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cnosil

 
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  1. Nope. I play the game improvement 355. I tried both the 5 and 7 when I participated in the most wanted. Been to long to give a side by side comparison I liked the 565 better but the shafts weren't really my favorite and I had low launch angle with them. Both solid drivers would just need to be properly fit.
  2. Interesting. When entering does that app ask where the shot was taken from? Tee, fairway, bunker, rough, etc
  3. One of the greats at the short game. I skimmed through the video last night do a lot of what he said, just don't do it very well or consistently
  4. Most people don't count a putt unless they are on the green. Using a putter from the fairway or rough is a choice, but doesn't count as a putt
  5. I use the Grint mostly for the handicap/stat tracking aspect. It does have GPS functionality and is free.
  6. Sorry to hear about your transaction. Have read on other forums that he did the same things. Seems like some deals went well and others haven't. Unfortunately, MGS and other forums don't have any responsibility for transactions. If you used paypal, you might have some protection.
  7. Got to the fitting with an open mind, try different makes, models, and brands and see what works best for you. Might even be something game improvement.
  8. Fun day of golf yesterday; got to meet fellow MGS members RexS and Carolina Golfer 2. It was supposed to be a 36 hole day but the temps were upper 90s and some played 18 others 27 and others up to 36. Was an up and down day for me with 3 birdies but also a couple of doubles, triple and the dreaded quad. I think CG2 was the smart one only playing 18; I ended up playing 52 holes; I had to take a couple of holes off due to the heat. Playing golf with golf with fellow spys is just fun!
  9. I do agree with you. While I could possible shave a few strokes off my score with putting, I could put a lot less pressure on that aspect of my game by hitting more greens or improving my short game. If I am badly out of position with the driver, I am losing strokes by having to pitch back to safety. if I am hitting fairways or narrowly missing, i have to hit solid iron shots to get myself within 2 putt range. If I am missing greens I have to be able to get my chips/pitches to withing 1 putt range; which is my biggest struggle. In the end it is up to each individual to assess the aspects of their game to determine the optimum place to work on their game. For some it could be putting, for others it could be tee shots, approach irons, or shortgame. I just don't think a generalization that one place is best for everyone no matter what their handicap.
  10. Driver - Was 7/10 earlier in the year but I have been struggling to hit fairways lately so now I would say 5/10. Misses aren't horrible, but still not where I want them to be 3 Wood off Tee - 7/10 I hit my 3 wood off the tee pretty well. 3 Wood off the Deck - 7/10 again, a club that I like Hybrid - 7/10 - Before I was selected to test the KBS shaft I would have said 4/10 but now I am hitting the hybrid pretty well. Are the clubs jealous? Maybe because I have been doing MGS hybrid testing so I am getting lots of practice with hybriods Iron Play - 6/10 - Want to hit more greens, but I am hitting them well. Wedges - 4/10 - pitches are good, but I really struggle when I miss the green. This drive how well or how poor I play Putter - 8/10 - I feel like I am putting pretty well. Occasional 3 putt but I am starting the ball on line and as long as I make a solid stroke I am rolling the ball well. Overall 6/10 - Scores are a few strokes higher that I would like. Big scores are killing me. if I can play smart, avoid doubles and worse, and get my short game back in order it would be pushing and 8.
  11. Temps are hot here. Going to be playing with Carolina Golfer 2 tomorrow. Forecast for the day: 97* - heat index of 112 with Humidity ranging between 55 and 78% throughout the day. I am going to be a bit tired at the end of 36 holes.
  12. Seems like we have the same game.
  13. Congrats to the testers, can't wait to see the head to head competition unfold. MGS has lots of great reviews coming up.
  14. It depends on the hole but with my driver, I tend to hit a fade so I try to hit it left. Unfortunately, I have been hitting a lot of blocks and push fades recently so I end up on the right side. anyway.
  15. Someone has been reading the golfwrx tip section. [emoji3]
  16. That is entirely possible as well. Everyone swings the club differently which is why a fix may not help all golfers. In the end you need to look at your individual swing to see the cause for the heel strike. It can range from a swing flaw to poor fitting clubs.
  17. I would say to play around with your grip pressure to find what is comfortable for you and provides the best results. Generally tension is bad for the golf swing.
  18. The key is finding someone that can read the report in that level of detail. My instructor was involved with the evolution of the product and he focuses pretty much exclusively on teaching putting. I asked a lot of questions about my putting stroke and he provide me with lots of information. What I provided is probably a 5,000 foot view of the detail we got into regarding my putting stroke. I putt left hand low with a left arm dominant stroke which is part of the reason my stroke is left biased. I putt with a Taylormade TM-180 putter. Old model, but pretty close to what I need for my stroke. It could use a little less left and I would need to adjust the hosel position a bit to smooth some things out.
  19. The question was asked about what to do with Puttlab data. Below is the assessment that my instructor went through with my stroke. This report is from about 4 years ago and I haven't done a more recent evaluation to see if things are any better. So here we go on Page 1. I setup slightly open but if you look at the face at address graph I am fairly consistent with my setup. At impact, I am consistently a little bit closed. People have a tendency to focus on score; however, score isn't Puttlabs strength, it is the ability to take the measurements. On page 2 we start to see my stroke (from overhead) and it obviously goes to the left and with the closed face at impact, I have a tendency to miss left. How do you fix that is the next question. I you compare the putter path numbers with the impact numbers I am a bit more consistent with rotation. We chose to adjust rotation since good putters generally control one or the other better. How much do we need to change the rotation. Well since the face angle is the primary influence on direction (about 82%) we need to open from .6 closed to about .28 open. One way to do this is to add a bit of weight to slow the rotation. The other thing of not is that my through stroke is bit long. This is related to how I swing the putter. On Page 3 we see the stroke (from the side) and we see that I hit up on the ball. We knew this was probably going to happen since I have the ball forward in my stance to help me see the line better. If you look at height at impact we see that I am really hitting up. The negative of this is that as the putter starts moving up it loses speed. Also of benefit would be reducing the loft on the putter to not launch it as high….another reason I leave it short. Page 4 shows more details on rotation as the putter approaches impact. Here I am pretty close to perfect on rotation based on stroke needs. The increased rotation is because of how long my follow through is to compensate for the need to maintain speed on the upstroke. Page 5 show details of the stroke in graph for and overall stroke timing. I mentioned earlier that I have the need to accelerate post impact. On the graph on the upper right you can see the speed increase post impact (the black lines represent impact). The other thing to look at is the timing of the stroke. My stroke is on the slow side; increasing the speed would also result in a shorter swing length to hit the ball the same distance I was hitting in this test. If you notice the backswing rhythm chart is shows that I am not very consistent. Having a consistent tempo is important to ensure the rotation is the same every time; otherwise you the face angle may be open one swing and closed the next. Hope that helps interpret some the information that is included in a Puttlab report and how to evaluate your stroke. I am not an export on reading the reports, but I learned a lot about my stroke from my instructor.
  20. Why are you hesitant to try a fitting? You don't have to change anything or maybe get a few tweaks. If you are putting lights out with that putter it might be the right fit for you
  21. People do it all the time; think about people that choose putters based on looks. There are basically changing how they putt to accommodate the putter. Seemore advocates changing your setup to fit the putter. If you move from theories proposed by Dave Stockton to Dave Pelz you move from toe hang to face balance. Given the same stroke going from a toe hang to a fade balanced putter will impact the direction the ball goes at impact. For me a face balanced putter tends to go right. In the end it is about the choices you make about how you putt. These choices drive what you need in a putter. I personally would rather fit my tendencies than try to change how I putt to fit a putter. Granted my approach to putting is fairly analytical. A player that doesn't want to delve into the details and just go by looks and feel will have a different opinion. What I discuss on the forum is information I have learned from my putting instructor
  22. Sounds like a rookie mistake. Thanks for the pictures and commentary
  23. Try not to think.....just put a good roll on the ball.
  24. When I did my Puttlab, it was to verify my stroke, verify my putter, and provide more details to my putting instructor. Prior to my Puttlab session, I had been exchanging emails and videos with my instructor for about 1 1/2 years before I did the session. He reviewed the report with me and explained what things meant and made some recommendations for improving my stroke and how I could change my putter. The key to a Puttlab report is finding someone that knows how to read the details. We discussed every section of the detailed report so that I could understand what the report was saying.
  25. Played 18 on a course I haven't played in a couple of years. Kind of a shotmakers course since they take the driver out of your hands on a lot of holes. Shot 39-40=79 with a triple on the back. Overall I was pretty happy with the way I hit the ball.
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