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joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrxBay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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Of course custom fit too by me :)
Hi Guys,

I just want to introduce you guys a custom hand grind & custom fit by ME personally.



Ari and I have been talking to get this program going since a lot of members here like the way i fit and custom hand grind them to fit every individual. Ari will chime in to fill you guys up with some other info if needed.



As we all knows that Scratch wedges custom hand grind pricing start from $299 by Jeff, So I will respect Ari and his team and start exactly at the same pricing braket. Any of you local are thinking to get one and want to try it your self, you are welcome to borrow my demo.



Yes, I understand this offering is not for every body. I really appreciate if we can keep it as civil as possible. I'm sure a lot of you understand why i'm saying all this.



So here are some of the pictures that i did for a tour player and one of my personal 60*.



Thank you !



Cheers!



joe
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  • joesgonegolfingjoesgonegolfing Older But Better Rockville, MD 1424Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 1,424
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    I am glad to see you involved with this.



    The whole grind deal confuses the crap out of me, I much prefer how you and I talk about wedges.



    We talk about the type of shots I hit, the divots, the tragectory and what I expect when the ball hits the green. THEN YOU TELL ME WHAT TO PLAY.



    This system works and I would not hesitate to do this by phone if I was in the market for new wedges.



    This partnership peaks my interest in Scratch.



    Maybe next season (2009)?



    Joe
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15  11487Posted: Members Posts: 11,487
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    That 53 is freaking sweet..



    Can you tell me about that grind?



    My 53 is a "Diadic" 588, been in my bag for over 10 yrs.. might look to replace it if I can find something better.. so far there hasnt really been any contenders..
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Joe,

    Good to see you gets excited ! image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Pure,

    53* has a 12-13* bounce with blunted leading edge to prevent digging to quick ( especially for chip and pitch ), but yet the effective bounce will play a lot less due to the trailing edge cut make the sole a lot narrower for FULL SHOT swing. The toe and heel relief will provide less twisting motion during impact in a deep rough situation shots or during digging at impact. Especially on a good wedge players who trap their ball.



    The other key important issue on good grinds are to make the wedge sits correctly event at address possition and yet still give a good nice feel of balance in our hand.
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15  11487Posted: Members Posts: 11,487
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    uh oh.. that sounds like something that could end up in my bag.. my problem with the diadic is that it digs really bad, i like to hit that trap shot you're talking about.. sort of a trap cut or knock down cut with a lot of spin.. but my 588 digs a lot.. sometimes resulting in hitting it high on the face.. or it'll kind of "catch" and twist in the fairway and take way too big of a divot.. i use a pretty aggressive move on this shot.. but it's also my favorite shot to hit.. my new ping's with the t-grind are perfect.. now my 53 has to be changed.. that one in your pic is pretty **** nice looking i'll admit..



    this is the club:
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  • SPY ZINGERSPY ZINGER  3313Posted: Members Posts: 3,313
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    Kudos to Scratch for this program. Well done.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4111Posted: Sponsors Posts: 4,111
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    We are very excited to work with Joe. Right now he is the only other clubmaker that we have approved for this program. The idea is to take some stress and workload away from Jeff but obviously only to find the people who can do the high quality grinding job that we have become known for. Keep up the great work Joe!!
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  • alcap26alcap26  1359Posted: Charter Members Posts: 1,359
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    Jow does a good job grinding...I should know image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Here is a 53* in Gun Metal finish!So now for you who need to demo this 53 and 60 combo., they are available in my shop for you take them out for a spins.



    Joe
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Joe,



    As usual, you do 1st class grind work!
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  • astamm8astamm8  1291Posted: Members Posts: 1,291
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    i guess this question is for ari. so for 299 here, can we get all the custom stamping and what not?



    and, what about chroming? is it possible to get them chromed after joe grinds them?
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  • Viking Golfer Viking Golfer Viking Golfer hitting IRON!  4141Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 4,141
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    Hey, great news Ari & Joe image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' /> image/yess.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yess:' />



    I will order a trio of Scratch TD wedges in March/April.



    Will have to decide if Joe or Jeff will do the grinds - difficult decision, as both guys are master grinders........holy crap........tough choice here image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />



    Does this mean that Joe gets the raw heads directly from Japan and then grinds them at his place and then the heads will be shipped to the Scratch facility and have the final finish applied there ?



    Definitely a nice extra touch to the already fantastic Scratch TD wedges image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />
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  • woohoowoohoo  23Posted: Members Posts: 23
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    Joe does a great job. If you're local, he (typically) starts with the range fitting and sees/discusses how you play your short game/wedges/golf course type. He'll make some suggestions and completes it with some beautiful grind work. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Thanks guys!



    One thing i can answer here is that " YES i can send back the ground head to ARI for final prep before plating ". It's just take a little longer.



    Joe
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  • Jack lives hereJack lives here  362Posted: Members Posts: 362
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    Joe's work is excellent!!



    Would you consider doing your grind on another company's wedge besides Scratch??



    Don't want to upset anyone, just thought I would ask.
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Jack lives here wrote on Jan 3 2009, 02:41 AM:
    Joe's work is excellent!!



    Would you consider doing your grind on another company's wedge besides Scratch??



    Don't want to upset anyone, just thought I would ask.


    I have no problem with anyone as long as they are willing to work the way I like it.



    Do you have another company in mind?



    THX!



    Joe
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Here are some more pictures with a different look by the toe area on the 50 and 55 degree.



    Joe
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Here are the finish products of the last pictures.



    1 dot 50*

    2 dots 55*

    3 dots 60*



    Joe
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  • jkim021587jkim021587  368Posted: Members Posts: 368
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    WOW~~~



    i need some advice with grinds myself



    im trying to go to a 3 wedge setup, 47pw/52/57or58



    im a DS type, going to use my 52 from anywhere between 50-110, im thinking 7*bounce would be perfect



    now i need a sand/lob wedge combo, im guessing i would need about 10*bounce for bunker shots but need a grind to make it lay flat when i open the face for flop shots



    what type of grind would i need to get this figured out??
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    jkim021587 wrote on 10 February 2010 - 10:47 AM:


    WOW~~~



    i need some advice with grinds myself



    im trying to go to a 3 wedge setup, 47pw/52/57or58



    im a DS type, going to use my 52 from anywhere between 50-110, im thinking 7*bounce would be perfect



    now i need a sand/lob wedge combo, im guessing i would need about 10*bounce for bunker shots but need a grind to make it lay flat when i open the face for flop shots



    what type of grind would i need to get this figured out??


    Are you asking me to fit you and custom grind a couple wedges for you?



    Email me if that is what you are looking for to [email protected]



    THX!



    Joe
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  • gfggolfgfggolf  75Posted: Members Posts: 75
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    Are the grooves legal on new Scratch wedges?
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    gfggolf wrote on 17 February 2010 - 01:49 PM:


    Are the grooves legal on new Scratch wedges?




    They should be available in both version now.



    This particular one is not a V grove. This is a custom hand grind!



    Joe
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  • againstkyleagainstkyle  211Posted: Members Posts: 211
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    the dots are an awesome idea. very cool!
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    joey3108 wrote on 04 February 2010 - 01:25 PM:


    Here are the finish products of the last pictures.



    1 dot 50*

    2 dots 55*

    3 dots 60*



    Joe




    Joe, those are some taste wedges. Send me PM on duplicating a set like that for me.



    Rob
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    rjklein4470 wrote on 21 February 2010 - 07:36 AM:

    joey3108 wrote on 04 February 2010 - 01:25 PM:


    Here are the finish products of the last pictures.



    1 dot 50*

    2 dots 55*

    3 dots 60*



    Joe




    Joe, those are some taste wedges. Send me PM on duplicating a set like that for me.



    Rob




    Rob,

    Email the specs to [email protected]



    THX!



    joe
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  • OneBigGolfDog67OneBigGolfDog67  2Posted: Members Posts: 2
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    Joe

    I have been custom grinding my wedges since I started playing seriously in the late 70's. This is the best work I have seen. Makes me want to start playing again so you can grind me a new set of wedges!

    Mike
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    OneBigGolfDog67 wrote on 22 February 2010 - 11:06 PM:


    Joe

    I have been custom grinding my wedges since I started playing seriously in the late 70's. This is the best work I have seen. Makes me want to start playing again so you can grind me a new set of wedges!

    Mike




    You can email me anytime you are ready.



    Thanks again for your compliment!



    Joe

    [email protected]



    ps: The heads shipment of 54-61 just arrived and ready to grind away. image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • asualumasualum  1280Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 1,280
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    Those wedges look beautiful!
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    asualum wrote on 25 March 2010 - 08:43 PM:


    Those wedges look beautiful!




    Thanks!
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay Area 7865Posted: Marshals Posts: 7,865
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    Latest project!



    Low bounce blunted leading edge with V grind on 60* (3 dots).



    Different placement dots!
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  • Wolf4birdieWolf4birdie  413Posted: Members Posts: 413
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    Joe that's a work of art!!! I can't wait!!
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