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  1. " MOVANLE WEIENT TECHNOLOEY" written on the head cover should give it away. They also have shrink-wrapped heads with the ferrules on already, this is also known to be one of the telltale signs. Your friend got ripped off.
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  2. Them's fightin' words!
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  3. Adrenaline can do weird things to your stroke (just ask Rory). When faced with a "gotta make" situation on the green, some people tense up and try to coax the ball to the hole which usually leaves the putt woefully short. Others try to "force" the ball into the hole which usually results in a putt that runs way past the hole. Sounds like you're in the latter group. Some of the advice/cliches we hear such as; never up, never in or never leave a (eagle or birdie) putt short can be a disservice. While it's true that a short putt has no chance of going into the hole, a 10' putt that has enoug
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  4. So, you kinda go all Happy Gilmore on the green. Been there, doing that Sounds like you have the driving length to at least give you a fighting chance to bag an eagle. If so, then you'll need to work on retaining your composure when putting, and not let a bad putt (or two) blow up a great start, and a possible eagle/birdie/par. There are good books available on the mental aspect if you like to read, but one initial key is going to be to let it go once you muff a putt. Try looking at it like a par hole (if you drive the green) - at least then you won't be bending the putter with
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  5. Just because you suck at hockey doesn't mean you're Happy Gilmore. I hope you do succeed and can throw it back in our faces. But it is more likely that you'll play about a couple rounds a month for a few months then decide its not for you.
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  6. Club designer Ralph Maltby answers a question on this topic. He recommends against DSG wedges for most golfers, because they're very difficult to play: http://www.ralphmaltby.com/search?query=%22DSG%22&search.x;=20&search.y;=13
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  7. HAHAHAHAHHAHA yes. I like the answers in the thread. This is what I was looking for when I talked about the swagger of golfers...yes, the blatant attitude. This is what I'm looking for in a sport. OK, I like it, I like it a lot... everyone is conditioned to be aggressive and to each their own, just like hockey. AND I ACCEPT ALL OF YOUR CHALLENGES!!!!!! I will start on April 30th and I will let you all know how I feel about my development in 3 years and I will make a new thread on here. P.S. Me and my friend; we made a bet for me to crack 75 in 3 years. If I do it, then he owes me
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  8. Was Max responding to your comments? Some could consider your two paragraphs contradictory, but I think personally using a long putter would not give me an advantage. My laser rangefinder sure does though, and I'm sure Bobby Jones would not be pleased to see those (and GPS) used during handicap rounds. tsk tsk!!
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  9. Had a thought after my post. Do you have a shag bag sitting around with the balls that you took out of play? I have one full of Pro V1X. Might have 100 balls in it by now. What if you narrowed it down to the driver and shaft with the range balls and then took maybe 5 or so of your own retired balls and gave the driver a test?
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  10. Food for thought, unless it is a financial obstacle, I would recommend the purchase of junior clubs which are specially designed for youngsters with flexible shafts, proper heads, etc.. You don't have to buy an 8-piece set to make it work; I bought my then 6-year old a mid iron and putter (just to see if he would keep with it). He used them a lot with me, and now I may buy him a wood as an add-on. His younger brother will get the hand downs if he decides to join us next season (if the older one continues to grow like a weed). You can buy these fairly cheaply online (or used through t
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  11. Obviously as you mention the best way to fit is with the ball you play. But, given your two choices I would go the outdoor range route. You will have a Titleist professional helping you and you will also be able see your actual ball flight. If it was a set of irons I might have a different answer. But with your driver, I would go the outdoor/range ball route.
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  12. I won't get into the depths of this, but H, here's some more data for you. td { padding: 5px; text-align: center; } th { padding: 5px; color: #fff; background: #000; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; } The "depths" include the fact that the D-Plane helps to shift the path more and more to the right (hitting down on the ball), and the fact that few good golfers get spin lofts of 50+ because they de-loft well enough. Spin loft is the angle of difference between the two vectors of the d-plane. One vector is the club path at impact, the other is the club's lof
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  13. I'm not a fan of the white R11. They had a GREAT look (IMHO) going with the R9 SuperDeep/SuperTri, and they screwed it up. Of course, next month, we'll probably see commercials for "the darker side of distance - the all new R11 Midnight" or something like that. Coming to stores near you June of 2011. As far as other colors, of course I like both glossy and matte black, but I could see a dark charcoal grey looking good. Even a deep navy blue might look ok. There was one of the R7s (CGB Max, maybe???), can't remember which one, that had a deep maroon head, and it was ok. I've heard that p
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  14. You should put al l your available time working on your spelling
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  15. Quote: Huhhhhh, "absolutely very bad" ???????????? Hitting 11/14 fairways, magical sand play and iron play needing a big improvements ("other recent thread") and the unlimited experience to judge balls at hc 22.5 ....... Y'd better first start hitting balls at the sweetspot, before making nonsense comments on Nike Rocks, Bridgestone makes great balls ...... Period ! (maybe not for you ........ maybe you're getting paid by Titleist to promote Pro V1's).
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  16. What can you say after playing just 1 round, scores could have been the other way around ....... all those premium balls are very close 6 strokes difference, it is not the ball.....
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  17. You can't tell me these aren't dead sexy:
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