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Everything posted by Tcann32

  1. Kids cost well into the six figures by the time you’re done with them, so I’d say the outcome of my winter hobby is more costly than golf. Ice fishing consists of a few larger transactions but is cheaper on a per-time basis. RC cars are expensive and it depends on the day and when they decide to break, but I haven’t done a cost analysis on that one yet.
  2. When hit on the screws, yes. Larger clubs often have larger mass distribution, vs a smaller club which will have more of its mass in a smaller, more concentrated area. You’d have to hit a nail a lot harder with a frying pan in order to get the same result as hitting it with a hammer unless you hit it in the correct spot, which is harder to find in a frying pan than it is with a hammer.
  3. I guess I have been thinking this backwards. To me, improved performance would lead to better scores and more income. I've been playing a few different JDM brands for about 6 mos. and the feel is an improvement over US clubs I've used, in over 55 years. And maybe these guys are so good, it doesn't matter to them. It feels like they play whoever pays them the most? Also very impressed with their wedges and putters. Maybe some of them are illegal for the PGA? Some stuff isn’t conforming, but a lot is. I think you’re correct in saying that they’re good enough to play whatever they want,
  4. PX are super harsh. I like the results, a lot actually, but even compared to X7’s, the seemingly rare occurrence I hit a shot that warrants a rewarding feel, I didn’t get it from PX’s.
  5. A heavy head + heavy Shaft, or the other way around, or a mix of the two could all contribute to a poor combination in relation to swing weight, as well as static weight. Weight metrics aside, the shaft being a poor fit would probably be more of a contributing factor than head in this particular scenario if you’re hitting them really poorly. The head itself might not be a perfect fit, but overall it’s an easy head to hit, so I’d look to potential Shaft changes, if you’re confident in the head
  6. You’re correct. I can’t pronounce your handle, but you win. Haha
  7. The general public has no clue (ignorance was bliss in hindsight, before finding this place). That, and you really don’t get any added value from a trade in for upgraded shafts. The average golfer with the means for new equipment semi frequently will buy whatever they’re “fitted” for (hit the furthest) and trade it in when they find another club they hit better (further).
  8. Just think old North Stars colors and you won't have to think it is the team from the other side of the border! As a Minnesotan, I’d rather justify the colors with the nostalgia of the north stars than not get it because of our questionable football team lol. I wish they’d do something sleek, like the 816DBD, but apparently the colors are necessary to grab attention or something..
  9. I haven’t hit a strong UT that’s as forgiving off the turf as a 3 wood, and while it’d be easier to get the UT and 3 wood closer together in terms of carry off the tee, I’m guessing most will hit a fairway wood further, with less spin and more carry. Carry would be the operative word, I would think, in the thought process of opting for a UT over a 3W. Personally, I prefer to count on carry distance over total distance.
  10. I bladed a sand shot this summer which was inevitably going to result in skying the green by 50 yards, till I hit a tree 10 yards past the green, ball bounced back onto the green to about 10’.
  11. JDM clubs have been in the bags of many pros for a long time.. (not opening up that can of worms entirely here though lol) but the list of golfers actually sponsored by these companies is starting to grow. You won’t find the top names playing them for a loooong time however. I’d have to guess that the yearly endorsement deals for the top golfers would leave most JDM companies in the red after operating costs, and the list of golfers who play clubs they enjoy and choose not to be paid to play is even smaller.
  12. Yes, because I’m a glutton for punishment and enjoy self degradation for 4 - 12 hrs a week. Providing that I don’t get some form of health related issue that prevents me from playing, I’d have a hard time seeing my life with no golf at all. I didn’t get to play much last year and it took the better half of the season to accept that I wasn’t going to be making a whole ton of improvements in the near future and that progress would slow or halt all together for a while, but once I accepted that, it answered my question as to whether I’d really wanna golf if I wasn’t able to play a lot and dedi
  13. I’m a lefty, and I do lefty things. After meeting other lefties, and occasionally playing in a full group of LH golfers, all of us are mid single digit handicaps, and even then, I’ve come to realize that we approach the game a little differently. Hitting stupid shots is commonality I’ve found in us all.. Ha
  14. It takes a real man to bend his Miuras 1* weak.. Good luck with your first sale! I’ve owned the vast majority of the clubs you’ve posted here, and I’ll tell ya, there will be some sellers remorse.. lol
  15. For me, the longest lasting long iron replacement has been the MP25. I know it’s not technically a driving iron or hybrid, but it’s really easy to hit and it has more positive attributes to it than other driving irons / utility irons that I’ve had. My reasoning for it is that I’ve always had trouble finding one that I liked off the turf. Every one I’ve tried has been great off the tee, and that’s where the MP25 could use a little extra, but off the turf, it’s the closest thing to my iron set in terms of looks and turf interaction that offers a good deal more forgiveness.
  16. The PXG 0811. Best sounding and feeling driver I’ve ever hit or owned. It took the cake in almost every category in general besides distance, and my ego got the best of me. That or the Nike Vapor Pro. It needed to be hit well, but when it was hit well, it felt / sounded fantastic.
  17. Hot spot on his iron face.. lol With all the aforementioned factors already given, I don’t think it’s that insane. I’d say he probably carries it 210-215 on average and that’s “only” 5-10 yards longer than a lot of the better golfers I play with, and dare I say myself on a great shot. I pay little mind to the numbers I hear on broadcasts though. When you start to do the math and hear they hit a 350 yard drive with 115 club head speed, you know it doesn’t add up.. but it sure gets Bob next door all fired up to talk about around the water cooler tomorrow. All that being said, they’re (pr
  18. 250-260 depending on tee and pin placement, and the course is only 6300 from the blues.. it’s incredibly frustrating and out of place on the course
  19. I took a sabbatical from the site for close to a year, with maybe a post or article read once every few months. I’ve actually cut off all social media as well.. no real reason outside of being tired of watching the same dead horses being beaten on like six total subjects in the entire world... lol I didn’t change a single club the entire season, and my scores didn’t really fluctuate. The club ho’ing obviously decreased, but that didn’t affect my wallet much, since selling and trading were a part of my habits too, I never spent that much money on sticks once I acquired nice enough stuff to ga
  20. Since starting the game, I seem to have contracted some intermittent illness where I get the sniffles at work, every time it’s nice outside.. lol Golf is a good fit for me. I enjoy social aspects in life and all that good stuff, but I’m also someone who needs their solitude, and a few hours on the course early in the morning is a perfect way for me to get that. Some people fish, hunt, etc. for the same reasons I golf. Golf is an obsession, and it’s affected my life as such, so take that for what it’s worth lol.
  21. Wow, that’s a cool overhaul! I’ve been considering doing a custom build over the winter, starting with an X maxx chassis and going from there, but haven’t really decided what I’d like the overall product to end up being. Love the idea of the camera on it. I’ve been trying to think up ways to get a camera on mine, but most of them involve driving in a manner that wouldn’t rip it off. The internal cam is a great idea!
  22. That’s a bummer on the house fire man.. I’ve been considering a stadium truck to do some local races as well. No real aspirations involved, but it’d be something fun to do to kill the time. I’ve been considering another one and getting a 5th scale too. The Revo 2.0 is 1/8th does everything I want, and then some, but a 1/5th looks fun too, and being from MN, it’d be better at running through a few inches of snow. The $$ for 1/5 scale is hefty though, basically double that of the 1/8th scale, and after researching, it seems like 8s is the only way to have it not be under powered, and that
  23. One young kid comes to mind. I was paired with him and his dad a couple summers ago. He was 14-15 and quite tall and was just smashing the ball. He hadn’t been golfing all that long so he hadn’t learned to take his medicine or manage a course very well yet, but once he has those “maturity” traits about him and learns a little touch, he’ll be taking guys to the cleaners. The swing speed was impressive, but I was more impressed that he made consistent, solid contact, and how good and efficient his swing really was.
  24. Hopefully Rebby chimes in.. he was a +4 at one point and was giving up a crazy amount of strokes and lost some matches by a good margin IIRC.
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