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  1. Just my lob wedge (60°), D4 in wedges, D3 in the rest
  2. Depends on adapter and whether you ground or hover the club. Cog based adapters (ie Titleist) let you change loft and lie independently if you hover. You are out of luck if you ground the club like I do. It just opens the driver slightly when setting up.
  3. No. It would be an encroachment on his playing partners allocation of time. No man should encroach on another man’s time. Everyone starts a round with the expectation to finish somewhere between 3 to 5 hours depending on venue, how busy, and level of player ability. We generally understand this if you are out in the afternoon compared to the expectation in a morning round. The routine the OP described is just asinine and makes me wonder if the guy struggles finding playing partners. As others have mentioned, it is not how well you play, it is the courtesy you extend to others when you pl
  4. While it would seem there should be a correlation, I do not believe there is one. Very different swings are needed to be successful. Try the expo marker for the driver to see if a change is needed. Different results on adjustments depending on the adapter. Personally play it flat in my 5w and driver and standard in wedges, irons, and 3w.
  5. Leopold GX-1. Do not believe they retail anymore, yet can get them used for a fraction of new. Solid performance year after year.
  6. The way I understand it is opening the wedge increases the bounce and square is the number on the club when using your wedges. So by changing the bounce of your wedge, you have now changed the range from when it is square to degrees opened. I use a 52/10 and 58/04 around the greens and bunkers to meet my needs opening the face as required. More bounce is helpful in fluffy bunkers or with deep sand. Less bounce is helpful for tight lies or bunkers with less sand.
  7. Kept coming back to my old tired Nike VR Wedges. Tried vokey and mizuno and the feel was just different.”
  8. Makes me almost want to pick up a club to make sure I'm doing it right. Thanks Monte!
  9. HawksHead would hold over Blackthorn.
  10. Played Hawks Head a couple times and its primary defense is the wind off Lake Michigan. More of a links type golf course. Great vistas and better views than Harbor Shores in my opinion. Fairly straightforward layout, yet a couple holes where you cannot see everything in front of you on the first time playing. Always enjoyed it.
  11. I'll choose Warren over Blackthorn for a couple reasons. Blackthorn gets more public play than Warren which at times affects pace of play. When the heather is up at Warren it becomes even more challenging. USGA also made a few modifications from the Senior Open a couple years ago creating a few additional fairway hazards than was there before. Blackthorn, which I understand is a Pete Dye course, had some bunkers removed and the fairways expanded pushing long grass farther away from when it first opened. Both are fun and you should play both if your stay permits.
  12. Will chime in and second both Warren and Blackthorn for public courses. Warren holds over Blackthorn for layout and interest. Blackthorn's easier of the two courses in my opinion and gets quite a bit of play. Also, there are a lot of great private courses in the South Bend area and just across the state line. If you can get on any of these you won't regret it.
  13. Don't get me wrong, I like my Tensei AV 65S in my 3W. Like you, and it left over from a driver. Since tipping it a little extra it is money every time - long, penetrating, and straight. It's not a $300 shaft, yet works really well in this role.
  14. The other element to consider is you are putting a 65 g shaft into a 5W. Currently have this in my 3W, yet needed an extra 1/2" tipping from what is recommended. At recommended tipping I struggled with control. Your results may vary. Take a measured approach because you can't put the tip back on.
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