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  1. Haha Bones! He always looked mean to me, I would have let him be too. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  2. I'm sure he is playing Barbajo, seems like he always hosts the CVS with Billy Andrade maybe. Let me know if they need a fourth. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  3. So I'm on a flight this morning and Brad Faxon is on the plane. Second time in about a year we've been on the same flight out of Providence. I'm not a stalker so I let him be. I've bumped into Tom Watson twice as well. Both times in bars. Once at O'Hare and once in a bar in downtown Kansas City. I'm curious what pro golfers you've seen away from the course or a golf related event? Wedgie Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  4. I'm curious where others are looking before they hit a putt, an iron, hybrid and driver. I began looking at the front of the ball while putting and it seems to help get thru the putt. I always look at the back of the ball for every other club. Do you guys think looking in front of the ball would help ball striking especially with irons? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. My curiosity got the better of me so I went out and got some Epsom Salt. I took four new balls, e6, gamer soft, duo and a Srixon. I spun all four, marked the top with a sharpie and spun them again several times. Not once did same spot come up twice so it appears they all have good balance. After that I took four used balls and spun them. All four of them had the same spot float to the top after numerous spins. So I guess it is possible to knock the balls out of whack. I did putt with the used balls and saw no difference on the bedroom carpet. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  6. I saw this in a Haney video and tried it. Instead of addressing the ball with your club behind it address it with the club in front of the ball. Instead of a back swing swing forward and take the club all the way around, or 360 degrees. Darn impossible to swing anyway but inside out. Once you get the feeling of inside out start working on your rotation then backswing. I look like a tool at the range but it has straightened me out on the course. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. I've been pretty loyal to Mizuno woods, hybrids and irons. There are a couple of reasons for the irons. The minimal offset, turf interaction and the best part is their standard length and lies match my specs. I can pull them off the rack like they were built for me. My ball striking became so much better after the Mizuno purchase I tried the MP 650 series driver, 3W and hybrid and they are by far the longest clubs I have ever hit. Just chopped a 1/2" off the driver and it seems to have straightened that out. That being said I'd leave them all behind if something better came into my life. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  8. I read this awhile ago, 9 pages long and 15 years old but I pulled a paragraph from the conclusion. "Our GCR testers all entered this comparison review thinking that spin-balanced balls would play a bit better than unbalanced balls, but that the difference would not be enough to justify the time and aggravation that went with spin balancing. By the end of the review process it had become obvious to all that balance-oriented golf balls performed decidedly better than their unbalanced counterparts, and that these differences were great enough to make balance-oriented balls well worth the effort required in playing them. Our crew became converts." It would be an interesting test on more current balls. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  9. Brotherpulledmyundiesovermyhead didn't fit. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  10. Thanks for all the feedback. I guess for me I'll need to have several most important clubs. Driver, ball retriever to get the ball after the drive, 54 to chip on and putter to finish the double. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  11. I always assumed the putter was the most important club in my bag because I use it 40% of the time. I putted like crazy all winter on the bedroom carpet and felt I had gotten much more consistent until I took those skills to the course. Six rounds in this year and still pretty much two putt everything. Yeah, I'll hit the occasional bomb but I did before all the practice. I popped open the Grint App and learned that I average 5.2 penalty strokes a round. I'm getting older but don't recall any penalty strokes from my putter. It is coming from my driver. When I hit the fairway have par or better about 50% of the time. Should my driver be my most important club? What is your most important club and why? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. I live in RI and play by myself all the time by just walking on. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's horrible. Regardless you are close to me in Mass so let's get together when the rain stops. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Grant East Greenwich, RI 12 handicap None used but have been looking Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  14. I got a homemade Christmas card from my kids and they got the Lego Deathstar. Either way I don't check my gapping on a regular basis but I'm curious if you guys have found that the ball you play plays a role in distance control? My driver swing speed is around 90 and I have found low compression balls are shorter off the tee but I make it up on the irons. Works well if I play from the tees I should be playing from but man I get some fliers with the Duo, Supersoft, etc. When I played the super game improvement Wilson di11 Irons I could play any ball but with the less forgiving Mizonos I have found the low compression balls to be a game improvement ball in that I can now play a 4 iron if I want. The question is do you find higher compression balls more accurate with both distance and accuracy? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. If a fitting isn't available I was fit on the Mizuno shaft optimizer thingy. It recommended the Nippon 950, r300 and xp95. I have a quick transition and after hitting all I chose the Nippon 950. Results were the same as the xp95 but felt much better to me. I haven't looked back since. Good luck! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. Thanks guys for all of the input. Since I'm not a long hitter reading responses I think starting with wedges that gap into my irons is the best for me. Then see what room is left on the long end. Once I figure that out I'll hit you all up for course management tips. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. I hope this hasn't been covered but I'm curious how others choose what 14 clubs to bag. Do you start with a wedge and work your way up by distance or driver down? For example if I hit my highest lofted wedge 70 yards with a full swing do I work my way up to a wedge that hits it 85, then PW at 100? Or if I hit my driver 250 do I look for a 220 club, then 200, etc... Any input is appreciated. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  18. Haha, sorry to hear you were a little shorter but glad I'm not going crazy. I play Meadowbrook the most but venture up to Mass to play Highfields in Grafton quite a bit. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  19. Sounds like a great trip. I play 5 rounds every October at the PGA Village you played the other day. I play at sea level in Rhode Island but I swear I lose 20 yards off the tee down in Florida. Did you notice similar results? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  20. Hi Plaid, I'm hardly an expert on this subject but about 4 years ago I went to a "top 100" fitter and got fitted for the Shotmaker. He dropped it in my driver and I went straight to the course. My first thoughts were it really stiffened up my shaft which was probably a little whippy to begin with. On the course it definitely straightened out my fades off the tee. It also cost me about 20 yards in length. If I had to guess I would say I just didn't get the right fit for me. The following summer I went elsewhere for a driver fitting and found the right shaft that did what the Shotmaker did in regards to straightening me out off the tee and gave me back my lost yards and added about 20. I guess my best advice is make damn sure you get the right Shotmaker because based on the GS review and my experience I think it can be a huge asset to anyones game if fit properly. Good luck! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  21. I really do like the Anser 4 and that is great advice. The pic is exactly what I'd like to do. Now I need to find someone that can do it. You've been a huge help alien. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  22. Thanks for all the input guys. I think my search is more about putters without alignment AIDS more than anything. I'll check out the brick, 8802 and versa #9 pre alignment AIDS and keep you posted. Not sure why spell check is capitalizing AIDS but I don't judge. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  23. Thanks, I'll check them both out. What did you mean by "a little too much out front"? Close too much leading to pulls? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  24. Yes that looks nice but really hard to find info on the company. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  25. I have not tried one before but it's hard to find something without alignment. I'd like to try a Versa as well but the newer stuff has alignment. I have a fairly strong arc stroke. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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