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  1. Two words... Expectation Management Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Again, not saying instruction doesn’t work, I’m only saying a launch monitor is a tool that helps the process along. Like a doctor might tell you he’s pretty sure you broke a bone based on his experience but then you get a scan to confirm. I’m very weary of online swing analysis. Referencing a 2 dimensional picture is pretty dangerous. Camera angle can have a huge effect on what appears to be happening. In that case, an instructors eye is absolutely better than a video. Again I say I’m talking about the BEST most efficient way of getting from point A to point B. The more tools and informat
  3. I’d be interested to hear what you believe is the difference between a higher handicap golfer and a single digit handicap. Assuming poor mechanics/unplayable swing based on handicap? Again, old school thought process would be significant swing changes and building a more model swing. A 20 handicap that makes a few pars a round already has the ability, it’s about managing your swing and decision making. A golfer that hits a 30 yard slice off of the tee might have tight dispersion and could get a swing overhaul to hit it straighter but have worse dispersion or they could learn to manage it fairl
  4. Patrick is fun to watch. His short game is absolutely incredible. It’s good for the game to have a villain on tour. I don’t care about his reputation as a “cheater”. Golf is weird in that, it’s the only sport that seems reluctant to clearly define and enforce its rules. Lots of gray areas and it’s expected of the players to police themselves. In most other sports it’s expected of players to push the rules and the governing body to rule. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I disagree that the data isn’t for the coach, it’s 100% for the coach. It’s a tool that helps them do there job more efficiently. I’d bet the majority of golfers don’t have any idea what the numbers mean much less how to use them. It’s crazy to hear average golfers act like they don’t need the data but every pro carries a launch monitor to the range with them every day. Like I said before, I think golf is just so resistant to moving forward. Mark Crossfield did a few podcasts talking about coaching and how behind the times most are and talked specifically about data and launch monitors and how
  6. Right now I get Trackman sessions for free through my club champion membership. Which is a pretty big perk for me. I’ve only been on Trackman a half dozen times but it’s enough to see patterns and how my swing has evolved. Most of my lessons were at a higher end club with a respected local pro, at $75 an hour. Last 2 lessons I had he felt my path was too far out to in and had me working this figure 8 motion to get me more in to out. Every time I’ve been on a launch monitor, my path has been zero to slightly in to out. I play a fade typically and my miss is generally a push fade, I have a hard
  7. Old school golf coaching is incredibly inefficient. Why trust someones eye an opinion when you can have the real data instantly. The technology and information is all there for the taking if you want it. Sure good coaches have their place but it’s not cheap and it’s really like playing the lottery, you can dump a lot of money and get very little out of it. I’ve heard some well respected coaches talk about how behind the industry is as a whole and how unwilling to change it can be. If I try something and it doesn’t work, I still learn from it and get better. Plus I didn’t pay for bad advice. I
  8. A launch monitor to me is always better. No pro, no matter how good they are, could ever give you a fraction of the information. I’d take a launch monitor by itself over a coach without one. It’s hard to find the right coach and I’d rather know I’m not just blowing time and money on some cliche swing tips. The trick obviously is having the ability to apply that information. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My question for the bifurcation crowd would be where do you draw the line? I think many think of the Bryson’s and DJs of the world when talking about this distance debate but even on tour those guys are the 1% of the 1% of golfers. The same arguments that are being made for amateurs vs pros can be made for shorter hitting pros. I mean nobody believes LPGA or Champions Tour pros are overpowering golf courses. Do we really need to tell 5’ 4” Brooke Henderson she can’t use her driver anymore? So then you say it could be a PGA tour only bifurcation but then you alienate the guys that play multiple
  10. I would say it’s, like a lot of things, player preference. What are you more comfortable with? For me, fairway woods are tee clubs. Just can’t ever get the consistency out of a fairway that I can a hybrid. Now for a better player the difference might be very small, for me it’s pretty substantial. What are the real differences in the shots you hit with each and where do they fit on your arsenal, that’s the question I’d ask myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed, but in the context of solving a “distance problem” it’s really not a measurable change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I agree 100% with Rory. It’s great to do all of this research but if your goal is to strengthen the future of the game, surely there are much better ways to spend that money. Especially considering years later we sit here with nothing but ideas like 46” drivers, local rules, and tighter tolerances. I feel like after all of the hype, this proposal is honestly laughable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I carry a 5i and 5h, both at 24°. Distance wise the hybrid plays like a 4i but I don’t really look at gapping as the biggest factor. I look more at the type of shot I need out of them. 5h is better from rough or if I have to go high and/or draw it. When it comes to building a bag, a lot gets made of gapping but I look more at what shots I need to hit on the courses I play and making sure I have a club for that shot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Good information but nothing surprising. Tee it high and let it fly as they say! Consistency is key also, I always use my index finger as a gauge every time I tee up so know exactly where I’m at. Also a good tool when you’re wanting to flight the ball down or work it a certain direction. I disagree with the idea that it could solve any distance problem on tour. It would turn driver technology and design in a whole new direction but they would fairly quickly get that 15 yards back. Hell, Bryson would have his delivery changed by the weekend lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Gamers 99% of the time. I do have a few old wedges around the house I’ll chip with in the living room/ back yard. I feel like the knicks/scratches on my gamers are more like badges, never really cared to keep them brand new. Plus, the sooner they seem worn, the sooner I can justify buying new ones [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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