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  1. Had a few games with the new neck & shaft and all is good. Great feel from the shaft. I torched the neck prior to fitting and it came out perfect for colour. The shop demo had a re-buff too:
    6 points
  2. Never had this happen before. i have all the equipment for club building and still didn't work. So I have pulled at least 3 or 4 of these same Evnroll putters before, and all of those were straightforward, no issues. Normally with a steel shaft, my first attempt is to twist the head off after a bunch of heat, didn't work. I for sure applied enough heat, the whole head was hot! Tried the shaft puller, that didn't work. Tried banging the head on the ground (on a mat) to get it to twist, that didn't work either. I think it was poor manufacturing tolerances on this specific head or shaft. Either hosel was too small or shaft tip was too big. And during manufacturing, instead of fixing the issue, they probably used the trick of slamming the shaft in the head. I've actually had a weird experience with a LAB putter before as well. That time, i wasn't trying to pull the head, i was trying to re-grip it. I was trying to pull the grip with a grip remover and solvent and was holding the head and tried to twist the grip and the head fell off lol. Looked at the shaft and only 1/8" was prepped and the hole didn't look like it had any epoxy in it. Quality control amongst manufacturers is not always good.
    6 points
  3. The one cool thing about my job is getting paid to watch hockey games from ice side
    6 points
  4. Wife daughter and I (sons not with us this weekend) went over to my brothers in laws yesterday. They live in a really nice lake in Rhode Island now. Daughter had a blast riding the boat and driving! also set up some of the beard products I’ve been making, got a couple samples to my barber and friends if anyone is interested in trying out let me know!
    5 points
  5. Dinner last night was shrimp & scallops in a bacon, caramelized leek and pea puree.
    5 points
  6. Also this was on my local news---- They finally got approval or whatever River Oaks the Bear course which is closest to to the waterway is closed and Condos going in. Still leaves them 18 holes though. Wizzard who is owned by the same folks as The Witch is trying ( again ) to get rezoned for housing. They tried around 07 or so and it got shot down. People are raising the devil there about maybe adding more residences in a allready overloaded area. That was what shot it down in 07. The Witch----- That deal has been in the works for a year now. As you saw most of that land is swamp and they can only build on 1/2 of it. The main push on that deal was to put in more housing for CCU students. I will agree it is a great course. My drawback is it could be best enjoyed in fall and a mild winter. Playing it in summer is murder. The air is stagnant and does not move because of the swamps and the insects are terrible. But I still hate to see it go
    5 points
  7. Dayuuuuummmmm sorry Eric,,,, er I mean Derrick. Getting old ain't for sissies....
    5 points
  8. A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, “I’ve had enough and have left you. Don’t bother coming after me.” Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while, the husband comes home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he comes into the bedroom.She could see him walk towards the dresser and pick up the note. After a few minutes, he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and calling someone. “She’s finally gone…yeah I know, about bloody time, I’m coming to see you, put on that sexy French nightie. I love you…can’t wait to see you…we’ll do all the naughty things you like.” He hung up, grabbed his keys and left. She heard the car drive off as she came out from under the bed.Seething with rage and with tears in her eyes she grabbed the note to see what he wrote… “I can see your feet. We’re outta bread: be back in five minutes.
    5 points
  9. I will agree on some of the smaller manufacturers. Most of my horrows have came from messing with used clubs and some of the issues associated with them from improper repairs. Yep I have seen JB Weld used and the biggest one was someone put a putter head on with Red Loctite.
    4 points
  10. Forgot about another issue I had in the past. I had to apply so much heat my Edel wedges to pull the heads that the lead weights inside liquified lol. Must have ran out of golf epoxy and used the JB weld. Never had any issues with the big OEMs. Pulled a Taylormade wedge today. Pulled Odyssey heads more times than I can count. Pulled Callaway heads. Etc. Seems to be all the weird things happen with the smaller manufacturers.
    4 points
  11. Guess I would count today as practice. Played 27 holes to get a groove with new irons and a new 3 and 5 wood along with a new putter I modified in my condo last night. Over played 27 holes in one under at my club in VA then went to the range to hit some wedges in the wind. The 54 is getting swapped out and the 58 is staying. I hit too many full shots with the 54 and the PM grind is just not cutting it. Going back to my 54 I had made for me in the MD4 along with a driver shat change. Overall hit it well today and looking forward to 18 tomorrow.
    4 points
  12. Took a little over an hour hitting through my irons now that the new shafts are in. Just hit into a net with the PRGR to get a baseline for gapping. I'll take them to the range or the nearby executive course later this week to see the full ball flight, but I wanted to get a sense of the feel and swing weights with the set based more on an MOI match. Also took a number of swings with driver as that is much more inconsistent than my irons. That part is a work in progress. Tore open a blister on my finger about 10 swings in with driver so the idea of working on speed training went out the window.
    4 points
  13. Hate to hear that. One big reason I stay in my lane of buying/selling clubs and leave the club building part to the experts
    4 points
  14. Jumbo bucket today. Used the prgr to see my distances. Pretty dead on. Was stroking my 7i ~165 with beautiful flight. Driver SS max was 107. Some hit on the screws. Realize I really need to let my trail atm extend through the shot or I lose them right. Also found my distance from the turf with the super. A couple at 245 total. Might need to play with the shaft a little. Started getting super tired and driver was not working when I was trying to play a simulated round on the range. Thinking I might try a lighter driver shaft (currently 75g rdx blue) for more speed and less fatigue. worked on some short sided chips as well as thick rough chip/pitches. Both worked well. Need the high bounce SW for thick stuff and the 58 works great short sided. Lag putting as well. About 6-10 within 5 ft with one holed from 40 ft. Decided to end on that note.
    3 points
  15. It looks like a good time to be out on the water and like it was a good time. I also think it's cool you're working to get your beard products out there, could be a good business to get in to.
    3 points
  16. Peas are so underrated.
    3 points
  17. The lack of self-awareness is exhausting sometimes isn't it?
    3 points
  18. ... Yellow Ball has reached a new low. Evidently a Tennessee fan, he threw himself at Lane Kiffen during the game: One of those things was a yellow golf ball (who brings a golf ball to a football game?) that seemed to hit Kiffin while he talked to a referee.
    2 points
  19. OK I got out the range yesterday. Made sure the face was square at address, long back swing keeping the left arm straight only going to parallel or just past, and really really concentrated on a smooth transition and only what felt like 3/4 speed swing. Also try to hit fade. Seemed to be the correct direction as I felt like the ball was going where it should. A couple of pull shots but they were straight, so not worried about those shots. BUT I had 2 balls left. I was doing pretty good so I decided to put a little extra speed on. Ball one Duck hook , Ball 2, not as bad with a slower speed but still a big hook. Thank you guys for the suggestions. I am back on the right path
    2 points
  20. Played a round on the island during my honeymoon, and the wife got a lot of good pictures. I had another great round when the winds were in the 25+ range. Score: 78 Putts 30 GIR 8/18 FIR 4/14
    2 points
  21. Cooking cheesesteaks for the guys while working the engine today.
    2 points
  22. Hey I do not mess with some of the newer stuff scared to. Some of it looks so delecate.
    2 points
  23. Wow, thank you everyone! My wife booked a trip to Malaga, Spain for us. Had a really fun Birthday round of golf too.
    2 points
  24. 86 (44/42). Crap score, but I’m happy with how I struck my irons, and hit my driver, except on 2 holes. Wind was blowing 10-15 all round, so I lost a number of shots by not gauging the wind properly. The course we played today is MUCH more penal when one hits errant tee shots, and there are a lot of “placement” shots needed. I’m LOVING the Ping G425 LST fairway metal! I REALLY like the shaft and head combo. Anyway, the score wasn’t great, but the weather was perfect, so I’m happy with the day.
    2 points
  25. Used some Amex points and $20 Dick’s Sporting Goods cash to get 2 dozen Srixon Z Stars.
    2 points
  26. Extremely pissed off right now. Was trying to reshaft a brand new Evnroll putter and Evnroll must have had a poor tolerance on the head and slammed the steel shaft in there. Wrecked the hosel trying to remove it.
    2 points
  27. It's a busy weekend here in the Chunk's household, but I did get a trip in to the range today. I wanted to see if I've made any progress from practicing with the Swing Jacket and the Power Up wedge during the week and from my lesson. First thing I notice pulling up to the range is they don't have any of the grass roped off, so I guess it's getting to the part of the year it's mats only. Yay. I don't like mats even though I know they're a necessary evil this time of year. You just don't get the feedback you do from the turf. Plus, the mat I was in was narrow and that cut out shots with driver and fairways. I had some mixed results starting off, but as the range session progressed, I saw better results. My strike was all over the place early on, mainly toward the heel. The toe strike was intentional, the shank....not so much. I realized I had too much tension in my arms and got crisper contact as the time went on. There was a guy next to me hitting some G710 irons and we got to talking about the time I had 5 balls left. We discussed equipment, lessons, frustration with the game, courses, etc.... My last 5 shots were probably the crispest of the day. I could feel better center face contact and better dispersion. Great session today, I wish I could bottle days like this up and bring it back out any time. I'm happy to see some progress and the work paying off.
    2 points
  28. Great point - I'll have to try that. Just put one extra (full length) tape on my driver with MCC +4. I couldn't believe that such a thin layer made a difference in feel.
    2 points
  29. Thanks guys for the support. My business is small, but starting to take off. Feel free to reach out, especially if you are looking for shafts. Derrick, Derek, Eric, its all fine lol.
    2 points
  30. Before I left Oregon I had a visit with @rbsiedsc. While I was in out there some things came to light. There are quite a few spies out there that are trying so hard to master this game of golf. I mean he is trying pretty hard here. To start, who in their right mind would swing a driver between two houses with barely enough room to swing? Then goes in the garage to swing and has the same issue. Just ask his garage door opener! Just a thought here…… If you swinging in a confined area you will not have a free flowing swing. You will compensate for the area and ingrain an improper swing. So now we know why his driver sends me off into the oblivion! Did you know @rbseidsc likes to hike? He says that because finding his drive requires a hike. For someone who says he likes to hike, he sure took his time getting to me. I started to panic. Even if he manages to get his driver in check (hopefully sometime soon). Then I think working on the putter would help get you consistently in the low 90’s to possibly even breaking into the 80”s. When I was out on the course with him he had 8 three putts. I felt like a freakin ping pong ball. That’s an easy 8 strokes to take off right there! He had a heck of a day. He even got hit in the back. So Dr. Jekyll here was positive in July. "Happy that things were coming along with his game". Then in August, Mr. Hyde came out and made comments like, “Ugh golf is a cruel game. I just need to accept who I am.” Here is another beauty, “Contemplating not playing again. Swing changes are hard.” Oh boo hoo here. No sympathy from Yellow Ball. If you think getting through these issues are tough try being me. All golfers went through it. It will get better! I’m thinking I need to send you my therapist’s contact information. Yes, golf is hard, swing changes are hard. You can get this game under control. So you wanted to be my agent for a book did ya. Well it already seems like you can crack under pressure. How could you deal with the likes of me on a daily basis? I’m just a little Yellow Ball and I have made grown men slam their clubs and cry like a baby. Grown man cry.mp4 Could you keep my schedule straight? Manage my travel itinerary, book signings, interviews, appearances on talk shows and such? I don’t think so. Hell you can’t even keep your drives straight. Thanks for the offer though but I’m going to take a Hard Pass.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. So I decided that, as most blade putters normally have something like a plumber's neck, I decided to make one to try on my own gamer. Need to order a shaft (KBS One Step probably) but it looks like it will sit nicely. The beauty of the way I've made this is that I can machine the location for the shaft to any angle to alter the lie. Right hand version done too Ordered a KBS CT Tour for the pro-shop demo and a One Step for my gamer..
    2 points
  33. Sunday afternoon Hot Dogs!
    1 point
  34. It seems pretty consistent but to be honest, I don't pay a lot of attention to the swing and ball speed numbers. A little more looking around the web suggests they are accurate. Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS Launch Monitor Review - Plugged In Golf
    1 point
  35. That's a pisser. So more like a press-fit? Were you able to use your new shaft puller or do these not work on many putter designs?
    1 point
  36. Played a very rare weekend round today and finished it with a thirty foot putt. I suppose that shot was as good as any, For some reason, it took about five hours to get around which would infuriate many; but I thankfully don't live on a schedule. Home in time for Sox-Astros.
    1 point
  37. Yup but not all misinformation is misinformation. Some of if not a lot of it is true but people don’t want to believe it because of their biases and it would require them to admit they were wrong on a topic so it gets labeled misinformation.
    1 point
  38. I do that, but in the reverse order. The last layer is always the longest with extra to tuck into the end of the shaft. The reason is that the grip can catch on the ends of the short lengths. I like the last layer to be smooth all the way.
    1 point
  39. Are you accounting for the amount of mis-information available?
    1 point
  40. Yes, I remember them all. Played Witch & Wizard, not sure if I played Man-O-War. If memory serves they were always a bit “wet”.
    1 point
  41. Son and I played 9 at Buena Vista this morning. First time playing in chilly weather and he still went out in shorts and a t shirt. He was regretting that before the second hole, lol. Wasn't a great round but we never saw another soul on the course, so while we still finished within 90 minutes, we threw down a second and sometimes three balls at times to work on things. Chunked a few shots and my irons were a little off line, but we both feel good going into a scramble tomorrow with a couple friends.
    1 point
  42. ... So true Rev. It is almost impossible to hit the ball too high. Obviously excessive spin will cause ballooning but anyone that has played with someone averaging over 300yds off the tee knows how high these guys hit the ball. Their angle of descent is not as steep as one would think as they still get plenty of roll on hard desert fairways but also max carry on the soft fairways so win-win. I played with a guy averaging around 340 off the tee and he hit the ball so high I would lose it in flight. First hole is a 360 yd par 4 and I saw it take off and lost it about halfway in flight but it was easy to spot in the green side bunker. He hit a 3 iron from 255 over a par 5 green and he was mad he didn't hit his 4 iron I hit my driver pretty high but his 3 iron was even higher.
    1 point
  43. Hey guys, I’m working on my review and hoping to at least getting some content out there to y’all soon! The weather hasn’t cooperated very well lately as you’ll see below. I have unfortunately still not received my 3 and 5 wood. Hopefully they come in before the cold weather hits here and makes it tough to get more rounds in. Alabama has been hit with a couple crazy rain storms this year and this last week might have been the worst for my area. My home course got hit pretty bad with flooding issues. See pictures below. It’s going to be closed for at least 3 weeks. I’ll still get some rounds in from other courses around the area.
    1 point
  44. Pretty hard to really know how they would have performed with a 5th best option shaft . I say this having now gone through several fittings and seeing first hand how much shafts matter. Glad you included your thoughts on the MIM fab technology and the question pertaining to just how close to forged they sound and feel. I hit them at my True Spec fitting and liked their sound and feel but they just did not perform well for me.
    1 point
  45. Ole Gray went to the doctor with a hearing problem. After examining the ear, the doc said, “No wonder you can’t hear—there is a suppository in here.” “Thanks, Doc,” Ole Gray replied. Now I know where I put my hearing aid.”
    1 point
  46. @fixyurdivot just got back from my iron fitting: the I59 are legit! They are plenty forgiving for such a compact blade like shape. Feel? Amazing. Great launch and spin numbers as well. The only club in the running against it is the Titleist T-100. And since the project x ls 6.0 is a no up charge shaft in the ping, but not in the T100, for me the price difference 4-W would be $140. If comparing stock offerings the difference is $60 a club… but for what I’d be getting, (I210 4i, I59 5-W) vs T100(t100s 4i, 5-W t100) it’s $1629 for the Ping and $1490 for the Titleist. Granted, what closes the price gap is shaft up-charge, but $140 isn’t the end of the world for a set of irons you love.
    1 point
  47. anyone buy these yet and decide they wanted to pass them on at 40% retail? I willing to make offers at $120/club
    1 point
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