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Everything posted by cnosil

  1. I’ll just pile on if you are tweaking because wind or other non optimal condition then it probably isn’t a stock shot. You need to change something to get your desired results. This could be accomplished in many ways: choking down, taking more club with less than full swing, or moving the ball back and delofting. golf is not always plays in optimal conditions and you need to learn how to adapt from shot to shot.
  2. You will get lots of Opinions on this ranging fro m you should have never gone to CC to they do a great job. the theory is that by obtaining the shafts separately CC will select a better weighted set of shafts than what an OEM will do. The OEM just picks a shaft and installs and don’t deal with the tolerances that are considered acceptable from the shaft maker. Puring/spine aligning is another polar opposite type thing. Some players think it is great and others don’t seem too. There is a list of players that have paid to have their names used along with Puring. Does it make the clubs better? maybe and it wont make them worse. Is the cost worth it? That is your call yes, the cost of the irons from CC is expensive, a search of this site would have discussed how their business model works. Some even say and provide examples of why their build quality is not great. the benefit would be their post purchase guarantees and follow up fitting validation. Many people say it isn’t good or not true, but something you should ask for clarification on how it works if you go through with the CC purchase. Buying from GG or TGW is pretty much buy the clubs and transaction complete.
  3. What do you want to accomplish with the new irons? From my testing, the PXGs are better than previous generations and are generally lower spinning heads. Titleist just makes classic looking high performing clubs. T200s are more of a distance club so the PXG may be a bit more comparable to what you play currently. Nothing wrong with any of the clubs, you need to figure out what is right for you.
  4. Looks great. I’m envious if your skills; I’d love to learn how to mill my own putter.
  5. For 99% of the golfers the approach of tweaking what you have is probably the best way since they won’t invest the time necessary to completely overhaul their swing. I asked about what pmookie was doing because the coach he is using teaches everyone the same swing and the junior players he coaches are successful. Look on his Instagram page and every kids swing looks basically the same. They do a lot of indoor time working on technique due to the weather in Denmark.
  6. Kerr was the first to come to my mind. Angela Stanford and Stacey Lewis after I searched some. Probably less prevalent now than it was before but I have seen a few outbursts during my volunteer time at my local LPGA event.
  7. are you going all in with his swing approach? I was pointed to his site a while ago and he definitely teaches a specific golf swing method.
  8. Some; there are some players that get pretty angry.
  9. Went to the range yesterday and hit the ball pretty terribly; then went to the short game area and hit pitches for a little while. wasn't looking forward to the round today based on how I hit the ball yesterday. Warmed up and was hitting the ball pretty well and it carried over to the round. Overall pretty solid ball striking with irons and short game. I changed the shaft and loft of my driver and struggled with it a little bit. Tee shots were either good or kind of popped up. Greens had been recently punched and the ball was bouncing a bit. 7 FW, 10 GIR, 32 Putts 41/38:79
  10. I know your frustration especially with the short game. This is what I have been working on for the past year+ and while I ma better it still isn't where I want it to be. I can hit the ball pretty well during my practice and warmup sessions and a about 70/30 when playing. All I can say is keep practicing your low point and wrist angles.
  11. cnosil

    Shorter Shafts??

    In my opinion: Maybe choking down changes the leverage that increases control; but I would say that you really don't get more "control", you in theory get less club speed with the same control. Since the ball goes a shorter distance, the same face angle results in a ball that is less offline. is that more control? Short may also enable you to swing the club better and get the path and face angle numbers to have less deviation. That would be more control. Trimming shafts; in theory, makes them stiffer not softer. Trimming the butt end an inch really doesn't make a significant difference in flex in either graphite or steel. Ultimately we shorten or lengthen a shaft to improve contact conditions and there isn't a single answer, the answer depends on the player and the players specific needs.
  12. How did it go with your playing partners?
  13. Does your coach say you need different clubs or a different setup? How qualified of a fitter is your coach?
  14. How does you loft lie machine compare to theirs? There is a tolerance for the machines as well. If yours reads 1 degree flat and theirs 1 degree upright there is a 2 degree difference. Not saying that they shouldn’t meet your specs but there are a lot of tolerances to deal with.
  15. I’d say different “issues”. Camera based LM have flight limitations as their algorithms calculate based on a few feet of information and don’t consider the balls aerodynamic properties. Radar units look at flight but as you mentioned struggle to capture things like spin. Was an interesting answer during the last MGS ball test when they explained why they were using both a GC Quad and a Trackman. Independently they are both good but In tandem they provide a more complete picture.
  16. It shows that the video that you posted isn’t really 100% accurate the numbers in the videos I posted are pretty close to the carry distance with today’s 46” drivers; not the total distance shown on the pga tours website, and with practice players would continue to hit them better and longer. The 46” limitation is a step to limit the the use of club length to increase distance and it is the ruling bodies being proactive to try and limit distance. Even if we stop all equipment advances, players will continue to swing faster and more and more players will hit the ball farther. While a handful of players will be impacted by limiting driver length the overall impact of the change is negligible if any at all. The only reason this is a topic is because it is a new change; probably won’t even be discussed at any depth in 6-8 months because the impact is so small. It won’t make a course play differently, it won’t change strategy, it won’t impact scoring, and for those that think distance is a problem it won’t reduce distance.
  17. I wouldn’t look for a zero’d out face and path either; just wondering how consistent you were across all the putts at different distances.
  18. And you have to consider the calibration of the loft/lie machine too. The 7 iron does seem to be out of a normal tolerance for lie angle.
  19. While it is an interesting test, few metrics were provided to show contact locations and swing numbers. I have also shown “tests” of older clubs that show no significant distance differences that you dismissed as being invalid. provide all the data that can be captured on a GC Quad and it would be a more compelling story. I don’t disagree that equipment has helped players more consistent hit longer shots. But there are other factors that contribute to lower scores and longer distances. As technology has advanced manufacturing processes have improved as well making clubs more consistent. but here are some other tests of old technology: https://golf.com/gear/drivers/paul-casey-persimmon-driver-modern-golf-ball/ https://www.golfmonthly.com/news/tour-news/dj-hits-nicklaus-persimmon-driver-163339
  20. Yes technology in drivers has resulted in allowing increased distance when there are slight miss hits, but increased swing speed by players has also added to that distance increase. I’d personally say that increased swing speed and better understanding if the swing is a bugger contributor to that increase. you also talked about scoring average for tournaments going down even though course lengths have increased. Is there any any data that totally separates the equipment from the quality of the players playing in the events? Meaning are tournament fields comprised of better overall golfers? While the advertised distance of courses are increasing what is the actual played distance of the courses on each tournament day. can’t believe I am taking this side but everyone talks about jacked lofts and how the 5 iron from the 70s and 80s has become the 7 iron of today. So maybe they still are hitting that long iron into the green, it is just that the number on the bottom doesn’t equal what you want to see. Even if we somehow rolled back the distance I believe your hope for risk/reward type play is also a thing of the past as playing strategy has changed. Played now have access to detailed stats that show hitting the ball as far as possible on every shot is what should be done. Looking at course architecture, they are mostly built based a formula that supports that strategy. Players coming up through the playing ranks are simply better when looked at as a complete group. Like it or not, I think strategies founded from stroke gained metrics will cause scoring averages to continue to go lower. Golf has changed over time and some people like it and others don’t.
  21. Would be interesting to see the 30 putt analysis and how your face angle and path look.
  22. Basic info: Obviously club speed is how fast the head is moving at impact. An ideal ball speed would be 1.5 time times the club head speed. You will see this called smash factor. So for a 113 mph club head speed you would ideally be near 170. Ball speed is impacted by where you hit the ball on the face; misshits result in lower ball speed. Ball speed and things like launch angle and spin influence how far the ball carries. Launch angle and spin can be influenced by your angle of attack into the ball and where on the face you hit the ball.
  23. I think the answer to your questions is…maybe. Lots of things to look at such as how you use your wedges and are you able to accomplish the shots you need. If you use them for full swing shots then maybe it makes sense to more closely match the shafts. If you are only using for partial shots you may not need to. There are no set rules on how you configure your setup; you have to try and see what works.
  24. i like darker putters so i say whiskey
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