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  1. 1badbadger

    TST Explores GAME Golf

    I noticed on the par 5 5th hole you hit your 2nd shot in the bunker, hit a GW from 70 yds on the green and 2-putted for par, and it counted it as a "sand save". Does it do that automatically, or do you manually input a stat like that? It wasn't a greenside bunker, and although you made par it wasn't an up-and-down, so I'm curious about that stat.
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    Not this kind of persimmon: This kind of persimmon: This is the fruit that is produced by the persimmon tree. If you've never seen one, this is what they look like. At least this variety anyway. There are different types within the persimmon family, and I am by no means an expert on the various versions. Where I live it's not available at mainstream grocery stores...I have to go to a specialty store, but they are really pretty good. I've had dehydrated persimmons too, which are excellent. Has anyone else tried them?
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    3 Wood the Hardest Club to Find?

    There is no question that a 3-wood is the hardest club in the bag to find. Putters come-and-go, drivers can be replaced without too much of a problem, there are many good wedges on the market...but for some reason a good, reliable 3-wood is not easy to come by. When you get a good one, play it until it's worn out! My current 3-wood has been in the bag for around 19 years, and the one before that I played for about 6 or 7. So in something like 26 years I have used two 3-woods. I couldn't begin to count the number of putters I have used in that same time, or how many drivers I have been through, but I have never even thought of trying another 3-wood.
  4. 1badbadger

    Broken shaft?

    I would apply a thin coat of clear nail polish, and keep an eye on them. Obviously if they start to splinter or suffer further damage you will have to replace them.
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    Closed Courses You Formerly Played

    Man, I hate to hear they are closing Yahara Hills. That was my home course when I lived in Madison, from before high school through my early 20s. I still use headcovers that I bought there before my sophomore year of h.s. Where I live now, two significant courses have closed within the last few years...the city owned Z-Boaz Municipal which had been in operation since the 1930s and was literally right across the street from the golf shop I managed, so we snuck over there many nights after work to get in as many holes as we could before dark, and the famous Glen Garden Country Club where Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson used to caddie when they were kids closed in 2014 after more than a century. It's now the site of a whiskey distillery.
  6. 1badbadger

    Playing Golf With Fewer Clubs?

    I get what y'all are saying. My point about hitting three 7-iron shots for example was to show that there are non-traditional ways of playing a hole, and that using 3 or 4 clubs will force you to think "outside of the box". It's not normal to tee off on a long par 4 with a 7-iron, but there are some players who are more comfortable hitting a 7-iron than a driver, but it probably never occurred to them to try. That's where playing with only a handful of clubs can help your creativity. It was just one example.
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    Playing Golf With Fewer Clubs?

    A mid to high handicapper has a better chance of hitting three decent 7-iron shots than ripping a 250 yd 3-wood to the green. And if something does go wrong with one of the 7-iron shots, chances are they won't be in as much trouble as they would if the 3-wood goes bad.
  8. 1badbadger

    44" Driver

    Found this in my archives. It's from 2014, but still interesting to see:
  9. 1badbadger

    Who still makes a 1 iron

    None of the major OEMs make an actual 1-iron anymore, and some don't even offer 2-irons. If you don't want a hybrid or a hollow-body iron, you'll probably need to find a used 1-iron.
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    Playing Golf With Fewer Clubs?

    I carry 14 clubs and use all of them. Maybe not every round, but there is no "dead wood" in my bag. I have purposely played with only 3 or 4 clubs, and if your experience is like mine, it will change the way you think on the golf course. I encourage everyone to try it at least once. Even if it's just 9 holes. I know it might seem like a waste of money to pay green fees and only take a few clubs, but it's worth it. Half of the strategy is deciding which clubs to use. For example, do you chose a putter, or do use one of your other clubs to putt with? It will really open up your imagination on the course. A lot of guys can't fathom playing without a driver (or 3-wood) to tee off with on most par 4 and par 5 holes, but think about it...a 450 yd hole is three smooth 7-iron shots for most guys. Obviously there will be times where you don't have the club for a particular yardage, so you'll have to manufacture a shot or use a unique strategy that you've never done before. It's a lot of fun and can help improve your course management.
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    Phil Breaks the Rules Again

    I think what Phil was talking about moving his tee before he tamped the grass down? Which leads me to this question... Could Phil have tamped the grass down first, then teed up his ball on that line without penalty?
  12. For those of you interested, I am attaching the 2017 chart for comparison. Some models are different of course, but it's interesting to see how they stack up to each other from one year to the next. The 2017 test was a 40 yard pitch shot vs. a 50 yard pitch shot in 2018.
  13. 1badbadger

    Good thing Russell Knox is good at golf...

    Sometimes it just does! https://youtu.be/J9DZ8PtQKDw?t=238
  14. 1badbadger

    TP Mills putter grips

    I'd try here: http://www.tpmills.com/
  15. Yes, like @weberd27 mentioned, clubs manufactured prior to 2010 are conforming until 2024, except for PGA Tour play or elite amateur events like the U.S. Am and similar events.

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