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  1. I ended up purchasing a set of these irons. I think they were 250 dollars for the whole set including shafts and grips. Great looking head, and also great to hit. I have played Titleist AP-2's for probably 4 or 5 years now and they are also a great set of clubs. I just wanted to try something different. I left them an inch long just to try them with a bit more weight. They hit great and were very smooth. Really couldn't tell a difference between them and my Titleist. The blades were just a fraction longer, but they had a thinner top line and looked very good at address.
  2. I have used the same cheap rubber clamp for probably better than 20 years. Still using it and it works great.You can use just a plain utility knife, but you have to be careful not to go into the shaft. Its best to use the hooked style though, because a much less chance of scoring the shaft. I have now started to install grips using compressed air, and it works great, once you get the hang of it. I also like to try different putter grips, and by installing them with air, it's easy to remove them without destroying the grip. Anymore its easy to spend 30 dollars on a putter grip. I was also worried about the grips I put on with compressed air to have them move on the shaft. I have never had an issue with this. Air is the way to go...
  3. Not all ping putters carry a serial number. I do believe that you are thinking more a model number than a serial number though. Almost all of the older ping putters had a model number stamped on them. I remember my first one. My parents bought it for me for a graduation present way back in 1972. It was the most expensive putter out there and it went for a whopping 20 dollars!! It was a Ping Kushin. Ping also made a model called the Ping Cushin. It was basically the same as the Kushin but just a bit longer. Great putters back then, and still are. I still have mine and it is mint except for the grip which I have replaced. Money means absolutly nothing when it comes to putters.A 400 dollar putter does not make you a good putter. It may impress your friends though if that is what you worry about. I do get mine out once in a while though. The main reason I don't use it that often is that it sure doesnt have the feel as some of the newer ones do. I use a Spider putter and I really do like the feel of them. The older Pings are a bit on the clanky side, but back then they were the thing. Those and the Accushnet Bullseye's and dont forget about the George Low putters. I believe that the Wilson 8802 model was a copy of them. But if it works, that is what really matters...Enjoy!!! I lost an insert on one of my putters. What I did was filled it with epoxy. I would put a layer of epoxy into the cavity and let it harden. Then drill some very small holes into the epoxy and add more epoxy. I kept repeating this process until the cavity was full. I then took a fine tooth file and draw filed it till it was perfectly smooth with the putter face. I don't use it much anymore, but when it was my go to putter back 20 years, it worked just fine...
  4. I have found that most people that try to practice on the course, really are not practicing. It seems like even when trying to practice on the course, people still tend to try and shoot a score. If I am really trying to practice, I do it on the range...
  5. I myself do not use a line. I have learned also that the putterhead whether being pointed straight, left, or right of the hole does not mean that is where the ball is going to go. I pay more attention to the way my feet set up towards the line I want to hit the ball on. Once I get settled onto that line I dont waste much time hitting the putt. To me a line on the ball seems to just complicate the putt. It seems like most pros use a line, but again most of us are not pros...
  6. I try not to overthink a putt. It is hard to do and takes a lot of practice. On my longer putts, say 20 feet or so, I don't try to make it. Ipick out a line in general, take a practice stroke or two, and just try to get it around the hole close enough to insure a two putt. In doing so it seems like sometimes just trying to get it close, some of those putts fall in. I have studied putting a lot of years and have noticed if you clear your mind, and try not to think that if you make the putt that you will break 40, that you have a better chance of making it. I have also noticed that most people that have a four foot putt to make for a par, or a birdie is different. If they are putting for a birdie it seems like they are more defensive, and are more worried about possibly three putting it than one putting. Clearing your mind to stroke a putt is difficult. Takes a lot of practice. I probably spend 40% of my practice time putting. 60% of that time making three to four footers. During my round I normally do not miss anything within 4 foot. It does happen, but when it does I just move on and try not to think as to why I missed it.
  7. Right now I play the Titleist AP 2's. They are a great club. When I bought them they had a Kuro Kage graphite shaft in them. After playing them one season I reshafted them with a True Temper TT Lite shaft. I left them one inch long. I have always liked the feel of a longer iron which also made a heavier swingweight. Right around a D-8. I am 66 years old and I still prefer a steel shaft over graphite. Mainly because I find it easier to work the ball. I have really no reason to change other than I just like trying different things. They are a tad longer than my AP-2s, but from the address position they look very nice. Really thinking about giving them a try...
  8. I am planning on building me a set of these irons. I just got a 7 iron head in today to check it out before I purchased a whole set. Just wondering if anyone out there has used these heads and get any feedback from you golfers out there. These look very plain to me and with no-nonsence lines or gimmicks to them. To me a very attractive iron head... Any thoughts??
  9. Sir, No matter what I say you usually disagree with it. But I have not a problem with that. I know that the people that are quite good at this game, are usually very good at putting. I will not change my ways and thoughts on practicing with the flat stick. You are very argumentative, very opinionated, and I like that... I also know that you are in the Lake Chataqua golf area. I love that course. I am halfway between Erie and Pittsburgh. It would be a pleasure to play a round with someone like yourself. Maybe you could show me a thing or two...(or vice versa.LOL)😉
  10. I wish I would have the opportunity to play such courses. They would have to be a treat. The better courses around me are The Lakes at Avalon, Squaw Creek, Boulder Creek, and there is many many more...
  11. For myself, on the start of my round,if I am able to hole the first two or three putts from lets just say five foot and in, usually puts my head in a good place. A lot better than if I would have missed them. But one thing that I do know I do. If I miss a short one, I forget about it as soon as I can. After the round you can dwell on it if you like. But thinking about it three holes down the road only leads you to worse things. Oh yeah, there is no such thing as a secret to good putting..LOL
  12. Having 100 putters, and probably more comes from just liking to try different shapes and configurations. Has nothing to do with finding one that works like you think. And confidence does not come from thinking you are lined up on the proper line. It comes from making them. Thinking you are on the proper line, and yet you still miss them, only creates doubt in your mind. Anybody making a 30 foot putt lets say, is strictly luck. But constantly getting those putts close takes skill. There is not a pro out there that would not agree. I myself feel that I am not a great putter, but I am not a bad one either.On the courses I am able to play, I rarely three putt. I am usually able to nestle them close enough to make an easy par though. I try to create oppertunities. The more chances, the better my odds. I practice putting probably 75% of my practice time. And 75% of that putting practice time is spent in 5 foot and less.I dont do this because I am not profeciant at the flat stick. I do this because this is where good scores are created. Try it sometime...
  13. There is this course near Canfield Ohio called "Kensington" I have played it a few times in the past, but during this Labor day weekend I took my wife there with me. If you are in the area this is a MUST course to play. It is BEAUTIFUL!! Lots of sand, and water. Five different tee levels. We paid 58 dollars for the two of us and a cart. This may have been a senior rate, but I have paid a lot more for a course that could not even equal the likes of this course. If in the area, please check it out. The people are great, very professional. THANK YOU KENSINGTON!!!
  14. I guess that all depends on how much those putters cost you. You probably do not know of those days when a 20 dollar putter was the elite! I am not knocking getting fitted at all. Good putting is more than getting fitted. It's confidence!! If you get fitted, pay 300 bucks or so for a putter, get out to the course and start making a few 3 or 5 footers, you feel that it is money well spent, and it is. But as soon as you miss a couple, or few, the game changes, and this will happen to you...Your mind will dictate how you play. When I am over a three footer needing it for a birdie, or most deserved par I DO NOT think of missing it. I am thinking about making it. There is a big difference. I am now 66 years old, and this thought patters I still use.
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