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  1. When I got fitted by PING on June 12 they told me 3-4 weeks. They were not up front about the delivery times. Sounds like they are doing it now, but they were not earlier on.
  2. I ordered a 3 wood and hybrid immediately after a fitting on June 12. 3-4 week delivery. I got the 3-wood after about 6 weeks. Had the wrong grip and the wrong head. Just got the replacement club a week ago. I did not receive the hybrid and cancelled it a couple of weeks ago. Apparently the Tour 85 shaft wasn't available and when it became available, then the head wasn't available. When they said the expected production date was Oct 1 I cancelled since our season will be done by the time I'd get it.
  3. Variation on this is that the pot is made by paying a buck or two into the pot for 3-putts Play it Again Sam Instead of handicap strokes, each player gets that number of mulligans. Low gross wins. Part of the fun is trying to get your buddies to use their mulligans early and watching guys save them too long. Pick up Sticks Net Skins. Whenever someone wins a hole you get to take a club out of their bag.
  4. Sounds like you got lots of great info. If the golf club has a separate set of financial statements, ask for those. Watch for a lot of debt and whether they are running at a profit or loss. Although if the condo association is responsible to keep the club viable that may not be an issue. But be careful here if it looks like there is consistent support required. If the golf club is a separate legal entity there can be a limit to the condo association's interest in a constant flow of funds to the golf course. Happened to my parent's condo+course development in Florida. One note on the
  5. Apparently there was a problem getting the PING Tour 85 shaft. Now the shaft is available but they ran out of 17* hybrid heads. Expected production date is Oct 1 which means I likely wouldn't see it until the end of October. So I've cancelled the order as I won't see it until the golf season is done. Sucks as I was excited about getting fitted and getting the club in the bag. Will likely watch ebay for a used version or get it in the spring when the price has dropped or see if the 425 is measurably better. Not cool PING. Not cool.
  6. Ya I noted an ebay seller who is doing that. I'm really ordering a few for my own use and will have an extra 49 stickers of the 3 lines which I would be happy to send to others as a community service (maybe for a couple of $ to cover cost and postage). So if anyone would like a particular line or the set just let me know by message.
  7. I did with the G30. Call PING. They'll tell you to take it to a Golf Galaxy (or similar) for inspection and then they'll replace it.
  8. I try to tee it the height that puts the ball in the middle of the club face (vertically) the most often. Basically fitting tee height to your particular swing. I found I was hitting it a bit low on the club face, so I got longer tees. Cheapest equipment change ever that actually worked!
  9. Or just drill a hole in the top of the grip beside the metal plug (far enough away to not damage the plug/thread) and screw in the tag. Works great.
  10. So.....I got an email offer from a sticker company for 3"x3" vinyl stickers for cheap. You can get 3 1" stripes per sticker. I've designed the lines I think I'd like for my black spider putter. The idea is to cut each sticker into 3 1" wide stickers. One with a single red line, one with a single black line, one with wide red+ 2 narrow black. I'll have a lot more than I need so I may be able to send some out for cheap if anyone is interested (couple of bucks for envelope and stamps). I'll put up another post when they arrive in a couple of weeks. Wish this came up a few days ago be
  11. I ordered a PING 17* hybrid with their Tour 85 shaft 8 weeks ago and I still don't have it. Ordered a 3 wood at the same time and it came a couple of weeks ago. Not remotely close to the 3-4 week delivery time they expected. Anyone else experiencing this issue?
  12. So I am sold on this. I have liked the look from the get-go. It is definitely improving the alignment of my putter face to my desired line (as defined by how I place my ball). My buddies agree it has improved my proximity to the hole and makes. Will likely paint it on tomorrow after a round when I finally take a day off. I much prefer the single line look vs. 2 lines. I feel like having the white background and same colour line on the ball and putter is key.
  13. I just added a white stripe with a single red line to my TM Spider S (black). I have a matching single red line on my ball. Initially I was distracted by the stripe on the putter but once I got into the routine of lining up the two red lines, then moved to really focusing on the ball, things went much better. If it keeps working well I'll make the stripe+line permanent with paint.
  14. Nice. I switched to the claw out of necessity. On the practice green of Royal Dornach (bucket list course), my right hand was flinching at impact. Have had my best putting of my life since I changed. Reduced my pulls to the left. I found the Superstroke Pistol GT putter grip great for using the claw. They also have a "Claw" putter grip. https://superstrokeusa.com/product-category/putter-grip/
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