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Everything posted by Peaksy68

  1. Welcome, I joined here while on holiday in Hawaii. Ate poke every second day, loved it. Huli huli chicken was great too.
  2. Tour mallet for me, initial thoughts are very positive, broke out the putting mat for the first time in years. I've got a couple of days off later in the week, so I will have some solid time on the practice green and play at least 9 on Friday. Can't play this weekend, but will give it a run the week after in a competition at Barwon Heads Golf Club, which has some of the best putting surfaces in Australia. Really looking forward to the whole process, and hopefully making more putts.
  3. Played to handicap, 6 over. Should be happy with that, but had 4 X 3 putts (including one from fringe) Greens were a bit slow, I couldn't settle into my stroke, especially on 6-8 foot putts. Ball striking was ok, didn't hit many really good shots, but was never in any trouble. Exact handicap edged down a tiny bit to my lowest exact of 4.9.
  4. I'm the guy who invents rules so someone has to buy me a beer.
  5. Can't find anything I can consistently hit better, I'm not sure how much is the shaft. I've nearly pulled the trigger a few times, but couldn't justify the cost for little or no improvement.
  6. Used to have a hit as a kid, my older brother played a bit. Had an occasional hit during high school, then didn't play for a few years. During university we had an afternoon of each week, so a couple of us decided to go have a hit at the closest public track. Got hooked big time. Bought a second hand set with money from my 21st birthday, and have been playing ever since.
  7. 300 yards is a bit ridiculous, but I suppose everyone has to play it. I think its worse when the USGA set the course up so fairways are narrower than greens, with fairways running straight into 6 inch rough. I love to see courses set up so that every type of golfer has a chance, not just those who can do one component of the game well.
  8. I have limited experience with Nike. Had a pair of shoes that I left at the clubhouse after a round, they disappeared. Tried a ball, not sure what model about 15 years ago, hit it once, it too disappeared. The disappearances were not necessarily Nike's fault! Recently used a set of Nike rentals while in Hawaii. 2013 Coverts. The shaft specs probably weren't perfect for me but they were ok. Irons were a bit too chunky for my eye, 3 wood wanted to go left, 5 wood right. The 4 hybrid was pretty solid. Couldn't really just swing the driver as shaft was a bit whippy, but slower tempo swings went ok. Not too sure about the Method putters, the first one seemed a little off square. Historically Nike has had a very low profile in terms of equipment in Australia. i think this is/was due to the importer having his own smallish chain of stores so they had limited availability. This seems to be changing recently. I wouldn't write off any manufacturer, likewise I don't stick to any one brand (See whats in my bag!) If it works, it works whoever makes it.
  9. Had another costly mid round collapse, even with the card through 10, including a very soft bogey, then proceeded to double the next 2. Ended up 7 over playing of 6 today. Poor decision making was a significant part of my doubles. Played with my daughter and an old couple (89 & 80) She started well, but had an even bigger mid round collapse. Was pleased she fought it out well.
  10. Strange round, 9 over 81, 2 over on front 9, couldn't hit the planet let alone fairway or green 10 -13. Got my swing back and parred in from there. Must have had dyslexia on the greens, hit most putts exactly how I wanted, but couldn't get anything to drop. Had 3 putts and a chip finish 2 inches from the hole directly behind after trickling past on the high side. One of those days.
  11. I also remember when Wilson Staff blades were top of the tree. My first set were Wilson GE1200s, bought second hand around 1990. My brother had a set of Wilson Staff blades that were way too much for him. The sweet spot was tiny, but if you found it, it was incredibly sweet. I've hit a few of the more recent higher end irons, thought they were pretty good. Haven't tried the Duo Urethane, my daughter plays the original Duo, might try the Urethane model for her.
  12. For me it's no particular shot, but more I forget my pre shot routine, and hit the ball when I know I'm not ready. Then come the recriminations, especially as it usually results in real trouble. My last few rounds I've really been focussing in, which has been working well on the tee, but I can't seem to apply it for second shots. Next step is to improve my focus, across the board.
  13. Pretty messy today. Ball striking wasn't great, only 7 greens in regulation. Putted ok, but didn't make many. Had a few lip outs, made 4 10 foot putts, problem was only one was for birdie.
  14. Wow, a real honor and privilege to be selected. So much about these putters appeal to me. Really looking forward to rolling some balls with it, and letting everyone know how it goes. We've certainly got a good spread of reviewer locations
  15. My daughter had a hit of the above driver, and hit my 9 iron once. Hit both with good contact and ball flight. She commented that she felt she could just swing the driver. Might have some expense coming my way soon.
  16. Combination of fitting, lessons and practice. No point in practicing the wrong things, so lessons are important. No point in just smashing balls on a driving range, need to have a focused, planned practice session. On course practice with perhaps a playing lesson, especially if course management is an issue. Weight your practice to short game and putting, probably more gain for effort, and can be more fun.Don't just chip a 100 balls from the one spot, throw a few balls randomly around the chipping green and play each ball on its merits. If your equipment is poorly suited, fitting can make a big difference, especially if it is causing bad habits to develop.
  17. I started looking through this thread and was reminded of my old Ram Zebra, even before I saw yours. Mine is in gray finish, and lives with my old set at my in-laws holiday apartment. It gets a run a few times a year. Used to get lots of comments on how ugly it was, but it works pretty well.
  18. I'll see how she goes with a spare 12* Nickent 4DX head on another UST Proforce V2 in reg flex. It might be an interesting experiment.
  19. Wondering if anyone has any experience with these hybrids. I'm looking at changing shafts in my Cobra Bio Cell 5 hybrid, but the Adams are going cheap at the moment. My preference would be in stiff flex.
  20. This is really interesting for me. My 15 year old daughter is tall and reasonably athletic. All her clubs are L flex, her driver is a TM R11. Recently she was at a golf development camp, and the kids were hitting each other's drivers. She hit one of the boys R flex driver better than hers. I've got a Proforce V2 Senior flex shaft lying around, so I'll get a TM R11 tip put on it so she can trial it. I've been holding off a full fitting for her until her growing slows, which finally it seems to be at 5'10"
  21. The only exception is if you damage a club through normal use, for example snapping a shaft by hitting a tree on your follow through. In this case you can replace the damaged club. If you damage it by smashing a club into your bag, tree, ground etc, bad luck, play with one less club.
  22. Played mixed Pinehurst Foursomes with my daughter, too many 3 putts between us. Drove the ball well, hit some really good irons. Played with another father/daughter team who killed it. We had 83 net 71 3/4, other team had 7 shots better off same handicap. Highlight was an eagle, holed out from 137m (150yd) with a 6 iron.
  23. Pair of FJ DNAs, $100 (AUD130), 3 sets of spikes for about 1/2 price in Aus. Got them at Roger Dunn Honolulu. Didn't even have to beg too much for permission.
  24. Had 2 rounds at Waikoloa on the Big Island Hawaii. Played Kings Course first, off blue tees. Played with rental clubs. Had 82 with 6 X 3 putts, couldn't adjust to rental putter and Bermuda greens, reasonably happy with how I struck the ball. Played with my 15 yo daughter, she hit some good shots after adjusting to rentals. Second round at Beach course, off white tees. 74, par 70. Lost a ball for a double (decided 3 wood off the tee for safety) and missed a tap in. Much better on the greens, still not a fan of Bermuda greens, but bent doesn't work everywhere. Both courses were in good condition, fairways a bit scalped in places, and a couple of burnt off patches on Beach course greens, but overall no problems.
  25. I've got Grafalloy Epics in driver,fairways and hybrid. Would love to find something similar for my newest hybrid. Any suggestions?
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