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  1. If you have taper tip shafts, you don't want to ever trim from the tip. You install the proper shaft in the proper iron and then trim the butt end to playing length. If you want to adjust the flex you would do what's called hard stepping or soft stepping the shafts. That would be taking say a 7i shaft and installing it in the 6i (hard stepping, goes up in flex) or installing it in the 8i (soft stepping, goes down in flex) For each "step" the iron shaft flex changes by about 1/3 of a flex. So in your example (assuming 1/2" length progression) you would pull all the shaft and move them up 2 irons. So your 7i shaft would get installed in the 5i. This would make your clubs 1" shorter and play approx 2/3 rd's of a flex stiffer. Obviously you would then be 2 shafts short of a set so you'd have to buy 2 new shafts for the short irons and you'd have two extra from your longest 2 irons. If you have parallel tip shafts those are a different animal. There will be a trimming guide from the OEM that says how much to trim the tip of the shaft for each iron. If you want them stiffer you would trim more from the tip, softer trim less from the tip. Parallel tip shafts are not iron specific until you choose how much to trim the tip. For graphite shafts there should also be a recommended tip trim guide depending on what it's going in. There is also a limit on how much you can trim the tip. Usually only the first 3" or so are parallel so if you trim more than that it won't fit in the hosel any more. Same principal applies though. Trimming from the tip will stiffen the shaft more, trimming from the butt doesn't affect stiffness as much. All that said, all of this shaft trimming is really fine tuning something that fits pretty well to begin with. Generally speaking it's a small tweak, you aren't going to turn an L flex in to an R flex through tip trimming. You're much better off just buying the proper fitting shaft and installing that to begin with.
  2. If you have a ferrule on it, try pushing it back down toward the head. If it moves then it's not the hosel coming out, it's the ferrule creeping up. Typically epoxy fails for only a couple of reasons, didn't prep shaft properly (abraided and cleaned), didn't mix epoxy equally or enough, or epoxy got overheated and started to break down. I'd just start eliminating variables and see if it keeps happening.
  3. On mine if I hold the button down it keeps giving distances (until a lock on) So I always shoot the background first and swipe it left and right over the flag until it either locks on or I get the same reading a couple of times.
  4. From listening to Tony talk about the fall releases on the No Putts Given podcast there could still be some questions. There is still 2019 product on the shelves. 2020 product has not sold through at all like people were forecasting due to the global pandemic and most of retail being shut down. If we get a 2nd wave of covid and stores have to close again it's gonna get very interesting to see who discounts product first just to move through it. If current 2020 models from Taylormade and/or Callaway are on shelves with steep discounts it would be a very hard market to launch a new $500+ dollar driver in. I'm guessing as of right now a Titleist launch is still on the books, but with how fast everything has been changing when it comes to Covid it's not out of the realm that we see changes to release cycles for this season.
  5. I just got the USA edition ones for Father's Day. Haven't worn them on the course yet, but they are super comfy right out of he box walking around the living room. And they look fantastic!
  6. There are all kinds of mounts you can get. You can put them in the little glove boxes, you can get an under roof mount that holds the speakers and a head unit. You can get boat speakers that you can just clip on to the roof supports. I had a buddy that had the charging port on his cart relocated to the rear and put them on each side of the batteries under the seat. Personally I went with a Bazooka Party Bar attached between the two rear roof supports.
  7. I own 2 electric carts. The older models (EZGO TXT) would definitely struggle up hills. The newer cart (EZGO RXV) doesn't slow down at all up hills. The electric RXV's also have 3 speed settings, I have mine all the way up with 14" rims and it goes 24-25mph, that's faster than any gas carts around here. Most courses have them all set to go around 13-14 mph weather it's gas or electric. So I prefer electric carts, It sucks having to replace the batteries, but you don't have to worry about always having enough gas. It's easier for most public courses to run gas though. They can just have a big tank by the maintenance shed and fill them up. It takes a lot of infrastructure to be able to charge 100 carts at a time if they go electric. As for speakers, I don't see built in speakers as a stock option happening any time soon. Maybe as a custom order but I don't see courses spending the money to have them installed. I do have built in speaker setups on both my carts though.
  8. You can use nail polish, if you want some added protect you can use a clear cote over the paint. Personally I use Tamiya model paint, Testors also works great. Just figure it's not going to last forever, if you have to redo it once a year it's not a big deal.
  9. I'm right handed in everything except hockey, I play lefty there. I did try putting left handed a couple years back and it was a disaster, on the plus side it made my normal semi-disaster right handed putting seem not as bad.
  10. You're only leaving 3 mph on the table with a perfect smash factor. It's all strike location and finding the center of the face. Without increasing club head speed you really have 2 things you can improve to hit the ball farther. (Assuming a properly fit driver) Find the center of the face more, have a positive angle of attack.
  11. That also sounds like an ideal scenario for some Yoga
  12. Love me some Tito's, thanks for sharing
  13. Last season VJ had 2 MC's, a 6th place at the Honda, then another 6 MC's in a row. He's currently ranked 849th in the world. To any KF tour player complaining about having him in the field...If you are afraid of playing a 57yr old in the twilight of his career who made one cut on tour in the last 9 starts, maybe you should find a different line of work. Now if you're VJ and win any money from the event, please donate it to a worthy cause, I'm fairly certain you are playing for the competition, not the money.
  14. Just from the small tidbits Tony has thrown out with the early ball lab results he's working on I think we will all be very surprised with how many balls aren't round
  15. legal size of a ball can't be smaller than 1.68" You can check out the Ball Lab article to see the gauge they use at MGS. https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-ball-lab/
  16. I ordered mine through my club on 3/20 and didn't come in until 4/26. On the flip side my course only opened about a week or so before that so it didn't really matter on the time line. I got 4 dozen of the X that all say Pitter Patter
  17. Typically when this happens it's either because the hosel and shaft weren't cleaned and prepped properly, or the epoxy wasn't mixed properly. Was the same epoxy used through out the entire set? Or you mentioned it's the 2nd time this happened to the same iron, could have just been a bad ratio or mix if it was a one off rebuild. It's possible there could be a larger tolerance (i.e. gap) between the hosel and shaft of that club as well. You could try adding shafting beads to the epoxy mix to strengthen it up and get a better fit.
  18. Two basic ways here, you can install the traditional way with grip tape and solvent. Or you can just use regular 2" masking tape or painters tape and install with air. Personally I install with air on all my grips, but it's really a personal preference. As for tools I would recommend a vise and shaft clamp at a minimum for either method. It's possible without that but you have to be good and know what you're doing. Honestly, I would recommend just searching on youtube for either method. It's one thing to read directions, but much easier to just watch someone do it. It can seem like a daunting task when you are just getting started, but it's probably one of the easiest club making skills to get the hang of. Plus once you figure it out you will save a lot of money on install in the long run.
  19. It faces backwards because that is where you are standing when you walk up to the ball. It's also where you have to return to push the cart. So makes complete sense to have the clubs facing the direction of where you start and end the process. If they faced forward you would have to walk around the bag to get a club and to put it back. That said, would it not be simpler to just pull the cart if you want the bag facing forward?
  20. No ball washers on the course here. I'm more of an every hole guy, but I recently picked up the GrooveIt Brush for my clubs. It squirts water on the club and then brushes them clean. Huge unexpected positive with the brush, I can use it to squirt water the ball and clean it with my towel.
  21. The Golftec fittings will be free right? Absolutely do those, it's not going to cost you anything so might as well see how the process works and gain some knowledge. Then I would take that knowledge you gained and do both the driver and iron fittings at Truespec. The advice from just about everyone here is going to be go to Truespec anyway, but there's no need to throw away free fittings from Golftec first.
  22. I have not had that issue with any of the BOA/Disc shoes. I would try that baby powder idea though, the sound could still be the tongue of the shoe rubbing against the upper inside of the shoe. The strings just put even enough tension over the whole thing to cause the squeak. Or call/email PUMA and see if they have any ideas.
  23. We have carts here. They are one rider per cart unless you are immediate family living in the same household. No way to truly enforce that but it's the guideline. Personal carts are also allowed but still with only one rider per cart.
  24. Oh that bag tag is on my gamer, I'd just been to a simulator so swapped the clubs in to a stand bag before reloading it.
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