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  1. I have a combo set of Wishon irons. Like Mizuno, of which I also own a set, the Wishon irons undergo a five step forging process and are very soft. There is very little, if any, difference between the Wishons and the Mizuno. When you factor in price, you actually get more bang for your buck. I was able to purchase the Wishons, 5-PW, brand new with customized shafts, spined and flo'd for consistency, (think SST Pure process) and some Iomic grips for $400 less than a new set of uncustomized Mizunos. Additionally, FWIW, Tom Wishon is responsible for making Payne Stewart's golf clubs and Phil Mickelson once played KZG irons,another high end component company that makes fantastic golf clubs.
  2. It depends on the day of the week at Pelham. It is an easier course than Split Rock so it gets more play. The problem is finding starters and marshalls that actually pay attention to the pace of play. These guys much rather chill at the new clubhouse and restaurant than actually make people play golf. FWIW, I usually play Split Rock on Fridays. The last time I played we were finished in 4 hours. To the OP, it sounds like a good business plan. Your friend has already sold out 60% of the events. Here's to hoping you host an event in Westchester or Orange County.
  3. If we're keeping score And plating by the rules of golf then you're not getting yardage and I'm not telling you what club I used. (unless we're teammates) if it's a casual round and no score is being kept then I'll give you all the information you need. If your friends get pissed when money is on the line and you're not helping them then you should do two things: 1) find new golf friends or b) five them the wrong yardage.
  4. I like Fowler's answer even better. "if I could go back and change anything it would be to hit the wedge shot that we wanted." Good to see a young guy have some conviction and not fall to unfair criticism. Also nice to have a round table of sorts without being subjected to the usual suspects or conversation centered around the one and only.
  5. For those of you in NYC, there will be a huge golf day at Chelsea Piers. All the OEMs will be there. My first choice will be Adams as I want to try the new CB1 irons. I also want to try the new CG1 Tours from Cleveland. I'm not dismissive of any golf company. All that matters is that it looks and feels good.
  6. golf_junkie27

    P90x

    I'm on day 9. You need to figure out what you want to achieve. There are three types; classic, size and leaner. Then follow the outline set up for each one including the meal plan. They will recommend which foods and supplements to eat. Use two sets of dumbells. One heavy and one light. You definitely need the chinup bar. They're $30 on eBay. If anyone wants a excel spreadsheet to chart their progression, send me a PM. Will be glad to forward it.
  7. Jay, I use both blades and CBs in the long irons. (forget my signature as it's always changing). The only difference I have noticed is forgiveness. The CBs I have are almost identical in certain aspects: sole size, offset and topline. With the profiles being similar, I can pretty much do everything with the CBs that I do with the blades and visa versa. Also, the lofts are identical as both Mizuno and Wishon believe in traditional lofts. IMHO, I believe that you won't lose anything by going to blades as long as they fall in line, criteria wise, as the clubs you are playing now. Additionally, whatever difference you may find in ball flight can be rectified with a shaft change. Any clubmaker worth his salt can recommend the necessary changes.
  8. Yes, they are from Chop Shop Golf and the person's name is Eric Vatral. It took two weeks, door to door, for the work to be done. He refinished my set from the 5I to PW. I did not ask him to paintfill the clubs because I really liked the all black look. Instead, I just asked him to do some stampings. At the time, I paid almost $200 for the work and the clubs look brand new. I can send you some pics or you can google "xtraspin" and "ebay" for what the irons look like. There are other places that do this: The Iron Factory in Dallas and Black Oxide Services in California. BOS offers the most extensive types of finishes but they start at $50 a club. Their work, in fairness, is fantastic. Hope this helped.
  9. I'll second the notion of a combo set. Are you looking for a club that is smaller in profile? Thinner topline? Less offset? If so, you don't necessarily have to hit a blade. There are plenty of cavity back models that have the same profile as a blade but have more forgiviness. If you're not averse to using a component company, you can probably build yourself a set for the fraction of the cost of an OEM. Companies like Geotech, Snake Eyes, Wishon make what is known as a player's cavity and can be had for as little as $15 a head. If you don't want to go that route, take a look at Adams. The Pro Gold series is a great club and can be had, new, for less than $400. They are also releasing the new CB1 and CB2 irons. These are a player's cavity and you can create a really nice combo set. The CB2 in the 3I and 4I, the CB1 in the 5I-7I and the Pro Black Blades (if you still want blades) in the 8I-PW.
  10. I have hit so many shafts but thanks to a professional fitting I have some things that I would like to share: 1) Get your shaft set to the right CPM. Moreso than flex, various companies label flexes different but CPM is always constant. Whenever I buy a new shaft, I try to get it at a CPM that is anywhere from 258 to 262. (Talking about drivers) 2) Figure out if you're a swinger or hitter. Swingers tend to have a better transition and smoother tempo and can go with a torque that is higher than that of a hitter. Hitters are generally more aggressive and need the lower torque to prevent twisting of the clubhead. 3) Ask what type of ball flight you are looking for and combine it with the right head. Some heads cause more spin, some less and the same goes with shafts. When you can figure these things out, buying shafts becomes easier. All my shafts fall in the same parameter: low torque, mid ball flight and moderate spin.
  11. Get a combo set. If you don't want to switch to a hybrid for your 4I, I humbly suggest that you choose a 4I with some offset with a shaft that will increase your ball flight. Something along the lines of a Nike full cavity or the Taylormade R7 draw irons. They are both really easy to hit and get airborne. For your 5I and 6I, think about getting some type of player cavity-You mentioned Callaway- you can't go wrong with the X Tour series. Although not listed, take a look at the AP2, a really nice club. If you don't want to go the route of a combo set, then give the Mizuno MP 57 a try. They are really easy to hit, forgiving and can be had for a steal.
  12. Something I read from Ian Poulter and that's hitting to the same target with various clubs. For example, from 100 to 150 yards, using a 5I through 8I. This teaches you control, how to swing easy and more importantly, how to hit different shots depending on the conditions. I also play a game where I hit the same club, say a 7 iron and choose an easy distance like 140 yards and hit a variety of shots. One other thing I do is overclub and grip down. I find this helpful for those days where my swing is just not there. Knowing I have more than enough club relaxes me, I swing easier and have a much better time hitting targets. Since I'm going under a swing change, this has been really helpful.
  13. Eric did my MP32s, too. Great work and he stamped my sons names on my seven iron. I've used them for one round of golf and four range sessions and they still look brand new. You might also want to use the oil that cleans swords. It was recommended to me by someone else and it works just fine. I'm going to send him a couple of wedges that need some work. It's like getting a new club at a fraction of the cost.
  14. I played my first round of the year on Friday. I was decent off the tee, hit some good approach shots and made some ridiculous putts. As I posted earlier, I'm working with a PGA pro on changing my swing. Best part is that we played a round of golf, together. I had some mishits that turned out okay but I am psyched about getting better. I am playing again this week. Hopefully, my score will be an indication of the work that I'm putting in.
  15. The Golf Mat, IMHO, is the way to go. My range has three of them and I don't hit off anything else. If they are in use, I'll just wait. They are much better than hitting off any other mat. (Of course, nothing beats real grass)
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