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PlaidJacket

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  1. Sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do. And in your case MPR you just don't have access to a golf course or range or instruction. Not easily anyway. And...to top all that off the weather in your area closes the courses for months on end. I don't know how folks like you do it honestly. Get out man!!! Get out!! Seriously, and I haven't read every comment but your driving distance is really low for a young man of your age. You appear to be in good physical shape too. Please don't take this wrong but I know 12-14 year olds who can hit their driver 250 yds. I'm not kidding! I have no idea about your swing really but I can only guess you're arm swinging. When I see that move/swing out of golfers the ball goes nowhere. Well... maybe 192 yards. Keep working on it.
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    Do you shape your shots?

    Here's a post I started several years ago on this topic... I can also hit a low hooking shot when necessary. Usually to get out of trouble. Not all the time successfully but easier than a fade when needed. I still typically play my stock shot shape most of the time. Draw.
  3. I'm going be of no help as I'm not an instructor. However, a 5 second vid isn't much time and the camera angle isn't setup appropriately. Two proper views would be; 1. face on (across from the ball) with the camera at about hip level. 2. rear view looking down the line. Again setting the camera about hip level. Slow motion is better. Oh I forgot... you're asking for advice from a bunch of internet forum members many of who are high handicappers. Few are golf instruction professionals. Best Wishes!
  4. I couldn't read the article as it's behind a paywall. For me anyway. But I can imagine what it's about just by reading a few comments above. First I'd say unless you run a non-profit (who depend on other peoples profit) you'd better have your business centered around profit. Otherwise you'll be out of business. But fast! Not sure what the developers took advantage of exactly. I do however believe they saw and opportunity which most business do and ran with it. Some for better and others for worse. That's different from taking advantage. I agree that golf was overbuilt and nobody has to contend they think that's what happened. It's an old cold hard fact that golf overbuilt. I agree that golf has shrunk and rightly so. But I also think it's healthy. For some. Think about it. Making a Profit is a good thing. I know I sure enjoy it. Otherwise there is no MGS for example. No electricity, no grocery stores, no Starbucks (bucks - get it?), no golf clubs, no golf courses and on and on.
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    Club fitting question

    There's been a recent Q&A on a Club Champion fitting session. I've added a comment there also.
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    The Walking Golfer

    I've never seen/played a course where walking isn't allowed. Maybe a resort course somewhere. So how do they handle kids who aren't old enough or have the money to rent a cart? Ban them? The whole idea seems counter intuitive to me.
  7. That is now considered holed. At this time into the new year I've been playing as I've always played... by pulling the pin. However, yesterday I had a slick down-slope 20 footer and elected to leave it in. Didn't make the putt (but close) and rolled it past by 6'. It's these times when I might leave it in. I did observe a group of youngsters ahead of us that appeared to be playing with the pin in.
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    NFL thread! What are you thinking?

    With the ragged showing of the Cowboys yesterday the NFL season is officially over for me. The rest of the playoffs and superbowl are of no interest. (honestly, the cowboys aren't/weren't a serious contender anyway) The Rams offense looked great and ran over the Dallas defense. Additionally, the Rams had 2 seriously bad calls against them and still won. Especially that roughing the kicker call. Didn't matter anyway as the Rams are the better team.
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    MyGolfSpy Tournament

    I'm surprised to hear this. IMHO it would take a full year to plan before a launch. MGS and perhaps some vendors would have to underwrite this and it wouldn't be cheap. I believe for a national scale event it would require dividing up the US into regions and have qualifiers throughout the year with those winners or placeholders advancing to the National Championship in the fall. It'd be a big deal all around. Would I play in such an event? Maybe. Show me the plan.
  10. Personally I wouldn't walk.... I'd run from your local CC store. I've never had a fitting experience at CC and I've made comments before about my one and only "visit" to a CC in Austin Texas. I only went there to see a store and look around. Nice place. But here's what I learned. A "salesman" ehem... fitter came over and we talked a little bit about their process/approach. At one point during our discussion I picked up a driver head of some brand as asked what would this cost for example. The salesman plucked a shaft off the wall and said, "oh about $600-$700" I recall. Gulp. I then asked how much is the head and how much for the shaft he selected. He said the head was like $250 - $300 and the shaft $400. Hmmm? I then asked wouldn't it be possible for me to be properly fit into a great driver with a $200 shaft? The salesman replied, "absolutely!" I don't know where you live JeffRamm but you might want to consider seeking out an independent fitter - builder for your new clubs. They're out there and some have way more years experience than most CC stores. These new club fitting boutiques sprang up after the advent of Launch Monitors IMO. There's a lot invested in these fancy stores where they sell the sizzle and you pay for all the show and fluff. My irons were custom fit and built by a guy that's been applying his trade for 30 years. He's a nationally recognized, accredited, award winning club fitter. He also uses a LM in conjunction with his vast experience. His fitting shop isn't fancy. It's functional, clean and appropriate for the task at hand. In other words it all business and no frills. Give your journey some thought and take your time before you make any commitments. You'll end up with great playing clubs and save a ton of cash over a CC type of boutique.
  11. Haahaaa... Sergio could have been at the Kro-Flight launch party and you'd have never known it by his comments. What did ole Serg like most about the flash? (other than that sweet Callaway $$$) Well, he says it looks good and sets up nice. Wow! Kind of 100's of other drivers on the market. And then there's the new! angled micro-grooves on wedges - now Phil can hit those low skipping/checking shots. Just like he's been doing for 20+ years... but somehow he managed without the new! angled micro-grooves. Hmmm? Oh well, sign me up. Got to love marketing.
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    Matte or glossy

    I prefer glossy. But I've never owned a matt finish. Never had a glare issue with glossy either.
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    Driving range wants and needs

    Kind of sounds like me at my course on Saturdays. LOL
  14. On the elevator. I do this all the time and have for years. Of course when I do - do this.... I'm alone. LOL Honestly I think it helped me unwind some old muscle memory I had to get rid of a few years ago.
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    MyGolfSpy Tournament

    This topic/idea arrives each year. I have tried in the past to suggest and or help organize a MGS nationwide tournament series with zero results. So good luck. I'd also say that I'm very interested as long as it's in my home town and doesn't cost anything. That's what you'll encounter. I "hosted" a Texas event a few years ago and what started out promising with 21 players signing up (Texas only) ended up being a 5-some on a Saturday. Nobody wanted to travel past their own backyard and nobody wanted to put up any money for a payout or even a trophy, etc. Except 5 of us. I personally bought 3 little medals to pass out to our first through 3rd place finishers and we had a token cash award. It was fun and I met 4 members who I enjoyed playing with. Ethan was there and he's the only guy I still see in the forum. The others have vanished as best I can tell. Best wishes on your tournament. Unless the MGS Headquarters gets behind an endeavor such as you're suggesting it ain't going to happen and certainly not on a national scale. Organizing and running a golf tournament for forum members isn't part of their business model I'd wager.
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    My new favorite Tour player!

    Touching story. I hope he gets his temporary visa and then applies for citizenship.
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    Would you be interested in MGS Virtual Golf League

    OK.... I have some interest. There's a ton of online sites and apps and such available. I recently looked at one that the michigan golf team will be using. I can't recall the name right now but if I do I'll post a link. Anyway... I curious and interested. If there is a Sr. Flight. 60+ and no money payouts. Perhaps just a forum badge. Let me know if you want any more of my 2 cents. OK here is the link. I remembered. HA! Not sure if it's a paid service or free. https://iwanamaker.com/
  18. I know... the rules are the rules. Right? I don't think I like what I've read or where this might end up. Like the article says... the USGA is between a rock and hard place. http://read.nxtbook.com/global_golf_post/global_golf_post/20190107/eubanks_column.html
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    Pics from the course

    Wow! What kind of grass is that the greens are made of? I've never seen anything like it. This isn't a put down by any means but I've seen lawns that look more closely mowed. That stuff is thick and shaggy. How do they putt? Pretty slow I'd imagine. Unusual looking divot too. I guess I need to get out more. LOL
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    Perplexed again : 2 Nd lesson

    I've found and seen more bad lesson pros and such than good ones. Just because they have the title of PGA Professional doesn't mean squat in my book. In any line of business there are good people and not so good people; as far as advice and instruction is concerned that is. I've had plumbers and doctors do more harm than good and got rid of them. Same with a golf pro.
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    I've Got A Stinking Suspicion

    A few days ago I was playing with some guys. Somewhere around the close of the front side I mentioned to a good friend that John* sure seems to have added new-found distance with his driver. My buddy immediately agreed and said he'd thought the same thing. I've played with John* many times and know his distances. But this day he was by me probably 30-40 yards on average. He was even past our longest player (my buddy) by at least 20-25 yards. We both witnessed this all day long. But nobody brought it up. I suspect he had his driver shaved. I watched and thought about it during the back nine. I wanted to take a look at his driver but refrained. Of course, I wasn't going to accuse him. I just wanted to compliment his distance and take a look at the driver he was using as if I were interested in one myself. BTW it was a Ping G400 and he's been playing it all summer. I've read the claims made by Worlds Hottest Drivers - gain 30-40 yards! Well, John* was getting it somehow. Next time he joins us I'm going to watch closely and at some point I'm going to take a look at the face and see what I can see. Or... not see. There's something going on. *not his real name
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    Xander Schauffele WITB Sentry Tournament of Champions

    Now don't anybody take this the wrong way. Especially our good friend Golfspy CG 2. But... who cares what a pro has in his bag? They all play the same equipment that's available to all of us and in any golf shop. It's not like they are playing clubs that none of us have access too. Something mysterious or unknown. On any given Saturday I could take a photo or describe a bag from Bushwood Muni and it would look just like Xander's. What would be interesting is if Xander or any other pro had a set of 1968 Wilson Staff or Mcgregor blades in the bag. Or perhaps a Tony Pena persimmon 3-wood. That would be impressive not to mention interesting.
  23. Sounds good. But I bet it doesn't come with the batteries.
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    2019 PGA Show Driver Bonanza

    Haaa... you know me well. I just can't put a good thing down.
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    2019 PGA Show Driver Bonanza

    I'm kind of hot warm and cold on a new driver this year. So far I've hit/tested a little bit.... the Ping G400, Wilson Cortex, and Titleist TS2. The Ping was indoor only and the other two were both outdoors with crummy range balls. My last 3 rounds have all been great driving rounds with my now ancient 2014 TM SLDR. It's been an accurate, consistent, and reliable winner for almost 5 years now. Of the three I've tested briefly above; the TS2 is a driver I'd put in my bag today if I were seriously considering. The day I tried it I was striping it no differently than my SLDR. And this was an OTR demo!! I told the pro at the club I'd be inclined to take it as is. Hmmm... maybe I need to take it out on the course and see how it really performs.
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