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  1. Averaging maybe slightly less than a driver per year for the past 40 years.
  2. Pretty happy so far with my 2.1 after a few months and about 10 rounds. Still not completely sold, however. My distance control with this putter is excellent. The high MOI makes long putts a breeze. It's also a lock inside of 3 feet. My problem is with the mid-range -- 4 ft to 15 ft -- because I have a very difficult time with aligning the 2.1. My eyes are always well behind the ball because the forward press grip doesn't lean enough to move hands and eyes over the ball. It just feels like my chest, hands, eyes, club face are all disconnected from each other. Because the putter is so forgiving
  3. Great advice above from @Stuart_G @Valtiel and @me05501. Swing weight is a temperamental thing that is not only player dependent but also club dependent and even club version dependent. A certain head/shaft/grip combination might work better for you in your current driver than in the rest of your clubs, or in previous drivers, so I agree you should not necessarily just add weight to get the club back to an original or a stock swing weight. I have always played slightly shorter-length drivers -- usually between 44.50 and 45.00 -- and have found that I do better adding zero weight ba
  4. I have played just about every conceivable combination. Currently FOUR: 46 (set wedge), 50, 54, 58 (all Mizunos) Considering FIVE (all Vokeys): 46F, 50F, 54S, 58D, 62M (some of these already ordered) I love playing a low-bounce 62 and a high bounce 58. Might go back to that and just pull my five iron out. Can usually cover that distance pretty well with my relatively high-launching HMB four-iron. The Vokey 54S is my all-time favorite chipping club.
  5. Sounds like an ad for an '80s heavy metal concert. I'm sure Parsons insisted on this and assumes he's smarter than the ad execs. Despite its high-end prices, PXG is a cheese-ball company, catering to douchey Hummer drivers and posers. The clubs are solid; the brand image sucks.
  6. True, but how many of his competitors were working at hardware stores and selling insurance during the week? (Still, his records are eye-popping and he was clearly the GOAT of the first half of the 20th century).
  7. DOOMED PXG is not long for this world and it can't die soon enough. Honma got some attention with some big endorsements, but Justin Rose already bailed and the company (in the U.S.) has drifted back into obscurity. VULNERABLE Wilson is no longer relevant in the U.S. but might continue to serve as an affordable brand overseas. Srixon is still more popular overseas but has stepped up in U.S. with some good clubs (and some nice social media promotion from Crossfield, TXG, etc). I still wouldn't say they're over the hump but they're going in right direction. Cl
  8. I have definitely given this a lot of thought. I like my 5-iron, but I could easily work around its absence. I have more of a game-improvement 4 iron that is very versatile and I could dial that down to hit my numbers. Just not sure what club I would put back in the bag.
  9. Full face grooves -- another pointless gimmick. It's hard to innovate with wedges at this point, so the OEMs have to make stuff up. Cleveland and others are following TaylorMade's lead -- not because full-face grooves are an actual improvement, but because TaylorMade sold a bunch of them. It's not like full-faced grooves cause any harm, but I don't see how they add any value. And I don' think the cosmetics will fit the eye of most Vokey players, who tend to be more traditional.
  10. Tiger closing out 55 out of 59 tournaments when he had the 54-hole lead.
  11. It's a sickness. But buying and tinkering with equipment is part of the fun for me.
  12. I have both the G425 Max and the G410 Plus. I find that in the neutral setup, the 425 has (for me) a right-to-left tendency. With the 410, I put the weight in the toe and it gives me a nice neutral to fade flight. I actually have both drivers in the bag and use whichever one best suits the hole. I find that the 425 sits square at address and the 410 sits slightly open. So, to @garyt if you already like Ping, I would recommend the 410 Plus with the weight in the toe. This would still give you loads of forgiveness and it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
  13. Absolutely -- 90 percent of my chips are with my 54 or a PW. I might even go down to an 8-iron for a long runner. I only chip with my LW when I'm short-sided or chipping into a downslope. There are some guys, like Tiger, who only chip with a LW because they are so good at de-lofting the club and still making pure contact. But for most people, including most pros, a multi-club approach (only using as much loft as you need) is more consistent.
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