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About Justin66

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    Golf, club making, club fitting, Star Wars, Breaking Benjamin, golf brands NOT from "major" brand names.
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  1. Think about your costs, too. Take how much money and time a fitting costs for just the 6i, and times that by 7-9 (depending on how many irons you buy). Sets of irons are already expensive... why incur even more costs when the majority of golfers wouldn't even notice a difference? When it comes to irons, it's usually a good idea to maintain a uniform pattern amongst the set.
  2. Wishon also makes it a point to say things like "most golfers" or "those with a late release" when discussing specs, because most golfers won't notice the oh-so-slight changes. All the Tour pros here obviously are the 2% who don't apply.
  3. So, here's a link: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/agency-bans-dior-mascara-ad-featuring-natalie-portman-124547129--abc-news-fashion-and-beauty.html For those not interested in clicking it, here's an excerpt: A Christian Dior mascara ad featuring actress Natalie Portman has been banned in England after rival makeup company L'Oreal complained that the magazine ad was misleading and exaggerated. L'Oreal complained to Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, the independent agency that regulates advertising across all media and that takes action against advertisements that are misleading, harmful or offensive. Now, we know how golf companies like to mislead and/or exaggerate with their advertising. I'm sure one company comes instantly to mind Since I've never been there, I'm asking any and all that have been to or live in that neck of the woods this: how is golf advertisements done there? Do they follow this code of conduct? How different is it over there, if it is at all?
  4. We get this question a lot about our original S2S shaft designs, again because if the golfer has not heard of Wishon Golf, there is a natural tendency to be skeptical about the quality and performance. Any Clubmaker with a copy of the TWGT Shaft Bend Profile software can us the program to sort and analyze any shaft in the data base to find out what other shafts are very similar for all of the stiffness measurements and stiffness playing characteristics. But for those of you who do not yet own a copy of Wishon Golf's unique and very helpful Bend Profile Software, here is some information to show you what other shafts in the industry are very similar in overall stiffness and bend profile to a few of our popular S2S original graphite shaft designs. Here's the full report, if you're curious: http://wishongolf.com/etech/archive/2012-2/julyaugustseptember-2012/
  5. I don't see them lasting through the season. They'll be on the clearace rack with a quickness.
  6. It's a "hot" feature, like white paint on a driver or putter, but not entirely necessary. Consider that between 70 and 80% of all golfers fight a slice... why would they need a face that opens? Closes more than normal, maybe (it's the most viable way to help a slice for drivers), but it takes about a 1.5* change to notice any appreciable difference. This is another one of those "Keep Up With The Joneses" bull$hit deals. Ping finally caved... I don't believe Cleveland or Mizuno would or should. But that's how they do things in golf; someone comes up with something, it catches on, everyone has to copy it or else fear getting left behind. It isn't just white paint, white grips or adjustable features- it's putting grips and stances, "negative ion" chotzkies, swing theories...
  7. Wonder what kind of ad spin will come with this?
  8. I feel I'm pretty easy to get along with on the course, but I do have some pet peeves: 1. fix pitch marks and divots. It isn't that hard. Besides, it helps you, me, the course superintendent and everyone else. 2. Don't spit near the green... especially in the cup. It's absolutely disgusting and f*cking rude, to boot. 2a. same as above, but switch out "spit" with "throw cigar/cigarette butts". I used to smoke; when I did, it wasn't too hard to hold on to the butt the extra 5 minutes until I got to the trash can at the next tee box. 3. Club throwers- especially the ones that think they're thiiiiis close to being "tour ready" by breaking 80 at their local track, or hitting one out of 5 drives >280y that manages to stay in the fairway. I don't care how good you are- or think you are- it makes you look like a jacka$$, and your foursome has to suffer as well, thanks to guilt by association. Leave the whiny-a$$ attitude at home, or try tai-chi to help curb that crap. I have to +5 the "play the correct tees" thing. Like that old joke goes: GOLFER: Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron? CADDY: Eventually.
  9. My father-in-law's new* full set of Taylormade's (plus bag) aren't helping him out drive me. Nike and TMaG are probably using the same marketing firm to do their work. Or, they think we're ignorant enough not to notice. *they were new last year, so I guess he should be looking into the RBZ or R11S's to gain back the distance that he's obviously lost by playing an older (and obviously inferior) model.
  10. Twice. Two years ago I went with inches for length measurements while making the headweights 8g apart instead of 7. That can be a pain in the a$$. I swingweighted them last year, now this year I'm keeping the 7g increments and using centimeters as my length measurement. That I found out about near the end of last year, when I picked up Jeff Summitt's new book. Everyone is going to have their opinions on this. Maltby isn't that big of a fan, especially when he considers that swingweighting's worked for about 100 years. Some people are fanatics. I don't know where I stand anymore. I definitely felt like my short irons worked better for me with MOI matching two years ago (because it's still cold/snowy, I can't really get out and test the new build)... but there's so many "golf placebo's" out there that I could definitely see people putting MOI matching in that category. One upside is you can use any grip you want with MOI matching; the idea behind it is the grip is the focal point of the swing, so the grip doesn't factor into the reading. With swing weight matching you have to- or at least, it behooves you to- find grips that are relatively close in weight to your current model, to maintain the swing weight you were fit to. It's about consistency. Jeff Sheets suggests MOI matching each category of clubs on their own. Woods, irons, wedges... you get the idea. His thought is, since they're all different implements, they shouldn't be lumped together. He does have a point, in my eyes: if you MOI matched everything together, you could easily end up with a driver in the low C's (like C3) while the LW could be in the high E's. That could make the driver head too light, which means you can't tell where it's at in the swing, which means bad things for your driving. The LW would then be too heavy. Makes sense to me... it may or may not be good for you, but something to consider, at least. If anything, it could at least be a fun experiment. Or drive you crazy .
  11. That's exactly it. Too much cost. Not to mention the leftover inventory incurs a tax at the end of the fiscal year... who wants to pay for over-ordering ATTAS's and Iomics? There's not one person that would benefit from knowing if their driver is 10.3* or 10.5. 9.5 or 10.5, not so much- especially if you believe the loft/launch angle effect TMaG gave Golf Spy T in the haircut article. Or if your face angle is .5* closed and not square. Or if your clubhead weighs 203g and not 200g (3g is normal tolerance). Or if the COR's .82 and not .83 (a whopping 2 yards difference!). You'd be making the experience a LOT more expensive than it'd need to be, which would likely only result in pissing you off for things that aren't truly relevant. I don't know about you, but that's not my cup of tea.
  12. The I-Mix from Callaway was one such model that failed. Personally, I think it was implemented wrong... why the h3ll have one head, a "normal" shaft and a "high-launch" shaft, when the average golfer should stick to one? There's the cost that's involved, as well. Retailers would have to stock a BUNCH of heads, shafts (at all, or almost all, pricepoints), grips, ferrules/adaptors and "disposable" clubmaking stock (tape, solvent, epoxy, swing weighting materials, etc.). That's an inventory and cost nightmare- especially those high-end shafts that might just sit there for the whole year. You may see pricing changes, as well. Let's say the average cost of the head is $200. The average cost of a shaft is $100; grips, $4. Right now you're over the current cost by $4- which could be worse since my head cost is just a number and I'm not going to even attempt to find the average cost for ALL shafts and grips- this is just an example, after all. T here's also the adaptor or ferrule that needs to be bought, the fitting, labor and "disposable inventory" (epoxy, tape, solvent, etc.) costs that need to be covered. Do you HAVE to have a $300 shaft, or is one that plays the same for $50 acceptable (though it isn't the "it" one someone at your club uses)? Is the retailer going to be honest with you, or try to strong-arm you into a "premium" shaft to help unload said high-cost inventory? Do you go with the $10 grip, or the $3 model? Which ones will "The Boss" let you have, or will you have to forsake your dignity for what you want? The higher-end stuff might not be available at the time of purchase (who would want to stock tons of that stuff, from a cost perspective? Those that want to go bankrupt)... are you willing to wait? There's too much going on for this to even be close to feasible- it is definitely NOT like a cellphone store. Not that it's a bad idea- far from it. Just right now, with the way golf costs are, it just isn't a sound business model.
  13. I've been a fan of Karma grips- anything from Hireko, really- but with the lower pricepoint people tend to shy away. Sucks to be them.
  14. So... you spent $20 for a sticker that lined up perfectly with the chevron on top of the crown? LMAO!! If anyone is truly convinced this works, remind me why so many people want the belly/long putters banned.
  15. I still haven't gotten around to that, but I haven't got an air compressor... yet. Definitely on my "to do" list this year.
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