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  1. Use a 56 degree almost exclusively from 100' feet in. More shot types not more clubs. Have standard pitch & chip, that is mostly used, have high & low derivatives of those. Old wedges were made for variety of conditions. New fangled ones have specialty bounces and such. My wedge is 30 years old, it's highly versatile, can play it off any lie, can add loft easily. Use a high spin ball, makes a difference around greens. Rather have a GW than a LW. Rather have two choices at 225 yards than at 25 feet.
  2. My experience. I have old Maruman's that were made by Miura. They are some of the best irons I've owned.
  3. Big misconception is that the hips "rotate". They really don't. It's a linear move, a hinging and common fault for me is hinging it the wrong way. Malaska's video on "stepping back" stresses right steps back on back swing, left steps back on down swing. Pivot off left going back, pivot off right, coming through. I've always hinged it opposite and been trying to correct that motion for a time but I still screw up. Especially on the course. Use ground (lead foot) to push left hip away from ball line. I was just at the range for lunch, could not tell where the ball was going, took a h
  4. Yeah, I don't mean to disparage the 7 series, they may be fine but the amount of buzz the 620 gets in comparison is a bit noticeable.
  5. Sequencing is real but reality is many people including myself do not accelerate the hands fast enough or soon enough. I work on this a lot, and when it's right it's a massive change and it's all positive. Getting hands back in front of torso without stalling out rotation is easier said than done. Proper hip clearance where their depth is maintained and tush line stays away from ball line is a huge key in it working.
  6. This is big because answer shows how much a kid own's up to failures and shortcomings. Which conveys degree of self directed growth and the ability to be coached and taught.
  7. I get it, think there should be some mix but winning in a small fry tournament is pointless if they don't know what defines good. If they don't swim in a bigger pond every now & again. Cannot tell you how many kids and parents swear they are D1 bound and there's zero chance of D3 and much of it is because of attitude. My kid signed a commitment letter in March. College scouts don't care about wins, they care about talent.
  8. I vote 620 MB. They get a lot of praise from non Titleist guys, which is not normal, lol.
  9. If we are talking older 6 series aka 680, 681, 690 etc, I can only speak to 681's, which have a solid demand on used market as do the T stamp. The newer 620 receives a lot more praise than the 716's which I never heard much praise about any way. So if one is to go older used Titleist blades/MB my vote is the 681 or T stamp, next would be 680 which is Adam Scott's long time favorite. Be aware that these clubs are very old school in setup. They are somewhat heavy & stiff, comparatively to many other offerings. Newer go for 620MB. Be careful on this too. Old 6 series had factory d
  10. At 14, 75% of kids drop out of sports, the better pull away and dedicate to one, two tops. Serious commitment really starts earlier. If it's the kid's passion, it's all good, if it's the parents, not so much.
  11. My son played AAU basketball for 7 years. Coach always played kids up. Expects to win only 20%-25% of time. By the time kids are 17, they win a lot and the experience endured shows. Not always fun to watch but it works.
  12. I think he's the best in the game at it. How he rotates through, shoulders square to target at finish, changed how I do things. The "driving cut" feel is appropriate too. Rotate (upper) body not hands, zero forearm rotation and simplified hand action too. He's connected all the way through and delegates power away from hands. Tiger is a great example of this too.
  13. 2001 Titleist 681's 1997 K. Burns putter 1999 Mc Henry metals #5W, back up, King Cobra DF (1998) 1991 SW & GW Maruman SX grind, backup Greg Norman Signature wedges, also N. Faldo wedges. Have maybe 15 sets, bulk of blades are 20-30 years, the groove rule does not rule with me.
  14. I would go basic & simple on ferrules, primary colors. Black with maybe red is as crazy I would go. The heads have an industrial feel, bright colors don't go with it. Good luck on them, they look awesome.
  15. I took a Television class in high school (so academic, I know) but there's a thing in advertising called "Q factor". Basically a likability rating. Fowler has that in spades. My very unprofessional opine is Ricky cannot handle rough, specifically major champion rough. He's a flattish swinger with spindly forearms, Koepka is a bull with more upright simple move. He's the embodiment of smart smash & gouge golf. RF needs fairways & greens, but he's got that motocross crazy aggressive attitude without the muscles to back it up. Would love to see him win and bag a major, he's go
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