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Had a lesson with the pro yesterday on wedges. MAN! I've been doing it all wrong for decades, no wonder wedge play is the weakest part of my game.

He demonstrated the correct technique he's used on the euro tour and prob the way all good players do it, and the strikes he had were beautiful. It's going to take practice, lots of practice to bed in the correct way, but I'm now looking forward to it.

He used trackman and at the end of the lesson he did a friendly competition using trackman, 1 ball, nearest to hitting a 50yd carry wedge. I was 56yds (bad strike), he was 49.8!!!! another world he plays in.😮😄

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Had a little fun Wednesday evening getting some on course practice in on the back 9.  Metalwoods are dead in the water right now, and my once firing irons/wedges went missing.  Did a little trial and error and figured that my tempo (public enemy #1) was out of whack, pulled the metronome app out of my bag for 50 yard wedge work, and kazaam that nice little green circle reappeared.  Finished the evening with some much needed putting practice.  Operation #breakingbogey is back on track!

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Gameday
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:cobra-small:King F9, Atmos TS Blue
:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w, Evenflow Riptide
:nike-small:Covert 2.0 5W, 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson_staff_small:Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small:Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL:ER2
:titleist-small:-ProV1x (left dash)


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Classic Bag
Jones Collegiate Clemson Stand Bag

:ping-small:Eye 2 Laminate, 1,3,5,7
:wilson_staff_small: 1973 Staff Dynapower 4-PW
:ping-small:Original Anser

:wilson_staff_small: DUO

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I hit a bucket at lunch and it was SO MUCH better than last time. I went back to the standard of having soft arms and hands and actually feeling the clubhead through out the swing. It’s amazing what going back to basics can do. I was even poking my 5i out there with a consistent baby fade which was amazing to see. I’d love to be able to keep that up through the season!

I didn’t bother with driver due to the position of the sun so it was good to just work on setup, takeaway, etc and stay target focused with the irons.


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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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I actually went to the range and hit balls today. Worked on airborne and forward with mission accomplished. As most of you can tell I hate beating balls.


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:titleist-small: TSR3 10* Graphite Design AD VR 6x

:titleist-small: TSR2+ 13* Graphite Design AD HD 7x

:titleist-small: TS2 18* Graphite Design AD MT 7x

:titleist-small: TSI3 20* Graphite Design AD DI 95x

:PXG: 0311 ST 5 -PW KBS $Taper 130

:PXG: Sugar Daddy 50* KBS $Taper 130

:bettinardi-small: HLX 3.0 54* & 58* TTDG S400

:odyssey-small: Toulon Madison BGT Fire 34"

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Worked on being the same guy that I was on the front nine on Sunday and I’m league Tuesday.

It worked



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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52, 56  

Ping Glide 3.0  Ping Eye 2 grind 58.8

L.A.B. Mezz.1 32.5"

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

 

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5 minutes ago, revkev said:

Worked on being the same guy that I was on the front nine on Sunday and I’m league Tuesday.

It worked
 

Congratulations!  Lately, I have been the same guy that I was on the front nine last Sunday... unfortunately.  I need to work on being someone else!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Congratulations!  Lately, I have been the same guy that I was on the front nine last Sunday... unfortunately.  I need to work on being someone else!


I would Channel any swing but mine right now.


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:titleist-small: TSR3 10* Graphite Design AD VR 6x

:titleist-small: TSR2+ 13* Graphite Design AD HD 7x

:titleist-small: TS2 18* Graphite Design AD MT 7x

:titleist-small: TSI3 20* Graphite Design AD DI 95x

:PXG: 0311 ST 5 -PW KBS $Taper 130

:PXG: Sugar Daddy 50* KBS $Taper 130

:bettinardi-small: HLX 3.0 54* & 58* TTDG S400

:odyssey-small: Toulon Madison BGT Fire 34"

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I would Channel any swing but mine right now.


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Please, take mine. 

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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1 hour ago, GB13 said:

Please, take mine. 

Can I keep my swing, but have your clubhead speed?  🙂

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

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Please, take mine. 


Sold. Buyer beware


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:titleist-small: TSR3 10* Graphite Design AD VR 6x

:titleist-small: TSR2+ 13* Graphite Design AD HD 7x

:titleist-small: TS2 18* Graphite Design AD MT 7x

:titleist-small: TSI3 20* Graphite Design AD DI 95x

:PXG: 0311 ST 5 -PW KBS $Taper 130

:PXG: Sugar Daddy 50* KBS $Taper 130

:bettinardi-small: HLX 3.0 54* & 58* TTDG S400

:odyssey-small: Toulon Madison BGT Fire 34"

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2 minutes ago, Jmikecpa said:

 


Sold. Buyer beware


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...But that's not all! I'll include the plastic tarp you'll need to patch a window, after you hit 10 Shanks in a row. Thank you for your business! 🙂

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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Congratulations!  Lately, I have been the same guy that I was on the front nine last Sunday... unfortunately.  I need to work on being someone else!


Don’t go changing to try and please me. :)


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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52, 56  

Ping Glide 3.0  Ping Eye 2 grind 58.8

L.A.B. Mezz.1 32.5"

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

 

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3 hours ago, revkev said:

 


Don’t go changing to try and please me. 🙂


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I've been trying to please myself.  To do that it all needs to click together, not one at a time.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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FINALLY got to hit balls for the first time in over a month!!!! I got 2 large buckets and started with just 1/2 swings working on getting my knuckles down through impact. Then I hit full 7 irons, PW, driver, back to 50*, then driver, then finished with pitches. It was hot, but it sure was nice to swing again!


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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +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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After a bad round on Saturday with healy drives, ballooned push fade drives, thinned irons and 1 'unmentionable', I came across some recent drills Claude Harmon posted re driver and irons, describing my issues perfectly.
The drills are outstanding on the range, and simple to execute, really enjoyed an hour hitting crisp irons with draw and solid drives. Cant use it on the course (well you actually could but might look a bit silly) but hoping it will bed into my swing with practice.
 
Heres a link if anyone is interested...........
https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/features/instruction-features/january/april/driving-tips-with-claude-harmon/#drills 


Just call those “unmentionables” Alan, all the cool kids are doing it.
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Had a quick impromptu lesson today. Really need to work on power. I have no lag in my swing and my body movement is all outta whack. I don’t get horrible numbers out of my swing now....but really makes me curious as to what’d happen if I actually learn how to swing..


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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth 9* w/ Aldila Red 60

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Irons: :taylormade-small: p790 4-PW w/ C-Taper Lite 110s

Wedge: :taylormade-small: MG3 50 & 54

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spider X

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX

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Played a Par 3 that turned into a practice round after a first tee Mulligan - two guys in a cart cut across just as I got into the downswing.... Followed by a second tee Mulligan after an OB left.... Followed by a 4th tee Mulligan OB right (some of the holes are very tight!)....

5th hole was ok - tee shot pin high left but up on a hill, made a nice chip at an awkward angle downhill to within a foot.

6th hole disaster, but... Somehow managed to finish the last 3 in good style!

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Oops! Forgot to mention what I was working on - which is the new swing positions on takeaway, in transition and on the downswing from my last lesson about a week or so ago. I know it doesn't sound like it yet, but it does feel like I'm making progress towards hitting the ball better and doing it more frequently.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen5 0811XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0 or Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue 45/A)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Rogue ST Max OS 4H (PX Cypher Black 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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My wife insisted I go to the range. Who was I to argue? I hit a small bucket just working on my backswing and transition. Only hit PW and 7i. When I start down too quickly it’s guaranteed to be a fade. When I let the club set on it’s own I end up with a nice divot and a pretty straight shot.

Ended up at the chipping green and worked on picking my landing spot. Had a few from 40 feet out that ended a few inches from the cup so I’m happy with that.

We’ve got a scramble coming up that the company paid for some of us to be in, and I’m in the group with the company’s president so I want to bring a decent game with me.


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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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Posted earlier in the PING G410 thread on this, but I was finally able to hobble out to the range in-between thunderstorms. Generally a little weak with irons to start, but after the rust shook off, I grabbed my G410 driver and went to town. 10 best shots averaged 245 and most were manageable being either straight or with a slight fade.

Cool thing was I brought my 8-year old Son along for the first time and let him go to town. He had a heck of a time with mechanics (he plays baseball and it shows) and kept following through with only his left hand on the club. Once he even lost the grip completely and sent it up and over toward the fellas behind me..! Luckily I saw it go and shouted "HEADS!!!" as it landed without hitting any one...whew! Like a chip off the 'ole block, he is...😜 He has a "small" journey to undertake before he's anywhere near my friend @GolfSpy MPR's young Mr. Kirke for sure..!

But he's so fired up, he's willing to go with me early tomorrow while I play and watch from the cart. I maybe will let him putt a few (he practices with me all the time in the living room) so long as the group I'm with is OK with that.

Nice to have a new "Pard" ridding along...😂

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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Got back to the range to work on my full swing after my wrist surgery, been about six weeks since the procedure and I am finally able to take full swings without much discomfort. Hoping to take the wife out for a chip and putt round tomorrow.

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Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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