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I posted in another thread about it, but I have been experimenting with lifting my left heel during my backswing and found that it helps my timing and sequencing. Why I mention it here? When I played yesterday, I did this once with my driver. On the downswing, I somehow accidentally took a big step forward and took a big swing. Hit a great shot, right down the middle of the fairway. Not going to do that big step again, but when I put a decent swing on the ball, the Motore X F3 is working out well. When I put a bad swing on the ball, no shaft will help me.
On a side note, I think I am going to get my SIM Max hot melted, so the SIM Max / Motore combo will be out of the rotation for about a week or so. If I do play next week, Callaway FTI ftw!


Was the big step with your back left or the front? Stepping through the all with the back leg is a common drill used by instructors - Gary Player often did it while playing. I did it the last hole weds and it two solid shots. Should have done it earlier in the round.


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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

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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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Hopefully someone a little more credentialed in golf instruction can chime in to confirm but I believe that lifting the front heel can promote correct hip and shoulder rotation/load. Additionally it helps to keep your torso square over your hips and reduce or prevent the "sway".

Look at Matt Wolff as the perfect example. It was a training technique that GG (George Gankas) uses with some students. He does that little pre-swimg shimmy to help set his hips and imagine his impact position, then the swing. His whole swing is made up of a series of training techniques.. but it freaking works.. he's making $$. And who gives a Flip how it looks?!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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3 hours ago, revkev said:

 


Was the big step with your back left or the front? Stepping through the all with the back leg is a common drill used by instructors - Gary Player often did it while playing. I did it the last hole weds and it two solid shots. Should have done it earlier in the round.


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With my left foot (front foot). Was a little happy gilmore like (without the run up). Not something i plan to do ever again, it just happened and was kind of funny.

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
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1 hour ago, azstu324 said:

Hopefully someone a little more credentialed in golf instruction can chime in to confirm but I believe that lifting the front heel can promote correct hip and shoulder rotation/load. Additionally it helps to keep your torso square over your hips and reduce or prevent the "sway".

Look at Matt Wolff as the perfect example. It was a training technique that GG (George Gankas) uses with some students. He does that little pre-swimg shimmy to help set his hips and imagine his impact position, then the swing. His whole swing is made up of a series of training techniques.. but it freaking works.. he's making $$. And who gives a Flip how it looks?!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

Brandel Chamblee has a book called Anatomy of Greatness (or something like that), and one of the most important things he calls out is that you should lift the lead heel, and he talks quite a bit about why. He also believes in a little right knee inward movement as a key to start the swing.

https://www.golf.com/instruction/brandel-chamblee-has-found-holy-grail-swing

This was what led me to try the lifting of the front foot. Not related to this shaft test, but the lifting of the front heel really helped with my irons. Instead of low and left shots, my shots started having a nice high trajectory with a very small well controlled fade.

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

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Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
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So with my local PGATSS shutting its doors due to COVID-19, I lost my access to any launch monitor availability.

I've had to improvise a little but I think my new setup should work just fine.

I was really feeling my swing come together today. This shaft just continues to deliver!

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the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..



How much for one of those sims?! [emoji23]


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How much for one of those sims?! [emoji23]


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For the net itself $25

For the sim and it's patent pending breakthrough "think it, hit it" technology..

$.07

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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I’m heading back into the shop today to get some more comparison data. Is there anything that anyone would like to see or have me test?


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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

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:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

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17 hours ago, azstu324 said:

So with my local PGATSS shutting its doors due to COVID-19, I lost my access to any launch monitor availability.

I've had to improvise a little but I think my new setup should work just fine.

I was really feeling my swing come together today. This shaft just continues to deliver!

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the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

This has be cracking up! FYI love the lines I did a double take!

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So this might be my last chance to get some data for a while.  Most of the other golf shops in the area have closed already.  After the last session I was really liking the numbers and feel of the Motore X.  However, today the trusty Rogue Silver was the winner.  Better dispersion and a lower spin rate.  I have noticed that I'm swinging much more neutral this year.  I was pretty consistently hitting 3-4 degrees up on the ball for the last few years.  Also, I'm usually a more in to out swinger, but I was definitely coming across the ball a little more today.  I wouldn't mind playing a cut on a consistent basis if it helped me eliminate the hook.  I know there's a little loop up at the top of the swing and it was very frustrating and probably was causing some of the club path issues.  The odd part was that with my 7 iron I had the same loop and was swinging in to out. Go figure! I did touch 180 once on the ball speed and I've never gotten to that number before so that was cool to see.  It was with the Rogue SIlver though and not the Motore X.  I was hitting the Rogue Silver in a better spot on the face more consistently as well today.  The verdict is still out! 

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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

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

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

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

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@Rtracymog Those yardages are nuts. I dream of hitting just one ball that far, would probably have to take a long roll on the cartpath for me to go more than 270 total. 

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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I played yesterday with a guy who just got off quarantine (Yankee minor league trainer, exposed to the 2 guys who tested positive).

We’ve played a handful of times. Around the 6th hole he said, “I love that shaft for you. Your ball flight is perfect.” I actually hit a cut on demand and carried some trees when I wanted to, flighted a couple down.

Of course I’m also gaming this years number 2 MWD. :). It’s clearly a better choice than the number 1 for me.


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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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Looks like things are getting shut down here as of today in WA state. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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13 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Looks like things are getting shut down here as of today in WA state. 

Just stay safe, please. 

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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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Originally in Michigan, golf was okay.  However, I know that the mayor of my city shut down the city courses.  Its supposed to be pretty nice the next couple of days, so I might call around and see if anyone is open.

:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

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

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

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

:EVNROLL: ER7

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Hey guys! The weather finally broke so I was able to put my net up today. I wanted to see how well I was finding the center of the face with the new setup. Below is the link to the first swing and a picture after hitting 5 balls.

 

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22 minutes ago, goaliewales14 said:

Hey guys! The weather finally broke so I was able to put my net up today. I wanted to see how well I was finding the center of the face with the new setup. Below is the link to the first swing and a picture after hitting 5 balls.

 

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man that takes some confidence to swing over the concrete like that.. I don' t think my nerves would be equipped to dance with that kind of danger 😳

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Hey guys! The weather finally broke so I was able to put my net up today. I wanted to see how well I was finding the center of the face with the new setup. Below is the link to the first swing and a picture after hitting 5 balls.
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2 hours ago, goaliewales14 said:

Hey guys! The weather finally broke so I was able to put my net up today. I wanted to see how well I was finding the center of the face with the new setup. Below is the link to the first swing and a picture after hitting 5 balls.

 

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Nice looking wear pattern there!

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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

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

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

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

:EVNROLL: ER7

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Good stuff in here guys.  

FYI. I'd you aren't already following @Fujikura Golf SM accounts. You may want to check them out 😉

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