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  1. Another couple of buckets this week after my round Tuesday. Think I'm making some more progress. I love how when you start to focus on one area another problem rears its head. I figured out my long club woes are the result of me rolling my arms back inside again with my takeaway. When I really make sure my right forearm arm stays over the left on the way back (forcing my arm off of my side and getting me more upright) I hit some fantastic shots.

    I've been practicing almost exclusively with my longer clubs (3 utility, 4 iron, hybrids) because the shorter irons are more forgiving when I come too far inside on the backswing.

    Two rounds scheduled for this weekend!

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  2. I bought that exact combo off Callaway Pre-Owned this winter. I wouldn't call the Rogue White soft to flex, but rather slightly more active in comparison to something like the Rogue Silver. 

    Have since switched to the AutoFlex in the driver but the Rogue White was a very nice feeling shaft. 

  3. 4 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    I'll do a more detailed WITB or should I say WITBS in a few days. But I couldn't wait to get this bag out, literally took it out of the box around 8:00 am and had it on a cart by 8:20 🙂

    ive heard a lot about the Vessel bags snd from first impressions the quality is excellent  

    Might be one of the best looking bags I've seen or had.   Just waiting on the RS One Lengths to show up in a couple weeks.



    RADSPEED Bag 1.jpg

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    30 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

    I just thought the bags the competitors got last year in Cobra Connect looked good (and they did), but I love the color combination on that one!

    Absolutely love my Cobra x Vessel bag. Gets daily use on the range.

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  4. 23 minutes ago, Brian A said:

    That was my concern when picking clubs out that it was too big of a gap in clubs, but I thought about it and I have a 48* gap wedge now and a 52* and 56* and I rarely use my 52* unless greens are really soft and I need more roll. I figured if I can hit the bug tour off tee straighter I can make up more strokes than with a 52*

    I like that kind of thinking. Your setup looks killer. Looking forward to the actual competition getting going.

  5. 6 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

    @edingc I'm thinking about going with the Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 shaft in my 4-hybrid. Since you play it, and you also opted for the Aldila Rogue Silver in last year's Cobra Connect Challenge, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the MMT 80 and how it compares to the UST Recoil 480 ESX (the other hybrid shaft I'm considering).

    I think they are both great shafts, both mid-mid types which should be good for you in a hybrid. Both look really sharp in the bag as well. I don't think you can go wrong either way. I can't give a direct comparison because the flexes were different (I played the 480 in stiff while going to TX in the MMT), but I might give the 480 a slight edge if you like a more "active" feeling. The MMTs to me are very linear in the way they release, and I don't feel a pronounced kick point in them.

    And, FWIW, I had the Rogue Silver in both my driver and 3 wood last year. It's a good shaft, especially if you need to kill a little spin.

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  6. I've had reasonable luck with USPS lately, using PirateShip to print labels at home. I always make sure to enter slightly larger dimensions (round up to nearest inch) and weight (+4 oz), but had a similar experience last month.

    I shipped a SuperSpeed-C club to @B.Boston and about two weeks later USPS tried to tell me the box magically shrunk from 48" to 2" long and somehow gained four pounds. Thankfully, PirateShip immediately refunded the overage...

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  7. 17 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

    Sounds like my round off the tee last time out!  Something about the early season and wanting to crush them all is a bad mix for me.

    6 1-putts with 3 lip-outs sounds like you are getting dangerous with the LAB putter man!  I also seem to do better on quicker greens.  Keep it up!  

    Yeah, I think today was just a perfect storm culminating from the last two weeks. I haven't been able to get out to play due to the temps in the morning, so I probably got a little too anxious with wanting to kill the ball down the middle like a did a few weeks ago. I did hit one great one (275 into the wind on No. 9 that led to a pretty stress-free par), but otherwise it just didn't work for me today.

    The putter is fantastic - I two-putted for par on two of the par 3s from outside of 50 feet, birdied No. 1 from 10 feet and saved par on No. 8 from 15 feet going downhill. It helps that these greens are much newer than my home course and they don't have all of the subtle breaks from 50-plus years of wear and tear. If the putt looks straight, it's likely straight!

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  8. 13 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

    MIssing all over the place from the tee, or the same kind of right and more right miss over and over?

    Missing both ways, unfortunately. I tend miss more to the left than the right. I wish I could just drop down to the Super Hybrid and solve the problem, but I was left going left most of the day with it.

    Been working with my coach on it - I like to drop my rear shoulder to start the downswing which gets me coming way underneath and inside. If I hang back I go right (or drop kick it with irons/hybrids), if I get to my front side more I go left. Throw in some toe hooks when I don't do either of the above but don't rotate very well. Frustrating game!

    Although, to be fair, I've never played this course from the back before and on a few holes I just flat out took the wrong line which put me in bad positions for my second shot. 

    Score tends to go as my driver goes, although it seems like during rounds where my driver is good my putting is poor. Round and round it goes... 😂

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  9. I drive by a golf course almost every day (not my home course) and am so glad to see the number of push carts and walkers out there. What a change from pre-COVID times. I thought a lot of people might go back to golf carts, but, at least at this course, that is not the case. Nice to see!

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  10. 1 hour ago, jlukes said:

    Yeah it is pretty much a tour only thing.  Trottie from Taylormade had a video on bending woods and hybrids and it is EXTREMLY delicate.  Another option would be to use a left handed loft sleeve - moving it into the draw setting with a LH sleeve on a RH club would actually make the head flatter.

    I think @B.Boston suggested a slightly longer hosel on the hybrids to facilitate tweaking lie and loft during our post-mortem call last year, but I suppose that's a pretty small market.

    I don't believe any of us carried the 7 wood last year, will be interesting to see how it works out for you if that's the route you go. 

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  11. 13 hours ago, cnosil said:

    Self diagnosing your swing is very difficult and then you have to find the right fix for that problem.    I had a lesson yesterday and we worked through a lot of things to try and fix a toe strike.   We tweaked the backswing, hip turn, and a few other things.  My problem after quite a bit of diagnosis and reviewing launch monitor numbers is that I have a flying right elbow.  The elbow separation causes a myriad of compensations to try and fix make an effective swing.    getting someone to look at your swing is always a good idea.  

    The biggest thing I try to take away from my lessons is the "why." Why is this change working? What did that change do to my other match ups to fix my problems? It's been really helpful for me because when things start to go off the rails, so to speak, I can step back and say, "What is my issue and what can I do to fix it?" 

    Certainly no substitute to continuing lessons, but lately I've gone much longer between lessons than I did at the start of them and overall it's always just minor tweaks at this point. 

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  12. 31 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

    GoPro Definitly works. Is that just the regular sound or do you have a mic with it? I was debating getting one to just plug into the iPhone (videos the other day were so windy and it wasn’t even that bad out)

    Fingers crossed for the pup

    That was with the built-in microphone. I've contemplated getting an external microphone, but the sound has been so good with the GoPro mic that I haven't bothered. 

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  13. 3 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

    Just sounds crisp! Swing looks awsome, but more importantly the pup ok?

    She's doing better. Vomiting which led to her being dehydrated. Under skin hydration (like an IV) and some anti-nausea meds have helped a lot. Not the first go 'round with it, but each time requires a vet visit to make sure everything else is OK. Blood panel came back normal so hopefully just a stomach bug.

    I'm digging the way the GoPro makes the shots sound. I think it was my best ball striking practice in some time. I had my Mevo running for about a third of the bucket and some of the swing and ball speeds I saw were the best I've had for a while. I've learned not to get too wrapped up into them because the range balls are so wildly inconsistent compared to real balls.

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  14. The last 10 days or so have been an unexpected break from golf for me. The weather hasn't been good for morning rounds, rain closed the range last week and then our dog was sick and so my planned round Friday afternoon was replaced with a vet visit instead.

    I made time yesterday for an extended range visit and am so glad I did. I feel like I'm making a lot of progress now, and I'm getting to the point where I can narrow my issues down when things start to go sideways. 

    I've been working on a few things since my last lesson:

    • Weakening my grip slightly back to "two knuckles."
    • Sequencing: Hands/Arms, Shoulders, Hips (Backswing) ---> Hips, Shoulders, Arms (Downswing).
    • Getting less "underneath" in the downswing. For me, this means getting to my frontside better and keeping my right shoulder higher.

    I'm hitting the ball so much better. I was focusing on setting up feeling like my right shoulder was much higher than it had been previously. I had gotten so much tilt in my setup that I'd start falling backward and looping under on my downswing and come really inside/really up on the ball. It was leading to massive hooks and chunks. 

    I took the driver out for a few swings, but the tees at the range were a little too far up. I one-hopped my first drive off the back fence and then the second and third shots cleared the fence so I thought I better stop. Contact was good!


    I even took out my Cobra Utility iron and had a lot of success with that and also hybrids from the deck. Getting my sequencing right has been a big help in hitting better shots. Right now my big misses are still chunks and hooks when I drop my right shoulder in the downswing and toe shots if I don't get much hip rotation on the backswing.


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  15. Couple additions/changes since my last update:

    Both hybrids have been shafted with MMT 80TX hybrid shafts. The feel isn't quite the same as the tapered tip MMT iron shafts, but I'm really liking the "smooth stoutness" that they bring to the hybrids. They still launch plenty high but I feel like I have a little better control:


    I'm really happy with everything in my bag at the moment, so I started looking around at headcovers. The stock Super Hybrid cover was already starting to fall apart, so I opted to match everything with some sweet blue/white/red Callaway "vintage" covers. They fit great and look awesome in the bag. Best part? They cost something like $35 for all three:


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  16. On 5/5/2021 at 6:36 AM, mikeanthony said:

    How’s the training coming along??? This a system that I’m very interested in. 

    I just finished workout No. 8 of 12 in the first phase yesterday. Like @jlukes I'm less concerned about speed increases at this current moment and more shooting to maintain what I already have. A few rounds ago I had three drives of 285+ so it seems to be doing the job, so far.

    It has been very nice to consolidate the three sticks into one, and I really like the volume of the Rypstick protocols so far. It's enough volume to be a workout, but not so much that I won't want to continue it as I get further into summertime. I basically quit on SuperSpeed once I got to the third protocols. I couldn't keep up the volume without being completely exhausted.

    No weights/one weight/two weights seem to correspond pretty well to the green/blue/red SuperSpeed clubs in regards to the numbers I see on the radar. I seem to be a little bit faster with the Rypstick but that could just be the radar picking up different points on different sticks. I haven't actually weighed the Rypstick to compare, I should do that though.

    I still haven't scheduled my fitness assessment, I am going to make a point to do that soon. 

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  17. Cold front. Tuesday morning round was rained out. No round tomorrow with temps dipping into the 30s and possible rain. No rounds this weekend with frost possible both days again. 

    Going to try to get 18 in on Friday afternoon, low 50s, windy and possible rain, but it's probably my best chance until later next week if we can get our temperatures back to average for this time of year.

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  18. 8 hours ago, dlow206 said:

    Congrats! Enjoy your posts and your improvement thread. I aspire to follow in your footsteps and drop my handicap like you did. 

    Thank you. I know with amount of time and practice you put into your game you're well on your way.

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