get the actual slope percentage over 10” vs the length of the phone.   I have a vector putting booklet or you could get the aimpoint charts that tell you the break based on slope and speed;which is what the app does.   Or you could follow Geoff Mangum’s work and understand that from about 10 feet and in the slope is generally pretty planar so you could just do the formula: slope * feet / 2 which will give you the aimpoint on the zero break line which doesn’t vary much over differing slopes.    Breaking putts are another animal and require a bit more analysis.  

    as for the app, I guess it would be helpful to test scenarios to see if you come up with the right number or to tell you a number.  The reviews of the app were pretty good I watched some videos about the app and thought it was pretty cool but felt like aimpoint or Geoff’s approach was probably a better way to go since it require you to do the same work you would have to do during a round.   I’d suggest watch the TXG video on the Tour Read app if you want more details.  


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  7. Driver is a maybe, always trying to find something longer with less dispersion.

    3 wood, hybrids, irons, and wedges all,safe. 

    I am in the midst of a putter shootout trying to find the putter I will hopefully commit to using.   LAB is definitely out of the bag.  Right now it is looking like the Odyssey RSX or the Seemore mFGP2 will take the permanent spot with the Odyssey currently having a slight lead. While it probably doesn’t matter the shaft might be in line for a change as I find upgraded putter shafts intriguing.  Also debating on a length change.      Basically this is a combination of fixing my stroke and finding the right putter to match.  

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  8. Working on my putting and want to experiment a little bit with the putters playing length so I want to try and find an adjustable length shaft or fitting putter for a reasonable price since it will mostly be an experiment.   

    I know a few Ping models (Scottsdale TR and Sigma 2) have adjustable length but they are in the $150 range used.   I found that Apollo made an adjustable one, but can't find a place to purchase.  Also wondering if there is a way to DIY something that is stable enough to actually use. 

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  9. 34 minutes ago, CudaKota66 said:

    May I request 2 badges please?

    Donor: I have donated anonymously for the last 10 years. Yes, it's only been $25/year (to be eligible for the year-end raffle I used to watch...and never won) because that's all I could spare at the time. Hope to change that going forward.

    Side note: how do you create/get the logos in the signature for club manufacturers?


    For the Donor badge, you need to DM one of the moderators the transaction ID for your donation as a verification.

    There is an explanation on the club emoji's here:  



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  10. 22 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Is is okay to leave the power clip attached to the G3 or V3 when it reaches 100%.  Like my V2, I notice the G3 loses a little charge while idle and off the charge clip.

    Probably will respond like any other battery that is on constant charge...it will degrade the battery life. 

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  11. 7 hours ago, PingMD702 said:

    I just recently picked up a Ventus Blue TR 6x for my TSr3. That shaft was 43.25 from grip to tip without an adapter. With the adapter and head it measures out to 44.75 playing length. Only strange thing I've noticed, is the swing weight of my driver. For the weight of my TSR3, I have been playing +2 gram weight (10g) but swing weight with the Blue TR is D5.5 (D6 to make it easier). I was always under the impression when you play a shorter shaft you have to account for more weight that needs to be added to compensate the length lost. I checked my driver swing weight with different weights and it revealed this:

    6g D3.5 =4
    8g D4.5 =5
    10g D5.5 =6
    12g D7.5 =8 

    Since the stock swing weight is D4 at 45.5 playing length, would you go with the -2 (6g weight) or Standard (8g weight)? I understand it goes against the normal convention of adding weight to the head to bring it to the stock swing weight. Any input for would be helpful! 

    Lots of things influence swing weight.  As you discussed,  length of shaft.   Other things that will impact swingweight are grip weight, lie angle,  shaft weight, and balance point of the shaft.   

    I think people over obsess with swingweight;  if you are testing clubs and find the combination that works then measure the swing weight and match.   There is no guarantee that swingweight will need to be the same from club to club.   

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  12. 1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

    Has anyone gotten this medal?I got it yesterday shooting 44/45:89.  My driver is the PXG 0811 XF 12*.  



    Best I have is 12.   Pretty straight shoot'in to get to 14 fairways.   Now we want 18 greens!

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  13. 16 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

    I would add that it would lead to much more conservative play vs more exciting play. If there is s cut after a round no point in going hard for it as one bad hole and you're done. Probably leads to more WD as well. 

    More holes gives the ability to get back in it after a bad hole. Not to mention for the money these guys play for they should be playing 72. Also if 72 is too much to watch... Just watch Saturday Sunday. 

    Maybe golf should take a page out of the Savannah Bananas book and completely change the game like they did to baseball.    Money payouts after each round instead of after the final round.  Long drive in the fairway and closest to the pin payouts.   Friday and Saturday just get you to the weekend and all scores are reset.  Bring out the shot clock;  I thought it was great in the European tours that did this.  

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  14. 4 hours ago, Golfspy_TCB said:

      I plan to give the putter proper respect by doing a full featured putter and shaft fitting before the start of next season - after all - it is the club in my hands the most over the course of a round... and also the only club I haven't been properly fitted for.   

    I'm trying to limit myself to a single putter and have been going through my putters trying to figure out which one to commit to or to ditch them all and try something else.   I keep reading about how mallet putters are supposed to be great and the majority of the top putters on tour use a mallet, but I seem to struggle with mallets.  My at home testing is indicating that I should be using a blade putter so maybe I will just  pick one of my blades and go with that.   Part of me wants to get fit and see if/how graphite shafts might help and to lock in on a design.   Part of me wants to rebuild my putting approach from scratch.    Basically I am a mental mess when it comes to putting right now and it used to be a strength of my game.  The time when I considered putting my strength was when I committed to a single putter so I know I need to commit.....but commitment is so hard when I see all the different putters.    

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  15. Grabbed some balls and did some startline drills to evaluate my putting a little bit.  I have developed a right miss. 😢   I've noticed this a little on the course; especially after MGS Phillip mentioned it during our round a few weeks ago, and it was my miss during the drills this morning.  I'm guessing I have overcompensated for the left miss that used to be my typical miss for many years.   Tried making a few tweaks to my setup and couldn't didn't feel like I had a lot of success though it seems like I have crept a little closer to the ball.   Going to go back to the basics and work on some of the fundamentals of putting and see what I can figure out.   

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  16. 23 minutes ago, grod90 said:

    Well, then we are screwed. I guess the only way to get a club that fits reasonably well is going to a club fitter. It seems like height, wrt, and swing speed - pretty much what shaft and club manufacturers suggest to be used - are not very useful. 

    The question is how well do you want the driver to fit your swing?   Club manufacturers select stock shafts that are designed to adequately fit a large percentage of the golfing population.  Could you get a better configuration that just picking stock?  The answer to that is maybe.    When swinging a club, players react to how it feels and that drives performance of that club.   There are cases where a person swinging 80MPH is optimally fit in a long XStiff shaft (Of course shaft flexes aren't standard across the industry or even across the same manufacturer) and a person swinging 110 will be in short regular flex.   Players that seek higher launch will pick shafts that are labeled as "high launch" and not see that type of performance for reasons like the shafts feel causes the player to deloft the club or there is no actual definition for "high launch".   You went down a fitting path and fitters look at performance and not the manufacturers recommendation.

    What do you consider the definition of "fits reasonably well"  to be and how can we make a recommendation without seeing any swing data?  

    If you want general recommendations, I'd say not to get the D9.  Reasoning is because it didn't do extremely well in the 2022 MGS most wanted testing which looks at stock configuration in your swing speed range.    I could also point you to the OttoFlex thread where players are utilizing shafts with low targeted swing weight, 46" in length, 2 flexes and 2 weight classes below what would be recommended in the data you are taking about.  Many are reporting increased distance and increased accuracy.  



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  17. 3 hours ago, Jaykae said:

    Just wondering if anyone has tried clubs from spanxv.shop on FB.

    im sure their counterfeit but would love to know if anybody has tried them. 

    Judging by their website and the super low prices they are most likely counterfeit.    You should not purchase them; period.  

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  18. 23 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

    I went on a search for it this morning and found nothing. Hoping someone has it recorded or something.

    Here and Reddit are the only places I have seen anyone questioning the drop process and there are no videos posted anywhere showing what she allegedly did wrong.   I am hoping that one of the networks posts it in their replay vault but it may take a few weeks.  

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  19. 8 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

    If someone anyone could find and clip the video here it may help aid the discussion.

    Been trying, but it isn't shown in any of the highlight videos.  Hoping a full replay gets posted somewhere since I doubt the Golf Channel will show it again.  

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