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  1. As stated above stock shafts are generally what people go with unless they play something very lightweight in their irons or simply want something different. The head design(bounce and grind) is a bigger considerations.
  2. Per rule 13.1.c You do not have to be on the green to repair a pitch mark that is on the green c. Improvements Allowed on Putting Green During a round, you may take these two actions on the putting green, no matter whether your ball is on or off the putting green: Sand and loose soil on the putting green (but not anywhere else on the course) may be removed without penalty. You may repair damage on the putting green without penalty by taking reasonable actions to restore the putting green as nearly as possible to its original condition, but only: By using your hand, foot or other part of your body or a normal ball-mark repair tool, tee, club or similar item of normal equipment, and Without unreasonably delaying play.
  3. Same thing that you do in any club. Weight, influence on spin and launch, influence on feel. Basically the things that influence how the head is delivered to the ball.
  4. At least you have acknowledged that it is a preference. Most people that discuss the current lofts of clubs talk as if it has ruined the game. I am no belittling anyone on this topic, I have just been waiting for someone to say that is it simply a preference like preferring one brand over another or a particular color. I don't have an ego about what club I pull or how far I hit it; I just want clubs that help me get the ball into the hole faster. But you are correct on every forum people are attacked for liking the old loft numbers. If we go back to the title of the thread, manufacturers have changed the number of clubs and player now are putting more clubs called wedges in their bags. I do ignore lots of topics, but I like to learn about club design and the impact of design features.
  5. The issue is that people think that the matching of a number on the club and the loft are extremely important. No one can explain WHY it is so important. Golf requires that you hit a club a specific distance. I can hit a low lofted club with a half swing or I high lofted club with a full swing or I could be a player that has less shaft lean so I deliver less loft at impact. Why does the number/loft correlation matter? No one explains that other than saying that current clubs are more delofted than older clubs. Okay that is try, but again so what? I agree with you 100% that having a "set" with larger loft gaps or by simply carrying less clubs (the starter set that many of learned to play golf with. @Titleist87 said "loft is more important to me than the club name". Educate me on why having a 27* labeled as a 5 iron is so important and helps you play better golf. Why is a 45* PW bad? Importance is more than a preference.
  6. Swing weight is based on balance point of a club and the weight of all components. Swing weight is really about feel; some people like lighter and some like heavier. Very generally speaking, clubs fall somewhere in the D range but some people like heavier and some like lighter. Changes to clubs will alter the swing weights and that includes shafts, shaft weights, grips, lie angle adjustments, and club heads. 1. Thoughts on question 1. .5 on the Titleist may not be the same length as +.5 on the Mizuno. Adding the length increases swingweight. Different shafts changed the swingweight based on how those shafts balance out. I am assuming same grips on both clubs since you only mention one set. 2. It isn't just the head, and you would have to take them apart to see if there are any tip weights in the clubs as well. 3. Swingweight sort of becomes the product of a properly fitted iron and what feels good to you. You can specify swingweight and the builder will typically add weight to the tip of the shaft or drill out weight from the hosel to achieve the desired weighting. If you want to learn about club building do some google searches on swingweight. the majority of golfers probably couldn't tell you the swing weight of their clubs and really don't care what it is.
  7. congrats on breaking the 70 barrier
  8. Protocol was to wet the mat, 2 sprays on the ball, use dry wedge. Hard to say what they did different since I was unable to test them side by side. I liked the older MG model, but the new one does perform very well.
  9. Keeping the elbows together on the downswing is a tough fix; that is what I have been working on with my swing.
  10. What you see there was the result from the four of those players. The top 2 advanced and Bryson and Castro were eliminated.
  11. You would have to ask the USGA. But most of the rules that do allow a provisional have stroke and distance as the only option to proceed.
  12. As long as they are forged they can easily be bent, but anything can be broken. woods and hybrids can be bent but it takes some talent.
  13. She can come to dinner, but I am going to the course everyday!!
  14. All 16 should compete against each other in a round robin type format. Basically you have an opportunity to hit against everyone and you get points based on how you did against the group if four you hit against. All the prior rounds have been based on 16 players With the top 8 moving on so I don’t see the first round as being any different. If the course allows for more runout I think he slides into the top 8. The past days have all be mostly carry as the ball,really isn’t rolling. They have been giving some trackman numbers during the commentary and Bryson is mostly using a golf swing with only a couple degrees up. They said he would do better if he got that closer to 5 or basically a long driver contest type swing to get max carry.
  15. The top 2 from the final group of 4 then compete head to head.
  16. They talk about this frequently. I remember during one if Jack’s tournaments they removed every other tine from the rakes which made the lies in the bunkers significantly more difficult. Tour bunkers are a consistent lies and the pros are able to get good club contact and generate spin.
  17. It is a misconception that hitting a 3 wood or iron will result in more fairways. This really only applies if you really struggle with the driver and based on your posts you do not.
  18. Manufacturing tolerances are great things . This potential variation applies to every club in the bag.
  19. We talk about gapping in terms of yardage because that is the gapping that matters and you can’t talk about a clubs loft because the balls go different distances. you talk about degrees of loft a lot but there is so much more that impacts distance. I hit a lot of clubs every year as a most wanted tester and one that Head design, shaft length, total club weight, swing speed, and yes loft impact distance. Different clubs with the same loft may have different launch angles, different spin characteristics, and may be swung differently by the player which will influence carry and overall distance. Based on your swing speed you may need that 6* to get the necessary distance gaps. Someone that swings faster may only need 2* between those clubs and someone that swings slower might be able to drop two of those clubs from their set. Manufacturers also have different loft gaps between clubs within a set you are correct, the player has to work things out for themselves. Most of the issues with gapping fall at the long end if the bag because those clubs get harder to hit and the distance gaps get smaller due to poor contact. Here you start to talk about club design because irons, Fairway woods, and hybrids will all work differently. The suggestions provided are just that suggestions since the player needs to actually go hit the club to see how well they hit the club and if the ball goes the right distance with the desired ball flight. Ultimately there are no rules on how a set needs to be setup for a player to accomplish their goals. There are lots of things to consider and knowing a clubs loft is probably one of the last things a player needs to know.
  20. I does and all for something that doesn’t really matter. Whenever club lofts are talked about; and this thread is about club lofts, there is a divide. That is generally why the threads get closed and people get warnings about what they post. Even what people call “traditional” lofts are stronger lofted than the clubs that proceeded them. I will be a never ending debate and in my opinion any thread that goes down the loft debate should be closed.
  21. I completely understand both of your thoughts. While I have newer clubs in my bag, I Don’t change clubs often and when I do it is primarily a flip of current clubs for another used set with funds I have saved up from selling other clubs. Basically no real cash outlay from savings. Some people are happy with the clubs they have and that is perfectly acceptable; new clubs doesn’t increase the enjoyment of the game or necessarily make you play better. Yes, new clubs are nice and shiny and if you like shiny, buy new clubs. In hindsight, I’d probably go back to my Cleveland TA7 tour irons because I don’t think anything since then has done magical things to my game. I’d probably still game my G400 as it is an improvement but I don’t see a reason to change it out for anything newer. I like my hybrids, and they are older models, so they aren’t going anywhere. I don’t generally swap wedges simply because I am cheap/frugal. I enjoy swapping putters so,that could change at any moment
  22. While you say it is the most popular, I would say it isn’t what most people do as they just buy a set of clubs. I know people that build sets like you described; they typically play one or two courses and build the set to play the shots they need. That approach could potentially leave distance gaps or a clubs that is not frequently used because it is so specialized; such as a club used only for flop,shots. Not wrong just one way to approach building a set. Currently Most manufacturers sets are simply a specific number of clubs and not a something that starts at a particular number. Really not different than “traditional” lofts where it stated at a 3 iron and players added a 2 or 1 iron as add-ons. in my current setup I have a PW, GW, SW, and a LW. I could drop the LW and play just the SW. So even with “modern” lofts I could effectively play 3 wedges. Back when I started in the late 70s I had a PW and SW. I could potentially build a set of clubs that is hybrids and 7 wedges with no “irons” but why does the number odiferous wedges really matter? If anything, it is better in the current marketplace because wedges have different grinds and bounces that make then more effective unless the player chooses to take a grinder to their traditional lofted set. we continually get into discussions about club lofts and at the end of the day what does it matter? Pick the clubs that let you play golf the way you want.
  23. I have already been reading comments about people buying the low model once the hack is found. Just like rooting a phone or Amazon fire stick
  24. Buy a sleeve and see how you like them. Based on findings you can try different balls.
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