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Long Ball Larry

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About Long Ball Larry

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    I brings the ruckus.

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    Dallas, TX

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    6.7
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    Lefty
  1. Does anyone know the hosel depth of the Adams Tight Lies 2.0 fairway woods? Asking because I'm looking at a shaft with a three-inch parallel tip section that I would likely need tipped. But, since half an inch must be left above the hosel and the recommended tipping for a 5-wood is one inch, it would be impossible to tip if the depth is an inch and a half. Thanks in advance.
  2. Thanks all for the responses so far. WUTiger , my iron set (3-PW) already has the KBS Tour shafts. I'm trying to figure out what to do about my two Vokeys (54 and 60). I use the 54 around the green and for full shots. I use the 60 much less often, usually 60 yards and in, and never for full shots. Definitely plan on keeping both.
  3. I am unfamiliar with KBS and just ordered a set of irons with the Tour shafts. For my two wedges, would I be better off getting the (1) 37.5-inch Iron shafts (i.e., the same the irons) or (2) 37-inch Wedge shafts (my irons are standard length)? According to the KBS website, the Wedge shafts are "developed for players seeking a similar feel to the KBS TOUR." I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference, but just wanted to see if someone more knowledgeable had any thoughts. Thanks in advance.
  4. Played 30 rounds and finished with a 5.6. I want to increase my GIR% from 42% (7-8 per round) to at least 50%. The number that sticks out the most: 40% of fairways. Even worse: 30% of the misses went left, and 30% went right. Someone needs to work on his driver.
  5. I would like to see Phil win the Grand Slam, but I'll settle for: Masters - Tiger U.S. Open - Phil Open Championship - Kaymer PGA Championship - Phil
  6. Completely agree. I played there for the first time on Christmas Day last year (fortunately only had to pay about $50). Zero plans to go back.
  7. Since trajectory is a big concern and everything you have is standard, I would get fitted for the correct shaft(s) first and foremost. I'm guessing you can play well with whatever club heads you're comfortable with given you're a 9 index. Also, four wedges in your set makes sense since you're a long hitter. I recently switched from the TaylorMade Tour Preferreds (2008 version) to the 714 AP2s and am happy with them. Got a great deal from my fitter and didn't need, or ultimately want, to shell out for Mizunos. I've stayed away from TaylorMade since purchasing my first set since they rele
  8. It took me almost four years and 90-100 rounds. I had a handful of 80s and finally broke through with a 77 at Ewa Beach Golf Club in Oahu last December. I've been shooting 78-84 this year and just established a new low of 76 at Bandon Dunes last month. The weird thing is that I didn't card a single birdie either round.
  9. You obviously know more about this than I do. I was speaking based on my tendency to blade pitches from tight lies with my 54.11 and having more success with my 60.07.
  10. I find "GET IN THE HOLE!" and "YOU DA MAN!" to be very annoying. I got a laugh when some guy shouted "BABA BOOEY!" yesterday, but nothing will beat the "MASHED POTATOES!" guy from Chevron last year.
  11. I would go low-bounce given your normal playing conditions. 45* to 52* is not crazy by any means. I believe Tiger's PW is 47* and his wedges are 56* and 60*. If you go that route, I'd follow newtogolf's recommendation when you're in between clubs. If I may make a suggestion, what about going 50/56/60, and bending the 56* to 55* (and removing a degree of bounce). Then you'd have five-degree gaps from 40* to 60*.
  12. Well done! I like the scorecard/stats. What program do you use?
  13. I would upgrade the 3-wood for sure. What is the loft on your 4-iron? If it's a strongly-lofted GI iron (21* or so), you could go with a 15* 3-wood and a 18* wood or hybrid, and that would leave you with room for one more club, maybe a GW there's a large gap between your PW and SW.
  14. Except for the 5-wood, your set configuration and yardages are pretty much identical to mine before I went from four wedges to three (I had a 3-wood). I originally made an uninformed decision and bought the matching AW and SW, so starting with the 9-iron, my lofts were 43/47/51/55/60. Since I never used the AW and didn't like the clunky look and feel of it and the SW, I got rid of them and decided to put the 3-iron in the bag. What I ended up doing was getting Vokeys (54 and 60) and bending the PW one degree weak, so my lofts are now 43/48/54/60. When I find myself with 122 yards or so, I just
  15. Bending the PW a degree strong seems like the path of least resistance to me. You could also bend the 9-iron half a degree strong as well, and then you'd have four-degree gaps from the 5-iron down. What caught my eye was you're carrying both a 5-wood and 3-hybrid. I agree with Lucius: get a 3-wood, and ditch one of the aforementioned clubs. Based solely on lofts, I'd take out the 5-wood since your 4-iron is 25*, so you'd have 9/15/20/25 at the top.
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