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  1. bens197

    Home "Improvement"

    The fourth bedroom / office was always going to be our final room rehab and was easier to commit towards when we learned we were done having kids. So over the past two months because honestly, sometimes it just takes that long, we built an office. Just needs a little touch up on the floors and the kick plate and it'll be AOK.
    6 points
  2. Shankster

    Home "Improvement"

    They must have “allowed” whiskey in the jobsite when this house was built. Not a dang wall, door, window or anything is square. Making puzzle pieces to make the trim look halfway decent. Can’t wait to put the “See you Later” For Sale sign out this summer. Can’t believe I’ll be transferring AGAIN next year, should be the last though.
    6 points
  3. COBRA® GOLF UNVEILS THE NEW KING LTDx LINEUP OF METALWOODS THAT IS ENGINEERED FOR LONGEST TOTAL DISTANCE. Three LTDx Drivers combine PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technologies to deliver faster ball speed with maximized forgiveness for golfers of all skill levels Carlsbad, Calif. (January 19, 2022) - Cobra Golf®, a leader in golf club innovation, today introduced its innovative new family of LTDx Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids. The legacy of the LTD name began in 2016 with COBRA’s introduction of the LTD driver - the first to achieve zero CGna for low spin and fast ball speed performance. In 2022, the legacy has evolved into the new LTDx franchise, which debuts the first driver to combine zero CGna and 5200 MOI to create faster ball speeds with extreme forgiveness. The LTDx woods feature PWR-COR TECHNOLOGY, which uses multi-material internal and external weights to reposition as much weight low and forward as possible to lower spin and deliver powerful ball speed upon impact. Using machine learning and CNC machining, COBRA engineers have replaced its E9 face with a new variable thickness design called H.O.T Face (Highly Optimized Topology) that is precision tuned for speed. Using data from thousands of impact simulations, COBRA has optimized thicknesses in 15 different zones to maximize ball speed across a larger area of the face. These zones create visual peaks and valleys that resemble a topology map, hence the design name. In addition, the LTDx drivers utilize a MULTI-MATERIAL Construction, with up to 30% more carbon fiber than the previous RADSPEED model, and a lighter and stronger titanium chassis to maximize stability. COBRA engineers have redesigned the previous T-Bar chassis to reposition more titanium lower to the ground and around the perimeter edge to lower CG and increase MOI, resulting in 8g of weight savings. To make certain the new LTDx line is able to optimize performance for all types of players, it’s available in three distinct models: (1) The LTDx LS is a low spin model designed for skilled players with faster swing speeds who desire maximum workability in a traditional shape. For added tuning, adjustable weights are positioned heel and toe to help dial in directional trajectory for the better players. (2) The LTDx MAX combines maximum stability and maximum draw bias, giving golfers the choice to move the adjustable weights to create either performance. COBRA engineers were able to combine last year’s RADSPEED XB and RADSPEED XD into one driver. (3) The LTDx is the perfect blend of LS and MAX into one driver. It is the first driver to achieve zero CGna and 5200 MOI, creating the best combination of low spin and maximum forgiveness. “The LTDx driver lineup reflects our team’s continued dedication to innovation and improved performance,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D, COBRA Golf. “With the introduction of PWR-COR and H.O.T FACE technology, our engineers have, yet again, developed innovation that improves CG and MOI while making the face hotter and more forgiving. The resulting LTDx family of drivers are the best we have ever produced, and the three distinct driver models ensure that every golfer can achieve optimized performance for their game. We look forward to seeing the LTDx on TOUR and also in the hands of amateurs and weekend warriors at courses globally.” LTDx LS DRIVER ($499): The new LTDx LS driver positions most of its weight low and forward to deliver low spin and faster ball speeds. The result is a more workable ball flight desired by skilled player with faster swing speeds. An adjustable weight system features a 10g & 3g weight that can be exchanged to either the front heel or toe to fine tune trajectory. A traditional 460cc shape features an aggressive aerodynamic design that allows players with faster swing speeds to maximize their clubhead speed for increased distance. PWR-COR Technology positions as much weight low and forward using a 14g internal MIM steel weight and a 5g 100% milled, stainless steel external weight (19g total) to lower spin and increase speed. Combined with the 13g of moveable weights, places an impressive 32g low and forward. H.O.T. FACE technology derived from machine learning, creates 15 unique zones to maximize and tune ball speeds both away from and in the center of the face. This greatly improves performance in those common “miss” areas. The overall design and performance attributes of the new LTDx are further improved by a proprietary MULTI-MATERIAL Construction that utilizes a redesigned, 8g lighter titanium chassis that allows for up to 30% more carbon fiber and more discretionary weight to reposition low and forward in the PWR-COR weight. LTDx MAX DRIVER ($499): The LTDx MAX combines max stability and max draw into one driver, both individually achievable using the moveable weight system. The MAX features a slightly oversized 460cc profile as the LTDx to provide maximum distance and forgiveness with a back weight setting, and an added weight positioned in the heel that affords golfers additional draw-bias to help square the face for straighter results. The 10g heavy weight can be positioned in the back to deliver the most forgiving/stable driver that COBRA offers. Or position the heavy weight in the heel for 11 yards of draw bias. The adjustable hosel can be set in the “DRAW” setting for an additional 7 yards (18 yards total). As with the other two LTDx Drivers, the MAX features PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology with a MULTI-MATERIAL Construction. LTDx DRIVER ($499): The LTDx is a true driver unicorn – it is the first driver to achieve zero CGna and a high MOI at 5200. It is aimed at players that want maximum speed and distance but also value forgiveness and a straight ball flight. A slightly oversized 460cc clubhead is constructed with the perfect balance of internal weighting to deliver the fastest ball speed with slow spin and maximum distance. The construction utilizes 19g total weight positioned in PWR-COR (14g internal MIM steel weight & 5g external CNC Milled stainless steel weight) and 15g total in the back using 5g of tungsten and a 10g fixed back weight. Like all models in the new family of drivers, the LTDx features COBRA’s innovative H.O.T. FACE Technology and a MULTI-MATERIAL Construction, affording optimal CG and MOI for increased distance and improved performance. LTDx LS Driver Specifications: Model MyFly Loft Settings 10.5o Driver 9.0 o , 9.5 o, 9.5 o D , 10.5 o, 10.5 o D, 11.5 o, 11.5 o D,12.0 o 9o Driver 7.5 o , 8.0 o, 8.0 o D, 9.0 o, 9.0 o D, 10 o, 10 o D, 10.5 o **All LTDx drivers are available in a Tour Length offering, featuring a shorter shaft length (44.50”) than the standard 45.5”. The LTDx LS comes in RH/LH with a choice of 3 premium aftermarket shafts including: MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (x-stiff and stiff); Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (x-stiff and stiff) and Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM1060 (stiff and reg). The driver features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip and is available in Satin Black/Gold Fusion (Matte Black Crown, Gloss Sole & Gold Fusion accents), and a gloss Peacoat Blue/White colorway. LTDx MAX Driver Specifications: Model MyFly Loft Settings 12.0o Driver 10.5 o, 11 o, 11 o D, 12 o, 12o D, 13 o, 13 o D, 13.5 o 10.5o Driver 9 o , 9.5 o , 9.5 o D, 10.5 o , 10.5 o D, 11.5 o , 11.5 o D, 12 o 9.0o Driver 7.5°, 8.0°, 8.0°D, 9.0°, 9.0°D, 10.0°, 10.0°D, 10.5° The MAX Driver comes in RH/LH with a choice of three premium aftermarket shafts: Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (9 o only; stiff); the HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (reg & stiff) and the UST Helium Nanocore (12 o only; lite & reg). The driver features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip and is available in the same colorways. LTDx Driver Specifications: Model MyFly Loft Settings 12.0o Driver 10.5 o, 11 o, 11 o D, 12 o, 12o D, 13 o, 13 o D, 13.5 o 10.5o Driver 9 o , 9.5 o , 9.5 o D, 10.5 o , 10.5 o D, 11.5 o , 11.5 o D, 12 o 9° Driver 7.5 o , 8 o, 8 oD, 9 o, 9 o D, 10 o, 10 o D, 10.5 o The LTDx Driver comes in RH/LH with a choice of 4 premium aftermarket shafts including: MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65 (9 o only; x-stiff and stiff); HZRDUS RDX Blue 60 (stiff); the HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (reg & stiff) and UST Helium Nanocore (12 o only; lite & reg). The driver features a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black/Silver grip and is available in the same two colorways. Women’s model: The LTDx MAX Driver is also available in women’s edition featuring a sleek Gloss Black/Elderberry colorway with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 shaft. LTDx MAX Women’s Driver Specifications: Model MyFly Loft Settings 12.0o Driver 10.5 o, 11 o, 11 o D, 12 o, 12o D, 13 o, 13 o D, 13.5 o 10.5o Driver 9 o, 9.5 o , 9.5 o D, 10.5 o , 10.5 o D, 11.5 o , 11.5 o D, 12 o Junior models: The LTDx Driver is also available in junior’s model (RH only) which includes a free shaft upgrade available in varying lengths as they grow into their game (39” – 8-9 years; 41” – 10 – 11 years; 43” 12-14 years). LTDx MAX Junior Driver Specifications: Model MyFly Loft Settings 12.0o 10.5 o, 11 o, 11 o D, 12 o, 12o D, 13 o, 13 o D, 13.5 o LTDx FAIRWAYS and HYBRIDS Complementing the innovative line of LTDx drivers are a full line up of LTDx fairway metals ($299 each). Utilizing the PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE technology highlighted in the LTDx driver, and a carbon fiber crown, COBRA engineers were able to move the CG low and forward for faster ball speed, while increasing MOI for more stability and forgiveness. Also available in three families, the LTDx fairway metals come in progressive shapes and progressive rail designs to offer optimized performance based on the golfer’s swing characteristics. The LTDx fairway offerings include: 1. LTDx LS Fairway – COBRA’s low spin fairway features progressive shaping – Big Tour shape in 3w with no rails, Tour Shape in 5w with hollow split rails. PWR-COR utilizes tungsten and aluminum to position as much weight low and forward to increase ball speed, while H.O.T. FACE Technology uses 15 zones with optimized thicknesses to maximize speed across the face. An adjustable weighting system features a 12g and a 3g weight that can be positioned in the heel or toe to fine tune trajectory and spin. The LTDx LS fairway is offered with the MCA Tensei AV Raw White 75 premium aftermarket shaft (stiff & X-stiff). Available in two colorways: Satin Glack/Gold Fusion, and Gloss Peacoat Blue/White. 2. LTDx Fairway – is offered in a traditional shape in a 3W with no rails, and a traditional shape 5W and 7w with hollow split rails that aid in turf interaction for steeper swings. A 12g fixed weight is positioned in the back for max forgiveness and high launch, while the PWR-COR weight low and forward creates the perfect balance of low spin and fast ball speed with forgiveness. The LTDx fairway is available in Satin Black/Gold Fusion and Gloss Peacoat Blue/White and come with the option of a UST Helium Nanocore (4F2 – lite) or a HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (reg & stiff) shaft. 3. LTDx Max Fairway – is COBRA’s most forgiving fairway that combines the fast and forgiving performance of the LTDx with additional draw bias for those that need slice correcting power. An adjustable weight system features 12g and 3g weights that can be positioned in the back or the heel to fine tune the amount of draw bias. PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology again deliver the fastest ball speed possible using low and forward weighting and an optimized variable thickness face design. Available in the same Black and Blue colorways with a choice of UST Helium Nanocore (4F2 – lite, 5F2 - reg) or a HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (stiff). The LTDx MAX is also available in a women’s offering (3W, 5W, 7W) that comes in a Gloss Black/Elderberry colorway and is equipped with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 – women’s flex shaft. Rounding out the new family, LTDx hybrids ($249 each) are COBRA’s first mainline hybrids to feature PWRSHELL Technology, which utilizes an L-cup face design that is forged from a thin and strong stainless steel to generate up to 17% more flex for faster ball speed and higher launch across the face. The hybrids are available in both standard (Satin Black/Gold Fusion colorway) and ONE Length (Blue/Red & Black) models, also feature COBRA’s innovative PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE technologies that take ball speed performance to the next level. The hybrids feature COBRA’s signature Hollow Split Rails that improve turf interaction and allow the club to glide effortlessly out of the fairway, tight lies, thick rough and even bunkers. The LTDx ONE Length Hybrid is designed in a shorter set up (37.25”) that complements the ONE Length irons. Both the standard LTDx hybrid (Available in 2H (17 o), 3H (19 o), 4H (21o) 5H (24 o) and 6H (28 o) and ONE Length model (Available in 3H (19 o), 4H (21o), 5H (24 o) are available with KBS PGI premium aftermarket shafts (80 -S, 70-R, 60 -A) and Lamkin Crossline (58+) grip. The LTDx Hybrid is also available in a women’s offering (4H (20 o), 5H (23 o) 6H (27 o), 7H (30 o)) in a Black/Elderberry colorway. All LTDx products are available at retail and online, February 11, 2022. For more information, visit www.cobragolf.com.
    5 points
  4. This release has me more excited then most of theirs in the last few years. Whether it's the color, options or just refinement of so many different technologies they have had over previous years i think this could be a great all rounder. Also they are normally cheaper. I like the throw back to the fly z weights in a sense and some good shaft options to. Also if we are being truthful no company is going to be bring out a driver this season that has a better story or visible tech then TM so maybe this will fly under the radar?
    5 points
  5. I took the day off today because my wife needed to take her mom to the doctor early today and since I wake up early, I was going to drive. Well, her mom accidentally took her blood thinners and I found out after I got home the appointment got cancelled. I went to the range and got to swing a club at a ball for the first time in over a week. I've been working on staying connected during the swing while in the house and wanted to see if it helped, especially on partial wedge shots. It worked out really good, except for the shank I hit on my first shot at 50 yards. Wedges were good, irons were good, I think I might have figured out something with the driver. I was getting a little steep with it on the backswing and toned it down a touch and was hitting solid drives. I also took my 5 wood and that was a disaster. I couldn't even muster the ability to top it. I whiffed on several shots, hitting the mat behind the ball and just had it bounce over the ball. It was frustrating, to say the least. It's going to take some work to build back skill and confidence with it. The good new is, after this week I'm off for two weeks and will be able to get out and play. I just hope the weather cooperates and stays decent.
    5 points
  6. edingc

    Weight Loss Thread

    OK, accountability time. I've been lifting heavy and eating to support that since October and the results have been awesome in the weight room and with club and ball speeds on the launch monitor. But now I'm starting to get a little too much of that post-lockdown Bryson look and need to cut off some of the extra fluff that came with the lifting/eating. I told myself I needed to start getting more serious after my birthday, which was last weekend. I stepped on the scale this morning - 185.6 pounds. This is the heaviest I've been since probably 2014. Late 2019, early 2020 I had gotten down to about 157 pounds. That was about the same time I got my squat rack at home and started lifting. Not trying to get back to 157 (that's likely a little too low), but something like 165 without too much of a performance drop would be wonderful. We have a scheduled vacation in July, which is about 24 weeks away. About 22 pounds in 24 weeks seems doable with the right mindset. It helps that, for my birthday, I ate way too many carbohydrates (we are typically keto'ers/low carb - have been for almost 10 years) and am currently retaining at least 2-3 extra pounds of water weight that should disappear quickly. I'm going to try to make a habit of a Monday update post in this thread. Weekends are the worst for my diet as I get way too loose with what I consume, and by forcing myself to weigh and report on Monday I have some extra motivation to stay within my macros.
    5 points
  7. PMookie

    Cooking

    Made Mahi-Mahi fish tacos last night and used a marinade I found online. They turned-out great!!! Nothing better than when everyone goes back for seconds, and then asks if we have leftovers today!!!
    5 points
  8. Will be very interested to see how the top of the draft plays out tonight. Intrigued to see who values whom.
    4 points
  9. Last year during CC5 I said Cobra needed a driver between the low spin rad speed and rad speed xb. Glad they listened to me
    4 points
  10. Welcome to Cobra Day everyone!
    4 points
  11. Rickp

    Home "Improvement"

    Our 1st house which was built in 1945 was that way also. The fieldstone foundation I’m sure had something to do with it as it “settled”.
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. MattF

    Home "Improvement"

    Had the same issue with every house I did a floor in. Not one room was square and we put floors in a couple of hundred houses.
    4 points
  14. tommc23

    Home "Improvement"

    My old house is the same way
    4 points
  15. Kenny B

    Random Thread

    Here I am sitting in the SLC airport on our flight to Palm Springs. First time flying since pre-pan-damn-ic, and 3 years since I flew through SLC. What to my surprise?! Brand new airport!! Apparently, they built this new one and then tore down the entire old one and buried it. So far, no problems. We had a plane and a flight crew!!
    4 points
  16. The Honma rebuild happens tomorrow! Finally got my Ventus today, so I’m “buying” a build! Honma TR20 driver head, Ventus Black 7X. Going to have 4g of hot melt put in the toe, and play the driver at 45.25”. Gotta find a grip for it in my stash!!! Can’t wait!!!
    4 points
  17. tommc23

    Cooking

    This is a bowl of this beauty
    4 points
  18. As most know, SWMBO and I were rear ended last July. Both of us tore our right shoulders and required surgery. SWMBO went first and had surgery in November. Her injury was more extensive and required an 8” opening on top of her shoulder. The doctor said she was looking at 6 months of rehab. Since we could not both be out at the same time, SWMBO went first. With her recovery doing well, I had surgery on January 11th. Mine was basically a cleanup of the labrum, which looked like angel hair to the scope’s camera. My right hand was on the steering wheel so when we were hit, my body flew forward but the right arm was stiff, causing damage to the labrum(gasket around the joint). I have some muscle tear but it did not require work. Now, I am a week post surgery and on the mend. The doctor said I could drop the sling and begin rehab. Right now, I have not played since Jan 8, and hope to return to the course by April 2nd. I have a lot of work ahead of me, and a lot of pain, but I also have desire. I will attempt to chronicle my efforts through this thread. Join me in this adventure by offering up any insights, stories you may have of shoulder surgery repair.
    3 points
  19. Possibly already mentioned, but what bothers me more than anything is the sense of superiority that MGS feels they have over everyone else, and the inability to act professionally as a result. It was the same thing in the TXG podcast - it was a great opportunity to have a knowledgeable debate. Ryan handled himself very well, but the full-on attack (rather than informative conversation) but was painful to listen to and childish at best. Throwing Rick under the bus is similar - he knows his target audience isn't exclusively gear heads playing off of a +2 handicap, and as such, focuses on the weekend golfer as much a anyone in the industry. So much of his following is focused on swing tips more so than gear reviews. He acknowledged as much when he was on TXG's podcast. Regardless, there were so many better ways to go about this situation, right wrong or indifferent. All of that being said, the data and testing side of MGS is great, the forums are fantastic, and I'll still be reading the site as much as anyone. I just wish they could have functional and professional/"grown up" conversations with others in the industry when there is a difference in opinion. Everyone would benefit.
    3 points
  20. Ah man these look awesome. Seeing Crossfield talk about it and my beloved Epic Max LS in the same conversation may lead to me trying this guy out.... ah let's be real, I was going to try it anyway! Initially I was disappointed when I read about the lack of the true infinity face as I personally thought it looked good and really protected the crown vs the often chipped F9's I saw on the used market. BUT Looking at these in the address position proves my initial thoughts to be unwarranted. I think it looks awesome. Crossfield said it too I think... but it looks like a Stealth-ier Stealth. Love what they did at the top end of the club.
    3 points
  21. Used the Planemate today for the second time in the past few days after not doing much in the past few months. Felt really good to swing a bit and the itch to play again is getting stronger and stronger with every flake of snow and new equipment release. Going to need to go to the simulator soon! Is it Spring yet?
    3 points
  22. I mean, put another way, no driver is going to have the marketing machine behind it like TM in an attempt to sell a new exciting tech story, so most drivers won't be taking up the air in the room like Stealth will.
    3 points
  23. I think you answered your own question. Bryson and even more speed will be the selling point he’s been talking about it on his YouTube channel. Today is the first day out of embargo so as the PGA show rolls around and it starts being available to consumers expect to see the marketing ramp up.
    3 points
  24. My alarm is set for 5 minutes before the draft. Should be fine waking up, get s coffee and get started. Finish the draft head into work and come home sleep all afternoon till work again... Thank goodness for 30 second timer!
    3 points
  25. The length comment is just not feeling comfortable over the ball, so i end up choking down a bit. My goal with the fitting is to first get feedback from the fitter on length and lie angle. Its possible they are fine with my current set. The set I built plays a bit longer than I have typically in the past, so there is room to cut them down. Second is to see what graphite shafts fit me best or if i am good with what i have. Third, im not set out to buy new irons, but if something blows me away based on the fitting result, then i would have to consider. Overall, broader than just this fitting, moving away from random ideas that i have to seeing what actually works best based on a good fitter and data.
    3 points
  26. I guess I never closed the loop in this thread about my putter fitting, but i don't want to re-write what i had posted in another thread, so check out this thread if it is of interest Regarding full swing work, I hadn't been out to the range or on the course for about three weeks due to the crappy weather in my area. While I hadn't hit any balls for three weeks until this past Sunday, I did practice some swing feels everyday, all related to what Monte has me working on. I didn't lose focus or try to work on anything else except for also making sure I grip the club how I intend to grip the club, which is something I need to always work on. No random youtube videos, no random ideas, etc. I also did quite a bit of indoor putting work, again working on what Monte had called out during my on-course lesson. So while the swing changes will take time to ingrain, I did see some immediate impact related to putting. Historically, I miss a lot of short putts that are 8 feet and under. I understand that from 8 feet, even Tour pros only make slightly above 50%, but I feel like my make rate was less than 10% (maybe a bit of overexaggerating). And I used to even struggle with the even shorter putts, like 4 footers. Because of this, I would have a lot of three putts per round. During my latest round, I made every putt within 6 feet. I don't expect to be that perfect during future rounds, but i do feel like i have made significant improvement. Full swing wise, the swing improvements are starting to have some positive impacts on course, but still require a lot more work. Took a few videos yesterday and asked Monte for some quick feedback. He said it looks good, but arms are just a tad behind. I know where I need to be careful. There is a move where my lower body thrusts in the direction of the target (some combo of early extension and hip slide). That move starts to creep back in (aka one of the swing faults im working on fixing) and causes me to get a bit steep and then a lot of manipulation from there.
    3 points
  27. Exactly. It’s finding what works and can be sustained like you said in making it a lifestyle. This is where most people end up failing in the long run, they think diet and don’t think lifestyle.
    3 points
  28. edingc

    Weight Loss Thread

    100 percent. At the end of the day, calories matter. Getting proper macros/micros matters, too. I'm a big proponent of finding whatever works best for an individual's situation. I treat low-carbing as a lifestyle choice and a not a short-term diet. After being overweight for most of my youth and early adult life, getting up to 250+ pounds at one point, I've not been heavier than where I am now in the almost 10 years of being keto, and realistically have inflated numbers due to consuming well over 1,000 carbs in the past week.
    3 points
  29. Headhammer

    Weight Loss Thread

    It's such a double-edged sword. I totally went off the low carb diet in December and got so strong in the gym and my arms were Yuuuuge, but man my belly got so fat, so fast. Like you, I've lived the low carb life for a long time (20 years), with fall off on holidays only. I think the challenge now is that my body has become hyper reactive to carbs and even a few days off, causes excessive weight gain. I'm back on the diet and have dropped 10 lbs, but as I get older I find it harder and harder to bounce back. Additionally, I'm getting to that age where my friends are asking when are you going to give it up and just enjoy the rest of your life? My response has always been "Never"! But constantly saying "No" when friends ask if we want to go to the new pizza place, burger joint and BBQ smokehouse is getting old. The fact that my wife goes through a bag of potato chips and a half gallon of ice cream every week only makes life more difficult. My goal this year it to try and have a 4 pack by summer, too old for a 6-pack, and then reevaluate what I want to do moving forward at the end of this year. Good luck on your quest!
    3 points
  30. Decided I needed another new hat and shirt for the course this year.
    3 points
  31. Picked this up. its not currently installed yet (not mounted). Its a fantastic piece of machinery.
    3 points
  32. I’ve been busy at work, and weather has really caused me to not have practiced as much as I have wanted to this year. Today it was low 70s and 15mph winds, so I took full advantage. I have an iron fitting coming up, so I wanted to get my swing freed up. I was striking it as good as I have in awhile, maybe the straightest I’ve ever hit. I finished off with 3 foot putts, couldn’t leave until I made 50. Very productive session.
    3 points
  33. DaveP043

    How to BREAK 80

    So to be clear, you've come to use this site to get free advertising for yourself?
    3 points
  34. Stealing @GolfSpy MPR's thunder and thought I'd start a new thread for this year. Same as in the past, record your birdies (or pars/eagles) here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P9-C6rS1vIO44rYbPDqQgLlTxGxYQtsQHAs31t1j_sU/edit#gid=1292641992 My selfish motivation to start the thread was that I managed to have 3 birdies on my first 9 for the year at my course, 2 of which have proved difficult to achieve over the past 2 years.
    2 points
  35. TITLEIST INTRODUCES THE NEW AVX GOLF BALL Longer distance, improved short game spin, very soft feel Fairhaven, Mass. (January 19, 2022) – Titleist introduces the third generation of its AVX golf ball, improving upon short game spin and control, increasing driver distance, and providing even softer feel. The original AVX was engineered by Titleist in 2018 as a performance alternative to its flagship Pro V1 and Pro V1x by offering the lowest flight, lowest spin and softest feel of the three premium offerings. The new AVX reflects further advancements in the brand’s industry-leading multi-component technology with additional breakthrough results for golfers who prioritize distance and extremely soft feel in a urethane covered golf ball. “Flight, Spin, and Feel are three key performance attributes we evaluate during our green-to-tee fittings and golf ball selection,” said Frederick Waddell, Director of Golf Ball Product Management, Titleist. “AVX provides a low flight, low spin, exceptionally soft feel alternative to Pro V1 and Pro V1x. With these three golf balls, plus Pro V1x Left Dash, every golfer that prioritizes performance can find a precise fit for their game.” “With new AVX, we focused on what AVX golfers are asking for: improving upon the already incredible distance and feel that golfers love, while enhancing greenside spin,” added Waddell. “We achieved this by softening the urethane cover to achieve greater short game performance, while adding a new core formulation for speed, and new aerodynamics for flight stability and more distance.” AVX is a premium, technologically advanced golf ball, and the golfers who play it choose AVX because it gives their specific game a performance advantage. “All components of a golf ball are connected when it comes to performance,” said Mike Madson, Director of Aerodynamics and Research Engineering, Titleist. “When we set out to increase distance and enhance greenside spin, we looked at every layer of the golf ball for improvements. New AVX includes improvements to the core formulation, cover and aerodynamics. The dimple pattern is an area of constant innovation. We continuously design and test new dimple configurations so we can match an aerodynamic pattern specific to the golf ball construction. With AVX, the 348 catenary dimple pattern is optimized specifically for the low flight window of AVX to produce maximum distance.” 2022 AVX PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY: The NEW Titleist AVX golf ball has been reengineered to deliver unmatched performance in a low compression, multi-layered construction through proprietary core, cover and aerodynamic technologies: • NEW REFORMULATED CORE generates high speed and low long game spin to drive more distance with exceptionally soft feel. -  Increases stiffness of the outermost portions of the core -  Keeps the center of the core soft -  Incrementally decreases driver and long game spin -  High Flex Casing layer promotes high ball speed and low spin on long shots for enhanced distance • NEW SOFTER COVER contributes to increased greenside spin and control. -  Specific formulation developed by Titleist R&D, and precisely and exclusively cast by Golf Ball Operations. -  Increases the soft (urethane cover) over hard (high flex casing) differential which contributes to improved short game and greenside spin. • NEW 348 TETRAHEDRAL CATENARY AERODYNAMIC DIMPLE PATTERN delivers a piercing, low trajectory while providing a consistent ball flight on all shots. -  7 dimple sizes -  Part of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x evaluations that started in 2013 -  The new pattern is longer and more consistent - Designed exclusively for the low flight window of AVX PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:  $49.99 MAP | AVX is offered in both white and high optic yellow, and will be available in golf shops worldwide beginning February 4, 2022. AVX golf balls can also be customized through the My Titleist customizer at:  https://www.titleist.com/custom MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE: AVX is made by Titleist associates at the company’s state-of-the-art Ball Plant 3 manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Mass. to the highest performance and quality specifications in the industry. By owning every step of the golf ball making process, Titleist ensures the most consistent performance ball to ball, and dozen to dozen. TITLEIST GOLF BALL FITTING AND EDUCATION: The Pro V1, Pro V1x, Pro V1x Left Dash and AVX are differentiated based upon flight, spin, and feel. Compared to the flagship Pro V1, the new AVX flies lower, spins less and feels softer for most golfers. AVX has similar spin off driver and long irons and lower spin on short irons and wedges. Golfers are encouraged to determine for themselves which TITLEIST is best for them, and offers four different options to get fit: Online Golf Ball Selection Tool Golf Ball Internship Program Virtual Consultations Tour Level Fitting To learn more and find the best option for you, visit: https://www.titleist.com/fitting/golf-ball-fitting
    2 points
  36. Dang, seeing Akshay Bhatia win on the KF tour makes me super pumped for his 2023 PGA Tour prospects... sleeper for next season
    2 points
  37. tony@CIC

    Home "Improvement"

    I'll bet the knob and tube wiring was also something special
    2 points
  38. Living in Key West full time (I know I'm getting allot of sympathy from everyone up in the cold North), there are no basements, very few garages (turned into studio apartments) and limited space. I wanted to start regripping my clubs so I took a concept from Mobile Club Maker AJ and built this portable gripping station. It sits above the window in my small storage shed. It includes a sliding portion (that locks on the base when stored) which adjust to support club head of any size and has a reflective painted surface for the laser that helps with getting the club head positioned to align the grip. I use two clamps to attach it to the bar (it is Key West) or my work bench/gardening table. It also has a wood piece that catches on the end to push the grip on if I don't have clamps or I give it to a friend to do their grips. The vise and solvent catch pan are the only real expense. It's simple, but it works. Sorry for the side ways pictures. I tried to rotate them, but didn't obviously have much success.
    2 points
  39. RickyBobby_PR

    Weight Loss Thread

    The body likes carbs and despite what the tv and some experts say carbs aren’t bad and same for fats. The type of carbs and fats do matter and better choices of both are beneficial. When you deprive your body of the carbs then add them in especially all at once they body is going to hold onto them. That was something many had issues with on Atkins back in the day and as you guys have mentioned anyone who comes off keto
    2 points
  40. Cobra has weighed in on the debate as to what marketing feature is driving the bus... "The new COBRA LTDx irons have strong lofts. I mean, really strong. Like a full degree stronger than last year’s RADSPEED irons strong. Like a 26.5-degree 7-iron strong. “Right now, we feel like we have to compete,” says COBRA R&D VP Tom Olsavsky. “Compete in distance and everything else. You can’t win a lot of battles if you’re short.”
    2 points
  41. Yeah, Especially with ProV's selling for $49 on many retail sites now, even though they are MSRP of $52 I believe., I guess they could have gone with $44 but, I think there are two thoughts. Not wanting to bastardize the sale of Tour Speeds and also staying with the thought that AVX really is another ProV despite the different name. Those are just my thoughts as a ball consume and someone that tries to figure out pricing strategies, not anything I've heard officially.
    2 points
  42. I know you are giving the waterproof spray a chance - actually a really good idea for a golf bag too - thanks @Tom the Golf Nut I can third (or fourth) the comment for the adidas golf shoes. They are usually good for rainy rounds. One surprise I've had is actually the Nike Victory Tour. I found them on a steal for about $40 bucks a few years ago and they have become my cold/rainy/nasty weather shoes. Very comfortable for me at least and great waterproofing. Still can find new pairs around $50/$60 on eBay.
    2 points
  43. GolfSpy TCB

    Weight Loss Thread

    Thanks for the motivation support with your post edingc. For accountability sake: The holidays are difficult. I succumbed to the "all bets off" approach starting at about Halloween and rode that train all the way through the end of the year. So... a new year, and a revived resolve. I have the same goal as you... 165 - what I feel is a healthy weight for me. My low was 148 two years ago... but that was too low - and I lost muscle to get there. I am currently back up to 190 after my year end "fun". My plan... whole natural foods, lean meats, no added sugar, no processed foods, water, strength building and walking more rounds than I ride this year. Targeting 1.5 lbs per week, so that is puts me at about April 30. I will also post each week to communicate my progress. Thanks again edingc, and wishing you great success in your goal.
    2 points
  44. That would be a missed cut. Very little wiggle room in this. Maybe should be called the guillotine league.
    2 points
  45. Depends on where you look. I was in my local golf shop yesterday picking up some new spikes and they had 4 brand new G400 drivers.
    2 points
  46. GolfSpy_BNG

    How to BREAK 80

    So I didn’t listen to the video but did watch a little. To break 80 you just have to play decent golf on a par 71 course and chip in on the 2nd right? Without that chip in you shoot 80 and the video doesn’t exist?
    2 points
  47. Each of the manufacturers websites. Other than g400(will only be able to find on secondary marker) the tsi4 and the TaylorMade 300 I’m not aware of any less than 460cc
    2 points
  48. ... Beating a dead horse, you see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear. I just don't know what some people expect from a review. Nobody is going to read a robotic and bland review and/or recommend it to others. As I stated earlier I have been accused of being a shill after a glowing review. Not sure why but Taylor Made seems to garner more of this type of reply than others especially at wrx. Nothing I enjoy more than reading a lovefest review when I know they are just being subjectively honest. As an equipment nerd I want to be excited about reviewed and/or tested equipment and then make up my own mind about how that equipment works for me. ... I think some of us would give up statistically insignificant performance for a better look, sound and feel while others would only make a change of it were statistically better. If I am averaging 262 yds with my SIM2 and the Stealth produced 260.5 yds with dispersion, spin and trajectory being similar and I just loved the way it looked, sounded and felt more than my SIM2 I would make that change because I would simply enjoy hitting it more. Same for the new Callaway. Subjective for sure and if that 1.5 yds turned into 3 yds I am no longer making the change. Everyone has their own line in the sand. So give me a lovefest every time as long as that lovefest is for the equipment and not the OEM. MGS completely trashed the Chrome Soft several years ago and I don't remember anyone accusing them of having an anti-lovefest against Callaway. Equipment differences have become smaller and smaller so when a reviewer finds something that is different it is easy to get excited about it and want to share that excitement.
    2 points
  49. Here's what I've got going on currently. Looking to add some more stuff soon! Can't figure out why it is upside down. I've tried everything!
    2 points
  50. I've been away from golf and MGS for about 2 weeks - although it seems like forever. Our kitchen cabinets arrived about a week and a half ago and I've been busy ever since. The final piece went in today (dishwasher end panel), which I was finishing up just as the granite guy arrived to measure/template. So not quite done yet but at least I can proceed at a less frenetic pace. I started out with new led pot lights. We went from this beautiful garage type fluorescent fixture (was this even popular in '92 when the condo was built???? We went from this to this (note disregard the beautiful wallpaper behind what will be the chimney for the range hood.) We're doing white uppers and gray lowers. Here's a shot of the wine bar BG (before granite). And of course my wife decided that she doesn't like the ceramic tile on the floor so I spent a fair amount of time on my knees pulling up the old tile and using a power tool to smooth out the thinset underneath it. Don't even bother to ask how that went . I just pulled out enough tile around the cabinets - no rush since the new flooring is backordered to (maybe) March. Hopefully golf will be in my near future!
    2 points
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