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11 hours ago, PMookie said:

My new Sim 2 Max arrived today, so I went to our crappy public course to play 9 and try this driver vs my gamer. The Sim 2 Max has the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.5 shaft in it, standard length. Fairways were pretty wet, but early signs on distance are pretty impressive for the Sim 2 Max! I’ll be taking it with me on the road this week, so we’ll see how it does on some dry fairways… And rough.

The ball really scoots when it hits the ground off of mine. I will be anxious to hear how that works out for you. 

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After my round yesterday dug up some Adam young work as I was slicing my driver all over the place. On the range things were fine. The course not so much. When I slice I know I get super in the heel. Did some foot spray and whiffles with the intention on every swing to try and hit the toe. Foot spray didn’t lie. Need to keep that swing thought with my driver and I think I’ll be fine. 
 

now to just fix my putting issues (see TA testing thread)

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Went to the range with my son today and split a large bucket of balls. He ended up hitting about 90 of the 110 balls we got because I just couldn’t stop watching him hit bombs. Not bad for not even being 4.5 yet!  I drool just watching his natural swing. The only instruction I’ve ever given him is “swing faster and hit bombs”

 

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6 hours ago, revkev said:

The ball really scoots when it hits the ground off of mine. I will be anxious to hear how that works out for you. 

Good to hear! I’m excited to see because mine is down at 7* so it should get some good roll when I find a hard fairway again!

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3 hours ago, jlukes said:

Went to the range with my son today and split a large bucket of balls. He ended up hitting about 90 of the 110 balls we got because I just couldn’t stop watching him hit bombs. Not bad for not even being 4.5 yet!  I drool just watching his natural swing. The only instruction I’ve ever given him is “swing faster and hit bombs”

 

His swing looks so good and he hit that one so straight. I don't blame you for just sitting there watching it. 

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Did some work today with the Gankas shallower .. then used the new driver to hit some .. resllly like the cobra SZ 

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3 minutes ago, Nolan220 said:

Did some work today with the Gankas shallower .. then used the new driver to hit some .. resllly like the cobra SZ 

How is that shallower? Is that the one that goes between your forearms?

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5 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

How is that shallower? Is that the one that goes between your forearms?

Yes, I like it a lot I first put it on and just took regular full swings and right away it shows my arms at impact aren’t good at all .. so I start to swing and make sure both arms at impact are on the box and you can tell the difference right away more pure of a strike 

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On 6/11/2021 at 4:35 PM, mikeanthony said:

He told me that I'm in such a hurry to start my downswing that I start it with my arms, my hips get behind, I come across the ball, and then I lift up out of the swing and top it. 

Thanks! Appreciate the encouragement and the feedback!

What you outlined ^there^ is probably *exactly* what I'm doing... 

Been plugging away at this crazy game for a while .. including trying to understand that ever-elusive concept of tempo .. so I've got to work to be more conscious of that and not rush the swing .. hit it better, not harder I have to remind myself ......

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10 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

Yes, I like it a lot I first put it on and just took regular full swings and right away it shows my arms at impact aren’t good at all .. so I start to swing and make sure both arms at impact are on the box and you can tell the difference right away more pure of a strike 

Have you ever tried the Tour Striker smart ball to make a comparison?  

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39 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Have you ever tried the Tour Striker smart ball to make a comparison?  

I haven’t, not sure how I would like that hanging around my neck ? But seems like similar concept . Have you tried the tour strike ?

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Life has been way too busy the past few weeks and practice time has shrunk to nothing except maybe 15 minutes now and then for some putting.  Playing has been limited to the weekly 9 hole league.  I hit some into the net between chores yesterday using a 3/4 swing trying to get the feel of good compression contact again.  I haven't been happy with my iron contact in the league the last few weeks and for me the reason is lack of practice / play.  I hit a few like I wanted to but too many OTT & fat contact swings were still showing up.  

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1 hour ago, Shapotomous said:

Life has been way too busy the past few weeks and practice time has shrunk to nothing except maybe 15 minutes now and then for some putting.  Playing has been limited to the weekly 9 hole league.  I hit some into the net between chores yesterday using a 3/4 swing trying to get the feel of good compression contact again.  I haven't been happy with my iron contact in the league the last few weeks and for me the reason is lack of practice / play.  I hit a few like I wanted to but too many OTT & fat contact swings were still showing up.  

Ya hard to make changes when life happens. Keep up the good practice. If you have room in your house to swing a club, I highly recommend the divot board to help with low point control

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Was planning to sneak to the range. Woke my wife up when getting ready . Stayed home and worked on putting inside instead. 

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Had a range day today. Was pretty tired by the end. First 3/4 of the bucket was great. Went through the bag had some great swings and contact. Focusing on face control and tempo. Messed around with some shot shaping too which I was happy with.

on course I felt myself going back to old tendencies, today I focused on breaking those tendencies (all planemate stuff) and it was great. Still need to keep my back planted as I am still jumping the hips forward but I’m content because striking is much much much better

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

I haven’t, not sure how I would like that hanging around my neck ? But seems like similar concept . Have you tried the tour strike ?

I have tried it for a little while but nothing too serious.  the strap didn't bother me but I only used it for about 10 minutes  Looking for an aid to help keep my right elbow from flying and have a few on my list: smart ball, shallower, structure ball, etc.   Once the next club testing starts I am going to see if I can borrow the one MGS has.  

 

 

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4 minutes ago, cnosil said:

I have tried it for a little while but nothing too serious.  the strap didn't bother me but I only used it for about 10 minutes  Looking for an aid to help keep my right elbow from flying and have a few on my list: smart ball, shallower, structure ball, etc.   Once the next club testing starts I am going to see if I can borrow the one MGS has.  

 

 

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21 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

 

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🤪  I get what you are saying, but it is something that my coach has recommended and not a self diagnosis.  While trying to diagnose my toe strikes,  he discovered that when I transition to the downswing my right elbow separates from my left which causes me to manipulate the club and end up striking the toe.   When I am able to keep the elbows closer together I make center contact.     I have tried a bunch of the balls I have around the house and nothing works really well;  too hard to use.   I saw a video online of someone using something like a triangular sponge but didn't know what it was.  

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1 minute ago, cnosil said:

🤪  I get what you are saying, but it is something that my coach has recommended and not a self diagnosis.  While trying to diagnose my toe strikes,  he discovered that when I transition to the downswing my right elbow separates from my left which causes me to manipulate the club and end up striking the toe.   When I am able to keep the elbows closer together I make center contact.     I have tried a bunch of the balls I have around the house and nothing works really well;  too hard to use.   I saw a video online of someone using something like a triangular sponge but didn't know what it was.  

 

... It was just too irresistible and of course I was just funnin'.  I am a big believer in using anything that works so good luck!  

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3 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... It was just too irresistible and of course I was just funnin'.  I am a big believer in using anything that works so good luck!  

I know you were joking;  but did want to explain that I wasn't just trying it for no reason.  

 

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