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  1. This was in the works prior to COVID-19, not sure its going to happen given the current circumstances. Was not going to be the same format as the original.
  2. Yeah I was doing the same with a fully face balanced putter. Almost did the fitting more as a tool for learning about my stroke, but couldn’t pass up something new to throw in the bag. Even putting with it the basement feels so natural and free flowing. We will see if the honeymoon wears off throughout the season. odyssey might have something with the new stroke lab shaft too. Or it’s all mental but it feels insanely good, even the Seven felt really stable.
  3. Being a golfnut for the last 7 years I always loved to tinker with every club in my bag...until I really decided to get my game on track. Driver/fw, irons, wedges I got fit for, but I never saw the need for a putter fitting as I always thought that I would know best through practice. After several years of putting woes and never averaging <34 putts per round for a season I decided it was time to change that mentality. Not sure why it took me so long to decide I should treat the flat stick more holy than anything else and give it the attention it needs. After getting my bag ready to go for 2020 I had limited funds to devote but figured it would be something that would last me awhile so I got approval from the boss at home to dump a few more benjamins promising no more long brown boxes would appear at the front stoop. I fortunate enough to have several places around me that have good fittings available but ended up going to 2nd swing in Wilmington for the option of buying something "used" but that could still be fitted to me. Found out the putter I was currently using was nearly 67*!! First fix was getting that tidied up.Went through a little discussion on typical miss and preference for looks, overall I'm not super picky but have an eye for what doesn't look right to me. First fix was getting that tidied up. Then off to the iPing analysis which showed about a 5 degree arc on my path and my face tended to get a little closed. Fitter also noticed that my hands didn't lead quite as much as they should so I had a little bit of work mechanically to do but figured that was something I would need to address later. After hitting several putts with a couple of Scotty's, a Ping, a Toulon, and a few Odyssey Stroke labs I narrowed down preference for feel to the stroke lab putters, with the Scotty's just missing out (man how I wanted to throw one in my bag). Then it was time to narrow down to what I felt really the best with between a Seven, V-line, and Tuttle. V-line was out after a few more strokes as it was too TM spider-like. Appearance wise, the Seven was my favorite look, something about the sharp edges but had just a bit more toe hang for me and didn't feel as comfortable with it. I was surprised with my acceptance of the Tuttle, was never really a fan of the almost bean shape but it really was the most stable and didn't have to fight it at all. After a few teaks of lie back and forth, we were locked into the Tuttle. I'll have to let the honeymoon period wear off but after having all my other clubs fit, I have to say this is the one I am most excited about. Now I can really hone in my putting practice without that nagging worry in my brain that the putter isn't quite right for me. I can't recommend a putter fitting more highly, even if its not at a place that has a Sim-lab or something similar.
  4. I feel ya. I've got the mirror set up in the basement and spend at least 10 minutes rehearsing this thinking how can it feel like this but look like that. After a couple of days it started feeling better. The hands will definitely feel way inside if you've been doing the opposite. I think the hardest part for me was thinking that if the head stayed outside of the hands the club would be across the line when in fact its nearly impossible to do this without some sort of manipulation. I don't have a huge backswing so at the top it even looks a little laid off. I'm getting to the point where going back is feeling good but have to start feeling the transition down as normal which is just as odd feeling now.
  5. Ultimately my goal is to get back to a 6-7 handicap this year. Unfortunately in a quest to alter my swing by taking some lessons at place known for their TEChnology, I developed the worst case of under-plane, inside out, flip and just all around badness. Each time I told the instructor I feel like this is not working he was telling me I just wasn't far enough for the inside yet. My handicap blew up from 6.7 to 11.3 and couldn't break 90. The worst golf season of my life. Couldn't keep tee shots in play and honestly never knew if I should aim right or left because of the 2-way miss. It was really bad. Fortunately with a couple video lessons with a very reputable online coach and I am getting some better direction and feeling like we are on the same page. Daily goal: work the drills with nothing more than 1/2 swings right now for 30 minutes each day. Putting or chipping 30 minutes. Fortunately the wife let me turn our basement into the golf room with a hitting net and large putting mat. Playing goal: 5 rounds per month once the weather turns. Stick to a single pre-shot routine. Identify the trouble spot, determine the shape of the shot, practice swing, identify start line, line and go. After the shot either celebrate a good shot or critique the miss but I only get 10 steps to do either. After that, either get back to chatting with the boys, Fitness: I've made a commitment of strength training at least on Tuesdays and Thursday and throw in a weekend day if I want to or have the time. Figure this way if I can't get to it on the weekend or just don't feel like it its ok. Im more likely to abandon a program when I miss a single day so starting the habit is better than going full bore right from the start. The reason for only two days of strength training is because I realized how inflexible I had become over the last several years. I started doing a mens yoga program (Man Flow Yoga) twice a week and its crazy how much better I feel each day. The other day at the range I felt so much more loose and free to swing, it was crazy. This will actually be the easy part to stick to I think because how much it makes a more immediate impact.
  6. Truth...the victory is short lived and you just end up expecting more of yourself.
  7. Unfortunately, I think you are one of very very few that it actually came in correctly whether intentional or not, and with the prices they charge I'm not willing to roll the dice to end up having to either buy myself a hotmelt gun or take it somewhere else. I actually just got back from a fitting this evening and I was surprised by how unimpressed I was during my fitting. Previous fittings I have always gravitated towards TM drivers, and for the last couple of years nothing could get my M1 out of the bag. Even today the M1 fared pretty well. The SIM and Max in various lofts, face/lie angles, and shafts just couldn't out perform what I had already. Either big push cuts or the face was shutting down. Alas, upgraded to a newly discounted TS3 with either Aldila Rogue Silver 130 or Evenflow T1100 this coming season. Wife will be happy I saved some extra change!
  8. Saw a video from Trottie earlier with Tomo saying if you order a shorter shaft custom, they will change out the head weights on the sim.... yeah right @TaylorMade Golf THis is the only thing keeping me from ordering a sim and leaning towards getting fit for Titleist or Callaway.
  9. Finally made a trip over to GG while the wife did some shopping. I gotta say, the best part of the lineup is the sound. I've hot melted my M1 for sound, but these just sound crunched every time. I did not notice a need to loft up for me. I tend to be a high launch and spin player (14-15/2800-3100) as I tend to hold off through impact to play a fade and found the best fit for me was with my Aldila rogue silver with the 9* lofted down two clicks. Not sure I found enough difference to drop $600 bucks, but if I can part ways with some gear laying around for the 150% trade in stuff i might take the plunge. Probably wait til the season gets going to try it again out on the range to see actual ball flights.
  10. ALL SOLD! Have a couple of M2 heads available for sale, both 9.5*. Shafts all have TM adapter sleeves and GP MCC Plus 4 grips, replaced within the year. All prices include shipping East of the Mississippi. 2016 M2 - Bought off BST a few years back, has total of 3 paint chips (one larger near the TM logo and one smaller on white part of crown, and one along the back - both cosmetic. tried to make sure pics included all marks, but if you would like more PM me. Overall a great driver, just haven't used it since a fitting - asking $90 2017 M2 - this was built at Club Champion with a few grams of hotmelt added for acoustics and head weight, originally built with the Fuji EVO II 661. Loved this driver but looking to upgrade this year. Overall good condition without any paint chips, dings or other marks. Typical face wear and brush marks on bottom of face. Asking $140 HZRDUS Yellow 6.0, 63 g, 45 1/2" - $75 Fuji Speeder EVO II 661 stiff (this is the aftermarket not OEM), 44 3/4", tipped 0.5" - $110 HZRDUS Smoke 6.5, 70g, length with adapter just under 45 1/2" - $9
  11. Stoked for the guys that are on this trip! Being able to see and read what these trips entail is great, and I think it’s even better to hear about members from the forums getting to meet each other and share such an awesome experience. Ill be following closely!
  12. Penn Oaks is pretty reasonable, especially for a younger guy (junior membership). Afternoons are empty most of time but also have a couple active weekend groups. I can get out and play in the evenings most nights and walk 18 in no more than 3 hours.
  13. Are you available January 16th-18th for this event? Absolutely Current driver setup? -2017 M1 9.5 Aldila rogue silver MSI 130 70 TXWhat excites you about the new TaylorMade SIM woods? A little bit better sound in the driver, searching for that thwack. For the fairway woods, I haven't found a 3 wood I feel 100% confident with in quite awhile, hoping the search is over with that V-steel!Are you willing to document your experience in the GolfWRX forum as well as on social media? Would be awesome to share the experience!
  14. Couldn't agree more, sometimes not hitting a ball is the best way to improve your swing. Removes the ability to transition into bashing balls and making no change. I have a terrible tendency of getting super laid off at the top and getting stuck on the way down. I set up a iPhone to iPad mirroring program. Phone set up down the line and sends the image real time to the iPad which I put in front of me. Helps me link the feel and real at the top and shallowing appropriately on the way down.
  15. I actually look forward to it after each round, particularly after a bad one. It's like I'm cleansing the bad juju away.
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