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Everything posted by nasabogey24

  1. I'd say lose it if you only intend on using it from the fairway but keep it if you tee off with it a lot. There is really no point in carrying a club you never use or need.
  2. Pretty damn good prediction. They are almost spot on. Who do you work for??????????
  3. I wish people would stop trying to act smart. Go back to school people and learn how to write, or, better yet, learn English. Doesn't anybody read their replies before posting?
  4. Obama will win. The Republican beast is finally dead. Too bad the Democratic beast is still alive and well.
  5. I wouldnt worry too much about getting a 3 iron hybrid to fit in with your R7's. The 4 iron is 22* which makes it pretty much a real 3 iron.
  6. I always love to see a golf related forum flirt with threshold of absurdity. However, to answer the question, I would say racism is still very prevalent in America. Did I see the US Senator debate in Texas? No. I'm a Texan and I don't believe anyone of those idiots represent 1/4 of what I believe so to hell with 'em both.
  7. The 58/8* wedge looks like a T grind variant and the 52* looks like it has some trailing edge relief. I'm really not 100% though.
  8. 95% of the time I use my 58*/12* SM Vokey for all greenside shots and bunkers. The other 5% of the time I use my 52* Vokey 200. I have been using the 52*-58* configuration for a while now and, at least for me, it is the most versatile setup to have. I tried the 52-56-60 setup and discovered that having a 58* wedge with the right grind could easily replace the 56* and 60* wedges.
  9. PW are usually anywhere between 45-48* (although sometimes you will find PW's as low as 43*, 44* and as high as 49*). Gap wedges are usually around 50*, 51*, 52*, 53*, and sometimes 54*. But this doesnt mean you couldnt use the 53 or 54 as a strong sandwedge (alot of players use a 54*SW). Sand wedges are between 53*, 54*, 55*, 56*, 57* 58*, 59* and 60* (58* 59 and 60* depends on the bounce angle). Lob wedges are 58*, 59*, 60*, 61*, 62*, 63*, and 64* and can be identified with a low bounce angle (ie, 60/4 or 60/6, etc). As a beginner, I would suggest carrying a driver, 5 wood, a couple of hybrids to replace your 3,4,5,6 irons as they tend to be a little difficult to hit consistently, 7,8,9,PW, 52* GW, and a 58* SW/LW (10* or 12* bounce), and a putter. This configuration would suit a beginner well and you always add in your mid and long irons as you get better and take out your hybrids.
  10. I can appreciate that. I've also been curious what, if any, other OEM's build their clubs in the USA.
  11. It will be the L.A. Dodgers and the L.A. Angels playing in the World Series. I couldnt care less who wins as long as it's not Boston or the Cubs. Go Astros 09!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. get a 48* wedge and make your new 44*pw your new 9 iron. Then add a 53* and a 58* or 54* and 60*.
  13. 58* with 10-12* of bounce. Also, bounce and effective bounce are two different things. i.e.; take a vokey 60*/4* and a vokey 58*/12* and open up the faces. The wide sole on the 60* makes it play with more effective bounce.
  14. McCain will not even receive 1% of the Hillary votes. Hillary represents everything Sarah Palin does not. The fact of the matter is it doesnt really matter which party wins the presidency. Neither party cares about you or your family. All they care about is power and money. Politics is nothing more than a struggle for power and the ones that receive that power do a great job lying, convincing, and conning the average American to vote for them. As long as we all continue to think the same, dress the same, speak the same, worship the same, and consume the same, nothing will change. Let's face it, consumerism is our god and has been since our complacency, apathy, and "me first" attittude went mainstream. Oh well, I guess all things must eventually come to end. Just look at the Roman Empire.
  15. 48*-53*-58* or 47*-52*-58* Standard pitching wedge with 6 or 7* of bounce, Gap wedge/sandwedge with 8 or 9* of bounce and a sandwedge/lob wedge with at least 12* of bounce and with a nice heel and toe grind.
  16. I disagree with the 56* addition. I would go for the 58* wedge. A 58* wedge with the proper sole grind is like having a 56* and 60* combined. It's probably the most versatile wedge you can have. Just ask Stan Utley. Nevertheless, a 47*-52*-58* combo is, dare I say, ideal?
  17. most 7 woods have 21 or 22 degrees of loft. A 5 wood replaces a 2 iron and a 7 wood replaces the 3 iron. Why do you think most tour pros swap out "their 2 irons for a 5 wood or a 5 wood for a 2 iron" depending on course conditions.
  18. I believe the Cobra forged irons are a little strong. The PW is 46* so I would think about adding a 60* wedge to go along with the other two or, if you only want to play 3 wedges, keep the gap wedge at 52* and bend the 56* to 58* for a 46-52-58 setup.
  19. First and foremost I would recommend getting custom fit for your new clubs. You might think that it costs a lot of money to get fitted but it's really not. I mean if you are planning on spending a lot of money on new clubs you might as well spend a little extra for a good fitting. Also, the TM driver you referenced buying comes equipped with a 46" shaft. Trust me when I tell you that swinging a 46" driver would be horrible for a slicer. Unless of course youre 6'5". I also wouldnt spend that kind of money on irons either. I could only justify spending that much on a set of fully customized forged irons like the ones from Scratch Golf. No cast irons are worth a grand or more--period. Just my 2 pennies.
  20. I would wait until the new line of Vokey's come out in a month or so. There will be more options available as well as various grindings to choose from. Then I would go to a respectable clubfitter and have him set you up with the correct set of wedges.
  21. I like Stan Utley's method. It's simple, straight forward, and to the point. The idea of not having to think which wedge to play and just pulling out the ol trusty 58* is a really nice concept. The most ironic thing about his teaching is that I have used a similar wedge set up that he promotes for a while now and it wasnt until the last couple of months that I read his book. It was comforting to know that I was already on the same page as him before reading his book.
  22. I'm not a very big fan of Mr. Pelz. I read his book and it made a lot of sense without question but I didnt like how mechanical it was. Having too many wedges gives you too many options while trying to choose and going back and forth between a 52, 56, 60, and 64 degree wedge is not the smartest thing to do while playing. If you start thinking too much you're screwed. I also didnt like how, at times, he seemed a little full of himself. Besides, look what that guy has done to Philly Mick. He has put too many thoughts inside his head and now it always seems Phil is second guessing himself. I know he has one a couple majors under Pelz but Tiger won several majors under Butch Harmon and he fired his ass. If I were Phil I would give Pelz that fat middle finger. Just my 2 pennies.
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