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slaskey099

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About slaskey099

  • Birthday November 10

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  • Location
    Ohio

Player Profile

  • Age
    50-59
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
    10
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
  • Player Type
    Competitive
  • Biggest Strength
    Driver/Off the Tee
  • Biggest Weakness
    Approach
  • Fitted for Clubs
    Yes

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  1. Once upon a time about 25 months ago, i got some crazy notion in my head that i was losing distance with my driver (G400 LST) due to a stiff shaft ( Xtorsion Copper ) I felt like i had to put too much effort into the swing to get decent distance - resulting in the occasional overswing over the top face wide open high stinky. So went to small local golf shop in Columbus - good guys listened to me - had me hit 10-15 drives on the LM with my current set-up to get warmed up. Next had me go putt for 5 minutes to settle down and then 10 shots with the radar turned on. The recommended i look at a regular flex shaft that could get my spin up a couple hundred revs. Here comes the problem - I'm a lefty and i'm playing a low spin head and its in covidish era, and there are supply chain issues so - would up using a mizuno head ST-Z that they could easily fit different shafts into So - since the xtorsion was in limited supply, the closest to it being a tensei orange pro - we started there 10 shots in tensei orange pro stiff to grab a new base-line - was actually similar to the ping+ xtorsion Next up Regular Flex Shafts Hzrdus Red, Tensei Orange (non pro), Aldila Ascent Red NO GOOD all over the place Ball Speed was up over 5mph but spin and more importantly Side Spin were up a bunch. Last Chance - out comes a Black and Blue Evenflow Riptide CB Regular flex and VOILA!!!! we have gold - higher launch, higher ball speed, easier to swing, and side spin was down significantly but still higher that the stiffy but way easier to swing and get the distance SOLD Out the Door for $70 with a ping adapter installed 3 months later - the Xtorsion is back in the club I play a pretty tight course regularly and finding the fairway is a huge premium - SO MORAL OF THE STORY - GET FIT OUTSIDE SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE BALL LAND AND HOW IT BEHAVES preferably somewhere where they can mark out an approximate fairway That said I got fit into a Scotty Newport at PGATSS and it has performed as advertised - putts per round have dropped from 34 to 30 - mind you it took a month dedicated to getting it dialled in but it is a game changer - previous was a stroke lab 2-ball
  2. Date 07/05/2023 Course Name Ashland Golf Club Gross Score 86 Course Handicap 11 Gross Strokes over/under par 14 Net Score to Par 3 Net Score 75 Net Birdies or better 0 Longest Drive 255 brutal week cant hit my irons - think maybe im swaying
  3. Date 07/04/2023 Course Name Sawmill Creek Golf Resort - Huron OH Gross Score 89 Course Handicap 13 Gross Strokes over/under par 18 Net Score to Par 5 Net Score 76 Net Birdies or better 0 Longest Drive 245 Very nice course - wide fairways, big greens, decently fast pace of play was decent
  4. Date 06/30/2023 Course Name Deer Ridge Golf Course Gross Score 78 Course Handicap 11 Gross Strokes over/under par 6 Net Score to Par -5 Net Score 67 Net Birdies or better 0 Longest Drive 260 If you're in central ohio and havent played Deer Ridge, she's a beauty - lots of elevation changes and when its dry, the greens are crazy hard. the beauty is most of the par 5s are reachable in 2
  5. Date 06/28/2023 Course Name Ashland Golf Club Gross Score 83 Course Handicap 11 Gross Strokes over/under par 11 Net Score to Par 0 Net Score 72 Net Birdies or better 1 Longest Drive 255 Just discovered the 'tour' great idea
  6. I played a Cobra 5W for a while, decent off the tee, or low rough - High flight easy to cut or draw. Switched it out for a Ping G30 3H a few years ago when i started playing a course that was much tighter. The 3H is much lower normal ball flight and much easier to flight down further if i need to punch out of trouble. I have been considering adding a Titleist 4H, and replacing the 5H and 4-iron with a 7W. So any help to the OP? analyze your game and your needs, get fitted - re-arrange your bag to suit your game and the course your playing
  7. Going a little against the grain - 4 years ago i wanted more forgiveness and something that was easier on my arthritic back and hips - was playing callaway x-22 with regular flex steel shafts A couple fitting session later and i was ordering taylormade M5 irons 4-sw with graphite regular+ shafts - atmos red i think they are. and i coupled those with new gloves by BIONIC Distance and accuracy went way up, discomfort went down. SO lesson of the day - go to a fitter and pay attention I used mmm Golf Galaxy, went to 1 store and didnt mesh with the pro there - he was pushing cleveland launchers on me i couldnt stand the look of them so i left and a week later was in another GG and the guy there listened to what i had to say and initially set me up with the newer callaways with steel in senior, no go all over the place, then steel in regular better dispersion but still a variety of missess, on to ping - i use a G400 lst driver with a copper xtorsion shaft - and they felt really good but were going to be a month or 2 out, and then tried the TM M6 which was just like the ping G, misses with both of those were low on the face, finally tried an M5 they had in a graphite regular and boom long and felt much nicer on contact, tried in Stiff to tighten up the dispersion which worked lost a little distance and settled on ordering the regular+ shafts. They have been fantastic - SECOND part of the fitting, i try the bionic gloves they look weird but immediately noticed much lighter grip pressure, the hook is mostly gone and they last !
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