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  1. I'm intrigued by this one putt/round/day/whatever Tiger used a Black Series putter. I know you guys are certain but I find that hard to believe. When did he use it? Was it during a tournament (Match Play?) round or was it a practice round? Or was it on the practice green?

    I also find it had to believe that he used something besides his trusty Cameron during a round. Maybe on the practice green, but I could be wrong.

  2. I am almost 100% certain that Tiger uses a custom Scotty Cameron, German Stainless Steel, Newport 2 with Cherry dots on the heel and cavity and a Black Out Ping Grip.

    I seriously doubt that he used an Odyssey or any other putter for that matter during a round. Why would one of the greatest putters ever switch to another putter, something he hasn't done in years.

  3. I had the exact same thing happen to me a few months ago. It was incredibly crowded that day and we were having to wait on most every tee shot for the foursome in front of us. We came up to the tee-box on 7 and there was a twosome getting ready to tee off. We asked them where they came from and they said that they were sick of waiting for the group in front of them so they jumped ahead since they didn't see anyone on the teebox (it was an elevated tee so we were in the process of climbing the hill). We explained to they that since it was a busy day everyone was having to wait, and that we had been waiting on the group in front of us. They ended up teeing off anyway and we were left there to fume. Just before we teed off a marshal came by to see how we were doing, we explained the situation of the group that jumped and she said that she would talk with them. We watched her go talk with the twosome and then they kept playing and the marshal went on her way.

    In my opinion, jumping holes is a huge breach of etiquette and should not be tolerated. I don't even understand why you would want to short-change your round anyway. I paid for 18 holes, I am going to play 18 and not skip a few.

    Now this is totally different than allowing a group to play through as no one is skipping any holes and one group may be legitimately slower than another.

  4. I recently purchased, what I thought was, a Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport off eBay, but when I received it I was very disappointed as it turned out to be a fake. Thankfully the seller fully reimbursed the purchase price and the cost of shipping it back to him. He said that it had been given to him as a gift and that he didn't know anything about golf or putters. I did end up purchasing a real one from a member at TCC.

    If you look on eBay you can find a large number of these fake Studio Style's being sold for what a real one costs. Here are some things to look for on these fakes:

    -White dot's at the top and bottom of the grip, the real one's do not have these;
    -The shaft band is visible at address, it should not be;
    -The polymer that surrounds the GSS insert is actually just white paint;
    -The shaft has the True-Temper logo on it, real ones don't;
    -If described as new, the putter head is shrink-wrapped in plastic; the "new" real ones have only the grip shrink-wrapped;
    -The headcover looks different from real ones because it is, it looks cheap, it's not the correct shape and it is not made by AME like the real ones;
    -Many times they will not come with a divot tool, the real ones do.

    These are just some of the things to look for, many times these are being sold at the same price as the real one's. Make sure that if you do buy on eBay, only buy from a reputable seller with near-perfect or perfect feedback and a lot of it. I have found that many of those selling these have less than 50 feedbacks, which is a big red-flag.

    Here are some links to fakes:


  5. All of the above for me.

    If I know what I am looking for I will check to see where I can get the best price. I picked up my R7 Steel 3-Wood on ebay for $60 shipped and it looks like it had never been used (no it's not a fake, verified with Taylor Made with the serial number). I have also picked up a few putters on ebay with both good and bad results. The worst being a Ping Scotsdale Anser I bought was described as being 35" and it was only 33.5" when I received it. The rest of my gear I bought from online or local retailers as either demo clubs or closeouts. I don't need the latest and greatest.

  6. Most deninately. I have played off and on for the last 10 years, which I would hardly consider an addiction, but over the last few months I have become addicted to the game, here are a few changes in my life:

    1. Spending waaayyyyy too much time on this and other golf forums.
    2. I now work out at least 3 times a week, specifically to improve my golf game.
    3. I have purchased a lot of new equipment over the past few months.
    4. I am joining the golf league at work.
    5. My wife is getting sick of watching the golf channel whenever I am home.

  7. What, you don't believe me when I say that I can hit my driver 400+ yards? Also, I can't understand why the majority of everyone on this forum doesn't play professionally since everyone seems to be such great golfers here.

    I admit it, I am lucky to get a 200+ drive, I tend to 3 and sometimes 4 putt and I rarely break 100. Now after playing golf off and on for 10 years I am finally going to get some lessons this coming spring so I figure by this summer I should be htting the ball 320+ yards off the tee with my 3-wood and I should be a scratch golfer, right?

    Since I posted it on the Internet it must be true!

  8. It sounds like the wrench is broken. That "clicking" sound is not from "overtightening" the weights, but from when the clutch is engaged. The wrench will not allow you to overtighten the weights by engaging a "clutch" that slips when it reaches a certain torque, or tightness. When I tighten my weights I turn until it clicks, meaning it's tight enough.

    You can pickup another wrench on ebay for cheap: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-TaylorMade-r...QQcmdZViewItem

    Hope that helps.
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