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Large chris

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  1. Is that different to last years Cleveland classic? I loved the idea of that club, but the ones I saw I couldn't believe how tacky and cheap they felt, rough edges on the sole, I got no impression of a wooden club at all from it.
  2. Blimey 6'6 is really really tall to be playing standard length are you sure about that? You might need 2 inches on the clubs... And the clubs will feel a lot heavier, which if you are playing well at the moment wont be a good thing. I would have thought a reshafting with either dynamic gold super light or probably graphite shafts would be called for as a minimum
  3. I agree on the annoyance point, 14 completely different clubs.... And if you see the pros warm up they will hit ten superb 3 irons in a row on the practice ground, but on course their odds are reduced a lot....
  4. Interesting question - I DO NOT rate myself as any great ball striker, and I would have assumed there wasn't much difference, blade is a blade etc. But I've messed around with quite a few sets the past couple of years, and have found a considerable difference even after reshafting. My 1999 Hogan Blades are very unforgiving and have a straight leading edge, with very little effective bounce, so unless you are always playing off flat lies all the time I find them tricky. My 2010 Wilson fg59s appear chunkier than the Hogans, much more playable, very happy with them. The leading edge is still f
  5. I think Logman that there is mileage in having just two lengths in the irons as you say, the range compression will come right down by doing this. Or even three lengths, which splits up 9 clubs neatly. My idea was that the 7 iron is the longest club I can consistently keep a flat left wrist with - don't know why....
  6. I've been interested in trying single length irons for a while in an attempt at more consistency. There have been a few threads but mostly to do with buying specific single length sets, from the Tommy Armour EQs, Ostrich, 1irongolf etc. onwards. I also had a little correspondence with Dave Tutelman on a few club matching ideas. Instead of buying a set, I've just made my own equal length irons, based on some second hand nike 2003 blades. My normal specs are x100 std length, so I ended up buying 9 identical x100 SL DG shafts in the 7 iron, butt trimmed only. Basically I bent all the irons to
  7. I took the plunge on a 64 for the first time this year, got a Callaway Jaws for a decent price. I believe there was a magazine test somewhere that gave a 64 wedge to a range of ability players and most (or all) of them scored better with it than a 56.... Surprisingly. My suggestion is it works best out of longer rough around the greens, where a firm hit i believe increases your margin for area compared to a lower loft. I suspect that a 64 is of limited use if you are mostly playing chip and run shots from the fairway, but out of difficult lies (with little bounce, 7 degrees), particularly f
  8. Mizuno DNA fitting is the most objective way to do it IMHO.
  9. Great looking clubs, shame that a good company like that gets squeezed out by the big 5. Was looking at these when I got my first new set (Wilson Ultras - also great) about 1991 Can't remember why I didn't get them, they might have been slightly more expensive than the Wilsons, anyone recall 1991 retail prices? Lol.
  10. There is some good reference material somewhere (sorry no idea where!) comparing shaft specs but I'm pretty sure yours is the equivalent of dynamic gold x stiff (x100) Which I don't think is a bad thing considering how many pros play with this shaft. Your swing speed is on the verge of a normal x100 recommendation, I would ask about your tempo though. If you have a slow transition at the top, then something a bit softer can work, if you are quite strong and snappy then I would have thought you have the right shafts. Trajectory, well in my opinion your technique ( can you keep a flat left w
  11. Good tip I heard was that if you are a decent putter normally but your putting goes 'off' best bet is simply change out the putter for your next round. Basically stops you getting a complex about not being able to putt, got the yips etc. As for money spent, hmmm Got a Ping Pickmeup belly putter for the first time for my birthday, about 190 dollars, so expensive but not as much as some. Something about it, the sound off the clubface, the way the ball starts rolling quickly... I know it cost Ping 10 bucks to make it but I have this feeling there is some wizard R+D going on that makes it 'bet
  12. I'd say definitely there is a market for such a device, me for a start. The obvious points would be verification of the accuracy, does the golf ball need to be marked, does it work off grass, how can you use the data (iPad, pc etc.) If there are good answers to these questions then it would be way cheaper than something like the GC2 (probably cheaper than it needs to be in fact) and yes two thousand units is achievable BUT like most moderate or high volume products, a good investment in marketing is required to get the message out.
  13. I use the cally ones, probably 4 years old now but still fine and stickier the wetter they get.
  14. Some great answers here lots to think about thanks everyone, Sometimes I see guys claiming to hit 300 balls a day.... At the moment I hit about 250 a week, I mix it up, try to hit the 9 shots, chipping and putting etc. I enjoy practicing and get more time to practice than playing rounds, but I spent some time on trackman earlier in the year and it is really tempting to set something similar up at home. But I'd really like to set this up with the ability to tilt the mat for all different angles - don't know if any radar systems can cope with that? I totally agree that ideal would be playing
  15. I have just had to read how a USGA handicap is calculated, blimey that is complicated.... Seems a bit simpler in the UK, a 7 handicap means your par score is about 7 over ( actually normally more like 5 over for most courses) Anyway the Bob Torrance suggestion is interesting, I have great respect for him and his results, but (seriously) have you ever heard him speak? His accent is so strong most Scottish people would struggle to understand it, let alone English or American guys!
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