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Andrew M

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  1. He's not - at least not in any real capacity. I ordered a putter as a gift for a dear friend of mine leaving the state to go to college. FINALLY I received the putter long overdue, but I paid in full, in advance on the promise that I would get a bonus damascus repair tool (about $70 or so), and I also added an extra headcover to my order ($35 or so) The only good news is that even though the putter was late, it did arrive, and I have to say it really is gorgeous and amazing. My friend was overjoyed at receiving it. However, I never received any headcover, let alone the extra one I ordered. Damascus repair tool also not included. Has been about 3 months since the putter arrived, and I never got any reply to texts or emails that I sent. Absolutely nothing. I'm upset I lost the $100 but it's just not worth the brain damage trying to get anything done. And of course everything was stalled for so long that I can't file a PayPal dispute of any kind. Just going to cut my losses and accept it as a learning experience. It's a sad bummer cast over what really was supposed to be a nice and exciting experience.
  2. I enjoy reading about your bag! And it's reassuring to read that your speed training has been working... Nice Callaway sticks.
  3. Cool bag! I have to know the story behind that "black sheep" Tommy Armour putter. It must have some magic for you.
  4. Awesome bag -- Cobra's wedges are so underrated. Hope to get me a set soon too.
  5. Wanted to revisit my WITB thread! Lots of changes! Not as great of photos this time, I'm afraid. Still using a PLOP putter, but a different one than before. I like it a lot. Older but not updated now are my Cleveland RTX 4 wedges. Still playing a 52 and 58 degree, and still carrying the same PM grind 64 degree wedge, which I hope to purchase a new version of soon. New are the Cobra King MB/CB flow set, but a little off of standard flow. I have PW-6i in MB and my 4 & 5 irons in the CB. They have the UST Mamiya Recoil 110 Graphite shafts in them -- decided to move away from steel because of some ongoing elbow and hand pain, so hopefully it helps. I've got the F9 driver in the yellow colorway, with a Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70 shaft. Got to play a quick 9 holes with them today, and I'm in love. Great clubs. ![] (https://s3.amazonaws.com/golfwrxforums/uploads/editor/a1/mcm1lirsw6g5.jpg "")
  6. Haha, my profile picture was a photo from a tee shot when our UNC club team played nationals in Florida. I figured it's the only time I'll ever get to say, yeah, I had "media coverage" :-) Anyway, my swing has always had a few Bubba-elements in it (now if only I had the same distance and ballstriking to go along with) Your foot will fly/step through when you are rotating hard and pushing up hard enough that there's no other place for it to go. This was something cool that I had clarified at Monte's clinic in Denver this year.
  7. I do it, sometimes too much to the point of over rotating, in fact. I do it on all clubs, even wedges slightly. It's not something I even think about or can truly even feel or pay attention to at this point. I think it's hard or even impossible to do it on purpose. Should just be a result of your turn. My grandfather put a club in my hands, and his advice caused it, somehow. In fact, come to think about it, I may have my grandfather to thank as I was the only golfer on my club college team that didn't constantly have back soreness -- and I was definitely not the most fit player. Because of my heel lift, I have definitely been told by people (and poked fun of) on driving ranges and that I play with that I have an "old school" swing. It's a badge of pride.
  8. I'm not a pro teacher by any means, but I imagine it would be almost impossible to tell without a video. Post a video and see what the experts have to say. Any sport/physical movement can come with pain, soreness, and the risk of injury, but far more likely is poor swing mechanics that cause your pain.
  9. I mean this in a complimentary way, but how do you even get yourself into that position at the top of your swing? O_o If you don't already have a lot of back pain, you should turn as Monte says before you do.
  10. Full disclaimer, not a professional teacher. If I were you, I'd hit at least 50% of your practice as only small shots - left arm horizontal shots. Especially for a hand injury, your brain will be scared to do things the pre-injury way. The best advice I could give you is wish you luck and also not to be so hard on yourself; at the same time, you have an opportunity to start from a more clear slate and make sure you have correct mechanics.
  11. I never use a white ball anymore. I especially like the lime green balls like the type that Vice makes. For me, I've had too many people on a tight course hit my golf ball by accident (or sometimes just pick it right up on purpose), but I've just grown to like the colored ones better. Also easier to point out and identify your own ball.
  12. Full disclaimer, I'm not a professional teacher. But following the club head back in your vision with your eyes/entire head is terrible and can cause a whole host of issues. That would be the first and only thing I would stop doing for now
  13. With Monte + practice, you'll move in the right direction. He's a swing genius and a crazy talented player in his own right. I'd almost spend the lesson fee to make him hit balls just so I can watch. :smiley: Your progress is looking good!
  14. I just came across this thread and the stories and frustrations have me now feeling extremely uneasy :/ My putter was supposed to ship over a week ago, and when it didn't and I asked for an update, I was told that it's on hold for the face material and it will be shipping within the next week. I hope that's the honest truth. Ugh. This putter I bought is supposed to be a gift for a friend moving out of state, which is why I ordered with plenty of time. I'll be really disappointed if I'm not able to deliver it in person
  15. Only way to get better at it is to be there and do it -- and you showed up and posted a score even when things got tough. Congrats on making it there and props to you for sharing your experience with us. No doubt in my mind you'll be in many future events to come.
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