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  1. I build my own clubs and only order clubs with a square face. I also setup my clubs per std recommendations that I found on Golfsmith. I check the headweights with a scale and if they are off I will adjust accordingly. Regarding the hybrids I was comparing they were SX and X, the X's being the same shaft an Accuflex Assassin 72 grams with a 20 gram backweight (this is a great shaft for the money). I have a problem with hooking and have very little offset in my irons and have never used a wood with offset before because of what everyone says. However, I am convinced a little offset in the woods
  2. I was comparing similar shafts, SX and X so apparently for me it is a visual thing. Also, none of the clubs I buy have the face closed plus I open them a little.
  3. Recently I bought a 2 hybrid with the face setback like an iron as opposed to the face being forward "onset". While the top line of the hybrid is set back the bottom line is slightly forward of the inside line of the shaft/hosel mostly because it has a curved face. If the face were flat it the bottom would be considered to have no offset per the iron standard of measuring the offset from the bottom of the face. On the other hands as far as woods go it appears the offset is measured from the top line. Also, most woods have the top line just forward of the inside line of the shaft/ho
  4. I feel like the PGA pros are a good judgement of what techniques are more efficient, so while side straddle may help some its probably only going to help certain players. After all, putting is more than just hitting where you aim with the correct speed, it's judging the break and the speed, something that no putting stroke can help with. As a generally poor putter I have come to adopt a very dominant right hand stroke to mimic as much as possible tossing the ball with my right hand, albeit from the side. This helps me putt where I aim and with the speed as well.
  5. You could try an off brand component hybrid as they don't have all the technology/low weight distribution. I have tried a couple from Monark Golf and they don't have a real high ball flight compared to my long irons. They run around $20 a head.
  6. I have a bad left knee and have developed a right side dominated swing that allows me to keep my left knee bent at impact which takes almost all of the stress off my knee as I'm pushing off my right side through impact. Here is a video of Rocco Mediate who is a Jimmy Ballard student and I've been copying his swing because he stands tall and has a level shoulder turn, which is easy on my back. But he also talks about how the feet work, the weight is more to the front which makes it easier to push off the right side through impact imo. Also, Rocco swings from a closed stance which I find reduces
  7. I wouldn't equate mishits and hitting it fat as swing faults, just the hand eye coordination can take months to come back after a long layoff, in my case almost a year. Also, you might try swinging at 80% with the irons. Since I started back playing this has helped me tremendously, plus getting the right offset and shaft flex for me. Finally, you could post a swing video, I have and have gotten some useful comments that have convinced me I need to make significant changes to my backswing. BTW, I never worry about my downswing anymore I long ago figured that was a sure f
  8. With your clubhead speed I would recommend avoiding players distance clubs because the reality is they will spin less and you will have a harder time stopping them compared to traditional irons. Also, I have a high ss but have opted to swing 80% with my irons because I just need to have my yardages accounted for up to 215. At any rate it doesn't matter anymore what is stamped on it, Cobra and Callaway long ago did away with that with their arms race. The only thing I care about hitting far is off the tee.
  9. The new GI irons definitely have advantages but I think the higher ss players generally hook the ball (like me) and thus the GI irons with their considerably more offset only make hooking worse, as I found out.
  10. I started playing a year and a half ago with an old set and X100 shafts but then changed the shafts to something softer and lighter and have had three different sets of component iron heads. Also, the shafts proved to be too soft as my swing technique developed so I went back to an X shaft but about 15 grams lighter than the X100's. At first I didn't like the shafts but that changed. I think anyone who is starting to play golf and is serious about improving will have to make equipment changes as their swing progresses.
  11. I think this thread has run its course. My swing is nothing to copy, only try to feel lag and/or the clubhead as MLDT said.
  12. I understand what you are saying. Remember the title of this thread is about lag and it being my proposed first step to having a powerful swing, not that my swing is pretty or that I hit it straight all the time. The feeling of lag can be employed in any type of swing as it is employed in other sports like baseball and tennis.
  13. I never once said I am promoting my swing method only that I can generate a lot of clubhead speed because of feeling lag. I even posted the problems with my swing from the very first post. Can you now just give it a break?
  14. What I am hung up is everybody telling me I'm promoting my swing method, good grief.
  15. I have never promoted my swing method, don't believe what you hear buddy. I am promoting feeling the resistance to the club rotating, which I termed "lag".
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