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  1. ..and yet another GREAT tip!! Thanks for that info! For short game shots, I was taught to use less arms / more body (torso) rotation ... what's your view on this? (- for this example let's just assume a basic short range pitch shot; no special lie, trouble, etc.) (> If I were near Chicago I'd be throwing money at you to help me with my swing & game!!!)
  2. Thx, Kenny! But... my bigger problems on that hole are the approach and then the green itself - I've three putted that green more than any other! The approach problem is literally all in my head - it drops off steeply behind and left and right towards marsh/wetlands/OB without much room for error; a deep bunker is front-right with a small pond leading towards it. The safe approach is from the left side of the fairway, thru the dogleg, and believe me I've layed up to there and still f***ed it up....... Maybe next time I go there I'll just play that one hole 9 times!!
  3. Hah, love it! Then I'm ok 'cuz I *always* do well there! Ha thx, not sure where I lost "it" in my game but at least I'm determined!
  4. Good review, good info .. thx! I'm intrigued by these new Cleveland putters and your positive experience has me leaning more towards testing one out.
  5. Went back to the same course I'd played yesterday, in an attempt to seek some redemption on the first three holes that I had played poorly - and, well, that didn't work out...... Just one stroke better on #1 but then just as bad on #2 and #3. Scratched out three ok bogeys to follow but then yet another blow-up on the #7 hole. And the last two holes that I'd almost-birdied and birdied yesterday? Well today was the polar opposite.... Man this game can be hard sometimes, and I'm not really liking the way I'm closing out the season here. Gotta turn it around!!!
  6. Well it was an incredibly warm, clear day (gonna be the last one of those for a while....) but started off kinda poorly... ..to where my score to par after the first 3 holes matched my previous whole 9 hole round there! Picked it up after that with bogeys and pars, tho I did add another double on my nemesis hole at this course (#7) - tee shot left, punch out, chunked the approach, chip on but ran out too much, misread the first putt..... Finished well with an almost birdie (Par 5) - I actually missed a straight-in level 3 footer - and a solid birdie (uphill Par 3). .. And speaking of Canadian Geese .. typically this course, especially #7 thru #9 by the water, are thick with geese and geese poop (walkers tip: put cheap plastic shower caps on your cart wheels) .. but today was strangely, weirdly clean! Not one goose in sight .. Hey @Kenny B maybe they all went to Washington?!?!
  7. Nice! I've got a 4W that I'm pretty happy with .. been hitting it nicely off the tee lately and once in a while off the deck, too. The mantra around here - which I totally completely wholeheartedly agree with - is play what works best for you
  8. NICE!!! I've also been through three different fittings the past few years (irons, driver, full bag) and - while each was helpful - each actually left me kinda underwhelmed..... Sounds like you hit the jackpot with Nick - clearly a super-qualified fitter / club technician. Hope you gave him a big tip You .. on top of jlukes .. have convinced me that my next fitting foray will be to True Spec! Oh, PS: maybe Nick mentioned - but if you shorten the driver shaft the swing weight changes (gets lighter) so you may want to visit him again to have it re-checked.
  9. Good review and good info! Funny coincidence .. I have something almost identical (a holiday gift from my wife a few years ago); same design and construction, but with only a single line into the center of each hole. The other main difference is the surface on mine is more like an astroturf; plus there are *two* surface textures - split lengthwise so putting to either hole uses a different texture, which presumably is meant to be different speeds (tho I tossed the box it came in and there is no logo or label on it to identify a brand so I can't find it online to look up). Anyway, I get a lot of use out of it and it has definitely helped me refine my stroke and speed control.
  10. Is ^that^ what's meant by the saying... "Drive for show"...
  11. Totally agree! MPR - this is an item that could be appropriate on the survey. But w/r/t to the four items given, I also selected short game. I do very frequently practice my putting, as I have a mat set up in the basement always ready so it's easy and convenient, but I've found I can putt decent enough .. well, after the first hole, anyway! .. without practice. But short game touch and finesse ... these only seem possible with constant maintenance. I'm fortunate to have garage space available where I've set up a mat and a net; it is possible to do full swing practice there .. which I will from time to time .. but I definitely use it the most for wedge shots of differing types (eg. high / low, partial / full, etc.).
  12. Interesting analogy. I watched the drill videos (but did not but one; do have a Smart Ball, tho) and Martin talks a *LOT* .. as he does in many of his other instructional vid tips .. about keeping "structure" in the arms throughout the swing, start to finish.
  13. IMHO it's easier, and cheaper, to put down two alignment rods parallel to each other forming a channel. Also - didn't read the info but curious as to how does the Dirty Larry aid ensure you set it *exactly* perpendicular to the putter face?
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