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  1. I guess 4. Dr-HZRDUS t1100 65g 6.5x tipped 1.25” 3wd-Aldila Rogue White 80g x 4h-Matrix Ozik x 4-pw-dgti x100 52°58°- dgti s400 putters-Scotty LN fujikura MC putter shaft Oddy WHP 7cs-TT blackout (steel)
  2. It’s all course dependent for me. I play in 3 leagues, all on different courses. But on all 3, rarely use my 3wd HL. On 2 of the courses, depending on wind, I can use it for drivable par 4s. Don’t get much use out of my 4h,4&5 irons as well. But when I play regular rounds with friends, on different courses, I tend to use about all clubs. I’m pretty much a bomb & gouge guy though. So driver & 7,8,9,p, 52°/58° get the majority of the work.
  3. My game hasn’t really changed all that much. I’ve been relatively long, from when I started. Still am, for my age. What has changed is, my expectations. And once those changed, so did my handicap & my game! With all the social media presence, everyone should be able to figure out their own games. If you have time to dig into some of the numbers (%s) of the pros, then apply those to your game, your game should improve. Between comparing numbers & knowing your aim points, you can really make an impact on your cap. For me, I play my own game. I try to pick off a birdie or two, on the par 5s, and hopefully get lucky on a shorter par 4. I typically struggle with the par 3s. But now that I know that, I’ve been working on those.
  4. Good looking blade! I definitely want to give it a roll!
  5. Looking forward to the swing speed breakdown. I’ve tested a lot of drivers, over the past 3-4 years. I’m still with my unicorn. Nothing longer than it & nothing as accurate, for ME. Maybe one of these models can change that this year.
  6. This . It never worked out for me, trying to take some off or get after something else. Played with a guy, that used to play Nationwide Tour. He asked what I was doing on a par 3, in between clubs. Told him was prob going to step on a 9i, instead of babying a 8i in there. Both weren’t going to be good results. Usually when I got after a club, it was a pull & if it was trying to baby one, I would come out of it & block it. He said take your 8i out, choke down an inch/inch & half, swing normal. Ever since, this is what I’ve stuck with. This little advice has helped me tremendously. To the point, that I’ve only played 2 wedges for the past 15 years. Used to play 54/60. Now I’m 53/59. But learning that gripping option, was a total game changer for me.
  7. My goals for each round, simply to shoot as low as possible. Usually strive for under par. It does change as the round goes though. If I’m +3 or better, after 9, then I’m grinding trying to get under par. +4 or worse, then I’m concentrating on what struggles I’ve had the front 9. Strikes, chipping, putting, etc. Now +4 isn’t always my cut point, just depends on the course. Always try to enjoy the rounds. Golf is too fun, not to enjoy. Years ago, I would avg easily over 100 rounds/year. Now days, 4 kids later, my rounds are far less! I play in 2 leagues throughout the summer, but those are only 9 holers. Fun, but we all know they’re not the same. Play somewhere in the range of 20 scrambles/season. While I enjoy playing in them, they definitely don’t help MY game out. So my goal for this upcoming season, is to simply play more single round golf. Play more rounds, with the man that introduced me to the game, my father.
  8. 2 putters for me. My gamer for the past 25yrs, Scotty TEI3 Newport Long Neck. Recently (last spring) put a fujikura mc putter shaft in it. I’m a believer! If it goes to acting up or I just need a new look, I go to my Oddy 7cs.
  9. Really agree here! Two of our local clubs used to have found balls at the counter, usually .25/ea, $1.00/ea for premium balls. Those bins stayed pretty full the entire year. Even the older generations have caught onto the DTC companies, imo.
  10. I’m 6’1” & use a 35.5” putter w/ an upright lie angle. I don’t play as much as I used too, but do get to practice some. Lower back always hurts after a session on the practice green. Doesn’t matter when I do it, before hitting balls, after, only putting. A buddy of mine has an armlock & I have dabbled with it some. It does seem to relieve the lower back. I may try one full time this coming year. I’m just stuck, bc No back issues during a round or after, but only when practicing, exclusively on putting.
  11. I play a ball until I lose it, or it becomes scuffed. Usually can get 2-3 rounds out of a ball. I believe that a ball isn’t really compromised, until the cover is damaged. I play 2 different 9-hole leagues in the summer, on 2 different course. I managed to play the same ball for a month. Now this combined would be 72 holes. But rare instance.
  12. You could definitely try this. I have a couple of different groups I play in. I’m 42, but still hit it decently long. I play off 3.3. Generally play tips, but play to whatever everyone wants. Play with younger guys that like tips only, but their caps don’t justify tips. In my other group, play with 3 guys that are all within 2-3 years of me & the other 4 are all older. 1 being 62, but plays tips generally bc of his pride. His cap is around mine @4. He doesn’t hit the ball nearly as far as some of us, but he plots his way around. 2 of the other older guys play seniors, with the lone guy playing blues. Usually if we all play the same tees, we go off caps. If we don’t & everyone plays different tees, we play straight up. We got together & wanted to make it better for everyone in the group. What we came up with was what we call the hard 3. It’s the 3 hardest individual par capped holes, you have the option of moving up a tee. We tried 3 hardest capped to start, but sometimes at our course, that was 2 par 3s & 1 par 4. Some didn’t like that, so we went the hardest cap on each par. So you get the option of moving up a tee, on the hardest par 3, 4, 5. We have changed it up before, & all could just pick 1 of each par. Didn’t have to be the hardest ones, just whatever you wanted. We didn’t this on a Florida trip, where we encountered a 600yd par 5, into the wind, followed up by a 250yd par 3, same wind direction. I know 3 holes doesn’t sound like much & it’s not, but sometimes it’s just enough to get the group over the edge, to really enjoying the game. Golf is hard enough as it is, so anyway you can enjoy it, be like Nike. Just do it!
  13. R9 B stamps, gets my vote. Felt like butter, very playable, and somewhat forgiving. Have a buddy still playing them & has a backup set, for when the groves wear out on the current set.
  14. I too, used to struggle off the deck with fairway woods. I could tee it up all day, and it would be fine. But couldn’t really consistently hit one off the deck. Around 5/6 yrs ago, I switched to a 3HL. Best decision I’ve ever made. Can hit it off the tee & from the fairway. I’m fairly long, so don’t really need it all that often, but when I do, it’s money. I’m playing the TM M3HL. I think it’s lofted at 17°, but I have it turned down to 16°. I seen where you tried the 4wd option earlier. I tried a Cally XR16 4wood. For whatever reason, idk if it was the shallow face or what, I struggled off the tee with it. Off the deck was fine though. Tried the M3HL at a demo day & haven’t looked back. Turned 2 of my buddies into 3HL players now as well. Albeit they’re playing TSR3 16.5 & a stealth HL. If you’re happing with your scoring the way your bag is now, I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
  15. Definitely go through a fitting. Did this about 5-6yrs ago, and still play the same shaft as what I was fitted for then. Imo, once you’re fitted for the shaft, the head is all plug & play. I played a TM M2 tour issue head, with a proforce v2 shaft going into the fitting. The shaft was a stout, 1.8 torque & 87g. Got fitted into a HZRDUS t1100, 6.5, 75g, tipped 1.25”. My big miss was always left, so I always liked low torque shafts to try & combat the left miss. But once they fit me into this, I gained a few yards due to swinging a shaft 12g lighter. With the TM tour issue head having an open face angle, that of course helped out as well. I cracked that driver head in 19, and ended up with a Cally Epic Flash Triple Diamond head. Same loft as my TM, and all I did was swap tips out. Still playing this combo today, and the distance & the accuracy are still there. Seems like most fitting establishments, run specials throughout the winter months. Most offer specific fittings also. Imo, this would be where your money would be best spent! A lot of valuable information you will receive, that will hopefully take your golf game where you want it
  16. No shame in my game. Cally dr TM 3wd Adams hybrid Srixon irons Bridgestone wedges Titleist putter
  17. I chose the King Forged Tec X because I want game improvement irons with the feel of forged irons. Brian/ Owensboro, KY Srixon 785 4.4 Yes
  18. I play 6° between wedges. 46° Srixon 785 pw, 52° Bridgestone, 58° Bridgestone. Used to have 8° when I had the 54°/60° setup. But went with the 52°/58° setup about 10yrs ago & have been really comfortable since.
  19. When the ban came in, they were directing towards a very small group of hot players. Other players were complaining, saying they got advantage from using said putters. I’ve used all, belly, arm, & broom. Like I said when the ban came out, you have to practice with each to be good with each. Those pros spent relentless hours, like other pros with normal putters, to perfect each styles craft. I didn’t really give the belly long enough, didn’t like it. The arm lock was ok, couldn’t get that decent from long range. The belly is where I found the most success. I felt relief on my back after rounds, while using the broom. Short putts were dialed in rather quickly, took a bit for lag putting, but it came around. In one Mens league I play in, a guy in his early 30s uses a side saddle & is deadly. Another late 20s uses a broomstick & is good. Different strokes for different folks. I’ve never had anyone question if I’m anchoring. Like another member said earlier, golf is a game of integrity.
  20. Hey gang, have a few items looking to move. Prices are shipped. Lmk if you have any questions or concerns. 1. Odyssey WHP #7. 34”. SS flatso 1.0. No headcover. Looking for $115. 2. Callaway green dot adaptor. New. $25 3. Ping pickemup putter. Currently @37”, but can be cut to your desired length. Has a lamkin sink grip. It was a long putter cut down. Looking for $65.
  21. Looking to buy an Armlock putter! Prefer a Betti & 42”, but would definitely consider all! Lmk what you have! Thanks.
  22. I also, have a Velcro patch on my SM bag. I’ve found in the KY humidity, I’ll remove the glove after each shot & stick it back there. I have another one ready for the next shot. Alternate gloves for each shot. I’ve done this for the past 3yrs & it’s worked wonders. The time in between shots, while the glove is riding on the bag, really seems to air it out & keep it somewhat dry.
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