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  1. I have the ZX 2 iron. Only have 1 round and two range sessions. So far I love it off the tee. Off the ground I really haven't tried much except the range. Not bad there either IMO
  2. Were there any catches like fittings took priority or issues with multiple people showing up at the same time? That sounds like an amazing deal
  3. I use the grint so our data is slightly different but I used 3 main statistics to focus on what to work on or change strategy with. First, I looked at my driving accuracy per club, as you would guess driver was wildest and accuracy got better the shorter the club. In my case I've started using my 2/ driving iron more and saw immediate improvement no work needed. Next I looked at my approach accuracy on par 3s vs overall GIR. I was only hitting 1 of 4 par 3s a round and a little over 4 GIRs per round. (mostly par 5s) so that as led me to first work on my iron play, and also course management wise play for the safer shot on approaches until I can improve. Basically, you might want to see if there are any patterns. Are those toughest holes just tight holes with penalties area everywhere, are they long and require 3 good shots strung together? If you can find any correlation then you can start to work on changing strategy, practice etc to see if it helps.
  4. two reasons 1. a fade or power fade for us mortals put there is a swipe-y out to in hit. Because of this it is hit less square then a power draw haha where you tend to compress the ball more so it's hit well but off line. 2. And this goes back to number 1 but a fade tend to have more backspin than a hook. As a ball rotates or spins the more backspin you have the less side spin or off axis rotation you have therefore limiting sidespin. Think of a pop up drive those things are usually dead straight because there's too much back spin for anything else to tak over and force curve.
  5. Interesting add on question here: Does the type of grass change the slope at all? I know down here in FL tight bermuda lies especially around the green are the norm. When I go back home (New England) and bent grass I always shoot better even on a tighter course with similar slope +/- 3. I tend to think it's just getting that little more forgiveness. Does this make sense?
  6. whoa whoa whoa, I think emotional support cart girls is something we all can get behind. Cart Girls for all 2024
  7. At least for myself the technology helps. Now me and my teacher do not rely on it solely, but being able to equate what a slight in to out path is, or a downward iron strike is and then knowing what that feels/looks like really helps. Especially on course, you can eliminate things when a round turns south. Also, I'll use my lesson this evening as a great example. Working on that downward Iron strike and weight transfer along with the path. I hit some good shots, I also hit some 'bad' shots, but I was able to see with technology that my path and strike were fine it was a face issue. Point being I was able to keep working on the focus of that lesson and not start trying to do crazy things thinking I'm not doing it right.
  8. Anyone have the ratio of shots by others vs shots by the poster? I assume 90 -10 being golfwrx and all
  9. Had an "interesting" round yesterday. Got paired with another single. Seems nice enough, is taking a lot of mulligans but were waiting on the group in front anyways so to each their own. Then on hole 8 his second shot goes clearly OB (picture below for reference). I figure he's just going the drop on the boundary so I'm over on the right side hitting my ball when I hear some yelling. This yahoo went I'd say 50-70 yards into OB land, which is clearly people lawns in his cart. The when the neighbors said something started a verbal argument with them with the usual name calling cussing etc. It was awkward as I'm walking up for to the hole and he rejoined complaining about them. They were threatening to call the club house and get him booted, I kinda wish they followed through, he legitimately thought it was fine to not only get him ball that far OB but to play it. The kicker was he was a lawyer and was trying to use that as a deterrent to them being "mean" to him Red dot is the ball
  10. I'm not advocating heavy weight for it. That why I tend to say compound lifts, often olympic is equated with lots of weight. Even as a big guy I'll do lightweight dumbbell snatches as an example. Just getting all the muscle groups firing is what I am attempting. Also yes you need proper form. I remember back in the day was at a football combine (American) and some kid was bouncing the weights on a Bench off is sternum. Cracked it right then and there and lost all his offers.
  11. I see what you are saying. I equate Olympic lifts to compound movements. For golf I think those lifts where upper body, core, and lower body are all activated really relate to the golf swing
  12. Clubs here (FL) seem to be a bit ahead of the curb. Perhaps they're already used to the aging population as FL is well older in general. They started to cater to younger demographics already. Some offer daycare/camps during the weekends for those with kids. Also I've seen multiple tiers of membership like weekends only or 72 rounds are year etc. Overall I think it's up to the individual club. Times change that's a fact, a well run club will think not only of the next year, but the next 5 years, 10 years etc.
  13. I think any combo above is decent. The one thing I always add to any fitness question is compound lifting. Weight doesn't matter but getting your muscles to fire in those compounds is similar to a swing in that you have different parts firing at different speeds doing different things.
  14. I'm a big fan of the habitat, fun design and many of the holes are by themselves which is nice. Everyone says Duran has the nicest conditions but the course is boring to me Holes 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 (kinda) 14, 15 are all the same The majors I love the layout, conditions are really hit or miss Viera East, kind of boring at times but large and very fast greens to really test your putting Sand Ridge is in Vero Beach - 2 courses, I love the place just wish it was closer to me Spessard Holland is a par 67 I think really fun course and good conditions
  15. 1. Father time is a B^*&^*. Lost 3 months for an open double hernia repair and still can't weight lift another 3 months 2. Losing your feel is the worst. After the time off I knew there'd be rusty but hitting the most GIRs in my life and squandering it. 3. I play better in competition even if it's just $5 4. I care more about course design than conditions (besides the greens). Give me a course with some character and crap tee boxes/ fairways over a perfectly maintained flat straight course any day.
  16. I can think of two right away. 1. Forgive the preamble but I think it adds to it. Company scramble and I'm first to the course. While pulling in a couple cops come flying by me. Walk into the clubhouse to check in and being my sarcastic self ask who died? Well a guess an older person on their morning walk passed away. Well, I made my mistake for the day. So, after removing my foot from my mouth we go out and we start as group 1 on hole 16. A short par 3 with a 4 line road to the right. Now for some reason I always and I mean always pull the ball left on this hole. So I'm up my group and the group behind us as well as the groups on 17 can all see. I toe one hard towards the street and the ball is moving. Drills a van in the side. 2. Playing with some good friends and he goes for the turn dog after nine. Well after a couple holes you can see he's walking a little slower ect. After another couple holes he's letting loose these loud, wet, clappy farts that I swear would change the humidity if you walked near him. So we get to 16 a long par 5 and he tee is high to let it fly. At the start of transition I think he let's another one go, but this time it sounded muted like almost underwater. He holds up his follow through and actually hit a low 200 yard punch driver while the rest of us are on the ground in hysterics. We look up and we see a little gravy stain on his grey shorts. So now every once and a while someone will tee him when he tees up to knock the sh%^ out of it. The turn dog giveth and the turn dog taketh
  17. I like their data and using it without the opinions on it. If you're a nerd like me it's useful Also,
  18. Even as an introvert usually I don't mind being paired up. Of course there's a bad seed here or there. I'm always trying to learn so whether it's a different view on something going on, or a different way to play a hole I haven't thought of playing with a random can be enlightening to me.
  19. I feel you, most are good people but you know what they say one bad apple.... Sadly, the bad apple started early this year. Was playing a local semi private course, members get advance tee times, discounts ect. The snow birds I suspect from a certain area were insistent as members they could add people to play with / right after them despite a full sheet while checking in
  20. I'll take the up and downs, and grinding every time. I leave the course in a better mode and it leads to short game confidence where a majority of shots are played from.
  21. I like a heavy club too. I lose feeling and subconsciously do things with lighter clubs. Getting really nerdy (I'm an aero engineer) there's several types of physics in play in the swing. Static and dynamic, in relation of to the club, ball position, aim point, and it's movement itself or swing path, also you can add a third technically with kinesiology (science of human movement). Now solving a problem in this field means removing as many variables as possible. So looking at the golf swing, and I'm drastically over simplifying it, if one had a perfect swing swing path 0* and club face 0* at impact including perfect body movements the only way to miss a shot would be the static component or the club it self in the length, lie, ball position, etc. Obvious no one in the world is perfect all the time that way, even Iron Byron needs calibration from time to time. So the question is what does one change to get better results? Statics - would be changing the club i.e club fitting ball position and such. Dynamics - lessons with a pro etc Kinesiology - also could be lessons working out, seeing a PT ect. IMO we all need to work on all 3 at all times, but as mentioned before you'll never get to perfect all the time. So again IMO when one gets to a dynamically consistent swing (everyone's opinion on that will be different of course), that's when static changes will be of the best benefit. Like getting clubs bent upright or flat while trying to change a steep or flat swing might have poor results on course as now the static component is set up for a changing dynamic component. Apologies on the long post, just a nerd babbling haha
  22. It depends on the lie and the hole layout for me. If it's wide open and just some sand traps around the green I'll go for it. If there's forced carries, OB, having to shape a shot I'm much more inclined to layup. For example the course I play most on the front 9 the first par 5 is pretty open so I'll try to get it as close as possible. The second par 5 is trouble left, right, and long the whole way down so I try to lay up mostly.
  23. Well in that case, and using anecdotal evidence (the worst kind I know). All I can think of is the longer club causes some type of compensation that corrects a flaw in the swing that is of a benefit for the OP.
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