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Joe Golfer

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  • Birthday 12/23/1959

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    Crestwood, IL.
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    Golf, baseball, basketball, tennis, watching football

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  1. USA wins with a score of 17.5 to 12.5 for the Internationals.
  2. Congratulations to @Lacassem as the winner of the Forged Tec Irons! I have not seen them in person yet, but I've heard good reviews of them. Sounds like you are getting an excellent set of new irons. Congrats again.
  3. Maybe someone else has already mentioned this, but here goes. There is a website for Plugged In Golf that has reviewed these wedges on more than one occasion. Written reviews as well as a podcast. It has also had testers use them, and it said that they put them into their own bag after trying them. If interested, here's their link to their articles on those wedges: You searched for edison wedges - Plugged In Golf Or just Google the term "Plugged In Golf", and then use their search for Edison Wedges.
  4. My knowledge is from decades ago, when I used to build clubs as a hobby, but I assume it is still similar. I was told that the swingweight increases 2.5 to 3 points for each half inch of increased length. It depends on the weight of the shaft. A heavier steel shaft probably would be 3 points, while a lighter graphite shaft perhaps closer to 2.5 points. Thus, if you increase by one inch, the swingweight would increase by 5 or 6 points. A D2 swingweight would now be a D7 or D8. If you wanted a standard swingweight, there are weighted plugs one can put into the butt of the shaft, under the grip, which helps counterweight the club. Also, a heavier grip, such as a midsize or jumbo grip, will lessen the swingweight via the counterweight effect. As for the follow-up comment about the actual weight of clubheads, yes, the shorter clubs have heavier clubhead weights. Thus, the sand wedge is the heaviest clubhead in the bag.
  5. Even when I was younger and had good swing speed, I never was consistent with the three wood. Hitting it off a tee was okay, but hitting it off the deck was not usually solid other than the occasional terrific shot which kept it in the bag. I'm just over 60 now, so I'm not swinging as hard as I used to swing. I happened to purchase a used three wood with a low profile that was 17* loft, and my skills immediately improved dramatically. I used to carry a 15* Three wood and an 18* Five wood, and then a 21* hybrid. Now I just carry the 17* fairway as my strongest fairway wood, and then the hybrid. While I always used to hit that Five wood very well, it no longer fits into my distance gaps. Sure, I have lost a little distance, but I seem to find it to be an easy to hit club, unlike my previous Three woods (more than one) that I have had. I didn't name a brand or model on purpose, as that stuff is very subjective. I would recommend using a low profile fairway that is 16.5* or higher to start, considering you mentioned you are also getting a bit older and slower. None of this is groundbreaking information, but it works for me.
  6. I'm in, though I never do well in these March Madness brackets, despite filling out several each year. I actually already have a Cleveland Huntington Beach putter, but it is not the latest version with the S.O.F.T. face. I'd choose a different style than my current one, which is a mid mallet akin to the SOFT 6 Putter. I'd go with something different, though I'm not sure which. I already also have a couple of other full mallet style putters, but I don't have anything like Cleveland's SOFT 11 or SOFT 11C, and I don't have anything like the SOFT 1 or the SOFT 8.5
  7. The Big Shot Tuned Golf. They are some sharp looking sunglasses.
  8. I'm a big fan of March Madness. I never seem to pick well in these bracket games, but I always enjoy the challenge.
  9. I personally haven't bought anything, but only because I haven't needed anything lately. I have been asked by friends, and I have recommended things based on the website, though perhaps it might have been another golf website. My bro-in-law bought a Garmin GPS based on recommendations from a site, which I think was MGS. A friend bought a Ping Ketsch mallet putter because MGS touted it as the best of the best for accuracy. Both have said that their games have improved thanks to using the purchases.
  10. 1. Carolina Panthers win. Final Score: 44-28. 2. MVP is Cam Newton. 3. 4 TD Passes by winning QB.
  11. This seems doggone near impossible to guess. The forum consensus seems to be leaning towards Wilson Staff starting over out of bankruptcy. I can't think of much else. Srixon? Maybe their Z Star balls won a few majors? I know they've been around longer than 2007, but maybe they are one of those companies that re-organized from "less than nothing" and started over? Anyway, it sure is a brain teaser. I kind of hope the answer is Wilson Staff. That would mean that a once prominent brand that fell on hard times has bounced back to prosperity. I've seen more tweets from them lately about the general public potentially trying their clubs if they knew that certain pros, like Ricky Barnes, were gaming them on tour. It will be quite something if none of the proposed answers has been correct, and GolfSpy Barbajo has stumped us all.
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