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Mike Z

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Mike Z last won the day on February 17 2016

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    Driver Ping Anser 8.5 deg Diamana 'ahina X
    3 Wood Adams LS Stock S or TM 14 deg MiniDriver stock S
    Irons Ben Hogan FW 15 KBS Tour V S
    Wedges Ben Hogan TK 15 KBS Tour V S
    Putter Nike Method Concept
    Launch Monitor: SkyTrak

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  1. Grafalloy Blue Titleist 905S. Loved that setup. Could take anything that i could give it. Diamana Ahina in a Ping Anser is pretty solid as well. Tried the "new" Blue a few years ago and it didnt go well.
  2. There are demons that can live inside the shaft of a golf club. Those demons can have a profound negative effect on one's golf game. When they do, the only remedy is to let the demons out by opening the shaft. I've had to perform one demon letting this year. Didn't want to, but eventually it became compulsory.
  3. Fast Orange hand cleaner is cheap and it works great in cleaning grips.
  4. Just reporting back - ordered and used the coupon. Got 2 great deals (coupon was good sale cigars, too) and it worked out at half the price. Order was shipped the next day and arrived on-time and in good condition. In my mind they made things right by me, so I will shop again with confidence. Not trying to sway anyone's thinking here, its just that when I voice a complaint, I feel compelled to follow-up with the rest of the story (when there is one) so that the whole picture is out there.
  5. SkyTrak does not measure clubhead speed. It calculates it using ball speed as a main factor. For that reason I don't think that you have a hardware issue. I suspect that either your software or firmware may be corrupted (or you have gotten a glitchy update). So that's where I would focus my attention. I have noticed that on a spinny shot the calculated distance suffers and sidespin overdoes some of the lateral deviation but I have never seen a clubhead speed that didn't seem plausible. I have not used the unit this summer yet so I cannot speak to updates.
  6. It may not matter to you but the very last model of Hogan Apex that was sold have now non-conforming grooves. I have always been a Hogan fan and would normally recommend them, however, I am with those who say you should talk it over with a professional. You may not change your mind, but you will have a better idea of what the ramifications of your decision are.
  7. I used Thompson when I could not get anything out of CI. But I almost HAVE to use CI for my next order due to the coupon/bribe. When I do, I will report back. I can't blame you for giving up on them. There are too many choices out there to put up with a bad experience.
  8. Better yet, Someone brings a set with them to play at Royal Birkdale or Royal Lytham & St. Annes and just leaves them for you!! Of course you "won" them on the first round and "lost" $650ish in the second round.
  9. I just received a $50 coupon from Cigars International good for my next order of in-stock cigars ($50 min so, in other words $50 of free cigars) along with an email from the President. To me, this erases concerns about solvency. I'm going to give them another try - but not for a little while. I just stocked-up with some incredible buys from Thompson Cigar and I am out of humidor space. In grand MGS tradition I know I will get many offers to help with my overstock problem. So I make the offer: Any MGS member who wants to come to Metro Detroit has a free cigar waiting for them!!
  10. Starter set - who knows what it was? Spalding Jimmy Thompson Titleist Acushnet laminated Wilson Staff Laminated Ben Hogan Series 56 Persimmon Wanted but never got - MacGregor Eye-O-Matic Taylor Made Pittsburgh Persimmon Ben Hogan Apex Persimmon Titleist 975D Titleist 905S --All of the above are dearly departed Nike VRTour - Daily gamer for a long time, but technology passed it by (still comes out when newer models get banished) Tour Edge XCG7 Beta - serving (likely) permanent banishment - we just never seem to get along Ping Anser daily gamer that usually gets a week or two of banishment. --- Current options I don't know what the future holds but I hit a friend's Epic and - WOW. But,, I will be waiting for the prices to come down. Would love to go custom fit, but that's hard to do when you don't want to shell out for the current model and options become limited.
  11. I had an order take a month to get. I sent several email messages and never got an answer. I did get them on the line - and after 45 minutes of hold I got no really good answers. Cigars were backordered and they could not tell me when they were coming in. It was such a good deal that I decided to just wait it out. My first though was financial trouble. Though there were blaming a lot of the delays on a new system that was not working properly, but they also said they had it corrected. May be wise to steer clear for a while to see how things shake out. Kind of a shame, up until that order I had nothing but great experiences with CI.
  12. Best feeling: Well-struck pure iron. Absolutely nothing like that feeling with a classic forged blade. Most rewarding: Watching a birdie putt fall Favorite: The gimme - I've been conceded the hole
  13. Real golf > Sim golf > No golf As [ressure over the environmental impact of running golf courses and using water on them makes golf more expensive, we could find that sim grows in popularity if only due to cost. It may also attract younger golfers who are more flexible about what "golf" is to them.
  14. Its either Jack Nicklaus or Ben Hogan. I'll take the whole game of either of them if it includes the mental game and being able to think through a round like them,
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