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  1. If anyone can help me with some club work - grinding off the hosels and moving the sweet spot to about half an inch from there - slide into my DMs.
    6 points
  2. Gotta brag on NorCal Putters for sec, just got this back after sending it off for a restoration and reshaft. Bought an OG Redwood in the nickel finish off the BST Forum for $100 and sent it off to NorCal to have the dents taken out, new satin black PVD finish, new shaft and Ping Blackout grip. Pretty freaking happy with how it turned out.
    5 points
  3. I bet buying something off the internet called "Korea Hidden Technology" puts you on a few watch lists.
    5 points
  4. FAbb's criteria are cracking me up. Looks like his 4-iron Plays like his 4-iron Shaft length is slightly longer than his 4-iron Loft is slightly strong than his 4-iron How about you buy the 3-iron from your set, dummy.
    5 points
  5. Sure, need a car wash, or a frosty beverage to go with that too?
    5 points
  6. My collection has morphed a little. I no longer have the M75W and 653 woods and have sold off one of my Wood Brothers drivers. My set of 693s have been fully restored by Dave Wood as have both 945W drivers I have. I picked up a set of 1953 945W (solid red insert), another M85W driver (restored by Dave Wood), a M43T (to be restored by ?) and a Cleveland Classic RC945 Limited Edition driver. As it stands, I will eventually have all my woods restored (10) or refinished (3). Slated for Dave Wood in the next year are the '53 945Ws (1-4), M85W fairway woods (2-3: restore) and driver (refinish
    5 points
  7. I did get my KHT Autoflex 505 driver shaft to try out. Hopefully will try to do that when I’m off work for the holidays and see what’s the deal with this shaft. TXG recently did a test for the regular swing speed folks and the results were interesting. Will report once I get a chance to do testing.
    5 points
  8. I gave up on doing that as I just buy more things I want. Currently have 5 bags and then a pile of other stuff laying around. Helps the wife doesn't go where I have clubs stored. But she also doesn't understand each club in a bag has a difference purpose. I then bring up her 40 pairs of glasses if she gets pissy...
    5 points
  9. TSi3...man, what can I say?? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    5 points
  10. Titleist TSi Driver Review/Impressions First, a huge thank you to GolfWRX and Titleist for this incredible opportunity. A bit about me: I am old (Medicare eligible) and broken down (50 years of ice hockey). Anyway, I play to about 8 right now, but also had to skip two years of golf (I still work for a living) due to heavy duty work schedule (7 day weeks for a couple years). Anyway, earlier this year I got back out there. Really missed it. In coming back to the game, I am also trying to implement a swing change, so it’s been interesting. One of the great things about thi
    5 points
  11. Had this refinished and a new black shaft installed a few months ago...it's like a new club, does that count? lol
    5 points
  12. Yes!! This is so awesome, I really appreciate GolfWRX and Titleist for this opportunity!!! It could not have come at a better time as driver has been a thorn in my side for a while. I have been bouncing around trying to self fit forever and while I landed on a G400 Max/Hzrdus yellow combo that was the best yet, I found that through the fitting process I was able to make some gains with the TSi driver, so that opportunity is one I am supremely grateful for. I have been posting info in some other threads as I wanted to get it out there, so far I have been really enjoying the TSi2.
    4 points
  13. Pro Tip-- Denim sucks if you're trying to stay warm or it's the least bit damp. If you want to wear something non-golf that's performs in cooler, damp weather then give these a try. https://www.eddiebauer.com/p/12951063/mens-guide-pro-pants?sp=1&rrec=true DWR, stretch, close fitting. They are awesome. Now if you're goal is to get under some peoples skin then that's an entirely different matter True story--- another "never judge a book by its cover"--- One time on a public course I get randomly paired with a 20something for some fall golf. He was wearing black
    4 points
  14. Andy DuFrain got 60 days in the hole when he used that word.
    4 points
  15. I’m sorry we couldn’t provide you a new income stream.
    4 points
  16. I can see her winning but her 5 under front 9's and 7 over back 9's gotta go. She can score very well but has no defense for lack of a better term. Same as Angel Yin, they just make too many mistakes and ruin really good rounds.
    4 points
  17. These are original, not remakes. Yes, definitely a little excessive on the poly spray. Overall these are really nice. Nice set! I know this is a departure from the OPs irons but ..... This is my set of 693s (Dave Wood restorations)
    4 points
  18. Thanks Sco. I had the 2nd and final pneumonia shot on Monday and Cobi is having hers tomorrow while I'm in surgery. We haven't had flu or shingles vaccines thus far and don't plan to but plans can always change. During this whole covid thing we heard doctors say to take copious amounts of vitamin D and zinc and we have. Apparently having large amounts of these in your body makes it so the covid virus can't replicate if you get exposed to it. So far so good. Not sure if we will get the covid vaccine when it becomes available.
    4 points
  19. If your local club guy can't tell after putting his bending bar on it in the first couple of seconds you should find a new club guy. If you are doing it and can't tell in the first few seconds you should find a club guy who can. I have never bent those specific clubs, but I have bent countless irons with all different kinds of metals. I can tell within the first few seconds how much safe bend I can get out of them. Now de-lofting your irons by 4 degrees will have a couple of other consequences(whether or not it is safe is another matter that maybe someone on here has
    4 points
  20. Good luck with the procedures @Conrad1953. Had a visit to the doc's yesterday afternoon myself, but of a less serious nature. Went in for my Shingrix booster shot and got the flu shot at the same time. Sure glad I shoveled my drive in the morning because my arms were pretty darned sore by nightfall! I'll be laying low today. The initial shot of Shingrix hit me with a wallop. Hopefully the booster won't be as bad. I wasn't keen on piggybacking the two together as I usually have a bit of a reaction to the flu shot -- body aches and lethargy -- but I had been looking at pharmaci
    4 points
  21. The G410 LST I bought off the BST has hotmelt in it, apparently. I think it's got a bit more of a "crack" sound than you'd expect from a PING off the rack. Speaking of. Testing update. I've got a new D in the bag - PING G410 LST w/ Ventus Blue 6s. Why? I don't know. Tinkerers gonna tinker. I really enjoyed the Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6s I played in the original Epic Sub Zero, and there's been a lot of positive feedback around the Ventus line. I got to the range with it once, and played a round with it last weekend. It's feels more in control than the Fubuki J 50x,
    4 points
  22. My FWIW on the subject. I'm 69+, in good health, absent any afflictions that need need to be addressed via implement considerations. Very much the average bogey golfer, typically in the 85 - 90 range. About as good as can be expected given that I've never had a lesson, and rarely practice. Other than the occasionally solo round when I want to "work on some swing things". No handicap, no need for one. Don't know what my swing speed is these days. Play whatever tees that makes course yardages 5500 - 6000 yards. The buds and I have all the fun we can handle from these distances.
    4 points
  23. As decent as the 1980s persimmons were, they were a far cry from MacGregor's and persimmon wood quality of the early to mid 50s, the golden era of persimmon woods. There are a few ultra Cadillac models. The Muirfield 20th persimmons were made to emulate Jack Nicklaus' driver at the time, a 1954/1955 MacGregor Tommy Armour 945W Eye-O-Matic. He was gaming a MacGregor 693 fairway wood during this time as well. These are two of the three MacGregor 945W Eye-O-Matic drivers I own. The gamer is a 1954 945W driver and the second one is a 1955 945W. The first one with the more traditio
    4 points
  24. I work for Ping and you are correct ....... COVID shut down the factory in AZ for 6 weeks then it reopened and then was shut down a few more times when workers came down with COVID and the factory had to be cleaned each time ..... our product is made in the USA not in other countries like everyone else so that’s why the big delays ........ also had delays from other suppliers like shaft companies ....... 2020 was a down year and we will start over in 2021 and come back strong !!!!
    4 points
  25. I actually do not think I have more natural talent there (touch, especially). I do have more "find the center of the face" talent than all but the most gifted of players. But my "touch" is average when it comes to other good players. What I do have that I can relate to my scoring ability even though I'm so short is my relentless curiosity about the short game and the pleasure I derive from learning and mastering new shots and techniques. I also tend to have a very good imagination. But I have a buddy with a tour-level short game who has absolutely NO imagination. Go figure.
    3 points
  26. ... I played this course a lot with a gentle dog leg left and trees guarding the turn, so the right side was the smart play. Often I would be just off the fairway and say 5 yds short of the 150 marker. Back left pin would add another 10 yds so I figured about 165. I came up short way to often and was always a little perplexed by this. Got my first rangefinder and found the yardage to the back left pin was closer to 190. My guess is it was a combination of the fairway moving left, a large green that was slanted a bit right to left and perhaps the 150 marker was off by a few yards. But that is a
    3 points
  27. It's a variety of things. Also, when they are playing certain Tour stops with very, very firm greens, you actually need both the height and spin that swinging at 90% gives you on a PW, for instance. I don't think @MonteScheinblumwill disagree, but he may. At that level, swinging relatively full at times with wedges is the play. It's just that it's very pin position and conditions and player dependent.
    3 points
  28. Standings complete at the end of week 12 1. puttinforthe8 20-16 t1. pete3putt 20-16 2. touch 19-17 3. chuntsman 18-16-2 4. doctoro 18-17-1 t4.nclancer 18-17-1 5. greenmachine 17-18-1 6. qqq
    3 points
  29. Mike Tirico, " It's 20 'till 5. Wed. I think maybe we should be giving a traffic update. " " We are wrapping up the longest week of the NFL this season." This is a closely contested AFC North battle. Just waiting on the p's and q's. Will post it now and adjust once the game is a final.
    3 points
  30. My daughter is a D1 athlete in a major conference. My previous post about women not supporting women's sports and this post are based on many hours that I have spent discussing gender equity in sports with my daughter. We attended many women's college games in the sports she played in high school, and our family attends most of her games now that we can drive to (pre-Covid). We also attended local college games in women's sports that she didn't play. Her games are attended by about 100 people who are family of the players and maybe a local youth girls team with some parents. Often there i
    3 points
  31. I love this thread and I’m happy to see it come back to life, probably because I don’t know the answer, and if I ever did, it keeps changing. In the 80’s, I was looking for the perfect clubs to play with since I was playing competitively. That meant early 50s Macgregor woods, a 1964 Wilson putter, and modern (’84) irons. I bought and sold Macs in my quest to find the perfect bag and settled on a commemorative Hogan driver, M85 3 wood, M75 4 wood, and an 8802 putter. It wasn’t a collection; it was a bag and some backups. When, a few years ago, I came back to the clubs of my youth, a
    3 points
  32. I wore a hoodie for the first time a couple weeks ago on the course after the Tyrell Hatton hoodie incident when he won that tournament. It was great. I've never worn denim out on the course but am giving it some serious thought. Of course I would do this at courses where there is no code. This is coming from a country club boy who grew up with a bunch of far right conservative members at my father's private cc who would sneer and snicker at anyone who wore cargo shorts and untucked collared shirts.
    3 points
  33. I'll say this about that picture. When I had my M5 driver and the SIM pics were released, I thought the SIM was ugly. I feel the same way about this alleged SIM 2 driver and I can't see myself getting rid of my SIM for the SIM 2
    3 points
  34. This whole thread is how less than elite golfers can lower their scores. You’re making a straw man argument. I understand English may not be your first language, but even so, it’s very clear this thread was not meant for elite golfers.
    3 points
  35. So here it is. I'm both happy and sad. TSi3 9* head arrived last night. First thing I did after warming up was put it up against my gamer for the last few years, 2016 TI M2. The M2 has 9.8* of loft versus the TSi3 with obviously 9*. Both heads I tested with a KKDCXT 60TX tipped 0.5". The m2 plays 44.5" and the TSi3 44.75". Adding a strip of SW in a neutral position to the TSi3, the M2 is D4, TSi3 is D3.5. Long story short, ball speed was virtually identical with both....163-165 on avg, good ones 167, bad ones 160/161. Launch 11-12* and spin low 2000s. Good numbers on both. Dispersion about the
    3 points
  36. Here's some pics of some different finishes
    3 points
  37. Additional Thoughts added - 12/18/2020 First off, a big thank you to all the folks at Titleist, GolfWRX, and Greg Neujahr PGA Director of Golf at Champions Run. A bit about myself, my thought process going into this, and my current setup: I am a father of 2 with a sidecar on the way who is approaching the big 4 zero faster than I ever thought possible and a staggering 5'7" with shoes on. My handicap for the year hovered around 4 with the strength of my game being shots from inside 100 yards. I typically keep the ball in play and as some would say "play bori
    3 points
  38. We will be getting the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. There is rumour that some for frontline workers will arrive in the early new year. After those folks the LTCF residents will be next in line. I wouldn't expect that I'll be vaccinated until late summer to fall. Not a terrible thing because that allows for some time to see if there are unforeseen consequences that didn't come out in the trials. In the meantime we just keep on keeping on...
    3 points
  39. Domestic It’s blueprint. And it’s not close. Mp20 has very smallish short irons. Similar to 6 iron shape. Which are odd. You need taller faces in my opinion for scoring clubs. My least favorite mizuno mb in a while. Mp5 and mp68 being best recent ones. but I’d second the TB-zero above for all markets.
    3 points
  40. Stunning clubs! I have just posted pictures of my M43's in the recent acquisition thread. I also have a number of Tommy Armour 693's from various times in their long run. Silver Scot Tourney's and one with an impact weight insert. However, I am curious about those pictured below. Like my M43's, they are a bit over restored - not Dave Wood standard! However, my question, also like my M43's is whether they are original early '50's blocks? Hey have new shafts and whipping, the crown and sole stampings remain but no neck numbers. A bit heavy on the finish! Having the TA cr
    3 points
  41. Good thread. If pace of play, care for the course and general etiquette (respect while others are hitting) are the key concerns here, why not make those the priority in the club's 'rules'? Too often we see a manual on dress code; collared shirts, length of pants, type of sock etc.. New golfers ultimately see this and a) think it's a barrier to playing or b) feel they've now met the main criteria by wearing a collared shirt so can play how they want on the course. Start with what's important: take care of the course, play at a good pace and respect others. De-emphasising the dress-code mi
    3 points
  42. We are going off thread here but have to share a picture of playing conditions here on 9 Nov. I thought it was what we call a sea harr which usually burns off to reveal clear skies. It wasn't and didn't! I have a gps app on my 'phone which I downloaded sometime ago and have never used - until then! For most of the round the flag only came into view at about 70 yards but at one point it was half that! Still good fun! Living in Scotland I am used to playing in bad weather. They say we often get all four seasons in one day and if you don't like the weather then wait 5 mins! However
    3 points
  43. My daughter was lucky in her junior career and only had to deal with a crazy parent once. It really upset her (she was 14 at the time IIRC). The rules up here are very explicit - must stay at least 50 yards away from the kids when spectating. So I told her next time when a parent becomes an issue get your range finder out and start measuring how close they are. Tell them "only 5 yards - you need to be at least 50 away" and if that does not work call in the rules official.
    3 points
  44. JT left out his response to Charlie. Which was, "Hey Charlie, go ask your dad why he and your mom live in different houses."
    3 points
  45. Seems to me Charlie is comfortable around his Dad’s friends. Much a do about nothing IMHO.
    3 points
  46. I certainly hope Foley isn't filling Lydia's head with garbage like "geometry, physics, kinematics and kinetics needed to hit that shot." I'm sure she's pretty smart but he better keep that nonsense to his Instagram feed where he's trying to show people how smart HE is because it's unlikely to help his students.
    3 points
  47. Nah, they'll go back to getting drunk in a bar as opposed to the golf course.
    3 points
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