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dwboston

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  1. Got an email from TM this morning that my custom Stealth order (nothing crazy, GD AD DI 6S with a NDMC midsize grip) would be delayed a week from 2/4 to 2/10. Called TM to see if it was a component delay and the rep told me someone jumped the gun, all the components were available, and he moved it back to 2/4 delivery. As of tonight, it's being built according to the status tracker.
  2. Take two identical shafts, say a Ventus Red 7S for sake of argument. If neither shaft is tipped, when putting the shafts side by side, the graphics will be in same place on each shaft, regardless of the playing length of either shaft (shafts are butt cut for length). If one shaft is tipped and the other isn't, the graphics will be lower on the tipped shaft relative to the untipped one. It isn't that complicated.
  3. They mean the graphics (lettering/design) on the shaft itself. If the graphics on two of the same make/model of shafts line up then they have been tipped the same amount, regardless of the playing length.
  4. This topic just came up a couple of weeks ago. The suggestions in that thread for current makers of #9 style putters: Cameron Cleveland PXG Wilson Evnroll Meridian Sub70
  5. New AVX will be softer than Left Dot, Left Dot will spin more with short irons and around the greens, AVX should launch lower with the driver and irons.
  6. Same here. Pre-ordered a Stealth @ 45" and was hoping TM would adjust the SW - there didn't appear to be a place anywhere in the custom order process to speciify or request a SW. Thanks!
  7. Fwiw, on my pre-order it says "Scheduled arrival date" is 2/4....
  8. New Lajosi LP421 - I've been chasing "soft" feeling putters for years, yet my favorite putter ever feel-wise is my Byron 006 with a fine face mill and a sound slot. So I went for the fine face milling with this one and the feedback is incredible. My favorite putter from Kari.
  9. New LP421. I love the clean look and the feedback from the fine mill on the face.
  10. Don't be afraid of the K-grind - the wider sole makes it really forgiving. Just realize that it's meant for certain use cases: bunker shots and pitches around the greens with a mostly square face, and it works great in regular to soft turf conditions. The D-grind is probably a better bet if you want higher bounce but with the versatility to play more open-faced shots. It's not as automatic out of the bunkers as the K-grind is, but it's a good option.
  11. I like the older Vokey TVD K-grind vs. the retail K grinds they've released. The TVD version was a little more versatile to me. D-grind is a higher bounce version of the M-grind. The M-grind never worked for my swing - it felt like I drop-kicked everything. The D-grind is very versatile. The K-grind isn't meant to be opened up. There was a discussion here years ago, where a few folks insisted that instead of opening up the K-grind, one should drop the hands back at address to expose more of the bounce.
  12. This is the discussion I had with my surgeon, specifically related to golf. She said monovision would be awful for depth perception and golf. Since I am extremely left-eye dominant, she did a "mini-monovision" where she slightly under-corrected the right eye to make reading easier. It was a little odd for the first month or so as I was slightly aware that my right eye wasn't as sharp as the left, but the brain does adjust and I didn't really notice it after that (with both eyes open).
  13. Same here - had LASIK done 9 years ago at age 43. It was one of the best things I've ever done. I was nearsighted, -2.75 in the left eye and -2.50 in the right eye. I wore contacts for about 20 years prior to the surgery as I hated glasses. After the surgery I was 20/15 in the left and 20/25 in the right (my surgeon intentionally under-corrected the right eye slightly to stave off reading glasses, as I am super left-eye dominant). Took a few weeks to get used to, but the brain adjusts. I had halos/rainbows for a few weeks after the procedure, but those went away. I'm a little more sensitive to light now than I was previously, especially near water (pool/beach), but it's worth the improved vision. Only other "issue" I've noticed is that my eyes are super sensitive to smoke from the grill or firepit - I never realized how much the contacts shielded my eyes from smoke and pollen. My biggest advice for anyone considering LASIK is to find the best doc in your area and don't skimp out. I was pretty hesitant to do it and put it off a few times. I ended up going to Mass Eye and Ear in Boston and it was top notch from pre-op testing to the surgery to the follow-up plan. It was more $ than the TLC-type places, but I think it was worth it.
  14. I never said that Costco compared the balls directly to Titleist. Titleist objected to the Kirkland Guarantee. "It also is suing Costco for false advertising of its Kirkland brand, specifically the “Kirkland Signature Guarantee” that promises to “meet or exceed the quality standards of leading national brands. In the complaint, Acushnet says: “The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have all of these characteristics and are demonstrably superior to the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, despite Costco’s claim that its ball ‘meet[s] or exceed[s] the quality standards of the leading national brands.’ … Acushnet Company has performed testing that conclusively shows that Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls are superior to the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball in performance and durability, and thus that Costco’s Kirkland Signature Guarantee is false with respect to its golf ball products.” https://golf.com/gear/ball-wars-titleists-parent-company-countersues-costco-for-patent-infringement-false-advertising-over-its-kirkland-ball/
  15. I believe it was related to some wording on the box and the Kirkland Signature claim of being equal to or better than comparable products, with no testing or data to back that claim up.
  16. Not sure how hard the OP looked for one given that folks have provided 5 examples, 3 from major OEMs.....
  17. Like Matt said they aren't that popular anymore. Putters with lots of toe flow are out of favor. That said, it looks like Cleveland makes a #9 style. https://www.clevelandgolf.com/en/putters-/frontline-2.0-flow-neck-putter/M2FN.html
  18. How far do the clubheads extend up when the bag is sitting upright? Is it possible that the clubs sticking out when the legs are extended is a feature and not a bug, to make them more accessible ?
  19. My previous listing got moved to the Archive after 30 days so I'm re-listing the items still available. All are in great shape. I have too much equipment sitting around unused so it's time to downsize a bit. NOT LOOKING FOR TRADES. Will listen to all reasonable offers - lowballs will be ignored. Bettinardi Tour Hive DASS BB0 Flow putter with FIT Face and Tour Blast finish. Bettinardi COA included - registry link here: https://www.bettinardiregistry.com/products/67a17404-0746-4b72-b758-8d0d2948beaa) Putter was custom ordered from Bettinardi a few years ago. 34" length, 350 grams, royal blue Bettinardi gripmaster grip. Used a few times on the course, but mostly rolled inside on the putting mat. No scratches or blemishes - there are a couple of light brush marks on the sole. Putter is in fantastic shape. Includes the new (in plastic) Tour Hive putter cover. SOLD Ventus Red Velocore 5S shaft with Titleist driver tip. Shaft installed logo down in A1 (+0.75* loft, standard lie) adapter setting. Barely used - it was an experiment but it's too light for me. Plays 45 inches in the driver. Has Golf Pride NDMC Align Midsize grip. SOLD Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6S shaft with Titleist driver tip. Shaft installed logo down in D4 (LH standard) adapter setting. Barely used - tried it as a replacement for the AD DI shaft but preferred the DI. Plays 44.5 inches in the driver. Has GP NDMC Blue Midsize grip installed. Asking $179 shipped and PayPalled in the USA I've been here a long time and my reputation means more to me than a few bucks. I try to describe and photograph my clubs honestly and price things fairly, and I'm more than willing to be reasonable. Please check here and my eBay profile (dwboston1) for feedback. I'm happy to provide additional pics or answer any questions anyone may have. I'd prefer to sell within the USA - I will consider shipping to Canada, but buyer pays additional shipping costs. Please PM with questions or offers. Thanks for looking!
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