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On 5/29/2019 at 9:08 PM, tchat07 said:

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Anybody recognize any of these gems. I have plenty of Top Flites but would love to play a wild card rock haha.

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Certified rocks making my hands hurt even thinking about hitting them with some of my old blades

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

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

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

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Welcome to the second edition of the Unofficial MGS Hard Rock Challenge!  Your 2018 Champs:  @HardcoreLooper, @JTexGolfer, and @bardle  Special thanks to @PlaidJacket for the idea of starting t

I just got home, and look at what was in the mail.  A big thank you goes out to @JohnSmalls for putting this all together! It was a great time sharing this experience with some amazing spies. You

Hard Rocks selected! All dressed up and ready to cause pain. For your reading displeasure I offer the following bombs; MAXFLI #1 Max Distance & #4 Revolution NIKE #4 Crush, #3

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A fellow spy and I are meeting up this coming Thursday for a round of golf - which will include the HRC.  Not spilling the beans on who quite yet.  I'm not sure which balls I have in inventory meet the "hard rock" criteria.  Here are some I pulled from a couple of plastic bags filled with semi-retired, overstock.  The sleeve of Hogan 392 were from my Dad's bag.  I never played them, just kept for keepsake.  He'd have absolutely loved a contest like this and would want me to play one for him... but are they conforming?

If you need to know more info about any of these to determine if they are a hard rock, let me know.

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

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On 5/29/2019 at 9:54 PM, GB13 said:

How bad does an ULTRA have to be to end up as an X-OUT?

It was too soft for the ULTRA name 😂

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On 5/29/2019 at 6:08 PM, tchat07 said:

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Anybody recognize any of these gems. I have plenty of Top Flites but would love to play a wild card rock haha.

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That Cougar ball -- I want that! I have a set of Cougar Irons (circa 1985?) in my garage. They were my 2nd set - hand me downs from a friend who got them handed down from his dad. I may make my son learn how to play with those awful things because I'm cruel! But adding a Cougar ball to the mix... wow!

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3W & 4H - Orlimar High Energy 2

Irons - :cobra-small:F7 OL (5I - GW)

Wedges -  Top Flight Gamer Tour 52* 56* 60*

Putter - Orlimar HE2

Balls - Vice Pro

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On ‎6‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 7:17 PM, fixyurdivot said:

A fellow spy and I are meeting up this coming Thursday for a round of golf - which will include the HRC.  Not spilling the beans on who quite yet.  I'm not sure which balls I have in inventory meet the "hard rock" criteria.  Here are some I pulled from a couple of plastic bags filled with semi-retired, overstock.  The sleeve of Hogan 392 were from my Dad's bag.  I never played them, just kept for keepsake.  He'd have absolutely loved a contest like this and would want me to play one for him... but are they conforming?

If you need to know more info about any of these to determine if they are a hard rock, let me know.

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They look good with the exception of the Nike RZN Black (4 piece urethane) which is a great ball and one of my favorites,  and the Slazenger (soft/low compression core).  I have no idea about the Hogan.  2 piece or less, surlyn cover, and hard as a rock cores are what we are looking for.  If the Hogan classifies, go for it.

Glad you'll be joining the fun!  Good luck and be sure to let us know how the round goes and what rock you choose!

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First round in!  I may have had an advantage today by having a golf lesson earlier today....but you boys better go low, because as much to my own surprise, the gauntlet has been thrown down.

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I played the back 9 at my home course, Spring Lake Country Club.  The white tees rate (70.9, 121).  The evnroll was on fire and got me to a 46.  My long drive for the day ended up at 292 on a downhill hole (#17).  However, with two creeks that have to be cleared at 260, driver is not a safe bet.  I can thank the drought for the roll out but the tee shot ended up in the rough.  So my paltry uphill and into the wind fade will have to count for my long drive at a whopping 218 on the par 4 12th hole.

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I had the pure joy of playing a nice piece of fine granite, a number 3 Nitro Extreme Distance, until it was shanked into the woods on it's way to a 9 stroke blow up on the par 5 13th.  An exquisite piece of hardened Gold from Pinnacle made it the rest of the way and boy was it pure gold.  It should have been labelled Extreme Distance.  That ball, though not as rock hard as a Top Flite, could still have it's dimples counted from the center of your clubface.  But that rock solid feel did rocket off of the face and roll out like the road runner running from Wile E. Coyote.  It also made a great showing with my Evnroll, as mentioned before, smashing into the pin and dropping from 23 feet and 12 feet.  It also scared a few holes with a few bump n' runs.  The honeymoon period has been nice, but I'll be glad to get back to a urethane covered ball soon.

No closest to the pin for this round. Let's see what you guys can do!

 

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OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:ping-small: G410+, Tensei Orange
:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
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:EVNROLL: ER2
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11 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

First round in!  I may have had an advantage today by having a golf lesson earlier today....but you boys better go low, because as much to my own surprise, the gauntlet has been thrown down.

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I played the back 9 at my home course, Spring Lake Country Club.  The white tees rate (70.9, 121).  The evnroll was on fire and got me to a 46.  My long drive for the day ended up at 292 on a downhill hole (#17).  However, with two creeks that have to be cleared at 260, driver is not a safe bet.  I can thank the drought for the roll out but the tee shot ended up in the rough.  So my paltry uphill and into the wind fade will have to count for my long drive at a whopping 218 on the par 4 12th hole.

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I had the pure joy of playing a nice piece of fine granite, a number 3 Nitro Extreme Distance, until it was shanked into the woods on it's way to a 9 stroke blow up on the par 5 13th.  An exquisite piece of hardened Gold from Pinnacle made it the rest of the way and boy was it pure gold.  It should have been labelled Extreme Distance.  That ball, though not as rock hard as a Top Flite, could still have it's dimples counted from the center of your clubface.  But that rock solid feel did rocket off of the face and roll out like the road runner running from Wile E. Coyote.  It also made a great showing with my Evnroll, as mentioned before, smashing into the pin and dropping from 23 feet and 12 feet.  It also scared a few holes with a few bump n' runs.  The honeymoon period has been nice, but I'll be glad to get back to a urethane covered ball soon.

No closest to the pin for this round. Let's see what you guys can do!

 

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Nice work out there John! That 292 had me shaking in my boots until you retracted it! Wow!

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
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Hard Rocks selected!

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All dressed up and ready to cause pain. For your reading displeasure I offer the following bombs;

MAXFLI #1 Max Distance & #4 Revolution

NIKE #4 Crush, #3 Mojo, #4 Mojo & #3 Platinum

NITRO #2 Maximum Distance

PINNACLE #4 Gold

PRECEPT 04 EV Extra Spin, #11 Laddie & #33 Laddie

TOP FLITE #1 XL X'ed Out!

Stored for proper transport...

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May play the back-9 for the Challenge tomorrow.

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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22 minutes ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

Nice work out there John! That 292 had me shaking in my boots until you retracted it! Wow!

Thank you!  I have had a lot of trouble squaring my driver this spring leading to a lot of short and awful slices.  So it was nice to finally uncork one yesterday on my nemesis hole even if it was downhill.  You have that new 410 in the bag, I'm expecting to see you on the leaderboard here before long!

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:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
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17 minutes ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

Hard Rocks selected!

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All dressed up and ready to cause pain. For your reading displeasure I offer the following bombs;

MAXFLI #1 Max Distance & #4 Revolution

NIKE #4 Crush, #3 Mojo, #4 Mojo & #3 Platinum

NITRO #2 Maximum Distance

PINNACLE #4 Gold

PRECEPT 04 EV Extra Spin, #11 Laddie & #33 Laddie

TOP FLITE #1 XL X'ed Out!

Stored for proper transport...

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May play the back-9 for the Challenge tomorrow.

That ammo can is a great touch.  Especially with the .22s creeping in the bottom.  Those rocks are gonna be hawt as Ole Gray would say. 

That Nike Platinum might be a little too hawt though.  Is it a One Platinum?

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2020 MGS Hard Rock Challenge

 

SkyCaddie SX400
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:ping-small: G410+, Tensei Orange
:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
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10 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

Thank you!  I have had a lot of trouble squaring my driver this spring leading to a lot of short and awful slices.  So it was nice to finally uncork one yesterday on my nemesis hole even if it was downhill.  You have that new 410 in the bag, I'm expecting to see you on the leaderboard here before long!

Yeah (knocking on wood) I think I finally have driver figured out...for now...🤐 Time will tell and I hope to have some positives with the HRC with it for sure. 

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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9 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

That ammo can is a great touch.  Especially with the .22s creeping in the bottom.  Those rocks are gonna be hawt as Ole Gray would say. 

That Nike Platinum might be a little too hawt though.  Is it a One Platinum?

Thanks! On that Platinum, I'm not sure. I'll examine it a bit closer tonight and let you know. I think it came with its own fuse though...💣💥😵

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Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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11 minutes ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

Thanks! On that Platinum, I'm not sure. I'll examine it a bit closer tonight and let you know. I think it came with its own fuse though...💣💥😵

Good deal!  That Platinum is probably either a One Platinum or a RZN Platinum.  I'm thinking it's a Nike One, because of the black number.  If, so it's a tour ball.  Let us know!

That 410 is going to produce some great shots.  Excited to see how your HRC round(s) come along! 

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:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
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12 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

That ammo can is a great touch.  Especially with the .22s creeping in the bottom.  Those rocks are gonna be hawt as Ole Gray would say. 

That Nike Platinum might be a little too hawt though.  Is it a One Platinum?

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Why yes. Yes it is... I'll make sure that my phone has 911 on speed dial...🤕

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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7 minutes ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

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Why yes. Yes it is... I'll make sure that my phone has 911 on speed dial...🤕

RIP Nike golf, that Platinum was a great ball but it’s a urethane tour ball, so no rock.   Where in the world did you find a Nike One?

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:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
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2 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

RIP Nike golf, that Platinum was a great ball but it’s a urethane tour ball, so no rock.   Where in the world did you find a Nike One?

Crap! Fine, it's out of the mix then.

I figured (incorrectly it seems) that anything labeled with one of the harder substances known to man that exists on Earth (i.e: Titanium) would be a sure bet to qualify...!😲

A "tour" ball 'eh? Dammit!

As to where I found it..? Lord only knows, though if I had to take a guess, I'd say I may have "liberated" if from Jack's course out in Bend called Pronghorn when I played there for my 50'th b-day last August. Is this model rare..?

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
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@PING Apologist #9 your reasoning was sound. Most “titanium” balls tend to be of the rock variety.  When Nike debuted the One ball in the mid 2000’s it came out as One Black and One Gold, then One Platinum. Ironically, the gold and platinum were the high spin balls much like the RZN Platinum of recent year.  They seem to be on the rare (as chicken lips) side now because they weren’t huge sellers and they are a decade plus old. 

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:ping-small: G410+, Tensei Orange
:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
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1 hour ago, JohnSmalls said:

@PING Apologist #9 your reasoning was sound. Most “titanium” balls tend to be of the rock variety.  When Nike debuted the One ball in the mid 2000’s it came out as One Black and One Gold, then One Platinum. Ironically, the gold and platinum were the high spin balls much like the RZN Platinum of recent year.  They seem to be on the rare (as chicken lips) side now because they weren’t huge sellers and they are a decade plus old. 

Verrrrrrry interesting stuff indeed...Thanks for the info! I pulled it (carefully) out of the ammo can and will be armed with the remaining 11 bombs as I venture out today to play a little golf hooky. 911 is on speed-dial...🤕

Also, if this particular category came up as a set of Jeopardy! questions, no doubt you'd easily run the board..!🤓 You really got yer geek on with this one...🤪

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
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On 6/2/2019 at 7:17 PM, fixyurdivot said:

A fellow spy and I are meeting up this coming Thursday for a round of golf - which will include the HRC.  Not spilling the beans on who quite yet.  I'm not sure which balls I have in inventory meet the "hard rock" criteria.  Here are some I pulled from a couple of plastic bags filled with semi-retired, overstock.  The sleeve of Hogan 392 were from my Dad's bag.  I never played them, just kept for keepsake.  He'd have absolutely loved a contest like this and would want me to play one for him... but are they conforming?

If you need to know more info about any of these to determine if they are a hard rock, let me know.

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I am old enough to remember that Hogan ball--- I do not know how to classify it-- I do know it came out we were still hitting balata and Hogan even had a balata ball out---- I do remember it was Surlyn covered and with the dimple configuration it was a distance ball. It was as hard as a Rock Flite if I remember correctly

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On 6/2/2019 at 7:17 PM, fixyurdivot said:

The sleeve of Hogan 392 were from my Dad's bag.  I never played them, just kept for keepsake.  He'd have absolutely loved a contest like this and would want me to play one for him... but are they conforming? 

Those Hogan's will definitely make the cut for the conforming list in your Dad's memory.  Let one fly!

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