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WUTiger last won the day on June 26 2017

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About WUTiger

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    Fine-tuning the draw
  • Birthday 11/02/1950

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    St. Louis area

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  1. When my wife and I play golf out of town, I always look for women's tees that are just under 5000 yards in length. At this length, she can hit most par 4s in regulation if she hits two decent shots. Strokes are lost when she misses a shot that goes 20 yards. As far as course designs go, it's more than just length. At my home course we have four par 4 holes that are 320 yds. or less from the men's tees. Two of them are those *%$*! risk-reward holes that often produce the highest scores of par 4 holes for the average golfer. The pair have well-bunkered funhouse greens, and unless you're a dart-thrower with your wedge you can run long or back off the green into bunkers. The scorecard puts these two at #15 and #14 HDCP, but the Senior Group has designated them as #5 and #6 HDCP for our weekly best-ball scoring.
  2. I know several golfers who were baseball players or softball players and complain of slicing the driver. They hit their irons OK, but slice the driver. A lesson can help you find the root cause of your slice.
  3. Caved-in my ‘17 M2 3W

    Two guys at my club cracked the face of Calla Epic FWs last summer. I suspect it's an industrywide problem: in the bid for extra trampoline effect, the faces are too thin for survival.
  4. I have a cluster of the Callaway Hawk Eye FWs from circa 2000. A couple of years ago I got the 3, 5, 7, 9 for $40 each (in great shape and just regripped), and the Deuce #2 for $15. Have only hit 3W a couple of times; may try a mix for a couple of rounds to see what happens.
  5. I would take a 6i, aim just left of the flagstick and hit my usual draw. With the light breeze, the draw effect would be minimal and I should come out OK. (I've always felt a right-handed player who draws the ball has a safety factor on this hole because of the prevailing wind.)
  6. When the Ping G drivers came out, I got my best numbers (of all drivers I tried that year) with the base G driver and the stock TFC419 shaft in R-flex. (No, I didn't buy it). The G SFT gave me hook misses no matter how I set up, while the G LS.Tec (low spin) gave me line drives. Your driver slice likely resulted from an over-the-top move (were you ever a baseball player?) And, the lessons likely have coaxed out a more desirable diagonal swing plane. I suspect you have improved to the point the SFT clubhead is a liability, giving you a hook machine. Also, with the higher clubhead speed, check the shaft torque. The extra power generated may be causing your clubhead to close down more than you want. This will cause left misses. Back when I was testing the G drivers, I also tried the Srixon drivers. With the Srixon Z355 head, the shots felt solid but I got low left line drives. Turned out the sub-60 gram R-flex shaft had torque of 5.7. Launch monitor showed I was closing down the 10.5* clubhead to about 7.5* at impact. The fitter switched me to a 10.5* Z545 (face set 1* open) with a 61-gram Kuro Kage R-flex shaft | torque ~ 4.0. This straightened things out nicely, ranging from a slight push to a gentle draw. Your solution: get on the Trackman with a good fitter, and find the ideal driver head + shaft combo for your new and improved swing.
  7. I've tested the P790 irons recently with different flex shafts. This is the carry dispersion I got with the 6i: Senior = 145 to 170 / Regular = 155 to 165 / Stiff = 145-155. @butchammon, you're 6-foot-2 (helps your leverage) and have driver CHS of about 90 MPH. I would suspect you would overpower a Senior-flex shaft. If you try out a Senior flex driver, you might go for one that has a shaft with lower torque and medium weight (maybe 60 grams).
  8. Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Good point. And the creekside drop at the 2013 Masters is a glaring error. I caddied last summer in a LPGA developmental tour event, and the night before the opening round I went over and over the rules for OB and hazard drops. I will definitely break the old caddie law of "Show up, keep up and shut up" if my outburst can save my player from a rules disaster.
  9. As an everyday golfer, you basically want clubs that won't hurt your game. You don't want clubs that you overpower, and you don't want clubs you have to fight. That's why fittings are important. I study golf clubs quite a bit, but I found the last couple of years that skilled fitters do a better job than I do self-fitting. Many years ago, I started having trouble controlling the R-flex golf clubs I had. Sprayed the ball a lot. I had joined the military, was getting a lot of exercise and put on 20 solid pounds. A move to stiff shafts improved things, and I broke 80 for the first time. Maaaaany years later, I noticed I was losing distance on my clubs. It was time to go back to R-flex shafts.
  10. Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    For background on the topic, let's take a look at Tiger's performance from the past 10 years. In the last two years Stevie Williams was on bag for Tiger, he won zero tournaments. When W and W had their break-up in 2011, Joe LaCava stepped in. The next two years, Tiger won eight tournaments. But, no wins since since 2013. A contributing factor to the "no wins" has been his injuries, surgeries and recovery. When Tiger realized he was going to miss the 2016 season, he offered to set up LaCava with a rising young player. LaCava declined, saying he was Dedicated to Tiger. Loyalty means something, and the fact that Tiger offered to do this runs counter to the social media drumbeat that Tiger is somewhat ungrateful to others. On the caddie side, maybe LaCava finds this a positive encounter. Maybe Tiger prefers more of a quiet presence, someone with 28 years experience who will carry the bag and let Tiger merge back into the PGA tour.
  11. I got to hit all Rouge irons at a February golf expo. The Rogue X irons had the stock KBS MAX shafts - 91 grams - and were just too light. Didn't have much feel at impact. Callaway rep said the head design would allow older golfers to recapture and maybe surpass their distance of years past. The 21* 5i might be good as a clear-out driving iron, but I suspect distance control for the Rogue X irons might not be very good.
  12. Do I really need a rescue 3 H?

    Another thing to consider: Can you hit a 3H? Some players have trouble getting good launch on a 3H. Before you buy, try out both a 3H and a 4H.
  13. Need Advice With My Wedge Set Up

    A couple of years ago, I had my X20 Tours reshafted. Original shafts: PX 5.0 (115 grams) / Reshafts: NS Pro 8950GH (97 grams). My first full season after reshaft, I began having distance control problems with my partial wedges. These were Cleveland CG14, with a 125-gram TRAction wedge shaft. I reshafted the CG14s with KBS Tour R-flex (110 grams), and got back the control. I also had these put in the Calla MD3 wedges I got last season. Too great a weight gap between iron and wedge shafts causes problems for some golfers, like me. @onthehunt526 has good information for wedges you hit full shots with.
  14. Did Sarazen really win the Grand Slam?

    In the 1920s, the Grand Slam generally consisted of The (British) Open, the US Open, the British Amateur and the US Amateur. After World War II, the Grand Slam (or some call it the pro slam) consisted of the (British) Open, the US Open, the Master's and the PGA Championship. Saracen helped elevate the Master's when he hit "The Shot Heard Round the World" in the 1935 event. On par 5 No. 15, he toed in a Wilson Turfrider 4 wood and sank a 235-yd. shot across the pond for a double-eagle. The shot tied him with assumed winner Craig Wood, whom Saracen defeated in a playoff the next day. Intertwined with discussion of slams is a confusion factor on what constitutes a major. The pre-WWII Grand Slam constituted the majors, with an eventual shift to the modern Grand Slam. At one time, the USA's Western Open was considered a major. Walter Hagen supported this idea.
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