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About Firebird

  • Birthday 10/21/1958

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    Bairnsdale, Vic,, Australia
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    Golf, Fishing, Kayaking, Flying (not allowed to anymore)
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  1. Hi, I was forced to go to graphite because of an illness. My preferred shaft used to be True Temper S300. Like you I thought that I would need a heavy shaft but after going through 4 performance centres they all recommend 65g shafts. Interestingly there was a slight club head speed increase with the 65g shaft. As far as overall club weight, yes you will notice it initially however after a few rounds you won’t. Due to my illness I am really susceptible to vibration and we found that the heavier shafts also did vibrate more. The shafts I went for were the Recoil and I am very happy with them. Only issue I have found is that you do loose some feel which has to be expected. I should point out that I replaced my irons (WIlson V6) with Callaway Steelhead Pro that have up Urethane insets to reduce vibration which could also effect feel. I have never it them with steel shafts. I therefore still use steel shafts in my 50 and 56* wedges. So I would recommend that before you decide on a replacement, if possible you should go the performance centre - fitting centre and try them. BTW, as far as consistency, no different to steel, distance hard to judge as I changed irons, however based on the loft they are slightly shorter in my case. Here Is a like to a Rick Sheils video where he plays with graphite shafts, it is well worth watching as the only downside he finds is $$$$. https://fb.watch/eZ4ZIR_MGh/?fs=e&s=cl
  2. Keep them, I am guessing that you would loose money selling them and buying a good second hand set, plus you may not be happy with the secondhand set.
  3. Fully agree, much more fun stirring up your playing partners than looking at your phone.
  4. Love Pro V1 but not the price. The way I am playing right now I loose or crack at least 1 ball a round. Lost a Kirkland last round and while looking found a Pro V1 so naturally I started to use it. Two holes later I bladed my 4 iron and when I picked the ball up there was a black line on it that was not there previously. When I examined it, I found it had cracked. This is the 4 ball I have cracked in the last 3 months. Having a lesson this week as topping really aggravates my illness.
  5. One of the discount golf outlet sells them downunder. https://seedgolf.com/products/seed-sd-01-the-pro-one
  6. My current gaming ball is the Kirkland V2. I am not playing great so it is cost effective option. When I am playing to my full potential my and my wife's preferred ball is the Seed 001. To me they are the closet ball I have found that feel and perform like a Pro V1. However they are $44 vs $70 for Pro V1's.
  7. When I was looking at new clubs 10 years ago I tried one length. I actually liked the 3-7 irons but the issue I had was with the 8-PW. To me it just felt wrong and I found the SW to be the worst. I am a very good bunker player but with the one length I really struggled. BTW, my wedges are almost all the same length. I actually thought about getting a custom set with 3-7 one length 8-9 one length etc.
  8. One potential option might be to find 2 more golfers that you know that are not tosers and book a 4. I would advise the guys that you are simply going out to have fun.
  9. I would not waste your money on Accros spend it on getting lessons. You really need someone to look at your swing to identify any issues with it and then provide advice, tuition and generally some drills that you can do at home or on the range.
  10. Old age is a ******, all the things I damaged or broke over the last 60+years are now coming back to haunt me. I have Postherpetic Neuralgia which means I have damaged nerves in my left shoulder and in my chest. When it starts to flares up my only solution when on the course is Panadol Forte and hope it eases it, if not I have to stop. My recommendation is seek good medical advise and then use whatever you need to to manage the pain so that you can get out and play. I play golf for the exercise and to have fun. If I happen to play well or shock horror win then woo hoo.
  11. I have a Callaway Epic 2 Hybrid and a Apex 3 that with Jail Break. Honestly they are both brilliant and I find little difference between the two. However I have hit some older Hybrids and I did find them not as easy to hit and that did feel anywhere near as positive. For me the Epic is probably the best club in my bag. I hit is on average 200-210m (220-235yds) and it feels effortless. My suggestion is go to a pro shop and hit some.
  12. I finally was able to go to Costco about a month ago as we now live 300kms from the nearest one and picked up a box. Since then I have managed to play 6 rounds with them. Overall I am reasonably impressed. The only negative is the click sound they make when putting which indicates they are harder. However I have found little difference in distance or stopping power compared to my usual ball (Seed 01) or Pro V1’s. Note: I had not tried a Pro V1x until I found a couple the other day and I have to say that the KIRKLAND’s feel and performance was almost identical. I still prefer the sound of the Seed off the putter but for the price $48AUD (2 Doz) they are 1/2 the price of the Seed and almost 1/3 the price of Pro V1’s. Considering the way I am playing lately, I have lost 8 balls in the last 5 rounds I find that these golf balls for the money are excellent value and that the positives out way the one negative.
  13. I originally bought a Triumph 4 wheel and after 3 months I had an issue with it and as they did not have any stock it was replaced with a 3 wheel. After 3 months I had got used to the requirement to lift the front slightly to turn but it was not really an issue. The big difference when I went to the 3 wheel was how easy it was to push. The reason was simple, the two main wheels were much bigger than the ones on the 4 wheel plus it also had suspension on the two rear wheels. The only negative was it was much bigger when folded, however the wheels were easily removed it you needed to make it smaller. Several friends have Clic gear buggies and they love them. So the if you want a buggy that is easier to push and do not care about folded size get the one with the biggest wheels or alternatively buy a electric one, that way you just have to hang on and it will literally drag you round the course
  14. Looking at the two hosel adaptors adjustments, the M3 looks similar to the E722. It adjusts the lie as you increase loft. My Epic Flash provides 2 adjustments, loft and lie. Lie offers N is neutral and D for Draw. There of course the additional weight adjustments as well to alter swing weight. https://www.golfstorageguide.com/callaway-epic-flash-driver-adjustment-guide/ From what I have read Callaway has one on the best adjustable adaptors.
  15. I had to swap my wedges as I have to have graphite shafts but still SW is still steel. Up until 2016 my wedges were Cleveland Rusties and I still have them and love them. The SW is one. After 15+ years they still feel the same and I believe if anything the spin I can generate has become more consistent over the years. As they rust I believe this negates any wear on the grooves. They can certainly leave a nice file mark on a ball if I really it down on it.
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