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Thatginger96

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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from KC Golf in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    I have hit the Ap2 and the RSI 2, but I haven't had the chance to hit the RSI TP. I'm leaning towards the ap2 because of the feel and the look, but the RSI is still a good looking and feeling iron with some extra distance, but the price difference between the ap2 and the RSI 2 might lean me towards the RSI 2.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to McGary6 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    It's been a good day.
     
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to silver & black in College Football   
    Buckeyes! What a come back!
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from cksurfdude in MGS testing opportunities   
    I think I noticed that too, can't remember if it was part of the Bushnell test I was a part of or not. This kinds of irritates me since I know I put so much work and effort into testing and trying out my Bushnell. God only knows how much combined work everyone else did on the reviews too.
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from cksurfdude in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Took all my will power today to not get an M2 at golf galaxy that was on sale for 180. Had the perfect shaft and everything for me too
     
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from Golfspy_CG2 in Range Trolls   
    I've only had some one offer me advice on the range once. I was warming up with my driver and I had hit 3 rightward slices since I was working on hitting a fade. I had the guy in the stall next to me turn to me and tell me to slow down and that I'm swinging too fast. I just tell him thanks and keep going about my day. He stops and tells me the same thing again not 10 minutes later even after several well hit balls and I told him the reason it looks like I'm seeing so fast is because I am. I told him my swing speed is 110 compared to his 75 so he should keep that in mind before offering advice.
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to null in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    This missile launcher showed up Thursday
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Golfspy_CG2 in MGS testing opportunities   
    Yep sure did.  
      
    Rev. I think it was the Nexus GPS Band as I was on the panel as well and remember talking to Jonah from Nexus about it at the PGA Show.  
    Didn't know about the irons. But that is pretty Crappy as well. Like you said, at least have the courtesy to wait until the reviews are complete.
     
    But a couple jerks out or the 100's of upstanding reviewers isn't too bad.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to kardboard.kid in MGS testing opportunities   
    Unfortunately for us, and fortunately for us, MGS puts a lot of trust in our community. I've only been here for a short time now. I have to say that why I'm here. Hopefully over time the DB's will fade away.
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to revkev in MGS testing opportunities   
    Yep - I was a part of that review team. I think it was a Bushnell range finder.
     
    We also had someone have their irons on eBay before the reviewing period was completed. I have no issue with a guy selling something he received and reviewed but this was way before stage three was done.
     
    Other than that guys here have been great.
     
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Shankster in MGS testing opportunities   
    My first review.... so far I try to write down things every day. I hit the range almost every day after work, play Friday, Saturday, and some Sunday's. I sneak in a hole or two here and there. Photos, I'm always messing around taking pics, writing and editing.
     
    Range - 3 to 5 hrs a week
     
    Playing - 6 to 9 hours a week
     
    Pictures - 2 to 3 hours total so far
     
    Writing - 6 to 8 hours so far
     
    Research - Roughly 10 hours
     
    Answering questions / being active - 12/7
     
    Staring at the clubs - A lot
     
    Started about a month ago. My math is horrible.
     
    Since some of the questions have posted I've focused on them. Obviously had a little fun with the grill and the plate... that was only 3 minutes.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Tossing the GW from my set and putting in another MD3. I've been checking like a fool every day since the 20% coupon was announced on Callawaypreowned and finally, one with the loft, bounce, grind, and shaft I wanted finally popped up. Like new condition to boot! Hoping it comes wrapped in plastic like my XR16 did.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Rusty1885 in Range Trolls   
    You know I do have 2 of the dash cam in my car, one in the front and another in the back both are easy to detach. I don't know what kind of vid quality it would offer but I might take it to this range the next time. I might get lucky.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Rickp in Range Trolls   
    4. Never play or bet on a golf game against a new guy whose glove hand has no tan.
     
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Jay_nick1 in What's the best deal you've ever gotten on equipment?   
    I purchased a set of TM PSI P-3i with DG tour issue x100 shafts from $350, my most recent pick up was Nike Vr Victory TW P -3i with DG tour issue x100 for $150
     
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to dang3rtown in OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW - PING i200 IRONS   
    Dang3rtown's i200 - Stage 1 Review
     

     
    Hello there fellow spies and lay readers from around the globe! This is dang3rtown aka Jesse, presenting stage one of three, Ping i200 iron review. I would like everyone to know how incredibly grateful I am not only to be chosen but to be a part of such a wonderful online community. I have been a member of many online forums over the years and top to bottom, this is the friendliest, most welcoming and well informed forum on teh interwebs! Because of the high standard you have set, I'm feeling a lot of pressure to deliver a great review that will be both entertaining and informative. Wish me luck, here goes!
     
    *Editor's Note: The answers to the following questions have been deemed, “too boring for human consumption” and may cause drowsiness, slurred speech and if read by expectant mothers, may lead to birth defects in children. For your own safety, we must recommend skipping directly to the part with pictures.
    The Questions
     
    Handicap/average score?
     
    According to he NCGA, my current handicap index is a 6.2 and trending downward. I played around a “0” from 1998 until 2001 but took a lot of time off, working on getting back there!
     
    Strengths of your game?
     
    I'm a good ball striker. Tee to green I can hang with just about anyone. I put a lot of compression on the ball and am under the impression that I can, “work” it. This is not always apparent to observers or my playing partners.
     
     Weakness of your game?
     
    Play out of bunkers and hitting the driver. This is painfully apparent to observers, my playing partners and windows bordering the fairways of my home course.
     
    Typical ball flight?
     
    Medium high, lots of spin, baby fade.
     
    Typical miss?
     
    My main miss is a push right. Combine this with my fade and things can get ugly, fast! Starts right and then fades right is not a great combination!
     
    Current comparable equipment?
     
    I'm gaming the Hogan Ft Worth 15 irons right now. The Hogan irons are available in every loft from 20* to 64*. When assembling a set, you pick lofts that suit your game and space them out in 4* increments. Because I have no issues getting the ball in the air, I went with the low trajectory lofts, 24* for my 5i through 44* for my pitching wedge. I have KBS Tour 105, stiff flex shafts and stock Hogan, firm grips. I LOVE these irons. They are a soft, forged steel and sit right between a true blade and a cavity back (technically, they are a cavity back). They have a v-sole which makes for great turf interaction and there is an appreciable bounce even on the lower lofts.
     
    Swing tempo?
     
    I have a slow, smooth takeaway, almost a pause at the top and an aggressive downswing. Very similar to Hideki Matsuyama.
     
    Driver swing speed?
     
    I had a trackman session a few weeks ago and was swinging the big dog at 105-110mph all day. I have made a few tweaks since then and may be swinging slightly faster now.
     
    What makes you love the game?
     
    I love to compete, I love to walk, I love everything about the game. I fulfills my competitive and meditative sides at the same time. It just checks so many boxes for me. It's a walk in the park, a mental and physical challenge, it's competition and relaxation. I think we can all relate to why golf is so special, it's a really, really good walk!
     
    How long have you been golfing?
     
    I don't recall my first time golfing. My first memories are of going to the range with my father. He had borrowed a clunky VHS camera from the university (he was/is a professor) and had me take video of his swing for analysis back at home. I remember he would hit the shot, then turn to the camera and describe the ball flight for future reference. I began hitting balls at the range somewhat regularly when I was seven or eight years old and imagine I played my first “round” of golf around the age of nine or ten? I played often from then until a few years after high school followed by a long stretch where golf was on the back burner. Finally, after a nearly fifteen years, the golf bug came back with a vengeance.
     
    What kind of golfer are you?
     
    I'm serious about golf. I practice all aspects of my game regularly. It is in my nature to work towards being good at things. I walk the course and carry my bag, I don't drink while playing and I typically play as a single. That being said, I have a very positive attitude on the course, I don't get mad at poorly struck shots but I get excited by good ones! I am happy to play with scratch golfers or thirty handicap hacks as long as they also have a good attitude. As long as I'm golfing, I'm happy!
     
    What's your story?
     
    I grew up the son of a university professor. As a youngster, we moved around a lot until he found a tenure track position and we settled in Davis, California. I'm going to give you the TLDR version of everything since then; played semi pro rugby in New Zealand, got injured a bunch. Fell in love with strength training. Got a degree in kinesiology/Parks and Rec, trained athletes, opened a gym, had a baby, started playing a ton of golf again.
      
    What region do you play out of?
     
    I live in Sacramento, California and play all over the central valley!
     
    *Actual Review Stuff*
     
    Enough of the boring stuff, let's talk about the goods! A whole box full of the goods aka Ping i200 irons!!! On the morning of May 1st, I had a notification from beloved, forum treasure, “Shankster” indicating the we had, “won the world”. Believing this to be some sort of reference to the movie, “Titanic”, I was confused but happy for Shanks. I may not have seen the movie but I tell you what, that James Cameron is one fine director. Now, because I am not a smart person (just ask my wife!), it took me approximately one hour to realize I had been selected as a tester. I would like to think that I contained my enthusiasm rather well. This video evidence indicates otherwise.
     
    The next day, I went through Ping's online fitting process. I tried to look at it just now and I can't seem to locate it on the site so I don't know if it has been removed or is just very difficult to locate. In either case, the online fitting process was fairly straightforward. All you need it a measuring tape and knowledge of your current play. Measurements include wrist to floor length, hand size and height. Based on this, Ping is able to determine your shaft length, lie angle and grip size. If you know much about Ping, you know this isn't anything new. They have been producing clubs to fit every body geometry since way before it was cool. The other questions they ask (typical ball flight, swing speed, handicap, etc.) determine what type of shaft you should pair with your heads. I was a bit surprised to find that an X-Stiff shaft was recommended. I have always played stiff shafts and the thought of going to an X-stiff, without demoing them was a bit scary! I considered asking for the shafts I normally play but decided that in the spirit of testing integrity, I should go with whatever the computer said was best. (note, in addition to x-stiff, it also matched me with Nippon Pro Modus 3 from a pretty solid selection of third party shaft options, both steel and graphite)
     
    Trust the process.
     


    The other option I went with was the, “Power Loft” specs. Power Loft is an alternative loft sequence. It's very interesting how Ping does this. Instead of just strengthening the lofts by a degree or so all the way through, sort of, “scoop the mids” to use an audio reference. For the 3i and the wedges, there is only a .5* difference. For the 4i, 5i & 9i there is a 1* difference but for the middle of the pack, the 6i, 7i & 8i we get a full 1.5* stronger loft. From what i hear, typically, the power spec is geared toward the game improvement player who wants a bit more distance. I also heard that some good ball strikers go with these loft specs to keep ball flight down. Truthfully, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me but what the heck! I'm testing, let's go for it! Power Spec lofts please!!!
     

     
    Pretty neat.
     
    My first impression of the clubs was just how clean they were. They were just flawless. The finish is satin like. Not glossy chrome but not matte either. They are smooth to the touch, smoother than gloss would be, where your hand sticks a bit. It had just enough texture to where your hand just slides across the sole. The club face felt downright tacky to the touch. The milled grooves are sticky. I compared it to the grooves on my Hogans and found them to be similar so perhaps all these new milled faces are comparable. Going back to the finish, at this point I'm not sure how I feel about it. The brushed, satin like coating has just enough texture that I can hear it brushing when it touches another object. When these clubs heads rattle against one another, I can kind of hear the friction as opposed to my forged Hogans which clack together with a satisfying thud (disclaimer, the sound of clubs hitting golf balls is well researched and engineered, the sound of club rattle is probably going way overboard). I noticed this as I held the heads to gather for a photo and it was a bit off putting, like a mild version of nails on a chalk board.
     

    Look at these beauties!
     

     
    Feel aside, these are very aesthetically pleasing clubs. The evoke mid century, streamline moderne styling, think Airstream trailer. I love the minimalism, the lack of graphics, just the subtle black paint fills on an otherwise unvarnished steel head. The large, for Ping, black hosel is a beautiful contrast and gives the club a much sleeker silhouette than the clunky look of may earlier Pings.
     
    The stock ping grips are very nice. I received the Ping 5L grips. Ping currently offers two, OEM grips, the 5L and the 5L Cord which is your standard, cord grip. Both feature a firm upper and soft lower, similar to the new line of Golf Pride grips. If you have a grip preference, go for it but I have to say, these are nice and if you wore a blindfold, you wouldn't know the difference between these and your 3rd party grip of choice.
     

     
    View as seen by Bubba Watson
     

     
    In the bag
     

     
    Group address
     

     
    Thanks for reading stage one, for stage two, I have some great insights to share, track man data, video and other goodies! Please, ask me lots of questions! I love talking about my experience with these clubs and I hope I can better inform you if this is a club you're interested in!
     
    Thanks again,
    Jesse
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from Canucklehead in Range Trolls   
    I've only had some one offer me advice on the range once. I was warming up with my driver and I had hit 3 rightward slices since I was working on hitting a fade. I had the guy in the stall next to me turn to me and tell me to slow down and that I'm swinging too fast. I just tell him thanks and keep going about my day. He stops and tells me the same thing again not 10 minutes later even after several well hit balls and I told him the reason it looks like I'm seeing so fast is because I am. I told him my swing speed is 110 compared to his 75 so he should keep that in mind before offering advice.
     
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from Rusty1885 in Range Trolls   
    I've only had some one offer me advice on the range once. I was warming up with my driver and I had hit 3 rightward slices since I was working on hitting a fade. I had the guy in the stall next to me turn to me and tell me to slow down and that I'm swinging too fast. I just tell him thanks and keep going about my day. He stops and tells me the same thing again not 10 minutes later even after several well hit balls and I told him the reason it looks like I'm seeing so fast is because I am. I told him my swing speed is 110 compared to his 75 so he should keep that in mind before offering advice.
     
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Peaksy68 in Range Trolls   
    From what I can see, you need to work on weight transfer, wrist hinge, and perhaps could benefit from changing to left handed.
     
    Once you've got these nailed down, come back and I'll give you some more unsolicited and unwanted advice. You really should listen, because I play off +12 at the range.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to kardboard.kid in Range Trolls   
    If only there was video to go with that. 😎  
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    Thatginger96 reacted to Rusty1885 in Range Trolls   
    I went to hit some balls at the muni near my work this morning. I took 4 clubs with me in the mini bag. I was working on impact trying to get the proper shaft lean on my wedges. I lined up 5 balls and started on the line. It was a 9 o'clock swing on my Aw so I'm looking at 85-90 yards carry.
     
    I was at the far end of the range away from the crowd. I got 2 jumbo buckets because I'm working on muscle memory and repetition I know I'll be hitting 'em fast.
     
    There's an older guy who came and settled next to mine with a small bucket, no big deal. We had our pleasant greeting and I was back to my work. About 10 mins into it he stopped and just watch me. I was doing really well at this point my balls flew Med trajectory just like I wanted and it landed right over the 75 marker one on top of another.
     
    Then he said, may I make a suggestion? I looked up. He then followed by, you should take full swing and hit it harder. Your head should move back a little bit on the back swing and weaken the grip. Hmmm! I politely said I'm working on something very specific thanks for the suggestion. He took it as an invitation to come over and proceeded to try to fix my grip. I said my grip is fine and please I just wanna to be left alone.
     
    He went back to the stall and mumbled something, every now and then he'd stopped and look at me and said you should weaken your grip. I saw that by this time he had only a few balls left to hit so I just waited out. Soon he was done and gone.
     
    But wait there's more, the saga continued.
     
    The next guy showed up with his buddy sharing a stall, he apparently teaching his newbie buddy. They were kinda loud but I blocked it out. Soon the guy turned to me and said you should have wider stance and wider swing, the shaft should point at my chin at address, take the club more inside and finish high.
     
    What?, I said I'm working on something specific, thanks. I could here him telling his friend about how I could never be a good golfer because of the flaw I have in my swing. I turn and ask what do you shoot, how is your short game? He said he's a good player with a plus 10 handicap and his short game is excellent.
     
    I pulled out my laser and point at the 100 marker, I said 105. Hit it. He topped the first, skilled the second, pulled the third. I put 2 shots next to the pin and said thank you. We didn't speak again. WTF.
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    Thatginger96 reacted to txgolfjunkie in Do shafts wear out?   
    Why do you have a club that long to begin with?!?!
     
    Club Ho is life!
     
    If you have a driver over two years, you're missing out on at least 1.7 yards. Time to sack up and buy a new driver! Shafts wearing out? Sounds like a personal problem to me. I have no idea if a shaft can wear out because I haven't had a club in my bag for over two years. 
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from ole gray in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    I caved the other day and bought a Srixon z545 driver. My god does this thing feel so sweet. Have yet to get it on a monitor vs my ping though. Looking forward to that.
     
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    I caved the other day and bought a Srixon z545 driver. My god does this thing feel so sweet. Have yet to get it on a monitor vs my ping though. Looking forward to that.
     
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    Thatginger96 got a reaction from Camcmart in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    I caved the other day and bought a Srixon z545 driver. My god does this thing feel so sweet. Have yet to get it on a monitor vs my ping though. Looking forward to that.
     
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