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  1. Pleased to report that I did not choke last night. In fact, I almost forgot it was a competitive round, and just concentrated on each shot individually. Unfortunately, it appears my partner needed this thread worse than I did, as he shot one of the worst rounds I'd seen him shoot. His driving is normally the best part of his game, and last night he was duck-hooking everything. Not that I scored magnificently - shot +1 from handicap. Just one of those rounds where the putts lip and don't fall, an approach sits on a tree root, I end up with 60' lag putts, etc. It was nice to be unphased by t
  2. Problem solved - Sportchek is clearing out the Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin series for $99 skinny Canadian dollars. Although I had challenges choosing between the Elevado and the Rho, the Elevado is likely closer to my Odyssey Sabertooth. I picked the Rho as has more centred mass, which was what I was aiming for. For the price, this should be a pretty low risk experiment. I may also avoid some of the issues @MattM97 identified, and that I did experience with an old Mizuno Bettinardi A-02 I used to own. Plus the variable milling looks like a pretty neat idea.
  3. Hi all, For the second year, my partner and I are competing for our league championship, and I'd like to not choke like last year. Unfortunately my concern has been exacerbated by the wild inconsistency in my game the last few weeks. I've swing between (vs handicap over 9 holes) +1, -5, +7, and 0. It also seems to be strongly tied to mental momentum and confidence. When I'm stroking the ball nice, putting well, and getting up and down in 2, I'm great! Or I make a bad shot, then the wheels fall off, my stroke goes out of sync, and nothing seems to go right. This happened in last year's final
  4. Thanks @Fellaheen51 yes it's been a while. Golf has been a 9-hole per week league excursion over the past three years, and a site change had me locked out until the mods helped me fix it. Oddly enough, my partner and I made it to League finals last year, and are in the semis next week, despite my golfing less. Mind you, my five year rolling league handicap has risen from 6 to 12, reflecting this lack of golf. Do like the look of the Odyssey 7 and it's variants - however, I wonder what advantage this would give me over my Sabertooth. Certainly the ST has weight out farther, and likely a hi
  5. Hi all, Have been fighting with the heavy greens at my home course, and had a question about mallets. For background, I typically switch between two putters based on the course. For fast, slick greens, I have an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth, which allows for gentle, non-twisty rolling. For heavy greens, I have a Ping Lil' B cut down to 34" - a heavy blade, center shafted putter for torquing the ball. Since my home course has been very heavy this year, I've struggled with both putters. To get the Sabertooth to roll the ball hard enough, my putter swing completely disintegrates. The Ping doe
  6. Hello all GolfWRX friends - long time no see. As I may have mentioned last year, golf has been pretty low on the priority list, so I spend less time on sites like GolfWRX, and frankly, less time golfing due to other life priorities. This is also helpful, as I stop purchasing clubs, and only think about golf when I am golfing. That being said, I wandered back in to see how my old friends were doing, and to provide an update on my graphite experiment. So last year, I shot maybe 25 x 9 hole rounds, and a handful of 18 hole rounds. For almost the entire season, I played the bag in my sig,
  7. Good to hear your experience too, istache. Further follow up - I took the MP-60 with the Nippon 950 to the driving range after regripping last weekend. There is no doubt in my mind that even a smooth shaft such as this simply transfers more impact forces on the joints (especially the wrists and hands) compared to graphite. Although the lightweight steel is very nice, I certainly felt the fact I hit a large bucket of balls for two days afterwards. Then went out and played 9 on Wednesday using the Titleists, and did not have the same experience. On one shot, I had the ball lying in the de
  8. Nice to see you too Bucky, though we do need to remember this section isn't only about aging clubs - it's also about ageing golfers. As we get older, finding enjoyment in the game is the most important thing; that enjoyment can come from hitting vintage blades, or from not aching after a round. Doing a little of both never hurt anyone, either. However, my "play one modern set consistently" project from last year just didn't work out. As a blade player at heart, GI irons simply didn't work. They seem to introduce accuracy and distance control issues that a player's CB do not seem to have.
  9. Word. Word. In my varied business career, there are two companies I'd rather never deal with again, Costco and Wal-Mart - each has a different angle on how they crush suppliers, transport companies, or pretty much anyone part of their supply chain. Just on this alone, I'm on Titleist's side. Titleist is one of the few steady companies that has weathered the rise and fall and rise and fall of golf, a company that invests money in R&D and the PGA Tour, and who makes very good products for golfers. Sure, boring to some. Understated and classy to those of us who are more tradition
  10. Gentlemen, Nice to hear from you all. Just to provide a little more feedback - so the grips were shot on the irons (too bad as I like WInn PCIs) but Global Golf was nice enough to give me a reasonable credit on them. So this weekend, I gave them a wrap of Gorilla Tape, then blew on a set of Black Widow Edge I had around. The Gorilla tape builds them up a bit, plus also provides slightly more shock absorption. Didn't want to glue them on in case I decide to add a softer grip in the near future. Interesting side note was that after removing the grips, I could see the shafts had been Pur
  11. Hey all, Received the Titleist 755 yesterday and am able to give a quick review. If we have any traditional blade players looking for a little more forgiveness, you could do a lot worse than these. First thing I noticed after taking them out of the box was how small the heads were. This looks great at address, where the smaller heads and lack of excessive offset look like a traditional blade. They are surprisingly forgiving of mishits - although you do lose some distance, they still keep the ball in play. Mishits are more heard by the sound they make off the face (clunk) vs a well-stru
  12. Late reply - I've had Avon Chamois on a set of Eye2s for almost five years now, and they are still good grips. I don't own any Golf Pride grips that have made it to five years with hardening/slickening. I'd say it's worth a flyer. Despite their reputation, I've often been disappointed with Golf Pride grips, and have had better luck with both Lamkin (best) and Winn (not bad).
  13. Really, looks are secondary to me, as long as the irons aren't all gaudy/toy looking. The red chip on the 755 is a fairly minor annoyance, and notihng compared to the garish colours and designs of most other irons (Rocketballz anyone)? Main thing is they have a reasonable top line, minimal offset, a traditional squared shape, the ability to work a ball, and the ability to launch high. Heck my Hogan Plus 1 Bounce Sole irons are positively garish with three different paintfill colours.
  14. Well, thanks for the suggestions all. Based on the GAT suggestion above, I cancelled my order for the Mizzy T-Zoid T3, and instead ordered a set of Titleist 755 with the GAT 95 shaft in R flex from Global Golf. Sounds like the 755 was designed specifically for me - a good mid-handicapper club, with some feel and control, yet also high-launching. Of course, since I need to pay for shipping to Canada already, I threw in a a few extra Titlist clubs (909D, 909 3W, 909 3H) to round out the set. Amazing that a modern club with a Mitsubishi Blue Board shaft in it can be picked up for under $25
  15. Thanks for more good feedback, gents. Fella, I'm keeping the budget at <$150 for now to test proof of concept. My only other experience with graphite shafted irons was miserable, a set of Nickent with UST SR2 shafts in them. Boardy, no feedback, and full of dispersion issues. That being said, although I appreciate the Ping suggestion, I hit the Eye 2s at the range today. I decided that despite their effectiveness, the aesthetics and offset are a little too much for me. And I will be "investing" in a good fit set over the next few years, but not quite yet. Randy, good to see you
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