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RoverRick last won the day on June 28 2018

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About RoverRick

  • Birthday 05/14/1964

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    Northeast Texas
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    90 mph or less
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    Multiple times per week
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    Weekend Golfer
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    Driver/Off the Tee
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  1. I bought one just like it but white 30 months ago. 68k miles and I have not even had a flat tire. (still original tires and they look good for 20k more). It’s time to think about trading it, and has been for months now, but his has just been perfect. Not a single complaint. Hope yours is as great as mine.
  2. I traded some old clubs today and $7.73 for a new but not in the plastic Ping iCrossover 2 iron. I removed the G425 hybrid sleeve from the TPT Hybrid shaft and installed the proper sleeve. I can’t wait to try it out tomorrow, once the Based on the 4 iron performance this will be game changing.
  3. They tell you how great the club is because just about any major OEM offering is a great club. Since they are all within a few yards to begin with and are only a couple of yards longer than previous models, it becomes all about maxing out the launch conditions. I gained 20-30 yards with the TPT shaft, but it was because swimg changes and maximizing the launch conditions. Probably could have done the same thing with any driver head, even a couple of years old but would have suffered in other areas like forgiveness.
  4. Yep, I have a center shafted putter or two, actually three. For years, I would take 2 or 3 different putters to the practice green before the round and see which on fit my stroke that day. May 10, 2023, my L.A.B. Golf DF2.1 arrived. I have only taken other putters to the course since to sell them. There is no comparison between L.A.B. and other putters. I’ve decided that instead of finding the putter that fit my swing, I was finding the putter that fought me the least. In the 200+ rounds with the DF2.1 I have averaged 27 putts per hole. But I have never felt like I have made a “bad stroke”. Sure I’ve missed putts but for speed or line. Never because I was fighting the putter. Full disclosure, I have a friend with a MEZZ1, and I have seen him make plenty of bad strokes. Pushing or pulling the putt. But he too has not brought another putter to the course since he bought a L.A.B. 10-11 months ago.
  5. Standard answer, but only because it’s true, you need to hit them both and pick the one best for you. Both are excellent drivers, coupled with the right shaft for you, they will be great. The last Callaway driver I hit was 2016. I didn’t love the G425 Max but love the G430 LST. However, I have 2-3 guys I play with that love their G425 Max’s.
  6. I bought 2 clubs last week. An i525 5 iron which I actually ordered a month ago, but it came in last week. Then in a moment of weakness, (okay, I drove for 90 minutes to get it so it wasn’t “a moment of weakness”) I bought an iCrossover 4 iron. I am loving the iCrossover so much, I’m considering replacing my 3H with an iCrossover 2 iron.
  7. Those greens are not the easiest to read. As the pro told you on Tuesday, people always struggle their first few times on these greens. On the 18th hole we played today that you made the birdie putt, you and the other 2 guys thought I was crazy for telling you to play it 2” right of the hole because it broke left, when everyone “could see” there was a big hill left and a drop off right. It “has to go right”. We were fortunate that there was not a severe wind and, frankly, they were generous hole locations. We have a tournament called “Huck’s Revenge” when the Superintendent puts the pins in impossible locations. That’s a fun one. But it also doesn’t cost much money. People would raise hell if they paid that entry fee we paid and there were “unfair” pin locations.
  8. As promised, @William P joined me this week to play an invitational golf tournament at my course. It was a great time, we finished second place in the day money, and 5/12 in our flight. Bill had very little help the first day, irons were horrible and putting was lackluster for me. The TPT shafts did all they could the first day, and they have a solid place in the bag for both of us. We had a blast and will do it again later in the year, schedules permitting. I was a little disappointed that no one mentioned that we had matching shafts, or even asked about them, but the average golfer doesn’t pay attention to that. And truthfully, it’s not like I was demonstrating that this was a superior product. It is, and there’s no telling how poorly I would have played without them. The LAB putter, on the other hand, did generate some talk.
  9. Date 05/19/2024 Course Name Sulphur Springs CC Gross Score 77 Course Handicap 10 Gross Strokes over/under par 5 Net Score to Par -5 Net Score 67 Net Birdies or better 0 Longest Drive 0 Today was the final round of a tournament with @William P We had a practice round Tuesday and Round 1 yesterday, and if I had pick a word to describe the first 2 rounds it would be “embarrassing.” I made some good shots but way too many dropped shots and the putting was not up to my standards. I was prepared to make major changes for today and was doing so on the range, but early on I abandoned that and set up an inch further from the ball, and it was like flipping a switch. Because of the tournament rules, I had to play from tees where there were 4 holes I can’t reach in regulation including a par 5 that I can’t carry across the lake. Even with the penalty stroke I got up and down for pars on those holes. Sadly, if my partner would have had some help yesterday, we could have won more money, however, we did come in second in the Calcutta good for $1020, and we got half of that. So we got our entry fee back. I said in the TPT Shaft thread that it was TPT vs the world. Well, I can’t say that anyone was asking about where we got the shafts that were tearing up the course. However, the LAB Golf putter did generate some conversations today. I made some mediocre drives, decent long shots, a few great wedges, a couple of GREAT recovery shots, and A LOT of outstanding putts. We are now planning on teaming up again later this year for the member guest. Might as well, we are playing on house money now.
  10. Thanks. I’m really looking forward to this tournament with @William P . I think the hardest part for me is that this may be one of the rare days with very little wind. It’s so rare I find myself thinking, “Okay, 135 yards, with no wind, so…. With no wind? That can’t be right.”
  11. @William P I also had a great day with you followed by about 2 1/2” of prime rib and 5 glasses of wine. Unfortunately, while getting ready to call it a night, I remembered it was no longer birthday, but was also payroll day so 2 1/2 hours of work. That’s now done. I had a great time today and promise to be better prepared for the competition this weekend. It was great spending most of the day with you.
  12. I’ve marked my ball with an inverted v and 3 dots for about 20 years. Here is a picture from the Titleist golf ball test that shows a ball after 18 holes. You can just make out the ball marking on the left side. When the show “Who do you think you are?” first aired in 2004, my sister and I decided to trace out family. While my mother immigrated from Germany in the 1960’s, we knew my father’s side was in Texas when it was a country. We continued the journey to learn that 10 generations ago when my 10-times great grandfather bought land from William Penn in 1681 and was instrumental in the Pennsylvania Colony. Going back even further my 12-times great grandfather was knighted by Elizabeth I around 1570. On his coat of arms is what is officially called “Three roundlets separated by a chevron.” I thought this was very cool and easily identified.
  13. Date 05/11/2024 Course Name Sulphur Sprimgs Gross Score 78 Course Handicap 8 Gross Strokes over/under par 6 Net Score to Par -2 Net Score 70 Net Birdies or better 0 Longest Drive 0 I’ve not been able to get it together for the last several weeks. Lots of high 80’s and low 90’s. A couple of weeks ago, I did shoot 75 as a 5 handicap in a tournament and was surprised that my handicap went up. I mean it deserved to, but that was a great score. When I asked the proshop why they didn’t post my score, they said they didn’t post anyone’s because the conditions (rain and 34 mph wind). Well, I got it together again yesterday, and all week in practice. This is good because @William P and I are playing another tournament this weekend. Except I’m playing longer tees. We have a practice round Tuesday and I’m very excited about this.
  14. Okay, I played the longer tees today with a bag full of hybrids. Honestly, I shot the same net score as I do from the shorter tee boxes, although the shorter tees are less stressful on my body, which is why I don’t play them any more. I can’t say that the 5, 6 and 7 hybrids made any real difference, and will not have the 6&7 hybrids in the bag tomorrow. The jury is still out on the 5 iron.
  15. I’m 60 and usually game 5-U i525’s but a few years ago I had knees surgery and bought G425 3-7 hybrids. I’m playing in a tournament next week and am being forced to play much longer tees. (Not too forced, I don’t have to play, which is still an option.) I will be making 30-40 yard longer approach shots into the greens. Therefore, I’m doing a practice round today with a little different bag set up. Driver, 3 wood, 8-wedges will remain the same. But I will add a 5 wood, 4-7 G425 hybrids. I guess we will see how this works out.
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