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Pigems

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  1. Hey fellas! Things have been good up here thanks, haven’t hit a golf ball in almost a year now though and I’m finally getting a little itchy for it. Been hardcore into the simulator racing for a while now, especially with everything that’s been going on lately in the world. How have you guys been? I tried to get on a while back but I couldn’t remember my password lol.

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  2. > @aenemated said:

    > I got nothin, man! That's a great looking swing. Great setup, takeaway down the line, you keep your spine angle and club on plane, position at the top is great (some might say you go too far past parallel - but I do the exact same thing ... so they're just jealous of our superior flexibility ;)), arms stay close to your body coming down and you move right into position as good as anyone, hips clear, swinging through and down the line ...

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    > Hard to tell for sure but MAYBE your grip is a little on the strong side ... so if you find yourself losing it to the left ... er, your right, think about weakening it a bit. That's always been my miss so my grip's definitely gotten weaker over the years.

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    > Otherwise, I really wouldn't change a thing. Is there something in particular you're wanting to accomplish?

     

    Well, that wasn’t the analysis I was expecting to hear at all lol, thanks man. My main goal is just to keep improving every year, I normally post my swing in here every spring for a tuneup after a winter of Sim Golf. So I just kind of assumed that after such a large layoff this year that I’d have even more work to do than normal, I hadn’t even imagined a time where that wouldn’t be necessary lol. :smile:

     

    Ball flights today were mostly high and straight, the ones that curved were drawing for the most part with the odd duck hook mixed in. I had to force a cut/fade, which is kind of strange for me as it’s typically my go to shot. I’ll play with my grip next time out, I did have a few balls start to the right on me today and they didn’t come back lol, thanks for the tip and the analysis, it’s much appreciated man. :smile:

  3. Hey everyone, I finally got a chance to hit some golf balls today, it’s been a while. Before today I hadn’t struck a ball since last September when golf season ended. Other than struggling with face angle a bit, it was nice to finally get to hit some balls again. :smile:

     

    Now for the big question, what am I doing wrong and what can I work on? Thanks in advance for and help or advice, it’s much appreciated. Have a great day everyone. :smile:

     

     

     

     

  4. Thug the Bunny. Miss you my nature loving friend.

    I always like Thug or Thugster as I called him---- Your post reminded me of another Canadian I have not see much of in a while Pigems.

    Thug the Bunny. Miss you my nature loving friend.

    I always like Thug or Thugster as I called him---- Your post reminded me of another Canadian I have not see much of in a while Pigems.

     

    I was thinking of Pigems as well. Checked and he was on the site ‘lurking’ but hadn’t posted since November. I hope he’s well. Good times with my Canadian brother.

     

    I’ve been in a down cycle myself for at least 1/2 year. Very little enthusiasm for posting. Been content to be a silent partner. Maybe that’s simply the way of things.

     

    PS - Thug was handed a ‘timeout’ and chose to pack up shop. Not his first trip to the ‘sin bin’. I’ll leave it at that as it’s not my story to tell.

     

    Hey fellas! I’m all good and still around lurking from time to time, I just haven’t had much to contribute recently. I haven’t hit a golf ball since last September, I decided to take the winter off from sim golf in favour of another simulated hobby that be done from home instead. I’m definitely dying to hit a golf ball though, spring can’t come soon enough. I hope everyone has been well and getting lots of golf in, I’ve definitely missed you guys! :)

     

    This is my new winter Hobby. :D

     

     

  5. Not exactly a golf purchase(there are clubs in the background though haha), but I did build this last week. My new winter hobby! :D

     

     

     

     

     

    is that a pro sim like what Poulter has?

     

    I wish, not sure what he has but this one’s just GT Sport(Gran Turismo) with Logitech Drivinrg Force GT Wheel, low budget, big fun! :D

  6. Age 30

    Swing speed average 106

    Carry 265-270

    HC 14.4

     

    For me after analyzing some rounds, I could easily be a 9-10 cap if I just putted better. Not improving accuracy.. chipping... anything but purely making a few more easy putts.

     

    It's to the point where I may actually stop working on my swing and just spend 20-30 minutes everyday on the practice green.

     

    I here ya man! I averaged 34.5 putts this season, if I can get that down to 30.5 next year I’m at 4.3. Putting is my main focus for practice from here on out.

  7. I'm sure someone else that knows more can jump in... but I have looked into milling a putter with a drill press. From what I understand it is not recommended. Drill presses are made to withstand vertical pressure. Things can go tragically wrong if you apply too much lateral pressure.

     

    Can someone else please verify?

    The mandrel that holds the chuck in place can loosen up easily with side pressure and then the mill will chatter when you cut. A bench top milling machine will certainly do a better job.

    I personally have epoxied a chuck into the drill press and then used a machinist vice to get a job done.

    With some patience you can get away with inexpensive setups.

    Yep Redneck Engineering does work wonders. And to think I thought I was the only one to do stuff like that
    Back in the day I made this blower manifold with a drill press and a jigsaw. They told me I couldnt do it.b17118548a41f6249ed96967fbe16e02.jpg

     

    Holy $#!£ Dude, that’s seriously ****ing impressive. Wow!

  8. I fear that's a fracture, if you call Titleist and very nicely speak with them I'm sure they will support you on this one. Assuming these irons aren't bent 6 degrees upright! If these haven't been altered then I'm confident they will replace the head.

     

    They weren't bent 6 degrees, but the have been altered from standard lie. Had my local golf shop bend them 2 degrees up and 1 degree weak about a week ago. I'm surprised I didn't catch it that day, but I spotted it yesterday. Talked with Titleist customer service and won't warranty to it since they didn't bend, plus out of warranty since its a previous model. Luckily I have a 6 iron coming to replace just in case. Gonna hate the mismatched serial number

    Regarding the mis-matched serial number, I wouldn't worry about after I heard the Fred Couples Podcast a few days ago where he always requests 3 sets of irons from the manufacturer and then tests each iron from each set and takes the best feel and production out of each group until he has one complete set. The matching serial numbers are only an issue for resale or someone's OCD (I have many of my own).

    I remember Lee Trevino would get a crazy number of sets (my mind says 21 but it could have been less) and make a set out of them. These are the days before frequency analyzers and tight tolerances. They just used feel.

     

    I remember when Tiger was doing testing for his new irons earlier in the year, Faldo was talking about how much easier it is to get matched sets now and how he(and others) used to cherry pick single clubs from 15-20 sets to get a matching set that they liked.

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