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  1. Tom Quincy, MA Hdcp: 16 SS: 83 No hybrid in my bag right now Looking to add an 19* to fill in between my 5-wood and my 4-iron , would love to try the Tour Edge Hit a used one at a golf store and loved it! And, I’m a big Scott McCarron fan!
  2. Tom Burns. Massachusetts Playing a Titleist 915 D2 10.5* loft stock shaft with regular flex Handicap is 16-18. Season just getting underway. Swing speed is 87. I have not played a Tour Edge driver but I recently hit a Tour Edge 3-hybrid and was very impressed. I do not use a LM but did just buy a Shot Scope V2 and will be using it for the first time this Sunday
  3. Tom Burns Massachusetts HDCP 18 Titleist D2 915 Swing speed 87 Epic Flash Sub Zero
  4. Tom Burns Massachusetts HDCP 18 Swing speed 91 Titleist D2 915 Ping G410 SFT
  5. So now that we know the first three, who will be the final pick?? I'm hearing a lot of chatter that Tony Finau is a shoe-in, however, Kinsner and his incredible putting gets my vote. I'm a big Kuch fan but the reality is, he just hasn't earned it this time around.
  6. Has anyone taken advantage of the new PXG Gen1 offer? You can "get fitted" online and they will build you a custom set for $175 per club. A 4-W set would cost $1225. This is a pretty attractive price when you compare to the latest offerings from other club companies. The question is, is it worth the gamble? I went through their online fitting process several times changing the variables each time. Their algorithm consistently recommended their PXG-0311XF clubs. They also consistently recommended a shorter shaft (-1/2 inch) and a -1 degree lie. This all seems to make a lot of sense to me. The problem is, custom clubs are not returnable! You buy 'em, you own 'em. I'm looking at new Ping i700s and I'm being lured by this PXG deal. Anyone else looking into this offer? Burnsie
  7. I tried TGF, but I'm not confident in its results. Maybe because I'm not confident in the answers to the ambiguous questions that are used to spit out a result. Then I discovered the videos that help you answer the questions. So first attempt, I put in data I thought was "about right." I used a 15 handicap, medium swing speed, level AoA, and medium tempo. It then goes through its "big data" analysis and pops out a TM M3 or M4. So I mull this over for awhile. I got rid of my TM Superfast in 2017 because the shaft was too long and I couldn't control it. I replaced it with a Titleist D2 917 and have been enjoying it a lot. Now I look at this result (and the videos) a little more realistically and figure out, my bi-weekly golf scores come in around 86-92, so my wishful thinking handicap is probably 18ish (because I don't maintain an official one). My average drive flys straight about 200+/- yards, so my swing speed is probably slow rather than medium (I discount the occasional 230-250 as outliers). I have no idea what my Angle of Attack is, but I assume level because my drives climb at a slight angle. However, if I put the ball a little further forward I can get better elevation but have to adjust my aim more to the right to compensate. Although it looks prettier, I'm not so sure it gives me much better distance. Finally, I have to guess at tempo. It's definitely not slow, I'd like to think it's medium, but I can't rule out quick. So for now, I'll have to assume medium. It's time to update my answers to take into account reality. I decide to re-enter my stats, and at the cost of another $7, (this is starting to get expensive! ), and NOW my perfect driver is a Ping G400 with 14+ yards and miniscule accuray improvement, OR, a Cobra FMAX with only 3+ yards and 14+% improvement in accuracy! Ohhh, what to do??? Maybe I should pay the $100 for a professional fitter to figure out the right answers to these ambiguous questions so I can spend yet another $7 to find out my perfect driver! I wonder if this "big data" approach will work for irons some day.
  8. Tom Massachusetts Handicap 15 Currently playing TaylorMade 2009 Burners with standard shaft Regular flex i500
  9. Haha! LOL! I actually have an original Alien wedge in my bag right now. In one of the forums someone was talking about the latest “sure shot” sand wedges being hyped today on TGC. Somehow, the old Alien became part of the thread. It reminded me that I still had mine in the old club mausoleum in my basement. So I went down and pulled it out, put a new grip on it, and brought it to the practice area of the local golf course along with a shag bag of balls. Holy cow! Turns out I could hit it pretty well! Out of the short rough I could drop it consistently near a target 60 yards away. Then I tried a few swings in the sand and all of a sudden my 60-degree Callaway was on the bench. Can't guarantee it will stay in my bag all season, but it's earning its keep right now! 😂
  10. Tier 1: Tommy Fleetwood Tier 2: Francesco Molinari Tier 3: Webb Simpson Tier 4: Charlie Hoffman Tier 5: Kevin Na Winning score: 276
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