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  1. Its quite clearly going to be named MGS.......
  2. Late coming to this thread, but will add my thoughts. First, I hear what you are saying. Im not sure you are correct about the designers intention, as I am sure there is more to it than just sticking the red tees 20 yards shorter, and its considered in the design and slop rating / par etc. Anyway, I am a 18 HC and have been for several years. Two years ago I joined what many think is my areas premier private course. Its absolutely lovely, a traditional English parkland layout. Trouble is, its hard. Some of the par fours I will never reach in two, go offline and you are either lost ball or unplayable - thats on most holes.Two of the par threes needed hybrids. Playing competitions off the whites saw me 10 over my handicap most weeks and approaching 19 chap , but actually playing to a 25 or so. I don't want that. For various reasons I left the course this year, and joined a newer local club. I am shooting my handicap, and yesterday I played nine holes before getting rained out and played them in 5 over gross. A couple of tee shots went slightly wide, but ended up in playable lies and I made the green or green side. They would have been unplayable previously. Some of the holes are a bit shorter, I can reach them all in regulation. I enjoyed it and I am confident my handicap will fall this year. (I have also had regular lessons and practice so that may be an influence) I honestly think playing off the tips is an ego thing. If it means you've no chance of reaching greens in regulation, you are coming up 20 yards short of fairway bunkers, or playing 5 woods into most par threes, you are not getting the fun that you should - and it is a pastime for us on here in the main, non of us are on Tour.
  3. Not sure of your preferred wedge setup ? Im in 54* SS and 58* Eye and find it a great combo with the 410 U
  4. Im not sure why my fellow Brits are upset about Azinger being dismissive about the European Tour. Whilst its very well organized and competitive, there is no doubt that its a stepping stone for many. There are a handful of good events but many are played on wide open new courses in far flung places with absolutely no crowds but no doubt ample sponsorship. Check out the leaderboard for yesterdays Oman tournament and see how many names you recognise. If Rory, Reed, Fleetwood etc play three or four times in Europe each year they are rights at the top of the Race to Dubai because the fields are that thin. Now, the top european golfers are just as good as the US and International Golfers, but to say the Tour is as deep or has equal quality is being over defensive. Poults used the Ryder cup as evidence the tours are equal, but we all know where the stalwarts of the team (Poults included) ply their trade.
  5. Frog Chorus. Mull of Kyntire. Anything by wings. Nah, he wasn't even the best songwriter in the Beatles.
  6. I used U,S and L in the G400's and posted some photos the day I got them. I was happy with them and if I am honest I needed nothing else. I play the G410 now, down to U, with glides for S and L The glides have a nice cavity, and are forgiving, and do appear a bit more versatile around the greens. I have always been baffled about mid to high handicappers using GI irons then Vokeys for their scoring clubs. If you are at that level (me) I doubt bounce, grind, heel relief etc reduces your chance of thinning a ball over the green into a ditch.
  7. The average golfer can buy off the rack clubs with R flex and notice absolutely no difference to "fitted"clubs
  8. I don't see any reason to look further than Ping fairway woods, love the face, easy to launch, sit great behind the ball. Ive a G400 SFT 19 degree adjusted to 18 degrees that will be staying around. That said, it rotates with a 19 3 hybrid depending, if I'm honest, on how I feel that day.
  9. Find a good local pro. Get a series of lessons covering all aspects of the game. Practice regularly what he tells you. You can do all this over a period for the price of a new driver. Your welcome :)
  10. Might differ in the UK however I am a member of a club for one reason only - to maintain a handicap. To do this I play in a few club comps each year, and the reason for it is so that 3 or four times a year I can have a round at one of the local Open/Euro Tour venues. Living near Liverpool I can be at Hoylake, Birkdale, Hillside etc within 30 mins. They specify a handicap required to play. Whilst I am a perfectly well adjusted individual with family, friends and career etc I love to play golf alone. Its meditation if you like, and I play my best then. My handicap would be significantly lower if I could replicate my solo form. The reasons people often state for club membership - new friends, social events, camaraderie etc - one way to ruin my day is to ask on the first if I want to join your group :) So I guess I am saying there is a lot more to your choice. What are you comfortable with. Its your hobby, its for enjoyment, you aren't going to make the Tour!
  11. Heres my effort for 2020 G410 plus Driver G400 3 and 5 wood (in their 3rd year) G410 3 and 5 hybrid G410 irons 6 - Gap Glide 3 54 & 58 Spider tour platinum putter (in its 3rd year) Ive also bulk purchased Chrome softs so hoping I stick to these as much as anything
  12. Ping Tour is a "good" shaft
  13. > @"j.a." said: > > @bostonbrahmin said: > > > @Redjeep83 said: > > > > @newportbeach said: > > > > > @Redjeep83 said: Koepka??? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > uhh no, he uses a T10 select newport 2 prototype. His insert is tellurium copper (one of the softest metal materials) > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > uhh ok what is the insert on the new Teryllium T22 putters? Maybe I'm missing something here - "tellurium copper" v. teryllium copper ?? > > > > > > Scotty has a patent on it along with another individual you can find it in the patent system if you run a search. > > > > If anything he would have the rights to the name of teryllium as that's his self proclaimed take on tellurium. They are both the same material however and Brooks putter is made of the same insert as the T22 by all accounts > > > At least **GSS** is a trademark of Scotty (Acushnet). However T22 and/or teryllium are not registered. Tellurium Is a trade mark from a software company. > > GSS: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4807:l67uvh.5.27 Scotty may as well use unobtanium inserts. Line and pace will still dictate the success rate
  14. I believe this would help my game tok and have thought about it. With the use of hybrids too you could get the lofts down to 31.5 degrees, which would get you down to 7 Iron ? I suppose you could play a lot of bump and runs / half shots with your hybrids too. It won't look like tour golf but every year I get beaten by senior (more senior than me...) golfers who can't hit the ball high or far but who keep the same ball for a dozen rounds. I get many of us would score better just using a 7 iron tee to green. Depends wether thats golf in your mind
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