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  1. So I have recently come across a pretty beat up Scotty Studio Select Kombi for pretty cheap on eBay. As expected it’s got its fair share of knicks and dings. So I started doing some research on fixing it up, and discovered that the Scotty custom shop no longer refurbishes aluminum putters because of California state Enviromental laws. Fortunately for me I have a very large metal fab shop at my disposal, and a long background in machine tool and fab. So naturally I got to thinking about doing the job myself. Prior to this the only club work I have done is changing grips and stripping and putting in new paint-fill. So I plan on grinding out or lightly filing the dings that aren’t on the actual face of the club, and getting that all in good shape. Then I’m going to sand blast the head with the face covered up. Then I’ll take a die grinder with a little polishing bit, and give it that nice aluminum sparkle. I do however have some questions and would love to hear if anyone has done anything similar and has some answers for me. 1) what grit grinding wheel have you guys used to gently correct knicks and dings? I’m tempted to use a flapper on an angle grinder instead because it’s bad practice to grind non-ferrous metal on a grinder. 2)I have a mill and am considering taking of 1 or two thou from the face to restore the tool marks, and to remove some of the dings in the face. Is this generally a bad idea? 3) any suggestion for grain size for the sand blaster? I also have glass beads for ultra fine worn at my disposal. Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated! Looking foreword to the feedback. Also considering making some putters in the near future, so if that your kind of thing, stay tuned! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Haven’t done one of these in a while, if ever, so bear with me. Butternut Hills Golf Club is a fine course in Stowe Massachusetts. Bit off the beaten path, but well worth the drive if your north of Boston. This course takes every New England forest track trope and turns it up to 11, this is maybe the tightest most tree lined course I’ve ever played. The full 18 (par 70) is full of character, and each hole is very different from the last. Great mix of holes and variety’s of length. My favorite par 4 was the 8th. A short short par 4 that is drivable if you have the balls. The fairway starts after carrying 195 yards of water. The fairway moves diagonally from the tee’s perspective from right to lefty with water all the way up the left side. The front of the green is only 268 yards, but you need to carry it the full distance to not put it into the hazard. I was able to dive the green, and even rolled it through about a yard into the rough, on a back flag and I got it up and down for birdie. My favorite par 3 was the 4th hole. A nice medium length par 3 with water covering the whole front of the green. A large undulating green is found past the large pond, where being on the correct quadrant of the green is imperative. Paying 158 today I put a 7i to pin high about 20 ft, and missed my birdie putt. The hardest pin location was where they put it today, beingin the water the most into play by putting the flag in the front, a mere 20 feet from the water My favorite par 5 was the ninth hole. A tight tee shot starts the hole on the medium length dogleg left par 5. After a well placed teeshot with my driver I came around the corner to a excellent view of the clubhouse, and 9th green, only about 200 yards away. A large bunker guards the short left and water guards the left. The flag was in the back left of the green so I hit hybrid to the right side, and barely missed the green in 2. After a less than great chip shot I missed my 8 ft birdie putt, and cussed my way to turning at even par. To add to the character, there are two double greens on the course, the 3rd and 13th share one, and the 5th and the 11th share the other. I had never played a course with any before, but it is a pretty interesting gimmick. The course isn’t overly hilly, but there are a lot of up and down hill shots. It’s an easy walk and I would actually discourage cart use. Lots of water is also present on the course, coming into play on almost half the holes on the course. It also makes for some great change of pace from the trees, and can make your drive and approach shot exist in completely separate mindsets. Course condition was phenomenal, fast greens, well kept tees, fairways and bunkers. I had guessed that the greens were rolling at a 9 but when I asked the pro after my round he said they had actually rolled at a 11 at about noon. My only gripe with the course condition was that there were several casual water spots, none of which came into play for me. The hardest hole on the course was by far the monster par 5 10th. This hole measures at 625 yards from the men’s tee and feels every inch as long. I hit driver 3 wood and gap wedge, and missed the green short into a pond that guards the front right of the green. From there I got up and down for a messy bogey. All in all this was a phenomenal track and I was pretty thrilled to play as well I did for my first time there, shot a 74 (+4). I had a sloppy back nine 38, and struggled a bit with the flatstick, but either way it was one of the best public courses I’ve payed in a long time. 3rd/13th hole double green Par 4 3rd hole (from green looking back) Par 3 5th (158yds) 5th/11th hole double green View from the 6th tee, the tightest looking tee shot on the course. Still hit driver. Approach to the 9th green (photo not taken by me) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. New (to me) 4-P, new 56°, new 2i. So 9/14 new clubs. That’s a lot when I think about it, and they’ve all been in the last month. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. First Name/State or Country of residence Walt/Massachusetts Current irons in Play Callaway x forged 2007 The carry distance of the your 7 iron 160 yards Handicap 6.1
  5. Agreed, but the other major difference is that this is the “player’s” variant. It’s got a 430cc head, a deeper face, no alignment signals on top of the crown, and has the classic pear shape for the head. It’s also available in lower lofts I believe than the standard. I agree though, they should go to some sort of digital or simple alphabetic naming convention Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Seriously, I feel ridiculous every time I say it. And I can’t just say Big Bertha, Because there’s a million of them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yeah it’s actually the newest club in my bag, got it brand new about 2 weeks ago off eBay. It fits my gaps perfectly and is way more versatile than my prior hybrid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bag: Sun Mountain GS 2 carry bag Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond (longest driver name ever), with Aldila rogue silver shaft in X-Stiff 3w: Tommy Armour 845, with stock stiff shaft 2i: Taylormade Tour Preferred UDI 18° with KBS Tour C-Taper Light shaft, in stiff 4i-P: Callaway X-Forged (2007 I think), with Project X 6.0 shafts 50°: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 MB in 10° of bounce with Nickel Finish 56°: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 CB in 12° of bounce with black oxide finish 62°: Vokey SM4 Spin Milled In 8° of bounce with raw finish Putter: Sportsman 2020 Melrosepark by Lasergolf. 2° of loft, 32” long, with 200g weighted at the bottom of the shaft. Also has old super stroke 3.0 grip.
  9. Walt, from Massachusetts I'm playing old TM 320's with the original R60 rifle shafts. I'm playing off of a 4.4 HC right now And I would preffer the C300 forged, because I have never played a forged iron and I would like to compare the feel difference throughout several rounds
  10. Welcome to the forums Splunge26 :)


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