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About Nyper

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  1. Nyper added a post in a topic What golf ball did you play with in your last round?   

    I prefer the ProV1X and the Bridgestone B330-S.
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  2. Nyper added a post in a topic Choosing the correct Hybrid (3, 4, etc)   

    Thanks for the feedback.  My last hybrid was an Adams A7 19*.  It was a little longer than I liked.
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  3. Nyper added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Choosing the correct Hybrid (3, 4, etc)
    I'm looking to add a hybrid to my bag.  I want something I can hit about 215-220.  I am dropping my 5 wood or 3 iron - haven't decided which yet - because they are the two least used clubs in my bag.  The 3 iron is often too short and the 5 wood is often too long.

    My relevant distances are:

    3 wood:  240
    5 wood:  225
    3 iron:  210
    4 iron: 200
    5 iron 190

    I can't decide what degree hybrid to go with.  Anyone have a similar situation?  What did you choose?  What were your results?

    I know the best answer is to try and see.. but I can only hit on indoor launch monitors around here and I've always found them to be pretty inaccurate.
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  4. Nyper added a post in a topic Getting fitted for putter (Scotty Cameron)   

    Thanks for adding nothing to this thread.  Way to be a contributing member.
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  5. Nyper added a post in a topic Getting fitted for putter (Scotty Cameron)   

    I've never heard of Edel, but after looking at them, I am sort of interested now.  I'm not tied up on the Scotty Cameron name or anything, I just haven't found many putters that I like as much.

    Roughtly what did it cost for your Edel and fitting?  The nearest place is 2.5 hours from me..
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  6. Nyper added a post in a topic Getting fitted for putter (Scotty Cameron)   

    That isn't really a good option.  Being fit to one putter and putting the same specs on a different putter may not give you the same results.  Putting 3 degrees left on Putter A and 3 degrees loft on Putter B may not product the same roll.
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  7. Nyper added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Getting fitted for putter (Scotty Cameron)
    I am interested in getting properly fitted for a putter.  I've never considered myself a good putter, and I feel like I jump around to different putters trying to find something that fits me well.

    I think perhaps the best thing to do is to be properly fitted for one just like my irons or anything else.  I'm not convinced that a putter you buy off the shelf is the right lie angle, loft, etc for everyone.

    I am most interested in being fitted for a Scotty or perhaps a Nike Method.  I've played a couple Scotty's the last few years and I like them a lot, although I found I was constantly adjusting myself to fit the putter.  I love the feel of the Nike, but have never purchased one.

    So... where the heck do you go for this?  Golfsmith and Golf Galaxy are the only places around that I know of that keep these two in stock.  I'm just now sure how confident I am in these places to do the fitting properly.  I feel like the guys working there are just guys who like working at a golf store.  I would feel more comfortable working with a Pro or someone, but I'm not sure where I can go where they will have the putter in stock.

    I don't want to just buy the putter and take it somewhere else, because if I buy a 34 with 15g weights, and then they say I need 33", I don't have the heavier head.
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  8. Nyper added a post in a topic How bad were you?   

    I started playing a little when I was 12-13.  My mom would drop me and a friend off at the course on Tuesdays and Thursdays where you could walk all day for $8.

    I started playing on the high school team when I was 14.  I couldn't break 100.  My best 9 hole score that season was 52.  I had my first hole-in-one at age 16.

    My senior year I was shooting high 70's & low-mid 80's.  I placed 5th in our District tournament but didn't make it past Regionals.  I had my second hole-in-one at age 20.

    I'm now 30 years old and just broke 70 for the first time last year, getting down to about a 4.5 handicap.  I also had my first double eagle last year.
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  9. Nyper added a topic in Golf Talk   

    iPhone - app to measure distance?
    Anyone have a good app for measure the distance of a golf shot in the iPhone?  I found a free program called "Golf Shot Distance" but it's pretty slow.

    I'd basically just like to have something where you hit the button where you're starting... drive to where the ball is... hit the button again to see how far you hit it.

    I don't need anything fancy...
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  10. Nyper added a post in a topic Nike VR combo vs blades   

    I think you'd be better off going with the combo.  You get the additional forgiveness in the longer irons.

    I purchased the VR Combo about a month ago, and they're the best irons I've ever played.  In the last 4 years, I've played 3 different sets of Mizuno and they all fail in comparison to the VR Combo in my opinion (I was a die-hard Mizuno fan before these).
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  11. Nyper added a post in a topic I usually wear jeans and a t-shirt to the golf course. So?   

    I had to google them.  Saw Ryan Moore on the front of the website and that was all I needed to see.  :D
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  12. Nyper added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Just ordered a new set of irons to replace my new set of irons
    I got rid of my Mizuno MP-52's a short while back and got a set of Mizuno JPX 800 Pro.  They are very forgiving, but I just don't think they're for me.  The lofts are too strong (PW is 45 degrees I believe).  They came with a GW, but the head seems monstrous and I can't control it very well... and it's still pretty long.  That leaves me with a big gap between a full GW (125 yards) and a full 56 degree (100-105 yards).  I've also lost the ability to hit a fade when I want.  I admit I probably hit more greens due to their forgiveness, but otherwise... I'm not too terribly happy with them.  I would have rather kept the MP-52's.

    I go in GolfSmith at least once a week and just nose around.  This week I saw the Nike VR Pro Combo for the first time.  I fell in love with their looks immediately.  I found a good deal on a set on Ebay and they should be here by the end of the week.  Really curious to get my hands on them.  If I don't like them, I don't think I'll have any problem getting my money back out of them... but those short irons are possibly the best looking club I've ever seen.
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  13. Nyper added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Weights - "off brand" from Ebay?
    Has anyone purchased any after-market weights for a Studio Select from Ebay?

    I'm wanting to take about 1/2" off my putter and go to the heavier weights, but the price for the custom shop to to it is pretty ridiculous.  I'd also have to pay for a Scotty grip, which I don't even like.

    Considering just purchasing off-brand after-market weights from Ebay.. but even those are $50-60.  That way I'd at least have my lighter ones if I ever wanted to go back.
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  14. Nyper added a post in a topic Just sent the Scotty to the Spa (Pictures Added)   

    We're waaaiiiiiting.
    I've been wanting to do this for a while, but simply don't want to be without my putter for very long.  If I knew I would get it back in 12 days I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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  15. Nyper added a post in a topic anyone been to Masters practice round? ticket question   

    Thanks for the input!
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