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    Vokey SM8

    Just received my new SM8’s today and took ‘em for a whirl. After an amazing 9 holes, spent about thirty minutes on the 9th hole at sundown hitting all kinds of shots. The feedback from these clubs is off the charts. I am very excited to get these into competition soon.
  2. In perfect conditions that is my 45 degree pitching wedge at what Dave Pelz calls my 9 o’clock position. On certain occasions it is also my 50 degree gap wedge
  3. Outstanding post. Thanks a bunch for writing this! > @b81smith said: > For what it's worth I had gotten a full bag fitting from True Spec in October - still had to save money. Worried about the shaft recommendations and also about shafts I didn't try I'm hesitant and wanted to ensure if I purchased the i210's now I would still have the 'satisfaction guarantee' in the summer - just in case I didn't like how they were in wind, etc. - True spec said 'We can only honor the guarantee for 45 days starting in December 2019 because new 2020 product will come out and the i210's will no longer be available.' So doing some math - Jan 31, 2020 will be exactly 18 months from them releasing the i210's and they usually announced/leak about 2 weeks before availability - making 45 days from the first week in December landing on Jan 15th roughly - aka the longest they could offer a 100% refund in case I wasn't satisfied. > > So I'm scouring the net looking for info on the i210 replacements that may or may not be getting announced Jan 15th with a Jan 31st release date - which fits exactly into what Ping has been doing in past years. I want the i210's so my main concern isn't 'fear of missing out' FOMO on the next set of irons - they really don't change much as much as the marketing would like you to think. I'm worried that once new ones drop - the fitting I had is no longer valid and I'll no longer be able to order them and I'll actually have to start over since according to most top fitters offering a 100% money back promise you'll love your clubs - they will insist since you're not fit into the new set they cannot stand behind that promise without another full blown fitting. > > BTW - Dynamic gold player my whole life they fit me into the Oban CT 115's and I have no idea how those will react with wind, turf, flighting up or down, etc. AND a 45 day try out when its December/Jan in Illinois doesn't sit well with me. Worried. $90/shaft plus the MSRP on the heads we're talking a 1800 set of 8 irons.
  4. > @Bingo1976 said: > > @Augster said: > > Were both tourneys at nice courses most people can’t get on? Sounds like the course today was an exclusive private course. > > > > For some of us, the only way we are ever getting on the top end private courses is through the state associations. I’ve seen a few guys deep 6 their cap to get low enough to sign up, just so they can play the course. I’d do the same to play Interlochen or Hazeltine here in MPLS. There simply isn’t any other, legal, way on. > > > > If a guy has to kill his cap with fake scores to get low enough to sign up to play, his cap will normalize soon enough. It only takes 10 fake scores to get a low handicap. Sign up, play the event, then put in 20 fake scores to bring your cap back. > > > > This is probably what you are running into. Pretty unlucky, but if the courses are nice enough, exclusive enough, you will see this from time to time. > > > > > > > > > > Or they could just try and get better at golf and earn there way on like everyone else? You know what was funny? I traded in an old driver, four old wedges and my current hybrid today, as I wanted to muster up some credit to get a new hybrid, as that club (well, really me) is costing me 1-2 strokes around with a horrendous miss left. Anyway as I was on the simulator with a $300 credit to play with, the dude I was paired with yesterday walked in and as soon as he saw me, he walked right out. I shared the story with the guy who was fitting me and we had a good laugh.
  5. Both were nice courses, but you could play with a 30 handicap. I was just ticked that they were playing with me and needed to vent. Thanks for the feedback! > @Augster said: > Were both tourneys at nice courses most people can’t get on? Sounds like the course today was an exclusive private course. > > For some of us, the only way we are ever getting on the top end private courses is through the state associations. I’ve seen a few guys deep 6 their cap to get low enough to sign up, just so they can play the course. I’d do the same to play Interlochen or Hazeltine here in MPLS. There simply isn’t any other, legal, way on. > > If a guy has to kill his cap with fake scores to get low enough to sign up to play, his cap will normalize soon enough. It only takes 10 fake scores to get a low handicap. Sign up, play the event, then put in 20 fake scores to bring your cap back. > > This is probably what you are running into. Pretty unlucky, but if the courses are nice enough, exclusive enough, you will see this from time to time. > > > >
  6. Upside is very few people playing and definitely the ability to practice for long periods on a hole that you like. Nothing better than taking a lot of balls and throwing them all over the course and working on your game from 110 yards in. I take an alignment stick and work on my distances in 10 yard increments from 110 to 40. It is great to get the feedback from the turf rather than a driving range mat, good to work on divot pattern and reinforce what distance you prefer so you know what to play to on long par 5's. Listening to the wind, the birds the stillness.
  7. First off - hope all you soldiers, marines, airman and sailors had a great day today! For me, I decided to use my veteran's day to play in a stroke play tournament hosted by the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA). This is my third tournament in the last two weeks and after a third place finish in the last one, I had a really good feeling for today. Well, by the time I finished my first hole, I realized there was no way I'd be finishing this round in under five and a half hours and therefore I was only going to get about 12 holes in as I had a previous engagement to get to. I also realized there was no way I'd finish third even if I completed the round, because one of my playing partners didn't know the most basic rules of the game nor did he have any knowledge of the etiquette; therefore driving me to the edge of madness in what should have been a great day on a great course for me, as we were playing one of the most pristine and private courses in the area. Along with me as a 2.3 player were two former college players from Arkansas and Mississippi State; our fourth was a player who, on the first tee, didn't realize he had to tee the ball behind the tee markers - I knew we were in for a long day. Further signs of a naive player was grounding the club in the bunker, dropping a ball in the fairway after he declared a ball lost, hitting the ball in a lateral and asking how you play a ball from OB. The two other players and I decided that after a few 9's on the scorecard, there was no reason to enforce the rules on this guy, just try and explain to him what he was doing wrong. When I shared with him that he can't ground the club in a bunker the look on his face said it all - it was if he knew we knew he was lying about his handicap (to be paired with us) but now one of the most basic rules of golf was being violated and he had no clue. While today was maddening beyond belief, why I am calling this a trend in the title is that during a tournament last week, one of the players in my foursome walked off the course after five holes. This was the same guy who told people on the practice tee he tried to qualify for the US fricking Open the past two years. The same guy who topped two tee balls into OB or the water the first five holes, the same guy who took a 10 on a par 4, same guy hitting a wood for a 160 yard approach. What I am just furious about is that I am getting paired with these morons who obviously lie on their scores in order to drive down their handicaps. The author Kurt Vonnegut said that "we are who we pretend to be, so be careful who we pretend to be". I can think of no better quote than this one as these two morons I played with the past two tournaments obviously were 20handicappers and when paired with good golfers, their true selves came out! Sorry, just had to get this off my chest and see if you all have experienced the same recently as this is a new phenomena to me. Again, hope you all had great day and a great round today and I would welcome any thoughts or comments on similar experiences you have had.
  8. WRX'ers, For our 10 year anniversary, my wife and I were heading to Pebble for four days during the Veteran's Day Weekend (half off of our round at Spyglass for vets that weekend) with my parents watching our two kids. We came to the painful realization this evening that my step-mother's cancer will not allow her and my father to watch our kids and dog as originally planned, so we almost certainly have to cancel. My wife keeps asking me what I'd like in lieu of heading to Pebble and this is where I'd like your input. She has suggested I still go, but there is no way I'd feel comfortable in doing that without her as she is a fine player and one day we'll get there I am sure. Right now I am leaning towards just asking for a blank check for some new Blueprint irons, a new bag and a new wardrobe but that seems rather boring! I thought I'd reach out and see what you all think. Figure the maximum amount to play with is $6K (Pebble trip) but I am looking to be a bit more practical and would like to start at $2K. So, there you go, $2K - $6K for golf, what would you all do? If travel is involved, it would be as a single and no more than two days away from Virginia. Thanks all!
  9. Darth - Thanks for the great read and knowledge. That is truly world class work! As a big Robert Streb fan, I'll be watching this week hoping he can build on the momentum from a T3 at Barracuda and stay just above the 125 line.
  10. Switching to the G410 driver from the Epic. Coupled with the G410 3W, all par fives seem to be eagle opportunities. Both are incredibly forgiving and long.
  11. $200 (w/ veteran discount) Breakthrough Golf Technology putter shaft.
  12. $200 (w/ veteran discount) Breakthrough Golf Technology putter shaft.
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