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  1. I should have mentioned I used a 3bays putt swing analyzer and it gave a ton of info, majority of time I deloft putts. A real pendulum swing with downward arc and not what I wanted for rolling a ball forward !
  2. As others will note. Heads off driver fairways. Put fairway heads in shoes in travel bag. I travel with 2 pairs shoes. Put golf towels shoes and rain gear around top of bag. Put some irons in upside down if golf bag allows. I've seen long painter's extension pole as stiffener.
  3. I am your twin brother from another mother....Get fitted. For 45 years no lessons and no fittings and previously made it to scratch. Now as a fat old man, I need to make sure I have right tools to keep HI near 10. A fitting doesn't mean buy a new putter. It affirms confirms what your putt stroke tendencies are and verifies if your current putter is a GOOD fit. There are an abundance of arc vs straight putters under $125. If a better fit putter saves only 1 or 2 strokes a round, is it worth $125 ? If the fitting told you the current putter is 100% wrong fit, would you change ? I would. I was just shaft and club fitted for irons first time. Just the right thing to do buying irons that can be modified vs off the shelf. Next up is putter. I am really good. My friends comment complain about my putting. I can read and get pace and line right +90% of time. My misses are bad reads mostly rather than stroke or pace. Fitting won't change that. The only thing left to make my putting better is get fitted. I won't change the head from ping anser old style. All I am willing to do is change shaft and hosel orientations. The putter head will not change. Hopefully fitting will say stick with this. As good as you are going to get for tool vs technique.
  4. I try to give myself two thoughts Pre-swing- firm up the left side (let my left hand arm control the swing 80% of time. Maybe swing through, maybe 3/4 pace (slow down) other 10 and 10 according to swing faults occurring. Immediate Start of swing - load the right side..90% of time...10% it is low and slow. Repetition builds consistency and self trust.
  5. Lot of layers to this. I will stick with mental as much as possible. I won't dwell on why you miss (speed or read or stroke mechanics) or if your misses are big or small. Start with reasonable expectations and build with positive visualizations. Might take a couple months to retrain your brain and a couple years to fully be there. I can make a good putting stroke. I can improve my putting results. All below stats are rounded for simplicity.... If you make 6 of 8 @ 4ft, you are normal. You are not a pro.who makes 7. If you make 2 of 8 @ 8-10ft you are actually good. Pros only make 3 of 8. Beyond 12-15ft, 1 is normal. Pros only make 2 of 10. https://golf.com/instruction/putting/pga-tour-putting-make-percentages-distance/
  6. An ad showed up on golf channel Thursday night....I guess it was prepaid...
  7. I am working with several tour operators on a Scotland 12 day 9 course tour for 10 of us. Here is good bad ugly Pioneer Golf, Morton, Hidden Links Carr, Scottish Links - flexible, responsive, easy to communicate - personal attention Bunch of others....non responsive, lack of follow up, make claims and don't follow through. Unique award to Perry for a build your own trip tool with instant quotes. Who did you have good experience RECENTLY ?
  8. They show up in my facebook ad news feed often. Not lately.
  9. Yes, std dev has a specific formula. Sample size and othe stuff matters. The challenge is all this forces users and providers and clients to be subject matter experts in statistics which isn't their comfort space. When club brand A is 3.2 yards longer than B we want to declare it better. It feels right. I will add Pepsi lost a lawsuit vs Coke based on std dev.
  10. It is really deep complex statistics. Quality control people use it to validate a process change is real. I can say a lot of people make invalid business decisions based on averages and ignoring std dev.
  11. I hear you. I have a hard time getting business leaders to understand variation, std deviation is more important than avg when evaluating alternate solutions. Statistical Test of Hypothesis is the technical term. Oversimplified, if the distance difference is within about 1 std dev, the difference isn't real. It is random variability. If you did 100 shots with each club and had a gap near 1 std dev....might be real.
  12. That std dev on spin is likely bad data. I doubt the statistical significance between items is meaningfull. That is a VERY technical math term not an opinion. Lack of significance means no REAL difference. The results have enough overlap in range of values the two data sets are SIMILAR. NOT significantly different. Humans want to see differences that are NOT real. Avg is MEANINGLESS. They are SAME club effect result...especially with only 10. Give me 200 or 300 data points and take another look. Just because average is different doesn't mean difference is REAL. std dev is a major major influence on differences.
  13. Yes, I have a 52 gap and use either 58 thick sand low bounce or 60 fluffy sugar sand +12 bounce. I can open a 52 and make it 54/56.
  14. I play titleist 704cb with dg300. Sub 100 swing speed as I've aged. I believe they are 370 straight. Will leave it to shaft fitter to help there. I am NOT trying to recreate the old clubs. I am not 25 years old with 110 swing speed.. I am trying to figure out technique or process to find the best modern shaft for my 90-95 swing to make the clubs as playable as possible. It would seem best path forward for finding a suitable shaft is get modern head, same loft, and add weight to match vintage head weight and try different shafts on set up. Ive never done iron or shaft fitting so i am learning as i go. Otherwise, anything I do is a blind search
  15. Thanks. Needed some affirmation before I visit store for shaft fitting install. Two name brand club fitters already said no, we can't help pickna shaft with a vintage head.
  16. My goal is pick shafts that best suit my swing and loft headweight of vintage irons. The available references for a shaft fitting are modern heads. Should I modify headweight of a modern 27 degree to same as vintage 27 degree and evaluate shafts using modern head same weight same loft. The number bottom of iron doesn't matter. Yes or no.
  17. I posted in general section with no responses and found this topic area. I bought 70s vintage muscleback iron heads. No shaft. Purely sentimental decision. What would be a good way to get fitted and choose a modern shaft ? I contacted two name brand commercial club fitters for shaft replacing and both only do modern heads. 5 iron head weighs about 18g more than modern 5i. Can I add lead tape to a modern head SAME loft to match weight and loft as starting point. I realize all sorts of cg based issues arise. Looking for good fit (better than TTDG300 default), not perfect set up comparing 1000 shaft choices. When I owned clubs 40 years ago, I had accles pollock stiff shafts. Thanks
  18. I just bought 1970s Era musclebacks...George Nicoll Royale. Had them as teenager, made it to scratch and about to put modern shafts in and see what happens with a 60 year old swing instead of 19 year old body !.
  19. I bought a vintage 1970s muscleback forged club and am trying to figure out the right shaft given the 5 iron head is 10-15 grams heavier than most modern heads. What would you suggest to pick a modern shaft for older heads. Not afraid to just pick TTDG300 and not worry about, but that seems like missing the chance to put the right shaft on the irons. My driver swing speed is 95. I have NO idea what current swing weight is. My irons are Titleist 704 CB with TTDG stiff shafts. I like the feel even though my swing speed has slowed 5-10mph vs 15 years ago. I am thinking I can find a modern club head with nearly same headweight low offset and use as my shaft fitting demo.. add lead tape to get to same headweight for same loft. What do you think ?
  20. Let the club do the job, no need to force high low unless major obstacles contours. You want low and some run out , 8 iron You want high and little roll, 56 or up.
  21. Inside of 50 yards is a putting style stroke with any lofted club. Minimal wrist hinge, Think of a clock face and ball is 6 and your head is 12. You can rotate shoulders turn arms and club points to about 3, shaft about level, no hinge, some flex, and easily move a ball 50 yards. Learn what happens at club moved to 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 5 o'clock with Gap, P and 8 and you have an arsenal of tools and ONE swing to rely on. Shoulder width stance, slightly open, keep hands AWAY from body. If you are shanking, your hands are too close to waist and you are too close to ball. Ball is middle to back of stance. You are hitting down naturally.
  22. I HATE the ongoing scoping shooting laser tagging every bunker bump and knob by every player on every shot. It really slows play down. And usually the people with zero distance control want eight readings before they pick a club then change their mind. You want to speed up play, yardage books and fairway markers are all that's needed. In cart GPS is a waste on carts only days. I really like my GPS watch that gives me yards front and back. I've usually played my shot before partner has figured out his distance and even thought about club. And yes, there is something added to the game when you have to step off 17 paces from the 150 to your ball and figure 167 (or 133 for the long hitters on the other side of 150.
  23. You have 40 or 50 answers by now. Slow down and create control is my simple advice. Prior scratch level experiences. You don't have to bomb it to score well. The ball flight needs to be predictable. Go look up via Google Ben Hogan distance by club as evidence reference.
  24. Course management is not your problem at that level 90 to 100. Sounds good z that isn't it and I've never seen you swing. You need a mechanically repeatable swing that delivers consistent outcomes. Straight, slice or draw. Doesnt matter. I got to low 80s with a bad slice off the tee. I adjusted and played within my faults. I knew where tee shots would land and could put irons on the green. I got to 70s by fixing the slice which was a foundational flaw. Luckily I played with a bunch of 70s shooters who were comfortable telling me how effed up my tee box swing was (old baseball habits). Learn to hit five clubs 3 wood off tee 4 iron 6 iron 8 iron PW After that everything is a club up or down.
  25. The gap differential to distance isn't linear. As face angle gets flatter, a larger gap is needed to generate same landing gaps differentials. Blame it on gravity, physics, and algebra.
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