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About higherplane

  • Birthday October 16

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  • Location
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Interests
    Golf, Skiing, Weight training, and Mountain Biking
  • Referred By:
    Article on ESPN site

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  • Age
  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
  • Handicap
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
  • Player Type
  • Biggest Strength
    Short Game
  • Fitted for Clubs

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  1. Personally switched from 5 wood to 3H. Was hitting the 5 wood to close to the 3 wood. The modern 3H is a great club and more versatile than 5W. For me it also gaps consistently between 4 iron and 3W. However, when I was a worse golfer loved the 5W.
  2. Have a Garmin R10 that works well for directional level analysis. Also use I-phone to take video on swings from different angle. This combination has been quite helpful and relatively inexpensive. Also take a few lessons every year.
  3. I would suggest Outdoor Research, more of a hiking and skiing brand but great. Also in Waffle House comment above be very careful washing, You need to use special detergent with any rain system or you will damage the waterproof layer. from then on you will need to spray Scotchguard.
  4. Want to get thoughts and perhaps start a positive discussion. My thought is that truly rolling back the golf ball distance is a mistake, as will in the end add to the cost of golf balls (unique manufacturer design paid for by us amateurs in cost of other balls). However what if they just cap the distance at the end of 2023 based on real, MGS and better testing. Courses that are tour sites could then be modified based on the new standard. Virtually every other sport caps the ball distance. In this scenario over time the cost of golf balls would drop for us as the designs would mature. Over time swing and equipment changes for the top players will still add to distance but at least one variable is limited.
  5. Depends how scuffed a ball is, not that picky. Where I live during Covid courses took out ball washers, so after rounds washing balls will decide if becomes practice ball.
  6. Spikeless are so convenient and don't have many slipping issues, given the importance of your connection to the ground in golf swing suggest trying on shoes before buying even if then buying online. Btw, same with ski boots
  7. The AMG video is a pretty good description of 3-4 types of faults many of us have. Currently there is snow on the ground so good time to work on this type of change. Past Fall noticed at least one push drive in every 18 holes. This leads to either getting a lucky lie or double. Have to get rid of this come Spring.
  8. This looks like fun. Given a recent snow storm, that may limit real golf for a few days, will baseline in back yard and then Superspeed.
  9. Was on my way to beach and stopped to play golf 4 years ago. Crazy weather dropped temp to 32 degrees at tee time and was wearing shorts. So bought lined guide pants from Eddie Bauer, they are water proof and warm. Used twice since. Also have $17.99 Costco pants that are wind and water resistant, they are cheap and my go to for cold weather golf. Underneath my top wear Under Armor cold gear . Most useful layer in my golf bag is a $30, on sale, well cut fleece top. This has been great in early morning rounds and near sundown.
  10. It is time to make the tour better for fans, given the LIV shake out, and playing a "Championship" on the same, not so great course (although does a lot for charity) every year is just boring.
  11. Just learned to go with "feels" rather than "self talk" and also believe in Thought box/swing box. As a feel example, If I feel my weight shift to back foot in practice swing will be able to repeat weight shift in actual swing. In putting work on speed with feels. Talking too myself just didn't work for me.
  12. Find it fascinating that for 100% of tour pros "at top of backswing, chest and pelvis are moving towards target". Seems like just a few years ago only Rickie Fowler and a few others made that move. This is an interesting analysis.
  13. My Pw is 45 degrees then 50, 56,60. My first 50 was approach club that was too good, would almost do PW distances, so replaced with true wedge. Between 3/4 and full swing, hinge and straight can make most distances from 140 yds in work. The first approach was painful experience.
  14. For 50 yards in there are two common methods. The hinge where you break your wrists and the no wrist. There are advantages to both. If you leave most short can try no hinge. From rough you should open face slightly as easier to get through grass. That alone with same stroke will make it go farther. These shots need to be practiced. The best in the world spend as much time on these as full swing shots.
  15. This is a personal observation from this week. Bought Garmin R10 launch monitor, setup in yard with net etc. Very good for videotaping and a set of stats. However this week realized that the game of golf is hitting to targets not a net. So not a full replacement for practice with focus on real target. And yes all practice shot and real golf shot should be with focus on target. Also at times chipping with spin have gotten so focused on technique that ended up with poor alignment.
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