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  1. Here is a nice review on YT:
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    Multiple Bags

    I've got 8 full sets of clubs 3 modern, 4 classic and 1 hickory Only 1 of the modern sets is my gamer, the other two are at my brother's house and my cousin's house out of state. Both of those sets used to be my gamer sets back in the day. They are pretty worn out irons and wedges, but still plenty playable. Before I sent them off, I put fresh grips on everything. They see 3-5 rounds a year and are great because I am familiar with every club in the bag and my swing hasn't change much in 20 years. For my classics, I have a gamer set (in sig below) but I have 3 other sets I put together, and could play any of them, and they are for when my buddies want to play a round of classic golf, I can provide a full set for everyone and they cost less than 2 year old name brand driver on ebay to put together (around $200 per set) And one set of hickories. Too hard to have multiples of hickories because it is a pain just to find playable clubs. My hickory set is a total mishmash of makes/models, but they work.
  3. dpark

    Pro v1 392

    Tour Accuracy DD was a GREAT ball back in the day!
  4. True Temper bought Royal Precision sometime in the early/mid 2000s. So the fact that "True Temper" made the Apex shaft for the Apex Pro and "Royal Precision" made the Apex shaft for the Apex Plus is largely immaterial. It was the same company. This is probably akin to the belief that the Project X with the matte finish was different than the Project X with the shiny finish that came out after TT bought RP. Maybe there was a difference, I played both and couldn't tell. I don't think TT intentionally changed the flight/feel of the original RP shafts, but maybe due to manufacturing differences/suppliers it did change a little. But not enough for me to tell.
  5. I am 56 and still carry and have no problems carrying 36 or even 45 holes (when I am at Bandon Dunes). I have been fortunate to not have had serious injuries growing up playing sports. I was an avid skier, basketball player, baseball player and golfer growing up. Just got lucky that I never blew out a knee or something. What I believe has helped more than anything was taking up yoga in 2000. I was starting to have a lot of back problems and was taking advil for every round. Yoga made me realize that my core strength was not very good. It really made a huge difference for me. A side benefit was much great range of motion and flexibility that has also enabled me to still have a full swing and I no longer need any painkillers before/after a round. Personally, for a hilly course (like Bandon), I think you spend a LOT more energy pushing a cart around than carrying a bag, but you also need a back that can hold up carrying for 18 holes. Also some folks carry WAY too much stuff which doesn't help matters. I am a minimalist when it comes to my golf gear: clubs, 2 gloves, 4-5 balls, a ditty bag with tees/ball markers, rangefinder, some band aids and a water bottle. Less than 20lbs.
  6. Cobra ZL 9.5*/10.5* driver with a Matrix HD-6 S-flex shaft. This is a setup from 2009 that I just can't replace. I have hit all the modern drivers and fancy new shafts. This combo just works for me. Trackman numbers confirm that nothing is longer AND straighter. Some newer combos are a bit longer but also with a wider dispersion. The ZL is a fairway finder for me. I have the head in 9.5 and 10.5. I use the 9.5 in the summer when the ground is firm and I get lots of roll. I switch to the 10.5 head in the winter when the ground gets soft and drives are all carry and no roll.
  7. Hi WRXers, Here are some more shafts that are available for the cost of shipping. Please send me your zip code when replying to this so I can calculate shipping to you. Only shipping with USPS Priority. FYI, when I did this last time one of the buyers got a broken shaft courtesy of USPS. Even though I insured for the free $50 with USPS, they only refunded the shipping cost, because there was zero value associated with the shaft (it was free). But the buyer did get the shipping cost refunded. Just letting you know in case the monkey handlers screw up again. 1. Aldila NV 75R shaft (basically new). This was pulled from an Adams RPM fairway wood. This is a "designed for Adams" shaft. Has a generic grip but you will probably want to replace it. 42" long. 0.335 tip GONE! 2. Aldila VooDoo Regular flex shaft (basically new). This was pulled from a Cobra ZL driver. Original Cobra grip and .350 tip. Shaft specs from label are 59g, 4.5* of torque, mid kick. 44.75" long. GONE! 3. Aldila VooDoo s-flex shaft. Titleist Exclusive. No specs on shaft, no grip 43.25" long. .335 tip This is gone! 4. Project X 6.0 Tour S shaft. According to butt sticker this came from a SF WD Diablo Octane Tour driver or fairway wood. No grip, .350 tip, 43.5" long 5. Mitsubishi JavlnFX M8 flex-x shaft. No grip. .335 tip. 42.5” long. No grip. No specs on shaft 6. and 7. Two Fujikura Fuel Exotics shafts. 50 A-Flex. No other markings on shaft. One is just a tad under 38.75" and the other is right at 39". My guess is these were pulled from hybrids. Original "Exotics" labeled grips on both. First come, first served! Hopefully these shafts can find a happy home!
  8. Excited to see the site back up. I was actually going to post photos of my rounds at the Sheep Ranch this past weekend (even with the old site) and was surprised to read that the site was going back to the old software (albeit a newer revision). Will see how it goes to post a bunch of photos from the mobile app since all the photos are on my phone.
  9. Geez, I thought I was going to get off the first page on this thread before finally seeing some real classic forged irons. Redlines are the bomb, but so are just about all the irons from Hogan in the 70s and 80s. ('73 Apex, Cameos, PCs, Redlines and of course the Personals). I play the Redlines, 73 Apexes and PCs and love them. IMHO the thing that really makes older forged irons playable vs "difficult to play" is the leading edge. For example, the leading edge of the 73 Apexes is very sharp, and any descending blow will result in beaverpelt-size divots, and if you are even a little bit fat, you will lose a ton of distance. The Redlines and PCs have a softer/more rounded leading edge that makes them a lot more playable Among irons post-2000, the 681s are the best I have played, with a shape and size that especially with the long irons defines the term "butter knife"
  10. I got a personal call from BD this morning telling me of the closure. That was nice. Also got the email. Due to the ambiguity in the Governor's order, it seems possible that driving to Bandon to participate in outside activity was not a direct violation of her orders. Well, we won't have a chance to test that theory now. All we have to look forward to is the 2021 trip. Sigh...
  11. Have heard nothing. But did get a (form) email from the GM about all the things they are doing for safety. Didn't get any indication that they may close the resort. I hope not. I look forward to our annual trip, would hate to miss it and especially because we are probably going to get rogered on the Masters this year too (after finally winning their ticket lottery)
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