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  1. 21 hours ago, Powermaker said:

    I’m sure this has been discussed but I did a search and couldn’t find it . So.... what should determine which TBOX a player should use ? Skill level , age, distance off the Tee? I play in my company’s golf league and this is always a hotly debated subject . We have single handicappers from the Blues that are in their 60’s but think they should hit from the whites because of their age and loss of distance because of it . We have guys in their 20’s that hit it FAR but wild . One guy says “unless you are a scratch golfer from the whites you shouldn’t move back to the Blues “. I have a friend who’s motto is “ I PLAY FROM THE TIPS” , I’ve never seen the guy break 90. Thoughts?

    My own opinion... nothing more.

    If you can hit the ball at least 230 yds. somewhat accurately off the tee, and you can hit the ball decently with irons and advance the ball............... play from where you like. I wouldn't play from the "tips" because I would rather enjoy the round, rather than chase the ball in bad lies and bad angles into a green. Distance has it's advantages on long holes... and not just because of length, but because of angles of approach to the green. If I was a consistent 260 - 270 yard driver... accurately, I would play from the tips... on some courses. That isn't my game anymore, unfortunately.

     

    I play the white tees at my home course... "avareage" player tees. Blue tees are the tips, which I can play with no problem, because my course is short, but some of the blue tees present problems with OB and trouble for a bad tee shot that usually ends up at least one stroke worse than if I'd played from the whites. I usually play with other guys, so white tees it is. I do have one guy that we strictly play blue tees whenever it's just us...... one of us getting a free beer after the round...lol.

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  2. 13 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

    Covid aside, it’s sounding more and more like the NFL will be another grand vehicle for politics. As a lifelong avid fan, this could be the year I #walkaway...

    cant they just play football and leave the political BS out of it?

    I'm with you on this. Brand new stadium and city... and I'm losing interest after being a fan for 52 years. 

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  3. I know a guy that was/is maybe 5'7''. He was/is  a "legend" at my home course. He could/can  drive the ball 300+ yards without even trying. He could drive the ball from sitting in a chair almost to the green on the #1 hole  which is 305 yards. So..... I don't know...lol.  Some people just have whatever "it" is to be able to do that??? I'm certainly not one of them!

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  4. On 7/1/2020 at 9:09 AM, RI_Redneck said:

    Late to the party, but thought I would throw my $.02 in.

    Obviously, a putter doesn't have to look good to perform. But then it doesn't perform by itself! It works along with the golfer and the things important to the golfer make a difference in the performance of the equipment. Some of us want something that looks good when we look down at it. I am one of those people. These are my putters. Milled face, face balanced and properly weighted for my stroke. I designed them, built them and have used them since '99. All will need refinishing in the next year or two, but they still turn heads. They are heel/toe weighted mid-mallets with the main body made from various exotic woods. The wood part was actually hollowed out and filled with basswood which is extremely light, but rigid enough to play the part of the core of a putter. I built these back when Carbite was coming out with their high MOI putters. I never had these heads tested, but would like to.

    BTW, just in case anyone is wondering, I submitted one to the USGA and have paperwork stating that they conform to the rules of golf.

    BT

     

    The Putters 50%.jpg

    Very nice! I'm curious about the wood used for the far right one... Bubinga... Padauk? I'm a Cabinetmaker and I've used a lot of exotics over the years.

  5. 15 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

    Barkeepers friend and some 0000 steel wool will work wonders removing rust. I used it in a set of Wilson's I found at a thrift store. 20200601_191406-01.jpeg.3c42f498a52bc455a87235877db261fc.jpeg20200601_195028-01.jpeg.64c1d60f1ec3eb7fd5d043b9fc1077bf.jpeg

    Barkeepers is great stuff!  I've used that method on a few things, and it works great.

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  6. What exactly wears on a wedge that it needs to be replaced after 50 - 70 rounds? if it's the grooves, I've never noticed a lot of wear after playing a wedge for 5 years. Is it the same for irons?

  7. 15 minutes ago, chisag said:

     

    ... I could be wrong, but my guess is you just didn't hit the right graphite shafts. Considering Recoil and Steelfiber alone there are 95, 110 and 125 gm shafts. The 125's are beasts for triongh hitters or young and strong guys looking for some joint pain relief. The 95's are played by Fred Couples and Matt Kuchar so they are certainly substantial enough. The 110's kinda split the difference. These graphite shafts can but don't necessarily add more distance, unless you are coming from a 120-130 gm shaft and play the 95's. They just feel so much better and even after a long range session, you don't feel beat up. At 61 your joints are taking some un needed wear and tear with steel. Took me forever to talk my playing pard into using them as he was a Project X guy forever. But he started getting some elbow and wrist pain but after switching to graphite those aches and pains disappeared.  

    ... Obvious the guys/gals on the Champions and LPGA Tours play a ton of graphite in their irons and I think when the PGA Tour guys start making the switch, we will see more and more of them. 

    I will seriously consider Graphite in my next purchase. I'm getting older... and it's slowly sinking in...lol. I have bad shoulders and a not very good back. I want to play as good as I can for as long as I can,,,lol. My medical problems are not internal.... all are joint related, due to my endeavors in my youth...lol. I love golf, and I want ro enjoy it for as long as I can. I respect your opinion on the game and equipment.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, chisag said:

     

    ... Honestly I don't know why any serious golfer plays steel in their irons considering the graphite iron shafts that are available today. Posted this before but I started with 130gm NV Tour shafts that had 1.5* of torque and were better than DGS300's in every way. Next I played NV Pro 105's and loved them. VS Proto 100's were even better for my swing so I tried the VS Proto 85's and they were just too light for me. I have found 95gms is my limit and obviously that is the #1 weight played on all the tours. There is just something to fit every swing and with less wear and tear on your joints as well as a kick point/torque with a dampened feel that still provides plenty of feedback, I just think graphite iron shafts are a no brainer if you play and/or practice a couple times a week. I took a chance on the Kuro Kage Tini 105 gm shafts that came with my T100-S but I absolutely love them. 

    ... That said, 120 gms to 80-90 gms is a pretty big jump. But you demo so many different irons I imagine you have a feel for what works for you as far as weight is concerned. 👍

    I have hit many graphite shafted irons over the years. I didn't find any of them to be suited for me.  I will be 61 in September.  I have lost distance in every club.... and I hate it! But.... I very well might look into Graphite in my irons when I purchase new. What the hell... driver and fairway woods are graphite???

  9. I have a new ... problem. I have developed impingement in my right shoulder. It doesn't affect the golf swing very much, but it sure does does hinder raising a cup of coffee to my face...lol.

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  10. 26 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

    Looks like your golf has "recovered".  Well done!!

    Definitely getting better. I'm playing more and figuring out how to swing again...lol.

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  11. On 7/3/2020 at 11:36 AM, ShootzGolf said:

    I could not hit the ball at all.  At all. Top it, chunk it, toe it, shank it. Putting was great. Picked up after 8 on most holes. On hole 14 I realized I was wearing my reading glasses. Took them off and finished with 3 pars and 2 bogeys. Still shot a 110. I may wear them for putting now though. Sigh.

    I might have to try the reading glasses for putting. It never occurred  to me to even try it...lol.

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