Posts posted by Dchallon
Thanks guys I really appreciate it, that pressing down on the lead left foot has really helped a ton. I was definitely humping the barrel. Its slowly changing and keeping that left hips back and high. Thanks again!!
Looking for someone who refinishes an Odyssey with a White Hot Insert. BOS says they can't do it. And I've found no evidence anyone else does it!
Any suggestions would help!!!
Just put GP MCC Plus 4 Midsize (and an additional 2 wraps) on all 13 clubs, with the slim superstroke on my Evnroll ER2. Love them so far for my big paws ha! Crazy how many people play the wrong grip size. Spent a whole day hitting different sizes with different wraps and finally settled on what I said above. I don't think you can really get fit, you just need to test them all and whatever helps you get a good grip with the least amount of tension is the answer!
So something I've struggled with a long time is early extension in the downswing. I've lowered myself to a single digit handicap but I know to get those last numbers down my consistency needs to go up. And that starts with finally, once and for all, getting rid of early extension.
So any recommendations/drills to keep those hips back and turn and get rid of early extension??
I am currently playing the FJ Flex BOA. It's definitely super easy to use, but a couple things to mention. The twist is in the back and not on top (like adidas) and if you do drills with something behind you or like to clean club with your foot the twist can come unlocked pretty easily. Also you need to do an additional twist after hitting a couple of shots to really get a secure fit. But overall they're way easier than laces and apply equal pressure. I'd just like to see the twist on top and the lock-in function to be a little tougher!
Well all, I'm sure everyone here will be happy to hear, this Saturday I am scheduled to get a fitting for some new irons. I have been demoing sets for a while now and I am going to pull the trigger.
I was planning on waiting for the new Titlest to come out this November to try them too but two things happened. First, my PW and 7 iron got run over by a golf cart. Second, I got bit hard by the GAS bug. (Gear aquire syndrome)
I really wish there was a better story about my clubs. All that happened was they were leaning against the cart on the range and my buddy took the cart to get some beer from the snack shack. Honest mistake, he felt horrible, probably because we where playing partners in a two man scramble. Lol
I am hoping to get some input from you all on sets to try out. I've made a short list of what I would like to hit and compare against, but I want to make sure I don't miss any.
I am a 6 index right now but I think that will be climbing up a little to 6.5 or 7 soon. I have posted a few higher scores this season due to some shoddy play around the greens. I'd like to blame it on the crazy wet conditions but we all know it's the crazy guy's swinging the club fault. Currently I am/was playing Titlest 710 AP2 with project x 6.0 shafts and am looking for something a little more forgiving.
Below is the list.
1. Mizuno JPX forged/tour
2. Callaway Steelhead
3. PING G400
4. Srixon Z545
I read through the newest blog post about GI irons and was happy to see some of these on the list. I really could not come at a better time. So I feel confident in any of these. I'll definitely let you all know how the process went and what I ended up with.
Thursday night I'll have to post in the played today thread for you all. I am sure it will be a great story as my two options for clubs. Played the Titlest with two main clubs missing or bring the old Mizuno MP33s out of retirement. I haven't hit those since college.
Thanks in advance for all the advice. I am looking forward to posting all the results for you all very soon.
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Srixon has been churning out some incredible clubs these past two years. I think they're headed to dethrone Mizuno! Can't wait to see what you pick and why!
So I need to replace my grips soon on all 13 clubs. I have GP Tour Velvets now. I am a mid-sized grip size. But I've had troubles with sweaty hands and slightly losing my grip during the swing. Any tips on new good grips for sweaty hands / losing your grip?
Any suggestions would help!
p.s. I've got Speith, Phil, DJ, Kuchar, and Stenson as my top 5 (not necessarily in that order) for The Open! Who do you have for The Open this year?
David, Saint Louis, MO
Callaway BB 815 Alpha 8.5 Degree, Matrix Black Tie 70 - Stiff
SS: 114.3 mph, Avg carry: 289, Avg total: 302
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Been trying to force myself to walk more since Missouri doesn't have crazy long golf courses near St.Louis! Bought a Original Jones Bag to encourage myself to walk more as well! Can't wait till it gets here and am thinking of doing a review on it since I have one of the originals as well!
what do you do if you're a single playing with either 2 or 3 other guys that have a cart ??
I've been the only "walker" in this situation and sometimes it sucks because they either have holes that are spaced really far apart or the guys with the carts zoom away to their balls after the tee shot, or both.
either way it seems like you have to "hustle" the entire time to keep up...
If they are people I know I always just ask to tee off first and walk up the edge right after. That way I keep pace and can even spot their golf balls for them! It's a win-win. Its a little different when it is a random pairing but if I ask nicely usually there is no problem!
The bottom of the strap is adjustable so that you can balance it how you prefer... I'll have to snag some pics modeling the bag...
I know this is an old post, but in your overall opinion do you prefer the player or original. I'm especially interested in the strap quality of the original vs. the players!
So I know there are most wanted golf bag articles but I feel like this years article on golf bags is a little less robust than 2016 & 2015's articles. I do a fair amount of walking and riding (probably 60/40) and was looking for a new bag that's very durable with good club organization. I use midsize grips and the narrower diameter bags give me trouble with club removal/placement. I'm looking for a durable bag with good club dividers. Weight really isn't a huge issue but lighter and durable with good club separation would be a win-win-win!! If there are other articles that I haven't found post a link. Anything would help!! So what ya got forum members?!?
18 (41). 14 (37). 15 (37). 14 (36).
Those were my # of putts (and scores) from a couple days of golf over the 4th! And that last 14 was part of a 36 and one of my best rounds to date. To be fair I should note that I had gotten a lesson, before the last 9 holes, focusing on my long irons and driving the ball (my weakest areas).
While I didn't get any video like I was hoping I want to re-grade the ER2 in this post. Before I do that, some basic observations:
- I actually replaced the stock grip with a super stroke 3.0 XL that just fit my hands better and more importantly quieted them.
- It took me a bit to adjust with how quickly the ball gets rolling, especially on downhill putts.
- I really had to focus on just letting the putter do its job and not trying to help the ball
- I didn't notice any better dispersion in putts 0-10 feet, but on the long-range putts I can definitely tell that the grooves help on slight mis-hits.
- The ER2 is absolutely money from 10 feet and in, which is partially a confidence thing but every time I got within 10 feet I felt like I was going to hole it.
- With that being said I really struggled on downhill puts and control the distance (not the line).
- They fixed the ball marker magnet (a user had previously mentioned to watch out for that!). Also, that ball marker is bad a**!
Overall, the ER2 will be staying in the bag for the remainder of the season. I definitely need to trust it a little more, but that's my side of things not the putter. My re-grade is below!!
WHAT I WOULD SCORE IT V2.0 (through about 400+ putts):
Performance: 23/25 (Downhill Speed Control)
Looks: 23/25 (Still an Incredible looking putter!)
Build Quality: 22/25 (SuperStroke grips should be an option when custom building this)
I have never tried these. I would be a little worried that my ball would roll into trouble with this club. Do these launch higher or lower than hybrids?
I keep a 21* Callaway UT (to replace my Apex Pro 3 Iron) in the bag as well as the 16* hybrid. The UT does launch higher but I can hit a low shot easier than the hybrid. I really like the UT for long par 3s and windy par 5 second shots. I'll even use it on a short par 4 if it's narrow! The UT has a built in replaceable weight in the bottom that helps with launch so I wouldn't be too scared to try it out!!
How do you like the hybrid? Thinking about picking one up myself just to see how I get on with it
I love it so far. Regardless of the length of the first hole I always use it just to put one in the fairway and start the round off on the right foot! It's hard to find regular versions down in the 16* range so you have to go with Pro versions usually, but if you can swing it then I definitely recommend it! X2 Pro is pretty forgiving for a pro version in my opinion too! Plus on the par 5's I love it off the deck compared to a three wood. I've always felt that even the smaller headed three woods are too big off the deck for me. Overall the transition has been easy!
The ER2 finally came yesterday! I showed up at home and ripped apart a pristine box to see it. Then of course like any â€œnormalâ€ golfer I sped to my local putting green. At first glance without hitting a ball the look of the ER2 is clean and not too long or wide. I think EVNROLL struck a good balance in size. Weight wise, I went with the middle-weighted head at 370g. I also opted for the â€˜oversize' grip that really isn't that overwhelming (see photo below). Just to note the jumbo grip is the 62g version not the 117g version. Before I get any further the full specs are:
Lie: 69 Degrees
Loft: 2 Degrees
Head weight: 370g
Grip: Oversize: 62g
WHAT I LOVED:
- DISTANCE CONTROL â€“ I took me a minute or two to understand that the ER2 doesn't come off the face â€˜hot' it just rolls really really pure (and by that I probably mean very quickly). So honestly the first 10 balls I hit (from 15ft) I ran 9 of 10 either in the hole firmly or a good foot past. But the incredible thing is they all went the same EXACT distance (I mean literally the balls must be dating because they were all over each other lol). Once I got the feel of it rolling quickly it was easy to dial it in.
- SOUND â€“ The sound out of the middle of the face of the putter is a crisp metal â€˜ting'. What I love the most is that if you're on either side of center the sound is different (still going the same distance, though) and gives immediate feedback. I don't have an putter design skills but my guess is the sound differences have something to do with variable width and depth grooves. (Tried to include a photo of that as well.
- GRIP and HEADCOVER â€“ Besides the white and red being absolutely baller (new terms kids are using these days) there other things I loved. The oversize grip really isn't too big and fits my weird hands well. I run my right index finger down the grip so the length is a great fit as well. The headcover is premium but the thing I loved the most is the magnet closure. It's not heavy Velcro (which used to scratch up my old Scotty) and it's not a thin long weak strip of magnet up the whole backside of the headcover. It's encloses the putter with one round heavy-duty magnet at the bottom. This is a big deal because it doesn't scratch and the magnet holds the cover on well. It might seem small but it's telling me ENVROLL is going the extra mile even with tiny things.
WHAT I WOULDâ€VE LIKE TO SEE DIFFERENT:
- ALIGNMENT â€“ There really isn't anything I disliked/hated and the ER2 thus far, but just to note some improvements for the next line. In terms of alignment I like the white line for alignment, but there are these two dots that signal the middle of the putter face. They're not bad but on a sunny day (like it was yesterday) I feel like I almost have to look for them. For me, it would be a simple fix as paint filling the dots black (or even EVNROLL RED!!).
- GRIP CAP â€“ The last thing was the cap at the top of the grip. It seemed like ENVROLL went the whole nine yards with the entire putter until the cap of the grip at the top. It seemed like the cap just sort of got slapped on there at the end. It probably won't even matter to anyone but the way I hold the putter I like the butt of my left palm near the end of the grip (In my head it makes me â€˜feel' the weight of the head a little better). Super small detail, so I know I'm getting a bit picky.
WHAT I WOULD SCORE IT (through the first 100+ putts):
Performance: 24/25 (For the small roll adjustment)
Looks: 23/25 (Incredible besides the two-dot thing)
Feel: 25/25 (Enough said)
Build Quality: 24/25 (Would be perfect besides grip cap)
PHOTOS: (plus see conclusion at very bottom)
CONCLUSION: It is going in the bag for the next 5 rounds or so to get the real test! Headed the play Bellerive CC in Saint Louis over the 4th (Home of the 2013 Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship) and Glen Echo CC in Saint Louis as well (Home of the only US Olympic Golf Course). So, the ER2 will get some incredible tests. Be back with another update/new scoring after I get a bigger sample size. Don't want the jump the gun quite yet! (But this could be a long-term gamer).
P.S. Videos will come after the 4th as well!!
All the best,
Be sure to post your pictures and thoughts in the Evnroll review thread!
I'll definitely put them on there as well. Got a notification that the package is awaiting me at home..... the anticipation is killing me ha!
How would you describe that sound?
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A more muted sound, the ER2 had a crisp metal sounds to it comparatively that I just liked better!!
hallon, you sound like me in that you're generally a good putter. I've only had one putter fitting but didn't gain anything from it other than now owning an overly expensive putter. I found my putting didn't improve or get worse. I'm still a good putter.
Only time will tell I guess!! I'm sure they're will be some getting used to it, but I agree that no new putter will magically shave off 3-6 strokes a round. With that being said putter technology has changed in the last 5-6 years and I'm interested to see what the ER2 will do performance and confidence wise!
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In January I switched from my Callaway X-Hot Pro 3 wood to a Callaway X2 Hot Pro 16* hybrid. You definitely loss 5-15 yards but what I lost in distance I felt I gained in control (the hybrid is a little shorter and I feel its easier to work). I play in areas that are pretty windy so its definitely been better off the tee as well as I find it easier to flight lower. I think in the end it really depends on preference, confidence, and your swing style. For me, it was a good switch but everyone is different!
Following your journey! I'm very intrigued by the EVNROLL lines and the ER2 or ER5 are going to be my next purchase. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about the ER2. Did you test any other models besides the ER2?
Thanks! And yes besides the list I provided above I tried the ER8 as well! I just found the acoustics to be a bit different and preferred the sound of the ER2 a bit more!!
I'm curious if you consider yourself to be a good consistent putter or do you seem to always struggle putting. In other words....
Some people are just good putters I believe and others are not.
Which are you?
I'm a relatively consistent putter I'd say! My coach and I having slowly been working on a switch from a left hand low grip back to a traditional grip and I found that the Odyssey Tank 7 just wasn't a good fit anymore after the change. But overall I usually average about 28-33 putts per 18 depending on the course. But I see what you mean! This definitely isn't about a switch because I'm struggling or anything like that though!
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Wanted to start a post on my journey with the EVNROLL ER2. It's coming in the mail today or tomorrow and I'm convinced it's going to be a staple in the bag for a long time. I had before been a Scotty Cameron guy and even an Odyssey Tank #7 for awhile. But I was due up for some change and when I went to go demo a bunch I settled on the ER2.
The ones I went to demo overall several days included:
- Taylormade Spider Tour
- Bettinardi Queen B 8
- Ping Sigma G Tyne
- Ping Sigma G Doon
- Scotty Cameron 5W
- Envroll ER2
Clearly I though I was headed the Mallet direction but actually the ER2 and the Queen B 8 were my favorite two and they are the more stretched blade style. It was honestly a huge toss up between the Queen B8 and the ER2 but I found I was more consistent with the ER2. Plus, I loved their lighter option jumbo grip. So I made the call, got fitted, and pulled the trigger on it.
I'll follow up soon when it arrives and include pictures and hopefully some video with my GoPro. Not sure what the goal of the post is other than to give an average-joe putter review that will be honest, probably "make-fun-of-worthy", and give some valuable insight.
Be Back Soon,
Recently hit the Crossover and it's pretty incredible. I went to go check it out because I have a similar concept in the bag from Callaway (UT, 21*). The ping was much softer and forgiving. About the same distance as the Callaway UT though. One thing that was interesting is that I could get the Ping Crossover much lower than the Callaway UT. Probably a great club to put in the bag for windy areas.
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David from Champaign, IL
Callaway Epic set at 8.5 degrees with Aldila Rogue Max 75 - X flex
SS is 114.7 with Carry of 282
Handicap Index is a 6.9