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  1. Could be one of the most painful tournaments to watch, ever, on TV. Burns is not slow, rather, constipated to excess. When will they be put on the clock? This sets an incredibly bad example to all players that slow play is necessary and required. Pathetic. Put them on the clock.
  2. geeezzz.... now.... when the driving range reopens... I need to bake a SMALL potato, fully cooked, and video tape it. Apologies as it will be a small potato fully cooked. Otherwise the club and my wrists will break. Regardless, the sound will be... wonderful..
  3. Empirical evidence has yielded predictable results. Cantaloupes are too highly dependent on ripeness plus the seeds get everywhere. Tomatoes just don't work, messy. Potatoes.... after 7 minutes in the microwave, very good to eat but still sound like cr@p. Regardless, the sound is still... fluffy, no click. I bought it from Callaway so I have to assume it's "real" vs counterfeit. Argh.... still sounds "weak".
  4. I tried out an Epic Flash driver. Most of the drivers I have hit, including my Callaway GBB, have a bit of a "click" to the sound. This Epic Flash sounded like I was hitting a baked potato. Just a flat "splat". Ball flew ok, good control, only average distance. Do all Epics sound like this? Thanks !!!
  5. I typically play a Callaway GBB, 9 degree driver, with an "old man Bassara" E42 Lite shaft because, well... I'm old. Regardless, today I tried using that same shaft on an Epic Flash 9 degree head. Same settings on the shaft. Two heads, same shaft. I hit several, ok, a lot of range balls. The results were.... "wonky", odd, but reasonably consistent. Ball flights were very similar EXCEPT.... with the Epic the ball got out there 80% of the way it then "knuckleballed" or appeared to. It really looked like it was a serious major league Phil Niekro knuckleball. The overall distance was abo
  6. 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 !
  7. 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.
  8. 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 th
  9. 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 !!!
  10. 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 flatte
  11. 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 thes
  12. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-stacy-lewis-is-paving-the-way-for-mothers-in-professional-golf/
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. T
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Bingo, bingo. Not like Phoenix. Wasted people with wasted venue management. You think they would get a waste sponser... wait... wait.... hummm.....to clarify, is Waste Management an oxymoron?
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  21. Can't buy into the "erosion and decorum are the price of freedom" mantra. Sounds cute. Do you see freedom ruined at the Masters? No. Do you hear as many idiots? No. Why? Because it isn't tolerated. How about the British Open? No. Why? It isn't tolerated. No one is making rude comments about wives and girlfriends. No one is saying, after a ball slides by the cup, "now you're f--ked". No one yells in the middle of swing. Why? It's not tolerated. Meanwhile, back on the ranch, the USGA continues to sit on it's thumbs, maintaining its course of gross ineptitude. How about this
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