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At least none of the New England states have statutes demanding compliance with the rules of golf!

 

Really? What game are you playing then?

 

If you play a game that excludes certain rules, and I play a game with strict compliance, how do we compare scores? Answer- we can't.

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Really? What game are you playing then?

 

If you play a game that excludes certain rules, and I play a game with strict compliance, how do we compare scores? Answer- we can't.

How about by height, Judge?


Respectfully,
DHUCK WHOOKER

 

 

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I've just always replaced my wedges yearly so I haven't ever used one of these.


Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I'm pretty sure Nifty was speaking tongue in cheek. Referring to state laws. Not USGA rules.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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What brand did you get?

 

I've never done it, but I was strongly considering it.

 

 

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I purchased a club groove sharpener. I really like the results. Have any MGS family any comments or opinions? Take dead aim.

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Always been curious about this topic. What differences did you notice?

 

Other question I wonder about is can this ruin the finish on your clubs?


--WITB--

Ping i15 Driver 9.5° Stiff

Ping i25 Fairway 15° Stiff

Kasco k2k 44 Utility 19° Stiff

Kasco k2k 55 Utility 22° Stiff

Miura CB-501 Irons 5-9 KBS Tour Stiff

Scratch 8620 d/d grind PW 47°

Scratch 8620 d/d grind GW 53°

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 SW 58° 2 dot

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 LW 60° 1 dot

Never Compromise Putter Sub 30 Type-50

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I've always seen them but never tried them.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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One thing you guys need to remember if you really care about it. A groove sharpner can make a club non conforming to USGA specs. Personally I do not care because most of my stuff is older and non conforming anyhow.

 

To answer the question Stillnumber 1 posted. In so many words yes because you can expose raw unfinished metal in the grooves. Depending on where you live and play at causes rust. That factor does not bother me either. Most of my wedges are older and have rusty faces because down here the salt and sand wears one fast

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Often wondered about doing it but figured my game isn't too the point where I am worried about it.

I would like to see some numbers of before and after with launch monitor data.

 

 

Tazz

Grip n Rip it

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         Grip n Rip it

Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 

 

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I'm interested in knowing what brand and any reviews you have on it.

 

 

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Bought one of these several years ago. I believe it's tungsten. No idea what I paid for it. Has square on one end, V on the other. I used it a few times on my old Callaway X-14 irons. Works great to improve dents from stones, use, etc. I still keep it in my bag, just in case.

 

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:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 15*   Fairway UST ProForce V2 7F5 76g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 19* & 22* Hybrid UST ProForce V2 90g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR HF-2 irons (5i - AW)  KBS Tour 130x

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Wedges (54, 58)
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I've been looking around for an hour to find this thing. It was out on my work bench. Maybe I was thinking it's time for some groove sharpening. So here it is.

I don't recall where I bought it.... the internet. I've had it for probably 5-6 years. And It does work.

Good luck guys.

 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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I always see them on Amazon and such when looking through golf accessories, never really thought about picking one up.


In my Ogio Nimbus bag:

 :ping-small: G400 Max

 :callaway-small: Rogue

 :ping-small: i200 | 4-PW

:titelist-small: SM7 | 52-56-60

:EVNROLL: ER2

 

 

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I purchased and used a groove sharpener. I don't really dig into the grooves really deep. It's mostly just to 'clean' them out a bit. 

I don't know if it helps a ton, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something productive to keep my wedges in good shape. :D

I do use an oil when I do it as was recommended somewhere. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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I too have been thinking about buying one.

but would want one to square the grooves.


:mizuno-small: Driver ST190G

:cobra-small: F9 

:mizuno-small: Hybrid #4 CLK 

:mizuno-small: MP-18mmc 5i / GW

:titelist-small: SM7 54* 58* M

:mizuno-small: M-Craft II

:taylormade-small: TP5

 

 

 

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I too have been thinking about buying one.

but would want one to square the grooves.

I think that one like I have might do just that. Even though the blade is beveled it's square across the cutting area. The steel is much harder that the club head of course.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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The model I have has 6 cutters. I use one to clean grooves and another to sharpen. Being very careful to minimize the pressure I use, I get a great result. I do not ever go so far as to have grooves so sharp that I damage the cover on a ball. I have found the results to be very good. But I stress being careful. Take dead aim.

 

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