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  • Birthday 02/29/1960

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  1. Over the course of the winter here and chatting with the pro I know I'm hitting down with my irons, my angle of attach is generally around -4 degrees. I worked with him for a few lessons as my driver was also -4 degrees, after the lessons the best I could do on the sim was +2 degrees, but out on the course I do just fine, hitting +11 degrees according to my portable launch monitor. What I have discovered in mostly my fairway woods is that they seem to be hitting a tad behind the ball, which with the mat the club is allowed to bounce off the mat and still make contact with the ball, something that rarely, if ever happens on the course. So when I was playing the sim league I never used my fairway woods. The one thing that, for me is an issue, I really want to see a real ball in flight and not rely on what a computer says the ball flight is. I know a lot of folks get caught up in spin numbers and such, for me I can gain much more information from watching the ball fly, I guess I'm just too "old school" for the fancy launch computers...
  2. I tried that approach, but I find that I'm more of a feel player when it comes to chipping and pitching. The sim just seemed to "dry" for me to get comfortable with the close stuff.
  3. Well, the weather here in my part of Michigan finally got to a point where the courses finally opened, so off I went, happier than a kid in a candy shop. This past winter I spent much more time on a simulator as there was one only 10 minutes away. I learned rather quickly that I had developed some BAD habits hitting balls on that simulator. It seemed thst my tee height was off a bit, took 2 holes to adjust that one, my irons needed some tweaking hitting off "real" turf instead of simulator turf. The biggest problem was fairway woods. On all par 5's my fairway woods (3 & 7) royally suckered. So when next the weather cooperates it off yo the range to unlearn the bad habits from too much simulator. Has anyone else had this experience? Chris
  4. I lost one this winter, well...kinda lost. Hitting a 60 degree wedge the ball hit just above the screen, in the crack between the screen and the padding over the screen. Ball went right thru.... I have no idea where it ended up...Lost ball on a sim....go figure! Chris
  5. Old School Woods and Irons. Copper Classic BeCu irons 3 thru PW. Serial No 307BC. New grips. Also included Powerbilt Citation Persimmon woods, 1,3 and 5. $60 shipped in the lower 48. THESE ARE LEFTY CLUBS !
  6. To be honest that was my thought before posting this. Guess I just needed to confirm my thinking. Thanks ! Chris
  7. As I think about possibly a new putter one question that keeps popping up in my head is about the face. I see so many groove patterns out there along with smooth faces. Is there really a difference between each? Smooth vs groove? Chris
  8. Thanks for the write up and the info. I myself have been tossing about the idea of a fitter for my putter and your post puts me one step closer to giving it a go. It sure has me thinking. Thanks.. CHris
  9. For me the putter is the last piece of the puzzle. I have 7 putters, I tinker with all of them thru the winter hoping that one of them will "be the one", haven't found it yet, which is why I keep searching and buying putters. But I got agree with the OP, it sure is fun to get a new putter and finding out what it can do!!!
  10. I've been using mine for a couple of years now, works great. I have 3 acres for a yard and will sometimes put it on it's back laying down and chip and pitch into it. Great short game pratice. Chris
  11. Wanted to let everyone know in the Centralish part of Michigan, there are 2 new sim locations that I found recently. One is in Gladwin Michigan, a Trackman set up located at the Riverwalk Place. The second is Pinconning Mi, located on 11 mile between Pinconning road and Estey road, The old elementary school building called "Golf 101" . Not sure which one that one is, but it's a good one. If you need more info send me a message. Chris
  12. My question is hotel adjustments. Lower COG has N,S,D and +1. Upper COG has N,-1,D and +2. I'm unable to line up the N's on both cogs. So I want the stated loft with a neutral setting. How do I set the cogs for this?
  13. I just got plain tired of always coming up short, so I got "real" about my distance with the clubs, ego set aside (not easy). Also accepted my age as a factor. And came to the realization that the number on the bottom doesn't matter, getting close to the hole does. So when in doubt I club up to be sure. I can say that this season I'm doing much better at getting hole high, sometimes long which is better for my game in the long run. Chris
  14. I'd say your in a good spot with your game. Not many can say that. I would say I'm pretty much in the same spot, I practice a bit of chipping and pitching in my yard and some putting at the course, but thats the extent of it. I know where my short comings are and the only way to remedy that would be more time on the course. Neither my wife or my body would allow. I truly enjoy being out on the course, I never keep score so my handicap is a guess at best ( when I do play with others I'm usually in the low 40's). For me it's all about the fresh air, exercise and the course and how she's feeling on that day. I think shes calling me now.... Chris
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