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NRJyzr

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  1. There are a lot of variables in play. One of them is the inherent GPS operating error, the expected plus/minus from actual. Another is that GPS is only as good as the person who mapped the course allows it to be. If someone is a bit less diligent, there could be a problem. Quality of the unit involved is another. There's a course near me that had GPS units on every cart. We found it fairly entertaining that the cart GPS units would give different numbers when parked side by side on the holes. Sometimes considerably different. And there's always possible course redesign, post-mapping, to add another wrinkle. I've seen enough strange readings to not want to rely on it, hence my own purchase. The added irony, I play a course that happens to provide very accurate GPS readings. I know the woman who mapped it, she was a college golfer and both conscientious and meticulous. GPS users at this course are lucky.
  2. With apologies for picking on this small part of your post... With a GPS, the question isn't ±3 yds, or even ±5 yards. It's that GPS can be more significantly off than that. I've experienced 20+ yard variations in the past, often enough that I don't like using GPS at all, unless I have no other choice.
  3. I'd posted in another thread about my trusty TM Stage 2 Tour hybrid dying. Went shopping yesterday for a replacement. Had thought about picking up a Cobra King Tec, or possibly a Ping G410. Was at 2nd Swing yesterday, had the Ping in hand, then saw a new in plastic Tour Edge CBX 17*, with the HZRDUS shaft in stiff. And, priced some $70 cheaper than the somewhat worn G410. So I now have a CBX hybrid to use in that slot. Put a leather grip on it last night, it's ready for the likely rainy men's club round I have ahead of me tomorrow morning...
  4. Ironically, I used to be able to do a passable Elvis imitation, minus the singing. But it was mid 70s Elvis, and really just an imitation of another imitation.
  5. Might be sacrilegious to some, but not really a fan.
  6. I've mentioned before my Ram Tour Grind affinity. Was sitting around last weekend, unable to play golf thanks to the glorious Minnesota April weather, after having played the weekend previous. As one does in such situations, the mind wanders... I began thinking of what I might do for rounds with a classic bag configuration. I'm already playing what most would call classic irons, it's an easy transition. I have a full set of Golden Ram TW282 Tour Grinds, and a nearly full set of TW276 Tour Grinds; I've been missing the 2 iron in the set. Was thinking of how I could rig the lofts of my 1i and 3-PW in that set, thought what the hell, do another useless search for TW276 on ebay. And I get a bingo, a rather nice condition TW276 2 iron, for a reasonable price. I actually hesitated a full minute before hitting Buy It Now. It arrived yesterday. Sharing a few pics below. The only real issue is that I need to reshaft it, and that set is shafted with NV105 graphite, something not really available anywhere. I have a tapered hybrid NV105, may use that in the 2i, and shaft up the 1i with something else that could be reasonably close in weight and flex. Not a bad problem to have.
  7. I feel I've done well, not responding to a blade thread until page 2. LOL I've never understood the ruckus that blades cause. I feel like they may work for a greater segment of the golf populace than many think. That said, I know there is a considerable group for whom they will *not* work. My take is, if you're curious, try them. And by that, I mean *really* try them, something more than just a few rounds over a couple of weeks. If they don't work, then you'll know. If they do, muy bueno, and off you go. I don't see it as many do, that it's a "play what you like regardless of score" toggle switch. For me, I play them because I get better results with them. Including score. Maybe you won't see this in your own use. And, maybe you will. Won't know unless you try. <shrug> So.... I feel like I'm on reddit... definitely not an idiot.
  8. Was hitting my Stage 2 Tour 3h at an indoor sim facility recently. It was going nowhere. I use it as a 2i/5w replacement, I was hitting it only as far as I was hitting my 5 iron (27* fwiw). No bueno. Gave it an inspection, and sure enough, the face has flattened. Quoting One Stab, "it was a good death." So I'm looking to plug something in that club slot, the 17* to 18* zone, depending on the distance I get out of it. I was looking at various TM and Cobra hybrids, when it occurred to me; the new King Tec. Ironically and coincidentally, just mentioned above by MWGolf. LOL I'm not sure if I'll go wtih the 17* played standard, or the 19* turned down. Have to think on that a bit. Maybe even hit the bloody thing beforehand. Who would ever think of doing that?
  9. It's one of the reasons I dove as hard into golf as I did, two dozen years ago. It also got me in a fair bit of trouble in terms of club acquisition. LOL
  10. If you never hit the 3w off the deck, I wonder if you're a candidate for a 13.5* mini? Random thought in the middle of the work morning...
  11. Reminds me of a guy I know from the old GEA days. He had bought a set of irons, they were en route to his house. He sold them before they ever arrived, just slapped a new label on the box and took it back to UPS. Best part, not an isolated incident. He was the Ho of Ho's in those days...
  12. IMHO playing on punched greens, or greens still recovering from being punched, is not the same game. It can mess with your mind.
  13. I feel your pain. I don't even look at Nike or Adidas anymore for width reasons.
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