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  1. I purchased TP5x this spring with the 4 for 3 deal. Also had custom insignia as well as custom number options. Did not bother with he numbers but had my company call letters printed in very large font in company colour so I could give some away to customers.
  2. If your current putter works for you you may want to look at your putting stroke first. At the beginning of this season I developed a hiccup with pushing my putter leaving my misses right. Worked on getting a proper arc back in my stroke and started saving 6-10 strokes a round. You could spend the money for a new putter which may fix what ails you or get a couple of putting lessons first. So many coaches to choose from on the internet, you should be able to find someone to help. At least this way you won't have to question if it is you or the equipment. May save more time and money in the long run.
  3. Ebay would be Ok for the driver head but I would also need the aftermarket shaft I was fit for. Possibly could find both but maybe not and even if I did the possible slow down in shipping times may not make much of a difference. Even if I could save a little time and some money I would rather support a local business that I have been dealing with a few years that has treated me well. As a business owner myself I understand that relationships matter.
  4. Both putters are expensive so I would make sure I had a fitting before ordering one. I am a feel putter and am still using an old Mizuno putter made by Bettinardi. Have tried Scotty Cameron square back, Evnroll ER6, Tommy Armour TA1and a couple of Odyssey putters. Have been fit three times with the first and last keeping my current putter and the middle fitting I wanted to only try Evnrolls based on MGS testing. This was a mistake and after 6 months of use and many three putts with distance control went back to my Mizuno and improved my putting immediately. Use the MGS testing as a guide only and make sure you get fit for a putter that works best for you.
  5. Had a driver fitting today and ended up with a Ping G410. By far the most consistent driver head for me, brought my spin numbers down over 1000. Only problem is lead time for the driver is about a month. Looks like an excuse for some cold weather golf before snow comes.
  6. My first putter was a bronze Ping Anser reissue with the sound slot and no markings on top. Sweet spot for the putter was slightly heel side. Always seem to see the alignment marks dead centre on the putter head. Always wondered how much the hosel, especially long plumber’s necks, could affect where the sweet spot is.
  7. At 27 my first set of clubs was a mixed bag of blades. The next year I got a set of Cleveland 792’s, an ugly egg shaped shovel. The following year when the Canadian distributor for Macgregor went bankrupt I got a set of Tourney PCB forged irons. Still have these but moved on to current clubs when I got back into golf a few years ago. Still take one of the Macgregor clubs out to the range with me every so often.
  8. Set matching PW for me. I do not have the same confidence using the blade style wedges on full shots.
  9. Played with my kids last weekend and they noticed a golf grip in the pond near the 9th green. I told them if they look closer they will see more of the club. We all had a good laugh.
  10. I tried the brush tee a couple of years ago along with the 4 more yard tees looking for an easy way to consistently tee the ball. The problem was neither one was the right height for me so went back to regular tees.
  11. The problem with the idea of using height to determine putter length is the length of your arms will have a huge impact. Regardless of height some people will have shorter or longer than average arms. Also consider how tall or bent over your stance is as well as how straight or bent your arms are and your height starts looking less significant.
  12. You will be surprised how much each of them know about the equipment. Just ask and I am sure they can supply a lot of information.
  13. Had a conversation with Ian last winter about him doing less fittings to give him more time to run and grow his business. Due to the videos everyone wants him for their fitting, a bit of a double edged sword. People don’t realize the quality and depth of knowledge of the fitters he has assembled. As far as fittings all 3 will get you into the right equipment. I have had more than one fitting with each and have watched all of three as well as Ian do fittings many times while I was at TXG for winter practice. Difference is more their personalities. Cam is more of a talker, jokes around and may tell stories. He has the ability to make a person feel comfortable quickly. Easy to have a fun time during the fitting. Also, if someone is shy and needs someone to pull them out of their shell to get the best result Cam is the guy for them. John comes across right away as a very friendly person who is enthusiastic about helping his clients. Explains well as he goes. If someone tends to be nervous or may have anxiety at the fitting John may be a good choice to put them at ease. Also, John has an unbelievable wealth of knowledge in the putting stroke. Anyone having a fitting for other clubs may want to add this on as well. Alex is more quite than the others but still very easy to talk to. He seems to talk and ask questions with a purpose. Comes across as methodical with how he goes about the fitting. Someone who likes to get down to the brass tacks would enjoy a fitting with Alex. I hope this summary of the TXG fitters helps. I have enjoyed the fittings with all three and would not hesitate to use any of them again.
  14. I recently got fitted for P790's. Had hit them first at a demo day at my golf club and found them easy to get the ball in the air. Had a fitting this summer and was won over on how easy they were to find the sweet spot with the right shaft. These irons are much easier to draw than my previous set. I live only 10 minutes from TXG's Toronto location and have done fittings with Alex, John and Cam. All three are very knowledgable and do a great job. You will not be disappointed.
  15. Had a hybrid fitting a few weeks ago and picked up a Titleist TS2 yesterday. Needed something to fill a gap between my 5 iron and 5 wood. I am playing tomorrow and should have a number of times to try it out.
  16. My wife and I do not exchange gifts. When we were dating she gave me two luxury brand wallets (one for hip pocket and one for a suit jacket) so I told her if she ever got me a gift again the relationship would be over. If I want something I will buy myself and she does the same. No need to spend hundreds of dollars multiple times a year on things we might not even want. Every 3 -5 years I take the money that would have been spent on normal gifts and purchase her a big ticket item instead. These are the type of gifts she will keep forever and she already has plans to pass them on to our daughters.
  17. Had a fitting Tuesday for a hybrid to fill my gap between 5i and 5w. Titleist TS2 at 21 degrees turned out best so I ordered it. Tried a couple of hybrids in the past but never worked for me. Both the TS2 and SIM were easy to hit but the Titleist was more consistent.
  18. I purchased a pair of Oakley Prizm golf sunglasses over the winter. Wore them for awhile early in the season but did not like them. Even the light lenses did not allow me to follow the ball in the air. I recently got a pair of Vuarnet sunglasses with a yellow lense and tried them out for a round last Saturday. By far the best sunglasses I have worn for golf. Easy to follow ball in the air and no issues reading greens with them on. Not what I planned on using them for but will stay in my golf bag for now.
  19. Duty should also be considered plus the fee for collecting it. For my business in Canada most of my accessory products have an additional 6.5% for products coming from offshore. This is a fairly low percentage since I am in the construction industry while many other product segments are higher. If PXG is not selling a large volume of product in Australia basic shipping costs can add up to a higher percentage of costs quickly. Start factoring in extra time spent on paperwork for international shipments and costs go up again. Person doing the paperwork must get paid. Margins on most products are not as high as people think and based on MGS’s articles on profit for the large golf companies I would not be happy with their profit margins on goods sold. The smaller the company the higher the profit margin must be to survive. Golf clubs are expensive but at least there are cheaper alternatives available. Better to have the things we want be more expensive than the things we really need.
  20. Had a couple drams of Ardbeg 10 tonight. My favourite distillery slightly edging out Laphroaig.
  21. I had putter fitting years ago that used an Edel cart. Tried different putter configurations but did not find a putter head I was more comfortable with. I did end up changing my current putter to a round grip. With the round grip it seemed more like point and shoot. Stopped thinking about grip and aim which I believe led to a more natural putting stroke. I recently changed to an oversize grip. It seems I am losing some of the natural feel in my hands with my putting and short game.
  22. Last night I picked up 12 dozen Taylormade TP5x from my home course while I was there playing 9 holes with the kids. Four for three deal with personalization. Had them put my businesses name on the balls so I can give some to customers.
  23. I have four pairs of spiked Adidas Tour Boost from various years (two white, two black). Just like my other shoes I rotate them. Also have a pair of last years spikeless Tour Boost for hitting indoors.
  24. KBS $ - taper lite. Went with black for something different. Centre of face contact was much better than any other shaft, even on poor swings. The shaft seemed to help me feel where the club head was throughout the swing. Looking forward to get the new irons.
  25. I always bring a protein bar with me. Also eat Babybel cheese at times even though it barely qualifies as real cheese. Drink water on the course, equivalent of around 2 bottles per nine. On high temperature and humidity days I may get a gatorade at the turn. I find gatorade syrupy sweet so cut about 75% water to 25% gatorade.
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