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2 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

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Worst GIF ever. 

 

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1 hour ago, Nunfa0 said:

You can get 56k modems!?!

We have to telegram our posts to the US .stop.

Stud them types them in for me. Stop.

I send the pictures by pigeon 😁😎

(Damn phone not showing pictures)

It took me too long to figure out WTF this was. I got it now though! Y'all need to edgjumacate me on the ways of old.  😁

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30 minutes ago, Bucky CC said:

 

 

 

 

 

First reaction to today:

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After a little more thought:

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Going forward:

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... Going forward, you're  transitioning into woman? 

 

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30 minutes ago, robertson153 said:

I stepped out for a little while and fell behind 2 1/2 pages. There’s more trash talk in the official thread than in the pre chatter one. Y’all go ahead, I’ll let my stats speak for me. We’ll see who’s on top come August.


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Me too. I went out for a quick round, and came back 3 pages behind. This thread is gonna be awesome. (Mainly cause I'm in it, but ya know, gotta try and sound modest.)😎

P.S. Sorry @GolfSpy STUDque for not using the multi-quote function. I didn't know I'd be responding this many times. 

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1 hour ago, GB13 said:

Oh, it's allowed. Join the fun. By the way, your a crappy heckler. 😎

You're just too old to understand 🙂 Kinda like how you can't figure out the multiquote button. You might need taking out to pasture along with the CCC3 challengers' old bags 😥

 

STOP TURNING ME AGAINST NON PARTICIPANTS WTF DUDE! We're supposed to be on the same team here!

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6 hours ago, GB13 said:

It took me too long to figure out WTF this was. I got it now though! Y'all need to edgjumacate me on the ways of old.  😁

Stick around and you might learn something 😁😎

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Wow what a bunch of great intros! Cute kid pics, funny gifs, lots of Queen music, jokes about how terrible the Browns are... this thread pretty much already has it all!!

I'm going to say up front that @bardle's game most matches my own and I really like the idea of One Lengths given my ability & the fact that I don't play 50+ rounds per year to get better. So that's one key aspect of this year's thread that I'll be following closely. Although I will say that I don't use rebar as shafts like he's doing LOL! 

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10 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

I'm not paying for votes

I take it the first class air fare back home you promised me is off the table now? 😥

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On 6/9/2019 at 5:22 AM, bardle said:

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Its Finallyyyyyy Timeeeee!!!!!

Welcome everyone! The first thing I want to do it is thank MGS and Cobra for letting me be a part of this incredible challenge. Being a high handicapper, I wasn’t sure I’d get an opportunity like this but I know there others out there like me, so I’m hoping I can be of service to you.

MVIMG_20190506_174353.jpg.7d87dfaf2f4faa632022c207eeb52383.jpg.404cf370f9148ba3779f0d5dbc938336.jpgMy name is Bradley, I’m 29 and I live just north of Atlanta. I’m married and we have two pups, one of which is my profile pic, and we have a 7 month old little girl who is my pride and joy.

Warning: Adorable kid pic incoming:

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I’ve been golfing a year and a half or so now. My first round ever was at my in-laws Thanksgiving “Turkey Open” family scramble where I played for fun with my brother-in-law and father-in-law. It was a blast, I was terrible, but I had so much fun that I’ve never looked back.

Here are my current gamer clubs:

Driver: Cobra F7 - Aldila 2KNV Stiff shaft

Irons: Taylormade Rocketbladez Stiff 4-PW

Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 52º / 56º / 60º

 

So hows my golf game?

Yeah it’s okay, I try to not be too hard on myself being pretty new to the game but I am a perfectionist and I hate being bad at anything.

I recently joined a club that is well known to be the hardest course in the immediate area. This was intentional because I want to be better at the game. I play the blues which sit at a 72.8 / 136 and 6,600 yards long. It’s probably way too tough for me. My first round I shot a 113, since then I’ve come back down and currently my average score is around a 102. I have yet to break 100 at my new course in a full 18 hole round. That being said its teaching me the premium of keeping the ball in play as the rough is extremely punishing on most holes and it forces me to play shots I never would have before.

Here’s my baseline stats with my pre-cobra gamers.

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I am the epitome of the high handicapper golfer, inconsistent ball striking with some good shots sprinkled in. I 3 putt sometimes, sometimes I don’t. I hit a power slice when my Driver isn't working, but overall the biggest problem with my golf game is inconsistency with my irons. Pretty standard stuff and if you’re over an 18 handicap everything I am saying here probably resonates with you.

Some more details:

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Driving wise, you can see my average dispersion is only 20 yards, but I have a big time two way miss, I’ve been holding back on the tee lately in an effort to hit fairways more and lose less balls. The problem is that gives me a 4 or 5 iron into alot of the greens. Here’s my usage chart on my clubs from arccos:

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You can see that leaving myself short off the tee means my 4 and 5 iron are used more than anything else. I almost never am in range to use a scoring club to get to the green reliably. Because of this, my approach stats show what I already know is the truth, I'm short alot...

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Short, short, short. Left and right aren’t nearly the issue here. Its thinning and chunking long irons that cause all the problems. As you can see a lot of my approach shots are 30 yards or more short of the green, which means I’m constantly hitting short pitches into the green and trying to save par. With my handicap I don’t mind missing greens, I expect it,  the real problem is the distance I’m leaving everything short. It makes chipping or pitching anything close very difficult.

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The greens I play on are really fast, I know everyone says that, but they are the fastest I have played in my limited time golfing and pitching from 30+ yards often leaves me far away from the pin. If I’m greenside but off the fringe and I can’t putt it, I do fairly well. When I move the slider in, I’m averaging 6 to 8 ft from 15 yards and in on chipping, The problem is that only 11% of my baseline chips are inside 15 yards…

 

Sand....

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I’m a 22 handicap, the only beach I do well on has a chair and a cooler full of beer on it, not a golf ball. Seriously though, I leave sand shots short primarily, I’m always scared of sending them over the green or thinning them. Most of the time I can get out in one, but I do have the occasional 3-peat to get out of a high lipped trap.

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On to The Fun Part

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That was a lot, you guys still with me? I saved the best part for last. First let’s hit the high notes and walk through what my fitting revealed and the clubs I chose:

 

The Bag:

Driver: F9 9º Degree head, Evenflow White T1100 X Stiff

Woods: 3/4 Wood, Evenflow White T1100 X Stiff

Hybrid: 3 Hybrid, Aldila 2KNV Green X Stiff

Irons: One Length F9’s 4-PW, Modus3 Tour 105’s Stiff

Wedges: King Black Wedges in 50º / 54º / 58º

Bag: Black / Black Stand Bag (I freaking love this thing)

 

 

Fitting Overview:

So I saw a cobra fitter, without going into too much detail. I swing hard and put a lot of torque  on the butt of my clubs shaft. So he selected shafts for me that basically have no butt end and pretty much demanded that I go with X Stiff in all my woods and hybr

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He also suggested that I go with a D4 swing weight on my irons, especially if I was going one length because of my size, he was concerned that I’d get too loose and wouldn’t be able to control the clubs if they weighed in at their stock D0 swing weight. My irons and wedges are also 1 inch longer than standard and the grips are like +4 wraps or something, which is an adjustment, but they do feel a lot better to hold. 

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I also went with a 3 hybrid and a 3 wood. My 4 iron is typically right around 200 yards. So I need some extra distance to recover from poor tee shots or hit long 2nd shots into par 5’s. So I went with the 3 Hybrid hoping for a 215-235 club and a 3 wood for something just over that, 230 - 260 or so would be great. We have a few tight par 4’s that require a limited tee shot and a little more control than a driver usually gives me. So I’m hoping I can hit those fairways a little more consistently with these clubs.

BUT WHY ONE LENGTHS?!?!?!

I hear all of you screaming, I’m the only one length tester in this crew. Cobra swears these things work. They have a lot of tech in them to make them work. Progressive shaft weighting to make the same shaft work and gapping consistent, Wider soles in the 4-6 irons to help with launch and trajectory on top of all of the standard F9 features like Progressive Hosel lengths, E9 Pwrshell face, etc... You get it. You read everyone else’s intros too.

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What you really want to know is do these things work? Can a high handicapper like myself really be more consistent just because all of his irons are the same length. You’ve seen my approach stats, you know I need something to help me. I chose them because I want to eliminate some variables. I think too much as it is on the course. Take away ball position and swing changes due to shaft length and I think I can improve my consistency. I really feel like that is all that’s left in my game to take me from a 20+ index to a mid handicapper.

Whats it gonna take for them to stay?

My old set isn't exactly nice, but one thing I have with them is consistent gapping. My old wedges are great, I hit them well when I get to hit them, My driver might not be the most accurate, but when I have good days with it, I have really really good days.

For the Cobras to hang around, what I really need to see is consistency throughout the bag. I need my driver dispersion to be tighter and preferably limited to a one way miss, I obviously need consistent contact with the One length irons, since thats kind of the point. The wedges have the most to live up too as the XW-1's I reviewed are very good, but the lower lofts have to help with gapping and consistency. It would be nice to be able to use that 58º reliably. I know, thats a lot to ask of the arrow, but I feel like I'm close to being a better golfer and I'm hoping these clubs can help mitigate some bad habits I have and get me shooting the scores that I feel like I should be.

Lets make it rain with questions folks, especially with regards to the One Lengths, I'll do my best to answ

 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, GB13 said:

Oh, it's allowed. Join the fun. By the way, your a crappy heckler. 😎

You're*

Just because it's summer time, doesn't mean you are allowed to let grammar lessons slip away.

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9 hours ago, GB13 said:

Worst GIF ever. 

 

 

9 hours ago, GB13 said:

It took me too long to figure out WTF this was. I got it now though! Y'all need to edgjumacate me on the ways of old.  😁

 

9 hours ago, GB13 said:

Me too. I went out for a quick round, and came back 3 pages behind. This thread is gonna be awesome. (Mainly cause I'm in it, but ya know, gotta try and sound modest.)😎

P.S. Sorry @GolfSpy STUDque for not using the multi-quote function. I didn't know I'd be responding this many times. 

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These three posts are making me question your status as a millennial. 

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1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

Wow what a bunch of great intros! Cute kid pics, funny gifs, lots of Queen music, jokes about how terrible the Browns are... this thread pretty much already has it all!!

I'm going to say up front that @bardle's game most matches my own and I really like the idea of One Lengths given my ability & the fact that I don't play 50+ rounds per year to get better. So that's one key aspect of this year's thread that I'll be following closely. Although I will say that I don't use rebar as shafts like he's doing LOL! 

Great to have you aboard. Let me know if you have any specific questions regarding the One Length. I see our handicaps are basically identical, so hopefully I can provide some useful information for you. 

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16 hours ago, goaliewales14 said:

Thank you!  I'll look into that!  Does me saying I'm an accountant say I'm a spreadsheet guy? 🤣

Haha speaking from my father being an accountant, you're spreadsheet handicap is probably somewhere in the +1-+5 range 😂😉

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2 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

 

 

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These three posts are making me question your status as a millennial. 

You're right. I'm a Generation Z member. 

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1 hour ago, goaliewales14 said:

You have to help incentivize the Millennials and then they'll get it

@GB13 - I want to give you this from one Millennial to another

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😂🤣😂I'll take it home and display it on my mantle. 😂😂😂

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2 hours ago, palvord said:

You're*

Just because it's summer time, doesn't mean you are allowed to let grammar lessons slip away.

Here's the thing, and I want you to read this carefully, and it applies for all grammar mistakes I make in the future too. IDGAF about grammar. 

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