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  1. Yep, a great, great set of clubs. I played these in college... and beyond. I still have them, stored in their original display box (the wide flat kind) along with the Tour Block woods. They're in great shape too, except for one club, I forget which one, where the chrome on the head has flaked off. I've been thinking about sending it off to get re-chromed but then I'd probably have to get the whole set done which would hardly pay and would probably diminish their value. I'm not even certain they have much value at this point. I don't know how or why Wilson fell off the map for a good long
  2. These are fine reviews but I'll offer my own opinion. I was loaned one of these things, along with the official PuttOUT mat, from a friend. I played with both extensively over the winter and felt the actual PuttOUT devise worse than putting to a beer can, table leg or anything that could be considered a target. In fact, it's relatively useless because your good putts are not rewarded as they get stuck in the quarter size hole, and it takes an absolutely perfect putt to achieve that. The red target, representing a golf hole, actually looks much too large to my eye. I prefer practicing by puttin
  3. I voted NO. I've always been incredulous about the rule where a ball that lands on the other side of white stakes is a 2 stroke penalty and a ball hit over yellow or red stakes or into the drink is a one stroke penalty. They're all equally crappy shots and should be penalized equally.
  4. I’m part of a weekly nine hole golf league with about 40 members. It consists of 20 weekly individual play matches, with handicaps, starting at 4:00pm every Thursday afternoon throughout the Spring, Summer and early Fall. There are individual low net winners each week and an overall winner at the end of the season. On any given week we will typically get 20 players due to work commitments, vacations, guys who won’t play unless the weather is perfect, etc., and participation in a minimum of 13 matches is required in order to be eligible for the end of the year prizes. A situation has devel
  5. Let's not disparage big box store employees. I have some friends who work there too. They're excellent golfers and are fastidious about the way they take care of their equipment and try to do the same when working on customer's clubs. I watched them...carefully. That being said though, that's why I decided to try to do it myself being certain that I would be more careful than anyone else. When I replaced my grips last week, I found that the tape definitely would NOT come off at all unless it bubbled up as a result of waving the heat gun up and down for about 2 or 3 minutes. Next time I'll
  6. I don't believe that's true. I was out and about yesterday and dropped into my local Golf Galaxy and watched for a bit as the guys were changing lots and lots of grips. I asked them the very questions I posed here and they said the tape won't come off at all until it does start to bubble and the heat doesn't affect the shaft. As far as removing the residue, they don't bother but they mentioned they have some kind of Golfworks solvent they use every now and then but they don't actually know what it is.
  7. I just replaced the grips on my irons. First time ever I did it myself and was actually surprised how easy it was. That is, except for getting rid of the glue residue after removing the old tape. I used a heat gun to soften the old glue and on some of the clubs the tape would bubble up after a minute or two and then peel right off, nice and easy without leaving a trace. On other clubs I really had to work at it to remove the tape and was left with patches of the old glue that just wouldn't come off unless I really scraped at it which I didn't want to do on the graphite shafts. So at that point
  8. I haven't been a golf store in several months. Does anyone know what the difference is between a Clicgear 4.0 vs 3.5? Are either or both in stock at Golf Galaxy or PGA Superstore?
  9. $200? No thanks. And Faldo would endorse Canada Goose turds as beneficial to golf courses if the geese could pay him.
  10. When it comes to golf shoes I want, above all else, to not have my feet hurt and I would really love it if they would last more than one season. Over the past 10-15 years I’ve worn two different styles of Footjoys, (both were unbearably painful) the original True P1’s, which have been my only spikeless shoes, Adidas Pro Traxion and my all-time favorite, Bite. Alas, Bite is no longer in business but they were, and still are, terrific - extremely well made and very, very comfortable. I still wear them every now and then and I’d buy them again if they were still around, but they’re not.
  11. Two – part question here. After carefully watching the “technician’s” at a local golf store butcher several graphite shafts, I have decided I’d like to start regripping my own clubs. First though, I would like to ask those who do their own regripping two questions: Clamp: Is the cheap rubber vise cushion that you would insert in between the jaws of a regular vice sufficient to protect the shaft or should I invest in one of the spring loaded clamps sold by Golfworks such as this one. Graphite Shafts: I know you need a hooked blade on a utility knife but what is the proper technique
  12. So measure skill level now or 15-20 weeks ago? And practice? Some do, some don't. We range in skill level from 9-hole handicaps of 3 to 20. Average is about 12. Our method produces week to week fluctuations of a a stroke when someone either blows up or has an epic round. It appears the ones who are the most inconsistent are at or near the top of the standings while the steady Eddie's are stuck in the middle of the pack. THATs the problem...or maybe that isn't a problem. I'm not certain. Which all leads back to the original question.
  13. "Realized potential"....interesting concept. I should mention, as one of the league managers, I'm going to suggest for next year we switch to the same system as the WHS, but I'm going to need to be able to reply to those who are inevitably going to complain. I'll get comments like, "I'm playing the worst golf of my life but my handicap isn't going up." So I'll need to be able to respond. I'm also wondering if there's any reason why a weekly 9-hole league shouldn't use the WHS system and if there's something better for this kind of competition?
  14. This question is not at all meant as a criticism of the current USGA/WHS handicap system. It is simply a question of what should a handicap be? Should it reflect what a person’s potential is or should it reflect the skill level of a person’s current ability and by “current” I mean not what the golfer was 20 rounds ago but what he is now. This question comes up every year at this time as my nine-hole weekly golf league approaches the end of our 20 week season, which this year calculates handicaps by averaging the rounds over par over the most recent 12 weeks played. Records are kept going
  15. I probably practice maybe an hour a week and the routine changes depending on the part of the season we're in. Early in the golf season it's probably 80% full swing, 20% short game & putting. (I HATE practicing putting, It's boring and as a result I'm a crummy putter early in the season.) As the season progresses and my swing gets more dialed in, it flip-flops 180° and I concentrate much more on the short game (100 yds. in) because that's where strokes and a round can really be saved. My summer routine is go to the range on Saturday, hit a small bucket (45 minutes) + some chipping,
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