No Catchy Nickname, on 06 October 2017 - 08:25 AM, said:
mahonie, on 05 October 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:
No Catchy Nickname, on 05 October 2017 - 08:00 AM, said:
kaaayelll, on 05 October 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:
Regarding shafts, folks need to give more attention to Shimada. They have many different profiles, of course, but their consistency is just excellent. BTW, I have an extra set of K's Tour 115 R that I weighed for fun - every one was on the number, and that's without having to pay 2-3x more for weight sorting.
Do the Shimada's play stiff to flex? I know that's a poor question and hard to answer, but the Tour Mid S (115g) I tried in a set of Romaro's (I didn't buy them) felt pretty stable for a shaft that was lighter than what I was playing at the time (DG X100).
A fitter I know once said to me that Shimadas are to Nippon as Miura is to Mizuno...I’ve never been able to test out the analogy
Interesting analogy. Makes me want to put Shimadas in my Mizunos. It might be like dividing by zero.
I found shimadas to be more like if DG and Nippon had a baby. I did have a higher flight in them with the Vegas vm02 failed experiment, so not sure if it was shafts or weirdish head. I am sure that doesn't help any, but I do prefer Nippon fwiw, and that is no knock on shimadas, just my taste.
I have stepped away from the course a bit. I have to play this weekend since 2 weeks off and see. That helped, but I have to be honest, I need to reassess what I want from golf because 2 weeks ago I was ready to quit the game.played back to back rounds over the course of a week with some guys I play skins with, both better than me but skins I can hang with since I think I birdie more holes would think for my scores, just blow up to even it out. Anyway, I don't know what I shot, but I am talking 90 range both times. My driving ailments have made the game unbearable to even want to play. I am out of 50% of holes with the first swing, and another 30% I need to pull off some sh$t to just have a birdie putt. I bet I averaged 8 penalty shots from wayward drives and even tried the 3 wood which worked until it was my driver then it became like my driver if that makes sense.....the rest of my game has been crap, iron accuracy crap, chipping and putting ok, but I am so out of rhythm and Fs to give by the time those are in my hand it is hard to concentrate or care enough.
I just don't know what happened. Come back into from back surgery, steadily got game back, surpassed where I was when I had surgery, everything moving along, last summer early I was looking at aiming to be a 5cap, playing to solid 7. End of last summer driver started to go and has evolved into the dumpster fire it currently is and all aspects of game are just terrible because of it. I seriously don't even want to play, I can't get excited to go out there and loose drives. I have had plenty of bad rounds, but the toll of my tee game for last year reached a boiling point and I would rather do ANYTHING than go subject myself to a round. In short, first time in my life, golf is not fun, not an escape, not a hey some good shots and bad or a bad spell, but it feels more like a loathsome penance for sins I have committed.
I think I am going to scrap every bit of everything I worked on in lessons, all of it. And maybe I have not played in long enough to go and just hit the ball like a kid. I know that isn't the right answer either, but I need a round of 81 that more importantly doesn't feel like a battle, maybe I can dig that out with thoughtless grip and rip. I have zero confidence, and I need to own that instead of psych myself through it because that ain't working. I need to find a way to have fun again. I think as my membership ends this month, as I get settled into the new house, I will set up the gc2 in the garage, just a net and the tv it came with, and maybe just try to hit drives like a workout routine all winter. The gc2 if anything should be good enough for that. Try to find a way to want to hit drives. This has turned into a full fledged phobia, the 3 wood on the tee proved it. Me on a tee box has so much hidden anxiety that my swing flaws I probably used to save or manage with and sub conscience manipulations have manifested into manipulations that I am convinced create the reality of my deepest fears. I know this sounds crazy and over dramatic, but I seriously have driver yips, and the ball goes too far/too offline and so devastating that I literally can't play the game.
Anyway, I am not a quitter, but this is a clinical state of golf depression that has ripped my ability to just go play and have fun. not even about score, i don't care what I shoot, it feels like i don't know how to play.