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  1. I posted a poorly-angled video above, that I took yesterday, but aside from that here's the only other video I have - about a month and a half old, but it looks like my swing hasn't changed as much as I thought. https://streamable.com/7k86j
  2. Who do y'all like for lessons in Columbus?
  3. I generally agree with you, but my takeway is ugly. I couldn't get my phone set up on my bag in a good way to take a video, but here's one from today where you can at least get an idea. https://streamable.com/dqwae
  4. I still can't seem to get a handle on the feeling of my wrists hinging, not rolling over to create a ridiculously flat backswing, and I think this is causing the pull/hook miss that I get with almost all my clubs. The severity of the rolling gets worse the longer the club, and the hook does too. Even when I feel like I'm practically bringing the club straight over my head video shows it's still very flat, and I'm lost at this point with how to stop it.
  5. ... There are those here that view this site as FashionWRX. There are actually golfers that will not play a club even of it performs very well, because of the writing/logo in the cavity or the writing/logo on the sole of a wood. :blink: I golf regularly with 5 other guys. 4 out 5 of them believe (only one admits it) that if the product is not heavily advertised and used by pros, it must be inferior. I usually chuckle and save some of my money. Not gonna lie, I have a bit of this bias too. There are some brands (TEE, specifically) that I've had experience with and liked, but aside from them I tend to stick with what I know.
  6. Figure out your distance on one of your irons. All of the other irons should be about 10 yards apart. This is true for ppl swinging 80-120mph. Most guys hit thier 7 iron accurately 140-160 yards. Figure out where you land in there and do the math. And be honest with yourself, not macho. Golf is a game where the objective is to put a ball in a cup in as few strokes as possible. Imagine a world where bocce ball was a hugely popular game with a massive industry and tournaments played for hundreds of thousands of dollars. You would have the same group of idiots bragging and focusing on how far they could throw the damn bocce ball. But the guy who throws the balls closest the pallino wins. Learning how far you hit your irons is about as fundamental as it gets. Figure out how short you hit it on a bad day and how far you hit it on a good day. The number between that is your distance. Trying to play an enire round with your 'sunday best' distance = poor golf. Here is a chart to give you an idea of where you should be. If any of your clubs (besides driver) are significantly longer or shorter, you are probobly doing something weird in your swing. One more thing. Tiger Woods always talks about how he focuses more on being 'pin high' on his approach shots rather than focusing on directional accuracy. So if he puts it in the bunker to the right of the green, but the distance was good, he is actually somehwat satisfied. Distance control is one of the most important and most overlooked things in golf. Per that chart, I'm somewhere in between 100 and 106, depending on the club. My driver usually gets out to 270 or so, depending on the roll (and quality of my strike), but my irons play a little shorter than the 106 column. You mean you hit your drives 270 and you haven't broke 90? That seems hard to believe. You should be in great position with just a short wedge for the 2nd shot on most par 4s. Even mediocre wedges can still find greens from that short distance. I think I'll break 90 this season. When I was last playing seriously I was in 8-9th grade and only hit my drives about 210. This is the first year since then I've played more than a round or two in a season. I gained a ton of distance in the 9 years since then simply from being taller and stronger, but my iron play is really trash. On short par 4s I'll often hit a full wedge swing into the green, but even those I miss more often than I hit (my miss with a wedge swing is almost always short and right).
  7. Did you have a 3 wood? What shaft? I have the stock stiff shaft in mine and I'm considering replacing it to try and make it a little easier to hit (or practicing).
  8. Have you seen prices on new sets?! They've gotten ridiculous I swear
  9. Figure out your distance on one of your irons. All of the other irons should be about 10 yards apart. This is true for ppl swinging 80-120mph. Most guys hit thier 7 iron accurately 140-160 yards. Figure out where you land in there and do the math. And be honest with yourself, not macho. Golf is a game where the objective is to put a ball in a cup in as few strokes as possible. Imagine a world where bocce ball was a hugely popular game with a massive industry and tournaments played for hundreds of thousands of dollars. You would have the same group of idiots bragging and focusing on how far they could throw the damn bocce ball. But the guy who throws the balls closest the pallino wins. Learning how far you hit your irons is about as fundamental as it gets. Figure out how short you hit it on a bad day and how far you hit it on a good day. The number between that is your distance. Trying to play an enire round with your 'sunday best' distance = poor golf. Here is a chart to give you an idea of where you should be. If any of your clubs (besides driver) are significantly longer or shorter, you are probobly doing something weird in your swing. One more thing. Tiger Woods always talks about how he focuses more on being 'pin high' on his approach shots rather than focusing on directional accuracy. So if he puts it in the bunker to the right of the green, but the distance was good, he is actually somehwat satisfied. Distance control is one of the most important and most overlooked things in golf. Per that chart, I'm somewhere in between 100 and 106, depending on the club. My driver usually gets out to 270 or so, depending on the roll (and quality of my strike), but my irons play a little shorter than the 106 column.
  10. I've seen a few like that, I've been keeping my eyes peeled... I feel like I'm too irrationally picky to just have one club be a different model as a long term option though, hah. Maybe I'll throw up a BST post and see if anyone has one for sale.
  11. I've never heard of them, I'll check them out. The debate in my head is somewhat between just getting a set of irons that would be in my budget (~300 dollars), or shelling out for a fitting, since I really don't know what specs I need, and then finding an even cheaper used set that match those.
  12. I've got a 15 degree fairway wood. I have trouble getting it off the ground sometimes - I don't bother hitting it off the grass - but when I catch it right, damn that thing goes.
  13. I have one of these (http://www.touredge....xrailhybrid.asp) hybrids, that I picked up used with the stock stiff shaft. It's a 19 degree 3 hybrid, and when I hit it well it feels great but I have a lot of trouble getting it up in the air. I don't want to dump a ton of money into a club I got for 35 bucks, but what's a good budget hybrid shaft that might give me some more kick? I've never been fitted so I don't have a great idea of my swing speed, but I think I'm somewhere on the border of regular and stiff shafts, so maybe a softer stiff or stiffer regular might do well. The club is my ~210-220 club (when I hit it well), for what it's worth if that helps.
  14. I don't mind a lot of these, if I do decide to go for a more forgiving club it'll probably be something like that - a few year old Apex Pro/MP/some sort of TM. Forged is important to me, I like the feel too much, but as long as it doesn't have a thick chunky top line I'll live. Maybe I'll move to a combo set... more forgiving 4-6 or 4-7, and then thinner 8-PW.
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