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  1. Thanks, Rasky. I found the same thing. I bought the TM because I liked the feel of it in the store. Took it to the range and had the same experience. just couldn't get at it on the ground, and when I did....felt like ball dispersion was pretty erratic. When solid contact was made....it was LONG. But i just didn't like the inconsistent dispersion (both left to right, and high-low trajectory). I think this could have been due to the VERY closed club face position of the club. Never liked that. So...I returned and got the G15 yesterday. Took it to the range last night and BINGO....this is my club. Love everything about it. Long, forgiving, "traditional" looking at address, consist ant ball flight. Great club. I think I'll be very happy with it!
  2. hey everyone! Recently decided to drop the callaway 3 and 5 wood for a 4 wood. I like the G15 and the Superfast 2.0. Didn't like the white crown on the TM at first, but it's a non-issue for me now. So really it just comes down to forgiveness and what's going to be more versitile. I love my current 3 wood of the tee. But seems like I'm 50/50 on making good contact off the fairway (i think it's because it is so damn big and hard to get at the ball unless it is sitting up on the fairway and sitting on a flat piece of turf). I also love my current 5 wood off the fairway and even sometime out of the light rough. I think it is due to the sole design. But distance between the two clubs seems to be pretty even, unless I make good contact with the 3 wood. So....i came up with the idea to split the difference and get a 4 wood. So...the most important thing for me is something that is going to be forgiving and allow me to make good contact... Thoughts between the two models??
  3. Damn! I wish I had know that tip. So...since I'm too late for leaving the tag on....If my putter goes cold on me......would continous threats of selling it on CraigsList make it start behaving again?
  4. I think it's a great driver! It being "past its prime" I suppose is subjective to opinions on technology. The club is only a few years old, so personally I don't think it is "too old." I hit the FTIQ Tour for one summer. I found it to be the most forgiving driver I have hit. And the straightest. I didn't find the distance all that great, though. What I liked most about the club was the stock Fubuki shaft. I loved the trajectory I got with that shaft! I had a stiff flex shaft in the one I had, and I don't have the swing speed to get it to unload properly. So perhaps that was the issue I had with it in lacking some distance. If you can deal with the square head apperance at address (it took me one range session and i was used to it), I think it is a great driver. Very forgiving and very straight!
  5. as others have said.... it is only worth it if it works for you. I truely believe putters are as unique as we are individuals. It's all about feel. If a $20 Walmart Ram mallet putter works for you, great! I putted for years with some never-heard-off brand putter called "Golfology" for god sakes. It was a great putter! I play a Scotty now because i like the balance, weight, milled face and the abililty to customize it. I probably don't put any better with it than I did with my old "Golfology" putter I picked up at a garage sale. Forget price. Putt with as many putters as you can until you find one that feels good to you - then look at the price tag.
  6. I stretch for a good while Take a few practice swings Hit about 1/4 of the bucket with my 6 and 7 irons Hit about 1/4 of the bucket with my driver Hit about 1/4 of the bucket with my gap and pitching wedges, doing different types of shots (pitching, full swing, 1/2 swing, etc.) Hit 1/4 of the bucket again with my 6 iron I usually hit my fairway woods and hybrids pretty well; So I don't practice with them much at the range unless I see a need to work something out. Otherwise, I stay pretty generic in my routine.
  7. i change my bag very little. Depending on the course and how I'm hitting it, I will swap between my full wedge set up (52,56,60) and a partial wedge set up (52 and 58). But I rarely do this. And every now and then, I will take out my 5 wood and 4 Hy, and put in by 3 Hy. But that's pretty rare too.
  8. Congrats on the new driver. Sounds like you got a great deal. I bought the R9 460 10.5 with the R flex Aldila shaft last summer. I love it! Best driver I have ever owned. It spent a lot of time on the launch monitor with a half dozen different drivers (G10, G15, Speedline, Burner, D3, FT9) and the R9 gave me the best numbers. It was 10-15 yards longer, and more consistantly straight, than all the others. I couldnt be happier with mine. I have mine set to N and haven't had a need or desire to try any of the other settings.
  9. I've always been a Tour Wrap guy. I like the softer, tacky feel. I've never had a problem with the club slipping in my hands. I've tried cord, multi-compond, etc.... but I always end up coming back to the wrap.
  10. There's no real answer to this. Putters are very personal. I prefer to bend over a bit with my putter stance. My putter is cut down to 32.5. It's whatever feels best to you.
  11. I started slicing off the tee last year (first time I have ever developed a slice). I bought a new driver that was suppose to help. I read all the tips and drills, etc. Nothing worked. I took one 30 minute lesson so my exact swing flaw could be identified and poof - slice is gone. Take a quick lesson. The slice is the most common swing flaw and, many times, the easiest swing flaw to fix.
  12. if you want high spinning at a mid range price, the Nike One Tour and Tour D are pretty hard to beat. 3 (tour d) or 4 (tour) piece ball with a urethene cover = lots of spin.
  13. Are we talking a hook or a duck hook? I was flighting a slice last year. Seemed like the more I tried to compensate to "play it" - the worse it got. So I took a few lessons to fix it. This year, whenever I miss hit it, my miss is usually a hook. I seem to be in better/more salvagable positions with the result of a hook than I was with my slice. With my slice I was loosing a lot of distance and typically playing from another fairway. When I hook it, I seem to get more distance and find that I'm perhaps just in the tree line. But again...it all depends on the severity of the slice or hook.
  14. I've got 36 scores entered for handicap since March. Probably played another 10 or so practice, scramble, etc. rounds. About 12 different courses. I golfed a lot (for me) this summer. Thank god my wife isn't on this forum to see this!
  15. Interesting there wasn't a reaction - from anyone in the group. It got me thinking.....how would (hopefully WILL) I respond if I got my first ace? In all honesty, I'd probably react the same way. I am a pretty calm and reserved person. I chipped in for eagle this spring and I just gave a little fist pump. But if I were playing in a group...I would expect atleast one of them to yell out in excitement. My father-in-law gives a Tiger-like-roar just when he makes par (it rather embarrasing ) He'd probably give himself a heartattack if he got a hole-in-one!
  16. I don't think that makes you weird, no. I'm looking forward to doing the same this winter. Last winter was the first time I had the mentaility of using the winter months to work on ball striking. It worked, too. Some of my best golf this season were the first couple of months of summer. As the summer progressed, my ball striking got worse. I know that sounds backwards. I think what happened to me is that I lost sight of focusing on good ball striking because I was out playing so much (more time playing than time spent on the range), that I started to engrain some bad swing tendancies. So yeah.... I'm looking forward to focusing on my swing this winter and getting it "dialed in" for a fresh start to next season! I always hit balls at the Braemar Golf Dome in Edina. I tried Golf Zone in Chaska once last year. I think it was actually on one of the coldest days of the winter in January (single digit temp, if I recall) and the snow and sun made it so bright you really could track your ball flight.
  17. I am in property management. So while I am in the office doing the 8-5 thing Mon-Fri, I also work a lot of nights going to meetings, etc. etc. So I feel it is fair that I tend to "sneak out" about once every 1-2 weeks to play a quick round at a local exec 9 course. Only takes about an hour to an hour and a half. It's almost like a long lunch. I do play quite a bit for "work" -- golfing with clients, vendors, etc. Hey, if you put in your time, are productive when you are at work, and most importantly have the freedom to "sneak out" to play a round without it affecting you or your colleagues, I say have at it!
  18. The last few weeks when I've been out playing my ball striking has not been good. Ironically enough, I have never driven the ball as accurately, consistantly and as long as I have in my entire life! Additionally, my putter has been solid. It's everything in between the tee box and green that has been bad. Duffing shots (which I rarely ever do), slicing fairway woodds, pulling irons, pushing irons, etc. I look like a 20+ handicapper all of the sudden! Over the last couple of months I've been trying to incorporate some subtled changes to help better my swing. I think those things have added up to poor ball striking. Rather than continuing to reinforce what might be some bad swing tendancies, I think I'm just going to shut down my golf game for the season (live in MN) - take a few lessons and hit the indoor driving range over the winter so I can be geared up for next season! Here's to a great 2010 and let's hope for an even better 2011!
  19. Cold and wet conditions don't bother me too much. If it's cold, I just layer. I sometimes like golfing in wet conditions because I seem to get more agressive in going at the pin, knowing the ball is not going to move/roll much - which usually seems to work out well. And I don't mind putting on slow greens. So cold and wet dont bother me. But wind is NO fun. I'm not good at controlling the trajectory of my shots, so the ball is pretty much all over the place in heavy winds.
  20. I don't know about "ugliest" - but I can never get used to the headshape on the older (and even newer) Ping irons. The Big Bertha irons are just so freakin' BIG they look pretty ugly.
  21. Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'm going to go hit some flop shots and bunker shots on my way home from work. Hope it feels as good as it did in the store! Thanks again.
  22. anyone here gaming the Mizuno MP T-10 wedge? I just picked up one in the black satin finish. Looks great and felt really good hitting it off the matt in the store. (hate hitting wedges of matts) I've always played Vokeys. I have recenrtly decided I'm going to ditch the 56 and 60 combo to get one 58 wedge. The Mizuno just looked and felt great. Being a loyal Vokey guy, I need some insight to help me committ to going with it. Feedback on Mizuno wedges??
  23. As others have said.... putters are all about feel. Sure, there area all sorts of commonly suggest tips/techniques - such as keep you hands away from your body, set up with your eyes directly over the ball, etc. etc. But personally and IMHO, putting is as unique as your character. Forget about "correct" set up. Forget about matching stroke type to style of putter head.. You just have to find a stroke and putter that feels good to you. The only way you can do that is test out every putter you can get your hands on. You'll know when you find the one the looks and feels right.
  24. I'll play my 3 wood of the deck (if I have a good lie) and go for the green at about the 220-190 yards or so. My max would definately be 220. I'd have to hit it pure, off a good lie, and get some good bounce/roll to get there. Otherwise, right around 200 is comfortable for me and my 3 wood.
  25. outside of the putter.... probably 60* or 52* wedge
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