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tinker

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  1. How to Play Through Another Group

    If your playing golf and you have to let a group play through chances are your group plays too slow. That’s poor golf etiquette. Speed it up, your not playing the US Open .
  2. I don’t think tour distance is the problem as much as how they set up modern tour courses to encourage bomb and gouge. Narrow fairways and grow high rough like the old fashioned US Opens and problem solved.
  3. Stonehouse

    Mike Strantz was a new, visionary designer. He only did seven courses and I have played four of them. To loose two would be a disservice to golf. I live in Delaware and always looked at Williamsburg as a kind of resort destination. You would think golf would thrive in that environment.
  4. About the best course I have played in mid Atlantic area had to be stonehouse in Williamsburg area. Haven’t been there for a while and was thinking about a get away on a 65 degree day. Doing research I’m hearing the place is a disaster. How can that be? Anyone have an answer?
  5. Quirky courses are the most fun. Don’t care for over long pancakes
  6. Best in Delaware is Deerfield. Plenty of elevation change( which you don’t see much of in de.) and exile the condition. Also reasonable price.
  7. I have plenty pro v balls but what I’m saying is that at my speed two and three piece surlyn seem to go longer off the tee. Had some Kirkland and they where so dead I gave them to my son in law. I find at my speed I’m hitting drives about 225, that’s leaving me longer approach shots (getting old ain’t for sissys). I need a ball that plays crisp and runs out. I also prefer a ball that putts soft. The Wilson Zip, Duo and 50 do it for me.
  8. Premium golf balls might be the biggest rip off in golf. First off I’m a ten handicapper with a 92 mph driver speed. The shortest flying ball I have used is a prov1. Second I can use most any ball and hit a lob wedge that stays around it’s landing spot. Third if I hear the word “rocks” one more time i’ll Scream. There are a slew of twenty dollar balls that are plenty soft( check out the Wilson line). Fourth if your good enough to hit ten feet over the pin and back it up you should be able to hit ten feet in front and run it in. I use Wilson Zip( 20 bucks for a double dozen at Walmart). I’m not a Walmart guy but I hold my nose, run in and get my balls. They travel far, stay straight and putt soft. If you need to chip with super spin on every hole your ball is not the problem.
  9. Adjustable drivers don’t change loft at all. Just a way for companies to cut down inventory. You have got to buy the loft you think you need.
  10. I consider myself a good driver and like to work a fade. I found that 400 cc is the perfect size for distance and workability. I have an old Alpha 400cc that is still my go to driver. The OEM companies don’t make anything like this anymore. Try e bay and look for an Alpha, KZG, SMT or LaJolla head. You can use the shaft you like and get it done for about 150 bucks or less.
  11. Time for blades?

    Buy the blades and get to practicing. I was a shop owner and fitter for 15 years and got caught up in the tech crap. After I retired I got interested in a set of Macgregor VIP that I had rechromed, rebuilt and just sitting around. I would take the two iron out in the yard and hit plastic balls everyday. It got my ball striking down pat and I now hit these irons as well as I have ever hit irons. Smaller head easier to square, smaller head easier to swing faster with less turf resistance. Minimal offset easier to time and put the clubhead where you want it. Now I can’t stand to look at large head offset shovels.
  12. What ball, and why

    I’m a 93mph senior with normally good contact. That ends up with about 225 off the tee( once in a while I catch one a little farther). I found the pro v one of the shortest I have tried. My favorite now is the Wilson Zip or Wilson Duo. Zips are 20 bucks for a two dozen oak at Wally World. They go far and feel soft off the putter(which is important in my putting). Unless you can hit it 10 feet over the pin and spin it back, spin is not really a factor. Too many golfers have name-brand- itus.
  13. As a retired club builder\shop owner I have tried just about everything and I settled on my rechromed, rebuilt to my specs 1968 Macgregor VIP’s. Smaller, less offset easier to square up, smaller head flies through the rough, decent hit muscle back seams to go farther.
  14. custom clubs vs OEM clubs

    Didn't necessarily mean steel shafts so much but you can go on component sites and find OEM graphite shafts for twenty bucks all day long. You got to know they're getting rid of them and at least getting their money back. OEM'S use taper tip shafts for the most part to save the tip trimming process. Do you think that assembly line weight sorts and frequency checks every shaft, I doubt it. Do any OEM drivers ever tell you the titanium grade they're using( 9-6-4, SP700 etc.). They build a brand which in turn creates a quality image. Do you think a 100 dollar North Face fleece works better than a 20 dollar one from penny's. as a 20 year ( now retired) golf shop owner I bet I played every brand golf club known to man.
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