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  1. Just a follow-up; the bending from 56 to 54 worked. Took 2 minutes at Golf Galaxy and $5 for the job.
  2. I play this ball currently. It is reasonably priced (full price being $26.99/dz, but I've got them often for $24.99 and even down to $19.99/dz). This is a good deal for a urethane covered ball. It plays well in the wind (which is huge for me in Texas) and has a good feel while putting. I haven't tried the Srixon Z Star but for my handicap (10 ish), I haven't found any deficiency in this Q Star Tour ball. Note that the 'Q Star' (not Tour) is an ionomer covered ball, much cheaper, and does not compare to the Tour ball. Hope that helps.
  3. I've been very happy with the Srixon Q Star 'Tour' (not to be confused with the Q Star); the Tour has a urethane cover and plays great in windy conditions (something we have a lot of in Texas). I was pretty happy with the Costco Kirkland 4-piece but that's not available anymore. I would put the Q Star Tour as having more 'heft' (some may call it feel) than the Costco ball and better feel on the green. Costs range from $26-$29/dozen. $29 is the not-on-sale cost; I've waited for deals on it and got it for as low as $19.99/dz (you can't beat that for a urethane cover ball). Good luck.
  4. Good point. So if my 56-12 is bent to 54 I should get a 54-10 deg bounce club. That is actually what I am looking for. Will give it a shot. Thanks.
  5. I use a Ping G10 and have loved it for many years. Shaft is a UST Proforce (not the stock Ping shaft); made a huge difference. I have not hit the newer drivers better so am sticking with it. As someone earlier mentioned, a shaft matched to your swing speed will make a big difference.
  6. If I bend my Cleveland 588 RTG 56 deg wedge to 54 degrees, is it likely to break? Thanks.
  7. Has anyone tried the TT VSS steel shafts? If so, any feedback. Any other vibration dampening shafts that folks have used and recommend?. (Background: In light of some recent writ tendon problems, I've been guided by my orthopod to switch to either graphite or some sort of vibration damping steel shaft). Thanks.
  8. Has anyone tried the TT VSS steel shafts? If so, any feedback. Any other vibration dampening shafts that folks have used and recommend. (Background: In light of some recent writ tendon problems, I've been guided by my orthopod to switch to either graphite or some sort of vibration damping steel shaft). Thanks.
  9. Srixon Q-Star Tour; about $29/dozen. The Tour version I use has a urethane cover. (Regular Q-star is an ionomer cover.) I like how this ball plays in the wind; it feels real good putting as well. Earlier ball preferred was Titleist NXT Tour S; still play them if I can buy them.
  10. You may be right. I play traditional loft clubs (my PW is 47 deg if that helps). I've toyed with getting a new set but they are just juiced 1 club stronger. For my game, short game improvement definitely will result in lower scores before I can capitalize on 10 additional yards per club.
  11. I am not a long hitter; and play to a 9 HI recorded on GHIN system. Provided below are approximate yardages. I don't know if could I hit longer that my handicap would get better but I am certain if I align better to the target and get the expected movement of the ball that I am looking for AND chip & putt better, that I could lower my HI. Driver 245-255 3W 225-235 5W 200-210 7W 190-200 4i 180-190 5i 170-180 6i 155-165 7 140-150 8 130-140 9 110-120 PW 100-110 52 80-90 56 70 or so (max) For gaps in yardages, I choke down on a higher length club. Hope that helps. Cheers.
  12. I use a 7-wood (a 22-deg Orlimar) instead of a 3 iron. I use it on 185-195 yd shots. The biggest learning I've had playing this old club is to slow down my swing so I hit the center of the club; I get a lot of height and dial in the right distance this way. Its not very forgiving on the areas away from the center of the club-face. I still prefer this over my 3-iron since I can quite easily pull off a controlled fade or somewhat straight direction shot. Hope that helps.
  13. I carry a 22-deg wood and leave the 3 iron out. This club gives me about 190-200 yds and importantly more loft on the ball flight so it can land softly on the green. I cannot do that with my 3 iron; hence the replacement. Also, I can hit a control fade or (more or less) straight with this; neither of which I could with my 3 iron. Hope that helps.
  14. I play the Titleist DCI 981 since year 2000. The irons are great. I play to a 8.8 HI currently and they've worked well for my game...if that gives you any reference. If I do change, I'll try Titleist AP1s probably.
  15. I experienced the same challenge. Finally realized I was more comfortable with a smaller head 3-wood and landed on Tour Edge exotics CB2 (15deg) with a Fujikura shaft about 8 years ago; love it and haven't looked back since. A smaller head 3-wood makes it more comfortable for me to hit off the deck on par-5s and the ball goes a ton long. I can work it both ways off the tee. I play to a 8-9 HI; so in your case (playing to a 2.5) this 3-wood should not be a problem. Best.
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