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Scott1019

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About Scott1019

  • Birthday 03/10/1980

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    Vernon Hills, IL
  • Interests
    Golf, golf course maintenance and architecture, college hoops, running, sampling high quality hop and barley based beverages
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  1. I've been playing a Krank Rage for 10 years and stick with it mostly because I can keep it in play. I've also had the Element and both frankly are quality clubs and I feel they did a nice job fitting me over the phone but my next driver (in the next few months most likely) will be something I've been fitted for after hitting so it likely won't be a Krank.
  2. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for 25 years, currently a 10.4 but thankfully trending downward. What do you love about golf? In one way or another it's how I've made a living, former superintendent now in sales in the golf industry. My initial draw and perhaps favorite thing about the game remains the people I've met and experiences I've been afforded. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been following mygolfspy since around 2010 or shortly thereafter, it started with ideas on how to customize clubs as I've been a garage gluer for many years. I still enjoy that and the other aspects of the forum but also really enjoy the analytics that come out of testing and labs. Where are you from? What is your home course? Currently reside in the north suburbs of Chicago. My home course is wherever I can get a game basically. Recently joined a local based golf society which plays all around the area. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the quality of accessible golf courses and competition among them equates to really good conditions overall. The worst thing is pace of play on weekends and trying to play in the winter... What do you do for a living? I sell commercial, robotic mowers as well as a range picker. How’d you pick your user name? First name plus the date of my first (and to this point only) hole in 1, October 19.
  3. So back in mid-March I decided to take on a new project after clearing the honey do list. I picked up a Scotty Cameron Caliente Grande which I know isn't a favorite of Mr. Cameron but it has a really nice shape and was inexpensive to pick up and play with. The club had a lot of bag chatter and to my surprise was engraved on the toe with the Allegra logo which is a little humorous given my significant allergies. Sand paper, a file, and a lot of elbow grease later and I actually really like the results. I may yet use a triangle file on the center alignment groove to get rid of a few more dings but for now I'm enjoying the putter and how the sun reflects off of the sand lines. Heel and toe are finished with 220 grit at 45* angles and 500 grit in the center. With the paint fill I did a play on Scotty because my name is Scott so it's a Scott-y Cameron putter now.
  4. In no particular order -Exmoor CC -Beverly CC -Pine Hills CC -Greenbrier Old White TPC -Lawsonia Links -Lost Dunes -Blue Mound G&CC -Cog Hill (Pre Reese Jones work) -Farmlinks -Merit Club
  5. It's a nice thought but the reality is that the course is open a limited amount of time and now they want to take another week away from member play? Same reason numerous private clubs aren't interested in hosting tour events.
  6. A number of years ago I repainted my 3-wood to match my favorite college basketball team color, Carolina Blue and it came out alright but I wanted to take it a little further with my driver. As you will see in the pictures a few things happened with this project: 1) I got in a hurry and work got sloppy 2) I got carried away with the design. I was really just seeing what I could do with a roll of tape and can of spray paint because at the end of the day I can (and will soon) strip the paint again and go in a totally different direction. I really like the flat black, no gloss look everywhere from drool worthy Lamborghini's to my mountain bike so that's what I decided to try. I think next I'm going to re-shaft with a Graffaloy Blue shaft that is ironically White in color and paint the head with a high gloss blue. Here's what I have for now.
  7. So I've been really inspired by some of the work that I've seen on this thread and as someone who doesn't like having the same looking bag I decided to get to work on a few projects. The first is an old Ping O-Blade that I haven't used in a lot of years but may start back with this season. It just needed a little face lift so I took a sanding block to it starting with 350, then 600, 1000 and finally wet sanded with 1000 grit. The face came out nice but I really like the definition in the lettering on the back flange.
  8. My apologies if you've answered this before but what products did you use on this project?
  9. From his house he is less than a 20 minute drive from the Ritz Carlton, the Bear's Club which is 350k initiation and where Michael Jordan has recently and famously build a house, and Seminole which is arguably one of the best courses in the country. Why practice on a small plot of land which you have instant access to those ammenities.
  10. Thinking new driver... X-Mas gift to myself?

  11. Thinking new driver... X-Mas gift to myself?

    1. Ice

      Ice

      The Anser to your query is the 913D2 which you will be able to afford after you save money by buying the discounted Razr that Fits nicely in your bathroom next to your guitar AMP.

    2. Dhuck Whooker

      Dhuck Whooker

      X-Mas gift to yourself is a great idea. Absolutely. But take your time, X-Mas is in our hearts year around.

  12. Vince, Great to see you getting some publicity on here, never had a bad experience with your company. Currently I'm hitting the original Krank Rage with an Aldila Proto by You x-stiff, tipped 1/2" with a final shaft length of 44.5". I don't stretch as much as I used to and don't play as much as I used to but I'm still hitting the ball every bit as far, maybe farther, and much straighter than before. I plan to upgrade to the Rage Black and perhaps a hybrid so I can finally get rid of my 2-iron. Full disclosure, I've always been a non-OEM guy. I'm 6'5" and started building my own clubs when I was 17, I've never been a scratch golfer but personally always thought that my Maltby forged irons performed as well as anything else I'd played and I could customize, and I enjoy the work. I have always looked around for unique clubs that may provide a cost benefit or simply a niche club that an OEM may not look into making. I say this because that mentality led me to Krank 3+ years ago and ultimately to purchasing the original Rage in spring of 2010. I love it! Nothing better than driving a short par 4 or having an iron into a par 5 then having people ask if the club is legal. Great company, great product, and they even make a white version for those who still have the need to fit in with the cool kids. Scott
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