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  1. Rather abormal for a " glitch " to be so specific. Shambles
  2. I wish that were the case, or, if done, at least notice or a quiet discussion could be conducted. Unfortunately it was not the case in this instance. I had a disagreement about the Scratch controversy with three fanboys on this board, most focused upon the ability of one grinder's ability to produce sufficient volume for the companies sales. That conversation was deleted and no notice was given. If I am to be condemned, I would very much like to be informed. Shambles
  3. Rather disappointing that some of my posts on this topic were deleted. I would appreciate an explanation from the administrators as to why those posts were deleted. Shambles
  4. I think the watch GPS is the better buy. Shambles
  5. Get a second opinion. A doctor told me I needed an operation for a slipped disk and even warned me that I could become a quadroplegic if I did not do so if I happened to even hit a bump in the road. That doctor was asking for money I did not have, and I went home and sat in my room thinking on what to do for a few days, rather depressed. A friend came by because he had heard of my problem and forced me to accompany him to a different hospital to see a doctor friend of his. While there a second doctor took interest because I had had an MRI done and he wanted to see it. They both came to the conclusion that I did not need an operation and suggested physical therapy as an alternative. Apparently I did have a disk problem but it was not yet bad enough to warrent an operation. While undergoing physical therapy I noticed that just about everything done to me involved stretching my spine so I found a very simple book on yoga and used those excercises, albeit without force, and my healing accelerated to such a degree that I stopped the physical therapy but continued the yoga. I still do the yoga thing but only when I feel those old problems creeping back. I sure wish I could figure out what caused it in the first place. GET A SECOND OPINION. Shambles
  6. If that is all you're worried about just visit a medical supply store and pick up a scale, preferably digital. You'll then be able to compare head weights to your hearts desire. Shambles
  7. I agree somewhat. A more subtle message is that golf can be a nice dating place and a fun thing for young people as an activity and not the exclusive place of fat middle aged men. In that sense, Paulina serves well as a messenger. Shambles
  8. It's more often described as K-POP. Rock groups that dress up their stars to emphasize youth with imaginative haircuts for the men and the women come out in fashions that emphasize the face and long slim legs. They make some nice sounding songs but I have no idea of what they are singing about. However I think there will come a melding of fashions between the east and west given a little time, unless a better idea presents itself. Shambles
  9. I probably used the wrong word in this instance. I just dislike blanket judgemental statements and prefer the world be viewed from a more whole perspective than the whole be judged from specifics. Shambles
  10. I disagree. Paulina and today's girls who have learned to dress like her, is simply a product of the times. My own model was Elvis, hot rods and girls with sweaters worn as capes... pretty much like the kids portrayed in " GREASE " and " American Pie". Yes, I also carried a comb in my hip pocket. Paulina is undoubtedly under the influence of current day Korean show bands, though there are plenty of present day fashions of that variety. It really is as unfair to accuse them of lack of morality or poor judgement as it was to accuse us of being budding hoodlums or JD's. Passing judgement on the basis of appearance is a lazy man's attempt at intellect. A pretty girl is a pretty girl regardless of how she's dressed, but the girls never really believe they are pretty unless they are dressed in the latest fashion. Shambles
  11. The ones I've seen simply had higher lofts. Makes sense to me as higher lofts are easier on the player and do not require as much swing speed. There are limits to how much any company can invest to access a speciial market and women are way fewer on the fairways and more often relegated to the husband's cast offs. The market for specially built women's clubs is limited. Shambles
  12. There might be something to the idea. It's obvious that the Drive is a very important part of the game as witness the LPGA vs the PGA player. On the same fairway the PGA player will be playing a mid to short iron for the green after his Drive whereas the LPGA will be using a long to mid, sometimes even a fairway. Diferent skill sets defined by the length of the Drive. Both appear to be reasonably equal in the short game and the Putt. Personally I would rather be the aggressor against Par than the defender against Bogey. Shambles
  13. Offhand, I think the only way of softening metal by heating is if the metal was hardened in the first place. Even then, you would have had to heat it red hot thereby removing the temper and then let it air cool. I doubt any putter is hardened steel as that is not necessary to a putter's function. Stainless is simply a harder steel than simple carbon steel but is not hardened steel. Shambles
  14. Likewise, in competition I carry 14 and these days more in casual and practice. Truth to tell, however, I doubt all that many people actually need a full bag. Almost anybody better than a brand new guy is capable of both shrinking and stretching a club. It's not the most comfortable swing, but there is also satisfaction in the successful execution and failure is more often forgiven more quickly. Shambles
  15. I'm using the NEO X and am very happy with it. At least, I was until I saw this announcement... Shambles
  16. I agree that the LPGA players are closer in distance to many of us but that is no reason to not watch the PGA players. Granted they are much longer, course and game strategy is a totally different facet of the game. We get into trouble because we do not give enough attention to carry as against total, and the places players send their ball as against distance. We also miss out on the importance of controlling back spin and trajectory in shots to the green. I would have added landing areas on the green, but I was recently pleased with some announcers who gave good mention of potential landing areas on the greens in a tournament opening the 2014 season. Finally, announcers that do their homework ! Distance is a big part of Golf, but there are many facets unmentioned. Hopefully the coming year will show more of Golf rather than the mindless sycophantic drivel. Shambles
  17. The closest thing I have to an i series club are my EYE 2's. I thought the business of plating stainless clubs a turn off and so turned away from the i20's. Seemed like a good club and felt pretty Ping style when I visited a shop to try them out but the idea of gilding the Lily just plain drove me up the wall. Plating only lasts about 4000 strikes before showing wear. The i25 attracts me in looks but reports of the increased bounce give me pause and I would have to give it a few swings at the range to see if I will chance trying to live with it. The wedge looks good to me but as with all wedges, I really need to get a good look/see at the leading edge and the location of the bounce for my personal purposes. Different people have different needs. I flat out like what looks to be the return of the tumble finish and am looking forward to giving that set a personal eyeball and feel session to check the other details. I just threw the model into your mix to mess you up a bit. Shambles
  18. Length has a part, so does the weight of the shaft, weight of the head, lie and loft, club center of balance, all related to how the player swings, what he's comfortable with. There is also the business of the golfer's golf muscles. They are there, we just don't use them in our daily lives and do need to do some work to get them into business. Too many of us have forgotten our birth pains. Real fitting ain't easy. Shambles
  19. If the kid isn't learning something, he's wasting time. That's hard to tell from the outside and the kid is most likely the only one who truly knows. I don't buy the 5 hours thing. It can be 5 seconds if the kid learns something and keeps the learning. Shambles
  20. The i25 just came out, I think. Design strikes me as interesting. Shambles
  21. I carry both. They fly different, roll different and land different. I find the only legitimate alternative to hybrids for me is a long iron and that works, but is more difficult to use reliably. As a matter of fact, I've replaced my 3 and 4 Iron with Hybrids simply because they are really easier to use in more conditions and where an Iron is a must, it is usually smarter to play a mid or short and try to stretch them. Shambles
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