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  1. (1) the protective sheet on the double layer grip tape is smooth and slick. Not a good layer to go between the grip and the shaft. You had found this out already ! (2) when you take the grip off the shaft with compressed air, use the most pressure you could get from the compressor, I use between 120-150 psi. Then, one might ask if the grip will balloon up ? Simple, use a sleeve to go over the grip to prevent the spot ballooning. It can be a section of plastic tube covering the length of the grip or I salvage the hard cardboard tube from Saran Wrap ( not the soft tube from aluminum wrap. The purpose is to prevent the sectional ballooning and send the air down the whole grip. Should heard a loud POP when the air wen through the lower end , then keep the air pressure on and twist the protective sleeve to help move the air to separate the grip from the tap. With the grip which is on the shaft for awhile with the double sided tape ..... help it by squeezing in solvent from the vent hole on the end of the grip. You will get a hold of this by doing it a few times. However, with the slick cover still on the grip tape, I doubt you'll need to use solvent. Just use the protective sleeve and higher psi in the air pressure. It'll come off in seconds and be able to reuse just like a new one.
  2. I have a few NOS laying around which I acquired sometime ago. 0.395 OD (1.0033 centimeter ), 0.346 ID( 0.878 centimeter ), fluted neck, 35" raw length. If I remember it correctly, these were specially made for Mizuno putter at one time. not sure if it will fit , can't find info online of the hosel size for the rossbar 1.0.
  3. Appreciate the reply, bbut I need the 1960 Power Thrust. Have the 2,4,6,8 and if I could not fill the missing ones, will let them go to someone who could use the partial set to fill their missing clubs in the set.
  4. 1960 Ben Hogan Power Thrust. B y chance, picked up a half set of 2,4,6,8. Looking for all or part of the 3,5,7,9,E. The half set has the S flex True Temper PRO FIT shaft. Look all original with numbered ferrules, original Hogan grips ( red lines in black rubber grips with reminder, and long at 11.5" ). Cleaned up really nice. The unusual thing is, the 8 iron measures 37", which is 1/2" longer than the newer irons and certainly longer than the rest of the 1960 models. Wondering if Hogan made custom golf clubs for the general public or this was a custom set for professional golfer. Always a sucker for the Ben Hogan irons. Thought about playing these but, the grips are hard and need to be replaced before putting in play + inspecting the shaft to see if they're safe to go through the test of hitting golf balls through the turf. Thanks.
  5. Always wanted to try a Cobra fairway wood. Love that matte black finish.
  6. True Temper TX 90, yes, it does come in 0.335. I use it in the fairway woods.
  7. Use masking or painter tape, and a few drops of lubricant. I had use grip solvent, or even water...... don't need much and drys up quickly. Grip will be ready to use immediately If the I.D. of the grip fits the O.D. of the shaft. To prevent the grip from ballooning , use a shield for the grip. I had used the cut off plastic club tube ( the kind you insert into the bag to keep the shafts from tangling ), or a hard cardboard tube from Saran Wrap ( not the flimsy kind, the one which is made of heavy material ) or had used a piece of plastic tube from hardware store. You only need to protect the rubber portion of the brip on the New Decade. I use the shield mainly for removing the grip. For installing, proper size of the grip and a little help from lubricant works every time. After the grip is in. push from the end of the grip while applying air, that will straighten the grip and retract any extended section while installing. For the New Decade type of golf grip which has two different types of material, the end had cord which makes the grip porous from the insertion of the fabric, so air would leak at the end of the grip and got stuck when air moving to the rubber section. Use a piece of plastic tube ( 4'-5' ) at the section where the material changes. Then move it to the section where air got stuck and try to balloon up. Control the volume of air with the trigger and slow down immediately when the grip tries to expand, then move the tube to that section before proceeding. The tube will stop the grip from over expanding but will fill up the tube which will give a better hold to twist and assist the removing process. I use 120 psi. More psi is your friend, learn to use it correctly ( controlling the volume) and you won't have any blown up grip. The protective sleeve also aid in removing grips that was installed with grip tape. Put a few drops of solvent into the vent hole at the end of the grip, put the sleeve on and apply air, repeat the solvent process a few times...... the air will send the solvent down the grip between the grip and the tape and when part of the grip expand inside the tube, you can twist the tube to loosen the grip ( add solvent from the vent hole and let the air sent the additional solvent down to the part which is stuck ). No need for specialized tool . I do not block the end of the shaft with tape when installing grip with air, try that next time. No need to block the end of the shaft and an open end will allow the condensation of moisture escape to prevent rusting of the steel shafts. Even if installing with grip tape and solvent, often poke a hole through the end of the shaft sealed with tape by installing with solvent after drying.
  8. Go to the driving range with your current equipment and spend some time there. From there, figuring out which way you should be heading. Whether you want a softer flex, standard length, more forgiving head design........... The high road is to get fitted , and the easiest way is to spend sometime on the driving range to figure out for yourself. It all depends on your current physical condition, the size of your wallet and how much time you have to get to the standard you set for yourself. Newer equipment will help your playing, and you were once a decent golfer, that's like riding a bicycle which you won't forget, just need to get back up on the bike again. However, to get back to where you were when you dropped the game some years ago, needs practice and playing. You can enjoy that journey with your father right now instead of waiting for your game to be back in full force. Don't wait. Time flies and we don't know what tomorrow will bring. Have a great time with your father.
  9. They had shared their experience and all valid points. Especially the starting small part. Just want to add one thing, eventually, you'll have to look into coverage for error and omission. All components these day are so expensive, one mistake will set you back a long way if you do not have the coverage for error and omission. Ask your insurance representative, some home policy will cover this is you do not have a full fledged business front. $600 head and $800 shaft will be difficult to swallow. Think how many rounds of green fees equal to that ? Even when doing your "friends" a favor, they'll need to understand that things could break and sometimes things broke already before it got to your hands. One time I pulled a shaft from a 3 wood and it came out with the tip cracked. It was a aftermarket reshaft before it got to me. Hate to point the finger at the previous installer for possible negligence , but that's life. Lucky the shaft was not too expensive and the "friend" was going to put in a new shaft anyway, so that one became a tomato stick.
  10. > @wagolfer7 said: > > @wkuo3 said: > > > @wagolfer7 said: > > > > @MountainGoat said: > > > > > @Moonlightgrm said: > > > > > I am 61-years old. I began playing golf at the age of 10. I didn’t touch a club during my college years because I played intercollegiate baseball. I am not nearly as flexible as I was 20-years ago. Oh yeah, and my favorite color is red. > > > > > > > > If you were 16, I'd say go for it. But, at 61, this is a dangerous path. This guy's going to ruin your game. You've got no more a shot at rebuilding a 50-year-old swing than you do of becoming a concert pianist. I know a lot of really good senior golfers, and not a one of them has classic mechanics. The road to scratch for someone your age is not paved with videos and launch monitor data. It's learning how to manage the game you've got and becoming a wizard inside 100 yards. > > > > > > > > > > Wow man, take it easy. Don't throw your own insecurities out at this guy. I literally play with a guy at age 58 that just went pro. Made it through to two qualifiers now. He is absolutely and in no way is too old to improve or change his swing. > > > > > > @Moonlightgrm - good for you to approach this with an open mind. And good luck on your journey to getting better. Ignore the dumb noise around here. > > > > Take it easy is right ( wink ). There are lots of young professionals siding with a claim that can take a 2.8 index to scratch without knowing him nor seeing his game. > > We're wasting our time here. > > If this turned out to be a positive experience for the OP, great ! Or at minimum, a good advertisement for the "new guy". > > > > That's different. He already saw him, had a positive experience and is going to work on his swing flaws. To tell him "you can't change your swing at age 61" is absolute BS and no need to say something like that to the OP. We don't know the OP and have no idea of what he can and can't do. Like I stated, Great that it worked out for the lesson. Getting to scratch or better is to be seen. Think about it, A promise to take a 2.8 to scratch without even knowing the golfer is the same as the promise of " 15 more yards". I know how marketing works, but I also throw away the "junk mail" and ignore the "spam" on electronic device. I'm happy the OP feels he's getting his lesson's worth at this point. Not that I'm against this particular "new guy", he might be the best thing happens to this club, who knows ? For all those caution jumping into this , barely suggested the OP should investigate more before the plunge. You are entitled to your opinion and so do we. This is a public forum last I had seen it. For all of those would only allow their voice to be heard should take a look in the mirror. Maybe that's why we are having the issues we are having these days. When asking for "help" in a public forum, is expecting all kinds of opinion. Take what you believe is the best for your situation and live with it. There is not responsibility nor liability. Most of the members here are only trying to help as asked, jumping up and push down other members is a childish behavior.
  11. > @wagolfer7 said: > > @MountainGoat said: > > > @Moonlightgrm said: > > > I am 61-years old. I began playing golf at the age of 10. I didn’t touch a club during my college years because I played intercollegiate baseball. I am not nearly as flexible as I was 20-years ago. Oh yeah, and my favorite color is red. > > > > If you were 16, I'd say go for it. But, at 61, this is a dangerous path. This guy's going to ruin your game. You've got no more a shot at rebuilding a 50-year-old swing than you do of becoming a concert pianist. I know a lot of really good senior golfers, and not a one of them has classic mechanics. The road to scratch for someone your age is not paved with videos and launch monitor data. It's learning how to manage the game you've got and becoming a wizard inside 100 yards. > > > > Wow man, take it easy. Don't throw your own insecurities out at this guy. I literally play with a guy at age 58 that just went pro. Made it through to two qualifiers now. He is absolutely and in no way is too old to improve or change his swing. > > @Moonlightgrm - good for you to approach this with an open mind. And good luck on your journey to getting better. Ignore the dumb noise around here. Take it easy is right ( wink ). There are lots of young professionals siding with a claim that can take a 2.8 index to scratch without knowing him nor seeing his game. We're wasting our time here. If this turned out to be a positive experience for the OP, great ! Or at minimum, a good advertisement for the "new guy".
  12. Usually, the serial number is the golf club's birth certificate. Manufacturer should be able to authenticate it. OEM like Ping even have the complete history of a set of clubs, when it was made, the original spec, where it was shipped to ( no previous owner's info for obvious reason but they'll tell you the City it was sent to ). The counterfeits have lower quality and performance, usually it's lighter and not balanced as well as the OEM products. You can tell by the finishing, the performance....... There is a large quantity of "USED" counterfeits on the markets now. A few decades ago, I know a few local golf clubs took overseas golf trip, they went without golf clubs and came back with name brand staff baggs, a whole set of OEM branded golf clubs, golf outfit.............All were counterfeits. Many of these had gone into the resale market. A couple of the guys in the group told me that the counterfeit golf clubs were not "as good" as what they could buy here locally. If you ever have doubts of whether the golf clubs you're interested in purchasing be the authentic OEM products, confirm on the return policy. Take your chances if you can not return the purchase.
  13. 27 years.... Did you realize that most the golfers have never scored par or better ? A majority of the weekend golfers never even broke 80s in their life long golfing experience. The first for par or better is always the best. Now the mental barrier is down, go get more. Par is obtainable by design but birdie every hole is a dream that we keep chasing after.
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  15. > @Eric267 said: > > @wkuo3 said: > > If your instructor witness your golf swing after the lesson and said that you had a mental block....? > > I would have a discussion with him to find out what exactly did he mean. If he could not tell you what was causing the issue then, time to dump him. You two are not a good match. Neither one of you may be at fault, it just didn't work out. Very seldom anyone will marry their first date, not that's impossible, it just does not happen often. > > We all have different physical ability, our athletic ability are different, our physical frame are different and most of all, we're in different age group and some have old injury from the past..... if a golf instructor ignored all the variables and tried to put every student into the same mode..... find someone else. Because a perfect golf swing does not fit everyone. > > What he's says is that I don't want to see it go right so mentally I swing left which I guess makes sense. When I try hard to swing right the ball becomes my target which is causing me to come in steep which then makes me cut across it thus sending it right. > > I've been going to see him for a few years (maybe a dozen times or so) and usually he can put me back on track for the most part at least during the lesson. Just these past few times do I feel like what he's telling me to do is actually making my swing worse across the entire bag. Which I why I question if there's something he's just not seeing. > > I'm 38, 6'1 170lb in good shape and really athletic (expert skier and ski 100+ days a year x high school hockey player) which is why I've always been perplexed as to why I can't crush the ball like my buddies. When hitting it well my 7i is 150 Pw 120. Always was just told as I improved distance would get better which it kind of has a bit over the years. The other day I hit a 7i from 140 and it dropped out of the sky at around 125 into a bunker guarding the green. Just perplexed and frustrated at this point The game of golf really is a game of dealing with failure. What would be the worst that will happen to you if you failed and went to the right in front of your instructor ? What would happen on the driving range or even on the golf course ? No big deal, right ? So learn to "fail" in front of your instructor, you had paid for the privilege. Once you "get it" a few times, your confidence will grow exponentially. There shouldn't be any fear of trying out the new method of golf swing taught by your instructor to you until proven not suitable for your case.
  16. If your instructor witness your golf swing after the lesson and said that you had a mental block....? I would have a discussion with him to find out what exactly did he mean. If he could not tell you what was causing the issue then, time to dump him. You two are not a good match. Neither one of you may be at fault, it just didn't work out. Very seldom anyone will marry their first date, not that's impossible, it just does not happen often. We all have different physical ability, our athletic ability are different, our physical frame are different and most of all, we're in different age group and some have old injury from the past..... if a golf instructor ignored all the variables and tried to put every student into the same mode..... find someone else. Because a perfect golf swing does not fit everyone.
  17. I can see the smidgen of epoxy on the ferrule. You'll need to be a little more generous on the epoxy and not thinking of saving the ferrule down the road if you don't want to reset the ferrule. Reset the ferrule is not a big deal, but the shaft better be prep and epoxy the right way.
  18. > @"Crazy About Golf" said: > More and more, I find myself casting aside my 3-wood in favor of my 16-degree hybrid. I'm more comfortable hitting it off the deck and off the tee, and only seem to lose about 10 yards of distance compared to the 3-wood (assuming I strike the 3-wood perfectly). More often than not, I have a slight mishit on the 3-wood and end up short and or offline from where I would have otherwise been with the 16-degree hybrid. I've tried out a number of new fairway woods and haven't yet found anything that has "WOWed" me. With hybrid clubs getting better and better, I'm not seeing much of a downside......I'd be interested to know if anyone else is approaching their long game this way. Tried that many moons ago. Even switched the 3 wood to a 1 hybrid. Now the 1 & 2 hybrid heads are sitting in the garage. Low lofted hybrids , though easier to use than the counter part of irons, still needs more swing speed to get the proper trajectory. I'm back to the fairway woods and added several 4 woods and 5 woods, after I passed the 60 mark. 3 & 4 hygrids are still friendly at this moment, so they're in the bag still.
  19. > @garyt said: > I have no knowledge to be giving anyone swing advice but losing 50 yards off an 8 iron says something is drastically wrong. You say you're hitting it solid but an 80 year old hitting it solid would hit it more than 100 yards. You should post a video. It just does not happen that way over night. The OP must have something else going on in his life to cause this. New medical condition ? Losing 1/3 of carrying distance for an 8 iron is ridiculously huge. If this happened in real life, there must be some other reason for it, besides changing the golf swing. Or, perhaps he was not measuring the distance correctly, ask the driving range if they had changed the marking for the yardage recently.
  20. > @Ripper212 said: > You need to speak to your doc about adjusting your meds. That’s the best advice you could hope for on a golf forum! Adjusting and perhaps switching to another type of med is quite normal during the course of treatment. You should communicate your concern to your healthcare provider on any issue that influence your normal routine. If you're new to the HP medication, same as with any other medication, takes awhile to let your body and mind adjust to the medication. You may have other medical condition beside HP, so seek medical consultation and referral for other specialists for the concerned matter. If everything is good, then you'll be getting used to the medication soon enough.
  21. > @Moonlightgrm said: > This fellow is new to our region. Every member received a personalized email from this fellow. In my case, he claimed he can get me on the path to scratch. My current index is 2.8. He uses Trackman and a three camera system to analyze your swing/data. I’m tempted to spend the $90 and give this guy a shot. I have spoken to one member (18-handicap) who took a lesson with him. He said the guy seems to know his stuff, but he felt he gave him too much information in one lesson. He called it, “information overload”. He appreciated the Trackman data coming into his account for him to view at his leisure. But 4 or 5 swing fixes was a bit much. Whew! > > What do you think? Give him a shot or wait to hear more feedback from the membership? If you like being a 2.8 and working toward a scratch, then I'd think again before going after a lesson from this guy. Until you have more feed back from other members holding similar index. His promotional email market himself well, uses all the latest technology for analyzing golf swing...... from your post, he lack the experience of people business, and not able to personalize the lesson to individual golfers. I'd question his ability to stay at your club for the long run. Has anyone checked into his resume ? What about his past experience ? Any referral he could give ? Of course, $90 / 30-45 min. is a reasonable rate charged by an experience instructor. But, would it help you ? You want to make sure the lesson wouldn't mess you up before you think a miracle lesson would take you from 2.8 to scratch instantly. Golfers in your category already possess the ability to use the tools, the refinement is suppose to be focused on how to use these tools more efficiently. Basically, finding out where you could improve from tee to green. Most likely a course management is more beneficial. We can't look at the video from 3 cameras and tell the golfer that he needs to do this or that to be a better golfer. We can not look at the putting statistic and state the golfer needs to improve on his putting skill. Maybe the golfer needs to beware of the where to put the approach shot onto the green to have a higher percentage of sinking the putt , from the pin placement. Poor putting statistic might result from not able to give a better chance to make the putt from the approach, and have nothing to do with the putting skill. He sounds a little green, or had never learned the business. I'm not saying to void this instructor. You should investigate a little more before you take the miracle pill for the cure. A promise of taking you from 2.8 index to scratch is pretty tall order without knowing you first !
  22. Eco friendly golf ball are good for the environment , only ! Tried some before and they are not measuring up to any of the existing commercial brands. Years ago, one of the guys from our group called in for the "free" Warrior advance hybrids, paid shipping of $19.99 got two used hybrids, one with jumbo grip on it. Then the relentless phone calls and emails for additional merchandise...... He finally had to change phone number ( blocking feature was none exist back then ).
  23. Any marking on the sole of the putter ? The only search result for Golden Par International Scotland is the Trump International Golf in Scotland. A Ping copy sold in their Pro-Shop ?
  24. S400 always felt a little firmer to me than the S300, both in the irons and the woods. I like it in the driver because it's more stable for my swing when I went after the golf ball. A lot of the old timers like to have the S400 in the irons instead of the X100, X200. Heavier in weight should feel firmer, the shaft would have just a bit thicker wall in construction. More stable and firmer should be the description.
  25. Take more club if you want more distance. Golf club, especially in the irons, does not give you more distance with newer designs. It's in the physical make up of the loft and shaft length and the shafts. There is no Holy Grill, that can give you more than what your physical ability could produce. If there is one, then all the golfers would be playing the same set of golf clubs. Sure, the X18 is not going to be shinning in the bag and flashing $$$$$ at the other golfers , but if you could produce some "golf shots" with the set, everyone in the group would like to know what club you're using. The only negative I could give the X models is the bore through shaft with flared tip. A lot of extra work to re-shaft them. I would say, if you had never hold an X-18 in your hands, try to find one to hit a few shots and look at it in your grip to see if you like it. Buying something blind without Having a chance to experience it is always risky. to say the least. I did not receive the Callaway iron design very well at the beginning, coming from a blade user. I still have the X-14 Pro Series which was my Winter set for a long long time.
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