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  1. Agreed. It's been a while since I read it but from memory I remember thinking that he wasn't explaining it well enough. I think it's extremely important for amateurs to practice long putts. Not with the intention of sinking it, but to not 3 putt. So many mid-high handicappers 3 putt as a result of leaving the first putt a good 10 feet away. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I get too far over the ball so I use mirrors to work on that. The Eyeline also has extra lines to make sure your shoulders are square though that is rarely a problem I have. The holes for adding gates with tees are pretty good as well. I always find it quite difficult to just free-hand a gate with only tees. I never manage to get them perpendicular to the target, so the mirror helps with that. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Yes. Two years running now. In 2016 I set myself the task of getting from 24 hcp to under 18. Managed to get to 17. In 2017 I set myself the task of getting down from 17 to 12. Finally got there in September after a slow start and a period where it looked like I might not make it. Next year the target is single figures. A more intangible goal is to make my practice time more efficient. I'm a prolific practicer. I spend hours and hours at the course milling around between the range, the putting green and the chipping area. But I didn't see the improvements that so many hours should have rendered. So I'm reading more about effective practice and next year I will try to implement them. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I'm In Switzerland which can have pretty brutal winters. At the moment it has been around 20 degrees during the day which is incredible, so I've played loads. Depending on when the first snow arrives, they keep the summer greens out until end of the year. But I plan to keep using the range through winter. I have genuinely been scoping out parts of the world to look for jobs so I can play more or less all year round. Dubai is a great option but actually has the opposite problem - it gets too hot to play in summer. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. I used the Seve grip described in this video as the basis for my grip: However it has evolved to look a lot like Jordan Spieth's (albeit without the alternate hands). I use thicker superstroke grips and I've managed to bring my thumbs almost side-by-side so that my shoulders are flatter.
  6. This might be a daft question, but what's special about a Hoofer?
  7. Are they easier to see? If so, then of course I'd play them. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Rano

    Evnroll vs Edel

    Small brands can't afford a lot of Tour presence.
  9. Apparently I arrived to late to the party. I thought my browser was broken for the first half of this thread...
  10. It had never even occurred to me to stand on a low or high side particularly. I have only ever considered two things: 1) my shadow, and 2) other people's putting line. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Rano

    Range or not

    I think I hit too many balls before a round. I usually do some putting, some chipping, some bunker shots, and end with about 40 balls on the range. I know it's probably too much but I just can't help myself! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. I had that for the first 3 months or so on my Edel and while it felt great, and was really comfortable, I had issues with getting my hands in the exact same position every time. The angles of a conventional grip make it easier to set the grip in the same place so it's not slightly open or closed, plus the lettering and the designs allow you to grip in the same place up and down the grip. I had to switch to a superstroke. Anyone tried a cork grip? I feel like you'd get good feedback from them and quite fancy trying. Wondering if it would improve my distance control. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. My line is usually very good. Distance control past 20ft or so needs improving. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. The Nike Lunar range are super comfortable and are waterproof. Not too expensive either. For dry days the various adidas "primeknit" options are excellent. The only shoes my feet don't sweat in.
  15. I picked up the Vice Premium gloves after reading the article, and they feel amazing, but I don't expect to get more than about 5 rounds out of them. On the opposite end of the scale, Hirzl gloves (Control and Hybrid) I have used last for months and months. It's the only glove I've ever washed (gently in the sink) rather than just throw away. On the basis of durability I think they should have made the list.
  16. No idea if anyone outside the US ever gets to take part in these but just in case: Adi, Zurich (Switzerland) Edel E-3, 35" (21g weight in the head) Odyssey O-Works Red 2-Ball 35"
  17. Rano

    Evnroll vs Edel

    I've never played a round with EVNROLL but I have tested them out and I wasn't overwhelmed by them. Actually I was a bit disappointed that they didn't wow me since the reviews on MGS were so good. I am also extremely sceptical about the claim that the ball curves back on-line. Has this ever been tested? I went for Edel instead in the end and did my fitting in December. I like the putter and have played well with it this year, but I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with the fitting. I'd watched a few videos on youtube, and I only seemed to go through half of what the people in the videos did. I also thought the choice of weight would be a bit more scientific than just "do you like that or would you like it to be heavier?". In the end it was during a SAM Puttlab session that I learnt a bit more about the weighting and was then recommended to get a heavier headweight.* *If you live outside of the US (I'm in Switzerland) then you should definitely get the weight kit when you order the putter because the shipping costs on the Edel website were absolutely ridiculous. Over 100 USD, and when I emailed Edel about it i never got a response. Luckily i found some on eBay.
  18. Wow, well this is very interesting reading. I got fitted in December for an E-3 and I've been using it ever since. I've also spent hours and hours practicing on a putting mat at home to groove my stroke over the winter. After a good 4 months of solid practice I went for a SAM Puttlab masterclass, and while the results were all very good one thing that the pro noted was that my impact point was very consistently placed - towards the heel. See the image below. I wonder if this is directly related to where the sweet spot actually is, and after hours of practice I probably just naturally started hitting twards the heel because it felt more solid. He gave me some drills to improve impact location, so I'm now wondering whether I should just scrap that.
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