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chef35ca

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  1. So my clubs are nice & clean now. & as i leaned them against the wall i noticed my lw is longer than my sw & so on. So my pw is my shortest wedge, lengthwise, & my lw is my longest. My pw is almost a full inch shorter than my 9i. Gotta phone the company tomorrow & put in a WTF request. But, on the bright side that would explain why my gw wasn't covering the distance i was expecting.
  2. Driver-TM R7. Started the whole adjustable weight trend. Consider the drivers that were out at the same time & what that did for the whole driver paradigm. Now with FCT, movable heads & weights, why buy a standard driver when you can buy an R9 close to your specs & fiddle with it until it's right. Fairway wood-Tour edge exotics has to be mentioned. Just stupidly long. Innovation-the combo brazing process. The wishon 949 is right there too. Stupid long, & i believe wishon was after that .830 number with a fw wd. Hybrid-I'm going with Nickent. It was the frst hybrid that was workable & didn't go screaming dead left. Not just for me. I got my 8 cap fatherinlaw to carry it one round & he could have left out 5 clubs with the way he was hitting it. He gave it back because it made the game 'too easy.' I let my tour pro cousin inlaw hit it too & he just nuked it dead straight, or left, or right. Plus for what they accomplished with sales for being a small relatively unknown company was outstanding. Irons-Cally X series. Took forgiveness to a whole new level. Made sure that casual players would stick with the game by making good shots easier. Now with the amount of golfers we have a tonne of courses to choose from, which keeps green fees & equipment prices down as well. Reveloutionary(somebody's gonna love that one...). Wedges-588/900. You know. Putter-Scotty Cameron, not for tech innovation but for showing us what clever marketing can create. Bravo, Scotty. 500$ headcovers, nice goin' buddy. Ball-Bridgestone B330. Wasn't this the ball Titleist had to pay for? Laser rangefinders/GPS-becuase calling your loudmouthed golfing partner's 260yd(217 actual) has never been easier.
  3. Good deal on those. Peter Griffin HC too...frickin' sweet. I don't know about the loft designations. Seems like companies pull loft numbers out of the air sometimes. The 5wd has a longer shaft & is meant to be hit with a flatter swing. The hybrid, shorter shaft, not as flat, & way more versatile. Good buy.
  4. Heh...you have young kids. Accept the scores & enjoy the golf for what it is. I have a 2,4,& 6 year old. I played 5 rounds in 2010. Handicap oddly enough shot right up. Oh well. Now i play for fun.
  5. Lets look at a ball from the profile & assign top, bottom, right & left to it's 4 quadrants. You hit it top right & it starts turning over in a top spin right to left rotation. Could it rotate itself so far over that it actually ends up spinning facing a different direction & coming back to the right? With an unbalanced range ball(the only place i've ever seen this flight) that seems plausible, but i'm no scientist. One more-could somebody pull a shot so hard that it gives the appearance of drawing but is actually a glorified pull-slice & is coming back to the right no matter what? I've seen this shot too, only at the range, & repeatedly. So wonky range balls would probably be the culprit.
  6. Practice them. Nonstop. From that range & in a hurry has got to be one of the easiest putts to miss. I like to mark them, back off & then sink them. I know in the interest of playing speedier golf this may sound bad, but i rarely have a 4 hour round, & i don't want to give away 3-5 strokes a round by bungling something so easy. That's me, though. My putting ranges from really bad to really really bad. 'lipburner.'
  7. Want to have some fun with your short game practice?
  8. Same thing-arms up WTF?. Then i'd ask a followup when he was within earshot, on the next tee or whatever. I like to know whether it was an honest mistake or i'm going to be dealing with this all afternoon.
  9. I was happy with it. But i've got some time now so i'm overhauling it for the first time. My three keys-create width, get it on plane/club aimed at target at top, & eliminate the OTT move. Completely self taught. I'll wait until spring & if i'm really a mess then i'll take a lesson. Maybe. So far my practice swings in the yard & house have been good, albeit in slightly slower motion. By the looks of it when i get to the range i'm going to be pushing alot of balls for awhile.
  10. Wow. People i never want to live next door to for 1000$ Alex.
  11. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!
  12. R9. Solid feel, sound, good profile, long & adjustable.
  13. It'd be nice to have a list like that. I think the sheer volume of sellers & products makes it unlikely though. I just make sure i ask lots of questions & check feedback. I have a couple of powersellers that i deal with often & some smaller private ones. I've even emailed callaway canada before to ask their opinion on what turned out to be counterfeit.
  14. In Canada the big golf store is called Golf Town. I noticed that they only sell iron sets with the standard True Temper shafts. Wierd. Online they have different offerings. Does the shaft type matter less for irons? No, you need to fit your shafts to your ability & desired ballflight. I play flexier steel to help me get the ball up because of my spastic swing tendencies, while good players use TTDG S300s & such to keep the ballflight down & under control. Are any of you particular to the quality of the shafts on your irons? Yes, but only to a point. I'm not going to spend primo money if i'm not playing that much. Are most golf stores like this? I'm suprised to hear that. I've only been there once & it was to trade-in a driver. Even nevada bob's has different iron shafts selections. (At Golf Smith you can buy the gold TT shafts for $13 each... the Rifle shafts are $32 each )
  15. Whatever works for you. I have 5 wedges in the bag right now. My GW, PW & LW see regular action, i threw the 64* back in there to combat wet bunkers(& because it's fun to use sometimes), & my SW really only sees full swing action.
  16. Alot, but less than i used to. I've got a 50* GW that splits time with the 60 now. I practice with my 60 alot. From every lie & distance. It's definitely my 'go-to' in tight situations. My in laws both use their 46* PW everywhere & hole out way more often than me. Shows what i know.
  17. Whenever needed. I don't often use a fullswing flop, but i hit alot of wide open faced wedges to elevated greens where the pin is right in front. Just open up the stance, aim a little left & let 'er go. I'm suprised i haven't holed one yet this year. Been so close so many times. I'm suprised by the amount of people that struggle with this shot. It just takes a little practice. I find it much easier than judging bump n runs.
  18. I used to call that flight 'the corkscrew.' That's usually when i knew there was something seriously wrong with the old swing that day. It goes left like it's drawing then the insane amount of sidespin takes over & it fades. That's my working theory anyways.
  19. Putting a full swing club in your hands is always a good idea. Between 115yds out & 30yds out i think most people would do better with the longer full shot. First hole at my course is 310. Major trouble left & right. But oddly enough alot of room to land a driver. I watch guys in the morning hit into the 3 consectutive bunkers & screw their whole round in 5 minutes. I could write a book on the human psyche & decision making process based on that one hole. Scrambles are even funnier. Inevitably some group decides to play out of bunker #1 which is about 65yds of carry, high lip, water hazard on far side.
  20. Red, white & blue at my course. & i'm pretty sure the grounds crew is only there to screw with our heads most days. Either that or they have a very sick sense of humor.
  21. Wierd. My range people never offer up clubs. The best was a demo day there. 3 companies, taylormade, tour edge & i cannot remember the 3rd. Ping probably. Anyways, tm & other company were offering up their sticks to try & i completely shunned their stuff. Not intentionally but tour edge had so much cool stuff to try. From the exotics line to the geomax stuff it was like christmas.
  22. I'm working on this. It's tougher than it looks, but i can see a use for it in certain situations. Plus, it's amusing as heck.
  23. 150 yds. In the summer that goes up. The less i play it goes down.
  24. There's a couple of reliable methods that i use regularily. 1-boil the ribs until tender, dip in sauce & lay out on a sheet pan. Wrap tightly with foil & let them go low & slow in an oven for 4 hours at 200*F. That's usually a method i use if i'm dong ribs for alot of people. Like 150+ppl. 2-better way. Dry rub your raw ribs(smoked paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, dry mustard, ground cumin, garam masala) & let them sit wrapped up tight in the fridge for 24-48 hours. Same method for making a really sexy pulled pork shoulder. Then i roast them off at a really low temp, like 250*F or so & baste them with whatever sauce i've come up with every half hour or so. With the pulled pork i throw a bunch of garlic cloves & sliced up apples in there too. The shoulder is done when a fork inserted basically makes the whole thing fall apart. Caramelized onions & a nice soft bun & it's a heavenly sandwich.
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