Cmartingolf, on 11 June 2011 - 01:04 AM, said:
bamboobender, on 10 June 2011 - 06:44 PM, said:
Picked up a TS at my local gc pro shop last Thursday, and wish I'd seen this thread first. I hit the 56 degree pretty well after making some adjustments, the shots were very high and about 125 avg carry. Then I tried the regular TS (which I bought) and had pretty good success with it also. I liked the feeling of hitting very high shots around 150-170 with such a nice trajectory, with what seemed like a half effort 3/4 swing. I was even able to hit some like that off hard pan and out of divots. About every third shot was a line drive or a skull because the urge to throw the clubface at the ball is a strong one (which I'm sure everyone who flips the clubs knows all too well). Anyway, the wheels fell off when I tried to hit my irons (FG 51's\TT dynamic stiff) after hitting nothing but the TS and my driver for three days. I had scheduled a fitting session with the titleist rep, and the guy probably thought I was a complete idiot. lol I felt like I had never hit a ball in my life. I know we all have bad days, but that was getting pretty embarrassing, he finally said that I just needed to practice more before trying to get fit. Couldn't blame for that from he saw, there was really no point in trying to explain that I normally hit my irons very high and string straight, the only real problem I have is trying to stop the flip. I was wondering if anyone else has had any trouble hitting their usual clubs after hitting hundreds of balls with the TS only. Maybe I'm the only one dumb enough to do that? lol Was also wondering if it's the reg flex shaft in the TS that's throwing me off by getting used to new swing "feels" with it then trying to hit with my clubs. Wondering if I should put a stiff shaft in it, because I can hit my wedges that have reg flex shafts in them just fine.
What do you mean by the wheels falling off?? Top, thin, shanks, chunky?? Let me know, I can likely help you. You might be a perfect picker and all the work with the TS had you touching the ground. As I've said many times in this thread. The learning is two part; one to touch the ground with some forward lean and then to be able to do it consistently.
I had to smile a little reading this. I appreciate you good humor.
Thanks for the reply, Pretty much all the above is what I meant by "the wheels falling off" fats, thins, tops, whiffs even. Just like I said it was if I had never hit a golf ball in my life. lol Just reading through this thread and seeing how others had better results with there own clubs after getting used to hitting the TS caused me wonder why I wasn't, at least not yet.
I did go to the practice hole later and hit a bunch of 60 -75 yd "Trevino spinning wedge" pitches with 55* wedge, that's always been a favorite of mine, and those went well, even started making little scrapes in front of the ball. I think you are right about the hitting the ground thing and me being just an educated picker, when I think about it now a lot of the shots, hit with the TS that seemed pretty good, I was likely hitting the ground behind the ball and it was just skidding through. At any rate I think this club is a wonderful teaching aid because of the immediate feedback that is needed to change neuronal patterns. I think you have a winner here, not to mention the time you spend on here genuinely trying to help others get better, that is way above and beyond just good customer service--kudos to you and I hope you are enjoying your well deserved success with this training aid.
Oh btw I don't play conventional golf, I play single axis (grip in the lifeline of the palm of my right hand), but I don't think that makes any difference when it comes to the TS, impact position is impact position. Moe Norman looked very much like every other good player at impact, except for having both his feet still flat on the ground, and his hips only slightly open.