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Confessions 12 --- Exploding Heads

An Explosee of Mindnumbness

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#2911 Pigems

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

I've gone as short as 42.5" on a driver with a 82 gram shaft, it felt weird and I did lose distance. Went back to 44"ish range for length and it feels much better. :)

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:20 AM

It was a 910d2 with a diamana white label 82 x5ct shaft from a 3 wood I had cut down a bit. It was a fun experiment though :)

Edited by Pigems, 19 June 2017 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Matt I haven't done it yet. I was just bringing the length to 3 wood length. If o cut down my driver, it's going to 43.5 ish. But I need to find a heavier driver shaft or a completely raw non tipped "3wood" shaft at 70-80grams. That way when cut down should weight roughly 10-15 grams lighter and then I can get a decent sw back by adding a little head weight. I figured at 43.5" I will need roughly the head to weigh 210-215 ish. This is all being done in my head haha with my "experience" of club building in the past few years. I won't be able to do this soon bough. I have to get my fgtour 100s shafted up with the px LZ 5.5.

Have to wait because I'm actually paying for this. I've never done bore thru and while I hear it's not that bad, I don't have the tools to make it nice and respectable for the finishing touches
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

View PostPapa Johick, on 19 June 2017 - 03:07 PM, said:

Matt I haven't done it yet. I was just bringing the length to 3 wood length. If o cut down my driver, it's going to 43.5 ish. But I need to find a heavier driver shaft or a completely raw non tipped "3wood" shaft at 70-80grams. That way when cut down should weight roughly 10-15 grams lighter and then I can get a decent sw back by adding a little head weight. I figured at 43.5" I will need roughly the head to weigh 210-215 ish. This is all being done in my head haha with my "experience" of club building in the past few years. I won't be able to do this soon bough. I have to get my fgtour 100s shafted up with the px LZ 5.5.

Have to wait because I'm actually paying for this. I've never done bore thru and while I hear it's not that bad, I don't have the tools to make it nice and respectable for the finishing touches

Don't forget that all that extra head weight is gonna make the shaft play a little softer most likely, so depending on what you get. You may need to do some extra tip trimming or go an extra flex stiffer to account for the heavier head  :)
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#2915 dan360

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:59 AM

View PostDeNinny, on 18 June 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

View Postdan360, on 18 June 2017 - 01:26 PM, said:

View PostDeNinny, on 18 June 2017 - 04:45 AM, said:

View Postdan360, on 17 June 2017 - 11:51 PM, said:

I really need to stop getting 3 day weekends when it rains.  

Too rainy for golf.
Too rainy for motorcycles.
Too rainy for hiking.
Too rainy for shooting.

But it's not too rainy to go on eBay and spend way too much money on a single length iron experiment.   Dear holy goodness what am I doing lately?

Help.

Time for an intervention here.  Not saying single length doesn't have merits, but it has some fundamental issues too that make it worse than progressive length irons.

So to start, WTF are you doing and what is your 'problem statement' with why you think you should go down the single length road?

Idle minds are the devil's playpen.

I'm a curious type.  

LOL I can't solve that problem.  Good luck!

They're rather custom.  Lots of work into them.  Called the builder and confirmed.  

They're not Cobra.  Nor are they birthed from the loins of your favorite club maker.  


You'll like them, I reckon.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

This is my last post for quite a while.  Along with it, I will not be reading any threads.  PM me if any Confessors want to chat or play golf.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

View PostDeNinny, on 21 June 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

This is my last post for quite a while.  Along with it, I will not be reading any threads.  PM me if any Confessors want to chat or play golf.

I didn't mean for my single length experiment to piss you off that bad, Ninja.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:37 PM

View PostDeNinny, on 21 June 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

This is my last post for quite a while.  Along with it, I will not be reading any threads.  PM me if any Confessors want to chat or play golf.

Hope eveything is ok Buddy. Look forward to your return.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:12 PM

Thx PJ and dan.  I'm all good and LOL not in any WRX 'trouble'.  I just want to focus more on real world golf experiences rather than WRX virtual experiences.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:26 AM

Good to hear it's nothing more serious than the delusion of golf on the course being more fun than on the internet forums! :D

I had a fun time refereeing the junior tournament on Monday. The kids could really swing the club, I was especially impressed with the smallest girls (the tournament was open for as young as 8), they really showed how most grown-up men simply use brute force to get the ball flying. The kids were also much more willing to contact me when they didn't know how to proceed so I actually had things to do. Although mostly mundane, there were a couple of cases I needed to verify from the Decisions and one where I would've actually given a wrong penalty hadn't I checked it (regarding removing loose impediments while ball was lifted for identification).

I got my "half-Mickelson" putting stroke working for me, feeling confident over the ball once again on the green. Playing off your front foot and added confidence did lead me to hitting putts way too hard but that should be an easy fix whereas confidence and trusting your line and stroke aren't. Even my swing seemed to improve after some Crossfield videos and working on the swing at home. Of course I forgot to put the 8 iron back into the bag and I counted 6 times I would've used it during my round yesterday. Maybe it was the improved swing or the MP-650 driver but I felt right at home with it as I gave it a chance. Now I need to take the Mizuno and Cobra to the range to battle it out.

If I decide the Mizuno is still better, I might just swap the Cobra for a brand new, waterproof Ogio carrybag I came across in the used clubs "warehouse" at our club. While I don't really need a new back as the Mizuno Tour Cart bag is perfect and my Ogio carry bag is the best I've come across, the waterproof bag 70% off, so this would be the time to get one. It also has all the bells and whistles I'd want from a carry bag including the Woode top.

Of course the big question is whether it's a bigger hassle to empty your normal bag after a round in the rain than to move your gear from one bag to another in case there's a chance it rains? Of course the true WRX answer is to have both bags always ready to go with full sets and all the accessories. :D

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Posted Yesterday, 11:49 PM

Had a great round today.  Double bogeyed two and was thinking just another junk score, but then I got one back on 5 and bogeyed 9 to finish the front 2 over.  Shot even par on the back nine for my first round under 80 on my home course.  Left 3 birdie putts in the jaws just a rotation or two short.  Always feel like you leave a couple out there...

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