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  1. Micah T

    Bridgestone VFit

    I didn’t like them enough to switch, but it is a fine ball. I think I might try the XS... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. You’re not: I had a CC driver fitting on 6/6. Got the shaft I ordered yesterday, 8/1. If they don’t already have it in stock at their HQ, you’re in for a wait. My shaft was coming from Mitsubishi: and they were delayed due to being out of components to build with! So they had to to get inventory, then ship overseas, then CC builds, and ships to your location. So 55 days later, I got my order. So it goes in the age of COVID-19... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. You sound like someone who’s willing to put in the work to improve, so you should definitely start interviewing instructors. Knowing what you do right and what you do wrong, and having an instructor who explains things in a way that click for you will help you more than any YouTube video! And that’s not a knock against generic instruction: generic revolution golf videos and the like took me to a 15 from a 36 in under 2 years. But I’d still be there if I hadn’t found an in person instructor to fix my grip, shorten my swing and explain the “why” to me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I’ve been doing this for the last 2 months while I waited for my aftermarket shaft for my G410 plus to arrive. I’m hitting way more fairways(69% vs 45%) but hitting less greens in regulation(45% vs 38%) no real difference in total score from the same 2 month span in 2019 with my old driver. Still shooting 78-82 on an average day. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. I have the 410plus: Lst has too little spin/too low ball flight for my swing. I can’t hit a draw like I could with my GBB Epic, but I don’t hit hooks into Narnia either. It takes a truly horrible swing for me to miss the fairway, by far the most forgiving series of drivers I’ve ever hit. You might look at an aftermarket shaft in order to optimize what you have already. At my CC fitting; the fitter suggested moving the weight so it’s behind where you most likely make contact: ie. in the draw position if you hit closer to the heel, and in the fade position if you tend to favor toe strikes. That way the most forgiving part of the face is where you tend to strike... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. Finally got my new shaft for my Ping G410 Plus! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. IMO, the shaft is the ice cream of the sundae, the head is the whipped cream and the nuts. My driver fitting in June was all about finding the right shaft(Mitsubishi Tensei TX 60 gram) from there we tested heads, but that was just fine tuning. The difference between the best head for my swing (Ping G410 plus) and the worst for my swing(Titleist TS4) was maybe 9 yards carry and 300 rpms spin: these marginal differences only made a difference once I found the shaft that optimized my swing. My advice would be to hit your current gamer head with as many different shafts as possible, and see if any of the new heads beat your current gamer with an optimized shaft. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. True love is knowing someone’s faults and loving them anyway. That said, does your wife like to play pranks/ surprise you? She might be setting you up to be genuinely surprised... My wife and I exchange lists: so there’s still an element of surprise, but anything we get each other is something the other wanted. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Well this little beauty finally showed up! Time to hit the range... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. My wife is 6’1 and uses ladies clubs: swing speed and dispersion should be paramount in the decision. The labels that make some clubs “ladies” could also be identified as clubs for people who swing a driver slower than 75 mph. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. If 2 guys swing the same speed and hit the same spot on the face, their distance will be equal. Why do “little guys” like JT, Rickie, and Rory bomb it like DJ? They swing as fast as DJ, and also hit the center of the face. Might they have to swing “harder” to swing as fast as DJ? Maybe: or they might just come from more inside to out and hit up on the ball, maximizing their distance, and DJ and Brooks hit cuts/fades trying to gain accuracy... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. I think ladies clubs still exist because ladies still buy them. My wife is the perfect example: she is 6’1, lefty and swings her driver around 75-80 mph on average. Could she be fit into any “men’s” clubs with a senior flex? Absolutely: was she even remotely interested in hitting any “men’s” clubs? Nope. Even though being lefty meant it was either TM Kalea’s or Ping Le’s: she was most concerned with how they looked, and then chose performance to decide between the “cute” ones. And my wife generally shoots in the mid-high 90’s: what most people would consider a serious golfer. But for her, how the clubs look was much more important than their performance. And her kalea’s look great in her hot pink Ogio bag strapped to her hot pink Clicgear cart. I point out that she probably gave up distance on her drives to play a “ladies” driver but to her it doesn’t matter... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Mats tend to straighten out offline shots: if you hit down on the ball and notice green film on your club heads then the mat is helping your shots to some degree. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. I try not to be results-oriented: especially when putting. Mental errors, as opposed to physical ones, usually frustrate me the most. I get pissed when I didn’t take enough club, or read the break on a putt correctly more than if I chunk one or pull one OB. Mental errors are 100% avoidable, whereas physical mistakes can and will happen at random. I keep score, but avoid adding up stokes or thinking, “ I need this to make/save birdie/par/bogey. The only shot that matters is your next shot. Lately, I’ve been asking myself, “am I comfortable?” Before I swing and if the answer is no I back off and re-address. Analyzing my round is something I do a lot of, but only after I’m off the course. Using a strokes gained app helps me focus my practice better. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. @pulledabill So... why no Ping? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. I forked out $500 for a Mitsubishi Tensei ck Pro white 60 TX shaft that I’m still waiting on to arrive... If I ever get the damn thing (fitting was 6/6) I’ll post a full report after 20 rounds or so with it. Hard not to feel like I set $500 on fire since it’s been so long. I should probably post about how it forced me to learn to hit my 3 wood and now I love it... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Agreed great ball: my tee shots were a little too high trajectory-wise with last years XV, I haven’t tried the new version that debuted this year.. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I chose the Z-star over the BX: I just wasn’t getting the green side spin I wanted from the BX. Loved everything else about it. I’m going to give the BXS a shot once I use up all my Srixon’s... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. It came up when I was questioning my own stats: I had a couple 300+ bombs (G410plus) that only had 1.48 smash factor and 169 ball speed, I didn’t think that added up, but my fitter said it was pretty routine to see some OEM’s club just not max out smash factor, while some seemed artificially high... I’d always assumed it was a mathematical equation but the LM does make assumptions, or so I’m told... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. I would think a high handicap would want forgiveness: no loss of ball speed despite not hitting the sweet spot. Check out the most forgiving drivers like Ping G410 plus and cobra speedzone, and I would definitely get fit for a shaft that maximizes your delivery... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. The math doesn’t vary, but what certain launch monitors will show does. The numbers I referenced are what those respective clubs top out at on a trackman... According to CC no ping driver gets higher than 1.48, while TM’s routinely go above 1.5: could be its own programming, but there you go. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Depending on the brand of club, smash factor can change, but 1.59 seems impossible. TM drivers can show 1.51, and Ping top out around 1.48 from what I saw at my recent driver fitting. I’m assuming you find your mini radar accurate? I have a Sc200 swing caddie and I find the indoor distances to be off by 10 yards of carry. That being said, do you hit the center of the face each time? I swing 118 according to trackman; according to my swing caddie it was 109-110. Maybe the swing mph are off, and that really is your ball speed? My ball speed is usually 167-169, but I hit it all over the face and my smash is usually 1.45... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. It took 5-8 rounds to get used to the softer insert on my new putter: practice helped, and my line was way better, but my speed was off. It just like a new grip or swing change, you might get worse before you get better, but it’ll be worth it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. I grip all my clubs the same: I use an interlocked grip with a strong gloved hand grip and a more neutral right hand. Use the same grip for putting except I extend my right index finger down the shaft. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. I use it on vacation, but that’s about it: the rain check/cancellation policy is ridiculous. Once in Vegas I couldn’t get a refund/rain check despite the course being closed due to lightning: just got the run around. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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