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Old 11-30-2020, 11:05 PM   #16
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I kept topping the ball until I choked up a bit and bent over more at the waste. Solved that problem right away. But I'm only 5'10".
I already hold the club so far up the grip that the end of it wears a hole in my glove after a bucket or two at the range.

So yeah, longer shafts for me. Maybe even thicker grips too? I’ve got pretty big hands. If the fitter wants to mess around with lie angles and such too, they can go nuts. If I buy another full set, I’ll spend whatever money it takes, but it’s going to be exactly right for me.
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:20 AM   #17
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:25 AM   #18
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I was at the driving range last year. I'm using garage sale clubs. So I'm hitting my DRIVER like 150 yards. 13 year old next to me is hitting a 7 iron over 200...
I'm pathetic

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Old 12-01-2020, 08:56 AM   #20
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I was at the driving range last year. I'm using garage sale clubs. So I'm hitting my DRIVER like 150 yards. 13 year old next to me is hitting a 7 iron over 200...
I'm pathetic

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Old 12-01-2020, 04:49 PM   #21
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I already hold the club so far up the grip that the end of it wears a hole in my glove after a bucket or two at the range.

So yeah, longer shafts for me. Maybe even thicker grips too? I’ve got pretty big hands. If the fitter wants to mess around with lie angles and such too, they can go nuts. If I buy another full set, I’ll spend whatever money it takes, but it’s going to be exactly right for me.
When I say choke up, I guess I mean "down" the shaft. As in closer to the club head.

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I was at the driving range last year. I'm using garage sale clubs. So I'm hitting my DRIVER like 150 yards. 13 year old next to me is hitting a 7 iron over 200...
I'm pathetic

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It's generally not the quality of the clubs when you're talking about irons. I'll flat out admit that I was hitting a cheap driver only 120-130 yards at first just thinking that I sucked. But then I had friends use it and they didn't hit much farther and these are guys that hit 220-250 every time with their driver. I was convinced it was just a super shitty club. So I managed to land a Big Birtha 10* for free and the first time I connected with it, I knocked it about 175 yards. After improving my swing, if I hit it right, I'm getting super close to 200. My problem is, I keep wanting to swing like a baseball swing and that's screwing my game up. I've been fighting it for a while now and making progress, bit it's still there a bit. My thing is, how in the hell are you going to get any real distance on your drives if you're just allowing the club to the do the work and not trying to muscle it at all? No matter how nice of a driver I've hit (borrowing other people's drivers...), I still don't hit it much farther than 185 or so. Of course, it gains a bit after that by rolling, but we're talking just the actual distance of the drive itself.

As for irons, I've seen good players (single-digit handicaps) hit my cheap irons way better than I'm hitting them. There's also plenty of videos on YouTube of good players playing with shitty irons and still hitting nearly the same score as with their $1500-2000 Pings or Callaways. It's generally not the irons...it's you. I wouldn't spend money on new clubs unless I was a pro player or actually had a handicap that denoted the need for new/fancier clubs. Most of your issues can just be fixed by correcting swing problems.
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The first time I ever golfed was hilarious. Friend had been golfing for 3 years by that time. I hugely hooked a T shot into the woods. Hit a tree, bounced back on the fairway. Topped another worm burner which managed to skip across the arm of a lake.....back on the fairway. I Damn near beat my friend. He was looking like he was going to have an aneurysm

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When I say choke up, I guess I mean "down" the shaft. As in closer to the club head.
Choking up is 100% NOT going to help Rob.

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The first time I ever golfed was hilarious. Friend had been golfing for 3 years by that time. I hugely hooked a T shot into the woods. Hit a tree, bounced back on the fairway. Topped another worm burner which managed to skip across the arm of a lake.....back on the fairway. I Damn near beat my friend. He was looking like he was going to have an aneurysm

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I'm down. I'm a shitty golfer. If i'm not swinging like a baseball swing, i'm swinging like a hockey shot.

Anyone in the Morgan Hill area looking for some lessons, hit up Kelly for some lessons. Super Chill and a great coach.

https://kellygolfs.wixsite.com/kmk-golf-lessons

I've been watching Rick Shiels on youtube for online videos lately.

https://www.youtube.com/user/RickShielsPGAGolf
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