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  1. I only carry a 56 and find that its all I need. Ive got a Ping Glide 2.0 right now and its a nice wedge but nothing special. I think that it has too much bounce for hitting open face shots off of tighter lies. If I were to buy a new wedge today, Id probably buy a Vokey SM8 56 degree with the s grind (10 degrees of bounce) because its the most versatile and is good for square faced shots but still is good when you open the face. As someone who plays a minimal bag, I need to be able to open and close the face to manipulate the loft.
  2. Im playing cavity backs right now. I personally prefer blades, even though Im a fairly high handicap. I like blades because they are more consistent in terms of distance and dispersion and Im not sure that there is enough of a difference in forgivness from blades to CBs to really matter. Ive got an old set of Spalding blades in my closet that I hit just as well as I do anything else, so Im not sold on the forgivness of CBs. If I were to be in the market for a new set of irons right now, it would be a really difficult decision between Titleist 720 CBs and MBs.
  3. You probably want to look at something in the player's cavity back segment. Theres lots of great options there, although Im partial to the Titleist 720 CBs.
  4. Nope. I did used to wear FJ golf sandals in the summer though, which probably isnt far off Crocs.
  5. I personally like 18birdies. IMO, its clean, simple and has everything you need with none of the clutter that you dont. Ive tried SwingU and Golflogix and they were OK but I like 18Birdies better.
  6. Consistency all day.
  7. Just one: Footjoy Dryjoys Tour in the croc pattern.
  8. Probably stresses related to my work or personal life. I try to leave all that stuff outside of the course and be zen but sometimes it creeps up on me. Next thing you know Im thinking about work or some other kind of stress and my golf game is a mess. It doesnt happen as often as it used to but it still does sometimes. After all, I may the zengolfer but Im not yet a zen master.
  9. FWIW, I ended up picking up a Titleist 913FD 13.5* off of Ebay. I decided to go with a strong 3 and it should be almost as long as my driver off the tee and more accurate and is still something that I can hit off the deck when need be. Ive been hitting my 5-wood about 210 yards and my 3-hybrid about 200 yards but I only hit my 10.5* driver 230 on average (I can hit it 250 if I really go after one and get a hold of it though); so we'll see how this strong 3 gets on.
  10. Keep in mind, I play a minimalist setup, so its not so much a matter of dropping the driver because I struggle with it so much as it finding more use out of the 7 clubs that I do carry.
  11. I was considering a strong 3w but I wonder if I swing fast enough to hit it off the deck. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. ZenGolfer

    Titleist Tour Soft

    Theyre OK. Theyre never going to spin like a Pro V1 because the cover is too soft. Personally, if you were a Titleist fan and dont want to spend the money on Pro V1s, Id go Velocity or TruFeel because you really arent getting much more performance with the Tour Softs for the money.
  13. So, I run a minimalist setup. My set is currently driver, 3H, 6i, 8i, pw, sw and putter. Im thinking about swapping the driver for a 3w. My thinking is that my driver is kind of a one trick pony in that I can only really hit it off the tee but with a 3w I could hit it off the tee and off the deck and it would probably be more accurate than the driver is. Thoughts?
  14. The number on the club really is meaningless. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. I'll be intested to see how long he can keep this up. If you look at what he is eating, how much he is working out and how much he has to practice golf; it doesnt leave time for much else. It may have worked fine during quarantine and when all this was new but when the new wears off and this becomes routine and he has to find a way to make it a lifestyle; I just dont know that he can keep it up. IMO, he will probably go the route that Tiger, Rory and Brooks have, in that they grew tired of all the working out and got tired of being hurt all the time and eventually stopped trying to bulk and just tried to get lean and reach a healthy weight that they can maintain and that is practical for the rest of their life. If you look at his diet, he may want to look up a good cardiologist too because he's headed for a heart attack by age 40. If you believe the Bridgestone Twitter post, he eats something like 6 strips of bacon, 3 eggs and 2 protein shakes just for breakfast. Id imagine his lunch or dinner is probably something like chicken breast and rice, which is quite bland.
  16. I believe that the older irons probably have shorter shafts, making them easier to control. Im with you though. I recently put my old Mizuno MX-11s back in the bag after getting frustrated with a lack of control with the Tommy Armour Atomics and Im hitting some of the best iron shots Ive hit in a long time. This has got me thinking about picking up a half set of Titleist 720 CBs because they have more traditional lofts but have some new tech in them. Im personally not of the mind that you really gain much with new irons, other than more distance and distance isnt everything in irons.
  17. ZenGolfer


    I go by total yards. Im not the longest hitter in the world, so anything over 7,000 yards is a no-go for me. I try to keep it between 6,000 and 6,500 yards.
  18. Id agree that he's doing OK but talk to me when he wins a major.
  19. I'll be interested to see how he does in the majors when he actually does face the best players in the world. All that power is great but he's going to have to learn how to hit fairways and greens and to control that power. Youd think that after seeing what bulking up did to Tiger, Rory and Brooks that players would finally learn that if they want to have a long career and avoid injury, bulking up isnt what you want to do.
  20. Amen. Hogan is one of my golf heros but I wouldnt recommend anyone adopt his 5 lessons unless they were struggling with hitting pulls and hooks. I have always found it funny that so many have struggled to find what his secret was when the game that Mr Hogan played is vastly different from the what the vast majority of golfers struggle with.
  21. I recently put my old Mizuno MX-11s back in the bag and Ive been really enjoying them. They arent forged but even cast, hollow-bodied Mizunos still feel pretty good.
  22. I watched Bryson play a few holes yesterady and my God, what did he do to himself? I know he's not but he looks fat! Hey, Bryson, all the muscle in the world doesnt mean a thing if you cant hit a fairway, cant hit a green and decel on your bunker shots.
  23. Well, Snead didnt promote himself like Hogan did, it seems. IMO, much of, "Hogan's secret" was that what he did was a secret back in the day and was due to the charisma that Mr Hogan had. It is kind of funny that so many 30 handicaps who slice the ball have tried to emulate Hogan though because his swing is just about the worst thing you could do if youre a slicer.
  24. Sure you can, just look at Hogan. Everything he did was to slow down face rotation and avoid the left side of the hole. Just read, "Ben Hogan's Five Lessons". Its not something that is right for most golfers, IMO but if you want to avoid hitting it left at all costs, Hogan shots you the way.
  25. I love all of it really: the endless challenge, being out in nature, playing golf with friends and complete strangers who quickly turn into friends.
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