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#1 drsdt

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:06 PM

Hi Guys!

 

Psyched to be part of the community! Just discovered this website and freaking love it! 

 

Bought the Ping Cadence Ketsch Mid (slight arc) based off this review. Can't believe the change in my putting... So thanks MGS for the fantastic data.

 

The snow line is descending here in the mountains and sadly this weekend will be my last round until April or May. Damn you snow... 

 

So my question: How do I maintain/improve my game over the winter (6-7 months off)?

 

My plan is to hit the gym pretty hard and really up my strength. Lots of core work and rotational resistance training. And hopefully grooving my swing. I'm looking at getting an Orange Whip. I'm also looking at the Zepp swing path trainer and the Blast Motion Golf sensor (Blast is for my putting).  Also looking at the Superspeed golf system to up my clubhead speed.

 

What do you think? Any advice would be awesome. Also, is there another forum I should be posting this question in?

 

Thanks!

 


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#2 Miboy62

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:35 PM

Do you have golf stores around you that have heated booth?
That's how I keep my swing over the winter.

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#3 Canucklehead

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Welcome from Edmonton area! Where abouts are you from? I have family around Cranbrook!

Personally once the white stuff flies I don't look at my clubs until about Easter, but gym wise I do what you mentioned. Girlfriend bought a putting mat a while ago, so going to try and groove my putting stroke. There is a sub forum about fitness. Sorry I can't post a link, bit of a dummy when it comes to computers!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

I just bought a putting mat for the basement - it's about 2x10. Also I practice chipping in the winter as long as there's no snow on the ground (and temps above the 20's.). Both of those areas need a lot of work.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:42 PM

Welcome to the forum!!!  Dont have an answer to your question, best time to play here is in the winter!


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#6 DawgDaddy

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

Welcome aboard, living in Georgia I get to play year round so I am no help at all with your question.  I do like the suggestion above about putting on a matt  and chipping outside  when the weather allows.  


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#7 ole gray

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

Welcome aboard and about the orange whip, I highly recommend one!   It's a great training aid to use to help with your timing. Also a good pre round warm up tool.


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#8 drsdt

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:42 PM

Do you have golf stores around you that have heated booth?
That's how I keep my swing over the winter.

Welcome to the site!

`Thanks! I sure with we did. The closest one is a 5 hour drive...


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Long Irons - Ben Hogan Ft Worth HI, 23, 27, 31 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Mid Irons -   Ben Hogan Ft Worth, 35, 39, 43, 47 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Wedges -     Ben Hogan TK, 51,55,59, KBS wedge shafts

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#9 drsdt

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Welcome from Edmonton area! Where abouts are you from? I have family around Cranbrook!

Personally once the white stuff flies I don't look at my clubs until about Easter, but gym wise I do what you mentioned. Girlfriend bought a putting mat a while ago, so going to try and groove my putting stroke. There is a sub forum about fitness. Sorry I can't post a link, bit of a dummy when it comes to computers!

Hope to see you around the forums

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I'm in Nelson. Three hours west of Cranbrook.  I'm about to order a putting mat...really hoping to improve my putting stroke this winter. I'll have a look for that forum. Thanks man!


Driver -         Titleist 915 D3, 9.5 degree, Diamana D+ 70 S

3 Wood -      Callaway GBB Epic, 15 degree, Fujikura Pro 72 S

Hybrid -        Cobra F7, 19 degree, Fujikura Pro 75 S

Long Irons - Ben Hogan Ft Worth HI, 23, 27, 31 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Mid Irons -   Ben Hogan Ft Worth, 35, 39, 43, 47 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Wedges -     Ben Hogan TK, 51,55,59, KBS wedge shafts

Putter -         Ping Ketsch Mid, slight arc

 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for all your input. Much appreciated. I'll see what I can come up with and will keep you posted. Year round golf... sounds amazing!


Driver -         Titleist 915 D3, 9.5 degree, Diamana D+ 70 S

3 Wood -      Callaway GBB Epic, 15 degree, Fujikura Pro 72 S

Hybrid -        Cobra F7, 19 degree, Fujikura Pro 75 S

Long Irons - Ben Hogan Ft Worth HI, 23, 27, 31 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Mid Irons -   Ben Hogan Ft Worth, 35, 39, 43, 47 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Wedges -     Ben Hogan TK, 51,55,59, KBS wedge shafts

Putter -         Ping Ketsch Mid, slight arc

 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:47 PM

Welcome! Mat + net if you have somewhere like a garage that has tall enough head clearance.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:41 AM

Welcome to the MGS forums glad to have you with us

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:07 PM

Thanks again guys. Speaking of the mat/net/garage idea... A buddy and I are looking into finding space in town and getting a launch monitor. We thought between 10 or 12 golf nuts, it'd be pretty doable. We'll probably have to do this next year. Don't love the idea of not hitting balls for 6-7 months...


Driver -         Titleist 915 D3, 9.5 degree, Diamana D+ 70 S

3 Wood -      Callaway GBB Epic, 15 degree, Fujikura Pro 72 S

Hybrid -        Cobra F7, 19 degree, Fujikura Pro 75 S

Long Irons - Ben Hogan Ft Worth HI, 23, 27, 31 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Mid Irons -   Ben Hogan Ft Worth, 35, 39, 43, 47 degrees, KBS C-Taper Lite S

Wedges -     Ben Hogan TK, 51,55,59, KBS wedge shafts

Putter -         Ping Ketsch Mid, slight arc

 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

Welcome aboard from Texas

I have a mat and cheap net in the garage, hopefully I’ll be able to add skytrack or another type of launch monitor soon.

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#15 Kenny B

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:08 AM

I think I did a welcome in another thread.  

 

Work on flexibility exercises.  You will be amazed what they will do for your game when spring comes.  My other suggestion is if you set up a swing station to use, you should also set up a video camera or iPhone to capture your swing from down-the-line and face-on.  Have your local instructor or pro check them from time to time.  If you are doing something wrong, and you do it for 6 months, you could end up worse than not doing anything over the winter.  






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