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Kansas King

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  1. I agree with cnosil. I've never taken a lesson where a launch monitor is used. You and your coach both know what is good and bad without a launch monitor. If anything, I would say a launch monitor would muddy the water if your taking a normal lesson on a range. Trying to improve a golf swing and swing thoughts is hard enough already, I don't think looking at spin and launch numbers would help, especially in the middle of the lesson. The worst thing that could happen is if you were making good changes but for whatever reason there was an off number on the launch monitor causing you to question
  2. I agree with you. I'm not saying a course should play 6000 one week and 7000 the next from the same tees. I would just really like to see some courses add some variation to where they place tees. This would obviously contradict keeping every tee within 10 yards of the permanent markers. However, I think if courses were rated on a slightly shorter yardage instead of the longest yardage possible for each tee, you could throw in a short par 4 or par 3 and throw a tee or two at the very tips on a few holes to compensate. I also agree it would be impractical for courses to readjust ratings every ti
  3. I'm talking about moving tees to completely different tee boxes. For some courses there may seem to be quite a bit of variation by just moving the tees around the same box and moving the flag but that rarely changes how anything actually plays. However, only keeping a tee in a 15ish yard rectangle is unlikely to ever bring in different hazards that would change how play a hole. I would like to see courses be a little more creative and maybe on a hole or two move the tees upwards of 50 yards to maybe bring in trees, bunkers, or other factors to think about. I'm not saying this has to be on ever
  4. I had a bit of rant this morning on another thread on how most courses do not and sometimes can't use any imagination when placing their tees on the course. I'm just curious if anyone plays at a course that uses some creativity with their tee placement? In my experience most courses don't move their tees very much over the course of the year. The tips are always at the back and every other set of tees is usually spaced out without much variation in their placement over the year. I personally think this is a disservice to golf but in my experience course are hamstrung in their ability to s
  5. I don't know if $150 for a new hybrid is that crazy of a bargain. $150ish used to be the going rate for new hybrids on sale pre-pandemic. Plus, you can get a new Maltby hybrid built and delivered for under $85. I'm sure the Cleveland is a good club but I wouldn't jump out of a moving car to pick it up for $150. I'm looking forward to some of the supply chain issues getting worked out over the next year so we can get back to some form of normalcy in the golf market. I don't think prices will come back to where they were but I think we will probably see the return of normal sales on new equipmen
  6. You can always try a 62 or 64 and see if you like it and revert back if you don't. You can also just replace your Glide with another Glide wedge as I'm sure you can probably find another if your is close to stock. I would say that it appears you play a course where a lot of the holes are probably of a similar yardage. This is a little off topic but I really wish course would get more creative with their tee placement. This is one of the downsides of the course rating handicap system as it really locks in certain tees in certain areas. Playing from the back tees should be the longest on t
  7. Finding a good golf coach can be hard. I generally recommend looking for the pros that are more dedicated to teaching and instruction than just running a golf course. There are lots of pros out there that are good at golf and are good at identifying swing issues but they aren't all necessarily good at actually teaching. Most good golf coaches are PGA pros but that isn't necessarily a requirement. Depending on where you are located, see if you can find golf clinics that focus on teaching and maybe reach out to them. Typically they have pros that are actually good at the teaching part. Pros at y
  8. I just want to watch more golf. I think most my gripes have been mentioned above somewhere but there is almost always a shot being hit somewhere on the course, let's see it. Yes, I'm fine with extra attention on the leaders but there are also 60 other golfers out there as well. Another thing I would like to see on a broadcast is camera angles that actually give some perspective on the shape of the course. I watch people take videos on their phone and those videos show the elevation and slopes on the course and really make you say "wow, that's a tough shot". Watch that same footage from the bro
  9. If you're unsure of shafts in drivers and you're looking back a few years, I recommend looking up the Titleist shaft charts from whatever year your looking at. They can help give a ballpark idea of where the shafts line up in terms of launch and spin. The charts won't include everything and factory stock shafts may not perform the exact same but it should give you an idea.
  10. Fun fact, drivers actually tend to get longer as they get played with, especially with the longer hitters. This is why tour drivers have to get tested occasionally as drivers that were on the edge the rules can actually become non conforming over time.
  11. I still think the AP3s were one of Titleist's best designs in recent history. Great balance of a forgiving game improvement head along with less offset and a little stronger lofts. I personally think that of the big OEMs, Titleist has the best designs regarding playability and forgiveness in the given package. I personally don't see a reason why manufacturers aren't using tungsten in almost all their designs. If there is not perimeter tungsten in an iron design, then forgiveness is being left on the table. The AP2s and now T100 irons have seemed to be one of the few players irons to really emb
  12. I'm personally more of a fan of shorter driver shafts. However, I do think longer shafts can work but there needs to be an alignment of the stars for it to work well. First off, outside of gambling and putting together a long driver and getting very lucky, you need to spend a lot of time with a fitter and on the course fine tuning the club. Getting the right shaft and swing weight in a long driver is absolutely crucial and difficult to do well. For most golfers getting a truly good fitting with multiple fitting sessions and built test clubs is exceedingly rare and/or very expensive. I also thi
  13. I run a 60* and use it with great frequency inside 50 yards. I rarely take a full swing with it as it's easy to start losing control but around the greens it's money. It really depends on what shot I'm using it for and how much green I have to work with. I'm generally confident in my ability to hit low spinny shots and high flop shots using the bounce on the wedge around the green. If I'm not feeling confident, I will use my 56* when possible. I highly recommend the PM grind wedges from Callaway for high lofted wedges. The amount of bounce and sole grind along with the full face grooves makes
  14. I like the idea of combo sets but it either requires a good professional fitting or lots of tinkering to get the lofts and spin rates correct. The MP line from Mizuno and the ZX line from Srixon are blendable but even they aren't necessarily going to work in stock form off the rack without some adjustments. Another thing about combo sets is that you actually can lose a lot of forgiveness a more traditionally progressive set may provide. Mixing Mizuno MB MP20s and MMCs is great but neither of those sets are very progressive in terms of forgiveness from short to long irons. Then end result of ha
  15. I think you are on the right path. I would encourage you to upgrade from your Nitros as they really aren't inspiring clubs to use. When it comes to getting fit, $100ish will get you're clubs bent and cut to the correct length using the cheapest grips (which aren't bad) depending on where you go. You may have to call around to find the best price as some shops are just straight up pricey depending on your area. $100 will not get you different shafts or a launch monitor fitting. They will use what is called a lie board and impact tape to determine length and lie. It's not a complex process. Used
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