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  1. 1. Under Armor Golf Shorts (Gray and Khaki), Size 34, new with tag - $40 each 2. PGA Tour Golf Shorts (Black), Size 34, never worn (no tag) - $15 3. Izod Golf Pants (Blue), Size 34/32 - $15 4. Adidas ClimaLite Polo (Orange), Size Large - $15 5. Adidas ClimaLite Polo (Dark Blue), Size Large - $15 6. Adidas ClimaLite Polo (Light Blue), Size Large - $15 7. Adidas ClimaLite Polo (Cool Blue), Size Large - $15 8. PGA Tour Polo (Seafoam), Size Large - $15 9. Footjoy Polo (Purple), Size Large - $15 10. Matte Grey (Pink), Size Large - $15 Will take offers. CONUS shipping. All prices shipped. Will reduce price by $5 for each item additional item purchased.
  2. The claim is usually about launch window, peak height, and descent angle. (Ex: This 31 degree 7-iron launches at the same angle, reaches the same peak height, and has the same angle of descent as the 34 degree 7-iron of yesteryear) I'm not enough of an engineer or tester to know whether that's actually true, or just marketing hype to make people feel better about the loft creep.
  3. As others have said, it's because you have only posted 3 scores. Once you have played 20 rounds, your handicap will be based on the best 8 differentials of those 20 rounds. Right now, it's based on the best single differential of your 3 rounds (92 on a 73/132 = 16.3 differential) minus 2 = 14.3
  4. Where would you usually draw that line? PW (45*)? 9-iron (41*)? 7-iron (33*)? Just depends?
  5. @MonteScheinblum, would you and the other more seasoned players (@Obee, @[email protected] Drake) say that there is a law of diminishing returns when it comes to the left-arm parallel swing through the bag? I'm in the average range where my stock full-swing carry under normal conditions is: Driver: 250-260 4W: 215-220 3H: 200-205 4H: 190-195 5i: 180-185 6i: 170-175 7i: 160-165 8i: 145-150 9i: 135-140 PW: 125-130 GW: 110-115 SW: 95-100 LW: 85-90 I see the obvious value in a controlled left-arm parallel feel swing for a 110 yard shot with a PW when my full shot usually goes 125 yards. But what about faced with 170 yards and it's between a full swing 6-iron, or using that same left-arm parallel feel shot with a 5-iron. Or deciding a shortened 4W from 190 is preferable to the all-out 4H? I feel like there would generally be a drop-off where 3/4 shots with wedges are preferable to full swings, but using that same 3/4 feel with a mid-iron/long-iron/hybrid is suboptimal.
  6. PayPal and USPS Priority shipped to lower 48. Will take offers. Callaway Apex CF16 (5i-AW), TT XP 95 R300 shafts, GP NDMC grips, std length/lie - Sold Taylormade 2016 M2 3W (HL), TM Reax 65 Regular shaft, GP NDMC grip, playing length 42", headcover included - Sold Ping G 3-hybrid (19*), Ping Alta 70 Regular shaft, GP NDMC grip, std length, headcover not included - $85 $75 (will do $165 $145 shipped for both) Ping G 4-hybrid (22*), Ping Alta 70 Regular shaft, GP NDMC grip, std length, headcover not included - $85 $75 (will do $165 $145 shipped for both) Odyssey O-Works #7, Winn Medallist Std Pistol Grip, 34", lie at 73*, headcover included - $70 $60 Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Driver, Kuro Kage 50g R-flex shaft, GP white wrap grip, playing length 44", headcover included - $60 $50 Ping Alta CB 55 SR Flex shaft, Winn Dri-Tac Grip, std length, G400 adapter - $30 $25 Ping Glide 54 SS wedge, CFS Wedge shaft, Ping Dylawedge grip, std length/lie - $40 $30 (will do $75 $55 shipped for both) Ping Glide 58 ES wedge, CFS Wedge shaft, Ping Dylawedge grip, std length/lie - $40 $30 (will do $75 $55 shipped for both) Nike Dri-Fit XL Black/Gold/White shirt, unworn/new with tags - Sold
  7. 1. Keep arm/wrist/grip tension light 2. Focus on the front edge of the ball 3. Smooth transition. 4. Swing to the target and see the divot before I look up to watch the flight. I know “keeping your head down” is not trendy these days, but my miss is usually on the thin side, so it’s a feel that helps me.
  8. The average lie issue does make them closer to the irons. But the 3H/3W is still only a 1* lie difference at 2.75” difference in length. I would be very interested to know if a lefty adapter would reverse the flat settings to more upright. That would be ideal.
  9. Did you find a more upright solution? I have spent the last couple hours looking at the major OEM specs and it appears that the conventional wisdom that hybrids are upright hook machines isn’t accurate. They might be hook machines due to other factors such as ball position, shaft weight/flexibility, offset, and bulge/roll, but the current generation hybrid lie angles are flatter to length than irons and woods almost across the board.
  10. Yeah, look at my post above yours comparing the stock progression of the Ping i210 irons to G410 hybrids to G410 Fairways. The hybrids are already WAY flat relative to the irons and woods. And the adjustable hosel can only go EVEN FLATTER. That's a surprising spec sheet, too, since Rory is well under 6 feet tall.
  11. I know, right? But the lie angle doesn't make sense to me. Looking at Ping as an example, in particular, because that's what all of my clubs are. Stock Specs: Club / Length / Lie i210 3-iron / 39" / 60* G410 4-hybrid / 39.75" / 58* - only added 0.75", but went 2 full degrees flatter G410 3-hybrid / 40.25" / 57.5* - added 0.5", went 0.5" flatter G410 2-hybrid / 40.75" / 57* - added 0.5", went 0.5" flatter G410 5-wood / 42.5 / 57* - added 1.75", no lie change G410 3-wood / 43" / 56.5* - added 0.5", went 0.5" If they kept the same standard progression at 0.5" = 0.5 lie change, it would be this: Club / Length / Lie i210 3-iron / 39" / 60* (same) G410 4-hybrid / 39.75" / 59.25* (1.25* upright from stock) G410 3-hybrid / 40.25" / 58.75* (1.25* upright from stock) g410 2-hybrid / 40.75" / 58.25* (1.25* upright) G410 5-wood / 42.5 / 56.5* (0.5* flat from stock) G410 3-wood / 43" / 56* (0.5* flat from stock) Look how much flatter the stock hybrids are that the rest of the progression! The stock 4-hybrid is 0.75" longer than the stock 3-iron, but 2 full degrees flatter. The stock 5-wood is 1.75 INCHES longer than the stock 2-hybrid, and the SAME lie angle. The hybrids are super flat relative to the irons and woods. And the adjustable hosel can't even go upright, only even more flat.
  12. That's going to make the handle higher and exacerbate the issue on a club that's already flat.
  13. I haven't done a vertical line test, but of the couple of 58* 4-hybrids I have tried, all have been off of grass, and I am unmistakably hitting them off the toe consistently. There are repeat grass impressions in a quarter-sized mark, toe-side. I actually do get different result from the strike location. Most are push cuts, but I can have the gear effect take hold and hit a low snap-hook, too. But while the flight changes, the strike location doesn't.
  14. I'm 6'2" and was fit for irons at +0.5", +1.5 up. This puts my 5-iron at 38.5" and 62.5* lie angle. Going by the general progression of +0.5" = -0.5* lie angle, a 39.5" 4-hybrid would fit me at a lie angle of 61.5*. Yet most of the 4-hybrids now come at a lie angle of around 58*. Examples: Ping G410: 58* (can ONLY be adjusted flat, not upright) Callaway Apex 19: 58* (not adjustable) Titleist TS2: 58.5* (can go up to 2* upright) Taylormade SIM Max: 60.5* (not adjustable) Has anyone else had the issue of actually needing hybrids that are more upright with the trend to push them more flat? I admit confused about the general consensus that hybrid lie angles are too upright and the trend for hybrids that adjust flatter. When I hit a 39.5"/58* hybrid, I'm off the toe all day long, which is exactly what you would expect when it's 3 degrees flat to my iron progression. The SIM is obviously well more upright than the others at 60.5*, and the Titleist can get to that same angle, so those may be a little better for me. What was your solution?
  15. Has anyone had any experience putting an XP95 iron shaft in a hybrid? I recently switched from XP95 R300s in my irons to Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff shafts in my irons. My 3 and 4 hybrids are still shafted with stock 70g R-flex graphite shafts, making the weight/flex gap between my hybrids and irons even larger than it was before. They feel very whippy now. So I thought a light-weight/high-launch iron shaft like the XP95 S300 could work well to bridge the gap in my hybrids as a much less expensive alterative to heavier, premium graphite shafts. I would love to hear anyone's thoughts and if its just a terrible idea.
  16. Well that really narrows it down... lol. We have heard: .355 from the Golfworks chart (also saying that G410 was the first to deviate from the .355 tip) .370 from Maltby.com and pulls-for-sale listings .395 from Billy Bob's All on the same club/shaft. Now I see why I was confused in the first place. Apparently it's not just me.
  17. http://ralphmaltby.com/forum/question/ping-g400-hybrid-tip-size/#:~:text=Ping G400 Hybrid uses a,370″ tip shaft. Here is someone on Maltby's own forum contradicting his chart on Golfworks saying that G400 hybrid is .370, too.
  18. What's your take on this separate listing that also says the G400 Alta 70 is a .370, not .355? Are they getting it wrong in the listing by looking at the G410 Alta specs? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ping-Alta-CB-Stiff-Flex-70-Hybrid-Utility-Iron-Shaft-39-Uninstalled-370/223995107829?hash=item34272619f5:g:c3YAAOSwAM5eqtjC
  19. Thanks! Looks like the G400 Alta shaft would fit in the G series (as stated in Golfworks chart, and incorrect in the eBay listing of said shaft). But looks like the G410 Alta shaft switched to .370 (likely to fit the new adjustable adapter sleeve).
  20. I linked that chart in my original post. But then look at this: https://www.mikesgolfoutlet.com/ping-alta-cb-70g-stiff-hybrid-shaft-355-38-75-658434/ Or this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PING-ALTA-CB-G400-SERIES-70-STIFF-FLEX-HYBRID-SHAFT-PULL-38-25-370-622539/383733045560?hash=item5958459938:g:z~cAAOSw5Bde3xZ~ The eBay link has the G400 Alta CB 70 hybrid shaft at .370, whereas Golfworks has it at .355, hence the conflicting information.
  21. Does anyone know if Ping changed the tip size between iterations of their G hybrids from the Ping G (2016) to the G400 to the current G410? Golfworks lists the Ping G (2016) as a .355 tip, but also lists the G400 as .355, and I have seen conflicting information about the Alta CB 70 shafts that come in the G400 and G410 being .370, not .355. https://www.golfworks.com/images/art/Ping.pdf I have the Ping G (2016) hybrids and want to reshaft them with a stiffer shaft, but I am having trouble finding pulls of the Alta 70 (blue version) that came stock with the Ping G. But there are tons of Alta CB 70 pulls available that came in the G400 (copper) and G410 (red), and I would like to shaft my G hybrids with one of those if I can.
  22. I had one and sold it to buy the Ping G400 Max. I love the Max, but I wish I hadn't gotten rid of the 2016 M2 so hastily. I would at least like to still have it as a backup and be able to pull it out every now and again to hit bombs.
  23. Yeah, the split reaction to both the posture change and the shoulder blade issue shows how little consensus there is when it comes to this stuff. Then again, it’s not uncommon to have people saying that “Tour Player X would be better if he did Y instead of Z” while he/she is currently one of the best in the world by definition of being on the Tour. There is always something.
  24. Golf is full of conundrums and opposites. This is Justin Rose: "Posture is all-important and there’s really no excuse to stand badly at address. For me that means engaging the shoulder blades properly so that the shoulders are back and down. It’s the opposite of being round shouldered. If you want to feel what that’s like, stand straight with your arms by your sides and then move your hands back behind you. You can feel how your shoulders lock into place. As you can see in the picture, there is a connection between the biceps of my left arm and my pecs. In other words, I build that connection at address and then make sure the upper arm squeezes into the chest in the backswing. Locking the left shoulder helps you to stay connected throughout the swing, keeping the arms and body working in unison to work the club properly. I like to feel that I’m squeezing my biceps against my pecs. Maintain that feeling through the swing and it makes you feel very connected." https://Not allowed Per Todaysgolfer's UK request/tips-and-tuition/driving-and-woods/video-tips/2014/july/justin-rose-tips-set-the-shoulders-for-accuracy/#:~:text=For me that means engaging,your hands back behind you.
  25. Yeah I’m not dumb enough to go further down the rabbit hole when @MonteScheinblum has chimed in and told me my “before” wasn’t that broken.
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