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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
  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
  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
  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-
  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.
  15. I haven't followed equipment since 2010 or so, really... so they might have come out with some better looking clubs since then, but in general I prefer the look of thinner top lines and the feel of musclebacks (when I hit them well).
  16. I just got back into the game seriously this year after 8-9 years of only playing once or twice a year. I was on a severe budget building my set again, so I got a set of used KZG irons off of Craigslist - these (http://www.golfreview.com/product/golf-clubs/irons/kzg/forged-ii-m-cavity-back.html) My game is improving, I'm on the verge of breaking 90 finally, but my ball striking is still on and off. The set came with probably 2-3 different types of shafts and 2-3 different kinds of grips, which was unfortunate, but whatever - not going to get much better for sub-100 dollars. I was planning to
  17. Nah, not disagreeing with most of it (all the lessons suggestions are annoying me a little). I implemented a lot of it in my round today, where I was sticking way more greens than I did yesterday. Focusing on hitting down on the ball and leaving a divot made a HUGE difference. As for my chipping - I never said I wasn't working on it, it's just not as high a priority to me because I'm generally confident in it. I'll have one, maybe two holes a round where my chipping blows up, but generally I can get it close enough to 2 putt at worst every time. This even improved over the course of the week
  18. Thanks for all the feedback on private courses. Probably just doesn't make sense for me, it looks like. I don't mind playing with older golfers but I've always had a hard time really getting into a group where everyone is just at a different point in life than me, so the social scene wouldn't do much for me I think. Good thing we have lots of good public courses! Continuing my spree of golfing this week (my girlfriend is working second shift all week so I've had nothing to do in the evenings except golf), I went out to Clover Valley today. I think I liked Royal American slightly more, but th
  19. Two ways to get the ball to stop on a green. Either hit the ball high and have it land soft, or hit the ball with a lot of spin. And even then its hard to get a ball to stop on hard, fast greens. There is a third way, hit it short and let the ball bounce on and hope it bounces right and it doesnt run all the way off the back. Luckily for me, the greens are very soft right now. I still don't have my wedge distances good at all, but when I focused on moving the ball back a little and taking a divot (rather than just sweeping the ball off the turf), I was able to hold the greens with PW-7 iro
  20. Thoughts while I wait on the group ahead of me: my compression is s***. I've been paying attention to the feel of my iron shots, not just distance/direction, and I'm thinning the majority of my irons.
  21. I mean, a trackman would be helpful, but you're right - in my golf career I've only ever worried about direction and distance, never gotten to the point where I needed to stop a ball on the green, but now that I've improved this season and I *want* to be able to stop a mid iron on the green when needed, I have no idea how.
  22. How do you handle this in a tournament (at the amateur level, not professional with a gallery)? Say I hit my ball, see it go into some rough just off the fairway, should be easy so I don't hit a provisional. Go up to where I think it is, and... nowhere to be found. Do I have to go back to the tee and hit shot #3? or 4? Not sure which.
  23. Maybe check out Muirfield CC, Wedgewood or Scioto Reserve, though I don't know what "deals" they may have. I'm sure they offer some type of junior membership. I'll check these out, thanks! I've been talking to a few different clubs, but I'm still debating whether it's really worth the money. It'd have to be a club with the right sort of culture, but I feel like I'll have a hard time finding a club where I'm not the youngest person golfing regularly by 10-15 years. Hills was working hard a few years ago to get some younger members in there. They did a pretty good job and I know a bunc
  24. Maybe check out Muirfield CC, Wedgewood or Scioto Reserve, though I don't know what "deals" they may have. I'm sure they offer some type of junior membership. I'll check these out, thanks! I've been talking to a few different clubs, but I'm still debating whether it's really worth the money. It'd have to be a club with the right sort of culture, but I feel like I'll have a hard time finding a club where I'm not the youngest person golfing regularly by 10-15 years.
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