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  1. This is a complete club set of near new PING G400 irons. The irons are in excellent condition. Upgraded Winn Dri-Tac grips. Regular ALTA CB shafts. Red dot, 1 degree flat (can be adjusted). This is a 9 iron set, not the typical 8/7/6 iron set. $685 shipped. PM me with any questions. Thank you !
  2. One of my favorite idiots... only because is was soooo stupid... was a clown a couple foursomes ahead of us who was eating sunflower seeds. Being the moron he was/is, he spit the shells all over the greens. A complaint was registered about the 7th hole. It wasn't hard to figure out who it was as the last group with a clean green was followed by the clown. They were asked to leave the course and did.
  3. I went to the driving range yesterday. A guy shows up, gets balls, hits a few, then turns on his cell phone to play his favorite music, loud enough to be hear several spots away. I went over and briefly noted that it's disturbing me (and others who wouldn't say anything). He turned it off. Upon reflection, it's not exactly what he did that bothered me. It was his self absorbed attitude that he should be able to do anything regardless of others. Sadly, I find this more prevalent by the day. Simple common courtesy seems to be absent. Hummm.... maybe a brass band playing next to the 18th at the Masters is in the future?
  4. I felt a bit of angst at not buying them where I was fitted last year but they have made plenty on a long laundry list of other items from me. With taxes and shipping it would have been $1325, a bit of a hard pill. Regardless, just to verify lie on the new clubs, I put out some cardboard, scribbled an ink marker on the bottom of the club, hit off the cardboard and the skid pattern was centered on the bottom so all appears well. And the flight pattern at the range looks good so it's a thumbs up so far. Just have to remember that I'm playing shorter clubs. enjoy your AP1's !!!
  5. I had been through a fitting some time ago for Ping G400's, red dot, 1* flat. Just couldn't spring for the $1200 plus tax plus shipping (graphite AltaCB). Almost by accident I stumbled on a 9 iron set (4,5,6,7,8,9,W,U,S), red dot, for $800 delivered. Barely played, upgraded grips that are very nice. Odd, since 98% of the Pings seem to be black dot, the typically stocked standard. Finding anyone with red dots is somewhat obscure. I found out that my original DCI's I have playing with for 20 years are 3/4" longer than "normal". With the G400's I'm going shorter (normal) shaft and flatter lie, albeit minimal lie adjustment. Two trips to the range so far. The tendency is straight, high draws. Frankly, not going to argue with that. Distance is about 8-10 over the DCI's. Again, no arguments. Need 3-4 more range excursions but I may have lucked into this. News at 11.
  6. I was innocently minding my own business at PGASuperstore, having brought my own 7 iron (old... old DCI Titleist graphite stiff)... and I was doing comparison hits of various clubs while using my DCI as the "known entity". I hit a Titleist AP2 but it seemed a bit short in shaft length. I measured it against my old beater and it was about 3/4" shorter. I hit a Rogue X, seemed good, but the shaft seemed short. Measured and it was about 5/8" shorter. Hit a Taylormade M3, felt REALLY good but.... short by a full inch. Too many bells were going off and I figured out that it was NOT that these clubs were shorter, rather, my old DCI's were longer. One of the fitters checked it out and, yep, made for someone several inches taller than my 5'10". Luckily I have only been playing with these clubs for 15 years and never knew. I have no interest in getting clubs longer than "normal". All the iron shots I hit were high draws down the center, a bit more than usual in the draw category with my DCI's. I don't mind that a bit. The question: what is the typical change in ball flight of moving to shorter clubs? It would seem to me that there would be more draw bias, as I experienced. However, I don't know if that was just the way I was hitting them today or ???? Insights and commentary appreciated. Thanks !!!!
  7. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-stacy-lewis-is-paving-the-way-for-mothers-in-professional-golf/
  8. Saevel25, while I agree with you, apparently Waste Management, the USGA and the PGA don't. It's why I don't attend the "tournament" or watch it on TV. It's a waste.
  9. Do not buy based on name or logo or what some pro uses or reputation or other peoples opinion on a golf forum. Try many, many putters including different styles/shapes. If you find one that really works, walk away from it and try some others. Then go back and see if it really works, still. The best expert on what works for you is.... you.
  10. This easy answer is.... go into your garage. Find some large nuts/bolts and some paper tape. Apply to the putter in a position that would logically appear balanced (whether it is or not). Take all the parts you don't use and put them in a small bag with the tape. Go to where ever you practice putting. Try it out. Add more, take some off, move it around... it's a simple, quick and effective trial and error. Don't worry about aesthetics. When you have something that appears to work, remove the added hardware and weigh. Find some equivalent "pretty" lead stick-on's, apply, repeat. Tune as necessary. Asking how it will work on a forum won't do as everyone is different. It's like buying a set of clubs that Bubba uses. Is your swing a duplicate of Bubba's? No... Hummmmm.... Have some fun with it ! Lug nuts work well...
  11. I added a LOT of stick-on lead weight to my Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 center shaft. (see member photo to the left.....). Getting used to it didn't take long. The affect, for me, was stabilizing the path of the putter head... less prone to "wander", I suppose. Regardless, absolutely do not regret it.
  12. I play 981SL's. They work very well. And I bought them new so.... you can figure how many years I have been playing them.
  13. Ohthehumanity, I agree. See post #43. There are many who over-strive to look the part with minimal or no talent. Instead of actually improving their game, they improve the perception of what they perceive is "the look" of a quality player. My personal, totally biased opinion is that the money would be better spent on lessons. But that's me, not them. There are, as well, certain cultures where a logo means everything. Regardless, if it makes them happy, go for it! It's their money and life. If they get a kick out if it, enjoy in good health at full volume.
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