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  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Good point. I probably should have used "replacement" rather than "another".
  4. I've played a shorter driver before, at 44.5", so I'm not concerned about that at all.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ar
  9. I'm planning to build another shaft for my RBZ Stage 2 driver. The current shaft is 50g and the shaft I'm planning to put in a new tip is 69 grams. How much shorter will the 69 gram shaft need to be to maintain the same swing weight?
  10. Regina, Saskatchewan. 65 90-95 MPH above average - for my age - regular gym attendee until COVID-19 lockdown Absolutely. I live in a climate with winter, but I will use my garage when it gets cold. It has a 10' ceiling, so some extra room there. I have a BEL SwingMate Electronic Swing Speed Meter I can use to monitor changes.
  11. That's what I was going to recommend. Glad to see others are of a like mind. Well, at least one... LOL Here's a video from the UK which plays and reviews the Callaway Edge boxed set. Definitely worth 20 minutes of your time if you're thinking of buying these. You're stuck indoors, so what else are you going to do instead of staring at the walls? Enjoy.
  12. I stand corrected: Apex Pro irons are 'Players' clubs, while Na's Rogue Pro 4 iron is listed as a 'Players Distance' club.
  13. I don't know how many caught this, but Kevin Na has come out in favour of GI irons. Yes, not that many look to Na as a source of wisdom for golf advice, but he is on the Tour and has one there, so that certainly puts him well above me. LOL. I was never going to play blades, but perhaps I can now feel better (less inadequate?) about playing GI or SGI irons. During a recent chat on GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast, Callaway staffer Kevin Na admitted blade irons aren’t his cup of tea. You read that right: a four-time PGA Tour winner is openly championing for forgiving cavity-back irons. “I
  14. That will certainly work. I see somebody has listed some GolfWorks products on both Amazon.ca and Amazon.com - but there's something seriously wrong with their prices. Amazon.ca has a 2-tube 50 ml epoxy syringe for $115 CAD - but at least it has free shipping. LOL
  15. I only recommended that as OP indicated he was going to HD. My preference would always be shafting epoxy which, of course, isn't that hard to track down. I get most of my supplies from https://www.golfworks.ca/ or, in USA, https://www.golfworks.com/
  16. Butane torches are generally listed as producing maximum temperatures of about 2400 deg F, while propane are listed at 3600 deg F. Big difference, as you've discovered.
  17. The key to getting a good bond is making sure both shaft and hosel are clean. Super clean. You can't get too clean. I use a wire brush (like a rifle bore brush) in a drill to mechanically remove material and roughen the surface of the hosel. Sandpaper shaft to do the same - but that looks like graphite so be careful about getting aggressive if you're sanding perpendicular to graphite fibers. You can get more aggressive with steel shafts and need to in order to get epoxy to properly bond. I don't know how you're going to clean the epoxy from the ferrule. Perhaps you can pick away enough w
  18. Things may be slow to open this year, but there are some good tracks: North: Waskesiu: Classic Stanley Thompson design in Prince Albert National Park, been around forever, well maintained. Built over rolling terrain with elevation changes. A few 'blind' shots. http://www.waskesiugolf.com/ Elk Ridge: Just outside PA National Park. 27 holes. Great courses carved out of the forest. Plan on elevation changes, wildlife. https://www.golfelkridge.com/ Evergreen Golf: Nipawin, SK. Consistently rated among top courses in Sask. Les Furber design. http://www.evergreengolfcourse.ca/
  19. Banff Springs is good. Older design course with some updates. Well maintained. Great scenery. Keep your eyes open for wildlife. When I played there they had shortened one of the holes because there was a coyote den (IIRC) on one of the fairways and they were giving it some distance from golfers. Given the elevation it's often a bit cool, so be prepared for that.
  20. My set is 52/56/60, but the gap from my 45 deg PW to 52 deg AW is more than those gaps, so a better set for me is probably 50/55/60.
  21. I seem to recall reading about this test. Do you have a link to it?
  22. My current irons are from Giga Golf. The Verve irons are like Pings and they play well. I'd buy from Giga Golf again.
  23. I play 52, 56 and 60 deg wedges, with the 56 being the SW. I find the 60 great to have when my game is 'on', but nothing but trouble if I'm even the slightest but 'off' or 'rusty'. It's also got enough bounce that it's nothing but trouble on any kind of hardpan, so it's best left in the bag around that stuff. I don't recall the last time I used it in a trap, but it's handy to have around the greens when it's working.
  24. I had a set of 845s for a couple of years. Liked the look, but thought I needed something a bit more GI so sold them. Have thought a few times about tracking down another set. Or maybe a newer set of Pings...
  25. I WANT mine to rust. There are times it's too dry and they don't rust enough!
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