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About Mikedb26

  • Birthday 09/11/1968

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    Micco, Florida
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    Golf, duh!!
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  1. The Gripmaster kangaroo leather grips. Expensive but IMHO well worth it. Installed them on all clubs, barring putter, early 2017, and still tacky. They tend to wear in not out. Here in central east coast of Florida, need the tack in the summer months, and I play well over 100 rounds a year. Can be installed with tape or air compressor, I've done both. Next to MIZUNO irons, the best investment I've made golf wise. Will answer any questions anyone might have.
  2. Mainstream brands, for me, it's LAMKIN all day. Came stock on my Mizuno irons, well that was one of the options, so that was my choice. Lamkin UTX is tacky and remains that way, a buddy has them on his irons, installed in 2017-18, and still feel new, UTX cord that is. Currently on all my clubs are The Grip Master kangaroo. Here on the east coast of central Florida, I definitely need that extreme tack. Have had them on my irons since early 2017, stiff plastic bristled brush and hot water to clean, and they will last forever. In the "cooler" months they do get a bit firm and feel slick, but a damp towel wipe down works, as does blowing on them for a bit of condensation. They are a tad pricy, but not having to replace them every year at the least, makes the initial investment worth it.
  3. Play public courses, but the issue is pitch marks. Here in mid east coast of Florida, no one seems to know what a divot tool is or how to use them if they actual own one. Especially when the season gets busy with the snowbird migration. Lucky for me to have friends that belong to private clubs that we play more than occasionally, and the conditions and pace of play are more than tolerable. Our weekly rounds, Saturday and Sunday, pace of play is usually under 4 hours, and that's the public course. Coming from up north, that was a welcome change. Don't know what the issue is up there, but we would be ecstatic if we finished in 5 hours. IMHO private is nice, I like to play different courses, but it felt as I HAD to play the private I used to belong to get my money out of it, so it was a one year deal. Like they say, barring marriage, variety is the spice of life!
  4. Mikedb26

    LEFT DOT!!

    Been looking on ebay just out of curiosity, left dot dozen going for $150-$200??? Only if bidders/buyers knew they are coming to market in February 2022. Yes I bought a dozen on day of release, not selling them, using them. These people are nuts paying 3-4× retail, news flash... IT'S JUST A GOLF BALL! But I guess if you want them, and have more money than brains, can't blame the sellers.
  5. Back in the day of Titleist Professional 90 & 100's, PING TiSi 5.5° XFlex (can't remember the shaft brand) was for me the best of the bunch. But that's also when swing speed was 119, remember ordering it at a demo day from a rep in Cleveland, Ohio and cringing at the cost... $200. Those were the days.
  6. Hello Sir and thanks for doing this, it's not like any of you guys at MGS need any more to do. Was thinking the other day... What if major ball manufacturers had a contest to produce a ball, no holds barred for the rules, to come up with the longest ball in history? Obviously it would be illegal, but to do it just for shits and giggles, and see how far the envelope could be pushed. What distance could be achieved? Would it be like hitting a ball bearing? 12 layers? Some really bizarre dimple pattern? Your thoughts. Thank you, and keep up the great work.
  7. My cousin in the mid 90's had Big Bertha irons, and I swear the topline was the same width as the sole! I had TM RSi2 irons, as a factory replacement from broken junk Speedblades, and those things were chunky monkeys. Didn't have them for too long, as the "face slots" tended to partially remove themselves, gave those to my brother who plays maybe a couple times a year. But with all that being said, thin topline blades of today are not the same as they once were. Thin topline + short blade length = high anxiety and "CLANK"!! In the olden days. Think the blades of yore were just cut from sheet metal and stuck on a stick, unlike today's models that have some sort of weighted cavity in the bottom. Can deal, actually like a thinner topline as long as the sole isn't, JPX900, 919, 921 size with a thinner top would work for me. If I wanted to wield a shovel, I would have been a ditch digger.
  8. This is definitely a fun topic, gets the brain working for us old farts. Actually made a list during the covid mess, brands and models... IRONS: cheap box set from Dunhams S.G., Hogan Edge Radial, Ping Zing, Lynx Black Cat, Lynx Black Cat Tour, Ping Eye 2 BeCu, Ping ISI BeCu, Ping ISI stainless, Ping ISI Ni, Titleist DCI 981, Titleist DCI 972, Nike Pro Combo, Callaway Fusion, Callaway XForged 07, Callaway XHot, TM Speedblade, TM RSi2, Mizuno JPX900 (current) WEDGES have been Ping, Cleveland, Nike, Mizuno PUTTERS: Ping B60, Ping Rite-In 5, Ping 1A, Scotty Futura (original), Scotty GOLO5, Rife Renegade, EVNROLL ER5 hatchback (current) FAIRWAYS & HYBRID: Callaway BB Heavenwood 2H, Nike SQ Dymo 5W, Sonartec SS-02 3W, Exotics CB2 3W, Callaway BB Alpha 3W, Srixon F85 3 & 5W (current) DRIVERS: Mizuno (early 90's model), Mizuno (early 2000's model), Cobra Deep Face, Cobra XSpeed, Lynx Black Cat, Wilson Killer Whale, Wilson Invex, Wilson invex Ti, Ping Zing, Ping ISI, Ping TiSi, Ping G5, Srixon W-506, Srixon Z765, Titleist 975D, Titleist 912, TM R5, TM M1 (2016), TM M1 (2017), TM RBZ, Callaway GBB, Callaway RAZR Fit, Callaway Rogue, Exotics Tour Proto, Nike NDS, Nike Sumo5000, Nike MachSpeed, Nike VRS Covert Pro, Nike Vapor Pro, Honma TW737 (current #2), PXG 0211X (current #1) All that in the last 30 years... ah the memories!
  9. Brooks Koepka is my uneducated University of Akron guess
  10. Mike Brincko Sebastian, Florida Use either the wording or side stamp Srixon ZStar XV Blue line ----KMDB----
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