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Cbk57

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    New VS Old

    I have an evenroll ER2, I feel like the ball is more consistent off the face and more likely to go where I intended to hit it. I believe I am making more of my longer puts with it than I did in the past. But it does not fix my fundamentals, like misreading the break of the green or getting the pace of the ball wrong. So while I practice long putting I still am overhitting or underhitting too many longer puts especially on challenging greens where there is quite a bit of slope. I also get confused on tricky slopes and read them the wrong way. I had a two foot birdie put on Sunday and when I read the put I thought it broke slightly left, so being critical I checked the golf logic app which showed the slope slightly right. I followed the app the ball broke right a little and I made the put. If I played how I read it I would have missed it two inches the other way. But now and then I make a critical 6 foot to 20 foot put. That was rare for me in the past. I pretty much had to be within 4 feet to think I had a shot of making a put.
  3. I have bee watching used left handed i200's on ebay and have the impression price's have been dropping fast. I know what angle I need and shaft flex. I have a Glide 2.0 58 degree wedge and it is absolutely one of my favorite short game clubs.
  4. The biggest thing I would like from a technology standpoint is a chip in the ball that helps me find it faster, especially in the rough. And once in a while I hit a ball and have absolutely no idea where it went. I just don't ever see it once it leaves the club. I just added a phone app to help me with ranges on the course, I am not prepared at the moment to pay for a laser range finder. I could justify $30.00 for an app though. Sometimes even when I know where the ball went it takes me longer than I would like to find my ball. I don't hit many right in the fairway. I am left handed and most of the time am in the left rough. I line up to the right though and once in a while hit a draw or straight so down the right rough I go. It is nice when they go in between those two extremes. I had two shots last night that were just harder to find because they were down in the grass.
  5. For me playing golf is a two fold endeavor, one the game and two the exorcise. So carrying just increases the exorcise factor. I consider that work higher priority than the game. I got a Ping Hoofer to replace my 30 year old bag, hope to try it out tonight. First impression is that two shoulder straps do spread the load out better than one.
  6. I don't watch a lot of golf on television, however the Tour De France starts in a few days. First of all I am a long time cycling fan and it used to be my primary recreational sport. Second, there is nothing more boring than watching 100 skinny white guys ride along a flat road in France where the big moment is when someone stops for a “nature break”. It used to be you could get a good 30 minute or 1 hour highlight show and move now. Now they put on looping live coverage of the entire stage. On a sprint stage there is only about 2 minutes that matter.
  7. Typically your control won't be as good with those. I watched a Rick Shields video where he tested Persimmon or Laminated woods. The problem was control. Ball flight was much more inconsistent. My last set of woods were traditional size metal woods. Control was the issue with those any ball of center is potentially a big problem. Now if you are a consistent middle of the club face hitter, they will work fine. I would wrather play a modern hybrid than a vintage wood as I find my hybrid is really straight hitting. It is also forgiving if I am a bit off the toe or heal. I have thought about getting a Persimmon driver to hit on the range for fun. However, I would not play one personally. Regardless of how far you hit the ball I find modern woods easier to control.
  8. I played Fathersday, the course had free carts for fathers, I left the deal behind and walked. Am planning to play tonight and will walk
  9. Based upon what I have read about his various back surgeries, I think his body is shot. I hope it all works for him as I think he makes the world of golf more interesting but I am not optimistic. In the end and the bottom line is that I don't think his problems can be fixed by coaching relative to winning majors.
  10. I think you are implying that it is better to not change putters a lot, maybe I read to much into your thoughts and question, I would submit that it is better to not change putters often. I think it is a club that once you get used to it, you should continue to use it. I also kind of think pick one and stick with it, it does not matter which one. I made a decision to switch. One thing I don't intend to do now, is second guess or think about something else. I believe whatever your mode, feel, tempo or otherwise that the most import factor is muscle memory derived from practice.
  11. I would think it should be a given that the shaft maker would have to supply the shaft in a spec that is identical to what we would buy of the shelf as far as bend, length etc. If it is not standard then it won't be applicable to what we are likely to buy and compare to in the real world when we go in a golf shop to buy a putter. To give you an idea I have a 30 year old slotline inertial and I just upgraded to an evnroll ER2. The two set up almost exactly the same. The switch was pretty seamless, same length similar lye and ball position under my eyes.
  12. I wold like some degree of objective proof on this. There are ways now to test this between machine testing and procedures as those used on this forum. Put these shafts in the top 5 blades of 2018 and top 5 mallets of 2018 and run the same test as was run for best putters of the year. Compare the make percentages of both steel and new tech shaft at all three distances to the results with the steel shafts and lets see if this helps or not.
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    New VS Old

    I got my slightly used Evnroll ER2 today, putter head feels slightly heavier than my old putter, the “feel” of the two to me was remarkably similar to my old slotline inertial. I was able to practice with it for about twenty minutes, I felt that I was able to immediately get the feeling I needed for short puts. I tried a few lag puts but right now am mostly working on 4 feet and in. Does it make me better than my old one? I am not sure, I think that it is more consistent in the way the ball leaves the putter. It certainly did not cause any miracles. I like it though.
  14. I used to always wear shorts, but now I work in a business casual environment and purchased some adidas long pants that can serve on the course and at work. There will be times this summer where they get used for both. I go to the driving range some days at lunch time as well so they serve there also. Over the summer I probably will go to the range before work if it is going to be hot. It used to be I had shorts or jeans but with the breathable fabrics and pants that can cross over from work to golf it makes sense to wear pants when you need to. Easier to go straight out after work also and play a round.
  15. Please take this with my intended sense of humor but I just had to look up rule 4-2 and technically speaking one cannot adjust their club during a “stipulated round” which turns out is 18 holes played in order unless otherwise approved by the “committee” so if you play the holes out of order or play less than 18 holes you can alter your clubs to your hearts content. Really I think two putters or altering your clubs is going to do most golfers more harm than good and functionally self penalize. It goes back to the blog post earlier today where the likelihood of three puts was tested relative to handicap. Of course the higher the handicap the more likelihood is a three put. I and most of us need more practice with one club instead of more variables.
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