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  1. Agree - always best to fix the root cause, which is the swing flaw. My thought process is that in the meantime until I can get the swing flaw identified and corrected I can try to consciously make sure my lower body stays activated as a band aid.
  2. Thanks for the response. I’m 45 and fairly fit. I run 20+ miles per week and have good leg strength. My guess is that fatigue is just not something I have recognized and makes my lower body lazy. Now that I have some insight, hopefully I’ll be able to consciously be able to keep my lower body active as I get more fatigued
  3. can you describe what you do to maintain good sequencing. Sounds like this could help
  4. My longest iron is a 5 iron. I haven’t really noticed it beyond the driver and 3 wood, but I don’t hit a ton of long irons, so I may have just missed this
  5. I suspected alignment because that has been an issue in the past, but I was using alignment sticks today at the range when replicating this and I confirmed that I was lining up properly.
  6. Interesting. I’m in decent shape and don’t really feel fatigued, but that sounds plausible since I always start well and then things go bad. So it sounds like the beat option is to fix the fundamental fault(s) so that I don’t need to rely on body/coordination to compensate.
  7. I’ve been struggling with driver consistency most of the year. After charting my drives and being able to replicate it on the range, I’m starting to notice a pattern. I’ll likely need to catch good/bad drives on video and/or get a lesson, but curious if anyone on here has gone through something similar and identified an issue. Typically my drive on the first 1-3 holes is good height, decent distance, straight flight, and typically right of target. Then I typically hit a few holes with nice straight to baby draw driver flights with good distance. By the time I get to the back 9 I’m starting to hit lower, shorter drives with more and more hook. By the middle of the back I can barely keep my drives in play. I’m normally a good three wood hitter, but this phenomenon affects my 3 wood swing as well. Today I went to the range and warmed up with 10-15 good 7 iron shots. Then 5-10 great hybrid shots. Then 5 good 3 wood shots. Then I proceeded to hit driver. My first few hits were nice, high, straight, and right of target. Then I hit about 10 in a row or so that were really good - slight draw, but would have been in fairway. Then after about 20 drives, it’s like a switch flipped and I started hitting a string of low hooks. I put my driver down, picked up my 3 wood and proceeded to hit more hooks. I finally realized that this progression of straight drives, to nice baby draws, to low hooks is very repeatable for me whether it is a range session or a round. My handicap is around 8. I’m hitting irons the best I have ever hit them. I use a Ping G410 driver with all neutral settings. I’ve tried both a regular flex Alta shaft and a stiff flex Alta shaft and get the same results.
  8. My only advice is do you fitting / head to head comparison while you are still actively playing before it gets too late in the fall. It’s fine to wait to buy new clubs in the winter, but I would do your evaluations when you swing is in shape.
  9. I’ve heard from people I trust to play the lowest flex shaft that you can control. If you hit your driver and 3w straight, then I wouldn’t mess with it. Stiffer shafts alone don’t give you more distance. Stiffer shafts can give you more control if you have the ability to swing faster.
  10. In my opinion it has less to do with more people playing golf now due to covid and more to do with the major golf club manufacturers not pumping out as much new stuff and longer lead times on custom orders. For example, if the price difference between a new set of irons and some lightly used ones on eBay is $100 or less, I’d just be inclined to order new ones. However, if I can get the eBay clubs in 4 days and it takes 6 weeks to get the new clubs from Ping, I’m going to be willing to pay the higher prices in the used market.
  11. I have the stock Ping Alta CB 65 in my 3 wood and the stock Ping Alta CB 70 in my 3 hybrid. Both shafts are stiff flex, standard length, and are in right handed clubs. Both come with the stock Golf Pride grip. I would like to trade these shafts straight up for the regular flex versions. Must be stock length and have the G410 adapter installed. My strong preference is to find a trade, but will price at $50 each as required.
  12. For me there is no question that my new set of Ping i500s with regular flex recoil shafts and powerspec lofts is it. This is my first set of regular flex shafts and first set with graphite shafts. I’ve always been a high ball hitter and even with these strong lofts I still hit a very high ball that has no problem holding greens. Distance has improved significantly, especially in the long irons, which has really helped close the yardage gap between my 5 iron and 4 hybrid. I’ve never had as many GIRs. My previous set of irons were Ping G. Prior to that I had been playing S55, G15, I5. Handicap is 7.
  13. Anser Milled putters originally came with white leather putter covers. Toward the end of the product cycle when they started getting heavily discounted, you could find Anser Milled with a cheaper black putter cover. The putters themselves were identical whether they came with the OG white cover or the cheaper black ones.
  14. I’ve been a Ping player for a long time - I5, G15, S55, and G. I picked up a set of I500s with power spec lofts last week an I am in love. The look fantastic. Feel is great with the Recoil shafts. I’ve always been a high ball hitter. These definitely hit high and land soft, but I am a club longer.
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