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Club Rat

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  1. You do not necessary have to take relief from cart path. When NPR such as your situation would result in a worse scenario, you can play the ball as it lies on the cart path.
  2. I seldom take full swings with scoring irons. I can control the club head better which leads to better contact and accuracy. I can determine the distance better while an occasional mishit which will not result in wayward results that bring more difficult play and make recovery results better. My miss is usually long irons right which sometimes end up in greenside bunkers or penalty areas. Easier swings sometimes lead to a slight pull which can also end up in predicaments.
  3. Club Rat

    NHL 2018-19

    He was a great one …
  4. Club Rat

    NHL 2018-19

    "OH BABY" a long time announcer Ken Wilson for the Blues used to say, the Hockey Gods have answered my prayers. Hard to believe the Blues are going to the play in a Stanley Cup Final after 49 years. I was a senior in High School when the Blues played Boston in their last Cup appearance in 1970. Can this finally be our year !!! Were still here, We bleed Blue !!!
  5. I use Google Sheets for a custom application. Users can enter scores, view leaders, show skins, etc. Players enter their gross scores on their phone. The data feeds to the Leaderboard Google Sheets which can be viewed on a phone or displayed on a TV in the club house. And other members who have finished their round can also view on any device. PM me and I'll send you a link to view the application if your interested.
  6. Mine just went Off Air.....
  7. I have many times and have become golf buddies with some of them through the years. As Manager of our Clubs Mens Game, I make it a point to introduce myself to new members I do not know or have not met. I also have enough awareness to not interrupt anyone working diligently on their game, but wait and choose my opportunity at a later time. A few of my most memorable rounds have been with individuals whom I just met, either on the range or as a single out playing.
  8. @Paul86 grips can make a difference. Certain brands can reduce shaft vibration. Also, cooler weather can cause joint pain during and after rounds. Thin shots with irons can really sting the fingers, especially in cool temps. Even damp weather and spring pollen dust / allergies will cause joint pain. Old sport injuries during cooler temps and damp conditions are also culprits.
  9. Went out yesterday at 7 am. 41* and it started raining lightly. Played the front and at the turn, I told my buddies "sorry but I better call it a day before rigamortis sets in" My hands were numb, knees and back became stiff, not my idea of a fun day of golf. Although I hated to leave good company, I elected to grab some breakfast and warm the old bones. The rain continued and it became a bit heavier as the day went on. But my buddies finished an hour and a half later.
  10. I created a custom spreadsheet which I use with Game Golf, After rounds, I review my round on Game Golf and enter data into my spreadsheet. I call it "Game Improvement" and have graphs which show my trend in various increments. I've posted other details a few years back, but not able to locate presently.
  11. I've been on a roll the past week, winning 3 consecutive CPT in our game and a scramble on Sunday. The first CTP was a good shot pin high, about 7' (150 yds) The second CTP my shot had a high draw and hit 2" from the cup and checked up to 6"4" (145 yds) My third CTP was a 5 wood, nice high draw pin seeker, which hit on the front and rolled up to 18" of the cup. (194 yds) All three shots were into strong headwinds.
  12. I would suggest adding corner reinforcements to the edges. Simply cut 2X2's and screw & glue to inside edges before assembly. Without corner supports, there is a risk of the box collapsing at some point in time. I would also bevel the edges once assembled for safety. Sharp corners could cut and scrape skin if an accident / fall / bump happens. Non slip strips would probably be a good idea to add.
  13. I have a friend who's brother in law golfs with us occasional. He's been playing a long time and playing really bad, bad golf for a long time. He hits every shot with all clubs, a low banana ball which curves a ton. He can usually control this type of play, but when anyone golfs with him, they usually scratch their head in amazement how he can do it .... His divot is usually 45* left of the target and deeply cut …. He's a ton of fun, and always laughs about his horrible swing ….
  14. I wish him the best of luck. Had him on my Fantasy Team a couple of times last year. Looks like he's having a rough year.
  15. Some events, the Celebs will hit shots for every group. They hang out on Par 3's the entire round or hit drives on other holes. Every group then gets the chance to meet them and possible photos together and autographs. While other times, they actually enjoy playing in events with participants. You could auction the celebs in the event as a golfing partner, the team would have an advantage with the extra player. The auction would raise additional $$ for your event. Fund raising events for a great cause is a lot of time and often a personal expense. Good luck with your event.
  16. Never heard of the clubs, but probably an inexpensive starter set. Did a search on Zinc Alloy golf clubs and hit this site. http://www.golfinstruction.com/features/pinemeadow-metal-test-870.htm
  17. Rounds can be uploaded also when you pair it to your phone when playing. Also, there is enough storage memory in the device for 9 rounds I think. Sometimes when I travel, I carry a battery extender and use it for extended use.
  18. There's a good review on the new E-12 on MyGolfSpy. While I have a few promotional packs of the new ball, I've been waiting for the course to come around and give them a shot. E-12 review
  19. That's good, you can take the screw to the hardware store and they should be able to match the threads to determine if they have that type. Also take the M-3 head with you to make sure it will fit in the club. Some may be too large.
  20. Probably, it may only be available with a different head type / torx or phillip type. Are you able to remove the broken screw? I'm not sure if the screws are removable? Never actually tried, but I'm guessing here from memory, my driver has some sort of retainer which keeps the screw from coming out. TM will replace the club, their CS is great. Check with the retailer where it was purchased about replacement.
  21. Most of the older guys I golf with, carry a bag full of Fairway Woods with only the 7- iron through wedges. And they play lesser distant courses. On most days, they may only hit 5 different clubs during the round. One of the guys only has 7 clubs in his bag and walks all the time. They unusually only hit any club a max distant - 150 yards. Every once in a while they will show up with a "New Miracle Club" I'll ask them how far they hit it? I think they are only tying to intimidate their buddies with new clubs ….
  22. Several factors to consider when re-shafting older iron clubs. Start with determining proper length. Change in swing weight. Counter balancing grips change swing weight. Tip trimming, soft or hard stepping. Shaft stiffness, stiff or regular flex. Adjusting Loft of club heads. Grip and swing. Ball position in swing. The Ball, higher spinning balls will produce higher ball flight. The best method would be to start with one iron and fiddle with different shafts. Most fitters would work with the 5-iron of customers and build the set from the 5-iron specs. Having inter-changeable shafts is the quickest method when determining correct shaft for customer. If you want to experiment on your own, it's a learning experience. Trial and error was a method players used years ago, which is still a decent option. Also, possibly check around local stores which carry used sets. If lucky enough to find some, check them out and test them at the store on a launch monitor. Finally, research with Google. Many articles are available for reference on change or building sets. And talk with a custom club maker, they will usually offer suggestions. Here is a good place to start - Changing Swing Weight
  23. I only talk to my golf ball. but it's like my wife, it won't listen ... But seriously, I've played for years and with many who never stop with the conversations. Sometimes when it gets old and annoying when it continues on every tee. I'll tee up my ball and stand off to the side of it and stare down the fairway. They final get the idea and quiet it a bit until I hit. I'll make a comment like " sorry guys, I didn't want my golf game to interrupt the conversation" The just tell me to F- off and everything is fine... I'm kinda like Jack, I usually like to listen and hold off on the conversations until the 19th hole.
  24. I didn't have time to touch base on your question earlier, but wanted to add my two cents worth. In the video, Bridgestone acknowledges six years ago that feel was important to players. But, IMO they waited to develop the outer core until the demand cried for it. The B330 was the first soft feel product and then the E-6 models over the past couple of years. In regards to testing tee-to-green or green-to-tee, I've always choose a ball which gave me optimal feel with putting and pitch/chip shots. Distance was never considered off the tee as mine was better than average, Approach was also better than average and most shots held the bent greens which are common in my area. Where I excelled, was play on and around the greens, mainly due to extensive practice and natural abilities. So, the video does not change my perspective. My expectations was and always has been, a ball which gave me a good feel off the face of the putter and wedges. Back in my day, Balata's were preferred by most players I golfed with. Then came along the Professional model. Nowadays, many major and less known manufactures are selling softer feel products. I'd even venture to say, most professionals have always leaned towards a feel type golf ball. Just guessing.
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