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About Titleist87

  • Birthday January 7

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  1. Carried a 60 for many years but never felt comfortable with the club. I could hit it but just did not like the outcome. Had the 52/56/60 combo but then went to 50/54/58 to better align with my PW loft. My 58 is my go to club 90 yard and in for most shots.
  2. Loft is more important to me than the club name. Ben Hogan did it right several years ago when they loft was stamped on the club instead of 9, 8, etc. But they did not carry on with this as the public did not identify with a 150 yard shot needing the 42 degree instead of a 9 iron.
  3. How has the finish on the DBM held up with play? I plan on the TE or DBM in the near future.
  4. At 50 years old, I now have arthritis in my right knee and right clavicle/shoulder. On top of that, I've had two blood patches to seal spinal fluid leaks. I have decided to lessen the impacts on my body by moving to regular graphite shafts and shortening my swing. I have a set of Golfmsith P2 irons with Proforce XT regular shafts that I built for my dad which my son now uses to test out the graphite. I've already picked up stock Diamana Red R shafts for my hybrids. I do need to pick up a driver shaft (probably V2) as I have this in my 3W and really like the shaft. Wedges will need to be swapped out, too. Question to those that have done similar - how did the transition go for you?
  5. I carry the 50/54/58 set and the 58 is usually my go-to wedge. Second set in this configuration. Two sets ago was 52/56/60 and I never cared for the 60. Use what works for you.
  6. That is called dressing up in "Wal-Mart Wear."
  7. Me, too. I just put the ground coffee and water in the Smeg and push a button.
  8. Flange line only. Had a few Odyssey putters years ago (DFX?) that the site lines always looks skewed to me that when it looked like it was aimed on my line, made the putter to appear as if the face was open.
  9. Using the inflation calculator, my 1987 $300 set of 3-PW Titleist Tour Model irons would be $720 today. Today, a comparable set of 3-PW Titleist 620MB is $1400.
  10. Just DVR'd an Alice Cooper documentary last night. Curious how golf will be discussed.
  11. Drivers: Muzuno Quad >TaylorMade System 2 > Callaway Big Bertha > Titleist 983E > Golfsmith Jet Stream Black Box > Adams 460D > McGregor MT 460 > Adams Fast 12 > Cobra FlyZ+ Irons: PowerBilt Levelume > Tiltleist Tour Model > Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro (this is from 1986 to present - 35 years!) Hybrid: Ben Hogan CFT Ti > Titleist 915 Putters: Ray Cook Classic > Ping Pal 2 > Ping Anser 4 BeCu > Titleist SC Studio Design 2.5 > Ping Anser BeNi > Titleist SC Studio Design 5 > Cleveland 11S/Titleist Studio Design 2.5 Wedges: Cleveland 588 and 900 > Ben Hogan Riviera/Colonial/Carnoustie > MacGregor MT DW > Titleist Vokey SM6 Several other drivers and putters I've tried but not in my bag for any length of quality time.
  12. I have not played golf since March of this year and was at a minimum last year. Had a back procedure June 2020 and again in April 2021. Following that a few months later I was in a car accident which involved the loss of both vehicles. I cannot recall going for this long of time without playing and I hate it a great deal. Saw my parents last week and it was first time visiting that I did not play golf with my dad. His days are numbered (85 but shot below his age the a few weeks before) and hopefully I can play soon as he is visiting in a few weeks. Just a little venting.
  13. I use iron covers for the same reason I keep my woods and putter covered, to protect from dings. It makes absolutely no sense to me to not use covers on soft forgings. Why cover your Scotty/Betti/JDM putter but not your irons? If my covers bother you, then you have bigger problems and probably wear a white belt.
  14. My 58 gets the most use from 90 yards and in. I may pull out another around he green depending on how much run I have but the 58 is the go-to from that distance. I love my 58.
  15. "it's just taking away a skill that takes time and practice" Similar cavity-back irons and 460cc titanium and carbon fiber drivers. Go back to persimmon and blades with the same argument?
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