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  1. Oh yeah no doubt about suggestions. I appreciate them all. I was just curious to how you guys worked these things into your game. Alignment, aim, etc. based on your game. I've never had a coach/instructor to ask so I didn't know if I were in the game or out to lunch. Seems my thoughts and the way you guys do it are very similar and at worst I'm not that far off.
  2. So I am 41 and a self taught 10.6HCP that just picked the game back up since 2012. I've never had a lesson nor asked any of these questions and I'm trying to get better so here we go. My miss is left to right and I think I come across it because my face shows a toe hit. My goal every time is to hit the ball straight down the line. No draw, fade or anything. If I had to pick a more natural ball flight for me I'd say it's a baby fade BUT that's likely based on poor swing mechanics than a natural shape I suppose. My question is though if I wanted to adopt that shot shape and not fight it, how do you guys align for that. Is a natural shot shape high fade a ball that I line up straight to the target or do you line up 10-20 yds left of the target? Seems to me if I have to line up that far I'm slicing the ball rather than fading it. Does a natural fader line up straight and the balls just naturally works back to the flag or do they actually line up left of the target?
  3. I just want to see if I can tighten the dispersion up. I started back playing golf in Sept of 20 from a layoff since 2012. The Tour Edge was not the longest driver I hit when I got fit but it was the straightest in comparison to the rest and my swing at the time so I chose that one. I want to go back and see if I can find more length and maintain the dispersion now that' I"ve played back to a 10HCP. It could all be and likely is in my golf swing and I'm ok with that being the case. I like the driver, only seeing if I can find 25 or so more yards with same or better dispersion. If I can't see a huge difference on the monitor I will keep swinging my TE. I spoke with my golf shop and he asked me to just bring it in and throw it on the monitor and see if it's a few adjustments he may be able to make to gain that. I appreciate him offering that instead of trying to poke me into a brand new driver so I am going to do that and then hit a few others. If I can see a considerable difference then I will switch. If I can't I will keep hitting it and put the money in lessons. Lol, which is probably the best way to spend the money anyway.
  4. Not another one. However I don't know I will quit using this one. If I can't get better dispersion and at least 20+ yds I'm going to stay with what I have. I will just go and hit some and see what the monitor says. Have a good mind to take my TE in with me and hit it so I know the monitor isn't lying to me.
  5. Lots of Ping love in the answers. I will def look at those mentioned. Thanks guys!!
  6. Looking to upgrade my driver from my Tour Edge Pro I currently have. I don't want to spend $550 on the "newest" driver so I was thinking about gaming one of last year models for about $300-350. I was considering the TS2 Titleist or the Ping. I'm wide open for suggestions to go look at. What do you all think? I'm a decent player. Play to a 10 and currently swing the Srixon ZX7 irons.
  7. I have got to play my ZX7 a few times now and I absolutely love them. I can't speak on the other two because I have not hit them. I can only vouch for Srixon and they are wonderful. Very forgiving and tight dispersion.
  8. Rickie should go to the local golf shop and buy a std set of irons and driver and go play. No prototype anything... Here's hoping for a miracle this weekend...
  9. I think by all means an equipment change can cause you a learning curve. I however think some of these guys get a huge endorsement deal and just fall off their game a little bit. That to me is one of the sad things about pro sports today and the money these guys get paid across the board in all sports. There are rare breeds like Tiger or LeBron or Brady or Trout that continue to dominate their game after large sum endorsement deals. Most just have it made financially and the extra hour of practice get shoved to the side for a PR appt or to go have dinner with the wife and kids. Equipment yes can impact it but I think a lot of it can be complacency and this has been coming for decades with the money they get. JMHO and it's worth about .02.
  10. Good advice. I will look into all of that. Good thing is I have a 90 day play guarantee on the clubs from PGA Superstore. So I've got some time to figure it out with a few range sessions.
  11. Only played them twice at this point. Those two times. I had a high risk mom contract Covid so I've been with her helping her recover. Looking forward to seeing if I can keep up the scoring.
  12. These moments make you realize how spoiled these tour pros are today. Not than they shouldn't be, they create millions upon millions of dollars for their sponsors, but dang it must be nice. Lol.
  13. In all honesty...I looked good on the monitor with the std Modus shafts and I could order those in my irons and have them the next day. If I had more customized my shaft and ordered from Srixon I was told it was a 8-12wk wait time. It's 70deg where I live so the stock shaft was good enough for me to get my sticks knowing I may spend another $250 on shafts later. I was ok with that at the time just to start playing. My shot dispersion with the ZX7 are very tight. I actually hit it well. You know how we golfers are. If we don't test it then we always think there's something better for our game. Lol. It's so the indian, not the arrow but we always want to try something new as you I'm sure can attest to.
  14. @jmagri78 @Myherobobhope yeah I am playing Modus 120 now in my Srixon's I just bought. I hit them fine, but just for my sanity I'd like to hit more to see if I like them. I went through my fitting but was limited in the shafts I could try. I would like to go through a full on shaft only fitting to see if I see another ball flight I like more etc. I hit the Nippon mid trajectory and I'd like to carry my ball a little higher and I question if I could do that through a shaft change and I think I could. Thanks guys...I may ask my local shop to put me through a shaft fitting only and see what the monitor says. I really wish I could do it off grass though. Soooo much different fitting off grass to mats. I wish mats didn't exist, but I know they are a necessary evil.
  15. Is this a thing? I was talking to my local fitting shop and I asked the question is the shaft married to the iron or is the shaft married to the golfer and feel. I thought it was to the golfer, but I wanted to ask to be sure. I was told the shaft was married to the golfer so my question is, is it possible to do a shaft fitting only? Like if I want to hit Project X vs Modus vs KBS. I'm just curious to go through different shafts at the same weights and see how they feel to me. Anybody know if this is a thing?
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