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  1. Thank you for your kind offer. Which websites/online shops did you have in mind? That is amazing news. Thank you! I didn't know about Sub70 presence in Europe. Now they are definitely on the list of possible clubs.
  2. Thank you for your reply but unfortunately there really aren't any fitters or retailers in the reasonable vacinity that would allow you to hit golf balls with new gear. Actually, about a year or so ago I scheduled something called a ''fitting'' and it was just a man taking a few measurements and handing me different irons with different shafts and measuring my swing speed using those irons with radar. Note, I was not allowed to hit a single golf ball or even touch the ground with the club. Surprise, surprise I was quicked with 60g graphite shaft than with 130g steel shaft. After asking if that is his ''fitting'' and his subsequent nod, I just packed my stuff and left the place without even thinking of handing over a cent of my money. I would never refer anyone to this sort of ''fitting'', much less my father. Considering how light and 'noodly'' are my fathers golf shafts and how small are the heads, I am pretty sure anything modern will have significant positive effect. His swing is not agressive but rather smooth and slow so I don't think he has any special requirements aside shafts being lightweight. When it comes to money, 1500 EUR is my absolute limit. My first choices in my first post amount to about 1000 EUR altogether.
  3. So here is the deal: My father is 53 and has been playing golf 10-15x per year for the past 16 years or so. He is really not interested in the score, he just likes to enjoy the game and social events that come with the golf (although every time he scores a birdie he walks for the rest of the month with head up and chest out like he just beat Tiger Woods). If I am brutally honest, the years have not been too kind with him. With age (and perhaps with additional pound here and there) he has become less flexible and simply slower. The 16 year old Wilson Di5 golf set consisting of Sw, Pw-3 iron, 5 wood, 3 wood and driver the size of a modern hybrid are just outdated, too hard to hit, tough to elevate the ball beyond 6 iron and are visibly killing my fathers love for the game. He was looking around for a newer set but modern prices of larger OEM gear are just outrageous and he says that the current set is good enough for him. He is adamant that it is the archer and not the arrow that is at fault. I would naturally agree with him but if the archer is not willing or capable of change, the arrow has be modified. As a thank you for all the support over the years I decided to buy him a newer and more suitable set of golf clubs. It would be simple to just send him to fitter etc. but unfortunately there are none in the vacinity plus my income doesn't really allow me to spend more than 1.500 EUR for the set. The natural question is, what to buy in today world of overpriced golf gear? I was thinking of waiting for the price drop in the fall and grab Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5 driver, Cleveland Launcher HB 5 wood and Cleveland HALO 4 hybrid. Looking at the release date of the launcher series it is quite possible that the Cleveland will release new series of woods in the fall but with the current world health situation it is impossible to predict for sure what will happen in the following months. In regards to irons, I have my eye on Cleveland UHX Launcher irons (5-D + Cleveland CBX sand wedge) but the problem is they are hard to get so 2017' Cobra King OS 5-SW (I can get new for 600 EUR) and Cobra F-MAX Airspeed 5-SW are also tempting. I was wondering if Mygolfspy members have any suggestions? Are there any reputable golf websites beside Galaxy Golf that are worth checking out? Any advice or help is welcome. The catch is that I reside in EU so any well known DTC retailers or sellers in USA and UK are not really an option since I would have to pay significant import tax. I am not really looking for used clubs with clear signs of use just because there is something special about taking off the plastic of a brand new club. Looking at the topic What have you bought lately, I am sure that the Mygolfspy members know what I am talking about. Any advice or help is welcome. Thanks.
  4. It sounds like this experiment is going to get expensive very fast...
  5. Not really material for Q&A but I figured that perhaps describing my experience might help someone. Recently I decided to invest in my golf game and purchased Arccos Caddie sensors and Link. A couple of days ago I put them in play and despite having a record low round, I spent too much time on the phone adding and editing the shots to the point that it somewhat ruined the enjoyment of being on a golf course after a long time. First, it took the Link about 15-20 minutes to acquire GPS signal on a bright sunny day with not a cloud or tree in sight. When Link acquired GPS signal it had no problem maintaining the signal but the Link missed vast majority of my shots. OK, I understand missing short putts and gentle chips but when Link detected only tee shots it got annoying really fast. I tried fiddling with the position of the Link, first on left side of the belt, than front left side of the belt and finally lower on bottom of the left pocket. No change. Shirt was tightly tucked in pants the whole time so the Link was not covered and its microphone was unobstructed. Before selling the system I decided to give it another chance because information provided was unlike anything I have seen before. Just out of caution I re-paired all sensors (and in the process found 2 clubs that were for some reason not paired) and read a bit more about the system and common solutions on this forum. Yesterdays round was much better. Link acquired signal in 5 minutes and held to it for dear life despite slightly overcast weather. At first Link again missed majority of shots but then I remembered someones advice to make a couple more practice swings and out of curiosity repositioned the Link on top of the knot I usually make with the end of my woven belt so it protruded out a bit more. Such a difference! Link missed just one full shot in remaining 15 holes (probably because I was in the dark under the trees right after sunset), a couple of short chip-and-runs (clean strike with very little sound and vibration), one pitch that I hit 2 meters from previous position (punch out with upside-down 6 iron from below the bush that Arccos probably thought was from the same position) and 50% of putts from 1 meter or closer (that were very quiet). Considering the limitations of the system heavily depending on microphone and light, I think the second round went pretty pretty darn good. It seems that phone and Link need a bit more time together to work smoothly and a bit of patience and effort from the side of an user is needed.
  6. I am thinking about potentially trashing golf club to satisfy my curiosity. I have an old Taylormade Aeroburner 5 wood head laying around that has been skyed many times and is otherwise pretty well banged up. I decided I will not repair skymarks etc but strip it of paint so paint will not chip any more and hopefully I would be able to see any welds etc. If it is from stainless steel - great, if it rusts - even better. I can polish it to high gloss finish or I can bang it up and scuff it some more. Perhaps I can even lightly ding it and age-it like: Pretty stupid idea but I am stoked to see where curiosity takes me.
  7. Thank you for your input. I don't think my irons were MOI matched or there is some higher reason for random swing weights as they are now. I think the irons were simply botched at assembly. In the end I agree with your bottom line. It all comes down to performance and I believe there is place for improvements. Funny enough I tested all my irons this weekend to determine which swing weight I prefer. It turned out I hit (and like) 5 and 8 iron a bit better then the rest and they measured within 0.3 SW of each other so at least I have target swing weight I will try to achieve for the rest of the set. I don't expect massive changes but if I am completely honest, headworms are at work and I will not sleep until this swing weight thing is sorted. God knows what lies beneath the surface... Iron length is spot on and I had lie angles and lofts checked about 6 months ago. I am not certain about the lie angles but since they are not far off and they better protect me from my misses, I will let them be. At least until headworms strike again...
  8. Thank you cnosil, I have already seen this chart. I was just wondering whether someone plays, played or was fit in a set of irons with progressive swing weight. Considering there are shafts like DG AMT, it is possible. At the end I will probably make my set per OEM specs.
  9. In lockdown boredom I decided to measure swing weight of my irons since I noticed that my 8 iron is significantly lighter than my 6 iron. It turns out swing weight of my regular irons was all over the place, ranging from C9 to D4.2 with no particular pattern (like descending swingweight as the club shortens etc.). I measured swing weight a couple of times but results were the same inside 0,1 SW point. I guess that is what you get when buying second hand... I decided that I will use my free time and redo my irons. I plan to sort swing weights of my irons with tip weights (fine tuning with lead tape) and inthe process get rid of shaft rattle in two of my irons and regrip the whole set. Lovely project if only I weren't an obssesive type. In the past I have built a couple of iron sets at constant swing weight through the set as my friends requested. At the time I didn't even question their decision and respected it with no second thoughts but now I am questioning if that is a good idea/it makes sense. For example, swing weight of my longer clubs is around D1 and sand wedge at D5. There is a significant gap that I think should perhaps be filled gradually in 0,5 SW points per club (D4.5 in GW, D4 in PW, D3.5 in 9I, D3 in 8I, D2.5 in 7I, D2 in 6I, D1.5 in 5I, D1 in 4I). Has anyone done anything like this in perhaps smaller increments, perhaps in 0,3 SW points or so? I find pros and cons for both options.
  10. If the testing results for Srixon Q Star Tour balls were that bad I have a bad feeling for my Inesis Tour 900 balls. They belong in the budget bracket too. I guess it is better to know than not to... Sigh...
  11. HI, Guys at TXG youtube channel posted a couple of videos on this topic. Their finding is that all clubs deliver approximately the same distance for the same loft if you have enough speed. For slower swingers there is more of a gap between an iron and same lofted hybrid and then possibly between hybrid and same lofted fairway wood, mainly because of launch and height. Irons generally fly lower hence do not produce the same carry numbers. There are also other factors involved such as steepness of the swing etc. At the end of the day no theory is as good as factual results on the range, golf course or even better in a fitting bay so if possible take a couple of swings and see things for yourself. In the meanwhile I think it is worth to take a look at TXG videos, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndCQIaWJT94
  12. Hi, In my experience heavier shaft increases swing weight ad vice versa. Rule of thumb is +1SW for +9g of shaft weight and -1SW for +5g of grip weight. Based on that I would say your build is app. -1SW for shaft and +1,5SW for grip, so about the same without any additional weighting of the head. Thing to realize, the numbers of swing weight change in relation to parts can be different with certain shafts that have higher balance point and can reduce overall swing weight like a heavier grip would. Either way, without knowing balance points of the shafts you used, guessing swing weight in relation to parts will not yield accurate results. Rather than guessing I suggest you just measure swing weight as it can be done simply by using home tools (ruler, weight scale and some kind of balance point at the ''0'' on the ruler) + a calculator on URL: http://golf.okrasa.eu/clubs/swingweight-en/sw-measure/ In my experience this calculator is as accurate as is the data you put in it. Moreover, 1 swing weight point is nothing to worry about since most of the golfers cannot feel the difference. I definitely belong in that group. I hope my semi-answer helped.
  13. Nothing exciting really. Just 13 pcs Lamking Players cord grips, 20 pcs of 10g brass tip weights for steel shafts, 20 pcs iron .355 ferrules to reshaft my irons. Oh, and an Evnroll ER5 Hatchback putter.
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