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  1. I buy shafts and other club tools from Golfworks.com Get on their email list and they will send out special offers for grips, clubmaking tools, shafts, and sometimes free shipping too...
  2. Nice Stand Bags

    To each his own, I guess...I really like the Ogio bags with the "Woode" top. Keeps my clubs organized and easy to pull. The only problem I ever had with Ogio was very thin shoulder straps on one bag and that was VERY uncomfortable. I replaced that one this year with another Ogio and it is very comfortable to walk with. Got it for under $100. Just sayin'...everybody likes something different...
  3. Vice Pro Soft

    Thanks for the feedback; really appreciate it!
  4. Vice Pro Soft

    Thanks for the review! I also came up short on longer putts and usually my distance control is pretty good. Glad to know someone else had the same impression. I like this ball, too...can't wait to play it again. BTW, did the ball feel different off your driver?
  5. Vice Pro Soft

    I would love to hear your opinion of this ball! Especially with the putter.
  6. Hey guys, I know there is a thread about Vice Pro and Pro+ balls, but Vice now has a new ball, the Pro Soft. These balls come with a "matte" finish, not a glossy finish, and also are available in colors. They are supposed to be designed for slower swing speeds, and since I'm 63 and have lost some speed and flexibility, thought I'd order some. So...I thought I'd ask if anyone else has tried them. My first impression was this balls looks weird (because the finish is flat, no shine), but after a few swings that didn't bother me. What struck me was this ball is like soft butter off my putter, but felt very firm off my driver. It seemed to have really good spin...a 7 iron from ~148 yards out stopped about six inches from its pitch mark, and a 6i from ~160 to an elevated green ended up about four feet from where it hit. Wedges checked up very nicely on short pitches, when sometimes I get roll out with my regular ball. The ball feels really good off my irons, and like I said above, it feels firm off my driver but like soft butter off my putter, and I've never played a ball that felt like that before. Am I crazy, or can a ball feel that different with different clubs? Overall, I think like this ball better than what I was playing (Wilson Duo Spin). Has anyone here played these?
  7. Ogio Stand Bags

    I've used Ogio for the last 6 or seven years. Love the Woode top for club organization. I haven't had a problem with quality except the last bag i bought had poor shoulder straps (very thin and uncomfortable). I just bought another Ogio to replace it, but made sure that the carry straps were padded enough to walk 18. I have had bags where my clubs wore through parts of he fabric that covers the top dividers. A Mizuno carry bag and a Hoofer bag both wore through to the plastic divider frame in spots. The Ogio bags I've used seem to last longest.
  8. Hey, Hilmar2k, are you still gaming Vice Pro? Do you like them & have you thought about doing that write up or did I miss it? I've just ordered some of the Vice tour and Vice pro to compare. Curious as to what your impressions are now that you may have been playing the Pro for a little while. Thanks!
  9. I love to get new clubs that are a year or two old. I got an Adams Super S driver online last November for $75 that was a demo club. I figured it would be a little dinged up, but it looked great when it came in the mail... Never Compromise putter for $49, and a Cleveland Sub 30 putter for $30 brand new. I'll never pay retail again.
  10. How much is your golf set worth?

    I must one cheap old man. Just read this thread and it never occurred to me to see what I have invested in the bag I'm currently playing. GEL putter, $50 online purchase brand new. Maltby Tricept wedges, 54* and 58*, $33 apiece. Maltby TE forged iron heads, 6i - GW, $150 6 steel shafts for irons (cheap-o), $48 Old Callaway Big Bertha 5i that I reshafted with a Prolaunch Blue, ($25 shaft) Black widow grips on my irons, 0.60cents each (on sale from Maltby), $6 Cleveland Mashie+ hybrids, 3h & 4h, $49 each (online purchase new) Adams Ovation 4W, several years old, purchased online for $49 new Cleveland Launcher 290SL 12* driver, $99 purchased online new Tour Edge Exotics Extreme stand bag, $70 online purchase new. Total? $660 If I bought new proline equipment at retail, I'd only get maybe a driver and a couple wedges or a hybrid for $600... BTW, I love Maltby equipment and assembling my own stuff. For the $200 I paid for my iron heads and shafts, I got what would have cost twice as much for anything comparable in a pro shop.
  11. Pants/Slacks or Shorts??

    I'm the old guy you all see on the course who is wearing long pants and a wide-brim straw hat. Had a malignant melanoma removed from my forehead two years ago. I'll still wear short sleeves, but everything else I try to keep covered up. I love chasing that white ball too much to quit.
  12. Tiger's Two-Stroke Penalty at 2013 BMW Championship?

    Nope; thanks for clarifying because I must have misunderstood you. I figured if I can't keep it in play, I have to pay the price. Bad lie, tree roots, sticks, etc. You're right; it's your decision to chance it. I'm not a big risk taker.
  13. Tiger's Two-Stroke Penalty at 2013 BMW Championship?

    ouch! you mean I've been afraid of improving my chances of making better contact all these years because my ball might move if I removed a leaf, stick, stone, etc? As long as it moves back where it was it's ok? I know the rules about moveable obstructions and replacing a ball to where it was if it moves and the penalties involved. And I know a lot of you guys know the book a lot better than I do. Technically you are right, but I don't think that's really the spirit of the game. At least not in my view. I guess I'm just an old curmudgeon...If my ball moves when I clear stuff from around it I penalize myself. I'd rather play it as it lies if there's a chance it moves any direction...even if it's back and forth.
  14. Tiger's Two-Stroke Penalty at 2013 BMW Championship?

    Did the ball move? Tiger: "it oscillated." Oscillate: to swing or MOVE to and fro; to CAUSE TO MOVE to and fro. He moved stuff from around his ball so he could make purer contact. He caused his ball to MOVE by doing that. Penalty.
  15. epoxy for shaft

    I always use a two part epoxy I get from golf suppliers. You don't have to, you can use any good epoxy. Just make sure it has a very high shear strength. Those fast epoxies are sometimes not as strong as the ones that take longer to cure, either, so be careful using something you got for cheap at a hobby shop.

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