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  1. Ha! Well said sir! It is the carry that separates him and allows those unique lines of attack--and for me that alone supports Diaz' opinion
  2. Thank you to all who have responded. I was visiting my hand surgeon for a final consult before scheduled surgery and he announced he was retiring. Referred me to his colleague. That exam proved to be the best consult I'd ever had on my arthritic hands. Long story shortened, the pain issue I experience is not in my thumb joint or even the basal thumb area of the actual arthritic STT joint, it's in my wrist. The stress of the arthritis in my joint has pulled on the ligaments that stretch across the back of my wrist and in turn those ligaments have now been stretched out and no longer are ta
  3. Not really, that's part of the problem---adding 10 acres of land on to a course in order to achieve that. Not feasible.
  4. Yikes you all are much deeper thinkers than I am—thanks for the responses!
  5. Well, his writing is better than his interviewing...but when it comes to responding to questions that all commentators weigh in on his answers strike me as the most incisive most of the time.
  6. I think it will come first with regulating balls that can be used in PGA tour and USGA play, then I'm thinking it might get to to tournament golf in general, sort of like not allowing aluminum bats.
  7. March 9 golf channel article by Diaz is in my opinion spot on. Of all the good writers on golf out there, and good commentators, he usually stands out as the premier writer. That he can speak in complete sentences on tv as well as having this precision writing skill sets him well apart from any golf media person. The article--I think an important read--distinguishes between distance and power, gives serious high fives to Bryson but points out that golf needs control on distance as the "it" factor. Again the power hitter who can keep it on the planet will always have an advantage
  8. Check out these greats trying to swing like Wolff....makes me feel better.
  9. It's not that this brace is ineffective, I can easily see its strengths, but for my unusual arthritis (my doc says he sees one STT severe arthritis for every 50 CMC arthritis patients he sees) it doesn't stop the pain of the takeaway. What does stop the pain is adopting a swing like M. Wolff's where the backswing club stands up vertically. There's very little hand strength required to stand the club up straight up and down. I'm trying it now and have 50% less pain. But good luck hitting the ball...especially since I was a 1.4 and whiffed the ball 3x out of 35 balls. Upside, yes! W
  10. No. It isn't comfortable to wear under a glove or on top of it and position the grip properly (you'd have to change the way you grip the club) but I could easily overcome that if it gave me any relief. It unfortunately hasn't and I stopped using it after 5 holes. I could have stopped after 3 or 4 swings but wanted to give it a good chance.
  11. Realize I might be talking to myself here but: I did try the push meta brace that Vernon recommended. I can't seem to hold the club properly while wearing it and I don't notice any pain relief. I am working on a workaround in order to play, something that involves the club bearing the least amount of weight on the hands. That turns out to be very close to Matthew Wolff's swing only he's so much more athletic I could never turn as much as he does and not get dizzy trying to reorient my head back to where it all began best to all
  12. Alas I’m officially done with golf unless and until some hand surgery is effective. Could not take it anymore. Tried every cream gel mentioned here and 5 others not mentioned. Thank you all!
  13. Yes you can help it. You and others can start by judging only from the point of view of Reed. If he and his competitors never saw it bounce--and no one else saw it or reported it differently--then when he approached the ball he would assume it landed there. Was it embedded at that point? Much ado about how high it bounced, that it's a physics impossibility to embed, etc. etc. but all it has to do to be embedded is to be in its own pitch mark. Reed marked the impression of the ball and I guess that it was in its own pitch mark. At least the referee saw it that way.
  14. Thank you for that validation. I ordered one hoping:1. that the STT arthritis I have is located close enough to the CMC to make the brace effective; and 2. That I can figure out a way to swing a club while wearing it- my STT arthritis is on my golf glove hand
  15. Yes I had the same zero effect with Voltaren and unfortunately with CBD oil too. Have tried paraffin and that offers temporary relief to me. Use K tape all the time. Know it sounds weird but currently my "go to" is the ibuprofen gel I described in a recent post, a lidocaine/aspercreme ointment, "corganics" cream, dmso (few drops). Get some benefit from this--enough to play about 6-7 holes and hold on to the club for the most part. I bring it with me golfing and apply it about the 4th hole so it'll be ready to go by the 7th hole. Thanks for the exercise posts--not sure I can follow the di
  16. Thank you for posting. So are you taking a pill or ? What brand did you buy? Do you think it can be made into a gel like I've done with ibuprofen? I crush the ibuprofen into a powder, then add 70% isopropyl alcohol and shake it up. (like in a 4 dram size bottle--about 15-18 200 mg pills) then I shake it periodically for about 3 days until all the non ibuprofen extra crap has settled out. Then I eyedropper the now ibuprofen/alcohol liquid into a very pure aloe gel, add some dmso (few drops with each use) and it penetrates reasonably well into the 3rd skin layer. Can this be done with resv
  17. Thanks Rutgers golf, the SKLZ glove in only for right handed players (yeah, on top of all that I'm LH), the Bandit Power lock also not available and the bionic relief seems to be constantly out of stock on almost any right handed glove. Totally appreciate you posting this helpful information. I'm still looking...
  18. Many thanks Vernon! Do you know from first hand experience that the thumb brace will fit within a golf glove + without a real thumb pad--now covered up by the metal brace--can you grip and hold on to the club (not talking about the arthritis, just the impediment of the brace)? Thank you!!!
  19. Thank you all for posting. Unfortunately my arthritis is at the stage where I just cannot maintain a grip on the club during the swing regardless of strong or weak or baseball or the like. Best to everyone!
  20. Not quite understanding--so the stronger pressure did what to compensate for the stronger grip? Thanks! Thanks for that advice. This is all brand new to me and I'll do anything to keep playing golf. Will try to hit fades without holding off the club--which I really am incapable of doing physically now. For example, holding the face open for a close to green bunker play is the hardest shot now for me.
  21. Thanks Jim! You're the guru, I shall follow. Do you think it best to aim with a square face and then open it? Hard to aim the face at the target line if the face is open 10 degrees.
  22. I was a very low single digit player until my arthritic top hand started making it impossible to square the club face, too much pain, and I'd drop the club or stand it up to avoid the pain. There is another discussion about STT arthritis on WRX that I started. Have been very close to quitting altogether, trying pretty much everything medicinal as the surgery is fraught with a very long recovery if successful. By accident today I discovered that if I grip the club in a super strong top hand (at least 4 knuckles) I don't have nearly the trouble holding on as when it's a much more "
  23. Thank you so much for the well wishes but I've decided not to have the surgery, and instead just b**** and moan about this as I curse my ridiculously wayward shots or drop the club mid swing due to the pain. Not being facetious, just do not want to lose a year of my life (some people on med forums say it was 2 years for them) without much use of my right hand.
  24. I was disappointed because I expected that with a 2008 club (X Hot) I wouldn't experience any loss in distance from a 2020 club even if it was 1 degree higher loft. I just assumed technological advances would easily overcome. For my swing, I was wrong.
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