dcmidnight, on 07 June 2018 - 06:16 AM, said:
Mcgeeno, on 07 June 2018 - 12:15 AM, said:
All I ever ask in the SL debate threads is for players to be open minded and possibly give them a shot.
I'm 100% open to the idea; I just don't know how to do it, other than buying a set of SL irons and seeing what happens, which doesn't work for me. I THINK I could get used to hitting a SW the length of my 7 iron out of a bunker, but what if I couldn't?
If I understand the Cobra website correctly, I'd be spending approximately $1500 to replace my three hybrids and 6-LW, with my 3W and driver not included. I'll spend pretty much whatever I need to spend for fitted clubs; I have for years. But that's a LOT of coins for a maybe.
Two other thoughts/experiences with this:
1. A couple of years ago, I actually did a SL thing with my G30 fairway woods; Ping doesn't tip their stock shafts, and the weight port on the bottom let me adjust easily so that I had three clubs that were absolutely identical except for the loft; I made them to the length of my 7W that I really liked and really hit well. It's a valid concept, but that whole thing cost me less than $50 to find out. (Ultimately, the whole thing went away because I used Arrcos and figured out that neither the 5W nor the 7W were doing anything for me compared to hybrids, but that's another story...) So I have tried SL, at least in a limited sense, but I don't know how I could take it farther in any affordable way.
2. DeChambeau does have a bit of the "mad scientist" thing going on, which limits the applicability of what HE does to our situations. I have been putting side saddle/face on for about three years now, and last winter I was VERY interested to see DeChambeau go back to it on Tour this year. When he played the first event, I couldn't believe what I was seeing; he was gripping the putter with his bottom hand backwards, and the top hand gripping the forearm of the bottom hand. I went to the practice green the next morning and tried it, and I couldn't believe it; it was just the most unnatural way of making a natural arm swing that you could imagine, PLUS I knew immediately that the putter he was using had to be illegal, which it was. Why in the world he would have decided on THAT way of gripping the putter, I can't imagine; NOBODY that putts this way does that! NOBODY!!!