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  1. I play in a 2-man best ball event every year at a local Country Club. Really nice four day event with lots of food, beverages, prizes, and all that stuff. Thursday is "qualifying" where you play 18 holes of stroke play and based on your score they put you in "flights", where you will then play match play the next 3 days It's Thursday evening after the round and everyone is out on the patio eating and drinking, live music playing, etc. The Pro comes out and announces there will need to be a tiebreaker to determine what team gets the final spot in the Championship flight. 6 teams, closest-to-the-pin from 150 yards on the 18th hole, which is right by the clubhouse where everyone is hanging out. Lots of excitement in the air and everyone is turning their attention to the 18th green to watch the action. Definitely some heckling going on too Since there are so many players in the event, it's a tough week for the pro shop and bag room staff. Never ending clubs to clean and carts to set up. The staff are shuttling carts down to the cart barn to get them cleaned and charged for the next morning. The cart path runs right behind the 18th green and they are flying by every few minutes, but nobody really noticed or cared because the patio was on the other side of the path. Until the playoff... The 12 players start to hit one at a time. It's getting dark by now so you can't see the ball in the air from behind the green, you can only see it land, which makes it exciting because you see/hear the guy hit then wait a couple seconds until it lands. Lots of cheers and boos after every shot We watch the next guy hit and are waiting for it to land, meanwhile a kid from the bag room, probably no more than 17 years old, is cruising past on the cart path behind the green. This could get interesting. All of a sudden the ball lands right on the cart path about 5 feet in front of the cart moving full speed. The kid, having no idea what's going on, is so startled that he swerves hard to the right (away from green, toward patio) and 15 feet later BANG, crashes the cart right into a large grill. Not your everyday backyard grill, this one of those huge ones that catering companies use for events. Destruction everywhere. People are horrified, rushing to help him up, others are on the ground in fits of laughter. The kid gets up and is extremely embarrassed, bordering on tears. There is broken cart pieces and partially-cooked food strewn around on the ground. This is not the worst shot I've seen, as he only airmailed the green by 10 yards, but the timing and the aftermath make it an all-time blunder. The kid was shaken up but ended up not being injured. The rest of the weekend, players were making it a point to give him big tips so he ended up making several hundred dollars for the event. People tell the story every year and the details get even more extreme as time passes
  2. 1. Arlington, VA 2. Golfdom, McLean, VA 3. Titleist ProV1 4. To help line up my putts!
  3. My brother swears the solvent "activates" the tape and helps it form a bond with the grip. When you slice a grip off it's not sticking to the tape whatsoever I believe the solvent is used as a lubricant to slide the grip on. Certain solvents are recommended (mineral spirits, paint thinner, etc) because they go from very slick to very dry in a short amount of time Using the compressed air method will expand the grip just enough to slide it on without having to use solvent, though some people still use a little bit to make it easier What's keeping the grip on the shaft is the inside diameter of the grip is smaller or the same size as the outside diameter of the shaft. For example, my Dynamic Gold x100s have a butt diameter of .600" and Golf Pride Tour Velvet have inside diameter of .600". I put tape on the shaft to effectively make the shaft diameter larger than the inner grip diameter, making it even more secure and unable to slide off or twist. Think of it like a condom...
  4. Here is a new video of Bryson doing some long drive stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1F_lj9RIhE
  5. How many of you will criticize this, yet do everything you can to watch him compete in the event?
  6. How can a shaft be draw biased? I agree with less pronounced kick, but the HD is supposed to launch lower than the DI based on the description on their website as well as the shaft profile. Both great options!
  7. 1. Handicap? 1.3 2. Right or left hand golfer? Right 3. Current wedges and setup? Vokey SM6 50-54-58 4. Why do you want to be fit for TaylorMade MG3 wedges? I'm due for new wedges and the MG3 lineup looks great from what I've seen in the TaylorMade promo videos 5. Are you available to be on site 8/30/2021 through 9/1/2021? Absolutely 6. Will you be able to provide your own transportation to and from Reynolds Lake and East Lake Golf Club? Yes 7. Are you willing to post high quality photos in the forum, write an in depth review of the experience, and possibly be featured on GolfWRX or TaylorMade social media posts? Yes, I'd love to
  8. Here is how I would get better at golf if I was starting over: -Use online resources to buy used clubs (estimate shaft length and stiffness, it's not rocket science, spend about $300 total) -Get them re-gripped -Practice until you are able to make consistent contact (some people will never get past this step) -Get a series of lessons with a local instructor -Practice until your swing changes feel good and you are hitting the ball consistently well again -Get fit for new clubs -Buy new clubs (will save money if you buy online) -Practice with new clubs until you are hitting the ball consistently well again Practice, work on your swing, practice, buy new clubs, practice
  9. Have you hit a Ventus shaft yet? I have not! What Ventus TX shaft do you want to win? Red 7TX What club in your bag would a Ventus TX go in? 3 Wood
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