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  1. 1. Bob Wilks -- Batavia, Ohio 2. I've owned and used the following golf GPSs & laser rangefinders, in chronological order: Original Sky Caddie, GPS Callaway Golf "uPro" GPS Garmin "Approach G3" GPS Suaoki "PF3" Rangefinder CaddyTek "CaddyView V-2 + Slope" Rangefinder Lofthouse "ProScope 400X" Rangefinder Bushnell "Neo Ghost" GPS Bushnell "Phantom" GPS 3. I'm currently using the Bushnell "Phantom."
  2. I want reliable distance out to 370 yards. That is the sum of my driver plus my pitching wedge (250+120 yards). Before buying my present GPS, I decided to check out laser rangefinders under $150. I bought and tried three , one after the other: CaddyView v2 Suaoki PF3 Lofthouse ProScope 400x The best of those was the ProScope 400X. None of them could pick up a flag reliably at even 200 yards. They all always gave me a reading, but it wasn’t always right. Consequently, I found myself overshooting the green all too frequently. I don’t need "help" lik
  3. Hi All, I’m from Batavia, OH. That’s about 20 miles east of downtown Cincinnati. It’s a great area for golfers — lots of courses per golfer around here, so it’s easy to get onto a decent course for $30-35 greens fees. My league plays Hickory Woods GC as its home course. But we play away on alternate weeks, so we get to play a lot of courses in the Cincinnati area. I started playing when I was about 13 y.o. My then-50-y.o. step father had a scratch handicap and a swing like BenHogan’s. I learned my swing from him. Most who see it wish theirs looked like mine. But, I have to
  4. Everybody agrees that perimeter-weighted irons are more forgiving then blades. So, why is it that most top-of-the-line irons are blades? For years, I've been hearing that blades are more workable than perimeter-weighteds. Well, they are certainly less forgiving. But more workable?? My engineering mind is having a really tough time wrapping itself around that idea. Would somebody who likes to pedal that bit of golf gossamer (and knows his oats) please take a few minutes to explain to us engineering-types how it can be that a perimeter-weighted iron would be any less workable tha
  5. • If your impact zone is the size of a dime, it would seem that a professional fitting would be worth your while. However, if it's the size of a silver dollar, it would seem to be a waste of time and money. You would probably be better off to settle for a free online fitting at Ping n Flight and to spend your savings on lessons and practice. Now, if that is a reasonable assessment, then there must be a crossover point between the size of a silver dollar and the size of a dime. Anybody care to venture where that might be? • Most better players would agree that you should be fitted f
  6. Robert/Ohio 19 Yes, but putting is still the bane of my game.
  7. The purpose of a cavity back is to distribute the mass of the club head further from the sweet spot so as to increase its rotational moment of inertia about its center of gravity. In essences, that increase the size of the sweet spot. Now, in doing that, a club designer may choose to move the center of the gravity down at the same time, and that does create what most manufactures sell as a game improvement iron. But a cavity back with its center of gravity not shifted, is still a game improvement iron. Cavity back irons are also made that have their centers of gravity in the same
  8. I re-grip my own now. As others have said, it's pretty easy. To make quick work of taking off the old spent grips, use a hook blade in your utility knife. You'll find them at you local hardware store. Be especially careful not to cut graphite shafts with a knife blade. To avoid that, insert the hook under the end if the grip with the blade tangent to the shaft, and keep it tangent while you slit the grip open. The toughest part for me has been getting the old tape off. There are tape removal tools that make that a lot easier, such as these from Golfworks and Brampton, or you can ma
  9. When it comes to shot shaping, I keep reading that blades are better than cavity backs. Yet I have not found a club fitter that can name even one shot that isn't easier or as easy to make with a cavity back. In fact, it seems to me that the only reason why one should even consider buying a set of blades, is for practice. Why? Because blades are so much more sensitive to off-center hits. By letting you know immediately every time you miss the sweet spot, they encourage you to pay more attention to hitting on-center. Off-center hits probably cost us more through-the-green strokes than an
  10. 1. First name: Robert. Home state: Ohio. 2. Handicap: 18. Driver speed: 97 mph. 3. Driver: Infiniti “Propulsion 440,” 10.5°, 45” long, with Grafalloy “ProLaunch Blue 65” R-flex shaft tipped 1-inch, swingweight C-9.6. 4. Choice: Epic Flash Sub Zero, but it would please me to review either.
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