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Franc38

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About Franc38

  • Birthday 10/24/1974

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  1. On looks I'd go Mizuno for the general shape although I'm not fully sold on the back design, for the rest, the CB has "normal" lofts so I wouldn't have to rethink the rest of my bag, which might well be the deciding factor. Sent from my ONEPLUS 6 using Tapatalk
  2. I'm playing the Inesis tour 900 balls since I'm running out (actually ran out two days ago) of the yellow Nike RZN black. Not sure if they can be found easily in the US (I guess at least in some places since the MGS ball study had them among the best in value category) but they're great albeit a bit soft-ish and really not expensive. Sent from my ONEPLUS 6 using Tapatalk
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    Nike RZN Black

    Yeah, funny you bring these up. I've lost my last RZN black two days ago... They were fantastic, great spin on irons and wedges, beautiful flight with the driver... Only down was that they're a bit click with the putter. Sent from my ONEPLUS 6 using Tapatalk
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    Franc38

  5. Ben Hogan.... But he's no longer on tourn or even on the planet, so Rors. Or Adam Scott.. Sent from my ONEPLUS 6 using Tapatalk
  6. I started playing about 20 years ago but didn't take the game seriously until 3-4 years ago. I don't maintain an official handicap but shoot in the mid-low eighties most of the time The quiet meditation, the camaraderie, the challenge and the occasional "perfect shot". These are some of my favourite things... about golf. Can't really say what brings me here. Been looking at the most wanted stuff and some other MGS articles for a while, though. I'm from France, playing around Grenoble, in the Alps? Best thing about golf around here is that we have some very very "hilly courses" (being in the mountains and and all), the worse thing is that winter play is not that easy, being troubled by many snow falls, storms and similar bad weather associated with mountains. I'm a university professor in my non golfing life. My forum handle relates to my name, loosely. Sent from my ONEPLUS 6 using Tapatalk
  7. First name : François Home State/Province/Country : Isère/France ​Do you use performance tracking? Yep, (MyRoundPro) Do you use a GPS watch? Nope Which ones?
  8. I've played matte orange balls, matte yellow balls, pink and yellow balls... And normal white balls. If I could get a "tour level" in matte orange or yellow or... I'd be all over it. The bright colours in matte are super easy to spot and to follow in the air and they sort of help focusing the eyes and mind when puttung, at least for me.
  9. I always walk... before this year, I walked and carried... Now I almost feel like a cheat as I have purchased a push cart having some scoliosis problems. But riding? That'd really feel like golf is no longer a sport.
  10. 60°. I don't use it more than 3 or 4 times per round, usually twice. But these few times are each saving one shot or more, so that's a worthwhile use of a bag slot, methinks. That said my go to wedge is the 50° as long as I have enough space. Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
  11. Hitting my drives on the fairway at a decent distance (I manage well enough playing only with my 16° hybrid, but still the yards I miss would come in handy). Or not to pull and miss judge the distances on my 50 to 20 yards approaches... Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
  12. The problem is the ego of most of us. We want to be hitting a 6 into that hole where all our mates are using the 5 iron... At least at some level. However, once you have consistent gaping of 10 m / 12 yards at least for distances above 100 yards and decent stopping power until at least 140 yards, you can score well with anything. The real deciding factors are going to be the clubs that you're feeling the best with... Obviously a lot of people will feel more confident over a large, strongly offset, thick top lined SGI. But other will look at them and fear ballooning hooks. These guys will be happier, and therefore play better once the gaping and fitting are well done, with players' irons. Some will even be more at ease with a full on butter knife bladed iron. And that's true for all handicaps despite what manufacturers want us to believe ( I know a 25 hcp who improved massively and feels much better after moving from big Callaway SGIs to a Srixon z765 set!) Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
  13. Right.And I just realized something... Most Crossfield devout followers are TM haters in the first place, so it wouldn't make any sense "talking" to these guys via Mark therefore why waste money sending clubs to MC... That would be a bad business decision, or require a massive investment to change their minds. Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
  14. I agree with your general point that all clubs are generally comparable and that they only differ in having a slightly different mix of the same ingredients... But then, why complain about not being able to test a certain club? Why make it "about giving info to my viewers" when we (Mark Crossfield included) know full well in advance what the "results" will be? Except for the subjective elements, feel, sound, looks, which he always judges as "as good as anything"... Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
  15. The whole debate strikes me as very childish. TM might have a strict policy of "no free test if you're under contract with another club manufacturer", that would make sense but they could send and ask for a return of the clubs after 5 days or something (but maybe they did, we only know what Crossfield is saying... ). On the other hand he can pretend to be unbiased, even to himself, but is that really the case? Only time will tell. Plus if you get money from a certain company can you really complain not to get freebies from their competitors? And complain just on the day, in a tedious rant lasting for 19 minutes? Well obviously you can but just as obviously you can then say bye bye to any favour/free stuff/easy access to info from said company. Then again comes the problem of the "tests". Mark is funny, albeit mildly irritating, in his course vlogs, has interesting takes on instruction or the swing, but reviews? Really? He says he tests stuff and this and that but really he just hits a number of shots which, R&A and USGA being what they are, will always be similar, then say it looks "as good as anything" and feels "as good as anything". Then he'll go on the course and show that indeed it's the Indian, but the arrow. Great. He might as well not test anything and make a generic video with a "insert the name of the product here" and for irons "insert the lofts there" and be done. And if he really is so unbiased and independent and wanting to inform golfers he should have tested stuff from Inesis, Hireko, KZG, Maltby or others... Not that I care much because the message is "test, get fitted, take a lesson" and I'm did with that. Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
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