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  1. 47 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

    Most pools are a random pick where no player can be selected by two or more participants. Entry is usually $10 and it's luck of the draw.

    Other formats would be to pick multiple players with the winning score used as a tie-breaker. (pick 1-4 players)

    To really make it interesting pick 4 players, use one round per player. (Day 1st round, Spieth 2nd, Walker 3rd, Rory 4th)
    Total the four players, lowest score wins. Either payout three or more places or winner take all.

    Basically, you can be creative in any format, like payout each round, or combine round 1&2, combine round 2&3, combine round 3&4, final payout all rounds.

    Having multiple winners is more fun and may attract more participants. A pool of 40-60 or more is exciting with selections. There could possibly be similar picks which tie-breakers come into play.

     

    All good ideas!  I'll be happy to have 10-15 players being the first time I've done this. Thanks guys!


  2. On 5/2/2016 at 9:55 AM, Ratcatcher said:

    Sorry should of said the stiff shaft is a adila rogue 70 that was originally in the 515

    Which I don't want

    I am looking at a Diamana s+ 60 blue as that is the standard regular for the 515

    I have put the Diamana  s+62 blue shaft from 513 into 515

    I just want to know if there is any difference between the two diamana regular shafts

    Hope this makes sense

     

    Weight and Torque would be your differences.... see attached spec chart

    FWIW, I got fitted for the following shafts after bringing heads only to the fitting.
    910d3 - Diamana Blueboard S+ x5 60g Stiff
    915h3 - Diamana Blueboard S+ HY x5 70g Stiff

    Can't go wrong ,IMHO, with Diamana shaft, but unless you get fitted for a shaft your really doing yourself and injustice!  

     

     

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  3. I'd have to recommend, from what your saying, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 "C" grind wedge for the following reasons.

    1. Designed by Roger Cleveland (that sold Cleveland Golf and designs Callaway wedges now)
    2. forged from soft 1020 carbon steel for better feel, control and cuts through any surface, especially sand, like butter
    3. C grind has the most versatility and features a heel and toe grind to enable it to be opened or closed to suit your needs
    4. You can get 56-58-60-64 deg in that line, but with the "C" grind you can open the face on a 56* and get that feel/trajectory of a 60*
    5. It's just VERY versatile for 1 wedge, and priced relatively good!

  4. I used to be pretty loyal to Ping Irons & Wedges from about 15yo-25yo....after a 7-8 hiatus, I happened upon a STEAL on a set of Cleveland 588 CB Precision Forged Irons, and have sold all my ping wedges and buying Cleveland RTX Precsision Forged wedges.  I really like the forging Cleveland offers.

    As far as woods, I started off playing with the original Big Bertha Driver and War Bird 15* 3w, but after the hiatus, I am pretty brand loyal to Titleist for my Driver/Woods, mainly for the feel and sure-fit adjustability.  I have a 910d3 (8.5 adjusted to 10*), 915fd 15* & 915h3 21* (adjusted to 22.75*)


  5. 15 hours ago, Marty2019 said:

    Amelia Island is very nice.  A little further south, Little Talbot Island State Park is one of my favorite places.  If you want something historical, St. Augustine.

    What to expect.  They handle the crowds really well and since the course was purpose-built for the tournament, there are seemingly unlimited spots with great viewing.  Of course a lot of people love #17.  You don't have to get there early.  There is plenty of room for everyone there. 

    Sunday round.   I've been to the TPC many times since I live in Jax, but I've never been on a Sunday.  I really want to go on Sunday this year.  Wish I had been there last year when Rickie Fowler birdied the 17th hole 3 times on Sunday.  That would have been a hell of a thing to see.  

    Man, now I'm all fired up and the tournament isn't for another 4 months. 

    Thanks for the info, I can't wait myself. I was told by a friend that used to go every year when living there, "Get there early" when I asked about Merchandise?

    He recommended hanging around 17 most of the day to see the island hole and is a good locale to see other tees/holes

    I might have a change of plans and get Friday tix also. I know it probably want be as crowded and give us the weekend to play somewhere in the JAX area....brothers bachelor party weekend :)

    whats food/beer/merch prices like?

    I'm ready to give someone a big "mash potatoes....Gravy" on the tee! Hehe

    14 hours ago, Shindig said:

    Expect to hear from me a few times about how jealous I am!  One of my favorite tournaments and a city I've never been to, but is pretty high on my list of cities I'd like to get to at some point.

    Same here never been to JAX or any PGA tourney of this caliber!  It's only a short 4.5hrs from home and the stadium pass prices makes it a no brainer!


  6. What to except!?  Been wanting to go to the Players for several years and planned a 4 day, 3 night trip to Amelia Island and got a 2-Sunday round Stadium passes for $50!

    Never been to metro JAX (only 4hrs south of me) and any PGA tournament in general, so any thoughts, tips advice on the TPC sawgrass itself (merch prices, good spectator locations, etc) possibly courses to play around JAX and Amelia, etc.

     

    thanks for any info you have....I'm aimed ?⛳️

    P.S. Maybe Rickie will leave the high top trainers at the horse track ;)


  7. 43 minutes ago, SavvySwede said:

    With 106mph driver SS the 6.0's should be fine. Not why you'd think otherwise.

     

    In all honesty, a little softer shaft IMO would help tighten my dispersion pattern and build my confidence, which is huge for me!  I've had a number of good players, that I trust, look at some numbers and swing and have received the same reaction, "It's going to help more than hurt your consistency and confidence."


  8. 9 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

    Working on irons is easy an inexpensive DIY manner. Experimenting in "stepping shafts" can be rewarding.

    I suggest to choose on club, you pick it, 7-5 for starters. buy a few used/pulled ProjectX 6.0 shafts (Ebay is a good source)

    Uncut would be best. Also, if available a few club heads (TEE XCG3s) club that you choose.

    Now you have the potential to build 3 or 4 combinations to compare.

    Build suggestions: step each club in 1/4" increments, or max 3/8"

    Best to lay all four shafts on a bench and mark the cut placement of tip and butt. Number each shaft for reference.

    Take notes of your work. Once you determine the best suited, then apply to a full set.

    Have fun with your experiment.

    Good info!  Thanks for the tips!!!


  9. 10 minutes ago, Foot-Wedge said:
    • I've been gaming TEE XCG3s w/ ProjectX 6.0 (stiff+) for about 6 months with the thought that these shafts are too stiff for my swing.  the P6 have the following flexes; 5.0-Regular, 5.5-Stiff, 6.0-Stiff+, 6.5-XStiff and 7.0-Tour XStiff.
    • My swing speed is about 106mph (play Stiff in Driver, 3 wood and 4 rescue) but isn't up to speed for these Stiff+ shafts IMO.  My dispersion is pushed right, straight, and pulled left....with a push right being the dominate approach shot.
    • I had a friend explain soft-stepping iron shafts to me (putting 3iron shaft in 4iron, 4iron in 5iron and so on) which softens the flex to what we guessed would be about a 5.6-5.7 flex in Project X shafts.  Of course I would need to get a shaft for my 3 iron and have read that this will help (on the true temper youtube channel) and can only do this process 2x.

    Any thoughts or recommendations on this process!?  Being the irons are 5-6 yo, I don't want to put a lot of $$$ into all new shafts.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)

    Correction:  From TrueTemper's Catalog, here are the shaft options for ProjectX;

    • X+ (7.0)
    • X (6.5)
    • S+ (6.0)
    • S (5.5)
    • R+ (5.0)

    • I've been gaming TEE XCG3s w/ ProjectX 6.0 (stiff+) for about 6 months with the thought that these shafts are too stiff for my swing.  the P6 have the following flexes; 5.0-Regular, 5.5-Stiff, 6.0-Stiff+, 6.5-XStiff and 7.0-Tour XStiff.
    • My swing speed is about 106mph (play Stiff in Driver, 3 wood and 4 rescue) but isn't up to speed for these Stiff+ shafts IMO.  My dispersion is pushed right, straight, and pulled left....with a push right being the dominate approach shot.
    • I had a friend explain soft-stepping iron shafts to me (putting 3iron shaft in 4iron, 4iron in 5iron and so on) which softens the flex to what we guessed would be about a 5.6-5.7 flex in Project X shafts.  Of course I would need to get a shaft for my 3 iron and have read that this will help (on the true temper youtube channel) and can only do this process 2x.

    Any thoughts or recommendations on this process!?  Being the irons are 5-6 yo, I don't want to put a lot of $$$ into all new shafts.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! :-)

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    1 hour ago, Club Rat said:

    Rather than fill the pitts, with black oxide, you could use a sanding block to smooth the surface.

    Alloys used in putters are easy to re-surface.
    Start with a 80 grit and next step to 120 grit, then a 200. If you want a smoother surface finish with 400 grit.

    It also knocks off dings and other marks.

    Then apply the black oxide as the last step.

    Worked on "polishing" some yesterday with a wire brush drill attachment and brasso.  I'll have to try the sanding block grits to get some pitting out.  IDK how brass and black oxide work together...good or in-different?

     

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  11. On August 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM, nick1998bunker said:

    Hopefully somebody reads this, but I'm thinking about refinishing my versa putter. I don't have a torch but could probably get one if I had too and I also don't really wanna mess with the insert or shaft.. What kind of options would I have? I'm considering rusting it like my wedges that turned out well but have no idea if I would like it or not. Any ideas or advice

    Same here...have a 69 model Ping MyDay I won't to clean, smooth out the bag chatter and polish. I also have some Cleveland 588 RTGs that are rusty, like I want them, but needs some polishing

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  12. I think "crowdsourcing" services can be good but not in this case. I don't live around a bigger metro area so don't see anyone actually caddying or really don't know where you'd source candidates/caddies as well. I grew up playing Peachtree Golf Club in ATL that only had caddies in white jump suits and they knew every inch of the course blind-folded that's why they were caddies. I don't think these same guys could have gone to another course and been anywhere near as helpful except for toting clubs.

    I personally would never hire someone to carry my bag and give me "suggestions" purely because they don't know me and my swing, that's 50% of being a caddy.

    I think that the hardest part of the process would be screening someone that would be qualified to be a caddy based on teaching status and course knowledge. And the technical issues you are going to run into that will be the biggest headache is the "payment gateway" or online/app payments

    Also, always remember that you MUST "test the waters" before shelling out $10k + to hope that you have a MVP (Mininmal Viable Product) that has any return on investment.  Unfortunately, caddies are to old school and rarely used to have a MVP to offer

    i say all this a web developer that has an app myself and design for clients for a living. Good thought direction though

    P.S. If your an "idea" type person that has app ideas, that you think maybe the next Uber...I would suggest discussing your ideas with professional developers and marketing folks AFTER they sign a non-disclosure agreement. I'd hate to see your intellectual property get ripped off and someone beating you to the punch. I've seen it time and time again!


  13. Sorry for the late update!!!

    2015-10-14

    Hit my 3 wood 10x off the tee and 15x off the deck.  I don't have a hybrid in my bag and my 4 iron isn't quite doing it for my 210-200yd approach shots.  The 15* TM Super Speeder would be a little much for 215yd approach but never really hit any woods/hybrids off the deck, so just getting trying to get in the groove on that type shot before purchasing a 22* hybrid soon.

    2015-10-15

    Worked more on transferring my weight forward on the downswing by hitting30-35 balls in the net

    2015-10-16

    Played 18 holes with my brother...shot a 83 and struck my irons a lot better

    2015-10-17

    Putted on the turf at home during 2 halftimes..... 4ft and 7ft 

    2015-10-18

    Hit balls in the backyard net and record my swing from he side;
    7, PW

    8, 8irons
    7, 6irons
    8, 4irons
    10, 9irons

     


  14. 2015-10-13

    With a new iPhone I've been recording my swing and uploaded to "member swings". So here's what I worked on yesterday from the response I received.

    Hit 35 9-irons, and recorded the side-view, in my backyard net.  I've been having issues with pushing left and right with my mid-long irons and after looking at still shots on impact...my left leg has some bend and my body is staying back and not through the swing.

    so....yesterday I worked on, with 45min of daylight left, allowing the lower body and weight to transfer forward on the downswing and "thrust" into the followthrough.

    from the videos it's definitely getting better but still needs some work this week.

    side note:  noticed in the vid that my back shoulder is considerably lower than my left, which I not in need of more trajectory and also my back swing resembles a 3/4 shot.  I have no problem with distance, 9-iron is about 157-160yds, but am not positive the club getting to parallel with the ground is a flaw!?


  15. Would like to see you work on some Key#2 pieces. Allow the lower body and weight to transfer forward on the downswing and "thrust" into the followthrough. Don't keep the weight back and keep the legs flexed, like in this pic.

    Screen_Shot_2015-10-13_at_12.37.05_PM.th

    Use the ground as a "platform" to thrust off of. Good example.

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    Worked on it a bit after work, even though the days are getting shorter.

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