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  1. Flasks are simple to pack. One group that plays early has an assortment of bourbon, rum and whiskey at the ready, plus cigars. All fine gents.
  2. if we were forced to take two and a half to complete the first nine and the back was jammed, I'd hit the clubhouse for a meal and an attitude adjustment. no way my brain would be 'in the game' at that point. it's supposed to be fun. every scorecard mentions pace. if the course cannot reasonably live up to it, ask for a raincheck. not all players can take an entire day for a round of golf. I believe if more of us hold venues to a decent pace of play - they will in turn, manage players more efficiently. when was the last time you saw a ranger move a fast grou
  3. it's a habit with golf shoes. I store them in the OEM boxes off season. not like I have 30 pair. (wish) and... the FJ webpage says to return them in the original packaging. since I bought them a local course that is now closed for renovation, I have to deal with the manufacturer, unless I want to wait for spring 2022. I don't know if the local DSG is going to be helpful.
  4. Sorry to add another thread about FJ. I visited their website last night and the claim process appears to have changed in the years since I last needed their assistance. They state just send the shoes in with proof of purchase and a statement of defect for claim processing. No more RMA in advance. I have a pair of Pro SL's that lost their waterproofing. Timeframe is within two years of purchase and box with receipt is on hand. I've had good results with their footwear overall, though wet is wet and these puppies soaked through. Has this claim metho
  5. +1, While you can still find evidence of shoe draggers, the preponderance of softspike and no spike shoes being worn has improved playing conditions. Our greens used to look much more 'aerated' by lunchtime.
  6. for rain jackets, FJ Hydrolites have very nice velcro cuffs. for cold weather, I also like woven ribbed cuff types, as they stay in place and keep out the wind. some recent Ping garments received have knitted sleeves with a simple elastic cuff. they'll be alright for moderate weather and for layering. the Norse jacket has an open hemmed sleeve, which was kind of disappointing.
  7. since I carry a cup of coffee, there's always a way to clean the ball and clubface. downside is that one nasty looking corner of the towel.
  8. played through a bit of drizzle this morning at SV. calm to light breeze - cloudy all morning. got matched up with a fellow that turned out to be a friendly face from Sportman's. good shots and upbeat moods the entire time. others played Veterans Memorial this morning. they went out early, said it was quiet. I had thought it was reserved, but obviously that has changed. anyone have a review ?
  9. nice example of well dressed. , Jack Donaghy is not the only person to say, 'What Am I, A Farmer ? (+1 for the boutonniere)
  10. they look a lot like TopFlite Pros, though the MB cut is a bit different so I'm not 100 percent sure.
  11. the older gear is usually a half to an inch shorter than today's clubs, so I set up toward the face center, close my stance a bit and aim a bit toward the right. also, as other have pointed out, the lofts are weaker than modern. think of a 28* 5 iron up to a 48* PW.
  12. Had a pair of their tu-tone green/tan nubucks. After walking 18, any pair of loafers seemed as light as feathers. My favs were the all white wingtips. Just gorgeous shoes. Thanks for the pics.
  13. Holy cow! ours gave up the ghost a week ago and we found it's replacement at the third store we called. they delivered 24 hours later. another place said theirs was backordered until June. guess we got really lucky. back to the threads original subject..........
  14. since you all brought them up....anyone know who can re-whip a Ping FW ? I've got a nice E2 3W with a Aldila graphite shaft that snagged on something and broke the filament. it doesn't look right with gaffers tape holding it together. TIA.
  15. besides OEM gear, I remember seeing Grafalloy on the component rack at larger Golfsmith stores. they used to have ProLaunch, AttackLite, ProLite in stock for repairs-reshaft jobs. at one point, our local GS discontinued in-store component sales and was mainly offering sets, grips, balls and apparel. they had a fine club builder for many years. once he retired any custom work wasn't quite the same.
  16. great idea @BIG STU, we had some equipment arrive a while back with about three feet of black velcro , really good quality stuff. . none of it was used on the job, so it made it into my tool bag. at one inch per cover repair, it will outlast me.
  17. 6:30, a beautiful sunrise. 44 degrees with a three club wind in the wrong direction. the course was dry and we got ourselves revv'ed up. had a good day with driver and fairway shots. greens were fast and I should have been less aggressive. benches and ball washers are back. is it next week yet?
  18. a Biggest BB here has a titanium head with the UL silver colored shaft. one BB titanium has a Grafalloy ProLite graphite in Stiff flex. another variant. older Bobby Jones model, small head has the RCH Firm flex shaft. that face is a shade deeper than the BB model. the 975D head is larger. after playing this morning with a Ping G20 fairway (5W) with an S flex, I was very pleased with the performance. required no swing adjustment. I usually hit a fade and that club rocked straight to slight fade shots. might look for a 3W to match up. YMMV.
  19. Hey Catchy, the Warbird heads have a Ginty like sole. other fairway sticks have flat or gently curved bottoms. as to the shaft flex designation - S and F are pretty much the same. depends on which graphite supplier was used. I remember RCH were labeled Firm and Aldila was called Stiff.
  20. start with saddle soap, work up a good wet lather. then use shoe trees to get then shape right. if you need to re-work a few stubborn spots, take care not to remove the original finish. sometimes the creases lose their finish and get crackly. no amount of new dye will stay in those so once cleaned treat the uppers with a liquid leather conditioner or NikWax waterproof wax.
  21. For the traditional click-thunk type, BagShag is a great choice. good amount of storage and a comfortable handle.
  22. to the naked eye, seems a fair amount , too..
  23. 5.5 is their R rating. 6.0 would be stiff and so on. the shaft you have is a good quality made for OEM shaft by HZRDUS. measure the club length to see if yours is full size or was shortened. that would affect flex somewhat. I have a similar product, HZRDUS Green.. 5.5, in an XR16.
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