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Markelly82

 
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  1. I wasn't 100% where this topic fit so I apologize if this isn't the right area.  I'm interested in testing out the JumboMax grips.  I wear the XL gloves and have always felt like Midsize grips lacking a little for me.  Does anyone have these?  Thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciative.  I'm constantly tinkering looking for the best next thing to help improve my game.  

  2. I've been practicing on a nightly basis putting on a 48" metal measuring stick.  I'm working on keeping the ball rolling on the stick and not falling off side to side.  I know if the putt was off based on the roll.  The stick is flat too.  Just in case someone asks.  I've had a large problem putting the ball on line so getting a consistent stroke has really helped.    

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  3. I just bought the G410 LST in July.  This news is kind of frustrating to me.  I feel like Ping has always been a bit slower with their roll outs.  Kind of makes me think I'm missing out on some great new tech.

    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 

      • I have been playing golf for about 29 years.  I got started with my dad when I was about 5.  I got more heavily involved in golf around age 11.  My dad would drop me off at my local course and I would play all day with my friends.  Was nice when the course offered a youth membership for $100.

      • My average score is around 76 at the par 70 course I play at.   

    2. What do you love about golf?

      • I love the challenge of golf.  There's no mastering it.  There's always something to work on to strive and get better.  I also love tinkering and love hitting new clubs to feel the difference between my clubs and someone else's.  

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

      • I enjoy the forums.  Helping others with some knowledge I may have and vice versa.  Like I answered in the previous message, there's always room for improvement.  There's a vast array of different golfers that have been through similar challenges I might be going through at the time.  Post a question and you can easily get multiple suggestions and tips for things to work on.  

      • I don't know any other spies.   

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

      • I'm from Muncie, Indiana (home of Ball State University)

      • I play regularly at Delaware Country Club and The Player's Club.  Both are good courses that offer different ways to golf.  Both challenging in their own rite.  

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

      • The weather sucks in Indiana.  Plan and simple.  Your golf season only runs from April-Oct, which is a long time, but not enough in my mind.  

    6. What do you do for a living?

      • I work for a large insurance company as an analyst.  

    7. How’d you pick your user name?

      • My first and last name with my football # from college.  

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  4. I had a fitting for driver shafts a month ago.  The fitter said we can't really optimize the shaft until you fix your swing.  I was hitting down on the ball more than I should imparting back spin.  I wish I would have went to the local PGA pro I see on occasion to look at my swing first to make sure everything is in good order.  As soon as the fitting was done, I immediately texted the Pro and asked for a lesson.  My swing is getting better.  I feel like now, I could optimize the shafts more had I gone after. 

    Get the lessons first, then go for the upgraded sticks.  

  5. I put some of the tips to use and my wedge strikes were definitely more consistent.  I'm still working on keeping my head level through the strike.  This is honestly a problem for a lot of my swings.  I know being "handsie" isn't good for my swing.  The suggestion of watching Martin Chuck's video was good.  I know the chest should be a driver in the swing because it should leave you to the target.  I just need to figure it out and put it all together.  

    I'm sure some are saying you have a low handicap, why are you complaining.  Well that's just my thought process.  I'm always tinkering trying to figure out my swing to get better.  It's very frustrating hitting as many fairways as I do, with the distance I have only to throw away the strokes so easily.  

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  6. 9 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

    Obviously, without seeing anything, any advice is a bit of a shot in the dark. But for me, the instruction of James Sieckmann has helped me enormously with the very issue you're talking about. In particular, he advocates imagining a flashlight mounted on your chest. At address, you want that light to shine slightly in front of the ball. This video explains some of that setup:

    For me, that setup idea is key. But the other idea is that as I deliver the club, I want to turn through so that chest flashlight ends up shining at my target. This ends up being a vital thing for me; if my chest stops rotating, my strike gets very unpredictable: fats and thins. But if I turn through, a lot of good things happen on those partial wedge shots.

    Thank you for the video.  I actually worked on it some tonight with just swinging the club, no balls.  I have a scramble tomorrow and I'll definitely be putting this into practice there.  I can easily switch between swings without totally screwing my swing up.  I'll let you know how it goes.  

    Fingers crossed.  

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  7. I can typically drive the ball pretty well usually leaving myself in between 40-125 into most holes.  I struggle Woefully from these distances.  My typical miss is a chunk, but I'm also excellent at thinning wedges across the green.  I used to dig trenches when I hit wedges.  I'm talking like full beaver pelt divots.  I've gotten a little better in the last month shallowing my swing more.  I understand having tour level wedges isn't in the cards, but I'm looking for serviceable wedges to potentially score better.  I normally average around 1 or 2 birdies a round which sucks compared to how far I can hit a driver.  I'm 6' 6" which probably goes into why I can get steep.  

    To give a frame of reference if you're going to provide input, I've been working on set up as of late.  I'm trying to stand more upright with my chest and my butt out.  I'm trying to keep this position throughout the swing.  I've heard about swing more with arms and hands and keeping the rest of my body still.  I've also seen and heard matching the arms with the body and the hips leading the swing.  

    I probably has so many damn thoughts going on that I'm bound and determined to F up the wedge swing no matter what I do.

    Any drills, tips, or guidance would be greatly appreciative as I'm struggling for consistency. 

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  8. 33 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    Part of the Edel fitting is rolling a ball to the 15 foot string.  I have done an edel fitting and found it very comprehensive and informative.     Just rolling to a 15 foot string will do no more than rolling to a 10 foot string other than groove that single length.   Speed is definitely the main factor that you need to work on since rolling the ball at a desired speed is crucial in making a putt.   You can "aim" perfectly but if you roll the ball at the wrong speed it probably won't go in.    Even if you control speed,  you still have to practice face control to make sure that the ball goes on your intended line.    There are many skills that must be mastered in putting;  speed is definitely one of the top.  

    I put it as a statement for some help, not a silver bullet fix.  I even stated it might be an oversimplification.  It's a place to start.  

    I too have gone through an Edel fitting and agree it's really thorough.  

  9. Dave Edel from Edel Putters has a podcast out that talks about different things concerning putting and putters in general.  It's a pretty good listen.  During one of the episodes, he talked about the best drill to do for putting.  He mentioned simply putting a string down, standing 15 feet away and consistently hitting the ball on the string will make your putting significantly better...

    It seems like an over simplification, but if you can consistently hit your distance aim will come, maybe is the thinking.  

    Either way, it's a cheap and easy drill that can be done.

  10. Great thoughts here.  I normally am thinking so much other stuff that I forgot some of the small things that would better help cut strokes.  I may even add thinking through your second shot to help protect against short siding yourself.  If you know your "typical" miss, which I know not all of us are in that boat.  Knowing your miss can help you aim a little differently so as to avoid short siding yourself.  I honestly need to do this much more myself.  

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  11. I tried this and was fit with a PXG driver.  I was never considering buying one of there drivers bc they're too expensive.  The secondary option was the Ping G410.  I ended buying the later.  I bought a Project X even flow shaft to go along with it.  I normally test a lot of options prior to making a large purchase like this.  Due to Covid, I didn't test any other options and just got the G410.  A buddy of mine has the Taylormade Sim and it feels really nice coming off the face.  It feels like it jumps off the face.  I hate having buyers remorse but it seems pretty easy to get when it comes to golf clubs.  

  12. I listened to this very intently.  I have ALWAYS had cast clubs.  If the wife allows it, I plan on getting fit for the new Mizuno JPX clubs coming out that are forged.  I know it's a bad idea to be dead set on a set of clubs rather than playing the field, but I can't help myself.  Those irons are so sexy...

     

    Or I'll go to the Taylormade P770's which I believe are also forged.  

  13. I've been working with my PGA pro on my set up.  My set up was leading to a lot of other problems in my golf game.  I'm now staying more butt back chest up.  I was previously more hunched over, but didn't feel like I was until I saw video of my posture.  I would get stuck at times and have to throw the club down at the ball or I felt like I would have to stand up to help clear my hips causing me to blade it.  My iron play has become more consistent and my wedge play has become more reliable.  I used to dig trenches with my wedges.  Now my divots have become much shallower.    

     

    My main concentration to keep my posture is to work on keeping my head level throughout the golf swing.  

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  14. Something I do, when I feel my touch is off, is to imagine I'm throwing a ball underhand to the hole.  I imagine a spot on the green I want to land it and roll out.  I actually swing my arm back and forth and imagine what it would take to get the ball to the hole.  I actually do the same for putting for longer putts when I feel my touch is off.  

    Sometimes I feel silly doing this, but if it shaves strokes, I don't care what people think.  

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  15. I just got a G410.  I will definitely have to keep an eye out for this.  I had a crack in the back on my G30 neck where the head goes into the shaft.  You can clearly see the crack when you took out the shaft.  I returned it to Ping in exchange for a G410.  Great customer service and quick processing.  

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