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  1. Thats a bit cryptic. Please explain how choking down on a pitching wedge will create a flatter swing plane, I just can't visualize it.Can't make it happen hitting into the net with a camera behind me either without a completely unnatural move.
  2. I find this to be counterintuitive. It would seem to me that choking down would require one to stand closer to the ball, and have a more upright swing. A longer club requires one to stand furtheer from the ball and have a flatter swing plane, hence the flatter lies built into clubs as they get longer. Oh, and I hit my 50* Gap wedge exactly 100 yards on a "full" swing. Drive 260, but I need to try a driver with more loft, I hit them a bit low for my taste.
  3. I haven't even thought about it in years. My Dad was a big one on etiquette. No hats indoors, etc. But he was born in 1921, Pacific Campaign and occupation of Japan vet. A bonafide member of the Greatest Generation. They were a lot more civilized than we are today.
  4. I can't. At least with the Scotty you will look good whilst 3 putting!
  5. TM quote from box- "Welcome to the carbonwoods age". LMAO. Yonex had carbon fibre woods in the early 90's. It's like TM reinvented the wheel and called it revolutionary..........
  6. 1) 1994 Yonex ADX Tour - still get played once in a while 2) 1990 Mizuno Grad 3) 1980something Wilson Staff Goosenecks. The hosel/shaft connection was unconventional, and the weak point of this club. I bent them making good swings...... Great otherwise. Only the second set of cast clubs I ever owned, but are growing on me with every poor swing they salvage- Titleist T300.
  7. Apex, Shur Out, etc. I can't get used to all of the venerable Hogan club names being used by Callaway.
  8. I got my kid one for his birthday, he kills it off the deck or off the tee. I dumped the 3 wood and carry 5,7,9 woods, once I found a driver I could work without easily overcooking the movement. I'm 62, generally play around 6500 yard tees, so unless I blow a drive, there is little chance I'd need a 3 wood off the deck, and if I did, And I hit it well, the odds of hitting and holding a green are still slim.......... I'm better off with more in the short end of the bag.
  9. In 1994 My Wilson Whale Titanium driver was $299.00, that's equivalent to about $640.00 today. In 1993 my Yonex ADX Tour irons (3-10, PW, SW) were $1100--1200. Last year my T300's (4-PW, 43 & 48*) were $900.00 Every wood in my bag rotation (Ping G400's and TM M6's) were purchased used. I got the TM 1,3,5,7,9 separately, but paid $800 for them all....
  10. I've had 5 aces. Never followed on up with anything better than a par that I can recall, usually a bogie due to the excitement and concentration loss..
  11. Unless Vokey comes out with a game changer in traditional design, Ala Clevelands RTX Zippcore, the "new" wedges are simply minor changes to get the folks who need the latest and greatest in their bag. Weather it is really an improvement or not.
  12. Pinned boron shafts. Not willing to change the OEM beauties because I don't think they can be pulled and saved.
  13. Just ran across this post. I still have, and occasionally play on courses I need to work the ball a lot, an early 90's titanium Killer Whale. (Ping G400 has pretty much kicked it out of the bag on those courses mainly because the Whale shaft is too stiff for me any more). Back in the 90's I hit more monster drives with that Whale than I can remember. Only driver of that era I had that could compare was a Yonex ADX Tour, but the Whale was much hotter on pured hits. I had a number of drives that measured over 320 yards of carry with old school wound balls. Oh to be back in my 30's again.
  14. Spot on, if your swing/equipment isn't conducive to spinning the ball, thats where you need to look first. I was always one who spun the heck out of the ball, back in the days of wound balls my buddies used to oooh and ahh when I spun them back. Today's balls spin even more than the old balls, and I went to a ball with less spin (Vice Pro) for more predictable results upon landing. Any ball with a decent cover will give ample short iron and greenside spin to anyone who is otherwise properly set up. Sucking a ball off the green may look cool, but it's not conducive to good scoring. My go to balls dependent upon course firmness in ascending order of spin are the Vice Pro, TP5-X and Tour B-RX. I will only play a B-RX when the course is very hard and fast..... it drives better for me than any other super high spin ball. (62 yrs old- 155 yd 8 iron)
  15. I bought a better game this year, 9 club set of T300's. ( Usually only carry 6 of them) And they were still three hundred less than my 10 Yonex ADX Tours were in 1992. Still have those Yonexes, best feeling clubs ever. I played them for a long time, then my kid gamed them for a while. I'd still play them but they are too stiff for my old butt any more.
  16. I still have a 58-10 sm7 in the bag (It may have a slightly higher vertical COG than previous models). And I still use my SM6 54-14 of lush courses or soft sand, but ever since I got a couple Zipcores, the Vokeys aren't my first choice for gap or sand wedge.
  17. It sounds as if the entire golf world would be better off if some of these people just stayed in the bar, took a cab home and let the rest of us actually golf.
  18. I generate a ton of spin with the short irons and wedges. I play the 5X because it doesn't suck back off the green quite as often, and may be nominally longer off the tee. Found a Vice Pro late last season that has peaked my interest. I have some on order to try them a little more.
  19. I have been hitting M6 fairway woods for a while.Love them. Recently on a whim I bid on and won an M6 driver on EBay with the same shaft as my fairway woods and the same loft as my trusty Ping G400. Interested to see the results....... .
  20. To me the G425 is just too darn big, it looks huge compared to a HM, much less a HMP. I hit a few balls at a fitting and just said "NO".
  21. When I was being fitted the Hot Metal and T300 were the two finalists. They look quite similar at address. Liked the look in the bag of the HM's better. I liked the flight on the T300 4-5 & 6 a little better, I don't hit them while they are looking pretty in the bag, so I got the T300's (Which they have since gotten rid of the sundial on the longer irons). My son got the HM's, and absolutely loves them. Hitting both his and mine when we are screwing around on an empty course, I do believe the HM's are a bit more workable, but seriously, if one really wants to work the ball, is either club one they would opt for? I got the T300's because on bad arthritis days I need all the help I can get.
  22. Back in the day I played 100 compression wound balls. I don't get this love for hitting balls that feel like a marshmallow. I can't remember if it was Titleist or Maxfli (could be someone else but the original Maxfli DDH was my go to ball back then, Titleist Tour Balata second choice) but one of them even used to brag about their balls superior "click and feel". I play the TP5X these days because I like it's firm feel. But then again, I am not playing a forged iron any more either, went to the T300 over the summer. If indeed they do eliminate the Chrome Soft, I will have one very unhappy son. He loves that ball.
  23. Driver is my weakness. Irons and wedges keep me in the hunt. Zipcores ( 50 & 54) are almost assured of an up and down from 110 in. Lob wedge (58 degree SM7) gets played only as needed, but we get along just fine. Still need a driver to love me as much as those zipcores do..... I am just too inconsistent with the big stick. It's the golfer, not the club......
  24. Seems kind of strange to me to take the cover off an iron, pinch the ball, take a divot, then put the cover back on until the next time you rub the club in the dirt.
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