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post #1111 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Kslim View Post
I just started golfing on/off this past year but I have a horrible tendency to slice the ball! Any tips/tricks instead of rolling my wrists?

Check your grip. Also, search here. There have been many tips posted on SF on this subject.
post #1112 of 1922
Does anyone offer golf shoes on the forum?
post #1113 of 1922
just stick with nikes, adidas, footjoy. they do much more testing than allen edmonds will ever do on golf shoes.
post #1114 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Check your grip. Also, search here. There have been many tips posted on SF on this subject.

+100 - Most people don't really understand grip. I went to Golf School a few years back and learned the most interesting thing about Golf and Physics. The first 2/3 of the balls flight is dictated by swing path and the last 1/3 is dictated by grip. Basically the first 2/3 of the ball flight is when the ball is traveling fastest where the spin of the ball is less affected by wind, as the ball slows down the wind and side spin make the ball curve. Similarly to a baseball pitch, fastballs are over 90 mph where curve balls are less than 80. 9 golf shots can be attained from 3 swing paths and 3 grips. I witnessed the teaching Pro hit all nine shapes of shots by changing the grip and swing path each time. So, if you are push/slicing, you are swinging in to out with a weak grip. If you are pull hooking, you are swinging out to in with a strong grip. Most common in beginners, is an over the top pull slice with a weak grip. Flatter swings are more in to out (good) where more over the top swings are caused by being too steep usually due to lifting the club. Have a good golfer, that understands grip and swing plane or a pro, check your swing plane and grip. Sometimes it is a very easy fix. Lay a club on the ground to align you feet which should point toward your target. We layed 3 clubs down at golf school, one at the feet and two creating a slot 3" on each side of the ball, all parallel to each other. The school emphasized three main topics, GPA - Grip, posture (leading to a good swing path), and alignment. I really learned a lot even after having played for 20 years and as a single digit handicap.
post #1115 of 1922
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post
Does anyone offer golf shoes on the forum?

I have tried many. I like the fit of the NEW Adidas Tour 360 4.0 Shoes. I buy all of my shoes on eBay. I am always surprised that they are so cheap, especially for new. However, like all shoes, people have their preferences based on fit, style, and brand loyalty. If you can afford it, get a high end shoe as it will be waterproof, have better leather, and will probably fit more comfortably - IMO.
post #1116 of 1922
that's a real thorough school, what school was it. i would love to take a class like that. I do a lot of my shot shaping with just the swing paths, but haven't really altered my grip.
post #1117 of 1922
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post
Does anyone offer golf shoes on the forum?

I really like my Ecco golf shoes, their Golf street shoes are nice too.
post #1118 of 1922
I've had a few pair of Ecco golf shoes and loved them. They are the most comfortable shoes that I've tried.
post #1119 of 1922
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Originally Posted by .bishop View Post
just stick with nikes, adidas, footjoy. they do much more testing than allen edmonds will ever do on golf shoes.

Well, I was asking because I may be able to hook up SF members with discounts on Ecco and higher brand Golf shoes

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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post
I have tried many. I like the fit of the NEW Adidas Tour 360 4.0 Shoes. I buy all of my shoes on eBay. I am always surprised that they are so cheap, especially for new. However, like all shoes, people have their preferences based on fit, style, and brand loyalty. If you can afford it, get a high end shoe as it will be waterproof, have better leather, and will probably fit more comfortably - IMO.

Ever try the Eccos?

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Originally Posted by Wolfador View Post
I really like my Ecco golf shoes, their Golf street shoes are nice too.

Let me know if you need anything; I may be able to help

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Originally Posted by dganderson View Post
I've had a few pair of Ecco golf shoes and loved them. They are the most comfortable shoes that I've tried.
+1 to comment above
post #1120 of 1922
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post
Does anyone offer golf shoes on the forum?

i've tried all kinds. the nike lunar controls are by far the best.
post #1121 of 1922
what are "higher end" golf shoes?
post #1122 of 1922
shoes that the aristocrats wear to look down on the bourgeois
post #1123 of 1922
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Originally Posted by .bishop View Post
consistency is the most important factor in golf. I would rather shoot 82 every round than range from 80 to 90.

Not necessarily the best thing in a way. Golf is also about improving. Shooting lower than your handicap shows you have potential to be a better player and to keep improving. Gives you hope.

But whatever makes you happy.
post #1124 of 1922
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Originally Posted by .bishop View Post
what are "higher end" golf shoes?

Nebuloni - http://www.nebulonigolf.com/

Miguel Angel Jimenez rocks em.
post #1125 of 1922
someone should post the John Lobb golf shoes.

I use the cheapest ones I could find. Considering I've seen many golfers who are much better than me use tennis shoes and school me on the course, its like shoes are probably the last part of a good game.
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