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Super Tuna

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  1. Honestly, this is nothing new from KZG. Even some of their more well respected dealers will tell you what a pain in the behind they can be. There's also the crap they gave Indacup after they had their flooding issues.


    I'm all aboard the fitting train, but I really dislike the whole "golfers are idiots who can't do anything themselves". I'm just waiting for someone to add "including swinging the club" to that. I mean golfers are idiots otherwise Ping wouldn't have to make their driver loft 2* higher then standard on average, but I also think there's a big difference between being an idiot due to one's ego vs the loft on their driver and being an idiot as to screw a weight in wrong and damage the head. This release sounds more like the latter.

  2. I'm enjoying the entries so I know the reviews will be great. There's another site that I hardly ever go to anymore...anyway, it seemed like the same guys would always get the reviews (and the clubs)! Eight pages in, no one STILL had hit a darn club, but everyone would chime in how great the pictures are, or how Epic the review was going to be. This place is different, and I'm glad I found it.


    Thanks to all the spies, and every other person connected with this website and forum.




    That just may have made my night.

  3. Diabolical 86. It was UGLY out there today. Wind, rain, slow playing (which isn't the norm on sucky days. It was quite odd)


    Pro Combo's don't like soft conditions. Driver and wedges were all stars though.

  4. Wasn't today, but I rolled out a nice 85 yesterday in 40F weather with 5 penalty strokes. Nasty wind and rain on the back 9. Driving game sucked but irons and wedges were on and saved the day. Wqually interesting that I scored 6 strokes better on the back 9 when I played solo and jogged between shots instead of walking.

  5. Hey Tuna, I've done some GIS work for our small water company, mapping the facilities. I've shot most everything in the field already. I built a database to work from myself and still have quite a bit to do to develop a working map and manage everything. Is this what you're talking about when you say GIS?


    That sort of thing, but I make things roll on the backend.


    Imagine 15 guys working on various mine drawings on 3 contitents. Now imagine them without a high powered fancy machine. Instead they're doing their work from a thin client. While some are working on their own stuff, 3 guys are on a video conference call talking about another drawing and all working on it as they talk adding and subtracting GIS guys to the call as needed.


    I do the integration of technologies that makes all of that work seemlessly.

  6. IT infastructure Architect and bully of CEO's and Boards that don't let me do what I need to make them money.


    It's certainly an interesting job given the type of clients I help. I'll do everything from migrating companies to new accounting or email packages to all things IT security, routing, video conferencing and high end collaboration to building GIS server farms at a data center. If you want to do something, I can build it.

  7. Played a lovely round with Mr and Mrs MBP this morning. Wasn't keeping score but had some fairly nice irons shots.


    Took a break, picked up my fixed Nike's and some different winter balls (TM XD's), went to another course and put in a lovely 89 by my self. Course was dead. Good times!

  8. I don't actively counter balance my clubs, but most of my favorite shafts for driver/fairway are (even if I don't use them all the time).


    I especially like the feature in lower weight shafts. It gives the impression of more weight under the hands which is often enough to trick those with a faster transition to keep on plane. They think the shaft is heavier then it is, because it feels so under the hands. It also works well for those players that also suddenly want to swing out of their shoes when you give them a light weight shaft. Definately a behind the ears thing but watching a guy try to MURDER the ball with a Tour AD BB in their hands is funny. It's even funnier when you had them a Attas International Series 5 and watch that swing fall right back into the standard tempo and plane for them.


    I've had great luck with of guys. Both into PX or AWT iron shafts and then things like a Blur TS, Attas or AXIV Red in the driver.

  9. RP: So, when do you add motiviational speaker to the golfing world to your resume?


    One day, you need to take a trip out west. We'll introduce you to a real live Yeti while picking your brain.

  10. Nice pics of Tuna & Dan. Great pic of Nidine! Nice natural shot. Looks like you guys turned a crappy day into one to remember!


    I suspect you'll see a few more of these rainy day pics. The rain wasn't that bad, it was fairly mild and excellent company really brings out the best even in less then perfect weather.


    Plus the course we went to would be PERFECT for testing out the irons or wedges should either of us be selected. Lots of variety and possible shot making from different conditions.

  11. Had an excellent day yesterday until the horn went and everyone had to scurry off the course like mad due to lightning. We rarely, like once every couple of years, see lightning here and it rolled in really, really quickly. I've never seen Marshall's scramble so fast to get out there and let everyone know to get off the course NOW.


    And of course it happens while I'm on my way to killing my personal best on that track by a huge amount. Oh fickle mother nature.


    I have a buddy who not only has a TM Staff bag, he's got his name stitched on it..He also plays an 8* driver..And he's a 29 hdcp..Yep..The bag I can live with cuz, hey, it's his bag & he loves it..It's the 8* driver that get's me..He says the pro "fit" him w/it & so the pro "knew what he was doing"..I play a 10.5* & he won't even hit mine..I'd love to talk to this pro and ask him what the hell he was thinking


    Totally off topic but what he was thinking is that your buddy hits waaaay down on the driver creating a lot of spin and thus creating spin loft. Getting lower loft on the driver reduces the initial spin and LA which when added to the spin the player puts on it makes it a more reasonable number. I know when I was first fit I had a negative attack angle of 4 degrees with the driver so the fitter stuck me in a 7.5 head with a super stiff tipped shaft. Then I started fixing my swing and moved back to a more reasonable loft.


    For example someone who swings at say 100mph with a negative 5 attack angle has a standard launch angle of probably 8ish degrees. But they're also likely to be putting upwards of 4000rpm of spin on the ball which creates a spin loft launch of 16 degrees. Drop the loft on the driver 2 degrees with a stiff tip shaft and you could cut say 500 to 800RPM off that and get them into a more reasonable 13/14 launch once spin is factored in.



    I'll go a step beyond and suggest that in the modern era of golf, caddies are totally unnecessary. Seriously, why is this even a job?


    I'm guessing 95+% of the courses where PGA events are held offer riding carts every other day of the season. A substantial percentage of those (certainly the resort courses) not only offer, but require carts. Lose the caddies, strap the bags to the carts and let the pros drive. Let's add another dimension to the game. How about the pros become 100% responsible for knowing their own yardages and reading their own putts?


    +800 on the bold. I'd rather see caddies keep going. They let the pro's, especially those that are basketcases, do what they do to fantastic levels. No caddies probably means the standard of play dipps for a lot of them which is a side effect I'm not comfortable with.


    However carts to make rounds not take 5+ hours should be stuck in. Blah blah blah walking tradition, etc, etc. Stacey Lewis recently said it best when she came out with "5 hour rounds are not fun for anyone. Not for us, the caddies or the fans". Damn skippy I say to that. Anything that keeps Crane, Na and company from destroying coverage of any final day where they're near the end has to be a good thing.

  13. I'd use one if it fits on a cart with enough room to spare for my partners bag. Probably not when pushing since they tend to be heavy and I want less weight then more.


    I don't see why staff bags get people all riled up. It's just a bag people, why do you care what it looks like? If you need the extra space, you like the looks or it's lucky because it was made on your birthday or whatever other reason use it.


    This concept of backing up the play to use a slightly larger bag is ridiculous. I have no idea why it happens but golfers titter worse then my wife's friends when they have a hen party.


    "OMG, did you see Sally with that red dress? She looks like a street walker" is no different then "OMG, did you see Steve with that staff bag? Might as well get his name on it if he's such a pro"

  14. I also have a whack of different makes in the bag but I still have to give the nod to Mizuno. The care and craft they put into their products is amazing to me. Even if it doesn't work for me it's hard not to be impressed.


    Ping on the other hand still grinds my gears. However it's because they are so close to being awesome and then don't just get there. Seriously, an amazing driver head line the K/G/I's but garbage shafts to go with them. Wake up an smell the band wagon Ping (aside from White clubs)!

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