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  1. The chrome thing has been condensed but there's a swath of people who complained about them and had them replaced. At least a dozen sets out of Richmond GT Dan. Lots of posts over on WRX about the same thing. Frankly, I think that it was down to a piss poor job at the factory which also derailed the numbers for the release of the woods/hybrids.


    I know you guys have seen things be consistent, but there's also a number of reports out there where they aren't from other well respected posters/reviewers. Enough to make me hope they worked on the polymer so no one has cause to complain this time.

  2. Let me put it this way, I'm not excited for them but I'm really interested in trying them out and see if they are indeed a stepup from last years.

    Last years suffered from 3 things. Chrome finish flaking off, distance inconsistency from the slot and a sound that was shocking at times.


    Looks like the chrome issue is fixed by not using Chrome and I'm hoping they've tweaked the polymer enough to sort out the latter two.


    The other thing I'm really keen on is trying out the 3 iron. Yeah, it's 17* but look at it this way: it's a GI driving iron. Rather then pony up the $250 that other OEM's want, just nab one of these for $100 or whatever the going rate is. Presto! A GI driving iron for the tee.


    Actually, that's a lie. The other thing I'm keen on trying is the set wedges. IMO, other then the Eye2's, the RBZ's had the BEST wedges that pair to an iron set ever. I suspect these are the same as last years with updated looks but I'd still like to give them the run through.


    Shameless plug: If TM is willing to deal with Canada again, I'd be happy to do a large review on a set all the way from the 3 to LW

  3. As for Paulina, I think shes dangerous. To me, based upon what Ive heard about her and based upon the pictures theyve put in Instagram, she seems very materialistic and is very much in love with the life that DJ can give her.


    Yeah, I think you have that entirely backwards. Paulina has a good 5 times the followers of DJ at least. She's the one that will capture the interest in the first place, then his playing keeps them around then she picks up the baton again and gets the fans to come to the "party" to the next event.


    Frankly, it's a diabolically excellent business case, aside from being young and in love (which is blinking fantastic for the both of them) and DJ's marketing appeal and power went WAY up.


    I also find this thread refreshing, as it's not another one about Rory on a similair vein.


    In short, I'd say DJ is on a slippery slope yeah. One that goes up and leads to a gazillion more dollars. If you mean to being the #1 golfer on the planet? Probably not, and I doubt he cares. As silly as a phrase as I think it is, there's one golf saying that really applys to DJ and that's "playing within himself", not just with his swing but his whole approach to golf and life and it's working for him so fair play.

  4. I suspect the first one in line will be Rory. Tiger's putting is the second best on tour right now, statistically. Rory's is killing him. (Rory is losing 2 strokes per round on average, and ranks 122 in the world).


    I'm just curious if Nike will try to put the clamps on him working with non-Nike athletes?


    Thus leaving Stricker to take over the rest of his client base? Maybe.

  5. Distance gains are more proportionally signifigant the higher the percentage of distance gained to expected distance is. They're getting more of numbers benefit ergo the gain must be more signifigant.


    The follow up question as noted above a few times is whether said distance gain is actually relevant to change on course club selection. 5 yards? Maybe not. 8 or 10 yards if we're talking irons? Absolutely.

  6. A: When I accumulate too much stuff. "Too much" is either defined by a visual cue or a scathing commentary by the Missus

    B: When I lose faith in the performance of the club. May very well be my fault, but if I have no faith when I pull it out of the bag that something good is going to happen, that sucker is going.

  7. Very rare my eye.


    The forums are littered with people where the tin caps are popping out on them already.


    Face it TM. It's a good driver but you rushed it to market to compete with the Optiforce and to try and stop Callaway from eating more of your market share this year. We both know it wasn't slated to be released until 2014 and you pushed it. See what pushing a product to market to fast does?


    You've still got the cache as the #1 driver. Had you waited to release it until it was ready, people would have been picking it up in droves.


    Further more, pay more attention to the construction of your product. First was the Stage 2 debacle which saw a massive portion of the shipment go null because of quality defects. Now SLDR gate. I know some consider any press as good press, but I can't imagine that people making the same "did it fly 17 yards when it came off?" joke isn't really going to help sales.


    Sadly, this appears to have been an off year. I hope you come out blazing next year TM because I doubt Callaway and Nike are going to stop pushing and nothing is better for the golfer then OEM's pushing each other to do better.

  8. I do practice swings for wedge and putter shots before stepping up to hit it. Exactly 2 each time, mostly to try and feel my shoulders through the swing/stroke which have a tendency to lock up.


    Otherwise, I waggle like Dufner with irons/driver to try and drain tension.


    I do have a tendency to dither over the ball as that's when I visualize the strike rather then before I take it. I suspect it annoys the heck out of people I play with and I'm trying to change that. Rick had to put up with a lot of it when he was here so he can tell you how long it is. In truth, I don't really know how slow/fast it is.


    I do on the other hand know I make up wicked time on most people no matter how slow on the ball I am since I'm generally quick on the greens and run between my shots. I'm finding I play better and stop over thinking things when I jack my heart rate up a bit.

  9. That'd be an insane amount of spin by the time you got to your wedges. But the way he was making balls back up during the PGA championship it makes sense for his game


    You aren't going to see the same spin jumps when you move to the wedges. As the loft gets higher, the strike becomes more glancing and spin increases start to get minimal.

  10. Rev: Entirely agree. When I played my Pro Combo's in the Spring/Fall/Winter here which is always quite wet, the thin sole and the sharp leading edge provided a very different playing experience then something with a wider sole. Even moving the ball back, doing 3/4 swings and choking down were minimal band aids. They simply didn't like the wet.


    While we live here, I'm fairly firm in that I've got a set for the rainy season and a set for the summer.

  11. New iron coming soon as well. Suppose to be "leaked" before the NFL starts the regular season.


    T: I'm sure you have more data after your testings then I, but the fitting data I have does not support the statement about swings varying so much from day to day even amongst mid cappers. Yeah, there might be a degree or two different in path or launch angle but that doesn't amount to much visible difference on the course.


    Even with the higher cappers I've helped fit over time, the biggest variable is their strike point. Path, angle of descent, speed, release have all been fairly common. Where the swing bottoms out is where I've seen the largest variable, and yeah, it's pretty large. Tempo variation is the next largest issue and that can muck things up royally but can be worked with. But even with golfers with an awful tempo, I still see a lot of consistency.


    That being said, nearly everyone I've helped via this shop is or was a top level athelete so perhaps the consistency factor is because of that.

  12. RP: Hah! No, more like my love of math.


    I look at it like this. If you don't know how far you hit your 5 iron, you play the tee's furthest forward. If it'll crush your ego to play the front tee's, then step back one.


    If you do, then apply the math. Heck, nearly everyone has a phone with a calculator on it so they don't even have to do such basic math themselves.

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