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Posts by sjhwilkes

+1 on get used to it. Sounds like you're tall, if you're using irons at +1/2", choke down a bit if you need to, and get some more of them there lessons :)
Yes people exaggerate, men especially :) It is possible to hit it a long way though... A decade ago when I first took up golf I remember going to a Ping fitting session in London and selecting and buying my T-ISI driver, it was a nice range with decent balls and I was pounding them repeatedly into the fence which was at 290 yards, the Ping guy was pretty impressed. Skip forward to last year when I started playing again and my drives go 255, sometimes rollling to 285, not...
No Ping can change the lie angle no problem on all recent clubs, the only exceptions are the older exotic material clubs, BeCu etc. that have lost there malleability with age - and Ping will even bend them, they just get you to sign a disclaimer that if they break in the process they're not liable. I find the Maltby tables useful to some extent in seeing the progress over generations of clubs. The G2 is an 817, the G10 878, so the G10 is a bit more forgiving but it's not...
The Sand Trap has a much easier volume of postings to keep up with. GolfWRX has been driving me nuts recently with so many near identical 'I'm this handicap, can I play these irons?' threads. In both cases it would be better if newbies were better at searching before starting new threads on already covered topics.
I like the X-hot 3 wood a lot, it's great for me off the deck, though I suck at hitting it off a tee. From the deck it's 230 - 245 yards and pretty straight no matter how I mishit it :)
Yup, here in LA it's only rained once since I had LASIK, but the joy of not having drops on my glasses :) For the whole 20 years I wore specs I had a fetish for keeping them clean too (to the point people would come up and ask me if there were lenses in them), so rain always drove me nuts...
I used to play with glasses or prescription sunglasses according to weather - led to a couple of twilight disasters where I'd left my glasses in the car and had to play the last couple of holes blind :) Had LASIK 3 weeks ago, it rocks, I can see better than ever and don't have the eyeglass frame right in my line of vision at address anymore.
My 61 goes 80 yards exactly with a full swing. Awesome on a couple of the holes on the local pitch and putt - I'm horrible at hitting with a partial swing, something I need to work on. Hitting SW and LW saves me the embarassment of the 150 yard freak PW I hit out onto the street on one hole there...
It's the lie that varies by dot. Mine are White - 3* up, which is probably a bit much, but I was fitted for them 10 years ago by someone who hopefully knew what they were doing, they seem to work for me, though I'm only 6'2. I just bought a couple of wedges in Blue dot so I'll see how big a difference it makes - I'm guessing not that much on the wedges anyhow due to them being so much shorter anyhow. Can anyone speak to this? It seems lie adjustment is most critical...
I try to be good and stay away, at my level new gear ain't gonna make much difference...But then I was stuck in traffic Thursday night and figured if I just popped in and killed half a hour it might subside a little, and anyhow I could replace my worn out glove. 45 minutes later, two new wedges, Ping Tour W 52 and 56 - they seem really similar to the Vokey ones but they were cheaper and match my irons. I suck as a person, no self control at all - though I didn't buy a...
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