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About elvis14

  • Birthday 06/08/1967

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    Raleigh, NC
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    Golf, Soccer (playing and coaching), Softball, Volleyball, etc.
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  1. One game that we always like to play with mixed handicaps is a 2 man game called "Hi Lo". You play your own ball and use your regular score. For each hole your carts best/lo score is compared to the other cart and your teams worst/hi score is compared. So on each hole you can earn 0, 1 or 2 points. Cart with most points win, tie breakers are point on hardest hole (then 2nd, 3rd, etc).
  2. Played yesterday. I went up 1 club instead of 2 and focussed on 2 things: slowing down swing/transition and finishing to the hole (too many pull/hooks). I didn't play great but I feel like I finally was able to smooth out a lot of my swings. I was really trying hard not to care about anything other than those 2 things. That includes the scorecard and distances. Irons and hybrids (clubbed up) went pretty well. In fact I'd say that I got more distance from my hybrid (solid strikes). Irons were shorter but straighter (except that one pure'd 8 iron that flew a green). Driver was goofy (couldn
  3. Same here. BTW, thanks for your review of Cleveland launcher HB irons. Been reading that thread lately (it's 20 pages!) and really appreciate the work you and Wedgie put in to test those sticks.
  4. I use a Cleveland Smartsole 3 "C" wedge. Between the big head with lots of bounce and the shorter more upright shaft, I hit that thing great. Some days I'll use it from 120 yards in. A good friend who had one previously and only used it to bump and run around the greens played with me one day and said "you need a whole bag of those". Ironically, the last month or so the one place I can't seem to use it well is around the greens (i.e. it's main purpose). I have been looking really hard at the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons, however, because they would be pretty close to having a bag full of
  5. First, I do think the new driver is longer, but not that much longer (like 5-10 yards) . Of course I hit that G15 for 10 years so there may be some selective memory there (with me remembering lots of long drives and forgetting the shorter ones). I think most drivers are similar in distance when hit right. I do think the new driver is longer on mishits (i.e. most of my shots lately). I'm the opposite of your friend in that I fight a hook this past year (grip/swing changes). I feel like the G410 is helping me (except for a pull hook....no game improvement tech can save that). I think the co
  6. Thanks. I've tried a version of #1 lately "1, 2, wait, swing". Sometimes it works, sometimes I forget to use it, sometimes the wait gets skipped. Sounds like I need to be a little more diligent on that front. I may need to get rid of the 'wait' swing thought, however because I find myself hitting 'wait', kinda slowing or stopping before the end of my back swing and then jerking back/forward with a quick transition. I've done #2 in the past when my driver gets inaccurate. Haven't really tried it lately. Usually I think of using #2 when my driver path gets goofy moreso than the tempo
  7. Interesting idea. I'm willing to try it. I have played rounds in the past where I've gone up a club and it worked out well. My concern is that my most common miss right now is long and left but I think some of that is from being overly aggressive so clubbing up x 2 might help with that.
  8. For quite a while, I've been working on slowing down my back swing. I've always assumed that my tempo was bad because I'm just too quick back. A couple of weeks ago when I went for a driver fitting, I told a friend of mine that I had hit enough balls to know that my swing speed was about 93. His response was "yeah, but did you tell the guy that it's 93 back and 93 forward". As I've been playing more, I've been doing a better job (sometimes) of slowing down my backswing and trying to smooth things out. Where I'm currently failing is in transition. No matter how much I slow down my back swi
  9. Great topic. I've kind of gone full circle on this. Used to play white back in the day when that was about all you could find. Then I found the NXT Tour S in Yellow. That was my go to ball for years. I did buy some Orange Volvik Vivids along the way. Now that the NXT Tour S isn't made, I've just been playing whatever. Not long ago I bought some QStar Tours (white). Still have a sleeve of those left. My wife bought me a box of Maxfli straightfli (white) and have 1/2 of those left. Last week I bought Snell MTB-X (white). Can't wait to play them next. I hope I can find a goto ball to stick
  10. I hope to play Wednesday and hit the ball well enough to have answers. In my case I am looking for hook reduction. The new club seems straighter with the settings I have right now. I think I need to drop the loft to get more distance. I played last week but had one of those days where I couldn't hit a club in my bag, new or old. Really frustrating when trying see what your shiny new toy can do!
  11. After playing with it and hitting it pretty well, I think that once I get adjusted to it I'm going to be very happy. I really don't care all that much about distance, I'm going to gain some from this club which is good. But more importantly I really liked the dispersion...hitting more fairways will pay off.
  12. revkev, I did use the setting to flatten the lie angle and I think it did help. I think I'm going to really like this G410. I'm playing again Wednesday and will either leave it where it is or use the f-1 setting to go down 1 degree (just to see how that does, really). This whole work thing I'm having to do Mon-Fri is really getting in the way of my golf though....otherwise I'd have spent this morning at the range trying lots of different settings Thanks!
  13. I didn't make it to the range yesterday. Spectrum was coming to the house between 1 and 2 to try and fix my internet connection. Poor guy ended up being here 6 hours so I didn't make it to the range. I played 18 this morning, however. I took a guess at a good setup and did two things: moved the hozel from 0-neutral to 0-flat, moved the weight on the back from Neutral to Fade. Both of these changes are to promote a straighter ball flight by reducing draw (plus I'm only 5'7" tall so I figured the flat lie could fit me well). After playing out of the fairway all day I have to say I'
  14. Thanks for that, lets me know my concerns weren't just buyers remorse.
  15. Now that I bought the club, I will absolutely take the time to methodically test the various settings to find what works best for me. After having played with the club I'm feeling better about it.
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