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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.
    5 points
  3. The one cool thing about my job is getting paid to watch hockey games from ice side
    5 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Dayuuuuummmmm sorry Eric,,,, er I mean Derrick. Getting old ain't for sissies....
    4 points
  7. 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
    3 points
  8. 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
    3 points
  9. The lack of self-awareness is exhausting sometimes isn't it?
    3 points
  10. 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.
    2 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.
    2 points
  12. Initial convo with wife: Me: "Hey, we got selected for the golf club test I told you about. Come check it out!" (shows her the Honma Beres website) Wife (who admittedly isn't a golf club fanatic): "Looks interesting. Where are the pictures of the other clubs?" Me: "What other clubs?" Wife: "The other clubs they put in that set." Me: "It's not a set, it's just the driver." Wife: "It says it's $850." Me: "Yep." Wife: "That's crazy." Me: "Well that's the cheap one actually."
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 2 points
  20. 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
  21. Hey I do not mess with some of the newer stuff scared to. Some of it looks so delecate.
    1 point
  22. What irons have you tested recently that surprised you? That it to say a make model you really expected to shine that did not, and those you didn't think would, that did? For me it was the TMP790 and the Callaway Mavrik Pro. I really liked the look and engineering of the P790, and had high hopes they would be among my final choices. They weren't but pretty much just middle of the pack. The Callaway Mavrik Pro's took my #3 spot behind the G425 and the ZX5's. I didn't even have them on my "must try" list but the fitter brought them out so perhaps he saw something in my numbers that looked like a match.
    1 point
  23. I guess when you get a sponsor invite to play, you better quit playing trash golf.
    1 point
  24. 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
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. Used some Amex points and $20 Dick’s Sporting Goods cash to get 2 dozen Srixon Z Stars.
    1 point
  27. I actually have a couple sets, and the crazy thing is that dude had some on when HE was hitting!
    1 point
  28. 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.
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. Long story short, had to make two separate orders and do a return, took longer than I wanted, but they are now installed. Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 in the irons and Modus3 Wedge 115 in the wedges. Very happy with them. Also ordered the MGS headcover yesterday to go on my new driver.
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Correction to the above comment: I was watching one of those instructional videos on the Golf Channel which featured Ian Poulter. Not only did he say he installs his own grips but also uses this multilayering technique: One regular length of tape, a second layer which is 2/3's long than a last layer of tape that's 1/3 long. All of which is done to minimize any tapering of the grip.
    1 point
  34. I see an opportunity to recommend wireless headphones for range sessions. Glad to hear there was a happy ending.
    1 point
  35. Are you accounting for the amount of mis-information available?
    1 point
  36. KIA Sorento. The newer models have the seven seat versions which allow for a lot of room in the back. Great for road trips and gas mileage is good. Kept my first one for eleven years and this one is a 2019. Basic model has all the bells and whistles I need. Know for sure it will handle three tour staff bags. We took it to the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, when I first got it. It is the four cylinder model and has plenty of power. We also have a 2021 BMW 430i coupe, not practical for more than one golf bag. The KIA is the golf car.
    1 point
  37. I almost only walk as I've stated before, unless the course or heat demands a cart... BUT this may change my mind.
    1 point
  38. Doing a driver test .. as a couple .. should be extra interesting!!! Also looking forward to reading all about the (mis- ) adventures of the testing process ;) (gee I do hope the couples stay together after this...) (..kidding kidding joking lol...)
    1 point
  39. Myrtle Beach loses another golf course to residential communities! I just received an email from Myrtle Beach Golf stating that The Witch is closing for good mid November. If anyone wants to play it for one last time they better hurry. That was a great Dan Maples course. Such a shame!
    1 point
  40. Not an exaggeration actually, I was deployed in Iraq on a base north of Baghdad and the counter-battery artillery was 800m from my CHU (Container Housing Unit), like a little cabin made from a half size shipping container with interior paneling and floor but minimal insulation, oh had windows either side of the door on one side and an air conditioner on the back. There was sirens for the radar detected incoming rockets, mortars and such lobbed into the base and usually before the sirens stopped the radar directed 109mm howitzer opened up with 3 or 4 shells fired at the point of origin almost before the last incoming whatever exploded in the base and then lots of nothing until the all clear siren 30 minutes after the warning siren. I would wake up hearing the all clear siren not having heard the incoming explosions, siren or counter-battery returned fires... would look to see if there was any stars shining through new holes in the ceiling and seeing no holes went back to sleep. True story experienced more times than I can remember.
    1 point
  41. Going keep the poll open through the weekend and close it off. Thank you all for participating as its provided some valuable insight as well as guidance as to where we can improve and grow.
    1 point
  42. Well, besides the "blow torch" damaged ball, I'm having a hard time with the "eyebrow raising" differences in ball flight performance. I've used plenty of balls with minor disruptions to the aero-surface and don't notice any issues. Now, I'm not talking deep cuts or chunks missing, but slight path rash and small imperfections don't make shots look wonky at all. As for mud, our groups allow lift, clean, and place if the course conditions are such that we're seeing that - which we often do on courses in Yuma from irrigation. I have hit shots in tournament events with mud and sometimes it causes a little oddity in ball flight, but nothing drastic. Of course, to a 12 handicapper, oddity in ball flight means something different I suppose .
    1 point
  43. OK, I got sucked into reading @tony@CIC revival of the 100 pushups a day thread. Not sure why I clicked on that, because that ain't happening!! However, I do have a routine that I like to do occasionally, and I thought I would post it here :
    1 point
  44. I59’s (5-PW) plus I210 4 iron, orange dot(2* flat) with project x ls 6.0 shafts and arccos grips ordered! $1700 out the door, wonder if I’ll get them by Christmas
    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. So true, I'll give you $140 for them if you don't like them after you get them! They look so nice
    1 point
  47. @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
  48. Multi piece I can agree with. Hollow, I am not sure.. If there is stuff in there is it hollow?? haha.
    1 point
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