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  1. My signature doesn't reflect WITB right now so bare with: Driver: 265 (carry and getting longer) 4-wood: 220 (shit I don't hit this the best) 4-iron: 208 5-iron: 195 6-iron: 182 7-iron: 170 8-iron: 157 9-iron: 145 PW: 133 GW: 120 SW + LW who knows maybe up to 100 yards with the 56° and never more than 50 yards with the 60° I only really use my 60° out of the sand so I don't really know. Putter: I guess on the green. But I suppose I could pull an Eddie Pepperell on a 150-yard par-three... I've never tried it, I've seen some putters at the Re-Use Center that maybe you could try that with. But the newer putters, it seems like you'd snap a weld trying that.
  2. I agree on the fact public high school golf coaches are nothing more than van drivers. When I was in high school, my team had a fairly good coach, he was genuinely around a 3 handicap, so he was a really good player. The one really nice thing I will say about him, is his got me to harness my power at that time. I was stupid long in high school. (I'm talking legitimately tour pro long at the time, 300 yards off the tee was nothing, but I was very wild) He got me to harness that power down to about 70-80% effort and I was still long, but I was a lot more accurate. We had this one par-three at our home course that was 157 yards and played about 40 feet downhill. I went to reach for my pitching wedge and he reached in my bag and handed me an 8-iron. He looked at me and said, "I'll bet you can hit it closer with this 8-iron than you have been with your pitching wedge." I proceeded to knock it to a foot. I was of the Tiger generation where we all saw Tiger hitting Driver, pitching wedge into 15 at Augusta, thinking we have to do it to, except we duff it in the water.
  3. As I stated in the how many hybrids do you carry thread, I brought some old clubs out of storage and am having a laugh playing them for a bit. This is the set-up: Nickent 4DX Evolver Driver 10.5° just a stock SR3 Stiff in this. Nickent 4DX 4-wood and 3-hybrid with UST Proforce V2 Stiff Shaft. Nickent 3DX Genex 4-hybrid Standard Nickent Stiff Shaft. Snake Eyes 685X Forged irons (5-PW) I do have the 3 and 4 iron Project X High Launch 6.0 soft stepped to 5.8. Snake Eyes 675W wedges 52°, 56°, and 60° with same shafts as irons. Yes C-Groove Penny at 35". I guess my question is this have any of you taken your older clubs to the course for a chuckle? I'd love to read some stories about it.
  4. That's funny because I found myself doing the same thing until I played the Exotics CBX. I'm currently not playing it as I pulled a couple older Nickent hybrids out of storage and dusted them off. I need to update my signature but I'm played a Nickent 4DX 3 hybrid and Genex 4-hybrid. I went back to some equipment that worked in the past. I will being starting a thread on that in the coming days.
  5. Damn straight. Everyone talks about the whole lead tape, hot melt to get the swingweight up... Amateurs... I have a 45" Ping G driver that when I hit it well I crush it. When I don't it's in the shit. I also have an Exotics EX 10 driver at 44". I didn't just get the shaft cut when I ordered it, I had Tour Edge install lead plugs into the tip end of the shaft. The result, the tip plugs bring my swingweight up to D2. Which is my swingweight in all my Exotics clubs driver to pitching wedge. If you're going to do it yourself, you would need to use lead tape or hot melt. Another option is to get a 44" shaft via Golfworks and Cobra adapter and some lead weight plugs and do it yourself. I highly recommend getting the components and having a professional do it though. Or you can just choke down and save some money.
  6. Nothing wrong with trying to hit a 2-iron even at a 17 handicap. As stated before it takes serious clubhead speed to hit a 2-iron. The general rule of thumb is if you can't hit your driver 270 yards in the air, dump the 2-iron, less than 250 yards dump the 3-iron, and so on. I am able to hit a 2 and 3-iron with decent results, I just choose not to.
  7. You can't polish a turd but I'll try. I can actually name several sports that use a handicap system for competitive play. As @Double Mocha Man stated Horse Racing is one. Bowling is probably the one that is most a kin to golf's handicap system. Bowling's is a stupid easy to figure out too. You take the difference from 200 and your USBC certified league average and you get 90% of that only in whole pins. Pool is another game where a beginner can take on a pro if your an average stick at pool. You'd have to win say 4 games in a series of 8-ball games where a pro would need 9.
  8. I disagree with the premise you are trying. The handicap system is in place so that golfers off all skill levels CAN compete with one another. Obviously there are sandbaggers and people with vanity handicaps, but these are outliers. And the handicap committee is there to identify these outliers. When a player who normally has a course handicap of 22. And plays in 3 handicap tournaments and posts rounds in the mid 80s. The committee will automatically lower their handicap. In short the handicap system has checks and balances.
  9. Ok maybe not zero, but it's most likely not 100% Check this video out. The object club here is a a Taylormade RSI1 7-iron, which standard specs are 30.5° loft, and 63° lie. This is exhibit A. Exhibit B: Watch from 4:10-5:40, where with Lee's P790 irons his swingweights should be higher than what their actual swingweight is. Exhibit 😄 Robin Matthews-Williams Orka fitting lies and lofts of his 3, 4, and 5 irons measured against standard. Watch from 1:00-3:00 where Adam measures Robin's lofts and lies. Exhibit D) More on drivers, however, same premise from Tom Wishon using a Green Machine using a calibration club as a reference. https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/upl...el-drivers.pdf Now Tom is a respected clubmaker, this article is a good read, and supports the fact that clubs are out of spec those this is with drivers.
  10. Chances of all 5 M6 7-irons have the following specs as listed by Taylormade. Loft: 28.5° (+/- 1°) Lie: 63° (+/- 1°) Length: 37.50" (+/- .0625") Swingweight: D1 (+/- .5) Offset: 3.9mm The chances of all 5 7-irons having these exact off the rack specs. Zero. Chances of all 5 7-irons being within the manufacturing tolerances listed in parentheses. I don't know I don't have a Mitchell digital lie and loft machine or a Green Machine (TM) handy.
  11. makes some good equipment, I'm currently screwing around with their M6 irons, I wouldn't call their irons great, but their metal woods are pretty damn good. I actually almost got an M5 driver not too long ago, they have always been ahead of the competition slightly in the metal wood department.
  12. @iacas, I'm not going to discount your experience in this subject matter, you've been at this a helluva lot longer than I have. In your experience you've had no issues. I respect that and respect your opinion. But let me ask you specifically, do you think if you took 5 identical Taylormade 7-irons off the rack, for example, and checked their lie angle, loft angle, swingweight, gross weight, etc. In your opinion do you think they would spec out exactly the same? I think maybe within Taylormade's tolerances, but if we were being exact, probably not. @Waddaplaya mentioned above about adjustable hosel drivers. I found an article that our friend Tom Wishon wrote a few years back, but I believe it still holds true. http://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/adjustable-hosel-drivers.pdf One more question, Erik. Do you think custom-built is better or custom-fit?
  13. Lie angles really don't change. Mainly because you don't slam the sole of the Club on the ground repeatedly. The only thing that will change is the lofts will weaken a touch, because the clubface hits the ball not the sole. As stated before, if you've made a swing change or posture change, then you might want to check them.
  14. Interesting post @Waddaplaya. I'm not trying to say that all clubs are necessarily like this, @iacas. All I'm trying to point out is when consumers buy clubs off the rack, or get a "custom fitting" where the golfer gets his clubs built to his/her specifications, they may not be the proper specs due to manufacturing tolerances, etc. And lie boards seem to do exactly that "lie". A lie board is usually a thick 9" by 12" sheet of plastic a 1/2" thick. I'm not trying to say golf club fitters are terrible. They aren't. All I'm saying is a custom-build is better than a custom-fit. When I was fit for my Exotics clubs 2 winters ago, my fitter doesn't write say 2° upright or 1° flat. He actually takes the time to write the lie angle for all irons fitted for the set. Tour Edge is actually really good about custom builds if you're willing to wait a few extra days for the custom department to build your clubs. As far as shaft flex is concerned, the closest thing to standard that there is would be the FCM chart. And shafts can be frequency matched. It's actually a relatively simple process of taking an uncut shaft and placing it on a frequency oscillator and matching the numbers. My point is when you purchase mass produced golf clubs, your "standard" specs of lie, loft, swingweight, shaft flex, total club weight, face angle, etc. May be and probably are slightly off of their stated specs.
  15. Yes, typically lie angles won't change even if forged clubs. The only thing in the mix that should change is loft. And lofts will only get softer (weaker) over time, not stronger. Here's a video to show you what I mean. Warning: NSFW.
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