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  1. I'm obviously missing something. Why would you buy a stand bag if you don't carry? Why not a cart bag? Serious questions, BTW.
  2. I'm relatively new to playing a 10.5° PXG 0211 driver. Standard lie angle is 58°. Because it's new and there's no PXG fitter anywhere close to where I live I've been going through the adjustments myself. This has been done through a combination of indoor and outdoor range work. After mostly indoor work with a simulator with a launch monitor which gave me launch angles, spin rates etc., I ended up playing the "Small Minus" – This setting decreases the loft by 1° and decreases the lie angle by 0.5°. After some time on the outdoor range and a couple of rounds I realized I was still getting the occasional big miss left. At that point I decided to go to the "Flat Minus" setting which decreases the loft by 1° and decreases the lie angle by 2.5°. This is the same loft as the "small minus" setting but a 2° flatter lie angle. That has helped a lot to take away the left side of the fairway / rough. It's also worth noting that I've added about 6g of lead tape to the sole, taking the swing weight from D1 to D4. The lead tape is also biased slightly towards the toe, helping to stop the club face from closing. All things considered the 0211 PXG is the best driver I've ever had. P.S. I'm 6'2" with long arms (37" sleeve length).
  3. PXG is taking the standard line of "any modification voids warranty and is not recommended" - even though their tour vans probably hotmelt heads on a regular basis.
  4. I don't know what he paid for his counterfeit Ping, but he probably could have purchased a real PXG 0211 driver for not much more $$ at today's prices. BTW, looking on AliExpress they have their "G425 Max" for nearly USD $195 with shipping. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004042549741.html Meanwhile, the genuiine 0211 driver is selling for USD $225 + shipping. https://www.pxg.com/en-us/clubs/drivers/0211
  5. Let's be entirely clear on this - a counterfeit driver isn't a knockoff. IMO, knockoffs are a copy of a product that doesn't purport to be the actual product / real thing - that's a counterfeit. Example: Company XYZ makes a driver that's a dead ringer for a Ping 425, but sells it as the "Zoom 425". Counterfeits fraudulently hit the market labelled as 'Ping 425'. While some people will buy it with full knowledge they're buying a fake, others will get duped. Whether that's the first buyer or one who buys it used, the net result is not only money that doesn't go to Ping, but likely consumers who get a club that doesn't perform like the real thing and blame Ping for producing crappy products.
  6. I have a PXG 0211 driver with hot melt that I'd like to move. My idea would be to put the head in the oven, soften the hot melt and have it resettle in a different position. What's the maximum safe temperature for this head that would melt and flow the hot melt without damaging the head?
  7. It's now 8 days / 6 business days since I ordered it, and order tracking finally shows it "Items Picked / In-Assembly". Edit: 2022-03-03: Notified today that it's been shipped. 9 days / 7 business days. Expected delivery is 2022-03-09 - that would be 15 days / 11 business days.
  8. I don't know, but I note the order page says "Products are usually delivered within 21 days (excluding weekends and holidays) from the date of order. It may change depending on the stock and production status. Please note that." IIRC, that was before I put in my location, so unless PXG's programmers have coded their website to check IP addresses or other location information I suspect that applies to all. 21 business days says to me that's 4+ weeks from ordering to delivery, so my estimate of mid-March may actually turn out closer to the end of March - I certainly hope not. I do know I ordered it 5 days ago (February 22) and the order tracking says it's still "Order Received" and not yet moved to "Items Picked / In-Assembly".
  9. I just pulled the trigger on one earlier this week. I hope to see it mid-March or so. Standard length, midsize grip, EvenFlow 60g 5.5 Riptide CB. Order says "Tungsten Position F10", which I take to mean the weight is 10 grams. Looking forward to giving it a go in the local golf simulator.
  10. Off the shelf, maybe, but I suspect the shelves in the tour vans (or wherever they're pulled to supply tour players) don't have the same production variations found on the shelves of golf stores and pro shops at the local golf courses.
  11. TM's info on counterfeit clubs can be found here: https://www.taylormadegolf.com/shared-customer-service/customerService-counterfeit.html?lang=en_US You could try submitting your club information and suspicions to TM: https://www.taylormadegolf.com/shared-customer-service/customerService-counterfeit-submission.html?lang=en_US Let us know how it turns out.
  12. Thanks for doing this - it's very interesting and insightful. What I'd like to see now is a comparison of how the off-the-shelf balls compare to the 'same' balls played by tour players. What extra effort do Titleist, Bridgestone, Srixon, etc. go through to ensure the variances and inconsistencies are weeded out from the balls supplied to sponsored players?
  13. I don't know if "3 wood off the deck is by far the hardest shot", but I find many golfers don't seem to adjust their swing for the different lie. When hitting it off a tee you generally want to be hitting 'up', whereas 'off the deck' means you need to hit down on the ball to avoid getting hung up in the turf, not much different than an iron shot. Many don't seem to be able to consistently make the adjustment. It depends upon the setting, but I generally prefer a FW wood with rails and a taller face. Rails help keep it from digging in off the deck, while the taller face helps off the tee.
  14. I suspect the rubber ring at the bottom of the Gravity Grip is manufactured slightly larger than necessary to grip the reduced diameter of the shaft at that point. Shaft taper varies, but unless the bottom of the grip is actually moving around this is strictly an issue of appearance.
  15. These definitely help with worn grooves but, as others have noted, there's some effort involved in this process. I'd also mention some care and attention to detail are warranted as well. Take your time and be prepared to put some muscle into it and you could bring old wedges back to life.
  16. When you wrote "fiberglass fabric shim" were you thinking of something like fiberglass fabric for repairing things like boats, something like fiberglass window screen (lots of room for epoxy), or something completely different? I can certainly see how a small piece of fiberglass window screen might do the trick. I haven't pulled out my digital calipers to measure the thickness of such screen, but it needs to fill 0.045" (0.400" - 0.355"). Given the shaft is a 0.355", therefore a tapered tip, perhaps a couple of wraps would be necessary at the tip and a single wrap halfway up the hosel. Might be easier to switch to a 0.370" shaft if the 0.400" is a straight bore and use a full depth single wrap. Doesn't sound like fun to fix properly. Edit: Based upon what I can see online, it appears fiberglass screen is about 0.25mm thick, or about 0.01" - so two full wraps would provide 0.04", while a single wrap would be 0.02".
  17. Similar here, though I will occasionally pull out the rangefinder for hazards or obstructions on hole, not just par 3s. Primary tool is Garmin GPS watch, with secondary being rangefinder. New rangefinder has slope, so I may be using it more on hilly courses than I did the old rangefiner (without slope).
  18. Saskatchewan, Canada: Courses open May 15, in time for long weekend. Carts allowed: singles only, unless both riders are from same household. Cups will be raised - contact with cup indicates 'made' putt. Flags left in hole. No ball washers or rakes in bunkers. Tee times 20 minute intervals. Restaurants and bars closed. May have window service. Not sure about washrooms / restrooms. I'l probably take my own sanitizing wipes, hand gel, etc.
  19. Good point. I probably should have used "replacement" rather than "another".
  20. I've played a shorter driver before, at 44.5", so I'm not concerned about that at all.
  21. I'm able to fit grip in swingweight scale and shaft holds it in place without tape. Just have to be careful to position shaft to account for top cap of grip.
  22. No doubt. I'll be watching for that when I swing weight it. The replacement shaft is a UST Proforce V2 Tour Flight Regular, while the original shaft is a RocketFuel original Stiff shaft. I'm getting older and swing speed has dropped a bit, so I'm trying a (theoretically) softer shaft as well as get a more boring ball flight as I typically hit a high spinny ball that balloons and doesn't play well in the windy conditions. I bought the V2 TF shaft a few years ago and now going to try one out in both the RBZ Stage 2 (9.5 deg) and an R11S (9 deg).
  23. That was my plan. If I go too light I can always hot melt the head later, but that's Plan B, as I'd rather not do that unless I need to.
  24. Based upon that, and assuming the balance points of the two shafts are identical, I get the following: extra 19 grams will increase swingweight just slightly more than 2 points (e.g. D3 => D5+) Shortening the 69g shaft by 1/3" would reduce SW by 2 points, so 3/8" should reduce the additional SW by about 2.25 SW points. I have a SW scale, so just looking for a starting point. I can load everything up and cut increments until I get to the desired SW. I note one review indicated the stock RBZ Stage 2 had a SW of D6, but I don't recall it being that high. I generally play around D4, so will need to weigh everything before I get started. If it is D6, then I'll probably end up shortening the shaft a bit more - which I'm okay with.
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