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  1. cnosil

    Wedge lofts

    I currently play a 51* gap wedge and have played 53* in the past. Cleveland used to produce odd number wedges. Nowadays it is Easier to just bend them a degree. The Eidson story is that the carry Farther than normal wedges so they suggest 1* weaker than your current wedge lofts.
  2. cnosil

    Wedge lofts

    I currently play a 51* gap wedge and have played 53* in the past. Cleveland used to produce odd number wedges. Nowadays it is Easier to just bend them a degree. The Eidson story is that the carry Farther than normal wedges so they suggest 1* weaker than your current wedge lofts.
  3. This is always an interesting comment. Most people think the hit the ball too high and that pros keep the ball down. I would agree for wedges that they flight the ball down but in general they hit the ball pretty high; higher than most amateurs. Hard to judge in TV but they launch the ball.
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    This kind of ties into the Latest No Putts Given episode. With social media people are looking for more instant gratification and as a result instead of watching on TV they are more likely to just scan the internet for interesting tidbits. I think the feature group aspect of golf will be its future. Drone will be added and you will see 18 hole coverage for all groups. Want to watch Tigers while round, Dechambeau hit drives, watch the range; hear player caddie interaction or just watch a particular hole; it will be as simple as switching channels to what you specifically want to see. Advertisements will always be on the screen and will also occur while players are waking to their balls. Basically it will become just like being there and how each person watches a live golf tournament. Eventually VR will take over and we will all be wearing headsets at home and feel like we are there.
  5. Thanks. I appreciate the compliment, but my putting knowledge can from a great instructor that taught an approach that clicked for me. I just try to pass some of what he taught me along. Putting and putters has always been my favorite part of the game so it has gotten most of my focus. As for the golf improvement, I know I can achieve this goal but haven’t been able to do it myself. Finding a good instructor can work wonders for your game.
  6. Thanks. I appreciate the compliment, but my putting knowledge can from a great instructor that taught an approach that clicked for me. I just try to pass some of what he taught me along. As for the golf improvement, I know I can achieve this goal but haven’t been able to do it myself. Finding a good instructor can work wonders for your game.
  7. But I really like Tapatalk for MGS, For me it is the perfect way to view the forum on my phone. I know the mobile site works, but I don't like change
  8. I liked to acknowledge but agree, wanted to send a smile for the round and a sad for the dog.
  9. Startline: Putt through a gate or down a yardstick. under 1 degree of error makes a 5 foot putt, under .75 degrees of error makes a 10 footer, and under .5 makes a 20 footer. Distance control: ladder drills like roll a ball 5 feet and then continue to rolls balls past the one you just putted (you can also roll to 20 feet or longer and then work your way back. when rolling past, try to just get the ball past the previous. You can do things like see how many balls you can fit between 5 and 10 feet. Sign up for this: https://philkenyonputting.com/gift/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzO2QzfOl6gIVCYbICh3Llg58EAAYASAAEgJV3vD_BwE
  10. I don't think it will be any different that having a bad day hitting the balls. I have had days in the past where I wasn't hitting the ball very well and I know it wasn't the clubs. I don't know much about how they actually measure the data, but I am sure that is why they have lots of testers and randomize the order. I know that during the testing Harry and Sam have provided help to some of the higher handicap testers to help them hit the ball better.
  11. My gap wedge is 51 and I have played 53 in the past. As mentioned above it is about gapping.
  12. There are a few threads detailing individuals paths to getting better. Some want to break into the 80s, some want to be single digit, some are trying to achieve scratch golf, I am trying to get to the low single digits. I thought it might be a good idea to report on my progress and what I am doing to play better golf; hopefully someone finds it interesting; if not it will just be my own blog that I can use as a reference. About me: I have been playing golf on and off since I was in my early teens but stopped and started many times since then. Finally started to play regularly in the 90s which happened to be roughly where I was scoring. Took a bunch of lessons and worked my handicap down to a 4 in roughly the 05-10 timeframe and shot a personal best 70 and have about a dozen rounds of 71/72. Over the last 5/6 years my game has been going the wrong direction and scores that were typically mid 70s are now low to mid 80s. My short game was a big mess and after a lesson last year it has started to get better but still needs some improvement. I play with a regular group weekly and play in my companies golf league. My recent golf league results are what really set this journey forward. We play 9 holes in league play and my last three rounds have been +15, +14 and +9 and I know I can play better golf. As a result, I reached out to my instructor and said I wanted to get better at the game. How I think: For those reading these posts, this is probably an important thing to understand. I really like to understand the details and learn as much as I can about a subject. I did this with putting; I found a coach that helped me understand how the putting stroke works and how my decisions impact the stroke. I learn the mechanics but move toward the feel side of the scale when actually playing. Now, my goal is to learn more about the golf swing and strategy to playing better Initial Goals: Get my scoring average to 75 Break 70 Improve course strategy Improve approach game (struggle with pull hooks, toe shots, and fat shots) Improve short game (still isn't where I want it to be) Improve distance wedges Improve iron distance control (in between distances) Initial assessment: I went for an initial swing assessment on the 20th. The assessment we did is based on Mike Adams swing dynamics. I learned about Mike Adams last year on an episode of the Golf Channels Swing Expedition with Chris Como. Essentially you go through a series of tests and based on the results of those tests it determines how you should swing. This assessment includes what your swing pivots around, grip (strong/weak, over, under, side), swing plane, stance width, etc. For the way I process things, it was ideal. Based on this assessment, I am a front post, side-on grip and release, launch.spin golfer. Once this was determined, we went through a series of drills to help work on ingraining the feels and to work on ground impact location. Early results: Since the assessment, I have played 2 rounds and done a couple of most wanted testing sessions. The approach seems to be working; I have been making more centered contact, less fat shots, and narrowed shot dispersion. It is interesting that my short game has shown significant improvement over the last two weeks as well. Last two rounds have been 79 and 80 and the swing changes seem to be a step in the right direction. Future plans: Obviously I will continue to work on the practice drills. Since iron testing is getting under way at MGS, I will be hitting lots of iron shots a couple of times a week. From a lesson perspective, it looks like I will be doing one in-person lesson a month and a couple of online lessons per month to answer questions, check on drills, and develop course strategy.
  13. dropping my 5 iron and replacing it with a hybrid was a great decision for me. I can hit 5 iron and can hit it well but the hybrid is much more reliable and easier to hit.
  14. cnosil

    Delete

    2 failures that I can recall: 1. Driving range; 3 wood shaft snapped at the hosel; it was a club from Dynacraft and other than that don't remember the specs. o impact since I wasn't going to play. Just stopped people from hitting and ran out to get the head. Too much epoxy caused the shaft to break. 2. First hole of league round; 3 iron off the tee and the shaft snapped a few inches below the grip. It was a Mizuno Comp-Ez with Dynamic gold S400 sensicore shafts. Didn't impact round. What I learned was that the sensicore inserts had a tendency to hold moisture and cause the shaft to rust out from the inside (snapped at the insert). Replaced the shaft and traded the clubs for another set.
  15. Just wanted to do a followup and see if we are going to formalize this outing..... I am actually looking forward to heading up north and meeting/seeing some other Spies!
  16. You've used it on me before and I thought we were friends
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    Happy thread

    I thought he was referring to the size.......not really a fish but probably better referred to as bait.
  18. Yep; on my radar as well. SM8s or RTX Zipcores??????
  19. Seems to be the trend. Carts are now 2 per cart locally for me. Still no rakes or water on the course; still have pool noodles in the holes.
  20. 40/40:80 today. Didn't count stats, but overall it was a good ball striking day. Putting wasn't bad even thought the greens had recently been aerated but left 4/5 on the lip. The bad part was the rest of the course had been punched as well so fairways were a little long and the ball sat down in some of the holes. Short game was good; no chunks or bladed balls and I had good distance control Did a swing evaluation last week and have been doing drills this week to work on the changes that we are going to make. As I mentioned above, ball striking was good. I have been hitting balls during the week as part of most wanted testing and the swing carried over to the course. What I found was that I hit the center of the face more consistently and even added a few yards with each club with less effort. Looking forward to continuing lessons to work on strategy, swing, and specialty shots. Overall I like the direction my game is heading.
  21. And I know you can too; so you're not going to say anything for 3 more days.
  22. cnosil

    Buying clubs

    There are lots of levels of new budget clubs with some being good quality and others not so much. Don't know your budget or what setup you are looking for, but if you want new, brands like Ben Hogan, Sub 70, and New Level get high marks in the budget golf world. You can also find some budget deals on slightly used sets on their social media accounts. In the used world, Global golf, Callaway PreOwned, 2nd Swing are good options for your more well known brands. The difficulty may be finding the configuration (shafts, length, lie angle, etc) you are looking for.
  23. If you look at official statistics, it has nothing to do with the club you hit; it is all about where the ball lies. Unless the ball is touching the green it isn't a putt.
  24. 5 wood is a club that is used to fill a distance gap and based on your signature your bag is driver, 5 wood, 21* hybrid. First assessment would be is it about 15 yards longer than your hybrid? Do you hit is well and have confidence hitting the club? So if the club fills the right distance gap and you hit it well changing to something new won't provide much benefit. If you are struggling with it or just want a new club then go for it.
  25. Thanks! My company does some part manufacturing and has been experimenting with 3D printing of those parts. I am in IT so it isn't something I have any expertise in but I know that the printed parts can be very high quality.
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