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Foot Wedge

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  • Birthday 03/11/1992

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  1. Link please, I would LOVE to read this. Also a real physicist would understand the concept of a constraint on an experiment or calculation...or in Bryson's case, the MF 40 second time limit. Also, can we point out how badly he missed that putt? I mean, it's not like he JUST missed it, it wasn't even remotely close. That was some "I just gave it a whack because I still had an 8-footer for double and the hole was already ruined" kind of nonsense. Hell, it might have been a better putt if he had just done that...
  2. This. Since you apparently don't want to miss long and my stock shot is a fade, aim for the front of the green, commit to the shot, and if I don't hit the hosel, start praying during the ball flight. If I get out with a 4 I'm good with that.
  3. My apologies, didn't know you weren't in the US. Since I'm not sure what the going rate would be for these clubs in your location, I'd suggest maybe trying to see what similar clubs sold for on ebay or something like that and go from there. Price just seemed high to me and would be even worse if they had old grips that needed replacement meaning you'd dump even more money into them. Best of luck!
  4. Sorry, but if I sold my MX-23's to someone for over $200 I'd feel like I ripped them off. They're pretty old so I'd try to find them for $125-150 if I were you. Great clubs, but irons just don't hold value.
  5. I don't think a 150 yard slice or duck hook qualifies one as a "long hitter". Although some guys think they are just because they're less than 25 years old. If that's your typical ballflight, you have no business splaying from the tips. Hell, I have no business playing from the tips.
  6. Why? I'd have much more respect for someone knowing their limitations and teeing off from the forward tees than the groups of early twenties guys hitting balls from the tips into the woods...
  7. @SemperFi, this^. For me, any day I get to play golf is a good one. Shit, any day I have a job, friends, family, and a home is a pretty good one. My family comes from a country where the average person is much worse off than they are here, so it's fairly easy for me to be relaxed and enjoy a round of golf. Also, what do I have riding on that 160 yard tee shot over water? Absolutely nothing. OK maybe a $2 Kirkland Signature. Unless you're telekinetic, the only way to get the ball in the hole is with the physically technical and athletic act known as the golf swing (or putt for semantics sake). You know what makes it easier to play golf? Having a good golf swing. You're a number of strokes better than me, so I'm sure yours holds up quite nicely even if you're not in the best mood. See my comment above, if a rough round of golf is the worst thing that happened to you today, you're doing alright.
  8. Your best bet would be to create a member swing thread. A face on video will show if you're flipping at impact (as shown below). If you're going for scratch, this will be a big hindrance. You want your wrist to be in line with the shaft at impact.
  9. Yeah keep an open mind when testing. The data will speak for itself and feel/sound is very subjective so just go with whatever you like best. The i500's actually only have a forged face that is welded onto a cast hollow body, so don't pigeonhole yourself with the whole forged/non-forged thing. Forging is just a manufacturing process and in fact, a lot of people mistakenly think Vokey wedges are forged when they're cast. Feel comes down to the material used and the geometry. A lot of the heads out there (even the players-ish ones) are multi-material and if a club has even one forged component, the OEM is guaranteed to place a nice big "FORGED" stamp on the head for marketing purposes. Traditional single piece forgings are basically limited to players cavity backs and bladed irons. Best of luck with the testing.
  10. Sure, you'd just need to install the adapter for the new model. That's tougher since you can only use what fits on the adapter you install. Someone with more experience should chime in on this. This weekend I got paired up with a 73 year old who was doing quite well with his G400. Do as your heart desires.
  11. 2 years ago I played a round with my old man where my par putt lipped out on the par 4 first hole. I tapped in and he asked me "are you counting that?" I said, kind of dumbfounded, "well I had to hit the ball again, right? So that's a 5." You know, like a normal person who knows kindergarten math. He chuckles and shakes his head before saying, "I know a couple guys who would count the lip-out as 'close enough' and put themselves down for a 4." Wow......
  12. Out of all the players out there who don't spit on the course, I wonder how many of them properly repair their pitch marks, if at all? When I go on a run, I end up needing to spit, rather frequently. I try to be low key about it, and when I spit on the course I stamp it into the turf a bit with my shoes so there isn't a wad of spit sitting there. Never do it on the green though, it can wait.
  13. I almost always carry both when playing alone or with friends and although I've never noticed any club chatter, I try to be cognizant of other players. Don't walk right past them, don't yank up my bag if I've finished and they're hitting a putt, and when walking past the range, I'll rest my hand on the club heads to keep them still and minimize any noise.
  14. I almost exclusively walk and if you don't have a very heavy bag and are still worried about the weight, maybe consider carrying less clubs. I've got a pretty light bag (Ping 4-series stand bag) so the clubs are the large majority of the total weight. Also take the time to mess with the straps and figure out the weight distribution that feels most natural and doesn't fatigue you as easily. Load your body properly and the weight shouldn't be an issue. Although all of this is not as important as with a backpacking backpack since as @iacas mentioned, you take the bag off a lot. For backpacking backpacks, the emphasis is much more on ergonomics/proper fit and weight distribution than total weight. If it's properly loaded on your body, it makes a world of difference as opposed to focusing strictly on weight limits.
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