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GolfSpy WD

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  1. I'm willing to bet most fitters only care about selling you a club. That's one great thing about the adjustable drivers from a shop perspective, they're easy to tune quickly and therefore sell quickly. I've done a "fitting" at Dick's a few years ago when buying my first driver and this was my experience at least. Since then, I've found a few places in my area (GolfTEC, Ace of Clubs) that do real fittings, but they're not cheap.
  2. I bet the extra C+ O+ options add 10 yards over the Razr.
  3. I think this and the stinger is the key. Tiger used to make more clutch putts than anyone.
  4. In fairness, that was a pretty strong field and there was a 5 point gap between 1st and 3rd. I do agree with you though that he's not "back" until he's won more tourneys, but it sure was fun to watch Chevron. 2012 is hopefully going to be fun.
  5. I research clubs for months before deciding to buy I agree with Maverickping, if it doesn't look good, there's no point of buying it because you'll never enjoy hitting it. Price isn't so much of a factor if I feel I am actually paying the fair price for something. My biggest beef is paying the 40% surcharge from an OEMs advertising budget. That's why I like the component market, you can really mix and match parts that suit you. The main thing I don't like about the components is you can't try it before you build it, so unless you're really confident it's best not to dish out the cash. Another area I've been paying attention to pretty closely is the clearance isle. I figure in 2 years time, the R11 will start showing up there. I know some folks on these forums have gotten some pretty nice Aldila shafts for pennies on the dollar that way. Again though, you probably won't be able to try them first, but by the time something hit clearance, there are so many reviews it's easy to make up your mind. If you have the spare cash though, nothing beats paying an independent fitter to match you with the right driver/shaft/grip combo, but it requires a 2-3k budget for the set. Someday when I pay off the PMI on my house I may do this .
  6. I'm in too if we're doing another season
  7. Since when is 46* too cold for golf? I happily play through December. There are great discounts to be had this time of year
  8. I did a quick search and couldn't find anything bad, performance wise, about the Tear Drop. Fugly though. Main difference here is the forced forward hand press in the design. I'm intrigued and may very well may order one soon.
  9. I was wondering the same thing when I first saw Moecat's post. I guess this is like the blade vs cavity argument. If you play with this type of putter, you'll be forced to hit more in the middle of the ball. Maybe it's less forgiving, but with more consistency? Would love to hear if anyone's had this type of putter before.
  10. A while ago Moecat posted a link to a curved face putter: http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/4401-mxv1-stunner-coming/ Hireko just released their own curved face putter, $25 for the head (about $45 with Winn JumboLITE grip, stepless shaft, and shipping). I'm very tempted to pull the trigger. What do you all think? Here's the link: http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2011/11/introducing-the-dynacraft-hindsight-putter/
  11. hint? I'd say Acer XF Leggera, but I'm not convinced it's the longest driver out there (that may be more user fault than anything though)
  12. I saw the Tour Links greens when I was making the list, they're a bit out of my price range atm with us having just bought a house. Thanks for the tip about the SKLZ tempo trainer vs the Orange Whip. I've used the whip before and love it, but haven't had a chance to try the SKLZ version.
  13. With Christmas around the corner, I need to think of what I want, so I've compiled a list of training aids. I'd would love to hear any feedback any of you have about these or if you highly suggest something else. I've read nearly every MGS training aid review since I've joined and they've been very helpful. SKLZ Accelerator Pro Putting Mat Golf Training Aid Expand-a-Green SKLZ Gold Flex Strength and Tempo Trainer Orange Whip (Large) SynLawn Putting Green The Can't Miss (assuming the MGS deal is still good) (I am intentionally not including the tour striker, which I think is a great aid, but isn't helpful for me)
  14. They're forged. Other than that, it's probably the same club, but we'll get a whole new set of commercials from the CEO of Cleveland with his goofy sweater-over-the-shoulders look.
  15. http://www.groupon.com/r/uu5053973 Discounted course rates (local club is $40 for round + cart with this card). Plus card is cheaper than normal, I'm buying at least one of the $50 cards. List of courses: http://golf.premiummembercards.com/
  16. Honestly I think this is a good thing. If it makes the game more fun and less frustrating for most golfers, then great. I say test it, if it works I'd happily buy some to give to my buddies who never play.
  17. The Diablo forged was the same way for me. Worst feeling forged I've ever tried. IMO, these XF clubs also have the looks of a $300 set.
  18. The other option which looks better than tape IMO is to buy a putter neck adapter. I like a very heavy putter, so I put this on mine (44g): http://www.hirekogolf.com/hireko/orderportal/catalog_presentation/by_group/0/1145/0/0/0/0/0 The other hireko has is (20g) http://www.hirekogolf.com/hireko/orderportal/catalog_presentation/by_group/0/1143/0/0/0/0/0 There are probably lots of others out there as well. If you like the white look, you can probably find a white adapter or paint it yourself.
  19. Upgrade = buy a new set of irons. A set of Wishons goes for roughly $500 for the forged variety, thus you can buy 3-4 sets over 6-8 years for the same price as Miuras. There's probably an additional charge for the fitting, I'm not sure if fitting is factored into Miura's price or not.
  20. Probably the softest putter ever made
  21. This is a very good point, a quick glance on ebay showed resale goes for about $600 for a set of used clubs. I totally agree the cost is justifiable in terms of quality. I hear the same argument from my wife when she wants a designer purse . I would actually be more inclined to buy Miura for the reasons you list than a big name OEM where most of the cost is advertising (not justifiable IMO). My hope is my next set of sticks are Miuras in 5-7 years time. However, my main point is when viewed from a cold hard logical ratio of money spent to game improvement, it doesn't make much sense to spend 2k on clubs when there are "good enough" options out there for significantly cheaper. Of course I've been barking up this tree for a while now and most people still pay for the big name OEM clubs, so I doubt anyone will listen to my opinion .
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