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Everything posted by MaxEntropy

  1. I played last night - if it hadn't been the last scheduled league night, I may have skipped, but who knows when I'll get to play again. It was 42 with drizzle/mist all round. Rain gloves performed beyond my expectations (I had never used any other than for SuperSpeed). I had no idea how wet the grips were until I finished and grabbed a club with my bare hand. Only 5 of 16 were man enough (or dumb enough) to play.
  2. TXG had a nice video comparing a hybrid versus a 5 wood. Depends on what you want/need. As I recall, Matt saw very similar distance, but trajectories were different.
  3. I certainly missed it.... it took another response to get it. Man I'm slow sometimes. Tonight may have been the last league night based on extended forecast. I played ok (+8 with a 7 league handicap), but chipping let me down, which was predictable after the way I chipped Sunday. I learned a valuable lesson tonight. Apparently some of my issues off the tee are related to alignment - I was lined up way right of where I thought I was. After my friend pointed it out to me, I felt like I was aiming miles left, but started the ball on the left side and faded into the middle on the last three
  4. Great point. If it was a matter of messing up orders instead of just grabbing the wrong shaft off a rack, who knows, maybe that 8 iron is set a few degrees flat for someone else.
  5. I'm the same. I sort of have a gap in the top of my bag between 6i and 4h. 5i would theoretically be perfect, but consistency is poor. I have found that if I choke down on the 4h about an inch, it is right at decent 5i distance.
  6. @MattF - after reading your review (nice job, BTW), I came back to make a similar comment, especially after seeing that the 8 was the only club longer than the B'stones - since you are so used to S flex, maybe the 5.5 could be a better fit for you, but you just aren't used to the ball flight/launch. Not that I'm suggesting you should adjust yourself to fit the irons, but perhaps it means there is a fair amount of room for optimization. I agree with your comment on the B'stones - when you flush one, the lack of feeling is beautiful. It really does feel like there was no ball there at times
  7. Played with @MattF and @Tsmithjr9 this morning. We played one of the tougher munis in Akron (at least in my book). I feel like I was hitting the ball decently but struggled to score, especially on the front. Ended up with 8 pars (6 on the back thanks to some good chipping), but too many doubles and a triple. Ended up shooting 45/42 (par 71). The greens seemed lightning fast, but I suspect that had a lot to do with the fact that every other course I've played for the last 3-ish weeks had been recently aerated.
  8. Congrats to the testers! As one who is in dire need of a properly fitted driver, I'll be following this one!
  9. What's it like having a one-way miss? Seriously, what's it like? I thought I had mostly eliminated the right side mid-summer, but the high flare has come back with a vengeance and is now my predominant "shot shape" off the tee.
  10. Question for @SuperSpeed Golf or anyone else who has been through this.... With fall firmly upon us, the weather has not cooperated all that well for me. I have not been able to maintain 3 sessions a week for around a month now - probably more weeks with only 2 sessions. Do I continue trudging along with Level 3 as best I can recognizing there may be gaps of a week or more when the snow starts flying? How long of a break would essentially require me starting over?
  11. I'm hesitant to say it, but I may have figured out my timing issues off the tee, but the damage had already been done tonight. Besides that, Arccos stats show the best SG approach I've had since I've had the sensors. Putting was kind of lame, but the greens were punched this week, so I'm not bothered by it too much, except I had two 10 to 15-ish foot birdie putts that were tracking nicely only to wobble to the side in the last few feet. I don't have a ton of confidence in a 5i right now, but I've learned that choking down about an inch on my 4h gives me that distance comfortably and
  12. I played bad golf today. By score, it was the second worst round of the year, but considering the worst was at Catawba Island (a strange course), this felt worse to me. I took a half-day vacation and met @MattF at Windmill Lakes. It already plays fairly long, but when you are hitting tee balls as poorly as I did today, It can be a beast. Ended up shooting 49/47 (par 70) with 6 (!!!!!!) penalties. Ugh. Easily the best shot of the day was trying Matt's Sub70 3W. I had to manually add it in Arccos, but it says it was about a 260 yard 3W (wind was crossing with a bit of help).
  13. I watched Blacklist a year, or so, ago. Season 7 just dropped recently and I flew through it. James Spader's character is great, IMO. My wife and I watched Longmire and really enjoyed it, so we may have similar tastes?
  14. My wife ordered me 2 dozen when they had a BOGO offer. I normally play the Z-star, but have been playing Oncores for a few weeks now that I am out of my Srixons. I generally like the ball but it does seem to spin more on short shots, but now that I have adjusted to it, I'm ok with it. I'll likely go back to Srixon just because I like them a bit better and the durability is really good.
  15. Since I started SuperSpeed, I am more prone to a high flare to the right. Last week, after hitting such a flare, my friend said something along the lines of "it's hard to diagnose because your club is moving visibly faster, but it really looks like your lower body is starting early and your arms are dragging behind and never catch up." It makes sense to me given the push-slice ball flight, but I don't have a good "feel" for what I need to do to correct it. Maybe the thought of starting with the hands is something to think about? Man, I need some lessons....
  16. I almost had a great evening in league tonight. A birdie, 4 pars, 2 bogies, a double, and a quad, of all stupid things. I don't feel like a made bad decisions on the 8, just poor execution put me in two different water hazards. Ugh. I ended up shooting my handicap, which I'll take. The birdie was worth a skin - this is my third year in this league and I can't recall ever winning any skins, so two weeks in a row?!?!? Hades must have frozen over.
  17. Thanks for the info @chisag! I had no idea the practice balls were not some form of a QC issue.
  18. If you click on the dot (or star, if you've posted) to the left of the title, it will take you to the first unread post.
  19. FWIW, when I was in the "official" portion of the review, I never used any number when it showed a ball speed, but now that I am past it, I will use it if it is within 1-2 mph of the swing just before or just after.
  20. I have never been able to figure out the root cause of the false ball readings, but it seems like it might be related to how close to the ground the club passes in relation to how I have the radar angled. I have noticed, on many occasions, what shows up as the ball speed for me is pretty close to what the club speed should be.
  21. I hope he is not the new face of golf. I like that he is willing to take a different approach, but I could do without his periodic acts of petulance and the whole "he's a scientist" thing wore on me about 15 minutes after it started.
  22. I have been playing Z-stars since the ball report came out last year - the bang for the buck is excellent IMO (especially when you take advantage of their periodic BOGO sales). With that said, I still lose enough balls that I normally limit myself to losing 3 before I switch to whatever tour quality balls I have found. I understand the thought that we should stick with one ball, but if I lose 3 in one round, I am playing bad enough that I doubt the consistent behavior of one brand will really matter to me.
  23. Shot an 87 (41/46) on Saturday but I was hitting the ball pretty well. I had a birdie and 7 pars, but way too many doubles or worse with three penalties (2 on one stinking hole). The biggest problem with the round was the pace of play - 5.5 hours. The course was packed and the two foursomes in front of us were filled with younger guys who seemed more interested in drinking beer. We never saw a ranger, so clearly the course did not care. Normally that kind of pace causes me to lose my mind, but I actually took it pretty well since I was having fun with a friend I haven't seen in a while and was
  24. I started mixing in the other protocol when I started Level 3 and I agree it does break up the monotony a bit. The ASD3 is also nice, since it's a sprint protocol, I get done with it really quick. The dynamic warmup takes far longer than the swings themselves.
  25. There are "tests" you can do to see if the advanced protocols would be of any help. If you are on the overspeed training protocol page, there are three advanced speed development protocols. If you click on any of them, there is a description of an easy test to see if they might be of assistance. I honestly don't even remember any more why they recommended I do the tests - perhaps I had asked a question about sequencing/mechanics of my swing? I may have to see if I can find it again. https://superspeedgolf.com/pages/overspeed-training-protocols Level one is for using the ground better
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