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  1. If you maintain a 3/1 backswing/downswing ratio it shouldn’t matter. Tour Tempo golf has done significant research on this. Most pro’s are 21 frames in the backswing and 7 in the downswing. If you speed this up to 18/6 your downswing will be faster. I think if you have a fast backswing (which most am’s are too slow) you will swing faster in the downswing. The key is making the tempo 3/1. The Tour Tempo app has 4 different 3/1 tempos and when you swing at any of them you hit it flush. The key is finding the one you are most comfortable with but if you swing at 3/1 that is the correct tempo to sequence correctly.
  2. Maybe if you had a better understand of the concepts outlined in DECADE you would be single digits. If you chose better targets for your average swing your score is surely to go down. You should think like the best in the world regardless of physical skill level, otherwise you aren’t maximizing your current skill set. Your thinking is backwards IMO.
  3. How many golfers are there on the planet? And yes, if you are above 115 mph you are in the 99th percentile of speed. No one is disputing that. But the best golfers hit it the furthest. I'm a +3 handicap, play competitive golf, and have been around some of the best players in the world. The guys I regularly play with have above 110 club head speed. I realize that this is not the case for a lot of people. But I don't know many low handicaps that swing at 95 and play high level competitive golf. So to say that only 2 guys on this board are faster than the longest guys on the PGA TOUR is laughable. Just because you can't figure out how to gain speed doesn't mean that other people can't. And yes, golf is more than just about speed, but high level golf REQUIRES speed. Back to the original question, speed comes from the right swing technique. Copy what the best do to hit it far and you will hit it far. You need to work on sequencing, coordination, and technique. Look at guys who know how to teach speed. Guys like George Gankas, Lucas Wald, Josh Koch. They don't post on their instagram of their students doing regular strength work. They post swing changes, technique and sequencing changes. Muscle firing techniques, all to help coordination. Anyone can learn coordination. It may take some people longer than others, but I bet if you worked on your sequencing and coordination for a solid year, you would hit it significantly farther. If you worked on your strength alone for a solid year, you wouldn't gain near the speed as working on coordination. Yoga, stretching, flexibility, all of these things help coordination. It is not because your muscles are looser, its because you got better at moving your body. I could say that yoga can actually hurt your game because you become hyper flaccid. You need tension, and elasticity in your muscles in order to use them properly. Stringing them out isn't a good idea, which comes back to the basic ideas of speed increase. Which is moving better and increasing your coordination.
  4. I have been thinking about this for a long time. As someone who plays high level amateur golf competitively, I need equipment that will get the job done time and time again. I've always been a guy who likes to tinker, and try the latest and greatest. But after hooking up with a good club maker/fitter who knows his stuff really well, I'm beginning to look at equipment buying a lot differently. I've never been so comfortable with every club in my bag right now. Every club I have confidence in, and does exactly what I expect it do every time I swing it. I'm buying strictly for performance from now on. That means keeping what I have in the bag now for a really long time unless something is noticeably better for my game. That being said, what motivates you to buy new equipment? Do you like having the latest and greatest? Do you like to tinker? Or if you found 14 clubs that you absolutely loved, would you be less inclined to change? I'm curious to what the forum says on this topic. I believe that we tinker to find something that's better but once we've found it, what happens?
  5. Agree 100%. Although I believe there aren't many good fitters out there. I think you need a few options to test on the course, or hit for a few weeks that are in the range of playable options before you really know what works for you. For example, I got fit for a driver a 9 months ago. I settled on one shaft during my fitting, knowing that I could reach out to the fitter/club maker and make tweaks if we needed to. Once I got comfortable with the new driver, it started drawing a little to much. I called the fitter back, explained what was going on, he sent me another shaft to try based on the shaft I was hitting. It immediately removed the draw and added an extra fairway or two which is huge. I feel bad for these players that pay good money for what they think is a good fitting experience only to have their clubs not work after the first month of play. I have seen this time and time again. If you are spending $2k plus on a set of custom built irons, and around that for woods only for them not to work it really changes the way you think about the fitting process and how you spend your money. I'm all for getting the right clubs for you in your bag and I believe that you can't pay enough for it if you find the right fitter. You won't find this fitting experience at a local retailer, or even a club champion like store. Fitting is so important, but unfortunately you don't get a good experience unless you know what you are looking for.
  6. Here is the best way to approach tee shot strategy.
  7. I would not recommend using anything that is based on anything than mathematical probability. And there is so much information and statistical evidence on course strategy. Rich Hunt has done a lot of it. Scott Fawcett's DECADE system is the best system for breaking down tee shot strategy. He has a free video on YouTube that uses a decision tree to determine what club you should hit off of the tee. It is super simple to use. No matter the course, or type of hole, there is a mathematically correct way to play every hole based purely on probability. It will take guess work out of how you should play ANY shot you face on ANY golf course.
  8. Lucas Wald. His results are great. His case studies speak for themselves.
  9. I have been looking into the C-Taper and have hit them and really like them. The feel is good, flight is good, etc... Currently I'm hitting the Modus 120x which is to high of a flight. Where does the X7 compare to these in the spectrum? When I got fit for the C-taper the x7 wasn't released and I haven't been able to compare them side by side yet but need to order a new set of irons quickly. Thanks.
  10. It was a no-brainer for me. He could charge $50/ month and it would still be worth it. I'm not super rich either. It will lower ANY golfer's score if implemented into their game. There is nothing like it. A lesson with the best teacher in the world isn't going to help you this much. No piece of new equipment or ANYTHING in golf will help a golfer's game more than DECAD But yet people spend more than DOUBLE the cost on ONE new club that won't shave even half of a stroke per round. For $200 your game is guaranteed to improve and actually shoot lower scores. Nothing else in the golf industry has that. That's why it was a no-brainer for me. Wow that's a strong endorsement. What's the total cost of the app for one year? So $200 for the first 6 months + $20/month after that. The more I read about it the more interesting it seems. Kacer - what effect would you say the app has had on your handicap, or if you golf for a living, on your game? My handicap before DECADE was +1.2 and after having it for 13 months now (mind you I live in Utah and play from April-October, with occasional winter rounds) my handicap is +2.7 That's the effect that it's had on my game. The strategy part really helped my game. I apparently had no clue what I was doing off of the tee, so that has helped my game tremendously. Also it's helped my expectation management and my mental approach to the game with understanding that you can play great golf hitting less than great shots. The video content that is pushed to you for your game is awesome. And it won't give you new content until you improve in that area of your game on the app. So unless you statistically improve, you will get the same content in the "for you" area. You also get a great insight on how the best players in the world win tournaments, how they come about, and how you can apply that knowledge into your game. Scott has done amazing research on how Tiger won a ton of tournaments, and how he approached the game. It's fascinating how deep Scott has gone into developing a strategy that is implementable and not just some arbitrary advice like "aim at the middle of the green" or whatever has been regurgitated over and over. It gives you a process for your pre-shot routine, so you can pick a specific target for your shot, and knowing that you have the correct target for your shot to make the lowest score possible over a period of time you have confidence to pull the trigger and make a great swing. You can't describe it until you experience for yourself. One more thing and then I'll be done. It has lessened the deviation from my lowest scores to my highest scores. Most of my rounds were between 70-74 last season with my highest being a 76 and lowest being 64. The low ones sprinkle in here and there, the high ones are very rare, and you know about how you will play every time you play, no matter the course, casual or tournament round. That's my favorite thing about it. The whole point is to lower your SCORING AVERAGE. And that is by playing the correct strategy you get the most out of your game no matter your skill level. Then it gives you specific areas to work on to lower your scoring average so you become a better player over time. Nothing in golf like it.
  11. It was a no-brainer for me. He could charge $50/ month and it would still be worth it. I'm not super rich either. It will lower ANY golfer's score if implemented into their game. There is nothing like it. A lesson with the best teacher in the world isn't going to help you this much. No piece of new equipment or ANYTHING in golf will help a golfer's game more than DECAD But yet people spend more than DOUBLE the cost on ONE new club that won't shave even half of a stroke per round. For $200 your game is guaranteed to improve and actually shoot lower scores. Nothing else in the golf industry has that. That's why it was a no-brainer for me.
  12. Get the DECADE app. No statistical tracking app even comes close to the information and tracking software that Scott has developed. If you are serious about your game and want to improve, or play tournament golf, DECADE is the only answer.
  13. People wonder why we should scale back the ball? This is a massive joke to me how the TOUR promotes how far they hit it on these types of courses, or like when they are playing at 7200' of elevation like in Mexico. But the average Joe see's that 489 number and thinks that they are some type of gods when it comes to how far they hit it. It's not going 489. Like you said, its massively downhill, firm, and fast. People are enamored with the number of the drive, but in reality on a flat tee shot with average tour roll, it goes his average of about 310, which isn't astronomical by any means. If the long drive guys on a flat range don't hit it that far when that is their only goal, DJ or any other TOUR player sure as hell doesn't hit it that far. Like I said, it's a joke, and the writers, or the media will blow this out of the water but never truly give the fans that don't have clue what really happens day in and day out on the PGA TOUR.
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