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RI_Redneck

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    RI_Redneck reacted to Haro in Famous or Funny Quotes about Putting.   
    The putting green should be considered as a hazard.  Once the ball lands on the green take a 2 stroke penalty and move to the next hole 
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from MattF in Air Gun Installed Grip Twist   
    I use a mild Dawn Dishwashing soap/water solution from a spray bottle along with the blue 3M 2" painters tape. 1/2 teaspoon soap to 1 qt water and shake well. Add tape wraps to get the proper diameter desired, 4-5 sprays into the grip, pour out in bucket, spritz the taped shaft, work the grip onto the end of the shaft and apply air slowly to slide the grip on. Once it is completely seated, I hold it in place and apply air to blow as much soap solution out from under the grip as possible. The remaining dried layer of soap becomes sticky and does not degrade the adhesive on the tape. Been using this process for years and zero slippage. Grips come off easy too.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from cksurfdude in To Tee or Not to Tee?   
    Driver only unless the tee box literally dirt. Been doing it for 40+ yrs. I never considered a tee a "perfect lie". It was simply a higher lie that allows me to hit up on the ball some.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from NubianRugby in Are grips personal preference or is there more of a science to finding the right grip?   
    The only REQUIREMENT for a grip is that it allows the golfer to have a secure grip on the club. Everything else is preference. I URGE all golfers to try all types and sizes as I have found that I play my best with a specific grip of a specific size and taper. Don't be afraid to use buildup tape to get a custom taper as it can matter a lot more than you think. You'll never know what works best if you don't try them.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck reacted to Javs in Course Management - How Would You Play This Hole?   
    Which tees are we playing and where is the wind blowing from? No wind from the tips I hit a 3 wood to the right of the bunkers and a 7 or 8 iron to the hole. All the other tees I can blast a driver over the last bunker on the left and hit a nice easy Gap, SW or LW right at the pin.
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from GolfSpy_APH in To Tee or Not to Tee?   
    Driver only unless the tee box literally dirt. Been doing it for 40+ yrs. I never considered a tee a "perfect lie". It was simply a higher lie that allows me to hit up on the ball some.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from chisag in Are grips personal preference or is there more of a science to finding the right grip?   
    The only REQUIREMENT for a grip is that it allows the golfer to have a secure grip on the club. Everything else is preference. I URGE all golfers to try all types and sizes as I have found that I play my best with a specific grip of a specific size and taper. Don't be afraid to use buildup tape to get a custom taper as it can matter a lot more than you think. You'll never know what works best if you don't try them.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from GaDawg in Are grips personal preference or is there more of a science to finding the right grip?   
    The only REQUIREMENT for a grip is that it allows the golfer to have a secure grip on the club. Everything else is preference. I URGE all golfers to try all types and sizes as I have found that I play my best with a specific grip of a specific size and taper. Don't be afraid to use buildup tape to get a custom taper as it can matter a lot more than you think. You'll never know what works best if you don't try them.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from sirchunksalot in To Tee or Not to Tee?   
    Driver only unless the tee box literally dirt. Been doing it for 40+ yrs. I never considered a tee a "perfect lie". It was simply a higher lie that allows me to hit up on the ball some.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from Josh Parker in To Tee or Not to Tee?   
    Driver only unless the tee box literally dirt. Been doing it for 40+ yrs. I never considered a tee a "perfect lie". It was simply a higher lie that allows me to hit up on the ball some.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck reacted to Subdiver1 in Are grips personal preference or is there more of a science to finding the right grip?   
    I'll offer you a few tidbits in response as I don't really think there is AN answer.
    1. Rules:  There are some general rules of thumb for fitting, if the tip of your ring finger is pressing up against the base of your thumb (the part you press when comparing how well the steak on your grill is cooked, also called the Thenar eminence), then your grip is too small.  You are supposed to have a slight gap or just be able to touch, but if they are pressing together then you need bigger grips.  Conversely, if you cannot get your hands around the grip, like holding a large SuperStroke type grip then you need a smaller diameter grip.  That is fitting, by the guidelines I have always been quoted.
    2. Feel:  Well if you read some of the threads here on balls and club heads (cast vs. forged) you know that "feel" is a subjective term. One can objectively define soft and hard using scales (e.g Rockwell), we cannot objectively define where soft and hard diverge for individuals (think pillows and shoes and conveniently, grips).  If you look around the Winn site they provide charts about firmness and shock absorption - Feel, but that is relative from one grip to another  they offer, not to rocks and cotton.  I switched to oversized Winn Drive-Tacs a few years back.  Prior to that I played oversize Lamkin Perma-Wraps (yes that was quite a few years back and I don't know when they went off market). The Lamkin grips were pretty durable (they are still on my OLD Titleist Tour Model irons and still in great condition), the Dri-Tacs typically last only one season on my heavier use clubs, driver, wedges a couple of irons; my long irons 3 and 4 I can typically get another half or full season out of because they aren't hit as much through the year.  I've tried a couple of other grips (CP2 and GP Wraps to name a couple) and I like the feel of the Winn.  I feel like they allow me to hold the club, not have to GRIP it where grips like the GP Tour Velvet make me feel like I have to really hold the club, GRIP it, which often leads to squeezing which leads to all sorts of problems.  I actually had a professional fitting where the fitters commented on my oversize grips. They looked at my hand on the grip, following the "rules" and asked why I didn't just add a couple of wraps of tape to build a standard grip up a bit.  But then conceded that oversize gave me better control and results than a standard did so concluded that oversize was probably better than standard with a couple of extra wraps of tape.
    3. Grips for different clubs:  Other than putter grips, I have never seen anything, guidance, rules, suggestions, that a player should have bigger/smaller, softer/more firm on woods/metals vs. wedges etc.  For me, feel is part of the entire game.  I need to be able to feel the club on a drive just as much as on a wedge shot; granted the ability to have soft hands on a wedge shot applies more to fitness shots around the green than bombing the ball down the (hopefully) middle of the fairway, but again I feel like that translates through all the clubs in my bag.  So, I do not see where I would have one type/size grip on longer clubs vs. shorter clubs.  Do you play one ball from the tee, another from the fairway and another on the green?  Even if you could, would you?  Do you think it would help or create issues?  (Hmmm...maybe a smooth ball would roll better on the green - did I just counter my own argument against variables?!?)
    So, back to the question and maybe a more direct answer.  
    1. Is there more to consider than just personal preference?  
        There are a couple of "rules" but your game may dictate those rules being more guidelines.  If you find that the grip that the rule says fits you just doesn't work then try the larger grip.
    2. Should I go with a midsize for more feel?
        If that grip works then stick with it for all of your clubs.  If the feel works for one club that feel should work for all clubs, in my opinion.  Reducing variation makes for more consistency. 
    3. Are the certain grips more suited for the longer clubs?
        Not that I am aware of or have ever heard expressed or promoted.  The grip is foundational; when it comes to holding that club, do you really want to introduce that kind of variation into your game?
    I hope something in my rambling here helps. Good  luck.
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    RI_Redneck reacted to GolfSpy_APH in To Tee or Not to Tee?   
    I can very much see that I am in the minority here for many of these situations haha
    I only tee my driver. The rest off the deck with the exception if I really need to get the ball high quick or if elevation is a larger factor. In that case I may tee up an iron or others. However for the most part it is drop the ball find a decent spot and let it fly!
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from cksurfdude in The search for driver consistency   
    Cool thread. I don't get over here much (hang out in that other forum too much) but wanted to throw some info in here that I recommend to those hunting clubs whether they be drivers, FWs or what. People are very sensitive to weight and typically don't realize it. I see many struggling with a club only to find it is not weighted and/or balanced to their needs. Case in point, My ideal total weight range for driver is 310-350 grams. Ideal MOI is 2990 to 3060. If I get outside those numbers, problems start and get worse the further I go! I have at least 20 drivers in my collection that I can take out and hit fine any time. Only a few have the same shaft and they vary from R to TX and High, Mid and Low launch. I have adjusted the loft to suit the shaft so I get good launch numbers, but shaft profile has never been a big issue for me. One other spec I pay close attention to is torque because it affects my feeling of control with the club. High torque shaft (4° of higher) do not work for me because they just feel too "loose". Like I can't control the clubhead through impact. Probably just in my head, but yet it's there!
    All that being said, I NEVER test a club without a roll of lead tape with me. That way I can adjust it if needed and get it in my preferred weight range at the very least. Just something to think about when testing.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from Micah T in The search for driver consistency   
    Cool thread. I don't get over here much (hang out in that other forum too much) but wanted to throw some info in here that I recommend to those hunting clubs whether they be drivers, FWs or what. People are very sensitive to weight and typically don't realize it. I see many struggling with a club only to find it is not weighted and/or balanced to their needs. Case in point, My ideal total weight range for driver is 310-350 grams. Ideal MOI is 2990 to 3060. If I get outside those numbers, problems start and get worse the further I go! I have at least 20 drivers in my collection that I can take out and hit fine any time. Only a few have the same shaft and they vary from R to TX and High, Mid and Low launch. I have adjusted the loft to suit the shaft so I get good launch numbers, but shaft profile has never been a big issue for me. One other spec I pay close attention to is torque because it affects my feeling of control with the club. High torque shaft (4° of higher) do not work for me because they just feel too "loose". Like I can't control the clubhead through impact. Probably just in my head, but yet it's there!
    All that being said, I NEVER test a club without a roll of lead tape with me. That way I can adjust it if needed and get it in my preferred weight range at the very least. Just something to think about when testing.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck reacted to saz0418 in The search for driver consistency   
    I put a registration dot on the top of my grip.  Its sort of the same concept as ALL your iron and hybrid grips have where there is a line or an indentation or some other mark on the top of the grip that, when centered, indicates the face is square.   On your driver (or other adjustable clubs), the registration mark is not all that helpful once you adjust the loft sleeve because its only on the top at the neutral setting. 
    On my driver (Ping G425 SFT), I actually set my grip with my face about 15 degrees closed.   With it closed, the registration mark I applied is on the top of the grip (12:00 looking at me, if you will).   Then I set up and swing.   
    Even when closed, I know that if  I aim up the right middle with the ball in the right position,  the face will come in square and my drives will go straight (ish) -- center of the fairway.   I then use the mark (I put a dot with a silver sharpie) to control my shape and flight.  If I want a fade (or a drive I can start left and know it won't go more left), I rotate the mark on the grip to about 12:30 -- not quite in the middle of the grip but slightly to the right.  That opens the face at impact about maybe 2 -3 degrees-- enough to produce a left to right flight.   Obviously, I can rotate it more to the right (clockwise) and get a more pronounced curve.   
    I do this with my 3W, 7W, and all my hybrids.   Works pretty well.   I just takes setting your grip on the club with the face in the orientation that you know (or find through testing) produces the line and flight you want.   
    On my Ping, I can also close the face so that the shaft intersects about 1/2 of the turbulators on the toe of the club (about 15 degrees, as I noted).  That is sort of my reference, but then I make a mark because it's easier to just put that on the top of the grip and know it's correct. 
    I just soften my arms and hands once I set up so that the face looks square behind the ball at address.  I know based on how I have set my grip that when the club delivers under speed and load, it will return to the ball in the correct orientation, even though I have it set noticeably closed when I take my grip.    
    You may find a part of the logo on your shaft that can serve the same purpose.   If not, get yourself a silver sharpie.  
     
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    RI_Redneck reacted to Vegan_Golfer_PNW in The search for driver consistency   
    before anyone talks about getting a new driver
     
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from KC Golf in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    No, just travel a lot. And, where a professional GETS all their money from golf, all of mine GOES to golf. So I guess that makes me an anti-professional! LMFAO!!!
    BTW, I'll post another weird aspect of my putting tonight when I get home and can take some pics of my putters.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from KC Golf in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    As I always say, to each their own. Incidentally, I travel extensively and experience a high variability in course conditions. Much more than I expect a typical golfer would. I figure that has a lot to do with it. For instance, the first two weeks of Oct. I will be playing in CO, GA, MD & WV with variations in grasses, conditions, elevations and probably weather.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from KC Golf in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    Curious about this thread because I have Odyssey V-Line mallets with both steel and Stroke Lab shafts. I have identical grips installed on both, they are exactly the same length and MOI. I find I putt well with both and the slight difference in feel doesn't matter to me. I use a SBST stroke with a traditional grip and the lead hand in a strong position (on top of the shaft - player view). My main struggle is speed control on varying surfaces and longer putts (30'+).
    In an effort to control this better, I have experimented with the weighting of the head using the removable sole weights (+/-20G). I find the heavier weight helps slow my stroke down on fast greens10-12 stimp) and the lighter weight gives me extra speed when on slow greens (9 and below). So I began carrying spare weights so I can adjust depending on course conditions. My experience is that it has helped with my performance when dealing with varying green speeds in general.
    Just curious if anyone else has found success or uses a lighter putter on slow greens and a heavier one for fast greens.
    BT 
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from EasyPutter in Happy Birthday thread   
    Thanks all!
     
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from Kenny B in Happy Birthday thread   
    Thanks all!
     
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from cksurfdude in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    No, just travel a lot. And, where a professional GETS all their money from golf, all of mine GOES to golf. So I guess that makes me an anti-professional! LMFAO!!!
    BTW, I'll post another weird aspect of my putting tonight when I get home and can take some pics of my putters.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from cnosil in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    No, just travel a lot. And, where a professional GETS all their money from golf, all of mine GOES to golf. So I guess that makes me an anti-professional! LMFAO!!!
    BTW, I'll post another weird aspect of my putting tonight when I get home and can take some pics of my putters.
    BT
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    RI_Redneck reacted to cnosil in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    Sounds like you are a professional 🤣    The different grasses that you mention are also an issue with PGA pros; some play better or worse based on the grasses they are playing on.  
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    RI_Redneck got a reaction from cksurfdude in Will a Stroke Lab shaft perform better than a steel shaft?   
    As I always say, to each their own. Incidentally, I travel extensively and experience a high variability in course conditions. Much more than I expect a typical golfer would. I figure that has a lot to do with it. For instance, the first two weeks of Oct. I will be playing in CO, GA, MD & WV with variations in grasses, conditions, elevations and probably weather.
    BT
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