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Addicted2Golf

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  1. I'd love to test Golf Logix app if it's available for Android. I currently use Free Caddy Pro, which I would not characterize as a full featured gps app. And before that, I used a SkyCaddy SG 2.5. So it would be interesting to test Golf Logix and compare it to my experiences with those two products. BTW, my phone is a Motorola RAZR Maxx. So battery life will not be an issue one way or another.
  2. It's funny you mention that. I played in my league on Wednesday and ended up having to abandon the Vardon grip on my chips - just didn't feel right and I hit a couple of poor chips early in the round. I did use it on full shots and didn't hook a single ball. I did slice one into the opposite fairway when the grip broke down on me. Still a work in progress. Shot a 44 with two doubles on the card. So, all in all, not a bad night considering I'm tweaking some things right now.
  3. Thanks for the heads up. I entered also. Great looking products.
  4. Play Ping irons. No iron covers need apply. Problem solved.
  5. Thanks for the reply. That last bullet on the benefits of the interlock is interesting (promoting a fade). It makes sense because it does restrict the release of the club. However, I found almost the opposite to be true. I rarely ever hit a cut and most of the time I'll fight a low hook versus a controllable draw. One of the reasons for switching to the Vardon is I read Ben Hogan went with the Vardon to guard against a hook and many PGA players use it for the same reason. Now, I'm not saying my swing is anything close to being PGA material but like many of us I'll leverage something that works for the professional if it suits my game. Anyway, my hypothesis is that I was compensating the restricted release of the interlock with an overly strong grip (that got progressively stronger over the years) and more hand action through impact, which led to inconsistency if my timing wasn't perfect. I backed off the strong grip a bit and as soon as I switched to the Vardon, my draw/hook turned into a cut and I gained distance - especially with the irons. If I experiment around with gradually strengthening my grip again, I'd bet you money that I can get back to a draw.
  6. 46*, 50*, 56*, and 60* for me. I used to play 54 and 58 in the sand and lob wedges but I now like the extra loft and bounce on the 56* for greenside bunker play.
  7. I've used the interlock grip my entire golfing life, but lately I feel like it's been restricting my ability to properly release the club and as a result I'm not seeing the distance I'd expect. I also feel like I'm more prone to put a "death grip" on at times and my grip tension is much less with the overlap. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like I'm a little nuts for switching now after all these years but my first couple of range sessions with the new grip have been encouraging - other than the fact that the grip feels very, very unnatural. I've gained about 10 yards per club and my occasional duck hook has disappeared.
  8. That would be awesome. I hope it's true. Other than the IWI Series putters, Ping has been lagging behind the other OEM's in that area.
  9. Aside from the sheer stupidity of saying that to the media... it's just not a smart business decision. If I were a sponsor and heard that, I'd go looking for another tour player to hitch my wagon to. With that said, nothing Sergio does or says really surprises me at this point. He's a real head case.
  10. Same here. I think anytime you say you want a reduction in side spin, E6 is the default.
  11. I think Cobra is trying a bit too hard... especially with the orange paint fill in the numbers and the aiming line on the face. In my opinion, the following colors should NEVER be used on any part of a golf club that's visible at address: Orange Neon Green Highlighter Yellow Baby Blue Purple White (with the exception of the aiming line. Yes, TMAG, I'm talking to you)
  12. My handicap is similar to yours. I just make sure and get there in advance so I can warm up properly, chip some, and putt. Nothing worse for the nerves than getting to the course and having to rush to the tee box.
  13. Don't they test for performance enhancing drugs in golf? LOL.
  14. BTW, according to Golf Digest, no Bi-Matrix shaft option like Bubba's:
  15. Ping is going to sell 5,000 limited edition all pink G20 Drivers to commemorate Bubba's Masters win. Interest brought down Ping's website and it's still down as I post this. Ping to Sell a Limited Number of Bubba Watson Pink Drivers
  16. I reviewed it in 2010 and gamed it until recently. Very solid option for a wood replacement and much easier to hit off the deck.
  17. Looks like an ice cream scoop. Reminds me of a quote from the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. Marie says, "I'm a trophy wife". Franks responds, "What kind of trophy from hell did I win?".
  18. My problem is actually the opposite than yours - low heel. The three tee drill actually puts me back in the center. Line up a tee just off the toe and heel of your club along with one in the center. If you toe your shots, then try to clip the outside tee at impact. If you heel your shots, clip the inside tee. Start without a ball. Fixes me every time. To carry it on the course, I focus hitting the inside portion of the ball. Here's a video of the drill. Don't let the title fool you. It's not just for correcting shanks.
  19. That old school knee kick of Bubba reminds me of old playing footage of Johnny Miller. If I swung like that, I'd probably bury my driver six inches into the ground. His hand to eye coordination must be uncanny.
  20. You crack me up. Always a link for everything. LOL.
  21. I can't recommend Ping's WRX division highly enough. When I lived in Phoenix, I'd always go over there to have stuff tweaked. They knew me by name - probably prefaced by "That PITA". When I moved, they probably threw a party in my honor. Shipping costs have kept me from taking advantage of their services more since I've relocated to the Midwest, but I'll be sending my 60 degree Tour-W wedge in for a TS grind shortly.
  22. Tuna, as far as I'm concerned, the I15's are the I20's with a tour grind. Same progressive head shape. Same clean look at address. I think the I20's cavities are cleaner and pretty cool looking, but that's cosmetic and I'm not sure they are worth the upcharge versus what I paid (more on that in a minute). Either way, I'm pretty happy with the I15's. I shot my lowest round of last season in the first month of this season - after just my second outing with the new sticks. If something is working for me then I tend to not want to mess with it. Besides, I got a lightly used set of I15's for $275 + Shipping. Hard to pass that up.
  23. For me it's: 1) Bad tempo - this will kill my whole round if I'm swinging out of my shoes and not feeling the club head. A bad tendency that I revert back to from time to time. 2) Consistency with the Driver - I don't care if I'm not hitting it straight as long as it's consistent. If that's the case then I can compensate and play with it. For instance, if I'm drawing or hitting a borderline hook, then I can aim down the right hand side and bring it back into the fairway. If I happen to hit it straight the next time doing that then I could be OB. 3) Lack of accuracy on approach shots - Nothing burns my a$$ more than giving up shots in the short approach game. Especially if I'm driving the ball exceptionally well. 4) Sand Play - I'm a horrible bunker player. The pros find it easy and sometimes intentionally hit it into bunkers. Evidently they don't play in the dirt and rock strewn bunkers my muni courses feature. 5) The Shanks - My flat swing is prone to them. And they come in bunches - like locusts.
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