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  1. The G700's are more of a distance iron. Anyway, the problem with e-bay is that you'll be getting a set that was fit for someone else, or one of the standard off the rack options. As everyone else has said, go for a fitting. You'll enjoy the experience and have a better understanding of what you're looking for. It looks like you're using senior shafts in all of your clubs right now, but maybe that doesn't work quite as well for you in your irons when it comes to shot dispersion. Take the time and see what works before rushing into something you may regret.
  2. Iphone 8. I'm going to have to give it another go, especially since I now have the replacement sensor. My screen was set a little too bright, and I could probably make a few other adjustments, but I don't really want to turn my data off. Likely time for a new phone and just use the 8 and the GPS function.
  3. Curious to know how everyone's experience has been using the system? I took advantage of the same offer from Ping, but the experience thus far hasn't been all that great. One of the sensors wouldn't pair, but they were great about sending out a replacement. The app is excellent to use and the updates on the current conditions at the course are invaluable, especially the wind. However, I had my phone fully charged before my first round and was sure to close down all apps etc, but I still ran out of battery life by the 13th hole. I may have had my display set too bright, but it looks like I
  4. 74 pages already. I guess we still have people that don't understand the rules and requirements for testing....so many putter testing hopes and dreams destroyed...painful to watch. I'd recommend reading this page before deciding on a model to test as well. https://ping.com/en-us/blogs/proving-grounds/putter-alignment
  5. This takes me back....In my junior golf days, I remember being completely enamored with this putter when my local pro pulled one out of his bag for the group lesson that he was giving. I was convinced that all of my putting issues would be solved if I just had this putter, instead of my classic junior, 2-way Northwestern. Never had the chance to really test one out though. Is it just hollow under that plate?
  6. What kind of shaft are you using now in the 410?
  7. Great stuff, except for those wedges. The bag on its own is incredible. It looks like you have the standard alta shafts on your driver and woods. Have you ever tried their tour shafts?
  8. 100% agree! This experience as a young(er) golfer completely changed my perspective on shafts, and their overall impact on the performance of the golf club.
  9. Great looking driver and head cover. I still just can't get used to what they do with the topline, regardless of the benefit that Cobra argues it brings. I don't use Cobra anymore, but I really liked the old Speed LD driver and the deafening sound that it used to make on the driving range.
  10. It's happened so many times now, but I still feel like I have to control the slight increase in adrenaline that I feel and try not to absolutely destroy the ball. You can use some sport psychology tools like mental imagery, or positive self-talk during your routine to help calm yourself down too. Nothing frustrates me more when a two-some suddenly gets paired up with you that just found a last minute deal online on golfnow. It's especially irritating when one of them starts smashing their club against the retention wall of a water hazard by the third hole.
  11. Read a few articles on the development of the duos and decided to give them ago. Had the same experience - found it to perform really well and really liked the feel on and around the greens. I used to love playing with the Wilson staff balls back when I first started golfing, so I had no problem giving them a try.
  12. Look on the bright side. If it is fake, at least you shouldn't find any difference with its performance characteristics. Hope it works out well for you though. I just couldn't bring myself to spend $270 on a used putter. https://mygolfspy.com/real-scotty-vs-fake-scotty/
  13. While they may be there for you to perform basic driver adjustments, I really don't think there's too much of a vested interest there. There's usually too many other people to deal with, and it just turns into a guessing game for them and they start throwing different options at you to try. If you can book a fitting session with them individually though, it may be different, as they can take the time to view and analyze the data that they are gathering. Most of them likely just go through a training session that the manufacturer puts them through, so it's not like they have an engineering
  14. They're hurting your score because they apparently don't perform as well in wet conditions? Do some testing of your own and find a ball that works for you and your game.
  15. Great event for sports and for golf in general. Where else can you raise 20 million over the course of a day like this? Even though I don't like him, Tb certainly displayed a level of mental toughness and resilience in a situation that many amateur golfers would not have been able to recover from. He also shrugged off splitting his pants on live TV. Phil's earpiece meltdown was entertaining and TW just played solid, consistent golf. Good stuff.
  16. Where did you read that? Yes, they can give you that extra control, but probably not if you're still building your swing and learning the game. Right now, you're probably better off using the gap wedge in your iron set if you're looking for more consistency. I'm not saying to give up on the wedges that you currently have, but it will take some time to learn and understand how to use them. Also agree with Scooter - look for a cavity back wedge. I'm also a huge fan of the Glides.
  17. This has to be one of the greatest articles that I've read on this site, and I still keep coming back to it to this day. It definitely prepares you well to go into a fitting and ensure that you are asking the right questions. I have a difficult time seeing golfers walk into my local big box golf store and just buying a $500+ driver with a stock shaft right off the shelf after taking a few swings in the sim. The comments coming out of the sims are certainly entertaining though, as is the preoccupation with requesting the "stiffest shaft available." https://mygolfspy.com/golf-geeks-shaf
  18. It looks like there is an actual place that creates these things. All Items are special order...I just want to know how the individual(s) behind this came up with the idea that something like this was even possible. How did they decide that there is even a small demand for something like this??? Not sure how I would react to someone using this on the course... http://rtoproducts.com/index.php Q: How are they made? A: Each cane is crafted with a 5/16 inch steel rod insert for total strength and stability. The reproductive organs are all cleaned sterilized and dried on the
  19. Irons look great! You may want to consider being fit for a driver at some point and look/test different shaft options. Not sure about your swing speed, but the nine degrees probably isn't helping you when it comes to forgiveness off the tee.
  20. Definitely the stadium course at PGA West. Had to deal with a terrible wind all day that did not make the island green on 17 very fun at all. Definitely enjoyed the layout and the design from one of the best in the game.
  21. I'm not sure how much Phil will be into it, since he won't actually be able to pocket any money with this one, but I'm sure the banter will be somewhat enjoyable. The light trash talking going on has already been mildly entertaining. Tiger will want his revenge, so I might as well give it a go.
  22. LaVerendrye - isn't that the home of the 750 yard Par 6? I think you could really use an overhaul with some of your clubs(and balls), but whatever works for you out there.
  23. I'm not sure what your experience with putters is, but don't get drawn into the lure of the expensive/flashy putter. I have expensive putters sitting on the sidelines, and I have the most perfectly balanced/weighted cheap putter that I keep coming back to. As Kenny B said, you need to take the time to understand the putter that best fits your stroke on the greens. You also want something that inspires confidence and gives you the feel that you're looking for. That will narrow down the selection process for you in what can be one of the most overwhelming decisions that the game has to offer.
  24. Can't beat those irons. That looks like an original sigma G head cover for the putter - which model do you have?
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