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Joe Duffer

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  1. We'll expect a video of you sinking a putt at Bandon... seriously!!
  2. Curious: What is he working on in this video?
  3. I'll do the same, but with Sand Wedge... because it's heavier and shorter.
  4. I agree, I think you're right... I would love to know what "feel" he's looking for before he moves on to longer shots? Was it a rhythm, was it a sense of connection? I would love to know...
  5. Does anyone still practice or warm-up with this abbreviated 1/2 swing motion.
  6. Amazingly, here is another beautiful SLIM JIM example for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234133277257?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=58aff017027d46c39c662bb7bf66d9c4&bu=43031115285&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20210812053450&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
  7. I'm not so sure that would be my first choice. I prefer a 2-piece grip.
  8. Awesome! - I'm delighted somebody from the thread got it! It doesn't look to have a single ding/ scratch on it, which means it was probably never used. GOOD LUCK!
  9. Somebody buy this before I do... *You won't find a nicer example! https://www.ebay.com/itm/334103270970?hash=item4dca1b563a:g:bmYAAOSwROVhDLrU&autorefresh=true
  10. This thread (bluedot especially), Google and YouTube... *BTW, welcome to GolfWRX
  11. Sure, why not? - However, it might possibly be better for sidesaddle putting if it were a more centered-shafted design and one where the shaft entered the head farther back from the face. Good Luck!
  12. Yes, the original Slim Jim clubheads are brass with tungsten plugs. You'll find the shallow clubface design is perfect when hanging the shaft vertically. When doing so, it puts the center of the clubface (sweet spot) right on the equator of the ball. I don't think you want to buff-out that brass putterhead! It might look cool hanging on the wall, but would be terribly distracting on the golf course. What I do, and what I would recommend, would be to paint the clubhead with flat black spray paint and then paint the recessed alignment lines with some Testors enamel paint, which you could find at your local hobby store. Testors provides a huge selection of colors... *I don't paint the clubface If you decide to have the lie-angle adjusted, the only way I've found to get this modification done properly is to drill out the clubhead and insert a sleeve. GOOD LUCK!
  13. Interesting choice for a side-saddle putter! - Did you read the thread title carefully?
  14. Ken, I'm 6'4" as well. The head is small, but heavy, which is a good thing. These heads measure 2 7/8" wide by 2 3/4" deep and a face height 5/8" at the center. Your example looks to be 48" long. You'll most likely want to replace that grip with a two-piece offering. You may want to find an experienced club builder/machinist and have the shaft repositioned to a more upright lie-angle (79.5°). It's also worth considering having the loft reduced... however, they are quite usable as they are. Your particular Slim Jim model lends itself to hanging the shaft vertically at address because of the way the soul is relieved on the heel and toe. With the shaft hung vertically at address, it allows you to make a perfect pendulum stroke. You'll see what I mean... BTW, I prefer side-saddle putting with a longer shaft (48"-52"). Standing more upright at address is much easier on your back and allows you to practice longer... *You'll have to put the time in to get comfortable with a totally different way of putting. You can't be thinking about technique and hope to make putts. Make sense? Good luck my new friend...
  15. Good choice! - It's so hard to find good examples. What model Slim Jim did you pick up? Length? Photos? What is your height?
  16. Thanks! Curious: Do you choke down on the grip as well and how much? How about ball position? - Do you play it back a bit? Do you purposely adjust your posture at address? Stance width? etc... Do you limit/hold off the follow-through? Do you purposely try to change your swing plane? Sorry for the extra questions, but I'm just trying to pin down what good/elite players do. Thx
  17. I understand what you're saying, but do you necessarily have to swing slower for it to be considered a "fairway finder"? The height of this particular drive was only 112 feet. Usually his drives are 30 to 40 feet higher. I guess my question could have been: How do you hit a hard, low, controlled fade?
  18. Here's Matt Wolff hitting his "fairway finder" driver tee shot. There's so very little written in this forum regarding this shot. I want to know what people do when they're "under the gun" and/or facing an extremely narrow fairway and you still need to hit it reasonably long?
  19. Is Phil Mickelson using/rehearsing Monte's "No Turn Cast Drill"?
  20. Address posture is obviously a personal decision, but please understand considerable time on the practice putting green will be required to make an effective change. For that reason alone, you may want to consider a longer putter.
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