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WUTiger

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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. In early April, St. Louis area courses kinda closed, but they didn’t… Played a few nine-hole “stealth rounds” at home course, but range was closed due to COVID social distancing restrictions. Didn’t play first posted round until June, when courses “reopened.” After that got in range time about once a week separate of play days. I played 21 posted 18-hole rounds at these courses: Stonewolf Golf Club (5) Cape Girardeau Country Club Dalhousie Golf Club (2) The Landings at Spirit Golf Club St. Peter’s Golf Club Jefferson City Country Club Tanglew
  2. Here's a tip from the Golfworks Clubmaking Academy: Often used in fine-tuning driver... if a person has consistency problems, put a face decal on the driver. Have the person hit 10 shots. If the impacts are scattered all over the decal, chances are the person has a driver that's too long. As for the 47" driver... back in the prior century, I broke the steel shaft in my persimmon-headed driver. Standard driver length back then was about 43.5" inches. Just for fun, I had the clubsmith put in a shaft 48" long. The good news: the ball really went a long way, often total distance o
  3. if you wanted to try some Vokeys, see if Titleist Thursdays option is still available. Under TiTh, you could schedule an outdoor Titleist fitting with a local pro participating in the program. Don't know if it's still active under COVID restrictions. You would get a Vokey session outdoors, baseline distances for your current wedges and comparable Vokey wedges. Then you can try out different grinds to see what you can discover. As for you, are your current wedges getting the job done? If so, the challenge would be blending your current wedges into your new irons. You may find an odd d
  4. As far as two per cart, it will return once COVID.19 data gets analyzed and a vaccine emerges. One would hope testing becomes more available so the health care people can better classify people as per their risk (to and from) COVID.19. Lots of posters have talked about the benefits of walking over riding, and the problems on spread-out courses where it can be 500 yards from last green to next tee. So, no comments from me on this. One influence on cart culture might be an upswing in the use of Golfboards. These are those two-wheeled, single-golfer battery operated "golf surf boards" t
  5. Thinking back a couple of years... What if you went with a Tour Edge CBX or CBX.119 hybrid in 19* or 20*? Would this be an alternative to the 2i/3i standoff? Depending on the course you could go Charlie Beljan (no 3W), or go 3W + CBX hybrid. Or, just go out and play golf... I remember how hard it was to get you to Sweet 16! And, the best to Alina and you.
  6. Last year at a scramble, I saw a 20-something playing Ping Eye2 irons. Leave well-enough alone! Play them as is.
  7. Here's a note on shafts you mentioned. For years, the default stock True Temper "Wedge Flex" shafts have been variations on the DG S300. Sometimes, the Wedge Flex was as softstepped S300. Here is a 2012 clip from the Vokey SM4 wedges: The softstepping gave a little extra spin on partial shots. The Callaway MD4 and MD5 wedges offer the DG 115 Tour Issue S200 shaft, 15 grams lighter than most of the wedge flexes. (MD5 offers Catalyst and Recoil shafts also). A "variation on a theme" was the Cleveland TRAction (tour reflex action) shaft. It was about 120 grams, and had
  8. Dump the 2i and keep the 3i. To get extra distance, hit a draw with 3i (you can hit it both ways). And dump 3W for 4W. The 4W is more versatile... can you hit it off the tee if needed? You were Mr. 4W in your Tour Edge days... ================= And, what is the deal with the PW and AW? The AW goes almost as far, even through it's 5 degrees more loft? Is the PW damaged? What is the distance gap among the wedges? ================ New business: Is you daughter old enough to play golf yet?
  9. Ping tinkered with stronger lofts in the 1980s. Stronger lofts emerged in the 1980s with Ping when Karsten started producing perimeter-weighted irons: the good news was they got the ball up a lot better than blades of the era. The bad news was they flew about a half-club shorter than the blades. Sensing that golfers didn't want to hit the ball shorter, Ping strengthened the iron lofts about 2 degrees to hold the line against distance loss. But golf marketing went overboard on this, and started the arms race toward the 200-yd. 7 iron. The last few years, clubhead designs with pol
  10. Best thing to do would be go for a fitting. See what the numbers say, and how each feels to you. I hope my sig line doesn't seem confusing. For the past few years, I have been playing both Callaway and Tour Edge. My last three drivers have been Callaways. The past two seasons, the Exotics XRails and the Callaway Alpha 815s have been competing for the FW slots. And, my last iron set before the Exotics CB Pro Tungstens were Calla X20 Tours. Although I really like the Callaway wedges now in my bag, somehow I have an Exotics 46, 50 and 58 leaning against the wall at home.
  11. No. The QB pairing is a curious mix: #10 Ta'Amu Jordan (6-2 | 221 lbs). from U. of Mississippi (Ole' Miss) #4 Nick Fitzgerald (6-5 | 227 lbs.) from Mississippi State The two started against each other twice in their annual Egg Bowl. In 2017, Fitzgerald went down with a leg injury in the first quarter, and Jordan hit for two long TB passes in the second half to spark a 31-28 upset of 16th ranked MS State. In 2018, Fitzgerald and crew struck back for a 35-3 trouncing of Ole' Miss. Styles: In 2018, Fitzgerald passed for 1767 yards (51% completion) for 16 TD a
  12. Went to the St. Louis BattleHawks XFL home opener on Sunday. Among the things you can't bring into the stadium: air horns and selfie sticks. (BattleHawks defeated NY Guardians 29-9!!!).
  13. lefty, Are you trying to convince me or yourself? I have a slight potassium deficiency, and without some sports drink at the turn, I tend to get crampy on the back nine. I draw upon 50 years of golfing and caddying for my statement. (After a multi-decade layoff from caddying, I caddied at a hot summer LPGA tournament in 2017). If you want water only, go for it. Just stay out of my way when I snag a bottle of PowerAde from the passing beverage cart.
  14. MyGolfSpy has an interesting piece on Tommy Armour golf clubs. It covers before, during, and after the 845 irons surge of 1987-1994, and recent efforts of Dick's to return it to respectable brand status. The Story of an Icon: The Tommy Armour 845s | MyGolfSpy The original Tommy Armour 845s was the ulimate one-hot wonder. It was a household name, but ultimately led to Tommy Armour's demise.
  15. I drink extra water the night before, and take a potassium pill in AM. If it's a two-day tournament, I drink no alcohol between rounds. On course, I start off with water from my blue reusable bottle. On the back, I drink some GatorAde or PowerAde, and eat a Cliff bar at the turn. Without the sports drink, I risk getting crampy in legs and forearms. Don't tell me to eat bananas, they give me an upset stomach. And, your framing of golf as not strenuous exercise is highly misleading. It may not be as strenuous as weightlifting, but it is sustained exercise over several hours. I wor
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