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  1. Used to watch both but then found GolfVlogsUK, the Average Golfer, TXG, Golf Sidekick and Mike Newton. That's a good blend of tech, comedy, course vlog, course management and club testing. Matt from Golf Sidekick has probably helped my game more than anyone by helping me think my way around the course better. He's also entertaining and right to the point, no fluff.
  2. I'm seriously thinking about getting a set of those Wilson Staff blades when they release in left handed later in the year. I saw a review from Mike Newton a couple of months ago and he raved about them. I still practice with my Dad's old Staff Fluid Feel blades from the 80's and hit them well down to about the 5 iron. I use hybrids below 6 in my regular set already because I hit them much higher and softer with my 95 mph driver SS. I'm thinking to game a 6-PW set and play some blades while I still can.
  3. I thought the coverage was very good on Fox but I did miss Jim Nance and Amanda Balionis with her positivity. I like Nick Faldo too but wish he was a bit more salty ala Johnny Miller.
  4. I watched Bubba warm up at the Canadian Open a couple of weeks ago. He was hitting to a green maybe 175 away. 4 shots, one after the other, high fade, high draw, low fade, low draw and all hit the green. Fade or draw probably isn't the right word because each ball moved laterally at least 25 yards. It was incredible. He never hit the same shot twice in a row.
  5. Tim/Windsor, Ontario, Canada Currently using GPS via MyRoundPro on the phone and no rangefinder.
  6. I'm thinking about getting custom fitted for the first time but keep delaying for a couple of reasons. I keep discovering things about my swing and making small changes here and there and worry it'll affect my club preferences down the road. The other reason is I hit my current 2 sets of clubs well, very straight and the expected distances for my swing speed, and wonder if fitted clubs will make any difference at all to my game. My Adams A12OS clubs I bought new off the rack and picked up a set of Wilson Di-7's used last winter that I regripped. They are in great shape and fly lower and a bit longer than my A12's. I need to get out and hit some different clubs and see how they feel. Demo days are non-existant around here in Windsor Ontario. I might have to hop across the border and see what I can find.
  7. If you like the look and they have the bounce/loft options you are looking for then go for it. If possible hit them first of course. Lots of guys have an unholy alliance to one brand or club or the other but I've played any cheap or used wedge I could get my hands on for years including a set of Tom Watson wedges I picked up for 3 for $CDN69 brand new a few years ago. They hit as good as anything else, spun and held greens like I'd expect them too and the only downside was they did feel a bit on the harsh side.
  8. I have some shafts lying around that I'd like to attach some clubheads too this winter. Hopefully they are available in lef....
  9. I've always like the LPGA and the level of golf it provides because it's more relateable to me and my swing speed and abilities, even as a younger golfer. I remember going to the Women's Open at St. George's in Toronto back in the 80's and following up and coming "youngsters" like Julie Inkster and Jan Stephenson. They hit the same clubs from the same distances as me and drove the ball about the same. it's very much an international tour which is great for the game in general.
  10. If you're 5'10" with LeBron's 7 foot wingspan you're probably too busy working in the circus to have time for golf
  11. If I had to choose between the two options, club fitting or lessons, I'd choose lessons all day long. I'm not a big believer that getting fitted is a big benefit for most high handicappers. If you can figure out your driver swing speed and work back from there to get an idea of your shaft stiffness, I'd say just buy a good quality set of game improvement clubs and spend your money on lessons and at the driving range putting those lessons into practice. This is especially true if you are a "standard size" fella, say 5'8-6' tall, which covers the majority of us. Of course if you are 5'2 or 6'6" off the rack might be radically unsuited to you. In my experience most high handicappers suffer from two basic shortcomings. They don't practice enough or at all, and they don't work on their swing via lessons or self taught. They just show up to the course and swing away and generally, just hitting balls is a chore and forget about warming up with more than a few chips and a half dozen putts.
  12. I weighed 240 at one time in my early 40's. Now I'm 57 and weigh 175. I've learned a lot in that time, way too much to write here. My best piece of advice for anyone looking to lose weight is to learn to count your calories. I've used MyFitnessPal in the past and it works. It's a constant reminder of how much you are eating and keeps you on your toes. You can't lose weight unless calories in So buy a kitchen scale and get to measuring when you eat or cook. Record your recipes for later repeated use. Learn how to use the app and track down your favourite foods. It's very simple and gets easier as time goes by. Good luck!!
  13. If they put a cheerleader in his place golf will be a lot more boring to watch. You need someone there who doesn't pull punches to counterbalance all the rah rah rah stuff and constant fawning over how great the pros are. They are great and we all know that but Johnny has glimpsed a level of golf most of us will never see and his no holds barred insights are very refreshing in this day and age.
  14. $ 450 - Callaway X2Hot 1-3-5 Wood (New) $ 150 - Cleveland 588 RTX 52-56-60 Wedges (used but like new) only have room for 2 in the bag. $ 299 - Adams A12OS 4-6Hybrid 7-GW (New) $ 50 - Odyssey Metal X 1 putter (used) $ 30 - Mizuno Bag (used) $CDN 979
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