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  1. I love the GP Microsuede grips too! They can be slicker than the MCCs out here in the Mojave desert. But I agree that soap and water does the trick, and a wet towel is a requirement on hot days.
  2. Playing golf this morning, checking my phone between shots. Everyone asking me what’s so important... if only they knew.
  3. Yea every once in awhile I catch on with the driver and it takes off. I am thinking that when I apply full speed now, I’m not coordinated enough to strike the center. Or my PWR 6.0 stock shaft in my i25 isn’t loading optimally, especially compared to my S300 iron shafts.
  4. I’ve had a really busy past 10 days or so and haven’t had a lot of success completing the protocols, but have been playing a lot of golf. And I can definitely tell two weeks into phase 2 that my swings are faster. Just make a smooth turn, and my drive goes the same distance as ones I leaned into before Super Speed. I hit a 5 wood off the deck out of the fairway yesterday 265, which was about 15 yards over the green. Iron distances are all up, with my PW carry on a full throttle swing at 155 yards. Pretty awesome system really. I’ve been playing golf off and on for a long time, just started taking it more seriously, and I’m longer now at 29 than I was playing varsity golf at 16.
  5. You can make the ball turn left to right with literally any path as long as the club face is open in comparison to the path. If you come from the inside and have a slightly open face to path, you’ll hit a push fade. Kind of like hitting little blocks out to the right. Maybe Harmon means you can’t hit a fade to your target line, since the ball starts right and fades more right? There is a way to hit a pull fade with a rotational swing where the club comes from the inside. It’s how I hit a ball then I want to take the right side out of play. Aim a bit left of target to give yourself more room. Then just feel like you are trying to hit a pull. My thought is to look at the target and then think about a little extra rotation and the ball flying to the left of my aim point and curving right. You do have to hold the face open or set your grip a bit weak. I don’t care if I accidentally pull it to much because it will still curve back towards my line, and I hit this shot when left is the good miss. I know it sounds complicated, but that’s only because I’m trying to describe the feel. And yes technically the path is left of target, but its done with a standard swing coming from inside the ball and relatively on plane. In theory another way to make an on plane swing and hit a pull fade is to move the ball forward so it shifts the impact point relative to the D-plane, then open the clubface a bit. Probably going to hit a very high shot this way. I like trying to hit a pull better bc it gives me an active thought of “hit it left”.
  6. I would absolutely love to be chosen, and can’t wait for the announcement! But also...
  7. To pile on to good advice, I think that grind can optimize the way you would like to play short shots. Lots of good info out there, but I like a lot of grind relief so I can lay the face open and not get the bounce snagged in grainy grass. Look into something like a C-grind if you like to play shots with a open face or in sticky grass. Minimal grind relief make turf interaction slightly more stable on shots with a square or closed face similar to how large sole irons help steep swings.
  8. Same here. Been seeing a log of Cobra ads the last few days, don’t mind though the forged irons look sweet! I wonder if they can also hook us up with Rickie’s game
  9. Yea. Label is going to be worn off, just a blank space between F4 and F6...
  10. Congrats on the 30lb drop. I’m sure it changed your mobility and the swing is slightly off. If you don’t have the passion right now, that’s ok! Take a couple weeks and come back. I would recommend a review of the static fundamentals, grip, posture, alignment and the famous Harvey Pennick drill of just clip the tee. Don’t worry about a ball, just knock the tee out of the ground. When my swing goes weird for awhile that always sorts me out.
  11. Shot a 72 yesterday and a 75 today. I couldn’t miss with a wedge either day, but today I chipped in from green side rough 3 times. Holes 1, 10 and 18. Twice for birdie and once for a par save after hitting it into a hazard. Driver wasn’t comfortable so I didn’t play it, and just swung 4 iron off the tee.
  12. Depending on the finish you could sand blast them with extremely fine grit then polish it smooth. But depending on how aggressive you are, you will change the bounce and sole shape. I have a little area in the backyard that ironically has the perfect grit soil, so my wedge soles always look like they were just polished after a practice session! But really minor dinks, scrapes, and nicks won’t affect sole performance in any way.
  13. What a maddening game sometimes. Makes those good days feel so much better though! Hopefully we can both jump off the bogey train soon.
  14. By my standards I played abysmally today. Shot an 89 when I’ve been trending in the high 70s. My ball striking and decision making has been improving in my stride for scratch from a 5. But I feel like I had a step back today. Front nine I put wedges in the water, and I haven’t putted well at all in my last 10 rounds or so. Too many 3 putts. My ball striking did get better as we went along, but I just don’t know why it doesn’t stick. It’s like I want to spin out and can’t square to the target resulting in a fat push fade unless I concentrate very hard on the club exiting perpendicular to my body. Sorry for a bit of a rant. Just very frustrated today.
  15. Nailed it. You ever hit one that’s just SMOKED, like 30 yards longer than normal with a pronounced draw? Caught that one a bit high and on the toe.
  16. zrumble

    7 woods

    Sounds like how I hit my Callaway X-Hot 5 wood. Though my miss is a block and I push fade it. I can hit a ton of different shots with it, but the aim left open the face a bit and take a shallow divot shot is how I get a ball to stick from 230 yards.
  17. Intriguing. I don’t align my ball often because I feel it’s distracting trying to get the line just right then the face to match... maybe that’s why I’m not scratch I’ll be following the data on this one closely. I hope some testers are those who do alight it, and some who don’t.
  18. Just speaks to the quality of the forum when a member who has participated for awhile and amassed over 2,000 likes AND a newbie who is just getting started with 150 likes are both on the edge of their seat waiting for an announcement!
  19. Any pics of the X2 Hot Pros? I still game my X2 Hots, great fairways woods IMO.
  20. Me hitting refresh every 5 minutes is not helping either...
  21. I was able to get out and play The Links this past Sunday. What a beautiful course. The layout was fantastic, and every shot had a decision to be made. Lots of layup vs carry decisions and off-angle fairways. Fairways and greens were in terrific shape. And at $38 with a cart after 2pm, you can’t beat the price either. I would definitely recommend stopping by if you’re ever in the Bakersfield CA area.
  22. Lots of short shot issues on this thread! My inconsistent shots come from not completing my swing on the long clubs resulting in the dreaded push fade. Worst part is I still hit it fairly solid, so it sails off into trouble 250 yards down range. In my opinion short range shots are hard because you can’t athletically compensate such a small swing, so it the club must be on a reasonable plane for the entire motion. Under the plane or too far inside = thin (my old miss), too far outside or vertical = chunky. Plus the tempo often changes from a full shot. My favorite drill is to make sure my entire body is moving to get the club hip high, parallel to the ground along my toe line with both arms extended in the backswing. This is my “on plane” point. Whether it’s the correct plane is another topic, but it gives me a reference feeling and point to baseline from. This applies to short shots too. Make sure you’re not doing it with your hands only. Everything rotates back together. I love this baseline idea because when I’m swinging poorly, I just go back to “turn it to the hips” as my waggle, and it starts to come back. Also, don’t tinker very much. Master the basic pitch and just accept the longer putt from it rolling out. Once you get the hang of keeping the club on plane, then you can be a bit fancier with your hands and face positions to make it lob or check. Just my two cents on the matter, but I do consider my short game a strength.
  23. I hear yea. Couldn’t control the face on my driver today, hitting high weak push fades again. Just started phase 2. So I put it away and hit a 4 iron off the tee all day. Did it matter? Nope, since I was hitting it 235 carry. On 18 my buddy hit a weak slap shot drive high and right like 245, then cursed again as I hit my best 4 iron of the day 10 yards FURTHER than his drive.
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