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  1. If you want to have fun, don't keep score. If you want to get good, practice until it doesn't feel fun.
  2. UPDATE To my humble followers and donor, @fixyurdivot : The scores have continued to come down, and while I can't credit a single club to that, being 30 yds farther and in the woods less will always inspire more confidence. I've been at it hard since last June trying to get my game down to pass the PAT, part as a personal goal, part as well, maybe let's see where I can go. Three weeks ago I got an offer from a management group to come on as an apprentice, and they're going to help me through the process and I'll be working as an assistant pro until I'm all finished up. Just wa
  3. So I lost my damn mind, starting a couple of weeks ago. Let me tell the story: Got an email from the frozen over bots at Callaway during the Austin snow storm and saw this awesome old Steelhead Plus 3 wood with an EI-70 shaft in it for 8.47. Now, just because you see one thing, doesn't mean you need to hang out. So, moments later, I see a Rogue Sub Zero, Tensei Blue X stiff shaft, with tool and original headcover for 167. Well bag it up and I'm out the door. Two days later at the local golf shop (why am I there?) I score 3 Ben Hogan Belts, 3 Nike Belts, an Adidas Belt and a PING Sunday b
  4. I just got a pair of the FJ Traditions. Saw they were tested, didn't make the cut. I like them, but they're considerably lower in quality than FJ shoes of old. I got them because I had a pair of other FJ shoes where the sole separated after 3 weeks, regular use, just some morning dew. The Traditions are comfy, easiest classic FJ style shoe I've ever had to break in, but they do feel cheap, rather than a new spin on a classic shoe. I'm honestly considering trying some new brands after this pair. I've just never been into the sneaker style shoes, and footjoy has the market cornered
  5. UPDATE #2 So I let a co-worker borrow the Hogan to take to a top tracer range since he has been in the market for a new 3 wood. He's currently gaming an RBZ phase 1, standard stock regular flex shaft. The first picture is his current gamer: His swing speed is a little high for regular flex, which is why I thought he might like the Hogan. Here are his numbers with the X-Stiff Tensei Blue Hogan: Again, considerable distance gap from a club much older than this one. I think the ball flight is better suited with the Hogan, but even with a lower trajectory,, distance suffers.
  6. Hi all, brief update: The Hogan is still in the bag...but the Hawkeye is back too. I'm honestly getting more roll out and driving power with the Callaway, and this GS53 is playing an almost 5 wood type role. This thing SPINS. I honestly think it's not as long due to the tendency the club has to balloon. The flight is fairly high, all things considered, and good backspin on a solid strike really oulks the ball up. It is very consistent in that if I hit it good, it's going to drop in a 15 yd circle which makes laying up to hazards or attacking a pin less nerve-wracking. Honestly I th
  7. When they say a 3 wood can offer you control off of the tee, this is what they were talking about. I rarely group the big dog this tight with 4 balls.
  8. I'll be finishing up my review this week, but the testing on this club has been a real shock to say the least. I haven't had as much time at the course, but I've managed to log 10 rounds and two dedicated range sessions with this club and I'm feeling confident in my opinions of its performance at this point. I will outline this further, but I have been bagging a 21 year old 3 wood for a while with a factory shaft. I would imagine the performance would be in entirely different realms, but the Hogan has actually performed pretty comparably. This isn't a matter of hitting one way better; I
  9. They just got Mizuno range balls at this course near me, and they fly all over the place. Fresh with dimples, still just all over. Meanwhile those junk old Pinnacles seemed to fly ok. They looked good though. I was thinking of giving them a try because I saw them on some discount golf site but after this test and those range balls, I'm a little nervous.
  10. Honestly the Maxfli Cabaretta gloves have been awesome. They have them $10 ea at times and totally worth it for real leather.
  11. Sorry I'm late to the party in this one, but Dr. Greger is a fantastic speaker and pretty objective. He does lots of work on blood pressure and plant based diets. Here's a link to the blood pressure section of his site: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/blood-pressure/ Glad to hear of your progress and success! Still following your journey here.
  12. . Finally made it to the course tonight to take this 3 wood on its maiden voyage. First impressions: this club just drips class. From the beautiful stamping on the bottom to the mirror navy blue finish up top, it feels classic. Definitely true to the original Hogan brand. Its kind of heavy, and when you swing it, it almost feels like the head belongs where it is in the swing path. It's like a big old Cadillac made new that when you get behind the wheel you shake your head and say that's a Cadillac? Footage of me leaving 2nd tee box: I have been scared to hit this thing all week it'
  13. This one was for work, but we do a volunteer dinner for Christmas every year with Santa and toys for kids. Any leftovers from this picture will at least go to food banks. Thanks for the kind words, and we're hoping to go all out (6ft apart) for Christmas in the Vet's Hall this year because it's been so tough. What a year! Thanks for reminding me all I have to be thankful for with this community and in life! Thanks @tony@CIC
  14. From three days ago: Until this morning The last of almost 700 meals about to head out. I was looking forward to some range time this weekend but my back is killing me! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
  15. Came home from work today, and the club was outside! First club I've ever had that was wrapped in the plastic. First impressions, very classic and polished club in an era of super modern equipment. Classic headcover, good weight and classic Hogan ferrule to set it all off. I'll just be looking things over for a while while that mirror finish lasts.
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