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  1. That is correct. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2022/11/key-rules-of-golf-changes-2023.html "Back-on-the-Line Relief Procedure: The back-on-the-line relief procedure, often used for penalty area and unplayable ball relief, has been simplified so that the player now drops their ball on the line, and the ball must come to rest within one club-length of where it is dropped."
  2. I watched this on my DVR recording. After dropping twice, (and the ball rolling down the hill), a player gets to place the ball where the ball hits the ground. Lydia's ball would not stay in position when trying to place the ball on the ground. The player continues to place the ball with their hand on the ground till the ball stays in position. The rules official watched her place the ball multiple times. Each time the ball would not stay in position. Lydia continued the ball placement process until it finally stayed still. She was allowed to keep placing the ball, moving up the hill. I would highly suggest that all golfers know the rules regarding drops. 2023 will bring even more relief to the drop procedure with the new rule changes. Come Jan. 1, the procedure will be more forgiving. Your ball merely must come to rest within one club-length of where you drop it, even if it is one club-length closer to the hole. https://golf.com/instruction/rules/rules-golf-changes-2023-more-forgiving/
  3. Let's say you don't have foot spray/powder, impact tape/stickers, or dry erase markers. You can use your own saliva or spit. To do this, spit on the clubface and smear it over the whole face so that there is a little sheen to it. You probably have about 20-30 seconds to hit the ball before the saliva dries up. The golf ball impact will leave an impression of the golf ball dimples. To do it again, spit and repeat process. Once you're done, wipe the face with a towel. Benefits: No clubface markings which foot spray/powder and dry erase markers make; and low cost Typically, I use foot spray, which is easy to clean; but use saliva when I'm out on the driving range and don't have anything else. This method works best with the driver and woods. A little more difficult to see on irons and in sunny weather conditions.
  4. Every person has different swing characteristics and wouldn't rely on another person's experiences to transfer to your swing. Trial and error with different shafts and clubheads is the best way to get optimal launch conditions. Good club fitters can use their knowledge and experience to find the right shafts and club heads to give you optimal driver launch conditions.
  5. Clubhead speed is essentially the same between the two shafts. Launch angle is in a great range with the stiff shaft @ 12 to 13 degrees. Spin in the 2500 range, which is much better with the stiff shaft. Angle of Attack is negative, which could be improved with lessons or more forward ball position. Positive AOA with the driver generates more carry distance. Understanding where you generally hit the ball on the clubface can help with understanding your swing. Much improved numbers with the stiff shaft. If the dispersion patterns are tighter, just a little better AOA will dramatically increase distance. Nice work.
  6. What is the website you are using to track your strokes gained putting stats? Please share with us, so we can all experience some your putting magic, or not?
  7. Stan Utley is Charles Barkley's current instructor. I am annotating here. But, in his first lesson with Chuck, Stan asked him how many voices are talking to you before you hit your shot? Depending on the person, simplicity can be a good thing.
  8. Joe - Potomac, Maryland 10.9 Handicap, Driver Swing Speed 97-105 mph Current Driver: Cobra, King LTD Epic Flash Sub Zero
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