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Winter is fast approaching especially here in the North Jon Snow  ;) 

 

Usually I hit the range once a fortnight and try and improve fitness (unsuccessfully)

 

This year I thought about investing in a winter package over 6 months of coaching (1 lesson a month) from a reputable pro on every aspect of my game and tailor solutions and drills for all my issues.

 

Havent done it before and seems a good idea as he'll get to know my swing and not just a quick fix but a continuation of improvements, I need 'em  :rolleyes:

 

 

What are you planning?

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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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I feel like I should get on a plane to Scotland to slap you for reminding me that winter is just around the corner....  :P :P :P

 

Beyond that, I need to make sure I maintain the weight loss I've achieved this year and make sure I do better than last year about working out and strengthening my core to protect my back as well as I can.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 10.5* (set at 8.5*) Tensei CK Orange
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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Tee time will be around 8:00 am, instead of 7:00 am on Saturdays.  I'll wear pants and maybe a pullover when needed when playing.

 

I do hate dormant bermuda though, as it turns into hard pan, and makes it real hard to hit good approach shots.  My handicap usually shoots up by a couple of shots once it gets colder.

 

And yeah, there's a reason I live in Florida.  All you northerners and your snow can have it.  I've shoveled my share of snow knowing enough to know I hate it and will never go back.

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 for reminding me that winter is just around the corner. .  :P :P :P

 

 

I get reminded everytime I step over the door and my body is given a thousand cuts with the razor sharp cold winds. Not sure I can cope with another long winter (last years was 7 terrible months).  :mad:

 

 

There is a HUGE market in Scotland for a prestige INDOOR golf centre- If I won the lottery I would set one up. If you build it they will come!

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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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Plans are as follows

 

1) Regrip all clubs. Lamkin Z5 mids +1 wrap on all swing clubs, SS Pistol GTR 2.0 Tour prototype on putter

 

2) Work on fitness plan, if not for golf just for general health

 

3) Hit indoor range a few times this winter just to work on basic stuff and make sure I don't lose feel

 

4) Take real reflection as to golf costs for the upcoming season to determine what needs fixing and what I can cut

 

5) Take time reflection as to golf and it relates to work and girlfriend and how to strike proper balance between all three

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:ping-small: G710, 4-UW, Blue Dot, Nippon Modus 105-S

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Get mad,

Cuss out snow,

and wait for spring.

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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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Tee time will be around 8:00 am, instead of 7:00 am on Saturdays. I'll wear pants and maybe a pullover when needed when playing.

 

I do hate dormant bermuda though, as it turns into hard pan, and makes it real hard to hit good approach shots. My handicap usually shoots up by a couple of shots once it gets colder.

 

And yeah, there's a reason I live in Florida. All you northerners and your snow can have it. I've shoveled my share of snow knowing enough to know I hate it and will never go back.

Interesting - I find it easier to play in the winter because there's much less rough and the ball goes farther. We must have different games. :)

 

Regardless it is great to live in a place where you can play year around. Although it's been pretty dicey trying to play this summer, that's for certain.

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Start a diet and use the spare time to do some workout while my clubs hibernate in the basement.

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Last year we played all the way into November and then I even played twice in January! This year, who knows, but so long as there's no snow on the ground and it's at least 50 out I'll hit it. Gotta work on my iron game, be it at the range or at home into my net. Hope the pending shaft change from regular to stiff in all my irons will have a positive impact. Way less expensive than a new set...

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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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I'll keep playing all winter except for the 3 days of actual winter that usually visits my area. I don't think I'll be changing any equipment this winter or spring. However, I still might get a wild hair and have my KZG's refit and re-shafted with Aerotech. I'd still want to give them a try. Other than that I plan to work on my swing tempo and that's basically it. I'm not consistent with my tempo. I feel that's the only thing holding me back from potentially breaking par. I've come within 2-3 shots a few times this year so I know it's in there. 

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Now that the BestGrips Open is over, I plan to spend time altering my swing. I have had several different swings this year, forced by injuries. I can't rotate my left elbow. It's now been 4 months, and it hasn't gotten appreciably more flexible so at 54, it may not ever come all the way back so it's time to adapt.

 

I want to start from a more open stance, less back swing, more follow through. I experimented a bit with this but decided to work with what I had until after this event.

 

 

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Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

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The biggest 'thing' for me will be fitness with a special focus on core muscle group. Also part of the fitness will be continuation of 'yoga for golf'

 

Then comes the occasion driving range practice - just learned we have a range with heated bays but I'm not sure what the temp and ground cover limitations are.

 

Lastly will be working on swing speed. However I'm not sure how I'm going to do that yet.

 

 

 

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
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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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After hunting seaaon I will be on the range and the course qorking on my Bandon skills for Feb as well as woeking out a new driver.

 

Ill regrip my clubs after I try out a few different grips.

 

Putting....

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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First off need to lose some weight, goal is 50 pounds. I purchased a big net and turf to hit off of in my garage, until I break a window that will keep up.

They just opened an indoor golf simulation facility so will likely hit that up , and thinking about a couple indoor lessons.

Thinking about buying one of those putt out devices so I can practice that as well.

 

 

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DRIVER -  Ping G425 SFT Driver Tensei AV 55 Orange Reg Flex 

Woods -  Ping G425 7 wood  Tensei AV 65 Orange Reg Flex 

Irons - Cobra Rad Speed 1 Length UST Recoil 780 Smacwrap Graphite Reg Flex 

WEDGES-  Callaway jaws 52/56/60

PUTTER-  Taylormade FCG spider putter 34" 

BALL-  Pro V1x or Tp5X  -- trying to figure this one out.

Footjoy Tour S golf shoe 

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I'll be playing about the same schedule as now, assuming no snow which is usually the case.  Two weeks of golf in AZ in January starting the weekend of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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I spent 2018 experimenting with a new bag of clubs and lessons to fix my swing. Over the winter I'll just focus on playing. Being in SoCal we really don't have winter. So I may actually play more than in the summer, just because it won't be hot.

 

 

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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
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:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
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My putting has been a disaster all season. I took a lesson and I thought it helped, but after a few weeks, it was back to the same old thing. Looking at trying some putters with less toe hang to help a little.

 

 

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:wilson_staff_small:C300 Forged 3-5 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

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