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1 hour ago, bens197 said:

I think this is a good time to say that we could use some more Rohan content 🙂

I know, right? Great ball grab move!!! 

oh yeah Kirke did ok too 😉👍👍

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Any update on the use of the board. Martin chuck is endorsing it now. 

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24 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Any update on the use of the board. Martin chuck is endorsing it now. 

Still getting regular use, both by Kirke and by me. I posted this yesterday, in which Kirke shows off just ridiculous levels of skill that I cannot match:

The wear on the board is obvious. Little bits of sequin come off each session; I don't think that the full sequin comes off the board, but the sequins appear to have layers (the different colors), and they separate. If you put in a half hour with it, you'll see three or four bits on the carpet that need to be picked up.

But so far, there is no loss of functionality. It is still completely obvious where you've struck your shot. The wear, to this point, is entirely cosmetic. Sure, it would be nice if it looked nicer; the fact that it looks really worn even after your first handful of swings is not ideal. But we're still quite a ways from having to shop for the replacement panel.

But right now, when it comes time to get the replacement panel, I have every intention of getting one (or two).

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4 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Still getting regular use, both by Kirke and by me. I posted this yesterday, in which Kirke shows off just ridiculous levels of skill that I cannot match:

The wear on the board is obvious. Little bits of sequin come off each session; I don't think that the full sequin comes off the board, but the sequins appear to have layers (the different colors), and they separate. If you put in a half hour with it, you'll see three or four bits on the carpet that need to be picked up.

But so far, there is no loss of functionality. It is still completely obvious where you've struck your shot. The wear, to this point, is entirely cosmetic. Sure, it would be nice if it looked nicer; the fact that it looks really worn even after your first handful of swings is not ideal. But we're still quite a ways from having to shop for the replacement panel.

But right now, when it comes time to get the replacement panel, I have every intention of getting one (or two).

Thanks for the update. Hopefully Kirke gets an endorsement from them when he goes pro! This seems like if they had a price point of $65-75 would be more reasonable. Although. It’s the price of two lessons now (I missed out on the Adam young deal) so still value in that sense. I am tempted but with the back order to March, I’d be able to go to the range again. OTOH, I could now just practice at home

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1 minute ago, rbsiedsc said:

Thanks for the update. Hopefully Kirke gets an endorsement from them when he goes pro! This seems like if they had a price point of $65-75 would be more reasonable. Although. It’s the price of two lessons now (I missed out on the Adam young deal) so still value in that sense. I am tempted but with the back order to March, I’d be able to go to the range again. OTOH, I could now just practice at home

Yeah, the price is tough to swallow. On the other hand, it's hard to argue on a market level: he introduced them at $100, sold out, increased the price to $125 (I think) and sold out again.

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Definitely intrigued by this, but in the spirit of DIY (and cheapskateness and product unavailability) .. I put a "Flat Ball" (could also use a ball marker, poker chip, etc.) about 2 inches in front of the ball - the goal, of course, to make that the low point of your swing ... 

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1 hour ago, cksurfdude said:

Definitely intrigued by this, but in the spirit of DIY (and cheapskateness and product unavailability) .. I put a "Flat Ball" (could also use a ball marker, poker chip, etc.) about 2 inches in front of the ball - the goal, of course, to make that the low point of your swing ... 

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Totally in on this. We often use Flat Balls with the Divot Board.

Here's another idea: get a strip of mat or carpet on top of your normal hitting surface, and put the ball near the back of it. Demands that you're really precise with strike:

 

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I think I mentioned this in another thread, but I've got one of these on order and hopefully it'll be in soon. I picked it up through Practical Golf along with one of his books and full access to his site for $115. Like some of the others, the price was a bit hard to swallow, but I'm hoping the feedback will pay for itself during my net sessions.

Watching all the videos @GolfSpy MPR has posted of Kirke on here and Twitter was the tipping point for me buying this. You guys should be getting some commission for the great work you've done promoting the Divot Board. Kirke is just so crazy good in them. 

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39 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I think I mentioned this in another thread, but I've got one of these on order and hopefully it'll be in soon. I picked it up through Practical Golf along with one of his books and full access to his site for $115. Like some of the others, the price was a bit hard to swallow, but I'm hoping the feedback will pay for itself during my net sessions.

Watching all the videos @GolfSpy MPR has posted of Kirke on here and Twitter was the tipping point for me buying this. You guys should be getting some commission for the great work you've done promoting the Divot Board. Kirke is just so crazy good in them. 

I'll try to follow up on collecting that commission. For Kirke's college fund, of course 🙂

Like I said, I cannot begin to compare to @Kirke in the "call it in the backswing" drill, but I did a little work this afternoon just intentionally, from the same stance, purposefully hitting different spots on the board, or even getting a swing that just touches the board while barely disturbing any sequins. After several minutes of those kinds of drills, I found my success going back to hitting the "correct" spot on the board increasing significantly (as Adam Young would predict).

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I'll add this: I'm really excited that this might be a big key to starting off my season well here. As most of you know, our season is short. And even when the course opens, it's generally very soft for many weeks after opening as it's continuing to dry out from the winter's snow on a clay-soil course. Because it's so often wet, fat shots are punished pretty severely: I've compared it to playing everything from a fairway bunker. Normal winter practice can actually hurt in this regard: a normal mat lets you get away with fat shots. So all that to say, I'll definitely be checking into this thread in a couple of months to let you know if I come out of the gates with some crisper ball-striking than is customary for me.

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On 2/16/2021 at 7:40 AM, cksurfdude said:

Definitely intrigued by this, but in the spirit of DIY (and cheapskateness and product unavailability) .. I put a "Flat Ball" (could also use a ball marker, poker chip, etc.) about 2 inches in front of the ball - the goal, of course, to make that the low point of your swing ... 

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Thanks for the diy tip. Did the same thing but with my daughters Pom poms instead of a ball. 

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3 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

Thanks for the diy tip. Did the same thing but with my daughters Pom poms instead of a ball. 

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👍 ..liking those pom pom colors! 

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@GolfSpy MPRDid you notice after your first few uses a specific pattern?  I've heard that most do hit the ball a bit more fat than they realize, but tend to get away with it.  Just curious on your experience?

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@GolfSpy MPRDid you notice after your first few uses a specific pattern?  I've heard that most do hit the ball a bit more fat than they realize, but tend to get away with it.  Just curious on your experience?

Good question, and I won't have a good answer for you. I'm currently doing a lot of swing tinkering right now. If I got the board and had "my swing," I'd likely hit a bunch and see what tendencies emerge. But for me, one of the reasons I got the board was to see what happens to my impact with different changes that I'm working on.

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On 2/17/2021 at 2:53 PM, juspoole said:

@GolfSpy MPRDid you notice after your first few uses a specific pattern?  I've heard that most do hit the ball a bit more fat than they realize, but tend to get away with it.  Just curious on your experience?

I tend to hit fat on the divot board... But the top surface also sits 3/4" off the floor and I'm usually in my living room in bare feet. So that's about 1" above a flat lie compared to with shoes. 

When I try to strike 3-4" in front of the ball, I often miss the mat entirely. Probably an issue with casting and a poor pivot. 

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Seeing this thread reminds me I need to check the thickness of my hitting mat to see what the difference in it and the Divot Board is. I'm planning on sitting it just off the mat to hopefully even them up, or at least get them fairly close. 

I'm still waiting for it to ship, and USPS nonetheless. It'll probably be a week or two before I see it. I can't wait to use it, though. 

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I posted over in the "What Equipment are You Thinking About" thread that mine arrived today. It just so happened I got off work early today and I took it out for a trial run. My first shot wasn't great, but shows where my normal miss is. 20210222_152306-01.jpeg.055638a962345034c9e826e3d35e5c15.jpeg

Kinda looks like an egg. 

I spent thirty minutes with it and the variety of shot patterns was astounding.20210222_152353-01.jpeg.6e5469e5ae13e7527801c80c3c05b2ba.jpeg

That one was nice along with this one:20210222_155001-01.jpeg.d489a26e2679389619ab90a6dbfd82ac.jpeg

Then somehow I ended up with this one and it still baffles me. 20210222_154106-01.jpeg.a7ff0f8ef85611a04e8f5fba32571f2f.jpeg

I'm going to say I think I might have possibly topped that one, or missed it all together. I spent time figuring out what I might be doing and I think I might have an issue with swaying. I know it's a common problem when thinking about turning the hips to interpret it as to sway. I spent time working on thinking about rotating my body around my spine and started to see less drastic misses. 

It's going to take a lot of work, but I'm hoping to see more consistency in the coming weeks and months. 

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I tried to do the drill I've had Kirke do, with Kirke calling out target locations in my backswing. I'm not good at it. But I have been working at a similar but less difficult drill. I'll take my stance and then try to hit the beginning and end of each of the yellow lines (so that covers toe and heel, fat and thin), and then I'll try to strike the middle. I'm finding that it is definitely increasingly my skill at striking the board in the right place when I want to do so.

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

I tried to do the drill I've had Kirke do, with Kirke calling out target locations in my backswing. I'm not good at it. But I have been working at a similar but less difficult drill. I'll take my stance and then try to hit the beginning and end of each of the yellow lines (so that covers toe and heel, fat and thin), and then I'll try to strike the middle. I'm finding that it is definitely increasingly my skill at striking the board in the right place when I want to do so.

That sounds like a good drill and would build an awareness of club control. I'll have to remember that one. 

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Just now, sirchunksalot said:

That sounds like a good drill and would build an awareness of club control. I'll have to remember that one. 

Bonus feature: you use different parts of the board, which gives you longer before you have to replace the hitting surface.

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