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Nevin

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  1. I am naturally left-handed. The only thing I do right-handed is golf. I think my dad read that Ben Hogan was left-handed so he decided to have me play from the right. I have always been an exceptionally mediocre putter bordering on the truly awful. This weekend I played with a guy who was naturally right handed but had switched to left handed for putting. Definitely putted better than I did. I dug out an old left handed putter (given to me by a pro who had switched to left-handed) and I do putt better with it, at least on carpet. The target looks weird, but If I use an alignment line and stick with that I should be ok. I've always had a strange stroke right handed where the putter goes immediately to the outside and loops back to the inside for the downstroke. I notice that when putting left-handed, the putter goes straight back or a little to the inside. Has anyone else made this transition? How did it go. How long did it take to get comfortable. Have you putted well in competition?
  2. I've been playing golf for 50 years, but after all of this time, my wife is just now taking up the game. The good news is that she plays with the ladies and has fun, but she really struggles with making good contact with the ball. She is tall and quite strong, so club head speed isn't an issue. I have noticed that women sometimes struggle hitting down on the ball and she is in that category. She tops most of her shots. You can see her trying to lift the ball into the air. If she tees the ball really high, she is more likely to make solid contact. Any suggestions for getting her to not lift up or retain her spine angle that I could pass on to her? If she could just make solid contact more often, she would enjoy the game more. Thanks.
  3. It was for two reasons, I wanted to see if would decrease the hooks that I occasionally get. It has but I still hit a few. More importantly, I have tennis and golfers elbow on both arms as well as arthritis in the hands and I switched to see if it would help with that. It has definitely helped. I am currently a 3 handicap, so yes I shoot in the seventies most of the time. The goal is to shoot in the 60's at least once this year. It is worth trying on the range with your extra club. Maybe trying the different sizes that they send with the trial package. They felt huge initially but I got used to them extremely quickly. Now they feel normal.
  4. I had been playing MCC+4 midsize, but re-gripped my all clubs about 15 rounds ago with Jumbomax small Pro grips after a trial period with one club. Aside from getting a few random strange or negative comments, the experiment has been a success so far. I've dropped about 1-2 strokes per round average since the change including multiple competition rounds. The random low 80s round has not happened since the change over. I hit more solid shots and less of the hooks that were score killers. I do think it is worth trying out. I've looked at other brands Jumbo sized grips as I am always concerned about supply issues. The only real negative it getting them in and out of the bag. I might have to go with a large one.
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    Pyramid Putter

    I broke down and bought the blade. I have an old Scotty Art of Putting blade without any alignment lines and I figured it looked close enough but with alignment aides to it to give it a try. First the bad news. The fit and finish on this is pretty disappointing. The head looks cast and the paint and paint fill remind me of a Walmart putter. It also has a strange grip which feels like foam and has an opposite taper with the lower portion of the grip larger than the butt. The good news is that it puts a really good roll on the ball. I have just practiced with it, but there is little bouncing and the ball seems to go where I am aiming it. Deliberate heel and toe hits do seem to maintain distance and perhaps a bit a correction. Alignment aides are useful, except for a very slight paint blemish. Before I try it in a real round of golf, I'll need to get rid of the grip. I have real mixed feelings about the club so far. Part of me feels ripped off and stupid for buying an infomercial club. On the other hand it does align well and the roll is nice. In the end, I'd putt with a "Hello Kitty" pink plastic putter, if it helped me make for 4 foot putts. We'll see.
  7. Nevin Wilson, Southside WV How Often do you Practice Putting and How Long? 30 minutes per week How many 3 putts do you average per round? 2-4 What interests you most about Exputt from what you have seen or read? It would transform the putting practice I do at home on a carpet from mindless repetition to real putting practice.
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