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  1. Just for reference, my G425 lst 3w was going right for me too often when I first got it. The shaft was trimmed at maybe 42 3/4" (cant remember exactly, but slightly under 43"). I played around with hosel settings to see if I could get it to go right less, but ultimately, I felt like it was playing too flat in the lie angle. Pings are known for being very flat anyway. I put an extension in it to get it to 43 1/2" to get it to play more upright. I haven't been losing many right since. Some of it was me, but did feel like the lie being so flat was affecting me negatively. Could have been mental, but it helped.
  2. Spalding Tour Edition. Never understood how Greg Norman played that spinny sponge of a ball.
  3. I am 5'8". I have played 43.5 to 45 for many years. Switched to 45.75 a few months back. Dispersion is the same, and I am longer. This is such an individual decision and there is no one answer. Experiment and see what works for you.
  4. I am scratch and play with several people in my ability range and better. Probably the best player I know, I have played with since maybe June. He has: 1. Reshafted an older driver (G400) at least once. 2. Changed to a TSI3 driver 3. Reshafted/changed out his irons 4. Played at least 5 or 6 putters. Don't think I have ever seen him shoot over 71. He just shot 32 from the back tees on the front 9 at a 7,000 yard course and lipped out 2 short putts Wednesday. Another plus cap hasn't changed out squat in the same time frame, but is thinking if changing his driver. Another guy who is scratch hasnt changed anything. Me: 1. Two new 3 woods, with several different shafts 2. New driving iron shafts 3. New driver (2017 M2 to SIM) and different shafts/lengths. I have changed weights/settings a lot. 4. Swapped iron shafts Some people like to tinker and others don't. I build my own stuff. So, part of my enjoyment is playing around with new equipment and configurations. Sometimes, I am struggling with a certain part of the game and want to see if equipment can help. It happens at all levels.
  5. I am gaming the TS-1 and have for over a year now. Best feeling irons I have owned. Ordered the PF-1 and PF-2 to test side by side. I think all 3 are winners. Ball flight was similar. PF-1 highest and softest of the two New Level irons. I preferred the look and feel of it over the PF2. Maltby probably closer to PF2. To me, the Maltby irons feel softer. I think it is the forged construction with the foam fill. I noticed that when moving on from my Snake Eyes 675B blades that I had for 12 years. I actually have switched out my shafts to soft stepped Modus 120X in the Maltbys, so I threw my x100 sensicore shafts back in the 675Bs. So, I actually hit these combos: TS1 Modus 120x soft stepped once (6i shaft in the 7i) 675B x100 sensicore PF1 and 2 S300 (X100 without sensicore feel too harsh to me) The softest feeling were that Maltby. Turf interaction was similar with all of them. 675B and PF irons felt similar. Typical forged blade feel. Maltby TS1's just have a unique feel that I like a lot. In the end, I would have no issue playing the NL irons. I personally would do PF2 4-6, PF1 7-PW. However, they aren't enough to kick the Maltby irons out of my bag. I have excellent distance control with them and just enough forgiveness. Workability was similar on all of them. I honestly am not sure if you gave me each of them with a shaft I liked and asked me to alternate all year between the TS1, PF1, and PF2, I am not sure I would notice a performance difference. I still would prefer the Maltby feel, but I bet all of them would perform similar. So, it will come down to look and feel for you as well, I bet. You can't go wrong with any of them. Pf1,pf2,ts1 top to bottom Pf1,pf2,675b top to bottom
  6. I also have my best differentials on harder courses with higher ratings. I am much more apt to shoot 71-81 on a harder course, maybe 70-76 on an easier one. When trying to break 70 for the 1st time, I kept playing up. Sometimes, I played very aggressively, and it was easier to blow it through fairways and get into trouble that might be farther down the fairway. If I played more conservative, then I had an easier tee shot, but the rest of the course played the same. Playing the forward tees, I might hit a 3 wood or iron, and driver from the back tees, to essentially the same spot.
  7. actually it was 31. Missed a hole on the front. I will still take it!
  8. Thanks and I appreciate everyone saying congrats. Means a lot. You made me think I should have kept the ball. I will fish the one I think it is out of my bag and mark it. Will go right next to the bowling pin I took from the rack when I shot 814 in bowling in 1995.
  9. So here has been a typical round. Miss an 8 footer on 1 for birdie. Bogey 2 and 4. Then get it to 1 under on 11. Thinking of going deep. Playing the blue tees at a resort course. Pull driver (shouldn't have, bad decision) on 12, just miss my line right. Into thick trees/palmetto bushes. 2 chips to get out. Miss green with 4th. Chip on and 1 putt. Fan it right on the next hole. OB. Hit 4 from the fairway. Double. Now I am pissed. Bogey the next 2. But, determined to get back on track. Miss 4 footer for birdie on 16, 20 footer for birdie on 17, make birdie on 18. That should have been 66, not 76.
  10. Yes it can be. I was trying to review everything after every round. Decisions, execution, etc. Many tines, a poor decision at the wrong time would knock me off track. Maybe next time it would be a poorly executed shot that I would compound into additional errors. Just keep reviewing and practice your weaknesses.
  11. You know, that is EXACTLY why I was telling myself to take it one shot at a time. I knew so much could go wrong. I knew getting ahead and thinking about how great it would be would distract me. Thanks for sharing that story. Very kool one and glad you finally broke 70!
  12. I actually had 31 putts. There was a hole on the front 9 where I didn't record my putts. 31 putts on 16 greens is still pretty good...
  13. Lol. Yes, I didn't miss a green until 13. Last year, I shot 70 and had 13 fw and 12 gir on a windy day and a tight course. Like I said, poor putting an short game, a temper, being able to compound errors with the best of them, and there is your formula for never doing it. Lol.
  14. Used to be a horrible wedge player until I started using that Pelz system. Even when not playing much, I can reliably use this system to be close to the distances I want. My pw is 44° (135/101/68 yds) Gw is 50° (120/90/60 yds) SW is 54° (110/83/55 yds) LW is 58 (100/75/50 yds) I rarely hit pw on partial shots. I also choke down and have a 10 o'clock swing I use to knock 10 yards off my full shots. I will also choke down on a lw and use my 9 o'clock swing for 70 yds.
  15. I carry an 18 and 22 degree hybrid at times for that very reason. I would rather hit my 2 driving iron and 4 iron, but sometimes, I am just not hitting it good enough. In go the hybrids when that happens. I have a course I play a lot with 2 long par 3s and sometimes, the hybrids are what I need. As some have suggested, a more forgiving 5i could also fill that spot. I was playing some old Snake Eyes blades before I built my current set, and it was the 5i that made me switch. Needed some help on my long irons without giving up control on my short irons.
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