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I just don’t get along with those Sun Mountain putters

I wish Karsten was still alive so that Scotty could come up with some unique putter designs.

(don't say it....no I'm gonna do it). you're not good enough to care this much about equipment      lol.          

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almost forgot this one.

 

-Bettinardi? Never heard of them, they any good?

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3W- Sim2 Max Tensei Blue 7S

5W- Epic Max MMT 7S -OR- 2H- Ping G425 Max Nemesys 8S

4H- Apex 21 MMT 8S

5-AW- Miura CB-301 $-Taper 120S Blackout -OR- 5-AW- Apex 21 $-Taper 120S Blackout

SW/LW- Ping Glide Forged 54/58

Flat One- Scotty Phantom X6 Tour Stability Shaft

Pro V1X

Vessel Players III 

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Srixon is just Cleveland Golf with better marketing

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Cobra SZX 10.5* // Smoke Yellow x-flex

Cobra SZX 15.5* // Smoke Yellow x-flex

TaylorMade SIM UDI 18* // Diamana Thump 100 x-flex

Titleist 755 4-PW // x100 

Titleist Vokey 250.10 // S300

Titleist Vokey SM5 54* // S300

Callaway JAWS 58* // S300

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Tour Lined S 

 

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5 minutes ago, karstens_ghost said:

No one wants their clubs named after a terrible town in Ohio.

Ftfy.

 

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Most golfers need a 4 1/2 to 5 degree increments in their irons.

Most golfers can get by with a two piece ball.

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Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

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3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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Nike golf clubs (especially last few of their years) were/are awesome!

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Callaway Epic Max 9* stock Project-X Hzrdus Smoke iM10
Callaway Epic Speed 4W 16.5* stock Project-X Hzrdus Smoke iM10
Cobra KING F9 Hybrid 21*, 24* Fujikura Atmos Red 7 TS
Cobra KING Forged Tec 7-PW stock KBS $-Taper Lite
Cleveland CBX2 48*, 54* KBS C-Taper
TaylorMade MGS TW Edition 60* KBS C-Taper
PING 2021 Anser
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19 hours ago, sshadow2 said:

Nike golf clubs (especially last few of their years) were/are awesome!

 

They made supreme combo sets.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

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KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

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Saying "blades will help you become a better ball striker" is like your soccer mom neighbor saying "I'm gluten sensitive, and I've lost a *ton* of weight by going gluten free."  That is, half true:  You've gone gluten free, and the consequence is that you're paying more attention to what your eating...this is driving your weight loss.

Using blades religiously to improve your ball striking is called "practicing," and practicing will help you become a better ball striker with the gear you already have...blades are just a detail here.  The fact that you're paying attention to your ball striking is what's driving your improvement.  In other words, run what you brung and get used to it.  The worst disservice is not practicing regularly with the gear you already have.

 

...and with all that being said, not everyone can commit to golfing, practicing, or range time 3, 4, 5 days a week...the golf equipment market bears a lot of super-forgiving "shovels" to those that only get out and golf once a month or less.

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Srixon Z565 Driver, 4W, 4H

Ping G400 5-U

Kirkland Sig Wedges

Odyssey White Hot Putter

Hyundai Equus Alignment Sticks

KSig balls for now - in search of something new

 

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On 5/15/2021 at 10:25 AM, The Mad Bomber said:

Slap my hand because it's not equipment related but...

 

Get rid of handicaps. Regardless of how many shots you think you're entitled to, if you shot 89 and the guy you're playing against shot 77 - YOU LOST. Go hit a bucket and come back when you can shoot 76 and actually beat that guys 77.

I played a friendly tournament last week. Played a 84, which is a good score for me but decent if i think every factor in perspective : new born and some other changes in my life. 
 

Regardless, i had the best score in the tournament of 12 or so people. I lost to a player who shoot a beautiful 111 because it was his personal best and with their handicap system, he played a “71”???? 
 

yeah right. 

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PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

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56 toe sweep
60 dual sole

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Iron head covers are cool! 😎

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Callaway Rogue (15*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max (19*) / Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-S

TaylorMade P770 (4), Srixon Z785 (5-PW) / Modus3 Tour 120

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50, 54, 58) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

WITB on WRX

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Heavy putter heads and “technology” in high dollar putter shafts are crutches used to help players with poor strokes feel better about still “barely missing” putts.

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Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

Titleist 818h1 19* (a2 surefit) Fujikura Motore TS hb 8.8
Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
Vokey sm8 raw S 54* s400
Vokey sm8 raw M 60* s400
Ping Zing2 BeCu

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Tired of hearing people say "well he uses game improvement irons but his game hasn't improved at all" or "he plays only ProV1x but it hasn't made him a better player"...

 

Clubs or balls don't make you a better player. Practice does. 

 

Clubs or balls, however, can help your game cope with the lack of practice. It's a lot more enjoyable to suck with a GI iron that bails you out when you miss the center or a spinny ball that checks up when it comes off hot hitting 2-3 grooves low on a short iron and you're just praying for it to stop. 

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Ping G25 10.5* w/ Diamana 'ahina 70 x5ct stiff (set -0.5 to 10*)

Toski 4w 16* w/ DG S300

Wishon EQ1-NX 4h, 5i-GW single-length built to 37.5" w/ Nippon Modus3 120 stiff

Sub70 286 52/10, 286 56/12, and JB 60/6 wedges, black, built to 36.75" w/ Nippon Modus3 120 stiff

Odyssey White Hot XG #1 w/ SuperStroke jumbo

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On 6/12/2021 at 5:53 AM, Lasorcier said:

You get better at golf by playing golf.  Playing once a week and hitting the range for 5 days  is far less effective than playing 5 days and going to the range once.  Go play. 

 

I have pretty much stopped going to the range. Hitting off mats doesn't do my mechanics any favors. I have been going to the club 3-4 days a week for an early morning 3 ball round of 9. I hit everything in my bag, I have real targets and am hitting off turf. 90ish minutes of losing balls in the woods does wonders for my mental health.

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Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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On 6/12/2021 at 8:53 AM, Lasorcier said:

You get better at golf by playing golf.  Playing once a week and hitting the range for 5 days  is far less effective than playing 5 days and going to the range once.  Go play. 

This is 100% truth…no doubt about it! Just wish I had more time to play!

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Callaway Rogue (15*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max (19*) / Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-S

TaylorMade P770 (4), Srixon Z785 (5-PW) / Modus3 Tour 120

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50, 54, 58) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

WITB on WRX

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On 6/12/2021 at 10:23 AM, Lasorcier said:

You get better at golf by playing golf.  Playing once a week and hitting the range for 5 days  is far less effective than playing 5 days and going to the range once.  Go play. 

 

Totally disagree and this thinking is counter to training & improvement process for every other sport.   

 

How do you improve off the tee? By hitting a lot of driver/fairway woods

How do you improve your irons? By hitting a lot of iron shots 

How do you improve your chipping? By doing a lot of chipping 

 

Aimlessly hitting balls is useless. But you're never going to be a good long iron player if you only hit 5 balls with your long irons - all of which are during an actual round. 

 

 

 

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Cobra SZX 15.5* // Smoke Yellow x-flex

TaylorMade SIM UDI 18* // Diamana Thump 100 x-flex

Titleist 755 4-PW // x100 

Titleist Vokey 250.10 // S300

Titleist Vokey SM5 54* // S300

Callaway JAWS 58* // S300

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Tour Lined S 

 

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3 hours ago, RCGA said:

 

Totally disagree and this thinking is counter to training & improvement process for every other sport.   

 

How do you improve off the tee? By hitting a lot of driver/fairway woods

How do you improve your irons? By hitting a lot of iron shots 

How do you improve your chipping? By doing a lot of chipping 

 

Aimlessly hitting balls is useless. But you're never going to be a good long iron player if you only hit 5 balls with your long irons - all of which are during an actual round. 

 

 

 

 

Every lie and condition on the course is different, every lie and condition on the range is the same (sans wind) You don’t develop feel for playing golf at the driving range. Of course, nobody plays by feel anyway. It’s all about range finders, simulators, and $100 head covers. 

 

Warm up at the range to see what your swing is giving that day, then play it. Perfect is the enemy of the good, but a hell of a way to sell gear and lessons. 

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I always see people say that and it’s true at a certain level. However beginners have no chance just playing and not understanding how to actually hit the ball. You aren’t going to learn when you can’t be able to try it again and again in a controlled environment. Saw it yesterday and the kid just looked miserable topping and shanking every ball well his friends gave him generic advice over and over. No shot he enjoyed his time out there. 
equipment one. Turf interaction is king. How your iron/wedge gets through the turf matters more than head size or cavity vs blade. It’s why fittings on mats are inferior and no pro would ever do it. 

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The hardest part about practicing is practicing realistic conditions. Ranges love turf because grass is expensive. It's hard to find bad lies when turf is level. Practice balls have poor characteristics.

 

I think it might be fair to say that "on course practice" does have merit, but it's also the regime in total. Yes, it's good to have perfect practice conditions. Learn there, but then how does it apply?

 

What's unpopular is that the way the golf industry has sold us the concept of "practice" is bogus. It takes quite a while to really figure out why you can "stripe it on the range" but that it doesn't translate into success. How you get to success on the course in such a minefield of training aids and BS is a windy one we all have to figure out based on what's around us and where we live, and what we have access to.

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