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  1. I think it does This was a regular swing with the red stick today. That’s approaching a record for me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I hit the heck out of the ball on the range today - lots of ball speeds in the mid 130’s and distances above 230. It’s weird to slow that back swing down - going to take some time to get used to it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I can share, sure, but what works for me may not for others. I slowed my backswing down - I really wanted to focus on winding the coil up and the exploding through the ball. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. Technique definitely matters. A part of the process is learning the little things that allow you to swing faster. I found something during yesterday’s workout that added a couple of mphs for me. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. They issued a stay at home order for our County earlier today. This is wonderful because it trumps anything that the mayor of St Pete or any other mayor in our county might try (St. Pete's mayor is a bit of a publicity grabber). The order specifically mentions that Golf Courses and Outdoor Boat ramps may remain open so long as people practice social distancing. In fact appropriate outdoor activity is encouraged in the order. I received an email from my club laying out the terms of engagement - walking or single cart only, food service available via the cart girl or temporary outdoor station, no pulling pins - we're credit card or club charge account only anyway. I suspect most of our communities will go to something like this as its easy to engage in social distancing on a golf course and its good for the immune system to be out in the sun.
  6. So far most of our courses are open - resorts have shut down so we were one of the last groups to play Innisbrook. All of our courses have gone to walking or individual carts, don't pull the pin, no rakes - I have a friend who lives off the 15th tee at St. Pete Country Club - He's a member so I would imagine that we could play a three hole rota even if they were shut down. We'll see though.
  7. Call me Patrick Reed! Just kidding - I generally ground everything except driver or a wood that I'm going to hit off of a tee.
  8. I played yesterday with a guy who just got off quarantine (Yankee minor league trainer, exposed to the 2 guys who tested positive). We’ve played a handful of times. Around the 6th hole he said, “I love that shaft for you. Your ball flight is perfect.” I actually hit a cut on demand and carried some trees when I wanted to, flighted a couple down. Of course I’m also gaming this years number 2 MWD. :). It’s clearly a better choice than the number 1 for me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I played yesterday - man I wish they had played the Valspar - we tee’d off at 2 and had two totally different wind conditions - not much was happening until 4 when it really came up - it laid down for about 4?holes from 8-11 and then changed directions and was a steady 10 with gusts to 17 or 18. Brutal Shot 36-39 75 - my chipping was a plus 4.7 according to ARCCOS- I believe it - some tough up and downs with that swirling wind. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Three vodka Martinis That’s a lot. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Can’t gather in groups of more than 10 so did a Baptism today for 8 with the others Skyped in. Then walked 18 and went 36-39 75 with these guys: The kid in the middle is a Yankee minor league trainer who just got off quarantine today. He has a beautiful swing and hits it a mile - we played the older guys tees. He the tips. On 16 I had told him to hit 4 iron 208 uphill into the wind. He tried to force 5, it didn’t work out. As we walked up towards his ball, in an impossible spot, my buddy said, “Don’t let anyone tell you what to do.” He said, “I feel like I have two angels telling me what to do on either side.” A few weeks ago I had a pro in the same spot, similar wind, he asked me what to hit, I said, 4 iron, he listened and hit it to 15 feet. Pros listen to their caddies. BTW, I texted the other angel and told him I forgot my hat - look at what he gave me. I rest my case... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Was the big step with your back left or the front? Stepping through the all with the back leg is a common drill used by instructors - Gary Player often did it while playing. I did it the last hole weds and it two solid shots. Should have done it earlier in the round. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Getting back to the D7 topic I hit Foz’s a couple of time’s on weds and was pleasantly surprised. In fact those were the two best irons that I hit all day. What stunned me most was how great they sound. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Congrats guys - a buddy whom I play a lot of golf with has the 700’s a and loves them - Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I guess I will pile on here today - my goal for this test was to play with the shaft and gather my launch monitor data at the end, just prior to review, that way I would have had ample time to adjust to it. That last part is not likely to happen at this point as the places with LMs are shut down or shutting down. Courses remain open and I will be playing tomorrow. I suspect St Pete is going to shut everything down starting next week but my club is outside of city limits so hopefully at least the range remains open. It's not really a walkable course but at least I will be able to hit shots. I've yet to see what the grill room is going to do - the governor has shut down all dine in service for the State of Florida as well as all public beaches. I did play on Weds. I had issues with everything so it may just be that it was me rather than my equipment.
  16. Mine are in, I continue to hit them quite well, far better than what they replaced Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Played Innisbrook today with Foz, Matt and Sportsman. Innisbrook is known for being home to an odd breed of squirrel - here’s one of the buggers. I told them from the start that I wasn’t keeping score because I was hung over as all get up and worse I knew I’d be constantly interrupted and probably would miss a few holes. We played the NorthCourse which completes the Innisbrook Rota for me. Predictably I did not play well but I had a blast, told lots of stories, got interrupted some and only lost one ball. It was just the needed diversion at this time. Interestingly I’m watching a replay of the ‘18 Valspar. They just said the players would rather face 15 mph winds blowing in one direction than 6-8 that gusted and kept switching directions. That’s exactly what we had, you’d stand over the ball and could never really tell if it was helping or hurting. Finally it was bizarre to drive past Copperhead on the way out and see everything set up for the tournament but no spectators present - when the first round should have been wrapping up. The course that we played touched the 12th and 13th holes of Copperhead. You’d be surprised at the elevation changes. Matt even asked if this was built on the one hill in Florida. Actually there is a sand hill that runs from Palm Harbor up to Lecanto (Black Diamond Ranch) and another such mound West of Orlando (Bayhill). We aren’t talking mountains, we are talking half a club and with swirling winds, indecision. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I thought that I had replied to this yesterday but see that I didn't hit send. It's been a crazy time for me or I would imagine for any other decision maker over the past week. Actually I'm glad that I didn't send the reply that I had written - it is clear to me that there are regional and national differences in recommended precautions. At work we are following the recommendation the proclamation of the Governor of Florida that all schools close for two weeks. We are also following the recommendation of our Mayor, CDC and President and have cancelled all gatherings of over 10 people for the next two weeks effective today. A recommendation that I've heard from several doctors is to get outside and engage in moderate exercise including golf - preferably walking. Accordingly I have continued to play while taking reasonable precautions - I will continue to play so long as the course is open - I like being outside, I love walking while I play - I do have a round scheduled with Foz, Matt and Rob at Innisbrook on Thursday - your loss is our gain as the resort opened with special pricing because the tournament is cancelled (we aren't playing Cooperhead - that booked immediately). I'm hopeful that they provide individual carts as its virtually impossible to walk those courses. Of course this is a situation that is in flux - I have a person in my house who is self quarantined.
  19. Nice I'm going with a lot of prayer but love the sentiment regardless.
  20. Yeah there’s a reason why we all have handicaps - at our level you can offset a deficiency with strengths. That’s true at the very highest levels but the margins are closer. Still very impressive numbers - I’d love to have you in a scramble. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Rtracy how are you a 9? If I had half those numbers....... Oh well I have yet to get on a launch monitor and the way things are going it may not happen - lots of places are temporarily closing including my normal resource. Here's what I know so far - my average fairways hit have gone from just over 50 percent to nearly 75 percent. I've shot 78,77,76 with the shaft in. The 77 was back a half a set of tees from the ones that I normally play at my club. I have not taken a penalty with driver in those three rounds and I have had only 1 drive into a bad spot, a pitch out fairway trap. My handicap index has gone from 7.0 to 5.8. My driving handicap has dropped from 15 to 10. So while I don't have launch monitor data I do have real golf scores and also data on the component parts going into those scores that reveal that this shaft is making a difference in my game at this point. I'm certainly going to have ample opportunity to play golf in the coming weeks as we are shut down for two with the strong probability of more to come. I've yet to use the driver on the range for more than a couple of swings. That should come tomorrow.
  22. 76 today - absolutely loving walking - that’s 77,77,76 with the Motore shaft - my driving handicap has dropped to 10. My current handicap is 5.8. ARCCOS confirms what I thought - I’m a very good chipper and reasonable putter Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. I’d also say high possibly with a negative AoA. The issue with the tee height could have exacerbated this. But it’s only a guess - didn’t you have a ball mark on the club face of your driver? Normally trackman data includes AoA info. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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