uncle chop chp

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  1. Bloody hell, you've been dwelling on that. An aeronauticaly qualified person who thinks air drag on a shaft is going to twist the club in your hands, let me know what aircraft you designed and I'll stay well clear. I couldn't care less to be honest, i won't be on here anymore numpties like you and your arsey way means this forum is dead as a dodo at any rate. Good old John petit looks like a real people person compared to you.
  2. There will also be a difference between brands in shaft lengths and lie angles, pings 2 degrees upright may be 1 degree upright for Mizuno. 1/2" longer or shorter may just be standard for other manufacturers. Taylormade wood and driver shafts are always long. As has been said get a lie check done, i your a member of american golf you get a fee yearly club MOT where they check that stuff for you. Obvioulsy they will try and sell you something but just ignoe them.
  3. Enville is a great place are you playing the highgate? Shame its a midweek or i'd be all over it. I'll be there later in the year to watch the girls british open
  4. Jesus you really are a temperamental one. Let me start by saying if you want to wear the glove wear it. If it feels better to you or provides a mental advantage then go ahead. I do agree this can make a difference to the better players, but I just ain't buying it makes any difference to an average golfer under normal conditions. If your an average golfer (notice I dropped the bang) who takes reasonable care of his clubs and gives his grips a bit of a clean on a semi regular basis, then I don't see where the advantages are, apart from comfort and stopping you getting blisters/calyces. There are clear exceptions to what I'm saying, if somebody never cleans there grips then a glove I would suggest is essential just for H&S reason. If playing in wet conditions where grips will be wet, a wet weather glove is clearly going to be of great help, or in soaring heat with 90% humidity (none of which applies to us golfers in the UK) then go ahead. Or if your just a bloke that has sweaty palms, not sure I know to many people like that, then go for it. As a matter if interest how much do you think the club slips/turns during your swing without a glove compared to with one? Could it be that you thinking about this grip thing to much is what leads you to choke the life out of it without a glove? Do you have a high swing speed that may put you outside the norm? For reference my 6 iron swing speed is circa 90mph and my Driver swing speed is 115-120mph so I have a fairly high swing speed and I feel wearing a glove doesn't have an impact for me. Do you take a particularly light grip that may put you outside the Norm? In response to the points you have tried to make, I've tried to explain myself a little better below. Sounds very touchy to me, so let's analyse. For me anyone above a handicap of 10 is pretty average at golf. That is fundamentally about 80% of the people that play golf, the statistics are clear to see in the link below. http://www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/SiteStats.php I'm not quiet sure I should mention where I think the less than average golfers handicap lies, I wouldn't want to upset you anymore. I have a masters in Engineering so I do appreciate the effects of drag and centrifugal force. Rotation caused by the Drag on a club face and shaft of absolute minimal surface area will be minute compared to a club 4 degrees toe up digging into the ground at or slightly before impact. No glove in the world will stop that. The club face is the most important thing in golf, no matter what anyone tells you. The Clubface is 80% responsible for the direction of the golf ball, path is the other 20%. Now we have a GC2 with HMT at our club and I've seen a lot of very good players, average players (again minus the bang) and bad players hit balls on there and seen there stats. The path variation between swings for all of the range of abilities never appears to be very big. The better golfers are just a lot less in/out or out/in than the bad golfers. The clubface of the better golfers rarely changes by more than a couple of degrees where as even an average golfer like myself can have very big difference between the face angle from shot to shot, couple this with bigger variations in path and the actual face to path differences can be huge between shots. Most of which is caused by a lack of forward shaft lean and the flipping of the club by lesser(not meat to be an insult) players at impact. Also the fact very few golfers hit the ball out of the middle every time (Again not an insult to the average golfer just fact, proved by the mass selling of huge cavity backed irons and not blades) means gear affect, and the D lane have far more affect than your glove. All the above have significantly more affect on the consistency of the average golfer. The effects a glove would have would make minimal contribution towards fixing this. I believe your the one overestimating the capacity of the human eye. Eye dominance not only affects where your pointing but can also affect the way you swing the club. Everyone has an eye dominance and I expect most have no comprehension of what it is nevermind which eye is more dominant. Combine this with angular resolution, the blind spot (particularly pertinent when using one eye, as you would on a side on view), eye dominance, the unreliability of your peripheral vision again pertinent in a side on game. The amount of people who require glasses but don't wear them, people out growing there current prescriptions, the 8% of people who colour blind, visual fatigue, reduced fields of vision with age. And so on and so on. The human eye passes light through that's all the brain processes the images, there are a huge amount of ways this can be distorted. Half of what you see you don't see the brain fills in the blanks, so no I'm not underestimating anything. I'd expect there may be some constancy in peoples set up, I'd suggest again 80% of golfers therefore have a consistently bad setup. Again more of an affect I expect than a glove. I expect I'm already on my way to proving I've got a full appreciation of the small things, which what a lot iv discussed aren't small things. Of all the things discussed I'm still thinking the glove is the smallest. I clean them between rounds!!! An average golf handicap in this country is 18 (Notice this the average handicap, not the benchmark for ability). With an average par of 71 sss of 69 and a 3-4 shot buffer that's likely 90-91 shot average round. At the most 15 with a driver the most critical club requiring a good grip, why would I need to clean it during the round? Where are you putting your hands between each shot? Do you casually walk the course applying bril cream or something? Or greasing your trolley wheels? I'd say the amount of time the hands spend on the club cleaning them every 3 rounds would suffice. For the irons hit maybe once a round then you could leave them all year. I would expect the fact that you have a piece of rubber, the one material universally utilised to provide grip, should provide ample grip to not have to choke the life out of the club. I'd suggest the lack of mobility in a lot of golfers, fighting the hit reflex and the brain kicking in mid swing all prove more fundamental factors in swing tension than the glove. Perhaps if you lightened up a bit then you wouldn't be so tense when your golfing. I'd suggest you have provided no evidence to me and not a single fact, some conjecture and regurgitation from things you may have read or heard along the way. I'm not stating my thoughts here as fact they are opinion, based on what I believe to be reasonable theories. You state what you say is fact which suggests to me that you seem to hold your opinion way to highly. Lead me to any water body you desire, just don't expect me to drink the crap your serving, just because you say its fact.
  5. I have a question regards marking cards and what infact the marker is supposed to be doing. This is more to do with ofical competitions rather than social knocks etc. Often there are disputes between playing partners regarding rules. Often the person marking your card may believe you havemade an infringment and want to penaile you. Most of the time people seem to accpet this and let them do it as they are marking your card. If they are marking your card are they not supposed to put down what you say your score is, regardelss of there opinion. If they beilive you have made an inffringement thay can then bring it up with the relevant person following the round, and if they are correct you are then DQ'd for signing an incorrect card. If you do accept there decicion and then find out you were correct, you have then once again signed an incorrect card and should be DQ'd. Am I over simplyfying this, your opponent is not there to referee you are they? Are they simply just marking your card? Or is there more to it than that?
  6. Don't get so touchy, I would suggest 80% of golfers are pretty bang average. Your handicap and mine suggest exactly that. That's not an insult or meant to be, It's just fact. A glove will make zero difference to you or me, the avergae golfers clubface position will be degrees different every swing, the lie angle wil change each swing. All of which have infinitly more affect than the glove. If your offended by the word chopper then I suggest a sense of humour may help.
  7. If your shafts are shorter this will affect lie, I may be corrected but from what I recall +1/4 inch in lengths adds 1 degree up roughly. so if your irons are 1/2" shorter they will play 2 degrees flatter. Add in the other 0.5 degree your now 1/2" shorter and 2.5 degrees flatter. I'd speak to your pro, It may be that he has gt them set up correctly. Different clubs all have different lies, so you may have only needed 1.5 degrees compared to the old clubs, the new shafts could also be longer
  8. I think nowerdays since the manufacturing patent for gore tex has expired there will be alot of very good waterproofs around, where as one time GOre Tex was the only way to go. I have a pair of Nike Gore Tex that must be 5 years old which have noe really given up the ghost. I'm going to have to replace them but they have zips and velcro adjusters at the bottm of the legs and I cant seem to find a current pair with the same adjustability. I hate baggy trousers at the bottom,
  9. Where is the Hacker, or the Chopper!! Thse 2 sum me and half the mebers at my golf club up perfectly.
  10. 11 for me too, but I'm very suprised by some of the names on the list. A few of the 11 I've played come as a suprise to me to be on the list.
  11. My Daughter collect the ladies golfer magazine. To be honest for a free magazine it's great. It's got actual interviews and tips in it rather than the ones you pay for like todays golfer that are just one big infomercial!!
  12. I didn't wear a glove, not as I didn't like them I just struggle to find ones that fit. I have longish thin hands so they are either to short or to baggy. I am rethinking the glove though! I've always struggled with a strong grip and have noticed this last week or so that with a glove on it makes it easier to weaken the top hand. I assume as the the glove adds extra thickness to the grip in my hand. The glove may stay or I may just get mor tape under my grips!!! Time will tell!!!!! And all this about a glove holding players back is pretty much tosh if you ask me. I expect it may make the kind of marginal difference a pro swinging his driver at 125mph might notice, but the average chopper wont have anywhere near enough control of the clubface to have a glove be the difference. If the clubs turning in your hand its more than likley because your hitting it fat.
  13. Not played any on the list, maybe I should get out more!! Beux desert, Whittington heath and Coxmoor all spring to mind as excellent heathland courses in the midlands.