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Everything posted by golfertrb

  1. Such a great looking SGI! I think that will be a huge hit! I'm curious if i510 will have the same finish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I was a huge fan - I played with them but never owned them. I remember DLIII playing those with G Loomis graphite shafts in them. They were strong competition for PE2 but were seen as perhaps a cleaner version. I think those irons are among some of the best of all time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Really sorry to hear that Foz. Thoughts and prayers for you and Pat’s family. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. So glad to hear you slept through the night! That’s so amazing when sleep finally starts happening! I feel the same way about my back - life is a gift. Pain has been a great teacher to me and I would not exchange anything for those lessons. That said, I always hate it when others are hurting so I’m glad things are looking up. You are in my thoughts and prayers chisag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Good stuff Sir! Congratulations on a great milestone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Love, love, love this! My kids are grown too and time with them is so great. I love talking to them and hearing their dreams and helping them fulfill them is the best. Thanks for sharing and congrats on a great trip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Congratulations Alan! What a huge opportunity - if I could redo anything at all - I would work less and spend more time with the kids. You won't regret it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So true! One of my favorite things in the whole world! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So true! One of my favorite things in the whole world! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Congratulations! My babies are having babies now! We had 2 more grand babies this year - so amazing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Man - I'm so sorry to hear this. I've had two back surgeries (L5/S1 - microdiscetomy 2/15; ALIF 10/15) and I know exactly how you are feeling. I have nothing to offer except to say that I have learned a lot and I doubt I would have the surgery again. I have heard and read a lot on this issue and it seems that those who opt for surgery and those who don't have similar results in the end. It takes time but my physical therapist was amazing and he was certain surgery could be avoided for most people. I know everyone situation is different but I wish you well and continued success in avoiding surgery. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Congrats Rick! That’s an impressive body of work - always positive and helpful Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Tiger was fantastic today. Will be interesting to see how the day will impact Tiger's decisions as both a player and coach. I predict Royal Melbourne to be the real star of the week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'm sorry to hear about your friend - cancer is a terrible disease. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It was beautiful today - nearly 70 and I played for the first time in almost two weeks. My back has been really bad but I felt great today. I had no idea what to expect but I hit the ball quite well and I was able to put together a good round. I was striking the ball really well right off the bat but I wasn't making many putts on the front. On the back nine I got tired and wasn't hitting quite as well but I made more putts. Best shot of the day was 2 Crossover. Par 3 9th hole - 197 but was into the wind and playing 217. It's hard to see in the picture but the ball is 3 paces behind the flag and the pitch mark is pin-high right about four feet. So happy with that shot. The other shot that made me happy was from the middle of the fairway on the 11th. I had just over 100 yards and I hit a little knockdown PW. It was playing into the breeze and it came off just as I pictured it (the Blueprint irons are amazing!). The pitch mark is just past the hole. Unfortunately, I missed both putts [emoji23] I've also played the Titleist EXP balls the last two rounds and I like them. I will be interested to see what they become in terms of marketing. 67 FIR 8/13 GIR 12/18 Putts 26
  16. Sorry to hear that Chisag! Hope you heal up soon. Back spasms are no fun at all. Phoenix is coming! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I've worked on having a repeatable putting stroke and a few reliable shots around the greens. My short game is solid. That said, the single biggest determiner of score for me (and others) is the number of greens hit. High GIR is the common denominator for every truly special round of golf I've ever had. Have I put together a good round only hitting 9 or 10 greens? Yes but it's rare. Those days where my green count is high are also days where I'm driving it well. As I said, you need some reliable short game shots and understanding related to what a wedge/ball will do in certain situations but as RevKev said, the drive for show/putt for dough has been debunked. To score it requires golf IQ and solid fundamentals in all areas of your game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I was reading about the lie angle difference - 4* is intense! I'm glad you are finding it beneficial. I would imagine getting used to the position of your hands at address and impact was a challenge. I appreciate the feedback in terms of the workability of the G410. I know these are primarily designed to go straight but I'm glad to hear they are easily knocked down. The right/left doesn't matter nearly as much as that to me. I enjoy working the ball - I am trying to hit a particular shot all the time but having a game improvement club that can be easily knocked down is great. How do they compare to the G400? What is better? Anything worse?
  19. Thanks for a thorough response! You are right - the ball will move, with varying degrees of success, based on the swing path/face angle/ball position relationship. I really appreciate your take about the awkwardness of the visual and the challenges associated - that's exactly the stuff a tester can provide!
  20. Well, I've had a lot of iterations of iPhone and I've never produced anything close so perhaps you are being a bit modest Great answer to all my questions and I look forward to seeing your video reviews. Couple follow-up questions: what is your standard shot? (Shape/flight) Is there a type of shot you tend to need to be able to hit that deviates from your typical shot? If so, what is it and are you finding it difficult? (In other words, if your standard shot is a high draw, do you find yourself needing to flight the ball down due to course conditions?) That is quite impressive about the toe strike - most people I play with tend to miss on the toe due to being over-the-top from one degree or another. I really like the looks of these and I have several players I could recommend them too. Being able to flight the ball down is an absolute must here in Oklahoma so that is certainly something to consider. Thanks!
  21. Solid. What was your ball flight like? Are you seeing what you want?
  22. I always enjoy your reviews GS Dave! This is great and would work well in the back of my truck. I hate things flopping around back there. I've tried a few things but this looks really great. Oh and I too prefer the big mittens - they keep my hands warmer and they are so much easier to get off and on in between shots.
  23. I've had a question related to this to be posed to the testers: how are these at manipulating the ball? High/low, draws/fades, etc. I know these are designed to go straight, high and far but golf , as we all know, is seldom as simple as that. My i500's can be worked but a draw is easier than a fade for me. I can fade it but if I need a big fade, it requires a pretty exaggerated setup/move on my part. What are the testers finding? Also, for those who miss on the toe, what kind of yardage drop are you seeing? In reference to Ping's equipment cycle, we should see replacements for the i210/i500 this year, right? Great job everyone - I have enjoyed following along. I have had a busy fall, so I haven't posted much but I have been lurking @ballplayer002003 - Your video work is impressive!
  24. Those look really good and for some reason Cobra iron s typically do nothing for me. The logo is cleaner and the finish is great. Good stuff Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. I've had 4 aces but a round in the 60's is far more satisfying. In fact, my first HIO was in 1993. I still had no real control over my golf ball and I remember taking 4 or 5 practice swings until I felt something akin to confidence and saying "if I can just repeat that, it will be good." I had 131 yards and I hit my Titleist Tour Balata with my Lnyx Parallax 9 iron right into the hole and shot 87 on the day. Exciting? Absolutely. Lucky? Completely! Shooting a solid score in the 60's is a completely different animal and something I find infinitely more satisfying. That said, I haven't had a hole in one in probably 15 years and I've never really had a great score with an ace on the card so a combination of the two would be great :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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