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  1. Everything in my WITB aside from the putter and irons. See sig.
  2. Currently loving my RTX3's... If you're into a heavier feeling wedge, they're really nicely weighted IMO. They also offer a ton of control from 15 yards and in for me which I haven't ever really had - my putting has benefited from that as well. They're also one of the cheapest options, coming in at about $130/wedge.
  3. You can never go wrong with Adams Tight Lies II. Good looking hybrids, smaller profile than most, and they're pretty cheap (~ $40). Check out my WITB link in my sig if you're interested.
  4. I can't really narrow it down to a single thing, but it's been me putting a couple of things in the works. Specifically... 1) Technique - I've really tried to keep my head steady in the backswing, and my hands a little bit lower in the setup by putting the club more in the base of the fingers of my left hand. 2) Putting/Chipping - I think I finally have the perfect grip for my putter. I was using the Superstroke fatso 5.0, and I had no feel from anywhere. The mid-slim 3.0 I have now is just money. Also, my new Cleveland wedges are just giving me so much confidence. 3) Mentality - I card all my scores after each hole, but I never add them all up until I'm in my car at the end of the round. Takes the pressure off, allows me to stay loose. 4) Course management - I've tried to play smarter. For me GIR is huge. Just making sure I'm lining up on the right side of the tee box, aiming left-ish, and taking the right side of the fairway/OB right out of the equation has done me wonders. That combined with my new range finder could be the most beneficial aspect of my recent improvements. Sounds like a lot of things, but really it's been pretty natural. Just took me a while to figure it all out. From the sounds of things you have the game to easily break 90 regularly, you just need to eliminate the big numbers by managing your game better. I speak about this from personal experience. Focus and course management is key to better scores. Play the percentages, aim away from trouble, and most importantly take your medicine when you hit a bad shot. I see so many high caps compound a bad shot by going for a miracle recovery shot that puts them in more trouble. Getting your ball in play is the number 1 priority after an errant drive, even if that means hacking out sideways to the fairway. This is very true. Keeping yourself out of trouble is key. In fact, on the 9 I carded on hole #18, I basically did the opposite. My first tee shot went OB. Tee'd up a 3W and striped it down the fairway. On my 4th stroke, I decided to opt for the aggressive play and use the 3W again on a slanted lie to carry a water hazard. DUMB - It went way left and nearly went OB again. Put me in a really bad spot for my 5th stroke - no shot at putting it on the green (of course, 3 putting didn't help either). Should have went with my gut and played a hybrid into the adjacent fairway and kept myself out of trouble, in play, and with a chance of getting on the green to make a putt for bogey. Course management is key. Basically for my game, the safer play is usually the better play - words of a true amateur. Haha.
  5. I can't really narrow it down to a single thing, but it's been me putting a couple of things in the works. Specifically... 1) Technique - I've really tried to keep my head steady in the backswing, and my hands a little bit lower in the setup by putting the club more in the base of the fingers of my left hand. 2) Putting/Chipping - I think I finally have the perfect grip for my putter. I was using the Superstroke fatso 5.0, and I had no feel from anywhere. The mid-slim 3.0 I have now is just money. Also, my new Cleveland wedges are just giving me so much confidence. 3) Mentality - I card all my scores after each hole, but I never add them all up until I'm in my car at the end of the round. Takes the pressure off, allows me to stay loose. 4) Course management - I've tried to play smarter. For me GIR is huge. Just making sure I'm lining up on the right side of the tee box, aiming left-ish, and taking the right side of the fairway/OB right out of the equation has done me wonders. That combined with my new range finder could be the most beneficial aspect of my recent improvements. Sounds like a lot of things, but really it's been pretty natural. Just took me a while to figure it all out. Yep, all those things make a world of difference. I've been breaking 90 consistently, up to a couple of weeks ago, been shooting in the high 90s/low 100s. I developed a case of the shanks all of a sudden. Last week I started out on the range and the shanks showed up and carried over to the first few holes. That's when I decided, the hell with the irons, I'm going to hit my hybrids. 130 yard approach, hybrid - 165, hybrid. Ended the round shooting 86. What really helped the score was my wedges and 28 putts. Used my Scotty 33/350 Mil Spec with a SS 1.0 mid and that thing was money. I'm going to try your #1 technique above, see if I can get rid of the shanks, that and trying to stand closer, see if it makes a difference. thanks for posting and hang in there, improvement is bound to happen, just remember, course management and short game are your keys. It's helped me out immensely. For whatever reason, just getting the club a little lower in my left hand has put me on a better plane and allows me to rotate through and turn my right hand over the left a lot easier on the follow through. I hope it helps!
  6. I can't really narrow it down to a single thing, but it's been me putting a couple of things in the works. Specifically... 1) Technique - I've really tried to keep my head steady in the backswing, and my hands a little bit lower in the setup by putting the club more in the base of the fingers of my left hand. 2) Putting/Chipping - I think I finally have the perfect grip for my putter. I was using the Superstroke fatso 5.0, and I had no feel from anywhere. The mid-slim 3.0 I have now is just money. Also, my new Cleveland wedges are just giving me so much confidence. 3) Mentality - I card all my scores after each hole, but I never add them all up until I'm in my car at the end of the round. Takes the pressure off, allows me to stay loose. 4) Course management - I've tried to play smarter. For me GIR is huge. Just making sure I'm lining up on the right side of the tee box, aiming left-ish, and taking the right side of the fairway/OB right out of the equation has done me wonders. That combined with my new range finder could be the most beneficial aspect of my recent improvements. Sounds like a lot of things, but really it's been pretty natural. Just took me a while to figure it all out.
  7. Today, I shot a 91! I'm really pleased with today's round. I had a 15-20 yard chip in for birdie, 3 pars, and a total of 30 putts (1.67 putts/hole). My only gripe is with hole #18 (par 5)... I carded a quadruple bogey. It really is crazy to know I could have broke 90 today, so I can't really beat myself up about it. I guess now is a good time to give an update about my recent 6h acquisition - it rocked. I can't believe it was that easy to hit. Don't see that being replaced any time soon. Anyway, just thought I'd share.
  8. Make sure and check out Callaway pre-owned on eBay. Got my aeroburner there for $85 with free shipping - custom shaft length + swing weight adjustment was included in that price. The driver had a tiny nick or two on the face when it came in the mail. Other than that, I could barely tell it was in "used" condition. I would highly recommend Callaway pre-owned.
  9. I used to hate hybrids to be honest but as I've wrapped my head around it and got past the mental block i had on them its an option now. I never had issues with long irons and frankly my 4 iron AP2 was my favorite in the bag.. I've switched to the i200 pings which I like quite a bit but there is more offset in the 4 (and even 5 but not as bad) than what I'm used to as Ive played blades my whole life. I started hitting this 4 hybrid at work this week and I'm like wow, I kinda dig the balls flight and I don't have to work nearly as hard as the 4 iron. I used to fight the high sling hook wth hybrids but the more I hit it I'm finding ways to work it quite nice... I also like the versatility for around the greens and rescue shots or even long fairway bunkers so I'm likely gonna pick one up and then just work on the destroyed ego of bag with four head covers in it lol I've got 5 headcovers in my bag and IDRGAF. If it improves your game, it goes in your bag.
  10. It doesn't bother me all too much now. It was a little interesting to get used to at first, but it's grown on me.
  11. Similar to that story, last week I played one of the better rounds I've ever played - I had only a few duffs/bad judgments. On hole 13 I had about 172 yards to the hole, slightly uphill - made it about 175 yards. Because I'm not confident with the 6i (the green was in a tight location), I elected to go with a choked-up 5h. BEAUTIFUL strike - but it sailed over the green for probably 180-185 yards. I thought to myself, damn... If I could get that kind of feel from a higher lofted hybrid, I could really give a hoot about how I look doing it. I'm excited for the change. I'll definitely let y'all know how it goes. I should be taking the new 6h out on Thursday morning. I'll hopefully finally have an approach weapon from 170 yards - especially on those pesky par 3's. Pumped!
  12. No ego here. I just want my ball to go in the cup in fewer strokes - no matter what it looks like. :golfer: A 6 hybrid it is!
  13. I'm trying to find an Adam's red 6 hybrid, but I can't seem to locate one. Good to know though! I think it'll help my game out a lot.
  14. Not that my 6 iron is non-functional, it's just that I'm really enjoying the flight, the consistency/ease of use from my other hybrids. I need a soft-landing ~170-180 yard shot that I can count on. Any thoughts or recommendations? EDIT: Just pulled the trigger on a TM RBZ stage II 6 hybrid. Got the shaft shortened by 1 inch to make my hybrids (3 through 6) a consistent 1/2 in length decrease and to better match my 7i. Got it for around ~$40 on second swing in good condition. Lol, that didn't take long, huh?
  15. Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement fellas - much appreciated.
  16. Out of curiosity, what is breaking 80 about? Asking because that's my current goal but I'm struggling to get close. To the OP, congrats! Always a good milestone/good excuse to reward yourself. Hours and hours of practice and 5 to 6 rounds per week. $ound$ $imple. I'll $tart A$AP!
  17. May not be much for some, but for me it was a victory. Shot a 98 today. Played really well off the tees, and chipping/pitching was really locked in - the new Cleveland wedges have really given me more confidence in that area. The greens were freshly aerated, so that threw off my putting for sure, but nonetheless!!! Anyway, just thought I'd share. It's my best score I've ever recorded, second time breaking 100.
  18. I love my shortened driver shaft - best I've ever played with a driver. That being said, I bought it shortened so I don't have a frame of reference for feel before-and-after. Best of luck to ya'.
  19. To each his own! I came from outdated wedges with entirely too much bounce, so these are going to work well for me personally.
  20. I came from Play It Again Sports wedges - aka 10-15 year old TaylorMade relics. Hence why I'm in love with these wedges, they're just better in every way possible. I didn't have a problem on tight lies at all. The sole allows me to get in and out of tight turf like I need to. I'm also a picker when it comes to chipping/pitching, if that makes a difference.
  21. I finally got out today for a morning round of 18. Just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the new Cleveland wedges I bought/gripped last week (54*/58* - V-MG - Black Satin). First thoughts: Wow. Balanced, great weight and so solid/square off the face. From around the fringe, I really started to settle in to the 58* - it worked well with both running chips and short stoppers alike, very pleased (especially since I've never really got on with a 60* from the fringe). Didn't play so well out of the sand with the 58*, but that was more my fault than anything. I love the feel on the full shots with the 54*... super soft and effortless to get the ball flight that I prefer. OVERALL - couldn't ask for more performance-wise. LOVE them. The only negative: The black satin finish... The soles are already kind of beat up. Lots of scratches largely due in part to my cart bag setup, but still. I figured they would have a little more longevity than that. I'm not too worried about it though - I think it adds character. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Otherwise, have a great day.
  22. My thinking exactly. I set my ego aside and got a 12* driver with a shortened shaft - it's helped me a TON.
  23. Thank you, good sir. The new wedges are gorgeous, I do agree!
  24. If the driver isn't on that day, I'll use it off the tee from about 230-240. I'll also use it off the deck from a good lie at about 215+. Love it.
  25. Pistol grips feel great too, I just needed to adjust slowly from the 5.0. Man... I had NO feel with that thing. A 4 footer felt the same as 14 footer.
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