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LeftyRM7

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  1. Definitely the biggest help has been with distance and dispersion. Actually seeing your shots plotted out is nice. Not that i needed to know that my driver miss is left and left of left. Funny you should say that, I like to play aggressive. I know my long game is my weakness so just try to bomb it and then try to save myself with my short game. I actually played 9 holes once with just my 7 iron, putting in all. Shot the same as I had the week before on the same course with my whole bag. I’ll take any advice I can find. I just like hearing new ideas and perspectives. Never know what will spark the next breakthrough in your game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. After finally pulling the trigger on a Shot Scope V2 and getting about a dozen rounds on it, I feel like sharing some numbers. I’m interested to hear some feedback on what stands out. It’s hard for a higher handicap to really know where certain aspects of your game should be, plus everyone’s game is different anyways. I feel like their is so much bad information out there ready to drag you down another rabbit hole. We’ve all heard the short game is king, but I haven’t seen that to be true. I mean, how many puts should a 20 hdcp have? How many fairways is good? Greens? What will shave strokes off my game faster? Anyways, I have this information now....but how do i use it to get better? Feel free to share your stats so maybe we can all get a better gauge on where we really are with our games and what we really need to work on... Avg. Score - 96 Par 3 Avg. - 4 Par 4 Avg. - 5.4 Par 5 Avg. - 6.4 Fairways - 31% Greens - 10% Pitches Inside 6ft. - 42.5% Up&Down - 32% Putts - 30.6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Glad I found this thread as I’ve been tinkering with my wedge game a bit recently. I carry 5 wedges, which I thought was unusual, but I have a method to my madness. I have a pitching wedge(44°) and gap wedge(49°) in my iron set. Then I have a 52°, 56° and 60°. I use them all for full shots but only use the 56 and 60 for chipping. Weather I use the 56 or 60 is completely lie dictated. The 60 is lower bounce (9°) and the 56 is high bounce (12°). So the 56 is good for bunkers, fluffy/rough lies and the 60 is good for tight/hard fairway lies. 2 thoughts I have about this topic in general: 1: As a mid/high handicap, I feel like tighter gapping in my wedges simplifies everything. I’ve never liked the Pelz clock method. I hit full shots most of the time, and spend a lot of time chipping with my 56 and 60 to get a good feel for them. 2: Wedge gapping and set makeup is becoming even more crucial with iron lofts getting stronger. My gap wedge at 49° was a pitching wedge not long ago. I see more benefits in having extra wedges than long irons and hybrids. I’m not hitting greens from 200 yards, I’m chipping from short distances a lot. Maybe a sign I need to work on my approach shots, but that’s another topic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. Lots of good information on here. So far here is what I’ve taken to the range to help my game. First I stopped hitting the same club more than 3 times. I think most people have a tendency to grab a club and hit 5-10 shots, often at the same target. I watch people do it all the time. I know I did. Nothing like what you do on the course. I’m also changing my target. I like the idea of randomizing practice. I guess the theme is practice like you play. On course you’re always having different looks and different clubs from shot to shot. I used to work through my bag from short to long clubs. Now I’ve started randomizing and bouncing around. That has helped me break out of my hot/cold play with certain clubs. I’m only a few weeks into this new strategy but I played yesterday and i definitely noticed a difference. I played great on the front with a good balance between my long and short clubs. I was actually striking my irons the best I can remember and still hitting my woods well. Then on the back I kind of lost my woods. My great strikes with my irons turned into low bullets with my driver. That left me way short off the tee and cost me a handful of strokes. That being said, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made and think I’m headed down the right track. Also, to make a point about the full swing vs short game debate. The more I play, the more I believe the full swing is the key for the average golfer. My last 2 rounds I’ve battled my full swing, shot 99 and 100. Not nearly my best, certainly not my worst. Yet I’ve had 31 and 28 putts. Likewise, my best rounds this year, 90 and 92, came with 33 and 36 putts. I can’t argue with those facts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Ryan / North Carolina 20 The only putting device I use is my homemade version of the Pelz tutor, but I’m very intrigued by this system. I have seen my putting get better and I’d like to see what this could do for my game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I go back and fourth between contacts and glasses but until recently I always played with contacts. I thought it helped with my depth perception plus I liked wearing sunglasses to protect my eyes. This spring my allergies have got so bad I can’t wear contacts. Never had allergy problems until I started wearing contacts. I haven’t put contacts in for a few months and it hasn’t seemed to affect my game. I don’t know if it’s just a mental thing for me but I still would prefer to have the contacts in when playing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. As far as my range time, I try to have a plan on what to work on so I’m not just blowing through a basket of balls. Sometimes it’s basic like tempo, sometimes it’s more specific but most of the time I focus on whatever my weakness was during my last round. Sometimes that’s a certain club, sometimes it’s a shot shape I fought or a specific move I want to make or not make. It seems to help correct issues form round to round but their is always something else taking a step back while I’m making another step forward. As far as chipping/putting, I practice those at home on a regular basis. That’s always been the strength of my game I feel like. At my handicap I don’t expect to be hitting a ton of greens and fairways, I’d like to lose less tee balls and get my approach shots closer to the green more consistently. I feel like that is what will help me the most. I agree that the short game is king but I’ve seen my scores spike and drop with my long game. My mindset is right at bogey. Find the fairway or close to it of the tee, get my approach close to the green, chip onto the green and 2 putts. Sounds simple when you put it like that doesn’t it...lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. In my endless quest to get better, I’ve noticed a trend in my game and practice. After struggling badly with long clubs, especially driver, I got fit for my driver in January. I’ve worked hard on my long game and I’ve seen massive improvement. Par 5’s have gone from my worst to my best holes most days. Lately I feel like I’m in a cycle between long and short clubs. I have a good round of the tee and hit most fairways but struggle to hit greens. So I’ll spend time on the range working on irons and wedges. Then like clockwork I go back to the course and struggle to get off the tee and find fairways but hit great approach shots, after dropping or punching out of the trees that is. Wondering if anyone else has got caught in this cycle and more importantly, how did you get out of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you, I’m new to this whole forum thing. I love finding new ways to work on my game and save some money. I can’t say enough good things about this tool! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Update at 6 weeks. I was disappointed at first when I didn’t see a real jump like I had read about but my speed has crept up every week. Now just over 100 mph, that’s up over 5 mph since I started. I’m looking forward to the next step in the program and to see when and for how long my gains plateau. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. After reading Phil’s “Secrets of the short game” last year I was interested in the Pelz putting tutor he used, but I wasn’t interested in the price tag for something that seemed so simple. I’ve been using it for almost a year now and I can say it’s helped me tremendously. It’s helped me with my eye line, which I’ve struggled with being left handed but right eye dominant. The other big thing I notice when I’m using it regularly is that I strike the ball cleaner and get better roll. With the ball sitting up on it, it forces me to hit up on the ball and not de-loft the face like I tend to do. I haven’t seen anything on here about it so I figured I’d share my project in hopes it helps someone else out there! I started with a piece of .060 aluminum, I think it will work on anything under maybe .25” but solid enough to stay flat. I cut out the basic shape and rounded the edges, the punched a few holes. Pretty basic. I think the only crucial measure here is that the centerline of the holes is 90° square to the back edge. I used an .125” hole for the ball to sit on and countersunk it a bit to keep it in place. Then .25” holes to sit the marbles on. I bought a whole bag of marbles on amazon for like $6, I think they’re .600” diameter. I made a drawing with all the measurements I used. The last set of holes are just wide enough for a ball with no gap. I’d love to see if anyone else out there has done a similar project and hear other suggestions or ideas. I can definitely say that after using this my putting improved tremendously and I notice when I haven’t been using it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I get that, but what I’m saying is, I’ve seen no correlation between shaft length and strike. I mean people can struggle with striking any club regardless of length. Getting fit trumps all and strike is always king! Like I said, if it works for you then great!
  14. I’ve never got the short driver bit. If I’m struggling with it, I just go to my 3 wood. I mean it’s the same concept but you still have the ability to use it when you’re striking it well. Also I’ve never fixed a bad day with the driver by choking up on it. Just my two cents. Going back to the Indian/arrow, I’d rather not tweak on my arrows too much and instead work on the Indian! At the end of the day it’s about finding what works for you. All the talk about equipment and what’s best for a certain handicap/swing/speed/fault is just talk until you try it and find what works for you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I was intrigued when I heard about the SuperSpeed golf sticks and system. After reading enough reviews and success stories I decided to make my own and give it a try. After getting fit for my driver in January in an effort to strengthen my biggest weakness I felt like this was a good next step. The project itself wasn’t a big deal for me since I have a full fab shop at my disposal at work. I have literally nothing invested in them but a few lunch breaks. I used a piece of 1.5” aluminum round stock from the scrap bin to make the weight. I had an old Wilson driver that wasn’t ever going to be used so I just stole the shaft from that. I liked the idea of adding weights to a single club rather than making and having to carry around 3 separate clubs. I just weighed the shaft and made the first(main) weight get it to the 255-260 gram range and then made a 30 and 50 gram weight to add. I drilled and tapped them and epoxied the main weight to the shaft. I know most people don’t have the luxury of a full fab shop so I won’t go into any more detail, let me know if you’d like me to though. I’ve seen a bit of discussion on the length and weight specifics but I don’t personally believe it’s that exact of a science. My weights aren’t exact and the length isn’t a full 45”. I think ballparking the specs is ok. The results come from putting in the work and doing the protocols. Just my opinion. Now for my early results. I’ve been doing the level 1 protocols for almost a month and have already noticed changes. Back in January when I got fit, my club head speed average was at 91.6. I actually gained a few mph during my fitting from my old gamer. That was on trackman. The day before I started the protocols I averaged 94.8 using my Zepp sensor on the range. After a week of protocols I averaged only 95.7 again with my Zepp on the range. I was disappointed after reading about all the big initial jumps but I figured I just needed time. Later that week I played a round and that’s when I started noticing changes. First I was erratic with my driver, really bad, I hit 1 fairway with it. I just wrote that off as a bad day off the tee. The other thing that stood out is I started missing shots long. It really messed up my round but I knew I just had to make a few adjustments to my game and I’d be better than I was. Now after my third week, I spent a lot of time grinding on my driver swing, I averaged 97.5 on the range. I went to play yesterday not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. My grinding paid off and I was able to hit most fairways and see some added distance. I was consistently a club longer throughout my bag. Shots that used to be layups were now green lights to go for it. Admittedly I am an aggressive player so this was nice for me to have the tools to back it up. I shot my personal best, 90. I’m happy with the early progress I’ve seen and can’t wait to see where else this process takes me. I’ll give another update in a few weeks. I hope my experience helps someone out there wanting to try building their own or just on the fence about the system itself. Let me know if you have any questions or comments, I always like hearing others opinions and suggestions. On another note, I had been thinking about getting a launch monitor to help my consistency with distance and this project was just the push I needed. I just bought a swing caddie SC100. So the money I saved on the SuperSpeed system I put into a launch monitor. I hope this will give me better info on my distances as well as track my consistency and speed as it progresses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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