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  1. Looking to trade a functionally new tsi3 15 degree fairway head for the equivalent tsi2 head. Hit it a handful of times indoors - absolutely no sign of it ever being hit. Open to good condition (ie used) tsi2 trades, Don’t really just want to sell, but will take $250 pp and shipped if anyone just wants the head,
  2. Still looking? I’m selling mine to upgrade to a gc3. Have a Skytrak, FMJ, TGC19 lifetime license and a control box for tgc19 - willing to sell all, or just the Skytrak.
  3. Volatile is relative - having moved here from Oregon, the likelihood of a dry, sunny day is much higher here! It can get wet and windy if a system comes in off the ocean (like today!) but you are just as likely to be 65 and sunny. Flicking through old photos on my phone of Dec, there is lots of sunshine. i havent played PB that time of year, but Spy can get a bit wet, and Spanish Bay is built on sand so plays pretty well after a soaking.
  4. I switched from modus 120 stiff shafts to steelfiber 110 in x flex - the former were mizuno mmc/mb combos, and the latter are in Srixon 785/z forged combos. I got the Srixons on a whim at a price that was too good to pass up, because I wanted to try the Srixon heads, steelfiber shafts and a stiffer flex (my swing speed isn’t overly fast, but I have an aggressive transition). The switch has been awesome - obviously it isn’t a direct comparison because of the different heads, but the steelfibers feel great - really smooth, great launch and spin, and I haven’t had a moment’s thought to switch back. I had heard that the steelfibers play stiffer than their stated flex, but I have had no problem launching and spinning them - my 7 iron club head speed is in the mid/upper 120 mph range. I have never worried about things like swing weight numbers (just go on feel), but I can say I don’t notice much of a difference.
  5. Thanks for responding - He is right handed and we are all set, thanks to a kind fellow forum member.
  6. Looking to see if anyone has a set of clubs their kid has grown out of that they want to sell on - need to replace the starter set with something suitable for a 5ft 2in 12 year old who will probably be 5ft 3 by the time I have finished typing this, given the rate he is growing. Hits his driver about 180ish, and I don’t want to buy new if I can avoid it, because he will grow out of them in the blink of an eye. Ideally we need a driver, hybrid, a couple of irons and a couple of wedges. Let me know if you have anything you want to clear out of the garage!
  7. 5 items up for grabs: - Epic Flash SZ 9deg. Nice condition all over (face is a little worn at the bottom, but nothing that affects playability), crown and sole in really good shape. $185 170 head only, $230 $215 with a tensei av blue stiff, shipped anywhere CONUS. - Srixon U85 3 iron (20deg). Excellent condition, barely used. Recoil 95 stiff shaft too light for me. $125 $110 shipped Ping adapter, pulled from original shaft (sold the head, and recycled the shaft with a new adapter). I believe this works with 410 and 425 drivers. $sold - Cobra F8 3/4 wood, Aldila NV stock shaft. Love this club, plenty of life in it, but it has been on the bench for over a year so deserves a new owner. $sold Final item is a combo set of x forged/apex mb. 24 and 27 deg x forged UT with modus 120 stiff, 6 and 7 are x forged 18 (also modus 120s) and 7-PW apex mb with KBS flt 120 stiff shafts. All are 2deg flat, standard lofts and lies. Two seven irons, you can pick which one to use depending on your ball striking that day.... $sold obo shipped, $5 extra outside the west coast. Willing to split these up (mb only, or the UTs individually) - rather than post a bazillion pics, message me if you want more photos of anything. MBs show usual bag chatter for soft irons, and faces show some wear but no browning and tons of life in all the grooves (spin more than my mmcs on the launch monitor)
  8. Dan, Pebble Beach, CA Swing speed 110mph Epic max ls 9deg with tensei av blue x flex, or a speeder evo x flex (haven’t made up my mind yet!) modus 120 stiff shafts in my irons.
  9. I have 3 sets of forged irons - Nike pro combos from 2013, x forged/apex mb combo from 2018 and a set of mp20 mmc/mb combos. There is no way I can play cast or fake-forged again (hollow ones or ones with forged faces - even the apex irons felt harsh to me). As many have said, the feeling of hitting a solid forged iron is worth the scars (both on the clubs, and to your dignity when a slight mishit falls 10 yards short). From my observation, the forged cavity backs hold up a lot better cosmetically, with the blades appearing a little more dinged up, but the 2018 apex MB is the prettiest iron for my eye and I can live with a few bumps and bruises. Once the face starts browning, though, it is time to move on.
  10. Prices dropped for MGS shoppers - some good stuff to be had for when the snow melts!
  11. Clearing out my COVID lockdown spending spree. Open to offers, all prices are shipped CONUS, and paid with Paypal goods and services. All putters come with original head covers. - Ping g410LST (no headcover): head only- $SOLD ping tour 65s - SOLD Speeder 757 Evo - $85 65s is standard length, evo plays a little less than 1" shorter. - Callaway x forged '18 UTs: 24 and 27, standard LLL., nippon pro modus 120s shafts. 27 has a new mcc +4 align (newly installed), 24 has a tour velvet align. Excellent condition, great clubs, just don't fit with my gapping anymore (mp20 mmc 6 iron is 28 degrees). $95 $75 each, or $170 $135 for the pair. 24deg has a small ding (shown in photo in the sole, barely noticeable), but otherwise they are in great shape. - Odyssey stroke lab double wide, 35". Face is in excellent condition, hairline scratch in paint on the sole (dropped it on the cart path!). Head cover included. $140 100 - Ping Sigma Tess 34". Again, in great condition with no marks on the face. Seems to play a couple of degrees flat vs the black dot, but I don't have a tool to measure. Easy to bend to whatever you want. $85 60 - old faithful TM Spider Rossa Monza 34” - looks like a klingon battle ship, but deadly from anywhere inside 10ft. Most stable putter I own, but time to move on - it needs a new, loving owner who misses too many 6 footers with their current putter. New superstroke grip with counterbalance weight. $65 40
  12. The surface is totally smooth and rolls well. It seems to give pretty good data, though I have only been using in for less than a week.
  13. Been using it for a month or so now, after a 2h putting lesson just before thanksgiving. It revealed the choice to either rebuild my grip and posture or try to find a putter to cover up technical flaws. I decided to do the long-term fix, and the squareback fits the new setup. So far, so good - I use a gate and putting mirror to practice starting the ball on line for 8 footers, and interestingly I always slightly pull my “warm up” putts before getting into a groove. I bought a putting fork pro that fits easily in my bag and I throw it on the practice green before I play to work through the pulls before I start (or I just stick two tees in the ground about 2ft in front of me to act as a gate). This has made a huge difference to my putting inside 10ft (combo of lesson, new putter and proper practice). I got an exputt sim for Xmas, and it has been really interesting - it confirmed my tendency to come a little out to in with the face a little open if I don’t get ball position and stance distance from the ball right (the left miss). It also showed I consistently swing the putter in to out with the face a little open on long putts (the face and path match - I just push it). Hitting some right-hand only putts gets me feeling a better release of the putter head, and has really helped in keeping those longer putts on line (feeling the head release through impact). Now I just need to fix my Magoo-like green reading...
  14. I found myself reminiscing in a similar way - I started playing in the mid-80s, and always wanted a set of Wilson Staff irons (they were the prettiest things around back then - the size of butter knives, and you could cut your finger on the topline, but so shiny!). I found a few sets on ebay for about $150, and am sorely tempted to finally get a set, just for fun as you mentioned.
  15. Just started a new relationship - back in the honeymoon phase...
  16. I went through my long-abandoned old clubs in the garage today (too old to bother about selling, but in decent nick), and hit them on the launch monitor indoors - most had earned their place in the discard pile (change in swing, faster speed now, better tech etc) - an old cobra 3 wood, a nickent hybrid, an orlimar trimetal fairway - but one club blew me away... First swing with an old taylormade rescue mid 19 deg (early 2000's - can't remember exactly) and it launched high, straight and long. It repeatedly went straight, high and the right distance to fit a gap in my bag (the awkward 220-ish carry). Can't wait to get it out on the course and see if it sticks. Anyone else discovered an old favourite and restored it to the bag?
  17. Dan, Pebble Beach ipad pro will test both indoors (have a sim setup with skytrak, screen and projector with enough space) and outdoors (lucky enough to be in CA, with good winter weather)
  18. Got fitted into an Edel putter, and wasn’t able to afford it new. Found a mint, used one with standard loft and lie - it is great for me from 8ft in, but I couldn’t get used to it for lag putting (not part of a fitting!). Only used it for 2 rounds and in the garage. Need to re-sell it to finance the continued search for the unicorn putter.... $SOLD - please close.
  19. Just finished a putter fitting session - the first one I’ve had that wasn’t rolling a bunch of putts in a big box store - and it was truly enlightening. Using the SAM putt lab setup outside on the putting green with my current putter, the initial 5 putts confirmed what I had suspected about strengths and weaknesses - tempo was really good (my strength has always been speed control and lag putting) and the stroke was very consistent in all other metrics with one concern highlighted: too much opening and closing of the face around impact. If everything else wasn’t perfect, then this added a lot of variation to my putting outcomes (which explains why I am so hit and miss from 6-10 feet). I delofted the putter slightly as well, but not by much and easily fixed by adding a little loft to the putter. The fitter then gave 2 options: try to address this with a change of putter, which was option number 1, and if that didn’t work then adjust my mechanics. Basically, see if technology could fix it first, and if not then make a few tweaks to my putting action. The first putter to try was a TaylorMade truss, which I quickly rejected because it looked too weird at address. If it doesn’t look right at address, and makes you really uncomfortable just standing over it, then there isn’t much point going any further. I then tried different shapes of Edel torque balanced putters, with zero offset, and these helped a little bit. We then switched from putter fitting to putting lesson, and adjusted my grip and address position. The combination of the two, and using a shorter putter, felt odd for a while but after rolling a dozen or so putts we got the analytics into the green category and the face rotation under control. It was truly amazing to switch back to my regular putter, an odyssey stroke lab double wide, and feel how hard it was to control the rotation compared to the Edel (simply by putting down a couple of alignment sticks and seeing the amount of rotation of the putter head). Now I need to a) identify which of the Edel shapes I like the best and b) find a bunch of cash to afford one..... Anyone out these using an Edel torque balanced putter, and if so did you notice much difference between the mallet and blade shapes?
  20. They were always the weird small old balls that had gone yellow in some old guy’s bag (acknowledging that to us, old guy was anyone over 40, like my dad), and they had weird dimples (you can add the Dunlop 65 to that list). We used to try and hit them hard and thin with a wedge, to cut them open to see what looked like a mass of elastic bands inside.
  21. I just watched Rick Shiels' video on Top Flight balls, and he reminisced on the balls he used "back in the day" as a junior. It made me think back to my early years playing golf as a junior in the UK in the mid-80's. Our club had a strong junior program (25GBP a year for membership!) and we would hunt for balls when not allowed on the course at busy times. The gems we all wanted to find were Spalding Tour Editions, Titleist Tour Balata (or any Titleist we found). Wilson Ultras, Pinnacles and Top Flites would hurt your hands if you caught then the slightest bit thin, and were rocks. You were always gutted to spot a ball and discover it was a Penfold or Slazenger. Which balls from your early days of playing do you remember loving/hating? On a related note - we used to love doing this with a balata ball in front of a brick like an ultra, and you could spin it back into the bunker from the green. It destroyed the ball, though....
  22. I live 2 minutes from Pebble Beach Links and have been fortunate enough to play it a handful of times, and have never used the same putter twice...
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