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  1. JPX 921 forged with recoils. Sick sticks so far!
    7 points
  2. I posted in the WTB that I was looking for a G410 fairway wood a few days ago and was sent messages by.... HHOLAACH Hey buddy, Are you still looking to purchase Ping G410 three wood because i've some at affordable prices that i'm willing to sell.Kindly send me a text at (317) 268-5721 or email [email protected] & Dope1990 Hello buddy, are you still interested in getting the Ping G410 3 wood, Tensei Orange STIFFP ? i have it going for a cheaper price you can send me an email to [email protected] or text me on (812)250-9231 for details and pictures Thanks Franklin They both sent me the SAME PICTURE of a G410 fairway that they probably found on here or on ebay after I texted them. Im sure their next move would be to ask for venmo or cashapp! Be careful out there! And mods I apologize if this is not the place for this, just didn't want anyone to get screwed!
    4 points
  3. I did a Titleist fitting today for the TSi drivers. I've been a long time Titleist driver guy, going back to the 975J - the 905R was my all-time favorite. I've been playing a 915 D2 (12*) for the past few seasons - I know I'm giving up a few yards with it, but it looks good to me at address and I can keep it in play. I have the TS2, but I could never get used to the look of the leading edge or feel of it. I also got fitted for a SIM (10*, lofted up in the highest setting, stock length, stock Diamana shaft) a couple of months ago and have been using it since then - I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. I've hit some really good drives with it, but I just can't get comfortable with it. I like the sound of it, but I hit it all over the face (the stock length could have something to do with that). Fitting today was on Trackman - hitting from an indoor studio out to a driving range to see the ball flight. It snowed (4-6") here on Friday, so I couldn't see the ball roll, just the puff of snow when it landed. It was cold today as well (for late October at least), around 45* F. My swing speed is right around 100, +/- a couple. I was between 97 and 103 on the launch monitor today. I hit about 10-15 drives with the 915 D2 (with GD AD BB 6S shaft) on Trackman to warm up. TSi2: First impression was that it looked a lot like the TS2. I started with the 10* head with the HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 6.0 shaft. Launch was a little too low, so we switched to the GD AD XC 6S shaft. Numbers were fine, launch came up but still too low. By this point I'd probably hit 20 drives with the TSi2. The sound was a little better than the TS2 (and definitely not as loud as the 915 D2), feel off the face was definitely firmer. I then tried the Tensei Raw Blue 55 S shaft and it brought the launch up to a better window of 11-12*, but honestly I didn't care for the look or feel of the driver, despite the numbers. It has the same elongated look as the TS2 and the leading edge looked weird to me again. TSi3: Right away I thought it was one of the best-looking drivers I've ever seen. Just classic Titleist pear-shaped (reminded me of the 905R) with noticeable bulge and roll on the face. I hit the 10*, all settings neutral to start. I started with the AD XC 6S shaft - I was striking it really well (straight to a little draw), but launch was too low, between 8-9*. Switched to the Tensei Blue, which brought the launch over 10*, then we started trying adapter and weight settings. The weight settings really do work - I tried it in the two toe settings and could only hit fades. Moving the adapter to D1 (I'm LH, D1 is lofted up 1.5*) and the weight over 1 spot towards the heel straightened out my ball flight. I'm not lying when I say that every single shot I hit (maybe 20-25) with the TSi3 was in the center of the face - they all weren't great shots (especially the ones with the weight all the way out on the toe) but they were all middle of the face. I ended up with the TSi3 10*, D1 setting, weight in the H1 setting, with the Tensei Blue 55 S shaft. My best swings today were 102-103 mph and I was getting ball speeds over 150 and a few that carried around 250 yards. The look, sound and feel of this driver are amazing and inspire a lot of confidence at address. It was nice to see the ball flight during the fitting and that it lined up with what Trackman was showing. Looking forward to getting it and trying it against the SIM and also trying it with a few of the shafts I have at home. I got the new GD AD HD shaft recently and am excited to try that one in the TSi3. The weather is supposed to get warmer here next week and stick around for a little while, so hopefully the driver arrives soon and I can try it out before the season ends.
    4 points
  4. Going golfing Wednesday so another addition to my lie about putting clubs up. Going to be close to 70. Had ham and scrambled eggs on toast this morning. Very good. Restaurants are suppose to close down in our covid region in Illinois. City mayor of Springfield will not enforce though nor the county . Going out tonight just in case. That is all. Return to your day.
    4 points
  5. No golf today, so I went hiking:
    4 points
  6. I have been to BC a couple of times. Hard to find anywhere on earth that is as beautiful.
    3 points
  7. You obviously haven’t watched much baseball in the last 5-10yrs. The bat and glove may be the only things that’s remained more or less the same. The “essence” as you say is radically different due to technology and how players train
    3 points
  8. First off, I just want to give a big thanks to @willpeoples and his shop for getting this stuff out to me as painlessly and quickly as possible during this crazy time we're living in. These just arrived today and will get a chance to play them over the weekend. He was a pleasure to deal with, responded timely and addressed every question or concerned I raised. I can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be working with them again. The build quality is great, very clean and precise. Heads came wrapped in the original plastic. I couldn't be any happier with the process and the products. The build process we went through was the best I've had dealing with any company. Generally I do all of my own building and repairs, but I have taken about a year or so off from golf and decided to let someone else take the reins on these ones. Ping G410 LST 9* set at 7.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 7x at 45" D3-4 SW The driver build is pretty standard, we decided not to tip it for now. I usually play around 44"-44 1/4" for driver length so we built in a little wiggle room if we need to tip it. TaylorMade SIM Ti Tour 19* (true loft 18.2*) set at 17.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 8x at 43" D3-4 SW The fairway build was a bit more of a custom experience. I wanted to replace an 3 wood and a 5 wood I had in the bag with this club. The issue for me was that I didn't want to open a head all the way and have it sitting in that 4-5* open range. Will was able to find me a head that measures at 18.2* and opening it one click moves effective loft to 17.5* which fills the bill perfectly for what I was after. Right now the playing length is at 43" and is tipped 1/2". The final playing length is likely to be in the 42 1/4" to 42 1/2" range. Like with the driver we have some wiggle room to work on tip trimming if need be.
    3 points
  9. Gorgeous view @Sean2! I was grocery shopping this morning and saw a photo or two from BC with a pristine blanket of snow. It was inviting and brought images up of walking the KVR on our way for morning coffee when out at the kids in BC. We fly out on the 23rd (hopefully).
    3 points
  10. New Mizzy 921 Forged, T20 wedges with my first cart bag all added recently oh and a little hybrid. Waiting on a plain SIM driver head and it should be finally done for the prime golf season here in AZ.
    3 points
  11. Looking sharp with a jetspeed weight. 3/3 fairways hit in its maiden voyage, including a pretty dirty strike that still rolled out to 250y. Definitely a winner.
    3 points
  12. Anyone else think this may just attract more scammers to the BST?
    3 points
  13. Unexpected delivery!!!! Fedex came and I was like 'What the heck did I buy?" Just in time for the weekend TSI3 10 deg with AV Raw Blue 65 gram
    3 points
  14. Found this picture while scrolling through Twitter this morning on Callaway Japanese account. Hope they bring them to the states because I would pick one up I a heartbeat. Anyone have anymore info?
    2 points
  15. Great deal if you can handle them being stamped “Practice”. I’ve purchased these ammo boxes before and outside of the stamp, I couldn’t tell them from new! https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/balls/new-golf-balls/taylormade-tp5-pix-practice-golf-balls-ammo-box/ They have plain TP5 at the same deal too
    2 points
  16. Set of 919 tour 4-9 with tour issue x7 shafts and multicompound +4 grips standard length/loft 1 degree flat. Used for a full season still in great shape no browning just some normal chatter. $450 shipped
    2 points
  17. Hitting any club forces one to make a controlled swing over lashing at it. And here we go, 5 posts in and we're already at the "focus" nonsense.
    2 points
  18. I think forgiveness is overrated. Regardless of what type of clubs you play, you still have to put a good swing on the ball.
    2 points
  19. I don't think it's an easy question to answer and is probably player perspective. One thing I always remember is that 40 years ago players only had blade irons or almost blades to play and yet with all the "forgiveness" we have, the average score has not gotten better.
    2 points
  20. Maltby STi2 on Aldila NV85. Not nearly as pretty as the 0211s, but the STi2 really work well for me. And that is from someone who has owned Maltby TS1 (2x), TS2, PTM (x2), DBM, TE.
    2 points
  21. Cycling hasn't changed? Lol Running? (there was just a thread discussing how the shoe and track surfaces have made runners faster). Baseball? Teams now use GPS to identify the location of a pitchers point of release for every pitch. Surely you were aware of these things. If not, now you are.
    2 points
  22. You mean he edited the post to add the foresight reference after you responded? (It happens all the time). That's one reason it can be helpful to quote the post you're responding to.
    2 points
  23. I played blades most of my golfing life, but have switched to GI and Players Distance irons a few times to see what the hype is about. I’m getting older and a little extra distance wouldn’t hurt. A little background before I respond to the original post: I struggled with distance in my irons for years. I’m a good player, and in my younger years could move the club a bit, but struggled to hit 7 iron more than 150. After switching to an x-flex shaft in my irons, however, I IMMEDIATELY picked up 20 yards per club. Distance was always a spin issue for me, and the stiffer shafts knocked off enough spin to enable me to hit proper distances. I played x-stiff in my irons for years, so when I decided to dabble in the PDI game with a set of i500s last year, I installed a set of x-stiff shafts in them. I immediately started experiencing the NUKES everyone is describing. I could hit the 3 iron father and straighter than my 3 wood, but had no control over the short and mid irons. The last straw for me was a shot from 155 in the middle of the fairway into a fairly strong wind. I hit a knock down 8 iron that flew the green. IMO, it’s all a factor of spin (or too little of it). I gained distance with the blades by reducing spin. These PDI heads, however, are already intended to reduce spin and increase launch. By combining those characteristics with the spin killing shafts I had played for years, I unintentionally created an iron built for pure distance and completely sacrificed control. IMO, that is what most are seeing with these “nukes.” They’ve been fitted on an indoor monitor off AstroTurf and have gone with a set up that provided optimized numbers. But, those numbers change when you factor in rough, or moisture, or actual turf interaction. When these “influences” work to cut spin while increasing launch, the ball will skyrocket. Back in my blades/x-stiff shaft days, I could get an extra few yards just by playing the ball slightly back and compressing it hard with a slightly hooded club face. Even in the middle of the fairway, it produced a hint of a flier because the smothering contact caused a bit of a knuckle ball effect while the compression jumped the ball in the air. My guess is that this “smothering contact” combined with the PDI’s intended launch characteristics is what people experience with these nuclear iron shots. If you are experiencing these nukes, I’d suggest trying a little softer shaft in these irons. Spin is what aids control, and I would suggest you’ve probably knocked off too much of it with your shaft choice.
    2 points
  24. The regular will never actually become a stiff, that’s not how things work regardless of misinformation online saying so you can tip trim the shaft to achieve a firmer tip feel and maybe overall feel aka ‘almost a stiff’ and to lower the Spin - but it will never actually be a stiff shaft
    2 points
  25. Yeah, don't worry, you won't be seeing any more non-golf posts from Q.
    2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. Not sure what application you have in mind....a few grips....a thousand? I’ve used a v groove grip remover from golf works for months....works well. Needles, solvent , pressurized and my body never seemed to add up. We had one in a shop i work in, mainly made little holes in the grip and ripped. 185 mainly positive reviews on this one
    2 points
  28. When they do anything at ANGC, they usually do it right, and I would bet they pull this off without any problems.
    2 points
  29. Yes they are really good with the contact tracing, all levels of government have taken it seriously from day one, some initial mistakes were made but they were quickly rectified. In Queensland our Premier who will be reelected tonight has resisted calls to open up has done a fantastic job keeping us all safe. We have been fortunate.
    2 points
  30. The original post which I responded to did not say the simulator was foresight
    2 points
  31. Well I am sorta a curiousity around here anyhow. I play a lot of vintage stuff and have so much stuff I switch a lot which is part of my fun now. Some around here think I am touched in the head and then I have another bunch when I am up on the range come to see as one guy put it "to see what the hell I am hitting now". Now I am planning to play the Dog Fight today and what is in my signature is what I will be playing.
    2 points
  32. A forthcoming addition...I was keen on picking up a compact 3 wood to try out and this looks like it will fit the bill well.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Tip trimming would be a good way to tighten up a stiff shaft a bit, but don't look at it in terms of flex as they are two different beasts. An X-stiff version is going to be stiffer everywhere, not just the tip, so tipping a stiff flex shaft is only ever going to impact that one area. That may be just fine for what you need, but it is not the same thing as changing to a different flex all together. Regarding the tipping itself, assuming the shaft you hit during the fitting was untipped (several manufacturers tip driver shafts as standard so you have to be careful here) then usually tipping 1" is a good place to start as it enough to make a difference but not so much that its a drastic change. You also mentioned the numbers being good, and that is a fine reason to not want to deviate from what you tested, but shafts in the end are going to be more about feel than numbers. There are very few guys on tour at your speed that play a standard stiff flex, so don't be afraid to move up if you end up feeling any looseness or lack of stability in the shaft when you're actually on the course.
    2 points
  35. As in the 2019 HSBC that the golf channel is replaying?
    2 points
  36. Jordan Spieth has cash to access this set up. And it ain’t working! In the end, it’s just a guy, a stick, and a ball.
    2 points
  37. Tour Issue SIM MAX head, loving it so far, very solid.
    2 points
  38. Golf Club of Houston where I can often be found...
    2 points
  39. I'm not sure that I would agree with that. Lydia is, at present time, longer off of the tee than she was. She is starting to swing "freer" and without being mentally encumbered with swing mechanics when she steps up to the tee box over her shots. She credits Sean Foley for being able to get her swinging that way again and with the mental focus of where to play her shot, what kind of shot to play, etc. In essence thinking about how to attack the course and greens. If Lydia can get her putter working again along with her iron game and proximity to the hole, she will do fine. She will not dominate like she did for that 18 month period a few years back, (there's just too much good competition out there now), but she should be getting herself into contention much more -- and I think we are seeing that in her play this year compared to the previous couple of seasons.
    2 points
  40. Maybe it's just what i see here but I think we have a very distorted view of what "reality" is right now. What we see on social media (and regular media) is not how people really are in real life, this is a very small percentage of the population that consumes an extremely disproportional amount of content. They than become the target for all media (because you can get more clicks from this one person than from 500 "normal" people, and suddenly normal every day people think "everyone" is some crazy person yelling all the time. I think 90% of people are good, at any age I live next to a high school and jog past kids every day. The amount of times any of them have done something rude is zero times. Almost every day many wave and say hi. I think people are mostly normal and good. Our view of what is "real" is distorted by what we see online. I don't have anything against 30-55 year old males, i am one. But it makes sense they would be the most short fused, given they tend to have the most stressful jobs, combined with testosterone. No one on a golf course is going to tell a 40yr old man to repair divots when his boss yelled at him yesterday, he's liable to run you over with his golf cart. Not that i would ever do such a thing, however LOL
    2 points
  41. I thought the punchline to the title was going to be "get off my effing lawn!" But seriously, I agree that a starter course on etiquette is a good idea for new golfers. It's kind of part of etiquette but I think my highest priority for new golfers is safety, both theirs and others. I took a friend to play his first round of golf and he almost beaned me a few times. He also wandered down the wrong fairway a couple of times without looking and nearly got hit himself. Took an emergency crash course to get us through the round.
    2 points
  42. Experimenting with hollow forged distance irons, Honma TW-X 5-11 irons with NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 shafts. Think driving iron from 49* gap wedge to 24* 5 iron, should be interesting....
    2 points
  43. Teach the most important etiquette lesson in golf, pace of play. I can live with all the other stuff to a certain extent but please play quickly. If you are putting for 10 pick-up, go to your ball and get ready to hit while your partners play. Play ready golf.
    2 points
  44. Buying the Hogan’s was way less risky than buying those Crocs. What was the thought process there?!?
    2 points
  45. He was probably saying it was because Malnati is 166th in driving distance so is too “short” off the tee. I would say the fact he’s not in the Masters field would be a larger deterrent.
    2 points
  46. Yesterday I was playing with my regular group and mentioned this. One of my buddies asked if I shot my age. (That is a constant goal for old guys.) I pulled up the pix of the card on my phone and realized I had shot my age by 3 weeks. One of the few remaining items on my bucket list checked off.
    2 points
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