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  1. I’m still nursing my stupid right wrist. Keeping it braced as much as I can, soaking it in hot water every day, trying not to use it. The tendon sheath has to grow back before I can move forward and start pt. On the plus side I’m getting pretty good at swinging with just my lead left, and have improved my understanding of the swing in the process. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Move the ball position up in your stance. Sometimes people let it creep backwards and then suddenly everything’s low and they can’t figure out why. Move it forward til you start hitting them fat or thin, then move it back a ball or two, should be the right spot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. My Birthday Eve Dinner: the Biscuit Burger! Fresh ground brisket, with bacon, muenster and American, spinach leaves, on a big ol’ cathead biscuit!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I like ground chuck or brisket. Seasoned with: 4 parts salt, 2 parts each black pepper, chili powder, and garlic, 1 part onion powder. Grilled over wood or coals. I’ve never tried sous vide for burgers. Might have to give it a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’ve had a couple of them. They are nice putters in general, but the main tech they advertise (dlt) doesn’t really work. The tech is predicated on having the exact same return height on the putter... it works if you do that and ONLY vary your shaft lean, but in my experience many more variables change along with shaft lean, so whatever benefit it supposedly gives is negated. Hit the putt “thin” (towards the bottom of the face) and there’s no loft at all. You’re better off with a putter you can first line up really well, and then maybe some tech like Evnroll or the Taylormade insert. At least Sik uses horizontal grooves, which are better imo than other patterns. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. My little nieces (15 years ago, when they were little, that is — now they’re 20) used to steal balls from the green by their house. They had no idea it was wrong! But at that age they were also convinced that hummingbirds were fairies... They built up quite a collection before mom and dad figured out they weren’t actually just finding lost balls!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’m RH, left eye dominant. I prefer a slant neck. Can’t do a plumber’s neck hosel. Not sure about the amount of offset... I’ve used putters with onset, offset, none... the neck style seems to affect my eye more than the amount of offset. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 200cc might be a little too small maybe, but I think you’re on the right track. 460cc is just too big. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. No. Let me explain. Toe hang can increase the likelihood of blocking a putt IF your tempo is too fast (think of a push stroke with a short backswing and long follow through) where you accelerate too much. That is NOT the case here. He has an easy flowing tempo, not rushed, not accelerating hard. With a stroke that has a slower easier tempo, a face balanced putter wants to open up a bit because its face balancing causes it to want to point the face to the sky. It’s gravity interacting with the putter head. A face balanced putter is better for someone with a push stroke or a fast tempo, especially if they have a quick transition, because the face wants to stay in line with the shaft. It stays stable during a fast transition or a harder acceleration, whereas a toe hang putter would fly open. Slower tempo, easy flowing, swinging stroke needs some toe hang, especially if they “release” the putter head through impact, or if they have a light grip (not gripping it very tightly, I mean). If they release early (and pull it) a face balanced putter can help correct this a little. This is NOT about how much you roll the putter open and close it through impact— that is always wrong!!! The putter should always stay square to your arc, which is really about how upright or flat the plane is on which the putterhead moves. Square to the plane is square to the arc. The more upright the plane, the less arc, and the less toe hang you will need. The flatter the plane, the more arc, and thus the more toe hang you will need, because of the way gravity pulls at the putter head — which makes the face balanced putter want to open up and face the sky, an effect that is more noticeable the flatter the plane is. (Lay a face balanced putter on the edge of a table and watch how quickly it flops open. The putter that has toehang has its center of gravity closer to the shaft and not so rearward, so gravity doesn’t affect it quite as much.) Gravity affects the slower stroke more, and pulls the toe of the putter down, squaring it up. Think about it this way: it’s the same reason that antislice drivers have a lot of offset... as you swing the driver the toe pulls out away from you, closing the face. It’s the same principle here. Most toe hang putters have a shaft of offset, with the shaft axis at the heel (like a driver) that interacts with the toe and gravity to help close the face. The shaft axis of the face balanced putter is through the face center, not the heel. Your plane is affected by your height and by how you hinge or rotate to power your stroke. A tall man who swings from the shoulders will have a very upright plane and little arc. A short man who hinges from the elbows or has a handsy stroke will have a flat plane and lots of arc. But the tempo of the stroke, speed of transition, how much acceleration, and how tightly one grips it can be more important than the plane or arc. All of these elements interact and need to be accounted for in a full fitting. Based on what I can see in the video, he needs a bit of toe hang because of his easy flowing stroke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. One other comment on this, about managing expectations. When I started using percentage of miss to measure my success, I found that I had been getting upset about the wrong shots! Plenty of the shots I used to think were bad were actually pretty good, and a lot of the shots I thought were acceptable were quite bad! It really did change my expectations and goals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’ve posted about this several times. A 10% margin of error gets you to scratch. Pelz says the pros average around 8%. And that’s really interesting how their margin gets lower and lower the shorter the shot is. I’ve only been using a static percentage as a standard to measure my game so maybe I should adjust my standard on shorter shots. I’ve used this 10% rule as my means for examining my game for a while now. When I see any part of my game (whether it’s chipping, pitching, full approaches, or putting) start to trend upwards, I know I need to work on that part of my game. If I can keep it generally below 15% I’m fairly happy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’ll echo golfspy up above. Your stroke has too much arc for a face balanced putter. That’s partly why you miss putts to the right. Toehang helps the face close. Face balanced putters want to stay the way they are in motion so if you take it back inside, the face points to the right and wants to stay that way. You need a little toe flow to help square it up at impact. Apart from that it’s hard to say much because we can’t see you, only the putter head. But from what I could tell the stroke itself seemed fine as far as tempo, length of backswing and forward swing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I practice with a mat that is aligned to my target, so that when I play on the course correct alignment feels right. Always practice with an alignment stick or something, and always hit to a target. If you don’t, then bad alignment WILL sneak up on you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Strongish, but its neutral for me. My left thumb runs down the shaft about 30* to the right of top dead center. That’s around 1 oclock. 3:00 would be with your thumb on the very back of the shaft at 90*off top dead center. 1:30 is half that at 45*. 1:00 is 30*. (Or 360 degrees in a circle and 360/12 = 30) To check your grip, grip the club normally, then remove your trail hand . Then lift the club and point it straight out from you. Then turn the handle til your thumb is top dead center. Where does the clubface point? Note the second picture below. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Huh. The first one, sure, but the second... I didn’t realize there were so many good stunts in it. Don’t remember it that way. Have to pay attention to that next time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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