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  1. Tom Massachusetts Scotty Cameron Newport II Frontline 4.0
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. Tom Burns Massachusetts HDCP 18 Titleist D2 915 Swing speed 87 Epic Flash Sub Zero
  5. Tom Burns Massachusetts HDCP 18 Swing speed 91 Titleist D2 915 Ping G410 SFT
  6. 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.
  7. 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 s
  8. 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
  9. Tom Massachusetts Handicap 15 Currently playing TaylorMade 2009 Burners with standard shaft Regular flex i500
  10. 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 aw
  11. Tier 1: Tommy Fleetwood Tier 2: Francesco Molinari Tier 3: Webb Simpson Tier 4: Charlie Hoffman Tier 5: Kevin Na Winning score: 276
  12. Fairhaven, those are the same clubs one of my 4-some plays and I have to say, I'm impressed! He's crushing the ball every week - off the tee and the fairway. It's a good thing his short game sucks or he'd be kicking my ass every round! Looking forward to getting fitted!
  13. So, what to do?? I've been playing off-the-rack clubs for decades; currently TM Burner 2009s, and I adapt a swing to fit these clubs. I think most guys have done this at one time or another. You get a new set of clubs and you make changes to your swing until you start hitting them OK. So I've been hitting these for a few years now and do OK, but I know deep down they are not the "right" clubs for me. So I go online and fill out a form with all my measurements (ala Ping) and send it to a custom clubfitter. He comes back to me and says my shafts should be 1" shorter than normal, and
  14. Are there other places around the US where one can get this level of expertise in club fitting? At 72, I'm not going to go through the process of changing my swing. It is what it is, and I can get around the course with it just fine. But I could use a little help getting a little more distance and forgiveness. So, I am hell-bent on getting fitted for a new set of Ping G700s. While I have a large golf store nearby that offers fittings for all the major brands, I've watched them fitting others on occasion and I won't go near them! They look like they all took the same 30-minute vid
  15. Hi guys, from Boston. I signed up with MGS back in April but I'm a little slow at getting around the site. I'm liking the variety of issues being presented and look forward to adding my two-cents worth on occasion.

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      BTW, I've been playing the game for many decades and over the years have accumulated quite a few golf clubs that are gathering dust. I've got putters and wedges, persimmon and metal, full sets and partials, store bought and homemade, etc. I'm looking for ideas on how to donate a lot of this stuff to a worthy cause somewhere here in the States. Any suggestions are very welcome.

  16. Would love to get back to Pings! Tom Burns Quincy, Massachusetts Currently playing Taylormade 2009 Burners with graphite R-flex shafts. 7-iron goes around 140-145 yards.
  17. Tom Massachusetts Playing TaylorMade 2009Burners Graphite regular flex shaft Hdcp is 16 I would love to test the HB Launchers. My golfing buddy plays them and he's kicking my ass!
  18. First name: Tom Massachusetts Norfolk County Do you use performance tracking? No Do you use a GPS watch? No Have a regular 4-some that plays multiple courses in eastern Mass.
  19. Tom from Massachusetts Currently playing Taylor Made 2009 Burners 3-PW with regular flex graphite shafts. Re HDCP: Probably start the season (if it ever warms up!) around 18; by Oct. I should be around 12. I'm 72 and play twice a week. Current clubs just aren't getting it done anymore. I need to take advantage of the latest technology to get distance back. As much as I'd like to try out the forged irons, realistically I should probably be using the C300s. I'm a big fan of Padraig Harrington, and if Wilson is good enough for him they have to be first class clubs. I'd love
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