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1 hour ago, thefullmonte said:

...on a semi related note…I have suddenly had the best stretch of FH with the old Nike.  This little beotch knows it’s being replaced and is suddenly behaving itself 

This happens all the time....they pick up the replacement vibes somehow and self correct.

The flip side also happens....new club performs fantastically for 30 - 45 days and then reverts back to the previous club's performance level.  I think that could be labeled the Completion Backwards Principle for you old fans of The Tubes!  

Modern Bag: :Sub70:  849 Pro 9*, Accra Tour Z M5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  :Sub70: Raw 50*, Nippon Tour 120 X; :vokey-small: SM9 54* / 10* / S, Wedge Flex ;  :cleveland-small: Tour Action 57*, PX LZ 6.5;   :ping-small: Ancient Anser or Heppler Fetch (depends on the week);  Ball - :Snell: MTB-Black; Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: H2NO 

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On 8/11/2021 at 1:56 PM, Kenny B said:

My suggestion (and it's only a suggestion) is before you look at new drivers, find out what your swing flaw is that causes you to miss fairways... and greens I might add when you only hit 21% of them.  If you are back from shoulder surgery, I can assure you that your swing is different, and you may be introducing compensations.  That could lead to more issues down the road.  The driver you have may be just fine once you figure out your swing.

I tend to agree. This is the golden age of drivers. If you can't hit these straight it's not the driver.  At least not the head, the shaft is more important nowadays. And unless you're totally misfit in the shaft you should still be able to keep it in play.  All the heads are extremely forgiving.

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In this age of the 460cc driver, we tend to talk about the forgiveness of the huge head, but there are other considerations some might find problematic. 

First, we need to tee the ball so high that it's equivalent to having a ball-above-feet sidehill lie on the tee.

Second, many of us have to play the big driver more forward in our stance than we're comfortable doing.

Third, due to compensation for the long, 45"+  shaft drooping during the swing, the modern drivers are extra upright, meaning we have to get used to the toe being a little up at address.

Fourth, between the driver and the modern ball, the drive will likely be longer.  The same angle of deviation that has you on the fairway at 235 yards may have you in the rough at 250.  Or in the woods at 265.

My big driver is, off the top of my head, about six years old. 

In order to find one that I could hit reasonably straight,

I went all the way up to 14º in loft and kept the shaft at 44".   And on tight, scary driving holes, I still go to the driving iron.

All that notwithstanding, most players are still appreciative of the modern driver I would think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoot me in the face.  I received shipping info for the driver today…and apparently it’s being shipped via Oregon Trail.  Shipping from half a state away and its not arriving till Saturday now.  Hope the driver of the covered wagon doesn’t die of dysentery on the way 

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On 8/11/2021 at 6:22 PM, KapTx86 said:

For $9 ..... Thats right, less than a happy meal you can have access to the database from MGS at www.truegolffit.com... Well that is what I paid.  It will give you 2 club choices based on insane amounts of data.  That is a great place to start.  I bought a hogan GS53 Max.....

PS - guess what ... I got fat during rona and I need to go get a lesson to dial it in.... its not the hammer its the carpenter. 

Summation:  www.truegolffit.com and a lesson

I will say I did true golf fit and was surprised by the results, I didn't go with what they recommended (Mizuno St-x and TSi4) but they were on to something, I needed a significantly low spin driver and ended up with the G425 LST. So all in all I second using truegolffit.com

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:vokey-small: SM8 50,54, and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:Spider Tour Putter

Vice Pro Plus White or Titleist ProV1x

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

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Did a couple range sessions, but today was the first round on the course with the new TSi2

Very small sample size, but it was my best fairway hit of the year. (64%)

the more noticeable thing was the lack of BIG misses.  Only two of my misses were really bad.  (One Hook, one slice)  the rest all gave me a really good chance to hit GIR.

18 holes isn’t much of a sample size, but that was a great first start

 

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On 9/6/2021 at 5:42 PM, thefullmonte said:

Did a couple range sessions, but today was the first round on the course with the new TSi2

Very small sample size, but it was my best fairway hit of the year. (64%)

the more noticeable thing was the lack of BIG misses.  Only two of my misses were really bad.  (One Hook, one slice)  the rest all gave me a really good chance to hit GIR.

18 holes isn’t much of a sample size, but that was a great first start

 

This is me when I had a lesson and when I upgraded to my Mavrik, most of my misses are right off the fairway and I get much more consistent distance. The best part was after the lesson I can usually nail down what my mistake/miss was and what I need to do to correct it.

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10 hours ago, Londo said:

This is me when I had a lesson and when I upgraded to my Mavrik, most of my misses are right off the fairway and I get much more consistent distance. The best part was after the lesson I can usually nail down what my mistake/miss was and what I need to do to correct it.

Two more rounds in, and this driver has been absolutely fantastic.  Last round I had a lower than average FH%….but there was only 1 shot off the fairway, in the rough, by more than 5-6 feet.

It’s been exactly what I was looking for in upgrading my driver.

 

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On 9/14/2021 at 1:05 PM, Londo said:

This is me when I had a lesson and when I upgraded to my Mavrik, most of my misses are right off the fairway and I get much more consistent distance. The best part was after the lesson I can usually nail down what my mistake/miss was and what I need to do to correct it.

Let me know if you and the Mavrik ever get to the East side of Iowa @Londo !!!

Love to tee it up!  Go Hawks!

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8 hours ago, thefullmonte said:

Let me know if you and the Mavrik ever get to the East side of Iowa @Londo !!!

Love to tee it up!  Go Hawks!

Hahaha, I’ll be sure to do that. Great win last weekend, you guys have a great defense this year. I usually make it back a few times a year but most of those are trips to Ames (; Going to see if I’m able to stop at Veenker when I’m there in 6 weeks if there isn’t already snow on the ground!

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5 hours ago, Londo said:

Hahaha, I’ll be sure to do that. Great win last weekend, you guys have a great defense this year. I usually make it back a few times a year but most of those are trips to Ames (; Going to see if I’m able to stop at Veenker when I’m there in 6 weeks if there isn’t already snow on the ground!

Thanks my friend.  That D of ya’lls is something as well
 

you heading to Vegas this weekend?

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8 hours ago, thefullmonte said:

Thanks my friend.  That D of ya’lls is something as well
 

you heading to Vegas this weekend?

Looks like a party but decided to save my money. Started doing the math on the trip and more than I was willing to spend-also wouldn't be able to stay long as we have a 6 month old and I like being married haha

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