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  1. 16 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

    the whole top of my bag has me thinking lately. 

    i go driver, 3w, 2i. problem is, my 3w carries close to 300y and except as a shorter tee club, i almost never find myself 280+ yds out on my second shot. then the 2i is good for about 250. 

    im wondering if i went driver, strong 5w, 7w at the top if i’d not only have clubs that are easier to hit, but also more useful clubs at the top of the bag 

    it might be time to go hit a few

    How often do you have 250 in to a green? My goal for my 3 wood is a secondary tee club for when I run out of fairway… then I have hybrid and 4 utility for a variety of recovery shots and they cover 230 and 220 for me… I’m shorter than you and rarely have that into greens (outside of 5s). 

    if you are hitting the ball that far, the other clubs at the top should probably just support other tee shots and recovery options… they won’t be used into greens that often.

  2. 2 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

    A) how’d you get her to say that?

    B) what sub70 set you getting now?

    A. So I convinced her I needed a new grill… she had no idea how much I was spending and got $3,000 in her head… I told her the grill I want is $600 (chargriller 980 gravity fed smoker)… somehow the price difference got allocated to new clubs for me… 

    B. I have an email into them, but might go OEM. I want something between the 639 cb and the 699 in terms of forgiveness and “work ability” but I’m thinking about getting the 699 in the 5 & 6, 7,8,9 in the CB and PW and GW in some sort of blade… this would keep things reasonable cost wise… 

    I’ve gamed basically 2 irons in my life, the Taylor made burners and the cmbs I’ve had for a little over a year. Neither have been built to my exact specs…

    Sub70 would let me get a set built the way I want from a company I like for a reasonable price… the copper cobra MIM tech irons look amazing and will cost twice as much.

  3. 2 hours ago, GPS111 said:

    Cobra made a 12 deg Long Tom 2 wood in 2012-ish time frame.  260cc head at 45" long.  Worked well off a tee or off the deck.  I had one and am shooting myself for not keeping it but you know how clubs go.  Something new?  Something goes.  I replaced with a TM 3W HL.  Good club but not the same.  There are some Cobra Long Tom drivers and 2W on eBay periodically.

    Yeah, I've been trying to find a Long Tom for a little bit... they never seem to pop up anymore... the used market is weird. I've also been looking for a 3 deep from Callaway with no success... 


    I'd love to see some competition in this space and see what other OEMs make... I just want a "bigger" three wood head as it's primarily a tee club for me.

  4. 14 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    I here you, although I'm not exactly throwing heaters to these 8-year old kids!

    And to get this thread back on the equipment rails, yup...my Steelfiber i95s are on their way!

    Very nice… my dad finally switched to graphite… he played collegiate tennis and had had multiple elbow surgeries… he still insists on carrying his bag, so the lighter weight of the graphite was the selling point… he turns 70 this year.

    I might shop graphite on my next set of irons… less for the weight and more for the bend control.

  5. 26 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    I don't necessarily disagree, but I've been fighting golfer's elbow/tendinitis for over a month now, and not to sound like a jack@ss but I wouldn't have guessed I'd be guilty of "weak muscles surrounding the joint."  I've been playing when I can, SuperSpeed 3 times a week, and Orange Whip 2-3 times a week, but the overuse that pushed me over the edge was playing catch and throwing a baseball with my son and his team for a 25-game season after probably not touching a baseball for 12-15 years.

    Once fully recovered (whenever I get there) would you recommend I add anything to the routine to strengthen and avoid this problem next season?  Wrist curls?  Plenty of various bicep curls and tricep pressing movements in my routines, although I suppose the only targeted work my forearms get are hammer's, pinwheels, plus the forearm work that comes from deads.


    Pitchers famously have tendon issues due to their lack of muscle… 

    graphite should help you swing more pain free… 

  6. On 6/4/2021 at 4:42 PM, Jonny_Crash said:

    Every now and then I come across a video of someone with a truly bizarre golf swing.  It got me thinking about the swing in general.  Most people seem to have an idea of how to make a swing that "looks" like a golf swing (it may not go as desired), but every now and then there are some people that just can't figure it out.   Which one are you and what was your experience?    

    Interesting… I thought this was a different question… my swing is fairly basic and has survived multiple lay offs over the years… 

    I can genetically put the face on the ball with any club, from my moms senior woman’s driver to the rebar shafts that are fun to demo… I can’t always control where it goes! But I’m pretty good at making a decent pass.

  7. I’m trying to use it more often on shots that require less than a 50%!sand wedge… worked well today for two kick in birdies on par 5s… for a 50 yard shot, I like the 58. 

    I could probably do the same thing with my 54, but I’ve decided to hit that frOm 75-100 yards and the 58 from 75 and in.

  8. I'm playing a 46 inch driver and like it... if I go shorter, I don't feel as comfortable over the ball, so I don't gain much in terms of dispersion (as I'm not comfortable) and lose swing speed... Pretty much lose, lose...

    I also have a 48 inch Adams driver with a House of Forged shaft in it...it's pretty fun, but hard to hit! I need to get it back on the range, as I haven't swung it in a while... 

    Going over 46 inches requires playing with head weights and getting specialty shafts in my experience... You CAN do it, it's just not easy. 

    I believe ACCRA has gotten into longer shafts... it will be interesting to see if OEMs start offering 46-47 options in the fitting cart to give people a chance to try them.

  9. On 5/21/2021 at 2:41 PM, StrokerAce said:

    I have to buy wide shoes and there are limitations on golf shoes in that arena. 
    Also - one brands wide can be wildly different than another. 
    Found a pair of Puma that work well. I know there are New Balance, FootJoy and Skechers but if I don't want to pay a damn fortune then I'll probably look into a non-golf shoe next time. Especially since I walk a lot and comfort is key.

    If you are willing to spend $100ish for golf Shoes, the Skechers are pretty solid... I don’t love BOA but these came with them... not a ton of good wide options as you said! 

  10. On 5/30/2021 at 4:59 PM, Duffer Mark said:

    Back in Feb. I got a new set of irons for my big 5-0 birthday. Ended up getting some TM Sim 2’s with an a-wedge. Over the last couple months I’ve been messing with my golf swing at home hoping to improve my swing. 

    Well, the last two times playing, I hit the ball horribly. Probably, the worst I’ve hit the ball in a decade. The rounds weren’t even enjoyable. 

    I think the tinkering with my swing is what hurt me. My swing is so jacked up and none of my old swing thoughts work, so to speak. 

    I’m looking for some guidance going forward. Do I rebuild my swing? If so, how? Maybe find a local pro and line-up 3 lessons? I’m at my wits end and am open to suggestions. 


    I think the lesson idea is smart and a good idea to get you on track... but it sounds like you want to "own" your swing and figure out what works for you, so you need to also figure out WHAT you want to be doing, and how to get there... your coach should be part of that plan and help to make sure you are doing the things you need to be doing to build towards the swing you want.

    I highly recommend checking out Adam Young. The Practice Manual is great, but it's a long read! He goes over a ton of basics on the Chasing Scratch Podcast (just search Adam Young on iTunes, he also has a good podcast with Jon Sherman but it's very technical)... Figure out what you want out of your golf swing and start working towards that. Find people who will help you on that path and listen to them.

  11. 6 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    I just got access to Month 3 as well and it seems like the flood gates opened; VERY excited to have access to this and to start to understand targeting better.  To be honest, I'm realizing that some of my targets have been too conservative...when I first started DECADE and heard Scott talking about playing without seeing the pin, I started playing too far away from trouble.

    Biggest challenge holding me back (I think) is not being certain on my distances.  (That and the occasional double-cross with driver.)  The last few rounds have been very windy so I'm not going to overreact, but with all my speed training I've picked up about 5 yards across the board.  Again, I think.  Monday I had an 87 yard shot out of the rough coming uphill, and I blew it 10 yards last the pin with what I thought was a conservative swing.  Might have had a jumper out of the rough, but still.  Need to hit the range and dial it in, problem there being how much can you really dial it in with a bucket of Pinnacle range balls.

    Yeah, I'm coming off a back injury and have no real idea my distances... fortunately, I have access to a simulator, so I'm hoping to go spend some time hitting my balls in it and lock down my "stock" distances... Definitely agree on moving to too conservative when I first started... His stuff makes a lot of intuitive sense, and I'm very curious to try it some more... still getting my game back online, though!

  12. 4 hours ago, shome said:

    I heard Lou say on a podcast that he shoots his laser measuring device to the stick.  It makes a good vertical target. 

    I briefly contemplated picking one up, but it's $300 and I'd rather buy a new 3 wood with that money... 

    I've just started into Month 3 of DECADE, and I'm pretty excited about it...

    Interesting, my driver was drawing today and I was hitting the ball better than I ever have... I couldn't force a fade even when trying (my default shot shape)... so I guess I'm playing a draw for the time being!

  13. 8 hours ago, crw said:

    As a Decade follower, I agree.  Attempting to switch to a fade wouldn't change my course management decisions or beliefs on how dispersion patterns work.  I'm just wondering if a fade would shrink down those cones/patterns for me.  I just haven't had an opportunity to since this thread started because of non-stop rain for over a week now in my area.  

    What’s your path like right now? If you are already fairly Inside out, I wouldn’t suggest actively changing your swing to chase a fade... if you are fairly neutral, it’s not that huge a change... 

    Ive played both and am a DECADE fan, so I’m trying to settle on one... I find the draw harder to play consistently, but I have terrible shoulder mobility, so I tend to be inside out, and my draw can end up going way left. 
    From Listening to Adam Young, I think it’s worth spending time figuring out your “patterns” And sticking with what works... I don’t think either one is inherently better, but they both have advantages!

  14. I guess it depends on what you mean by generic off the rack clubs... There are far more driver shafts I don't get along with than there are iron shafts... but if we are just going straight stock demo bag from the local golf course, I'd probably pick my putter... I'm sure I could make a "regular" putter work for one swing, but I'd much rather putt with mine, as it's long, center shafted and built for me... 

    After that it would be my driver, but mostly because I like the midsize grip and heavy shaft... if I could keep that part, you can toss any modern head on the end of it, and I'll miss the fairway just the same as I do with my current driver.

    Love my hybrid and utility iron... but they aren't special... same with my irons and wedges... Off the rack would be fine for one shot... but I built my bag for me, and every club in there (other than my 3 wood) makes me happy and helps me perform better than if it was replaced with a generic equivalent. 

    As a side note, if you have an off the rack 3 wood, feel free to send it to me... My pro took the one he gave me back and I'm using my adams speedline again... it's fine.

  15. On 5/13/2021 at 5:36 PM, TBT said:

    I fought a slice for most of my life, then about 10 years ago I took some lessons through Golf Tec. My instructor said then that to get more distance I needed to play a draw, so the whole lesson set focused on teaching me to hit a draw..the crazy thing is I can’t seem to fade the ball at all now, everything is a draw or a hook.

    The whole “a draw goes farther” stuff is both true and misleading... a closed face has less loft and will give you less spin loft... so the ball launches lower and with less backspin... so, yes, it goes farther... but you can play a fade with a lower degree driver and get less loft and spin and all the sudden you aren’t losing any distance.

    I generically hit a fade... I want to hit a draw, but it kills my dispersion. Thus I play a fade... it’s a perfectly acceptable ball flight. Draws are ok too! I think they are harder to hit unless you are naturally way inside... 


  16. 20 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

    Guess I’m back to looking for one. After agreeing on a price and shipping method, he decided that it cost to much for ups shipping. PayPal quoted him select price $39 instead of ground $19 Wisconsin to Iowa. I even gave him my shipping zip code before we agreed to a price and sent funds. What a joke. 

    That sucks. You should buy a SeeMore 😀

  17. So turns out when you make a triple bogey on a par five with a three putt and 2 chips after being 100 yards out after 2 swings you get to check ALL the boxes on the Tiger 5 list when tracking your round... So that was fun...

    I'm really liking the putting stuff... it's something I've always wanted to improve at but never knew how to practice. I've harassed both Lou and Scott with questions and they've been helpful but it's also funny to see the differences in their personalities... I asked about measuring distance for the putting combine, and said "is it OK to just step it off?"... Scott said "sure, that works" and Lou said "I measure it off to 1/16th of an inch"... 

  18. 1 hour ago, THEZIPR23 said:

    You will get a lot out of it. And don't worry about the back, DECADE will help you shoot better scores without doing anything physically different. 

    Back is healed, and I'm back to doing full swings... just have 6 months of rust (and tight muscles) to shake off... honestly, I had a really good range session today, and I'm excited for my game this season... DECADE seems like it might be a missing piece of the puzzle... We shall see!


    1 hour ago, BMart519 said:

    The putting speed drill is so hard, first try last night as the putting green was empty after playing a late 9... Probably not a good sign that I was better around 20-30' than up to 10' in the smaller window. 

    I guess Exputt is definitely helping with speed control, once I get 5-15" cleaned up I should be in business as I have already dropped 1 putt/round compared to last year.

    Just got the Decade month 3 videos unlocked a couple days ago. Huge amount of info on the targeting process, the 6 month foundations membership is a great value for the amount of knowledge it exposes you to compared to the cost of 1 lesson. Especially if you put in the effort to use the Combine tools, which I haven't had the chance to use.

    Oh man... I've started doing more of these types of drills... I've done Scott's ladder stuff before (though ironically did it in a way he SPECIFICALLY said not to do it... for a long time and without enough focus) so it will be good to add it back in in a more productive manner... I also really like the moonwalking drill, as I think it will help me build a more confident stroke on longer putts.


    2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    I think this is the best investment you could have made then, especially if you're limited in your ability to make mechanical improvements.  If you're like me you're not content to simply play and not get better...better course management and a better mental perspective should absolutely help you do that.  I'm already seeing dividends after a month of membership.

    I'm pretty excited about it... though I've been listening to him talk for so long, I'm ready for more content!! I have access to the 2nd month as I was on the first month free, and have already burned through the videos... It's all good, and I think it's probably best for me to really invest in the system.

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