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  1. I know what you are saying, we just disagree on some points which is ok. Yes, it is better to make changes with loft and/or clubhead. Agree with that, but we are talking shafts and shaft metrics do make a substantial difference. You can only tweak a clubhead loft/weight so much if the shaft is way out of the parameters for the player. This is why the club industry moved toward offering premium shafts. Strong players cannot get good results from the inexpensive high torque shafts no matter how good the clubhead and how much adjustability it has. Yeah, it is not an exact science whe
  2. I agree with a lot of what you say. Companies like Graphite Design, Mitsubishi-Rayon, Aldila, and Fujikura still using kickpoint specs (low, mid, high) or using launch characteristics like low, mid, high launch like True Temper. Yes, kickpoint is a very simplified term these days with more sophisticated bend profiles, but it does give a general description of the launch characteristics of that shaft and not just marketing. You can still expect a shaft to be lower launching and lower spin with a high kickpoint shaft and higher launching and higher spin with a low kickpoint shaft. Launch and sp
  3. I do agree weight is important and will affect swingweight and static weight for the club which can have an affect on flex. However, all things being equal with weight/swingweight is when the other parameters like torque, kickpoint, and shaft flex patterns kick in and play a role. Torque is not only about feel, it can affect dispersion greatly. A tour player or strong swinger's using a high torque shaft would likely see shot pattern and dispersion all over the planet. Examples of tour player using a high torque shaft? Kickpoint still plays and directly affects trajectory and spin
  4. Finding the right shaft is not just about distance. Trajectory, spin, and dispersion are very important to find a better shaft. If you are a lot longer with a driver/shaft combo but shots are all over the planet then it really doesn't perform well. Most golfers tend to think just about shaft flex, but there are so many metrics (torque, kickpoint, flex, weight, characteristics of carbon layups) to shafts that make them perform and feel so different. Generally speaking, you can get shafts with similar numbers (torque, flex, weight, and kickpoints) and they will pretty much perform s
  5. Body stability plays a big role. If you have excess body movement it is difficult to consistently replicate impact position. Sequencing as well plays a big role in consistency.
  6. The issue I have with plumb-bobbing, is the shaft as a reference may not be perfectly vertically plumb for a couple of reasons. 1. The shaft is tapered and/or stepped. 2. The weighting of the putter head being offset will make the shaft lean, so it may not be vertically plumb unless rotating it to precise position where it is precisely vertical in reference to how you are looking at the shaft.
  7. It is funny. I have a old late 2000s Titleist Spin Milled wedge I used for a long time. Moved to a newer Titleist and had the chipping shanks for a couple weeks. Never happened to me before and I have been playing golf my entire life since I was 5. The weighting distribution, size, and total weight was totally off from my previous Titleist wedge. It took me a while to get used to the new wedge and really had to change my technique. It is amazing how your muscle memory can be so grooved to a particular club.
  8. I didn't really come to any conclusions with that. Best to experiment. But I would add to be careful with inversion tables and conservatively tilt at first because they can pull on the knee and ankle joints a lot. Also to add, a pull-up bar helps with stretching. I use a pull-up bar to hang from that stretches arms, shoulders, and parts of the back.
  9. I got an inversion table. It may help some people because it can help stretch the body some, but is limited. It didn't really help me for back pain. In my opinion, the best thing you can do for back pain is stretch your hamstrings, calves, glutes, and lower back (everything on your back side). Everything is connected in the back, so when the muscles and connective tissue shortens (which happens everyday), it starts pulling everything causing pain. Usually the lower back is the weak link for the pain to start. I truly believe that most chronic pain as you age is due to people getting less flex
  10. Looks like a fun challenge and drill. It could help your putting. However, the speed metric should be taken out of the equation because speed is not a reflection of better. The best putter would be determined on the "make percentage" within a preset number of putts. The larger the sample size of putts the more accurate determination of the best putter.
  11. I'm pretty sure I got the yips from a few things. Not being able to play golf because of a bad elbow tendonitis injury and bass fishing a lot more. Casting a few hundred times a day with a flipping motion ingrained that pattern in my right hand that leaked into putting and chipping which really caused the yips. However, now I can putt decently with the claw as it takes the right hand out of the stroke a lot. The one downfall of the claw is putts from 10 feet and under because I don't square the face well at impact. You can get away with it not squaring the face up more on longer p
  12. I kinda like some of the tournaments with no fans now because then you know who played the best golf without any fan disruptions that may affect outcomes. However, Masters tournament has the absolute best fans. They are all super big golf fans and know not to be disruptive.
  13. Awesome win by DJ. Lowest tournament total in history. Tiger's 10 was memorable. At least it was an easy 10 because he had a tap-in for the 10.
  14. The absolute best story of PGA tour check was Roger Maltbie's story. Maltbie was apparently celebrating too much after a win at the 1974 Pleasant Valley Classic. He woke up the next morning very foggy and found he lost the 40K check. DOH!! The check was no where to be found. So, he asked the tournament director for another check, but to write it out for 39K + $1000.00 cash because he also lost all his cash that night as well. The bar ended up finding the check, kept it and framed it in the bar. https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/roger-maltbie-reunited-long-lost-check-1975-win/story?id=
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