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  1. I've saved so much over the years by regripping myself. I used to do it for the longest without a vise and fared just fine. A vise makes life easier of course. Bought a cheap (but danged good) vise off ebay, a grip kit through Golfworks and a compressor through Harbor Freight. Needed the compressor anyway but as to regripping, I'll use it or I won't equal amounts. I'm not a handy guy but regripping really is child's play.
  2. Sign me up for mid to high 70s, partly cloudy, with a slight breeze. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. Love it, some great gear there! Even though I just gave away tons of clubs to the First Tee program, I can still put a retro bag together from what I have left: Driver: TM r7 Limited TP w/Whiteboard 4 Wood: Callaway Optiforce w/'ahina Hybrids: original Cleveland Mashie, 3H, 4H w/PX 6.0 steel Irons: Armour 845 evo V-31 R.O. Blades 5-GW w/TFR 6.0 SW: 56° Cleveland CG14 LW: 60° Cleveland CG14 Putter: DogLegRight HOG, 34" I'll still break out some of the old gear from time to time. Still works but I have to admit, the newer tech works best for me. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. I think so. I play my best golf, believe it or not, in FJ golf sandals. [emoji39] Their traction on the turf is fantastic but because they're sandals, there is some play in the footbed. Nothing crazy, just a little play. So what this does is force me to swing within myself rather than, well... swing outta my sandals. [emoji6] Before last season, I hadn't ever used them outside of Myrtle Beach and that was only for a week at a time while there. Because my back was worsening, I theorized that they may slow me down and I used them for the first time in at least 5-6 years and outside of Myrtle Beach. Went on to have my best scoring year ever, by far. Obliterated my PB by 5 strokes and went on to beat that former PB numerous times. LOL... golf sandals. Who knew?
  5. You simply read beyond my words. I said if anyone would expect any in and out dance, they can tend to it themselves. That's not an unreasonable statement. It addresses the off chance that another would expect something unreasonable from me.
  6. Of course it's very simple and it shouldn't be an issue, my statement doesn't mean that I expect it to be. Your response is if to take exception based on an assumption that I'd be incapable or unwilling to communicate. That's silly. Of course there shouldn't be an issue and my statement doesn't at all mean that I anticipate any (presently dealing with another herniation so haven't yet played with the new rules in effect). I have and will continue to be as accommodating as I possibly can be on the golf course. It was a very general statement meant to address the unexpected. In the event that another's indecision makes for a flag having to be retrieved, thus leading to the possibility of it being twice, I'll do it once. I've never expected others to spare my back to get the pin, I'm always eager to do my share. My comment is not against any players, it's against a rule that could possibly, at times however remote, necessitate the pin being placed down and picked up more than once. And I won't be doing that. And to be clear, I don't care about the actual change in the rule. Again, wrt to my back, I'll appreciate the rule especially on solo rounds. Not having to touch it at all? I'm in. [emoji4]
  7. My back is shot, so a way afforded by the rules to not have to pick a pin up off the ground? Sign me up. But I'll play as the group prefers. Just, don't mean to sound rude, I hope nobody expects any in-out-in dance because if that's the case, they can tend to the pin themselves.
  8. How's this as proof of addiction issues? I herniated a disc a few weeks ago (9th time) and this one is really bad, it'll be months before I can play and that's only if surgery isn't deemed necessary. Also, I LOVE my CF16's, shot a PB -4 this season with them, (obliterating my previous PB of +1). Shot -1 too, along with a few rounds of even par. So, that all said... I bought a new set of Wilson Staff C300 Forged irons. Why? I have absolutely NO idea, LOL... I mean, I got a fantastic deal on them but price is bound to be less months from now. You know, when I can actually physically swing a club. [emoji2957]
  9. I play a 45° PW and 46° GW. Makes sense only for dynamic spacing, 10 yards difference in play. Also, my entire set has standard sized grips with one extra layer of tape under the lower hand. But my Fourteen RM-22 SW has an MCC Plus 4 grip. It's very noticeably significantly thicker in the lower hand but it works, so it's stayed.
  10. Hey, we're not captains of our own ships either. Metaphors, and their vague inaccuracies, being what they are. [emoji6]
  11. Absolutely, everyone is different. Maybe if I were willing to take the time with clubs to see if I could better acclimate myself to them, it would work out to my benefit. I sure can't discount that possibility. I only know that for me, I'm entirely unwilling to risk present performance for the hope of future success.
  12. No one shot or poor decision will bring me down. But what will is just a general uneasiness with my game, a subtle lack of confidence. I won't often be able to tell on the first tee but for whatever reason, I will by my first approach into the green. As a feel player, if I can't envision the shot and have a reasonable degree of confidence that I can pull it off, I'm toast. I may still manage a decent score through scrambling but those are some darn draining rounds, LOL... For the ones where score gets away from me due to a swing flaw, I just ride that bad wave to the end because I refuse to tinker with my swing mid-round. I may adjust set-up some, tee height, ball position, flight the ball lower, etc... but I won't attempt to change anything mechanically with my swing. I've learned that that can set me off course for more than a few rounds, sometimes a good portion of the season. I simply view it like I did basketball. Some days the jumper was spot-on and others it wasn't. On the days I was off, I just kept firing away. I've learned to treat golf much the same way, there's always tomorrow.
  13. I don't switch clubs unless there's pretty much an immediate improvement. Maybe, to be sure, 3-4 rounds of comparative play with my present club(s). If I have to develop confidence in a club, I immediately lose interest and move on.
  14. Greenside bunker play. I'll get out just fine but precision is non-existent. Flop shot. Had a really good flop back in NY, loved to break it out often. Not so much here in NC with the thick bermuda. Lost my confidence, my touch, lost my way.
  15. I used GPS exclusively for years and years, my Garmin G6 was a trusted companion. But all it took was a couple of wonky readings for me to research and then purchase a rangefinder. In the past year and maybe 80 rounds since, I've only turned on the G6 a few times and that was to just compare yardage out of curiosity and/or mark distances with a particular club. The precision of laser removes all doubt in my mind so it'll be my very first choice moving forward. I'll keep the GPS as a tool for those blind shots on new to me courses but so far I just haven't faced a challenge demanding its help.
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