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  1. Thanks to the most active, passionate and engaged forum in the business! We've narrowed it down to 4-6 final designs which will be announced shortly. Here's what happens next: 1) Each finalist will receive a one-off copy of that individual design. 2) A final winning design will be decided via voting on social media, etc. Stay tuned!!!
  2. Likely looking at Monday, Sept. 9th -
  3. Hopefully, you don't have to dig too deep to find the basic, albeit, targeted message in this one. Green, orange and a bunch of lucky 4-leaf clovers aren't enough to make me a good putter, but it's not a bad start.
  4. Me too! Just got some colored pencils out and can't wait to see what I come up with!
  5. Great ideas so far! Keep them coming! For those asking questions around who owns submitted designs, here's what we're going to do: ** For this contest specifically, the winner will receive 5 (five) copies of their headcover and a portion of the proceeds from the limited sale dedicated to the charity of his/her choice. ** Moving forward, should PRG wish to use any of the submitted designs, PRG will contract with that individual and provide consideration (e.g. royalty payment, on-off payment) for further use of said design. Basically, if you win the contest, you receive 5 copies of your design and get to direct a portion of the proceeds to a charity of your choice. If PRG wants to use your design beyond that, you will be fairly compensated. If your design doesn't win and PRG wants to use it in any capacity, you will be compensated for that.
  6. Great work here Barba! TrueGolfFit flat out works. I tried entering a couple of different parameters and it kept coming back to 2-3 models, which are absolutely in the top tier for me. I could happily game any of three, so we're going to go with whichever one has the tightest dispersion.
  7. Here's the skinny on Veylix's ROME 888 - The ROME collection includes the 688 (66 gr.), 888 (84gr) and 988 (hybrid - 90 gr) shaft models in a 5-axis design which leverages both 40T and 80T carbon prepreg. The 40T runs the length of the shaft and 80T is used strategically in the midsection to firm it up a bit and promote a cut-bias. In my experience, the ROME line is very sensitive to tipping and flex. In that way, it's like a good cut of meat - you don't want to over-do it. Generally, I fit well into a stock X-flex in most premium shaft lines, but with Veylix, I always go a flex down and then tip .5" extra. I also generally (try) to play a cut, so with the ROME series already being cut bias, I can't afford to allow it to get too stiff. One thought around shaft fitting is to play the softest shaft possible, while maintaining a tight dispersion. Sometimes the challenge is a "softer" shaft can quickly increase unwanted spin, and killing distance. No such issue here. Because the ROME series is already fairly low spinning natively, there's plenty of room to play around a bit without worrying about the stated flex. By going with a slightly lighter/softer starting point (78 gr. and stiff) I could get the spin where I wanted it in my 3 wood. But there's a word of caution here too. These things aren't cheap - ($250-$300 depending on color/finish) and as with any shaft, make sure you take time to be properly fit. Any shaft which isn't fit to your swing, tempo, athleticism, etc. is at worst a total waste of money and at best playing darts blindfolded. For me, the 888 offers pretty much everything I need/want in a fairway shaft. Because each shaft is individually weighted and measured for CPM (flex), it's possible to order and get exactly what you want/need. Part of what I appreciate about Veylix is that it puts a lot of the information on each shaft right in front of you. Cruise the website and each shaft lists the majority of pertinent specs, which is more than I can say for most shaft OEMs. J.C. Beeson is Veylix's CEO/Lead Designer. It's likely not a name you know well, but if there was a high-end shaft you played by Matrix that's at least 4-5 years old (think tphde and prior), it's his design. Any questions, feel free to ask!
  8. Feels like ball fitting is starting to get better. Because of how balls are engineered, the majority are going to be long-ish off the tee. I can't stand ball fittings where you more or less hit several different balls into a net with your driver. I know this was Bridgestone's deal when they were working toward the "#1 ball fitter in golf" moniker, but it never made sense to me to fit a ball based on one out of fourteen clubs. My hunch is this was the one place it felt it could gain on Titleist. Now, Titleist seems to be taking a different approach. I understand individual fittings can only be so thorough in any type of commercial setting, but at least with this approach you get to hit real balls off real turf with multiple clubs. If they'd use a Foresight launch monitor, you could get even more accurate data.
  9. If the USGA et al did decide to roll the ball back it could be a colossal SNAFU. As already stated, there are myriad factors which contribute to how far the current ball travels, not the least of which is how courses are typically set up. Then, there's the whole bifurcation dialogue to navigate. If there's a canon of golf tradition, the "one set of rules" might be entry #1 or #2. If there was a rollback for any select group (good luck drawing that line) it would absolutely contradict what the ruling bodies have said all along. This is an issue requiring some serious navigational skills and based on previous situations, I not sure the USGA is equipped to handle it.
  10. I do know the owners of KZG made a decent amount off Orlimar, but I don't believe it's in production any longer.
  11. 1. AGE: 39 2. SWING SPEED: 110 3. HANDICAP: 0 4. ROUNDS PER YEAR: 50-60 5. CURRENT DRIVER: Ping G400 6. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FIT FOR A DRIVER IN THE PAST YEAR: Y or N -0 YES 7. AVERAGE DRIVER DISTANCE: 260 carry at sea level 1. AGE: 2. SWING SPEED: 3. HANDICAP: 4. ROUNDS PER YEAR: 5. CURRENT DRIVER: 6. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FIT FOR A DRIVER IN THE PAST YEAR: Y or N 7. AVERAGE DRIVER DISTANCE:
  12. Pretty organic when you get something you don't ask for just b/c someone thought it was the right thing to do - That speaks to our community - and it speaks well.
  13. The proliferation of mental midgets over there never ceases to amaze me. Rather, it's further confirmation of how uphill the battle can be when you're entirely dedicated to performance. Humans will always have preferences which are colored by non-performance attributes (brand preference, aesthetics, vanity, etc) - That's not the point. The point is when you have a single metric and a single focus, you hold those other factors constant. Some can handle this type of analysis and approach - and clearly others cannot.
  14. I love the "I'm not going to knock them, but..." basically I replace my wedges too often to spend that much on them. If there's no way you'd ever spend that on a set of wedges, then you're not the person Titleist is after. I don't get why it's hard for people to really embrace this dynamic w/o sliding in comments like "there's no way I'd ever pay that..." Either buy them or don't - without prejudice.
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