My experience gaming clubs that were designed for my handicap range

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  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove albertaClubWRX  1778WRX Points: 226Handicap: 8.2Posts: 1,778 ClubWRX
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    The main problem is that people continue to toss around ridiculous stats in this thread. Blades are awesome, get over it.

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    Driver: TM SIM 9 Deg with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 60 @ 45 inch

    3 Wood: TM SIM TI (15 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 43 inch

    5 Wood: TM SIM TI (19 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 41.75 inch

    3-PW: TM P750 with DG shafts (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length and loft

    Wedges: TM Milled Grind 2 Black 52/09 and 58/11 (both at 2 flat with DG S200 shafts) 

    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches (carried over from last season)

    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

    All grips 360 Golf Pride tour velvet with 1 extra wrap 

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  6910WRX Points: 1,235Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 6,910 Titanium Tees
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    LOL

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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13001WRX Points: 3,940Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,001 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @nsxguy said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @pinestreetgolf said:

    On -, @gvogel said:

    On -, @dciccoritti said:

    On -, @IamMarkMac said:

    The analogy is good. Another follow up question is, between a 1 inch diameter hammer and an 8 inch cast iron pan, what will the nail better if you're off center by 2 inches?

    Doesn't happen. EVER! I've been in the construction business for 30 years and NO ONE misses the nail EVER! Like NEVER! And in all these years with some talking about ideas to improve tools, NOT ONCE has anyone EVER mentioned the idea of a larger headed hammer. EVER! Never been an issue and never been a discussion. And this across all skill levels.

    And if anyone ever came to work with a frying pan, they would be escorted off the property immediately.

    This in an industry (like many) where time is money and precision matters.

    So why do most all elite professional golfers use 460 cc or 450 cc driver heads? Say, as compared to something the size of a mini driver?

    Good question. I played tennis in college. At no point did anyone suggest that we use a tennis racket with a head the size of a milk saucer to improve our focus. We used heart monitors to check if we were feeling pressure, we used sophisticated (for the time) technology to "map" our serves for velocity and spin, but nobody every suggested using inferior equipment to improve focus.

    We should have hired some of the guys in this thread as consultants: if I had practiced with a rock superglued to handle I could have won the national championship. I would have been focused AF.

    Cool story bro. Not sure the relevance, given tennis is a completely different game. I'm sure of I had to hit a 7 iron with the ball bouncing at waist height then some shovels would be the way forwards, but I don't. So they aren't.

    But if you must bring another sport into it pool would be a much better example. You can use the stubby cueues that the pub provide, or bring your own with a finer tip. Harder to use, but gives more control over the cueue ball for those who can.

    Actually there's an excellent correlation of tennis rackets to golf irons.

    Way back when (when there were only blades in golf) there were also only small, unforgiving "blade-like" (if you will) tennis rackets as well. Small and unforgiving.

    Then someone realized that by making the rackets larger improved forgiveness and made the racket more powerful as well.

    And larger still not only improved forgiveness even more but also made the racket even more powerful for seniors and other weaker players. For the pros however, as the oversize rackets were too powerful and hard to control, the mid-sized/"PCB" racket, turned out to be the best combination of power and accuracy.

    Now, I hardly watch any tennis at all anymore but I'm betting that most, if not all pros and other highly skilled players, are playing mid-size/"PCB" type rackets. Possibly a few are playing oversize/"GI" type rackets. I doubt there are any "small/"blade" type racket on the Pro Tennis circuit.

    I do not know squat about tennis period. The only thing I know about tennis is sometimes they use lead tape on the rackets. LOL when I was in the wrecker business this kid worked part time dispatch was an avid tennis player. He was real shy too. One day he came to me and asked shyly if I had any lead tape. How much do you need ? as I retrieved a roll out of the door pocket of my pick up. I told him use as much as he wanted I had plenty. He put several pieces on a racket and explained to me why and what he was doing. Like I said I do not know squat about tennis but the physics of what he was doing and why made perfect sense to me. And no I have no idea what size the racket was or the brand

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13001WRX Points: 3,940Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,001 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bladehunter said:

    On -, @MelloYello said:

    It's funny to me to hear you guys argue against video and how it will lead to obsessing about positions and all that jazz.

    I understand what you're getting at but consider that 99% of golfers at your local range have never seen their swing on video before at all.

    I don’t disagree totally. I just think that for me anyway. It’s a double edged sword. It can (can) bind me up. When in playing well likely have for last 2-4 months. I want to be free. Without a swing thought at all. If he train falls all the way off. Then sure I guess nothing could hurt. I just don’t like it as a maintenance tool. I prefer to concentrate on path , face and tempo. If my setup is right the others I can manipulate to get the ball in the hole.

    I agree 110% ---- I do not want to think over the ball period---- I am a classic example of paralysis by analysis----- My favorite saying "Just hit the ball stupid"---- Of course I will admit I am a feel and instinct player

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25062WRX Points: 1,633Posts: 25,062 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @nostatic said:

    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    On -, @revanant said:

    The only real difference I’ve noticed is that I might save the rare toe hit with the 716 cb, but those shots are pretty uncommon—maybe one or two in an hour of practice. The other item is the less consistent contact, where the 716 cb seems to fight my shallow swing a little—which was why I was thinking it might be a lie angle issue.

    I'd think the lighter shaft weight (and maybe lighter swing weight) would be a much more likely cause for that kind of inconsistency.

    I have some lead tape showing up today to experiment with. I moved to graphite to try and get some joint relief, but I've had more inconsistency than it feels like I should given where I am working with a coach. Was originally in DG120, now am in PX LX Tour graphite which are a lot lighter. Seems like an easy test to add some mass to the heads and see how the swing reacts.

    Lead tape can be used to not just play with swing weight but to mess around with simulating a heavier shaft weight as well. Instead of putting the lead tape on the head, wrap it around the shaft a little bit below the grip. In fact it's usually easier to figure out the best shaft weight first - then play around with swing weight second.

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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf Members  3552WRX Points: 349Handicap: 4Posts: 3,552 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bladehunter said:

    On -, @MelloYello said:

    It's funny to me to hear you guys argue against video and how it will lead to obsessing about positions and all that jazz.

    I understand what you're getting at but consider that 99% of golfers at your local range have never seen their swing on video before at all.

    I don’t disagree totally. I just think that for me anyway. It’s a double edged sword. It can (can) bind me up. When in playing well likely have for last 2-4 months. I want to be free. Without a swing thought at all. If he train falls all the way off. Then sure I guess nothing could hurt. I just don’t like it as a maintenance tool. I prefer to concentrate on path , face and tempo. If my setup is right the others I can manipulate to get the ball in the hole.

    After all, tempo swing thoughts are the glue that holds a bad swing together. How else can you time all the compensations?

    Not wanting to see your swing on video on the grounds that it will make you over-analyze things is really silly. I mean, I get it I guess, but its really, really silly.

    LOOK AWAY I'M HIDEOUS

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    Ping G30 9* driver and 17* hybrid TFC-419 stiff
    Bridgestone j40 dpc 3-LW x100
    Fitted Edel
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,190Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @pinestreetgolf said:

    On -, @bladehunter said:

    On -, @MelloYello said:

    It's funny to me to hear you guys argue against video and how it will lead to obsessing about positions and all that jazz.

    I understand what you're getting at but consider that 99% of golfers at your local range have never seen their swing on video before at all.

    I don’t disagree totally. I just think that for me anyway. It’s a double edged sword. It can (can) bind me up. When in playing well likely have for last 2-4 months. I want to be free. Without a swing thought at all. If he train falls all the way off. Then sure I guess nothing could hurt. I just don’t like it as a maintenance tool. I prefer to concentrate on path , face and tempo. If my setup is right the others I can manipulate to get the ball in the hole.

    After all, tempo swing thoughts are the glue that holds a bad swing together. How else can you time all the compensations?

    Not wanting to see your swing on video on the grounds that it will make you over-analyze things is really silly. I mean, I get it I guess, but its really, really silly.

    LOOK AWAY I'M HIDEOUS

    Well. I’m trying to shoot 67-69 every time I tee it up. Don’t succeed often. But a scoring average of 72.6 as of today says I’m not in possession of a “ bad swing “.

    I’m certain you didn’t mean that as it sounded. So no harm done.

    But I’ll add. Tempo is the glue that holds any swing together . Don’t believe it. Try speeding yours up, or if it’s fast naturally Pause at the top. Do it for a whole round. I’d bet you go 10 shots over your average. Tempo doesn’t mean slow. It means being aware of YOUR correct speed. Everybody has one.

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1699WRX Points: 400Posts: 1,699 Platinum Tees
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    Well since comments are disabled....blades > CB's :-P

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    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2563WRX Points: 1,625Handicap: 5Posts: 2,563 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @dciccoritti said:

    Well since comments are disabled....blades > CB's :-P

    Fake blades (iblades) feeling nice.

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