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BMart519

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  1. MAYBE - you are reaching you max potential. Everyone has a ceiling somewhere, 120 isn't shabby. Maybe the thread will have to change to just needing lower scores and not speed.
  2. This feels so good. Hoping it can help my smother pulls with driver.
  3. More jumps! Box jumps, split squat alternating jumps, jumps with light DB's in each hand.
  4. Check in #1 - 110 mph Instructor has me focussing on shifting towards the target in the downswing. Hanging back, jumping up/extending and rotating. Trying to add that on top of the Drew Cooper moves. The smother hooks persist from the end of the season. But I’m going to try to keep hitting the ball as hard as possible.
  5. Fit For Golf (Mike Carroll) has a pretty basic one that is quite the eye opener. If you are male in good health and not elderly it was roughly as follows: Bench Press = your body weight Squat = 1.5X body weight Deadlift = 2X body weight There was also something about being able to do pull ups or even with 0.25-0.5X your body weight added. I think I got up to 1.6-1.7X body weight on deadlifts at one time in the winter but nowhere close on any of the others. TPI assessment for mobility is as good as it gets for golf.
  6. Had a lesson on Saturday using Trackman, while not a perfect comparison to the MEVO+ in my garage I used for my baseline (104) it was encouraging nonetheless. Many driver swings while hitting a ball were in the 105 MPH range and broke 107 MPH one time using the cues from the Drew Cooper/TXG video I posted in another thread. My goal is to cruise at 160 MPH ball speed next year and peak around 165. I was seeing 157MPH ball speed on Mevo+ and at least once on this Trackman session. In the past, driver swings with no ball have averaged 6 MPH faster than hitting a ball meaning I am in the 110-113 MPH range indoors. My plan is to continue resistance training 2-3X/week in the gym with some jumps and medicine ball training to build a base (with some physio) along with MEVO+ sessions in my garage and 1-2 rounds of sim golf until I travel for 2 weeks at Christmas. In January, The Stack System and my 2nd pass through Full Speed Spectrum will become the focus while reducing resistance training to 1-2X/week along with continued technique work through lessons. These initial numbers have me hopeful I could approach 110MPH playing speed next season if I can avoid injury and see further improvement with my right shoulder and golfers elbow. We have a brief break in the weather above freezing up in Canada, maybe I can get in some driver swings in the garage this week for an official update on driver speed without a ball. Picking up a garage heater Tuesday in case the weather doesn't cooperate for the Stack in January and February.
  7. Most people gain around 1-2 MPH per inch, sometimes less because not many can play a 46" driver. So more like 3-6 MPH maximum. To get the same swing weight at 43" and 46" playing length you would need 20+ grams of additional weight which will boost smash factor and shrink that difference. Also didn't clarify if that is playing length of the club or actual shaft length. A 43" shaft is playing 44" or more and close to standard. Most people gain around 1-2 MPH per inch, sometimes less because not many can play a 46" driver. So more like 3-6 MPH maximum. To get the same swing weight at 43" and 46" playing length you would need 20+ grams of additional weight which will boost smash factor and shrink that difference. Also didn't clarify if that is playing length of the club or actual shaft length. A 43" shaft is playing 44" or more and close to standard.
  8. Most people gain around 1-2 MPH per inch, sometimes less because not many can play a 46" driver. So more like 3-6 MPH maximum. To get the same swing weight at 43" and 46" playing length you would need 20+ grams of additional weight which will boost smash factor and shrink that difference. Also didn't clarify if that is playing length of the shaft or actual shaft length. A 43" shaft is playing 44" or more.
  9. I am 100-105 and tested the Left Dash this summer. Loved it and am going to buy some (used) for the added performance off the tee. I don't try to stop greenside shots with spin and that is the weakest part of my game. Instead of trying to improve it with the high spin of the Tour B XS, I am going the opposite direction and maximizing performance off the tee which is my strength. Usually play the Tour B XS, or Z StarXV. Spent more time this year with the regular Pro V1x which has near identical driver spin numbers to the Chromesoft X LS in the MGS ball test last year. I found 1 XLS on the course this year and unfortunately sliced it into a hazard. But it looked like it wanted to go for miles and I considered buying some to compare with the left dash, but figured it would have minimal difference than a V1X with less stopping power.
  10. Unless you mulligan you worst misses on the course, there's an argument to made that the overall performance of both should be compared. If the misses are bigger with one setup, eliminating those will probably benefit your score more than 10 yards of added distance on good strikes.
  11. I'm just happy I didn't have to watch the Butterfield. One thing about the shotgun start, it eliminates that brutal last half hour of golf coverage when there are only 1 or 2 groups left and the flood of commercials and boring commentary. Let alone when you get a playoff and have to wait 15 minutes for it to start.
  12. 104 with the 65s atoms blue in my rad speed. (This is as much for my memory as the public record as my finger hovers over the buy button on a senior flex PLB)
  13. Everyone is going to need to stay consistent with driver (and shaft) used for the speeds after seeing some of you guys pickup 7 MPH club head speed in the Otto Phlex thread. I will get benchmarked this weekend and throw my hat in the ring for Team Stack.
  14. What is general ground conditions like in Texas at this time of year? September and October are usually my longest drives of the year in a dry, windy climate.
  15. If you picked up 10-15 yards, there isn't going to be much more for gains from shaft changes at your speed.
  16. The putting data on SS is more accurate especially if you set it to manual collection. This accuracy then improves your approach and short game proximity data. The dashboard shows more statistics than Arccos in my opinion and sensors never need replacement. It is nice to have a watch if you are travelling internationally and don't want to use your phone. If you are against watches, then SS is probably not a choice or you want to use your phone all the time for overhead images.
  17. I am steady in between 105-107 MPH CHS while hitting balls a few days into it. Accuracy at the range was way better than expected. Usually cruise around 100 MPH and suffer from most of these issues: rigid setup, not enough use of legs, etc. The difficult part for me is trying to add squat and jump with the lead leg. Hopefully adding that and refining the weight shift can get me cruising at 110MPH and peaking out at 115MPH for next season.
  18. All of this is definitely got me tempted to try the PLB in A flex to see if there is something to this experiment or put it to bed once and for all.
  19. I don't think this is the solution. The boundaries of the green based on satellite photos don't always align perfectly with where the green actually it. I find way more value in pacing off the distance from the flag to edge of green and then to the ball to get a better idea of the carry vs roll numbers for the chip. Walking around the green would also be slower.
  20. Some of those guys definitely highlight that I should be above 150 MPH ball speed. If you are deadlifting less than 300 lbs and squatting less than 200, there is gym work to do gaining speed without a golf club.
  21. Goal to cruise at 160 MPH ball speed next season peaking to 165 MPH. Trying to leverage some of these concepts/techniques along with weight training and the Stack System
  22. On the V3 is there a way to back out of the pin collect screen for number of putts? If I walk across the green from the cart path it stays on the putt screen if I need to hit a chip.
  23. Round 2 results complete. Downwind in 70 degree weather. The Riptide CB 50R launched a bit higher than the ATMOS Blue 60S on similar strikes but even with a helping wind it produced no measurable difference and was often shorter. I would have been more warmed up with 50R since my first set was with the 60S. Carry was easy to compare as the end nets are just inside 260 and I only hit it once with 60S but many were hitting the net on the bounce with both shafts. The 50R is roughly 17g lighter (0.5" longer @ 45.75") with a similar SW between D1-D2 but almost felt heavier than the 60S. The Riptide again had bigger misses partly due to erratic face contact which is easy to monitor on the milled Cobra driver face. 45-45.5" seems to be my sweet spot and wouldn't be able to realize gains from a 46" shaft. I was pleased to see the emphasis on pressure shifting and faster backswing produced reasonable accuracy that I would be comfortable using on the course and also carried over to irons. Playing in a dry environment with medium-high winds reduces some of the benefits from a high launch shaft. Loving the forgiveness of the Radspeed XB head vs the F9 as well. I doubt the Riptide will get many reps other than some sim time over the winter but will keep my eye out for a 40-45G senior/lite flex because it is fun to experiment.
  24. PXG getting a ton of business from this thread with that pricing. Hoping to get another outdoor testing session in tonight without a quartering slice/headwind. I'm implementing some weight shift concepts from the TXG/Drew Cooper vidoes to play at 160-165mph ball speed next season and my face contact has been surprisingly good with my 60S Atmos Blue. It will take serious performance to beat that shaft since it has been validated in a fitting. Interesting seeming feedback on the stability of the Riptide CB, maybe I do need to go softer for an honest comparison to increase club head speed and launch enough over my normal setup. There's a reason Adam Scott used the AF for 1 pro tournament and it was lack of control, which is critical for scoring. The long drive comparison where 1/6 balls count is a bit flawed unless that is what you are competing in. Strokes gained from 10-20 yards off the tee is erased if you hit 1 additional drive into a penalty area per round or every 2 rounds if it is OB.
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