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Last week purchased #Edingc SC 200 LM. Finally had a chance to hit a few shots at the local net. Driving Range was full of Snowbirds and I didn’t want to get hit.
Easy setup and hit a couple 8 irons and the guy in the next stall was staring at the LM. Explained what it was and he was all over it. Guy is 90 years old[emoji106]. So I did little coaxing and he was into it.
We had a lot of fun with it and him. Great morning, hope to see him again.
I’m 73 and he’s calling me Sonny!

Thanks Cody!


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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Played 9 but didn't keep score and hit a boat load of 6/7 irons testing out new Maltby demo clubs.20200306_163101.jpeg

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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Had a lesson today. The first since October of last year. The unexpected loss of my mother in law in November put my practice and golf on the back burner. But I got back today.

 

Worked on the takeaway, getting more vertical, and then shallowing out hard on the downswing. Felt good. Looked good. Was definitely hard. Lots of practicing to be done. But I'm very happy with today's results.

 

Here's the video overview and drills I've got to work on.

 

 

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Had a lesson today. The first since October of last year. The unexpected loss of my mother in law in November put my practice and golf on the back burner. But I got back today.

Worked on the takeaway, getting more vertical, and then shallowing out hard on the downswing. Felt good. Looked good. Was definitely hard. Lots of practicing to be done. But I'm very happy with today's results.

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Sorry for your loss.


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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I went out today to work on my wedges, lately I've been either hitting them very heavy or thin. My last time out to the range, I got frustrated on the chipping green and decided to swing the club back, pause, then focus on hitting the ball then the ground. It seems to have worked, as my pitches and chips are a lot more crisp.

I also watched a video from TXG about flighting wedges and wanted to see how that would work. Let's just say, I need a lot more practice getting them on line. It's a great video with one of the funniest ball flight graphics I've ever seen.



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Other than that, my irons were good, except the 5. I was very consistent with strike on it, but they were all off the toe. The driver I only hit four times and it wasn't anything impressive. I really didn't want to spend too much time with it since the intended focus today was wedges.



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That video has a wealth of knowledge. I don’t know how many times I’ve hit a 100 yard 6/7 iron. Then watch someone hit a 40 yard sand wedge yelling at it the whole time cause it’s ballooned on them and fell out of the sky.[/url]

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That video has a wealth of knowledge. I don’t know how many times I’ve hit a 100 yard 6/7 iron. Then watch someone hit a 40 yard sand wedge yelling at it the whole time cause it’s ballooned on them and fell out of the sky.[/url]
It was definitely eye opening to just how much a 30 mph wind can cause a golf ball you just drop. I've never been good at hitting a lesser lofted club and hitting it lower, but now it's going to become a part of the practice routine. I've just got to figure out where to aim, I was hitting a lot of hooks today when I tried it.

I love the knowledge these guys bring to the table. I know I'll never be able to hit it like Matt (that guy's a beast), but it'll help tremendously with the mental side of the game.

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2 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

It was definitely eye opening to just how much a 30 mph wind can cause a golf ball you just drop. I've never been good at hitting a lesser lofted club and hitting it lower, but now it's going to become a part of the practice routine. I've just got to figure out where to aim, I was hitting a lot of hooks today when I tried it.

I love the knowledge these guys bring to the table. I know I'll never be able to hit it like Matt (that guy's a beast), but it'll help tremendously with the mental side of the game.

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The videos TXG has posted over the past few days have been really good.  I know it is long,  but the short game lesson has lots of great nuggets of information. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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It was definitely eye opening to just how much a 30 mph wind can cause a golf ball you just drop. I've never been good at hitting a lesser lofted club and hitting it lower, but now it's going to become a part of the practice routine. I've just got to figure out where to aim, I was hitting a lot of hooks today when I tried it.

I love the knowledge these guys bring to the table. I know I'll never be able to hit it like Matt (that guy's a beast), but it'll help tremendously with the mental side of the game.

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Not going against what they were saying on the video, but I rarely open up as much as Matt was.

They are far better at golf than I, but I just club up and stay mostly square with the ball back slightly. Figure out what works for you.

There video is awesome, but complex for sure.
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Not going against what they were saying on the video, but I rarely open up as much as Matt was.

They are far better at golf than I, but I just club up and stay mostly square with the ball back slightly. Figure out what works for you.

There video is awesome, but complex for sure.

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Not going against what they were saying on the video, but I rarely open up as much as Matt was.

They are far better at golf than I, but I just club up and stay mostly square with the ball back slightly. Figure out what works for you.

There video is awesome, but complex for sure.

 

In the short game lesson video, they talk about starting off square and then layering on other changes to create additional shots.  It is probably better to watch the short game lesson video prior to the knockdown shot video.   They also talk about doing what works for you. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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In the short game lesson video, they talk about starting off square and then layering on other changes to create additional shots.  It is probably better to watch the short game lesson video prior to the knockdown shot video.   They also talk about doing what works for you. 
I'm really enjoying the short game video, it's interesting to see the different things he's doing by just changing how he's setting up. The neural shaft lean, opening the body, and just how they're using the bounce is giving me a lot to think about. I like how they are promoting trying different things to find out what works. We are all different in how we deliver the club to the ball, and I can see where it's important to find what works each person.

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Hit two buckets on the range, recorded video and sent it to the coach, then spent 30 minutes pitching with the 54* wedge.


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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On 3/6/2020 at 9:44 PM, dhartmann34 said:

Had a lesson today. The first since October of last year. The unexpected loss of my mother in law in November put my practice and golf on the back burner. But I got back today.

 

Worked on the takeaway, getting more vertical, and then shallowing out hard on the downswing. Felt good. Looked good. Was definitely hard. Lots of practicing to be done. But I'm very happy with today's results.

 

Here's the video overview and drills I've got to work on.

 

 

 

 

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Interesting that you're using a weight. Is that more to control tempo or build on SS. 

Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Pretty nice day in northwest Ohio, the only open course was booked solid so my wife and I decided to go to the driving range (first time for her since her arm surgery in Jan). Both of us did pretty well. I was especially pleased with my short game - my sand wedge was working flawlessly. Hope that transfers to the course. 

Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Interesting that you're using a weight. Is that more to control tempo or build on SS. 
It's to be able to feel the position and movement and build muscle memory. It's exhausting. I'm weak [emoji38]

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Hit the range twice last week.  Shaking rust off more than anything and trying to get my timing down.  

Looking back, i was just hitting ball after ball and wish I would have keyed in on something to feel like I was doing more thoughtful practice.  A couple things I may try to focus on through a range session are below.

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSI3 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5                                                     Testing: :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron Graphite Design Tour AD IZ X Hybrid Shaft

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X                   Testing: :titelist-small: T100-S 5 - GW KBS Tour 130 X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:   :scotty-small: Phantom 5.5 34"      Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"      Taylormade Tour Black Spider 34"

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Really fougt the urge to hit the course since it was blue and 63 degrees. Hit the range and went throug most of the trying to figure out my dismal performance yesterday on the course. 

No complaintd today. Good contact and smoked the ball off the tee

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DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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