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  1. @Shrek74. I chose the 004 mallet and yes the headcover fits well. It is a velcro closure.
  2. Ah yes. Let me regress. I received my putter earlier today. I'm in the process of unpacking and looking everything over. More to come in the very near future. Thank you MGS and special thank you to @GolfSub70.
  3. They didn't have the double bend in steel/graphite, only single bend. That's what I ordered as well.
  4. I have to say I'm happy where I am. Getting older has slowed me down, I'm much less flexible than I used to. But I'm playing better golf now than when I was younger. Play to my strengths and don't take as many wild shots as before. I try to keep " no injury" in my thoughts so I don't go over board. So yes, I feel good at where I'm at.
  5. For sure I'm more in the serious fun side. I do enjoy the game immensely, and if I'm not in league play, I still take my rounds seriously as I try to do the best I can. As we all run into it, some rounds are just ugly so before I find myself in that depression I stop with score and for the rest of the time just try some oddball shot combinations just to see how they come out. Never anything weird on greens. They are too precious an area. Instead of a SW out of a bunker I'll try my 8 or in a divot in the fairway I'll try to hit it thin on purpose to see how it reacts. As Rob stated there are times when it is a pure stress relief, I'll usually head to the range for that session. Many times I have put an imaginary face on the ball and let it sail>
  6. If you enjoy playing there, it is affordable and you are getting some good practice, sounds like a good place to invest some time in.
  7. Still waiting and watching. All I've seen today was the "PeanutButter Box is Here!! The PeanutButter Box is Here!" But she was happy for sure. @GolfSub70
  8. @zak2070 hey man. Welcome to the forum. Hope you find answers to your questions and are able to share your experiences. As far as a "smart ball"... are you $%$#@^&^%$ crazy?? Seriously I would not as I'm not real tech savvy nor do I have an interest. Unless of course it was very inexpensive, floated and motored back to shore or beeped in the tall grass or woods. Now I might pay a dollar more if I whistled and came rolling back to me. Okay enough of my BS. Seriously, good luck on your endeavor. Enjoy your efforts and have some fun, but don't spend all your time in the garage shop. Get out for a round now and than. Good luck man.
  9. @GMFlash thanks for your detailed response. Glad to hear your input as a fitter. Good to hear from that end of the club. Thanks for your input.
  10. I buy my shoes at the end of season as last year's model during the sales. My current FJ are going on 6 years at approximately 300 miles per year. I replace the inserts each year but these bad boys are still waterproof, and we get a lot of heavy dew in the mornings here in mid MI. I do have a newer pair that I generally wear when playing early afternoons. When they wear out or don't provide wetness protection I'll trash them to the range bucket for use there.
  11. Congrats on your selection, but now the work begins. Looking forward to reading your thoughts and observations. Thanks for your work in advance. Have fun too.
  12. @Bang60, I'm sorry to hear that. But at least you got your refund, so you can try other sources for that hybrid. Problem may have happened as an accident in the warehouse where goods were damaged, to a truck was vandalized and some stuff stolen from it. Sorry it happened though. Hang in there.
  13. Man oh man, what a beautiful day. Welcome to Fall 2023 folks. Mid MI was sunny and low 70's. Just love the view. Even hints of color changes. Decided to spend some time setting up and gathering data from my current putter until our test putters from @GolfSub70 arrive to start the evaluations. 21 foot set and 3 foot.
  14. I believe that Ping still offers military discounts for many of their more current club offerings. They did me a solid a few years back.
  15. I used to use slip on over my glasses but as @WaffleHouseTour mentioned, I found the hassles of trying to read my GPS just wasn't worth it. I used a light brown shade which did seem to help in lower light situations...like da woods.
  16. While waiting for my testing subject to arrive, I've started with data collection using my current putter on the practice green. Capturing shot result data at the 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 foot distances. Concluded my last round of the year using my current putter. It was not pretty, played an unfamiliar course while camping near by and after 9 holes had made 21 putts. Ooof!
  17. @Hacker60521 glad that works for you. Lot of good info there.
  18. Maybe I missed it. Hard getting cell reception while camping. I've read a lot of folks experiences. I do 100% agree, do some research first. What I'm missing is...I haven't read any input from people that consider themselves to be "fitters", whether part time or as part of their current job operations. What do fitters say? What should we be asking and or coming to see you, what expectations should we have?
  19. I'm 100% paper. I refer to the card map often during the round. I use gps for basic distances. It's part of my routine to add score after round figure gir and fairways hit, manually. Keep using brain so I don't loose it. No other reason. My routine to surprise myself at the end.
  20. @GolfSub70 Sub 70 Sycamore 004 Mallet Putter- Official MGS Forum Review by Dick Erdmann Introduction A little about me. I’m retired, almost 70 and no pro, but my grandkids do think I’m the cat’s meow on the course. I estimate that 95% of my play is on courses that average 5700-6000 yards. About 95% of my golfing occurs between April and mid- November. I would classify myself as a fair-weather golfer. Mid- Michigan is home and I play the vast majority on public access courses. I enjoy the sport as recreation and for emotional release. Currently my handicap index is 8. I have played golf since 10, learning from my dad, playing during summers as a junior and on my high school team. Spent 20 years in the Army and played occasionally. Once retired, I picked up the sport again and actually devoted time to practice. As I have aged and losing some flexibility my distance has dropped. I feel I’m playing the best golf of my life right now in part due to technological advances and becoming a more strategic golfer stressing accuracy and repeatability. My current putter is an Odessey Versa Works 7- 350g. (Shown below) This has been in my bag since 2016. It was a huge improvement over my past blade style putters from mixed match sets. Putting well has always alluded me in some respect. Reading greens consistently as well as repeatable swing has contributed to 3 putts on average, one to 2 times per round. My current basic putting stats for this season are shown below: My goal is to improve my putting overall. I’m not looking for huge differences. What I’m looking for is sustainable improvements. Reducing the 3 putts. I plan to concentrate on distances from 21 feet and in. I plan to test this putter on the course, but concentrate on the local practice green. My measurement tools are what everyone possesses. One pace for me equals 34 inches. It takes 7 paces and a foot to reach 21 feet for me. I settled on testing at 21 feet and less because I feel any putt longer is difficult to measure for an accurate and consistent lag, for me anyway. Why test this product? The DTC model is of interest, but I’m not 100% sold on it yet. I’m curious about their graphite/steel shaft. Sub 70’s 004 Mallet is heavier and being able to adjust head weight is of interest to see how it might impact my swing, if I can actually tell of any difference. Sub 70’s website ordering was efficient but with the custom choices available, average golfers need to have a decent understanding of what this all means. It’s hard to place an order without seeing or feeling the product. Again, this is me. Ultimately it comes down to how does it look, how does it feel, am I making more putts, can I afford it? All of these will decide if it goes in my bag. @golfsub70
  21. Have to admit, the 3W isn’t my “best friend” but I generally do OK with it and really need that gap filler. Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy. Welcome.
  22. Have to admit, the 3W isn’t my “best friend” but I generally do OK with it and really need that gap filler. Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy. Welcome. Have to admit, the 3W isn’t my “best friend” but I generally do OK with it and really need that gap filler. Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy. Welcome.
  23. I understand the need to know the distance to a target. I also see many people abuse that need to know, which does slow the game down. Some people take 3 or 4 readings, march and get a club, take another reading, I guess the flag must have jumped in the last minute. I use a Swami 6000 which gives me straight line distances. I like the front, middle back yardage aspect. I can't honestly say I'm accurate enough to warrant the use of a range finder. But I am decent enough to know I don't like to guess about distances. I hate doglegs because I have to guess how far I need to hit to clear the corner. Down side to the Swami.
  24. League play is over for the year. Since I turn a year older before next years league play I'm supposed to move up one set of tees. Decided to play from those tees yesterday to start looking at course strategies. There is about 200 total yard difference between my old tee and the new ones. Yes, there is an interesting angle vantage difference between the 2. I'll play them once or twice more before they close the course down next month. I need to plan my shots differently for sure. I did notice I only used my driver 3 times, 3 metal 4 times., 6 iron and 4 hybrid. Very different from this past year.
  25. I hear ya, I did the same years ago when DSG got rid of all their PGA folks from the golf dept. But...I've mellowed over time and they have done some good things locally so...I don't totally disregard them anymore.
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