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  1. Unbelievable Ladies and Gentlemen... I cannot explain what is going on with my golf game. If you read the Hit Far, Chase, Hit Far Again thread you’ll have read that I had some stellar rounds today. It really began on the range around 8:15 this morning. I always grab the 9 iron to hit 5-6 shots with, no idea why but that’s how I loosen up. I then “play” the first two holes Tee to Green how I “scripted” it. So first hole is usually Driver, 2 hybrid, 58, putter. Second hole is 2 hybrid, 58, putter or some times 2 hybrid, putter... and even 3 iron, 52, putter. Then I move on through the bag, PW-3, shortest to longest. Then 3 full 52’s and 58’s. Whatever is left I smash the heck out of them with the Driver. Oddly, I rarely hit 3 wood warming up because I only use it for one hole. Moving along to the irons. I can’t pin-point what it is, but they are butter. I was testing balls today, and so far the AVX has a slight edge on the ProV1... I do have a box of left dash V1x’s on the way... but they are so hard I don’t know if I can play it full time. Irons Alan! Irons! My green in regulation on today was averaged at 63% today, the third nine it was 76%. And would have been better if I didn’t pull a par 3 tee shot. Using these irons is like point and shoot, I was in a absolutely must draw this ball or you’re a goner shot behind a tree today. Hooded the 9 iron and watched the magic happen. Today was my best ball striking day since 1983. Yep, since I was born. Mostly because of these clubs I’d imagine.
  2. Those don’t look bad... not even a little bit bad. In fact they look so good, it’s bad... Not sure my brain could handle the wear marks after time, but they look very nice.
  3. Well, my 120 range speed did not follow me to the course. I averaged 270 today off the tee with the Big stick. About average for me, but I found many more fairways than I thought possible. There is an extra gear but my left lower back was giving me fits. I demoed a F9 Driver and hit one on the course out to 287 effortlessly. I have to work for that big time with the PXG. A little lighter shaft but same model. But... I played the rest of my game like a video game. Everything was just on. Ended up playing 27. 78 on the first 18, and 36 on the last 9, lipped our two birds too. I need a solid 230 and 215 club. This Probably going to ditch the 3 and 4 irons for a hybrid or two, or maybe a wedge. 2 hybrid is a 240+ club, and the 3 and 4 irons don’t gain any distance on the 5 iron, at 204ish. The 52°, 58° wedge set up needs some tweaks as well. 52° is a 120 club and the 58° is a 96 club. Probably going to go .5°-1° weak on the 52° and .5-1° strong on the 58°. Arccos tells me the 100-150 yard game sucks, so that needs work. It did cost me 4 strokes today that I remember... and a duffed flop shot for a double on a par 3... Moral of the story? I’m not sure yet.
  4. Sorry Rob, before being a Taylormade fanboy. I played two sets of Titleist. They still pull at my heart, even more so now with the T100S. And they are lonely, and want some cousins named Vokey, and Cameron in the bag. Maybe even a TSi cousin...
  5. Well I am giving the B.A.D. Approach a try tomorrow. Wish me luck. Driver on everything over 300 except 1 hole. I usually play more conservative... and I have a gallery too. Should be fun hacking out of the trees all day.
  6. Been looking at them. The Formula 11 Pro’s look to be conforming clubs. I recently fell in love with hitting driver after years of leaving it in the trunk. My goal now is to just smash the Living heck out of every tee shot with it. When I don’t go full bore I hit it OB... for now.
  7. If I win the lottery (I don’t play, so that ain’t happening) I will buy a set. To me it looks a lot like what has went into the last of the AP2/3/1’s, and now the TS line. Really glad Titleist is taking the Cadillac approach, luxury with hidden tech. I mean who doesn’t like a CTS-V?
  8. Favorable weather for tomorrow’s round. I will be playing with some non-golfers, so my frustration level will likely be high. Usually when this happens I do not play very well... but hopefully it doesn’t take too long. With the swing feeling good and the speed up, I am going to try a different game plan for tomorrow. If it goes sideways, I will know after hole 4, then I’ll just go back to my normal strategy. Also, going to see if I can sneak a Cobra fitting in and snag one of the SpeedZone drivers before they are gone at $399, but get an exotic shaft if that is what I am fit into.
  9. I could eat a whole bag of Chessmen cookies in one sitting... so dang good!
  10. I wish they’d bring back the T-MB’s. They are missing out on the hollow club sales comparing to the 790, i500, etc.
  11. Take a look at his address position vs. his impact position. The club shaft is on a nearly identical plane. Kuchar does this as well. Even Moe was steeper on one of the other on takeaway and through swing.
  12. I’ve been eyeing these from time to time. Curious as to why no one on tour plays them, and I would love to get my hands on the CNCPT 2’s. Don’t think the wife would appreciate me spending $500 a club though... Looks like they added to the line.
  13. What is your main priority for the off-season this year? Anything specific or just general housekeeping?
  14. Awesome. I like his approach. He gets a little far in the weeds at times comparing things thing Bryson, but the theory makes sense. I would say I am more a KJ swing than a Moe swing, and honestly I started doing this a long time ago before I found any of the videos, and before I knew who Bryson was. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew that it worked.
  15. When he starts hitting it over 400 regularly, they’ll ban it.
  16. 48” driver.. no not really, well maybe. But RAD?...
  17. Love this thread. Can’t wait to follow along. I am going to try a similar approach, but I haven’t been in a gym in 20 years or more. Quit lifting in High School. Hopefully I can pick up some ideas from you. Nice work.
  18. I am terrible at explaining things. Haha. When doing PT for my shoulder, the therapist told me I have an extremely flexible thoracic part of my back, which lets me get a huge shoulder turn against my very un-flexible rest of my entire body. I can get my left shoulder beyond 90 in the backswing relative to my spine. Pointing out towards right field if I really make a turn. But I am purposely stopping that part earlier on the shorter backswing.
  19. Uh oh... Michigan football is going to be in a world of hurt... only QB with experience is opting out of the season.
  20. I made a deal with myself that I am not going to take video anymore. It is shorter for sure, less wrist hinge. Also, I am just hitting a foam ball in the yard. Going to take the idea of the short swing to the range today or tomorrow. They do start a little further right than the longer swing. Whether they’ll draw back or be a push is going to be the deciding factor.
  21. Messing around with backswing lengths, I’ve found that a shorter, Rahm-ish backswing generates the same speed as a full one... now I just have to figure out how to get the extra gear from the full swing.
  22. I remember growing up when Tiger was just hitting first gear in his career. Smashing the ball a mile, not hitting many fairways, and using his short game to his advantage. Today, there is another game changer doing the same thing. I don’t know if I was to young to notice, but I don’t remember Tiger getting all of the heat from golf media outlets. Although, he did force Faldo into retirement... Probably because things like social media didn’t exist. When I play, my goal is to be as close to the green on the first shot as possible. I have never found many fairways so I am used to being in the trees, rough, or worse. Distance is king out there, it has been proven for a long time. Even Jack was a long hitter. Moral of my story is.... I don’t think there is such a thing as a wrong way to play golf... people are just mad they can’t keep up with B.A.D., much like the governing bodies think anchored putting is bad, soon enough driver length will be 41”... Just stop, and let them play golf. If that is a 400 yard drive and a putt... or 250 yards a 7 iron, chip, and putt. The more I read this the more it is just me rambling... anyways, I am liking my new found distance, and will look for more so I can have the shortest iron in hand on the next shot. What say you?
  23. Uh... yep! This training system works. Made absolute dead center square contact... I hit a whole bucket with the driver alone and the swing speed radar. Only one of the ll was below 115mph. Most were 117-118, and a handful of 119’s. Two 120’s... Uncharted territory.... Goal is now 130+
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