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RobotDoctor last won the day on December 2 2020

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  1. I'm not coordinated enough to do that. LOL
  2. Lol, I never said that. Just that the cost of playing golf in Colorado IS getting ridiculously high. I have little idea of the cost in Florida. I’ll keep that a secret when I find out. I complained about the weather. No secret about that.
  3. Agreed. I'll take advantage of Fort Collins golf while I am able. Might be switching locales to a warmer environment later this summer. Golf isn't cheap where I am thinking of moving to but I can play year round on growing grass. AND, the Colorado WRX region group is by far the best out of all of them. The Florida WRX groups ..... not so much.
  4. The finishes back in the 50s were a glaze type finish, not a stain. While the original finishes were lustrous, they didn't allow the grain of the wood to show. One difference Dave Wood does that most restoration people don't is that he uses a fine wood engraving tool to bring out the stampings if needed. He has done this for many years and it helps that he has such a steady hand. He made the driver pictured below for Bernhard Langer to commemorate the 1993 Masters victory. Sorry for the low detailed image. It is the best I could find but I assure everyone the detail is incredible. The fine engraving technique eliminates the removal of wood around the stamping that picking often does. This produces cleaner and crisper stampings, as evident with this M43. I am to the point that I have maybe one or two woods I really desire to complete my collection. Either they will have perfect crown and sole stampings or very. very close to it. I know Dave will be able to bring that wood to top tier. I will have the fairway woods for both sets restored next year.
  5. I don't think Dave takes on many new clients either. I know he is wanting to taper down his work load. I am thankful I am a client that he will take work from. I am even more thankful he has become a friend of mine.
  6. I just received a few pictures from Dave for the restored M43 driver. I cannot say how amazed I am with the work Dave does.
  7. I just received a few pictures of the restored 693 driver. The sole plate was replaced and some metal needed to be added. While the added material is evident, the plate is better than the original and has deep stampings. The white scoring lines was Dave's decision and really showcases the driver and stain color so very well.
  8. This is my golf bag. I’m so glad to have it.
  9. Better iron play, more accurate approach shots into the greens. More GIR. No plans to purchase any equipment. No plans as usual due to frequent travel. Going to The Masters for a Tuesday practice round. Will play in the Atlanta area on the Monday the day before.
  10. My wife and are possibly moving to Palm Coast this summer. I am looking for a place to play but am not sure I want to join a club, although that is something I might consider after a year or so after settling down. What are the recommended golf in the immediate area. I know Jacksonville and Orlando are a little more than an hour away so I am looking to keep my golf local between St. Augustine and Daytona. Thanks in advance.
  11. I agree, great MacGregor blocks are showing up on a regular basis. Some can be obtained for a really decent price while others are commanding a higher price. I picked up a couple of great sets of MacGregors in original condition this past October on eBay. The set of 693s is a full set and the M43s are a set of 1-3. Both drivers are being restored by Dave Wood right now and he has told me they are outstanding and top tier. Patience is needed these days in finding great MacGregors. I have often taken a chance on some of my woods and so far have had every one pay off with restoration to where they turned out outstanding. I just love finding woods that have been neglected only to return them to top tier restored glory.
  12. Tom, this '52 M85TW is simply terrific. Bigger block head than a standard M85W and no lead under the plate. It is definitely one of the corner stone pieces in my collection and completes my quest for M85Ws. While I don't have a deep face/big block M85W like you do, I believe my trio of M85Ws stacks up against anyone's. Now if I could only find a corner stone 1954-1955 945W driver!
  13. I think you're right. I meant BeNi. My mistake.
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