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  1. Sorry... wrong thread.... I removed the original post.
  2. Never mind, not equipment related.
  3. Thanks.... I haven't started to review Titleist videos yet. I've concentrated on the TM/Ping/Cally/ videos til now.
  4. - When I've tested drivers over the years I always seem to end up with a Taylormade. So, I'm gonna see if I can try some M1/M3/M5 heads - The Sim is just plain out of my price range. I like the M1/M3 tracks... looks like there are replacement or aftermarket weights available. - Tried a new Callaway Epic Speed and liked it - but not $500 worth of like.... maybe $250 worth of like if I had a fitted shaft too.... LOL. Might see if I can find some 2017 - 2020 Callaway heads to test. - I've tried several different Ping offerings over the years..... other than putters, Ping and I just don't get along. I tried the G400/410/425, the looks and feel didn't work for me. - Have not ruled out a Titleist head, but the last ones I tried were the 975 and 983 series about 15 years ago..... - Most used heads are 9.5* or more loft.... I kinda want to try 8.5* to go with a positive AoA of 3.5* to 5* ... let's see what I can find.
  5. KMAY, I remember watching that one now that you've reminded me. Thanks for bringing that one up. Interesting that the ball speeds are lower from a clubface that was supposed to be max COR....??? Most interesting quote, and why I was looking for the info "You could probably pull it out of the cupboard... go play it... yep and think that that's OK. I'll go that the ball flights quite nice. You know go play your course without putting up against today's tech you're really not gonna know what's the biggest difference then are ye....." And the search for the perfect shaft begins again.
  6. Thanks Phizzy, Looks like I'll probably just pick a head that I like, make a swag on a couple shafts and hit them head to head vs the 580XD.... I was taking a flyer and hoping that someone might have gone through the testing and saved the data....
  7. You hear all of the marketing propaganda about the new drivers. No doubt the newer heads have better face design optimization for spin and forgiveness, but does anyone have any any actual monitor numbers directly comparing the old and new heads? Do the old ones launch higher and spin more? I'm particularly interested in the TM 5xx series vs anything 2017 and newer as the TM 5xx series were one of the first that were +400cc and maxed at .830 COR.
  8. I'm still playing my R580XD 9.5* Grafalloy Blue 65X. Ten years ago I was real long with it. I have misplaced about 10 mph of swing speed that I'm working on finding again. I need to get some launch monitor time to see what my current numbers are with this club. I suspect that I am launching a bit high and over 3k rpm. Right now I'm kinda trying to talk myself into a Callaway Mavrik, but I just don't know if I would be getting anything beyond shiny and newer.
  9. I agree that a round can be more enjoyable walking, and I personally feel I play better when on foot - to the point that when I played with my father in law he drove and I walked. He would play his ball and meet me at mine with the clubs. My current home course is only ~6300 yards or so, but first 3 holes are par 5's that play up and down a hill with huge elevation changes with 100-270 yard 30+* up\down elevation changes to the green. Then, 3 of the last 4 holes play up and down the other side of that hill. the middle 11 holes are a pleasure to walk as they are on top of the hill. If you are not in pretty good shape climbing those hills will kick your a**.... My goal is to be able to walk it by the end of the year. We'll see.
  10. Taylormade R580XD with a Grafalloy Blue shaft that's been in the bag since 2004. I have a Taylomade R7 425 TP that I gave a shot but it couldn't knock it out of the bag...it's been sitting in the corner for 15 years. Granted, from 2014 until last year I played maybe two or three rounds a year. I will revisit it's status once I get my swing back to where it was, but whatever I get will be a couple years old. I'm patient and will wait for the right deal before I replace it as I have tried the fresh new hotness and it was not huge distance gain.... more the ability to easily adjust to optimize the launch.
  11. 1 - "not good enough to play blades".... I am an example of the fact that if your swing sucks there isn't a club made that is forgiving enough. I started with blades n balata, went to Louisville\H&B Powerbuilt TPS cavity backs, then went to Taylormade ICW 11 Internal Cavity Weighting, then went to a combo set of Forged GolfSmith MB\CB blades that I'm still playing. Not a whit of difference between them except that each set was fit a little better to me. All along, when I made a reasonable swing I was rewarded with good ball flight. When I didn't I paid the price... the clubhead didn't matter. Worry more about learning to swing the club rather than expecting the club to cover up your swing flaws..... golf is not easy - if you can't get the ball airborn it ain't the clubheads fault! 2 - carts ... when did the courses double the cart fees? I can remember paying for "18 and half a cart"... the cart rental fee was the total fee for the cart for 18 and was split between the two riders. Since I returned to the game I see the same cart fee listed, but it is per golfer whether you are alone or paired up in the cart.... Guess it's more incentive to walk. Now if we could just do something about those huge hills. And then there's this BS - "The use of a cart is are mandatory to speed up the pace of play", but the mandatory carts MUST stay on cart path that has high curbs and guardrails! So you gotta stop, carry several clubs across the fairway and back instead of walking right down the middle? And they wondered why their nice expensive cart mysteriously broke down as far from the clubhouse as it could get?
  12. I hit the Ping G425 and Calloway Epic Speed. The Ping and I did not get along at all - it was a feel thing, no bueno.... Once we got the Epic Speed's launch dialed in - AoA 4.4* up, launch angle 13.4*, spin 2153 with ProV's - the carry was better than my current driver, but not better enough to make me want to spend that much money to replace my 18 year old (conforming) TM R580XD. Once I work out some flexibility and swing issues I will revisit replacing the R580, but only because I might want the ability to more easily swap shafts and adjust loft.... Just as I did not pay $500 for my R580XD in 2004, it's replacement will not be a $500+ driver.
  13. I'm 110 with driver right now. I'm working on getting my swing back in shape after about a 7 year layoff where I played maybe 2 or 3 times a year. That's the reason I'll be playing the short, tight course - it will force me to work on my irons and short game. I was thinking it was a "made for" shaft since I couldn't really find any details.
  14. I cannot find any specs on this shaft or in depth reviews of the head\shaft combo. I am assuming that it is NOT a CK PRO ORANGE. Anyone give me the rundown on what I might expect out of this combo with ~110 mph swing speed? Looking to use off the deck as needed, as well as off the tee on occasion. My main course this year is short, tight, twisty, and tree lined so driver makes sense on maybe 4 or 5 holes.
  15. Fair enough... I'll go read... two years ago I closed a 30 year run as a hockey official. I should be able to read and interpret the new USGA book.
  16. Admittedly I need to read up on the changes since 2009 - I was the rules guy for my league until I stopped playing regularly when I lost my job in 2009. Not a matter of whether I agree or not, its their rules I just play by them. My point is that you all have debated if an area met this or that definition to justify what the committee can do "by the rules I say simple is better. I don't care what the area is "defined as", or whether it's permanent or temporary. I only care that the course/comitte said you cannot play from in there and you get a drop - either with or without penalty. Mark the area and any drop zone tell everyone and move on. No difference in usefulness compared to GUR or anything else... just a whole bunch simpler.
  17. I thought it was called traumatic deceleration
  18. My gun club is a regulated shooting ground so I can hunt stocked pheasant and chuckar 7 days a week from October till March. For deer I use a rocklock or a bow. I will take my dad's old 300 savage out during rifle season to harvest a doe just to put meat in the freezer.
  19. When I was 5 my sisters were giving my mom a perm in the dining room. Mom told me to turn off a lamp in the living room. Lamp would not turn off with the switch so I went to pull the power cord, lamp was lit but not plugged in. We had lots of strange stuff happen, doors opening and slamming shut. Footsteps upstairs when everyone was in the same room downstairs. Sisters saw orbs, brothers best friend said he saw a ghost face at the top of the hallway steps. Dog would go to the foot of the steps and bark but you couldn't drag him upstairs. From time to time I still get wierd feelings upstairs or in the basement but the weird stuff stopped a while back. Second story, when I was young and bulletproof a friend and I decided that we should try to cross a set of 4 Conrail railroad tracks to beat a freight train. We did not know which track the train was on. He made it across and I tripped, fell between the last set of rails. Someone grabbed me and pulled me off the tracks just before the train came through. I thanked my for helping me but he said he was 20 feet away and was afraid he would have to tell my parents that I was splattered by a train. I have had way too many of those wierd spidey sense feelings to say that I maybe haven't encountered spirits. I've had enough of those feelings that screamed GTFO of this place to figure I ducked out on an encounter with something not so nice. As for aliens, I was born a few miles away from Kecksburg at the same time that the "object" crashed there Dec 9 1965.... I figure I got my bases covered.
  20. Probably has to do with the version of the forum software. When I coded websites 20+ years ago it was straight HTML code. Things evolved and these days the pages are full of scripts and modules. They are more likely created with a software package that is basically a canned forum let's someone follow a wizard to customize stuff. Very rare these days that someone is actually writing the code from the ground up. In short it's just the way it is..... Oh, and at my age I gotta add, "get off my lawn".. lol
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