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Played in a charity scramble yesterday, The Worlds Largest Golf Outing-sponsored by our company, all 140 of our courses plus some even outside our management joined in to raise funds for Fisher House...a wonderful organization if you're not familiar with them.  

Anyway, it's a scramble so really nothing other than the money raised is important.  But anyone who has followed the PING Long Game Testing thread knows, I'm in love with my wood.   So the first hole presented my "moment of glory"   A par 5 that measure about 521.  We had 179 into the green.   I pured my 7 wood and hit the middle right of the green, to a middle pin.  All 3 of my playing partners, 1 who plays in college and who routinely drove it over 300 yards, and two single digit guys , left their 6 irons short.    

I kinda had to smile after all four of us hit, and said...hey the old man in the group has your backs...not to worry!   I did make a few more putts of importance, but most of the day I spent observing from the tee watching those guys...ha

 

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Shot of the day Sunday: Missed my drive wide right on a par 4. With 99 yards to the stick I hit a 54* Wedge from native grass to 3' for birdie.
Shot of the day Monday: This one's a bit more difficult... It's a toss-up between 3 shots. #1 was a long right-to-left birdie putt (we're talking 40' or more!) for birdie. #2 was 8-iron from 164 to within 5' for another birdie. #3 was a chip in from in front of and below the putting surface to a back pin to save bogie after losing my tee ball on a par 3. Votes on which you guys think was the best?


Tough to say - they are all great so I'm going to take the easy way out and say a tie between 2 and 3


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I hit a 6 iron pin high with my second shot of the day. Hitting the ball better, but not scoring better yet. I’m only 63 so I should be able to pull it all together before I get old...

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I hit a 6 iron pin high with my second shot of the day. Hitting the ball better, but not scoring better yet. I’m only 63 so I should be able to pull it all together before I get old...




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LOL 2 Sundays ago now---- I was playing some of my vintage stuff for kicks and giggles in this case a set of 1957 Macgregor Diamondback irons and matching persimmon woods. I had been coming up somewhat short all day. Now when I play vintage golf I do not use a rangefinder. I was also playing on my home course Indian Wells and I know all the yardages by heart. Our 10th hole is a layup par 4 with a creek in front. I say lay up unless you are a super hitter. Anyhow I laid up with the 2 iron off the tee right where I wanted it. I had about 138 or so to a tucked pin behind the trap. Normally for me with either the Machogans or the more modern KZGs ( both are same lofts) that is a 8 iron. I told my buddy who was playing with me I had been coming up short all day so I was going to get aggressive. I pulled the 7 iron and flushed it over the top of the stick. I figured I went over because on that pin placement you can not see below 2 foot of the flag. We pulled up to the green and no ball. I told my buddy I must have really nutted that 7 iron. He looked and it was in the hole. No ball mark so I must have canned it for a 2. 

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I will add that even with the semi-modern stuff I have been playing very aggressive lately. My buddy in Texas who is an ex PGA Tour pro has been helping me some by me talking to him and sending him videos. He knows my game from the old days--- He has gotten me playing aggressively again while using my brain. Been shooting mid 70s with the modern stuff--- Now if I could only putt again I would be dangerous but we are working on that. But playing aggressively has really gotten me enjoying the game again

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1 hour ago, BIG STU said:

-- He has gotten me playing aggressively again while using my brain. Been shooting mid 70s with the modern stuff--- . But playing aggressively has really gotten me enjoying the game again

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LOL 2 Sundays ago now---- I was playing some of my vintage stuff for kicks and giggles in this case a set of 1957 Macgregor Diamondback irons and matching persimmon woods. I had been coming up somewhat short all day. Now when I play vintage golf I do not use a rangefinder. I was also playing on my home course Indian Wells and I know all the yardages by heart. Our 10th hole is a layup par 4 with a creek in front. I say lay up unless you are a super hitter. Anyhow I laid up with the 2 iron off the tee right where I wanted it. I had about 138 or so to a tucked pin behind the trap. Normally for me with either the Machogans or the more modern KZGs ( both are same lofts) that is a 8 iron. I told my buddy who was playing with me I had been coming up short all day so I was going to get aggressive. I pulled the 7 iron and flushed it over the top of the stick. I figured I went over because on that pin placement you can not see below 2 foot of the flag. We pulled up to the green and no ball. I told my buddy I must have really nutted that 7 iron. He looked and it was in the hole. No ball mark so I must have canned it for a 2. 


That's so cool! What a shot and what beautiful sticks!


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23 hours ago, CarlH said:

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LOL do not do much drinking maybe a beer now and then when I get home.

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22 hours ago, golfertrb said:

 


That's so cool! What a shot and what beautiful sticks!


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I have a lot of vintage stuff Macgregor and Hogan. Persimmon woods I have quite a few but prefer Power Bilt and Toney Penna. Vintage stuff I have 6 sets set up in bags and all fully stocked just grab and go. 

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A long , long par 4, hit a solid drive but still had 190. Hit a nice Hybrid to front green edge that got me to a par. A par on that hole is like a birdie really.

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Every Thursday a group of people from work play a scramble after hours.  I played a couple of weeks ago, one group had 4 and my group had 3 so my team rotated a shot to even it up.  I had the rotating shot on a par 3, I think it was maybe about 140 yards.  I typically struggle teeing off on par 3's, usually topping the ball and it goes nowhere or into whatever creek happens to be in front of me.  I hit first and I hit my 7 iron high and dead straight and it rolled out to within 2 or 3 feet of the hole.  Since I had the rotating shot I also hit 4th and it was an almost identical shot to the first one.  Only problem is none of us could putt and what should have been an easy birdie ended up as par.    

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The last one, the one that ended my round and put me out of my misery.

Coming in a close second was the 47 foot putt I sank on the 17th for a double on a par 4. Hit driver ob then hit my six iron ob hit a bad chip which left me with a very long putt.

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I have a lot of vintage stuff Macgregor and Hogan. Persimmon woods I have quite a few but prefer Power Bilt and Toney Penna. Vintage stuff I have 6 sets set up in bags and all fully stocked just grab and go. 


I know it - I've been familiar with you from here and WRX. I have always appreciated your clubs but also your content. Seriously - always good stuff and good attitude. I've always appreciated it even if this is the grist time I'm telling you :)

I have a few persimmon clubs - Tommy Armour 3 wood that I played a long time and a Woods Bro Texan and 3 wood I ordered from them in the early 90's. I paid more for them then what the latest and greatest cost at the time . I have never owned any MacGregor or Hogan irons but I have always admired them and done a bit of research about them. I have played blades quite a bit over the years my favorites being: Founders Club 200 Series and MP 14 but that's as old as I've played. I have never played an Toney Penna but I've heard they are fantastic. I did hit a Powerbilt persimmon once and that was stellar but it was quite a few years ago.


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4 hours ago, golfertrb said:

 


I know it - I've been familiar with you from here and WRX. I have always appreciated your clubs but also your content. Seriously - always good stuff and good attitude. I've always appreciated it even if this is the grist time I'm telling you 🙂

I have a few persimmon clubs - Tommy Armour 3 wood that I played a long time and a Woods Bro Texan and 3 wood I ordered from them in the early 90's. I paid more for them then what the latest and greatest cost at the time . I have never owned any MacGregor or Hogan irons but I have always admired them and done a bit of research about them. I have played blades quite a bit over the years my favorites being: Founders Club 200 Series and MP 14 but that's as old as I've played. I have never played an Toney Penna but I've heard they are fantastic. I did hit a Powerbilt persimmon once and that was stellar but it was quite a few years ago.


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Those Founders 200 series is nothing to sneeze at and neither are MP-14s both great clubs. Those Wood Brothers Texans have a classic cult like following among the classic club guys. Believe it or not Dave Wood is still in business. He still builds some stuff but now specializes in restoration especially the rare and collectable persimmon woods

Thanks for the flowers I am just like I am and call it like I see it---- If you have been on WRX in the Classics section you know exactly what I am talking about on the Woods Brothers stuff

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5 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

A long , long par 4, hit a solid drive but still had 190. Hit a nice Hybrid to front green edge that got me to a par. A par on that hole is like a birdie really.

Our 4 th hole is like that and what really makes it hard is if the wind is in your face off the ocean. Even from the senior tees now I have hit everything from a 6 iron to a 15* 4 wood on it. Several ways I play it. If the wind is down and I hit a good drive it can be a 23* hybrid or a 6 iron. If the wind is in my face it can be a 2 iron and try to run it up. If it is wet and the wind blowing then it is a lay up for me to 100 110 yards. If I par it I run to the cart

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Those Founders 200 series is nothing to sneeze at and neither are MP-14s both great clubs. Those Wood Brothers Texans have a classic cult like following among the classic club guys. Believe it or not Dave Wood is still in business. He still builds some stuff but now specializes in restoration especially the rare and collectable persimmon woods
Thanks for the flowers I am just like I am and call it like I see it---- If you have been on WRX in the Classics section you know exactly what I am talking about on the Woods Brothers stuff


I did know Dave was doing restoration - those guys in the Classics section flat know their stuff! I have thought about sending the Tommy Armour 3 wood I mentioned to him - it could use a bath for sure.

The MP 14 are still my favorite all-time clubs - I bought the whole set and still hit the 1 iron occasionally - just a lovely, low draw like clockwork and a thing of beauty! The Founders Club are a close second as they were the first set of blades I played - I thought thr MP 14's were a snap to play after those!


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I had a five iron, and the next hole a 6 iron to within 8 feet on both. Beautiful little draws that were perfectly struck.

missed both putts..

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8 hours ago, golfertrb said:

 


I did know Dave was doing restoration - those guys in the Classics section flat know their stuff! I have thought about sending the Tommy Armour 3 wood I mentioned to him - it could use a bath for sure.

The MP 14 are still my favorite all-time clubs - I bought the whole set and still hit the 1 iron occasionally - just a lovely, low draw like clockwork and a thing of beauty! The Founders Club are a close second as they were the first set of blades I played - I thought thr MP 14's were a snap to play after those!


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Go to poweredbypersimmon.com---- You will know who this guy is from WRX and on here---- I have seen some of his craftsmanship and he does good work too. Note ---- Mods hope I did not violate any forum rules on this post---- If I did feel free to delete it and trust me I will not be mad

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7 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

I had a five iron, and the next hole a 6 iron to within 8 feet on both. Beautiful little draws that were perfectly struck.

missed both putts..

LOL sounds like my putting--- As good as my ballstriking has been lately my buddy Bear says if I get back to putting like I used to I will be very dangerous. Got an blast from the past in the bag for today a old TM Rosa Daytona that came out of the lake on our 13th hole. LOL I was playing with one of our assistant pros one day. He likes to fish too. On 13 he threw some kind of lure in with a treble hook. I think he called it a bottom runner ( I ain't a fisherman). He hollered he had hit something big. It was that Daytona rusted shaft and rotten grip. Threw it on the basket and took it home cleaned it up and reshafted it. I putted pretty well with it then got on the Scotty band wagon after finding 2 of them on the pile at work. Forgot about that Daytona until I was rummaging around in the shop Monday. I found it pulled it out and cleaned it up some. Sat good to me. So WTH I can't putt anyhow so I will try it. Can't putt any worse with it than my Bullseye or any other putter I own.  BTW that old putter shakes every time I get around the 13th hole. Have to tell it calm down baby. I nicknamed that putter "Resurrection"  ( no irreverence intended) 

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