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  1. Used to use Martini tees but consistently broke them. Use a orange plastic tee about 2 3/4" and it lasted through 2 seasons so far.
  2. I think you are on the right track. Try the Iomic 1.8 with one extra wrap. I think it might be what you are looking for. Question: Does your glove make a difference? Once I found the right grip for myself, I stopped using a glove. In wet weather I use a cotton glove. Try it and let me know.
  3. I am a retired club fitter. My suggestion would be first stand in front of a mirror with a flat surface below your putter face where you can see the putter face in the mirror. If your putter face is toe up or toe down, you have created an offset to your line of putt. This is because most putter have a 3 - 5 degree face angle built into them. You will compensate for this offset and still be able to sink a 6 footer without much issue. The problem occurs with longer putts since there is an offset, your tendency will be to be off either right or left on most long putts. The correction to this issue is simple. By lengthening or shortening the putter you can flatten the putter face and begin to sink more long putts. For more information, check out: https://ralphmaltby.com/putting-art-or-science/ .
  4. Hi All, I have been using a Tour Edge 7W for the last two seasons. I picked it up for two reason: 1. Lack of elevation and distance with a 4 hybrid. 2. A multitude of fairway bunkers on my home course. What really closed the deal for me was a shot from a steep fairway bunker that landed on the green from around 160 yards out. Quite a surprisinf result.
  5. Check out Dave Pelz book, "Short Game Bible". In it he recommends a 'positions of the clock' approach for wedges. I have found that irons 5i through LW can be applied to this positions of the clock approach. I have even gone to the driving range to work out distances for each of these clubs based on the back swing used (clock) and put them on a pocket reference card. The approach even works for woods and hybrids and increases accuracy with softer swings.
  6. Sage advice. I heard that using a ping pong paddle achieves the same affect
  7. Here is a test. get some electrical tape and an old piece of Masonite or thin plastic with wear. Cover the bottom of your test club with a strip of electrical tape. Hit a ball off the hardboard. If you are really too upright, you will see a scuff mark off center on the bottom of your club. If it is upright, the scuff will be between the shaft and the center (bottom) of the club face. Try it on all your clubs. I have seen variations on club face angle, especially frustrated golfer who bang there clubs after poor shots. There is a simple fix. Clubs too upright (toe up) can be shortened. A good club repair shop can shorten your club to flatten out the lie. Clubs too flat (toe down) can be lengthened. Both are simple processes and the correction can be in 1/4 inches. If there is a wide variation in toe up/toe down, invest in some new clubs. A poor workman blames his tools.
  8. As a retired club fitter, my impression at GG is that you were in a sales session and not a true fitting session. For example, did your fitter try to understand where the ball was struck on the club face, Did he/she check the lie angle on your irons before making a recommendation? Did they check for speed and explain how that affects the flex of your club shaft. There are about 10 key measurements that a good club fitter is aware of, of these 4 are critical to getting properly fitted clubs. My advice, try to keep a log or jot down notes after your next round. Focus on the shots you made that were good. Also note the shots that were not so good. These are the shots you need to practice. Golf is a game of targets!! If you want to improve. practice those shots where you are weakest on a target of that length. Having golfed for nearly 60 years, remember golf is a game. The biggest rewards are in shots well made and not lower scores.
  9. Since I build my own clubs, I replace the bag when I build a new set.
  10. As a semi-retired club fitter, the first thing I would check is the putter face angle. It is relatively simple. On a hard flat board, draw a straight line length-wise on the board. Grab your best putter, the flashlight, and the board and stand in front of a full length mirror where you can see the putter face in the image. Lay the board on the floor facing the mirror and the flashlight on behind the board, Take your normal putting stance with the putter face centered on the line. Does the face seem to be centered on the line? If the face toe is up, your putter is too long. If the face points down, the putter is to short. Adjust your hands on the grip until the face seems square again. This is the length your putter should be. Any toe up or down amplifies you miss hits by up to 5%, which becomes disastrous on long putts. Any good club repair guy or gal can make the adjustment to the length of your putter. Good Luck
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