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  1. Might have been my last round for the season. Windy, 25mph gusts at 48* and cloudy. But man, despite the less than favorable conditions it was a hell of a round for me anyways. If it is my last, what a good one to end the season with and dream about for the start of a new one. Hit 6 out of 7 fairways. My GIR were 6 out of 9 and the misses were 3 feet or less on the fringe. Had 16 putts. Shot a 36. One of my better rounds this year. Starting to get a better feel for the @GolfSub70 Sub70 004 mallet putter. No 3 putts today.

  2. Had hip replaced 2 years ago. It was about 3 months before I felt I could start with chips and putts. at the 6 month mark Dr said go for it. I had to sort of start slowly on full out swings and relearn how to do weight shifts. I had been favoring that left hip for too many years and now there was no pain so I tended to be a bit wild at first. After an additional month I was swinging AOK. Over the past 2 years I've managed to drop my index from over 15 down to 8. And that's with a 5 month no winter play. But the key is don't RUSH your body. When it hurts, listen to it and things will progress.

  3. 2024 Goals:  

    1. Enjoy, enjoy no matter what.

    2. Try to maintain my current handicap. I realize as I age I am loosing some yardage. I might need to move forward and that's OK.

    3. Maintain my Fairways hit at 60%.

    4. Increase my GIR to 50%+. This past season I was able to increase it to 44%.

    5. Reduce 3-putts to no more than one per round.  Currently it is 1.5 I started late tracking. But it is one I want to work on.

  4. When the temps drop below 45 I usually soak 3 balls in large mug of hot water about an hour before I head out. Then as others have mentioned I rotate then each hole. 1 out and 2 in a pocket. Not sure about the loss of distance but I do notice when I warm them before my round they feel softer when I hit and not  like a rock.

  5. 13 hours ago, BLD7 said:

    Good thread!

    My primary goal for 2024 is to be more consistent! I finished this season as a 6.8 hdcp so the definition of consistent might seem odd. While I regularly break 80, I continue to have rounds seemingly out of nowhere that score in the 85 range. Usually there is some penalty or penalties involved or one aspect of the game is completely gone that particular round.

    For a working stiff, practicing can be difficult, especially with family, kids, all other responsibilities, but I'd also like to reduce my handicap to 5 or less.

    Finally, my youngest (14) has taken an interest in the game, this season we played together maybe twice a month - he's involved in many extracurricular activities, but I'm hoping to find a way to play golf with him once a week.


    Brian, welcome to the forum. Alway great to see another Michigander on the threads. I hope you get as much out of it as I have. Please do continue with input. It is appreciated. Welcome.

  6. 11 hours ago, ebaileymershon said:

    As my old boss would say, both. Hitting into a net with mat is great to work on timing, keeping loose.  On grass range can visualize the shot, execute the shot, watch the results, commit to memory. Many an instructor recommends edges of ranges for variance in lies, feet placement. 

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you are able to glean info and thanks for your input as well.

  7. @Dooby, so many great comments from many good golfers. One trick I do is an exercise I do before or actually to help me fall asleep at night. I visualize the course I plan to play next in my head and go thru holes and see where I want each shot to go. Granted you have to know the course for sure. No it doesn't always work out that way, but as I've managed to downplay my ego, having this plan in my head also has helped me perform better as well. Good luck as you fine what is best for you.

  8. On 10/23/2023 at 7:40 PM, Dweed said:


    Thank you @cnosil. I appreciate the input. As @snoopy79 mentioned I've never had a putter with weights so your input is very appreciated. I'm not at all disappointed in the performance of the @GolfSub70 004 mallet at all.

    Have started to tinker a little with changing (lessening)the weights on the heel side first. First change resulted in positive results but not enough in my mind. Changed again and really happy with the results so far. Granted only have 60 putts and no course time to fully test. Temps dropping to 40's for the next week. Hope I can still get out or at least find a practice green open nearby. Old reliable had gone thru aeration but now they are set to close tomorrow for the season.

  9. On 10/22/2023 at 8:17 AM, Owengeorge13 said:

    Has anyone had a chance to get fit by this company.  I’ve watched a couple of instagram reels by them.  I’m interested in the process.  Company :Foreward golf company

    Where are they located?

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    10 hours ago, cnosil said:

    While I am not the person you directed the question too I’ll give you what I have learned.   Essentially you need to slow down the rate of rotation of the putter.  This can be accomplished by increasing overall weight and/or putting more weight on the toe side.   This is a generalization since some players may respond better by doing the complete opposite.  

    Thank you @cnosil. I appreciate the input. As @snoopy79 mentioned I've never had a putter with weights so your input is very appreciated. I'm not at all disappointed in the performance of the @GolfSub70 004 mallet at all. I am just trying to see if I can get better. I went out this afternoon for 9 holes. We had a heavy frost last night and greens didn't thaw until 11:00AM. So there was lots of heavy dew out there as well as mega amounts of worm hole mounds. Almost like putting in a bumper ball setup. Almost every putt had a rooster tail behind it, there was that much dew present. Even though the putting was challenging I still felt good about it. Shot a 38 with 2 birdies. Putting stat won't show it, but was within inches of making an eagle. So that birdie credit goes to the putter.  As @Mr Orangementioned, nasty winter weather is around the corner here in mid MI as well. Hoping to get out 1 maybeeeee 2 more times.

  11. OK, this question is for our friends and experts at @GolfSub70. As I've mentioned before I'm testing the Sub70 004 mallet putter. It was built with 15 g weights installed on the heel and toe end. Included with the putter came extra weights of 5, 10 and 20. I've done enough testing to discover that my miss from 9 feet out to 21 feet tends to be on the left side. So far my left miss happens 25% more compared to a right miss. I want to start to see if I can dial it in a little closer. My question is which weights should I begin with? Do I increase one or lessen one and if so which one should I start with? The heel or toe weight? Hoping you can provide a bit of advise to help save some time. Our time here before course closures is just around the corner. Compared to my OD, my left misses were only 10% greater than the right.

  12. I'll keep a ball in play until either a cart path blister or a bad oak/hickory blister appears on the surface. Any slight indent from a rock or club they rotate in as water balls or the shag bag. Gloves I use for quite some time. When a small hole appears on the thumb nail area the size of a pencil eraser they go to the range rotation. I usually get 15-20 rounds in before I rotate. I don't toss $$ away so for my money MG Golf has some of the best, least expensive gloves around. 

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