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  1. @deejaid out of curiosity. How stupid would it be of me to re-shaft these Hogans? I'm not leaning towards it by any means. I'm just wondering because I know nothing about putting shafts in something this old.
  2. I just wrapped up week 3 with B XS and I'll be played it until further notice. I absolutely love everything about this ball. For me, it's the best ball I've played when it comes to workability and control. My distances are consistently right on the money and shot shaping is the best it's been in quite some time. I never thought I'd fully go away from ProV1, but three weeks in and I am still impressed by this ball. A draw back for some people may be that it's not quite as long as some balls, but distance doesn't mean much to me. I hit it long enough, and when I get the same distance every time I hit a club, that means much more to me.
  3. I've used sandpaper before on clubs that haven't been used in a while. I take a really light grit sand paper and essentially wet sand them. It can bring Tour Velvet style grips back to life. I decided to use it because dish soap wasn't cutting through the slick old grip. I think it turns out pretty well. My brother is still playing with the last one I did on an old R7 3 wood he decided to bring out of retirement a year ago.
  4. I just started a project as a new hobby. I've had a set of 1972 Hogan Apex irons and a set of Titleist Tour Model irons (maybe 84? maybe 89?) for as long as I can remember in my cart shed. To be honest, I'm not even sure how they ended up in there. I've always been curious about how playing them would be, and I've also been curious about restoring them and making them "shine" again. I just started the project, and I'm only one iron in on the Hogan set and I'm already very excited about how these could turn out because they already look considerably better. I've never done an iron restoration before, so this is a whole lot of trial/error and educated guess on my end. I'm not positive what my end goal is either. Maybe I'll hang on to them because they are cool to have, maybe I'll play a round each year with them, maybe I'd sell them to the right buyer? I'm assuming people on here have taken on a similar project, does anyone have any suggestions before I get super deep in this? Here's a picture of the starting point, and what it looks like after about 15 minutes of work after soaking.
  5. I'm also curious about this. I've used them on a launch monitor with an MP18 head and they were the most consistent for my swing. My dispersion rate was tighter. I currently have S300 in my MP18-SC's but really need to go in and see how much of a difference there is. I can tell you that I loved the way they felt. I don't know if "crisp" is the right word to describe it, but that's how they felt to me. They just felt right.
  6. I picked up a box of the B XS yesterday because my local shop was running a deal. I've played PROV1 for the better part of 15-18 years. But when I saw these for much cheaper I decided to give it a shot. I played 18 yesterday and absolutely loved the ball. My ball flight was exactly how I've wanted it to be for as long as I've played. I typically hit the ball to the moon, I've tried everything and have struggled to get it down. It's never killed me aside from having to always having to pay extra attention to the wind, especially a headwind. Yesterday my ball was laser straight and the low rising flight I've always wanted. It definitely felt different, especially on the green but it was a good different. Shot 69 (par 70) and really enjoyed the round.
  7. Decided to join the forum. I've been a fan of the site for a while now. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing for 22 years. Currently have no idea what my handicap is, I'm usually able to keep it under 80. What do you love about golf? Having something that never lets you get comfortable. I can play great on Monday and feel lost on Tuesday. It's a constant chase of trying to improve or shoot a better score and knowing that even at your best you can still put up a mediocre score. It's challenging mentally and physically. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I just wanted a place to ask questions and hear opinions. Truthfully, I'm tired of spending $50 on balls and want to hear what other people are playing that they feel are still a good ball. I've played PRO V1 for 15+ years and recently began flirting with TP5X. I absolutely love both. But wouldn't mind seeing if there were something else out there. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Central Iowa. I grew up playing at Pleasantville GCC which is a little 9 hole that everyone in my town belongs to. I also play Tournament Club of Iowa, Copper Creek and Terrace Hills fairly often. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I really feel like we have some pretty nice places to play here in Iowa, they're kept pretty well. I like playing courses with elevation changes and that are cut in to old timber/river valleys. They make you have to think throughout the round. Worst thing is the weather, can't play in the winter. What do you do for a living? I'm a teacher and varsity girls basketball/softball coach. How’d you pick your user name? J10 = Justin. Everyone has called me that for as long as I can remember.
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