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Hello all,

I wanted to share with the members here a few things that I am doing and if anyone has any questions I would enjoy answering.

First, my father, Terry McCabe, passed away on Master's Friday last year.  It was unexpected, but it was fitting that a guy that has meant so much to the golf industry spend his last days with only two things, his son, and the Master's coverage.  It's a memory I'll never forget.

For anyone interested in learning more about my father's background there is a wikipedia link below or click his name above.  He has a fascinating background in which I was lucky to experience first hand.  He was also a great father and one of the most honest men I have met.  He has as much respect from a son as a father can earn.

I am bringing back his TPA brand and putter line with the same values he carried.  I expect to do more than putters in the future, but his last decade of work was deeply involved in putters. I have the last set of putters with his fingerprints on them and look forward to sharing them in the future.

I respect the rules of the forum and hope the post is found in good nature.  I see the likes of Machine putters, who are sponsors, and I appreciate the difference in rules for each.  I also respect his(Dave Billings) IP prowess, for those that don't know he has some impressive IP as did my father.  If any post is crossing the line or 'just out of the fairway' let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Tee McCabe

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MY BAG-

Driver- Taylormade SLDR 12* (Speeder 7.2vc tour spec S)

3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

All Left Handed!

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Welcome!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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YES SIR!!!!   WOW that is a beautiful TPA.  That was back in the day when he and Gary Adam's were a team at TaylorMade.   I wish more people knew of the real history of TaylorMade.  There is a really cool true story about Karsten and Gary having a mutual agreement about what they would/wouldn't produce which I can share if interested.  My father did all designs back in the day there including all the Burners, raylors, spoon, irons, etc.

 

Tee

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Rolled that putter from 88-99 and boy was it awesome. Had a refinish done a few years back just because he served me so well. Really look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.

 

Here's the back:

 

before and after

 

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I've got one too! I'll post a pic when I get home this weekend. It's basically a 9-9.5/10.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Not only welcome, but what a way to introduce yourself. Sorry about your dad's passing, but it sounds like you guys had a great relationship.  As someone that has worked with my own father for almost 20 years and built a great relationship with him through it, I can deeply empathize with the kind of loss that is.

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welcome Tee -- looks like you're primed to carry on Dad's tradition.  From the look of your website, he'd be pretty proud.  Good luck!

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Huge welcome Tee! Love to hear more about the times of your dad and about what you are doing now. Happy to help get your name out there!

 

BTW MBP, I think I have seen that putter before :)

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That's cool (but sad) story.

 

I grew up playing a TPA XVIII that my dad passed down to me. He had it cut down to like 32" for me. I was just like 10 years old (I am 33 now) and found it last summer in their basement and added it to my collection. Definitely cool to look at and remember the times playing with my old man 2 decades ago. I think he will get a kick out of seeing it again when I get to see him again this spring.

 

Definitely cool to see you keeping the family legacy going. I will keep following your progression.

 

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Titleist 915FD 15*- D+ 80S
Titleist 915H 21*- D+ 90S
Titleist 915H 23*- D+ 90S
Titleist AP2 718 (5-Gap)- Steelfiber i95S
Scratch TD DW 54* & 58* KBS HiRev 125S

Odyssey O-Works 7S

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TP Mills Heritage 349g (carbon)
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I really like hearing the stories about all you guys and your relationships with your dad's, having lost my dad at a very young age, its nice to hear/read about son's and father's having relationships that are more than just father son, you guys are very lucky to have that an i really hope that you all take advantage of the time you have together since we don't know when it will end, this is the type of relationship i want to have with my son as we get older.

 

TEE, I would love to stories about you and your dad, as some one who has been there, it is always nice to tell and also hear stories about your father when they are no longer physically here. i hope you never forget the relationship you had.

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Welcome, Tee. Glad to have you here and looking forward to hearing and seeing more about what you're doing.

 

BTW- Outstanding music with the very cool home page video.

PING i20 8.5*, TFC707D (S)
Callaway RAZR Fit 15*, neutral setting, stock shaft (S)
PING i20 20*, TFC707H (S)
Adams Pro a12 23*, Matrix Ozik Altus (S)
PING i20 5-PW, TT DG S300, 1.5* flat (purple dot)
SCOR 50*,54*,58*, Genius 12 KBS Tour (S), 1.5* flat, -1/4"
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Hi guys/gals,

 

I thought I'd drop in and look around the site, interesting site and interesting driver test they did.  I think there was a quote somewhere on the testing report about Gary Adams saying clubs either perform or they don't.  A couple cool stories about Gary...

 

Gary met my father at PGA Golf when Gary was selling product for them including the T-LINE putters.  Gary and my father became excellent friends.  At the time my father was working with a couple guys on using investment casting for metalwoods.  In fact, one of the first investment cast metal woods was the T-LINE.  Initially the gentleman that was doing Gary's casting was in Chicago I believe and he was also involved in the design aspect as well.  Gary and my father were still good friends and communicated frequently on what they were working on.  Then they decided to work together and my father became the designer for what is known as the orginal Taylor Made Metal Woods, Tour preferred, and burners, spoon, cleek, etc.  He also did some of the irons and a few other things.  The TPA putter line became very successful there as well.  Gary was a brilliant visionary and marketer and he had an equal conterpart to make the designs and make damn sure the castings were done right.

 

One reallly cool story is that Gary and Karsten had a gentleman's agreement.  Karsten would stay out of the metalwood market and Gary would stay out of the perimeter weighted iron market and I believe inclusive of square grooves.  Later Salomon bought TaylorMade and this didn't change right away, but eventually it did under Salomon. 

 

I hope you enjoyed the quick story...

 

rymail, we have re-designed the TPA XVIII with the same classic look and it will be our next model, how could it not be :)  Thanks for the picture, that putter was a beauty, I gamed it for 8 years.

 

-Tee

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Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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"Later Salmon bought TaylorMade and this didn't change right away"

 

Didn't realise I had bought TaylorMade, wish someone had of let me know....

 

Jokes aside welcome :)

Driver: Titleist 907 D2 7.5* Aldila VS Proto Shaft 65 X

 

Fairway Woods: Titleist 980F 19* Pro Trajectory stock Titleist 4375 R shaft (desperately need to replace)

 

Irons: Taylormade LT2's 3-PW S300 dynamic golds

 

Sand Wedge: Vokey 56* 256 10 Oil can 8620 finish True temper shaft

 

Lob Wedge: Shark 64* wedge True temper shaft

 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 blade, 303 GSS Insert, 35'' 330g 4*L 71*L

 

Ball: Pro VI

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Woops...Salomon ;) took me a second to see that.  Thanks for the welcome....hey here are some pics of the

1st 3D printed wooded putter ;)    I just got some wood filament and it is pretty cool....I'm doing a test stain right now.woodtpaback.jpg

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Very cool looking

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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