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JDHolmes

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  1. 65 yard sand wedge into a back pin on an elevated green Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  2. Ping G430. Because they fit and noone really wants to order me 4upright, +1". Always an excuse why it cant happen. Been using Pings since 1977 and I expect I will til I quit. I've used others and had them bent (Titleist) but getting shafts correct and lie correct is always a challenge. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  3. The sciece says 1% per mile per hour with a face wind, .5% per mile per hour tail wind. I change balls based on wind. Pro V1's perform well in the Wind as do Srixon X. Maxfli Tour in middle winds, Tour S in strong winds. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  4. Lie angle for the 6 and 7 are different and a cut down 6 iron that is the same length as a regular 7 iron would have a different lie angle. To get the appropriate lie angle on that full length 7, you would need to choke down 1/2 inch. Does the 1/2 degree make a difference? It does for me. But my clubs are 3/4" longer, not shorter with appropriate lie angles for me. I can hit regular lie and length clubs, just not well and will dig the toe much deeper than hosel end due to flat lie of standard clubs. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  5. They are a bit stiff to flex, good for me as I use them and Proj X LZ in regular though I'm a stiff shaft normally. They hold up well to strong swingers Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  6. Our range charges $9.25 for a large which is 70 balls. $5.50 for small, 35 balls. Member have nearly unlimited balls (6 large per day) as part of membership. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  7. I wouldnt play at 6600 yards. I have played twice hete at 5600 senior tees. For that, Driver, 6iron, 9 iron, sand wedge, putter. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  8. I joined because it's a major factor for why we moved here. Two private, one semi private course. Golf rounds average $20 a round based upon 4 rounds per week. Free range balls. 8 day advance tee time booking. No trail fees. My own cart. Can walk if desired (long haul from house to proshop re: a mile or so) I can go and play off site if I choose also, but why? Our courses are well maintained, difficult quality greens, play well-score well. Monday and friday 9:00 shotgun start with our groups. Organized individual and group events. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  9. Interesting. Some perspective. Driver head weights are +/- 200 g. I put a 5 wood head on a driver shaft, 250ish grams, and the shaft was too whippy to hit effectively. Wedges run around 260-275ish grams. Others less but I don't believe any head gets to the lightness of the driver head. Good luck with the effort Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  10. Unforunately, I have read the thread. That aside, my post had nothing to do with a single round. Moving back always increases strokes. Even if one plays a "bit" better back, it will all equal out. The only way to change that is to sandbag and your handicap committee should resolve that. Or move back and compete with them with more strokes. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  11. You really cant get more strokes playing forward. You get less because of tee handicsp and lesser slope. Course A for MGA I get 5 strokes from white. From yellow (senior tees....which I am) I get 1. I play yellow twice a week in my Monday/Friday group. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  12. The 3 courses I play weekly are part of our community. When I played in tournament league prior to this, i did the same. I arrive at range 1.5 hours before tee time. I warm up, hit balls, large bucket, 70-80 balls. This usually takes 30-40 minutes. 1/2 the shots are 40, 50, 60, 75 yd sand wedge shots, gap wedge, 45 wedge, and pitching wedge shots. I hit 3-5 ea. 9, 8, 7 irons. I hit 4 irons, 4 hybrid shots, then finish on my drivers. I have two, 9 degree and 15.5 degree (yes that's right, a 13.5 degree driver with +2 on shaft). When finished, i go to practice green for 10 minutes of putting and 10 minutes of chipping practice. I go to meet the group at 8:30, we pull teams and go to holes (shotgun start 4 days a week) and tee off at 9. Without the last 30 minutes, I've followed the same routine for the last 5 years. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  13. Try the Swing U app. With premium, you can track club distances, has club recommendations based upon your tracked shots. You can use Versus which resilts in SG numbers and app recommendations for improvement. There are also training videos included. If I remember correctly, it's $72 a year. I've been using it for several years and have over 300 rounds stored. Added) I've used Aarcos, shotscope v3, grint, most apps available and this is what remains. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  14. I don't doubt that you could achieve with older clubs as could many better golfers (you and others under 15). But there's a reason we're low handicap vs those who are high handicap and the help given by newer gi and sgi irons (and associated) are better for them than older clubs. I've helped several get out of 30 year old pings and into Sim max and stealth sets which have had huge impact on their games, like 10-12 strokes a round. I will also add that putting them in appropriate shafts instead of stiffs had impact on scores and swing results also. I also think that most high handicap golfers (except those frequenting this site) have no clue about fittings, shafts, flex, or anything. I actually witness a guy at Dick's yesterday letting his wife order him a new set of Ping G430's. No discussion about fitting, flex, length, dot color, etc. $1600 down the toilet. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  15. Sorry, none with the parameters set. All will be older technology and while they will "work" they are poor choices in todays market with the quality of todays products. I play with guys daily that use 30 year old clubs and wonder why they go nowhere, why they cant hit them straight, and why the constantly shoot 90 or above. If you're ok with the above, buy anything in your price range. If not, buy quality tools at a slower rate. An $80 quality used hybrid will replace several $40 hybrids or fw woods. I carry only a 4 hybrid, 200 yard club. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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