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Specneeds

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    Specneeds got a reaction from FallenSaber in PXG Gen 6 Driver Challenge   
    I did mine yesterday my Ping G410 has been working really well lately & I thought I’d collect $100.  I was wrong. The Gen 6 with a Graphite Design shaft beat mine by 6 yards averaged 291 & the Ventus black beat me by 4 yards - neither won on dispersion so it wasn’t worth several hundred$$ to get less accurate & 6 yards longer.  But well worth the time. Nobody directly behind me so I tried a 3 wood.  It was certainly longer than my 16 degree 5 wood but nowhere near as accurate and I coaxed 261 yards out of Ping G400 on one swing so he suggested I stick with it. No surprises I topped out at 108 & averaged around 105-6 mph not bad for an old man but nothing cleared 300 in many swings.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from CLenahan in Watching Golf Tournaments in Person   
    Your local colleges will play matches on their home courses regularly.  You should check spectator policies but typically you can walk along free of charge. If you’re a fan of a local university so much the better.
    If you want a great experience check your local PGA tournament committee at your nearest course & see what their programs are to volunteer or to caddy at the Pro Am. I’ve caddied several times at Torrey Pines for amateurs & once for a local pro - getting paid to hear McCord joking live was a great experience. All the amateurs were good guys if not great golfers.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from NickyBobby in Looking for a new 3 wood   
    Like everyone else it seems I’m playing a Ping 5 wood adjusted to 16 degrees so a strong 4 wood that stays in play when I miss left unlike most 3 woods. I’m also carrying a ping 7 wood at 21 degrees - my original Taylormade 5 wood loft from decades ago.  I can occasionally step on the 5 wood & hit it 250+ but it travels 225-240 consistently so fits my needs. The 7 wood overlaps both the 5 wood & 4 hybrid a little but is easy to hit & keep in play.
    I miss the distance on a flat 3 wood once in a while, I never miss the OB left.
     
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    Specneeds got a reaction from Ben_Howell34 in San Diego Spies; need advice   
    Hope you enjoyed Torrey North one of my favorites, I always recommend Coronado just because it is so pretty on the bay and it’s affordable.  A little farther North about an hour journey at Pechanga is great. Rancho Bernardo Inn is nice with great food. La Costa & Aviara are nice in Carlsbad but not cheap. Maderas  is the same - very nice but expensive. Lots of great private courses. 
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    Specneeds got a reaction from MGoBlue100 in San Diego Spies; need advice   
    Hope you enjoyed Torrey North one of my favorites, I always recommend Coronado just because it is so pretty on the bay and it’s affordable.  A little farther North about an hour journey at Pechanga is great. Rancho Bernardo Inn is nice with great food. La Costa & Aviara are nice in Carlsbad but not cheap. Maderas  is the same - very nice but expensive. Lots of great private courses. 
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    Specneeds got a reaction from revkev in Why is my 5 wood going as far as my 3 wood?   
    Lots of familiar tales here. My current fairway woods are a 5&7 ping G400 with stiff shafts the 7 is at 21 degrees - the same loft as my first 5 wood 30+ years ago. The 5 wood is cranked down to 16 degrees about what my original 3 woods were. I can still reach the short par 5’s in 2 and can hit the 5 wood about 250 off the tee 240 of the deck.  To gain 10 yards with a 3 wood I’ll snap hook it out of play about every 4th or 5th swing. - not worth it too hard to hit straight & screaming low hooks really aren’t the best shots for me.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from BIG STU in ELI5 - How forged irons work   
    Rebound or trampoline effect is a small component of distance or feel. As indicated design that allows you to hit the “sweet spot”  consistently is more important than metallurgy. The feel of forged irons is however a real phenomenon and for highly skilled players can make a difference in performance. I’m not sure where that level starts but it has to be near scratch. For those of us less skilled players less feel & more forgiveness is likely to lower scores. My old forged clubs from the 70’s & earlier gave more feedback on Mis-hits in the form of shorter off line shots & more vibration as did the old persimmon woods.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from Kansas King in ELI5 - How forged irons work   
    Rebound or trampoline effect is a small component of distance or feel. As indicated design that allows you to hit the “sweet spot”  consistently is more important than metallurgy. The feel of forged irons is however a real phenomenon and for highly skilled players can make a difference in performance. I’m not sure where that level starts but it has to be near scratch. For those of us less skilled players less feel & more forgiveness is likely to lower scores. My old forged clubs from the 70’s & earlier gave more feedback on Mis-hits in the form of shorter off line shots & more vibration as did the old persimmon woods.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from TBS in ELI5 - How forged irons work   
    Rebound or trampoline effect is a small component of distance or feel. As indicated design that allows you to hit the “sweet spot”  consistently is more important than metallurgy. The feel of forged irons is however a real phenomenon and for highly skilled players can make a difference in performance. I’m not sure where that level starts but it has to be near scratch. For those of us less skilled players less feel & more forgiveness is likely to lower scores. My old forged clubs from the 70’s & earlier gave more feedback on Mis-hits in the form of shorter off line shots & more vibration as did the old persimmon woods.
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    Specneeds got a reaction from Shapotomous in Anyone ever compare new drivers to older ones on a launch monitor   
    I’m playing 30 year old irons, 10 year old hybrid, wedges & Putter but Drivers always needs to be within a couple of years old - a G400 LS with an X std Ping shaft but it took buying & selling 2 to get one that stays in play consistently. I got measured in the ancient time of monitoring, I’m std lie,loft, length so off the rack with a stiffer shaft works for me. When I retire in 4 or 5 years I’ll do a whole set fitting until then I’ll probably keep what is in the bag with maybe a driver & hybrid update. Don’t hesitate on the driver - I’m hitting mine as far as I did 30 years ago.
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    Specneeds reacted to deejaid in Pace of Play Survey   
    I’ve never seen this to be the case.

    Walkers go directly to their own ball while carts are shared and people are driving back and forth between balls. It’s no contest really, if the course is set up for walking, ie tee boxes close to the previous green, walking is faster.

    I live on a course and it’s actually pretty embarrassing to see how the ladies groups walk and play ready golf and finish in timely fashion compared to the men that mostly ride carts and take forever.


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