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  1. 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 unpl
  2. Not sure of your preferred wedge setup ? Im in 54* SS and 58* Eye and find it a great combo with the 410 U
  3. 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 th
  4. Frog Chorus. Mull of Kyntire. Anything by wings. Nah, he wasn't even the best songwriter in the Beatles.
  5. 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.
  6. The average golfer can buy off the rack clubs with R flex and notice absolutely no difference to "fitted"clubs
  7. 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.
  8. 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 :)
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Ping Tour is a "good" shaft
  12. > @"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
  13. 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
  14. > @Mikey5e said: > So far, I have literally used a total of two tees. Two, because I lost the first Martini tee. > Longer Drives. > - Independent laboratory testing proves that Martini Tees give you drives that are both farther and a straighter, compared to wooden tees. I have used the same Martini tee, pink, since February. I will lose it one day and I will truly be devastated :)
  15. > @Dayjobdave said: > I've recently switched to Glide 3.0 wedges so my feedback is based on only a handful of rounds. I'm loving my 50 54 ss. The 58eye, however, is definitely a different beast, and an acquired taste. > > I like it, but it does set up very differently from the others. The half groove at the bottom does 'dig like a hoe' for me from the fairway, and will definitely take some getting used to. From the fairway, I don't really like how it looks. that big scoop on the front end makes me think I'm driving Dad's Buick from the late 50's, and i have to feel like i'm d
  16. Lofts are jacked so that the players likely to use them, who are less likely to be hitting down properly on the ball, can deliver a 7 iron with the same loft that a "better player" delivers his blades. I hear all this about length but a 22 handicapper doesn't hit a Callaway Rogue further than a 4 handicapper hits his X Forged. I know people never talk about this but its simple really.
  17. I and super confident with a Glide 3 54 / 12SS for a range of shots from 80 yards to green side. I have a 58 in the bag (Eye 2 Glide 3) - its appears to be toll of brilliance versus duff shots. I am thinking the one change to the bag over the winter will be to get a 56 SS wedge to use round the green. I have no doubt that I won't lose anything and I may well save some shots. I might need therapy to deal with the 2* gap though.....
  18. > @Drawman said: > Would love to see PING give the G700s the G410 (vs. G400) iron treatment - thinner topline, less offset, and smaller head. If you do that to a G700 don't you get a G400 .... ?
  19. All Ping G410 irons including U (gap) wedge then 54 and 58 Ping Wedges. Was stealth but just got 3's in 54 SS and 58 Eye 2. I have a genuine concern about GI iron players using Vokeys and MD's etc as wedges. It conflicts completely. Need GI, use blades in the scoring clubs..
  20. > @duffer987 said: > IMHO those aren't 2nd tier/3rd tier... those are very much 1st tier, just not as well known. > And they are all easily accessible, assuming their comps calendar is clear and it's on a visitor day, I've had no problems playing those (except Prestbury not got there yet). > Would think 2nd/3rd tier would be say Sherwood Forest, Coxmoor, and Worksop vs 1st tier Holinwell - to use examples mentioned above. Brit here. My personal view is that there 3 types of course in the UK 1. Private clubs - regardless of links or not they have been around 100 years, ar
  21. I have one set of clubs - all in the bag. I have an extra lob wedge, different grind, and a 2h and 5w that may be rotated in out etc. I have two putters. I had about six sets, loads of putters, wedges etc and a garage conversion meant less storage space so I sold up and you know my head re golf equipment is in such a better place..... .....so having bared my soul, my advice would be pick the best driver and sell the rest. Sell the back ups too. If you break any just get some stuff at the time it's needed.
  22. > @Cincy_Ken said: > > @Bad9 said: > > Unfortunately I think Rickie's career is being judged on over the top media hype when he first came on Tour. The golf media were desperately trying to recreate Tiger type attention he became the it boy for awhile. That's not on him and is actually quite unfair to him. > > This is true. He's pretty similar results wise to Matt Kuchar as far as win rates, consistently high rankings, and being good enough to play on most national teams during their prime. I've never heard anyone say Matt Kuchar was destined to win majors. Rickie
  23. > @freeze16172002 said: > > @ray9898 said: > > > @Lancj1 said: > > > Its fairly simple. From a golfing perspective he isn't quite top tier. > > > > > > 5 years being ranked as one of the top 20 golfers in the world isn't 'top tier'? LOL > > > > > > is he in the same tier as Brooks, Rory or even Tiger? definately not, then he is not top tier......the last 5 years? did he have 5 years as good as Dustin, Brooks, Spieth, Rory, Thomas, Day, Rose, Tiger, Bubba etc....He is definately not top tier. LOL Thanks for the su
  24. Recent golf shoes - footjoy an example - are just trainers.
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