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  1. Looking to play a round in the Southern Pines area in the beginning of December. I was leaning toward Mid Pines, but I have read that fairways were in rough condition throughout this year. Has anyone played there recently? If so, how were the course conditions? Would you play Mid Pines over Pine Needles or should I be looking at a different course in Southern Pines? Thanks for the help!
  2. So one thing that stuck out to me is your lack of carry on your driver compared to some other clubs. I took out your 3 shortest drives and your 1 longest one and that comes out to a 226 avg carry. When removing some of your fat 5i shots, you're average carry is like 182. That's only a 44 yard difference. Maybe I'm only comparing that to myself and the gap is totally normal, but that gap seems low to me. I carry my 5i 200. I carry my driver conservatively 290. That's a 90 yard gap (twice yours). Granted, our distances are a little different. But looking by percentage, you carry your driver 24%
  3. I've fairly recently started using the "Rule of 12" and I think a lot of people could benefit from it. There are obviously times when you have to use your best judgement and it's not exact, but if you're fairly golf savvy, it's pretty straight forward. I went to this method for a couple reasons. The main reason is I do not get much time to practice and this method is pretty easy. You basically just have to carry the ball 2-4 paces in most cases which is pretty easy to do for most golfers. It does not require as much touch/feel. My "bad" chips using this method will be inside 8 feet. My bad chi
  4. > @BB28403 said: > GG makes my back hurt . That whole make the ball basket drop thing. Whoa, nelly. I always find it strange when people say this. I think it's either 1) they've never tried GG's method, 2) they think they are doing GG's method but they actually aren't, or 3) their back hurts from something else and is not directly related to GG's method. I've been using GG's method for around 3 years now. I had back surgery 8 years ago (at age 21). I've had many back problems since my surgery. I can say with confidence that GG's method has had zero impact of my back and making
  5. > @oikos1 said: > > @iHititStraightSometimes said: > > The only problem I have with it is that people might start realizing strokes gained matters and will take away the slight advantage I have. It's kind of crazy to me that not everyone is a believer in SG. The stats don't lie. Any golfer, on average, is going to hit it closer from the rough at 120 yards than the fairway at 160 yards. **You ask non-SG people what the most important part of the game is, and 50% will say putting**, 50% will say short game. **It's pretty clear and evident this is not the case**. If you haven't r
  6. The only problem I have with it is that people might start realizing strokes gained matters and will take away the slight advantage I have. It's kind of crazy to me that not everyone is a believer in SG. The stats don't lie. Any golfer, on average, is going to hit it closer from the rough at 120 yards than the fairway at 160 yards. You ask non-SG people what the most important part of the game is, and 50% will say putting, 50% will say short game. It's pretty clear and evident this is not the case. If you haven't read Broadie's book, I would highly suggest it. I may be in the minority (and I h
  7. After stretching/getting loose, I normally start with 10-15 LWs. Normally starting at 50 yards and going back to around 95 yards at the end. Then I'll go to my GW for about 8 shots. Usually trying to focus on trajectory. Then I'll go even/odd clubs depending on the day. If odds, I'll hit about ten 9i really trying to dial in distance. Then about eight 7i, then five 5i, four 3h, four 3w, 8-10 drivers. Then I'll hit about 25 wedge shots. Playing all kinds of different distances, trajectories, shapes. I'll then hit about 4 more drivers. Then I'll finish with around 5 or so 7i. I finish with my 7i
  8. Hi all, as someone who really has limited knowledge on club tech, I have a pretty dumb question. I have a TM R15. I'd like to replace the shaft. In looking at shafts, a lot of them say "TaylorMade loft sleeve." So my question is, are all TaylorMade loft sleeves the same? To be more specific, will this shaft fit into my R15? https://www.taylormadegolfpreowned.com/custom/shaft/rogue-silver-60-110msi/p_pd-1033556.aspx?flx=3&st=146 I just want to ensure I'm not buying a shaft that is not compatible with my driver. Thank you and sorry for the dumb question!
  9. I think mid to high handicappers are fooling themselves by "playing" these long irons. They say they hit them well. Lets say they took the time to practice with hybrids. Do you think they would still hit their long irons better than hybrids? I say no. Hybrids are easier to get off the ground, more forgiving, higher flight - just what most mid to high handicappers need. Why carry a 3i if all you can hit with it is a 170 yard stinger? I'm a 3 handicap and my longest iron is a 4i which I carry around 215 in normal conditions. I then have a 3/4 hybrid which I carry at about 235. I play with a coup
  10. If I had to guess with no other information, you're not getting any right lateral bend and your head is getting ahead of the ball. When this happens, it's hard not to pull unless you are actively trying to hold everything off and that's a whole different disaster. Try keeping your head behind the ball through impact and don't focus on pulling your hands. Let them naturally fall. I highly doubt hips rotating too fast is the issue.
  11. So putting has been the weakness of my game since I started getting decent. I've tried some different things. I've messed around with looking at the hole while putting a couple times while practicing. However, this past weekend, I looked at the hole on every single putt while practicing. I stayed disciplined and did it. I have to say, I know it was just two practice sessions and I haven't used it on the course yet, but my speed was much better than it usually is. Doing this allows me to just think about rolling the ball to the hole. I don't think about "hitting" the ball at all. My routine is
  12. So as someone who has had enough of bad chipping, last week I purchased Monte's short-game video series. I've watched most of the videos, and some multiple times. I have not had a chance to practice since purchasing the videos, but I did play this past weekend. And by simply trying to use Monte's techniques this past weekend without even having a chance to practice, my short game was significantly better. It saved me at least 3-4 strokes. I would highly recommend purchasing Monte's "Using the Bounce 2.0." I just wish I would have purchased it sooner. I'm really looking forward to actually gett
  13. A current tour player in the Top 75 in FedEx points and $$$. Just overall consistency. Pros short-game and putting are just on different levels. The biggest difference I see is that when I play with them, if we both hit a similar wayward drive, he will often times have a chance to save par and make bogey at worse. Me, I'll be happy to make bogey and will often times leave with a double. That's two strokes. If that happens 3 times a round, that is 6 strokes. I will then have a couple three putts. He usually has zero in a casual round. That's another two strokes. He will get up and down 75% of t
  14. So I have a pretty small sample size but putting has generally been a weakness of mine. About 3-4 weeks ago I got a chalk line and have been practicing that. I mostly practice 8-10 footers with it. My putting has never been better. The past 4-5 rounds I've actually looked forward to putting and actually feel like I will make 20 footers. Prior to this, I'd just hope not to 3 putt. I think for me it comes down to actually trusting where I'm hitting it. I have it in my head that I know I'm going to be able to hit it where I'm aiming since I've done it hundreds of times in the last week. I've tr
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