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  1. No (14.3b). Unrelated: the announcers need to stop discussing the break of a putt in relation to "downtown" or "Mexico City". They sound idiotic.
    3 points
  2. I had some MP33's a couple of years ago and sunk some coin in them. Had them reshafted and bent to my needs. I put them on ebay when I was done fooling around with them and sold them for everything I had in them, and a little extra. If the are not too beat up, put a fifty on the counter for them. See if they'll bite. @David in FL is right about the handicap. If you aren't hitting the sweet spot, there's a lot of distance loss and vibration you will get to enjoy. @Lagavulin62 he also stated he was going to play them, not just turn them over for a profit. Weed your panties out of your
    2 points
  3. Brandel makes me wish Golf Channel banned Twitter.
    2 points
  4. That's one of the 'myths' that announcers keep perpetuating. Putts break downhill, period. General topography may influence how a course is put together. But a good green designer will put in optical illusions that counter the topography. This is why AimPoint works so well as you have noted.
    2 points
  5. @CSTACK asked me a question, and I asked for some details on what he wanted to do. He responded, and I suggested options. I hope your postings on other interests are of higher quality than your TST remarks.
    2 points
  6. (Feel free to move if this isn't an appropriate location) I purchased a SkyTrak launch monitor, and I have been very pleased with the product thus far. I feel that my review/experiences over the past few years may be able to help some or create good discussion on practicing. I don't have practice facilities readily accessible (25 min drive), so I've spent countless hours refining my swing in my garage with a mat/net. 3 years ago I was a 12 hcp and often struggled to make consistent solid contact, but have since lowered my hcp to the 4-6 range. It took a little while to learn the "fe
    1 point
  7. Hi everybody, Our Socal group has gone through a bit of a rut since the good old days of our large quarterly outings and I think it's time we change that. @tristanhilton85, @Big C, @mvmac, and myself have gone through the trouble of taking care of all of the initial planning stages for this outing so we can skip right to the fun part of finalizing everything. We've already narrowed it down to two Sundays that all four of us are available; Sunday April 23rd and Sunday April 30th. We also all agree on Goose Creek as the location. (Although, it's not a 100% guarantee yet on the off ch
    1 point
  8. The USGA and R&A are hosting a teleconference (I'll take part and may "live blog" it if possible this Wednesday, March 1, at 8:30am eastern time. It's scheduled to last one hour. Purpose: The USGA and The R&A will host a joint media teleconference on Wednesday, March 1 regarding the Rules of Golf Modernization initiative. Participants: Thomas Pagel, Senior Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status, USGA David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance and Chief of Staff, The R&A The expectation is that the rules will see massive, sweeping changes that greatly simp
    1 point
  9. You are splitting hairs. Get over it.
    1 point
  10. Although your point is correct in him not asking persons opinions, this is a website dedicated to the love of the game. This can include sharing information and advice on things. I think it is fair to say @David in FL's comment was meant in good faith and with no ill will (without any further understanding of his intentions). Many people don't have the knowledge of what irons they should play given their handicap and so it's not a comment that was out of the ordinary from a person trying to offer some advice Not sure why your reaction would be so emotional.
    1 point
  11. My buddy is a massive hitter. He had the Formula 6 krank head before he cracked it. He used 5* of loft with a 3X stiff shaft at 71grams at 49.5in long. His swing speed was consistently 147mph-ish in practice. Launch high, spin low. I don't know for sure about these numbers, but I think you want about 90-110ft at apex height with 1800 - 2200rpm. Launch maybe like 12-14*. Check out last years coverage of the Long Drive challenge. They show you all those numbers for the guys. Most companies come with warranties and if you hit a lot of drives in practice, they'll break. But you can
    1 point
  12. The component vs OEM has been going on for decades. There was a time when you could be fitted with good quality component heads and shafts by professionally trained fitters. The cost was less than off the rack OEMs. But today the OEM market has changed significantly. You can buy a 2 year old OEM set of irons for less than a fitted component set off Ebay. Same with woods and hybrids. Now if you really think that OEM heads have better tolerances than the good quality component heads you might be wrong. Quality component companies have the same tolerances as the OEMs an are often manufactured in
    1 point
  13. good deal. Keeping to specifics should result in more participation, leaving not too much leeway. Either they can make it, or not.
    1 point
  14. One of a few Fathers Day outings with my Son at Chambers Bay
    1 point
  15. Before I clicked on this I assumed it meant the big 4 sports of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. I'm going to stick with my answer of baseball during the spring/summer, football during the fall/winter, and basketball during that weird time we just had between the Super Bowl and Spring Training.
    1 point
  16. Good post Dave. I think your sentiment is correct, but I do think the teachers of 5sk would adjust a backswing if it's preventing someone from getting their weight forward or have the correct path etc. (the other keys). Obviously these pros with unique backswings don't have an issue with that In the past I would have, but I try really hard to stay focused on my instruction given to me and not deviate. I think that's your best bet. Just watch the pros for fun not to look for ways to fix your game If you're having knee or back issues I'd say it's even more importan
    1 point
  17. I'm sure a spectator/spectators that didn't pick up the ball but saw it there said where it was approximately. Phil didn't' make the rules, but he gets to use them even to his advantage like any player.
    1 point
  18. The officials proceeded under Rule 18-1 http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-and-decisions.html#!rule-18 The official on the spot made the determination, based on the spectators accounts, that it was virtually certain that Phil's ball had been picked up by a spectator (outside agency). What was a little more surprising to me was that he found sprinkler heads deep in the jungle for two different shots. No accusation, he had an official with him both times, but who would have thought there would be sprinkler heads THERE?
    1 point
  19. Up until about the mass introduction of the graphite shaft in the 1980s Drivers were all 43". 98% of your old wooden woods and early metal woods all had 43" shafts. I'm 6' 4 1/2" I can't really play a 43" driver. My wife's driver is 43.5" and I hit the hell out of it. Yes a little wild because it's a ladies flex shaft, and the grip is tiny but that is beside the point. I've actually toyed with the idea of having my driver cut down to 44" and my my 4-wood back to standard 42.5" (my driver is 45.5" but it's only 45" standard). I actually hit a friend of mine's old R540 with a 4
    1 point
  20. Looking forward to getting a good group out there like we used to. Hopefully at least three, if not four, groups out there. For those who haven't attended one of these before, in the past we've done a modified Stableford type scoring, although the last few that hasn't happened because it was only one group. Anyways, this sounds like fun. Hopefully there will be some new faces out there.
    1 point
  21. I could be wrong, I don't claim to be an expert, but I don't buy it. You can't tell me that every green breaks away from the high point on the course as if the course designers don't create slopes on their greens. Agreed about readings greens he the feet. Firm believer in AimPoint.
    1 point
  22. That's what I was doing. She just got a full set, so I was trying to figure out how to carry it all. It's not like it's a massive bag, so I'm sure I can just strap it to my bag.
    1 point
  23. Why do the commentators keep talking about the "City center" when guys miss putts? Is the this same freaking nonsense about greens always break towards the water? It's so annoying....
    1 point
  24. I have some experience with shorter driver shafts, and I might be able to provide some insight. I can comment on some of Ken's results as well. The length of drivers on Tour is accurate information. The average length has been 44.5" for a number of years, with guys like Sergio Garcia playing drivers between 43-43.5"! I have been an advocate of shorter length drivers for over 15 years. During that time, all of my personal drivers have been between 44-44.5" with the majority at 44.25". I have also built dozens of drivers for customers ranging from 43.5-44.75" with great results.
    1 point
  25. My first thought is that if you're "rocking" a set of modern game improvement irons, and are still a 20(+) handicap, the last thing I'd encourage you to do is buy a set of 15ish year old blades. Having said that, I remember them being a quality set of blades, appreciated by a couple of low handicap buddies that played them a bunch of years ago. Right or wrong, you really can't go wrong for $70...
    1 point
  26. IMO you figure it out by making a good pivot and where ever the arms naturally go just let them do it. Don't "force" a certain arm position because a certain player is flat or upright. The only time an arm plane position should be corrected is if it's interfering with something on the downswing. I know Hardy's definition goes beyond arm plane but that's basically what it is. There are players with upright swings that have steepish shoulder turns. If you cropped out their arms below, the pitch of the pivots are pretty darn similar.
    1 point
  27. 1...back in 2015,..175 yards,was in one of our monthly medals (i finished nowhere had a nightmare round) i was playing alongside the captain,i didnt see it drop but two guys on the next tee were waving like marooned sailors so i knew it was in..club got me a trophy to comemorate it which was nice.
    1 point
  28. This is what the R&A/USGA are thinking http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/text/stroke-and-distance-relief.html
    1 point
  29. Well this thread is interesting for a few not even in the market for the club. You are making a wise decision to wait it out.
    1 point
  30. Yes, when Tiger came on to the Tour he played a 43.5" driver with a steel shaft! I read an article where he said that only if he thought his game was suffering would he consider going to graphite, let alone a longer shaft! Look, the club companies need to sell clubs to stay in business! The 43" - 43.5" driver was a standard for decades, maybe a century! Then the manufacturers started introducing longer drivers, promising more distance. At the same time they also introduced larger clubheads. Longer shafts and larger clubheads equal one thing. Clubfaces that are are harder to square to
    1 point
  31. Be the chicken now that's a steady head
    1 point
  32. List of all the proposed rules. http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/test-item-graphics/ The USGA and R&A announced a series of proposed changes to the Rules of Golf, which would take effect in 2019. Here's a complete list of the topics addressed, including what the new rule would be and what the current rule is. BALL AT REST: Topics Description of change Player accidentally moves his or her ball during search New rule: No pen
    1 point
  33. Here goes, I didn't realize I was doing this, but I had a hard time looking directly at the camera lens. I have a little stage fright. I'm also terrible at editing, but I did my best to make it look ok. Shoe Size - 11 Nike or 10.5 FJ Shirt Size - Large for all brands Pants 34/34 for all brands
    1 point
  34. 1-5. Putting matters most. Uh huh. What are the chances I gain 2 strokes because I (or just about any golfer) 4 putted? It's happened. Rarely. What are the chances I (or just about any golfer) hit an errant tee shot and blow 2 strokes? 40% every tee shot for me.
    1 point
  35. Wow...you can't be an all-time great without multiple majors? As Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction would say, "That's a bold statement." Let me throw this example at you...Jim Furyk. 27 Professional wins. 17 wins on PGA Tour. 1 major (U.S. Open...tied lowest 72 hole score). Vardon Trophy. FedEx Cup Champion. Player of the Year. Shot 59 on PGA Tour. Shot 58 on PGA Tour. Played in 9 Ryder Cups and 7 Presidents Cups. Over $67 million in career earnings. Sub-standard or great?
    1 point
  36. I can't answer. If I had to, I could only give you who's my least favorite, and that's Speef. I like the others guys' swings much better, and there's something about him that I don't like. I think he's a prolly a douchebag deep down inside. Of the others, I love DJ and Rors. Day not too far behind but he's a slow player and he can go chew aluminum foil for that.
    1 point
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