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Manystyles

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  1. oh, and if you look on ebay, many sellers simply have a spot in their ad listing for the SN on all clubs they sell. I find that pro-shops who sell online do this, why? Because they are not shady. If a pro-shop was found to be selling fake goods on ebay (or in their store) the majors would simply yank their goods and put them out of business. I've been looking to get a TM Burner to play around with and of the 10 people I asked, 2 had the SN in the ad and I missed it :) 3 provided the info on request and even sent a pic of it 5 told me the "you could be a counterfeiter" excuse. the 5 tha
  2. They are probably demo clubs. Why would a company suddenly not warranty their new clubs jsut because they've been returned as overstock? Overstock clubs end up on places like Rockbottomgolf and overstock.com (that is exaxctly how they can sell you a R7 for $80-100 less then a new one cost, because the season is ending, overstock is coming in and they need to get rid of it, so they can close out the current period.) Clubs that have been stamped no warranty are usually in store demo's or fitting system clubs from the tour van or a shop that they are getting rid of. Once a club line is di
  3. For clubs with S/N I ask for and verify them. This is precisely why clubs have a SN. To prevent counterfeiting. To allow buyers to verify the specs of the club as the manufacturer made it. Ping is very good about this. I called them about a set of old pings and they could tell me the specs of all the clubs and even when they were last sent in for service, what was done to them, any repairs the ping shop made, everything. It's amazing how detailed they are with the records they keep (these were clubs made about 15 years ago too!) SN's exist to allow the seller and buyer to be confident t
  4. Agreed. I play Cleveland Irons, TA5 becauase I like the feel and the confidence at address. Had these Irons NOT worked for me (for whatever reason even if it was my swing and not the irons) I would be looking to change. All club use is subjective. I play TM Woods and Drivers because I hit them well. Straight and far. It happens that I can then save some Ca$h on the TLC kit since I use the weights for my wood clubs. I just got a cleveland 5 wood as a gift that I hit much better then my TM and this makes me think the TM is going to go on ebay soon. One of the best things about golf is all the ch
  5. I would agree with the above. Launch monitor fitting would be akin to you having lost some weight, going into a store to buy some pants, getting the correct waist but not looking at the inseam length. There are many components to the shaft flex you need. A clubmaker would be able to provide a much better fitting for you. Most clubfitters are also happy to provide fitting, and then pull the shaft from a commercial purchase and install one for you. This is where all those "brand new pull" shafts on ebay come from.
  6. Most shops will charge between $5-8 to change the lie angle per club and re-shaft for around the same price, so around $10-$16 per club, with a discount on a complete set. I've seen shops do this for around $70-100 for a 3-PW set.
  7. And this is why I reccomend the mod type N to upper mid / high handicappers who want to play the R5 and still use the TLC tech but don't want to play the open face on the R5 TP model. the type N has a neutral face angle and is not open. Mod it so it can take weights and the Type N becomes a monster with TLC weight technology. Why TM didn't make the type N or D TLC is beyond me. It is literally as simple as breaking the epoxy bonds on the palstic weight covers, and using an #4 easy out to remove a plug form the heel port. The ports are already threaded to take the TLC weights! It's plug and
  8. I use a TM R5 Type N and an R5 Type N modded to the TP version I wouldn't use anything else. For what you would spend to get a R5 TP on ebay with the weight kit, you could have a used r5 type N, mod it, buy the weight kit on ebay and still have $60-$70 left over to refinish the club, and after that, have $30 left over and a totally unique one of a kind paint job on your "TP". I've hit my buddies r5 Tp and I like the way my modded version feels compared to his.
  9. Hmm, Did you check the MPF? Ralph Maltby uses a rating system to classify Irons and if you really want to get game improvements I find his MPF system to be pretty good. I play TA-5's and I love them.
  10. I, for one, say fix your swing. My best friend from college (who is as close to scratch as anyone I know) said a funny thing to me. The people who sell clubs, want to sell you clubs. There is no money in it for them in you becoming a better golfer. In fact, I've seen many salespeople talk like used car salesman to close a deal and sell you that new, top of the line draw biased club. I feel the best way to fix a bad slice is to spend the time and $$ for lessons from a pro, and the range and on the course fixing the shot. It seems to me the time spent fixing your drive will also translat
  11. I'd argue the most important factor with shoes is how do they feel. I prefer Adidas myself. Some shoes, like Nike, are made too narrow for my feet and they hurt to walk in.
  12. The bags like the OGIO with the "Woode" top and similar models are as you said, they have a "tiered" spot (the Ogio's) like stairs along one side that descend. You can store your Driver, woods and hybrids in its own individual slot and then then irons and wedges/ putter go in the rest. I guess this is to cut down on bag wear and clattering of clubs in the bag.
  13. Yeah. I buy all my clubmaking supplies from golfsmith. Frankly, you can't get them cheaper. Golfsmith has a 115% guarantee (they cover the difference in cost plus 15%) and I can avoid shipping by having it shipped to my local store and BUT, it's customer serivce that makes them stand out. Stuff like this. I've had components I bought from them fail and all it takes is a phone call to customer service and they send you out a new one. If you're part of their rewards program they can even look up the purchase in the computer. You have to be nice, and understand that golf compnents are like eve
  14. I say go with what you like. If you like the feel of the Titliest's go with 'em. As far as fitting goes, I agree 1000%. I would argue an off the rack $300 set + a visit to a clubmaker is worth more then a $900 otr set with no fitting or a static fitting based on measurements. Getting clubs fit to you is the best way to go. You might even look into getting a full set of Irons built by a fitter. The option to insert ANY shaft and ANY head combo is really nice and the prices should be comperable to buying an OTR set of nice irons. Most pro fitters will meet you at the range, provide several
  15. Myself… Hello! I’m new to the fourm. I found this place after a web search and now that I’m not a newbie member I can introduce myself. I currently reside in “sunny” San Francisco, CA and have lived here most of my life. I went to school here, and attended University (both times) here in the Bay Area. I’m currently a graduate student so I have a lot more time over then next year or so to play golf and it looks like I’ll be continuing my graduate studies for an additional 4 years or so which translates into lots more golf. I started playing in high school, quit when I went to college (
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