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Badams69

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    All facets of golf and how to actually improve at the game vs just hitting the ball.
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  1. Badams69

    Replace i210 suggestions please !!!

    Thank you all for your input!
  2. Badams69

    Replace i210 suggestions please !!!

    My mistake... I gather I mistated my issue. What I'm referring to is what I perceive as a missing thump that I've enjoyed in 5 iron and up in prior clubs. Not seeking distance as in more carry, but rather the ability to have a different effect from the carry (more of a driving shot). Thanks
  3. Badams69

    Replace i210 suggestions please !!!

    Very interesting suggestion - I would not have thought to try that model Mizuno but upon looking at them it sounds really in line with a club I would enjoy- THANKS!!!
  4. I purchased i210 with Z-Z65 shaft (stiff with low torque tip area - around 110g) about 88 days ago just shy of PGA Superstore 90 day playability guarantee. Would like suggestion to run test next couple days from anyone who has played them or compared to other brands. TM p790, Srixon, Wilson, other ping combo , something else? (not a Titleist fan these days) So far I do like these and could end up sticking with them, but feel something is missing when I want to propel the ball max distance (for instance hitting iron on a short par 4 into the fairway just can't drive it low like I would like to). As if the club is a bit light or just launches a bit too high. Over 120g is something that only does me good when I am fully warmed up which is a rarity these days and 105g is just too light.
  5. Generally I agree with you guys who say you like variety in the performance from tourney to tourney. My only slight differentiation would be that, in an ideal scenario, I'd prefer this to come in the form of course style and setup with scoring being more moderate. One week it could super older American style tree-lined course with another week may be target based with mega water hazard then maybe links-ish style. If there is a 22 under performance a few times a year that's great, just seems those happen all too often now. Maybe that is just my imagination.
  6. Since January of last year: January setup - Callaway RzrFit Driver, Adams hybrids VST(17/22), Wilson FG V2 irons, SM5 wedges, Ping Zing2 putter. July - Cobra Fly-Z Driver, Cobra Forged-TECblack irons, SM6 wedges, same putter Now - M1 Driver w/Rogue Silver, TM Rescue 19*, Ping i210 irons (as of yesterday), CG15 and Tour Gorge wedge (placeholders), Same ole Zing2 (been there since late 90's). IMHO Best bag of clubs from a fit and tech perspective I've owned. I don't require latest/greatest just as long as setup doesn't put me behind the field before we tee off. My goal is to get my wedges more in line but both those are 56 and should be able to accomplish what I want outta the wedge game with one of those two for a while. Putter is exactly right for me, so that factors into this big time.
  7. Badams69

    Is PAR more of a problem than just shooting it?

    Wait, I thought you had 24 so far?
  8. Badams69

    Is PAR more of a problem than just shooting it?

    Thanks for the replies guys. I just enjoy "food for thought" type discussions. As we all do, I also will reference where I stand in terms of over or under par. It is a standard measure that we all comprehend and can be very useful. My whole point revolves more around those, and there are many, who don't digest par for what it is. As I attempted to describe, I see all too often people using a score by name and supposed value to change the way they will or won't approach that stroke. It is all too common for one of our playing partners, or even ourselves, to verbalize the supposed higher value prior to making a stroke of any kind - most often a putt. Many times this will psych them out from the get-go and eliminate not only their chance of success on that stroke but also on subsequent strokes when they fail to succeed. Although there are others (all of us - of course ) who only rise to those occasions and raise our level of play for that stroke of such import! Maybe this is the golf coach in me talking .... but I just sense that when any player loses ground to par at a rate higher than they wished prior to the round, or gains strokes in an equally unexpected fashion ...... then they lose sight of what they are doing or what is still ahead of them in either situation. Three holes in and 6 over for a good player is not in and of itself a death sentence for the round. There are far more holes left than they played .... plenty of opportunity to get your arze in gear and shoot a couple over. -2 after seven for a guy who normally shoots 82 ...... no cause for alarm either ..... just keep playing and stop looking at how you stand to par. Meaning ...... we relate that over or under par at any point in the round and then just attach it to 72 and imagine that as our final score. The two are realistically as unrelated as they are seemingly intertwined. I simply am convinced that this would be less common if the mindset was more in line with the reality - which is that it is the final total that matters. As much as this sounds like they are the same, for many they are not from a mindset /psychological approach aspect. Just my thoughts from playing, observing, reading, and coaching - it also stems from seeing similar thinking in other sports as it relates to score prior to the end of whatever game is being played.
  9. Badams69

    Pet Pictures

    Wow - I looked at that pic and first thought was "I don't recall sharing that pic with anyone" Awesome dogs (among other awesome breeds). Bichon-Poodle mix here. Many say they see Maltese in there, maybe so.
  10. Badams69

    Pet Pictures

  11. We all have that putter, be it style or just a particular one we've had forever, that when all else fails we run right back and she forgives like a wonderful K-9 friend. For me there are two: 1. My 90s gray/silver PING ZING 2 that I simply don't let go of. Have yet to find anything that works better for me. In the bag since 97 with few exceptions. Which brings me to its predecessor and occasional replacement........ 2. The original style no alignment aid, bronze PING ANSER. You??
  12. Badams69

    Is PAR more of a problem than just shooting it?

    I think a golfer can succeed doing anything they feel will allow them to score their most likely lowest score on any hole. Or more precisely, whatever most likely allows them to avoid the higher numbers. It's golf after all and bigger numbers make their way onto everyones card. So if you avoid them, you are blowing by over half the field most any day.
  13. Badams69

    Decelerating wedges

    Such a valid point! It works beyond comprehension!!! Glad you posted it, nice reminder of something that should be so obvious, yet easy to lose sight of.
  14. Badams69

    Is PAR more of a problem than just shooting it?

    Now you guys are onto what I am trying to say !!! The scores are what they are - what they are called is just a goose chase or eagle chase. Love that concept - it is one myself and the initially mentioned friend, discuss all the time. What if par didn't exist and we all just navigated the holes as we saw fit. That makes me think of the following: Most fun my golf buddies and I ever had in golf was on our home course - 9 hole small town CC. 6 green resides in a hollow in the far east corner of the course and 2 green in the far West. There were four to seven reasonable (depending on who's reason you use) routes to navigate your ball across all the other holes between through and around trees and a predominant winding creek, not to mention a few houses. We would tee it up and just play for score from 6 green to 2 or the reverse. None of us ever thought to imagine a "par" for this hole given that 7, 9, 11, or higher could win the hole depending on the day, luck, direction or other. Yet we loved it as much as any golf we ever played and hit more spectacular shots than we can recall while playing this extraordinary hole !!! Thanks Brewmaster for hitting the nail on the head!!!
  15. Badams69

    Decelerating wedges

    Yeah, it'll come back around. Hope something in all these posts helps and you don't end up like Tin Cup with all those gadgets on one of these nights.
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