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  1. I recently had a similar situation.  My new TM P790s have a 45 degree PW, and my Hogan wedges were 52,56 and 60.  I found the 7 degree gap too large.  My solution was to purchase a 55 degree Edison wedge (that I absolutely love) and have my 52 degree Hogan bent to 50 degrees, so now I have 5 degree gaps with all my wedges and it seems to be working quite well.  

  2. I just purchased a "gently used" Edison 55 degree wedge.  These are returns they get back within the first 30 days.  You could see that this club was hit a few tines but it's a 9.5+ out of 10.  Bill at Edison couldn't have been more helpful. They adjusted the lie and length to my specs and the club arrived just a few days after I placed the order.  I needed to replace a Hogan TK15 that was starting to lose some spin due to age.  I haven't had a chance to hit this new one yet, but I know that Terry Kohler, who designed the Edison, also designed the TK15, so I'm confident it will be a great wedge.  

  3. On 10/20/2021 at 9:59 AM, RickyBobby_PR said:

    May be in the wrong forum but could be considered mental game.

    Dlow’s post in random thread reminded me of this hole. The course is Blue Mash which is a sister course of @Golfspy_CG2 old hole course Waverly Woods.

    The front and back nine play complexity different and the back nine is usually pretty windy compared to the front. It also has shorter holes.

    The first 3 holes play long from both white and blue tee boxes. This is hole 3. A par 4 and per scorecard white tees are 426 and blue 453. Red are 359 and green just slightly behind them. The course has a combo tee option and this one plays from the whites of using that option. The black circle is roughly where the 150 marker is. Tees are usually in the middle box where the tree on the left is. When I play there whites are anywhere from 400-430. Many times it’s into the wind which adds distance and difficulty.

    What strategy would you use to play this hole?

    For me I play a fade off the left side of the fairway to try and avoid the bunkers. My typical drive is short of the cart path that splits the fairway to about 20 yards behind it. Usually have anywhere from a 5i to my 4/5 wood depending on what bag setup I have into the green. It’s a hole that I don’t par often and play it to make no worse than bogey.

    Edit: #1 hdcp hole. The green is surrounded by a hill on the back and sides with thick rough.


    Turns out I played this course last month.  Blue tees.  Pulled my drive left near the second bunker, on the slope so not much of a stance.  Played a 7 iron to the right side just before the cart path.  Left an 8 iron just short, chipped on a made the putt for bogey.  Not a terrible recovery from a not great drive.  that was the only bogey on the front, and the birdie on on 8 gave me a par 36 going out. That hole is driver all day long.  And the shot into the green, if you play for the middle of the green you take the bunker out of play from any position.  

  4. 2 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

    Marcia, Maryanne were my crushes.

    I get the rachel & monica reference but not the kim / chloe.  I guess its kinda  like how i dont know the stars on dancing with the stars dor the last 5 years.  

    I think it's because they aren't really stars.  

    Any time you have a course next to a big body of water, it's going to win.  

  5. 49 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    It was great meeting you and enjoyed sitting and chatting for a while on Saturday.   While hanging out with everyone is enjoyable,  getting to talk to people one on one or as part of the foresome allowed us to be able to get to know each person a little bit better.  Looking forward to the next outing

    And I also agree that Wegman's is > Food Lion as are many other grocery stores.   

    There aren't many grocery stores that aren't better than Food Lion.  It's pretty far down on the food chain, pardon the pun.

  6. What an awesome 2 days.  And I know I missed half the fun being a commuter.  Thanks to Rob, Jose, Ryan for doing all the heavy lifting.  And to everyone for making me feel like I was staying at the cottage.  It was great meeting all of you, I can't imagine meeting 11 random guys and having it turn out so well.  The golf was great, as was the pulled pork and those pickles.  Thanks again for feeding me and for all the pics, postings and fun.  Next time?? 

    Rob, good luck with your surgery, I'm sure your new eyes will drop your index at least 4 strokes.  

  7. 6 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    Glad you made it there for breakfast Barry.  Appreciate you coming out both days. 

    Traffic this morning was a breeze, only took about 45 minutes.  Coming home this afternoon big delay about 4 miles east of the bridge and slow all the way to the other side.  Otherwise not a bad drive at all.  

  8. 4 hours ago, Berg Ryman said:

    Dinner... is served.



    That's awesome and funny.  We had hard shell tacos for dinner when I got home after golf.  Those stand-up taco shells are great. Sorry I couldn't stay and eat, my great great nephew is with us for the weekend and I needed to get home.  Enjoy the rest of the evening and I'll see you for breakfast.  

  9. Referring back to the OG poster, I have found exactly the same thing with the ProV1x and ProV1.  Excess spin on wedge approach shots and no release on greenside shots.  I guess if I played courses set up like the pro tour I would need this much spin but I am really questioning whether it's necessary for us amateurs.  The Snell MTB and MTB-X seem like a good options to try as well as the Bridgestone.  

  10. I've played the Vice Pro Plus as an alternative to the ProV1x and found them to be comparable.  I can't say I noticed any durability issues as some have mentioned.  I think all the "tour" balls (ProV, TP5, Chromesoft, etc) are similar in performance, and it just is a personal decision based on your game and playing characteristics.  If you played that ball and it worked for you, you'll save a few bucks and it won't affect your game. 

  11. I had just the opposite effect when I went to get fitted for irons in early 2020.  TM P790s weren't even on the list, but the fitter threw them in at the end and they produced the best numbers.  For the first 3-4 rounds I really struggled to hit them (formerly playing Hogen Apex Plus) but then something just clicked and it's been really good ever since.  Agree with other posters that many times it's the shaft - also you can have a bad day that affects everything.  I know I don't swing as well on a mat as on grass, and indoors is even more difficult.  When I find something that works I realize the bad shots are not the arrow, it's the Indian.  

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