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BostonSal

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  1. I've been one of the jacked-loft villains on this forum. The young ones are sick of hearing it, but I don't think they're really hearing it it. I don't want them to change the way they're making the modern clubs. I'm not an engineer nor a master clubmaker. I just wish that they wouldn't use a numbering system adopted at the end of the hickory shaft era on modern clubs that are at minimum two-clubs stronger at the same number stamping. The Louisville Golf Precision Series 2-iron has 24º loft. The driving iron has 20º loft. The Titleist T100S 4-iron has only 22º loft. They know what they're doing, but do they know what they're stamping?
  2. Non-conforming is the whole point. It can't be non-conforming enough. I want to be able to back up the ball on the asphalt parking lot. I'm obviously not trying to qualify for the US Senior Amateur, but my facetiousness was clearly not sufficiently obvious either! /
  3. I no longer play often enough to justify the expense of my membership, but it's hard to completely give up on a game that you've played for so many decades. My game will never again be what it was. It's physically impossible. Thinking of myself as a former player, however, is almost like thinking of myself as formerly being alive. Thus, I show up at the club every so often for breakfast, and if there's a game to be had, I drag my ass out there. I suppose that I'll have all eternity to rest soon enough! Too bad about Ben Hogan Golf, by the way. That brand revival has had buzzard's luck. Here's a quick edit. Don't pay any attention to that nine handicap anymore.
  4. Went for an MRI this morning. I hate those so much. I feel like a cartridge in a rifle chamber. They played Sinatra to calm me down. Last time they played Coltrane and it only got me agitated.
  5. My non-urethane is the Penfold Hearts ball. There's no practical reason for it, however, It's just for the caché. My regular ball is the Pro V1x. Boston Sal imprint, ball #79 model. There's no practical reason for that, either, except with the ubiquitous Titleist, you just don't think about the ball.
  6. My game has been atrocious thus far this spring. I can't get loose. I'm sore all over. After sixty years on the course, I may finally be done. But I'm paid up for the year, so I'm still trying. Lately, though, I've enjoyed the meeting up early for breakfast more than the actual playing. Maybe some seriously hot weather will get me going. I've always played my best on the scorchers. Too soon to throw in the towel, but late enough to have to think about it.
  7. I find that mixed brand equipment is more common that a unified brand throughout.
  8. I won't. Audio equipment was something we loved as kids back in the sixties. I've got huge JBLs powered by a Mac MC275 right now, but modern people listen to digital files on their telephones. Sad.
  9. If you use your club's bag room, they'll clean the clubs every time they put them away for you.
  10. I have a few pair, but they're all identical. Classic Blues Brothers Ray Bans ground to my progressive lens prescription. That's what goes best with suits and hats, from what I can see.
  11. I was recently listening to some Ampex reel-to-reel tapes of band practices from the late sixties and early seventies. I was surprised to find them still playable. We had a ten-piece band formatted as follows:
  12. If I had sold my 1997 Spalding Top Flite Titanium Intimidator 400 fairway woods, I'd have never been able to put them back in the bag where they are now. The 9-wood, stamped as 29°, can take one all the way down to a modern, GI model 8-iron! The latter are down to about 33° now, right? I've also got the 7 at 25°, the 5 at 21°, and the 3 at 16°. The 3 can be replaced by something more modern for maximum distance from the Hail Mary fairway club. The 5, 7, and 9, however, are still money a quarter century later. I'm not even thinking of replacing them. I'm screwed if a shaft breaks, however, because the Fenwick shafts are a non-standard diameter tip and no longer available.
  13. I was thinking of starting a My Space account, but couldn't figure out how. Tech is a problem for me. I've heard a lot of crticism of social media platforms lately, but nobody seems to be complaing about My Space. It must be the one to use.
  14. The Iron Factory will do it. I admit, howver, that there are few reasons to rebuild clubs that are ten or fiften year old. There are plenty of reasons to rebuild clubs that are twenty-five or thirty years old, however, because they are genuinely different. If you like them, they're worth rebuilding. I had an exception, however. Titleist had an L Grind 58-04 wedge from the very beginning of the Spin-Milled series, It was left out of the recent SM8/SM9 lines, however, making it worth my while to have an SM6 rebuilt.
  15. Great review, Rev! Give me a heads up when you review the Titleist Howitzer. I'd be curious to know if you like it as much as I do.
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