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  1. 1. Must subscribe to Club Champion's YouTube channel HERE DONE 2. Search for your local Club Champion location HERE DONE 3. What Club Champion location would you get fit at? The Woodlands, TX 4. Have you been fit for clubs before? Yes, but not in the 10 years... 5. What part of your bag could use a fitting? Still playing 10 year old fairway woods, I know there is something better out there for me.
  2. Golf club releases are evolutionary, not revolutionary. The changes from one year to the next are only very rarely significant in terms of performance . This is especially true with wedges, in my opinion. If you need a new wedge now, there is no reason to wait for the new one if you ask me.
  3. Unless there is a compelling not to hit driver (eg - water hazard that only comes into play at driver distance), Im pulling the big stick. The closer you are to the hole, the closer your approach is likely to be, regardless of skill level. That said, I often see holes where hitting bombs brings significant risk into play and pull something else, usually a 5 wood or hybrid, off the tee.
  4. Anything that isn’t soft in the butt i can usually make work
  5. Playing 46” now after years at 44.5” and I haven’t personally noticed any dispersion issues that aren’t proportional to the increased distance. In other words, my misses are more yards but not more degrees offline. Every time I go longer than 46 I have issues with syncing the timing of the driver and irons while on the course though.
  6. This was my first "grown-up" (aka not a junior club) club. It's been as short as 32" and now plays at 36", I've had heavy heavy headlights and light headlights, varied grips and paint-fills, etc. but it has always been in my bag and baring some catastrophe always will be. Currently has an OG Whiteboard driver shaft Frankenstein-ed in, so I think it fits this thread...
  7. @DFS PFD personally, I find Dallas's TexMex a little lacking compared to its southern neighbors Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Mia's would be my pick though. As for fine dining, lots of options. I really, really like Bullion. Its well executed French food in a maximalist build out. I normally don't love froufrou dining rooms, but Bullion leans into the ostentation so aggressively that it just works. Knife is probably my favorite of the steakhouses. La Resistencia is fantastic fine-dining Mexican, but its definitely a more modern interpretation of fine dining and not white tablecloth.
  8. Finally made it to the golf course to test out my frankensteined putter. Took a little while to get the distance control dialed in, but it really wasn't as big a deal as I'd feared. I really enjoy the lighter club-weight, especially on slippery putts from 3-20 feet. The lighter weight was a little tricky to manage on long putts and I imagine on slow greens it will be less than ideal. Feel wise, things definitely feel more stable and crisper off the face, but not harsh or overly boardy. Can't say I noticed any improvements on mishits or expect to see that in the future. I enjoyed the matte gray appearance at address. I also ended up building this 0.5" longer than my previous setup. Now at 36", I definitely felt more comfortable over the ball during a lengthy (2 hours) warmup session and felt that it was easier to maintain a comfortable upright posture. As for on course results, difficult to say... It was one my best putting rounds ever; compared to PGA 2019 season averages, I gained 4.39 putts this round! I didn't miss anything inside of 15ft, it was one of those days where every putt I looked at I thought I was going to make. Days like this don't happen very often, so I'll need to look at the stats over time to determine if there are any real scoring benefits to this experiment. Thank goodness I can putt, because my ball striking and driving were absolutely atrocious yesterday... Putt Distnace Leave StrokesGained 48 1 0.119 1 0 0.006 31 3 -0.031 3 0 0.013 30 2 -0.034 2 0 0.007 10 0 0.602 12 0 0.691 33 1 -0.008 1 0 0.006 15 2 -0.226 2 0 0.007 33 2 -0.008 2 0 0.007 2 0 0.007 36 2 0.017 2 0 0.007 5 0 0.196 6 0 0.299 14 0 0.755 24 4 -0.178 4 0 0.095 18 0 0.839 15 0 0.780 8 0 0.476 28 1 -0.051 1 0 0.006 TOTAL SG PUTTING 4.391 TL;DR - I putt an 83x whiteboard in my putter wondering if I could capture some of the supposed Stability shaft or LAGP magic. Actual benefit was being able to play a longer length with preferred lighter weight. So far things are looking good.
  9. If you’re using it as an 11 iron (75%+ swings) then I’d use a shaft matching the irons. If it’s filling a more specialty roll (pitching mostly almost never full swings), then match the speciality wedges. I use the same shaft all the way from hybrid to lob wedge though, so that’s just me…
  10. I’m strongly left eye dominant and have a hard time visualizing what square to my intended target is. I use a Pelz LazrAimer to help me dial in being square to the target.
  11. The Blessings in NW Arkansas. Especially from the “Razorback” tees that course is a brute. Since they’ve opened they’ve made changes to make it more playable (such as having a second cut that isn’t unmowed fescue), but it still has an 80.9 course rating. Pretty sure when it first opened it was like an 83 or something
  12. Even with serious clubbed speed (PGA Tour level or more), I don't think its something that can be done with consistency. I used to play with a pair of driving irons at the top of the bag because I liked the results off the tee and was happy enough out of the fairway, but benched them in favor of a 5 wood and hybrid because the results from the rough were so bad. Once the rough gets thick, a wide, flat sole is the last thing you want. It is soooooo much easier to glide through the long stuff with a fairway or hybrid (particularly the fairway). I think that's why you are seeing more 7 woods and less driving irons on the Tour. Driving iron(s) only come back out when it is very, very windy and the rough is looking sparse. That said, anytime you are nestled deep in the cabbage, its usually best to just hack it out with a 7-9i and get back into play and hope for a long range up and down. Bermuda rough in particular is difficult to get out of if it is long and your ball is nestled down.
  13. Grass tee boxes are previous and I wish people in general had better range-hygiene. I definitely stop short of confronting others about it though… When I first started taking golf seriously as a youngster and began beating balls on the range in earnest, it was drilled into me by my coach that the only acceptable way to do so was to make long, straight divot patterns, starting each new shot with the ball on the very edge of where the previous divot started. This takes as little grass as possible with each new swing. When I get to the end of a “strip” I leave a few inches between the line and the next one so the grass can grow in from all sides, which Im told makes things heal much faster than one XL divot.
  14. Usually as the shaft gets longer the head-weight gets lower. I think Scotty Cameron uses a 10g / inch progression from the factory on blade style putters. But that is just a general rule. Some people like a heavier putter and some like one lighter. I'd test out multiple options using lead tape or interchangeable weights before settling on an option.
  15. 1. City and State? Houston, TX 2. Handicap? 0.3 3. Current irons? Mizuno MP68 4. Current Iron Shafts? KBS Tour 130x 5. What weight KBS PGI shafts would you like to test? (50G-100G). 100g X 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Absolutely
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