I have a bunch of pictures, data, video and numbers to crunch following my first visit to the local TaylorMade Performance Lab here at South Mountain Golf Club today. The session was amazing and my host Mike Lewis was very good at is cool gig.
The wildest part of the session was dawning the reflector suit with 26 sensors, which then feeds data to the system and show you every possible number and 3D rendering of your swing.
The 26 sensors on my body and club translate to the 3D image of me on the screen in the background. VERY COOL. Click for more images.
The system did in fact confirm that I have a granny move at the top, but my impact positions and sides pin numbers are some of many great specs which show I can hit the ball straight.
It will certainly take a bit to crunch everything into an official review, but I wanted to give a shout out to Mike and the local TMPL for hosting me. It was an awesome experience.
Tomorrow I’m going to be doing my first TaylorMade Performance Lab session. A new “TMPL” has opened here in Utah at South Mountain Golf Course. These labs are very high tech and they do all sorts of cool swing analysis and club fitting.
My soon to be golf doc Mike Lewis will be diagnosing the “granny over the top across the line dual chicken wing lateral sway epileptic seizure early release inside out club face open” swing. Can’t wait to see that swing in 3D. It might break their system.
Stay tuned for a full report and photos, especially of the granny swing.
This has been a fun and productive review for me. I’ve had the same wedges, great ones, in my bag for over five years. It was quite hard to take the old ones out and adjust to the new feel and look of my C. Carnahan Wedges. I’m happy to say I’m dialing them in more and more every time I play or practice.
Carnahan Wedges - Click for larger (even more dreamy) image
About C. Carnahan
C. (Chris) Carnahan is an Oregon based maker of what they call “boutique” golf clubs, found primarily in golf shops. When I first heard the description I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to mean. It could either mean they’re really awesome but uncommon. It could mean that they’re just an unknown trying to sound good. I’ll go with awesome and uncommon. Boutique to them means specialized, high quality and not mass produced.
Design / Construction
Carnahan Wedges are like many great and simple things on this planet: eggs, circles, Google, Apple products. Carnahan wedges are simple in design and function yet elegant, effective and easy to use.
The Carnahan wedges are a classic wedge design. No funny markings, designs, cavities, removable faces, adjustable heads, movable weights or clowns which pop out of them and blow up balloons into funny shapes.
Hope to see Nickent return
I was sad to see Nickent Golf go under a while ago. I still have a Nickent hybrid in my bag, though it is currently on probation for some bad shots last Tuesday. I have two other Nickent hybrids laying around somewhere and a Pipe Putter.
Wait a sec. I gave the 23 degree to my dad. So I have two. My dad is deadly with that 23 degree. It has really helped his game.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has bought the Nickent brand, I’m sure for pennies on the dollar. But it will be nice to hopefully see that R&D and intellectual property going to some good use.
Here’s a first look at the new Callaway RazrX Tour Hybrid. I really like the leading edge of this club. Haven’t hit it yet, but looks like it should dig through bad lies pretty well.
Callaway RazrX Tour Hybrid - Click for more Callaway images