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Gman24

 
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  • Birthday January 19

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Quinton, VA
  • Interests
    Golf, coaching baseball and basketball for my little guys. I am a Mitchel Master Certified Club Performance Specialist....in other words, I love to tinker with golf clubs.
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  • Age
    50-59
  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
  • Handicap
    9
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Weekly
  • Player Type
    Competitive
  • Biggest Strength
    Approach
  • Biggest Weakness
    Driver/Off the Tee
  • Fitted for Clubs
    Yes

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  1. HI, I played a Shamble Tournament at Stonehouse in Toano, Virginia on Saturday November 6. They have struggled with reviews from previous ownership and a poor relaunch with bad greens. They have installed a "shade tolerant" bermuda grass on the greens. The greens are much better and just need some seasoning and continued care and they should be even better. They seem to be investing in the course and amenities. The course design is interesting and challenging, but very negotiable if you plan your shots. The greens fees seem a bit high, but that is probably good to help keep play at a level that gives the greens time to completely set. I recommend giving them a try and giving them feedback once you have played. This course helps create an amazing collection of very different courses in the New Kent and surrounding areas in Virginia. Area Courses: You could plan a golf vacation to rural New Kent, enjoy the wineries and play 6 very different courses. Brookwood Golf Club The Club at Viniterra Royal New Kent Brickshire Kiskiack Stonehouse
  2. I'm just excited to use this opportunity to slow down, test the balls and maybe even improve my "game" with the added focus of taking notes, etc.
  3. Tee height is critical. I had a bad driver head and one of the things I tried was lowering the tee height. As soon as I got my replacement head and teed the ball up higher, my length and accuracy both got better.
  4. I prefer the Snell MTB Black. I have tried the Bridgestone Tour BX. My typical "game" swing speed is about 108-110. The driver that just cracked sounded and "acted" weird from the first ball. I am thinking that I just had a "luck of the draw" bad head with that one. Ping is sending a replacement.
  5. I had two G400 LSTs crack and the G410 LST that Ping sent just got a hairline fracture on the toe side of the face. They have been good about replacing, but it is a bit concerning.
  6. Gratton/Quinton, VA iPhone XS Max Outdoors Net about 50%, Range 50%
  7. Gratton / Quinton, VA I have not used a hitting net. If I get a net (I already have a mat), I would invest in a LM for me and my three young sons.
  8. Gratton Quinton, VA Ping G410 LST 9HC Swing Speed: 110 TSi3 9 degree
  9. Just put a set of 3 T20 Wedges into my bag with DG S400 shafts to complement my new MP20s. So far, I am really liking the new wedges and irons. The wedges feel really nice on "touch" shots around the green.
  10. Gratton Stephens: Quinton, VA I typically practice putting 3-5 times per week approximately 30 minutes per session and play 2-3 times per week (weather permitting). I average less than one three putt per two rounds. Tech that gives analytical feedback that is instantly digestible and actionable is great. I have used the Tomi Pro system in the past and have a putting green in my basement along with my Mitchell fitting shop that includes a digital putting loft and lie machine. I am especially interested in how the "slope and speed" feature works on the Exputt. I would be able to make adjustments to my putter loft and lie using the information from the Exputt to test how well the Exputt can help dial in a putter. If the Exputt is truly "Hassle Free" and delivers accurate feedback, this would be a terrific addition to any serious golfer's routine. If desired, I could likely recruit several players of various skills and use the system to analyze and hopefully help them improve (who doesn't like free analysis..LOL). I don't randomly ask to act as a Tester, but this particular test is one that I feel well equipped to give feedback. Happy Independence Day!
  11. Mizuno T20: I am really enjoying my MP20s, so I met with my Mizuno fitter (Mulligans in Richmond VA) and we fit me for 3 T20s Satin finish. Jay (the fitter) took ample time to let me hit multiple wedge configurations using a lie board and fitting tape while hitting outdoors. We went with S Grind 50/07, M Grind 54/12 and C Grind 59/09 to create diversity in the grinds. I have a shop, so I can tweak the 54's grind a little if needed, but we did our best to fit based on the prevalent conditions in my home area. I was carrying a 52/56/60 set gapping, so it will be interesting how these work. I am hitting my MP20s with DG X100s, so we matched them up with DG S400 for shaft weight to help keep the swing weight reasonable (all my clubs are plus 3/4"). I will post a "review" when I get them and put them in play.
  12. Any Mizuno fitter should have the optimizer. I would question why they don't have it.
  13. The more I play the MP20s, the better I like them.
  14. LOL.... I remember my first fitting with my MP57s and the even better feeling with the new MP 20s.
  15. I am eager to try a review, I bet it would be awesome!
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