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  1. I was a playing professional for 10 years. Played in over 300 professional events. Won 5 and approximately 50 top tens. I got my amateur status back seven years after playing last professional event The reason I did it was because I just like hanging out around good players and playing at great golf courses in their best condition. I’ve hardly beat up on the amateurs since regaining my status. Partially because I run a business 60 hours a week, but also partially because I just just not as good as I used to be. Is this comparable to what Omar is doing? I guess not but some of the amateurs I play with are not happy that an ex pro is in the field. When I was a pro playing some of the mini tours in the off season, we would often have random PGA tour pros play in the events because they were just bored and needed something to do to sharpen their skill. I thought of it as an honor. I thought of it as a chance to compare my ability to somebody who had actually been at the highest stage. Anybody who is not up to playing against the best competition that is available under whatever rules the system has put in place is quite frankly acting like a victim. You’re not entitled to bad competition so that you can win money. A true competitor would welcome having Omar in the field. And at the end of the day, he is completely playing within the rules. just my two cents
    11 points
  2. Took a few holes to get used to how soft and comfortable the VT2's are compared to the Roshe-G Tours, but in the end they performed and felt AWESOME. Holed out from a greenside bunker on a par 5 for my first eagle, (better later then never). I'd say that's a solid start for them.
    9 points
  3. Any sponsor that stands with you from the top to the bottom of the basement that he was in, he should be proud to wear 110%
    8 points
  4. This is the way I look at it. If it's a "Buy it Now" auction with "Best Offer", "Best Offer" means less than the listed price. If it's a standard auction with "Best Offer", "Best Offer" means you better offer me more than my starting price or I'm going to let the auction run. This is for sellers with items that wouldn't sell in an auction listing with a "Buy it Now" because they have to list the "Buy it Now" at 30% above the starting price and in most cases, it's more than a buyer would spend.
    8 points
  5. Just back from the iron factory… made for tour 681 custom grinds… the pictures don’t even do them justice!
    7 points
  6. This is GolfWRX. It may be easier to ask who doesn’t have a backup bag!
    7 points
  7. Here is my new carbon Ping PLD Anser 2 wide body putter. 365 grams, patina finish, mid face milling, Ping PLD prototype graphite shaft. 36.5” with a Winn counterbalance grip.
    6 points
  8. Skilled is an understatement. I'd call the player who hits it on the screws 9 out of 10 times every single round an elite ball striker. I've been dangerously close to scratch at my lowest and I've played well enough on my good days to qualify for state level am tournaments. When the swing is on I can middle it all day, but on the days that I don't have it I'll take all the help I can get. The difference between my Epic Max and my old F9 is night and day on toe strikes, which is my miss. This can save me multiple strokes per round when I'm struggling off of the tee and trying to post a score with my short game. A nasty toe hook into the junk is a round killer and I don't hit those anymore. Additionally, just having the freedom to swing knowing that if I hit it a bit toe side it won't be a disaster REALLY frees up my mind and I am driving the ball better than ever just due to this confidence.
    6 points
  9. He looks as good as 75% of the tour players out there. I personally think Nike makes the worst looking shirts.
    6 points
  10. That's just horrific. Why did he do it? Spite, jealousy or just because he wanted to ruin others lives? I wouldn't want to be him living in a small town, word will spread quick and he may get some harsh treatment.
    6 points
  11. I could outfit a Jr Varsity team with bags. No justification required. It’s the only activity I am really invested in beyond my wife and children. Dan Drake and I appear to be of a similar mind. A glimpse . . . all have a story.
    6 points
  12. Can I just say how deeply sympathetic I am to all of you North Americans to have a tournament on at such an inconvenient time. My heart bleeds for you, it really does. One of the problems following golf is that we don't normally see out of form players, even though we might be interested in their travails. But yesterday I got to see a fair slab on Nasa Hataoka, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyung Park and Minjee Lee. And even Danielle Kang, who seems to have slipped a bit. I have thought recently that Ariya will now most likely miss the Olympics unless her form turns around soon. I now think this could be true of Nasa Hataoka also. Sung Hyun has virtually no chance, with a host of form players vying for the fourth spot. And Minjee and Danielle?
    5 points
  13. And a armed guard with a horse whip if he slows down working any give him a tap--- If he runs I did say ARMED guard. You folks are smart enogh to fill in the lines
    5 points
  14. They should confiscate his tractor for good and give it to the course. Nice thought anyhow. Oh and hello everyone it's been awhile. Nothing really going on.
    5 points
  15. Agree. I’d take it. But I’d also not like myself for needing it. And I’m saying that thinking about having fallen that far. If you’re a rookie and take it , no shame at all. There’s however a hint of shame in being a multi millionaire and taking handouts. My 2 cents.
    5 points
  16. I hope the judge is a golfer. Besides monetary payment a good community service would have this knucklehead work beside the crew restoring the course, preferably with a shovel or rake in his hand until restoration is complete.
    5 points
  17. Some folks just can't stand to see someone else happy. I'll bet that they had some sort of weird justification for doing it...
    5 points
  18. I'm a hoarder....I used to ' Retire ' full intact bags about every other year... Once I had a bag fully dialed in , I would become bored and begin the build and fit process on the next one More than 10 fully intact bags with all yardage gaps and trajectory dialed into my swing at the time... Just a few of my drivers , these are just the Taylormade and Cobras with dedicated premium shafts that fit my swing ....many more if I were to include my Adams , and heads that shared shafts.. Fairways .... I don"t have to further bore you with pics of all my sets of irons, wedge sets or my 68 premium putters.... I think I'm starting to embarrass myself...and over expose the extent of my club addiction....
    5 points
  19. ZX5 (on the left), ZX7 (on the right), in 7-PW. All identical spec, standard lie/loft.
    5 points
  20. For 100 yds and in, I will normally use any one of four clubs: 9i (43), PW (47), GW (52), or SW (58). I don't hit my 58* with a full swing, and only rarely take full swings with the 52*.
    4 points
  21. He broke it, he should fix it.
    4 points
  22. Cool hand Luke style? Sad thing, guys who do stuff like that rarely have the money to pay for it but yes to some hard work community service.
    4 points
  23. The best investment you could make would be a trip to Mitchells or Maltby/Golfworks for one of their multi day classes. You will learn in four or five days what it would take you weeks or months to figure out by watching YouTube and trial and error. You'll learn correct techniques so that you won't have to make the mistakes on your own clubs. If you want basic necessary tools then: 1. Swingweight or MOI scale depending on how you plan to build 2. Cutoff wheel/ferrule turner 3. Graphite shaft puller 4. Grip station that can be put in a vise Check Mitchells or Golfworks for pricing. Have fun!!
    4 points
  24. So just a genuine question, do you have a solution as to where some of these guys like Omar or myself should play? Is there some sort of statute of limitations as to when our crime of being a golf pro is finally paid off to society? If I just simply want to play tournament golf because I enjoy it should it matter what I did 18 years ago? So it’s not fair if I play amateur golf but it’s also not fair if Omar plays professional golf? I guess I’m just genuinely looking for what the solution would be. Should we only be allowed to play in tournaments where guys who used to be good at something but are no longer good at something compete against each other? Omar would get absolutely destroyed on the champions tour. He’s tried to play it. He’s tried to qualify. He’s not good enough. So he’s not good enough to have a golf playing career at the highest level. So if he wants to play at the next highest level he’s too good and shouldn’t be allowed to play? maybe you’re right. Honestly maybe you’re right. I’m just curious if there’s a suggested solution. Doesn’t seem like a guy should be punished for wanting to play competitive golf. Telling him that he’s not allowed to play sounds suspiciously like a sentence to me. pretty difficult to define the crime...
    4 points
  25. I'm a sucker for a bleached blonde...
    4 points
  26. Pretty much. Sounds/feel matters most - then you can dial in numbers with shafts/sw/Length/adapter settings. In some rare cases some heads may just be completely off for some players, but that leads back to feel.
    4 points
  27. I ordered the CBX 58 Full Face and Cleveland accidentally sent me this yesterday. I didn't even knew they had these yet.
    4 points
  28. They were the antithesis of Kiss. But they rocked. Use to listen to them, Boston , Led Zeppelin, Kansas, etc. in the Rockin’ roll Machine, a 1963 Bel Air that my friend owned in 1976. The stereo system was worth more than the car, Jensen TriAxial speakers with a marantz power amp attached to a Sony Cassette Player . We would drive all around, smokin the wild wood weed rolled in zig zag papers or by one hit bong. DumbWord not allowedes we were. Now I listen to George Strait times change.
    4 points
  29. By the way, I hate threads like this. I now have an ebay bid on a club I didn't even know existed 30 minutes ago. Thanks guys.
    4 points
  30. I don't like UA at all. Never have to be honest. However, if they offered to pay me 8 potentially 9 figures over 10 years to wear their clothes you can bet your a** that I'd be decked out head to toe in UA gear.
    4 points
  31. I wasn't sure I should respond to this. Ugh. Like many/most here, I have gone through quite a bit of equipment. Unlike many here, I don't sell much of the equipment I've gone through, at least in the realm of drivers and putters, maybe fairway woods... In a given golf season, I will rotate through my bag at least a half dozen drivers, three fairway woods, six to eight sets of irons, a number of wedges and putters. I also alternate between carrying one of a couple hybrids or carrying an iron in that loft slot. So.... I guess I do have a backup bag, of sorts, but it's more like a backup grab bag.
    4 points
  32. It was not reported if he was annoyed or why he did it, possibly find out next week when he appears before the judge.
    4 points
  33. Didn’t hear Alison Whitaker today (albeit possibly an oversight on my part). Mainly Kate Burton, Su-Ann Heng and Tim Low Details of the commentators/ coverage =per this NBC Link. https://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2021/04/28/nbc-sports-presents-nearly-60-hours-of-live-tournament-coverage-on-golf-channel-and-nbc-sports-digital-platforms-this-week/
    4 points
  34. Ok I will play. What’s wrong with UA? Their shirts/pullovers and pants/shorts are all very comfortable.
    4 points
  35. Eliminate ego driven stupidity. As harsh as that sounds, there is no better way to do it. Thinking you need to work the ball both ways, when virtually no tour players do it. Trying to be a hero on shots around the green, that Phil or Tiger couldn’t get close. Aiming for pins pros would play away from. Thinking your yardages are longer than they are. Hitting short irons 1-2 clubs farther than you should. Trying to make a swing change after every bad shot. Being aggressive from distances that are 1 out of 20 on tour and 3 putting as a result. Trying to layup to your perfect wedge distance, when being closer to the hole is statistically better and most don’t know their distances anyway. Again, harsh reality, but scores are lowered more by avoiding 3 putts and DFO’s versus making more putts and more birdies. Worldwide handicaps would go down 25% with just the above eliminated.
    4 points
  36. What about a compromise of no USGA events? Like play in literally whatever am events you want, besides the usga events? It's tough bc obviously college kids pretty much use US am as a stepping stone, idk I just feel like the mid am should be people who work for a living and not a bunch of ex-pros and cocktail circuit rich guys
    3 points
  37. My PXG fitting/buying/playing experience over the last month or so has been fantastic. I never even considered PXG (due to pricing) until a friend of mine showed up in February with the new 0211s. He told me the price and then cleaned my clock on the course that day (we're about the same hdcp..10). The next day I went on the PXG website looking for a fitter near me (in SoCal). I called customer service who said he would have the area rep call me. The rep called me the next day and set me up with their fitter in the area. My clubs have been misbehaving so I had the "full bag" 90 minute fitting which I figured would be worth the $50 just to see Trackman data and compare to my current bag. The fitter (Eric) was great though the range where he was set up was not. Not the fault of PXG but hitting off old mats, not grass, with balls that looked like they'd be buried in mud for months! In that 90 minute session we only managed to test irons and drivers. I ordered the 0311p Gen3 irons and an 0211 driver. Though I really wanted to love the 0211 (for the $$) the 0311s were simply better for me and still priced competitively at $199/iron. The 0211 driver was a no brainer; longer and straighter than my Rogue. Oh, and he waived the $50 fitting fee. The next day I had some buyer remorse on the 0311s, mostly because if I was going to pay $200/club I figured I should try some other brands as well. I texted Eric, told him my concerns and asked him to cancel the order. He did, and suggested I meet him at an nearby golf retailer with indoor stalls (PXG has an arrangement to do fittings there) , better equipment and new balls! Upon arrival he told me that the 0311p Gen 2s were being made again and would be a good fit...and $120/club. He had my attention! The Gen2 numbers were essentially equal to the Gen3, and still better than the 0211s for me so I ordered the Gen2s. I also tested the 0211 driver against the 0811x and again, the numbers were nearly identical. Since it was at a retailer he also offered to set up the new Callaway Epic drivers to compare with the 0211. The 0211 won. So I ordered the Gen2 irons and 0211 driver and told him I wanted to try hybrids and fairway woods as well but we had run out of time (and I was kind of gassed anyway...I'm old). Coincidentally he was scheduled to do a demo day at my club the next week so I met him there after my morning round. I'd had a bad day on the course and I wasn't any better on the range so after 30 minutes he suggested we do another session at the retailer in a couple of weeks in order to have a better indication of gapping (and hopefully swinging better!). That session is next week. I have little doubt that I'll end up with PXG fairways and hybrids. Assuming that's my last fitting I will have spent 4 hours with him at no charge. And it's the equal of any other fitting I've had including Cool Clubs, Callaway Performance Center, etc. Oh, and did I mention that in my first call to PXG customer service in February I was concerned that the "sale" might end in February and I didn't want to miss the great prices. The rep told me that PXG's policy was to lock you in at the prices in place when you schedule your fitting or the current price if it's lower. So my 0311 irons were [email protected] and the 0211 driver was $249 though the prices on both had increased before my actual order. Sorry to have gone so long, but wanted to add my positive experience to this thread. I don't care about their advertising (yes Parsons is annoying) or whether their business model is profitable (though I bet it will be... he's a self made billionaire after all). I like what he does for vets and it's cool (and different) that he names the club models after MOS designations in his beloved Marine Corps. I care about the quality of the product, price and customer service and so far that is all 10/10. By the way, I'm happy to pass along the name of my fitter if anyone in SoCal is interested. (And I get no commissions on referrals!).
    3 points
  38. Well someone should have told our pro that last year. I gave him two strokes, but still nipped him by one. I played different tees, but slightly higher CR. I would be competitive heads up from the same tees, but he would still beat me more often.
    3 points
  39. I think we play golf on very different scales of distance. For me 100 yards is right in between my 52 degree gap wedge (mid-90's) and my 46-degree pitching wedge (around 110). By the time I get down to the 58 degree lob wedge the only way I could hit it more than 80 yards would be to skull it! But on my scale, if I have about 75-76 yards which is a comfortable full-swing LW distance then I hit LW. It's just another club that happens to go that far.
    3 points
  40. Do you have inside information or is this your estimation? Ping does have a lot of model's these days so it wouldn't totally surprise me to see them consolidate, but considering this i59 is forged, and that typically means higher cost, it would surprise me a little to see Ping aim them at the i210's market, which is more price sensitive than the market for clubs like the Blueprint or iblade.
    3 points
  41. Arm is feeling much better today and my range of motion is getter better. So feeling better as it seems like its actually healing.
    3 points
  42. I’m shocked how many people are unaware of how professional sports work.
    3 points
  43. If it makes you feel better, I have over 40 drivers, and somewhere between 10 and 15 sets of irons. Most of these could be ready to go at a moment's notice.
    3 points
  44. Left is real, right is fake.
    3 points
  45. MP-22 Thread: Mizuno needs to go back to a classic blade, the top line is too thick, head is too big, too much offset. This thread: Titleist blade lengths have gotten too short, offset is too low. I'm starting to think y'all don't really know what you want..
    3 points
  46. I have to chuckle when wrx'ers say they wouldn't accept an invite that would never in a million years be offered to them.
    3 points
  47. I agree with ThinkingPlus here. You say it is "well established that they are a high muscle, pretty low launching...." but based on what? Very low CG blades were common in the early/mid 2000's, and if you go back further to the mid 90's and the Mizuno MP-14 you'll have one of the lowest CG blades ever made. The basic blade recipe of thin topline and concentrated weight via muscleback makes low CG pretty simple. The 680's have a much more rearward CG as well, likely due to the offset. This also explains why the last Titleist blade that he played for any meaningful amount of time was the 710 MB, a blade with a similar deeper RCOG and lower(ish) CG. Every subsequent 700 Series blade was higher and further forward CG, which was ostensibly what he did not like/want. The 620 is the highest and furthest forward CG of any blade they have made, so it seems unlikely that he stays away from that design for 18 years just to switch the most extreme example of it. So either they are tweaking it heavily for him, or he just gave the 620 a little advertising facetime and will return to the 680.
    3 points
  48. I was thinking the same thing! I have a backup bag, a vintage bag, a minimalist bag, a lefty bag, a minimalist bag of “heritage” family clubs, and a bag for any friends that come into town and want to play, but didn’t bring their sticks. All of these bags are in some general state of disassembled, but i could have any one of them ready for play first thing tomorrow, if so needed. Yes, I have a problem..........
    3 points
  49. Well sure, if you like that kind of thing. I think this is just gorgeous. Plus, finished to order, so pick your own colors. I don't know Mr. Bass but feel like I need to.
    3 points
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