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  1. Finished my round yesterday with a nice hole-out from 104 on our par-5 finishing hole with my 50 degree GW. One hop and ... IN! It always feel so good.
    11 points
  2. Some interesting putters here!! Wish they would come out our way!!
    7 points
  3. At their price point, actually none of the large OEMs are even close to PXG. The 0811 Gen 4s are $299. That’s just over half the price of a Sim2 or whatever the new Titleist driver is and $200 less than the G425. I’ve hit the Sim Max2 and the G425 and the 0811X is a superior driver to both those.
    7 points
  4. Way to go, Obee. Not trying to one-up, but I had a hole out yesterday too. I was 4 under after two holes. First hole was a par 5 and second a par 3. I went 3, 1... haha. A good day!
    5 points
  5. Yet she will be punished by this restriction if put in place along with all the other LPGA pros using greater than 46" drivers. I know it isn't a huge number of players, but it is still a further example of misguided attempts by the RBs to regulate how the game is played.
    5 points
  6. Glad to see the USGA is concerned about professional golfers using 48" drivers. Apparently the ladies on the LPGA hit it too far.
    5 points
  7. I've been playing 410's for more than a year and find their distance consistency just fine. Change your irons if you want but I doubt your distance consistency will improve any.
    4 points
  8. Haha. That's a done deal. PXG Gen4 on its way. This was on my list. Hard to find one in good shape.
    4 points
  9. I am proud I am playing again. From November of last year through April or May of this year, I couldn't get through more than five or six holes without experiencing excruciating pain in my lower back. I went from a +1.9 to a 2.4 and should've been higher but for the new limiting. in 2020, I shot 5 rounds in the 80's in 151 rounds. In early 2021 14 of my first 26 rounds were in the 80's. I kept trying to play because golf is my respite. I need it in my life. My back had never been so bad, and I thought I might never play solid, pain-free golf again. Well the warm weather and a renewed commitment to stretching have combined to allow me to play decently again. And for that, I am very grateful. Not looking forward to the colder, drier months ahead, But will enjoy the next couple months the best I can.
    4 points
  10. Got to spend some more time with them yesterday, hitting them side by side with the 2021 T100, T100S and T200. Ballspeed and distance, the i59 fits right between the T100 and T100S. The spin that’s being produced (for me) is essentially at T100 levels, so it’s quite a spinny iron. The T200 spins about 500rpm less for me. Ballspeed of the T200 is significantly faster vs the i59. Spin for me was T100 = i59 > T100S = T200. Ballspeed T200 > T100S > i59 > T100. Forgiveness is certainly higher on the i59 than the T100 and it’s also higher than the T100S, which I did find reacting better to low strikes than the non-S version, but the i59 is definitely above both across the face. Compared with the T200, the i59 is a good bit less forgiving. The forgiveness of the new T200 is pretty astounding in my opinion, especially the carry drop off on toe strikes. I’d say for me T200 >> i59 > T100S > T100 Feel, the T100 feels the most solid, the most “forged” and the softest (mind you, it’s no Epon) of them all. The T100S felt similar but a little mushier in feedback on strike location. I59 to me feels like a mix of the T200, which I would describe as dense but slightly clicky, and the T100. The i59 has more of a forged feel than the T200 but there is some slight click to the sound as well. To me, the i59 also felt the hardest or harshest of them all. I’m not gonna rank this since it’s so individual. Trajectory for me was interesting, the T100 and i59 being the highest, the T200 second and T100S third. Given the strong lofts of the T200, it’s clear that we are now past the era where Loft -really- mattered that much. I should note that all irons were within 9 feet of each other, all had a decent angle above 45 for me. Highest to lowest i59 = T100 > T200 > T100S hope this helps some folks that either can’t test themselves or are considering multiple new 2021 irons im ultimately going to go with the slightly larger package of the T200.
    4 points
  11. Brooke also chokes up 2" on all her clubs, so in effect she is swinging a 46" driver.
    4 points
  12. Behold the sheer violence of this swing with the “short” driver.
    4 points
  13. i was really worried you were gonna get through a whole post without mentioning the 2 iron. that was a close one.
    4 points
  14. Within 2 or 3 swings any Tour pro (or highly skilled player) will produce consistently good shots with just about any club they are given to swing. The "importance of fitting" is mostly a marketing gimmick aimed at naive high handicap players who don't know much about golf.
    4 points
  15. I tried my friend's Kirkland 60 today with various shots around the green to various sand shots. The Kirkland 60 lob wedge is one of the best wedges I've ever played. I was hitting all kinds of shots any which way I wanted them under various different lies. As someone who has played various wedges from the Cleveland 588, 900, most TM wedges, various Callys from JAWs to the PM grinds, most Vokeys, and various Ping Glides. I'm a wedge ho of the highest order. I loved the Kirkland 60 wedge so much I bought one from Ebay on the spot with my cellphone. I used to have a + index not long ago and can still break par when the putter cooperates. I was shocked at how good the Kirkland wedge was. The feel is fantastic and every bit as good as forged Glides to Vokeys.
    3 points
  16. the older you get the better the longer putter starts to feel especially for your back.
    3 points
  17. BD an excellent putter. If he had even a very good green side/wedge game he’d destroy everyone.
    3 points
  18. THIS The shaft delivers play length, its the part of the club we use to get into the right total weight for that club, and its for a feel that works for our swing. The shaft is NOT the factor we should use to get another launch angle, thats a loft question. Potentially, can a change from a Low launch to a high launch profile work good, but it first of all depend on your swing. To actually see a different ball flight from one profile or flex to another, we need a certain load, and a late release. That means the difference, actually depend on you now, NOT the shaft.... If you feel that the shaft you play now, has the right weight and balance point for you, that feel of flex and profile is withing your preference, and the club in general works good with that shaft, DONT mess with the shaft.... Look at Tiger Woods irons, they might be the example you need. Everyone knows that he plays DG X100, he always has.....does it mean he wants low launch? Not at all, its this weight, profile and feel that works for his swing, since he has played it his whole life since he was a teenager, but he actually wants HIGH launch, so he plays his irons with lofts thats about 2* WEAK....If he tried to get 1* higher launch by going to a High launch profile, they might not feel right at all, and dispersion want be good either then, since bad feel messes with your use power, tempo and timing. (Irons launch change by average 50% of static loft difference, so it takes 2* of static or dynamic loft to change ball flight by 1* for irons, for drivers 2* extra loft changes ball flight with average 1.68, and low lofted Hybrids in-between those. ) Ball flight is a LOFT/HEAD issue The shaft, is a weight, feel and dispersion issue. This is why Tour Pros can play the same SHAFT trough several generations of club heads, because they have different roles, where the shaft is for the players swing, the head & LOFT is for ball flight.
    3 points
  19. Huggin' and a-kissin', dancin' and a-lovin'Wearin' next to nothing 'cause it's hot as an ovenThe whole shack shimmiesYeah the whole shack shimmies i think you get the drift... I don't wanna be banned here LOL
    3 points
  20. Please define "Love Shacks". I once choreographed the B-52s version of Love Shack for my dance students.
    3 points
  21. That is the biggest load of Dino Dung I’ve ever heard. The full head of Mizuno blades is made from 1020 - 1025 low carbon steel. Playing a lot off of mats will affect the lie/loft. I have mine checked every season and rarely do they need adjustments. Most hollow body irons and some solid body irons are made from 8620 steel. 8620 has more alloy elements to make it stronger. The faces are usually 4140 grade steel and 1.5-1.7mm thick, then laser welded to the body. The first 8620 steel irons I played were Nike VRS Forged. I’ve had many sets that are hollow body since (P790 - 2017, 2019, HMB, PXG Gen1) as well as PXG 0211 ST which are also made from 8620 steel and none have needed adjustments after a full season of play. I agree with snagy2000, I think they were looking for reasons to sell you another brand.
    3 points
  22. I agree with Phil in that this is pretty stupid. The world of golf is completely bass ackwards when it comes to battling the long bombers. Equipment regs stifle ingenuity and progress, and hurts recreational golfers. Lengthening golf courses only plays in the hands of the longer hitters. Rather then making courses longer and regulating equipment, they should be making courses challenging for longer bombers, penalizing poor long drives. That can be done in numerous ways. It would also make golf more exciting, and not penalize the recreational players and stifle progress in equipment. The USGA is being lazy in tackling this "problem". There's a lot of opportunity to creatively and strategically counter the long hitters, while still growing the sport of golf.
    3 points
  23. Man, what was I thinking. That frosty beverage competed the entire meal. That was a nice cold pint of Mountain Jam from Southbound Brewing right there in Savannah. I also picked up (2) 6-packs at the local pop n shop for my fantasy football draft tomorrow with the boys. This will be our 13th consecutive year. Shenanigans will take place of course. I saw a lady taking pictures from under the pier and thought I bet that would look cool. Totally stole her idea.
    3 points
  24. 2021 Curtis Cup Winners!
    3 points
  25. I'd like to think that I would be. I still remember the first birdie I ever got the year I began playing. I was hooting and hollering all over the place. Then I realized that people were looking at me as if I was a fool! I think it was then that I decided the appropriate amount of celebration on the golf course was to appear as if you had done it before...
    3 points
  26. Veteran's Memorial Willow Glen this morning with Bear. We had to tee off before sunrise but there was enough light to see everything on the first hole so no issues there. The course is basically the same conditions-wise as last time, which makes sense because we were there a little over a month ago. The first green was pretty gnarly-looking but the rest of the greens were fine and had some decent pace to them. There was no standing water and only a couple of wet spots, though some of the bunkers looked more mud than sand (thankfully I stayed out of the traps today). We played in 2:30, and I’ve gotta say, it’s nice getting in 18 holes and being home just as my daughter is waking up. Willow Glen has its share of long holes, but there are also plenty of scoring opportunities and I cashed in with birdies on 2 and 8. Those were countered with bogies on 10 and 14 but I still managed to shoot an even par 71.
    3 points
  27. Kudos on the ace Sol!! I'll raise a frosty can of Sapporo in your honor this afternoon . I've now played this game for 42 years without an ace. I've witnessed dozens, hit the hole and bounce out and hit the flagstick. I've been within 6 inches of the hole countless times and even had the ball come to rest within one freakin' dimple, but never has my tee ball found the bottom of the cup. I've been asked by playing partners if I'd trade one of my three albatross' for an ace and I say "no, it'll happen when it happens and if it don't, God knows I've had enough chances over the years". If it ever does happen I hope I can be as stoic as Sol. I usually don't say a lot about a shot and can be self-depracating but rarely celebratory or braggadocious. But in all honesty I think Tol and Hank will be able to hear me if it ever happens.
    3 points
  28. I’m regretting not going full T200, as I went combo with T100S. Currently play T200 last year models, and they have been the best irons I have used just don’t love the offset. The new T200 are slightly trimmer and way less offset, so an improvement in my book. I realized I like the confidence I get from a slightly thicker club, and the T100S are seriously blade like in looks, while not nearly as unforgiving the T200 are just so damn easy. Taking stock of my game, the new players distance category seems to be the one that fits me best as I don’t shape shots as much as I need help making the ball goes reasonably straight. Last gen T200 have been in bag all season, and with lessons I dropped from a 6 to a 4.8… they just cover up small mishits so well and give me confidence looking over them. Played two rounds with T100S 7-GW and not sure I will keep those.
    3 points
  29. Love Phil stirring things up in a boring golf world. Phil's got plenty of cred to comment on this stuff.
    3 points
  30. Bryson isn’t any smarter than any average person and he has surrounded himself with promoters. They may be good at social media and manipulating an image, but calling him or any of his hangers on “intelligent” is an insult to everyone who can so much as remember their own PIN at the bank.
    3 points
  31. I had a very lucky garage sale find and finally received it back for another putter option!
    3 points
  32. Even though I totally choked on 18 after hitting a great drive, I almost qualified for the Met Open this year. With two young kids, my practice and playing time are virtually non existent, and I barely got back into competitive golf which you all know is a different animal a couple years ago so this was a big step for me confidence wise going into next season. I was keeping score for my group on golf genius, so I peeked at the leaderboard on 16 tee and saw -1 was in, so I got myself into the cut line and felt in a zone which I hadn’t felt in a while. After my drive on 18 though, I got a little out of my routine and starting thinking of qualifying and not the easy wedge and blew it by putting it into a bunker, and an impossible up and down. Always next year though.
    3 points
  33. If he isn't just completely talking s***, I wonder if this is actually him projecting because in his quest for more speed and the longest "bombs" that he maybe started hurting himself. The long driver then afforded him the same speeds with less strain, and now he flips it around to say that shorter drivers will promote a damaging swing. Maybe he just left the "for me" part out.
    3 points
  34. I'm confused by what you mean here. Are golf shorts/pants slowing you down? Do they explode off of you like the hulk? Are your leg hairs made by 3M?
    3 points
  35. So, I take it Callaway is announcing a 48” driver next week.
    3 points
  36. The return value for lie is wrong, and one poster above here gives you the right intsruction for the face dots, but we can also do the numbers without the label. FACE to PATH vs SPIN AXIS. Spin axis is 3 x face to path, so we simply take Spin axis / 3 = Face to path 1* off on lie cause a tilt of 3* Your Spin axis is 1.5*, and with a correct lie angle, it takes a face to path thats 0.5* (1.5* / 3). Your Face to path is only 0.1, and thats means 0.4 is how much your lie angle is off. (0.5* needed Face to path to cause 1.5* as til on the spin axis, minus 0.1* as actual face to path = 0.4* lie angle error.) The formula is then: (Tilt on the spin axis / 3) minus face to path = lie angle error Conclusion, Lie angle on that club should be adjusted 0.4* upright to become neutral
    3 points
  37. Once again FIGJAM is so FOS it's hilarious. Phil how many times have you, top level amateurs or other touring professional been injured swinging a driver of less than 46" ? Likely the same number of US Opens he has won. Funny that there was never a peep on this non issue from FIGJAM or anybody else playing drivers of 43" to 46" drivers for the majority of their careers.
    3 points
  38. Same here, had this made and the cavity milled out to get to 332g Any excuse to show it off
    3 points
  39. The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius Let The Sunshine In
    3 points
  40. Thanks NCL for that info and those to look for as well. And here they are together Emilia and Rachel. The athleticism these young ladies posses is really amazing.
    3 points
  41. I'm naturally a high ball flight hitter, but elevating my 3H with Tensei Blue has been no problem. You can purchase one off golfworks for $35.
    3 points
  42. The could limit driver length to Bernhard's putter length.
    3 points
  43. Another perspective perhaps? I run a company with a partner. When we do quarterly budgeting and look at what will drive revenue, we think in terms of branding, marketing, and sales. Three related, but very different things. Branding is the high level, 30k view. Getting one's logo and name known to your target audience - and keeping it known. Pretty much everyone in America knows who FedEx is, even those that have never used it. Marketing gets a bit more focused - that is campaigns designed to advertise specific products or offerings. Sales is closing the deal - getting someone to write a check. BMW is sponsoring this week's event. That is branding. When they do ad campaigns (TV, print, internet & etc.) it is usually for a specific new car or line of cars. That is marketing. The guy in the showroom that hands you the keys - that is sales. Will anyone change to shipping with FedEx, move their investments to Northern Trust, or buy a specific BMW because of golf sponsorships? Of course not. But that's not the intention of paying for the sponsorships. They aren't selling, they are branding. Just my $0.02 ...
    3 points
  44. Golly, remind me never to make an error in this place. I promise I'll concentrate more when typing my reply. I'll just go and put my dunce's cap on and sit in the naughty corner.
    3 points
  45. Last generation Taylormade Sim Ti Fairways about 200 used now. Incredible heads. Bought the 3 wood first then got the 5 wood both are excellent love the diamana limited that comes with it.
    2 points
  46. Hmmm…musta been Jordan bobblehead giveaway day
    2 points
  47. Ok now you've clarified that you play 5-PW that makes more sense. My setup is similar to yours. My extra club is a 23° hybrid in addition to the 20° hybrid. Fills a distance gap but is also a great club for recovery shots from the rough or when I need the higher launch to hit recovery shots over trees from wayward drives. It is a club I really value having in the bag. If the lie is less than perfect I just have slightly more confidence in it than the 20°. And it definitely fills the distance gap perfectly between the 20° hybrid and my 24° 5 iron.
    2 points
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