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Posted by on in Village Blogs

Corey Pavin's ShotmakingChoosing Corey Pavin’s book to review was no accident. I’ve always felt a similarity to him as a golfer. Even though I’m 6’ tall (compared to him at 5’9”) and now hit my clubs a good distance, it wasn’t always that way. Before I ever got deep into Hogan’s Five Lessons, I studied Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible. I practiced my short game so much that my wedge swing was my iron swing… steep, but very straight. A six iron would fly 155 on a good day.

When I heard there was a guy who had been hitting it shorter than everyone for years, and actually made money on the tour doing it, that gave me hope to keep playing. 99% of people constantly search for those extra few yards, when Pavin has been living proof that there’s another way to play. I later found out that he used to practice at the same short game course where I hold the course record, Holmby Hills. It’s down the street from UCLA, and he used to tighten up his game from 100 yards and in while he was a student there.

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Posted by on in Golf Equipment

I am fortunate to have new clubs.  The new A12 pro idea by Adams irons.  I have been breaking them in.  I noticed that I had lost distance even though I was hitting them solid and well.  Confused, I starting to talk to my friends and learned that many club makers have no consistency when it comes to loft and lie angles from club to club.

Last year I played the Nike VR pro full cavity.  So I went to the their website and looked at the specs and found out the new clubs I have are two degrees weaker and a half degree flatter.  Now I know why I have lost distance.  My seven iron is last years 8 iron.  I am going to have my clubs bent to be stronger all the while keeping the lie angle and offset.  You have to be careful that you do not make the clubs more offset and close the face by mistake.  So go to a trusted club fitter and maker that will take all those concerns in mind.

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