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  1. 11 points
  2. Yeah one of the biggest golf equipment companies in existence didn't consider any of this at all. Really blew the whistle on this one.
    11 points
  3. GolfWRX sacrilege. Get the fire under the stake lit. However, we can see that his swing needs more GolfRRX input. He isn't as shallow as he should be. And notice the clubhead is about 0.2° open at the top. That's never going to work. I am the CEO who built all businesses in the world from scratch, and I've studied minds and his mindset. I can observe from 40 years of study and from my multi-national global enterprise experience that he's not mentally prepared. He's coasting. All of my CIA, Kung FU, super secret operative training and global damn, world leadership blah, blah, blah, Peter Principle knowledge allows me (Oh, I forgot, I sit on the board of many exclusive clubs) to state categorically that he's still a mentally weak person and not strong with the killer instinct that I have.
    9 points
  4. Congrats to Jin Young, hell of a performance and year. Evidently the 23 year old Nelly who has only played 3 events since August 19 was just too tired...(according to the broadcast crew).
    9 points
  5. Can we just be f****** happy for once that Tiger is swinging a golf club again instead of engaging on either his personal life 10 years ago or if Jack has Tiger or Tiger has Jack? Just be freaking happy for like a day that one of the greatest athletes ever still loves the game enough to try.
    8 points
  6. RIP to some of the forum regulars who could beat tiger for a very brief period of time
    7 points
  7. If he wins again I don't want to hear anything about Jack.
    6 points
  8. Lots of internet surgeons about to eat their words lol
    6 points
  9. After reading @Conrad1953's link I can see why! And here I thought that you were speaking about wanting to meet John Deere...
    6 points
  10. My old man was friends with Mr Love II back when he was the pro at Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte NC and head of the Carolinas PGA Section. I only met him a couple of times and I was a kid then. Never met DLIII he was a younger kid back then. And when DLIII had gotten to be big and great player they had moved on. I did meet quite a few of the older big names when I was a kid through my old man. Guys like Dutch Harrison Doug Sanders even Arnold Palmer. Billy Casper and my old man were friends. Some of the guys that are on the Champions Tour now I touched base with back in the Mini Tour days. My old man always spoke highly of Mr Love II Now early NASCAR guys I knew quite a few of them--- Our course was like 4 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway and a lot of the guys played golf when the races were in town. I do not know how much you guys know on 60s 70s NASCAR. I know Joe Weatherly did not really play golf but hung out with the guys. He always used those little shorty leather golf gloves to drive in. He always called my Step Mom like a week before the races at Charlotte to make sure she had ordered a Dozen gloves for each hand so he could stock up. He was killed in 63 but there was a pair of his goves in the display at the Hall of Fame in Darington. I played quite a bit of golf with Buddy Baker growing up and played golf some with David Person Bobby Isaac and Donnie Allison.
    6 points
  11. Gives new meaning to Frankenwoods...
    5 points
  12. I was going to start a thread just on that number alone. 63 GIR in row and the only reason it isn't more is because they only play 72 holes. A stunning number. Then she says that she was aiming for the downgrain stripe on the fairway to make it easier on her wrist. Not even Johnny Miller in '73.
    5 points
  13. Well believe it or not I did play the shootout yeaterday---- One of my old scramble partners called Friday night--- I left it as depends on the temp Saturday morning-- Well it was 43* here around 8:00 and my wife said go you need to get out just do not over do it. I had been working on the mental side of revamping my game lately along with wholesale equipment changes. Ended up with 2 of the original team members. Was a blast. I had decided to play my game and not get too aggressive or swing hard. we all hit from the same tees so I hit first because I am usually the fairway finder. Hit the driver really well and never missed a fairway. Shocked myself I actually was up with those guys on 2 hits. Mainy like 10 to 15 yards behind them which I can handle. Iron wise even with the TMs ( which aint jacked) I was like 2 clubs behind them generally but hit some good shots. Our problem was we did not make many putts and squandered quite a few opportunities. I decided when I played I was going to use it as a experimental learning opportunity. Learned a couple of things--- One I do not need a 24 or 25 hybrid the 5 iron can handle that and the 7 wood can take over from there. I also do not need the ZING LW for the traps. They had settled down some and were not as fluffy. I had done another slight mod to the PM 56 anyhow and I hit some practice shots before the event in the practice area and it did fine. I also hit about 5 balls or so with a Big Bertha Titanium driver. Now it is 8* and I can not elevate it any more but that was not the purpose. I was using it for striking on the range and the RCH 90 graphite did not hurt my back any. Sorta like I used to do with persimmon. I figured if I could hit that thing in the sweet spot then the M-6 was a no brainer. I think it paid off. Really we had a fun day and I was pleased with my game other than putting. But then again I had not practiced putting any the last couple of weeks.. Yeah we only shot -4 and I think 8 or 9 won it. I think my revamped game plan is going to work for me. In all honesty I think if I had to have played my ball on my own despite my bad putting I would have broke 80. But the most positive thing I did the whole 18 with no type of pain meds. Ate after the round and I was not stiff getting out of the chair-- This Am no stiffness and pain-- In fact went up the main steps at church today going into the building and did not use the wheel chair ramp--- One of my Deacon buddies remarked that I must have not played golf yesterday--- i told him I did play in the shootout. Joined up with my buds after church and played 9 and hit it decent today and putted better--- Nope am not sore of stiff either now. So I guess the total revamp is working
    5 points
  14. Ok, here’s my homage to John’s (@JCL’s) massive collection. Not quite up to that level, but not bad if you like flow necks and blades (mostly 6’s and 7’s). Gonna try a panorama shot here first and then break it up into groups. send along shots if any other collections - large and small. and of course the head covers…
    5 points
  15. Since you are new I will relate to you this. Back in the day when I hustled and played Minis I had an unusal set up on the top of the bag. Some courses I carried that little Kro Flite 4 wood but most of the time it was a little Northwestern 6 wood which in those days itself was an oddity and a Ping Eye2 1 iron. On courses like here at the beach and Florida with lush fairways if needed I could hit my little 10.5 blonde PB driver off the deck. A hustler friend of my old mans carried a 6 wood like that and taught me quite a few tricks with it. I ordered one since my old man handled Northwestern Equipment too. Now days my version of it is the V-Steel 7 wood. I have had and carried that thing for 20 years I know. I was hitting it back when 7 woods were not mainstream and cool. All the regulars and long time members on here know I am probably the most brand agnostic guy on here-- LOL lately though looking at my signature it seems I am a TM fanboy. But that aint the case this stuff seemeed to fall into place and fit in with my needs for now. I know the irons are somewhat an oddity I have been told. A kid played in the shootout yeasterday used to be a asst Pro and TM staffer was playing a set. We sorta know each other and he remarked those irons were unusual and not many people could hit them ( Shrug). One of my long time scramble partners told him you ought to see what I did hit as in Macgregor blades. Which I may be still hitting if not for steel shafts and vibration. But yes I have always a big proponent of playing what works no matter the brand or company politics involved
    5 points
  16. Heat Gun = removing grip tape Torch = pulling shafts Shafting Beads = no business in the clubmakers workshop Beer & coffee = required element in every shop
    5 points
  17. Well, it’s Friday night — time for another brandy and cigar. I don’t talk about things to name drop. but only to share some things about some of the people I’ve been privileged to know in golf. I guess this happens when you get older. If you find it annoying, I’ll stop. Just say so. I read that Judy Rankin is retiring from her announcer job. I always thought she was a class act. I’ve never met her, but I’ve spent time with Peter Kostis and Frank Nobilo. I first time I met Peter in the early 1980’s. I met him and Davis Love Jr. in south Florida when I was playing a lot of golf a few years earlier and in some really fun big money games then. I had played with Moe Norman and many Hollywood types, like Evel Knievel, Dean Martin, Joe Namath, etc., and Peter was trying to get me to play more draws than fades with my irons. He actually got a little mad that I didn’t want to do that as my stock shot. I met him again a few years ago and we talked about that time. Whatever you think of Peter, he was, and is, a very sincere guy. He just wants people to play well and hopes to make make people better. He really is a gentleman. And he can still hit a ball pretty well… Davis Love was the father of Davis Love III. He died in a plane crash soon after we met. Davis was a very underrated and understated teacher. I was a smoker back then and he, quite comically, had quit smoking. Well, except for the cigarettes he bummed from me as we worked together. I was lucky to have both Peter and him working with me at the same time. Peter was insisting that I hit a draw 6-iron into a green that was the target, and Davis quietly said to keep hitting the high fade into the green, while he helped me with some visualization that helped me a lot. I was about a plus 3 then. Good enough for money games and some minitour things, nowhere near good enough for the big show. One of the nicest people you would ever want to meet is Frank Nobilo. Dinner and conversation a couple of years ago with he and his lovely wife was a pleasure. I won’t betray a trust about some of our conversation about his job, but suffice it to say that the politics of television is a mine field. Classy guy, has his own charity event that’s not public knowledge and a man who is always searching for knowledge. He and Peter and the late Davis Love Jr. were good people. I hope you will take my word for it.
    5 points
  18. I got that one! Your stuff usually goes over my head ; ) Now, on the tee Tiger Frankenwoods
    4 points
  19. Can you imagine all the young guys gotta go practice extra hard cause Imagine you get beat by old man Tiger with all bolts and screws holding him together?!
    4 points
  20. billh17: I’m sure you remember well when you first soloed. That great feeling as the 172 wanted to climb out with no one else in the plane. I know this is heresy today, but I think we were better off when then industry was regulated. My father flew the mosquito with a pathfinder squadron in Europe. He was Canadian and the pathfinders flew about 40 minutes ahead of the bombers out of England to mark the targets at night with incendiary bombs. Pretty hairy stuff. I have an uncle who was a naval aviator. He graduated from the USNA in 1932. The congress was having a squabble then about funding (Great Depression days) and he and graduates from West Point were sent packing and not commissioned for another year. The first and last time it ever happened. He was a line officer for a few years, then went to Pensacola in 1939 to fly. He was on a escort (jeep) carrier at first during the war. They were oil tankers converted to small carriers. He flew F6F Hellcats and was at Tarawa and other places. He eventually was the CAG (Commander Air Group), the commander of all aircraft, on the USS Lexington at the end of the war. He eventually retired as an Admiral. An amazing guy (I lived with him with several years in the early 1960’s - my parents were having some, uh, problems…) who had a great laugh and lived every day with a smile. He took me up in a J-3 Cub and that fueled my love of flying. Speaking of the 1960’s, I was living with him in Washington DC, near the Sheraton Park hotel and Rock Creek Park back in the days you could walk at night on Connecticut Ave. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the JFK assassination. I remember it vividly. It was also my mother’s birthday.
    4 points
  21. I use to, many years ago...in my other life. I got as far as soloing in a cessna 172...lol You guys will remember the guy firing all of the Air Traffic Controllers way back in 1981. I was among those . Worked at Cleveland International Airport , Tower and Radar Facility at the time. And the Union movement/middle class in this country started a long slide downhill with that happening. Lots of water under the bridge since, but still a big burr in my saddle, The lies and distortions and half truths put out by the feds still po's me too this day .Anyway, if she is going with you, you are a lucky guy.! Even if she is going to polish her toenails . Actually, maybe especially if she is gonna polish her toenails ! Tell her we all said hi !
    4 points
  22. Your guy sounds like a man who never compromises.
    4 points
  23. Exactly…… oh, and have a nice day.
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. That is simply an awesome collection! Love seeing all these great putters and covers! Byron is such a terrific person. I am fortunate to have met him and become friends with him. Here's a picture from June 2014 with Byron, Jeff Smith and me at the airport in Cleveland, OH after a weekend golf outing we a were all at.
    4 points
  26. Well this is a cool way to put a bow on the week. Talor Gooch was one of 5 players to put the new prototype into play. One week and one win. That doesn’t happen very often We were on hand this week at Sea Island (which is beyond spectacular) with the team to get final feedback on what is really an incredible new product. We took orders from more than 25 players. A final nip tuck left and we’ll start prepping these to launch in early 2022. These putters have a lot more going on than they might appear in the pics. And I’m guessing when you see them in the flesh, you’re going to like them a lot. The performance for a blade is really special. Congratulations to Talor Gooch on his first win!
    4 points
  27. This JYK woman hit her last 63 GIR's and only missed 5 greens for the week and 5 fairways LA MACHINE!
    4 points
  28. Well yeah. But it’s not like they just buffed this out either ; )
    4 points
  29. Congratulations to: @agolf1 Gold Medal @Golf Dino Silver Medal @Argonne69 Bronze Medal
    4 points
  30. @18majors . . . Nah, I don't see it. Terry Duffy, Chairman CME Tim Curry, Rocky Horror Picture Show
    4 points
  31. The mere fact that this came from Tiger's Instagram account means that you can be sure that Tiger likes the results of his practice session and likes how he is hitting the ball. That all being said, hitting balls with a shorter iron is far from walking a full tournament (72 holes plus practice, plus whatever else). But it's a lot closer to reality than anyone thought 24 hrs ago.
    4 points
  32. A lot of contracts have them using X number of the OEM's clubs. Maybe they can only fit one club in the bag that isn't from their OEM they are under contract to.
    4 points
  33. My guess…many of these “younger” tour players grew up using vokey wedges and it’s comfort more than anything else. Full shot wedges aren’t as personal as the do it all higher lofted wedges. A lot of guys don’t stray to far from their roots when it comes to the highest lofted wedge
    4 points
  34. Assuming it was probably a special hand grind wedge they’re super comfortable with and don’t want to get rid of. Just a comfort club
    4 points
  35. Stayed close to home yesterday and played Springbrook. The course is literally plush and emerald green. Fairways and some of the rough leaf free although I lost a ball in the left rough on 3. Bunkers were a little iffy as few people are raking them even though rakes are present. It couldn't have been a nicer day though and at once point, it was just a polo and Under Armour shirt. After playing with some interesting people this year, I was paired with with a wonderful young guy in his early 30s and it was a fantastic 3:30 walk and chat. He reminded me of Sean O'Hair albeit it not as tall. We chatted briefly about this site and specifically the Chicago forum. Suspect we'll see him make an appearance in the not too distant future. Don't know what it is about the end of the season but my scores go down and birdies go up. Maybe the extra clothes makes the swing more controlled. The work continues on Springbrook and it appears they're going to use the ponds as the final destination of the drainage. Glad to see that as those ponds have had some low water levels. Hopefully that wasn't the last round but if it was, the season closes nicely.
    4 points
  36. This thread is going to explode
    4 points
  37. Saturday was my day off. Spent it playing pickleball followed by OHIO State game then watching LPGA on TV. Today (Sunday), my tee time is 9:06a which doesn't exist!! Thinking I'm gonna have Patty T., Yu Liu, and Hsu. Or the group before them. Time for spectating after that!
    4 points
  38. How was Rahm to TM a blunder after his college career? Especially since he originally reached OWGR #1 playing TM gear? Guess you slept on Rahm's amazing play from 2016-2020 with TM when he won 11 times worldwide.
    4 points
  39. Funny John Derr story...... The Tale of John Derr, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe and The Masters - Pinehurst Resort
    4 points
  40. I never met John Derr, but I wish I had!
    4 points
  41. I'm going to play golf tomorrow. I'm not sure I can remember my grip. The lovely and charming wife is riding along and will prepare cocktails during the round. Says that she may put polish on her toenails too. 81°F (27°C) and a slight breeze. There's an old pilot trick to convert C->F and F-> C. Aviation calculators use °C, so we have to convert quickly. F to C is divide by 2 and subtract 14. 81°F divided by 2 is about 40, minus 14 is about 27°C. C to F is add 14 and double. 27°C plus 14 is 41 time 2= 81°F. Anyone here fly?
    3 points
  42. Set of TA 915's, JN series Nicklaus lob wedge, Bristol Tropicana 8802 clone, Haig Ultra dual wedge
    3 points
  43. And with that; Tiger wins the PIP by a mile just hitting pitches on the range Sorry Bryson and Brooks, try again next year.
    3 points
  44. The Go To Wedge 50F gap super popular,it just works,no tech,no need to Over Think... And in the 56/58 spot,your just after what you know works. Remember,wedge tech is minimal,tho the ads deny this.Im from the Ping ISI era...sand bunkers were Fun! Im back with Cleveland Zipcore 58FF..bunkers are fun again.I test a lot,thats our WRX obligation..feb last year bought old old 588TA 56...why is this Superior to my S grind Sm7 in sand.... So test under pressure..
    3 points
  45. I laser tested shots up to 245 and am confident it is reading the full flight accurately up to that yardage at least. A group of us were hitting hundreds of wedges to certain yardages laser-confirmed with great accuracy. I would say my kit has over 1000 shots on it in the week I got it and we have had less than a dozen no-reads/misreads. We did notice twice that if another ball crossed paths with ours mid flight it would give a wonky read.
    3 points
  46. I've not been a Lexi fan if anything I've disliked her frenetic swing but acknowledge the distance and quality of her ball-striking. However, how she has handled her putting woes over the last few weeks has shown real character imo, she seems always pleasant and engaging with interviews and fans and great to hear that she is taking some fresh action to address her putting. Good on her, I'm now a fan.
    3 points
  47. This is a fun and interesting thread. Like many others here I tend to steer more toward the higher quality pro line product when it comes to vintage just because all the old stuff is inexpensive so I might as well get the best. That being said I've acquired plenty of store line stuff too as it tends to be more easily found, in better condition, and above all more, um, well... fancy. The older store line equipment often has much more "bling" to it than the pro line, to attract market share I would suspect. More fancy stampings and paintfill, more exciting and colorful ferrules, and more cool looking made-for grips. Just generally more colorful and exciting to look at. Sure the grinding is a bit sloppy and the weights are likely off, and the groove stampings are often inconsistent as are the shafts but they sure look good!
    3 points
  48. So after picking up those lovely old Mizuno MP5s I posted a couple of pages ago, I found these up for sale and had to go for them. I *think* they are the same as the TP Originals that were on sale in Europe and were popular on the European Tour. The shafts are short (PW just under 35") and DGR400, which is not a good fit for me, so they'll probably be getting new shafts before I play them. I also have another set of Originals, which are restamped MS-11s (Similar or identical to MS/MP-9s in the US and TP-11s in Europe), and I've seen completely different sets stamped with "Original", so it makes me wonder what the "Original" actually meant. I want to believe it was for prototypes, but might just have been a custom order thing. The MS-11 Originals I have (I played these last weekend. Very tasty irons).
    3 points
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