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  1. To be honest that was my thought before posting this. Guess I just needed to confirm my thinking. Thanks ! Chris
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. I've actually been researching this for some time now. Please add me to the sign up list !! Chris
  10. 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
  11. I'd have to agree with Tat2Golf on this. Once I was able to leave the "driver" idea behind and look at the course in a logical mind my score dropped. I still have situations like Tat2Golf where the guys I'm playing with are heading to the tee with drivers and I have a 5 iron. After all the drives I'm the only one in the middle of the fairway while everyone else is in trouble. And one of them usually says "I hate it when some guy plays smart" At this point in my life I'll look at the yardage of the hole (on 4's and 5's) and get a plan based on getting to the 100 yard mark for my approach shot onto the green. This usually equates to many 4 woods off the tee. Chris
  12. All I can offer is when I hit it on the hosel it generally tells me that I'm stretching out so on the next hole I line up on the middle outside bump on the crown (Ping G410) and I connect in the middle again. I notice this is mostly dependent on weather, the warmer, the more out on the crown I have to line up, when it's colder or I'm getting tired, I go closer in on the crown. I find myself constantly adjusting based on the hole and temperature. Hope this helps a little. Chris
  13. Well, my 2 cents worth is this. From what I can find out gloves were used to help with gripping the club when the old leather grips were used and they got wet or at least damp. The popularity really took off when Arine started wearing one, he looked "cool" so everyone wanted to wear one and even more so when Jack started wearing one. As you noted Ben never gave in. As for me I tried for a while when I started back at the game around 2000, but shortly stopped wearing one. It just seemed to just get in the way. Haven't wore one since. I believe that most people wear them out of habit and marketing. With the advanced compounds in grips these days I, for one believe you don't need a glove. Which is why I don't wear one. Chris
  14. Thanks for the info. It answers all the questions I had about them. For me a fitter is at least 2 hours away. Not sure if I'll ever pursue Dollar Driver Club or not, but now I know how it works. Chris
  15. Just wondering if anyone out has ever tried this service. I can see where it would be a good thing, being able to try a driver in a real world situation, but at the same time I'm not sure how legit this is. Chris
  16. I have to say I totally agree with you on this.
  17. I'm looking to confirm my thinking here. Hitting higher on the face of the driver will give you a higher spin rate, is that correct? and the higher spin rate will shorten you yardage off the tee, is that also correct? Optimal for spin would be the middle of the face? Chris
  18. My SS runs about 90, in the mid to late summer it can bump upto about 95. Chris
  19. Lucky you, I went back to my local course last Friday because when I was there Thursday he had 6 dozen. I waited too long, someone was there early Friday morning and cleaned him out of the e12 Soft. I currently have 10 dozen, but always looking for more. Chris
  20. I had the same thought after his performance at the Masters. I was telling some golf buddies Bryson needs to leave the woods in the bag when playing Augusta, how cool would that headline be " Bryson wins the Masters, playing with irons only!" Chris
  21. Played 4 more rounds comparing the e12 Soft v e12 Contact. (2) 9 hole rounds and (2) 18 hole rounds. The (2) 9 hole rounds were bymyself and the results were comparable to my earlier tests with the Soft out distancing the Contact and noticeably straighter. The (2) 18 he rounds were with 3 golf buddies. After explaining to them what I was doing they didn't mind me playing 2 balls. For me, the results didn't change, Soft longer off the tee, irons comparable. My buddies observed the same and were perplexed as I as to why the Soft out distanced the Contact and on almost every drive the Contact would slice off to the left while the Soft flew straight. John figured that because of the dimple pattern on the Contact I was getting much more spin off the driver, but, he said, that's only his opinion. So my conclusion, for me anyhow, is the e12 Soft is the ball for me and the Contact will be removed from the bag. These results are by no means scientific, rather my own opinion on what works for me. Now to hit all the pro shops and loading up on e12 Soft for the foreseeable future. Chris
  22. Here in Michigan I hit on a Trackman at a local course thru the winter. I was having the same issue until the club pro suggested I use the lowest tee he had for the sim (lifts the ball about 1/8 of an inch) His reasoning is that rarely, if ever do you play on a course where the lie is as tight as it is hitting on a sim. Made a world of difference. Now I hit my irons with consistent, comparable distance as I do during the season. It made since to me as I figured that when I'm playing on the course the ball is never laying on the bare, hard ground. There's almost always some grass holding it up a bit. Chris
  23. First off, greetings from Beaverton Michigan. As for dispersion, I would look at your club path, better alignment seems to me would help more than relying on ball spin. Just my 2 cents. Chris
  24. I think some manufacturers are using the word "soft" as a selling tool. I don't put a lot of stock in advertising. I've been playing Bridgestone since the B-330 days. I was really surprised that the Contact was shorter off the tee, I really expected it to be longer than the e12 Soft. I still plan to do some more comparisons over then next month to confirm/deny the results fir myself. Chris
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