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kingwood hacker

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About kingwood hacker

  • Birthday September 21

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    Houston
  • Handicap:
    17
  1. kingwood hacker

    kingwood hacker

  2. So one of my co-workers bought an R11S about 2 months ago, and today he emailed me and asked me if I wanted to buy it for $200. I went over expecting it to be dented or something, and it's brand spankin' new. Of course, I immediately said "I'll take it".
  3. So, I was wasting some time yesterday evening and went to golfsmith. I hadn't seen the R11 in person yet, so I decided to check it out. I never could figure out from the advertising how the red triangle on the bottom changed the face angle. After looking at it in person, I still couldn't figure it out. So, I asked the salesman and he said that the points on the triangle are different heights, so it really just changes the way the club sits on the ground. So technically, they are not changing the face angle at all. I was a little miffed at this, because I have an R9 460 set 2 clicks open, and I love the little fade that I get from it. That being said, I went ahead and hit it on the launch monitor and I was crushing it. I actually dug the white crown. Blur shaft is much better than the ReAX in my R9 460, definitely a higher kick-point. In fact, my launch angle was a little low, but the spin numbers were great. I don't think I'm going to make the jump because we've got a baby on the way, and $400 for a driver is a little pricey when you have diapers to buy. But, in 6 months when the R11 460 QuadrupleSuperTriDeep comes out, and the R11 goes to $249, I might cop one.
  4. steel wool might do the trick as well.
  5. These are made pretty much right in my back yard in the north Houston area and when I needed a new grip for my driver at the beginning of this season, I decided to try one out. I loved it this spring when the weather wasn't as hot and humid. This summer when the sweat comes out, it's really hard to keep these things tacky and not slippery. Specs is right about them not staying white for long too. I clean them once a week, and they have kind of a dingy grey look now. My irons have the multi-compound white dual decade grips and I think I'm about to put one on my driver as well.
  6. Here's my 2 cents: I am a 17 handicap, and I switched early this year from a set of Cleveland Launcher LP's (serious game improvement cavity backs) to a set of Mizuno MP68's. I got a tremendously good deal when a friend decided that the Mizunos weren't for him, and I couldn't pass it up. I was really worried that my game wasn't good enough to play the blades. My first trip to the driving range was eye opening to say the least. I never realized how steep my downswing was because I never really took a big divot with the clevelands, but with the Mizunos, I was taking huge divots. So, immediately I realized something about my swing that my Clevelands had been hiding for a few years. I will say that I'm probably not your average 17 hadicapper. I can shoot in the low 80's when I'm on and I'm not wasting shots with my driver going OB. I practice at least once a week and try to play at least 18 holes a week. My iron game has gotten much better since I've switched, and my confidence with these irons is miles above where it was with my old cavity backs. I fully intent to have my handicap down around 10-12 by this time next year. My personal opinion is that if you are serious about getting better, get away from serious game improvement irons. I still have my Clevelands and a couple of weeks ago, my friend came to town without his clubs and borrowed my old irons when we went to play. I hit some shots on the range, and it felt like I was swinging a shovel. Every ball came off feeling relatively the same, and you were completely dependent on the ball flight to determine how you hit the ball. I love the feedback I get from my blades, and don't see myself going back anytime soon.
  7. Hey guys, I'm new to forum and I'm loving it. Here's what I'm currently working with. Driver: TaylorMade 07 burner 10.5 aldila nvs65 regular flex 44.5 inches Fairway Wood: Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood regular flex (2005 model i think) Hybrid: TaylorMade 19* rescue mid tp stiff shaft Irons: Mizuno MP 68 DGS300 shaft (4-PW) Wedges: 52* cleveland CG14 56* Eidolon v-sole 60* Callawy X-Forged Putter: Cleveland Classic 1 Blade 33" Bag: Adidas Ascend Ball: Titlest ProV1 or Callaway Tour i(s) I'll throw some pictures up tomorrow or this weekend. I'm pretty happy with my setup except for the fairway wood. It's great off the tee, but very hard to hit off the deck. I'm probably going to pick up a new one this fall. I've hit the Ping G15 and like it a lot, as well as the driver, so I may talk the wife into letting me get both for my 30th birthday.
  8. After dropping $900 for a new set of forged mizuno mp68's, I think that $35 for a set of iron covers that keep my irons looking brand new is a good investment. Make sure you dry your club off before you put a cover on your iron though, because if they are wet and you don't use the club for a few days after that, they can rust.
  9. I mark mine with 3 dots (big enough to fill the dimple) to the right of the number.
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