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About MGN

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  • Handicap Index
    9.8
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    Righty

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I use a Ping G10 from (probably) 9 years ago (or more). It is a 460cc driver and I love it because I changed the stock Ping shaft with a UST pro-force stiff flex shaft. Moving from a TM320 (320cc head) driver to a 460cc driver required me to have a stiffer shaft than the stock shaft to handle the larger head. I subscribe to the saying that 'the shaft is the engine of the club'; do not ignore its importance. Best.
  11. Been working on my short game. Had a nice quick round starting at 4:45pm this evening; drove the ball well, missed some GIRs when I was in the fairway, but shot an 83. Need to work on not missing the green when I'm at 150-165 yds from the green. Had a lot of wind here in Texas today (we are famous for it); did not adjust well to the headwind as much as adjusted to the tail wind better. Anyways, happy that I shot a score that will maintain my HI.
  12. Started keeping a GHIN handicap after many years of golf. Shot an 84 this weekend with a birdie, par, par on 16-17-18 to make a 42 on the back 9. Was very uplifting to finish well. On another note though, do others who maintain a GHIN handicap also see their handicap as a whole number only? I thought it would be a 9.x after posting about 8 rounds and even after the latest revision of handicap scores, it still shows 9.0. Just curious.
  13. I have 4: Ping B60, Ping Anser 2, Odyssey HG mallet (white insert), and current one I like - TM Monte Carlo Ghost.
  14. Thank you @Club Rat, @Patch, @billchao, @MrGolfguy67, @MarvChamp. Looks like you appreciate the conditions we face in the Gulf Coast of Texas where these tight fairway lies with bottom hard-packed soil feels like the ball is sitting on green spray-painted cement at times. Since I take a decent divot during my normal iron shots, these conditions are a problem for me. I will try your suggestions this long-weekend. Cheers.
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