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  1. That is some great service right there. If you want some comparisons you can also now say you and Rich Shields have something in common.
  2. Will be rocking one this fall when we have our third, just not enough space in SUVs, and don't want to squish the kids together in at least one car. Though I will still keep the Subaru Legacy I have which has solid trunk space, clubs fit no problem and couple probably 3 bags and maybe even 4.
  3. I am in, now if one of the metrics could be fewest drivers teed off with I might have a chance, my home course takes driver out of my hands on about 7 out of the 15 tee shots.
  4. Great point of having the caddy to lean on for a professional to, if you prefer, give you the number and the line/read and then you can just focus on execution, just another advantage. I have played most of the courses around me a number of times so this has simplified things generally in terms of course management and knowing how holes play. I would agree that Bryson seems very involved, but who knows how he feels that affects him. I know that it would be tough for me if I felt that I had to account for everything to get a number and then trust that number will work. That's the biggest thing
  5. I totally agree that we are all doing that analysis, and working with incomplete data for sure, so that is where the uncertainty comes in. There cannot be a formula for every adjustment generally so you have to accept that variance and understand how to play for it. It seems like if you are stuck in a train of thought like Bryson may have gotten himself into, or anyone who tries to decide what's for dinner with their spouse, that it can really hurt a round. At some point you might need to simply say I expect five more yards of roll out given how firm the greens are and test that out and t
  6. I saw this article about Bryson talking why he was struggling with Augusta. https://www.golfwrx.com/651683/bryson-dechambeau-reveals-the-problem-he-has-at-augusta-national/?utm_source=Front&utm_medium=Blogroll_Home&utm_campaign=GolfWRX_OnSite&utm_content=unused This got me thinking about in general, not really looking to get specific to Bryson just a jumping off point, is there a point were a player can get too analytical in how they approach the game. There is no way to account for every variable, at some level you need to be able to just get a feel for how certain club
  7. It seems almost impossibly hard sometimes. There are only 125 full time cards, have one bad year where you have no other way to keep the card and it can go. It makes the consistency of the beat players that stay on tour for decades that much more impressive. Never having a bad year, and winning enough to stick around feels very hard.
  8. First one off this morning and played in a tidy 2.5 hours walking. Went 39/40 for a 79 on my usual course. Started off really well with only a dumb club selection on the second hole resulting in my lone bogey in the first right holes. Then doubled the ninth and had to hold on to close under 80. Driver started off nice on the first nine but got erratic on the second. Also this course has about 5 tee shots where driver is not an option and really have to use a hybrid and I hit one of them good. The rest not so much, though funny the two par threes on the front were long with pins in the b
  9. You're welcome, just watched a bunch of youtube videos lately so the head is full of a bunch of stuff for now. Probably forget it soon enough.
  10. That is one busy stretch right there. Just soak it all in. My wife and I are expecting our third this fall, it all goes so fast.
  11. Good point and I know the quad measures the speed on the club face so it tends to read swing a bit faster than trackman on drivers, woods, and hybrids where trackman is measure the speed at the center of mass which is behind the club faces in those clubs, with irons the readings are much more similar. Not to get the thread too off topic.
  12. The BXS is actually softer and one of the softest balls played on tour so should have not issues getting the performance out of it.
  13. Good luck on the progress and I will be sure to follow along. As a side note I think the marketing team missed an opportunity to add the name a 4th time on that club, now how will I know what this thing is called!
  14. I have not had a chance to test the club but I will just add that there is no illegal smash factor. Just most drivers on trackman tend to have a smash around 1.5, but on GC Quad its more like 1.45 to 1.40. This is because of how club head speed is measured between the two systems which results in a lower club head speed reading but similar ball speeds so hence the higher smash factor. A hybrid is not as big as a driver but it a bit larger so it likely reads that club head a bit slow, and even a bit slower than the SIM Max leading to the change in smash factor. As such to compare the clubs I wo
  15. Yes I have been cutting them back since the move to level 3 to just two on the non-dominant to keep some flexibility and still keep the speed up but don't want those swings to be the ones that use my energy.
  16. Same thing for me, at least with the driver that faster back and through transition works. For the irons not so much but for the driver it works well for me.
  17. Watching morning and just noticed Scottie Scheffler does a two finger overlap grip, both the pinky and the ring finger of the right hand on top of the left one. Not sure I have ever seen that before, obviously it works for him.
  18. Was able to get out to the range yesterday for the first time really since getting going on the super speed training and it was a great session. Did some shaft testing but with both the average swing speed was at 108/7 with an in control ball flight. Also got some ball speeds in the low 150s up to 154 which was great to see. Of course this was only on the PRGR monitor so might not be perfect but for comparisons it will do. Felt good to have a nice predictable ball flight figured out with the new speed. Also started up Level 3 super speed this week and was happy to have only lost a very mi
  19. This reminds me of some of the other replay reviews in other sports. Like hockey trying to see if a skate was a millimeter of the ice too early for offsides. If its that hard to see then lets all just move on, there was no real advantage.
  20. So far just really good go at it but when I do still have great contact and good dispersion. At least today, hopefully it can last a little while.
  21. Rose had a great start but always tough to go back to back like that. Likely come back to the field s bit, but if not and no one else moves up could get a wide lead, though I wouldn't bet on it. Tough to runaway from such a good field.
  22. Got to the range for the first time this year which was great. Just tried to get back in the groove and figure out what some new general gapping might be after speed training in the off season. Gained about 7 to 10 yards on my irons and found a nice swing feel that has been working. Best though was getting to hit drivers. Alternated between the AV Blue stiff that I originally got with the driver and a HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5 that I got from @Lacassem. Tough call as they both did well. The Green obviously felt more stable and felt more difficult to turn over, though that led to some slightl
  23. This makes total sense I was thinking if a similar thing in my 5 iron since it's lofted much more like a 4 iron so launch can be an issue as well.
  24. ejgaudette


    Great questions. MOI in irons is only part of the story. Of course higher MOI should be on average more forgiving and many have given the advice to play the most forgiving iron you can effectively play (considering launch, soon rate, gapping etc.). Alao as your irons get higher lofted the sheer loft on the club and associated spin plays a bigger role in forgiveness hence why many like a combo set of irons. Finally, one thing not to be overlooked with irons is sole width and design since you hit them off the ground normally. A sole that is too far or too thin may contribute to inconsistent shot
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