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  1. Any TV coverage on the web right now for the West Coast? Can only find the web.com tour on the tv.
  2. If your Oakleys are still available, I would like them. PM sent.
  3. [quote name='monkeynaut' timestamp='1396305037' post='8989737'] [quote name='blwallace5' timestamp='1396289483' post='8987963'] The amazing part of this to me, is that there are actually people on this website that hope a man loses his career and ability to provide for himself, because he plays too slowly for their liking. [/quote] I hope he loses his card and then spends eternity playing in the group ahead of you. [/quote] As long as I have my Jesus staff bag.
  4. Hard to say but most likely a golfer.
  5. [quote name='highdraw69' timestamp='1396284479' post='8987299'] [quote name='golfpros1' timestamp='1396283865' post='8987201'] [quote name='pinkie' timestamp='1396279088' post='8986573'] The fans have to start doing something if the PGA Tour won't. WE should boo players who take excessive amounts of time. Why not? They are killing the game for everyone in more ways than one. [/quote] I've read this several times. Not to single you out with this opinion, but why is it killing the game for everyone? Why would anything in pro golf tournaments prevent me from enjoying the game at the club level? To me, it's like saying what happens in the NBA is killing me from playing pick up basketball games at the local park. I just really don't see the connection. [/quote] i think there really is a connection; i played recently with a younger kid (early 20s) who took TWELVE practice swings before every shot, then proceded to shoot in the 90s; a buddy of mine was playing with me and we got randomly paired with this kid...my buddy quit after 9 holes; this kid obviously picked up this ridiculous "routine" from watching pros [/quote] I'll call bs on that. Most of the people I play with shoot anywhere from 90-110, and I know for a fact only one of them watches golf on tv. Almost everyone of them plays at a snails pace and takes a million practice swings. It has much more to do with their poor mechanics and setup making them feel uncomfortable over the ball, and if venture I say this is true of most recreational golfers. I try to teach them that the longer they take the more they tense up, and it has actually sped a few of them up.
  6. The amazing part of this to me, is that there are actually people on this website that hope a man loses his career and ability to provide for himself, because he plays too slowly for their liking.
  7. Business decision or not, if somebody had the faith to pay me and help out my career, I'm thanking them regardless of who likes it or not.
  8. [quote name='Sean2' timestamp='1396150392' post='8978435'] I am surprised that no one is discussing the 6-iron Loupe hit on the 248 yard par 3...given how distance obsessed this site can get. [/quote] It's because of the stigma about his jacked lofts.
  9. [quote name='Fourmyle of Ceres' timestamp='1396041313' post='8970931'] By the way, it is "Homes" as in "homeboy", "Homey the Clown" or "Homes, smell ya' later". White boys, sheesh... [/quote] Lol I really think more people actually say it Holmes, I get a laugh out of it too.
  10. [quote name='RB695' timestamp='1396039700' post='8970821'] Right, and his new 30* club is shorter thereby giving him an advantage. You don't have to think of it as a distance gain but effectively it is. That 150 yard shot into the green just became easier because now you can take it with a shorter club whereas before you'd need a longer club to [i]reach [/i]it. Sure there is some marketing spin, but is it completely dishonest? I don't think so. It seems the ego thing goes both ways here. Why would you care if somebody else hitting a distance iron hit's his pitching wedge further than you? It's like caring that the guy in the sports car can out run your family truckster. [/quote] Lol, who brought ego into this? I certainly didn't. I am trying to teach somebody the details of what is happening when they pick up their sticks, and leave ego out of it. You do bring up a good point about being able to hit a shorter shaft the same distance. Though with shaft length standards going up, this is not as big of an advantage as it would be with the same length shaft. In fact my old five iron would be considered a six iron shaft length in many sets now.
  11. [quote name='DeCuchi' timestamp='1396038176' post='8970673'] [quote name='blwallace5' timestamp='1396034032' post='8970215'] [quote name='RB695' timestamp='1396031046' post='8969877'] [quote name='DeCuchi' timestamp='1395978915' post='8966631'] [quote name='HoosierMizuno' timestamp='1395974290' post='8966137'] i'm still a little confused. i played mp64's and now speedblades. single digit handicap. my old 7 iron carried 165 and was 34*. my new 7 iron is 30* and carries 175, or very close to the carry of my mp64 6 iron. makes sense right, because speedblade 7 iron is the same loft as my old mp64 6iron. what i don't understand, is why after strengthening loft by 4* in 7, my ball is launching slightly higher than my old 7 iron. I went from a 34* loft to 30* loft, and getting 30* loft distance but 34* launch. for all those that pretend that the only difference is some sneaky marketing tactic by duping players into believing they are hitting it longer solely by strengthening the loft, have obviously not been on a launch monitor and compared these clubs. i get it because i used to be one of those that thought the lofts were nothing more than marketing dept deception, tricking golfers into believing they hit their 7 iron so far, only to find it its the loft of your old 6 iron. What i didn't realize until hitting outdoors and on loft monitor, is that lowering loft not only increased distance but also somehow increased launch. having said this, i have no doubt plenty will go on believing that distance is all about loft, while ignoring cg, spin, face thickness or thinness, etc. if you want to test your theory, take your old iron, bend the loft stronger, and see if you still get same launch and spin while the only thing that increases is distance...otherwise you might want to admit that technology has changed in the last 10 years. [/quote] But isn't ur new 8 iron's launch and spin also optimized to the 34* loft? Does it not now fly about the distance of your old 7 iron? What would change if it were stamped with an 7 instead of an 8? Would it no longer be ideal even though the performance is exactly the same? Would it be less awesome all of a sudden? Would the ball now be uncontrollable because of the moonballs, or would your new set go about the same distance as your old ones?The speeches of launch angles and whatnot do not change the heads at all. It's the simple fact that distance sells! Along with some creative selling points. I mean even mizuno's new mp 4's have a 46* pw! WTH Mizuno? Blasphemy!! BTW Hoosier I'm not singling you out. Just quoted your comment cuz it was right there. [/quote] Yes, they could label it a 7 iron and now you'd be playing with a club that goes the same distance and trajectory as your old 7 iron but is shorter and therefore easier to hit. Example would be Callaway Apex 8 iron goes the same distance (in reality it goes further) as my X-22 7 iron but is 1/4 inch shorter. So you are actually gaining something. Your clubs are easier to hit. OEM's position it as a "distance gain". Yes, that is marketing but there is also some truth to it so I don't see it as dishonest. [/quote] I still see it as dishonest, because it's not distance that you are gaining. Easier to hit? Yes. Probably more forgiving? Yes. In Hoosiers scenario above, and most others I would suspect, is a dramatic increase in height? Yes. But not distance. He stated that his 30* is still going 30* distance. But it's higher than his old 34*. Why can't that be the marketing scheme? Sounds great to me, and useful. The stigma is not around this, it's around the distance marketing, which leads my less informed foursome members to give me annoying distance claims, because they don't realize there 44* pitching wedge is not the same club as my 48* wedge. [/quote] Easiest way around that is to ask them to see if they can hit your PW that far. Or even better, ask them why their driver length is so short in comparison to their irons? That will mess with their heads. Lol! [/quote] I did, and the response was that my Titleist irons are crappy irons, because they go straight but don't have enough distance. I just shrug and give up trying to explain.
  12. [quote name='Fourmyle of Ceres' timestamp='1396034501' post='8970265'] Dishonest would be if they told you a club's loft was 32 degrees and really made it 27 degrees. Like with drivers. This is exactly the same as one brand's "X-Stiff" shaft being a different stiffness profile than another brand's "X-Stiff". Or a Nike shoe in "Size 12" fitting tighter than an FootJoy shoe in "Size 12". The numbers written on the sole of an iron are totally arbitrary, always have been. [/quote] This is true, to a point. That is why I think many people would prefer a degree instead of an arbitrary number. But in your example of shoe size, there is standardization. You will get differences because some companies have different processes, measurements, and allowances, but nobody is making a shoe to size 9 standards and stamping a 10 on it.
  13. I've been a Titleist fanboi for some time, even if my favorite fairway wood ever is still the ping i3. I did recently sell my Vokeys for some scratch wedges, so my Titleist bag tag was taken away from me
  14. [quote name='RB695' timestamp='1396031046' post='8969877'] [quote name='DeCuchi' timestamp='1395978915' post='8966631'] [quote name='HoosierMizuno' timestamp='1395974290' post='8966137'] i'm still a little confused. i played mp64's and now speedblades. single digit handicap. my old 7 iron carried 165 and was 34*. my new 7 iron is 30* and carries 175, or very close to the carry of my mp64 6 iron. makes sense right, because speedblade 7 iron is the same loft as my old mp64 6iron. what i don't understand, is why after strengthening loft by 4* in 7, my ball is launching slightly higher than my old 7 iron. I went from a 34* loft to 30* loft, and getting 30* loft distance but 34* launch. for all those that pretend that the only difference is some sneaky marketing tactic by duping players into believing they are hitting it longer solely by strengthening the loft, have obviously not been on a launch monitor and compared these clubs. i get it because i used to be one of those that thought the lofts were nothing more than marketing dept deception, tricking golfers into believing they hit their 7 iron so far, only to find it its the loft of your old 6 iron. What i didn't realize until hitting outdoors and on loft monitor, is that lowering loft not only increased distance but also somehow increased launch. having said this, i have no doubt plenty will go on believing that distance is all about loft, while ignoring cg, spin, face thickness or thinness, etc. if you want to test your theory, take your old iron, bend the loft stronger, and see if you still get same launch and spin while the only thing that increases is distance...otherwise you might want to admit that technology has changed in the last 10 years. [/quote] But isn't ur new 8 iron's launch and spin also optimized to the 34* loft? Does it not now fly about the distance of your old 7 iron? What would change if it were stamped with an 7 instead of an 8? Would it no longer be ideal even though the performance is exactly the same? Would it be less awesome all of a sudden? Would the ball now be uncontrollable because of the moonballs, or would your new set go about the same distance as your old ones?The speeches of launch angles and whatnot do not change the heads at all. It's the simple fact that distance sells! Along with some creative selling points. I mean even mizuno's new mp 4's have a 46* pw! WTH Mizuno? Blasphemy!! BTW Hoosier I'm not singling you out. Just quoted your comment cuz it was right there. [/quote] Yes, they could label it a 7 iron and now you'd be playing with a club that goes the same distance and trajectory as your old 7 iron but is shorter and therefore easier to hit. Example would be Callaway Apex 8 iron goes the same distance (in reality it goes further) as my X-22 7 iron but is 1/4 inch shorter. So you are actually gaining something. Your clubs are easier to hit. OEM's position it as a "distance gain". Yes, that is marketing but there is also some truth to it so I don't see it as dishonest. [/quote] I still see it as dishonest, because it's not distance that you are gaining. Easier to hit? Yes. Probably more forgiving? Yes. In Hoosiers scenario above, and most others I would suspect, is a dramatic increase in height? Yes. But not distance. He stated that his 30* is still going 30* distance. But it's higher than his old 34*. Why can't that be the marketing scheme? Sounds great to me, and useful. The stigma is not around this, it's around the distance marketing, which leads my less informed foursome members to give me annoying distance claims, because they don't realize there 44* pitching wedge is not the same club as my 48* wedge.
  15. The most important part of this question is for who? I see pros playing glued drivers longer than consumers who buy new clubs, but I play with guys who have 15+ year old drivers so it's gonna be a long time before they disappear.
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