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Half decent range session today.  Trying to quit overswinging, mainly with the driver, and I felt like I made a little progress with it.

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Nothing presently.  I'm doing a full rebuild soon after my golfer's elbow heals and I get a full fitting.

 

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3 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... I think one of the most amazing things about this game is what you experienced never changes regardless of your ability. I played with an ex college player the other day and he was so frustrated that he missed 3 eagle putts and one rolled a good 7 feet past the hole and he missed the birdie. So for 3 holes he was 2 under and the next hole he faded one OB out of frustration and trying to hit it too hard and he said he felt like a beginner. I was shooting in the mid 70's for most of the winter before finding my form a few weeks ago and while I never seriously considered quitting the game, it just wasn't very much fun at all. Being outdoors walking in the warm/hot sunshine with good company and in the middle of the amazing desert wild life I couldn't complain but damm the actually playing was so frustrating. And I watched Nelly Korda yesterday look like she was ready to sell her clubs to anyone on the other side of the ropes and definitely was not having any fun. 

... So it happens to all of us but the flip side is so much more rewarding when we play well because we have had these miserable rounds where nothing seemed to work to compare them to. Hang in there!

I appreciate the kind words and the advice, Sam. I have nothing but the utmost respect for you, so thank you. 

 

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4 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

 

I'll be good, what I'm taking away from the round is my driver was good and I forgot to mention I putted decently. I had 19 with two three putts and one 1 putt. 

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When ever you start shanking try doing the drill where you try to hit it off the toe like you did the other day. They were all dead center even though you were trying to hit if off the toe. For me, if I happen to shank one it means I am crowding the ball. I'll step away 1/2" and the problem is gone. You have roughly 2 to 2-1/2" of clubface from the hosel to the toe.  

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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11 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Shot an inconsistent 110 today. First drive with the super hybrid today was superb (went as far as my longest driver hit, see shot of the day). Everything fade city after that. First driver was great. Everything after was fade city. You get the picture. Looking forward to my driver fitting. Really contemplating lessons too.

Iron play was fairly solid (see shot of the day). Some mishits but some awesome balls too. Contemplating a 4h instead of my 4i but that is just today’s flavor of the week. Putting was for not as the greens were like playing plinko (punched and sandy).  I likely break 100 with the greens in normal shape as nothing would check and i left about 6 putt just at the lip. My 58 was Jekyll and Hyde. Some shots were great, some were WTF was that. Great to be out. 

From experience... don't automatically think a 4h replaces a 4i.  I think you will find that more than likely, a 5h replaces a 4i.  It would be a good idea to check that out at your fitting.  Hybrids typically fly higher and further than equivalent irons.

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

From experience... don't automatically think a 4h replaces a 4i.  I think you will find that more than likely, a 5h replaces a 4i.  It would be a good idea to check that out at your fitting.  Hybrids typically fly higher and further than equivalent irons.

Thanks. My 3H (19*) doesn’t follow that as it only has about 1/2 - 3/4 club more than my 4i (22*)

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S 

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in :titelist-small: proV1 at some point)

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

When ever you start shanking try doing the drill where you try to hit it off the toe like you did the other day. They were all dead center even though you were trying to hit if off the toe. For me, if I happen to shank one it means I am crowding the ball. I'll step away 1/2" and the problem is gone. You have roughly 2 to 2-1/2" of clubface from the hosel to the toe.  

I'll definitely focus on this the next couple of weeks, it worked fantastically on the range. I tried it once on the course and shanked it, so I abandoned it. I'm not planning on playing again for two weeks, I don't think they'll cancel this Saturday and I'm going to just relax Sunday. 

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

Plus pollen season is in full swing

Yeah same problem with me .. my eyes tend to itch a bit and tear up so I have to stop and wipe them before every shot or putt...

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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35 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Yeah same problem with me .. my eyes tend to itch a bit and tear up so I have to stop and wipe them before every shot or putt...

Allergy season starts for me sometime in May, when the temps get into the high 90's and runs into Sept with the peak around early August when it's 100-110º.  I have the opposite problem.  My eyes don't tear up; they are dry and itchy.  I have to add drops all the time.  I don't have that problem when I leave this area.  It's even better in hot, dry places like AZ or Palm Springs.  

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19 minutes ago, chisag said:

... OTOH just concentrating on making a smooth chipping stroke and good contact always gets you on the green and in the circle. There really is no need to look up to see how close you got the chip because you have plenty of time as the ball isn't going into the woods/water/bushes, so make sure you maintain your posture and then swivel your head to see your results. For some (many?) this means looking at you contact point and keeping your eyes down for a good 2-3 seconds to train yourself to not look or rise up at impact. Your job is to make solid contact with a consistent stroke, not get the ball close to the hole. If you do that you can kiss bladed chips good bye forever. 

Thanks for that!! That was most likely what I did - look up too soon, in addition to not setting myself up well enough on the upslope I was standing on. And yes - my primary goal at this point .. that I probably should repeat to myself as I'm setting up .. is to get it up and onto the green (somewhere, anywhere). Will def be working on this...!!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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... Instead of the lesson folder I am posting this here since so many have problems on the green. For those of you struggling with your putter, here is a great drill. I have always believed a true pendulum technique gives you the best opportunity to have a repetitive putting stroke. Swing the putter back and forward at the same pace. To help in not accelerating the putter head to start the forward stroke, balance a dime on your putter flange and take your normal putting stroke. If the dime falls off you are starting the stroke with too much acceleration and distance control will always be a problem. If you can take a smooth stroke back and forth at the same speed, the dime will stay on the putters flange. Even those with a pop stroke can benefit from the drill as the dime should fall off closer to impact instead of the start of the forward swing. You can even do this with a 40 footer if you take a longer back swing. Really helps with your rhythm!


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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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