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About Mackey

  • Birthday 07/20/1961

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    Montclair, Va.
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    Dan Mackey

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    60 and over
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
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    Multiple times per week
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  1. Dustin Johnson's academy in Myrtle Beach has the S.A.M. Lab putter system. They can fit you or give you a lesson or a combo.
  2. Five today Waiting for my sixth (just got a new Titleist TSR 3 10* driver) waiting for it to come in. Next question is will I use my Accura shaft in it or my Matrix shaft. I was fit for both on previous driver fittings. I will have to change the adaptor on both shafts to test them in the new head. What is the best way to change the tips on shafts?
  3. I have a set of KZG ZO blades with KM700 stiff shafts in great shape that I no longer have the swing speed to play. I would let them go for $100 each p-6 They are like new.
  4. Choke down driver to make it stiffer and tee it a bit down to keep from hitting the side of the ball should go about 240. Play 200 yards with a 4H or 5 iron depending on the day. Attack the green with a p wedge or 9 iron depending on the second shot. No aggressive shots and lowest stress. Even if the second shot is short an 8 iron in is low stress. 2 putts and move on.
  5. My guess is that you are looking for a better strategy for playing the hole. It sounds like you hit driver about 230 yards. So driver is the play. That leaves about 200 yards some days and 170 others. On 200 yard days an 8 or 9 iron for position at comfortable sand wedge yardage to attack the pin. On the 170 yard days I would hit the 5 iron to the center of the green and two putt for par. Both should remove the risk of a big number on the #1 handicap hole and give you a solid chance at par or even birdie. Ego can kill the score card, Zach Johnson won the masters and laid up on every par 5 in doing it.
  6. I have a Cleveland smart sole 46* and I love it for those shots just off the green in the rough. A) I had an open spot in my bag. B) I hit my wedges very well but like several of you I watched the Mark Crossfield videos on chippers and it made sense. I have had it in the bag for about a month and a half. I love the forgiveness of the broad sole. I like the upright feel like I am putting. There is no more worry when six feet from the pin and 3 feet in the rough, no worries that if I swing with soft hands that the club will get pulled off line, or that I will hit it 15 feet past. For years I used a putter for these situations and it was the same worries as a wedge when everything was said and done. Now with my Cleveland Smart Sole I am far more focused on making these shots, and I have been making lots of them. The weight of the club and the wide sole let it glide on line with the right weight for these type shots. Some rounds I never pull it. Some rounds I use it on several holes with great success. I have had 14 birdie since I bought this club. I would caution against using it in to many situations it is not a fix all club. I don't know what I would have removed from a full bag to add it. If you rarely use a certain club in your bag give one a try. I got mine on Ebay lightly used for about $70. I really think the Cleveland Smart Sole makes it easier to use than the Ping Chipr
  7. Figuring about 3 yards per degree of loft for gapping. I would dump the 4 iron if you don't hit it well. I would look at a 48*, 52*, 56* and 60* with 12 yard gaps between clubs. Trusting that I would gain more with these scoring clubs. I personally love the Renegar wedges they are incredibly versatile. I would seriously consider a high toe wedge and a 48* Titleist Sm 9 with 10* bounce. The soles on the Renegar wedges are a thing of beauty. https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrFeXSj6vZiiI4Of7lXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1660377892/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2frenegargolf.com%2f/RK=2/RS=RN3LLVo.7pT7yamhSGupreHiON4-
  8. I have a really bad right knee and any slipping can end my golf week. I jumped on the spike less bus but found that they tend to get filled up with dirt and then they slip. On super hot dry ground I wear my off road running shoes and they hold really well.
  9. Put the time in on a short game practice area go to 50 yards and fly 3/4 lob wedges in for 20 minutes. Play it with the club soled and the shaft will naturally lean forward. Set the club and then move your feet to get the grip in the middle of your hips, that will give you a good pinch of the ball when you hit it. After 20 minutes you will develop muscle memory. Then come back and practice it some more. I am 60+ and that is all I do to warm up that and putt. After a few sessions you will develop your feel for the distance and it will be easier.
  10. I played KZG ZO blades for 15 years the ZO stands for zero offset. I highly recommend them. They feel like butter and can do it all. Check them out online. Hit them and fall in love!
  11. I used to do the same thing. I realized that I was hitting the ball way to softly. I hit my lob wedge full from 75 yards nice and smooth and from 50ish I would not shoot the yardage and hit it way short. Now I scope them because from 50 yards I need to hit it 75% or as I tell myself nice and firm. I rarely leave them short if I scope it.
  12. I have only one regret from my last fitting. I was worried I had been losing yards to aging. I made the mistake of saying that to my fitter. I didn't notice at the time but all the clubs he gave me during the fitting were stronger lofted. I love the feel of hitting my PXG irons and they are longer than my previous KZG irons. The issue is I have lost my stopping spin. The ball rolls out on all my new irons. It takes to many options off the table for me. I can club up for the yardages or move up a tee box. I can't replicate the control of the ball I had. This week I pulled out my KZG irons and put them back in my bag. The results were very telling. I could attack pins again because the ball just hopped and stopped or spun back a yard or two. I love the feel of the PXG irons but the roll out takes to many shots into the green out of my bag. It is hard to notice on the launch monitor that the ball is rolling out 10-15 feet. I was planning for this purchase to carry me for the next 10 years. I need the less stiff shaft in the PXG irons but I want to go back to my 4 degree gaps and standard lofts at least up to 7 iron.
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