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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
  15. > @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 :)
  16. > @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 digging a trench in order to get the face of the club on the ball and not bounce off the turf into it. > > But....for me, this club is incredible out of the sand, and it is really really good out of the long grass. In fact, out of the long grass, it cuts through the rough so well that the ball pops out more cleanly than I seem to expect. This will take some getting used to, but I would hardly call this a flaw. > > I suspect that next spring, when i get some serious time with these wedges, I will have to make a call on the 58 eye sole. For me, it would be a club that I use from the sand and from the greenside rough, and that is pretty much it. If it performs well, I can spend a club-slot on this, and the early returns are this is almost like cheating out of the sand. However, it will take a lot of practice for me to find a way to use this club from the fairway, but I don't really need a 58 from the fairway very often anyway. > > Overall, definitely a unique and different sole on this club. I imagine that there will be a split between those who love it and those who hate it, and pretty much no one who uses this will be neutral. I was thinking of my reply to this discussion then realized this post says what I wanted to say. Ive a Glide 3 54 SS which I use for anything from 80 yards in, and a 58 Eye sole which I will never consider for full shots, but its got the job of green side rescue from rough, deep fringe and sand. Its that good for those I am willing to make the space for it.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.....
  19. > @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 .... ?
  20. 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..
  21. > @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, are quite expensive, have lots of Jags and Bentleys on the car park, the captain is called Mr Captain and always wears a red tuxedo on the course, the pro has been there 40 years and no-one has ever seen him hit a ball, they may still have a joining fee and your socks had better be knee length. 2. Open clubs - Built on the back of the Ryder cup 85/Faldo/Seve boom. Light green in color, bigger and wide open, turn up and join and pay your membership monthly, does weddings and christenings, often empty, been in receivership twice in recent years, owners desperate to sell to a building company but its on greenbelt, pro hopes to pass his PGA exam soon but often seen practicing, captain is called Alan and wears adidas, used fords on the car park 3. Municipals. - Turn up, play, pay if you want, avoid the beer cans and condoms in some bunkers, avoid the teens selling drugs in the trees around the 16th, council can't afford a green keeper, pro is a 14 handicap lad in Nike, captain is called Big Mick and is currently on bail for money laundering, wears jeans and a vest, stolen cars on car park.
  22. 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.
  23. > @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 is a topic at every major and is always one of the guys picked when experts make predictions. I'm not complaining. Rickie's a great guy and a great ambassador of the sport but it does inflate his expectations and create an unfair impression that he's underachieving when there's really no evidence to support that. Absolutely correct. That new Tiger will come along some time, it always happens, but chances are we haven't met him yet, unless its BK, who on current form seems destined to win multiple more majors. If you search, though, that was probably being said in 2014 about Rory after he bagged two. Remember that Rory was picked by EA sports for their golf game replacing Tiger. He was the man. His golf this year has been superb, ten top fives, the Players, the Canadian Open.......5 years no major. We should let em play their golf and enjoy them all
  24. > @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 support :smile: Great golfer, not top tier. In the betting on Wed he was around 25/1 and bookies are never wrong. He plodded home to another Top 10. Another "consistent" week. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he never won a major. In fact I will be surprised if he does.
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