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28 minutes ago, Javs said:

Making it easier to answer by making a list of the items:

  1. Properly Warm up - nope.
  2. Flight wedges - I try to.
  3. know miss - yes
  4. focus on start lines when putting - I question this suggestion.  I do practice start line but speed is probably more of a pros focus.
  5. know their game - yes, I study expectation management and understand my dispersion patterns and shot shape.
  6. work on their mental game - yes.
  7. use visualization - nope
  8. practice with purpose - what's practice 🤣
  9. clean clubs - yes

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :taylormade-small:TM-180

Testing:   SPGC_logo.jpg

Backups:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W

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47 minutes ago, Javs said:

Yes, I do almost all of them (or at least I attempt to do them). The mental part and REALLY “knowing my game” are the toughest part, along with clearly visualizing my planned shots. However, when I am really playing well it is because I am doing at least 8 out of the 9.

DR - Callaway Paradym X, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - T.E. Exotics C722, Diamana D+ 82-S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Callaway Epic Flash, ACCRA Tour X 80S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X (5-GW), KBS TGI 75-R

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - Makefield VS custom, 34", 67* lie, 1.75* loft

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023) or Vice Pro Plus (OnCore ELIXR or Maxfli Tour S in winter)

Bags - Vessel

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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Of course, it's difficult to "know my game" when it changes from day-to-day, and sometimes even during the course of a round of golf!

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DR - Callaway Paradym X, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - T.E. Exotics C722, Diamana D+ 82-S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Callaway Epic Flash, ACCRA Tour X 80S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X (5-GW), KBS TGI 75-R

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - Makefield VS custom, 34", 67* lie, 1.75* loft

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023) or Vice Pro Plus (OnCore ELIXR or Maxfli Tour S in winter)

Bags - Vessel

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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Properly Warm up - not like I should every single time.

Flight wedges - Yes, I typically never hit a full wedge shot.  

know miss - Yes for the most part.  Now I need to get better at not attempting some of those shots that put my miss in play.

focus on start lines when putting - I see my line but could improve on this by learning speed control more.

know their game - I know my game relatively well but always learning about it more and more.

work on their mental game - Contstantly 

use visualization - Yes on just about every shot.  Not 100% of the time but close to it.

practice with purpose - This is a 60/40 yes

clean clubs - yes, after each shot.

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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Properly Warm up - On the rounds that matter yes, the others....well....

Flight wedges - Yes

know miss - Generally, but since it changes, 

focus on start lines when putting - yes

know their game - somewhat. I probably know what I'd like my game to be better than I know my actual game.

work on their mental game - Yes

use visualization - Rarely

practice with purpose - Usually

clean clubs - Like someone is going to run a white gloved hand over them

Driver:  Callaway Mavrik 10.5->9.5, Paderson KinetiXX Launch R

Wood:  Callaway Mavrik 3, Paderson KinetiXX Launch R 

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik 4H, Graphite Design Tour AD R

Irons:    Miura CB301, 5-gw, Aerotech Steelfiber I95 R

Wedge: Vokey SM8 54 and 58, 12 bounce, D grind, Shimada tour black

Putter:  Odyssey Dual Force Rossie II

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Yes to all

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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All but 1, I don’t warm up. I hit the ground running. 

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

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I warm up with 3 stretches & an orange whip, but could/should do mo' better.

I don't use visualization and I don't practice often. I sometimes chip and always putt before every round, but that's just to get used to speed for the day/course - I don't consider that practice.

I do all the others for the most part, my clubs are always clean and my mental game is better than my actual game... 🥴

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  • Titleist TSR2 16.5º HZRDUS Red 60 CB 6.0 & TSR2 21º HZRDUS Black 4G 70 6.0 w Lamkin UTx Midsize
  • Mizuno JPX923 HMP 4-GW, T22 54.12WS, T22 58.04DC w Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Midsize
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  • Maxfli Tour & ProV1
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Hmmmmmm!

Warm Up:   If 2-3 practice swings at about 35% speed with my driver constitutes a proper warm up, THEN YES!!

Flight Wedges:  Actually Yes I will take less club and swing easier with wedges.

Know Miss:  Yes I 100 percent know where I want to miss with every shot.  The problem is that my ability to execute exactly the shot I want, and miss where I want runs at about 30%, so I often end up right where 10 second before I told myself I didn't want to end up.

Focus Start Line:  Yes under 12 feet, because I am 98% certain I will not 3 putt, and I can ACTUALLY make a few more of these with practice.  Over 12 feet, where make percentage drops to single digit 9%, I concentrate on speed more to avoid 3 putting as my primary focus. 

Know Game:  Yes  I am very good at not attempting high risk shots of any kind.

Mental Game:  Yes... After walking off the course 3 years ago, and realizing I was a complete A-Hole, I can now hit any sort of bad shot you can imagine, and it just doesn't bother me anymore.

Visualization:  Not Really:  Only on the putts 12 feet and less mentioned above.  I will actually go through my routine.. practice strokes, set up, set putter behind ball, look at hole, follow the imaginary ball back to my putter from the hole, and hit it.  On anything else it just seems to lead me to believing I can have more control over shots, than my actual ability will allow me.

Practice with purpose:  Yes on putting in my basement.  Driving/Practice Range not unless merely thinking about going to a range counts as practicing with a purpose.

Clean Clubs:  Yes after every shot.

 

Driver: Cobra King Speedzone

Irons:  :callaway-small: Mavrik 4-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CG-14 56 & RTX 52

Putter:  :ping-small: Scottsdale Wolverine

Woods:  Gigagolf  3W, 2H, 3H

Ball:  Srixon Z-Star XV 

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On 11/11/2023 at 10:05 AM, cnosil said:

focus on start lines when putting - I question this suggestion.  I do practice start line but speed is probably more of a pros focus.

 

... So many different ways to accomplish the same thing. I completely agree speed is more important than line for most. As most know that have read my putting thoughts, I am a little unique in that I don't know what my line actually is. I take a look at the putt from ball to hole letting it sink into my brain, then when standing over the putt my brain may make an adjustment because as strange as it sounds I don't pick a line but trust that my subconscious has done that for me. What I do when I practice and when I putt is make sure I am stroking my putt straight through the ball so it starts on the line my brain has decided will work best with enough speed to topple the ball in the hole, and inside of 6 feet enough speed to roll about a foot past the hole. I would add I don't concentrate on speed either anymore than I thought about the launch of a jumper from the foul line, top of the key or 3 point line. I just take it in and let my natural feel for distance dictate the effort needed for the shot or putt. 

... The beauty of my technique is I never have any doubts. I never second guess my brains decision because I don't really know what it is, I just trust it and stroke my putts. While the rest of my game can go off the rails at any time my putting never does and I have not made a single change to anything in 40 years. I do get more compliments about my putting than any other part of my game. As one of my pards said last week after hitting a chip 10 feet past the hole and making the comeback to save par "You could put any hunk of metal on the end of any stick and Sam could make putts with it". If only I could take the credit. 🤪

Driver:     :taylormade-small:  Qi10 Max 10.5* ... Graphite Design AD-IZr
Fairway:  :cobra-small: Aerojet 3/5 ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:      430 Hybrid 22*... Steelfiber 780Hy 
                  :taylormade-small:  DHy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r 
Irons:       :titleist-small:         '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :EVNROLL:  Custom EV 5.1  33" 
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour

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  1. Properly Warm up - Yes. I do my best to arrive early enough to hit a small bucket to warm my my body. I do some stretching and shoulder rotation work to do my best to be ready to go come 1st tee. I don't have a written warm up routine, so that may be something I put on my goals for next year.
  2. Flight wedges - No. I'm just trying to hit them squarely at this point. Flighting may come once I'm actually able to hit them properly routinely.
  3. Know your miss - Yes/No. I need to make this part of my pre-shot routine to ensure I know where the good/bad areas are around my aim point.
  4. Focus on start lines when putting - Yes. I line my ball up with the line I want it to take. Then do my best to stay on that line with the proper amount of contact to get the ball to the hole. Going to work on picking an item/mark only a few feet from my ball as a close marker to help with that start line.
  5. Know their game - Yes/No. I started collecting stats at the end of the season for the first time. Small sample size, but it's already showing some great info that I'll keep with me as I play rounds that play to other items on this list.
  6. Work on their mental game - No. I really need to do this one going forward. Just need to figure out the best way how.
  7. Use visualization - Yes/No. I used to do it a lot when I played other sports, but haven't done it consistently with golf. That'll be more a part of my pre-shot routine next season.
  8. Practice with purpose - This will change to yes once I get my garage hitting area set up. I haven't really put much thought in to practice over the years, especially since I really never practiced before. That changes this off-season for sure.
  9. Clean clubs - After every round or range session.

In My Sun Mountain C-130 'merica Cart Bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth+ Rocket 3W, 13.5* turned down to 12.75*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 75g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
Ball: :maxfli: Tour & Testing :OnCore: Vero X1
Technology: :ShotScope: H4 w/ Tags, Pro L2 Rangefinder

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