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Tim S

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  1. What do you think? Real or Fake?
  2. I was talking about my feel, not physics. Just said it badly. You're right, of course.
  3. I agree. Spin is good, if it is backspin. Any other spin and the ball goes left or right. Less spin and the ball isn't in risk of slicing or hooking but just being knocked out of the air. Hitting down on a drive is tough for us ams. So, I like a lower ball flight, which I "feel" like gives me a bit more overspin and roll, and less chance for the ball to balloon far left or right. If it drifts, it won't drift far.
  4. What Do You Do for a Living?

    Marketing Communications writer/consultant, published novelist and blogger.
  5. Tim Schoch

  6. Looking for specifically for a Ping Eye 2 L Wedge Green Dot (2-2.5 degrees upright and 1/2-3/4" long). ZZ Lite shaft. It would be perfect if it were an early Ping Eye 2 with Pat Pending stamped (no patent numbers) and the Karsten Manufacturing line upside down. This is the earliest Ping (1982-4) with V grooves.
  7. challenges of senior golfers

    About growing the game. As private citizens, we grow the game by playing the game and setting good examples. Heads of the PGA, LPGA, USGA, etc., as well as touring pros, have different motives to grow the game. IMO you can forget the debate on TV about the responsibilities of golf's professional organizations and players to grow the game. If it makes more money, they will do it. For us, it would be wonderful to someday play golf with your grandchild and see the thrill of the game light up his or her eyes.
  8. Not all Eye2s have nonconforming square grooves. In fact, the ones in the picture are Eye2 Plus (+) irons, which are a different version than the Eye2 clubs and they are conforming as part of the agreement between Ping and the USGA. Just today, I bought a set of the earliest Eye2 irons from 1984, and they have V grooves, not square grooves or U grooves. All of these clubs still hold their own against today's clubs. My set has a PW with a loft of 50.5 degrees. The new Callaway Apex irons have a PW of 45 degrees. Hitting the new clubs longer? Well, it's no surprise. I'm putting my Eye2s in the bag for a big try. My regular set are Hogan Apex Edge irons from 2001--forged irons with a ton of feel and forgiveness.
  9. challenges of senior golfers

    Word!
  10. challenges of senior golfers

    My big problem as a senior is that I just don't get out and play enough, and when I do, I don't have those youthful muscles to make scrambling fun. So, to get myself motivated I bought myself some forged irons (Hogan Apex Edge). They are fairly forgiving, but require more accurate strikes than my huge GI Pings. The feedback from these irons is very rewarding, the distances are the same, and I feel like more of a player, so I'm motivated to practice, exercise, learn better shotmaking, and feel a bit younger. I still have my modern driver, 3-wood, and two hybrids. I can get the driver out there 250 on a level fairway, and since I'm practicing more, my drives are more accurate. Overall, so far this approach is working for me.
  11. My Titleist Cameron Mil-Spec has a stamp on the neck that reads 232HN. Does this mean it has been refinished? See pic
  12. The vintage movement

    The interest in these tournaments or groups is that the equipment levels the field, plus it is fun. The soft ball is a serious issue. We play with the early Taylormade metal woods, remember? When the driver was the size of a Little League baseball? But seriously, those older metal woods deliver. Especially, for me, the 5-wood. I can still shape that club around anything...with modern balls. Hickory has never interested me. I have some hickory putters and have sold some clubs, but they are certainly just a shelf item for me and not too interesting at that. I LOVE the age of innovation.
  13. The vintage movement

    Sure, you play the oldies for fun. It's all about equalizing the field--four or eight buddies all playing clubs from the '60s and wood woods. The problem is the ball. Old balls have lost their bounce and are dried out, for the most part. A lot of the vintage groups play low compression balls meant for women. Then, the problem is the cover. Nothing's as soft as balata anymore, as far as I know. Still, there are plenty of people out there collecting clubs and playing them. Just the look of them is inspiring, IMO. (And at 66, they are "inspiring" me to get out my OS clubs and hybrids!)
  14. The vintage movement

    Mizuno anything is something someone wants, guaranteed. Especially forged.
  15. The vintage movement

    We've all heard about the so-called hickory golf teams who wield hickory sticks and who-knows-what-kind of balls for an afternoon of knickers and frustration. But what I'm hearing (on forums, on Sirius/XM shows, on TV) is that people (aka 20-somethings and 60-somethings) are crazy to play 1960s-1970s clubs in their mini tourneys. I would make an exception for Ping Eye 2s (actually the Ping Eyes are great) and a few key forged clubs, but it does sound like a party. Maybe something the PGA tour should embrace for a PGA/LPGA competition retro event. I recently took my set of Mizuno T-Zoid MX-20 forged irons to the range and did great. Really a whole new experience. Then I took my Titleist Accu-Flo irons (weird looking) and did even better. Amazing how old tech can work. So there is potential -- if everyone is playing these clubs -- for a lot of fun in a tourney. Any of you have experience with this fad?
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