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  1. The biggest thing is finding a coach you connect with and explains things in a way you understand.  When I was looking for an instructor, I took a lesson and asked questions about what changes were recommended and how they would work to improve my game and what type of communication was acceptable between lessons.  Basically the first lesson is an interview.  Doesn’t even have to be a full lesson maybe a quick swing evaluation.   talk about you goals and objectives to see if they align.  For example, If you want a couple of quick fixes or a preseason tune up don’t pick an instructor that wants to rebuild you swing.   

    you can always read reviews but just because they have good reviews doesn’t mean they are right for you.  


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  2. Current gamer:  custom Bellum  Winmore.   But I have a SeeMore coming soon to experiment with.  Below was prior to it being shafted; has a black shaft now   



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  3. 11 hours ago, Nolan220 said:


    love this putter .. still thinking of adding the stabilizer shaft to it 

    Does it putt well with the plastic?  Great way to keep it lookin new 😂

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  4. This is why the European tour is so good.  The experiment and try new ideas….mixed event, shot clocks, interviews while playing, etc.   different tees help equalize the players so they are hitting the same basic clubs into green.  Also shows that the ladies can play some great golf and showcases their talent   

    thanks for posting this; just tuned in.  

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  5. 11 hours ago, TBS said:

    I'm with some of the posters above, I'm trying to get some badges added. What is the process? I have tested and am a donor. I've messaged a Mod but no response.

    Message a mod is the right process.   For donor you need to provide you transaction Id so it can be verified.   Don’t know which mod you contacted but there has been some turnover.   @GolfSpy MPR is probably the one you should reach out too.   

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  6. 59 minutes ago, chipyips said:

    Looking for advice ideas.  I currently play a TM P790 PW, TM P790 AW (*50), and Cleveland CBX2 54 & 58.  I don't play a ton and my swing speed isn't super high, but feel I have a huge gap problem.  My yardages are 105, 95, 70, and 64.  A 25 yard gap seems like too much between my AW and 54.  I don't want to drop my PW and AW, and need to keep my 58 for sandy options.  Debating going to a 52 deg to try and close the gap to my AW which is 50 deg.  Any suggestions?

    You could increase the loft on the 50 to 51 and see if that drops off 5 yards and then maybe deloft the 54 to 53.   I'd think about making the 58 a 59 as well.    

  7. 1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

    So for those that use a single club vs multiple, do you guys have different grinds or bounce angles on your wedges?

    For me, all three of my wedges have different grinds and bounce angles.  I do that because I do find a difference on a really heavy or tight lie.  Or if I need a fuller swing I know my 52* or 56* have a sole that will lead to more consistent shots than my 60*.

    When I was using a 54-58 combo both of my wedges were very close in bounce and had the same grind.  At that time I basically always used the 58*


    I have 2 specialty wedges in my bag.  Couldn’t tell you the grinds.  Right now my 54 has 14* and my 58 has 12**  I also have a 54* with 8.  I don’t notice any difference when I play them as far as ability to make shots.  

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  8. In my mind a bad call is a rules infraction that was committed but wasn’t assessed the appropriate penalty.   IMO, this was not a bad call, it was a rules infraction and the appropriate penalty was applied base on the rules of golf.   

    hoefully this doesn’t turn into an I don’ agree with this rule so it shouldn’t have been a penalty type thread….

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  9. 26 minutes ago, Off The Tow said:

    Did you have your lofts weakened?  Based on Callaway, Apex 21 standard lofts are below. This could also explain your increase in distance...but I don't know what "Wunder Spec" means either.

    4 21
    5 23.5
    6 26.5
    7 30.5
    8 34.5
    9 38.5
    10 43
    AW 48

    Yes he had the lofts weakened by about 1.5* as listed in his post.  The distance is probably related to playing more if a GI type iron vs players iron; he discusses his plan in the original post on this topic: 


    Winder spec is simply what he is calling the specs for these clubs…attempt at humor. 

  10. 4 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

    I don't have a system or anything like that for controlling the distance, so all by feel i guess. 

    I definitely should have the speed figured out. Somehow, my playing buddies and I are always amazed at how fast the greens are sometimes, but we should all know better. I think for us here at my club, we start to adjust better once the weather is consistently dry in the summer. 

    IMO, feel is something that is learned.  People always say thinks I don’t thing about mechanics when throwing a baseball; that is true, but to throw a baseball 40:feet you have to build those feels through repetition.  For putting you need to practice rolling the ball specific distances… how far do I move my hands or the head of the putter to roll the ball specific distances.  For me I move the putter head specific distances and always keep the same tempo.  For example a 10 for putt moves the putter back to my big toe,  20 feet is just outside my right foot, etc.   once on the course I know what it feels like to move the putter that far so I just do it without the mechanical thoughts.  

    when you go to another course you try rolling a 10 foot putt and see how far the ball goes.  If it is short of 10 feet the greens are slower and you need a bigger stroke. F farther then you need to use a smaller stroke.  

    practice by doing ladder drills.   Focus on being able to roll the ball a specific distance as speed dictates a lot of the decision process about putting.  

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  11. 31 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

    And if i can figure out green speeds, i think i can start to reduce 3 putts. I pretty much play at one course, so not knowing the green speeds is not a good excuse for me. The greens pretty much play fast or ultra fast, unless its late fall/winter with heavy rains. When the greens are ultra fast, i have to tell myself to hit the ball like 60% of what i think i should. 

    Playing the Same course all the time you should have the speed figured out. How do you control the distance a putt goes? 

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  12. 41 minutes ago, JoshDay said:

    Sounds great, but 8 ft gimmes? There isn't anyone I know that qould give me a putt at 8 feet.

    Is that term supposed to mean anything inside 8 feet is going in, like it was a gimme?

    Generally with virtual golf putting is not done vey well.  So instead of trying to putt everything he just turns on that feature.  Basically he is focusing on everything but the putter when playing on the simulator.  

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  13. 5 hours ago, Bubbly Pop said:

    The litmus test is "what are your results" and keeping your stats (putts per round, how many three putts per round, etc.) is the only real way to measure the level of success one is having             

    I’d be careful with the metrics you are keeping. The ones you provided may not be great at giving you an indication of you ability.   

    putts per round really doesn’t tell you anything by itself.  For example I have a round with 18 putts and a round with 36 putts.  You would think the 18 putt day was better but maybe it isn’t.  On the 18 putt day I missed every green but chipped inside of 3 feet on every hole and made the putt.   On the 36 putt day I hit every green in regulation and 2 putted every hole.  Need to look at putts per GIR  non GIR putts 

    three putts while bad will happen if you have lots of first putts outside of 30 feet.  

    strokes gained putting is a better metric,  feet of putts made,  make percentages for every distance by foot (the 50/50 line for a pga pro is 8 feet), how many 3 footers do you miss? 

    give Lou Stagner a follow on Twitter; he provides lots of good information to help manage expectations.  

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  14. 1 hour ago, vintage rollers said:

    folks on ebay are trying to sell vintage john reuter jr bullseyes as scotty camerons.  have i missed something, i know he made some modern ones,  these look  much older, any help???


    16 minutes ago, M. Parsons said:

    I looked it up on Ebay...what does the SC stand for that's stamped in the bottom of that vintage putter?

    Here's a picture of my Scotty Cameron Bullseye Blade.



    Updating what I wrote; apparently cameron made some classic bullseye putters in roughly 1998.    I knew he made the one like yours @M. Parsons;  didn't know he redid the Reuter version. 


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  15. 1 hour ago, vintage rollers said:

    folks on ebay are trying to sell vintage john reuter jr bullseyes as scotty camerons.  have i missed something, i know he made some modern ones,  these look  much older, any help???

    Not sure what help you need,  they are not scotty cameron's.   People put wording in ebay listings to generate a sale;  buyer beware and do your homework.  

    Update:  Found one on the cameron registry:  https://www.scottycameron.com/authentication/registry/Details.aspx?rn=A008601   Looked at the one on Ebay and it could be one of them;  not sure how many were made.

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  16. If the course was that crowded then the twosome in front of your group should have been on the heels of the group in front of them so they should have been able to keep up.  I have seen courses advertise that they will give warnings and direct groups to skip holes but have never seen it done.  Generally the resort type courses seem to be more forgiving since they don't want the bad reviews this might bring.        While you didn't see a message on the GPS,  did the foursome see the two messages that were displayed on their GPS?    I also don't think 10 minutes behind is that much; basically a little more than half a hole.   If it were me,  i'd probably be a little upset but I do appreciate the course doing something to try and control pace of play.  

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  17. 2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    With 3 littles I am definitely not master of my own fate (or calendar) but this is absolutely something I would prioritize making.  Heard I might be assigned to Langley AFB next summer too...would make this a helluva lot easier for me!

    We could get you to be one of the most wanted testers as well. 

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  18. 11 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

    Good luck, granted you use it year round (lucky SOB) 4 years is not long for them IMO. 

    I've had my Nikon for over 15 years.  Basic model but still works like new. 

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