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Joe Golfer

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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.
  12. If this turns out to be some semantic thing where the company has existed for ages but was bankrupt (less than nothing), then re-organized and became profitable, that would be pretty lame. The clue says the company started in 2007 with less than nothing. It doesn't say it was in existence already, then re-organized from bankruptcy. Even if it has a parent company that was in existence, that should disqualify it, such as Superstroke golf grips being owned by Tiger Shark, which has existed for a long time. Or all of the Wilson Golf related answers.
  13. How about True Linkswear, those comfy non-traditional golf shoes.
  14. I think Europe will edge the USA in a fairly close matchup, though I'll be rooting for USA. My preference is the USA grip, 3.0 size. Dark Horse prediction: Keegan Bradley is the guy who plays way above his head this year.
  15. I noticed at the top of the MyGolfSpy page, it says that you can enter daily to increase your chances of winning. If you go to the entry page site, the "official rules" state this: "Limit of ONE (1) entry per person/email address throughout the Sweepstakes Period." Thus, adding more entries daily might not help you, since it lists the sweepstakes period as from August 11 to August 28, and you get only one entry per that period. Perhaps MyGolfSpy is correct and you can enter daily, but I'd check those "official rules" for yourself, as you might be saving yourself some time if in fact one is allowed to enter only once. P.S. Either way, thank you MGS for notifying all of us to this nice sweepstakes contest.
  16. I've been viewing this website for only about a year, so I didn't think there was anything even remotely disappointing about the site. But it really sounds like you are working even harder to make things better. Those changes you mentioned sound great.
  17. Your local drugstore, and many supermarkets that also have pharmacies, generally carry support hose type of stockings that fit like socks. They are used for various reasons, such as to prevent swelling in the lower extremities, or to increase venous return for people with poor circulation. They can be purchased in different sizes/lengths/heights, so one can find them in a size that will fit perfectly, and they are worn underneath your regular socks, as they are very thin (they look like pantyhose type material, except they compress more). They even come in different levels of compression, so you can test different types. The best part: They aren't going to cost you fifty dollars, or anywhere near that amount. They can be purchased and worn under your regular socks. The thickness difference will be negligible, so your shoes will still fit well, and you'll save a ton of money. As a retired physician, I sometimes had patients who came to the office to be fitted for these types of items, but that was before they were widely available in stores, as they are today. If you have questions, ask the pharmacist. They may not be well informed on the subject, but they can at least point you in the right direction, so you can try them for yourself. You may have to try a couple of different sizes or compression levels in order to find the right fit, but once you do, you'll have an easier and cheaper way to use compression to enhance your walking. I'd recommend this before splurging on a $50 pair of socks.
  18. I vaguely remember when those clear acrylic style drivers came out, as they were billed as having a harder head than other drivers, so that they would supposedly hit the ball further. I attended the Western Open years ago at Cog Hill in Illinois, and they had some vendors/company reps set up near the driving range after you entered, and one of the vendors had those clear drivers for one to try, though I didn't bother at the time. Like the punchdot face wedge by Tiger Shark, I too have a punchdot face wedge, and believe it or not, I still use it, though only for sand shots. Probably illegal, but my friends don't care for casual play. Mine is 60*, has a very rounded leading edge, and it has a lot of bounce to it, such that it is very easy to get out of sand but lousy off tight lies. The head weighs around 330 grams, whereas most sandwedge heads weigh around 300 grams. It has a very long hosel, and the name on it is Johnny Revolta (an old time pro player). I had purchased the head through Dynacraft Component company, likely around 1990?, which is now called Hireko.
  19. A very sharp looking clubhead, as is the new Krank Element driver. I wonder what the shaft specs are in that club. I think Fujikura has made some shafts for Krank, but Fujikura's shaft quality is all over the map, depending on which shaft model one selects. I do like the Golf Pride Tour Wrap II grip, as they are a HUGE improvement over the "crossline" style grips that seem so prevalent in most of today's clubs.
  20. Thanks, hckymeyer, for looking that up for us. I would not have known the answer otherwise. Good job.
  21. To those mentioning a COR of 1.00, well that's actually impossible, so when they use the word "perfect", they aren't referring to a 100% rebound in the speed that the object hits the face and then returns. In addition, COR isn't being used anymore to define legal or illegal. What is being used is called "Characteristic Time". Can be googled for the explanation of how it works. That said, I'm surprised that LiquidMetal is focusing on woods. Their original foray into the market many years ago was irons. Their main focus at that time seemed to be the "feel" of the irons. Supposedly this amorphous liquid metal gave a better feel than any cast iron or forged iron, according to their selling points. This "liquid metal" gave great feel, but unfortunately for them, the price of the irons was not in line with other irons, so they didn't have success in the marketplace. People aren't going to pay a lot extra for something that is unproven, which was essentially the battle that Liquidmetal irons faced. And if it still is going to cost more, I don't think folks are going to purchase it this time either. The price point is going to have to be in line with other clubs, and then have a marketing campaign that somehow gives actual evidence of superiority over things like Carpenter Steel faces (in fairway woods) or Titanium.
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