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So one of the best tips I've had in a while was to get the forged CB clubs, and to quit trying to be a pro and hit the blades.

I might be able to hit the blades now that I'm swinging pretty well, but I have gotten away with quite a few shots that the old mp-33's wouldnt have let me have.

 

Another was from this site, suggesting to get the club more into the fingers, rather than the palm.

 

Another was to try out the MG C4 Tour ball. Its a pretty darn nice ball for $19.99

 

Another was to move the ball back an inch in my putting stance... Weird huh?

 

What tips stick in your mind that helped in some way or another?

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Last year it was to roll my left hand farther to the right in my grip (stronger grip)

 

This year it was to play for the middle of the green and not go after pins on the edges of greens.

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

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Don't bet on horses. :lol:

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Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
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From my father teaching the golf swing: "You always watch a bad shot"

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5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

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Don't drink and hit driver.

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Short putts never go in!

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3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

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Know whether you are a one plane or two planer because tips that work for one screw with the other.

 

I've also received WD's advise and would rank that as my second best tip.

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Don't read tips in the Golf Digest, it worked for someone else but not for you. It will play with your head and ruin your swing, and it will take paid professional help to fix it.

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KZG Q 3 Wood 15 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG Q 5 Wood, 19 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG H370 Tour hybrid 22 deg with Silver NovaTech shaft 38 lbs

KZG forged cavity back CBIII wedges AW -5 iron, bent 3 deg up, with silver 38lb graphite NovaTech shafts

KZG 60 degree forged wedge NS shaft.

Callaway X Jaw 64 degree wedge

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I figured this topic would bring out the smart alecks in the crowd. And sure enough....

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:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

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Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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Best tip?

 

"Just because you can (or can't) drive the green doesn't mean you need to use your driver."

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Yep, Absolutely!!

 

At the age of 7yo, my grandmother(A 4-time State Women's Am Champion) told me that when it was time, she would get me a teacher(I was 11yo when I had my first lesson) and he was THE ONLY person that I was to listen to. Until then, she would be my teacher(Though an Am, she, a HS Principal, also was a golf instructor), and again, I was to listen to noone but her.

 

She said that the only "tips" that I was to ever acccept were for work rendered, haha.

 

I've adhered to her advice my whole life, lol, and it's served me well. I started with my teacher at the age of 14yo and stayed with him for the next 36+ years, until his passing.

 

It's funny cuz in '09, he said that the worst things to come to golf were the golf mags and the Golf Channel, haha, due to all of the tips offered.

 

 

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I tell that to my boy all the time. Once he's ready to try another teacher, then I'll stop being his coach.

 

People seem to feel its ok to go up to kids and give them bad swing advice. They do it to my boy all the time to the point where we've come up with a canned response: "Thanks, next time I'm on the range I'll have to try that"

 

One guy told him to stop using his legs to create lift when swinging :huh:

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Best advice I've gotten here at MGS was from RP to visualize the shot and not think about the shot before or the shot coming after.

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FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

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I meant smart alecks in a nice way... ;)

 

Interesting though, in some of these things I never thought of, along the lines of DONT give or take tips.

 

Two holes in today with a stranger at a new track, the guy told me to please watch his swing and tell him what he needs to do. So I told to hit it in the middle, and sink all putts...

 

The guy hits it about 175 , but right down the middle. He was about 65.

What in the world would I possibly tell him?

 

What I was looking for was small tidbits that you personally remember, not major swing structural changes... Not looking to change the world today...

:callaway-small: MavriK Sub Zero 9* on EvenFlow RipTide 6.0 50g

:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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Best advice I've gotten here at MGS was from RP to visualize the shot and not think about the shot before or the shot coming after.

 

This might be something I start up with... I hit about 3 shots today subconsciously doing that pre hit, and they went exactly as I envisioned.

 

This might be a winner...

:callaway-small: MavriK Sub Zero 9* on EvenFlow RipTide 6.0 50g

:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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Hey, I wasn't being a smart arse when I said "don't drink and hit driver". I got that bit of advice during a scramble where I ended up sitting in the cart the last 4 holes because I drank a bunch of beer and liquor and couldn't hit my butt with both hands.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I tell that to my boy all the time. Once he's ready to try another teacher, then I'll stop being his coach.

 

People seem to feel its ok to go up to kids and give them bad swing advice. They do it to my boy all the time to the point where we've come up with a canned response: "Thanks, next time I'm on the range I'll have to try that"

 

One guy told him to stop using his legs to create lift when swinging :huh:

I agree with you 110% on that statement I see it all the time which in a way is a noble attempt to bond or whatever but if the person cant hit a bull in the arse with a bass fiddle what the heck is he doing trying to teach someone else?? I like you son's canned response though good answer. I have had some guys that want me to work with their grandsons etc but I politely decline. I am in no way shape or form a golf instructor. I do a lot of things wrong in my swing and I do things that are not fundamentaly right but get away with it. I cannot honestly tell you what I do. I will say one thing I am mostly an instinct and feel player and that is two things I cannot explain or even begin to. That Arnold Palmer/ Dicks commercial says it all for me personally "swing your swing not someone elses or one you wish you had"

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4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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