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  1. 7 minutes ago, Tiftaaft said:

    I have had a similar question recently.  Lessons, or power through with volume for gradual - but "in my control" improvement (i.e. buckets and rounds). 

    I have never had a lesson, and over the years (started playing seriously when I was 19 - currently 51... with a few breaks in there for work/family priorities) I was as low as a 5 handicap, but spent most of my playing time in the 8-10 range.  For work and family reasons - I stopped playing about 4 years ago (maybe a round or two a year with friends) and 2 years ago I lost 175 pounds.  Ok - there is the background.... now - things are normalizing in my non-golf life and I'm picking up the game (that I love btw) again.  My 125 yard PW are now more like 95.  My 165 yard 7 iron is now 140 if I'm lucky.  My driver used to be 240-260... I tracked yesterday's round.... I averaged 200.  Ugh.  The swing doesn't feel good or natural.  The impact certainly doesn't feel good, and even when I "flush" an iron... the distance is embarrassing - not to mention my "good drives".  Having said all that... I wasn't hard on myself too much - and still enjoyed the round yesterday and the other rounds I have played in similar fashion.  

    So, I have always steered clear of lessons since my swing is self taught, and for the most part - I felt like I was a feel player with my swing and enjoyed that as part of my game.  But I would like to better understand why I have had such a drastic degradation of my game (Age, Weight Loss, Muscle Loss, Broken Swing, all of the above probably).  But I am heavily considering going to GolfTec close to my home and having an assessment done - and possibly some lessons.  Having read the thread above, I am even more leaning toward that path... more consistency in my swing and lower scores is definitely a way to more enjoying rounds... but I also don't relish the frustration of that "learning curve" where the potential to play worse exists as the implementation of instruction changes the way the swing is executed.  

    Having said all that... I think I'll get the lessons - after playing a few more rounds to make sure my swing is (for better or worse) as good as it will get without direction.

    Open to any suggestions or comments - If I pull the trigger, I'll share my progress.



    As you say you are self taught.  You can continue that way and wrk toward getting better.  
    you don’t want the step back/learning curve but you aren’t happy with how you are playing. Sounds like you game is going the wrong way already.  Lessons don’t habpve to be a rebuild of the swing.  Explain to the coach what you are trying to do and build a plan to get there.

    congrats on the weight loss.   While good, it probably influenced how you swung the club.  4 years without really playing impacts the swing.  Maybe your memory on distances wasn’t very accurate.   No reason to dwell on the past and what you did 4 or more years ago.  Figure out what you want to do now and work toward those goals.   

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  2. With the basics of today’s coverage(single channel) I’d like to see more stats.   As review mentioned PGA stats, player year stats, and current tournament stats for the shot the player is facing.  I Like the aerial/graphic layout of the hole and laying the shot tracer over that.   Not that matters since he isn’t playing but don’t give me a Tiger recap,  I want to watch the live action.   Shot tracer for every shot since you can’t see the ball.  Announcers are fine, but I don’t need to color commentary, just give me the facts.  Color commentary is BS and doesn’t accurately reflect how players play.  

    Future would be a pick you group option just like the feature group.  Really enjoyed the masters featured group and Peacocks women’s US Open featured groups.  Allows you to get a better perspective into the player caddie interactions.   Ultimate would be to pick your players so you can see every shot by players you pick.  

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  3. 3 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Ugghhh 😕. She has a not so great history of closing it out in tight contests. Internet is back but no live coverage.  Thanks for the updates 👍

    playoff hasn't started yet.   

  4. Lots of ways to hold the putter and lots of different grip styles.  Not sure what you mean about the grip not fitting their technique.   Superstroke grips aren't actually that heavy so not sure which grips you are referring too but do agree that they don't necessarily quiet the wrist.  Those grips generally weigh the same or less than your 65g grip.  My guess on the reason they are bad at putting is that they don't practice.  


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  5. 24 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    I'm blind!!  Lost our internet connection and don't know what's going on.  I can see the score on the USGA website but it seems like hole #16 went into a state of slow motion.  Lexi hanging onto the lead by a stroke.... I need eyes and ears!!

    Lexi hits second on 19 into bunker.  Going to have to get it up and down to get in a playoff.   


    Hits bunker shot to about 8 feet. 

  6. 5 hours ago, Middler said:

    I just noticed she uses an Evnroll putter - evidently she has for quite a while, so I like her more now! 

    Used to play an evnroll putter,  now just has the grip.  Current putter is a Cameron. 

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  7. 6 hours ago, Kenny B said:

    If you get tickets, where do you stay?

    Many years ago, I was working at the Savannah River Nuclear Plant near Aiken, SC for two weeks... the week before the Masters and Masters week.  When I checked into the hotel, I had to sign the registration saying that I would be out of my room on Friday of my first week.  I had to drive back and forth to work starting Saturday, then through Masters week from my hotel in Columbia, SC.

    you hunt for a hotel about an hour away or pay exorbitant rates if you want to be closer.  

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  8. 20 minutes ago, Myron said:

    This helps! Thank you! Would any single bend shaft work/ do you recommend me using a certain company for quality reasons? Thank you

    You need to get the right tip size.    I would suggest contacting EvnRoll and telling them what you want to do;  I would assume that they would provide you with the correct tip size and could possibly tell you the type of shaft that they put in the putters.  There aren't that many different putter shafts and they should all be good quality. 

  9. 3 hours ago, osullis said:

    Ah, so custom, then. Unavailable, then. Damn. 

    Nice find .... thx. 

    If that is the style you are looking for,  you could search for a used Odyssey Backstrike putter or look at Bobby Grace's site; he has some rear shafted models. 

  10. 47 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    The idea of a MGS National Meet-up just sounds fun and I for one would love to see it happen.  Perusing through the thread archives, I stumbled on this thread and this post.  While I agree with what @PlaidJacketis saying, the never give up on the idea part of me kicks in. We're now having our 3rd Annual PNW Meet-up (next week) and while we've not yet been able to get the numbers we'd love to see participate, it hasn't stopped us from trying.

    Certainly C19 has thrown a wrench into things and even with it (we hope) moving off into the annals of history, it may take another year of backside recovery to get us to the point folks might consider participating in such an event.  Summer 2022? Curious to hear how many would honestly consider the time and expense for a national meet-up, best location, and duration.

    There has been talk of such an event at headquarters.  I don't know of any details or when it would happen but I do know there is interest in holding such an event.   It would most likely occur near MGS headquarters in Yorktown VA.   Would you come here and  what would you like to have the event look like?   

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  11. 6 minutes ago, Nolan220 said:

    I thought I read somewhere he was having vision problems ? 

    I think both started wearing them due to vision problems.    I still think its gotta be the shades. 



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  12. 2 hours ago, JohnnyCallaway said:

    There are some interesting things to look at when going into the long drivers. With the players we have worked with there seems to be a point (length) of diminishing returns that takes place. At a certain point, players will plateau in speed and that’s when you need to stop. 

    Not all players respond exactly the same way, some players will actually LOSE speed with a long driver, the length can be awkward for some which inhibit speed. For example, a lot of players we fit won’t swing their 4-iron any faster than a 5-iron, it’s that point of diminishing speed that we need to pay attention to. 

    If you don’t have access to a fitter and want to give it a test, try choking down on a longer driver and start working your way up the shaft as you go. It’s not apples to apples but it’ll give you an idea. 


    Here are 5 tips to help create your Hellacious Seed Machine

    1. Talk to a trusted fitter first: Make the call, send the DM in Instagram whatever it takes. DO YOUR RESEARCH!! There is enough honest info on the Golf web via myself, WRX, MGS, or THP that you should be able to have a small grasp on the good the bad, and the absolute ugly. Trust me from personal experience, when it goes bad it can go very bad. Once the decision is made, find a fitter and leave it to the experts. The long driver is a completely different animal. The length goes up, launch goes up, loft needs to come down, the swing weight will potentially go up and a low head weight helps to offset overall length. I don’t have enough bandwidth to get into shafts, that’s a rabbit hole. I’ll leave that to the fitter. All of that adds up to a ton of things to pay attention to. 


    Interesting read.   You seem to kind of contradict yourself here.   In the middle of the article you say if you can't find a fitter you can experiment yourself.   Then you say is it pretty important to find a fitter.    Is this something people should experiment with themselves?  Any tips on figuring out what works best for you?   Launch Monitor a necessity?



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  13. 9 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Who are you and what have you done with Rickie?

    Rickie Fowler admits he had trouble seeing objects from 150 yards out

    Gotta be the shades.   Phil starts wearing shades and becomes oldest winner of PGA championship.   Ricky starts wearing shades and is playing great in the Memorial.    How many people are going to start wearing shades while playing?

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  14. 25 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

      I just never seen to have long term success with them.  

    Rob,  to have long term success with a club you have to have it in the bag long term.   

    I am enjoying your driver reviews though. 

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  15. 5 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:


    If you've made it this far, thanks.  I warned you, some ignorant questions here, but if anyone is inclined to share their thoughts and wisdom it'd be much appreciated.  I've got a fitting scheduled with GolfUSA here on June 25th...doing my best to research and get smart now.

    I made it that far but you got great advice and there really isn't much I can add. 

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  16. I have generally been told I have a good golf swing.  While I have taken lessons,  I really haven't had a lot of rebuilding of my golf swing and it has always been tweaks to what I always did naturally and tweaks seem to be pretty easy to incorporate with a little practice.  Not saying I have a perfect swing,  but it has always been pretty functional. 

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