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lamorak24

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About lamorak24

  • Birthday 01/31/1986

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  1. Worst hole I can remember was a 14 in my golf league. It was on the Par 5 17th hole at Mt Prospect Golf Course. Its a short hole that requires a tee shot of about 220-240yd to get up to a sharp dog leg right that leaves you about a 200yd-ish shot at a elevated green shaped like a boomarang with a trap in the middle and behind it. I've attached a photo it to give you a good idea. Anyway, now that the stage is set, I get to the 17th tee in my match having already won the match play portion and trying to keep a 5 stroke lead in the stroke play. I hit a 3w off the tee and its not bad, probably more left than it needs to be, but on the fairway leaving me with a long second shot over the creek at the green. I pull my hybrid, but since I am in the D flight in my league, I chunk it right into the creek. I go up and drop next to the creek, with about 150yd to the middle of the green. I hit my 8 iron, and top it right into the creek. I drop again, and top it right into the creek. I try a third time and finally get it across but come up short of the green. At this point I am lying 8 and hoping I can salvage a 10 here and limp to the final hole. Sadly I cannot as I proceed to have short game trouble and rocket it over the green, then rocket it back the other way, and then finally get it on the green. Of course I 3 putt because thats the type of hole its been. Lucky for me, my opponent has trouble this hole and takes a 9 making my 14 not as horrible as it could have been. To finish the story, we both double bogey the 18th to finish with 61s. I won the match play and we split strokes, so I took 1.5 points for my team for a somewhat positive outcome.
  2. EDITED Sorry, don't know why it posted twice, but trying to remove one of them
  3. Mike Illinois, USA Taylormade M3 Project X Shaft 5.5 bent 3 Up 165yds 7i carry
  4. and ordered! Normally I am an Amazon guy, but Shot Scope's website is offering 10% off.
  5. Thanks for the quick response! Love the provisional option and maybe not being able to look back will encourage me to remember a little better
  6. Two quick question for you, is there a way to go back mid round and look at an earlier shot? Often times I'll find myself with a similar distance to another hole and want to go back to see how far I hit the club I am thinking about hitting to make sure I don't need to club up/down. Also, I will often drop a 2nd ball if i chip the first one poorly to practice a little. Will Shot Scope record both of them?
  7. I am not sure what my handicap for putting is, but according to Golf Pad GPS, my Strokes Gained Putting -0.14 while Tee shots, Approach and Short game are all ~0.50 I am not sure how this is computed or how its accuracy, put I typically have around 36 putts for 18 holes with a few 1 putts and the odd 3 putt.
  8. Apparently I am a training aid junkie. I see something I think can help me, and I generally have no self control and will buy it. I figure I might as well post the list here and my thoughts on it in case someone is struggling with a decision to buy or not buy. Eyeline Speedtrap - I probably use this training aid the most. I use this more for promoting ball first contact than shot shape, mostly because with the rods set up for "straight" or "fade" the Foresight GC2 can't see the ball. I spent the winter hitting indoors at the PGTASS, so when I'd clip a rod and it went flying, it wasn't a big deal. On the range, I've only hit with the board, I don't trust that the rods won't go flying. I've been meaning to drill a tiny hole in them and put some string through. My one issue with this aid is I personally have a hard time determining if the clunk I hear is related to me hitting it fat, or clipping the sides with an off center strike. Eyeline Putting Mirror(small) - When I originally ordered this in March, it was backordered and I was so impatient waiting for it. Since it arrived in April, I have probably used it 3 times. It's a great training aid, I just am always rushing from the range to my tee time with only about 5 minutes to putt. I really need to dedicate some time to using this. Skilz Smart Glove - This bad boy has a brace on the back of it to keep me from cupping my left hand. For a while I was cupping my wrist at the top of my backwing real bad, and this helped clean it up. I still will throw it on from time to time at the range to help reenforce the feeling of a flat wrist. Zepp 2 - When I heard about this, I just had to have it. I've probably used it 3 times. Stats it records - Club plane(gives a percentage for how far off your downswing was from your backswing), Hand plane, (same as club plane but for your hands ), Tempo, and backswing(how far you take the club back compared to address), club speed, hand speed, and hip rotation(if phone is in pocket). Club Plane and Hand Plane are probably the two biggest for me because I am working on having my shaft less steep at impact. You can use it either during a round or at the driving range. I tried it in a round but it was too frustrating for me, but maybe I just need to read the instructions. At the range works well though. The biggest thing is to remember to tell it when you are changing clubs. You can even set your phone up on a tripod, and it will record each swing for you. While you are hitting its easy to see the swing data for each shot, but going back historically, you can see your averages for each session, but its not very easy to find individual shots. Garmin TruSwing - I got this one about probably 2 seasons ago, around the time Golf Smith was going out of business a friend was able to pick it up for $40 bucks and passed it on to me. This measures a wealth of data, Club head speed, tempo, path at impact, face to target, shaft lean at address, shaft lean at impact, shaft angle at address, shaft angle at impact, dynamic loft. It also shows you what your swing planes look like. The problem is, Garmin doesn't provide any info to let you know what good metrics look like or how much difference should occur between address and impact. For a long time, I used it at the range and thought I was doing pretty good. But then when I compared it to the data from Trackman, it turned out some of it was way off, particularly path and face to target. Probably due to how I was putting it on my shaft, but I couldn't find much from Garmin to validate or invalidate the way I was doing it. I did a comparison between Trackman, Zepp2, and TruSwing so I could determine if the data was different between each for the same swing. At some point I will do a quick write up and throw it on here. Watson Hanger - I think of this as the Pro version of my Skilz glove. I got this because I sometimes suffer from an open club face at impact. The hope was that it would really help me get it together. I used it a number of times during the winter and do I think it helped. My one grip with it is that for me personally, I struggle to make good contact with it on, so I found it worked best for me to put in on my 8 iron for practice swings, then hit balls with my 9. I lent it to a friend who has the same problem, so hopefully it will help him too. Foot Spray - I bought this to help me figure out where the ball was hitting the club face. Unfortunately, some comes in clear and some comes in white. I got the clear so its tough to figure out where impact is... Longshot Golf Impact Tape - I got these to replace the foot spray. They work great and don't leave any residue on my clubs. The ones I have are for irons, and work OK on my driver, but I might pick up some bigger ones for my driver. I also have a ton of alignment sticks that are really the rods I use to mark the curve in my driveway during the winter. In addition, I have tripod to hold my phone, a couple pool noodles, a nerf football I put on an alignment stick, a Callaway 7ft net in the backyard, and one of those 8ft x 1ft putting greens. I am also currently considering a Midsize Orange Whip. Beyond the swing benefits it boasts, I think it would be a great addition for quickly warming up before those 6 am rounds where I don't want to, or can't, hit the range.
  9. Great article! I'm really high on Moriya Jutanugarn and Nelly Korda.
  10. When golfing alone, I prefer to play a full sized course so I can work on everything, but I love playing the Par 3s in my area with my wife. It lets us play cheaply, quickly and its fun for both of us to golf together. Sometimes I feel like I live in golf paradise. There are no less than 10 full length public courses , 3 private courses they I can only dream of, including Medinah, and at least four par 3s that are all within 20 minutes of my house.
  11. This might be the single biggest seller of the product for me. I took tomorrow off to go golfing(now theirs a ton of rain in the forecast) and if Amazon did same-day delivery of it today I would have pulled the trigger. I am thinking I am going to order it before I play next weekend.
  12. I don't mind having my phone in my pocket. I just keep it in a back pocket. Currently with Golf Pad GPS, I have to take it out after each hole to mark what club i used for each shot. Not required but then I can track my distances a little better. I feel like not having a watch really puts Arccos for me. I just don't think I'd use an Apple Watch for anything else, so tough to justify the expense.
  13. My shot of the day was on the 6th hole at Mt. Prospect Golf Course. Its a wide open 465 yd uphill Par 4 with a green that slopes back to front. I pulled driver with visions of pummelling it out there 270+. I lined up to the right edge of the fairway thinking a nice easy draw. Unfortunately, I instead hit a nasty low hook. My drive went about 200yds and ended up in the left rough. Luckily it was sitting up. My laser was reading 225 to pin, so I pulled my 3 Hybrid hoping to get about 210 to 215 and some roll out of it. Instead I hit a beautiful draw this time that flew right over the flag stick and landed softly at 240 yards. I actually managed to putt decently for once and escaped with a par.
  14. Has anyone been able to compare Arccos and the New Shot Scope? I really like the Watch feature showing distances to the greens. Arccos may provide this, but I don't have an Apple Watch, so it would be an additional purchase. I guess my main question is: are there any big ticket items missing from Shot Scope that Arccos provides? I assume since they the same price point but 1 comes with a watch, there must be some tradeoffs. I currently use Golf Pad GPS and a Magellan Echo watch that pairs with it. It shows my the distances to the green and I can click the watch to mark each shot, penalty, putt or delete a shot. It works great for on course play and I've logged over 200 rounds with it. However, the stats component is really just an afterthought and I would love to be able to get more out of it post round. Thanks!
  15. Mike from Illinois I currently use Golf Pad GPS with the Magellan Echo smart watch to track all my rounds. I typically play between 60 and 70 rounds a year. I track each shot distance, what club I used and its result. According to the app, I have used it to track 14000+ shots in the last 3 seasons.
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