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  1. Grip size for me is sort of subjective. I've used regular sized grips for years and then slowly migrated to mid-sized grips and then to oversized grips as my grip changed (from a conventional Vardon Grip to a baseball grip). My scores dropped as well (but I don't think it is because of my grip change, it was a swing change). I'm only 5'5" and don't have the hands of Shaquille O'Neal and I should be using regular sized grips but oversized grips just feels better in my hands for me.
  2. His irons that he won with were definitely a mystery to me. Before this thread I always thought he used some sort of 962 prototypes. Boy was I wrong. "16 Aug 1997: Davis Love III watches his shot during the USPGA Championship at Winged Foot Golf Course in New York. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport"
  3. Me personally, the performance is more attributable to the head rather than shaft. If you think drivers from this past 6 years can keep up with the current stuff, you are wrong. It goes way further back than that. Check this out. You'll be surprised which driver was the longest in this video.
  4. Even though I love the 845s, I don't think the ones you described are the original 1988 versions (no gold anywhere on the clubhead). That being said, I'd get the X-14s for the best value for your dollar as they're tour proven clubs, forgiving, and you get more clubs (3-SW).
  5. I'd take the Superlaunch Irons for $16. That'a a pretty good deal usually found in Goodwills. The X-22s are great irons too but the TM beats them on price alone.
  6. I think this post should be in the clubmakers forum. They can easily answer that question.
  7. I think you're right. On their website it says that they're made in Taiwan and Thailand. I could've sworn that they're made in the states since I saw a Golf Pride video of a non-Asian woman making using a belt sander to expose the cord underneath the grip to make corded grips. Then again I saw that video almost 20 years ago.
  8. I live in Vancouver, Canada and we've got more than our fair share of rain so we deal with firm sand all the time. Any SW (actually any wedge) regardless of bounce can do the job. You just have to address the ball with a face that isn't so wide as open so the heel part of the leading edge can have a better chance to cut into the sand first.
  9. Well. I agree that most of the balls are made in the states (the rest are in Thailand I think like their Player's Gloves) but I think that the clubs are assembled in the states (with Clubheads from China, Shafts and grips from the states). That is assuming that the clubs has a True Temper shaft (made in the states) with a Golf Pride Grip (also made in the states). Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  10. The ignorance is strong in you. That's ok. I'll give you some slack since you're a newbie with barely 30 posts and only 2 likes. Actually, I just realized that you're not a newbie as you've been a member on this site since 2017, which makes your comment much sadder.
  11. I'd get new clubs when you've really improved on your swing. Think of it this way. Hypothetically speaking, if you bought a draw based driver (like a Ping G400 SFT) when you just started golfing and then you took lessons and practiced like the devil and became a scratch golfer in 2 years (possible but highly unlikely) then that driver might be a detriment to you since you'll be prone to have more drives more to the left than you'd like. At that point you'll want a neutral based driver. It is best to play and practice and take lessons with what you have now and get n
  12. The quality of those wedges are up there with the OEMs in fit and finish (the grip could be a little better). The head is a classic tour proven design. It is up to the user to see if he/she has the skills to make them sing.
  13. Well for me, I'm not an expert of OEM lead times since I only bought a set of new irons once in my 20 years of playing the game (the rest were used) and usually off the rack specs are good enough to me. The only thing I want to change is the grips (I prefer oversized Lamkin Crosslines) which can be done easily onsite. I'm not a stickler for swingweights.
  14. Advantage is that you'll get your customized stuff a lot sooner and if your clubmaker screws up on them, you can tell him to have it remedied quickly instead of sending the the clubs back and forth to the OEM causing more unnecessary delays. Disadvantage is that you'll be paying for something that is usually complementary at an OEM.
  15. I recently started golf when the 975J was released. Back then, it was the only driver that they sold at that time and was marketed to all handicaps. In a way, it is geared towards the better player especially now since the sweetspot and head size is smaller. You're better off with a 460CC size driver. There are plenty of them for under $100.
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