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  1. I'd like to see Duff man go on a tear. shrug / yawn
  2. I think it's a great all around ball. It stays under control. I played the B330-S for a long time and it's better, but at times, especially with wind, can get a little up there and out of control. The regular B330, I'm not man enough to compress it and it would duck off to the right almost every time. The RX seems to be the 'right' ball for me, though I should probably have another look at the S line again. I just picked up 12 dozen AAAA from lostgolfballs.com for a little over $100 shipped. I have gotten so many boxes of bridgestone balls from them over the last several years, I play too much / lose way too many balls ... couldn't imagine going to the store and paying $50 a box. Right into the woods...
  3. I got a 7 wood in the mail the other day. I immediately felt like an old guy when I took it out of the box. But ... I can't hit my 3 iron worth a damn and I already like this one better than that club. It's way easier. I think ... I am going to pull the shaft out of my less than reliable 3 wood, chop 1/2" off of the tip, and put it in this one. It should be a banger.
  4. I've tried to use guitar strings before - Ernie ball makes a 0.40 gauge A string. The problem was sometimes the tape didn't stick well down the full length of the wire and it would move, AND it was super hard to get the position of the rib right in the first place. Instead, I found some hard to come by reminder versions of my preferred grips (crossline cord), and blew them on with air, which was very easy to make slight adjustments and get the position right. I'd highly recommend just getting reminder grips to start with (and air) over messing around with foreign objects and tape.
  5. Thanks for all the suggestions ... I'm leaning towards a CB2 or VSTEEL right now. It depends on what I can find in the wild. Lots of senior flex. :) In all likelihood I am going to have to buy a new shaft (TBD..) and build it up ... maybe I can tear apart my 3 wood and use that shaft, which would probably be ok in a 7 wood, tipped a bit. I like it in the 5 wood more than the 3. I need a stiffer shaft for the 3 wood anyway. I haven't really been keeping tabs on the state of golf equipment, I wasn't sure if a certain manufacturer was killing it these days. If I wanted to go newer perhaps the Callaway woods would be a good move. I've had previous bad luck with Ping and Titleist woods.
  6. Alright ... I'm changing the bag a bit this year. The 3 wood is OUT, I can't do anything but hit it left. As such, the 5 wood that is mostly point and shoot is also out, both consolidated with a 16.5 tour edge CB5 FOUR WOOD at 16.5 degrees. So far I am killing this thing. A 60* wedge is added .. experimentally. The 3 iron, which hasn't been hit more than twice since 2015 is also out. And a nice 7 wood will sit in it's place. I'd prefer another Tour edge CB5 .. but I can't really find one. Any suggestions for a low cost, slightly used 7 wood that comes with a good shaft? I'd like to find one for ... 40-100 bucks or so. To the thin crowd of 7 wood players .. what are you using? TIA
  7. Once you've endured a 7 hour round, not much gets to you anymore. I'd have stayed.
  8. The CB5s will be in my bag until they break ... which sometimes I hit them so damn hard it feels like that may eventually happen. :) So solid.
  9. I'd send them back .. that is ridiculous.
  10. no man, it says "Tu Muscle" right on the back of the golf club! :haha: Did you mean "W muscle"? I'm not sure what periodic table you're looking at.
  11. I haven't changed anything for 3 years .. ok except this year I build an identical driver, just with 2* less loft. A small tweak if you will. I had to do something...
  12. i think that's a pretty good setup as it is. I do need one of those 7 woods. Maybe a driving iron .. it is late August, you could probably get that to run further than your driver on certain holes.
  13. Grip size is very trial and error, mostly error. As Socrates suggested, try a bunch on course at the same time. I will sometimes revisit this with varying tape setups in the short irons and see what affect it has. Putting a different grip on the 3 iron isn't going to be a very good experiment... Graphite shafts may help your arthritis more than grips. A few years ago uncle had some type of arthritis running wild in the fingers (it really was a sad thing to watch unfold...). I built a set for him with the PX graphite and jumbo grips. He still can't play, at all :(
  14. Lifting has nothing to do with it. It's all about torques that you place on muscles and joints; not the amount of muscle you have. Besides, unless JT starts taking roids, he will NOT get big and muscular because A) his genetics will not support that type of body and B) he is not lifting/eating to gain much mass. One can be strong without being huge. Tiger chose to get big, and he had massive torque being placed on his back and knees due to his restrictive swing. Almost every single pro golfer lifts weights or trains in the gym in some fashion, even the guys who look like all they do is eat twinkies. There's been at least 1 extremely popular thread about this entire subject. You may want to go read it. good to see that some random person knows all about "his genetics"... :rolleyes:
  15. I have that one ... but I don't trust it at all as I cannot calibrate it. I am SURE it is off by a point or two from an absolute numeric standpoint. But it's good enough to at least tell me that the delta from club A to B to C is the same amount. I had to find the numeric starting point by feel anyway. In other words, on this scale I think* my driver is D4, but it may in reality be D2 or D6 for all I know. But I at least know when I build a driver, I like the feel to be about where this scale claims D4. And on up through the set. Point being, by a good scale you can calibrate to an absolute, or buy a cheap scale and be prepared to do lots of trial and error to get a 'feel' and then rely on it only for delta measurements, no absolute. Same with loft and lie really. Club building isn't hard ... but club measuring to a good standard can be quite expensive.
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